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Bishop Rotary Clubs Make a Big Donation

Rotary gives big bucks for a big range

Submitted by Pat Nahin:

October 21st, Rotary Clubs of Bishop presented a “big check” in the amount of $9000.00 to Pastor Matt McPhee to help purchase a new commercial range with burners, griddle and 2 ovens for The Bishop First United Methodist Church.   A separate legal check was given to the Pastor!  Rotarian Ed Morse has been helping in the Soup Kitchen and recognized the need for a new range.  He suggested that the two Rotary clubs in Bishop apply for grants from the Rotary District 5190 plus contribute money from each club.  Rotary Club Presidents Kammi Foote and Sue Lyndes got together and accomplished receiving the grants and donations.  Pastor Matt is now shopping for the new Range with installation anticipated in time for the community Christmas dinner.

Pastor Matt said the Soup Kitchen was established to provide nourishing lunches to those in need.  An average of 75 hot, nutritious and freshly prepared lunches are served every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon in the Bishop First United Methodist Center (205 N. Fowler St.)  In addition, showers are available from 9:30 am to 11:30 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  The Church not only serves the homeless and those in special need, but also those who simply wish to join with others in fellowship.  Pastor Matt said the church is thankful for the many groups that partner with them to make the meal and shower ministry possible.

Contributions to the United Methodist Social Services are greatly appreciated.  They are now in need of a new commercial freezer!
The Rotary Club of Bishop and the Sunrise Rotary  are part of over 1.2 million business, professional and community leaders who meet to exchange ideas and take action to create positive change in their communities and worldwide.

For more information please contact Sue Lyndes at 873 4958.

Photo by Pat Nahin, Pictured from left to right, starting at the back: Eric Butner, Phil McDowell, Ed Morse, Nancy Hardy, Wynne Benti, Will Richmond. 2nd Row: Ramona Delmas, Pastor Matt McPhee, Ellen Siegel, Pastor Erin Maddox McPhee, Rick Litman Kneeling down: Tom Hardy, Kammi Foote, Sunrise Rotary President, Sue Lyndes, noon Rotary President, Jeff Griffiths
Photo by Pat Nahin, Pictured from left to right, starting at the back: Eric Butner, Phil McDowell, Ed Morse, Nancy Hardy, Wynne Benti, Will Richmond. 2nd Row: Ramona Delmas, Pastor Matt McPhee, Ellen Siegel, Pastor Erin Maddox McPhee, Rick Litman Kneeling down: Tom Hardy, Kammi Foote, Sunrise Rotary President, Sue Lyndes, noon Rotary President, Jeff Griffiths

Cover Photo, Ed Morse, Pastor Matt McPhee and Sue Lyndes

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Grah wins at Tahoe

Bishop Union HS Senior wins speech competition

submitted by Pat Nahin
Olivia Grah, took first place in the Bishop Rotary club’s speech contest last February  and went on to compete at the 2015 District 5190 Conference held at Harrah’s South Lake Tahoe on May 16th, 2015.  Olivia was awarded $1000 for first place.  At a recent noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Bishop, Olivia gave her winning speech to members.  The theme:  “It is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness.”  It was easy to see why Olivia won first place.  Her speech was compelling and dramatic.  She held the audience in rapt attention to her very meaningful interpretation of Rotary’s theme for the contest.  Congratulations and Best Wishes were given to Olivia for her academic accomplishments and certainly are proud of our Bishop student who will attend Princeton University next fall.
Olivia Grah, photo by Ed Nahin
Olivia Grah, photo by Ed Nahin
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Outdoor Youth Opportunity

Free Youth Outdoor Adventure Opportunity

The Rotary Club of Bishop, in conjunction with Eastside Sports, will be  taking 26 youth from the Eastern Sierra in to the back-country above Bishop in June to learn team building, leadership skills and land stewardship. This is a free program, funded in part by a grant from Columbia Sportswear, plus hundreds of volunteer hours from the local community.
Registrations are being accepted on a first come, first served basis.
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go here for details
http://eastsidesports.com/eastside/esyouthoutdoors
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Rotary Speech Contest Results

