June 2016
Upcoming Events
Jul 05, 2016
Happy Independence Day
Jul 12, 2016
Warren Green
Complimentary program that provides EKG findings for young underpriviledged atheletes
Jul 19, 2016
Jerry Camp
Civil Air Patrol
Jul 26, 2016
Bobbie Palmer
Executive Director Fallbrook Health Care District
Aug 02, 2016
Marilyn Sanderson
District 5340 Governor 2016-2017
Aug 09, 2016
Bill Wade
Jr. ROTC Fallbrook Union High School
Aug 16, 2016
Amber Robinson
American History Theater
Aug 23, 2016
Eric Ramos
Annual Foundation Meeting
Aug 30, 2016
Lori Lefor & Ms. Brewer
Combat Logistics Battalion 13 Brief
Sep 06, 2016
Happy Labor Day
Sep 13, 2016
Gary Van Nevel
Operation Hope
Oct 11, 2016
Happy Colombus Day

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Home Page Stories
Bob Burt visited our club today to share his excitement about the football team at Fallbrook High School. Bob is the head football coach and just started his 54th season in coaching. He is an eleven-time Coach of the Year, and also achieved an excellence award in 2013 that is given only once a year to one coach nation wide. Something Bob loves about coaching in Fallbrook is that there is only one high school in town, which creates unity within the community and everyone is rooting for their town's one team.
GUEST SPEAKERS:  Kelly & Chuck Austin – GAVA Kids
“We're often asked how we became so personally involved with a group of kids in distant Namibia, a dry, dusty and often unknown African country. Good question.

The story begins during a 1997 safari when we met Heidi Dednam, a remarkable Namibian naturalist with an enduring attachment to the ecology and Topnaar People of the Namib Desert. Nineteen years (and many trips to Namibia) later, we deeply share Heidi’s commitment to educate, encourage and empower the children of this unique community.  

These young people are growing up with one foot in their ancient desert culture and the other in contemporary Africa. Our Gava Kids organization was created to help provide the education that is their greatest hope for bridging these two worlds. 

As we prepare for the 2015-2016 school year, we invite you to join us in helping build a brighter future for these wonderful young people.” 

Kelly Austin
U.S. Director, 
The Gava Kids
GAVA Kids Website: http://www.gavakids.com/
Our own John Crawford talked about a very interesting article on financial Power of Attorney. Everyone who may need to have a financial power of attorney for themselves or someone else should read this very important article. Please click on "Read More..." to see the entire article.
Club President Eric Ramos gave a talk on melanoma skin cancers and stroke awareness.

Dr. Wen Chen & Dr. Eric Ramos
  • Dr. Wen Chen spoke to the group about Human Organ Pillaging in China and the persecution of the Falun Dafa (Falun Gong).
Dr. Wen Chen has participated in the production of multiple culture programs by New Tang Dynasty Television, including “Journey to the East," “Learning Chinese is Fun," “Hello Korea," “1,000 Steps of Fun in Taiwan,” and “Zooming in China." She is also an active member of Amnesty International, where she focuses on human rights issues in China. Since 2011, she has given more than 70 presentations to Kiwanis and Rotary clubs about Chinese culture and human rights. Her topics include the renaissance of Chinese culture, the human rights movement in China, and forced organ harvesting in China, and how it is related to Americans. Dr. Wen Chen received her Ph.D. degree in Biology at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2000. She currently works for Caltech as an Associate Biologist. She has been volunteering for NTD Television with community outreach and education since 2008.
Dr. Chen came to the U.S. shortly after the Tiananmen Square confrontation. She came here as a student and said she was “brainwashed” by the Chinese government. Dr. Chen said the Chinese government claimed all negative information the Chinese people hear about China was propaganda created by the U.S. in Hollywood. Dr. Chen said it took her 5 or 6 years to get out of the brain washed state. Wen claimed that there are still labor camps in China and that many people are still suffering under the Chinese regime. One group in particular persecuted by the Chinese government that are being imprisoned and killed for the Chinese organ donation program are called the Falun Dafa/Gong.

Erica Williams gave a talk on the benefits of Wellness Coaching which is a service she provides to clients. Wellness Coaches are trained to help clients achieve their best self in happiness and well being. Under her coaching, she helps the client set goals for all aspects of wellness including physical, mental, financial and overall health. A Wellness Vision is created and goals are set in both long term and short term. For more information on Wellness Coaching or to contact Erica directly, please visit www.fallbrookvillagefitness.com or call 760-451-3488 .


