Program Chair:  Michael Newman

April 26, 2012  

May 3
Marymount Today"

May 9
WVRC Auxiliary Tour
“Judson Stained Glass Studio”

This Week...

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

May 9
Westwood Village Rotary Auxiliary Tour
Judson Stained Glass Studio- Highland Park

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

May 17- Meet at Skylight Gardens
Cathleen M. Fitzgerald
"Water and Other Projects Around the World"

May 24
Ben Howland- UCLA Basketball Coach
"The UCLA Program"

There was excitement and anticipation in the air in Westwood for our April 26, 2012 meeting at a different venue,  Skylight Gardens restaurant.  Westwood Village Board of Directors members Jack! Paul and VP Terry M. White greeted and gave everyone their badge s as we signed in.

Oz, the general manager of the restaurant, was there to take our orders before we entered the room.

Five-year-old Luc Shoji led us in the Pledge of Allegiance as past president Don Nelson held the flag. The invocation was given by our own Art Henry.

Visiting Rotarian was James Koyanagi, from Burlington Lakeshore Ontario, an architect, home of baseball's Toronto Blue Jays and ice hockey’s Maple Leafs.

Guest of Rotarians were led by President Elect  Nominee Mark Rogo brought a special guest, Bill Krinsky Senior Vice President of Grandpoint Bank.&n! bsp; Richard Quaglino, a professor at USC was a guest of Past Pres. Gordon Fell; Richard’s father was a member of our club.Colby Smith brought special guest Paul Lewis, a student at UCLA Anderson. Jane Mulato was a guest of Peggy Bloomfield, and Mayor of Westwood Lenny Friedman had two guests, Sunny and his helper.

Our headtable was a rectangular table with 4thQuarter Program Chair Michael Newman, our Speaker Eric Andrews. special guest of President Ed, Ed Magik, Art Henry, Tom Barron and his guest wife Margo, and Hank Heuer.




 ·        PE Dwight Heikkila is looking for a few people to share programs duties for 2012-2013. Good programs make for happy Rotarians, so Dwight needs you.

·        Community chair John Heidt gave  the Mid Shipman Clock to the USN ROTC Winner at UCLA April 21st, and WOMP will be Saturday April 28th.

·        Leo Tseng, as he has often done in past years, provided 60 Easter baskets for the patients in the children's section of UCLA Hospital.  He was assisted in stuffing the baskets by Pauline Harris, Eloise Siskel and Caroline Harris.  Colby Smith helped with the shopping, and Dwight  Heikkila helped deliver the baskets to the Westwood hospital.

·        The Westwood V! illage Rotary Auxiliary Tour is Wednesday May 9th. Meet at the Westwood United Methodist Church, Wilshire and Warner, at 9:30 AM where a chartered bus will take us to the Judson Stained Glass Studio in Highland Park. Make your reservation by sending your $20 check to Margie Downie, 633 Burlingame Ave. LA, 90049. Following the tour the bus will return us to Westwood where we will have lunch together at the church.

And here are the 13 awards that we won at the District Conference in San Diego for our 2011-2012 Projects:

Westwood Village Rotary Club Awards 2011-2012

 Club Service

·        Weekly Rotary informationExcellence

·        NewsletterExcellence 

 Communications and Public Relations

·        Social mediaRecognition of achievement

 Vocational Service

·        LiteracyRecognition of achievement

·        Speech music and art ! contest participationExcellence

·        Community service recognition program-fire, police fire, teacher, non-Rotarian business awardExcellence

·        Spotlight project- Annual project involving the majority of the clubs and vocational serviceRecognition of achievement

·        Overall Vocational serviceRecognition of achievement

The Rotary Foundation

·        Paul Harris SocietyExcellence

·        Utilization of grants- Matching and District SimplifiedRecognition of achievement

 New Generations

·        Charter and or sponsor Youthact, Interact and Rotaract clubsRecognition of achievement

·        Participate and facilitate Dis! trict scholarships for local studentExcellence

·        Overall New GenerationRecognition of achievement

Not since the run on awards started with PDG Bill Goodwyn, PP Eric Loberg, PP John Singleton and a host of other past presidents have we had our name announced so much as last week in San Diego.  Thank You Westwood Village Rotary Club members for your hard work that made this happen.


M! ike Newmanintroduced our speaker, Rev. Eric Andrews, Director- Paulist Productions.


With a solid background in television production, Eric Andrews, CSP was the natural choice to take over the leadership of Paulist Productions in September 2009. Father Eric came to Los Angeles from Tennessee where he was Pastor/Campus Minister at John XXIII University Parish in Knoxville. A savvy businessman and talented producer, Fr. Eric is also a highly regarded speaker both in the church and on the air. The third president in the 50 year history of the television and film production company, Fr. Eric has stepped in and continued the tradition of "the Hollywood Priest," a role initiated by the company's founder,Fr. Ellwood "Bud" Kieser.


Originally focused on a career in communications, Fr. Eric also had long held an interest in the Priesthood, but first chose to earn his BFA from New York University Film School in 1987, from which he graduated with honors. While there, he consulted with the school's campus priest and learned of the Paulist Fathers, whose focus is on communications as a means of teaching. "I was very happy to learn I could combine a career in the Church with my interest in the media," says Fr. Andrews.


While attending NYU, however, Fr. Eric landed an internship and then staff position at The Jim Henson Company. He felt he could not pass up this opportunity and it was there he earned a variety of credits. Among the shows he worked on were the Jim Henson Hour (NBC), Down at Fraggle Rock: Behind the Scenes, The Ghost of Faffner Hall (HBO), Free to Be…A Family (an ABC Special) and the Jim Henson Play Along Video Series. He had a hand in many things at Jim Henson's company, including the puppets! Fr. Eric is pleased to be, once again, collaborating with many Henson alumni in his new post.


Eager to pursue his religious calling, Eric left the Henson organization, joined the Paulist Fathers, and enrolled in seminary training at Catholic Universi! ty of America in September 1989. In May of 1994, he received his Maste rs of Divinity and began an internship at St. Paul the Apostle Church in New York City. Fr. Eric was ordained to the Priesthood in May 1995.

Eric is on a mission and we hope to be of service as he reaches his goal.

—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) 47! 5-7344

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

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