USBC Thanksgiving Dinner Communicator Saturday, November 15, 1:00 at La Maroma

Communicator
The Monthly Newsletter of the
Sociedad Unida de Baja California
United Society of Baja California
November 2014
Vol XXXII No 11
P.O. Box 439030 #168
San Ysidro, CA 92143
USBC Thanksgiving Dinner
Saturday, November 15, 1:00PM
at La Maroma
Members $10
Guests $12
Tickets:
Julia & Nate Prine
661-100-6259
[email protected]
ROLLS & BUTTER • PUMPKIN PIE • TURKEY
with all the fixin’s
SWEET POTATOES • CRANBERRIES
CRANBERRIES
TURKEY • STUFFING • GRAVY • MASHED POTATOES • GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
USBC
President Judy Westphal
(661) 614-1113 [email protected]
First Vice President Tom Goodman
(661) 100-2380 [email protected]
Second Vice President Ken Bell
(661) 612-5768 [email protected]
Secretary Beth Frakes
(818) 919-6605 [email protected]
Treasurer Tom Reeve
(661) 613-1285 [email protected]
Immediate Past President Paul Weekes
(661) 612-2186 [email protected]
DIRECTORS
Fred Alarcon [email protected] (661) 612-0552
Nelson Denniston [email protected] (619) 316-4360
Dave Eliot [email protected] (661) 100-6240
Tila Ortiz [email protected] (951) 244-2598
Dewey Roach [email protected] (664) 631-3345
Elma Sotomayor [email protected] (661) 614-1301
Dorothy Southern [email protected] (619) 370-6285
Carmen Valencia [email protected] (664) 631-3815
Amy Valenzuela [email protected] (664) 631-2092
ALTERNATES
Paul Flowers [email protected] (661) 613-9355
Kathy Hutzler [email protected] (661) 100-6060
Greg Richards [email protected] (664) 609-3092
Bus Trips Dorothy Southern
Communicator Dave Eliot
Comm. Distribution Kathy Hutzler
Education Amy Valenzuela
Greeter Carmen Valencia
Membership Dave Eliot
Nominating Bill Clark
Restaurant Tours Tom Reeve
Sergeant-at-Arms Tom Goodman
Sunshine Amy Valenzuela
Website Dave Eliot
[email protected] (619) 370-6285
[email protected] (661) 100-6240
[email protected] (661) 100-6060
[email protected] (664) 631-2092
[email protected] (664) 631-3815
[email protected] (661) 100-6240
[email protected] (661) 110-9047*
[email protected] (661) 613-1285
[email protected] (661) 100-2380
[email protected] (664) 631-2092
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President’s Message
Judy Westphal
I
t was wonderful to see so
many at our October General
Meeting considering the
parking difficulties with the
Mariachi Festival. My gratitude to
Mr. Sergio Sotelo, Admissions
Executive at Sanoviv for his
informative presentation.
Three very important events are
taking place in the coming
months: Thanksgiving Dinner,
election of officers and Board
members, and the Holiday Ball.
Please be sure to get your
reservations in for the Dinner and
Ball as soon as possible.
Current members will receive their
ballots for the election either in
this newsletter or by separate
mail if your Communicator is emailed.
There have been too many
Celebrations of Life lately so I am
once again pleading with all of
you to please be happy, stay
healthy and love much!
Membership
Dave Eliot
as of September 30, 2014
Total membership . . . . . . . 265
Welcome new members
in September
Samuel & Rose Lewis
New during the month . . . . . . 2
Treasurer’s Report
Tom Reeve
as of September 30, 2014
Checking Account . . . . $ 1,980
Savings Account . . . . . .
7,011
Cash on hand. . . . . . . . . . 256
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 9,247
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Abbreviated
Minutes
Beth Frakes
T
he USBC General Meeting, held
on October 4 at the Rosarito
Beach Hotel, was called to order
by First Vice President Tom
Goodman at 10:10am. President Judy
Westphal welcomed everyone and
introduced the Board of Directors. She
then went seeking and found four October
birthdays and one anniversary.
Greeter Carmen Valencia introduced
today's guests: John Hill, Connie Williams,
Sherlyn Brown, Linda Collins, Gordon
Hammond, Rose Dillon, Jerry Dillon, Nemo
Yazdani, Maria Yazdani, Carol Dayton, John
Dayton and Carolina Geer.
Minutes of September’s meeting had
been distributed and were approved as
presented.
