Program Chair:
  Christopher Bradford
January 19, 2012  

January 26
History of the Braille Institute"

Feb 11
Valentines Brunch
Lawry's Restaurant

This Week...
Jan 26
Leslie E. Stocker Jr., Pres. of the Braille Inst.
"History of the Braille Institute and Its Programs
for the Blind"

Feb 2
Michele Rigsby Pauley
"Cedars-Sinai Hospital Coach for Kids, Bringing Healthcare to Children in the Inner City"

Feb 9
Kevin Sikes or Matthew Alexander
"Current Wars and Conflicts, or Interrogations of Suspected Terrorists"

Feb 11
Valentines Brunch at Lawry’s Restaurant on La Cienega Boulevard

The Westwood Village Rotary meeting on January 19 was great! PP Michael Newman led the Pledge of Allegiance; President Ed Jackson gave the invocation regarding teamwork. Sunny Freedman was the guest of Lenny, and the principal of Emerson Middle School, Damon Watson, was a special guest of President Ed.

President Ed fined the people at four tables $20 each for sitting at a gender segregated table 3 were all men and one was all women.

At the head table was Damon Watson, PP Leo Tseng, President Ed, our speaker Gregory Wong, and third-quarter program chair Jack Paul. This week’s announcements started with Chinese New Year celebration, to be held on February 3, 6:30 p.m., at the Palace Restaurant on Wilshire & Barrington.

We will not be having breakfast meetings the first three months of this year as we had scheduled. Instead, the Board passed a resolution and bylaws that will allow us to start an associate membership for a young professionals group, which will be headed by Dr. Colby Smith, assisted by Aly Shoji. More on this to come.

Saturday, February 11, is our Valentines Brunch at Lawry’s Restaurant on La Cienega Boulevard. Your invitation should be in the mail.

On February 26, John Heidt will be leading a group that will be feeding the homeless.

PP Leo Tseng, Hank Heuer, Ann Samson and Terry de Sousa came up to the podium to be thanked for their hard work in making the Holiday Shopping Spree a great success. Terry and Leo took over this year for Mike Yousem, who was the guiding force of this event for 29 years. Hank Heuer made sure the participants completed new insurance forms, and Ann Samson made sure we had a bus. Ann Samson and Hank Heuer received vests for their work on the project.

Third quarter program chair Jack Paul introduced our speaker for the day, Greg Wong. He is a graduate of Stanford and of the Berkeley law school who is now in the field of social media. He gave us food for thought, legally and socially, on the importance of social media such as Facebook and Twitter. It was a very informative and interesting talk.

—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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