Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.

I trust that each of you have enjoyed and celebrated with family and friends this past weekend. For me the weekend was filled with family, friends, food, fellowship, and fun.  The Rotary District 5280’s Picnic in Redondo Beach was an adventure filled with excitement on Saturday afternoon.  I also had a new and wonderful experience with our Club and their families and friends at The Angel Party Saturday evening at David Rosenfeld’s home.  What fun, the women in red or black wearing their red angel wings and the men sporting red horns, some like Mike Kalloff’s and Kinan Aljamal’s horns glowed with red lights.

I hope you all are looking forward to another exciting in-person meeting this coming Friday.  Join us at the Hilton.


This Friday September 9th.
Live at the Hilton.

Join Andrew Thomas, CEO of Downtown Santa Monica to hear updates about the happenings of downtown Santa Monica!

Rotarian Introducer: Lisa Alexander

Health Equity – An Overview
Coming Sept 16th at the Hilton.

Health equity is our goal, and it means the attainment of the highest level of health for all people, where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their optimal health regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, preferred language, or other factors that affect access to care and health outcomes.

Speaker: Woody Brokenburr, MBA

Host Rotarian Introducer: Rotarian Kathryn Markolf

Still Some Spots Open! Contact George Collins.

Fellow Rotarians:
As we gather pace this new Rotary year, I would like to announce that Rotary Networking Committee is kicking off the Rotary Troika program!  The troikas are a gathering of three Rotarians (Santa Monica Club members only) for a breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour, coffee or whatever, in which they get to know each other better both personally and professionally.

If you are interested in joining the Rotary Troika program please email me at and I will put you on the list.  We will leave the window to sign up for a couple of weeks.  Please note we do our best not to duplicate groupings of individuals in our random selection process.  However, we cannot take special requests prior nor can we make alterations after we create the pairings.

Remember, this is a friendly and easy way to meet your fellow Rotarians and get to know them better.  If there is someone on the list, or even not on the list, that you are not paired with and that you would like to get to know better, please don’t hesitate to give them a call to set up a private meeting.

When the groups are finalized, we will send out a notice and explain how the program works and who is responsible for organizing each troika.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Daniel Bennett

SEPT 8th- Book Club @5pm-6pm
“Wait Til Next Year” by Doris Kearns Goodwin
SEPT 17thParty at the Cicada Restaurant
MAR 4th – Wine and Food Festival 2023- more details to come.
MAR 16- 23rd -District Humanitarian Trip to Belize
Curious about Upcoming Rotary Programs? Go to
October 1, 2022
Liberty Station Conference Center
2600 Laning Road, San Diego, 92106
Contact & summit form: Cozette Vergari
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