The Rotary Club of Carlsbad will not will hosting the beer garden at the Carlsbad Spring Faire in May 2017. The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce made the decision earlier this year. We are hoping to return for the Fall Faire.
SAVE THE DATE: June 24th from 5pm-10pm for our inaugural Midsummer Nights Music fundraiser. It features our own accomplished pianist, Violeta Petrova. It will be held at Carlsbad Library Schulman Auditorium. More information to follow.
A Short Video About Our Club!
C.L.Hoang was born in South Vietnam during the war and came to the US as a boy in the ‘70’s. He graduated from UC Berkeley and is an electronics engineer with 11 patents to date. Books, history and travel are his hobbies.
Jim Hoang’s first novel, Once Upon a Mulberry Field, is a love story set at the height of the Vietnam War, a project from the heart that took 6 years to complete.
The program was presented by Patti Gerke from the San Diego North County Coastal Village. This is a non-profit membership organization that connects Carlsbad and Encinitas seniors to community resources for sustaining a self-directed life with purpose, promise and independence.
Patti Gerke earned a BS Degree from Loyola University and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago. She is a passionate leader and supporter of Senior Care and Advocacy, and has a monthly TV program called Senior Stay.
Our second speaker for the evening, Aaron Linsdau, has an energetic, captivating, and motivating speaking style. He holds the world record for the longest expedition to the South Pole, the second only American to complete this trek alone. He inspires people and organizations to become tougher than nails, build grit, and achieve the seemingly impossible.
Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley, is the tallest mountain in North America. The peak is at 20,310 ft. above sea level. Every year, climbers from around the world converge for the May-July climbing season in hopes of reaching this sub-arctic peak. It also has the greatest vertical relief of any mountain above sea level on Earth, 18,000 ft. The vertical relief is much greater than Mt. Everest.
Kay Ledson is from Australia, as evidenced by her Aussie accent. Kay presented the WarriorMomz Walk - the walk across America to raise money to fund therapy programs for people with spinal-cord injuries and paralysis. The walkers will walk together into Washington DC (3,400 miles, about 7,000,000 steps) to raise money to fund therapy programs for people with spinal injuries and paralysis, to end limits on therapy funding and make proven therapies more available. Their goal: $ 1 million.
Kelly Mellos is an award-winning artist with a mission and a message. Her work aims to reveal the life force of her subjects to viewers, aspiring to bring humanity closer together and to the planet. A commitment to artistic excellence is the foundation of Kelly’s work. Kelly’s portrait, figurative and landscape work has shown in national galleries and museums, as well as international exhibitions. Her efforts with Hands of Peace and Rotary International focus on spreading her message globally.