1. ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK – November 7, 2021

    ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK  – Bret Carter, Club Member since 2006 Bret is co-chair of our Rotary Foundation committee. He is an attorney at law and shareholder of Clark & Trevithick, a Los Angeles law firm.  His practice includes corporate, business and real estate transactions as well as trust and estate planning and administration. He earned his B.S from Iowa State Uni…Read More

  2. ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK – November 1, 2021

    ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK  – Nora Bohn, Club Member since 2016 Born to a latin american show biz couple in Mexico. We Immigrated LEGALLY to CA when I was a baby-as a teenager. I danced on American Bandstand, did voiceovers in Spanish for radio and tv- lost my parents as a teenager. At 19, got a job as a flight attendant where I really should NOT have been in charge of ANYONE…Read More

  3. ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK – October 24, 2021

    ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK  – Kera Snell, Club Member since 2018 Kera was born and raised in Belize City, Belize and started her Rotary career as a Rotaractor at the age of 21. In 2009, she took a leap of faith and moved from Belize to Tampa FL.  with her 2 boys (oldest now 27 yrs serving in the Air Force and youngest 14yrs Chef Jahrid, (recipes can be seen monthly in Sant…Read More

  4. ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK – October 18, 2021

    ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK Judy Neveau, Club Member since 1991 Judy is 100% Hungarian, born in Budapest. Because of postwar issues in Europe, she lived most of her younger years in Stockholm, Sweden, until she moved to California with her widowed mother and younger brother. Judy attended LA High School, then completed her undergraduate education at UC Riverside, followed by her …Read More

  5. ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK: October 10, 2021

    ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK Connie Maguire, Club Member since 2005 Connie is a lifelong Palisadian and has dedicated her career to the non-profit sector. She began her nonprofit career at age 15 as a camp counselor at St. Matthew’s Day Camp. After earning a degree in Physical Education from Cal State Long Beach, she took a job at the Palisades YMCA that developed into an 18 yea…Read More

  6. ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK – October 2, 2021

    ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK Chris Baca, Club Member since 2019 Chris Baca joined Meals on Wheels West in January 2014.His extensive non-profit experience includes his role as Regional Director for Community Healthy Charities of America overseeing efforts in nine states in the Western Region. Mr. Baca also served as Executive Director for Community Healthy Charities California wor…Read More

  7. ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK – September 26, 2021

    ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK Greg Abrams, Club Member since 2017 Greg has family roots in Los Angeles from 1912.  He lived in Encino until college and now lives in Calabasas. He has two married sons in their early thirties and visits them in San Francisco and Portland. He attended UCLA majoring in Communication Studies and USC for law school graduating in 1980. Greg practiced in …Read More

  8. ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK – September 19, 2021

    ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK Kinan Aljamal – Club Member Since 2021 My name is Kinan Aljamal. I was born and raised in Syria. I immigrated to the US in 2008. I got my first degree in accounting back in Syria , I also attended California State University of Northridge and got my second degree in financial analysis. Throughout my study years, I did a lot of charity work from clea…Read More


     Jim Westbrook or “Uncle Gus,” Rotary Club of Santa Monica President from 2007 to 2008, passed away on September 1, 2021, three weeks before his 87th birthday. Jim dedicated his free time to serving others, bringing fun and laughter to Rotary activities, in all of his interactions and responsibilities as member and President. A resident of Santa Monica for 50 years, J…Read More