Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise

February 2016
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Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
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Club Service Admin
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 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


How many times have you asked or have been asked, "What is Rotary?" Click on the attached video to get a quick answer. Enjoy!
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

Feb 10, 2016
Lucia Diaz
Mar Vista Family Center
Feb 17, 2016
Pagenant of Arts Student(s)
Local Pageant of the Arts Competition Performance
Feb 24, 2016
Nate Kaplan
Voter Education and How to Make Voting More Appealing
Mar 02, 2016
Ken Lew
Badge of Heart
Mar 09, 2016
Craft Talk
Chris Baca
Mar 09, 2016
Craft Talk
Chris Baca
Apr 20, 2016
Tony Ciancimino
"A very merry unbirthday to you!"
Photo Albums
Find resources for planning your centennial celebration
We're kicking off The Rotary Foundation's centennial celebration at the Korea convention, 28 May-1 June. But you can get started now planning your club's centennial activities with the resources available in our promotion kit: Ideas and activities for clubs Doing Good in the World promotional flier Doing Good in the World bookmark Sample press release Centennial letterhead Centennial PowerPoint template Centennial postcard History of The Rotary Foundation PowerPoint Find more ideas in "Rotary's Foundation Is Turning 100," in the January issue of Rotary Leader Watch and download A Century of...
Rotary's 2016 International Assembly coverage and resources
Rotary's annual training meeting gives incoming district governors from around the world the chance to share ideas for strengthening clubs and improving communities. Learn more about the new presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, and find photos, videos, and speeches from the event. Download resources to use with your club and district. News coverage Germ reveals 'Rotary Serving Humanity' as 2016-17 presidential theme Rotary Voices Read reactions from the assembly Photos 2016 Rotary International Assembly photo gallery Videos 2016-17 presidential theme announcement Find more videos...
Michele Berg named deputy general secretary
Michele Berg has been selected to help lead Rotary’s operations as deputy general secretary. In this role, she will work alongside General Secretary John Hewko to ensure effective internal operating policies and implement strategies and programs.  In her previous role as Rotary’s chief programs and member services officer, Berg led a team of more than 150 staff members who support membership development, learning and development, and programs. She has worked for Rotary since 2001.  “Michele is an outstanding leader who has been instrumental in ensuring that we provide high-quality services to...
Rotary condemns deadly attack on polio security personnel in Pakistan
Rotary members and our partners in the fight to eradicate polio offer our heartfelt condolences and express a deep sadness in the wake of a horrific bomb attack in Quetta, Pakistan, that took the lives of at least 15 security personnel on 13 January. This tragic attack outside a polio immunization center is a stark reminder of the dangers faced by Rotary, our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, and the brave women and men on the front lines of our effort to protect all children from the paralyzing effects of polio. While the bombing will be investigated, one thing is clear:...