Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Announcements:

Tuesday, Dec 3rd, 7:00 AM, Breakfast Meeting at SDYC.  Speaker:  Kayla Wilson, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Saturday, Dec 7th, 6:00 to 8:30 PM, Holiday Party (Mark your calendar!)
Tuesday, Dec 10th, 7:00 AM, Breakfast Meeting at SDYC.  Speaker:  TBD
Tuesday, Dec 17th, 7:00 AM, Special Steak & Eggs Breakfast Meeting at SDYC.  Speaker:  Santa

Program:

Optimist Larry Baumann and President Jeff Fischbeck thank member Adam Zack for his terrific presentation.

Our guest speaker today was member Adam Zack, General Manager and co-owner of Jensen’s Food in Point Loma.  He gave us a unique first-hand perspective of the implementation of immigration laws, and how business owners, employees and customers are affected.  There are strong political opinions surrounding the subject.  However Adam’s presentation was a practical, even-handed look at what’s required, how it’s implemented, how it’s skirted in some cases, and how it’s viewed by insiders and outsiders.  The process was a pre-announced, orderly, and straightforward audit of immigration I-9 files, followed up quite politely by ICE officials to resolve technical errors (such as dates and signatures) and to address any suspect documents (e.g., erroneous or duplicate Social Security numbers).  It was definitely not a raid, contrary to the rumors.  The store did nothing wrong, yet there were some employees who had to leave, creating a challenge to keep portions of the store operating without a pause.  It’s a real credit to Adam and his staff that the store continues to do extremely well and is high on the list for possible recognition as the best in the Jensen chain.  Good luck, and thank you for your presentation, Adam!

Instead of breakfast last week, a large contingent of the Optimist Club of Point Loma got together for their first monthly evening event of the season … at the Red Fox Room at the Lafayette Hotel.  Great food, drink and conversations were enjoyed by all.

Enjoying the Red Fox Room one more time, before it closes for good at its current location.

 

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