Wilshire Rotary Club of Los Angeles

Home Club of District Governor Elsa Gillham

Program Speakers

Sep 24, 2014
Patricia Rye, Author and Journalist
Hollywood Studios and Hancock Park: A Shared History
Oct 01, 2014
Tore Knos
The Appalachian Trail
Oct 08, 2014
Oct 29, 2014
Professor Bernard Jaworski, Claremont Colleges
10 Core Principles of a Drucker-Like Company

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Club Leadership

Co-Program Chair Summer/Fall Term
Co-Program Chair Fall/Winter Term
Co-Progam Chair Winter/Spring Term
Rotary Foundation Chair
Club Service
Community Service
Vocational Service
International Service
Youth Service
Immediate Past President

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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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Celebrate the Best and the Brightest

Rotary Peace Fellows and former Ambassadorial Scholars

District Breakfast
Tuesday, October 7
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
555 S. Flower Street, 51st Floor
Downtown Los Angeles
Program Speaker
Jeff Whitfield
Rotary Peace Fellow Alumnus
$35 per person/includes valet parking
Reserve your seat with President Greg Gill
Deadline is September 30
See you there!


Wilshire Rotary maintains a proud history with Youth Services and we continue our devotion to this ever-important Avenue of Service through work with our newly chartered Ambassador School of Global Leadership Interact Club located at the Robert F. Kennedy Community High School. Wilshire Rotary's Director of Youth Services, Sandy Boeck, and Club President Greg Gill, attended the Interact meeting today, led by Interact President Shadany Arcos and Interact Teacher Advisor Collin Felch, who began the club last year, introduced Sandy and Greg to the enthusiastic group, photographed below. Sandy also shared a photo of a reminder of the world famous Coconut Grove located at the former Ambassador Hotel. You can view additional photos through the photo album portion of our website. As the Rotary and school year continue, let's show our appreciation to these devoted students who are helping Light up Rotary.

Youth Service Director Sandy Boeck and President Greg in front of the famous Coconut Grove at Robert F. Kennedy Community High School. The school is housed in the former Ambassador Hotel.


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821 S. Lucerne Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90005-3711
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