Guest Speaker: Debbie George & Michelle Thornburg | Corona, CA

Wed Aug 22, 2018

Our meeting today welcomed two guest speakers that are advocates for Type 1 diabetes research. Debbie George and Michelle Thornburg. They both have children that were born with Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that attacks the pancreas and deems a person dependent on insulin for life. There is no cure for this disease. It is nicknamed “the invisible disease” because suffers of Type 1 diabetes can appear to be the picture of health. Everyday activities can affect the blood sugar of those with the disease. Examples are: exercise, too much food, lots of activity, illness, and improper dosing of insulin. Some complications associated with Type 1 diabetes are: nerve, eye, kidney damage and cardiovascular disease. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to amputations amongst other problems.

It was a very informative talk today. And we clearly need to continue research to find a cure for this malady.

To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club guest speakers, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.

Circle City Rotary has an Exchange Student 2018-19! | Corona, CA

Fellow Rotarian, Karen Maldonado, and her family have welcomed a Rotary Exchange Student into their home for the school year.  Her name is Ula Gilewska.

She is 17 years old and comes from Poland. She has 4 sisters and a brother. Her father is a cardiologist and her mom is a child psychologist.  She will be attending Santiago High School in Corona along with their daughter, Cameron. She is interested in improving her English speaking skills, and would also like to learn more Spanish.

The Maldonado’s have taken Ula out to Crystal Cove, and to Huntington Beach twice. They have also taken her on a volunteer outing with Inspire Life Skills.  Ula is anxious to start school next week and is looking forward to meeting some new friends.

We at Circle City Rotary are excited to show Ula a good time. We are providing her with some spending money each month, and a lot of us have signed up to take her out to lunch and/or an excursion as well.  I had the pleasure of meeting Ula at a brunch Karen set up with her family and my husband and I.  I will be acting as Ula’s counselor throughout the time she is here.  She recently came to our Rotary meeting and enjoyed breakfast with us and we all got a chance to say hello. Welcome to U. S. A. Ula!  We are glad you are here!

To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Bryan Reece | Corona, CA

On Wed. August 8th. Dr. Bryan Reece was our guest speaker. Also in attendance was Kevin Fleming, Vice President of Strategic Development for Norco College. Dr. Reece is the President of Norco College. Dr. Reece has a lot of passion for students and for the future vision of his school. A lot of high school graduates want to go to college. He wants to make room for all of them. Our region is growing and there are a lot of students that commute. These are topics that Dr. Reece discussed at our meeting, Economic Development: They would like to build a Photonics Center. These are high developed lasers. Workforce Development: To provide training and raise the skill level of employees, Community Development: We need to raise the Arts in the area. They are starting a partnership with the Corona Symphony. And they are working on curbing recidivism. They are going to offer an AA degree to incarcerated persons. Veterans Education: They are building a Veterans Resource Center so veterans that have had similar experiences can find each other and help one another. Academic Development:  Starting a dual enrollment program where the local high school seniors can also be enrolled at Norco College. When they graduate high school, they have also completed their first year of college and can begin their second year. He  would like to bring a BA presence to Norco College. It was very interesting to hear about all of these exciting ideas and programs that Dr. Reece has either implemented or would like to see implemented.

To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club guest speakers, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.

Guest Speaker: Amelia Nieves | Corona, CA

On Wed August 1st.   Amelia Nieves was our guest speaker.  Amelia came to our Rotary meeting to share with us what WICC does for Corona.

WICC is an acronym for the Women’s Improvement Club of Corona.  This club is one of the oldest, if not the oldest club in the city of Corona.

The Women’s Improvement Club was founded in 1899 and was incorporated in 1910.  It is a non-profit 501 (c)3 and is part of a wider General Federation of Women’s Club in the nation.   General business meetings are conducted once a month at the Historic Clubhouse located at 1101 South Main St.  The Clubhouse was built in 1913 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.  The Women’s  Club was founded as a service club which continues to this day.  The Women’s Improvement Club started The Corona Public Library, The Settlement House and has given 2 scholarships a year to the graduating senior class from each Norco/Corona USD high school.

Funds are also distributed to other local non-profits in the city, such as Peppermint Ridge, and The Settlement House.  Items are collected all year long to donate to baskets that are assembled for babies of military families. There are 2 major fundraisers throughout the year that helps fund donations. One is the Spaghetti Dinner that is held in the Fall, and the other is the Military Dance that is held in the Spring.  Also the Historic Clubhouse is used as a rental facility and has seen many gatherings over the years.  The Women’s Club is always seeking new members that would like to be of service to their community and for the mutual improvement of its members.

Everyone enjoyed Amelia’s talk on the Women’s Improvement Club of Corona.

To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club guest speakers, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.

The Hub: Weekly Bulletin for the Week of August 8, 2018 | Corona, CA

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The Hub: Weekly Bulletin for the Week of August 1, 2018 | Corona, CA

 

 

 

 

 

To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.

Guest Speaker: Clint Lorimore | Corona, CA

Our last week’s speaker was Clint Lorimore.

Clint was a recipient of the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship program.  This is now called the Peace Scholarship.

Clint got accepted into the program when he was 27 years old and was attending Claremont Graduate University while pursuing a Master’s Degree in Art and International Studies.  While in the Ambassadorial Scholarship program, Clint went to Singapore where he received a Master’s Degree in Science and Strategic Studies.  Emphasis on counter radicalization and terrorism.  Clint said that this experience was life enriching in countless ways.  Clint now serves as the elected Mayor of the city of Eastvale.  We really enjoyed hearing Clint’s talk about his participation in this worthwhile program.

To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club guest speakers, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.

Monthly Service Projects: September 2018 | Corona, CA

Assist Peppermint Ridge at their fundraiser,  The Love Run.  Volunteers are needed to set up and break down event, to pass out water to runners, and wherever needed.

This will take place on Sat. September 15th. from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at The Hidden Valley Nature Center.

To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club service projects, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.

Monthly Service Projects: August 2018 | Corona, CA

Re-landscape front yard for Inspire Life Skills home in Eastvale.  We are going to tear out the grass and replace it with drought tolerant landscaping and re-stain a fence.

This will take place on Aug. 25th. bright and early in the morning to beat the heat (time tbd)  and we will go to lunch together afterwards.

To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club service projects, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.

New Member Alert! | Corona, CA

This past week we inducted our newest member into Circle City Rotary!!  Chris Glinski.  He works for Pacific Premier Bank and was invited to join by his friend, Chris Miller.

To find out more about joining Circle City Rotary Club, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.