Special Notice
FUNDRAISER:  June 24th from 6pm-9pm.
Internationally acclaimed pianist Violeta Petrova will be featured in “A Midsummer Night’s Music,” a concert of classical favorites ranging from Bach and Brahms to Chopin and Stravinsky,  at the Carlsbad Library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium on Saturday, June 24.
The concert by the famed pianist starts at 7 p.m., with a welcoming reception in the courtyard beginning at 6 p.m. and a post-show social, also in the courtyard, from 8 to 9 p.m. Guests will be able to meet Petrova – whom one reviewer called “a great visionary artist” and another, “a magnificent musician richly gifted musically and artistically” - for autographs and photos.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. They may be purchased in advance at Midsummer Night's Music . Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Carlsbad, which will use the funds for its various charitable efforts, both on the community level and internationally. During the welcoming reception there will be a silent auction and raffle.  Here is a sample of some of the opportunity drawing items: A 14k white gold ruby and diamond necklace; a certificate for a complimentary night stay at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort; a certificate for a 50-minute treatment at our Ocean Pearl Spa; Party for up to 20 adults (Team Building, Birthday, Just for the Fun of it, etc.) at Tempest Freerunnning Academy worth; Acrylic painting (12 x 16) by artist Nikolena Shopov.
“We are fortunate to count as one of our members Violeta Petrova, a truly gifted virtuoso with an international following,” said club president Frank Silva. “Her concert will be a mesmerizing experience, and she has graciously volunteered her time and talent to help us raise money to further our mission of service above self.”

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Tonight's program was presented by the Carlsbad Police and Fire Departments.  We all recognize these brave and dedicated men and women who exemplify outstanding professional achievement and high ethical standards. Their talents are recognized in keeping Carlsbad residents safe, and protecting their homes and businesses.
Detective Scott Stallman was recognized Police Officer of the Year and, on behalf of Rotary of Carlsbad, was awarded a certificate of appreciation for all that he does for his insights and all that he does for Carlsbad.
Club President, Frank Silva, declared the start of the The Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration with VIP Introductions: Mayor Matt Hall; District Governor Elect 2017-2018 – Scott Carr; Past District Governors – Jim O’Meara, Marge Cole; Assistant District Governors, Mike Curtin and David Lam; Club Presidents - Vista High Noon, Devon Richardson; Vista Evening, John Viereck; San Marcos Noon, Holly Mahan; Carlsbad HiNoon:  Dawn Van Siclen; Rotary Club of Carlsbad Peace Award Winners: Jill McManigal.
Frank recognized the Carlsbad Rotation Foundation Committee: Chair Renuka Sethi lead the group along with Co-Chair Chungsam Doh. TRF committee members: Dave Saviage, Joe Bear, Terry Maher, Kevin Clark, Jim O’Meara, and Jeff Moses.
The  individuals in the group photo are
Sitting, L to R:  Lisa Rodman, Renuka Sethi, Janice Gonzalez, Sunita (Sunny) Cooke, Nina Movaheddian
Standing, L to R:  Frank Silva, Hamid Movaheddian, Carlton Lund, Scott Carr, Bruce Bandemer.
Dr. Alapakkam Sampath, PH.D. is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurobiology at UCLA, and Associate Director of the Jules Stein Eye Institute. He is an internationally known visual neuroscientist who is recognized as a leader in the study of cellular and circuit level visual processing. His work focuses on signal transmission between photoreceptor cells, the rods and cones, and bipolar cells to determine how information is processed within retinal circuits and gives rise to visual perceptual sensitivity. Not only is his work of broad fundamental scientific interest, it has significant implications for our understanding of visual blinding diseases such as night blindness.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a program that originated with Rotary International and has subsequently been specifically designed by Rotary District 5340 for the students in San Diego and Imperial Counties. RYLA encourages servant leadership in youth by recognizing and rewarding deserving 11th grade students who are chosen to attend RYLA as an "award" for their past and present leadership and service activities. Selected young people attend an all-expenses-paid camp where they are inspired by a diverse group of exceptional speakers, make life-long friends through fellowship activities, and discuss the ethical and social issues of today. The result is that these students return to their schools and communities motivated to take on additional leadership roles and to find additional ways to serve.
Our speaker this evening was Ricky Harris, owner for 108 Athletics. He is originally from Connecticut, and has been in San Diego for 7 years. Ricky is a former outdoor educator and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and has been a life-coach (like Tony Robbins, he says) for 7 years.
As an EMT, Ricky noticed that most people who need emergency services are late medical conditions – they leave it too long to correct their problems. He quoted Maya Angelou: “Your legacy is every life you’ve touched, every person whose life was either moved or not. It’s every person you’ve harmed or helped, that’s your legacy.”

Rotary Club of Carlsbad


Service Above Self

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