1 TRUMPET JULY 22, 2011 VOLUME 57, UMBER 3 Will the Real Toni Villanueva please stand up..part 3 Son Jason is 32 years old. He is a Las Vegas Metro Police Officer and Marine Corp Veteran. His fiancée Stephanie is a Crime Scene Investigator for Los Vegas Metro. They will be married on 8 October [Pictured below] PO Box 93 West Covina, CA We are down to the final part in a 3 part series designed to give us a glimpse into the life of our President, Toni Villanueva. Her family life reads like that of a modern day fairy tale. Loving husband, wonderful kids, and still going strong! Ed and Toni Villanueva met in 1984 and married December 31, They have been residents of Chino Hills since January They have four children and two grandchildren. Daughter Jessica is 35 years old. She recently quit her job at Pomona Valley Hospital to be a stay at home mom. Her husband, Ben, is an Account Executive for Scapa North America. Granddaughter Avery, 15 months Daughter Cheyenne is 17 years old and will be a freshman at Cal Poly in the fall, majoring in Political Science. She plays piano, soccer and has a brown belt in karate. Daughter Sierra is 15 years old and will be a sophomore at Ruben S. Ayala High School in the fall. She plays violin, soccer and is a green belt in karate. She also oil paints and will be applying to veterinary school upon her graduation from high school. Granddaughter Rylie is 7 years old and a student at Hidden Trails Elementary School in Chino Hills. She wants to work in a bank, sell houses, and help people Editor Emeritus: Bob Weinreib Editor: Luanne Arredondo Editorial Advisor: Ken Lund Financial Reporter: Dwight Gimenez Travel Reporter: Frank Morgan Board Members President: Toni Villanueva President Elect: Drexel Smith Vice President: Luanne Arredondo Secretary: Phyllis McDonald Treasurer: Yulanda Davis-Quarrie Immediate Past President: Tony Song Directors Membership Chair: Lionel Mabasa Public Relations: Mary Ramos Club Administration: Ken Lund Project Chair: Dr. David Alfaro Foundation Chair: Curtis Bonneville Come Join Us! 12:15 South Hills Country Club 2655 S. Citrus St West Covina, CA We want your comments. Send all comments on stories, story ideas, and responses to questions to:
2 Community News... Do you really know what Rotary is all about? Two New Rotarians to Celebrate Now, when you have gotten to think you know all about RotaryD.think again. Unless you have been to a Rotary International Convention, you have missed one of the greatest experiences in the Rotary world. The convention is an annual affair, taking place each June in some major city around the world. The 2011 convention was held in New Orleans. Seasoned Rotarian, Ken Lund, and wife, Rudie, were pleased to attend, along with over 20,000 other Rotarians, their partners and families. There s a lot to see and do, and a lot you get out of it. Ken stated. On July 27, Ken shared his experience with the club. What is the International Rotary Convention? Annual gathering of world wide Rotarians and their families Located in different cities around the world Hear about accomplishments of Rotary around the world Hear about plans for the future Learn how to do a better job as a Rotarian Exchange ideas and experiences with Rotarians from far and wide Workshops at the Convention Enjoy the fellowship of Rotarians so different from ourselves Support and Strengthen Clubs through innovation, flexibility, membership recruiting and retention, leadership development, etc. Ramon Oseguera and wife, Erin, welcomed healthy twins to their family on July 11, 2011 at 8:17 and 8:19 a.m. Emily Elizabeth weighed 6 lbs 6 oz and was 18.5 inches long, Matthew Ramon was only 6 lbs but was 19 inches long! Babies and Mom are all doing wonderful. Congratulations Oseguera Family! 1910 CONVENTION Focus on and increase humanitarian service, including examples of local and international service projects. Plenary Session Enhance public image and awareness of Rotary through brand awareness, working with news and social media, promoting club activities, etc. Learn about Rotary Foundation developments, including Polio Plus, the Rotary Peace Centers, etc. "As white corpuscles defend the human blood against the ravages of disease, so the constructive forces of cooperation, tolerance, courage, and brotherly love will eventually overcome selfishness, envy, intolerance, hatred, and fear the most destructive enemies of the social order." ~ Paul Harris
3 Money Matters... Tips from the Federal Trade Commission It has become an all-too-familiar headline lay-offs and furloughs, falling housing prices and rising consumer debt, declining retail sales and increasing costs of living. Money and the lack of it is a source of stress and frustration. And while people the world over are working to stem the global financial situation we are in, folks at home are trying to gain some control over their own financial situations, too. Practicing positive, tried and true money management techniques and learning how to recognize and avoid some ripped from the headlines consumer scams and rip-offs can help you weather tough economic times. For all you golf enthusiasts in the room ~ be weary of those predators offering flying lessons! The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation s consumer protection agency, has created a website to help consumers tackle some money issues head-on. Use the site to find tips and resources on money matters. Scam Watch top 10 for Travel and vacations. Americans are still vacationing at home in the weak economy and amid safety fears about traveling to Mexico. Watch out especially for a huge ticket scam for the forthcoming London Olympics Investment scams. Investors have become more cautious about Ponzi schemes, which draw in new money to pay earlier investors until the whole scheme collapses. But low interest rates will continue to push investors into high-risk and shaky projects. Expect also to see more computer trading programs with dubious claims that they can "beat the market." 8. Doorstep scams. With the Census out of the way, this crime drops two places, but bogus contractors, charity collectors, utility workers and others who knock at your front door bent on crime keep it strongly in the charts. And, of course, a major natural disaster, such as hurricane, earthquake, or floods, could push this higher. 7. Skimming. Banks are reporting a huge increase in debit and credit card information theft, especially at ATMs that have been rigged either to collect card details or to trap the card so the crook can use it. 6. Bogus and fraudulent Internet sales. This category now embraces bogus retail sites selling nothing but thin air, as well as online auctions and classified ads. 5. Lottery and gaming scams. There has been significant growth in bogus gambling-related sites, and a continuing stream of phony lottery schemes. 4. Nigerian scams. Panda Labs points out that the latest version of the Nigerian scam claims that a compensation fund has been set up and invites previous victims to put in a claim. Nigerian crooks are also muscling in on the bogus girlfriend scam previously dominated by the Russians. Victims, befriended online, end up paying supposedly for airfares and other expenses for their new but non-existent sweetheart. 3. Economy related scams. The economy is taking much longer to recover than hoped, so expect to see foreclosure and loan modification scams to continue. Work-from-home scams are also included in this category. 2. Malware. As many as 60,000 new pieces of malicious software appear every day, says McAfee. The growing use of USB drives to store and transfer data may contribute to the spread of malware. 1. Phishing and identify theft. The growth of malware mentioned above, coupled with hijacking of social networking accounts and more sophisticated hacking technology, means that identity theft will remain the Number One Internet crime for the foreseeable future.