President Judy Westphal introduced
John DiCecco, President of AMAR Friends
Foundation Mexico. John informed us of an
up-coming seminar and expo in Rosarito
for foreign residents, and people
considering retirement in Mexico. This
event will take place at the Rosarito Beach
Hotel October 24-25. Topics from medical
care to property ownership will be covered.
For more information and to register go to
www.amarfriendsfoundation.org.
President Westphal introduced today’s speaker: Sergio Sotelo,
Admissions Executive at Sanoviv Medical Institute. Sanoviv is a
licensed hospital where each guest is treated as an individual
person, not a health condition. Sergio emphasized it is important
to understand your body at the cellular level through integrative
diagnostics and treatments. The approach at Sanoviv is to focus
on nutrition, supplementation, and natural medicine. Your
experience at Sanoviv will include Biological Dentistry, Mind-Body
Medicine, Massage Therapy, Nutrition, and Fitness. For more
information go to www.sanoviv.com.
Nominating Committee Chair Bill Clark reported election time
is here and the ballots will be distributed with the November
Communicator and counted at the December meeting. Instructions
on returning your ballot are printed on the ballots.
Amy Valenzuela’s Sunshine and Education Reports on are
page 8. Dave Eliot’s Membership Report is on page 3. He is
looking for ideas for the Communicator.
Paul Flowers has arranged for a speaker on immigration for
November. President Westphal is trying to arrange for the Mayor
of Rosarito for the December meeting.
Ken Bell, reporting for Tom Reeve, had bus tickets available
for the October 22 Restaurant Tour to Mr. Pampas in Tijuana.
Milo Goehring reported the “Lost in the ’50s” September
potluck was enjoyed by all that attended. The Halloween potluck
will be on October 18. Costumes are encouraged. Thanksgiving
will be a dinner at La Maroma on November 15 (see front page).
Julia Prine and Judy Westphal are Co-chairs for the Holiday
Ball. See page 6 for details.
Organizations making announcements today: Cruz Roja (Paul
Flowers); Flying Samaritans (Carmen Valencia); Club de Niños y
Niñas (Judy Westphal); Baja California Spay/Neuter Foundation
(Penny Cannon); Rosarito Theatre Guild (Greg Richards).
The Joke of the Day was presented by Dorothy Southern. The
50/50 drawing was won by Alisia Ward. $56.50 went to her and
$56.50 to USBC.
First Vice President Tom Goodman adjourned the meeting at
11:35am.
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Editor’s Note:
st
We’re having a “Dress the Table”
contest at our Thanksgiving Dinner!
• Bring a Fall- or Thanksgiving-themed
centerpiece. You will take it back home.
• One entry per couple.
• Prizes for the Cutest/Funniest and
Most Beautiful.
• Popular vote, measured by sound level,
will determine winners.
• Burning candles not allowed. Battery
This is my 51 issue of the Communicator
and I thought it was time for some design
changes — a “cleaner” look, fewer but
larger graphics, the calendar back to one
page, making room for photographs.
I hope you will take advantage of the
returning Bulletin Board “classified ads.”
This newsletter will continue to be a workin-progress as I endeavor to keep your
interest, and mine.
Dave Eliot
power source OK.
• Remember, you will take your treasure
back home.
USBC Restaurant Tour
Visitour
our website
Visit
website
www.UnitedSocietyofBaja.org
www.UnitedSocietyofBaja.org
Located at Km 38 on the free road
to Ensenada, near Las Rocas
Arrive between 5:00 & 6:00
Serving a menu inspired by the
cuisines of the Mediterranean
and Pacific Rim
Thursday, Nov 20
They are offering 15% off
all regular menu prices
Cash only
Check out their website at
www.bajacalypso.com
Reservations: Tom Reeve [email protected] 661-613-1285
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Saturday
Sunday
Saturday
Monday
10:00 USBC Meeting
Rosarito Beach Hotel
Casa Blanca Restaurant
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Turn Clocks BACK
11:00 Friends of the Library
Poker Tournament at Club
Marena Clubhouse
Doors open at 10:00
10:00 Cruz Roja Board
meets at
Carnitas Michoacan
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Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday
U.S. Veteran’s Day
2:00 Friends of the Library
Meeting at IMAC Library
10:00 Cruz Roja General
Meeting, Rosarito Beach
Hotel, Salon Quijote
Election of President;
Bill Clark will speak
on “Dying in Baja”
1:00 USBC Thanksgiving
Dinner at La Maroma
10:00 Rosarito Theatre
Guild Board Meeting
at the Theatre in the
CINE Building
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Monday
Wednesday
Thursday
Mexican Holiday
Revolution Day Memorial
observed
10:00 Flying Sams Meeting
at Villas del Mar Clubhouse
9:00 FRAO Breakfast
Location varies
2:00 Flying Sams Bingo
at Oceana Grill & Café
5:00 USBC Restaurant
Tour to Baja Calypso,
see page 5
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Saturday
Thursday
2:00 Independent
Footprinter Association
meets at Clubhouse
Thanksgiving
NOVEMBER 2014 USBC COMMUNICATOR 7
Sunshine
Amy Valenzuela
A
t this writing, Dorothy said Bruce is chugging
along but very, very slowly. He has lost a lot
of weight and the doctors will not let him
come home yet. He is with his daughter, a nurse, up
in Loma Linda where she gives him TLC as well. We
all send him prayers and love.
