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Fearless Rotarians:
Steve and I attended another inspiring SOM. 
Attached photo:
Marines l-r  (all soon deployed to Okinawa)
LCPL Anthony Torres, Cpl Jasmin Sever, LCPL Lane Crisman
Students l-r
Martin Cuellar, Lilly Durbin, Melissa Galvan, Kaylei O'Connor
Speakers for Rotary:
FBHS Campus Resource Sheriff: Drew Beatty 
FB Sheriff Station Lt Pat Gardener
FB High Girls Rugby Coach Marin Pinell
Rosemary Workman & Gordon Stone
Rosemary Workman is a published author and the Founder and Chief Problem Solver for Blindsided to Blessed, a company dedicated to helping smart and capable women turn tragedy to triumph after some unexpected or major life event has hijacked their peace of mind and turned their world upside down.
The Fallbrook Village 2016 Miss Fallbrook Court received awards and honors at their outgoing dinner hosted at Pala Mesa Resort on March 30th.
Please join us on April 8th at 6:00PM in the Bob Burton Performing Arts Center located at Fallbrook High School to see the 2017 Miss Fallbrook crowned!
Our very own Rotarian Steve Abbott gave a talk on his life story. Steve began working on a fishing boat at the young age of 12 years old where he learned the true meaning of hard work, which he very much enjoys. Steve has achieved many successes in life both personally and professionally and we are very happy to have him as a member of our club!
Kevin Spencer & Sean O'Callaghan of Fallbrook Skate Park, Inc. pictured alongside Club President Debbi Peters
Fallbrook Skate Park, Inc. was represented to the club by Kevin Spencer and Sean O'Callaghan who gave an in-depth report on the current status of their project. FSI was founded in 2003 and revived in 2010 to begin a partnership with Ingold Sports Park. FSI is in the midst of fundraising a total of $750,000 through E-scrip, donation jars around town, local fundraising events, and county grants.
Please visit,, or email for more information on this great community addition!
Club President Debbi Peters and Ken Munson of Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary
Erica Williams and Debbi Peters present a check to Ken Munson of Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary and Will Shakespeare of Fallbrook Land Conservancy for funds raised from the annual Turkey Trot.
Bulletin  4/18/2017
  • Sherri gave the Club a Miss Fallbrook update. She said next year they want to expand the program to include a Miss Teens (ages 13-15).
  • Gordon gave Morgan a diaper bag for his new baby (it’s really an old Rotary bag from storage).
  • Thursday (4-20) is a 4 Way Speech Contest at the Point Loma Liberty Station Rotary Club at 12:00 pm.
  • Congratulate Faro on taking 3rd place in an international pizza contest.
  • Board meeting rescheduled for next week (4-25-17) will include a Miss Fallbrook review.
  • Gordon asked the Club to think about how we can spend district & international grant money. Some ideas may include helping Rainbow Elementary School.
  • Sandy said Bob sounds in good spirits.
  •  Steve gave a SOM update.
  • The library has asked us to participate in their summer reading program. Karen sent out an email about it.
  • District Conference is still May 20th. Debbi would like someone from our Club to go.
  • Reins is having a “Horses, Hats & Hope” Benefit on May 6th.
  • Maie Ellis Elementry School is having an annual Leadership Day on April 20 from 9 – 11 am. More info:
  • Rotary International President’s Dinner is May 19th, 6pm at the Admiral Kidd Club, Point Loma Naval Base.
  • Our annual Del Mar Race Day is set for August 26.
  • Avocado Festival is April 23, 9am-5pm. They could use some help with the Avocado 500. Meet in front of Trupiano’s.
  • Erica discussed the Guacamole making contest.
  • Erica said CLB13 is expecting 13 babies. They could use any and all baby donations.
  • John talked about upcoming events at the Fallbrook Art Center
  • Sara announced 2 upcoming events that she is hosting:
    • Shapewear show Friday April 21, 6pm (RSVP/info
    • Reagan Library Trip ($85.00 per person) May 18, 7am -7pm, RSVP Sara (760) 497-5821
  • Sara has had a lot of success recently empowering women.
  • Karen said they need more volunteers for AIP.
Confessions:  None
Speaker: Rosemary Waterman –“Blindsided to Blessed: Turning Your World Right Side Up When Your Life is Upside Down!”
Fallbrook Village Rotary Club hosted the Rotary 4 Way Speech Contest.
From left to right, FVRC President Debbi Peters, 1st place winner Nicole Gonzales, 4th place winner Natalie Weber, 4th place winner Gabriel Bachman, 3rd place winner Isai Soto, 2nd place winner Maribel Rueda, emcee & FVRC member Brett Parkinson. 
