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Dr. Angela Vassallo, Director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, addresses Rotary members.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

VIDEO: Santa Monica Rotary Gets Up To Speed On Ebola

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:43 am

In line with Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self,” the passion and recognition of outstanding international health workers in regards to the Ebola outbreak was front and center at last Friday’s Rotary Club of Santa Monica gathering.

Rotarian VP of Programs Len Lanzi (left) with guest speaker Todd Hickman.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary Club Honors Veterans At Weekly Meeting

Posted Nov. 14, 2014, 9:22 am

The Nov. 7 Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting spotlighted the significance of the Veterans Day holiday throughout the luncheon, from a relevant invocation to the recognition of veteran Rotarians to the guest speaker.

Singers/musicians Grace and Clayton Davis with their father, Roger Davis, and Sean Campbell, teacher and co-owner of the Music Castle.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Music Castle Owner Visits Santa Monica Rotary Club On Halloween

Posted Nov. 7, 2014, 6:00 am

As a characteristically fun-loving and energy-filled organization, the Santa Monica Rotary Club members attended their Oct. 31 meeting in costume to honor the Halloween spirit.

(Left) David Bohn, a past president of the Rotary Club of Santa Monica, led a moving tribute to his father, John, who passed away on Oct. 11. (Middle)Laura Avery, who manages the Wednesday Farmers Market on Arizona Avenue, was the main speaker at Friday’s Rotary meeting. (Right) Maddy Tung, her parents, and Samohi wrestling coach Mark Black, were special guests.  When she was an 8th grader at John Adams Middle School, Maddy received the Rotary Club’s Citizenship Award. She is a senior at Samohi now and is a national women’s wrestling champion.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary Club Dedicates Meeting To John Bohn

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 9:12 am

The Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting stood as a testament to some of the strong, influential relationships that are maintained through the organization, what with the bulk of last Friday’s Oct. 24 meeting dedicated to celebrating the life of John Bohn, who passed away on Oct. 11.

The 7th Annual International Wine and Jazz Festival was held at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica on Sunday.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary Wine & Jazz Fundraiser Raises More Than $50,000

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 8:16 am

The Santa Monica Rotary Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual Wine and Jazz Festival, was held Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Museum of Flying. The funds raised from the event help largely finance the Rotary Club’s philanthropic and charitable projects, such as local and international service missions and trips.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary “Flights of Wine” Wine & Jazz Festival This Sunday, Oct. 19

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 5:00 pm

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica will host its “Flights of Wine” Wine & Jazz Festival this Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Mary Beth Trautwein, grant recipient, with Rotarian Nat Trives.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary Club Donates Grant To reDiscover

Posted Oct. 10, 2014, 9:21 am

Members of the Santa Monica Rotary Club were able to witness the fruits of their emphasis on education as well as learn more about a solution to a relevant urban issue on Friday, Oct. 3. The meeting commenced with front-door greetings by Rotarians Laurel Rosen and Barbara Bishop as well as a thought-provoking invocation by Adam Lichtl.

Donna Byrd exchanged banners with visiting Rotarian Kim Schillig from the Downtown Iowa City Club.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary Club Welcomes Global Guests At Its Weekly Meeting

Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 9:04 am

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica received a worldly experience of sorts this past Friday, Sep. 26., with visiting Rotarians from across time and distance, as well as a guest presentation from a historically and internationally knowledgeable sommelier.

ALS Bucket Challenge:  Rick Ruby, whose wife died from ALS, was asked to douse President George Collins.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Ice Bucket Challenge Cools Down Energetic Rotarians

Posted Sep. 26, 2014, 6:00 am

Funds allocation and the popular Ice Bucket Challenge took center stage at the most recent Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting, with President George Collins drenched in icy water for ALS serving as a fun conclusion.

Rotary District 5280 Governor Elsa Gillham presenting a District recognition to 93-year-old John Bohn for his active involvement with Rotary since 1955.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Rotarians Don Glow Sticks As Part Of Light Up Rotary

Posted Sep. 19, 2014, 7:33 am

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica emanated particularly brightly in its meeting room at the Riviera Country Club last Friday, Sept. 12. in honor of Rotary District 5280 governor Elsa Gillham’s special appearance at this week’s meeting. Club members took to highlighting the district’s theme – “Light Up Rotary” – and playfully donned glow sticks throughout the meeting on their heads, wrists, and necks.

Pacific Park CEO/General Manager Mary Ann Powell was guest speaker last Friday (left). She is pictured with program chair Tish Tisherman.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Rotary Corner: Pacific Park CEO Mary Ann Powell Speaks At Santa Monica Meeting

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 8:59 am

The walls of the Riviera Country Club were once again filled with cheery laughs, philanthropic announcements, and an educational presentation on Friday, Sept. 5.

Len Lanzi (VP-Programs), Allison Hastings, Carole Sarian (both guests of the speakers), Bill Watkins (speaker), Stacy Swanson (guest of speaker), Tim Gallagher (speaker), Matthew Fienup (colleague of Bill Watkins).

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary Club Welcomes Honolulu Rotarian

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:11 am

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica held its weekly meeting on Friday, Aug. 22 at the Riviera Country Club with the spotlight on its major fundraising event, the upcoming Wine & Jazz Festival.

Rotary Club of Santa Monica members Rick Mateus (left) and Eric London.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary Corner: Members Address Meeting As Part Of Craft Talks

Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 8:56 am

On Friday, Aug. 15, the Rotary Club of Santa Monica commenced its weekly meeting at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades with the usual warm, hearty greetings among both members and guests.

GoCoin CEO Steve Beauregard and Rotary club member Jillian Alexander.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

GoCoin CEO Elaborates On His Company At Rotary Club Of Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 9:01 am

At the Rotary Club of Santa Monica’s weekly meeting at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades last Friday, the CEO of GoCoin was introduced as guest speaker after a handful of club acknowledgments.

Rotary Club of Santa Monica guest speaker Ronen Olshansky (Cross Campus co-founder and CEO) with Rotary program chair Laurel Rosen (Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce CEO and President).

News, Santa Monica, Technology, Non Profits, Rotary Club

Cross Campus CEO Ronen Olshansky Speaks At Rotary Club Of Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 8, 2014, 9:16 am

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica is one of thousands of Rotary organizations that seek to better the world through humanitarian service and educational activities.

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica partnered with Vision to Learn to help bring gift of clear sight to the children at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Boys And Girls Club, Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Santa Monica Partners With Vision To Learn

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:35 am

Rotary Club of Santa Monica earlier this month partnered with Vision to Learn to help bring gift of clear sight to the children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, School, Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Santa Monica Honors Exceptional Students With Scholarships

Posted May. 20, 2014, 7:11 am

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica awarded 14 students with scholarships at an awards banquet on May 16.

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