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Ed Hoffer spent 30 years on active duty in the Army, retiring as a full Colonel. For 17 of these years, Korea (both North and South) was part of his scope of responsibilities. He commanded the 6th Battalion 37th Field Artillery in the Republic of Korea. He was twice awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for superior meritorious service.  Ed Hoffer’s father was a longtime Rotarian and past president of the Rotary club in Camarillo, CA.

Bruce Bandemer and Vinnie Ahuja presented the program. Their subject was the Rotary Club of Carlsbad Foundation that funds scholarships for local students.
The Foundation is organized as a 501(C)(3), Federal ID# 95-3489812 not for profit organization. Since 1980 this foundation has awarded hundreds of scholarships to students in the community, giving many young adults a chance to fulfill their dreams.
Scott Carr was the featured speaker. Scott is the 2017-18 Governor for Rotary International District 5340.   He has served in several roles within District 5340, including website chair, public relations chair, District Training Assembly chair, Chief of Staff to District Governor Louise Andres, and Assistant Governor. 
Scott Carr is a marketing and media professional, an accomplished writer and speaker and regularly trains Rotarians on web design, content marketing and social media. He is a resident of Mission Hills with his wife, Heather and their three kids.
Col Russ Hanthorn was the evening's presenter. Russ has had a long and distinguished career in the Marine Corps, commissioned in 1958, and retired 38 years later as a Colonel. Russ was President of Carlsbad Rotary in 1989-90 and has served our club as a Director in all avenues. He has also served Rotary at the District level. In 2003-2004, Russ was District 5340’s Rotarian of the Year.
Jim Desmond, serves as the Mayor of San Marcos, elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014 without opposition. He serves as Mayor while concurrently working as a pilot for Delta Air Lines since 1986. Jim is married and has two children, both of whom graduated from UC universities in California. 

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