25 January 2016 — Flexible and Moving Forward


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 “Yo, Adrian!” or write your favorite color, just let us know you were here.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 — 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, FEBRUARY 28 — 12:30pm to 2:00pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for February! Speaker: Representative of Mayor Garcetti’s office.  We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, Mel; Pledge, TBA; Four-Way Test, TBA; Rotary Minute, TBA; Mini Craft Talk: Linda C.)  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.


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 January 2016, we learned all about Daniele Della Gala!









In the life of a Rotary Club, every once in a while the Guest Speaker fails to appear.   For the Club’s Fourth Sunday meeting on 24 January 2016, unfortunately that’s just what happened.

When you regret the absence of the speaker but you still have a fantastic, energetic, valuable, service-oriented, fun meeting, you know you’ve got yourself a winning team.

As a bonus, visitors to this week’s online Program now get a video update on three of our key current projects and one of our amazing community partners.

First, President Roy Glickman updates us on our connection with Therapeutic Living Centers for the Blind, in Reseda.

Next, you’ll hear from Club Rotary Foundation Chair Reed Galloway about this year’s District Community Grant and why getting benched is, in this case, a good thing.

Third, Jorge Vazquez will update you about Estado 29, an orphanage near Ensenada, Mexico, where we have begun to look into efforts to help support the great kids there.

Finally, Jade Ajileye and Hailee Kessler, two members of the Daniel Pearl Magnet High School Interact Club (the Rotary Club sponsored service club for high schoolers) will bring us up to speed on their Club’s activities.

Here’s just some of what we’re up to.  Let us know what you think.






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13 responses to 25 January 2016 — Flexible and Moving Forward

  1. Very good meeting.

  2. I am sorry to have had to miss. Looks like the meeting may have even been more fund and productive than as planned.

  3. I am sorry to have had to miss. Looks like the meeting may have even been more fun and productive than as planned.

  4. It was wonderful to hear from members of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School’s Interact Club. They are working on some great service projects! I look forward to hearing more from visiting Interactors at future meetings. I have shared the great needs of Estado 29 with some fellow Girl Scout leaders. Already our scouts are brainstorming ways to reach out and get much needed supplies to the children and facility.

  5. Another inspiring meeting. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be a member of this club.

  6. It was nice to hear from our Interactors, and thanks Danielle for your mini craft talk.

  7. It was great to hear all the great updates of the various projects and hearing first hand from the Interactors.

  8. Good meeting. It was so nice that the Interactors had a chance to share about their club.

  9. Funny no respect to our supposed speaker, but think it might have been a blessing disguise. Thanks Mel!

  10. I was so glad to have had a visit from some of our Interactors at Daniel Pearl Magnet HS. They are going to try to send someone every month from now on (at least during the school year).

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