Wilshire Rotary Club of Los Angeles

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Program Speakers

Jul 30, 2014
Dr. Marc Benard
Global Grants for Guatemala and Much More
Aug 06, 2014
Maria Camacho
Greenway 2020: LA River Revitalization Project
Aug 13, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
Cheryl Boone Isaacs
The Academy Awards
 

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Rotary Foundation Chair
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International Service
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Sergeant-at-Arms
Immediate Past President
 

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Wilshire Rotary Club of Los Angeles

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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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District Membership Seminar for club presidents, membership chairs, assistant governors and all Rotarians wanting to share Rotary.
 
August 23, 2014
Time:  7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Wilshire Country Club, 301 N. Rossmore Ave., Los Angeles
Price: $35 - includes breakfast
 
Special Guests:
Rod Belton, Rotary Zone 26 Coordinator
Gary Citti, Zone 26 Membership Chair.
 
This informative seminar will begin with breakfast at “Ye Olde Rotary Club,” to which you have been invited as a guest.  Come join the fun and see and discuss some of the best meeting practices employed by successful clubs to create enjoyable meetings. Bring a pen and a pad of paper. You will not want to forget the amazing tips you will hear, not only on making your club vibrant, but on proven techniques to retain members and how to organize a successful membership drive.
 

 
 
 
 
 

RI News and Stories

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Rotary Scholar’s unique ability in bringing clubs together
In a municipal hospital in Cubatão, Brazil, a new mammography machine funded by a Rotary global grant provides breast cancer screening to women who previously had to wait for weeks before they could get in for a checkup with a doctor. A Rotary global grant also funded training for medical staff and cancer awareness education for people in the community. Isis Mejias Carpio of Houston, studying at the University of São Paulo on a Rotary scholarship, played an instrumental role in bringing together Rotary clubs in two countries to make the grant possible. Members of the Rotary Club of Cubatão,...
Rick Burns’ thoughtful approach to Iraq and Afghanistan
Humanitarian Rick Burns, a retired civil affairs officer in the U.S. Army, has been helping people in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq since 2003. He's seen a lot of good, but he's also seen what happens when good intentions go awry. Take the fertile grounds of Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan, for example. Burns recalls an initiative to help fruit exporters become profitable again after the war. Cold storage facilities were built, but because no one considered the country's spotty electricity, the facilities ended up being too expensive to maintain. "We really want to make...
Pedaling coast-to-coast for a purpose
Keith Harris is pedaling for a purpose. At the tender age of 50, he's set out on an eight-week, 4,400-mile bike ride across the U.S. to raise $25,000 for The Rotary Foundation. He's also hoping to raise an additional $2,500 for Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where a few years ago he was treated for a life-threatening heart condition. "The trip is sort of my midlife crisis," he admits but it's not the first time he's pedaled across the country. He made the trek about 20 years ago, before he married his wife, Christina. Harris has been a Rotary member for 18 years. He's...
Blown away by the realities of human trafficking
At the age of 17, Jennifer was sleeping on the streets of Atlanta. She'd felt abandoned most of her life, unprotected from her brothers and her mother's boyfriends, who physically and sexually abused her since she was five. And now, kicked out of her house, Jennifer - whose last name is withheld for privacy - was alone and vulnerable. She was soon lured into sex trafficking and was unable to escape for two years. Then she found Covenant House. "Studies have shown that if a young person ends up on the street, within 48 hours someone is going to approach them with the intention of exploiting...
 
 
 
Wilshire Rotary Club of Los Angeles
 P.O. Box 75420
Los Angeles, CA 90075
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