Posted by Sharon Schendel on Aug 13, 2018
Eric Nelte reported that Doug Hall, former member of Rotary Club of Del Mar and Rotary Club of Encinitas, passed away on August 4, 2018 at the age of 86. After serving as Executive Director of the Carlsbad Boys Club from 1964-1966, Doug spearheaded the creation of a new Boys Club in the San Dieguito community and built three clubs in Encinitas, Solana Beach and Carmel Valley. Notably, the San Dieguito Boys Club was the first in the United States to admit girls. Doug served as Executive Director for BGC San Dieguito and retired as their CEO, whereupon he became President of the BGC San Dieguito Foundation for which he oversaw planned giving and contributions in excess of $20 million.
Doug left a lasting legacy at Rotary Club of Del Mar- Bob Fuchs said that when he was club president in 2004 Doug suggested that the club host a wine tasting festival, which endures today as the Sunset Soiree. 
In lieu of flowers, the Hall family requests that donations be made to the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito Foundation Doug Hall Scholarship fund (P.O. Box 871, Solana Beach, CA 92075) or the Grace Anglican Church (4055 Oceanside Blvd., Ste P, Oceanside, CA 92056. 
A celebration of Doug’s life will be held Friday, August 24, 2018 at 10 AM at the old St. Anne’s church building on 701 West Street in Oceanside. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Please wear “happy colors” to honor Doug’s preference for bright colors.  Contact Eric Nelte if you have any questions.