Club Information
Welcome to Poway-Scripps Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 11:30 AM
Kaminski's BBQ
12735 Poway Road
Poway, CA 92064
United States of America
WE ARE DARK THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH FOR OUR SOCIALS.......................................................... Guests are welcome. Lunch is $30.
Club Directors
Past President
Community Service
International Service
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Upcoming Programs
The Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps meets Wednesdays at 11:45 at Kaminski's BBQ, 12735 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064. The last Wednesday of the month is dark for an evening social. Guests are welcome; lunch cost is $30.
3/20 Nick Guizzo from the Poway Fire Foundation is today's presenter.
4/3 Club Assembly - We will discuss the parade and district grants
4/10 "Who Am I"? We are going to learn about each other.
4/17 We are going to talk about the parade, it's never to early to get started.
4/24 No meeting
4/25 Club social, we are going bowling
5/8 SDPD Capt. Mike Holden will be our presenter.
5/15 Valerie Brown from VOAD is our presenter and we will hear about disaster volunteers.
5/22 Brenda Navarrete from Alabaster Jar Project talks to us about trafficking
5/25 Club social, we are going to Balboa Park
5/29 No meeting
6/9 Symphony in the Park social. Look for our pop-up, 6 p.m.
Home Page Stories
No golf on Friday, April 5!! We are helping the Poway Chamber of Commerce get the word out that due to the forecasted weather that day not being conducive to golf, the 11th Annual Mickey Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic has been rescheduled. Here are the details:
The tournament has been rescheduled to Friday, August 30th.
Please note that all golf registrations and sponsorships will automatically rollover to the newly scheduled date, and all event details (times, location, etc. will remain the same).
If you are registered to be a sponsor and/or golfer for Friday's event, your registration is still intact and will be carried over to the new event date. Questions or concerns? Please email our President, Mike Leland, at or call our office at (858) 748-0016."
So, what AREN'T you doing on Friday?? You are not golfing in the 11th Annual Mickey Cafagna Golf Classic. Stay inside and stay safe.
Kristen Delivered our Donation to the Mock Trial Students at Torry Pines High School this weekend!
Red Badger Erin was our Irish Greeter
Both Erin and Phil receiving their Rotary Shirts!!
 Here is Phil receiving his Red Badge
The club met at Bernardo Winery for a Social Last Friday! A great time. Thanks @Dave Parker for setting it up and faciltating!
Here we are doing more good deeds in the world! Today we put a truck load of hygiene products that are being donated to Your Safe Place. This wonderful organization provides free services to adults, seniors, children, and teens who have or are experiencing domestic violence, family violence, elder abuse, sexual assault, or sex trafficking regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, income, zip code, and immigration status.
Help the Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps make the Poway Chamber Mickey Cafagna golf tournament a huge success.
You can sign up as a sponsor or to get a foursome and play golf.
You'll be rewarded as you will meet some of our members at the hole we will sponsor.
At our meeting yesterday, Rotarian Don presented on how he and his buddies make wine and he even brought a bunch as a fundraiser for the club.
What you are seeing is the calm before the storm. Yep, we had just set up for our blood drive held with the help of the San Diego Blood Bank. We thank all who signed up to give blood. Thanks to all who helped publicize the event, our coordinators and the fabulous folks from the SD Blood Bank. We love this project. It's great to know that our little Poway-Scripps club can help so many in our region.
How would you like to start your new year by receiving a pin with two sapphires? Past president Sumedh was such a recipient in recognition of his being a Paul Harris fellow. Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) recognition is given in appreciation to anyone who contributes, outright or cumulatively – or in whose name is contributed – a gift of US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, PolioPlus Partners or the Humanitarian Grants program. Thanks to our current president, Dan, for handling the honors.
We have our first project of 2024 and we are asking you to roll up your sleeve and help us help others. We have scheduled a blood drive on Jan. 18 and this is extra special to us because we can help our immediate past district governor Chuck Pretto. Chuck is battling cancer and is using platelets of which there is a shortage.  
