July 19, 2022
We had our Club Assembly this week we shared our vision for this Rotary year.  We started our meeting with a champagne reception, thanks to past presidents Bill Powell and Tom Larmore, V.P. Pam Brady and yours truly.  We also had special guests at our reception.  Here’s the president celebrating with the Laker Girls.
This year we want to focus on membership development and recruitment. Our theme is “Equity in membership builds sustainability in service”.  We want to focus on selfcare and doing so by broadening our ability to build capacity to serve our community more effectively. 
George Pickell the club’s treasurer gave a financial report indicating the club is in sound financial shape with an optimistic year ahead.  He thanked Past President Bill Powell and his administration for giving us a financially healthy start.  J.B. Bartlett, VP of Committees introduced our Club Directors and each of them spoke about the various committees and how the membership can become more engaged.  VP Bartlett set our goal of community hours of service to be North of last year (about 1200).
Pam Brady, VP of Programs shared highlights of the programs scheduled for this year.  She also invited the membership to offer any ideas for interesting programs for the second half of the year and she still have a couple of slots to fill in the first half.   Pam’s goal is to bring you programs that will educate, enlighten, and inspire.  
Special thanks to all who made our Club Assembly a successful program including past president, Lisa Alexander for the invocation; Tom Larmore, past president for the songs and pledge, Dr. Ken Waltzer, President Elect for the music.  Past President, Judy Neveau and Gary Ogden thanks for greeting all.  Stan Fox, Carol Powell, and Rosie Regalbuto you are awesome in your service to manage that back table, thanks.
Our District Governor, Olivia Patterson-Ryans’ theme is “Rotarians Inspiring Hope”.  Our Rotary International President, Jennifer Jones’ theme is “Imagine Rotary”.  With your help we will continue to be A CLUB of Excellence and the best Club in our District.  
Announcements:  Next week we will meet live at the Hilton our program will be “The Importance of Arts In Education”.  
  • District Governor, Olivia Patterson-Ryans visits our club on Friday, August 12th, 2023.
  • District Sunday Brunch is August 14th 1:00PM-3:00PM at The Proud Bird.
  • District Humanitarian Trip to Belize is scheduled for March 16th – 23rd, 2023.
This Friday’s Program on Mark Slavkin Art Education – Bringing Joy, Creativity &
Relevance to CA School 
Social Time 12p Meeting Starts:  12:30p – 1:30p @ the Hilton

Aug 11th – Book Club @5pm-6pm
South to Freedom – by Alice L. Baumgartner is our book for Aug.
JULY 29 – MEMBERS ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR: Upcoming Program on   “Stealing Home – Baseball the L.A. Dream A story about baseball, family, the American Dream, and the fight to turn Los Angeles into a big league city. Presenter: Eric Nusbaum & Ira Waldman Host Rotarian Introducer: Mitch Kraus Curious about more Upcoming Programs?  12:30 – 1:30 @ the Hilton
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