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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.

 

Dr. Clara Draf

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Medicine-Ear Nose Throat

Clara is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Surgery at UCSD.

In her native Germany, she received her MD degree from TU Dresden and completed her ENT specialty training.  She did her internship at Cornell and is now doing research in a very specialized field on the effect of various drugs which induce autophagy and their effect upon a direct micro infusion into the cochlea.

Clara is following in the footsteps of her father who was an active Rotarian in Germany for over 40 years.  Her father, Wolfgang Draf,  was a pioneer in endoscopic intranasal sinus surgery which was termed the “Draf Procedure.”

She is excited to join the efforts of our Mercy Outreach Surgical Team.

Doug Arbon, Ed Chaplin and Tom Vecchione were her sponsors.

 

Rotator – Issue #44, May 30, 2019

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Our next meeting will be on Thursday, June 6.  Our guests  speakers will be Christopher Coggan of Therapy Crafted Brands and Kimberly Simms, Esq., who will discuss the California cannabis supply chain. 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, meet our newest members
  • On page 4, see the wonderful faces in our crowd
  • On page 5, read a heart-warming message from graduating Hoover Interact member Emily Sabory

Thank you to Toni Giffin of Goodwill Industries for sponsoring the News at our meeting.

Jeff Wheeler

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Senior Care-In-home Services, Additional Active

Jeff is the owner of Nurse Next Door Home Care Services, a home care company that offers a range of services from companionship to 24/7 care.  Jeff wanted to start a business that made a difference in the lives of those in need and that brought joy into people’s lives.

Before starting a Nurse Next Door franchise, Jeff worked in the nonprofit sector for 10 years. Through his work in various nonprofits (San Diego Oceans Foundation, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the American Lung Association) he had the opportunity to organize local fundraising events, raise millions of dollars and volunteer his time cleaning our oceans and beaches, raising white seabass for reintroduction into our oceans, restore local wetlands and bird sanctuaries, raise money for cancer research and other diseases, and work with patients and their families.

David Oates, Bill Earley and Pam Luster were his sponsors.

 

Porsha Vogt

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Senior Care-In-home Services

Porsha is the owner of Golden Care, a senior in-home agency for one-on-one care.  She enables seniors in Carlsbad and San Diego County area to live safe, happy lives in their own homes for as long as they can.

Porsha has a degree in Business Management from the University of Colorado and brings her background in finance and entrepreneurialism to the service of seniors and their loved ones through Golden Care.

Joe Farrage, Dick Troncone and Daniel Amaro were her sponsors.