Surfbeat ROTARY CLUB OF LA JOLLA
“Make It Meaningful”
Editor: Ron J. Jones January 26, 2010 Photographer: Ron Jones
Presiding (1/19): President Bill Burch, Guests of Rotarians (1/19):
“If it’s Tuesday, it must be Rotary! Welcome to La Ron Jones presented his neighbor, retired army
Jolla Rotary, where we our committed to serve those sergeant and current Merrill Lynch representative,
in need. Sometimes that service takes months of
planning and thought. Other times that service is in
response to emergency.” Marc Lanci hosted John Michaelson.
Lora Fisher featured tax attorney John
Invocation (1/19): gene Cook, Milikowsky.
“In thanksgiving for the work of unification provided On hand to join in the celebration of Mark
by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we pray: Leinenweber’s 60th birthday celebration were
“Almighty God, giver of all good things, Mark‟s wife, Barbara, in the company of their
We thank you for the natural majesty and beauty daughter Tina.
of this land.
They restore us,
though we often destroy them. Burch Barks (President’s Time):
We thank you for the great resources of this nation. LJHS Interact counselor Cal Mann reports that
They make us rich, though we often exploit them. preparations are being made in advance for the now
We thank you for the men and women annual Rotary Leadership Conference. Rotary Youth
who have made this country strong. Leadership Interviews will be conducted next week.
They are the models for us, Cal anticipates that his Youth Services committee
though we often fall short of them.
will send 14 students, along with three yet-to-be-
We thank you for the torch of liberty
which has been lit in this land.
determined volunteer Club members, to the April
It has drawn people here from every nation, leadership conference.
though we have often hidden from its light. Mann proudly announces that his Interacters are
We thank you for the faith we have inherited doing their bit at the school level to add to the
in all its rich variety. It sustains our life, massive -- nearly world-wide – gathering of food,
though we have been faithless again and again. water and (in the case of LJHS), blue jeans to send
Help us, O Lord, to finish the good work here begun. to teens in Haiti.
Strengthen our efforts to blot out the ignorance The very active Interact Club is also currently
and prejudice, and to abolish
making plans for two more Project Mercy homes to
poverty and crime.
And hasten the day when all of our people. With many add to the ten already constructed Tijuana casas, in
voices, in one united chorus, late April or early May. “At the same time,” Cal
will glorify your holy Name. Amen.’” says, “the students are knuckling down for semester
Pledge of Allegiance (1/12): Dave Weston Last week was remarkable for several things: A
Song Leader: Betty Dow Republican won a senate seat in Massachusetts; the
Song: “Star Spangled Banner” Jets beat the Chargers; the FCC mandated Cox cable
will have to share the Padres with AT&T and
Visiting Rotarians (1/19): DirecTV; San Diego was subjected to an El Nino
We welcomed Melanie Cruz of the Torrey Pines rainfall noted as a „fifty-year event‟, and the La Jolla
Rotary Club. Rotary Club within minutes raised over $10,000 for
Haitian earthquake victim relief. While the contri-
bution clipboard was being passed from table to February 9
table a number of suggestions were advanced by
Dr. Theodore Friedmann
several fund raising Rotarian veterans as to the
possible dispersion of the funds: Susan Farrell
announced that you could dial up the Red Cross
(“they‟re experts at first response”) for direct
donations with your credit card at 800-RED- Dr. Mitchell Ginsberg
CROSS; Gwyn Jones related that the Salvation Relationships and Intimacy
Army has been an active force in Haiti since 1950.
There are 700 standing SA personnel who are February 23
already there, whose primary mission is to operate William Bramley
the children‟s orphanage, and Gwyn reported that Los Ninos Project
“the hospital is still standing.” The SA officer will
be going to Haiti himself within hours to assist in March 2
the relief efforts.
Others pointed to the Shelter Boxes project
Joint Kiwanis Club Meeting
La Jolla Presbyterian Fellowship Hall
through the Rotary Foundation. Everyone was heard
and every suggestion was quickly weighed by the April 6
Club board. These are the final results as received
by the Surfbeat: Reesey Shaw
- $2,000 to Rotary Shelter Box
- $4,000 to Salvation Army - Haiti Relief
Mary Ann Foxe
- $3,000 to Doctors Without Borders – Haiti UCSD
Relief (Recommended by Roger Anderson)
- $1,000 to Friends of the Orphans – Haiti Chris Wills
Quake (Recommended by Kaye Woltman) The Darwinian Tourist: How to See the World
- $1,000 to Rotary District 7020 - (The district Through Evolutionary Eyes
which includes Haiti)
President Bill Burch advises even though all Charles Wurster
pledges will be invoiced immediately “we are not
The Port of San Diego
waiting, the funds are going out today. There
remains $4,400 of matching available from the
Gilbert Martin Foundation (managed by Marc
Lanci and Roger Anderson). So, your contributions Taha Hassane
will be meaningful; they‟ll be doubled; and they‟ll Islamic Center of San Diego
be sent out very quickly.”
