Program Chair:
  Michael Newman

June 14, 2012  


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June 21
Lynn Cheney & Eric Davidson
Craft Talks

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This Week...

June 21
Lynn Cheney and Eric Davidson
“Craft Talks”


June 23
Ed Jackson’s Demotion Party
Beach Club- Santa Monica

June 28
Ed Jackson
“Westwood Village Rotary Club: A Swan Song”

July 12
Dwight Heikkila
“Our Year Ahead”

June is Rotary Fellowship Month. 

Our greeters were PPs Gordon Fell and Ron Lyster.  President Ed Jackson led the Pledge.

Brian Whitney gave the Invocation:

“We cannot merely pray to you, O God, to end war, for we know that you have made the world in a way that we must find our own path to peace within ourselves and with our neighbors.

“We cannot merely pray to you, O God, to end starvation, for you have already given us the resources with which to feed the entire world, if we would only use them wisely.

“We cannot merely pray to you, O God to root out prejudice, for you have already given us eyes with which to see the good in others, if we would only use them rightly.

“We cannot merely pray to you, O God, to end despair, for you have already given us the power to clear away slums and to give Hope, if we would only use our power justly.

“We cannot merely pray to you, O God, to end disease, for you have already given us great minds with which to search out curers and healing, if we would only use them constructively.

“Therefore we pray to you instead, O God, for strength, determination, and will power, to do instead of to pray, to become instead of merely to wish, for your sake and for ours, speedily and soon, that our land and our world may be safe, and that our lives may be blessed.

“May the words that we pray and the deeds that we do be acceptable to you.”

Great job, Brian!

There were no visiting Rotarians or guests of Rotarians, the word is out.

Head Table: PP Ron Lyster, who makes our website sparkle uniquely with his MIT standards!  Past District Governor Bill Goodwyn, who helped energize the club with the support of the past presidents association, an innovative concept in Rotary; PP and current Assistant Governor Gordon Fell, who seems to have a busier Rotary schedule now than before; and President Ed Jackson.

We are completing our first year of the Rotary International Pilot Program, innovative and flexible (category), presented to only 200 out of 3400 clubs world-wide.  With the purpose of providing leadership and solutions for the challenges facing Rotarians worldwide, these are a few of our actions:

We begin by focusing on developing Rotary awareness among our young professionals in the area.  Rotary Impact, our networking group for young professionals, is helping to bridge the gap between Rotaract and Rotary.

Also, we now offer corporate and associate memberships.

We are continuing to implement the pilot program, and you will hear more in the future.  But we’ve also found out that most things we do, have done or will do really don’t need a pilot program to develop.  Our bylaws offer such a high standard, that just following that alone would make every club successful.

PP and fourth quarter program chair Michael Newman introduced our speaker, Michael Quill, Baykeeper Outreach Coordinator, Santa Monica Bay Keeper.  Michael joined Baykeeper in 2008 as a diver in the Kelp Monitoring and Restoration Project.  Colby and Stacie Smith often go diving with him.

Michael participates in Baykeeper’s community outreach, LightHawk and DrainWatch programs.  While at Antioch University, he developed a Baykeeper Urban Community Environment Internship.  His ongoing studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Depth Psychology are focused on Community, Liberation and Ecopsychology.  Michael’s current role as a Baykeeper Outreach Coordinator focuses on building bridges between our community’s diverse stakeholders.

If you’re interested in finding out more about marine protected areas, please give Michael a call; he will gladly share his mission with you.

—YOE Ed Jackson

Westwood Village
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 24114, Los Angeles, CA 90024-0114

Meets: Thursday, 12 Noon, UCLA Faculty Center
480 Charles Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Club President - Ed Jackson
(800) 214-3810

President Elect
Dwight Heikkila
(310) 820-6090

Vice-President/Club Service
Terry M. White
(310) 704-5802

Secretary – Aly Shoji
(310) 301-3014

Treasurer - Don Nelson
(310) 472-9488

Past President - Gordon Fell
(310) 475-7344

Community Service - John Heidt
(310) 474-0938

International Service
Abraham Carons
(213) 925-7582

Vocational Service - Steve Pettise
(323) 620-1858

New Generations Service
Colby Smith
(310) 794-4387

Rotary Foundation Chair
Steve Day
(310) 670-5013

Publicity/Public Relations
Mike Newman
(310) 208-7723

Membership - Steve Scherer
(310) 556-2055

Executive Secretary
Ernie Wolfe
(310) 277-3910

WVRC Auxiliary - Pauline Harris
(310) 279-1178

Kalyan Banerjee

Brad Robinson

NEARBY MAKEUP SITES: Monday, Beverly Hills, BH Hotel, 9641 Sunset / Tuesday, Inglewood, Hollywood Park Casino, 3883 W. Century Blvd, Inglewood / Wednesday, Century City, Hyatt Regency Century City, in the Breeze Cafe, Culver City, Raddison Hotel, 6161 W Centinela Ave, CC, or  Wilshire, The Ebell, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd, LA / Friday, Santa Monica, Riviera Country Club, 1250 Capri Dr, Pacific Palisades
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