Wilshire Rotary Club of Los Angeles



Program Speakers

Jul 29, 2015
Gaby Sumpter: Rotary Foreign Exchange Scholar
International Studies in Spain
Aug 05, 2015
Arnetta Robinson
Hospice and Palliative Care
Aug 12, 2015
President Pearl and Her Board of Directors
Club Assembly: Be a Gift to Rotary
Aug 19, 2015
Hoss Zargaran
General Manager of Via Alloro Restaurant Bevely Hills - Wine & Food & Pairings
Aug 26, 2015
Tomas O'Grady
EnrichLA: Edible Gardens
Sep 02, 2015
William Covino
President of California State University Los Angeles

Upcoming Events


Club Leadership

Co-Program Chair Summer/Fall Term
Co-Program Chair Winter Term
Co-Progam Chair Spring Term
Rotary Foundation Chair
Club Service
Club Service Co-Director
Club Service Co-Director
Winners Night
Community Service
Vocational Service
Youth Service

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Welcome to Wilshire Rotary Club of Los Angeles

Wilshire Rotary

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We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
The Ebell of Los Angeles
743 South Lucerne Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90005
United States
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Wilshire Rotary Club is a proud sponsor of a Special Olympics Athlete.
Emma Zamprogno
Gymnastics - Rhythm Competition
Team Australia
Congratulations Emma for winning two Silver Medals in Rhythmic Ribbon and Rhythmic All-Around t the Special Olympics World Games!
She also received a 4th Place Award Ribbon in Rhythmic Ball and a 5th Place Award Ribbon in Rhythmic Rope.
Team Australia placed 4th in Rhythmic Club Category.
Way to go Emma!

Wilshire Rotary's Dynamic Speaker Series Presents
Gaby Sumpter
 Youth Exchange
International Studies in Spain

Rotary Youth Exchange is the opportunity of a lifetime for the more than 8,000 students who participate each year. 

Gaby recently returned from spending her junior year on exchange in Santander, Spain where she was able to emerge herself by learning and living the culture, make lasting relationships and traveling to ten other European countries with other Rotary exchange students. Gaby often refers to her experience on exchange as a year she will never forget and encourages everyone, no matter what age to spend time away from their home country and culture. She is very grateful to Wilshire Rotary Club for sponsoring her exchange.
Gaby will finish her senior year at The Archer School for Girls this fall. She already has an impressive high school resume. Her activities include dance, theater, tennis, debate team and served as a class representative in school government. Gaby also volunteers at the Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles Public Library (Rancho Park Branch) and P.U.S.H to Win Outreach Inc.
Gaby will share with us her extraordinary year abroad as a Rotary Foreign Exchange Student on Wednesday, July 29 at the beautiful, elegant, and historic Ebell of Los Angeles.
Check-in and fellowship begins at 11:55 a.m. and the meeting will be called to order at 12:15 p.m.
Lunch is $25, raffle tickets are a buck each and parking is always free!
See you there! 





Rotary is in the news!
The New York Times
March 14, 2015 edition. 
Click the link below and enjoy reading about our service organization.


The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace.

Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended
  • Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Master's degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor's degree
  • Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background


RI News and Stories

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...

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