FALLBROOK VILLAGE
 
ROTARY CLUB
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Upcoming Events

 

Speakers

Jun 02, 2015
Jun 09, 2015
Terry Small-former PGA Touring Pro
The PGA Tour-Then and Now
Jun 16, 2015
Dr. Frank Winton-Board Member/Health Care Dist.
Fallbrook Health Care District-Recent Developments
Jun 23, 2015
Jack Bebee, Asst. Gen. Mgr., FPUD
Impacts of California's Continuing Drought
Jun 30, 2015
Dr. Peter Jenson
Issue: Medical Overtreatment?
Jul 14, 2015
Todd Elvins
Climate Control
 
 

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Home Page Stories

 
BJ Lang is a local artist that has been in Fallbrook about 1 ½ years. She said she knew she wanted to be an artist from an early age. She went to art school and loved watercolors. After she got married she took up air brushing, sculpture, and acrylics (she’s not big on oils though). Her youngest child was born autistic and has been the inspiration for many of her works.
BJ now works in many different multi-medias. She brought some samples of her work which included an encaustic painting (a very old Egyptian method using bee’s wax). BJ has recently discovered oil sticks which are similar to pastels but dry and don’t smear.
BJ says her husband has been a great supporter of her works. 
 
For more information on BJ visit her website at http://bjlane.com/ 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Mike Messina after losing weight. Courtesy photo
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Tiffany Saxon met Mike Messina at a Toastmasters meeting. She was so inspired by his message she asked Mike to come and speak to us. Mike, a former Bay Area resident, weighed 372 pounds. He struggled with asthma, hypertension, sleep apnea and Type 2 diabetes. In Jan 2012, he and his brother Joe went on “The Biggest Loser” and his whole life changed. “The show gave me an opportunity to face my disease head on with a way of dealing with it like no other,” said Messina. “It was lifesaving.”
 
 
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These photo's of Rich were taken when the Purple Foxes were having a "live fire" demonstration at Camp Pendleton.  The Marines had on display a number of helicopters they use.

Rich and his wife "Mary" used to invite me to attend the Iwo Jima remembrance held at Camp Pendleton on an annual basis. He had to be dressed in tuxedo attire.  Without fail, he had a heck of a time with his bow tie.  I didn't do much better in tying it, but between us, always got it done in time for him to answer roll call.

Rich didn't talk a lot about his service time.  He did tell me that he was in the Navy in WWII, stationed on board the cruiser, San Francisco.  The cruiser gained fame by having her bow shot off, then backing all the way to Mare Island, Oakland, California for repairs.  Rich joined her when she was repaired, and put out to sea.  The San Francisco supported our Marines when they landed on Iwo Jima.  The cruiser moved as close to Iwo Jima as it could to deliver close support fire to the Marines.  She also participated in the invasion of Okinawa. This is one of the first times the Japanese employed their "Divine Wind" tactics, or "suicide planes" ramming our ships.  To my knowledge, the San Francisco wasn't hit by a "suicide plane", but one time, Rich told me, one was shot down by his ship, and it hit the water near enough to the ship to splash water on him". He said, "he was about ready to jump off the ship, but didn't".

He was a well known building contractor in the Fallbrook area.  He took great pride in his work, and a number of homes he built in this area attest to his "pride in workmanship".

-  Steve Achard​
 
Rich Strobel passed away May 19th at age 89.  Rich was a long time Fallbrook resident and former Fallbrook Village Rotarian.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Mary Jane, and family. Memorial service information will be provided as son as we get it.
 
 
 
 

 
April 21, 2015 
Rotary Day at Camp Pendleton
Purple Foxes treats us to a tour of Osprey and lunch.  What a wonderful time with amazing Marines.  Thank you for serving our country.   Rotary presented them with money for there General Fund and Baby Blanket Project.   Enjoy!
 

 
Al Gebhart - Live Oak Park
Volunteers Needed
 
Al is currently president of the Live Oak Park Coalition. He is a Rotarian, and a member of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy Trails Council. Al, who was here because of Vince Ross, talked about the Live Oak Dog Leash Free Area (Live Oak Dog Park). Al is on the Coalition and is a member of CS81. He said the Coalition paid $10,000 to open the Dog Park and said there were problems with the county in the way of delays and increased requirements which were holding up the park.
 
Al came to the club to ask for our time (not money). Al said over 660 kids per year come to Live Oak Park in April until the end of May. Al said their program makes the kids a Ranger for a Day, and teaches the kids about the park and about being a Ranger. It’s an annual program that takes about an hour and runs over a 6 week period on Thursdays and caters mostly to 2nd & 3rd graders. The program needs people to come and teach the kids how to be a Ranger for a Day.
 
For more information go to "Read more".
 
 
 
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT)
Volunteer Day
March 28, 2015
From right to left: Melinda Stone, Adam Williams, Karen Utley, Tom Meriwether, Chuck Ibold, Gordon Stone & his sister.
 
 
FVR members and their families worked hard and had a great time at the HFOT Volunteer day. Close to 200 people showed up to help Marine Corps veteran Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer complete the landscaping at his home here in Fallbrook. With so much help the entire project took under 2 hours. Thank you and Congratulations GSgt Meyer on your new home. You have certainly earned it. 
 

 
 
 

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