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We meet each Wednesday in Room LC 152 of Pepperdine University Villa Graziadio Drescher Campus. Buy optional breakfast in cafeteria starting 7:30 a.m. and bring to meeting which starts at 8:00 a.m.--check calendar for any changes. Click venue map.
(Mailing Address bottom home page)
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Room LC 152
Malibu, CA  90265
United States
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Upcoming Speakers
Demotion Party Dinner and Jazz Concert
Jun 28, 2017
All Presidents Demotion Party Dinner and Jazz Concert (no morning meeting)
no meeting
Jul 05, 2017
no meeting--exended independence day holida
Morgan Perlmuter and Amir Mohiuddin
Jul 12, 2017
RYLA Student Experince
Joy Arcenas
Jul 19, 2017
The Greatest Shift of Wealth in the History of the World and The Greatest Land Rush
Bianca Torrence and Bill Wishard
Jul 26, 2017
Highlights of the 2017 Rotary Internantion Convention in Atlanta
Past Speakers
Kathleen Ronald
Jun 21, 2017
Clutternomics, How to Clear Your Way to Profits, Productivity and Peace!!
no meeting
Jun 14, 2017
(because this meeting is during the RI Convention in Atlanta we agreed to go dark today)
Jeffrey Lipsius
Jun 07, 2017
Selling To The Point®
Pete Allman and Alex Ayzin
May 31, 2017
“"The Winds of Freedom” 49 minute video about Global Peace
Sarah Brand
May 24, 2017
Malibu High School Scholarship Winner
Weekly Speakers and Their Stories
Click Archives to search any event or speaker back to 2009.  For pictures and stories about past weekly speakers at the Malibu Rotary Club meetings match the date of the speaker with that day's issue of the Malibu Rotary Club Surwriter under the Home Page Download Files at the bottom of right column if this page or, if viewing mobile version of this website, scroll to bottom of page.   
June 2017
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There will be no regular meeting of the Malibu Rotary Club at Pepperdine University until July 12, 2017  

On June 28 at 5:30 p.m. the Malibu Rotary Club will celebrate with a Demotion Party Dinner at Tra di Noi Restaurant in the Malibu Country Mart.  Reservations are necessary for the dinner and if you haven't made reservations by now it is probably too late.

Everyone is invited to the event following the dinner, a concert by the Malibu Community Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. at the Malibu Civic Theater.

Details of the evening:


Following the Malibu Rotary Club Demotion Party Dinner at Tra di Noi Restaurant in Malibu Country Mart from 5:30 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. there will be a jazz concert starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Malibu Civic Theater, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road in Malibu, performed by the Malibu Community Jazz Ensemble led by Dr. JB Dyas, Vice President of jazz curriculum at Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at UCLA. Reservations are necessary for the Malibu Rotary Club Demotion Dinner and space is limited, but the jazz concert is free, parking is free  and there is open seating in the theater. No reservations are necessary to attend this concert which will feature local jazz vocal and instrumentalists, including demoted Malibu Rotary Club President John Elman who will be playing drums.   

 Next Regular Malibu Rotary Club Meeting will be 8:00 a.m. July 12, 2017 in LC 152 on the Pepperdine Drescher Upper Graduate campus.  Fellowship begins at 7:30 a.m.

Speakers at the July 12 meeting of the Malibu Rotary Club will be Morgan Perlmuter and Amir Mohiuddin, 2 students the Malibu Rotary Club sponsored to go to the RYLA camp this year. They will talk about their experiences there. 
For future speakers see the Malibu Rotary Club Calendar



Malibu Rotary Club President-Elect Binaca Torrance  introduced film producers Pete Allman (L) and Alex Ayzin (R)  who showed excerpts of their video “The Winds of Freedom” at the Malibu Rotary Club meeting May 31 2017.
“When the power of Love overcomes the love of Power then the world will know peace.”~Jimi Hendrix
Winds of Freedom is  world peace initiative launched with symphonic-multi-media presentations inspired and produced by Alex Ayzin in a quest to promote harmony and cooperation among nations Global Peace and Universal Love among all humanity.  
Winds of Freedom is a non-profit 501(c) corporation dedicated to achieving world peace, including the presentation of a spectacular multi-media concert event celebrating man’s struggle for peace and freedom over the last hundred years, with riveting images of the human quest against oppression, set against a backdrop of music from one of Russia’s finest composers, Emilian Sichkin.  Winds of Freedom is a dazzling evening of music set against breathtaking historical footage of the defining moments of our century, and words from world leaders and celebrities of our times, together in a magnificent performance dedicated to peace among all nations and peoples. One of the premier showings of the video was at the Malibu Rotary Club on May 31, 2017.  Their website is www.WindsofFreedom.org
Anthony Marron was presented a $3300 Scholarship Award to attend El Camino Firefighting Academy by the Malibu Rotary Club at a special meeting of the club May 17 2017. In picture Michelle Santamaria of Malibu Rotary Club presents award to Anthony, while El Camino College Dean Stephanie Rodriguez and Fire Academy Chief Bill Melendez look on.
Faculty Adviser of new Pepperdine International Rotaract Club Pepperdine Seaver College Professor Michael Gose (L) introduces officers of the new Pepperdine International Rotaract Club (L to R) Nina Sprenger club Vice President, who formulated the idea of the club after attending the Pepperdine campus in Heidelberg Germany; Simone Raeth, club secretary who was born in Germany to American Rotarian parents; Heet Ghodasain, club Director of Marketing and Promotion, who is from Rajkot, India and has been involved with Rotary Polio Plus campaign since she was in high school as Interactor in India; and Nicky MacCallum, club President, a Pepperdine freshman who was born in Hong Kong of Chinese and Irish parents.
When Professor Gose came the Malibu Rotary Club on March 8, 2017  he brought with him the four students who will comprise the executive board of the new campus club, which will become part of Rotarct International. 
All the members of the new campus club have lived in other countries
Pictured are participants in the 2017 Malibu Rotary Club Middle and High School Singing
 Bottom 2 rows are the high school student participants. 
The middle school singers are standing in second row from top.
Members of the sponsoring Malibu Rotary Club are standing in the top row.
24 Students from Krysta Sorensen's vocal classes at Malibu Middle School and Malibu High School
 competed for prize money at special concert program at Raitt Recital Hall at Pepperdine University
 on January 18.   They were accompanied by pianist Joellen McNaughton.
The 124 seat theater was filled to capacity. The panel of judges from the music industry
 scored student performances. In addition to the cash awards of $200, $100, and $50 that were given
 to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place  finishers in both the middle school division and the high school division,
the winner of the high School division contest Claire Anneet is being sponsored by the Malibu Rotary Club
to participate in the  Rotary District Pageant of the Arts Competition held March 11th
 at Loyola Marymount University  in Los Angeles.

