The Army goes Rolling Along


First to fight for the right,

And to build the Nation’s might,

And The Army Goes Rolling Along

Proud of all we have done,

Fighting till the battle’s won,

And the Army Goes Rolling Along.


Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!

The Army’s on its way.

Count off the cadence loud and strong

** “Two! Three!” 

For where e’er we go,

You will always know

That The Army Goes Rolling Along.


Valley Forge, Custer’s ranks,

San Juan Hill and Patton’s tanks,

And the Army went rolling along

Minute men, from the start,

Always fighting from the heart,

And the Army keeps rolling along.



Men in rags, men who froze,

Still that Army met its foes,

And the Army went rolling along.

Faith in God, then we’re right,

And we’ll fight with all our might,

As the Army keeps rolling along.



Semper Paratus

We’re always ready for the call,

We place our trust in Thee.

Through surf and storm and howling gale,

High shall our purpose be,

“Semper Paratus” is our guide,

Our fame, our glory, too.

To fight to save or fight and die!

Aye! Coast Guard, we are for you.

Anchors Aweigh

Anchors Aweigh, my boys

Anchors Aweigh

Farewell to college joys

We sail at break of day, ‘ay ‘ay ‘ay

O’er our last night ashore

Drink to the foam

Until we meet once more

Here’s wishing you a happy voyage home!


Stand Navy, down the field,

sails set to the sky.

We’ll never change our course,

so Army you steer shy-y-y-y.

Roll up the score, Navy, Anchors Aweigh

Sail, Navy, down the field and sink the Army, sink the Army Grey.

The Marine’s Hymn

From the Halls of Montezuma,

To the shores of Tripoli;

We fight our country’s battles

In the air, on land, and sea;

First to fight for right and freedom

And to keep our honor clean:

We are proud to claim the title

Of United States Marine.


Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze

From dawn to setting sun;

We have fought in every clime and place

Where we could take a gun;

In the snow of far-off Northern lands

And in sunny tropic scenes;

You will find us always on the job

The United States Marines.



Here’s health to you and to our Corps

Which we are proud to serve;

In many a strife we’ve fought for life

And never lost our nerve;

If the Army and the Navy

Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;

They will find the streets are guarded

By United States Marines.

The Star Spangled Banner

O! say can you see by the dawn’s early light,

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,

Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,

O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;

O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?


On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,

Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,

What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,

As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,

In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:

’Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.


O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand

Between their loved home and the war’s desolation.

Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land

Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!

Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,

And this be our motto: “In God is our trust;”

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

San Clemente Celebration of Surf

The San Clemente Rotary Club sponsored the “Jazz by the Sea” for 20 years.  As the audience for New Orleans jazz declined, the Club studied alternative major fund-raisers for about a year.  With the encouragement of the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation, we chose Steed Park for the new, big fund-raising event.

It was easy to choose the theme of celebrating San Clemente’s surf and surf industry.  Local leaders then encouraged us to tie in with the annual Hurley Pro of Surf which this year begins on Sunday, September 18.  Hurley has agreed to be our major sponsor.

The first annual Hurley-San Clemente Rotary Celebration of Surf will be a party for 6,000 or so people from the surf industry, from Orange County, and from North County (San Diego).  With great music from five o’clock until ten, the party will be one you won’t want to miss.

Party-goers will be encouraged to bring their beach blankets and low-backed chairs.  Enjoy dancing on the “lawn” (the outfield) while enjoying dinner and a soft-drink, beer or wine, or buy a VIP pass and enjoy the music from the best seats in the house (the infield).  No coolers are permitted: the ticket price will be low, and the food is provided by the local charities.

Save the date! September 17, 2011, 5:00 to 10:00 pm.

Local surf and skate industry business, musicians and artists will be featured in booths and on stage throughout the evening.  This is not an expensive, exclusive evening but a chance for San Clemente to host thousands of visitors on the eve of the Hurley Pro of Surf.

Local not-for-profits are encouraged to participate by operating food booths.  The profits of such sales will go directly to the charities that operate the food booths.  We are setting up phone numbers for businesses, musicians, artists and non-profits to register to participate.

In addition to helping thirty or so local charities raise money by providing the food, the net profits from admissions, from the sales of beer and wine, and from a VIP seating-dining area will be used by the San Clemente Rotary Club to support more than 30 local and international programs.  Rotary, a group of business and professional men and women who “place service before self”, has been a major donor to Family Assistance Ministries, the Dorothy Visser Senior Center, Friends of the San Clemente Beaches, Parks and Recreation Foundation, Courtney’s Playground, RIO Adult Center and many other community activities.  Rotary also provides college scholarships to graduates of San Clemente High School, sends local youth to the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (camp RYLA), recognizes top student speakers and vocalists, and engages in many other ways with youth in our community.

