Monthly Archives: January 2020

Andrea Goicoechea

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Consultant-Life Care Planning

Andrea is a life care planner and nurse practitioner.

She works for expert witnesses providing research and writing life-care plans for clients seriously ill or critically injured in life-altering accidents.  The data she collects will decide what will be needed for life-long care and is used by attorneys, case managers, insurance carriers and families.

Andrea and her husband Frank (a physician) raised 4 boys and have 2 (almost 3) grandchildren.  She volunteers with the Armed Services YMCA’s surf clinic and also volunteers to do physical exams at the JFS Migrant Family Shelter.

She is a happy supporter of the Natural History Museum, she loves plants and is currently trying to perfect her sourdough recipe.

Penny Robbins,  Phil Blair and Mel Katz were her sponsors

 

Kat Chang

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Genomics Sequencing

Kat is the Alliances & Partnerships Manager for Illumina.

She grew up on the island of Kauai, and received a scholarship from a local Rotary club that helped fund her college education.

She completed her undergraduate at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa, her Masters in Engineering at Cornell and her Ph.D. in Biology at Salk/UCSD.

Kat is passionate about STEM education and supporting underserved communities. She enjoys Polynesian dancing, loves to surf and is an avid traveler.

Divya Kakaiya, Duke Sobek and Doug Arbon were  her sponsors

 

Rotator – Issue#24, January 16, 2020

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Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 23.   Our guest speaker will be Rotary International President Mark Maloney, who will speak to us about about the future of Rotary around the world.  Any questions?  Contact mary@rotary33.org.

Rotator volume106.24

Be sure to read the following stories in The Rotator:

  • On page 2, find information on all of our upcoming programs and events; and meet our newest member
  • On page 3, read about Helping Hands Across The Border’s successful weekend
  • On page 4, see the many wonderful faces in our crowd

Thank you to Toni Giffin of Goodwill Industries of San Diego County for sponsoring the News at our meeting

Julie Marner

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Social Service and Welfare-Burundi Friends Intl

Julie is the Executive Director of Burundi Friends International, a local nonprofit working to empower Burundian youth, women and families towards building sustainable communities through education and economic development.  Burundi is a land-locked country located in east, central Africa. (Last year, our Rotary International Foundation Grants Committee allocated $3,000 of their funds for a new library in Burundi.)

Julie is originally from Iowa.  For twenty years, she has worked throughout San Diego as a music director at various churches. Besides spreading the joy of music, she is also passionate about reaching underserved individuals and communities.

For several years, Julie visited the RJ Donovan Correctional Facility to practice Buddhist meditation with inmates.  In 2010-11, she traveled to the Himalayas and taught English to Buddhist nuns, then volunteered for four months teaching English at Light University in Bujumbura.  Over time, she returned regularly to Burundi which eventually led to her position at Burundi Friends International.

Mike Meaney, Roger Haines and Walter Lam were her sponsors.

Rotator – Issue #23, January 9, 2020

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Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 16.   Our guest speaker will be Dr. Ricky Shabazz, President of San Diego City College.  Click here for more program information.  Any questions?  Contact mary@rotary33.org.

Rotator volume106.23

Be sure to read the following stories in The Rotator:

  • On page 2, find information on all of our upcoming programs and events
  • On page 3, find information on how you can host visiting DGs for the upcoming International Assembly
  • On page 4, see what our Rotarians were up to over the holiday season
  • On page 5, see the many wonderful faces in our crowd

Thank you to Jim Hughes of Hughes Heritage Plaza, LLC for sponsoring the News at our meeting