Club Information

Rotary Club of Tri-City. Founded in 1982.

Rotary Club of Tri-City

Rotary's Motto: Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Shadowridge Country Club
1980 Gateway Dr
Vista, CA  92081
United States of America
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Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Foundation (TRF)
Membership
Programs Chair
 
Rotary Stories
District Governor Marta Knight presents Paul Harris Fellow pins to Members Chuck Rabel, Steve Lily and one for Tod Critchlow (who was out of town).
Vista Village Rotary Club was presented with 2 new banners for our member's accomplishments for 2017-2018.
Club Member Bill Stein received a Super Hero pin for his willingness to help.
Janice Kurth provided an update on the District grant in which Vista Hi Noon had participated.  Irene Quartey, age 23, had established the Young Single Mothers Foundation in Accra, Ghana in January 2017.    The purpose is to provide accommodation, medication, food, vocational training and education for both the mothers and their children.  She had taught the mothers bead making and established a small shop but she really wanted to become a broadcast journalist.  She wanted a high quality broadcasting education in the US.
 
A local Rotary club in Accra developed a partnership with the Del Mar Rotary Club and a grant was developed.  Palomar College granted admission to its Broadcasting program and a member of the Route 78 Rotary Club promised housing and food.  Unfortunately Irene was not granted a US Visa.    Also a number of problems within the Single Mothers cooperative developed including a fire and illness.  However with Rotary support, Irene was able to complete a three-month local program in broadcasting.  In conjunction with that she went to South Africa and England.  These experiences allowed her to get stamps on her passport showing she could leave the country and return.  With continued help from the Rotary club in Accra, she was able to expand her shop to include doing hands and nails.
 
With the opportunity looking good, Janice again enrolled Irene at Palomar and secured the same housing commitment.  However, Irene was still unable to get a US Visa.
 
Janice has now developed a District Grant application for 2019-20 for $5,830 to provide needed help to the Young Single Mothers project.  The goals would be to provide school fees for the children, better water storage, air conditioning, and a refrigerator plus additional items to sell.
The Vista Hi Noon Rotary Club sent 2 Vista Unified School District youth to RYLA. RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) 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. These select young people attend an all-expense-paid three day 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. These activities are conducted in an atmosphere of trust and respect. 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.
The Vista Hi Noon Rotary Club supports local youth through Rotary's Model UN program. Model UN is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches participants speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.
Preparing the books for the Literacy Project. We will begin reading to 1st Graders and distributing the books soon.

3 students from RBV and 3 students from Mission Vista attended the Interact Symposium event this past Saturday in Liberty Station.

They worked in small groups improving their networking and public speaking skills.  They also did workshops on energizing your club and retaining membership. All who participated really enjoyed the experience and are excited to take back what they learned and get their clubs going for the 2017-18 school year.
Once again the "Dynamic Duo" (Cindy and Darcy) knocked the Strawberry Festival out of the park!!  They deserve major kudos for the amazing leadership and dedication to this fundraising project.  We had more competition this year in that all of the strawberry vendors were within our immediate booth location, taking away some of our business.  Despite this turn of events, we did extremely well.  After expenses all come in, we estimate a net profit a bit higher than our net profit in 2016. It was a fabulous day and a huge thank you to all the Rotarians, Interactors and friends that participated on Saturday and Sunday, especially Cindy and Darcy.  Bravo everyone!!!!
Thank you Daryl, Sue, Tod, Brenda, Stephanie, Steve and Marie along with some of her Young Marines for beautifying the VHN Memorial Wall. Check out our new sign on the Memorial Wall bench!
We have the BEST Rotary Club!!

 

AJ won first place in the district 4-Way Speech Contest!  The competition was unbelievable and needless to say, she was outstanding. In addition to some really neat swag, the first place prize was $1,000!  A good start on

her UCLA adventure this fall. Congratulations AJ!

Alyssa Maloney, from Rancho Buena Vista High School, won at the sub-regional in Carlsbad and Joey Clough from Guajome Park Academy won the sub regional at Fallbrook Rotary. Great job!!
Greetings from the Interact booth at the National Youth Leadership Conference. Rotary was well represented. Awesome ideas about engaging young people in Rotary.
 
 
Memorial Wall Donations