Pictured  above (L to R) moderator Pete Peterson, Dean Pepperdine School of Public Policy addressing  Malibu City Council  Candidates: Jennifer deNicola, Skylar Peak, Carl Randall,  Laureen Sills,  and Jefferson “Zuma Jay” Wagner.   The  Malibu Rotary Club  sponsored the special Malibu City Council Candidates Forum Wednesday Oct 19 in the Pepperdine University Fireside Room   in front of about 70 people.  

The  forum  was open to the public.   Six  candidates were running to fill to fill three Council seats that  were currently held by Joan House, Skylar Peak, and John Sibert. The city election would be part of the General Election on November 8.  

When the Malibu Rotary Club President for 2016-2017 was unable to finish his first month in office a special meeting of the club was held on August 3, 2016 where it was decided that one Past President of the Malibu Rotary Club will serve as President of Record for the Rotary year 2016-17 and preside over meetings one month,  and 5 other past presidents of the club will serve as President of the Month for 2 non-consecutive months.
William "Bill "  Wishard was named President of Record (2016-17) and the following past presidents will each serve as President of the Month for the months listed below:
Malibu Rotary Club Presidents of the Month
August 2016—-----Margo Neal
September 2016—David Zielski
October 2016—----John Elman
November 2016—-W. David Baird
December 2016—-Bill Wishard
January 2017—-----Robert "Bob" Syvertsen
Februay 2017—-----John Elman
March 2017—-------W. David Baird
April 2017—---------Margo Neal
May 2017—----------Robert "Bob" Syverstsen
June 2017—----------David Zielski
President Elect Bianca Torrence  will serve as President of the Malibu Rotary Club for the Rotary Year 2017-2018.  
Her term will start July 1 2017 and end June 30 2018.




Directions to Malibu Rotary Club meeting on Pepperdine Drescher Graduate Campus in Malibu

  • From Pacific Coast Highway turn into Pepperdine Campus at John Tyler Dr (which becomes Huntsinger Cir). John Tyler Dr is on PCH just west of Malibu Canyon Rd.
  • Turn Left at sign "Drescher Graduate Campus" up hill onto Via Pacifica

  • Stay on Via Pacifica past Catalina Dr and turn right into first parking lots, either Lot S or T, and park. Parking is free.

  • Walk through right doors of entrance to Henry and Virgina Braun Center (aka Learning and Tech Center) into hallway and go through doors on right in hallway into large patio. 

  • A spectacular view will be in front you. LC 152 (the the usual Rotary meeting room) is first door on right off patio. Last minute changes in meeting room will generally be posted at building entrance.  If there is a question about  room change and how to find it walk straight through the hallway to the lobby of Villa Graziadio at end of hallway to ask receptionist.

  • If the meeting is at the usual  room LC 152 and you have entered Braun Learning Center from the parking lot and you have entered the doors to the patio then the Waves cafeteria is first door on left and meeting room is first door on right.  For those who wish to buy the reasonably priced lunch, food is ordered in cafeteria and paid to cashier by cash or credit card. No money will be collected in the Rotary Club meeting room for lunch, but donations are always accepted for Rotary Foundation and Malibu Rotary Club charities.   Food trays can be brought into meeting room LC 152 (or other assigned meeting room). Enjoy!

  • We are sure you will enjoy this beautiful venue as much as we do once your find us!  Before you leave make sure you enjoy the view!

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(L to R) Malibu High School student Jaime Le, who was sponsored by the Malibu Rotary Club to attend RYLA camp in the San Bernadino Mountains; Ryota Shimada, a high school student from Shizuoka, Japan, who became a summer exchange student to Malibu and is holding Malibu Rotary Club flag he was presented; Malibu Rotary Club Past President Dave Zielski who is holding flag of the Shimizu-Chuo Rotary Club that sponsored Ryota ; Malibu High School Student Grace Stickney, who is holding the flag of Rotary Club she visited in Kyoto Japan; and Malibu Rotary Club President of the month Margo Neal.
Rotary District 5280 Governor Greg O’Brien is visiting all 62 Rotary Clubs in his district.  On September 21 he visited the Malibu Rotary Club, and after listening to Malibu Rotary Club board members tell him what the club was doing, it was his turn to tell club members and visitors the message he has been bringing to each club he visits.  His message is to “Imagine Rotary.”

Winners of the 2016 Malibu Rotary Club Middle and High School Singing Competition--Top Row High School Division Winners Maggie Valdman, