people come out to Scott Klittich's nursery in Fillmore, Calif.
(Otto & Sons), it's like entering
into a paradise with more than 800 varieties of roses, a 15-acre Valencia orange
orchard and more than 120,000 plants ranging in size from 5 gallons to 15
gallons. "People come here (and) it's like therapy," Klittich said. Klittich
said his customers and the way their faces light up at the sight of his roses
are what makes it worthwhile coming to work. He and his wife Cindy have run the
nursery for 20 years. "I really like the customer, and the customer reaction is
just great. People are so friendly and they're enthusiastic about getting
beautiful flowers," Klittich said.
August 18 - Steve Scherer and Chris Gaynor In Person at Guido's
topic is Financial Security, presented by our own President Chris and by our PP
August 25 - Captain Timothy Pemberton (on Zoom)
Opioid overdose awareness day, National Recovery
Month, and the
history of The Salvation Army.
Timothy Pemberton was an addict whose
vices caused him to become involved in adverse situations. Twelve years ago, he
decided to seek help from the Salvation Army. Now, he and his wife run the
Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center in Santa Monica, a program, he
said, that saved him. The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center helps
addicts become sober and turn their lives around. The program has a 34%
graduation rate, nearly triple that of similar programs. Pemberton was a
graduate before becoming a Salvation Army captain.
Rotary is a leadership organization made up of local business, professional and civic leaders who meet
regularly to get to know each other, form friendships and, through that, get things done in our local community. Rotary is the world's
oldest and largest service organization (founded in 1905).