4 Travel Made Easy Looking for vacation ideas, tips to make your travels easier, or the latest news from the travel industry? Frank Morgan and AMT can make it happen! Take a River Cruise Every industry-changing concept, every shift, every innovation has been created to better stimulate your mind, pamper your body, nourish your soul, and awaken your senses. Welcome to Avalon. Avalon s new Suite Ships have set a new standard. Featuring the biggest staterooms, the biggest windows and the biggest balconies of any river-cruising ships, a journey with Avalon is an adventure that is second to none. But for Avalon, it is not about a few new ships. It is about year in and year out offering the youngest fleet in all of river cruising. And it's about their promise that whatever river, whatever part of the world, whatever itinerary you choose, you'll always have a state-of-the-art Avalon ship at your beck and call. Inspired by one's passion for travel, Avalon Waterways has been invigorating the river cruise experience since they began. In 2004, they entered the river cruise category with a mindset unlike anyone else. They started by introducing inspired design innovations like floor-to-ceiling windows and French balconies and were the first to bring deluxe hotel-style amenities to an entire fleet. Fantastical Facts Did you know? Some things just don t know they can quit when they re ahead. Take this stunning snow-dusted peak on the Nepal Tibet border. At around 8850m, Mt Everest is the highest point on earth. But is it satisfied? Oh no it s actually still growing at an estimated 4mm a year, pushed ever upwards by a monumental meeting of tectonic plates. They continue that focus with the launch of three new Suite Ships SM, the Vista SM, the Visionary SM, and Panorama SM, each offering Open-Air-Balconies SM, spacious 200-square-foot rooms and breathtaking views from nearly 11-foot-wide floor to ceiling windows. They have introduced enhancements across their entire fleet; like luxury bedding from the Comfort Collection by Avalon SM, spa-style bath essentials from L'Occitane and a variety of menu selections to appease any appetite. We want to hear all your travel tales! Submit your travel tales to the Trumpet at: Mexico City meanwhile is sinking at an average rate of 10cm a year, 10 times faster than Venice. The reason? Building on a soft lake bed then pumping out subterranean water reserves, isn t a good idea. The alarming descent is evidenced in the cracked pavements, wonky buildings and the 23 extra steps up to the iconic Angel of Independence monument; added because the city has subsided around it.
5 Projects at a glance... The Red Ribbon Rally Crew has been hard at work setting the stage for our 21 st year of bringing the city together to educate our youth on the dangers of drugs. Co-Chaired by Dr. David Alfaro of the noon club and Chief Don Fernald of the sunrise club, the 2011 committee conducts it s meetings every Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. at IHop on Citrus Ave, just north of the 10 Freeway. This year will also mark the 2 nd year that we have the full support of the Camarena Family and Foundation. When you have a chance, visit the West Covina Rotary Foundation website to learn more about the Rally, Enrique Kiki Camarena, and the price he paid to continue the war on drugs. If you know anyone that would like to volunteer or donate to the rally, the website has online donation capability. Be sure to join us on October 22, 2011 at 7:30 a.m. for free pancakes [flippers wanted!], entertainment [our very own Lionel Mabasa has agreed to DJ the event], and the many people from the Fire Department, Police Department, DEA office, Community Leaders, West Covina High School, Sponsors, and Vendors that make this event possible. The event will be broadcast on Local Channel 3 from October 1, 2011 October 22, You will also read about it in Discover Magazine, Business Journal, Tribune, and Examiner. It truly is a citywide event! GET FIT WITH THE ROTARY CLUB Walking is one of the easiest ways for you to be physically active. It is inexpensive, and you can walk almost anywhere at any time. The Rotary Club of West Covina is working with the City to develop walking trails at the local parks. In the next issue we will share with you our progress and our challenges. Saturday, September 24, :30 a.m. 2:00 p.m Palm View Park & Community Center 1340 East Puente Avenue, West Covina