27 June 2016 — Tommy Gelinas, speaker (live), Valley Relics Museum


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MONDAY, JULY 11 — 6:00pm DEMOTION DINNER saluting Roy Glickman for his 2016-20-17 Club Presidency! Location: Uncle Bernie’s deli, 17615 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316, at White Oak. (Yes, we know it’s a Monday, but Roy’s and Judy’s busy travel schedule sees them in town for only a couple of days between Australia and Idaho.)

SUNDAY, JULY 24 — 12:30pm to 2:00 pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for July! Speaker: TBA.  We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, TBA; Pledge, TBA; Four-Way Test, TBA; Rotary Minute, LTBA.)  BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING that morning at 11:15.


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 June 2016, we learned all about Brenda Bradford!



Tommy with President Roy and the book we will donate in Tommy's name to Reach Out And Read Los Angeles.

Tommy with President Roy and the book we will donate in Tommy’s name to Reach Out And Read Los Angeles.









The San Fernando Valley has a rich and storied history. So why is it that so few people know about it?

Tommy Gelinas, founder and curator of Valley Relics Museum, is dedicated to doing something about that, teaching the world about the San Fernando Valley in particular through his museum, with an awe-inspiring collection of Valley artifacts.

Visit his Museum’s website here: VALLEY RELICS MUSEUM.

Here is Tommy’s enjoyable presentation to the Club during our monthly Fourth Sunday gathering on June 26:


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7 responses to 27 June 2016 — Tommy Gelinas, speaker (live), Valley Relics Museum

  1. Thanks to Tommy for taking this Valley girl on a trip down memory lane!

  2. Thank you, Danielle, for inviting Tommy to our meeting. Great talk!

  3. I am so happy Tommy spoke at our meeting! He is an amazing person with a wonderful family and extended family of coworkers and friends who help make his museum possible. His preservation of history is important, and the community outreach is awesome! I look forward to visiting Valley Relics again, this time with fellow Rotary Club members. It will no doubt be a blast.

  4. What a great presentation. Memorable.

  5. Wonderful presentation!! I can’t wait to visit the museum!!

  6. Tommy’s talk brought back lots of Valley memories.

    Also, Tommy is an example of what one dedicated person can accomplish for the community. That is an inspiration to all of us.

  7. Fun program!

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