The Tattler Rotary Club of La Mesa Volume 2014, No. 62 Meeting Date: 3/26/14 Wednesday’s ednesday’s @ Noon, La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa CA 91942 DR. NORMAN “SKIP” SPERBER Chief Forensic Dentist California Department of Justice Dr. Norman Sperber has been a participating dentist since he left the U.S. Navy in 1956, where he served as a Dental Officer. Dr. Sperber is the Chief Forensic Dentist for San Diego and Imperial Counties and the Chief Forensic Dentist for the California Department Depart of Justice Dental Identification System and Missing/Unidentified Persons Unit. He has played a major role in the development of California’s unique Dental identification System (Assembly Bill 81), which links John and Jane Does with missing persons. As a dental team leader, Dr. Sperber was responsible to the San Diego Coroner for the dental identification of victims in the 1978 San Diego Midair Collision. He has appeared in numerous media news interviews on Foresnic Odontology and a 1996 NBC movie, “Murder Murder or Memory”, which detailed one of the cases he had investigated in Chicago. Dr. Sperber has been the author and/or co-author author of over twenty publications and has given his presentation at an astounding list of seminars and lectures. Dr. Sperber has investigated nvestigated over 1,000 identification cases, participated in numberous homicide, sexual assault and child abuse investigations, and has testified in over 150 object marks and body identification cases in multiple states. He has been an expert witness/consultant ultant in several homicide cases including Florida vs. Bundy, US vs Martin, New York’s “Preppie” murder case in Central Park, Milwaukee’s Jeffery Dahmer mutli-homicide homicide case, and the murder trial of California Highway Patrolman Craig Peyer. Club Service Opportunities March 26, 26 2014 Greeter Rose Hurst Songs Steven Looser Pledge Heidi Caccamise Thought John Van Cleef Raf Raffle Jerry Fabrikant Fines Rob Sauvajot 4 4-Way Larry Scott April 2 2, 2014 Greeter Keith Dindinger Songs Jay Whitington Pledge Bill Ashman Thought Ted Sanchez Raf Raffle Al Lantz Fines Jack Dargitz 4 4-Way Larry Mascari April 9 9, 2014 Greeter Deryk Inn Songs Heidi Caccamise Pledge Don Jenkinson Thought Larry Scott Raf Raffle John Fistere Fines Kelly Hall 4 4-Way Michele Tarbet If you cannot perform your assigned duty, please arrange for a replacement. Important Dates Wed Mar 26th Tues April 1st Wed April 9th Tues April 15th Sat April 26th Dr. Skip Sperber – SDPD Foresnic Dentist 6:00pm Board Meeting – Jim’s office karen Kaufman - Business Coack 5:30pm Sweet Retreat Planning Meeting – Continental Catering 3rd Annual SWEET RETREAT La Mesa Rotary participates in new District Grant The Board of Directors has voted to participate in a new District Grant brought to them by John Fistere. This District Grant with matching funds will provide 2 Haemodialysis Machines and accessories to the San Luis Rio Colorado General Hospital in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora Mexico. This Grant is the collaboration of a number of Rotary clubs with a goal of raising $25,000 with a matching Grant from Rotary International. The anticipated completion date is December 2014. La Mesa Rotary will donate $800 cash plus $800 DDF pledge to Global Grant G615. Along with a separate $1,880 donation from La Mesa Rotary member Terry Caseter, this completes the funding for this project and allows it to be submitted for DDF approval to the DRFC on April 1. The primary partner for this Grant is the Rotary Club of San Luis Rio Colorado and the Imperial Valley Breakfast Club. The city of San Luis Rio Colorado is a border town located 20 miles south of Yuma, AZ with a population of 200,000. These Haemodialysis Machines would afford these low income patients the opportunity for a transplant in the future. Attention Rotary Baseball fans! The first Rotary/Padres Group Event of the 2014 baseball season will be Wednesday, April 2nd at 7:10pm at Petco Park to see the San Diego Padres take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tickets for this game are available in the area of 1st base for $30 each (a discount of over 30% from the average gate price). A portion of your ticket price will be donated to Rotary's End Polio Now Campaign. This is a great opportunity for a club social outing. Please contact Mike Whitehurst with the number of tickets you would like to reserve. Mike Whitehurst (San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary) [email protected] 619-239-3034. Board of Directors Meeting The next Board Meeting will be Tuesday April 1st at 6:00pm in Jim’s office. All Red Badgers are invited to attend to fulfill your Red Badge requirements. 2014-15 Board of Directors Bonnie has proposed that her Board Meetings be held at 11:00am the second Wednesday of the month – just before the lunch. Meetings will be held at the La Mesa Community Center in the Executive Conference Room. One exception will be August – the August meeting will coincide with the District Governors visit and will be held August 6 (the first Wednesday) 2014-15 Pledge Form Have you filled out your 2014-15 Pledge Form and turned it in yet? Bonnie, our PresidentElect, has requested that you do as soon as possible. Bonnie is working on creating a Budget for the coming year and needs these forms to complete the budget. Thank you. EREY Every Rotarian Every Year Have you donated to the Rotary Foundation this fiscal year? A recurring goal of the La Mesa Rotary is EREY – Every Rotarian Every Y ear. That is when every member in the La Mesa Rotary donates to the Rotary International Foundation. Our Rotary fiscal year runs from July 1st – June 30th. Mike Fellow is our Foundation chair (which is different from the La Mesa Rotary Foundation). If you have not yet donated to the Rotary Foundation why don’t you give Mike a check made out to the Rotary Foundation at the next lunch meeting? He will accept donations as small as $10 with no limit how high!
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