14 November 2016 — Communication: Comedy is Translation


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.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 — 12:30pm to 2:00 pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for November (even if it lands in December, pushed back to avoid U.S. Thanksgiving Weekend)! LOCATION: Denny’s Sherman Oaks, corner of Burbank and Sepulveda Boulevards, our first time in the newly-renovated location. Speaker TBA. Board Meeting precedes main meeting.










Living in interesting times, communication is vital and comedy may be the only way to hold on to the last vestiges of sanity. Here is an interesting TED Talk about how comedy, as a form of communication, can be effective.


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5 responses to 14 November 2016 — Communication: Comedy is Translation

  1. Being the granddaughter of a stand-up comic from the Tin Pan Alley days, I thoroughly loved this.
    “My dad can beat up your dad!”
    “Oh, yeah? Well, how soon?!”

  2. Wonderfully entertaining. I live by the words of a French philosopher “I hurry myself to laugh about things for fear of being obliged to cry…”

  3. Without comedy, life is not the same. Humor makes meaningful that which can simply be mundane. I am thankful to have so many in my life who believe in the power of the pun, the comfort afforded by comedy, and the magnitude of a smile passed on with a witty tidbit of information. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Among other things, comedy is such an effective form of communication. It can bring people together. I’m all for more comedy.

  5. Now more than ever comedy helps ease the pain of difficult situations.

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