Honoring students & exploring AI

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During this morning's assembly, we celebrated the achievements of our Students of the Month, hailing from Hearst Elementary School and Patrick Henry High School. Viannah S., accompanied by her proud family and educators including Ms. Jackson and Principal Ms. Waller, was commended for her exceptional kindness and dedication to learning. Ms. Jackson, who taught Viannah both last year and this year, praised her as one of the most compassionate students she's encountered, always ready to assist others and exhibiting remarkable academic progress. Ms. Waller echoed these sentiments, highlighting Viannah's warm welcome to Hearst when she arrived.

Representing Patrick Henry High School, Maya D. received accolades supported by her proud grandmother. Described by PHHS Vice Principal Ms. Payoffsky as a "complete rock star," Maya, a 12th grader, has assumed numerous leadership roles, including Commissioner of Link Crew, and spearheading various school events and initiatives. Her artistic prowess is evident in her contributions to the school mural and the design of the culinary food truck wrap. Doug Grosmark honored both students with certificates and gift cards from Hooleys Public House, recognizing their outstanding achievements.

Today's Kiwanian of the Day, Alan Young, shared anecdotes from his recent travels to Australia and New Zealand and then introduced our guest speaker, Larry Hamilton, a seasoned investigator with extensive experience in law enforcement and private practice. Larry delved into the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI), shedding light on its pervasive influence across various sectors, including customer service, finance, and cybersecurity. He elaborated on how AI enhances investigative techniques, cautioning against its potential misuse in perpetrating fraud and deception, particularly through the creation of convincing deep fakes. In a world increasingly reliant on AI, Larry emphasized the importance of discernment, reminding us that appearances can be deceiving.

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February 22 meeting


We had the pleasure of indulging in a delectable dinner courtesy of our newest member, Sancta Corrao, whose culinary prowess shone through in her special meatloaf and gravy. Her enthusiasm and remarkable culinary skills left us thoroughly grateful.

In lieu of our usual meeting next Thursday, we'll convene at McGregor’s restaurant on San Diego Mission Road at 5:30 to commemorate February 29th! It marks the four-year anniversary since we last gathered on this date, unknowingly on the brink of the COVID pandemic. Despite the challenges, we've persevered, and the prospect of reuniting with friends fills us with joy.

Tonight, Danielle Iwatsu took on the dual roles of Kiwanian of the Day and our guest speaker. She kicked off with our beloved Happy Dollars tradition, sharing uplifting moments from our lives. Adding a touch of humor, she entertained us with Dad Riddles, eliciting laughter and a few groans. (For instance: What’s faster: hot or cold? Answer: Hot because you can catch cold!) Our members also joined in the fun, challenging Danielle with their own riddles, fostering a delightful atmosphere among good friends.

With the impending closure of our Kiwanis website, which has been our digital hub since 2013, Danielle has graciously volunteered to develop a new one. She's dedicated countless hours to migrating our data, and the new site will go live next week. Tonight, she provided a tutorial on member registration and showcased the array of features the new site offers. From emailing to event scheduling, payment processing, and information sharing, Danielle's expertise ensures we'll smoothly navigate the online realm. We're immensely grateful for her invaluable support.

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Dr. Doug Grosmark - William A. Dunlap Fellow 2023-10-19 07:00:00Z 0
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