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Lawndale Rotarty Bulletin January 19th, 2012

EVERY ROTARIAN AN EXAMPLE TO YOUTH!!!!!
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.
SERVICE ABOVE SELF
     
THE 4-WAY TEST
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?
3.  Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
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 12:15 by Past President, Mindy Stogsdill as Pres. Tran was AWOL

Membership Scorecard
Membership to date – 18
Honorary members – 5
Leaves of Absence –

Attendees
Ellen Dougherty, Jim Hamai, Shirley Giltzow, Sandra Horwitz, Joe McMahon, Mindy Stogsdill, Bev Teresinski and Bob Zappelli

Guests Beth (?) who was a guest with our Speaker

Invocation Joe McMahon

Flag Salute Jim Hamai

Song Shirley Giltzow – “When the Saints (& Rotary) Go Marching In”

Club Calendar
-1/26 Janice Givens – Lawndale Historian
-2/2 Board Meeting is our program for the day
Feb or Mar. – Career Day at ECHS
Feb – another graffiti wipe-out
March 24th – City Clean up day
-4/26 Deputy and Firefighter of the year at the Lawndale Community Center – Speaker – LA County Fire Chief Osby
-4/28 – Youth Day Parade

District Calendar:

-1/25 – President’s Dinner – Museum of Flying at Santa Monica Airport
-2/8-2/13, 2012 – District International Trip to Puerto Rico
-2/28 – Pre-P.E.T.S. – Hacienda Hotel 8:00 – 1:00
-3/17 – Rotary Day of Service 8:00 a.m. Meet at Frank D. Lanterman High School, 2328 St. James Place, LA. Day will include morning refreshments and program, transportation to community sites for “hands-on” service projects, afternoon lunch and celebration. Contact Veronica Martinez at vmartinez@crlu.org
-4/19-4/22, 2012 – District Conference – Hilton San Diego Resort – Mission Bay. Hospitality Night Friday 4/20 6:00 will be a Luau. Hospitality suites $75 includes 2 tables. See District Website for more info and reservation #’s
-4/27–4/29, 2012– RYLA in Arrowhead, San Bernardino Mountains
-5/6–5/9, 2012, Rotary International Convention in Bangkok, Thailand

Birthdays in January
Hedy Downing 1/10
Ernie Villarreal 1/18
Debbie Holland 1/24

Wedding Anniversaries in January
None

Induction Anniversaries in January
Shirley Giltzow ‘94

Announcements

New Lawndale Rotary Blog/web site!!! – Joe McMahon has got us up and running on a new “blog” site. Check out the initial page at

https://lawndalerotaryclub.wordpress.com/

It’s still in it’s infancy and we are learning how to get more information and our bulletin posted on the site. So stay tuned!!! And THANKS JOE!!!!!

District Awards – the packets are due 2/2. Mindy and Shirley will work on our report. All directors of avenues of service are asked to forward information on their projects to Mindy or Shirley asap.

Chinese New Year 4710 – Year of the Dragon. Contact Angi Ma Wong if you’d like to march in the annual Golden Dragon Parade on 1/28. Meet at Philippe’s in LA fro lunch at 11:15 and March at 1:00

RCA Meeting: Save the date of Feb 2, 6:30 for this RCA dinner meeting at the Bell Shelter where you can tour the facility and learn what the Salvation Army does with the collections from the Red Kettles. Each club should have at least one member present so Sandra will be attending. Mindy announced that she has stepped down as chairperson of the committee and so Marie Fremd and Larry Bender are now the co-chairs of RCA.  The entrance is tricky to find so be sure to print out the driving directions from the District Website. Donations that would be gladly accepted include hygiene products, socks, underwear and clean clothing.

Art, Music & Speech Contest – application forms are now available. Mindy will forward to Quynh for ECHS students

Share Fest – Joe McMahon told us of an opportunity to partner with Share Fest to get community projects done – sould be at shools, parks or for individuals like homes of elderly citizens. Applications need to be submitted as soon as possible.

