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Time to get your tickets for our
9th Annual Wine & Food Festival!!
Join us on November 13th at the Museum of Flying from 4pm to 7pm!
Buy your tickets by clicking HERE!
 Toast to life with an afternoon of delicious food, great wine and live jazz music while enjoying the Museum of Flying 

Plenty of FREE Parking 

Great Wines

Fabulous Menu by Fig of the Fairmont Hotel

Music by the George Kahn Trio

Live & Silent Auction 



Rotary Club of Santa Monica, benefitting local, national and international charities.


Made possible by the generous support of: 

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel


If you have yet to become a fan on Facebook, please follow the link below and click "like" to join the conversation!


Watch one of our previous events here 


For tax purposes, the value of each entry ticket is $100

This is our one big fundraiser for the year, so invite everybody you know and bring lots of guests!

Also, please help us get or donate auction items!

Think about your regular service providers (like facial salons, dog groomers, massage therapists, trainers, tennis teachers, etc.) and all your favorite restaurants you go to who will readily give you a gift certificate! You can either bring items to a meeting and give them to Donna Byrd, or you can e-mail her at (or e-mail chair Andrea at if you have any questions. Donna can e-mail you a fillable donation form so give her a shout!


Hope to see you there!!

October 14th was another great day! Check it out...
President Connie Maguire welcomes our speaker, Kurt Floren, the LA County Agricultural Commissioner and Director of Weights & Measures! Kurt surprised us with the broad range of important responsibilities his office oversees to protect the interests of consumers and the health of everybody in the county.
Klaus Brandt was delighted to be greeted at the door by Nora Bohn! Thank you for greeting, Nora!
Thank you to Ken Waltzer and Pat Johnston (and all the music committee) for providing such wonderful music all the time!!


Larry Maher surfaced to receive his "thank you" gift from President Connie for his hard work in organizing the Paso Robles Wine Trip!


David Snow attended his first meeting of the year and received his Slainte glass! We're so happy you're back from your leave of absence, David!

New Member, Mike Isseks, introduced and welcomed visiting Rotarian from Stockholm, Hans Nilsson!


On October 7th, we had a lot of fun with a great speaker, wonderful guests, and award time! Check it out...
Our speaker, Janette Flintoft, brought her father, John Schatteler, and husband, Gerry Flintoft, to enjoy her presentation. President Connie Maguire (far right) welcomed them!
President Connie Maguire presented Sharon Perlmutter Gavin with a monthly service medal for her work to secure a matching grant from District 5280 to fund our community service project with the Westside Food Bank!
President Connie thanked Alan Glick for his help in organizing the Weekend Wine Trip to Paso Robles! His co-chair, Larry Maher, was apparently too exhausted to show up at the meeting! Too bad, because who wouldn't want a Thank You Beer??


Thank you to Christine Mirasy-Glasco for her excellent greeting skills! Pictured here greeting the ever kind and jovial Joe Metoyer!


Miho Ikeda, our Guest Introducer for the day, exchanged flags with our guests from Denmark, Robbyna Svard and Bjorn Eisner!




Past President, Judy Neveau, introduced our newest member, Johnnie Adams, the Santa Monica College Police Chief! Welcome Johnnie!! 


September 30th was a great day! We had Craft Talks, birthdays, and leprechauns! Check it out...
Craft Talks are when a member gets up and tells their life story in 10-12 minutes...these brave souls were amazing and it was great to learn about them...
Craft Talker Vicky Curtis
We should have been able to guess that she used to be in the fashion industry! Such great style!
Craft Talker David Wisen
I don't think anyone would guess, though, that David was in the CIA and a spelunker!
President Connie Maguire presented Pam Brady with a Monthly Service Medal for overseeing the Paul Harris Raffle Sales!
The prez also gave Greg Hargrave and David Rosenfeld Leprechaun Awards for their Spirit of Rotary!


Thank you to greeter, Kurtis Magee...

though, we aren't sure what he's paying off Palle Jensen for. Can you guess?




Thank you to our other greeter and our song leader, President Elect Tom Larmore!





We love having John And Gale Miron as our guests...what sweeties!!





Thank you to Donna Byrd and the Birthday Committee, for always putting a smile on our members' faces around their special day!!



Past President, George Collins, and new member Kurtis Magee were excited to get their treat...





as were Lisa Alexander and Karim Jaude...







Grace Cheng Braun...

and the rest of the crew, too!