BUHS Senior Grah Wins again

Submitted by Rotarian Pat Nahin, Photo by Rotarian Ed Nahin

“It is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness.” What this means to students is the theme for students entering the Rotary District 5190 Speech Contest.  Seven students from Mammoth and Bishop high schools competed in the Mammoth and Bishop Rotary Club’s annual speech contest that was held at The Rotary Club of Bishop’s noon meeting February 24th.    Each year talented students demonstrate their speaking skills in front of Rotarians, guests and families.  It is amazing to watch.  Maggie Kingsbury from the Rotary Club of Bishop was the chairperson for the Bishop students:  Audrey Bear, Angie Flores and Olivia Grah.  Luan Mendel, from the Mammoth Rotary Club was in charge of the speech contest for the four Mammoth students, Amanda Kirkeby, Lex Brode, Connor Kusumoto and Garrett Hallum.

Olivia Grah, took first place last year in the Rotary Bishop club’s contest and again took first place this year and will be seeking the top spot at the 2015 District 5190 Conference held at Harrah’s South Lake Tahoe on May 16th 2015.  The District awards will be $1000 for first place, $750 for second and $500 for third.

Editors note, Olivia Grah, a senior at Bishop Union High School, has been accepted at Princeton University.

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Pictured:  Maggie Kingsbury, Audrey Bear, Amanda Kirkeby, Lex Brode, Angie Flores, Connor Kusumoto, Garrett Hallum, Olivia Grah and Luan Mendel.

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Obituary: Patrick Kyle Canfield

Patrick Kyle Canfield
1946-2014

Patrick Kyle Canfield
Patrick Kyle Canfield

Patrick Canfield was born Oct. 20, 1946 and was raised in Santa Barbara.

He graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1964 where he played varsity basketball. Pat did his undergraduate work at Stanford University and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He played basketball for Stanford until he broke his elbow skateboarding. He studied abroad on Stanford’s Florence, Italy campus in 1966. Upon graduation from Stanford in 1968, Pat attended the University of California, Hasting School of Law in San Francisco and graduated with a Juris Doctrate in 1971. After a brief private practice in Santa Barbara he joined the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office at a Deputy District Attorney and was the resident Deputy DA in Coalinga for part of that tenure.

In 1974, Pat was hired by then Inyo County District Attorney, Frank Fowles and served as a Deputy District Attorney and Deputy County Counsel under the newly elected L.H. “Buck” Gibbons.

At 35-years-old, Pat was appointed as Judge for Inyo County. Pat was well respected in Inyo County, Mono County and throughout the state. He was re-elected without opposition several times until his formal retirement at the end of 2002. Pat then continued to serve on assignment locally and though out the state on a part time basis until his full retirement in 2010.

Pat had a love of the outdoors and became acquainted with the Eastern Sierra as he grew up. He spent two of his summers as a backcountry wilderness ranger for the U.S. Forest Service during his college years.  In his younger years Pat was a skilled rugby player and participated in the Monterey National Rugby Tournament among other prestigious events. It was following one of these rugby games in Santa Barbara that he met his wife Dori.
Pat enjoyed traveling, whether it was touring the U.S. after high school with a close friend in a VW Bug, or later in life traveling the world with his wife Dori, often with his Stanford friends and their wives.

Pat enjoyed community service as a member of the Rotary Club of Bishop, as an AYSO coach and referee and lately as a Trustee of the Donald M. Slager – Sunset Foundation.  Pat was involved in the men’s Bible Study group of the local Methodist Church.
Most of all Pat loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Dori; Taylor and Angie Canfield and their children Malava, Vivian and Eliana; Cassie and John Mason and their children, Kyle and Neila; Kelly and Jonathan Willy and their son, Benjamin; and beloved nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the First Methodist Church in Bishop.

 

Obituary: Retired Judge, Patrick Canfield – Bishop, CA

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