Downtown Club News
As Rotarians, we have many opportunities to give back to our community through volunteer work. This week, 10 members of the San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club participated in the Feed Our Heroes program at the USO Neil Ash Airport Center. As in past years, our club generously donated food (sandwiches, fruit, snacks and even Girl Scout cookies) and served hundreds of military personnel (mostly Marines this year) who had just completed Boot Camp and are traveling through San Diego on their way to military assignments.
It’s always fun and rewarding to engage these young people in conversation, hear some of their stories, and express our gratitude for their service. We’re happy when they leave the Center with a full stomach and a warmed heart. Oohrah!
Posted on Feb 22, 2017
Rotary District 5340 and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies proudly present the 6th Annual Pathways to Peace Forum on Saturday, February 25, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This year's Peace Forum, entitled "Beyond Borders," will celebrate the relationship between our Rotary District and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies in creating and sustaining peace in the world.
The Forum will take place at the University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace & Justice, and is free of charge. Coffee, Mexican hot chocolate, pastries and breakfast burritos will be served starting at 8 a.m.
Posted on Feb 21, 2017
One of the major perks of being a member of the San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club is the location of our weekly meetings: the magnificent University Club Atop Symphony Towers. Although many of our club members are also members of the UClub, not all members of the UClub are familiar with Rotary or know that we meet and eat there every Wednesday morning.
Recently, we had an opportunity to introduce our club to UClub members by participating in their “Third Thursday” event, organized by the Young Executive Society (YES). This month’s theme was “The Future of San Diego,” a topic near and dear to our hearts. Our club members were happy to share information generally about what Rotary does, the many local and international projects we participate in to improve the lives of those less fortunate, and how our club is helping to shape the future of our city.
The event was a huge success! We connected with like-minded people who share our passion and commitment for service. Lots of UClub members expressed an interest in getting to know more about Rotary, and even signed up to be guests at one of our weekly breakfast meetings.
Many thanks to Karl Kyler for setting this up, to our amazing Membership Committee, and especially to our members who participated in this super fun event.
Posted on Jan 31, 2017
Did you know that smoke from open cooking fires kills more than eight times as many people as malaria? Or that in some parts of the world, four million burns are reported annually, and smoke is a leading cause of death in children under the age of five? Well, you can help change those shocking statistics by participating in a fundraiser presented by the San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club's International Service Committee on Thursday evening, February 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. The proceeds will be used to purchase safe, affordable, fuel-efficient cookstoves -- called "Ecocinas" (see photo above) -- developed by StoveTeam International to replace dangerous open cooking fires.
Here's how you can help . . . .