Lawndale Rotary Bulletin January 5th, 2012

January 5, 2012

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
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 –

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


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.


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.
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.
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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