The Windmill
Program Chair:  Sally Brant March 7,  2013
This Week...  
March 14    





March 21  
Sheriff Leroy David "Lee" Baca   
"Call the Cops!" 

Feed the Homeless
Daybreak Women's Shelter

March 28  
Jeremy Sidell
"People Assisting the Homeless"               
Venue Change: W Hotel
March 14
Terry McCarthy
"Los Angeles World Affairs Council"

March 21
Sheriff Lee Baca
"Call the Cops!"

P.E. Mark Rogo ran the meeting today as our dear President was visiting his first grand daughter out of state. After taking a huge bite of bread and standing at the microphone for minutes, Luc Shoji (7) finally led the pledge ;)  Dr. Colby Smith provided the invocation.

After celebrating Jim Collins 60th Anniversary last week, he wanted to share some special thoughts from 1950 in Westwood.  The Rotary lunch was a whopping $2.50 buffet and many other fun facts.  He also shared he and Carol were married on July 15, 1950 and he joined Rotary in 1953 via his father-in-law, Gene Ross (is this right?) Four very special women - Peggy Bloomfield, Clarice?, Carol Collins, and Margie Downey were all the women in the lives of the current Rotarians and that summer was filled with  teas, weddings, and get-togethers that really bonded the friendships in and out of Rotary.

The Guests that were introduced were our Speaker Ken Himmler, and Melody and Deborah who accompanied him.  Also, Dave Bortman from the Beverly Hills Rotary club, Aly Shoji introduced her son, Luc (who led the pledge earlier), Jim Collins introduced his youngest son Mike Collins, and we had four Rotaractors joining us as well today.

  • PE Mark Rogo announced on March 28 our club is going to the W Hotel for our lunch meeting.  Venue has been an ongoing discussion and we are going to try out a different place and have a club discussion about the experience.  The price of the meal will increase to $40 should we move.
  • Jim Crane announced on March 23 there will be an Ethics Forum at LMU and our UCLA Rotaract is one of five clubs competing in our district for a $1500 prize.  The UCLA team chose "High-Speed Rail" as their topic and gave a 10 minute practice presentation for critique and comments. Food justice in south LA, Cyber bullying, Marine animals, Housing meltdown and corporate responsibility were the other topics that will be discussed.
  • Marsha Hunt gave a quick report on the WAPI Making Project last Saturday and what a great success it was.  She thanked everyone who volunteered and shared what a multi-generational project this was and how many families will now have clean water thanks to your efforts.  
Program Chair Sally Brant introduced our speaker. Kenneth Himmler, Sr. is a Wealth Management Coach that focuses his efforts on working with individuals that value a higher quality of life above anything else. This allows him to work primarily with people that have similar values and goals, which makes for a very mutually satisfying and long-lasting relationship.

Prior to establishing his wealth management firm, Ken lived on his own at a very young age in Buffalo, NY. While putting himself through school he often wondered where his next meal would come from. Through his amazing self-confidence and self-determination, he has now managed to become one of the most sought after experts in tax strategies, cash flow, and investment strategies.

Ken offers a wide range of programs and services - from financial planning to ongoing wealth management. Ken specializes in coaching individuals, from retirees to entrepreneurs, and helping them to strive to obtain financial freedom and security. He acts as the quarterback giving his clients access to work with top attorneys, CPA's, and money managers, putting together a plan that enables people to go from their accumulation stage to the distribution phase, better known as retirement. This allows many of his clients to strive to live an even higher quality of life into retirement than they had prior to retirement.
Along with being the CEO of IAM Wealth Management, Ken was the radio host of a live, syndicated program called, Live Rich & Stay Wealthy for ten years. He has also authored the financial column in four newspapers. In addition he also teaches financial courses at several colleges. He has been a professional public speaker now for over seventeen years, traveling nationally for very select organizations and institutions.

Ken is no stranger to coaching and understanding the delicate balance between work and family. He is a father of three and has spent ten years coaching hockey to young adults and he is an avid fitness enthusiast and hockey player.

His book Live Rich & Stay Wealthy-For Women Only was published in 2006 and has since helped thousands of women to find the inspiration and the motivation to secure their financial future, whether married or single. It has also allowed for the development of the PASS IT ON Mission, in which Ken has donated time and monies to local charities. He will be releasing Live Rich Stay Wealthy for Retirees only shortly followed by two other Live Rich Stay Wealthy books in the series.

-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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