Melvoin was recently elected as the District 4 member on
the Los Angeles Unified School District. His election was a
stunning upset of Steve Zimmer who was the LAUSD Board
President. The campaign was a hard fought, bitter and expensive,
but casted Melvoin as a reform candidate who declared that kids
in the LAUSD are not reaching their potential because of a
district that puts bureaucrats ahead of kids.
Nick is a native of the Brentwood
area and started his career as a LAUSD teacher. Melvoin
represents change and shows that a candidate with a message can
still win a crucial election although being significantly
Meeting November 2 - Rev. Michael Mandala
Michael Mandala, S.J., is President of
Verbum Dei High School in Watts.
Verbum Dei is part of the Jesuit Cristo Rey program that started in
Chicago in the 1990's. The young men, mostly minorities who would not
otherwise finish high school, are taught in a very rigorous academic
environment, but are released to work in an office-type job one day a
week. These programs have had amazing results.
Fr. Mandala is a Southern California
native but has a vast experience in education throughout California.
Meeting November 9 - Special Veteranís Day speaker
Diane Good is on the heels of a special veteran for the program.
Veteranís Day is special to all of us. Letís show up and remember those
who have served our country. Do any of our senior members have a special
memory, insignia, etc. to show the time they served? Wear it or tell it,
we would love to honor you!
Friday November 17, there is a special joint meeting with the Santa
Monica Rotary Club celebrating the following dayís rivalry game between
the Bruins of UCLA and the Trojans of USC. Get ready for the battle!
Both at the Rotary meeting and on the field. The meeting will be held at
the Doubletree in Santa Monica.
Rotary is a leadership organization made up of local business, professional and civic leaders who meet regularly to get
to know each other, form friendships, and through that, be able to get things done in our local community. Rotary is the worldís oldest and largest
service organization (founded in 1905).
is Economic and Community Development Month