Bulletin 5-3-16
Our Caterer Extroidinaire - Faro Trupiano
The meeting opened with Faro Trupiano thanking the Community, his Family and the Club for all the support they provided to him for the 127 West Social House fire disaster. Faro said the restoration has not yet begun and it looks like it will be a long process (maybe up to a year).
Eric & Sgt Maj Wilson
Lt McDonald, Sgt Maj Wilson, Steve, Debbi & Erica
  • The Purple Foxes (Squadron VMM364) have been in operation since the Vietnam Era. FVRC has been helping the Foxes since December 2014. Erika, Lt McDonald, and Sgt Maj Wilson presented Squadron Letters of Appreciation to Club Members who helped with their Open House BBQ (April 1st). Members spent the day delivering food, helping with the setup, serving food (about 300 people), and cleaning up. Kudos to Eric, Steve, Erica, Debbi & Charles. You guys are awesome. As a special treat - everybody that went got to fly the Osprey simulator. There was some smack flying around about who did and didn’t crash. I guess we’ll never know.
GUEST SPEAKER: Sherri Trombetta, Miss Fallbrook Pageant Coordinator & Director
Sherri Trombetta spoke about the Miss Fallbrook Pageant, which is currently sponsored by the Fallbrook Soroptimist Club. Sherri said the Soroptimist Club is disbanding and is looking for an organization to help carry on the Pageant.
The Pageant is made up of girls that compete based on education/knowledge and not beauty/talent.
Sherri would like our Club to sponsor the 2017 Pageant so it can continue to get and distribute scholarship funds.

Brett Parkinson & Olympian John Nunn
  • John Nunn, Olympic Race Walker.
John and his 12 year old daughter, Ella, have lived in Bonsall for the past 5 years. He is a Staff Sargent in the U.S. Army and a member of their World Class Athlete Program with 15 years of service. He recently made his 3rd Olympic Team for Track and Field in the event of the 50k race walk.
In his spare time when he is not training 100+ miles a week, he is finishing school to get into the Army’s Physician Assistant Program, coaching track at Bonsall High School, running his daughter to all her functions and managing a small cookie business on the side with Ella.
John is the fastest American Race Walker holding the American records for both the 20km and the 50km.
For more information on John go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Nunn_(athlete) 

GUEST SPEAKER:  Doug Boggs & Chuck Gunther – Kenyan Water Project in cooperation with Fallbrook Village Rotary, Uberlinger Rotary Germany, Rotary Malindi, and Rotary International
Doug Boggs, Gordon Stone, Chuck Gunther
Doug Boggs is the President and founder of Lango Baya Mission, which began working in Kenya in 2007.   The organization has grown from assisting nine orphans and their caregivers in 2007 to over 400 children and families at present.  Lango Baya Mission focuses on education, food security, training and projects to assist communities in becoming more self-reliant.  Doug travels to the mission in Kenya once or twice a year.  Before founding the Mission, Doug worked in International Sales Management, Publishing and Teaching.
Chuck Gunther is a Board Member and Vice President of Lango Baya Mission.  Chuck has assisted with the business structure and growth of the Mission since 2008, and travels to Kenya regularly.  Before coming to the Mission, Chuck founded the first Nuclear Pharmacy in the State of California, creating the Federal and California Laws to allow a new diagnostic to determine abnormalities.  His Nuclear Pharmacy was bought by the first National Nuclear Pharmacy and they opened Nuclear Pharmacies in 18 States in the USA in the next eight years.
Both Doug and Chuck worked on the Water Project in conjunction with Fallbrook Village Rotary, Rotary Malindi in Kenya, Uberlingen Rotary Club Germany, and Rotary International.  
The Water Project installed 6 water stations (kiosks) that will service villages of 1500-2500 people. Before the kiosks village women and their children would walk 2 times per day to carry 22 liter containers full of water on their heads back to their villages. The water is used for everything including subsistence farmers who grow their own food. During drought periods they villagers didn’t have enough water for their maize. Now, due to the kiosks, villagers have enough water for all their needs. To get to Malindi Doug and Chuck have to fly to Nairobi then to Malindi. From it is an additional 1 ½ hours to the outer villages.
The project started with helping orphans up in Waijir. It soon became too dangerous to go to Waijir due to its proximity to Somalia, so Doug found orphans to help in Malindi. Orphan sponsorships are $38.00 per month. Sandy and Sharon are supporters of these orphan sponsorships. The money goes toward school uniforms among other things. Because African schools require uniforms, and most families can’t afford these uniforms, many children either do not attend school or drop out. The orphan sponsorships help educate these children so they can succeed in life.
While Doug and Chuck were working with the Orphan project they saw an obvious need to bring water to these villages. The Water Project sprung from this observation. Now, instead of villagers hiking for miles to retrieve water that is supplied from rivers, it is treated and sent underground via pipes to kiosks. The villagers buy water from the kiosks. The Malindi water project started in 2009 when local villagers were hired to hand dig miles of trenches and lay pipes. The Malindi Water Company was in support of hiring local villagers to do the work vice bringing people and equipment in. Casual laborers work for someone else sporadically to make money so many villagers were eager to work for the water company. Construction began in 2010 and in 2011 the construction and hookups were completed. Because two different water companies were involved (they had 2 different water pressures) the kiosk pipes started breaking after they were hooked up. The problem was resolved when they installed water regulators.
Additionally the government started digging catchment reservoirs to help villagers with raising Tilapia and water vegetables. After the kiosks were installed Rotary formed local women’s groups to manage the kiosks (5-8 women). Women were selected because they manage the families and are the most reliable and responsible members in the family. Rotary trained the women in small business management so they can collect money and pay for the kiosk metering. The net profit margin has been about 30% and the 5-8 women running the project earn between $50-$80 per month. Rotary’s stipulation for building the kiosks was that it be run by local people and used for the local community. Women also were trained in animal husbandry so they bought and raised chickens with their new income. Rotary is also building private schools and presently has 3 to 4 classrooms.

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