Pink-Well Contest – Joe also asked that members sign on to pink-well.org to select the Cancer Support Community as they are one of 30 organizations in the running to receive an additional $50,000 grant based on how many hits they get. This is also the organization for which LJ Stogsdill serves as board chair. Get clickin’!!!!!!

Youth Protection Policy – Certified training was held on 1/13. All Rotarians who work with youth must be certified with YPP. We reviewed the powerpoint presentation last year to be certified. Since noone from the club attended on the 13th, we will provide the powerpoint again before the end of the year.

Third Notification of Officers for 2012-13
President – Debbie Holland
Past President – Quynh Tran
Treasurer – Bob Zappelli
Secretary – Shirley Giltzow
Club Service divided into assignments
Speakers – Mary Ann Livingston
Bulletin Mindy Stogsdill (listed but was not approved by Mindy)
International – Bob and Hedy Downing and Ernie Villereal (Troops & more)
Community Sandra Horwitz
Foundation Jim Hamai
New Generations Quynh Tran

Silent Greeter: None Today

Program: Our beautiful speaker today was Denise O’Brien, a former Ms. Santa Monica and Miss California International. She graduated from Loyola Maramount Univ. cum laude with degrees in journalism and accounting. She began her career in the television industry and also worked as a Seneior Sales Director with Mary Kay, Inc. for over 25 years.

BUT – her passion and program today was on an organization she founded March 2010, “Wings of Love”, a 501C-3 nonprofit. Their mission is to empower educate and inspire a pathway from abuse to emotional health, wholeness and abundance. They are looking to build shelters in five states nationwide (including California, Georgia, Florida and New York)

Their current HQs are in Westchester (and also where they wish to have an 18 bed shelter, free of red tape) and will soon be opening another in Atlanta, Georgia. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. The facts:

-one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime
-one in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape
-the cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 BILLION each year
-domestic violence is one of the most chronically underreported crimes
-domestic violence does not end immediately with separation. Over 70% injured in domestic violence cases are injured after separation
-one in 10 calls made to alert police of domestic violence is placed by a child in the home. One of every 3 abused children becomes an adult abuser or victim.

Wings of love services include:
Safety shelters – “nests”
Abuse awareness workshops
Educational programs for children, teens and adults
Referrals to a variety of support systems
Free counselor training
An international speakers’ bureau of educational speakers, motivational speakers and panelists.

One last program to mention…”Operation Cozy Bear” which brings cuddle therapy and self care tools to those impacted by abuse. As the bears are distributed they share the experience of yoga, connection with breath, meditation free form movement, hugs and other self care tools with recipients. New or slightly used, medium sized teddy bears can be donated and sent to Wings of Love or you can choose to donate bucks. They do the rest.

Go to http://www.wingsofloveintl.org for more info

Excellent and informative program, ladies. Thanks so much!!

Fines!! None Today

Raffle Bev donated a lovely bottle of wine which was won by Jim and Bev won $5 (should help to cover her expense of the wine!). Joe McMahon volunteered to bring the raffle gift next week.

Meeting Adjourned around at 1:30 PM Respectfully submitted by Mindy Stogsdill

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Lawndale Rotary – Service Above Self

 

 

 

The Lawndale Rotary exists to serve both local and international needs.

Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.

Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations.

The Lawndale Rotary Club meets every Thursday for Lunch at 12PM. Please contact us about attend our lunch as our guest and learn how you can join us in service to our community. Email us at Admin@comm-insights.com with Lawndale Rotary in the Subject line.

