The Windmill
Program Chair:  Sally Brant May 23,  2013
This Week...
May 30    
John Mirisch, Mayor of Beverly Hills
"State of the City" 


June 6    
Don Fleischman, Jet Propulsion Lab 
"Modern Science"   

June 13 
John Morris, Head Deputy                          
"What's going on in the DA's Office"

June 20   Linda Mehr, Director of the Research Library  
"Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences"
May 30 
John Mirisch
Mayor of Beverly Hills
June 6 
Don Fleischman
"Modern Science"
"Frankie" Aslan led us in the flag salute and Dr. Colby gave the invocation.

Guests: Ellen Horwitz, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of WLA, was Don Nelson's special guest today.  Her timing was good, as she graciously accepted our annual donation to her non-profit and expressed interest in pursuing a WVRC membership. 

Jumana Aljumaily, current president of the UCLA Rotaract Club, brought three of her officers with her to our meeting.  They just concluded another productive year of service and are preparing for final exams.  Winning the first annual District 5280 Ethics Competition was one of their accomplishments.

Judy Wessling joined us at the head table, promising to censor her husband Bob's Senior Craft Talk if necessary.  IPP Ed Jackson introduced his guest, Mitchell Spellman, a high school friend who still associates with him.

Admiral Ed (PP) Gauld donned a stunningly patriotic top hat and lead us all in our best rendition of "America the Beautiful."  

PE Mark Rogo called his guest, the chair of the Westwood Library Board, to the podium to accept our annual donation.  He announced the Board of Directors for 2013-2014, with the caveat that the new BOD  needed to approve his selection for several positions-the will meet after today's meeting.  He also announced the date- Saturday, June 29- and location-the Beach Club-for the Demotion Party of our sitting club president.  Elliott Turner will MC the festivities.  He then introduced our Merchant Minute- Sara Davison of Veggie Grill.  The owner immediately got our attention by handing out a "free entrée card" to each of us-of course, you won't find any buffalo or any wings in their "buffalo wings.

PP Steve Day then gave us a quick rundown on the new Global Grant Process.  The project must qualify by being in one of six desired areas of global service and the minimum grant will be $15,000.  The minimum amount of our contribution (adding in any partner clubs) will thus be higher than in the past-this encourages clubs to partner and do bigger projects.  The application gates open on July 1, and we should be ready to submit our plans by that time or fall by the wayside.

PP Peter More was kind enough to give us a quickie recap of the Reagan Library Tour which 24 of us attended last week.  Having visited once before just after completion, he announced that the Presidential Library has made great strides and presents exhibits about all aspects of President Reagan's life with more than enough material to make several visits worthwhile.  A short walk through the Air Force 1 on which four Presidents flew is also recommended.

Pres Dwight called on our newest member, Terese Campbell, to entertain us with her Craft Talk, and she obliged.  Terese, who transferred from the Palos Verdes Club, now works at Belmont Villagedown Wilshire Blvd.  She gave us a little insight about her public school experience-riding the bus to her parochial school while her friends were all chauffeured-and some of the public service work she has done.  

For a little balance, PP Bob Wessling, agreed to deliver a Senior Craft Talk, giving short shrift to his career at Latham and Watkins.  It sounds like he's working harder now for his charities than when he was lawyering.  He did show an enviable memory, telling the tale of his Army Reserve deployment during the Watts Riots, however.  

Satisfied that all speakers had adhered to the Four Way Test, and with the delicious vegan carrot cake from Veggie Grill, we prepared to disperse.  Our speaker next week will be the Honorable John Mirisch-the new mayor of Beverly Hills.

-YYE Aly Shoji

Westwood Village
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 24114, Los Angeles, CA 90024-0114
Meets: Thursday, 12:30 PM, UCLA Faculty Center
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Club President - Dwight Heikkila
(310) 820-6090

President Elect
Mark Rogo
(310) 385-3164

Vice-President/Club Service
Leah Vriesman
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Secretary – Aly Shoji
(310) 301-3014

Treasurer - Don Nelson
(310) 472-9488

Past President - Ed Jackson
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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

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