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Claremont Sunrise Rotary Club
To my fellow Claremont Sunrise Rotarians:
The last time I served as your president, it was 2009–10. We were a vibrant, active, fun loving group dedicated to service to our local and international communities.
Now, five years later, we are a more vibrant, more active and more fun-loving group, and even more dedicated. Some of the faces have changed, but our goal remains the same: to serve those in need through hard work and community leadership.
So let's take that first step together today as we begin the new rotary year. Our thanks to Chuck Freitas for the excellent year just completed, and here's to 2014–15!
Gary C.K. Huang- President, Rotary International
Larry Skaggs- District Governor, District 5300
(see Larry's District Project Hope)
Rotary Theme 2014- 2015: RI President Gary C.K. Huang is urging club members to Light Up Rotary by hosting a Rotary Day in their community, continuing our fight against polio, and increasing club membership. "Light Up Rotary is more than our theme. It is how we make a difference — every day, in every club, and every country we serve."
Claremont Sunrise says goodbye to another longtime member of our past. Bill Chetney, better known as "Wild Bill", resigned from our club a few years ago because of serious medical issues. He recently passed away on Nov. 26 at home.
Bill is best remembered in our club as a fun-loving member, always ready to open his home for social gatherings like our infamous annual Debunkings. We always knew he'd be a pleasure to have participate on any occasion.
He enjoyed engaging in work projects as well, such as some of our Mexico house-building projects with Corazon.
We send out our thoughts and prayers to his wife Judith and their 3 sons during this difficult time. For a reading of his obituary, click here.
Another great TLC weekend was experienced by 4 OLA Eighth graders from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. Three of the 4 were able to join us with their Principal, Bernadette Boyle, and family members, to speak to the Club about their experiences.
Charles Baggarly, Vincente Huerta, and Noelle Navidad were in attendance. Iris Navarro also participated in TLC.
CSR enjoyed another Fine Fifth Wed. Social Event on Oct. 29. Thanks to Cindy R. for organizing and promoting the occasion. Congrats to Kari for being the evening's Raffle Winner!
On Aug. 27, 2014 CSR inducted new member, Joe Salas. Joe is a high school teacher in Fontana. Joe has a history of community involvement. Most recently, he ran for Claremont
Arnold W. Thompson was recently named the 2014 William Downes Award recipient, the highest award from the Airports Council International (ACI). The award is to be presented at ?the National Convention in Atlanta in September.
One of the most prestigious awards of ACI-NA, the “William E. Downes Jr. Memorial Award”, is the namesake of Bill Downes, the former Commissioner of Aviation for the City of Chicago from 1959 to 1975.
Nominees for this award possess outstanding leadership in promoting the cause of airports and aviation as a vital part of the local, national or worldwide aviation community.
Winners have successfully worked for acceptance, development and support of needed airport programs. They have been instrumental in fostering cooperation among various aviation entities with the ultimate goal of improving the airport.
Finally, winners are known for their initiative of fostering or creating an innovative approach to solving vital issues facing the aviation industry currently, and implementing new approaches in planning for future aviation development. (Nominees must meet at least one of these criteria.)
2014-09-24 And now Centerlines Magazine has published a very nice bio on Arnie in honor of his award and contributions to his industry.
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Claremont Sunrise Rotary Club Nov. 2012