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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
Shadowridge Country Club
1980 Gateway Dr
Vista, CA  92081
United States
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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.
 
 
Memorial Wall Donations
 
 
Speakers
Marta Knight, District Governor
Jul 16, 2019
Update
Daryl McFarland, Membership Chairperson
Jul 30, 2019
Club Assembly on Club Membership
Linda Kimble, VUSD Superintendant
Aug 06, 2019
Bond Issue Implementation
Luene Corwin
Aug 13, 2019
RI Convention, Germany