The Windmill
Program Chair:  Sally Brant January 10, 2013
  This Week...
Rafael J. Garcia, Jr.
"How Intelligence Plays a Vital Role in the FBI's Investigative Programs" 


January 24   
Kevin James   
"Why I Want to be Mayor of Los Angeles" 

January 31   
Maanya Condamoor
"UCLA Engineers Without Borders" 
February 7    
Terry McCarthy
"Los Angeles World Affairs Council"
January 17
Rafael J. Garcia, Jr.
January 24 
Kevin James
PE Mark Rogo led us in the Pledge, and New Generations Chair Jim Crane gave the Invocation.

PP's Scherer/Lyster led an impromptu version of "God Bless America." President Dwight decreed that they would not be fined due to the patriotic nature of the song.

Guests: Alex and Lisa from the Pressed Juicery came for our Merchant Minute, Bill Goodwyn introduced a global grants scholar candidate, Sally Hilton (22), graduated from Marymount High School, Chris Bradford invited members to join the committee to interview additional candidates. 

  • Jim Crane, New Generations Chair, reminded our club we are sponsoring our annual Art, Music, Speech, and Dance Contest for high schoolers if you want to be involved let Jim know!
  • The Club voted for our Valentine's Brunch to be on February 10 at 12:30 at Lawry's (as the following weekend some may be traveling for President's Day weekend)
  • May 4, 5, & 6 District Conference at Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort- Santa Barbara. More info and register online Here.
  • January Birthdays: PP Ron Lyster and Athena Jackson 
  • Dick Thompson announced Jim Murphy's passing and gave a brief eulogy of this distinguished gentleman, friend and long-time Brentwood Rotarian. He will be missed.
For our Merchant Minute, Alex and Lisa shared that Pressed Juicery
produces cold pressed juices located in the former Haagen Dazs space, you can sample any pressed juice when you visit before purchasing. They have a home delivery service too and a cleanse program they recommend.

Mel Powell, President of the E-club of San Fernando Valley
- a club with 2 meetings a month in person and 2 video online meetings a month.  Idea of Ignite - to light a fire to find a solution for our membership issues created by Ken Boyd.
Mel shared 5 Rules for Membership Development:
  1. Membership is fun
  2. Have a membership chair and now include ALL members on Membership Committee
  3. Membership growth and recruitment Don't just stand there DO something - Ignite can provide RI opps
  4. Retention of new members- clean out their litter box, get them activated, involved in something they like not necessarily just what we like If Rotarians are given a job or project they will build a village, eradicate a disease,
  5. Membership is fun
What can our club do to ensure a pipeline of members in 40-50 years so our community has a Rotary?
Some suggestions:
  1. Future leaders of the Rotary world.
  2. Find three 30-35 year olds and three 25-29 year olds What may be a mini project for a younger generation?
  3. Business and professional outreach
  4. Rechartering for fewer than 25 members Make goals specific and measurable so easy to implement 4. Leadership by example - 1st month Pres, 2nd month committee (everyone) 3rd month the Board
  5. Foundation alumni and Rotaractors  - RI has list of alumni that can be provided and invite them in first to speak and maybe later to join
15 tips for successful clubs e.g., have every member keep a diary for a few days of every single encounter and who is on list to consider?  Expand how we think, who are the leaders in business, etc to pool our talents to help the world.
-YYE Aly Shoji

Westwood Village
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 24114, Los Angeles, CA 90024-0114
Meets: Thursday, 12:30 PM, UCLA Faculty Center
480 Charles Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Club President - Dwight Heikkila
(310) 820-6090

President Elect
Mark Rogo
(310) 385-3164

Vice-President/Club Service
Leah Vriesman
(310) 844-4224

Secretary Aly Shoji
(310) 301-3014

Treasurer - Don Nelson
(310) 472-9488

Past President - Ed Jackson
(800) 214-3810

Community Service - John Heidt
(310) 474-0938

International Service
Marsha Hunt
(310) 500-9828

Vocational Service
Richard Thompson
(310) 408-2822

New Generations Service
Jim Crane
(310) 733-6783

Rotary Foundation Chair
Steve Day
(310) 670-5013

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

Membership - Colby Smith
(310) 948-9198

WVRC Auxiliary
Eloise Siskel
(310) 472-2509

Sook Heikkila
(310) 820-6090

Sakuji Tanaka

Lew Bertrand

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: Culver City Elks Club, 11160 Washington Blvd., Culver City, or  Wilshire: The Ebell, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd, LA / Friday, Santa Monica: Riviera Country Club, 1250 Capri Dr, Pacific Palisades
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