Event Types

Jan 03, 2018

Dementia: Up Close and Personal

Ellen Samson is a Geriatric Care Manager with extensive training and experience in Senior Care Management and Dementia Care.  She trained under Teepa Snow, one of America's leading educators in Dementia studying Positive Physical Approach to Care. She is currently the CEO of American Geriatric Care Management, a licensed Home Care Organization and full-service care management company.

Ellen has been a senior care advocate and family dynamics support coach for more than eight years helping seniors and their families all over California. Ellen is the President of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Los Angeles, currently a board member of the Roaring 90's Club, a social club for senior aged 90 and above and Founder/ President of the Filipino American Caregiving Association.
Her trademark workshop Dementia: Up Close and Personal (Preserving family relationships at the onset of Dementia) have been very well attended giving a significant difference in the lives of the participants.
Jan 10, 2018

Craft Talk

Learn about Kevin's background and interests, and how he became interested in Rotary.

Jan 17, 2018

City of Carson Autism Awareness Day & 5K Run/Walk 2018

The City of Carson will be holding its annual Autism Awareness 5K on April 7, 2018.  Please come to learn about how the event got started, as well as its challenges and successes, and how it positively impacts the community.

Eileen Malumaleumu is the Assistant program Coordinator for the City of Carson Therapeutic Recreation program. She was employed by the City of Carson part-time from 1992-2001 and began working in the Therapeutic Recreation program (formerly: Special Needs Program) in 1995. In 2001 Eileen became the full-time Assistant Coordinator of the program, which is the position she holds at present.  The Therapeutic Recreation program is designed to meet the recreational, social, and physical needs of individuals with disabilities. Their activities and events have an emphasis on quality programming, inclusion, and skill building. The annual Autism Awareness Day is one event that the Therapeutic Recreation program provides to the community.

Jan 24, 2018 12:10 PM
Jan 29, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Return to Sender

Dennis is a four year navy veteran, a retired postal worker and a motivational inspirational speaker.  He visited the Philippines, Okinawa, Hong Kong, Korea, and Guam during his service.  Denns a member of Toastmasters,  a national speakers academy and is studying metaphysics at a  philosophical organization.

Dennis has learned throughout his careers that positive thoughts lead to positive results and negative thoughts lead to negative results.  He will be discussing five ways that our thoughts come into existence, as well as techniques and information on how to fulfill our goals and how to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts.

Jan 31, 2018

Feb 07, 2018

Mediators Beyond Borders

Feb 14, 2018


Feb 21, 2018

ClubRunner 101 and Beyond...

Learn about ClubRunner, including how to update your information, send an email, add information to the website, and other exciting aspects of ClubRunner.  President Sweeney Montinola and her sidekick Kate Nutting will provide a live and interactive demonstration that you will not want to miss.

Feb 28, 2018
Mar 08, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

2017 Trump Tax Reform: How it Impacts You, Your Business and Your Financial Plan

Rances Sainz, with the backing and expertise of Morgan Stanley, works to create customized financial plans for each client based on their specific needs.  Whether clients are looking to prepare for retirement, supplement their income or save for their children’s education, his wealth management practice ensure that he keeps his clients on track to realize their dreams.  Rances was a national award winning Private Client Banker when he decided to take the next step in his career and joined Morgan Stanley as a Financial Advisor.  He built his reputation working with business owners, professionals, retirees and families.

Born in Cuba, Rances and his family exiled to Miami when he was an infant.  He became a naturalized citizen as a child and called Miami his home for 30 years.

He relocated to beautiful Los Angeles five years ago and currently lives in Studio City with his wife Tana and their two Pekingese rescue dogs, Boston and Gemz.  He volunteers as an Assistant Freshman Football Coach for Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks.

Mar 14, 2018 12:10 PM


Mar 21, 2018 12:10 PM
Mar 28, 2018
12:10 PM – 1:30 PM

Apr 04, 2018 12:10 PM

The Rootstock Foundation

Apr 11, 2018 12:10 PM
Apr 19, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Apr 28, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

May 02, 2018 12:10 PM

Three Characteristics of Fulfilling Relationships

Dr. Kelly Campbell is an Associate Professor of Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). Her research examines couple relationships and friendships including instant connections, love, infidelity, and deceptive online romance (known as catfishing). She teaches courses on intimate relationships, families, parenting, positive psychology, personality, and race and racism. Dr. Campbell directs the Psychology Honors program, serves as the Associate Director for the Institute for Child Development and Family Relations, directs a South Africa study abroad program, blogs for Psychology Today, and hosts a radio show called, “Let’s Talk Relationships.”Dr. Campbell’s research has been featured on NBC television, CBS radio, NPR, TMZ radio, Sirius XM Radio, and in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, SELF, and The Huffington Post.

May 09, 2018 12:10 PM

RYLA Recap

May 16, 2018 12:10 PM

The Summer of Salsa

Julio Barrenzuela is a Los Angeles based motivational speaker who specializes in using Latin music and dance to help participants gain a better understanding of themselves and of one's relationship with the larger community. 

He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served overseas as a Chaplain's Assistant. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a Master's degree in Media for social justice from Woodbury University in Burbank, California. 

Julio is best known around the country as the "Salsa Ambassador" for his commitment to promoting the benefits of having a "Salsa Night" in the community and for insurang that all people have at least one opportunity in their lives to Salsa "as they're able."  

Jun 06, 2018 12:10 PM

Martha G. Castro has near 12 years of experience as Spanish Bilingual Business Consultant working for the Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) in Orange County and Los Angeles County. In this role, she provides one-on-one consulting services to business owners and entrepreneurs in the areas of business planning, marketing management, strategic planning, business financing, access to capital, and general business practices. Mrs. Castro has also been hired by these organizations to developed and conducted business planning and marketing management training seminars.

Ms. Castro also performs diverse community outreach activities with local chambers of commerce and professional business associations including planning, logistics and execution of events; Promoting partnerships with non-profit organizations and private corporations; Participating in local business fairs, conventions, conferences and trade shows; Implementing public relations campaigns; Procuring TV and radio advertising by taking advantage of community announcements.

Previously, she was the Marketing Director of Operations in Latin America for an international executive training company providing seminars, conferences and on-site training services. Her responsibilities included  preparing marketing plans and budgets, developing public relations campaigns, creating product marketing materials, leading marketing projects and assigning other marketing members with the production of direct marketing campaigns, customers communications, and advertising development.

She holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration, and Certificates from California State University, Long Beach in Marketing Management, Media & Advertising Management, and Event & Hospitality Planning.

Jun 20, 2018 12:10 AM

What's New in the World of Owner-Occupied Commercial Lending

Randy Jones is Business Development Officer and Senior Vice President with Spectrum Lending,  based out of Irvine. Spectrum Commercial does mostly owner-user lending, and specializes in SBA 504 loans, that provides up to 90% financing. Randy joined Spectrum in 2011, and his market concentration is Long Beach, the South Bay and the West Side.  


Before joining Spectrum Commercial,  Randy was an SVP with Bank of America in the same capacity for 14 years. 


He is a graduate of Kent State University and Case Western Reserve University, both in Ohio. 


Randy enjoys real estate investing and working out in his spare time, as well as international traveling.  He has been to 15 countries.

Jun 27, 2018 12:10 AM