Enews for August 14, 2008

Mark Your Calendars

August 14 – “Community Science Night” – Santiago Canyon College professor Debra Brooks will discuss the joint program with Orange Unified School District to promote science education through this annual “hands on” event for families. 5:30 p.m., Grand Street Center.

August 21 – Club Board Meeting. All members encouraged to attend. 4:45 p.m., Grand Street Center.

August 21 – Sharon Flynn introduces Hart Community Homes, which provides assistance to teen boys, including resources for youth transitioning out of the foster care system. 5:30 p.m., Grand Street Center.

August 28 – Local Attorney Michael Penn will share his experiences in the Rotary Youth Exchange program. 5:30 p.m., Grand Street Center

August 28 – Fundraiser Planning Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Grand Street Center

August 30 – Rotary Day with the Angels! – Tailgating at 3, game at 6:00 – Come watch the Angels take on Texas! For info, contact Tracey Curtis.

September 11 – Special Membership Event! – Lunch with past Rotary International President Richard D. King. Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Orange, Orange North, Orange Sunrise and Villa Park. Noon, The Turnip Rose, 300 S. Flower Street, Orange, CA

September 18 – District 5320 Governor Roger McGonegal will visit the club and discuss his goals and hopes for clubs in our District. 5:30 p.m., Grand Street Center.

Reading by 9 Record Shattered

More than 43,000 books were collected at the Orange County Fair on July 30th, breaking the previous record by more than 5,000 books. Numerous Rotary clubs, included Orange Sunrise, manned three booths at the fair entrances from noon to 6 p.m. Families poured in, donating one new or 3 “gently used” children’s books in exchange for an admission ticket and a free amusement ride.

Reading by 9 is a partnership program with the Los Angeles Times and Scholastic Books. Scholastic donates one book for every one collected. As a result of the OC Fair event, nearly 90,000 books will be donated to Orange County and Los Angeles County schools.

Orange Sunrise Rotarian Teri Snyder is the District 5320 Literacy Chair. Teri has devoted hundreds of hours to the Reading by 9 program over the last four years, including the recent book collection at the Rotary International Convention in Los Angeles, where more than 240,000 books were donated by Rotarians from around the world.

A Truly Crafty “Craft Talk”

Member Joe Spiegelberg, owner of “Maude Asbury”, introduced fellow Rotarians to his business and products in a fun and creative way at our July 31st meeting. Maude Asbury (named for the great-grandmother of a friend) manufactures photo albums, scrapbooks and other products with the “elegance of handmade finery”.

Joe demonstrated his “I-Makit” product line, which allows customers to create custom covers for scrapbooks, photo frames and albums and 3-ring binders. Joe handed out a kit to everyone at the meeting, and each person selected fabric for their custom binder. We then set about following Joe’s easy-to-follow instructions. In a few minutes, everyone was sharing their craftiness!

Thanks Joe for a fun presentation (an $18 value)!

PRIP on a Trip to Orange and VP

Past International President (2001-2002) Richard D. King will be the speaker at a special joint luncheon of the Orange and Villa Park clubs on Thursday, September 11th. Rick King is an inspiring speaker who touches his audiences with the story of his personal journey as a Rotarian. Traveling the world during his year President, Rick participated in dozens of projects with local clubs and observed hundreds more. He brings these experiences to District 5320 to share with you!

This MEMBERSHIP EVENT is a great way to introduce prospective and newly inducted members to the programs of the Rotary Foundation. Don’t miss this opportunity. Ask someone to join you for lunch. Remember, someone once asked you! For info, contact Rae Shirer.

Been on Vacation?

Missed a Meeting? Need a makeup to keep your 100% attendance streak alive? Not to worry, there are plenty of great Rotary clubs around that will welcome you for a make up. For meeting days and places, visit the district website.