Interested platelet donors should contact the, go to sponsor name search, to schedule a donation. And if you want to give blood, just come to the blood drive on Jan. 18. Giving blood is a quick procedure, donating platelets is more time consuming which is why you'll want to schedule directly with San Diego Blood Bank. 
What a great project! Rotary Santa and Elves delivered Christmas gifts to our adopted family last night. What an adorable family and they were VERY appreciative! Usually on these projects the mom cries but this time after seeing the family, our community service chair Karen almost cried!  :)
Check out our booty to donate to the STEP (Support the Enlisted Project) families! THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED PURCHASED TOYS FOR THE MILITARY FAMILES! I'm proud of us all!  :)
Scripps Ranch sure looks cleaned up and that is no doubt to the assistance club members provided for Scripps Ranch Clean Up Day. Members Kristin, Don and Karen helped residents unload their junk as they drove through a designated parking lot and quickly filled up dumpsters. 
Lots of good things are still happening from the parade. At our 10-11 meeting, we presented the Best Marching Band award to Del Norte High School. 
Members Karen and Kristin were happy to oblige Senate Minority Brian Jones with this photo op. That happens to us a lot! Newsworthy celebrities and politicians love to rub elbows with our club members.
Member Dan was doing a bang-up job trying to recruit a new member but Loki wasn't on board and only wanted the treat basket he won at the Poway Rotary Parade. Kahoots did a fine job of putting together this dog swag and knowing Loki would enjoy it made our day. 
After a load of projects under our belts, it's time to socialize. Join us at Harland Brewing in Scripps Ranch for some mingling and brew drinking.
Today we are resting on our laurels and remembering the successful project we had last month at the Poway library for Feeding San Diego. Members Jeri and Karen got the job done!!
We are so excited by the strong turnout at our latest blood drive in conjunction with the San Diego Blood Bank. We were at a new location, the old Vons in Scripps Ranch and everyone was bowled over by 22 donors rolling up their sleeves to donate blood. Thanks to members Don, Jeri and Karen for handling this community service project. As for the second photo, well that deserves an explanation. Member Karen never met a stranger, and she went hog wild for this fellow who parked his Harley near the bloodmobile. She sidled up to him, asked to sit on his bike with him, yada, yada, yada, you can guess the rest and we hope to see this photo as her 2023 Christmas card. We promise you, if you join the Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps, you too can have this kind of fun.
You are looking at a lot of experience reading to children here. Members Jeri and Karen spent some time at the Poway Library reading to children as part of the library's summer reading program. Be honest, don't you sort of want to read the big book with the blue pony?
We know you are wondering what's new with the upcoming Poway Rotary Parade. You will recall that it will be held Sept. 9 and it is pet friendly. How friendly, you ask? Well, Kahoots has added some special things by donating gift baskets to add fun to the Pet Parade. Folks can register on and the Pet Parade award categories are:
Most Unique Pet [Pet Parade] - Poway 4-H
Best Float + Pet [Pet Parade] - Bailey
Best Dressed Pet [Pet Parade] - Buddy
Please note that our Blood Drive is at a new location, and will be held at the "Old" Von's in Scripps Ranch. See the flyer below for details. Hope to see you there. 
Summer is Here
We were able to reap the benefits of what we sowed when we attended the June 9 sponsorship picnic for the Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park concert series.  We were proud to continue our sponsorship to this fun and family friendly community event. We were treated to a delicious Mexican dinner & great music, and best of all, swallowship.
That's just our way of having an adult beverage and enjoying each other's company.  
Air n Space social
Club social at the Balboa Park Air n Space museum. Great time!
Becky's Gifts
The club collected toys for Christmas for Beck's Gifts. Here they are!
Kumeyaay cleanup
The Poway Scripps Rotary club did cleanup at Kumeyaay on Saturday (5/19). Service above hedge clippers.
Scripps Ranch cleanup
Poway-Scripps Rotary was on it for Scripps Ranch cleanup day Saturday (4/14), helping residents get the junk out of their home, yard, car and into big dumpsters. Mission accomplished!
