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Welcome to Rotary Club of Carlsbad

Carlsbad

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Hilton Garden Inn
6450 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA  92011
United States
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Upcoming Speakers
Jun 02, 2016
Jessica Turner
Palomar Airport
Jun 09, 2016
Eileen Martinez
Cabrillo National Monument
Jun 30, 2016
Dan McAllister
San Diego County Tax Collector
Jul 07, 2016
Patricia Caro
Solar Energy
Jul 14, 2016
Ted Torre-Bueno
Empowered Energy Solutions
Jul 28, 2016
K9 Guardians
K9 Guardians
Aug 04, 2016
Patty Johnson
Carlsbad Educational Foundation
Aug 11, 2016
Susan Lawson
Solutions for Change
 
 

 A Short Video About Our Club!

 
 
 
Rotary at Work Day 2016
 
Club Stories
 
Dr. Alleyne is a physician with Orthopedic Specialists of North County and is associated with Tri City Medical Center and Scripps.  He came to the Tri City area in 1989 and is an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in spinal surgery.  He is one of the most experienced surgeons in the country at using the new robotic guidance technology to assist in spine surgery.
 
 
 
On behalf of the Carlsbad Rotary Foundation, Rotarians Ed Scarpelli and Terry Maher present scholarships to Palomar College students Cynthia Lopez (Psychology) and Ana Munoz Rodriquez (Nursing).  These scholarships are two of the 14 presented annually by the Carlsbad Rotary Foundation.  The primary source of funds for the Carlsbad Rotary Foundation are donations from the members of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad.  These donations represent a dedication to building a vibrant community by contributing to the education of local students in important disciplines.
 
In photo: Left to right Laura Scarpelli, Cynthia Lopez, Ed Scarpelli, Ana Munoz Rodriquez, Terry Maher, Chantal Maher.
 

 
 
The program was started off by Joe Ramirez explaining the Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) program which was started in 1929 as a way for Rotary International to increase its focus on youth.  The purpose is to expose these young people to other cultures, to have them act as an ambassador of their home country and to grow personally.  He reminded us that his Son was an RYE student that we sponsored about 5 years ago to go to Ecuador and that is how Joe became a member of our club.  Our club has sponsored RYE students for years and he wanted to thank the membership for being a host club and to thank those that have served as host families.
 
 
 
Carlsbad Rotary’s own Lisa Basista is the Dean of Academics at Army and Navy Academy. Lisa introduced Cadet Josh Rutledge and Athletic Director Byrd Milic, who joined her to present the evening’s program.
 
 
 
Dr. Paul Sarkaria is a cardiologist who has been working in the tri-city area for 28 years. His presentation was on interventional cardiology and the latest cutting edge interventions that are being done.
 
 
 
Joey Szalkiewicz gave us a great program tonight with his stories about climbing four of the Seven Summits (The Messner version: Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Puncak Jaya and Vinson) by the tender age of 18.  
 
 
 
 
In June 2014, the Army and Navy Academy of Carlsbad, CA was selected to send a group of Cadets to Normandy to represent the state of California at the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy landings. Colonel Russ Hanthorn, USMC (Ret), the Chief of Staff at the Academy and a member of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad, led the 30 Cadet contingent. The YouTube video captures the highlights of the visit:  http://youtu.be/wEv7p1cIl-g.
 

 
 
For the last two years, the Rotarians and Anns of the Rotary Club of Ladybrand (D9370) have been preparing to implement an amazing upliftment project to help improve the health and sanitation facilities at nursery schools in the nearby Manyatseng, South Africa. With only 10 Rotarians, this is clearly a case of the little club which can and the project has become a great source of pride among the members. 
 
 
 
Victoria Alvarez, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Argentina, just completed a year in the United States, where she learned that different is not always bad, and that helping others can bring you great joy in life. Alvarez says if you are considering hosting an exchange student, or taking part in a youth exchange through Rotary, you will not regret it.
 
 
 
Nigeria is closer than ever to eradicating polio, riding a successful effort to reach children in seven northern states at highest risk for the disease. On 22 July, Forbes contributor Devin Thorpe conducted an exclusive interview with the three national Polio Plus committee heads from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, where the transmission of polio has never been stopped. 
 
 
 
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