Casino Night 2017
(MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND)
Redondo Beach Rotary Club News
(REDONDO BEACH, California February 22, 2017) Club President Alexis Sheehy noted that today was the 112th birthday commemorating the founding of Rotary in Chicago, Illinois. Happy birthday Rotary!
In other announcements PDG Vicki Radel reminded us of the Anti Sex Trafficking of Children Forum scheduled for March 4th at Loyola University.
President Sheehy reminded us that next week’s meeting will be downstairs at the Bluewater Grill in the Captain’s Quarter.
Guests today included luncheon speaker Tom Bakaly, CEO of the Beach Cities Health District, and his assistant Cristan Higa communications director, Mark Waronek – South Bay, County Supervisor Janice Hahn’s office, Jason Stone, and Athena Marano accompanying Rotarian Marcelo Goncalvez.
Visiting Rotarian – Connie Siegel of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
President Sheehy also presented biographical information about Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor. She played a YouTube version of the world-famous tune by Valentina Lisista.
Music accompanying lunch was Schubert’s Symphony #9.
Walter Campbell announced that we’ve sold 237 Casino Night tickets, and that 17 or 18 of our club’s Rotarians have not yet bought any. Today is the last day before ticket prices go up! So far we have 11-13 large auction items, and we’d like to collect two more. We also need about 30 smaller items in the value of about $300-$500. Cash donations are also needed!
PDG Vicki Radel thanked the 10 Rotarians who helped with the Peary Middle School garden clean up last weekend. We are considering working in the garden on a monthly basis.
Congratulations to Renee Cappozzola, Damian’s wife. She is part of a three-person team representing the US who took first place in the International Underwater Photo Grand Pix, which concluded Saturday in Dusseldorf, Germany. Renee also won second place in the sub-category of Sharks.
Scott Young announced that the Beer Pour needs volunteers to arrive Sunday between 7:30 and 8:00 just south of Ruby’s. Bring waterproof gloves!
Vera Jimenez and George Schane are helping the downtown homeless with clothing and toiletries this Saturday. Please donate what you can.
Our guests were Manuel Arias, Athena Marano, luncheon speaker Ann Garten (a former member of our club) and her assistant Heather Parnock.
Music accompanying lunch was Schubert’s The Trout Quintet, played by Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Jacqueline du Pre and Zubin Mehta.
(REDONDO BEACH, California) January 25, 2017 -- Terry Bichlmeier called Ron Day to the podium to celebrate Ron’s anniversary with the Rotary Club. Ron joined in 1960. Pearl Davis was absent today, but it is also her anniversary; she joined in 1989.
Walter Campbell announced that 200 Casino Night tickets have been sold. The price will go up on January 31st. In addition, Walter let us know that we are at half the $25,000 in contributions that we raised in cash donations last year.
Bill Gard passed around the sign-up sheet for the February 28th District Breakfast. Scott Young passed around the sign-up sheet for the “Beer Pour” on February 5th on Super Bowl Sunday.
Eli Gauna recognized Jim Stickler for donating $2,000 to the Rotary Foundation and presented him with a sapphire pin.
The garden cleanup at Peary Middle School is this Saturday.
Our February 8th luncheon will be held at the Salvation Army because they will be tenting the Bluewater Grill. Parking is limited; there is a city lot across the street.
We store Rotary items at the Paul's business. A window failed during the rainstorm. Today after lunch, see Bill Gard to help look through our things to see what can be saved.
Our guests were Trudi Steele and Connie Siegel, our speaker and visiting Rotarian.
Music accompanying lunch was The Barber of Seville Overture by Rossini.
Jim Sheehy introduced our speaker: Conrad (Connie) Siegel who spoke on the rather remarkable cohesion of directors of his firm, Conrad Siegel Actuaries. Click "Read More" for the rest of the story.
She also noted that Pearl Davis is resting at the Acute Care facility on Lomita Blvd. and encourage members to visit Pearl.
(REDONDO BEACH, California -- January 11, 2017) At todays luncheon, Vicki Radel led the meeting in President Alexis Sheehy’s absence.
Walter Campbell announced that for Casino Night, he needs paperwork for auction items so that the information can go on the website. Team captains, please assist your team members with this!
Casino Night ticket prices will go up on January 31st. Remember that 10 hotel rooms have been set aside at $109 each. There are still 3 or 4 remaining. Please see Walter if you need a room.
Terry Bichlmeier put on his Fine Master hat and fined Bill Gard $10 for forgetting his Greeter duties today. Terry then called upon Walter and donated a double magnum of wine and $1000 to Casino Night. Terry challenged business owners in our club to donate $1000 or more each. Walter then contributed a check for $1000. Jim Chen donated $5000, and Chuck Anderson brought in $2100.
Jim Stickler reminded us of an opportunity to get down and dirty at Peary Middle School on January 28th with their garden clean-up. Please sign up if you are available.
Vicki presented Nasrin Moghadasian with her Past President badge.
Gayle Albin-Bailey’s husband Doug was on a ladder in their garage storing Rotary boxes when he took a very bad fall. He is resting at home and our thoughts are with him!