Hurley is an authentic youth lifestyle brand rooted in surfing, skate, music and art.  A home-grown business and now the sponsor of the Hurley Pro of Surf, the only contest on the ASP World Tour on the West Coast, Hurley is a natural partner in the celebration of San Clemente surf and surf businesses.


RYLA 2011

This year we  had 13 juniors from San Clement High School attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp.  We also had one of last year’s SC students, Brennan Clinebell, return as one of the alumni who are in charge of planning and running this year’s camp.

One of the highlights for Rotarians every year is to get a visit from the RYLA kids in the weeks after their return. It is an inspirational meeting filled with teenagers opening up about the changes that the experience had on them both in the short term from 1st time attendees, and in the long term, from alumni who return during their senior year to serve as camp counselors. Year after year we get to see once introverted or clique-ish high school juniors gush about how their perspective has changed and how they are more filled with understanding and compassion for others as a result. This year was no different and included the following activities.

The students were driven to the bus in Orange where they were assigned to a family.  This year the families were categorized by countries.  Upon arriving at the camp in Idyllwild, the buses were met with loud music, beach balls being thrown at the buses, and many shouting alumni and adult volunteers.  The first day was filled with “ice-breaker” games, a talent show, a campfire, and a speaker who shared her experience of her seven-year battle with cancer.


Saturday was spent at Boojum, a high-adventure ropes course, where students were physically and mentally challenged.  Some of the challenges were as follows:  Leap of Faith; Pipe Dream; Spider Web, plus more.  At night there was another speaker and a dance for the students to let off steam.


Sunday, the closing morning had another excellent speaker and a wrap-up session that included some very heart-felt stories as to how RYLA impacted some of the students.


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The Rolling Wheel 5-11-11

Next week gifts by Bob Burns, Wendy Carlton and Reuben Casey

Flash…Announcement…for next week! Paul Harris Day – Get out your PH medal and wear it to the meeting.

We will be celebrating our own John Struchen who is a major donor. Along with John, ten other Rotarians will receive pins. Our District Governor will be present to celebrate with us. District 5320 is one club away from being a 100% PH district. There are only two others in the world.

• We are very sad to hear that Marsh Arnold is critically ill with Bone Cancer. Tom McCrellis announced he chose to start chemotherapy. Marsh welcomes visits, cards and prayers.Marsh, we are all pulling for you!

Assembly: Lee talked about membership. Showed us several forms used to introduce possible new members to Rotary. Our newest Special Guest is Joe Anderson. His orientation will be Monday at 9 a.m. at the Hotel Calypso. Contact lee if you would like to participate.Club Service: Our next “social event” is a very special event on June 29th. We are planning to celebrate President Paul’s reign and roast him to well-done! More to follow on this event.

Community Service: Wendy talked about the corn booth coming up at the Fiesta. The Chamber of Commerce will only have us selling corn – so no competition there. The Swing Night in June4th. Everyone will be contacted by Pat Sabin for their two tickets to purchase. The next charity visit is at Great Opportunities

• For Thanks Giving, the Home Hospitality, Adopt a Marine is on a first come, first serve basis. You can sign up now and theysend out letters in September. They usually have approximately1300 Marines participate and they send out at least 2 marines.The number to call is: 760-385-4921.

• John Ezell talked about Swing Night which is quickly approaching us. The Swing Night in June 4th. Everyone will be contacted by Pat Sabin for their two tickets to purchase.Rotary Club of San Clemente Rolling Wheel 4272011Volunteer time starts at Noon to decorate through the event. As before, dinner is at 6 p.m. and dancing 7-10 p.m

.• Tyler reviewed for us our fantastic website. If you have not checked it out – it has a wealth of information for us and the public. He showed us how to get onto Facebook, to share our events with people, and better yet how to invite them to our events through Facebook. Also on the page is upcoming events, and the “Members Only” page.

• Lee said the Endless Night will be sponsored by Hurley. Their logo will be on our information.The entire weekend is a surf event with our event and the Hurley surf contest the following day This was a great and informative meeting with no controversy…way to go!