Another new member
The club welcomes another new member. She is Denise Pocholski. She was inducted by Assistant Area Governor Don Glover and Co-President Karen Herreros. 
Ronald McDonald dinner
It's one of our favorite regular service projects....serving dinner to parents of children receiving care a Rady, across the street. Here's the crew on January 9.
Veterans Stand Down
Our club participated in the Veterans Stand Down held at the Escondido City Hall on Saturday (01/06), supplying many needed items. Service above self!
Happy New Year!
Type your Rotary rabbit in the Rose Bowl parade 2018. We won the princess trophy. Way cool!!
Poway Xmas Choir
Nancy Gray's Poway Community Choir gave us carols at our December 20, Wednesday meeting. What a great time!
Xmas party 2017
Poway Rotary Xmas party 2017. Good time!
newest member
The club welcomes newest member Jacob Hale. He is Sulpizio Family Branch Manager of the Poway Boys and Girls Club. Here he is with Co-President Alan Noblitt.
Spouse swap bowling
One of our favorite meetups is "Spouse Swap Bowling" at Poway Bowl. No, it means you can't bowl with your own spouse. Mingling!
2017 Poway Days Parade winning floats
Congratulations to this year's parade winners! Best band is the Rancho Bernardo Marching Band. Winning for their community service The Poway Elks. And best theme presentation Midland Elementary. Thanks to everyone who came out and participated.
New Year
It's a new Rotary Year! Meet our 2017-18 co-Presidents Karen Herreros and Alan Noblitt. Ready to serve above self.
Demotion Dinner
President Pauline Getz demoted after 2 consecutive terms. Time to start a new Rotary year. Yada yada yada!Type your content here...
Scripps meet n greet
Poway Scripps Rotary at the Scripps Ranch meet and greet on Saturday (5/20). Karen and Kristin spread the word.Type your content here...
Rotarians at Work 2017
In the words of karate master Mr. Miyagi..."pain de fence". Our club elected to put stain on the fence around the train garage in Old Poway Park for Rotarians at Work Day. I'm sure the stain will come off our hands soon.Type your content here...
Yard cleanup
Club members helped a military wife, whose husband is deployed, by clearing weeds from her back yard. The kids are members of the Poway Boys & Girls club as is Poway-Scripps Rotary member and B&G Director Jamilah Barnes.
B&G Little Jumps
Poway-Scripps Rotary members made pigs in blankets and snacks for the kids at the Poway Boys and Girls Club "Little Jumps Big Changes" annual event.
Pearl Harbor Event
On Saturday afternoon (2/25) Poway Scripps Rotary held a Hawaiian-themed event at the Mainstream in Poway to honor the return of local veterans Stu Hedley, Adam Romero and Ray Chavez, who travelled in early December to attend the 75th commemoration of the Pearl Harbor attack in Hawaii. Two other vets were unable to make it. The event included Hawaiian music, refreshments, a photo booth, raffle items and entertainment. Over 50 attended and nearly $1900 was raised for future community projects. See more photos on our Facebook page.
Cordiano Winery Social
Not just business. We have fun too! Here we are at Cordiano Winery in the hills of North County's highlands on Saturday (01/28). Join us. You can have fun too.
Rotary in Rose Parade
Congratulations to the Rotary Rose Float Committee in winning this year's Rose Parade Princess' Trophy for the float themed "Doing Good in the World"!! Happy 100 years of Rotary!
Shelter to Soldier
Thanks to everyone who donated doggie beds and supplies this year during our Shelter to Soldier drive.
Rotary Christmas party
If you like being "goofy" at Christmas, you may be a budding Rotarian. Here's President Pauline Getz, Olga Singer and their pet turkey!
Ronald McD House
Another fun outing as the club served dinner to parents staying at Ronald McDonald House (11/14) with a boy or girl being cared for across the street at Rady Childrens' Hospital. As several of us have enjoyed RMcD's hospitality over the years, we enjoy giving back.
