Program Chair:
  Michael Newman

June 21, 2012  


June 28
Ed Jackson

“Westwood Village Rotary Club: A Swan Song”

Dwight Heikkila
July 12
Dwight Heikkila

“Our Year Ahead

This Week...

June 28
Ed Jackson
“Westwood Village Rotary Club: A Swan Song”
  **Summer BBQ on the patio


July 5- DARK
WVRC will not be meeting this week

July 12
Dwight Heikkila
“Our Year Ahead”
  **Summer BBQ on the patio

 June is Rotary Fellowship Month.

Even though the UCLA students are off for the summer, we still were abuzz with Westwood Village Rotarians.  We were greeted by Nevin Senkan and Vice President Terry M White.  The pledge was given by our secretary, Aly Shoji.  Incoming President Dwight Heikkila gave the invocation.

Guests: There were no visiting Rotarians.  Bob Brand of Brand USA was a guest.

The head table was graced with Eric Davidson, principal of University High School, Aly Shoji, President Ed Jackson, Incoming PE Dwight Heikkila, PP Mike Newman, and Rev Lynn Cheyney.

Dr. Colby Smith announced that PE Dwight Heikkila showed up this past Monday at the young professionals meeting at South Restaurant in Santa Monica.  Colby said the meeting was another success, and they look forward to meeting next month.  He is proud that every month, they have service project to offer the members.

Terry M. White announced that everyone should show up for the demotion party this Saturday, June 23 at the Beach Club.

We will have a barbecue for Pres. Ed’s swan song on the 28th.  We will be dark July 5, and then we will start up Dwight’s great year with a barbecue on July 12.

Pres. Ed thanks the members of this year’s program committee, namely Sally Brant, who after an illustrious career as program chair for the club decided to help out one more year, and we’re glad she did! Also, Jack Paul, Michael Newman and Chris Bradford made sure we had excellent programs. Thank you for a job well done.

Members with perfect attendance for another year are:

·       3 years Ed Jackson

·       4 years Dwight Heikkila

·       8 years Don Nelson

·       9 years Chris Bradford

·       19 years Leo Tseng

·       25 years Steve Scherer

·       26 years Ron Lyster

·       27 years Mike Newman

·       31 years Terry M White and Terry R White.

Program chair Michael Newman came to the podium for the last time this rotary year to introduce our craft talkers.

Dr. Lynn Cheyney was raised in Colorado and California and spent time in Montana, the Midwest and several parts of Southern California.  She comes from a family where her father was a minister.  Her husband is also a minister and is very supportive of her pastorship. She is the first female Presbyterian minister in all fo the Greater Los Angeles area.

Lynn is a very respected, impressive and effective leader at the cutting edge of community and nation building.  Welcome Lynn, we are glad you are here.

Eric Davidson was born in Omaha, Nebraska in a family that was headed by a Methodist minister.  He went to high school at Westchester High School, later becoming assistant principal there, before becoming principal at University High.

The test scores at Uni have gone up, and it is a destination high school.  Uni has an API of 718, a 76-point improvement over the last 5 years!  It should be in the elite ranking of 800 this year.

Uni offers a wide range of personalized learning programs in its four small schools:

·       School of Business and Finance

·       School of Communication Arts

·       School of Engineering

·       School of Health and Environmental Sciences

Uni also has a heavily sought out brand-new Digital Media Magnet. Uni also offers a School for Advanced Studies, 20 different Advanced Placement courses, a thriving AVID program, and its students matriculate to some of the top colleges and universities in the United States, including UCLA, USC, Loyola Marymount University, Princeton, Harvard, and Cornell.

In addition, Uni just opened a new state-of-the-art gymnasium, is getting a new tennis court, a tartan track facility, and the new Westside YMCA on campus, named after James Collins, who is entering his 60th year as a Westwood Village Rotarian.  The YMCA will afford Uni the use of several resources, such as the pool for the swim team.  Thank you Eric, for your hard work in improving our community.

—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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