Vicki welcomed our guests: Jim Stickler’s brother-in-law Larry Levin, Athena Marano, and visiting Rotarians Andrew Martin, Jean Martin, and Carl Maravilla.
Jim Sheehy played some music for us: Elvis accompanied our meal.
Jim Sheehy then introduced our speaker, Steve Goldsmith.
(REDONDO BEACH, California November 16, 2016) PDG Vicki Radel passed on the Club flag that she received from the Inglewood Rotary Club and reminded us to bring in donations of children’s coats for the Domestic Violence Abuse Center. Bring donations a week from Wednesday to her or to George Schane.
PDG Eli Gauna presented the Paul Harris +8 to Colette Paul; she and Bill Paul have together donated $18,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Alexis was recognized for her donation of $5,000 and Jim Sheehy for his donation of $5,000.
Alexis Sheehy presented our servers Norma and Maggie with a holiday gift in appreciation of their service to the club.
Marcelo Goncalves thanked those who participated in the Salvation Army dinner.
Finemaster Terry Bichlmeier called up Colette and Bill Paul who announced their donation to the Community Foundation in the amount of $1000 for the El Camino College Vocational Program.
Bill Gard reminded us of the Holiday Party December 3 from 5-9 PM at Bill and Colette Paul’s home.
There will be a Thanksgiving potluck cocktail party and dinner at the Weigels’ home for those of us who are in town.
Nasrin Mogadashian presented the Paul Harris award to Pearl Davis (seated left) in honor of her 90th birthday.
Guests were Athena Marano and Wes Gard.
The Flag Salute was led by D.P. Agarwal. The Inspiration on calm and patience was given by Walter Campbell. Our greeter was Colette Paul. Meals on Wheels were delivered by Jim Stickler and Nancy Langdon.
Music accompanying lunch was the Violin Sonata #9 by Ludwig von Beethoven, played by Pinchas Zukerman.
|Club members point to new club logo that will appear on our new speaker's podium.|
Amy Zimmerman asked for help finding someone to look after our exchange student Shogo during the Christmas vacation and Presidents’ Day holidays.
Steve Scerra announced that the election of club officers and directors will occur in December. Nominations are being accepted, and officers and directors were announced. Foundation board secretary and president positions are vacant; Terry Bichlmeier and Vicki Radel will be on the ballot.
(REDONDO BEACH, California) October 12, 2016 -- Today's luncheon speaker, Fred Bruning, spoke about the pending Redondo Beach Waterfront project. Bruning is the CEO of CenterCal Properties, a company that is proposing a 36-acre revitalization of the Redondo Beach waterfront stretching from the Redondo Beach Pier on the south all the way north to the Seaside Lagoon.
"We want to develop this project like a community living room," he said. Bruning said the project will include 20 foot-wide boardwalks (with speed limits posted), an upscale 700-seat movie theater, a pedestrian drawbridge, a public market, and street retail and dining. It will also allow for swimming, kayaking, biking, paddle boarding, reading, people-watching, and building a sandcastle on a sandy beach with an artificial reef.
Andrea Mosmann (above left) and Vera Jimenez exchanged their red badges for permanent badges.
Scott Young asked if anyone was able to store the boat currently in his garage. Amy Zimmerman and Nora Giralt volunteered.
(REDONDO BEACH, California September 14, 2016—At today’s luncheon, we heard from Dr. Steven Keller, Superintendent of the Redondo Beach Unified School District.
Among our visitors and guests today were Anne Shay, a special guest of Alexis Sheehy, Warren Bobrow of the Westchester Rotary Club and District 5280 Youth Exchange Officer, Abel Sanchez, a guest of Nora Girault, and Shogo Osoegawa of Japan.
|Mayor Aspel, a former president of our club, also spoke about economic development plans for Redondo Beach. "We have a $100 million enterprise and a $60 million budget," he said. "How do we raise money to pay for this? Well, we receive $100,000 investment income, Northrop-Grumman pumps $75 million into our economy in the form of salaries and taxes, the Galleria is our biggest employer and pays $500,000 annually in taxes, and of course our number one income producer is property taxes."|
Mr. Jim Sheehy
Please find enclosed a personal check for $5,000 to be used by Redondo Beach Community Foundation. My wife, xxxxx, and I were made aware of your organization by Maury Wills. It is extremely difficult to concisely put into words what the friendship of Maury and Carla Wills has meant to the entire xxxxx family, and the fact that he mentioned your organization is about as good of an endorsement as you can get. Maury is an incredible role model! I have seen first-hand the impact he has had on the lives of young and old alike. What Maury has done for the youth of the United States of America is worthy of a Presidential Freedom Medal.. . . . .true story.
Suffice to say, we consider Maury and Carla extremely close friends. Yet, we know we are only two of a thousand people that can make that claim. So, xxxxx and I ask the following regarding the attached check:
Xxxxx and I remain anonymous
The attached gift be identified as "An appreciation for the generosity and kindness by Maury & Carla Wills."
Married with two daughters, one in high school and one in college, in his spare time Faisal likes to play pool, engage in video games, remodel homes, and cook.