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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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ImageAs 2014-2015 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 work towards our vision of a brighter, more resilient world.

Yours in Rotary Service,

Katie Butler Litsey

 

 
 
Look who made an appearance in time for Mother's Day, baby girl Butler Litsey, all 8 lbs. 2 oz. of her, happy and healthy. She arrived at 9:54 PM on May 9th. Ww proudly welcome our newest future Rotarian!
 
 
 

 
 
President Katie Butler Litsey, International Service Director Jim Vuchsas and Chief Armando Hogan at Fire Station 5 dedicate and donate an ambulance to Mexican Fire Fighters in Ajijic Chapala Mexico
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Also see the photo album on the lower right hand side of the homepage. 
 

 
 
 

 
Two of our four participants are shown below. Jesus Ortiz second place fine arts winner is shown with his teacher, Gwen Vuchsas and Tony Ciancimino. Speech Coach David Voss beams with pride over the great presentation made by Arline Lemus. 
 

 
 
 
In memory of Don Culton
1940-2015 
 
 
(Don's history and memorial details in "read more" )
 
 
 
We have uploaded a form letter for the public to download, sign and submit to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to get them to leave Westchester Charter School in Westchester. Please support our students and teachers! The file is called "Save Westchester Charter School" and is located on this website's homepage on the lower left hand side of the page. 
 
Thank you!
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 Gwen Vuchsas chairs another very successful awarding of Teacher Mini Grants. 
 
 
 

Visit Playa Venice Rotary on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/playavenicerotary?ref=bookmarks​
 

 
 

Take a quick look at the results of our best ever Cultural Dinner, Noche Espanola. 
 
 
 

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. 

 
 
 
 

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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. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Learn how to eradicate polio forever!

 
 
 

2014-2015 Rotary International Theme


 

Speakers

May 27, 2015
Jun 10, 2015
Tony Ciancimino
Club President Vision for New Rotary Year
Jun 17, 2015
Jun 24, 2015
Jul 01, 2015
Club Assembly
Directors will outline their plans for the new Rotary year
Oct 14, 2015
District Governor D.J. Sun
Governor's Annual Visit
 

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Watch this year’s most popular Rotary membership videos
Your votes are in. With 585 votes, the video from the Rotary Club of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is this year’s most popular Share Your Story membership video. The three-minute clip shows how club members from Atlanta worked with clubs in Honduras to improve the lives of children in a small Honduran village. These clubs made the top four Rotary Choice videos: Rotary Club of Petion-Ville, Haiti Rotary Club of Panaji Mid-Town, Goa, India Rotary Club of Anchorage, Alaska, USA Rotary Club of Alpharetta, Georgia, USA Thanks to all who participated and voted. Rotary News
Nigerian donor promotes Rotary’s role as a player for peace
For Nigerian philanthropist Michael Olawale-Cole, understanding Rotary's positive influence in the world requires imagining the world without Rotary. "How many millions of people's lives would not have been affected by Rotary's good work?" says Olawale-Cole, who joined Rotary as a member of the Rotary Club of Isolo, Lagos State, in 1980. "If Rotary did not take on the challenge of eradicating polio, how many more millions of children around the world would have died or been crippled by this disease? Who could have done that if not Rotary?" Imagining what the world would be like without Rotary...
Rotary, USAID collaboration improves sanitation facilities in Ghana
According to a 2012 report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, Ghana has made great strides in providing its people with clean drinking water. But access to better sanitation has lagged. Only about 14 percent of Ghanaians have access to improved facilities, compared with the 54 percent target set for 2015 by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Addressing the issue isn't simple, as pit latrines need emptying, toilets need maintenance, and promoting hygiene requires education. The H2O Collaboration, a partnership between Rotary and the U.S. Agency for International...
Sydney convention wins major marketing awards
Headed to the Rotary Convention in São Paulo this June? Get excited. Your upcoming experience is being organized by an award-winning meetings and events team from Rotary International. Last year's convention in Sydney was recognized recently with several industry awards at the Meeting and Events Australia's prestigious annual NSW Awards Night. Rotary and Business Events Sydney won the headlining award -- Association or Government Meeting of the Year -- as well as two Specialist Awards for Best Corporate Social Responsibility and Best Educational Component. As winner of the major NSW award,...
Global grant partnership turns good idea into bigger, sustainable project
In the Esmeraldas Province of Ecuador, Rotary members have teamed up with a microfinance organization to provide small loans to poor women, teaching them to sew and bake so they can start or expand businesses. The Rotary Club of Marin Evening, in California, USA, reached out to 64 Rotary clubs in seven districts including Ecuador's, to raise money, find support from partners, and mobilize local community members for a global grant project. Keith Axtell, a member of the Marin Evening club, says the effort began in 2005-06, when his wife, Holly, was district governor and was looking for an...
 
 
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