Each participant did a great job. The judges had a hard time selecting a winner. Congratulations to each of these fine participants. 
Arlana Holland of Sonata Hospice came to visit our club to inform us about the history and benefits of hospice service. Hospice began in the 1940's in England by a woman who wanted more for her dying patients and came to the United States in the 60's. It is now a service provided by Medicare and is centered on keeping patients comfortable, and aimed at the management of symptoms versus curing the illness.
01-31-17 – Darlene Seale – Illustration & Surface Pattern Design Studio
Darlene Seale is an artist, illustrator & surface designer.
Her art is inspired by nature, an off-beat sense of humor, and living by faith. These themes usually show up in her designs.
Today our club speaker was fellow Rotarian Sherri Trombetta. Sherri presented her "Who Am I?" speech which spotlights newer members so we can learn more about them.
Rotarian Karen Utley, Speaker Megan Hartwell and Club President Debbi Peters
Fallbrook Village Rotary Club was visited by Megan Hartwell of Operation Bigs on January 17, 2017. Operation Bigs began in 2004 to assist military children who are going through various challenges and would benefit from a mentor in their life. Megan has so far volunteered more than 3,000 hours of service to Operation Bigs and has seen many success stories come from this program.
Our club was visited by the Fallbrook High School Madrigals choir who performed several holiday songs for us while we enjoyed a catered lunch by La Caseta. This was the last meeting of 2016 and it was a great way to send off the year. Thank you Madrigals for your beautiful performance!
Fallbrook High School Madrigals brought the Christmas cheer with holiday music

The Madrigals is an all girls choir this year and are doing very well in competitions around the community.
At our club meeting on December 6th, our members put on their holiday finest and shared tales of Christmas past. We had many ugly sweaters, a few dapper fellows, and even our own Steve Achard dressed in full camouflage! Debbi Peters made caramel popcorn for the club and everyone enjoyed a lovely treat while hearing of members most memorable holiday events.
All dressed up, ready for the holidays!
Rotarians Gordon Stone, Erica Willams, Karen Utley and Don Weeks
Dr. Shawn Carlson, Rotarian Karen Utley and Dr. Carlson's assistant Melissa
Shawn Carlson, Ph.D. Executive Director of LabRats Science Education Program "Giving kids the power to transform the world" came to speak to our club about the most comprehensive science program ever for children aged 11 through 18. The goal is to make young people of all backgrounds love learning about science and technology and to give them skills that can serve them throughout their lifetimes.
For more information on this program, please visit  
Club President Debbi Peters stands with speaker Matt Obermueller of Seniors Helping Seniors and Rotary member Morgan Cadmus.
From Washington, a Seahawks Fan and former Rotarian, Matt and family (wife and 3 young children) have lived in Fallbrook for 1 ½ yrs. He has 11 yrs experience working in Medicare Insurance. Seniors Helping Seniors originated in 1998. Matt purchased the Fallbrook area franchise in 2015 and serves the Fallbrook, Bonsall, Valley Center, Escondido, Ramona and east county areas. Seniors Helping Seniors provides services including housekeeping, meal prep, shopping, doctor visits, shopping, yard & home maintenance, medication reminders and also helping the client with their biography to share with family.
Matt interviews, screens and completes background checks for staff that are all 50+ yrs and matches personality and background types. Candidates must have compassion, interest and understanding of the aging process and service attitude. Sounds like your typical Rotarian!
Contact Info for Matt 760 884-4111
Club President Debbi Peters and Shelter Box Representative Parker Emerson
Example of a shelter box and its contents
Mr. Emerson explaining the benefits of a water filtration system that is included in a shelter box
Some of the Fallbrook Village Rotary Club members and spouses took a ride along the San Luis Rey trails to Oceanside Harbor for lunch along the pier. It was a great time had by all! 
Members of Fallbrook Village Rotary Club visiting Camp Pendleton for a tour of an osprey aircraft.
On August 24th members of the Fallbrook Village Rotary club had a rare opportunity to access Camp Pendleton and tour the airplane hangar where osprey's and other aircraft are housed. We are very proud of our involvement with the Purple Foxes and look forward to a continued relationship with our local military members. After the tour of the aircraft hangar, members experienced an osprey flight simulator where they could try their hand at flying and landing.
Both Doug Boggs and Chuck Gunther worked on the Water Project in conjunction with Fallbrook Village Rotary, Rotary Malindi in Kenya, Uberlingen Rotary Club Germany, and Rotary International.  
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Fallbrook Village
We meet Tuesdays at 12:10 PM
Fallbrook Public Library
124 S. Mission Rd.
Fallbrook, CA  92028
United States
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Fallbrook, CA 92088
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