29 June 2015 — California State Senator Bob Hertzberg, Speaker (live)


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SUNDAY, JULY 26 — 12:30pm to 2:00pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for July! Special Guest Speaker: Cyndi McAuley, a friend to our Club and Executive Director of project partner Therapeutic Living Centers for the Blind in Reseda! We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, Brenda; Pledge, Reed; Four-Way Test, David; Rotary Minute, Yoko.)  BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING precedes the main meeting and begins at 11:00 a.m.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 — 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 welcome the newest member of our team and family, and newest Member of the Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley: Linda Wehrli. Linda has been a Rotarian for nearly twenty years, and has transferred to our team as the weekly meeting time of her former Club no longer fits her schedule. She is an art and piano teacher, and we invite you to check our her website by clicking here. Welcome aboard, Linda!



From our monthly Fourth Sunday gathering on 28 June, we share two special moments with you. First, long-time friend of the Club Kristina Thilén, originally from Stockholm but more recently moved Copenhagen, made time during her latest Los Angeles area trip to visit our Fourth Sunday. She also presented us with the banner from her new Club, København Vesterbro Rotary Club, and shared stories of the major form of transportation in Copenhagen–bicycles. It was wonderful for several of us from Sherman Oaks Sunset days to renew our friendship, and newer teammates enjoyed meeting Kristina for the first time.








Also, at the end of the Meeting, Linda Catran’s final Fourth Sunday as President, she handed over the Club President pin to President-Elect Roy Glickman, who becomes the fourth President of the Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley on 1 July.












This month’s Rotary E-Club E-wareness campaign presents information about diabetes.  Throughout each 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.










The State of California can be a complicated place. For our monthly Fourth Sunday meeting on June 28, we were privileged to have as our special guest speaker Bob Hertzberg, a long-time public servant in the Valley who current represents District 18 in the California State Senate. Senator Hertzberg served for many years in the State Assembly, including a turn as Speaker of the Assembly. He then took an extended period off from elected office, choosing to return recently to the Senate.

Senator Hertzberg.


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

After serving in the Assembly from 1996-2002, including two years as Speaker, Bob Hertzberg returned to elected office in November 2014 after twelve years as a leader in private business and public policy. Among his accomplishments, he built an international renewable energy business; invested in solar, wind and electric-car projects; and worked for structural changes in government through two civic groups: California Forward and the Think Long Committee of California. (More at www.senate.ca.gov/hertzberg).

Hertzberg chairs the Senate Governance and Finance Committee and represents nearly one million San Fernando Valley residents of Senate District 18, which includes part of Burbank and the following communities in Los Angeles: Arleta, Granada Hills, Hansen Dam, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, part of Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, part of Sun Valley, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, the City of San Fernando and Universal City. A district map can be viewed at http://sd18.senate.ca.gov/district.


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2 responses to 29 June 2015 — California State Senator Bob Hertzberg, Speaker (live)

  1. So wish I could have been at Senator’s Hertzberg’s talk. Very inspirational talk. Refreshing to hear someone speak from the heart and not from just political gains.

  2. So glad this video was posted so those of us who could not attend on 6/28 could enjoy Senator Hertzberg’s speech.

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