Our condolences were sent to Jim Burton and Rudy
Garcia on the loss of their dear friend and roommate
Frank Comeau. Frank was very generous to our
kindergarten children. We will miss him.
Condolences were also sent to Ruthie Davis on the
loss of her dearly beloved husband Steve.
Education
Amy Valenzuela
I
am still picking up toilet paper rolls which were
left at various places for me. Thank you all again
for collecting them. I think we have enough to last
the year now. ENOUGH.
Remember it is Halloween left-overs we look for now
to make the Christmas baggies of goodies for the
little ones. A new friend has donated a stuffed pinata
to use for our party so that is an added delightful
surprise.
After Christmas, we quiet down for a few months.
Date for the party is not known
at this time but I will let you
know in December. All are
welcome to visit and meet
the little ones who love
to perform for you.
More information
when I have it.
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COMMUNITY
AA Rosarito Group Sun Mon Thur 10:00AM, Tue Wed Fri 6:00PM, Sat 3:00PM; Al-Anon meetings Tues 10:00AM
Ave. Mar Mediterranco #16 (2 blocks east of Las Brisas Hotel) AA Closed Meeting, Wed 12:00noon, at Flying Sams
clinic, Calle Chihuahua #488, Colonia Constitución Contact: 661-614-1678
Al-Anon meetings Tues 10:00AM & Thur 4:00PM, Ave. Mar Mediterranco #16 (2 blocks east of Las Brisas Hotel)
Contact: 661-614-1678
Baja Animal Sanctuary Provides help for abused, abandoned and needy animals by spaying/neutering and finding
homes. Contact: Sunny Benedict 619-786-7928 [email protected] www.bajaanimalsanctuary.org
Baja California Spay Neuter Foundation Providing low cost spay and neuter clinics in Baja. Volunteers always
welcome. Contact: Robin Gunther, President, 661 612 49 03, [email protected], Facebook: Baja
California Spay Neuter Foundation, website www.BajaSpayNeuter.org
Baja Gold Coast Bridge Club Tuesdays 11:00AM, at Rosarito Beach Christian Church, Km 42.6, TJ–Ens, ACBL
duplicate game. Contact: Gwen Castelda 646-155-4036 [email protected]
Baja Scholarship Foundation Provides financial support to superior Mexican students at risk of dropping out of
school due to financial hardship. www.bajascholarshipfoundation.org Contact: Judie Desson 661-613-2359 /
760-208-2840 [email protected]
Bajavurah Meets the last Sunday of the month. A Jewish social group whose members live part or full-time in the
Rosarito Beach area. www.bajavurah.com Contact: Sandy Eddahbi, President, 213 787-5091 [email protected]
Club de Niños y Niñas Rosarito Affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club of America. Provides positive programs,
services and activities for school-age children. Contact: Rosy Torres, President at [email protected]
www.clubnyn.org
Cruz Roja Mexicana Voluntarios General Meetings 2nd Thursday 10:00AM, Rosarito Beach Hotel, Salon Quijote
Board meets Monday prior to 2nd Thursday 10:00AM, location varies. Thrift Store, located behind Waldo's,
is open Monday–Friday, 10:00–3:00, Saturday 10:00–2:00 Contact: Jonah Shafer, President 661-114-7425 cell
[email protected]
Diamond Chorale Contact: Mavourneen O’Brien 664-631-3428 / 619-955-6100 [email protected]
DIF
Desarrollo Integral de la Familia, a social service agency, provides help for the neediest members of the community.
