Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise

 
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Club Executives & Directors

President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Club Service Admin
Club Service B
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
Newsletter Co-Editor
Director of Fund Raising
Newsletter Co-Editor
Website Administrtor
Immediate Past President
 
 

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Club Information

Join us for breakfast on Wednesday mornings!

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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Home Page Stories

 

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

 

 
 
 

 
 

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

 
 

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. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Learn how to eradicate polio forever!

 
 
 

2015-2016 Rotary International Theme


 

Speakers

Jul 29, 2015
Ryan Navales
Midnight Mission - Speaker
Aug 05, 2015
Mina Soroosh
Past President of Downtown LA Rotary 2014-2015
Aug 12, 2015
Aug 19, 2015
Warren Bobrow
Rotary District - Youth Protection Training
Aug 26, 2015
Ken Chong
District Membership Speaker (August is Membership and Retention Month)
Sep 02, 2015
Sarah Chapman
Build A Better Benin
Sep 09, 2015
Gwen Vuchsas
Fundraising for our Club - Plans for the Year
Sep 16, 2015
Sep 23, 2015
Sep 30, 2015
Oct 14, 2015
District Governor D.J. Sun
Governor's Annual Visit
Dec 23, 2015
Dec 30, 2015
Jan 06, 2016
White Elephant Gift Exchange - No Speaker
White Elephant Gift Exchange
 

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Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August. “...
Out of tragedy, some people create something good
From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian What's the worst that could happen? For most of us, that's a simple question. We might be late for a train. We might miss out on a promotion, or even lose a job. But for some, the worst is unimaginably worse. An unfortunate few endure what Ani Kalayjian calls "true trauma." War. Fire. Flood. A daughter disappears. A son contracts Ebola. When faced with such disasters, "people feel anger, guilt, sadness, frustration – feelings that can poison the body and spirit," says Kalayjian, a trauma specialist at Columbia University. "Trauma survivors may think...
San Diego students tackle vaccine controversy
From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian A group of teenage journalism students in suburban San Diego were in the early stages of a new project – an educational film funded by a Rotary grant – when their teacher's phone rang. A prominent blogger had caught wind of what they were doing from a local news story, and wasn't pleased. The fledgling film came under fire almost overnight as ripples of protest spread through the blogosphere. With calls pouring in before shooting had even begun, the advisers considered halting the project, questioning whether it would be worth the controversy...
What happens when what you know turns out to be wrong?
From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian One evening, sitting in the back seat of the car, our two girls, ages six and eight, were discussing the show we were on our way to attend. Called The Illusionists, it featured seven of the world's top magicians. The debate consisted of whether there would be real magic involved, or just tricks. "When they cut the man in half," our younger daughter asked, "how do they keep the blood in?" She was convinced there was true magic. Her older sister, a little wiser, wasn't buying it. "Easy," she said. "R-o-b-o-t." She rolled her eyes at how obvious this...
A conversation with Caryl Stern
From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian The six-day-old baby shuddered with convulsions. Her mother, Rosa, had given birth at home and cut her daughter's umbilical cord with what she could find – a sharp piece of metal. When the newborn contracted tetanus, Rosa walked miles to reach a clinic. That's where Caryl Stern encountered the pair. Stern was on a field visit with UNICEF in Sierra Leone and stayed with Rosa, trying to comfort her, until the child died. The image of the baby in pain, hypersensitive to light and sound, stayed with Stern as she got off the plane in New York and headed...