Today, The Rotary Club of Lawndale recognized 11 Paul Harris Fellows. The Paul Harris Foundation recognizes individuals that have contributed above a specific amount to the Rotary Foundation or someone a donor feels deserves recognition because of their commitment to Rotary and it’s ideal of Service Above Self.
The Rotary Club of Lawndale is proud to be able to recognize such generous individuals. Through their support and millions like them The Rotary International Fund was able to raise more than $230 million dollars. More than 175 millions dollars was spent directly for ongoing programs such as End Polio Now, local educational efforts and disaster relief. The Rotary International fund has a goal of $1 billion for it’s endowment fund. For more detailed information please visit Rotary Internationals Financials page.
Lawndale, CA – Today the Rotary Club of Lawndale hosted fire fighters from our local fire station, Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 21. Captain Mike Dodd, Robert Smith FFS and Clint Sanchez FF spoke to the club about the nature of their primary responsibility in responding to emergencies in our community as well as their efforts to assist our community through many other avenues as well.
Captain Dodd educated club members about the Rescue Youth Program that brings troubled students into the fire station after school to teaching them about what it means to be a fire fighter and the career opportunities the Fire Department offers as well as provide tutoring and mentorship. Additionally, club members learned about the Explorer Program for 15 to 21 year olds. The goal of this program is to provide participants with a sense of responsibility to his/her neighborhood through ongoing community related activities.
The Rotary Club of Lawndale looks forward to partnering with our local Fire Station crews on these and other potential programs in the future.
From Left to right; Ernie Villareal Lawndale Rotary Club President, Los Angeles County Fire Department Captain Mike Dodd, Clint Sanchez FF, Robert Smith FFS, and Shirley Glitzow Rotarian.
Santa’s Sleigh is coming to Lawndale November 12th, and the Lawndale Rotary is going to be helping him(Not that he needs it. I mean He’s Santa!)
Here is the bulletin from our November 15th Meeting.
Lawndale City Council Recognizes World Polio Day October 24, 2012
Monday October 15th, Lawndale CA – The Lawndale City Council joined a world wide effort to eradicate Polio with it’s Proclamation making October 24th, 2012 World Polio Day.
The Lawndale City Council and Mayor Harold Hofmann presented the Lawndale Rotary Members with an Official City Proclamation recognizing the event and Rotary’s efforts to End Polio Now.
To learn more about how you can be a part of this world wide effort contact us, or join us for lunch, as our guest, Thursdays at 12:15 at the Lawndale Community Center, 14700 Burin 2nd floor, Lawndale CA 90260.
One of the newest members of the Lawndale Rotary Club talks about why he joined, the work we support, and invites you to join us.