A trip to Ensenada, A New Member Induction, The Banners of Brand are Up, and a Visit from a Real Life Indiana Jones!  An Action Packed Glendale Sunrise Rotary Meeting.  



Eggs Benedict, Hashbrowns, Bacon, Fruit, Assorted Pastries, Oatmeal


New Member Erik Ohanessian brought his friend and Zaven also brought a guest

Induction of Erik Ohanessian

Erik works for Meryl Lynch.  He was born in Iran but has been in Glendale most of his life.  He went to Hoover High School.  Erik enjoys traveling in his spare time.  This weekend Erik and his girlfriend traveled to Ensenada to visit the orphanage.  He received his Red Badge and received a war Sunrise Rotary welcome.

Club Announcements:

A summary of the "Not Even for a Minute" campaign.  The banners are up, a press conference was held at the Alex, lots of great PR

School supply sorting will happen next week after the meeting if you have a few extra minutes

Trip to the Orphanage

   A passport was forgotten so they arrived two hours late

   The kids were taken to a local water park and had a great time

Next week the Speaker will talk about disaster aid in the Philippines


Fines and Acknowledgements

Maria's Birthday

Robert Vance's 11 year wedding Anniversary

Chief Scoggins had a birthday and had a Rotary Birthday Surprise

Rick Dinger, past-president, past-program chair, Rotarian of the Year (in case you forgot) missed three weeks and paid a fine

Steven Ropfogel is sponsering a chamber mixer on Wednesday night

Jorge says Ken forgot his passport on the Mexico trip

Ray thanks everyone who came to visit the kids at the orphanage

Peggy is starting a new job with David Smith CPA


Special Recognition

Nina, Zaven, and Frank are celebrating their Rotary Anniversaries in August



Our speaker is Christopher Scott Blin who is a Rotarian and a family friend of Tom's.  Christopher is based out of San Diego but has traveled to 96 countries and written two books including his latest, "Swimming to Angola."

Christopher shared many stories of his travels, scary moments driving across Africa, and tips for third world travel.  His advice that he left us with was to focus on being happy.