Today we had a Great Presentation on the next round of renovations planned for our Sharp Coronado Hospital.
Prayer: Paul Lull
Pledge: Jim Callaway
OPTIMIST ORATORY CONTEST
This years contest will be held March 2 in the Winn Room. See Gene Rathswohl if you’de like to get involved, or just plan on coming to the event and cheer the kids on. They really are a bunch of tallented young people.
$$BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES MANY DONATIONS. YOUR HARD WORK PAYS OFF.$$
- CHS Boys Tennis Team $400
- CHS Girls Basketball Team $400
- CHS Robotics Club $500
- CMS ROBOTICS CLUB $500
PASTA FOR PENNIES IS HERE!
WE NEED MORE THAN FOUR VOLUNTEERS SO PLEASE SHOW UP IF YOU CAN.
The counts on February 6th and 13th will be occurring at 11:42-1:117.
JOI Liaison is CMS Teacher Matt Smith if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
CORONADO TALENT SHOW
Saturday February 22, 7:00 PM at the Coronado High School Theater. Ticket Prices range from $30 to $75. Proceeds go to support the Coronado School Foundation. Contact Renee Cavanaugh if you have any questions.
The District Quarterly Board of Directors meeting will be held this Saturday Feb. 8 at 9:00 AM in the Elk Club in Santee. All optimist are welcome to attend. Contact Al Aegerter if you have any questions.
Pat Kelly is celebrating 23 yrs. in the Club ,this past Feb.1, sponsored by Tom Dawson; Jim Cartwright on Feb.3 celebrated 30 years in the Club sponsored by Paul Bryan; and, yesterday, Jim Zoll celebrated 33 years in the Club sponsored by Eric Raiter.
Lee Cargill (two weeks in a row).
Lee Pontes is finally have a female granddaughter. First female in 3 generations.
Cynthia bragged oabout the temeendous job done by the JOI in collecting food for the Super Bowl of Caring.
Joe Moore bragged about being an Optimist and being part of such a fine club.
Today is the birthday of one of America’s greatest heroes. He was cheered longer and louder than virtually anybody of his time—and he never ran for office or made feminine hearts flutter or discovered a cure for a disease. His name was George Herman Ruth, possibly the outstanding baseball player of all time but something more—the epitome of irreverent, roistering, hail-fellow well-met masculine America.
Feminized social media would crucify him today. It is worth remembering America used to have a particular fondness for rough diamonds, for people who do whatever they do better than anybody has ever done it before. Today political correctness would have ended his career before it started.
Nora Bosewell and
Shannon Pavell (fellow Optimist) from the Sharp
Coronado Foundation. Nora started by refreshing our memory on the history of the Coronado Hospital. The highlights are as follows
- Founded in 1926 as a 12 bed emergency hospital by Maude Lancaster
- In the 1940 an interim hospital was established on land donated by Mr. Spreckels
- 1970 The current four story tower hospital that we see today was built for $4.0 million
The Hospital recently completed the Payne Family Outpatient Pavilion that includes two operating rooms, an endoscopy suite, a da Vinci x Robotic surgical system, a Mako Robotic -Arm assist operating system and an imaginging center.
The next planned project will include and expansion and upgrade of the emergency care facility, a new intensive and acute care facility on the fourth floor and an upgrade of the seismic design and integrity of the entire facility. Construction is scheduled to start in the fall 2020 and be complete in the Fall 2023. This new program will cost about $32. Million. $20 million is being provide by the Sharp Hospital Organization and $12 million will come from philanthropic giving of which about 7.5 million has been raised. The remaining $4 million is the focus of the foundations fund raising efforts. Shannon left information for each of us who would be interested in giving to the Coronado Hospital Foundation and offered to answer any questions at future Optimist meetings.
Next Week’s Speaker
A Representative from the Navy Seal Foundation Ironman Foundation
Every Thursday Morning at 7:00 am in the Coronado Community Center.
1845 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
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