Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise

Feb 12, 2016
Matthew Fienup, CLU Economist
The Economics of California's Water Shortage
Feb 19, 2016
Nooshie Motaref
Women and Islam
Feb 26, 2016
Mar 04, 2016
Donald Price
The Climate Disruption Challenge
Mar 18, 2016
Ken Koors
Set Some Goals; Then Demolish Them
Mar 25, 2016
Ken Greene
'What's Going On' at the Westlake Inn
Apr 01, 2016
David Rader
What Can We Learn From Teddy Roosevelt That Can Make a Difference in 2016?
Apr 15, 2016
Club Assembly
Wine & Jazz Preparation
Apr 22, 2016
Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin
The State of the State
Apr 29, 2016
Nancy LaSota
Family & Community Service Awards
May 06, 2016
Margo White
Youth Services Month
May 13, 2016
Thor Challgren
5 Reasons Why You NEED a Real Vacation
May 20, 2016
May 27, 2016
Gene Perret
The Good Humor Man
Jun 10, 2016
Charlie Tegarden
Shift Happens: Demographics & Rotary in the Future
Jun 24, 2016
Club Assembly
The End is Here
Executives, Directors, and Chairs
Past President
Club Service
Youth Service
Community Service
The Rotary Foundation
International Service
Club Fundraising
Vocational Service
Sunrise Foundation President
Sunrise Foundation Treasurer
Sunrise Foundation Secretary
Sunrise Foundation Member
Youth Exchange
Public Relations
Awards Chair
Club Bulletin Editor
Rotaract Advisor
Family of Rotary
Interact Advisor
RYLA Coordinator
President Elect Nominee

Club Information

Contact President Nancy LaSota For More Info at 805-469-4548

Westlake Sunrise


Fridays at 7 am
North Ranch Country Club
4761 Valley Spring Drive
Westlake Village, CA  91362
United States
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Here it comes! October 5th at the beautiful North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. It's our 29th Annual Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament featuring the world renown Helicopter Golf Ball Drop as well as our 2nd Annual Poker Tournament! Proceeds going to local and national charities including K9s for Warriors! Come join us for a full day of fun! Plenty of sponsorship opportunities available as well. Go to or for more details.



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Prez Nancy opened her first meeting last Friday, July 10th. Not only was the room set up " backwards", the Fine wheel was gone and everyone had to guess who the secret greeter ( Gerry Brietman) was based on a brief description of the person given by Nancy. Yes, it is a new year for sure.

> She is promising us an exciting year with much more Hands On Projects and more Socials, plus a call to “Be Present”. ( see below for more information). She reminded us that  we already have had one Hands on Project (Feed the Needy) and one Social already  (July 4th at PP John Newhouse's home). Meals on Wheels will continue as will many more Activities aimed at Hands On involvement.

> Honored guests included the incoming presidents of the other Group 4 clubs, Mike Murphy of Thousand Oaks, Dapper Spar of Westlake Village Noon, Robert Weiser of Newbury Park and Denise Vivero of Conejo Vally, as well as Assistant Governor Carol Freeman. She also recognized our Rotarian of the Year, Marilyn Lippiatt, and our Rookie of the Year, Ben Pace.

> IPP Greg Patterson, aka Greg the III, did a wonderful Invocation focusing on both Thankfulness and an Invitation to live and work within the framework of Rotary's ideals. The Song chosen was most appropriately called " I can see Clearly Now". It was lead by Nancy and sung so so by an early crowd "a Capella" since no Audio Visual volunteer has stepped forward yet. Dr. Mike captured the evidence with his camera. When all else fails we always have "Row, row row your boat"!
> Nancy gave us some background on herself. She is a long time Rotarian having brought in such notables as PP Greg Taylor and FP Marilyn Lippiatt. She temporarily left our club some 12 years ago to be the first President of the the former Agoura Hills-Oak Park club. Originally from New Jersey, she is the daughter of a Rotarian having lost her New Joysey accent at Villanova and later UCLA. Her dad was both an English Teacher and a golf coach thus explaining her love of “colorful” language and the game of golf. She was an Oncology Nurse for most of her career but is now retired. During the meeting she inadvertently referred to us as "Patients" vs "Members". She is still very active in Rotary ( duh) and spends most of her free time raising and showing her prize Dogs plus is an accomplished musician and singer. I am sure we can team her up with our Comedian member Jon Morse, Esq. for a Fund raiser.

> Nancy's theme is: Heal the Past, Live the Present, and Dream the Future. She wants our Club to be the number one Mid Size Club in the District therefore our membership drive must stop at 30 net new members to stay Mid Size. Watch out Thousand Oaks, here we come. I am sure when DG Jim Bell arrives in August she will have trained us all to sing.
Nancy wants presenteeism to be in our blood. Therefore she is encouraging us as Rotarians to “Be Present and Act Present” She also wants to grow membership, have a fiscally sound club, significantly increase our RI Foundation giving, and TO HAVE FUN.

> She asked us to reflect on a quote that from the famous golfer, Bobby Jones. " Golf is the closest game to the game we call Life. You get bad breaks from good shots and good breaks from bad shots, but you have to play the ball from where it lies". The meeting ended 10 minutes early with most members hanging around to enjoy the social time plus discussing the various projects and committees at hand. Next week her Board will out line their function and goals for this upcoming year.


Come join us as we celebrate the demotion of our great leader and Emperor, Greg Patterson (pictured here in the gold outfit) this Friday night, June 26. If you need details please do not hesitate to contact John Newhouse, Marilyn Lippiatt or Kim Woods.
By the way NO MEETING THIS FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 26 or THE FOLLOWING FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 3. We will reconvene on July 10 with our new President, Nancy LaSota!

Thank you President Greg Patterson for your awesome leadership and impressive Rotary year! They say that "One of the most important leadership lessons is realizing you're not the most important or the most intelligent person in the room at all times" Gee, you sure acted like it behind that podium every Friday morning! We will MISS your quiet, timid start to each meeting with a "GOOD MORNING!" (not); your vast array of stunning yellow golf shirts (not); your fanatical enthusiasm when the Giants won the World Series (not); your magnificent audio visual skills (not) and your inspirational picture taking (not). We will NOT miss your stirring support and "round the clock" presence at all of our fund raising events (yes); your amazing involvement with the K9 for Warriors project (yes); your "getting hands dirty" work with all of our Club's community service events (yes) and your inspiring work with Group 4 and District projects (yes)! Now that your wonderful Presidential year is over, what's next say you? District Governor???? For now, your beautiful and loving family is waiting for you to come home and spend lots of time...with real important and intelligent people!


Of the things we think, say, or do...

1) Is it the TRUTH?
2) Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?



Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise

P.O. Box 3846

Thousand Oaks, CA 91359



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