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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Crestline-Lake Gregory

Crestline-Lake Gregory

"Service Above Self"

We meet Thursdays at 07:00 AM
San Moritz Lodge
24640 San Moritz Drive
Crestline, CA  92325
United States
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March 2017
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...
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Three young ladies from Mountain Top Strings performed at our club meeting this morning. A group of 21 musicians from Mountain Top Strings is raising funds to go and perform at Carnegie Hall in New York.  For more infromation, go to  

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Great job Crestline-Lake Gregory Rotary Club members!

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The 3rd Annual Steaks at the Lake Fundraiser is coming soon.  Click here to buy your tickets now!
We welcomed two new members to our club this morning.  Welcome Mike Johnstone and Mike Kovack!!

This morning we were excited to inducted Gaston Maya as our newest member. Welcome Gaston! Pictured with his sponsor, Bill Mellinger and club president Stan Gabriel.

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Local artist Stephen Meier was our program this morning. He makes different types of wooden flutes. It was very interesting hearing about the different types of wood used and how the different styles of flutes are made. Great program and music!

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Our club has purchased and installed a commercial refrigerator unit for the Family Service Agency of San Bernardino - Crestline office. This gives them the ability to have fresh product and perishable goods available for their Food Bank.

Thank you William Mellinger for your hard work in making this donation possible.

Crestline Food Bank
Every other Friday 9am - 6pm
USDA 4th Monday of the Month

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Our club was visited by students from Rim of the World High School who attended RYLA 2016. They shared some of their experiences and participated in today's Rotary Moment. Great group of young people.

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Great meeting yesterday! We welcomed a new member, Brent Leistra to our club. Brent is in Real Estate Management and will be a great asset to our club.

Jessenia Santos, the guest speaker at our meeting, is an outbound student for the Rotary Youth Exchange Program and a Rim of the World High School student.  She is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lake Arrowhead.  

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Congratulations to the five contestants who participated in our 4-Way Test Speech Contest. All of them had amazing speeches and presented themselves very well. Thank you!

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Stephen Tilden of the Boys and Girls Club of the Mountain Communities was our guest speaker this morning. Thank you for what you and your organization is doing for the mountain communities. Looks like he and William Mellinger are up to no good.

"Thank you for the opportunity to make a difference in the life of your child."
Stephen Tilden, Chief Professional Officer

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Mike Kovak, Executive Director of the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House, was our guest at our weekly club meeting. Thank you Mike for what you do for our mountain communities and the Inland Empire.

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President Elect Derek Leistra sharing about his weekend at PETS. Sounds like he had a great weekend and has fun plans for the coming year.

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We held our Annual Four Way Test Essay Contest for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades at Valley of Enchantment Elementary School. Great essays from these young people and great support from the school and parents.  


We are pleased to welcome our newest member, Chris Freeman, to our club. Chris was inducted on October 8, 2015 and is the Manager of the Lake Gregory Recreation Company. He is pictured with his sponsor, Bill Mellinger.
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Carolyn Lawrence, club member and Principle at the Valley of Enchantment Elementary School, shared about the Anti-Bullying assembles that were presented at the school. The Anti-Bullying assemblies were sponsored by our club.

Great club meeting this morning. District Governor Rudy Westervelt and his wife Karyn visited our club.
We also honored 9 club members who received new Paul Harris Fellow awards, from first time awards to +4 pins. Great job!
Congratulations to: (L-R) Derek Leistra +1 pin, William Mellinger +4, Karl Drew +3, Governor Rudy Westervelt, President Stan Gabriel +1, Michael Bracher +3, Jeri-Lynn Miller +2, Mick Hill - Paul Harris Fellow, and Alex Miller +2.  Missing from photo is James DeLapp +4.  
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Rotary Foundation
Club Service
Community Service
International Service
Executive Secretary
Rotary Club of Crestline-Lake Gregory ♦ PO Box 1001 ♦ Crestline, CA 92325