28 September 2015 — District Governor D.J. Sun (live), Official Visit


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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 — LUNCH AND DINNER — SAVE THE DATE for a tasty fundraiser to support ESTADO 29, an orphanage in Mexico long supported by our Club Member Jorge Vazquez and two friends of his in another local Rotary Club.  The generous owner of LOS GRINGOS LOCOS restaurant in La Cañada will donate 15% of what we spend (when we present THIS FLYER, printed or shown on your mobile device) any time on that date.  All of the proceeds will be used for the orphanage project to help the great kids.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 — 12:30pm to 2:00pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for October! Special Guest Speaker: Janet Higgins, local outreach director for Be The Match and the national bone marrow registry.  We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, David; Pledge, JoAnne; Four-Way Test, Brenda; Rotary Minute, Jorge; Mini Craft Talk: Linda W.)   BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING in The Fireplace Room at 11:00 a.m.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 — 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.



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 from a stronger team.

This month we had time for two Mini Craft Talks. Yoko Matsui gave a wonderful presentation but the video failed.

For September 2015, we learned all about Richard Cortes…and this video, fortunately, worked!













Around the Rotary International universe, Rotary Clubs are grouped together regionally for administrative purposes into approximately 500 “Districts.” Each District has one District Governor, who serves as the leader of the volunteer District team in place to support the Rotary Clubs. And each year the District Governor, who as a visiting Rotarian is always welcome in a Rotary Club anywhere in the world, makes one Official Visit to each Club in the District.

The Program for the Club’s monthly Fourth Sunday gathering, on September 27, was this year’s Official Visit, with this year’s 2015-2016 Rotary District 5280 Governor Dong Jin “D.J.” Sun of the Rotary Club of Koreatown, accompanied by Executive Aide (and District Governor Nominee, to serve as Governor during the 2017-2018 Rotary Year) Cozette Vergari, and Assistant Governor Makiko Nakasone, currently Charter President of the Rotary Club of Little Tokyo.

Here is some information about District Governor D.J..

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1 response to 28 September 2015 — District Governor D.J. Sun (live), Official Visit

  1. There were a lot of encouraging words that DG D.J.
    Sun said about the District and about our Club.

    I also enjoyed Richard’s craft talk, super fun to learn more about where Richard grew up, and his struggles in his early life, which has made him the GREAT person he is today!

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