The Windmill
Program Chair:  Sally Brant April 18  2013
This Week...
April 25 - Auxiliary Appreciation Day   
Jack Paul
"Senior Craft Talk"                                  

Ann Samson
"Update on PPLUS Program" 


May 2-5
District Conference
Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort
Santa Barbara, CA  

May 9  

May 10   
Joint Meeting with Santa Monica Rotary 
Garen Baghdasarian, Ph.D.
"The Ocean Today"
Riviera Country Club
April 25
Jack Paul "Senior Craft Talk"
May 2-5
District Conference
Santa Barbara, CA
Athena got us started with the Flag Salute.  Jim Crane mentioned our Rotaractors in his invocation.

Guests: Sally Brant brought her friend and associate, Chris Stamatia.  Dr. Alexander Lentze came all the way from Hannover, Germany.  He's a past president of his club and is visiting his grandson at UCLA, where he plays soccer and studies sometimes.  Leo Tseng introduced his granddaughter, Nicole Leppi, and retold his charming story about delivering Easter baskets to children in hospitals-which he is still doing.  His granddaughter received such a basket from another family when she was only 18 months old and in the hospital.  Keep paying it forward, Leo!

  • Pres Dwight announced that Therese Campbell's membership application was approved by our BOD and is now posted for her waiting period.
  • Rotarian of the Year will be announced next week, April 25th, at Auxiliary Appreciation Day at our club meeting.  Auxiliary members will lunch and share chocolate cake with us at no charge.  We'll hear a Senior Craft Talk from Jack Paul and an update on PPLUS by Ann Samson.
  • On FRIDAY, May 10, we will meet at the RIVIERA COUNTRY CLUB at 12:00 Noon for a joint meeting with the Santa Monica Rotary.  Prof Baghdasarian will discuss the condition of our oceans while we feast on beer and barbecue.  There isNO MEETING on THURSDAY, May 9!!
  • The Ronald Reagan Library Trip is scheduled for May 14 from 9:00 AM to 2:15 PM.  There is still room on the bus if you send your check to Margie Downey ASAP.  $30 covers the bus, tour, and lunch at the Library.
  • PE Mark Rogo announced his preparations for the Hospitality Night at the Santa Barbara District Conference on Friday, May 3.  Chicken skewers, crab cakes, and bourbon shots-you can still plan on coming!   
  • He is also revamping the Dinner with your Ex-Presidentschedule, so watch for it!
Pres Dwight called Mike Yousem to the mic.  It seems our "plumber to the stars" has been fired and he was asked to defend himself.  Mike explained that he voluntarily retired after 51 years of service to his clients and thanked them for their patronage.  Even though he lied about how he announced his retirement to his wife, he was not fined.  

Pres Dwight introduced our speaker, Prof Ara Norwood.  He is a consultant, business coach, professional speaker and seminar leader.  His clients include JD Power & Associates, Boeing, Bloomingdale's, Princess Cruises, and Northrop Grumman.  He holds a degree in music from Brigham Young University  and in management from Claremont Graduate University (under Peter Drucker).

He is a member of the adjunct business faculty at both College of the Canyons and the University of La Verne-his topic is "Six Great Men."  Pres Dwight encouraged any members who personally knew any of our Founding Fathers to chime in.

Being an information entrepreneur, Ara came with plenty of ammo.  He showed pictures of the "Six Greats" across the top of the large screen and then deluged us with all types of information about them, making many interesting comparisons.  The subjects were, of course, George Washington, Ben Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Madison, and Alexander Hamilton.  In an organized fashion, he described their origins, spans of life, education or lack of it, accomplishments, religious beliefs, political affiliations, and more.  We could only agree with him that they had two things in common: they were all geniuses of great accomplishment and made fundamental contributions to our nation.  Some of their differences in education, interest, views on slavery, reputations, and physical presence were remarkable and unknown to most of us.  Ara certainly came prepared to present and was comfortable handling all sorts of questions.  Quite a few members signed up for his free newsletter-Uncommon Sense. 

Don't forget to come (and bring a guest) to our Celebration of Auxiliary Appreciation Day and the announcement of Rotarian of the Year next week on April 25.

-YPE Dwight Heikkila

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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