21 March 2016 — Lulu Kamatoy, Speaker, Live: Valley Women’s Center


By Club consensus during a 10 January 2016 planning session, the “poll” at the bottom of the Program page has been removed. Members are asked to post a comment each week. If you don’t have something interesting to say–although with our members we know what you have to say is interesting–feel free to say “Present” or “Here” or “Khaaaaaaaannnnnn” (Google Kirk Star Trek Khan if that one confuses you) or write your favorite color, just let us know you were here.


SUNDAY, APRIL 24 — 12:30pm to 2:00pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for April! Speaker: TBA.  We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, JoAnne; Pledge, Reed; Four-Way Test, Yoko; Rotary Minute, Jorge)  BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING in The Fireplace Room at 11:00 a.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 1 — 10:00pm to 4:00pm  — The next ONE MORE ITEM FOOD DRIVE, in support of Valley Food Bank, at Gelson’s in Sherman Oaks.


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.


On Saturday, March 19, the Club assembled and delivered the first three sets of benches to community partners, implementing our 2015-2016 District Community Grant project. With enjoyable visits to San Fernando Valley Japanese Language Institute, the Valley Food Bank warehouse, and Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission’s Help Center, we brought two each of the bench you see pictured here. The bench converts to a picnic table; back to back they seat six comfortably. On this visit, we brought everything but the picnic (and the ants).

We’ll have a lot more photos (with actual people in them!) to show you soon.











At each Fourth Sunday Meeting, one of our Club Members will present a miniature (five-minute) version of a Rotary Club tradition: the Craft Talk. This is one way for our Members to learn about each other and form a stronger team.

For March 2016, we learned all about Todd Gurvis!









“The mission of the Valley Women’s Center is to provide counseling, education, support and referral services to women and their families at the risk for alcohol & drugs, domestic violence, and other threats to family stability.”

We were privileged to enjoy our “Fourth Sunday Meeting” for March of 2016 (on the third Sunday, as the fourth Sunday this month is a holiday), with the President of the Rotary Club of Calabasas, Lulu Kamatoy.  Lulu is the Executive Director of Valley Women’s Center, and we were pleased to learn all about who they are, who they serve, and how they serve.

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6 responses to 21 March 2016 — Lulu Kamatoy, Speaker, Live: Valley Women’s Center

  1. Great info! Thank You :)

  2. Nice presentation. Thank you.

  3. Great meeting and helpful information. Thank you!

  4. Lulu has great energy! I look forward to visiting and helping the Valley Women’s Center in the near future. So much good is being done, and we know from experience that every little bit of help is appreciated. Thank you for scheduling a speaker whose work reflects the positive impact of one’s passion to educate and empower so many in need.

  5. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to make the meeting last week but glad I can make it up online. Lots of good information. Thanks, Lulu!

  6. It was great to hear from Lulu about Valley Women’s Center. Thank you Linda C. for suggesting Lulu as a speaker.

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