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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.