The Windmill
Program Chairs:  Dwight Heikkila & Ed Jackson November 15, 2012
  This Week...
December 6 
Tim Barker
"Immigration Reform"

Holiday Shopping Spree
Salvation Army Transitional Housing   


December 13
Holiday Luncheon
Bel Air Hotel

December 6
Tim Barker
"Comprehensive Immigration Reform"
December 13
Holiday Luncheon
Hotel Bel Air 
Mike Newman led the pledge, Mark Rogo provided the invocationinspired by one of our Farsi Rotary Clubs

No guests because this is an Assembly meeting per our President
Tom Barron asked Mike Yousem to approach the podium, in honor of his 28 years spearheading the holiday shopping event,  Mike was officially inducted into the "Barron Order of the Canes" for his service.  For this honor, Mike received a one of a kind, ergonomic cane.  =)

Intro of head table Aly Shoji (Update - GREAT NEWS, My iPad was FOUND!!!  Please heed my security announcement and load the free Find my iPhone app NOW if you have not done so.  I am happy to assist at any meeting with your devices)  Bill Goldwyn and Ed Gauld were also at the head table.

Dr. Colby Smith, our membership chair, invited Mark Rogo and Phil Gabriel  to the front to share our Board voted to induct Phil into our club.  Phil was first introduced to us by our Merchant Minute and owns Scrubs Unlimited in the Westwood Village.  Dwight provided gifts from the club to our newest member.

PDG Bill Goodwyn provided a background on the purpose of our Club Assembly and announced Dick Walker, a former member passed away and his son, Lee Walker, was also a long time member.  He then shared the good news that we are actually gathered for an annual meeting NOT an assembly as our dear President had been calling it ;)  We are part of an International service with more than 32,000 clubs with more than 1.2 Million members

The only question was: Should PDG Bill be fined for not wearing a tie and jacket? ;)  As he sat at the head table he was fine free.

PP Ed Jackson provided an update on our pilot program status we are 1 out of 200 clubs chosen worldwide out of 32,000 clubs.  The friendly WVRC started a young professionals club to train future prospective members, made a few changes in bylaws to include corporate and family memberships, and incorporated more social media for our club to continue with our great reputation in the Rotary community.
Dwight added supplemental stats to our clubs strengths

Mark Rogo's theme: we are the best kept secret in not only Westwood but within our club! What is our global plan to reach out to our community in addition to the Merchant Minute to continue our mission for Service Above Self?

Dick Thompson shared we will continue to work with Uni High and Diane Good and the city schools she staffs in the spring continue honoring our heroes and then the trip abroad

John Heidt shared our community service is well represented by various counsels, we continue to support angel flight for patients and staff, Children's Easter baskets donated to the Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA by Leo will continue, as well as our support to Meals on wheels, OPCC, WOMP, and shared that the WVRC is serving as the conduit to many community org as 501(c)3  John asked the members of the YMCA to stand and presented them with a check from the Community Service committee.

Ed Gauld, as chairman of nominating committee presented slate for 2013 for approval however not before sharing he went to the UCLA game with Leo and in his Actuarial way, extrapolated with two defections, there may not be any players left by Feb ;) Also noted he was confused that UCLA was playing Stanford, again?  And of course announced Duke's athletic schedule to the club.  

Back to business:  Your nominating committee presented for the Club's approval the following slate for the 2013 Board:

 - John Heidt
Vice President and Chair of Club Service - Aly Shoji
Secretary - Dr. Colby Smith
Treasurer - Terry M. White (yes you read that correctly! :) )

Avenues of Service Chairs:
International  - Marsha Hunt
Vocation - Dick Thompson
Membership (co-chairs) David Friedman as merchant outreach and Tom Barron 
Community Service chair still TBD 

Leah passed out the holiday lunch flyer- Thursday December 13th at the Hotel Bel Air

Phil brought up again the option to text announcements before meetings to raise bids for auction items such as athletic tickets 
The meeting finished with discussion re: our venue and options. 

-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
(310) 385-3164

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

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: Culver City Elks Club, 11160 Washington Blvd., Culver City, or  Wilshire: The Ebell, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd, LA / Friday, Santa Monica: Riviera Country Club, 1250 Capri Dr, Pacific Palisades
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