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Rotator – Issue #29, February 20, 2020

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Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 27.   Our guest speaker will be Paul Jablonski, CEO of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System.  Click here for program details.  Any questions?  Contact 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, meet our newest member, and find the link to the club’s 20-21 Grant Application.
  • On page 3, catch up with the Four-Way Test Speech Contest
  • On page 4, find photos from our Grotarian event at Illumina
  • On page 5, see the many wonderful faces in our crowd

Thank you to Paul Hartley of Pacific Sotheby’s for sponsoring the News at our meeting

Fatema Jass

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Insurance-Private Client Services 

Fatema is a Producer and Sales Consultant for Crystal, Alliant Private Client.

She was born in Saudi Arabia.  Her family moved to the US when she was 3 years old.  They initially landed in Miami and while at the airport, her father asked a complete stranger where his family should live.  The reply was, “San Diego!” And within six months, Fatema and her family were here.  (True story!)

Fatema attended school in Carmel Valley and graduated from SDSU.  She has been working in the insurance industry for the last 10 years.  She recently got married in Switzerland.  A fun fact: the first time she ever played golf, she scored a hole-in-one. (Another true story!)

 Stan Hartman, Chuck Pretto and David Oates were  her sponsors

 

Rotator – Issue #28, February 13, 2020

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY & ENJOY YOUR PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND!

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 20.   Our guest speaker will be Daniel Butler, Manager of Government and Municipal Relations at Waste Management.  Click here for program details.  Any questions?  Contact 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, meet our newest member, and find the link to the club’s 20-21 Grant Application.
  • On page 3, see the many wonderful faces in our crowd

Thank you to Larry Kuntz of Nelson Photo for sponsoring the News at our meeting

 

Rachel Luis y Prado

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Manufacturing Services, Additional Active

Rachel is the Chief Operations Officer for Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school founded in 2008 to provide quality training and accredited STEM educational programs for veterans, transitioning service members, and other students to be successful in their chosen manufacturing career field.

Rachel grew up in Naples, Florida. She attended the University of Central Florida then obtained her Masters in International and Intercultural Communication at the University of Denver. After deciding that she didn’t want to be a ski instructor, she flipped a coin and headed to Washington D.C. For 15 years, she did research and development for the Graduate Management Admission Council.

She met her husband, Club 33 member Hernan Luis y Prado, “at a gas station a few hundred miles from D.C.” He asked her on a date, they eloped a year and a half later and now have two beautiful daughters and two awesome pets. Rachel joined Hernan at Workshop for Warriors, its founder and CEO.

Dick Eger, Mia Harenski and David Oates were her sponsors

 

Rotator – Issue #27, February 6, 2020

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Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 13.   Our guest speaker will be Cindy Marten. Cindy will share her journey and involvement with the American Heart Association.  Click here for program details.  Any questions?  Contact 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.  Also find the link to the club’s 20-21 Grant Application.
  • On page 3, find Membership news and information on how you can volunteer for RYLA 2020
  • On page 4, see how Rotarians are supporting human trafficking survivors
  • On page 5, see the many wonderful faces in our crowd
  • On page 6, find some photos of our first golf event of 2020

Thank you to James Buley of Buley Wealth Management Group for sponsoring the News at our meeting

Sabrina Lopez

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Media-Sales & Marketing

Sabrina is originally from Argentina. Her dream of coming to the US was fulfilled when she was able to participate in an exchange program during her freshman year in high school.  She stayed with a family in Indiana who invited her back to finish her senior year with them. She then attended St. Joseph’s college to obtain her degree in Biology and Pre-Med before returning to Argentina.

Determined to return to the US, Sabrina packed up her $200 on her 27th birthday and returned to her “hometown’ of Indiana.  A series of moves and career changes with NBC Universal/Telemundo would ultimately land her here in San Diego where she served as the company’s Vice President of Sales.

Sabrina is looking forward to her next life adventure with her husband Robert and her 9-year old daughter, Mia.

Tina Jenkins, Anthony Llompart and Chris Sichel were  her sponsors

 

Rotator – Issue #26, January 30, 2020

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Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 6.   Our guest speaker will be Cody Hooven, Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of San Diego  Click here for program details.  Any questions?  Contact 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, find Membership news and information on how you can volunteer for RYLA 2020
  • On page 4, see the many wonderful faces in our crowd

Thank you to John Neuhart of DVC Cleaner, Inc.  for sponsoring the News at our meeting

Rotator – Issue #25, January 23, 2020

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Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 30.   Our guest speaker will be Mayor Kevin Faulconer.  Click here for program details.  Any questions?  Contact 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, see the many wonderful faces in our crowd

Thank you to Ray McKewon of The Xceptional Music Company for sponsoring the News at our meeting

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