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Annual Camp Enterprise Kickoff program
March 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
We’ll once again welcome 90 high school juniors who will be participating in our 44th annual three-day program in Julian. This life-changing experience is one of our signature service projects and a staple of San Diego Rotary since 1976. Come out to greet these fantastic students and show them your support!
Our guest speaker will be Martin Cooper, the American Engineer who was the pioneer in the wireless communications industry, especially in radio spectrum management (with 11 patents in the field) and invented the first handheld cellular mobile phone.
While at Motorola in the 1970s, Cooper invented the first handheld cellular mobile phone (distinct from the car phone) in 1973 and led the team that developed it and brought it to market in 1983. He is considered the “father of the (handheld) cell phone” and is also the first person in history to make a handheld cellular phone call in public.
Cooper is co-founder of numerous communications companies with his wife and business partner Arlene Harris. He is co-founder and current Chairman of Dyna LLC, in Del Mar, California. He sits on committees supporting the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and the United States Department of Commerce.