Program Chairs:
  Dwight Heikkila & Ed Jackson

July 26, 2012  

August 2
Tommy Hawkins
“Life’s Reflections: Poetry for the People

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August 9
Manny Pacheco
“Forgotten Hollywood”

This Week...

July 31
District Breakfast- Westin LAX Hotel
RSVP on Clubrunner or to Don Nelson

August 2
Tommy Hawkins
“Life’s Reflections: Poetry for the People”


August 9
Manny Pacheco
“Forgotten Hollywood”

August 10
Literacy Breakfast- Lawry’s Restaurant

Enclosed in this week’s Windmill is the club budget summary for 2011-12


We were greeted this Thursday by our very own VP Leah Vriesman. President Dwight started the meeting promptly and asked PE Mark Rogo to lead us in the pledge. Community Service Chair John Heidt said the invocation.


Guests:  Paul Aslan from Rancho Park Rotary; Gigi Habiby and Jessie Villa, students from Marymount High School; and Brian Whitney brought his son Dean.


President Dwight Heikkila invited each member to recommend a lunch speaker for this next year.  Dwight reported the speaker preferences survey taken on July 19, 2012 with 27 respondents as follows:

  1. 20% Local Problems – 9 programs
  2. 13% International Problems – 6 programs
  3. 12% Medicine, Health – 5.5 programs
  4. 12% Historical – 5.5 programs
  5. 11% Sports – 5 programs
  6. 9% Other Science – 4 programs
  7. 8.5% Entertainment – 4 programs
  8. 5.5% Environment – 2.5 programs
  9. 5.5% Rortary International – 2.5 programs
  10. 2% Other – 1 program 

    Most requested by name: Everything to do with UCLA – the Chancellor, research scientists and engineers, team sports, etc. Past president Ed Jackson introduced Gigi Habiby who co founded the Interact Rotary Club at Marymount High School where 20 to 25 girls participating.  They meet twice a month. Gigi tied for 3rd place in our Art, Music, and Speech contest this Spring and PP Ed presented her with a check.

  11. John Heidt, Community Service Chair, reported on his committee accomplishments this last year and had Sean McMillan and Leah Vriesman reported on the Angel Flight and Earth Angel programs for transporting individuals to and from centers where they receive medical treatments.  Earth Angel is a joint project with the Santa Monica Rotary Club.  Last year 207 rides were donated and 116 rides have been donated so far this year.  Our club has donated $2,200 last year and $1,560 so far in 2012.


    Marsha Hunt promoted the upcoming district trip to Jamaica January 31 to February 4, 2013 with details including costs to be announced soon.  She also reported on her work in Uganda with establishing four elementary schools, one high school and a college since 2004.  She will soon be traveling to Uganda again.


    President Dwight Heikkila reminded us of the avenues of service and that we need to sign up to serve on the club committees.


    Vice President Mark Rogo promoted the 2013 Rotary International Convention to be held in Lisbon Portugal.  Our goal is to have at least 6 from our club in attendance.


    Our speaker Kevin Kilroy who is a student at Marymount High School shared her experience with raising money to drill water wells in Niger Africa.  Niger is one of the poorest countries in West Africa and the people there suffer daily because they don’t have clean water.  Kevin got involved after reading a book her dad gave to her that compared cities with clean water to other cities without clean water.  Wells Bringing Hope works with World Vision to not only drill wells but also to build schools at the well sites and teaches the people about farming and sanitation.  The girls are able to attend school since they don’t have to daily transport water long distances.  When the girls are educated experience shows they have 80% less children.  The wells cost $11,200 to construct half of which is funded by World Vision.  A video was shown of the people in Niger and some of the wells that were constructed.  Ken Kilroy, Kevin’s father, added some additional information about the clean water projects in Africa.  So far Kevin has raised money to fund drilling of 12 wells.  Wells are typically 300 feet deep and tap underground water that collects during the rainy seasons.

    —YOE Jim Crane

    Westwood Village
    Mailing address:
    P.O. Box 24114, Los Angeles, CA 90024-0114

    Meets: Thursday, 12:30 PM, UCLA Faculty Center
    480 Charles Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

    Club President - Dwight Heikkila
    (310) 820-6090

    President Elect
    Mark Rogo

    Vice-President/Club Service
    Leah Vriesman
    (310) 844-4224

    Secretary – Aly Shoji
    (310) 301-3014

    Treasurer - Don Nelson
    (310) 472-9488

    Past President - Ed Jackson
    (800) 214-3810

    Community Service - John Heidt
    (310) 474-0938

    International Service
    Marsha Hunt
    (310) 500-9828

    Vocational Service
    Richard Thompson
    (310) 408-2822

    New Generations Service
    Jim Crane
    (310) 733-6783

    Rotary Foundation Chair
    Steve Day
    (310) 670-5013

    Publicity/Public Relations
    Mike Newman
    (310) 208-7723

    Membership - Colby Smith
    (310) 948-9198

    Executive Secretary
    Ernie Wolfe
    (310) 277-3910

    WVRC Auxiliary

    Eloise Siskel
    (310) 472-2509

    Sook Heikkila
    (310) 820-6090

    Sakuji Tanaka

    Lew Bertrand

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