Program Chair:
  Michael Newman

April 12, 2012

Leah Vriesman
April 19
The Fulbright Scholarship and My Year in Germany"

Apr 28
Westwood Organized


This Week...
Apr 19
Leah Vriesman, Director of Executive Ed. at UCLA
"The Fulbright Scholarship and My Year in Germany"

Apr 19-22
District 5280 Conference at Hilton San Diego

Apr 26
Rev. Eric Andrews, Director - Paulist Productions
"From Jim Henson's Muppets to Becoming A Priest"

Apr 28
Westwood Organized Mega-Project
Help students and community members beautify Westwood Village.

May 3
Jacqueline L. Landry, Head of School- Marymount HS
"Marymount Today"

May 10
Alison Clay-Duboff
"My Experiences as an Ex-Patriot in Saudi Arabia"

Wednesday’s April showers brought clear and breezy skies to Westwood on Thursday for our April 12 meeting, as we observe April as Rotary Magazine Month.  Our greeters were John Heidt and Rev. John Woodall, who put smiles on faces of everyone who didn’t have them before they arrived.

The pledge was given by Vocational Service Chair Steven Pettise.  Rev. John Woodall gave the invocation as only a professional can; thank you for a great invocation.

We didn’t have any visiting Rotarians, but we did have quite a few guests.  A special guest here for second time was Kim Morris, Director of Development of UCLA College of Letters and Sciences.  She was a guest of Chris Bradford.

Paul Lewis, who will be graduating from the UCLA Anderson School of Management this year, is the director of a private equity finance association and was the guest of Colby Smith.  He met Colby at our young professionals networking event.

 Sunny came with our own mayor of Westwood, Lenny Friedman.  Jane Mulato was a guest of Peggy Bloomfield, and Bill Krinsky, Senior Vice President at Grandpoint Bank, was here for the second time as a guest of Mark Rogo.

Our ambassadorial scholar from Japan in 2010-11,  Masaki has returned as a PHD student at UCLA in computer Science.

The head table was graced with Bill Krinsky, president elect nominee Mark Rogo, President Ed Jackson, past president and director of third-quarter programs Michael Newman, and our speakers, Insa Jenssen and Hsiao Yun Kuo.


·         April 19-22, 2012 — District Conference, Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa at Mission Bay

·         April 21, 2012 — Navy ROTC Awards Ceremony, presenting award of ship’s clock, at 1:00 p.m. at UCLA Haines Hall, Lt. Jim Bell (310) 794-9422

·         April 28, 2012 — WOMP at Westwood Village

·         May 2, 2012 — Army ROTC Awards Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. at UCLA Ackerman Union, 2nd Floor Lounge, Vicky Senelli (310) 825-7381

·         June 5, 2012 — Emerson Middle School, 7:00 p.m., senior awards presentation of the Westwood Village Rotary Club Alan Campbell award for the highest grade point average

Our two speakers for our program today are Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholars.  Insa Jenssen is a lawyer from Germany who is studying entertainment law at UCLA.  She plans to stay in the United States after her studies and to work here.

Hsiao Yun Kuo is visiting from Taiwan.  She also is enjoying her stay in the United States, though her thoughts are often of her home on the island of Taiwan.

Our young ambassadorial scholars are a credit to Rotary, and we enjoyed their presentation very much.

—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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