The Windmill
Program Chair:  Sally Brant April 25,  2013
This Week...
May 2   
Max Coleman, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
"Searching for Life"                          

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
May 10 
Garen Baghdasarian
"The Ocean Today"
Ed Gauld led our club in the pledge, Art Henry provided our invocation.
An impromptu song of "I've Been Working On the Railroad" probably in honor of Lenny's attendance was led by our very own Mike Newman 
No Visiting Rotarians this week however, Beverly Hills Rotarian, Janet Refoa, will be joining our friendly WVRC Auxiliary, Welcome!

Ladies quotes from Dwight :) All the world's a stage-and it's easy to guess who has all the SPEAKING parts!
Timothy Leary: Women who seek to be equal with men-lack ambition!
Barbara Bush: Somewhere out there is someone who will one day follow in my footsteps and preside over the White House as the President's spouse.  I wish him well.
Einstein: Men marry women with the hope they will NEVER change.  Women marry men with the hope they WILL change.  Both are invariably disappointed!

Announcements: The Merchant Minute today was brought to us by Barry Dennis from Bel Air Camera.  His photography interest started as a teenager in Massachusetts and he even knew about our local store in Westwood which opened in 1957 by William and Maria Herskavitz  who were holocaust survivors.  The business is still family owned today, offers free classes every weekend, one-on-one sessions, in addition to selling cameras, printing passports to poster size prints and he even offered 100 free prints to our club members today, thank you!

Jack Paul's Craft Talk

Jack talked about his family and perspectives, education, and his professional career, beginning with early years in Boyle Heights  in East L.A. growing up during the depression. His mother is a Zacky, his father had a chicken market, and his cousins founded Zacky Farms. The family moved to the westside of L.A. where Jack attended Fairfax high school followed by UCLA as a political science major during which he joined the Army ROTC as a cadet. In 1949 he went to summer  camp at Fort Lewis Washington during which he had a physical exam. Jack was rejected by the Army in the Fall of 1949 because of "white coat" syndrome in which his blood pressure was high due to anxiety when taken by doctors.  In June 1950 the Korean war began  but Jack was not an Army  officer due to his discharge.. In the fall of 1950 Jack began studies at Stanford Law School where he joined the Air Force ROTC  passing the physical exam because the doctor was a reserve Air Force medical officer who calmed Jack down.  Thereafter Jack completed Stanford law school in 2 years (J.D. degree, Stanford Law Review Editor) joining the class of Sandra Day O'Connor and William Rehnquist later becoming Supreme Court justices.  Jack then went to Harvard Law School where he received the Master of Laws degree and was commissioned as an Air Force officer.   He was called to active duty at the Air Materiel Command where he was trained in government contracts working with the Justice department and the GAO.  Completing his tour, Jack returned home, opened his law office in Beverly Hills, taught government contracts for UCLA Engineering extension and at the UCLA Law School, is the author of a book for the American Bar Association on government contracts and has represented companies in defense, aerospace and construction projects..  He presents seminars and courses for over 50 companies and agencies through his own company ( and is mentoring UCLA students in the political science department and is a resource for the UCLA  graduate school of public affairs.  Jack is married to Amy, has 3 children, Nancy, Steve ( a mediator and faculty member at Pepperdine law school) and Jim (director of the Boston office of the Commerce department) and 7 grandchildren, including a granddaughter at UCLA, and Amy's son and granddaughter in Kauai.

Ann Samson shared about Parkinson's PLLUS

Auxiliary Recognition 
Terms of service as Auxiliary President:
Helen Beasom: '67-'68
Marjorie Downey: twice starting in '70-'71
Eloise Siskel: 8 times beginning in '84-'85
Marie Rolf: 3 times beginning in '85-'86
Margaret Lewis: '87-'88
Jessie Robinson: '88-'89
Sally Brant: '90-'91
Pat Anderson: twice beginning '92-'93
Joy Bennett-Wolfe: twice beginning in '95-'96
Roslyn Nelson: '98-'99
Judith Wessling: '99-'00
Shirley More: twice beginning '00-'01
Marian Tseng: '03-'04
Katherine Gauld: twice beginning in '07-'08
Sook Heikkila: '12-'13

Above are all the past Auxiliary presidents who attended the meeting today to help honor The Rotarian of the Year who was announced - Eloise Siskel!  Eloise was nominated after being active for 40 years with our club, by being on the Board of the Auxillary, serving eight terms, hosting International students, hosting the annual picnic on her lawn for decades and the Christmas party in her well-decorated home etc.  She originally joined the Rotary Ann's and was a nurse and first lieutenant with Patton so caring for others came naturally. Eloise married Howard and they had two daughters Suzanne and Lisa who came to honor her today.  Congratulations, Eloise!!
-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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