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Hi Noon Rotary Club

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Welcome to Vista Hi Noon Rotary Club. Founded in 1982.

Vista Hi Noon

Rotary's Motto: Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Vista Chamber of Commerce
127 Main Street
Vista, CA  92084
United States
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Our District 5340 is the only one in the United States with a Rotary Model United Nations Program, started by our District's Pathways to Peace Committee eleven years ago. Rotary International has a long and proud association with the U.N, with Rotarians involved in its charter, and having the highest consultative status of any nongovernmental organization.  We are partners with the U.N. in our PolioPlus initiative. Rotary clubs select teams of two high school students and one advisor, who can be a Rotarian, teacher or parent. A club can sponsor more than one team. Several months before the Conference, the students are given two modified current-day UN Resolutions to address, and will undergo a day of training in analytical and negotiating skills, what to expect at the actual Conference and then the students select the countries to which they will become ambassadors.
The 4-Way Speech Contest Regional Final was in Chula Vista on Friday April 10th. Baylin did a wonderful job and won first place!  She will now compete in the district finals at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Tuesday evening, April 28. Mark your calendars to attend this special event. Baylin is holding her $300 award check and her first place certificate. 
Photo: Left to right: Steve Lilly, Baylin Herington (Vista High), her mother Kerry Herington.

Vista Hi Noon's very own Chuck Rabel received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Annual Heroes of Vista Community Recognition Gala last weekend. Chuck's commitment to serving his community goes all the way back to his roots. Having graduated from college at Miami University of Ohio in 1967, Chuck had a seven-year career in the U.S. Navy, including a much-decorated tour in Vietnam as skipper of a fast patrol boat (Swift Boat).
Photo by TR Robertson
Vista Hi Noon's very own Brenda Shuman and her company Embroidery Image was a finalist for the Small Business of the Year Award at the Annual Heroes of Vista Community Recognition Gala last weekend. Embroidery Image, Inc. is family owned and operated since 2003. They strive to make the entire process of ordering custom embroidered garments easy. With over 10 years of experience, precise digitizing and embroidery is all produced in-house by their highly skilled digitizer/ production manager. Unlike many embroidery companies who contract out their digitizing, they are able to make all necessary adjustments to artwork such as sizing, density, and pull compensation. Keeping consistent quality, all of their embroidery is fine-tuned right in Vista, on the spot! They utilize only state-of-the-art Tajima embroidery machines to complete all of their work.

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This project is the inspiration and hard work of the Vista High Noon Rotary club and specifically three of their members. Stephanie Jackel, Chuck Rabel, and Rotary club Vice President, Darryl McFarland have worked on this wonderful project for over two years. Together and with the support of their fellow members, the Vista City Council, and many groups throughout the city they raised $55,000.00 and received an additional amount of $20,000 in matching funds from San Diego County for a total of $75,000. Oops! Make that $77,500.00 because during today’s ground breaking ceremony, Carolyn Chiriboga, the President of the Vista Historical Society presented the Hi Noon Rotary club with a check for $2,500.00.
Rotary is Fun! You'll see by the photo, our Club knows how to have fun. The January Vista Chamber of Commerce Sundowner was held at the Hyatt Place in Vista. It was a great networking opportunity for businesses and organizations.


Early reading proficiency is the single most important factor in the long term success of students, and the first goal of the Vista Unified School District (VUSD). Vista Hi Noon Rotarians have read and distributed books to each first grade student in the VUSD. For many of these students, it is either the first book they have owned themselves or one of very few books in their home. 1500 first grade students have been impacted by this project. We have offered this program for the past three years and because of the success of our previous efforts, the teachers and administrators of the school district continue to be committed to supporting us. The VUSD Superintendent and the President of the Vista Teachers' Association, as well as one of the Trustees of the VUSD Board of Education, are all members of the Vista Hi Noon Rotary Club and participated in project implementation.


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This weekend the Vista Hi Noon Rotary Club collected food inside the Food4Less in Vista. The food collected will be packaged with the Turkey and delivered to Marines on Camp Pendleton Saturday December 13th. Debbie King, Rotarian, has been organizing this service project for many years. The most neediest Marine families will receive not only a Turkey and all of the fixings but Toys for their children. A big Thank You goes out to the Assistance League North Coast for collecting toys for us and helping us make an impact in our community. Pictured Left to Right: Debbie Dugan, Darcy Wolfe, Chuck Rabel and Debbie King. Thank you to the community for embracing our efforts and making it a successful day!

Our Gratitude, Appreciation and our Sincere Thanks goes out to the following donors:
San Diego County Auditor and Controller
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE)
Datron Holdings, Inc.
Carl's Refugee's
Watkins Manufacturing
The Schneider Family Trust dated 4/2/1996
The David Gerald Moreno Trust
William & Barbara Sutton
Richard & Wanda Patterson
Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.
​M W Ferguson Family Trust
Issa Family Foundation
The 2007 Charles R. Rabel Revocable Trust
Brad Peterson Family Trust
Deborah Schroeder
The Women's Club of Vista
Karl and Margaret Ramsing
Albert Rivera
Lori Butler
DDH Enterprise Inc.
Cleo and Gretchen Stover, Stover Family TR
Victor and Kathy Waters
Kenny's Kar Klinic
Max Mellner
John B. Franklin
Vista Historical Society
EDCO Waste & Recycling
Pauley Equipment Rental
The Rotary Club of Vista Hi Noon is seeking co-sponsors and donors to complete the above Military Memorial Wall by the summer of 2015.  Vista, a city which has benefitted by its proximity to Camp Pendleton and its military residents, is long overdue for such a tribute.  The County of San Diego has contributed $20,000 toward the project which is estimated at approximately $65,000.

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