Enews for March 13, 2008

Mark Your Calendars

March 20 – 34th Annual Orange Police and Fire Awards, noon, Turnip Rose, Orange

March 27 – “Rotary Shares” Area Speech Contest, noon, Turnip Rose, Orange

March 27 – Car Show Planning Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Grand Street Center

April 5 – District Assembly – Beckman Hall, Chapman University 8:00 a.m.

April 16 – Car Show “Bag and Tag” – goodie bag and raffle collection. 5:00 p.m., Grand Street Center

April 17 – Car Show Sponsor VIP Reception – 5:30 p.m., Cask ‘n Cleaver Steakhouse

April 18 – Business Rotarian of the Year – 11:30 a.m., Turnip Rose, 300 S. Flower, Orange

April 20 – 14th Annual Orange Plaza Car Show!

April 26 – Rotarians at Work Day Food Drive

Matt Halchoski Advances to Area Speech Contest

El Modena student Matt Halchoski will represent Orange Sunrise at the area competition set for noon, March 27th, at the Turnip Rose. (This is the regular meeting of Orange Rotary.) Students from Orange and Villa Park will speak on the theme “Rotary Shares”. The winner advances to the District final.

Come out and support Matt as he competes for the area title.

Two New Members Join the Team!

Thomas A. Hood, a financial advisor at Citi Smith Barney, and Keith Oldoerp, an educator in the Irvine Unified School District, will be inducted into membership at our March 27th meeting. Tom is sponsored by Rae Shirer and Keith was introduced by Joe Spiegelberg. Don’t miss this meeting, as we welcome district leaders and our two newest members!

Orange Police and Fire Departments to be Honored

The Rotary Clubs of Orange are proud to host the 34th Annual Orange Police and Fire Awards on March 20, 2008, at the Turnip Rose. Four fire personnel and six police department members will be recognized for their service to the community.

The sold-out event begins at noon. Don’t be late!

(There is no regular club meeting on the 20th, as all members are encouraged to attend the awards event.)

Orange Sunrise Recaptures Elwyn Bowling Title!

For the second straight year, Orange Sunrise Rotary took home the “Rotary Challenge” trophy, winning the division at the annual “Elwyn California Bowl-a-Thon” on March 8th. Orange Sunrise fielded two teams of four this year, and were aided by a cheering section of family and friends. Bowling on the “A” team were John Bouyer, Joe Gozzo, Dennis Kauten & Gena Turner. The team “B” lineup included Theresa Bouyer, Jack Sappington, Rae Shirer and Kelli Colombo.

Gathering for pizza and fun were Joyce Sappington, Bryan and Marcelle Kerl with visiting relatives Ann & Norm, John L. Bouyer and Jason and Tracey Curtis.

Proceeds of the event, which included a silent auction, benefit Elwyn California. Elwyn provides vocational training and job placement for persons with disabilities. For more about Elwyn, click here.

Fourth Annual Business Rotarian of the Year – Nominations Open!

The Business Rotarian of the year will be honored Friday, April 18th, at a luncheon at the Turnip Rose. Project Chair Doug Tipping is accepting nominations for candidates who exemplify the Principals of the Four Way Test. Candidates should be respected in their chosen field, have high ethical standards, and be Rotarians who are active in community and humanitarian service.

For the nomination form, click here.

District Assembly – Something for Everyone!

New members and future club leaders are encouraged to attend the District 5320 Assembly, April 5th, at Chapman University. The Assembly is free to all members. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., with the first sessions beginning at 8:00 a.m. In addition to special sessions for incoming officers, there will seminars on membership, the four avenues of service, the Rotary Foundation, and special information for new members.

President-elect Bryan Kerl has made reservations for lunch at the Citrus City Grille in Old Towne, immediately after the Assembly ends at noon. Confirm your planned attendance with Rae Shirer by March 21st.

Do Business with Rotarians!

Advertise in the 2008-2009 District Directory! Deadline for submitting your ad is May 2, 2008. More than 2,000 Rotarians all over Orange County and the best part of Los Angeles County receive these directories.

For the order form, click here. For more information, call Jim DeBoom at the District office, 714-921-1881.

Have Fun, Save Money

Register today for the Rotary International Convention, hitting town (LA) June 15-18. Two reasons to sign up before March 31: our District receives a rebate from registrations prior to that date. But the best reason is that you will save $40!!

Don’t miss the best opportunity you may have to attend an international convention at an affordable price and convenient location! Sign up today at www.Rotary2008.com.

And Now a Word From Someone Famous

“It’s not just altruism. It’s not a payback. Philanthropy is good for us. It’s in our own best interest. It’s personally rewarding when you see lives change because of an action you take that, though simple for you, means so much to others. You sleep peacefully at night.” Brad Pitt.