Program Chair:
  Michael Newman

May 31, 2012  


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June 7
Ying Nian Wu
Professor- UCLA

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June 14
Richard Jackson
“Built Environment”

This Week...

June 7
Ying Nian Wu- Professor, UCLA
"NTD TV- An Independent Station Delivering Uncensored Chinese News, Chinese Culture, and Performing Arts"


June 12
Rotary Auxiliary Meeting
Installation of New Officers

June 14
Richard Jackson- Chair, UCLA Environmental Health
““Built Environment,” Two Recent Books and a PBS Television Series”

June 21
Lynn Cheney and Eric Davidson
“Craft Talks”

June 23
Ed Jackson’s Demotion Party
Beach Club- Santa Monica

The last week of Promote International Convention Month started with our May 31 meeting.

It was another lovely day in Westwood Village, and we were greeted by Mark Block as we came in.  The pledge was led by Past President (PP) Eric Loberg, and President Elect (PE) Dwight Heikkila gave the invocation.

Jane Mulato was a guest of Peggy Bloomfield.

Head Table: Toshi and PP Yoshi Setoguchi, PP Mike Newman, President Ed Jackson and PE Dwight Heikkila.

PP Steve Scherer presented Cadet Edson Diaz, winner of the army saber in UCLA ROTC, to the club.

 Announcements:  Sally Phillips’ son requests that we do not phone Sally or visit her in the hospital because she needs more rest.  The chemo is helping with the pain but she has limited energy.  He suggests that notes to their home (1368 Jonesboro Drive, Los Angeles 90049) or emails to him ( will get to her quickly and be received gratefully.

Incoming leaders attended the District Assembly on Saturday, and are looking forward to using what they’ve learned to continue improving our club.

The annual District Rotaract Ciao Awards & Installations is just around the corner! They will be recognizing high-achieving clubs, officers, & members, as well as digging in to a delish Mexican cuisine buffet.

We have had the honor of bringing home every award consecutively for the past 2 years & this will be the best year yet!

Just a few of the awards Bruin Rotaract has been awarded are:

  • Club of the Year
  • Best International Service Project 
  • The Spirit of Rotaract
  • District Rotaract Advisor's "Club of the Year" 
  • Best Community Service Project 
  • Meredith Olsen Scholar Winners

Meredith Olsen Scholar winners will also be honored that night & we have a few of our very own phenomenal Bruin Rotaractors who were nominated!

Please come celebrate the end of the AMAZING Rotary year with the entire Rotaract District of South Bay & Greater Los Angeles, Wednesday night, June 13th, from 7-9pm, at El Torito Restaurant in Santa Monica.

PP and 4th Quarter Program Chair Michael Newman introduced our speaker, Dr. Yoshi Setuguchi. The Yosh Setoguchi story is one that we would like to see happen again and again and again and again and represents what should happen when we reach out in the community.

In 1954, Yosh was student body president at University High School and received an honorary membership in the Westwood Village Rotary Club.  By the time he was to graduate he had no idea that he would be working in medicine.  But Dr. Milo Brooks of the Westwood Village Rotary Club saw that Yosh had great capabilities in medicine, becoming his mentor.

Yosh became the foremost doctor in pediatric prosthetics, having a stellar career at UCLA medical school and hospital.  After completing his career UCLA, he started a similar program at Shriners Hospital in Los Angeles.

In between the two careers Yoshi created an exceptionally exciting career with the Westwood Village Rotary Club, leading and running several district programs for decades.

Yosh had much more to talk to us about his work, but as a veteran past president of the club, he looked at the clock and decided to end his program with a summary.

—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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