The Windmill
Program Chair:  Sally Brant May 16,  2013
This Week...
April 18   
Ara Norwood
"Six Great Men (The Founding Fathers)"    


April 25   
Auxiliary Appreciation Day
Jack Paul                                            
"Senior Craft Talk"
Ann Samson
"Update on the PPLUS Program" 
May 10   
Joint Meeting with Santa Monica Rotary 
Garen Baghdasarian, Ph.D.
"The Ocean Today"
Riviera Country Club
April 18 
Ara Norwood
"Six Great Men (The Founding Fathers)"
April 25 
Jack Paul
"Senior Craft Talk"
PP Chris Bradford led the pledge and Immediate PP Ed Jackson gave invocation

Visitor and former Rotarian scholar, Masaki Nakada attended with Michael Newman.

Head table seated the Award-winning Rotaractors and inbound scholar Makoto Kobayashi

PE Mark Rogo announced our current projects.

Saturday morning Reading to Kids needs volunteers at Magnolia Elementary.

April Birthdays:
  • April 1 - Elliot Turner--absent, but Ed Jackson guessed his identity
  • April 12 - Lynn Cheney
  • April 18 - Eric Loberg
  • April 28 - Don Park
Carla and Jumana attended the Rotary Peace Conference with International Chair, Marsha Hunt. They shared their take away of developing inner peace before even creating global peace. Also shared thoughts about creating peace in prosperity and careers in conflict resolution. They built stronger friendships from coaching and experienced ethical training which is especially important for potential futures in the healthcare profession. They WON the ethic competition but learned it is a lifestyle not just a test and competition.

PP Mike Newman introduced our speaker, Makoto Kobayashi. He studied law as an undergrad, suffered a stroke, went onto business and banking. He's here as a Scholar at the Anderson School. He's 36 so older than our usual exchange scholar.

From Himeji city in Hyogo prefecture near Hyogo and Kobe. Discussed food, culture, Tsunami update.

Makoto experienced a stroke and could not move the left side of his body and was told to just accept this life. He began recording changes in his life, not just his stats but his feelings. As he rehabilitated, he recorded daily his exercises and included what he felt/thought--anything in his mind. He postulated that the difference between those who recover and didn't had to do if the patient kept a record or no record. If the patient themselves write how they feel it begins a chain to change your mind, your behavior, your habits, your personality, your fortune, and your whole world.

This led to his creation of an app "Record-U" to support managing your weight! By applying recordings, the success from recording everyday and monthly self reviews and intermittent recording were better than some of the traditional systems out there because clients did not want to record bad habits/foods compared with Weight watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutria System, etc. Smartphone technology makes it possible to record everything necessary with a minimum effort--now all he needs is investors!

Four of the Rotaractors from our UCLA club shared their winning experience at the first annual Ethics Contest that the District conducted. They won $1500 for their club and their performance was so good and well-rehearsed, a video was made and shown at the District Conference. Yay, Bruins! 

-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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