If you missed the GSE Team – they were great! Following pages includes their bios.Their Team Leader was T

hom van der Goot from the Netherlands District 1590.E-mail: t.vandergoot@home.nlLeslie Mowers

The Rolling Wheel 4-27-11

Next week gifts: Lee VanSlyke, Phil Wagner, and Perry Anderson

Guests: Casey Campbell and Special Guest Joe Anderson

Announcements: May 4th the GSE Team from the Netherlands will have a dinner meeting with our Club and Sunrise – there will be no lunch meeting that day.  Cost is $30 for a guest and $10 for Rotarians that are pre-paid quarterly.   Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m.

  • Peter Rock asked for volunteers for the Cinco de Mayo festival at Maxberg Park on May 7th from 12-6 p.m.  This is to work the beer booth – this booth is a Rotary fundraising event.
  • May 11th is an Assembly meeting – no guests please.
  • June 4th is our “Swing Dance by the Sea”.  John Ezell is looking for sponsors if you have any recommendations.

Craft Talks: We had two craft talks today, the first from new member Pat Sabin.  Pat is a retired teacher which we witnessed when she used her “teacher voice” and displayed her “me bag” idea from school.  She worked at four CUSD schools in our area.  Teaching runs in Pat’s family from her grandmother (who taught in a one room schoolhouse), father and now her daughter who teaches in Boston.  Pat enjoys retirement now making jewelry and time with her family in their dune buggy built by her husband who is a computer technician.

Our second craft talk was from Dave Stepek, who graduated from West Point and is a Vietnam Vet.  Dave worked 35 years in the auto industry, and now is in finance.  He shared with us some of his philosophy working with clients and how he guides them with their financial decisions.


Thank you Pat and Dave – we are glad to have both of you as members of Rotary.



Guest Speaker: Then came the jokes, which Tony Struthers did his best to moderate.  Our speaker, Casey Campbell (Kent Campbell’s son) shared a little of his stand-up comedy with us.  Casey received a scholarship from our club four years ago.  Casey is a graduate of Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo.  He gave us a plug for his show coming up at the El Camino Real Playhouse on May 21st.

Casey gave advise to the following jokesters to memorize their jokes and be confident in their presentation.  They will work on that for future presentations!



So came the jokes – and the list of Rotarians walking up to the podium was long.  But, Bob Burns stole the floor with his rendition of…what was that Bob – a Genie?  whatEVER…it was funny.



Thanks to all that participated and shared.


Don’t forget, next week is a night meeting.

Have a great weekend.


Leslie Mowers


The Rolling Wheel 4-20-11

Guests:   Special Guest Bill Ewing and his wife Diane, Brandon Daniel and speaker Chris Able.


April 26 at SCHS Rotary Scholarship interviews.• April 27th is our “Joke-a-Thon” so start collecting your favorite jokes to share with us.

• May 4th the GSE Team from the Netherlands  will have a dinner meeting with our Club and Sunrise  – there will be no lunch meeting that day.

• Peter Rock asked for volunteers for the Cinco de Mayo festival at Maxberg Park on May 7th from 12-6 p.m.  This is to work the beer booth – all proceeds are returned to our club!

• June 4th is our “Swing Dance by the Sea”.  John Ezell is looking for sponsors if you have any recommendations.

Today we had the honor of inducting a new member,  William (Bill) Ewing  –classification: Human Resources Consulting.  Denny Lindeman did a great job, with Diane pinning Bill.  Welcome to our club!

Guest Speaker:  Today Chris Able from SONGS San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station spoke to us today.   His talk was very timely and informative after Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.Some facts that Chris shared:   Our electric energy comes from:  78% SCE, 20% SDG&E and 2% from Riverside.There is a 50,000 square mile service area12,000 miles of transmission circuits42 years of safe, reliable, cost-effective, generation, 24/7 with virtually no emissions vs. 100,000 metric tons of smogproducing pollutants from coal, gas and oil180 million metric tons of carbon emissions from fossil fuelThey pay approximately $6 million annually in property taxes that support local servicesEmploy 2,000 high-paid skilled workersOnly two reactors are permitted per state – partially due to lack of location to dispose of spent fuel.Chris went into the technical information of safety in case we experience by a large earthquake.  The facility is surrounded by a 30 foot sea wall, with the buildings 20 feet above that.  He reviewed all the scientific testing and preparation to keep the facility safe.  Another part of safety are the highly skilled security, not to mention the protection of Camp Pendleton.  Wonderful presentation.  To contact Chris: 949-368-3319