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Rotator – Issue #01, July 11, 2019

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Our next meeting will be on Thursday, July 18.  Our guest speaker will be Ferry Zandvliet, a survivor of the Paris terrorist attack on November 13, 2015.  Click here for more program details.  Any questions?  Please contact Mary at mary@rotary33.org.

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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, thank you to members who have already generously donated to this year’s Presidential Grant for human trafficking education
  • On page 4, find membership news
  • On pages 5-6, see the many wonderful faces in our crowd

Evan Wahl

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Construction-General, Additional Active

Evan is the Vice President of Risk Management and Business Development for Prava Construction Services, Inc.

He is a returning member to Club 33, having been a member from 2014-2018.  His last job took him to northern California, traveling 3 days a week for the last year and a half. Evan said he knew it was time for a change when the TSA would greet him like Norm on Cheers! He is excited to work with Prava Construction, which serves many non-profits like the TERI project and Canine Companions.

Evan has lived in San Diego now for 10 years.  He and his wife Tammy have been married for 20 years and have two teenagers, Lauren and Tiernan.

David Oates was his sponsor.

 

Jabez LeBret

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Education-High School, Additional Active

Jabez is a Co-Founder and Chief of Schools for Sisu Academy, a tuition-free boarding high school for underserved girls in San Diego.

Jabez has been homeless, is a high school dropout, and was on a path to nowhere. After getting his GED, Jabez studied finance and marketing at Gonzaga University. He went on to become a financial analyst managing a multi-million P&L at Nordstrom. Jabez is now an international public speaker (1,100+ presentations), author, and Forbes Contributor. He recently sold his award winning marketing agency to free up time to pursue his passion in education.

Jabez is originally from a tiny fishing village in Alaska (where the bank is inside of a bar!) and he was raised by his grandmother who taught him that “no matter what happens to him in life, it is ultimately up to him to decide who he becomes.”

Trevor Blair, David Oates and Dan Assisi were his sponsors.

 

Jordan Maharaj

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Education-State University-Development

Jordan is a Development Officer at San Diego State University and raises philanthropic support for the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts.

She graduated from SDSU with a degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Administration.

Jordan attended RYLA as an Interact and has continued to serve as a counselor at the camp for the last 5 years.  She was a SDSU Rotaract from 2013-2017, having served as their Executive Vice President.  She has also served as a Rotaract for District 5340.

Jordan has been fortunate to attend 3 consecutive RI Conventions and to see Rotary’s impact everywhere from Brazil, South Korea and Atlanta.

In her free time, she enjoys golfing, traveling and exploring new food spots in San Diego.

Chuck Pretto, David Oates and Bobby Marsh were her sponsors.

 

Rotator – Issue #48, June 27, 2019

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We are DARK this Thursday, July 4th,so there will not be a meeting this week.  Have a safe Fourth of July holiday!

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Our next meeting will be on Thursday, July 11.  Our program will be our annual Change of Command program. We will welcome 2019-20 President, David Oates, the club’s 110th president. Please join us as our newest leader shares his vision for this exciting new Rotary year. Any questions?  Please contact Mary at mary@rotary33.org.

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, read President Suzy’s Thank You message
  • On page 4, find information on the Atiak Hospital rooms that are available for sponsorship
  • On pages 5-7, see the many wonderful faces in our crowd

Rotator – Issue #47, June 20, 2019

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Our next meeting will be on Thursday, June 27.  Our program will be our annual President’s Roast. Come and enjoy President Suzy’s send-off by our Past Presidents and the Roast Committee! Any questions?  Please contact Mary at mary@rotary33.org.

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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, meet our newest members
  • On page 4, find information on the Atiak Hospital rooms that are available for sponsorship
  • On page 5, see the many wonderful faces in our crowd

Thank you to Ben Wood of  B Wood Insurance Agency for sponsoring the News at our meeting.

Edgar Takeda

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Financial Advisor, Additional Active

Edgar is a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual.

He was born and raised in San Diego. He is a graduate of Saint Augustine High School where he was a three-sport varsity athlete.  After high school, he went on to the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated in 2013 with a major in Oceanography and Meteorology and a minor in Spanish.

After graduating and receiving a Commission as a Naval Officer into the United States Navy, Edgar received orders to Pensacola, Florida as a Navy Pilot for 2 years. He then transferred into the Surface Warfare Community and moved back to San Diego to be stationed on the USS ANCHORAGE (LPD 23) as the ship’s Training and Administrative Officer.

He says, after many years of having to wear a uniform for school and for the military, he is happy to be able to choose his own clothes as a financial advisor. Edgar has been married to his wife Lauren for 4 years and they have a 2-year-old daughter named Makenna. They are expecting their second child this year.

Daniel Amaro, Ed Hearn and Katie Fulhorst were his sponsors.

 

Jamie Weissburg

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Associations-Cystic Fibrosis

Jamie is the Executive Director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter).

Jamie grew up in Evanston, IL. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, where she met her husband, Dan. After a move to Washington D.C., then to Chicago, and then back to Madison, WI., they decided to move to sunny San Diego in 2016.

Jamie’s career in non-profit fundraising includes many years with the Les Turner ALS Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

She has two sons, Jacob and Benji. They are all die-hard Cubs fans. (Jamie has a Labradoodle named Wrigley.)  She enjoys gourmet cooking and entertaining, and she is a former Rotary member of the Rotary Club of Madison.

Daniel Amaro was her sponsor.

 

Rotator – Issue #46, June 13, 2019

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Our next meeting will be on Thursday, June 20.  Our guest speaker will be Executive Director of SANDAG, Hasan Ikhrata. Click here for more program details. Any questions?  Please contact Mary at mary@rotary33.org.

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Be sure to read the following stories in The Rotator:

  • On page 2, find information on all of our upcoming programs and events, and the 2019-2020 committee sign-up information
  • On page 3, find Membership news
  • On page 4, see the wonderful faces in our crowd

Thank you to Eric Schweinfurter of Apex Contracting and Restoration for sponsoring the News at our meeting.

Brandon Steppe

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Education-Music and Multimedia

Brandon is the Founder and Executive Director The David’s Harp Foundation, a local non-profit with a mission to inspire, educate and empower foster, at-risk and homeless youth, as well as those in the juvenile court system.

The David Harp’s Foundation was born out of Brandon’s passion for youth and his love for music which was cultivated at an early age.  As a teenager, he honed his musical craft while attending the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts.

A San Diego Native, Brandon ventured north to San Francisco to attend the University of San Francisco, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business.  He and his wife of 14 years, Eunice.  have two children, Jasmine and Joshua.

This year, David’s Harp Foundation was one of the recipients of Club 33’s Presidential Grants supporting Arts Education. Brandon is the grandson of Club 33 member and Mr. San  Diego  Award recipient Cecil Steppe.

Mia Harenski, Cecil Steppe and Judy McDonald were his sponsors.