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Member Spotlight: The book on Brad Rubini
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian When Brad Rubini was reading a bedtime story to his seven-year-old daughter, Claire, she asked him why he was reading the words wrong. “I’m dyslexic, so I thought I was reading the words right,” recalls Rubini, a past president of the Rotary Club of Toledo, Ohio. After he explained his problem, she began to read to him on most nights instead. “She was a voracious reader and storyteller. She was always telling stories, even when she was a toddler,” he says. Three years later, while Claire was away at summer camp, she died unexpectedly as a result of a...
Health: Survival of the Fitbittest
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian In the seven days from 7 through 13 March, I took precisely 84,250 steps. This amounted to 39.85 miles. I also climbed 288 floors and burned 22,055 calories. I’m fairly certain that you, gentle readers, could not care less about those statistics. Unless, of course, you’re one of the millions of gentle readers who have joined America’s fitness self-surveillance movement by strapping a tracking device to your wrist. In which case, you are probably pretty darned impressed by my stats. I should therefore add a few crucial caveats. Caveat No. 1: That week...
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special...
Cynthia Salim: Former Rotary Scholar makes clothing with a conscience
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian The way Cynthia Salim sees it, the fashion industry doesn't have much to offer a young, socially conscious woman like her when it comes to work clothes. "The fashion industry often does 'sexy' or 'fun' or 'hip,' and things that encourage frequent purchases," the 29-year-old says. "It's very rare that the design community will design something that will make a young woman look credible and influential as well as timeless." Add "and is ethically made" to that list, and it becomes a tall order that Salim became increasingly frustrated trying to fill when...
Member Interview: Susan Davis uses social entrepreneurship to fight poverty
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Susan Davis has devoted the past three decades to using social entrepreneurship and microfinance to address extreme poverty, particularly in Bangladesh. A Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship in the early 1980s allowed her to study international relations at the University of Oxford. A decade ago, she co-founded BRAC USA (previously the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee) to help the world’s poor through self-empowerment. She is co-author, with journalist David Bornstein, of the book Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to...
 

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Encinitas Coastal

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Firefly Grill
251 North El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA  92024
United States
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We are a spirited collection of professional men and women who meet weekly for lunch at Firefly Grill in Encinitas. Many of our members live and/or work in one of the five communities of Encinitas: Cardiff, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Old Encinitas or New Encinitas. We also have several members from the community of La Costa in South Carlsbad and from Solana Beach and Del Mar.

We encourage and enjoy visits by Rotarians from other clubs, nearby or anywhere in the world. Our meetings are characterized by a spirit of friendship, as we take the time out of our busy schedules to share experiences, discuss ideas and enjoy interesting luncheon speakers, searching for new ways to happily put "Service Above Self". Club members give back to our local and world communities through a variety of projects and events.

Please visit the Rotary International website for more information about the world's largest non-governmental, non-sectarian humanitarian organization.

 

 

The Encinitas Coastal Rotary Club is using crowdfunding to raise funds to provide clean water to working families in the Dominican Republic.  We are working with both local Rotarians there and with Aqua Clara International – a Michigan non-profit that has developed hollow membrane filters which can be attached to  a 5 gallon bucket, and which produce water which is 99.999% pure. A single filter system will provide a family with clean water for ten years – for a total cost of $75!  Check out our website:

  https://www.gofundme.com/tz628kr8    

 If you’d like more information, contact one of our International Service Co-Chairs. To learn more about some of our other community projects, have a look at the photo albums on the left side of this web page.