 

Lawndale Rotary 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.
SERVICE ABOVE SELF

THE 4-WAY TEST
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?
3.  Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

2011-12 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 Holland

Community Service – Sandra Horwitz

Youth Service –Ellen Dougherty

International Service  – Bob & Hedy Downing

Foundation – Jim Hamai

Bulletin Editor – Mindy Stogsdill

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Lawndale Rotary Bulletin January 5th, 2012

LAWNDALE ROTARY CLUB
January 5, 2012

EVERY ROTARIAN AN EXAMPLE TO YOUTH!!!!!
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.
SERVICE ABOVE SELF
 
THE 4-WAY TEST
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?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
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
2011-12 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 Holland
Community Service – Sandra Horwitz
Youth Service –Ellen Dougherty
International Service – Bob & Hedy Downing
Foundation – Jim Hamai
Bulletin Editor – Mindy Stogsdill

Membership Scorecard
Membership to date – 18
Honorary members – 5
Leaves of Absence –

Attendees
Debbie Holland, Shirley Gilrzow, Jim Hamai, Mary Ann Livingston, Ernie Villareal, Ellen Daugherty, Gerry White, Bev Teresinski, Kevin Paul, Sandra Horwitz,

WE MISSED YOU: Mindy Stogsdill, Morrie Dim, Joe Condon, Bob Zappelli, Leandro Carde

Guests: Alice Su ; from a Chinese radio station, and a supporter/volunteer for a spectacular Chinese Dance ensemble

The meeting was lead by our president elect, Debbie Holland! She did a GREAT job too!
The meeting was called to order at 12:30pm.

Inspiration: Debbie Holland (quote from Michael Jacobson)

Flag Salute Ernie Villareal

Song When the Saints Come Marching In, led by Bev Teresinski

Mark your calendars for some dates this year:
1/19 Speaker Denise O’Brian – Wings of Love
1/26 Janice Givens – Lawndale Historian
2/2 Board Meeting is our program for the day
4/26 Deputy and Firefighter of the year at the Lawndale Community Center
Speaker – LA County Fire Chief Osby
Feb or Mar. – Career Day at ECHS
-4/28 – Youth Day Parade

District Calendar:
-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

Announcements

Alice Su, guest, encouraged all of us to attend the Magnificent Chinese Dance Ensemble that will be at the Dorothy Chandler Music Center this coming weekend.

Program:

Our program for the day was our monthly Board Meeting
Treasurer’s Report –
Bob was absent, but Debbie gave the report that we have spent approximately $1000 since our last Board meeting. There was expenses of approximately $300 for the Christmas party, and $700 for 3 students to attend RYLA in the spring.
Club Service –
Debbie gave the dats of the upcoming meetings, speakers and events for the next month, listed above.
Vocational Service –
Also listed above is the date for the Officer and Firefighter of the Year (april 26) and the keynote speaker.
Debbie also encouraged members to read to students at Anderson School which will begin shortly. You do need a TB test (good for four years.)
We will donate $400 to each of the schools that helped with the fireworks stand, which includes, FD Roosevelt, Mark Twain and William Anderson Schools.
Debbie would like to recommend that we donate money for the children that use the Lawndale Library. There previously was a grant to buy books for children, who would receive one as a gift on their birthday. She recommended $400, which the members agreed/approved.
Community Service –
There will be a City Clean up on March 24th. We previously had one in September.
We had a Wipeout graffiti in July
Rotary Day of Service on Mar. 17th. This will be different. There will be projects selected by the District, and we will get on buses for the project of our choice.
Foundation
Jim Reported that he sent $6000 to RI about two months ago for our contributions to the Foundation. We will have a Paul Harris Recognition on March 22nd this year to recognize the newest PH Fellows.
Publicity
Bev reported that our Proclamation from the City of Lawndale was on the local cable television.
Ellen Daugherty and Debbie Holland mentioned that there was an article in the Lawndale News regarding the Club.

Second Reading of Officers for 2012-13
President – Debbie Holland
Past President – Quynh Tran
Treasurer – Bob Zappelli
Secretary – Shirley Giltzow
Club Service divided into assignments
Speakers – Mary Ann Livingston
Bulletin Mindy Stogsdill
International – Bob and Hedy Downing and Ernie Villereal (Troops & more)
Community Sandra Horwitz
Foundation Jim Hamai
New Generations Quynh Tran

Fines!! None today!

