13 October 2014 — Melissa Manchester, Speaker: Using Your Voice for Good


What does service mean to you? Do you participate in hands-on projects in your community? Are you a Scout leader, school parent volunteer, teacher, tutor, or caregiver? Do you donate to organizations with objectives you support? Do you belong to Rotary or another service organization? There are any number of ways to give of yourself to others.

This week, we are pleased to welcome the grammy-winning artist Melissa Manchester as our featured speaker. In the videotaped program, Melissa thoughtfully describes experiences she had in her life which shaped her professionally and personally and which, though they may be different from those who follow other paths, are in many ways common to so many people. She also explains what service means to her, why it’s important to her, and how she uses her platform as a celebrity to raise awareness and give back.

Service to others takes many forms.  Whether one belongs to a service organization, or gives like Melissa Manchester in ways that may resonate more personally, doesn’t matter to all those who benefit.  What does matter is that giving, in any form, can and make a difference.

Linda Catran
President, 2014-2015

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 — 6:15pm  — Club Board of Directors Meeting, The Fireplace Room at Denny’s. All Club Members always welcome.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 — 12:30pm to 2:00pm — Our FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for October! The Club’s special guest is District 5280 Governor Elsa Gillham, making her “Official Visit” to our Club, and she will be the program speaker.  We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 — 10:00pm to 4:00pm — The next ONE MORE ITEM FOOD DRIVE, in support of Valley Food Bank, at Gelson’s in Sherman Oaks.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 — 12:30pm to 2:00pm — Our FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for November! Program TBA.  We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.





This month’s Rotary E-Club E-wareness campaign presents information about breast cancer.  Throughout the month our Club will provide resources gathered by our Club Member (President) Linda Catran, this month’s coordinator.  The information will be helpful to you and to the people you care about.  See the campaign by clicking here.










Grammy Award winning artist Melissa Manchester has credits and a discography several miles long, but what sets her apart is a life-long willingness to lend her talents to important causes. Her mutli-faceted career goes well beyond hearing her voice sing songs we recognize in an instant; she is a prolific songwriter, actress, and advocate.  Her twentieth album is due for release in February 2015.

Read more about her here on her official website.

She sat down with our E-Club to chat about her career and what drives her to embrace important causes.

If the embedded video does not work, please click here to view it on YouTube.


The opinions expressed by guest speakers, or in advertisements that appear on external websites linked to this program, are those of the speaker(s)/websites/advertisers and not necessarily of the Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley or its members. No endorsement is implied. Programs are presented for informational purposes only.


2 responses to 13 October 2014 — Melissa Manchester, Speaker: Using Your Voice for Good

  1. Thank you for including this interview as this week’s program. It is always wonderful to hear how people who believe in the power of service are sharing, caring, supporting, and raising awareness for so many important causes.

  2. It was great to hear Melissa talk about her craft, and how she uses her amazing talents to help others. My son equally enjoyed this weeks program.

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