Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise

November 2015
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President Elect
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Director of Community Service
Director of Vocational Service
Director of International Service
Director of Youth Services
Director of Membership
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Public Relations/Social Media
Director of Fund Raising
Newsletter Co-Editor
Website Administrator
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


See "more" for Christina Davis' beautiful invocation in support of Cultural Dinner honoree, Tony Palermo. See photo albums (homepage right hand side) for pictures from the evening.


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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

Dec 02, 2015
Robert DeCou
RAMM Race 2016
Dec 09, 2015
Mark Twain Middle School - Bell Ringers
Holiday Performance by the Mark Twain Middle School Bell Ringers
Dec 16, 2015
Club Assembly
Club Assembly
Dec 23, 2015
Dec 30, 2015
Jan 06, 2016
White Elephant Gift Exchange - No Speaker
White Elephant Gift Exchange
Jan 13, 2016
Teacher Mini-Grant
Teacher Mini-Grant Breakfast
Jan 27, 2016
Ara Norwood
Presentation on Leadership - Six Great Men, Part 2
Photo Albums
Support the Foundation on Giving Tuesday, 1 December
Join the global online movement to celebrate the season with a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Giving Tuesday, 1 December, uses the power of social media and the spirit of generosity to promote giving and philanthropy around the world. You can support the cause by going online on 1 December to make a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Then use social media to encourage your friends and family to do the same. It’s the perfect opportunity to reach our supporters and build on the momentum of Rotary Foundation Month. Last year, the Foundation raised more than $100,000 on Giving Tuesday. This year, the...
New Rotary flag and banner materials available in Brand Center
Give your Rotary flag or banner a new and professional look with our updated materials, available in the Brand Center. With eight options of colors and backgrounds to choose from, you can find the design that will best strengthen your club or district brand. The Brand Center also offers everything you need to create communications with the Rotary look and tone. You can download Rotary’s logo -- or create your own club or district logo. And you’ll find editable templates for brochures, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, fliers, and more. (Sign-in required.)
Cyclists raise nearly $3 million in Miles to End Polio ride
The fight to eradicate polio got a major financial boost from the annual Miles to End Polio bike ride that took place 21 November in Arizona, USA. Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and a team of eight RI staff members helped raise $2.9 million. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match the funds 2-to-1, bringing the total contribution to PolioPlus to nearly $9 million. This is the fourth year in a row that Hewko has biked in the 104-mile (167 km) El Tour de Tucson ride, one of the country’s top cycling events. More than 100 Rotary members from Arizona and around the world hit the...
Foundation moves up on expert list of top nonprofits
The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up one spot to 93rd in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual ranking of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary’s mission. According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Foundation received $259,594,884 in 2014, an 8.3 percent increase from the previous year. The Foundation recently earned a 4-start rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most prestigious independent...
Chulalongkorn celebrates 10 years of equipping leaders to build peace
Bobby Anderson was helping former freedom fighters in Aceh, Indonesia, adjust to life after combat when he heard about the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Anderson, who became part of the 2010 class of Rotary Peace Fellows, says the program allowed him to reflect upon the work he had already done and gain a larger perspective beyond day to day practicalities.  “To be able to meet other people that had done similar work in other places and to be exposed [during field study] to the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration situation in Nepal was fascinating and...