November 18, 2004
Rotary Club of San Marcos Leads Project to Build Home in Mexico
Rotary Club of San
Marcos Leads Project to Build Home in Mexico
The Rotary Club of San
Marcos joined by the Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Club, the Tijuana Rotary Club, and
the San Marcos High School Interact Club recently gave a family in Tijuana
Mexico a gift for the holidays - their own home.
Project Chair Joe
Madrigal said that about 50 Rotarians and other volunteers joined together to
complete the construction project in one day leaving the family members with a
brand new home, various furnishing, cooking utensils, and a hot meal to enjoy
the first night in their new dwelling.
The selection of the
family and the location for the new home was made with the assistance of the
organization, Project Corazon (heart). Established in 1978, Corazon organizes
construction projects with non-profit groups to build over 50 construction
projects a year. They build a variety of well-designed houses, classrooms,
community centers and other building projects in Mexico. Families are selected
to receive a new home based on points earned for service in projects to improve
their individual communities or Colonias.
This is the third year
the Rotary Club of San Marcos has built a house in Tijuana. Money is raised by
the club for this project and for several other major San Marcos community
projects, through its annual Reverse Opportunity Fundraiser, which is held each
Star Builders Supply in
San Marcos has donated painting supplies for each of the last three years and
Aramark, the company who supplies food services for Palomar College has for the
last two years donated food to feed the participating volunteers.
The Rotary Club of San
Marcos meets at Noon on Thursdays at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San
Pablo Drive, San Marcos. To learn more about the clubs humanitarian projects or
to obtain information about how to become a member, visit the club's website at
The Walls Go
Roofing Tijuana Home
Family Receives Rotary Built Home(See Story at left)
Committee to Monitor Prop. P Funds
Escondido city officials,
mindful of the razor thin margin by which Proposition P apparently passed muster
with the voters, have announced an oversight committee of private citizens to
monitor the funding from the Proposition.
Escondido voters have
apparently approved, subject to confirmation by December 1st, $84, 350,000 in
funding to build new public safety buildings and infrastructure. Plans include
a new police station as well as fire station, an emergency operations center,
and headquarters for both police and fire agencies.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary
is offering a course on Coastal Navigation.
The course includes
marine magnetic compass, navigation tools and instruments, nautical charts, dead
reckoning, piloting, tide and current sailing, radio navigation/GPS, fuel and
The course is 12 weeks
beginning January 20, 2005. Classes are on Thursdays from 7pm till 9pm, room
700, at Palomar College-Escondido, East Valley Parkway and Midway.
The course fee of $45.00
includes text, study guide, cruise chart, and completion certificate. Students
will need to purchase navigating tools costing approximately $20.00. Palomar
College requires a $2.00 daily parking fee.
Without additional course
fee, enrolled students may be accompanied by additional family/friend member
using the same supplies.
Registration and payment
of course fee is required by December 15, 2004.
For further information
and to register, call Gil Graham at 743.3502.
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