Casa Hogar

She said “I brought him home when I was 21 years old. I was a newlywed. I felt bad when I found out he had no one to care for him.” Then she wiped tears , took a deep breath and told us “now I have 32 kids, 3 of them are from my flesh and the rest are destined to be with me… they could stay here as long as they want, they are my family, I want them to finish college, find a decent job, then to start their own family, they could leave when they are ready.” That what Beatrice “Kiser” Morales told us.


Beatriz Morales (“Kiser”) is a beautiful soft spoken woman. It seems that she was touched by an angel, or perhaps she is the angel. When her in-laws gave her piece of land, she decided to make it an orphanage. She loves the kids in the orphanage and she is a mom to all of them. She shares their joys and sorrows. They mean the whole world to her. Kiser’s quest is to see them succeed; her desire is to see them happy. All these things happen in a place called Casa Hogar Rancho del Nino Nueva. To Kiser and her kids, it’s called home.


There are 26 boys and only 3 girls in Casa Hogar. However, as the number of females is increasing, so is the need for a new dorm. To manage this increasing number of children, Casa Hogar also needs a laundry and storage room. I am very glad to announce that our club decided to get together with Rotary Club of Tijuana to bring Kiser and these children’s dreams to reality and make a difference in their lives. I am encouraging everyone to be involved. We need all the manpower we can get to build additions to Casa Hogar.  Casa Hogar could also benefit from a used truck or van to service the children.  The children need our help; please reach out and be involved!


On behalf of all the children at Casa Hogar, I would like to thank you for all your support.


Al Zion Laghab

Red Badge Meeting at Camp Trask

When?: Wednesday October 22 5:30pm sharp to 7:30pm.

Where?: Meet at Canyon Park guardhouse – Link:

Who?: All Red Badges – Blue Badges welcome especially those interested in assessing maintenance needs on the Fort Rotary.

What?: A 30-40 minute tour of the camp and Red Badge dinner meeting down the hill in Monrovia. Vehicles will convoy up from the camp guard house.

Contact: Red Badge President- Johnny Lee  (Red Badges please confirm participation)

Membership In Gear – Really?

First Quarter Membership Report 2008/9 Rotary Year:   New Members -2, Lost Members – 2. Net change – 0.

With 104 members in our club I would expect a new member induction every other week at least.  To date I do not have any signed sponsor forms in the pipeline for the rest of October.  I again ask Rotarians to bring guests to our fantastic meetings by simply inviting them to lunch (on us) and let them get to know the Greatest Rotary Club in the Universe.

Brad Miller – Membership Chair

Something every Rotarian should know


Vocational Service is the “Second Avenue of Service.” No aspect of Rotary is more closely related to each member than a personal commitment to represent one’s vocation or occupation to fellow Rotarians and to exemplify the characteristics of high ethical standards and the dignity of work. Programs of vocational service are those which seek to improve business relations while improving the quality of trades, industry, commerce and the professions. Rotarians understand that each person makes a valuable contribution to a better society through daily activities in a business or profession.

Vocational Service is frequently demonstrated by offering young people career guidance, occupational information and assistance in making vocational choices. Some clubs sponsor high school career conferences. Many recognize the dignity of employment by honoring exemplary service of individuals working in their communities. The 4 -Way Test and other ethical and laudable business philosophies are often promoted among young people entering the world of work. Vocational talks and discussion of business issues are also typical vocational service programs at most clubs.

Regardless of the ways that Vocational Service is expressed, it is the banner by which Rotarians “recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations” and demonstrate a commitment to “high ethical standards in all businesses and professions.” That’s why the Second Avenue of Service is fundamental to every Rotary club.

The Greatest Rotary Club in the World!