Meeting Adjourned at 1:10 PM
Respectfully submitted by Shirley Giltzow

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Lawndale Rotary Bulletin December 28th, 2011

EVERY ROTARIAN AN EXAMPLE TO YOUTH!!!!!
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.
SERVICE ABOVE SELF
     
THE 4-WAY TEST
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?
3.  Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
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 12:15 by President-Elect Debbie Holland

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

Attendees
Jim Hamai, Bob & Hedy Downing, Shirley Giltzow, Debbie Holland, Joe McMahon, Mindy Stogsdill, Bev Teresinski, Gerry White, Bob Zappelli and Sandra Horwitz

Guests Dominic Valencia who was also our speaker and Melissa McCollum, head librarian of Lawndale Library

Invocation Shirley Giltzow

Flag Salute Debbie Holland

Song My Country ‘Tis of Thee (haven’t song that one in a long time!)

Club Calendar

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
Feb – another graffiti wipe-out
March 24th – City Clean up day
-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 Dec. (NONE) Induction Anniversaries in Dec. (None)

Announcements
Packages to our troops – This is an ongoing project. Shirley advised that there will be a new contact, a woman, as the Major we were dealing with will be heading back to the states. Their unit calls us the “Packeteers” – let’s keep it going.

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 New Year

Adopted Family – Debbie told how she and Dominic delivered our donations to our adopted family. They were very appreciative. They also delivered to a family through the Operation Homefront organization helping families of serving military.

Silent Greeter: None Today

Program: Our meeting tonight was held at the Lawndale Library. Lt. Dominic Valencia with the LA County Sheriff’s Dept was our speaker. He spoke to us about the Taskforce for Regional Auto Theft Protection or TRAP. It is made up of 8 organizations: Vernon PD, El Monte PD, LASD, LAPD, LA City DDA, Long Beach PD, Glendale PD and the City of LA. The taskforce has 30 investigators and some support staff which covers all of LA County and deals strictly with stolen cars – not stuff stolen out of cars but the cars themselves. It is funded by DMV registration fees – $1 from each registration goes to the taskforce.

Auto thefts peaked in 2003 at 75,236 and have now decreased to 46,710. Dom attributes this to technology – “smart” programmed keys and chips make it harder for thieves to “shave” keys but there is an increase in identity theft and fraud. Older cars are easier to steal due to wear on the ignition and ability to shave keys. Favorite cars of thieves are 1995 Toyota Camrys and 1995 Honda Civics because there are a lot of them out there, they are well made and last a long time.

Dom showed us a clip from the TV program, “Bait Car” where an unattended, spiffy Camry or work truck or civic is left running with the keys in it – enticing crooks to steal it. The vehicle is decked out with GPS, audio and hidden cameras and a kill switch on the engine. When the crooks steal the car, everything is recorded and they are caught a couple blocks away and taken to jail. So far this season 50 thieves are behind bars. The takers have usually already been on probation or out on parole when they steal the car.

Identity theft is related in that the crooks get fake IDs and paystubs, complete a false application at a dealership and with no money down drive a new car off the lot having spent -0- Then they go to banks and get loans with the car as collateral.

Another crime is “subleasing” where they approach someone looking to sell their car or get out of a lease. They offer to sublease the car – make all their remaining lease payments and give the owner a kickback. This is illegal. They then work with a corrupt DMV person who “washes” the title i.e., clearing the lienholder and/or changing the name of the title owner. They can do this several times before they get rid of the car one last time.

Chop shops are still in business and auto theft “rings” are usually Mafia related. Dom said you don’t see too many cars from our area winding up in Mexico but it is prolific in San Diego and along the Texas border.

How to protect yourself? Always lock your car, NEVER leave it running with the keys in it and unattended, no matter how short a time. Dom also advocates requiring a thumbprint ID on registrations…hoping this comes into play in the near future.

Thanks, Dom for a very interesting program.

Fines!! None Today

Raffle Mindy donated a lovely floral centerpiece which was one by Gerry who then gifted it to Shirley. Nice! Bob Downing also distributed more of his chayote.

Meeting Adjourned around at 1:35 PM Respectfully submitted by Mindy Stogsdill

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