President Dawn Hartmeister
 
 
 
 
 
Call to Order
President Dawn Hartmeister opened the Rotary Zoom Meeting at 6:30 p.m. 
Pledge led by P-Dawn; 4-Way Test recited by all the Zoomers
.......Human Trafficking
 
 
Special Guest
Dan Goodrich, Special Guest and DGE,  was the night's program.  Topic: Human Trafficking
Key Talking Points:
  • Victims trafficked into servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.
  • Types of trafficking international-Foreign national victims
    1. Domestic-Occurring with the U.S.
    2. Labor-Peonage, slavery, domestic servitude, Agricultural, servile marriage, etc
    3. Commercial sexual exploitation-prostitution, pornography, sex tourism.
  • Why does trafficking exist? (Some key points)
    1. Estimated 32 billion in profits annually
    2. Trafficking profitable because people are resalable and reusable
    3. Rising demand for purchasing sexual acts and pornography
    4. The profits generated worldwide by all forms of slavery in 2018 were 91.2 billion. 
  • Riverside anti-Human trafficking Task Force arrests 72.
  • What is the number 1 state for human trafficking? (All are border states)
  1. Number 1 is California 1329 cases
  2. Number 2 is Texas 667 cases
  3. Number 3 is Florida 555 cases
  • Proposed Rotary Global Grant to create a sustainable large scale project in Riverside Counties/San Bernardino to combat Human trafficking.  Also, to collaborate with international Rotary clubs that will help with our project, setting the foundation for a reciprocal grant where we can help with trafficking in the areas. 
  • One of the great ideas is to educate our Interact club members.  Need to get the information out.  Kids listen to kids. 
  • The global grant will be $178,000.  Indio has given $10,000, Brazil $15,000.  That is $50,000 so far in cash.  Looking for more DDF and other monies, just need more clubs to participate. 
Club UPDATES
  1. Quintin has a plate and screw in this ankle and is doing well. 
  2. Marie Martel is moving to Flagstaff, AZ.  Has daughters in Arizona and Las Vegas. 
  3.  Everything is up in the air.  Fireworks 2020 CANCELLED!
  4. Christmas will likely be with the Collaborative.
  5.  We have CHRISTMAS gifts donated by Kiwanis.  The gifts from Kiwanis are very good.
  6. Andy Brakebill thanked those for helping with the haunted house.  John Harris for being advocate to the city.  John Friel is donating four complete scrub suits for the haunted house. Dr.  Kristin Yoshida donated $250 to interact and 34 doctor coats.  Still needs two more Rotarians for traffic control.