12 September 2016 — Lifelong Learning


Effective July 1, 2016, by new Rotary International rule, Clubs must meet a minimum of twice each month, regardless of format (in person or online) or date/time. Accordingly, our Club has adopted a policy of two meetings per month, on a mid-month Monday at noon and the usual Fourth Sunday in-person meeting. If time and topic call for additional online Programs, we will be pleased to provide them.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 — 7:00pm to 10:00 pmOur Seventh Annual DANCE FOR THE CHILDREN in support of the international efforts of Rotary Clubs and Rotarians to eradicate polio forever. The event is held at Arthur Murray Sherman Oaks on Van Nuys Boulevard. Each ten-dollar donation to The Rotary Foundation through our event vaccinates fifty children, who will never get polio.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 — 12:30pm to 2:00 pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for September! LOCATION: Therapeutic Living Centers For the Blind, their multi-purpose room, with gratitude to Cyndi McAuley and TLC for allowing us to use their space for one meeting. 7915 Lindley Ave, Reseda, CA 91335. West side of Lindley, between Roscoe and Saticoy; enter off Arminita, which is one block south of Strathern. (The Fireplace Room at Denny’s is undergoing renovations, we’ll be back “home” in Octobe.r)










This week’s Program was curated by club member Linda Wehrli, who offers this message:

When time permits, I enjoy sneaking on the Ted Talks website to catch up on the latest. As a teacher, lifelong learning is part of the job. Thankfully, I love my job!

It was kismet to come across this Ted Talk addressing not only that very point: the love of lifelong learning (that’s a lot of alliteration…), but another point in common – being connected to someone who survived the holocaust and later, racism, overcoming both.

I hope you will enjoy and be inspired by the stories and messages in this Ted Talk as much as I did. Perhaps you will inspired to take those classes or courses you’ve been putting off. You’re never too old to learn something new.


If the embedded video does not work, please click here to view it on its TED Talk page.



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9 responses to 12 September 2016 — Lifelong Learning

  1. Thanks, Linda! What a truly interesting talk by such an engaging speaker. It’s one of those talks that will stay with me. Quite inspiring.

  2. Fabulous….touching, poignant, informative. Needs to be heard by many.

  3. Linda, thank you for finding this one. And isn’t this the idea of the Rotary Club program? The chance to learn something new and different each time.

  4. Compelling talk, from Hungarian history to Wofford College founding to lifelong learning. Thank you!

  5. Thank you for sharing such an inspiring video.

  6. Thanks, Linda. Very interesting and inspiring talk. It is always interesting to learn about people with the courage to take a stand and change the status quo.

  7. Great find, Linda!! Quite inspiring!!

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