Kumeyaay Cleanup
Members of Poway-Scripps Rotary pulled weeds and did cleanup at the Kumeyaay Interpretive Center on Saturday (10/29). We even had members of the Poway Boys and Girls Club helping out.
Elks Trophy
The Poway Elks received their Service Award trophy for their float in the 52nd Poway Days Parade this week from Poway-Scripps Rotary President Pauline Getz. Pictured left of Pauline is Exalted Leader Norm Kaufman and right is Leading Knight Larry Fink. Tradition is the Leading Knight provides the float for the Exalted Leader to ride in during the parade. Presented morning of the parade, the float was a complete surprise to Norm. Way to go Larry! Scroll down to see the float.
Maranatha Christian gets trophy
Poway Days Parade Best Band...Maranatha Christian Academy...gets their trophy from Poway Scripps Rotary President Pauline Getz. Accepting is band and music teacher Mike Holquin, with the MCS Worship Team on hand.
2016 Poway Parade Winners
Congratulations to our 2016 Poway Parade winners! Best band was Maranatha Christian Schools. Best representation of the theme ", lead, succeed" was Midland Elementary. Best Rotary service award went to the Poway Elks. More photos of the day on our Poway Parade Facebook page.
2016 Parade
The 52nd Poway Days Parade is history! It was a great morning, street was lined with spectators, close to 90 floats of marching bands, cheer leaders, City officials, rodeo queens, local businesses and more. Thanks to all the volunteers. See more pictures on our parade Facebook page.
Pearl Flight
The 52nd Poway Days Parade is Saturday, September 10. Our honorary Grand Marshall is 104-years-young Ray Chavez, the oldest living survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack. Here he is with our President Pauline Getz at the RB Spirit of the 4th Fair. Pauline has established a GoFundMe page to raise money for the Poway Rotary Foundation so we can send Ray and other Pearl Harbor survivors to Hawaii in December, marking the 75th anniversary of the attack. Go to
Red Shoe Day
We were glad to help collect money for Ronald McDonald House at our corner in Scripps Ranch during Red Shoe Day, June 23. Pictured is club member Jose Zendejas.
Scripps Ranch Fair
Past President Bill Stoudenmire and new club member Jamilah Barnes man the Rotary booth at the Scripps Ranch Community Fair on Sunday, May 15. A good time was had by all.
2016 Poway Days Parade
Plans are well underway for the 52nd Poway Days Parade, Saturday, September 10, on the usual route east on Poway Rd. to the library. This years theme is Literacy, READ, LEAD, SUCCEED. Check out the Poway Parade Facebook page and sign up to participate at
Rotarians at Work Day 2016
Rotarians at Work Day 2016 at Kumeyaay in Poway. We had a blast! More photos on our Facebook.
PUSD Award
Our Community Service Chair, Ben Polis, accepts an award from the Poway Unified School District for all the support we provide Valley Elementary School. Our projects include back packs, school supplies for students and teachers, donations to their running club and more. Service Above Self!
Ronald McDonald House
Members of the Club and family served chicken, rice and string beans to parents in residence at Ronald McDonald House on Tuesday (8/4) while their children are being cared for at Rady Children's Hospital across the street. Several of us have been in their place and appreciate the stress they're under.
Cellar 3 Social
Thanks to Cellar 3 and Green Flash Brewery in the Poway Business Park for their hospitality during our club social on Thursday (4/21). We get together often for fun and "swallowship". San Diego has become a craft beer leader. Check out Cellar 3's informative tour and tasting.
Another new member!
Welcome another new club member. She's Jamilah Barnes, Branch Director of the Sulpizio Boys and Girls Club in Poway.
Newest member
Check out our newest member! It's Don Barrett with his wife Judy. President Pauline Getz installs the red badge.
Food and Fun at Ronald McDonald House
Great food and great fun as our team served dinner at the San Diego Ronald McDonald House on Tuesday evening March 1 to parents with children being cared for a Rady Childrens hospital across the street.
