Program Chair:
  Christopher Bradford
July 21, 2011  

August 4
"Spy Planes and the Cold War"

September 1
"Teaching the
Global Citizen"

October 7-10
Club Visit to SF Chinatown

This Week...
July 28, 2011
Laura Lake
"Status of the UCLA Faculty Center "

August 4, 2011
Edward Lovick, Jr.
"Spy Planes and the Cold War"

August 11, 2011
John Vallely
"Reflections on My UCLA Basketball Career"

August 25, 2011
Rev. Lynn Cheyney , Westwood Presbyterian Church
"Our Church and the Westwood Cummunity"

September 1, 2011
Karin Muller , Director of Take 2, Inc.
"Teaching the Global Citizen "

Save the Date...
August 27, 2011
Rotary Auxilliary Fun Party at Leo Tseng's home

October 7-10, 2011
Club visit to San Francisco (Chinatown)

ERNIE WOLF deserves a break (well, every now and then), so the Windmill duties were assumed by yours truly (this is a test to see if you read the entire Windmill).

ALYSSA SHOJI led the Pledge. PP ED (the "Preacher") GAULD, with 26 seconds to prepare, gave us a wonderful invocation, thanking the almighty for allowing us to serve others through Rotary. We skipped the song (methinks PP SEAN MCMILLAN is unduly influencing PREXY ED JACKSON).

We had two visiting Rotarians today: our speaker, CHURAIRAT PANYARACHUN, Past President of the Bangkok Thailand Rotary Club, and PANJAWANNEE MUANGMONGKOL, President of the Thai Town Rotary Club (Toluca Lake). PP CHURAIRAT and PREXY ED exchanged club flags, with PP CHURAIRAT observing that the symbols on her club's flag stand for angels, and she was visiting our club in the City of Angels!

PP DON NELSON brought his two wonderful daughters, LINDA ROBERTS and ADELAIDE PORTER, to our meeting. PP STEVE SCHERER introduced special guests KRISTA STILLEY (Director of the Salvation Army's Transitional Center) and ANTIONETTE MONGELLI (Director of the UCLA Volunteer Center). LENNY FRIEDMAN brought his better half, SUNNY FRIEDMAN. BRIAN WHITNEY introduced us to his special guest, JENNIFER CASPER.

Prominently positioned at the head table were RALPH BEASOM, PP JOHN SINGLETON, ELLIOTT TURNER, PP GORDON FELL and our speaker, PP (Bangkok Club) CHURAIRAT PANYARACHUN.

PREXY ED gave us a slide show of each Avenue of Service, which listed the chairperson and members of each committee. PREXY ED also made a number of important announcements (so listen up!):

  • The next District Breakfast is on Tuesday, July 27th, at the Westin LAX. Please let Ed or Don know if you're coming.
  • The Auxiliary Summer Fun Party is on August 27th at PP LEO TSENG'S beautiful home.
  • Between September 12th and 15th we will undertake a hands-on program in elementary schools.
  • Our trip to the San Francisco Chinatown Rotary Club will take place October 6th through 9th.
  • The District Governor pays us a visit on October 20th.
  • The District's Paul Harris Celebration (started long ago and far away by our own PDG & PP BILL GOODWYN) on November 6th at Circus Vargas in Del Amo.

PP SEAN MCMILLAN gave us some Irish history and an Irish joke. Seems like the Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland haven't gotten along for hundreds of years. While under British yoke some Northern Ireland terrorists (even SEAN agrees they are, and he's Irish, as if you couldn't tell from his whiskey, I mean coffee mug attached to his body) bombed and otherwise killed people, both in Ireland and England. Glad that's all over now! I can't fully repeat PP SEAN's joke in this column, but men don't ask your wife to see if she can fit into your trousers, as you certainly won't be able to fit into her knickers (or otherwise get any love or affection)!

PP STEVE SCHERER had the pleasure of presiding at the induction ceremony for our newest member, KRISTA STILLEY. KRISTA is the Director of the Salvation Army Transitional Center. She told us her interest in Rotary was sparked by one of our favorite programs, the Christmas Dinner & Shopping Spree, in which we chaperone young children from the center to dinner and help them buy Christmas gifts for their family. KRISTA got a well deserved standing ovation as our newest Rotarian. Congratulations, KRISTA!

Our speaker was CHURAIRAT PANYARACHUN, Past President of the Bangkok Thailand Rotary Club. PP CHURAIRAT encouraged us to go to the next R.I. International Convention in Bangkok, Thailand, in early May, 2012. Due to a $9 million grant by Thailand, this will be the least expensive R.I. International Convention in recent memory. It only costs $160 to attend (if you early register by December). The convention will be located in a campus housing multiple large arenas, with wide open interior spaces (enough to fit several young elephants, on which you can ride!). They expect 30,000 people to attend. Go to the R.I. website for more information, including participating hotels and reservations.

—Little YOE, Mark Block

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

Club President - Ed Jackson
(800) 214-3810

President Elect - open

Vice-President/Club Service
Dwight Heikkila
(310) 820-6090

Secretary – Aly Shoji
(310) 301-3014

Treasurer - Don Nelson
(310) 472-9488

Past President - Gordon Fell
(310) 474-5670

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 Rel. – 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

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Brad Robinson

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