Happy birthday to Past President Tom Loo, Diane Margolin, Greg Hargrave, Grace Cheng Braun, George Pickell, Lisa Alexander, Karim Jaude, Past President George Collins, Kurtis Magee, Len Lanzi, Palle Jensen, Past President Hal Quigley, Past President Paul Leoni, and Past President Spyros Dellaportas!! :)


September 23rd was an inspiring day at Rotary! 
His name is a mouthful, but his dedication to saving India's elephants is mind blowing! Here is our speaker, Kartick Satyanarayan, along with our President, Connie Maguire, and speaker introducer, Caroline Schankers. 
(Caroline just had a baby, but you'd never know it to look at her, right?!)
The Spirit of the Leprechaun was recognized in Nora Bohn! Thank you, Nora, for all you do!

September 6th was a wonderful day! We had a special presentation, a great speaker, and lots of fun guests! Check it out...
JT Waring, Rotary Int'l's special envoy to Myanmar, led the salute to former member and Past President, Jim Dyer, for the Myanmar Orphanage swimming pool project!  Jim helped lead the way to the completion of the project, which he got to see just before his untimely passing. Jim's family was presented with large photographs and a copy of the dedication sign that hangs at the pool now.
Pictured here: Jim's son Greg Dyer (looks just like him, right?), JT Waring, Myo Min Tun (from Myanmar and helped with the project), Jim's uncle and our Past President Bill Werner, and Jim's wife Sharen Dyer.
Music & Wine Fest Co-Chair, Ken Waltzer, got a warm welcome from our greeter, David Wisen, who is also co-chairing the Student Exchange committee this year!
New Member Mike Isseks was encouraged to participate by Nora Bohn, co-chair of the Greeters Committee!


Guests Galore!


Diane Margolin, co-chair of the Decorations Committee, brought Qin Stubis... 




Len Lanzi brought prospective member, Bryan Flores...




Past President, Judy Neveau, brought her house guest, Nora Sellner...




And our regularly visiting Beverly Hills Rotarian, Steve Taub, brought one of his Rotary colleagues, Tom Holliday!

Thank you to our speaker, Steve Sims from Bluefish! It's his job to make people's dreams come true!

Speaker Steve Sims with our Vice President of Programs, Roger Davis. Thank you to Roger for scheduling such amazing speakers this year!!


August 26th we had a great meeting! We gave away another grant, members were awarded for their hard work, and our speaker was really interesting! Check it out...
Community & Youth Grants Co-Chair Melissa Dagodag presented a check to Kevin McKeown, the director of the SaMoHi Marching Band! 
Thank you to our friendly and enthusiastic greeters, Nick Goehner and Palle Jensen!
New Member Vicky Curtis was our President's Pick for the week, and she's making friends already! Suzan Allbritton joins her here!

Rotary District 5280 Centennial Celebration!

Bret Carter announced the District Celebration taking place on the USS Iowa on October 22! Our club has a table going. Do you have anything you can contribute to their auction? Contact John McIntire at 310-372-8345. 


President Connie awarded some of our members for their outstanding work in our club...


New Member Kurtis Magee was awarded the Monthly Leprechaun!




Is it any surprise that RoseMary Regalbuto was given a monthly Achievement Award?




Bret Carter obviously deserved to receive an Achievement Award as well!



Thank you to all the members who work so hard to make our club run well and to do good work for our community!!

Thank you to our speaker, Steve Cron, criminal defense lawyer!

He gave a wonderful talk on criminal law and some of the cases that have come to his firm. He also offered advice for those who might be confronted by a possible arrest or questioning by law enforcement...not that any of our members would ever need it. :)   

Josh Bradburn greeted our speaker, Steve Cron, and Steve's partner, Phil Israels, who was originally scheduled to speak but thought he'd have to be in court. We were so happy he could join us after all.



Upcoming Events
Upcoming Programs
Oct 28, 2016
Jacqueline Sanford
Tri-athelete and Adventurer
Nov 04, 2016
Veteran's Day Program
Woman Warriors
Nov 11, 2016
DARK for Wine Fest This Sunday
DARK - our meeting is the Wine Fest This Sunday
Nov 18, 2016
Sr. Anncarla Costello
Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery
Nov 25, 2016
Dec 02, 2016
Dec 09, 2016
Annual Club Meeting & Elections
Reports from President, Treasurer, VPs and Foundation President
Dec 16, 2016
Dec 23, 2016

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