The Windmill
Program Chair:  Mark Rogo June 20,  2013
This Week...
June 27   
Michael & Jordan Wacht
"The Basic Operations of Computers"

June 29  
Demotion Party
The Beach Club, Santa Monica

July 4   
Independence Day
*** DARK ***                                             
July 11  
Dwight Heikkila
"My Swan Song"

July 18 Senior Rotary Leadership
"What You always Wanted to Know About Rotary, But Were Afraid To Ask."
June 27 
Michael & Jordan Wacht
"The Basic Operations of Computers"
July 11
Dwight Heikkila
"My Swan Song"
Our regular meeting changed venues this week to The Angeleno off Sunset (the old Holiday Inn).

Mark Block led our pledge to a virtual flag (another WVRC FIRST!) Don Nelson gave the invocation

Adam Porter was visiting with Terry De Sousa, Matthew Guillory was introduced (Colby's guest)

  • Aly reminded everyone about the Demotion Dinner on Saturday, June 29 - please let us know if you are planning to attend so we have your meal choice available.
  • Marsha Hunt presented a Kanungu Rotary Club (Bwindi Forest, Uganda) flag exchange to our club. Their members attend from Uganda and the Congo and this club started in March 2012, thank you, Marsha!

Steve Day reminded us about the Paul Harris Society. Donating to RI for polio eradication and how our club received a gift from the Schwartz estate. From this gift, two of our members will be made Paul Harris Society members as well as one community volunteer. If you know of someone you would like to nominate, please let someone on the Board know ASAP as a decision should be made soon.

Perfect Attendance Acknowledgements!
  • 1 Year: Ralph Beasom, PP Edwin Gauld, PP Peter More, PP Homer Newman, and PE Mark Rogo
  • 4 Years: PP Ed Jackson
  • 5 Years: Pres Dwight Heikkila
  • 9 Years: PP Don Nelson
  • 10 Years: PP Chris Bradford
  • 20 Years: PP Leo Tseng
  • 26 Years: PP Steve Scherer
  • 27 Years: PP Ron Lyster
  • 28 Years: PP Mike Newman
  • 32 Years: Terry M. White and Terry R. White

Program: Linda Mehr, Director of the Research Library: "Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences."

The Research Library, founded in 1928 and later named the Margaret Herrick Library after a former Academy librarian and long-time executive director, maintains a world-renowned, non-circulating reference and research collection devoted to the history and development of the motion picture as an art form and as an industry. It is regarded as one of the most complete collections of film-related materials ever assembled.

Dr. Linda Harris Mehr has been director of Margaret Herrick Library since 1982. She has spent more than 30 years in history and film-related study and work. She received her Ph.D. in History from UCLA in 1973, served as a consultant for the American Film Institute in 1977 and for Filmex in 1979, a project archivist for UCLA in 1979 and archivist at the Urban Archives Center, California State University, Northridge, from 1981 to 1982. She has taught history and film courses at the University of Southern California and the University of California at San Diego, been a guest lecturer at numerous institutions and was selected 1997 Visiting Scholar at Pasadena City College. Mehr's publications include "Women and Ethnic Groups in the Media" in Allan Casebier and Janet Jenks Casebier's "Social Responsibilities of the Mass Media (1976), Motion Pictures, Television and Radio: A Union Catalog of Manuscript and Special Collections in the Western United States" (1978), "Center for Motion Picture Study," in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (1996), and "The Way We Thought We Were: Images in World War II Films," in "The Way We Really Were: The Golden State in the Second Great War" (2000). A frequent presenter at workshops dealing with archives and preservation, Mehr is past chair of the Performing Arts Libraries Network of Los Angeles (PALNet), and current Treasurer of the Los Angeles Preservation Network (LAPNet).

The library's location, founded in the 1990s in Beverly Hills, was a prior water processing plant. Mostly known for the Oscars, it is open to the public. The goal is to foster arts and to set standards for the industry in sound etc. Margaret (wife of the Director) as mentioned the library was named in honor of, was very active and quite frankly the brain child to why it still remains. In 1943 she suggested they sell the rights of the show to networks to underwrite the Academy's education efforts. She spent the hour showing example after example of photographs, documents, letters, some animation, make-up and hair, costume design, sheet music, posters around 47,000 of them including one from 1895. We can also see most of this material online. The Academy of Motion Pictures will be opening at Wilshire and Fairfax in their new space soon.

Venue and cost of lunch have been under discussion by the membership for some time now, which is why our club tried out The Angeleno this week. I (YYE) certainly have my opinion about the experience but encourage our members who attended to let the Board know your thoughts as well. The next visit will be at The Luxe Hotel - date TBA.
-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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