Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise

October 2015

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President Elect
Club Service B
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Director of Community Service
Director of Vocational Service
Director of International Service
Director of Youth Services
Director of Membership
District Liaison
Public Relations/Social Media
Director of Fund Raising
Newsletter Co-Editor
Website Administrtor
Newsletter Co-Editor
Immediate Past President

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Playa Venice

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Whiskey Red's (eff. 3/11/15)
13813 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA  90292
United States
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As 2015-2016 Playa Venice Rotary President, I want to welcome you to our Club's website. We have an exciting schedule of events this year to make a positive impact in our local and global communities! I look forward to exchanging ideas with our members and community partners as we dedicate ourselves to this year's Rotary International theme of "being a gift to the world."

Yours in Rotary Service,

Tony Ciancimino




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Those of you who have registered with Ralph's Rewards Card Community Giving program will have to re-register starting 9/1/14. If you are a Ralph's customer but have not yet participated, please consider signing up for this program which costs you no money but earns funds for the Playa Sunshine Foundation, a 501C3 charitable non-profit. 


The following is a review of one of Playa Venice Sunrise's signature programs, Teacher Mini Grants. 


This is a new program recently instituted at our Club. 


Click on the video to see a quick overview of our Rotary Club's activities. 


Learn how to eradicate polio forever!


2015-2016 Rotary International Theme



Oct 07, 2015
Dean Reuter
Paul Harris and the Rotary International Foundation
Oct 14, 2015
District Governor D.J. Sun
Governor's Annual Visit
Oct 28, 2015
Craig Van Doren
Honor Flight Southland
Nov 04, 2015
Claudia Mangels
Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC) - Missions, Goals, and Services
Dec 23, 2015
Dec 30, 2015
Jan 06, 2016
White Elephant Gift Exchange - No Speaker
White Elephant Gift Exchange
Jan 13, 2016
Ara Norwood
Six Great Men, Part 2 - Speaking about Leadership

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Attend one of five presidential conferences
Find new and innovative ways to improve your community by attending one of five presidential conferences this year, hosted by RI President K.R. Ravindran and Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith. The conferences, to be held around the world between January and March, will highlight Rotary’s areas of focus. Use these links to learn about each of the programs and to register to attend: Peace and Conflict Resolution, 15-16 January in Ontario, California, USA Disease Prevention and Treatment, 19-20 February in Cannes, France Economic Development, 27 February in Cape Town, South Africa...
Under One Sky lights the way to a better world
Rotary and ONE, an international advocacy organization, joined other event partners in downtown Chicago on 24 September to demonstrate a commitment to ending extreme poverty and inequality and to promoting action on climate change on the eve of the United Nations launch of its Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 ambitious goals constitute a road map for finding solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, and dovetail with Rotary members’ work to create positive change in their communities and around the world. As dusk fell over Chicago, participants in the Under One Sky event held up...
Nigeria declared polio-free, removed from endemic list
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on 25 September that Nigeria is now polio-free and has been officially removed from the list of countries where polio is endemic. It’s been 14 months since any cases of polio caused by the wild virus have been detected there. With Nigeria’s historic achievement, polio remains endemic in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. That means transmission of the virus has never been stopped there. Nigeria was the last country in Africa where polio was endemic. The continent celebrated its own first full year without the disease on 11 August. Once...
Save the date: 23 October, Rotary’s World Polio Day event
Celebrate our remarkable progress toward a polio-free world with the Rotary World Polio Day event, streamed live from New York City on 23 October. Co-hosted by UNICEF, the event will highlight recent milestones: In July, Nigeria marked one year without a case of polio caused by the wild poliovirus, and in August, the entire African continent celebrated one year without a case. Jeffrey Kluger, health and science editor at Time magazine, will serve as moderator, joining other health experts, including UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and polio ambassadors. The event, which drew 23,000...
What peace means to me
People and nations worldwide will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, the date designated by the United Nations in 2001 “to be observed as a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence.” That commitment to peace is directly linked to goals pursued by Rotary members since The Rotary Foundation’s mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace was proclaimed in 1917. To fulfill that mission, Rotary conducts global forums, hosts international peace symposiums, continues its decades-long collaboration with the UN, and promotes initiatives such as the Rotarian Action...