Meetings in English: 2nd Tuesday, 9:00AM, Salon Maya, Rosarito Beach Hotel Contact: Jorge Crosthwaite,
661-612-6077 [email protected]
Flying Samaritans Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Villas del Mar, 10:00AM. They conduct free clinics for
people of Mexico who have no other resources. Medical clinics are on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays, and a hearing clinic
is on the 3rd Saturday. The clinic is located at Calle Chihuahua #488, Colonia Constitución. Contact: Patty
Siqueiros, President. 661-612-254 or 619-870-9774, [email protected] www.flyingsamaritansrosarito.org
FRAO The Foreign Residents Attention Office, located in Suite 107 on the first floor of City Hall, provides information and
assistance to international residents. Breakfast meeting on the 3rd Thursday of the month 9:30AM. Location varies.
Contact: Oscar Lozano, 661-614-9600 ext 1080 [email protected]
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Friends of the Library Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month (except December) at the IMAC central library. FOL
promotes reading and literacy and works to improve the conditions and collections of the five library branches.
www.friendsofthelibrary.com.mx. Contact: [email protected] or Carmen Dominguez, President,
[email protected], (661) 612-3659.
Independent Footprinter Association Meets the 4th Saturday of the month, 2:00PM. Turn east at Elektra,
clubhouse is 2 blocks up on the left. Membership is made up of peace officers and citizens sympathetic to good law
enforcement and its attendant problems. Contact: Harry Ozaroski, President 661-612-5728 [email protected]
Political Discussion Group Meets on Thursdays at 11am at Las Palmas clubhouse, located about a 1/2 mile from
Bada Bing and just before the Tapanco restaurant. For info 664 631 3138. All welcome.
Rosarito Rotary Club Meets Tuesdays, 8:30AM, Rosarito Beach Hotel. This is a bilingual international club.
Contact: Arlene Sieman 661-612-1081 [email protected]
Rosarito Sister Cities Committee Meets the last Thursday of the month, 9:30AM in Room 212 at City Hall. Aims to
increase international trade, economic development, and exchanges of culture, educational and social services.
Contact: Oscar Lozano, 661-614-9600 ext 1080 [email protected]
Rosarito Theatre Guild Board of Directors meets on the 2nd Tuesday, 10:00AM at their Theatre in the CINES RIO
building, #76 Benito Juarez Boulevard, Rosarito (one block south of Elektra) Contact: Sylvia Dombrosky, President
664-631-3320 [email protected] www.rosaritotheatre.org
Square Dancing Wednesdays, 5:00PM at Costa Del Sol Clubhouse. Fun and exercise for adults and seniors. For
information, directions and class schedule — Contact: Maggi Wagner 619-272-9538 [email protected]
United Society of Baja California (USBC) General Meetings 1st Saturday of the month, 10:00AM, Rosarito
Beach Hotel. Board meets Wednesday prior to the 1st Saturday, 10:00AM, at La Maroma. USBC is primarily a social
group serving as the hub of information for the English speaking community in the Rosarito area.
Contact: Judy Westphal, President 661-614-1113 [email protected] www.UnitedSocietyofBaja.org
PLACES OF WORSHIP
Catholic Church Rosarito Centro, English Mass Sunday 9:30AM Fr. John McCormick, Fr. Oscar Villalpando Ramirez
661-612-1048.
Calvary Chapel Rosarito Pastor Mike Vincent. Meets at Aqua Calientes #2978. Services: Sunday 9:00 & 11:00AM,
Wednesday 6:30PM. Info: 661-612-7915 [email protected]
Grace Fellowship Pastor Jack Westphal, English Service Sundays 10:00am. Km 51 South of Cantamar - Mision Viejo
Side"B" Info: 661-614-1113 MX or 858-427-0682 Vonage [email protected]
Hope Chapel Rosarito Located in Baja Malibu, right next to Baja Storage at KM 23.5 along the Tijuana-Ensenada
free road. Services: Sunday 11:30AM and Wednesday at 6:00PM Info: 664-609-3557 www.hopechapelrosarito.org
Latter-day Saints (Mormon) English service Sunday 9:00AM–12:00, Rosarito Chapel, 20 Calle Cantil, 5 blocks west
of Benito Juárez off Av. Del Mar. Info: Craig Klein 619-581-7121 or cell 661-106-4812 [email protected]; or
Tom Reeve 661-613-1285 [email protected]
Rosarito Beach Christian Church Km 42.6 on Tijuana-Ensenada free road. Sunday Worship Service 9:45AM,
Info: 661-614-0009 Pastor: Dr. Tom Ward. [email protected] www.rbccchristianchurch.com
Rosarito Church of the Nazare Pastor Gary Tucker. Meets at Calle Abeto & Mediterraneo, 2 blocks east of Crown
Plaza Hotel. Services: Sunday 10:00AM, Wednesday 6:30PM. Info: 619-504-9611 [email protected]
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