The Windmill
Program Chairs:  Dwight Heikkila & Ed Jackson September 27, 2012
  This Week...

October 2
District Breakfast
Westin LAX 7-9AM

October 4
UCLA Rotaract
“Rotaract at UCLA”


October 6
Harvest Fun Party
Leo Tseng’s House

October 10
Rotary Auxiliary Meeting
“Flying Rotarians”

October 11
Warren Bobrow
“Rotary Youth Exchange”

November 8
Chinatown Rotary
“Rotary Youth Exchange”

October 4
UCLA Rotaract

“Rotaract at UCLA”

Warren Bobrow
October 11
Warren Bobrow
“Rotary Youth Exchange”

President Dwight welcomed everyone to the Friendly Westwood Village Rotary Club for our September 27, 2012 meeting.

Darling Mark Rogo started off by leading the pledge. He also changed my life (and is helping prevent the carpal tunnel I was developing ;) by donating his iPad so I can now take proper notes during lunch for the Windmill, THANK YOU!!!

The Invocation was provided by "Reverend Gauld" as he was introduced.

Dr. Mona Shah, the secretary of the Bombay-Juhu Beach Club brought her daughter to UCLA and dropped in to tell us a little about her club and projects.
Guests included Nevin Senkan’s beautiful daughter, Denise, who is a grad student training for her MFT. Darling Mark Rogo introduced his son-in-law, Anil, to us. And Don Nelson (Dwight!) was kind enough to introduce our Club’s first lady, Sook Heikkila =)

Don and Roz Nelson have risen to celebrity status and page 8 of the Bruin official Game Magazine where they are beaming and hugging, of course. Don agreed to the $100 fine assessed by Pres Dwight in a hurry, recognizing a bargain.

Don’t forget upcoming events:
· Oct 2 Tuesday, District Breakfast 7:00 AM at Westin at LAX.
· Oct. 6 Harvest Party on Leo's mountain—please RSVP
· Oct. 10 Auxiliary luncheon, Wednesday 11:30 AM at Peter and Shirley More's home. Learn about the International Brotherhood of Flying Rotarians. Cost is $5
· Also, the San Francisco Rotary club will be returning our visit to them last year on Nov 8, 9, 10. Right after our normal meeting on Nov. 8 we will be leaving for a Jay Leno taping! On Nov. 9 a Getty Museum trip is planned, and on Nov. 10 a trip to the Grammy Museum via rail. If you would like to participate in any of these fun activities please let our President know!

PE Mark Rogo reminded Avenues of Service Chairs to get their reports to him for the upcoming District Gov visit on Oct 18. Also, the Rotary International convention is in Lisbon, Portugal this year. If anyone is interested in going on a cruise after the convention, the Rogos will be cruising July 1-10 Stockholm to Copenhagen if anyone wants to join!

And as a little bonus, Today on KABC at 3:30pm Lynn and Darling Mark Rogo’s daughter had the opportunity to discuss her start-up business – Great Job!

A Village Adoption presentation was given by our visiting Rotarian from India, showcasing how they assist in providing light, water, education programs, and medical projects to rural villagers. We were amazed to see how active her club is in providing services that we all take for granted in the US.

Dr. Thomas Schmalzreid, our program speaker, was introduced by Pres Dwight. Of imposing stature and energy, he played varsity basketball at Stanford on a scholarship. Though he didn’t dominate the Pac 10, he did receive a degree in Human Biology, with honors and distinction and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Dr. Schmalzried attended UCLA Medical School on the Bicknell Scholarship. He continued at UCLA completing an Internship in Surgery, an Orthopaedic Residency, and a Research Fellowship in Joint Replacement. In 1990-91, he was the Hip and Implant Fellow at Harvard University and served as an Assistant in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schmalzried is currently the Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center. Dr. Schmalzried is also on the faculty at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Schmalzried is an internationally known leader in total hip and total knee arthroplasty having received numerous awards and honors. He is a three-time recipient of the John Charnley Award for ground-breaking research in hip arthroplasty and has more than 150 academic publications. Dr. Schmalzried has served on the Board of Directors of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Western Orthopaedic Association, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Hip Society, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. In addition, Dr. Schmalzried is the Joint Arthroplasty Section Editor of Orthopedics Today, the most widely read orthopaedic periodical and serves on several other review and editorial boards.

Dr. Schmalzried first introduced his patient coordinator, Patty O’Brian, and started with a series of true and false questions—questions that studies he has reviewed largely answer about Patient Activity After Total Joint Replacement. Activity studies basically determined, Wear is a function of Use Not Time! So, none of can know how many years our replacement joint might last, but we can estimate how many steps we can take with that new joint. But, not so fast!I There are Patient variables such as: Gender, weight, height, usage, e.g., men and women even walk differently! There are surgeon variables too.

Ultimately, there is decreasing patient activity with Aging—the first five years after replacement see the most activity, although there are many outliers—unique patients way off the charts in activity.

To sum up, he suggested that Millennium patients ask not “ Can white men jump?” But “ Should they?”

What kind of shoes should we wear? The MD replied:, a flat and cushioned shoe - consider buying inserts. The speaker wears shoes with rubber soles FYI. Someone asked about Robotic surgery and his reply was that more data is needed to determine if safety of robotics is higher than humans, again the surgeon variable. In the final question, the speaker tried to debunk the myth that Arthritis is greater in athletes than the populace—it’s actually more correlated with being overweight.
(Our daily reminder to eat healthily and continue to exercise! =)

Next week the Rotaractors take charge of our meeting, see you all then!

—YYE Aly Shoji                                               


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

WVRC Auxiliary
Eloise Siskel
(310) 472-2509

Sook Heikkila
(310) 820-6090

Sakuji Tanaka

Lew Bertrand

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