Club Information

Palos Verdes' Premier Service Club

Palos Verdes Peninsula

Service Before Self

We meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
Palos Verdes Golf Club
3301 Via Campesina
MAIL: PO Box 296
Palos Verdes Estates, CA  90274
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Club Leadership
President Elect
Past President
Director of Fun
Program Chair
District Liason
Community Service
Vocational Service
Educator of the Year
International Chair
RI Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Public Relations Chair
La Rotacion Editor
Sergeant at Arms
Sergeant at Arms

What is the Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary? Simply stated, we are a group of engaged community leaders who work together to take action on local, regional and international projects that make a real difference. In reality, we are one of 34,000 Rotary Clubs of business and professional leaders throughout the world who are dedicated to the motto “Service Above Self”. Our club and global theme this year is “Light Up Rotary”, a theme that emphasizes our visibility, community engagement, projects, our Club and Rotary International Foundations and fun. That’s right – never ending fun.

Our club supports the Rotary International eradication of polio project (we are this close), and is involved at some level in the six areas of focus which include Peace and Conflict Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy and Economic and Community Development. This year we are planning to participate in a major District Project in Guatemala, a multi-club service project in Mexico, a continuing water project in Myanmar, and we are helping to host a Rotary exchange student in our own community. Our vibrant club meets at the Palos Verdes Golf Club on Fridays at noon. At each meeting we welcome guests to interact with featured speakers, and in honor of our speakers, we donate funds to purchase enough polio vaccine for 50 children in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. And, once a month we take a break from Friday meetings and have a Wednesday Nite Live reception hosted by the club at unique locations throughout the South Bay.

We are very active locally. Our own Club Foundation provides need-based scholarships as well as a STEM scholarship to graduating seniors and Marymount California University college students on the peninsula and to the college-bound students from the Los Angeles Harbor Area Boys and Girls Club. This year the club is funding a new vocational grant which will enable a young person tograduate from Wilmington, California to enroll in a vocational program locally. Funds are raised through sponsorship of the Peninsula’s exemplary Educator of the Year Program, and via co-sponsorship of the annual Concours d”Elegance classic car show at Los Verdes Golf Course. We also clean Crenshaw Boulevard, hand out phone directories, donate binoculars to the Interpretive Center, sponsor programs at the Norris Theater, honor our local veterans, police, firemen and teachers, host with the Chamber of Commerce a Legislative Forum and engage in creative and fun-filled activities for our members and our community. Ethics is at the top of our agenda; more to come on this topic.

A recent development for our club and community is the election of one our members and Past President, Mr. Greg O’Brien, to the exalted position of District 5280 Governor Elect.  Come join us for lunch at our growing club; although membership is by invitation, you don't need to be a member to come and learn why PVP Rotary is the most trusted name in community service. Come and have fun with some impressive community members who value service to others.

Les Fishman, President

Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club



Home Page Stories
In Case We Missed You, June 24th 2016 
                                                  “The last Picnic”
Reported by Lynne Neuman
Les opened the meeting at 12:15 and welcomed everyone and their guests to his last meeting as our Club President. Then quickly directed everyone to the business of “Let’s Eat.”
Everyone got in line at the buffet table to pick their favorite picnic items of burgers, hotdogs, and chicken sandwiches with all the trimmings and lots of sides of beans and French fries. It was a feast indeed.
After everyone was settled enjoying their lunch, things proceeded to go a little backwards with the invocation next followed then by the patriotic song of My Country Tis of Thee aka “America”.    Then on to guest introductions and there were many: Jim Hartman’s guest, Charlie from Friends of the Library; John Stillo brought his wife, Brigit; Matt Kang brought his wife Katie and their two adorable children, Mason and Sophie; Hang up Moon brought his wife Julie; Jennifer Sullivan with the YMCA and prospective member joined us. David Rowe brought his wife Carol and guest, Audra Platt’s from S Coast Botanical Gardens; Julia Parton brought her two sons James and Edward; Sasha O’Hara brought her husband Mike and their adorable daughter, Kailani; Suzy Zimmerman brought her husband “Zim” and daughter Emma; Greg Sparkman brought his wife Liz and granddaughters, Sophia and Laurie;  and Greg O’Brien brought his wife Liz. After all guests were introduced, the Welcome song was sung and our hug and greet ritual ensued.
Next, Julia announced birthdays for June: Kelly Curtis-Intagliata, Jim Hartman. Greg O’Brien, Paul Rubincam, and Greg Sparkman. Next were the wedding anniversaries: Juliet Demoss, Henry Lee, David Rowe, and John Schuricht. Lastly, Rotary anniversaries were announced: Allen Bond 25 years, Harry Kitter 16 years, Hang up Moon 8 years, and Phyllis Pellezzare 10 years.
Next, Les presented a very special and deserving award to Suzy Zimmerman called, “The Eagle Award” for all of her efforts with our club. Les then announced that the Rotary Foundation received a donation of $250k from our former club members estate of Gerhart Shaver.
Keith Deisenroth thanked Julia Parton for her efforts with putting together today’s meeting. Les, then thanked everyone for coming.
Lastly, our incoming President, Allen Bond reminded everyone that there is no club meeting next week, but we will have a board meeting from 12-1 on Friday the 1st.   

Palos Verdes 2014: On a beautiful April morning residents of Palos Verdes Peninsula and surrounding areas gathered at the Palos Verdes Interpretive Center to celebrate the annual Whale of Day festivities. As part of the crowd were many PVP Rotary members. They were there to witness the unveiling and dedication of a set of binoculars now permanently installed on the property's ocean-side patio. 
Jul 29, 2016
Marilyn Lyon
South Bay Cities
Aug 05, 2016
Aug 12, 2016
Kristi Fera
Marine Mammal Center-Fort MacArthur
Aug 17, 2016
Wednesday Night Live
Ragin' Cajun Cafe, Redondo Beach
Aug 19, 2016
Wednesday Night Live on August 17
Aug 26, 2016
Dr. Rebecca Foo
Schweitzer School
Sep 16, 2016
Eric Munoz
Conquering Caulerpa


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