Little Jumps on Leap Day!
Fundraising and fitness month at the Poway Boys and Girls Club concluded with their annual "Little Jumps Big Changes" event. Fitting that it fell on Leap Day! Our club was on board to provide healthy snacks for the kids and a donation to the Boys and Girls Club. Accepting our check is the clubs brand new Director, Jamilah Barnes, with our President Pauline Getz (left) and our Alan Noblitt with snacks on the right.
Governors visit/Valentine love
Rotary District 5340's Governor Janice Kurth gave a compelling and inspirational talk on why you should become a Rotarian at the annual Governor's visit to our club. The Pacific Coast Harmony Singers spread the Valentines Love. We have fun every Wednesday at noon at the Mainstream in Poway. Guests are welcome. Buffet lunch is $20.
Gulls night out
It's GULLS night out! Melanie and Pauline pose for a selfie at the Rotary evening event.
Spouse Swap Bowling
One of our favorite socials...spouse swap bowling. You can arrive with your spouse but you can't bowl together!
2015 Poway Days Parade
The 51st Poway Days Parade is history. Over 80 parade entries and Poway Road lined with parade watchers. We couldn't have asked for a better day! Thanks to all sponsors, volunteers and participants. Thanks to the City of Poway for all of its support. Thanks to Rotary District Governor Dr. Janice Kurth for coming out to be a judge. For more photographs of the parade log on to our "Poway Parade" Facebook page.
Valley Running Club
The Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps made its annual contribution to Valley Elementary School's running club, the Tiger Trackers, which promotes health and fitness among the students in all grades. Presenting the check in Tiger Tracker form is our club's Community Service chair Ben Polis handing off to new Valley Principal Ricardo Cecena as PTA President Denise Anger looks on.
Rotarians at Work makeup
Poway-Scripps Rotarians cleaned trails and trimmed brush at the Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center in Poway on Saturday morning (6/6). It was a makeup because we were rained out for Rotarians at Work Day April 25. The service project doubled as a club social because we all have such a good time together. See more photos from Kumeyaay on our Facebook page.
Honduras Micro loans
President Bill accepts a hand carved box from club member Win Cox that was given to our club by the Rotary Club of Real de Minas in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The box was a gift of appreciation from the Honduran club for partnering with them on a global grant to fund business micro loans for impoverished women in Honduras.
2015 Scripps Ranch Fair
Club members manned a booth all day Sunday (5/17) at the Scripps Ranch Community Fair in Community Park, looking for new members. Check us out Wednesdays at noon at the Mainstream. 
Cheese tasting
Cheese tasting at Venissimo in Del Mar on Sunday (4/12). We sampled 12 cheeses and enjoyed their wine. We learned more about the making of cheese than anyone should ever have to know. It was a good time.
Boys, Girls and Smoothies
Members of Poway-Scripps Rotary served smoothies to the Poway Boys & Girls club kids on Friday (2/27) during the club's "Little Jumps and Big Changes" month wind-up event. We presented a check for $500 to Branch Manager Katie Khasim in support of her club. Katie is also a Rotary Club member. More photos are on our Facebook page.
Humane animal admirer
Our club is delighted to be an Animal Admirer with the San Diego Humane Society which means we get to help promote adoptable dogs and cats that are having a difficult time finding their Furever home. Help us find a family for Simba, a male, 7-year old Boxer mix. He's friendly, likes other dogs, knows basic commands, walks well on a leash, and likes his tummy scratched. His foster family says he is a gentle giant with a sweet demeanor and mellow nature. Simba needs a family who will provide maintenance medication for his hyperthyroidism condition. His adoption fee is $25 and you can learn more by calling the Escondido campus at 760-888-2275.
Cordiano Winery social
Members got together for a club social at Cordiano Winery in Escondido on Sunday (01/25) to enjoy the views, sundown, friendship and swallowship. See more photos on our Facebook page.
Poway Days Parade
The 54th Poway Days Parade is a wrap. Street was lined. A good morning of fun again this year.