Our Speaker Today Was Ray Dunton.
We made Rotary LOUD Day proud this week.



Joe Vasquez guessed the reason for Didi Davis's apple and cow decorations.  

The city derives its name from the bellefleur apple, which was grown in local
orchards during the early 1900s. O
riginally settled by small communities of
dairy farmers of Dutch, Japanese, 
and Portuguese descent, Bellflower and
neighboring Paramount 
served first as the apple and later the milk production
centers for Southern California.

Ray Dunton delivered a great "State of the City" address to us.  We learned 
many things like the coming of Golden Coral and Fire Museum.
Listen to recording of the meeting made available on this site.

Rotary LOUD Day was a BIG success.  There were our Members and Spouses:
Dave & Didi Davis, with their Granddaughter Nicole Soto, Dr. Mike & Jean
Michael, Jim & Sheila Murrin, Joe Vasquez, Connie Hui, and Dave Romberg. 
Jeff Westrup(our advisor from Valley Christian High School)brought us students:
Ally Gilbreath and her mom Lisa, Alex Fenderson, Max VanDenberg, Matt Sigala,
Matt Taylor, and Teacher: Nichole Davis.  From Holy Redeemer Blaine Food
Pantry Program: Jeri Hardy.

We all meet at Library Garden Park across from Clifton M. Brakensiek Library,
9945 Flower St., Bellflower, CA.  We did some landscaping and cleanup which
included replanting and removing some previously planted shrubs.  We then
bought and planted fifty 5 gal. verities of California Drought Resistant Shrubs
and fourteen flats of bedding plants.  It was a great project and even though
the park looks 100% better now, we can't wait to come back 
when those
plants grow in.

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