“Here we are, together, serving the world Coming Attractions:
through Rotary,” happily concluded. Feb. 6, 7:30 am, Liberty Station – Melissa’s
(Woltman) Walk in conjunction with Hospice
Angels 5k Walk fund raiser for San Diego Hospice
Today’s Program and Palliative Care. See Camille McKinnie for
Nicholas Reveles details. Sign up today.
San Diego Opera The Last Laugh:
(Ed. Note: With politics consuming the news these days, we
February 2 thought you’d enjoy this non-partisan chuckler.)
Four-Way Speech Contest While walking down the street one day a senator is
tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in
heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
'Welcome to heaven,' says St. Peter. 'Before you
settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a
high official around these parts, you see, so we're not
sure what to do with you.'
'No problem, just let me in,' says the senator.
'Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up.
What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and
one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend
'Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in
heaven,' says the senator.
'I'm sorry, but we have our rules.' And with that,
St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down,
down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds
himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the
distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are
all his friends and other politicians who had worked
with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening
dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and
reminisce about the good times they had while getting
rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly
game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and
champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a
very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and
telling jokes. They are having such a good time that David Shaw with dollars for Haiti…
before he realizes it, it is time to go. Every-one gives
him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator
rises. The elevator goes up, up, up and the door
reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.
'Now it's time to visit heaven.'
So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group
of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing
the harp and singing. They have a good time and,
before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St.
'Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another
in heaven. Now choose your eternity.'
The senator reflects for a minute, then answers:
'Well, I would never have said it before, I mean
heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be
better off in hell.'
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes
down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the
elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren
land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his
friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and
putting it in black bags as more trash falls from
above. The devil comes over to him and puts his arm
around his shoulder. 'I don't understand,' stammers
the senator. 'Yesterday I was here and there was a golf …and Doug McKnight, too!
course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar,
drank champagne, and danced and had a great time.
Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my
friends look miserable. What happened?'
The devil looks at him, smiles and says, 'Yesterday
we were campaigning. Today you voted.'
Bill Burch with Preuss School
Principal Scott Barton
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines
one year ago, you will have $49.00 today.
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG
one year ago, you will have $33.00 today.
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman
one year ago, you will have $0.00 today.
New Stock Market Terms But---- if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer
one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the
CEO– Chief Embezzlement Officer aluminum cans for recycling refund, you will have
CFO - Corporate Fraud Officer
Based on the above, the best current investment plan
BULL MARKET– A random market movement causing is to drink heavily and recycle.
an investor to mistake himself for a financial genius
It's called the 401-Keg.
BEAR MARKET– a 6 to 18 month period when the kids
get no allowance, the wife gets no jewelry, and the
husband gets no sex.
VALUE INVESTING– The art of buying low and selling
P/E RATIO– The percentage of investors wetting their
pants as the market keeps crashing.
BROKER – What my financial planner has made me.
STANDARD & POOR– Your life in a nutshell.
STOCK ANALYST– Idiot who just downgraded your
STOCK SPLIT– When your ex-wife and her lawyer split
your assets equally between themselves.
MARKET CORRECTION– The day after you buy stocks.
CASH FLOW– The movement your money makes as it
disappears down the toilet.
YAHOO – What you yell after selling it to some poor
sucker for $240 per share.
WINDOWS– What you jump out of when you're the
sucker who bought Yahoo at $240 per share.
INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR– Past year investor who's
now locked up in a nuthouse.
PROFIT – an archaic word no longer in use.
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The other is Good - It is joy, peace, love, hope,
serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy,
generosity, truth, compassion and faith.'
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then
asked his grandfather: 'Which wolf wins? '
The old Cherokee simply replied, 'The one you feed.'
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about
a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ' My son,
the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.
One is Evil - It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret,
greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment,
inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
Newly inducted member Tony Yousif will be
winging his way to Iraq the first week of December
with several other businessmen upon the invitation
of recent guest speaker Pentagon Under-Secretary
Paul Brinkley. The all-expense paid government-
backed ten-day junket, personally guided by
Brinkley, is intended to enlist the hands-on aid of
American businessmen in the reconstruction of the
devastated Iraqi infrastructure through investments
of personnel and money…
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I’m proud to be president of the Rotary Club of La
Jolla, and as such may I propose a toast:
Here’s to the Rotary Club of La Jolla!”
Quality, Acquisition, Retention
Kinship of each member.
President elect Davis Cracroft
David Goodell with Bob Teaff