Rolling Wheel 3-2-11

Gifts for next week provided by Tom Levy, Denny Lindeman and Tom Marier

Guests: George Duarte (Principal of SC High School), and Bill Ewing.

Announcements:  Bob announced that this upcoming Saturday is the “Stars of Tomorrow” performance; many San Clemente students will perform.  This includes 21 singers from 12 different schools.   For further information contact Bob Burns:

Saturday, March 12, 2011 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Community Center & Sports Complex
25555 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

  • Bob also announced a fundraiser “Wendy” style on St. Patrick’s Day at her house.  Brisket will be served – donation of $30.
  • Dancing for a Cause is a fundraiser for both of the San Clemente clubs.   We each raise our own money by selling tickets, a silent auction and cash donations.   So far, we have $500 donated funds.  This money goes towards our scholarships and Polio Plus…great cause and a bunch of fun (and we get to watch Bob dance J
  • Peter Talked about the GSE visit from the Netherlands, Rotary District 1590.  They are in need of three host families.  If you can help out, please let Peter know you are available.   The date is April-May, and will visit conflict resolution in relation to their professions and vocations.

The five outstanding young adults are:  Michel, is in training to become a pediatrician.  Laura is a teacher; Richard is a stock and logistics manager, Linda is a qualified mental health nurse, and Ellen is a social worker that counsels young people.

  • Pete Woll is now home with two caretakers.  Hi Pete, please get well quickly to we can see you soon at our meetings!
  • Bob Hayden shared with us that this is our club’s 65th birthday.  Happy Birthday to all of you.
  • Speaking of:  it was Paul Henry’s birthday today.  Melissa brought out a cupcake for Paul to blow out.


Guest Speaker:   This week principal George Duarte from San Clemente High School spoke to us.  He covered so much information to bring us up to date on most of the school activities.

  • Budget issue:  George said the school district has a $19 million shortfall.  One of the things we have already seen is larger class size, and there is no resolution at this time for this problem.
  • Sports:  George talked about Soccer has gone to the CIF, both boys and girls.  Girl’s water polo has gone to finals, Wrestling has gone to state.
  • Whooping Cough – surprising topic.  The law now states that grades 7-12 must have a booster or they are not allowed in school.
  • Upcoming play:  Fiddler on the Roof will be the spring play.  They are outstanding, and you don’t want to miss this event.
  • Their band is one out of 100 invited to march in the Washington D.C. Memorial Day Parade – this is quite an honor.
  • Lawsuit between the ACLU vs. CUSD.  This is very serious because the center of the lawsuit is school should be free.  So, who pays for the trips, equipment, buses, etc.?

It was great having George back with us – always enlightening and educational.

This week’s featured Rotarian:

This week our Finemaster was Tony Struthers.  Very clever man! He put together a “Rotary Jeopardy Game!


Leslie Mowers