San Diego, CA: Southeastern Rotarians celebrated the accomplishments of outgoing President Sydney Stewart at the Bali Hai restaurant on Shelter Island on Tuesday, July 2nd. Highlights of the 2012-2013 administration included a successful Interact Club at Morse High School, Rotaract Club at San Diego State University and distribution of dictionaries in fifteen 3rd grade classrooms throughout Southeastern San Diego and 2 schools in Mexico. Another highlight included RYLA – Rotary Youth Leaders Awards that comprise of high achieving 11th graders from Morse and Lincoln High School who experienced rigorous leadership training provided by the Southeastern San Diego Rotary Club. President Stewart was also able to secure a new meeting place for the Rotary Club of Southeast San Diego at the Jacobs Center’s Community Room located at 404 N. Euclid Ave, San Diego, 92114. The Club meets every Wednesday at 12 noon.
Following dinner, Superintendent Lonnie Lynch of Revival Time Community Church of God in Christ blessed the special occasion and swore-in incoming President- James Jackson Jr., Secretary- Dianne Crawford, Treasurer- Faith Whitehurst-Miller and Board Member- Sharon Whitehurst-Payne. Incoming President James Jackson, Jr. was born in Huntington, West Virginia and settled in San Diego over 20 years ago by way of the U.S Navy in 1981. James retired as Master Chief Petty Officer in 2007 after serving 25 years of honorable service. Since joining the Rotary Club of Southeast San Diego in 2011 James has been involved in a variety of community projects that reflect his commitment to the Rotary International’s motto, “Service Above Self.” President Jackson, “I look forward to working with my fellow Rotarians to expand our membership. My hope is that we can grow our club and continue to be able to help fill the needs of our community.” For more information how to get involved with the Rotary Club of Southeast San Diego, please call(619)267-0893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.