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Lawndale Rotary Bulletin December 9th, 2011

Chartered May 13, 1952
first in the Rotary World to have 100% Benefactors
a Club of Distinction:  Has Produced Five District Governors
a Club with 296 Paul Harris Fellows – A 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club.
The object of Rotary is “To encourage and foster
the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.”
1.  Is it the TRUTH?
2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Rotary International and District Officers
Rotary International Theme – Reach Within to Embrace Humanity
R.I. President Kalyan Banerjee, Rotary Club of Vapi, India
R.I. Director, Zones 23, 24 Ken Boyd Rotary Club of Kerman, CA
Governor District 5280 –  Brad Robinson, Rotary club of Beverly Hill
Governor-Elect District 5280 – Lew Bertrand, Rotary Club of Palos Verdes Sunset
Governor Nominee – District 5280, Jim Dyer, Rotary Club of Santa Monica
Lawndale Board of Directors
President – Quynh Tran
President-Elect –Deborah Holland
Past President – Kevin Paul
Secretary – – Shirley Giltzow
Treasurer – Bob Zappelli
Club Service – Programs: Deborah Holland
Vocational Service – Deborah Holldand
Community Service – Sandra Horwitz
Youth Service –Ellen Dougherty
International Service  – Bob & Hedy Downing
Foundation – Jim Hama, Bulletin Editor – Mindy StogsdiCalled to order at 6:30 by Past President Mindy Stogsdill

Membership Scorecard
Membership to date – 17
Honorary members – 5
Leaves of Absence –

Jim Hamai, Bob & Hedy Downing, Shirley Giltzow, Joe McMahon, Kevin Paul, Mindy Stogsdill, Bev Teresinski, Quynh Tran, Gerry White, Bob Zappelli and as a surprise, Sandra Horwitz (just returned home from kidney transplant surgery)

Guests PDG Pat and Betty Cashin, PDG Rick and Helen Mendoza, Dorothy Hamai, two guests of Shirley’s, Dorothy and (? Sorry, can’t recall her name), Cindy McMahon, Roseann and Cassandra Paul, L.J. Stogsdill, Marcella Baez

Invocation Mindy Stogsdill

Flag Salute None Song None

Club Calendar

Dec. 15th   Meeting at RJ’s – MaryAnn Livingston Craft Talk
Dec 16 – Food sorting at Anderson Elementary School on 154th st. from 4:00-9:00 – Also help needed for the distribution the next day, Saturday from 9:00 – 12:00
Dec. 22nd Dark! Merry Christmas Everybody!
Dec. 29th      Dominic Valencia on auto theft at Lawndale Library –
14615 Burin Avenue, Lawndale
Jan. 5th – Meeting a RJ’s. No speaker – BOARD MEETING
Jan. 10th      District Breakfast
Jan. 12th      DARK for District Breakfast on Jan. 10th
Jan. 19th – Janice Givens, Lawndale Historian on the history of Lawndale

Mark your calendars for some dates next year:
Feb or Mar. – Career Day at ECHS
-4/28 – Youth Day Parade

District Calendar:

-1/10 7:00 a.m. Westin LAX District Breakfast- with Rotary Foundation General Manager John Osterlund Register by January 4th to get the early bird rate of $34. After the 4th, the price goes up to $39.
1/25 – President’s Dinner
2/28 – Pre-P.E.T.S.
-2/8-2/13, 2012 – District International Trip to Puerto Rico
-4/19-4/22, 2012 – District Conference
-4/27–4/29, 2012– RYLA in Arrowhead, San Bernardino Mountains
-5/6–5/9, 2012, Rotary International Convention in Bangkok, Thailand

Birthdays in December
L.J. Stogsdill 12/8 (sp)
Ellen Dougherty 12/15

Wedding Anniversaries in December

Induction Anniversaries in December


Food collection and sorting – will be held on 12/16 from 4:00-9:00 at Anderson Elementary School. Those participating so far: Mindy, Quynh, Bob & Hedy and Bob Zappelli

Packages to our troops – This is an ongoing project. Please remember to bring items to the meetings so Shirley can ship. Mindy brought in a Christmas Package of Starbucks “VIA” instant coffee

Multi-Club Casino Night – tentative date has been set for March 31, 2012. Will possibly be held at the new Lawndale Community Center

Updated Roster – Mindy is in the process of gathering corrected information to update the club roster. Last chance to update your info. If any changes are needed that haven’t been given to her already, please email her immediately. She’s hoping to get the completed update to you following the Christmas holiday.

Silent Greeter: None Today

Program: Our meeting tonight was in the form of our annual Christmas Party at the home of L.J. and Mindy Stogsdill. It was a special treat to once again have the Cashins and Mendozas in attendance. We also had a “surprise” visit from Sandra Horwitz who has JUST returned home after convalescing at her sisters in the valley following kidney transplant surgery. Sandra looked GREAT and is on the road to a full recovery.

Food was catered by Bucca di Beppo and was as yummy as always. Mindy made her secret family recipe knock-your-socks-off eggnog and wine, beer and soda were also served. The gift exchange game was played and all had a great time. Santa wasn’t able to make a visit this year but he had a special card and present for Cassandra.

Thanks to all who attended and for those who couldn’t make it, maybe next year! And thanks to Mindy & L.J. again for hosting.

Fines!! None Today

Raffle Played the gift exchange instead

Meeting Adjourned around at 9:00 PM Respectfully submitted by Mindy Stogsdill

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