16 November 2015 — No More Bullying


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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 — 12:30pm to 2:00pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for November! CLUB ASSEMBLY.  We will have an in-depth brainstorming and planning session. We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, Reed; Pledge, Richard; Four-Way Test, Yoko; Rotary Minute, Todd; Mini Craft Talk: JoAnne.)   BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING in The Fireplace Room at 11:00 a.m.


We have launched our Clunkers4Charity fundraiser! If you know of anyone (yourself included) who wants or needs to donate a car for tax purposes, send them to our website…and to the Clunkers4Charity “Link” you see at the right side of this page. Funds we raise will go right into the community for our projects.




This month’s Rotary E-Club E-wareness campaign presents information about anti-bullying efforts.  Throughout the month our Club will provide resources gathered by our Club Members.  The information will be helpful to you and to the people you care about. Click here to visit the Campaign page.











Bullying is a continuing crisis, but one that we can help work towards solving with a greater understanding of the problem and a firm grasp of actions we can take.

This week’s Program is the centerpiece of our Anti-Bullying Rotary E-wareness campaign, coordinated by our Member Brenda Brandford, for the month of November, 2015. We ask you to learn from the presentation she has assembled for us here, and consider how we, as individuals and a Rotary Club team, can act to help.


What’s the Story with School Bullying?

Guest: J. Richard Knapp

J. Richard Knapp is a seasoned educator, author of books for kids and young adults, and CEO and Founder of Stop-Bullies.com.

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

What is Bullying?

This short video produced by the U.S. Department of Education explores bullying through the eyes of students and parents who face the painful effects of bullying.

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


To share with the children in our lives:

Back-to-school season evokes the sheen of pristine white sneakers and squeaky clean lockers. But for many students, back to school also means back to bullying.



STOP BULLYING: SPEAK UP A Cartoon Network Special

Watch kids share their stories as they talk about the effects of bullying in their own lives.




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4 responses to 16 November 2015 — No More Bullying

  1. Thank you, Brenda! Important messages to share that could save children’s lives.

    • Thank you, Linda. It saddens me every time I hear of another child taking their life due to bullying. I hope this campaign helps both kids and parents know there are resources out there to help them.

  2. I got in many many fights in elementary school protecting 2 kids from bullies. One was severely overweight and the other was a skinny nerdy kid. I ran into one of them at least 15 years later and he thanked me for helping him. I had always wondered what happened to him and was glad to see he turned out ok. He was a bouncer and I wondered if his career choice had anything to do with his childhood.

    What I worry about today is cyber bullying. This type of bullying can go on completely unnoticed until it is sadly too late…

    Great program Brenda!

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