The RCSM’s in person meeting this past week was kicked off with our Cheering Squad and great fun. We celebrated Cinco de Mayo! Nora Bohn, thanks for leading our special Karaoke song, “La Bamba”. V.P. Pam Brady supplied the presidential Sombrero and Maracas and yes, I danced! (The things that happen at live meetings).
President Elect, Dr. Ken Waltzer, President Elect, Elect, Dr. Monika White and Past President, Judy Neveau represented our Club at the District Conference in Indian Wells, CA this past week, I joined them on Saturday evening.
Dr. Eric Zackrison was our program at our regular meeting this past week, V.P. JB Bartlett introduced him. Dr. Zackrison’s specialty is Organizational Communication, he has been teaching, training, and consulting in Santa Barbara and Ventura for the last five years. His focus has been on team building, leadership, and strategy. His published research indicates that workplace relationships are the core of coordinated teams and organizations.
His work is based on scientific findings about how people grow and develop through self-insight. “Self-insight is not isolated but is based on an understanding of the context. Man is not an island and that is why IDI is based on data from the contexts in which we operate.”
IDI measures three dimensions: 
How direct are you perceived?
How often are you seen as striving to actively influence people or projects?
How personal are you perceived?
How often are you seen as striving to be personal and create emotional contact?
How attentive are you perceived? 
Dr. Zackrison says an understanding of differences in behavioral style applies to the following:
Better communication, personal development, leadership development, motivation, giving
feedback, coaching and development, dealing with difficult people/situations, and building
stronger teams. This was another very interesting meeting.
You can view our meeting on zoom using the RCSM link below:
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Meeting on May 12th @ the Hilton
On September 9, 1909 the Santa Monica Pier was born. The Pier is now celebrating its 113th birthday!

Join us, as we learn about the pier’s history from Jim Harris, Executive Director of the Santa Monica Pier Corporation.

The Santa Monica Pier was the first concrete pier on the West Coast. Santa Monica Pier fishing remains a popular activity to this day. The Looff Hippodrome, now a National Historic Landmark and home to a beautiful carousel, opened in 1916, followed by the iconic carousel in 1939

The Santa Monica Pier remains a destination spot and has not lost its charm.

Presenter: Jim Harris, Executive Director of the Santa Monica Pier Corporation
Hilton Hotel Santa Monica at 1704 Fourth Street
Cost: $68 including a buffet lunch for visiting Rotarians & Guests 
Host Rotarian Introducer:  Lisa Alexander
THANK YOU to the HILTON STAFF…it has been a GREAT year!

Barker Hangar a premier event space in Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Air Center in the Santa Monica Airport, known as Barker Hangar, has been a family business since 1969. It is currently operated by Judi Barker. Go behind the scenes with Judi as she shares how she coordinates the multitude of vendors and helpers she uses to get her 25,000 square ft. venue ready to host concerts, trade shows, award ceremonies, private events, and more. We will also learn about Judi’s participation in local nonprofit organizations as well as her favorite sports and entertainment events outside of her work.
Speaker: Judi Barker, Owner & Operator 
Rotarian Host Introducer: Diane Margolin

Zoom Host: Mitchel Kraus

May 13th – SAMOHI Beautification 
May 20th – District Assembly
June 8th – Book Club – We are reading “The Killing Angels” by Michael Sharra – George is hosting
June 24th – Dethroning @ Tom & Stephanie Loo’s House
Curious about Upcoming Rotary Programs? Go to
2023 District Assembly-
Registration is Open!
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MEETING LOCATION: Hilton Hotel, 1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 586, Santa Monica CA 90406