Fisher House Southern California | Supporting America's Military
NOV. 10, 2021
The Fisher House Southern California Program is a 25-year-old unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in a time of need. Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is receiving medical care at military and VA medical centers.
These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world. As November 2020, there are 91 Fisher Houses located on 25 military installations and 40 VA medical centers in the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom.
Rotary Club of Placentia
November 10, 2021
In attendance for the weekly meeting at Alta Vista CC of Placentia Patty Alice Dottie Michelle Craig Ron Ward Roy Nate Alex Jim Glenn TC Maverick Kathi Debye Polly Elizabeth
Guests this morning include are great friend and soon top be member Tatsu and our Speakers Terry and Linda of Fisher House
We kicked things off at 7:01am with the pledge from Jim and words of inspiration from Ward.
City report form Ward included these tidbits
Tomorrow Veterans Day Ceremony at Civic Center 10am
City Park renovations are underway
Chamber report from Kathi included
8 Local Chambers will be meeting at Black Gold Harvest Festival this Fri 6-8 pm tickets $20
Power Networking this week at REMS 11:30-1 speaker David of Solarity Systems
Next week Nov 17 Lunch Mob aat Market Fresh Grill
American Express Shop Small event happening next week!
This morning is a Veterans Event at El Dorado High School 9:30am
Kathi – This month’s STAR ROTARIAN is TC!
Jim – We have heard from Shantel former manager at SAMS Club who
Arranged for 1600 pillows
The gift card shopping trips
The new grill for the club
Jim - We have awarded her an Honorary Paul Haris and she received it in the mail, was very honored and gracious.
Jim – Awards TC his Paul Harris +4 pin
Alice – Tamale Fest beer Garden and Santa Booth sign-up sheet going around now.
Ward – Thursday next week is the Prayer Breakfast and all is set. Craftsman is catering, Coffee from Golden State Roasters 7am tickets $25
Fine Master Michelle
Veteran’s (Ron, Jim, Paul) are fine free today
$100 Roy for birthday Club anniversary and going to Hawaii tomorrow. To Paul Harris
$25 Elizabeth Placentia Club Anniversary
Michelle – find the 7 reasons not to miss Houston conference this year including a private tour at NASA Kennedy Space Center from TC!!!! Possibly meet the love of your life. All in the new issue of Rotarian
$2 Alex took son out in Dad’s truck
$2 Patti Grand Kids ran ½ marathon
$1 Paul for being here at meeting… Missed you Paul and Glad you are back!!!!
$1 Ward for the foundation meeting on Monday
$1 Terry Gilliam (guest) for a successful Dr appointment and also a good laugh from the club!
$5 TC for Ward attending the Turkish consulate for proclamation event & the long drive for an eye appointment that went well but cataract surgery coming soon and then NO GLASSES!!!
$1 Elizabeth for retirement coming soon!
$1 Tatsu for reconnecting with Paul and being at the meeting
$1 Linda (Guest) thanks for having us today
$1 Kathi for last night monthly meeting. It was a lot of fun!
Kathi need all baskets for United Way project next week
Jim introduced our Speaker’s who happen to be colleagues of his at the Fisher House.
Terry Board President and Linda Executive Director of Fisher House and our own Jim Paddock is a Board member.
Fisher House is like the Ronald McDonald House but for the VA and all-encompassing in the needs of the patient and their family.
91 houses including 3 abroad
A Family’s place to stay for free while a patient is at VA
On VA campuses, 4 family suites per floor, multi floor buildings
Created by Zachary and Elizabeth Fischer
Successful builder/Developer who wanted to help veterans
Build hoes and pass to Government to maintain and run
When raising money to build home they surpassed their goals by $1.5 millon.
Created investment account and interest pays overhead on Home
.93 of every $1 goes to Military Family in need on National Level and even higher percentage on local level.
Go to www.fisherhousesocal.org to donate.
What a great organization and we are hoping to schedule a tour of the Long Beach Facility soon.
The raffle winner is Roy!!! Thanks to Nate, this week’s sponsor.