Chair – Michael LaCroix

Purpose: To build and maintain a close relationship between San Diego Rotary and San Diego’s military community.

Latest News: We hold quarterly barbecues at the airport USO. See video of USO here  The newly minted Marines, their families and other military personnel traveling to and from San Diego really appreciate a “home cooked” lunch that is served on the beautiful patio at the new USO facility at Lindbergh Field.  We also participate in the Armed Services YMCA holiday programs and are developing connections with  the Student Veterans Organization at Mesa College.

Goals: To provide Rotarian service to the active duty personnel of the U.S. Armed Forces, their families, and military veterans residing in San Diego.

Activities/responsibilities: To introduce San Diego Rotary members to our military, we arrange visits to sea and shore stations. We introduce all San Diego Flag and General officers as Military Ex-officio Liaison members of the club. We attend military functions on behalf of Rotary and assist other Club committees (e.g., Salute to the Military Committee, Grotarian Committee) with events involving military personnel. We deliver Rotary service to the San Diego military community through projects such as the ASYMCA Holiday Toy Program, The Christmas You Missed Party, Veteran’s Village Christmas Eve Party, StandDown for Homeless Vets, and Rotarians at Work Day.

Why join: Great opportunity to be of service to the military. Those new members with former military service find this committee especially rewarding. It is a way for those Rotarians who have not come into contact with Armed Service men and women to learn more about them and the US military community in San Diego.

Committee Members:
Daniel Amaro
Eric J. Beste
Philip C. Blair
Robert Canton
Stephen J. Carlson
Michael J. Caruso
Lynn H. Congemi
Michael J. Conner
Barbara Cook
Tamara Y. Craver
Margaret F. Eddy
Kathryn Fulhorst
Carl F. Huenefeld II
Rachel L. Inmon
Suzanne LaTour
Kimberley B. Layton
Hernan Luis y Prado
Rachel Luis y Prado
Guy Maddox
Diana MarJip-Chuh
Camille Hom Newbern
Barbara Noerenberg
David B. Oates
Stephen P. Oggel
Ginny Ollis
Caitlin R. Ostomel
Sandy Purdon
Penny Robbins
Robert G. Russell, Jr.
Jeanne E. Schmelzer
Bonnie Schwartz
Doug Taber
Marc Tarasuck
Evan R. Wahl
Justine Wong
Jim Wynkoop
Kathleen Carroll
Jamie Weissburg
Divya Kakaiya