Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:29 am
There were a lot of new smiling faces at the Santa Monica Rotary meeting last Friday, and they belonged to the Rotarian scholarship recipients and their proud parents.
Posted May. 15, 2015, 9:54 am
A sing-along of the pop-hit “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats got the Santa Monica Rotary meeting underway last Friday.
Posted May. 1, 2015, 9:07 am
The Rotary Club of Santa Monica celebrated Staff Support Day on Friday, April 24, as several club members brought along guests deserving of appreciation. From co-workers to assistants, Riviera Country Club was bustling with additional colleagues and friends, all of whom became acquainted with the club during the meeting’s introductions.
Posted Apr. 24, 2015, 8:59 am
The guest speaker at last Friday’s April 17 Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting enlightened the Rotarians on a hot topic: the state water crisis. Although the issue is consistently in the news, speaker Matthew Fienup, who holds a master’s degree in economics from UCSB and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in a relevant field, offered a unique mindset from the viewpoint of an economist.
Posted Apr. 17, 2015, 7:54 am
Last Friday, April 10, marked a special themed “Hobby Day” during the Santa Monica Rotary Club’s weekly meeting. After a prayerful invocation by Matt Williams, the club members collectively crooned “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in honor of the recent MLB kickoff.
Posted Apr. 3, 2015, 9:00 am
The Rotary Club of Santa Monica had the opportunity to become more acquainted with their fellow club members through the familiar Craft Talks program on Friday, March 31, during which Rotarians share with the rest of the club more details about their personal and professional lives.
Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:32 am
Santa Monica Rotarians at the March 20 meeting were enlightened by a knowledgeable investor about the world of entrepreneurship. Before the guest speaker shared his perspectives, Rotarian Russ Warner led the club in an invocation and song leaders Matt Williams and Ken Waltzer jubilantly led the Rotarians into the classic “Under the Boardwalk” with a lyrical spin.
Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 8:26 am
The Rotary Club of Santa Monica is currently accepting applications for its Community and Youth Grants program from non-profit organizations that serve the Santa Monica area and address the needs of those less fortunate in our community.
Posted Mar. 20, 2015, 9:07 am
At the March 13 Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting, members had the opportunity to learn more about the weekly Rotary venue that they spend most of their Friday afternoons: the ever-so-familiar Riviera Country Club.
Posted Mar. 13, 2015, 8:42 am
The Rotary Club of Santa Monica commemorated Literacy Day at its weekly meeting Friday, March 6, with the spotlight on children’s books. To kick off the meeting, Charlie Follette presented the Rotarians with an invocation.
Posted Mar. 6, 2015, 8:31 am
Members of the Rotary Club of Santa Monica received a glimpse of the projects that their funds support at their meeting last Friday, Feb. 28.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:37 am
There are few people in this world as well traveled, well informed, and as brave as Steve McAndrew. As the head of emergency operations for the International Federation of the Red Cross, he works globally on all sorts of projects. When he’s not out in the field, which he is 50 to 75 percent of his year, he’s mentoring, training, and working on policy development. Lately he’s been in Sierra Leone, in the middle of the biggest Ebola outbreak the world has yet to see.
Posted Feb. 20, 2015, 8:55 am
This past Valentine’s Day, a group of about 30 volunteers – comprised of Santa Monica Rotarians and WISE & Healthy Aging affiliates – embodied the spirit of the love-centered holiday by delivering treats to the homes of local senior citizens.
Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 9:42 am
Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Santa Monica gathered at Pico Youth & Family Center on Saturday, Jan. 24, for a Rotary Day of Service to continue their “Legacy of Service” in the Santa Monica community.
Posted Feb. 13, 2015, 7:44 am
Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting, members and guests were enlightened by an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming Special Olympics World Games on Feb. 6, which is set to take place this summer with Los Angeles as the host city.
Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 8:28 am
At the Jan. 30 Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting, Rotarians and guests had the opportunity to listen to a unique musical performance by Rex & Friends, a vocal/music group that has formed as a non-profit corporation, the Rex & Friends Foundation.
Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:02 am
At the Jan. 23 Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting, the foundation’s motto – “Service Above Self” – was highlighted more so than usual throughout the afternoon. With an invocation by Rotarian Adam Lichtl, who touched on serving as “miracles in others’ lives,” the meeting started on an inspirational note as the members collectively sang a few songs and welcomed guests to their Rotary club.
Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 9:14 am
As the first Santa Monica Rotary gathering of the year, the Jan. 9 meeting at the Riviera Country Club kicked off with warm salutations as members greeted each other after a two-week holiday break.
Posted Jan. 2, 2015, 9:31 am
The final Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting of 2014 was held Dec. 19 in a fittingly festive manner, with the usual business-related matters fading out to highlight some special guest performers.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:16 am
At the Dec. 12 Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting, the essence of the holiday season was certainly felt from the beginning: the members sang a Hanukkah tune in unison, the spirit of giving materialized in the form of two grants, and the club learned more about a seemingly unfamiliar part of the world.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 9:09 am
The Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting rang in the new month with some momentous happenings on Friday, Dec. 5, including an induction of a new member, a presentation of a grant, and an insightful presentation from a Rotarian guest speaker.
Posted Nov. 28, 2014, 9:39 am
The Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting was adorned with UCLA and USC school colors on Friday, Nov. 21 in advance of Saturday’s college football game at the Rose Bowl between the two rival schools.
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.
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.
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.