Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise

 
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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

 

 
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. 
 

 
 
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

Apr 01, 2015
Diane Pollock
Gardens and Communities
Apr 08, 2015
Monique Brandon, Executive Director
Boys & Girls Club of Venice
Apr 15, 2015
Norma Yaeger
Breaking Down the Walls: 50 Courageous and Successful Years at the Forefront of the Women's Movement
Apr 22, 2015
Maria and Joe Davis
Carousel School
Apr 29, 2015
Claudia Martin
Prosecutor for the West LA and Pacific Divisions’ Neighborhood Prosecutor program
May 06, 2015
Sharma Henderson
Stroke Awareness (May is National Stroke Awareness Month)
May 20, 2015
May 27, 2015
Don Culton
Meeting Make-ups and the beauty of Club banners
Jun 10, 2015
Tony Ciancimino
Club President Vision for New Rotary Year
Jun 17, 2015
Jun 24, 2015
 

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Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...
San Francisco club reveals formula for growth and retention of members
Members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening meet at a wine bar after work, share a social outing, and promote all their activities on social media like Meetup and Facebook. As the first evening club in the city, it has attracted many young professionals from Silicon Valley tech firms whose work schedules keep them from joining a more traditional club that meets for breakfast or lunch. But more than that, the evening format has helped the club grow by 30 percent since it received its charter in mid-2013. Danielle Lallement, who was its charter president, says the club has been...
Colorado joins Kosovo club to restore sanitation in blighted local schools
Blighted schools in the mountain city of Peja in western Kosovo are a reminder of the ethnic strife and war that ravaged this area in the 1990s. To restore ruined sanitation facilities in some of those schools, local Rotary members recently partnered with their counterparts from Colorado, USA. Though residents have been slowly rebuilding the city's infrastructure after years of neglect under earlier governments, most resources are going to improve roads, rebuild homes, and create new businesses. Little money remains to restore the schools. As a result, students have fallen ill, stayed home...
 
 
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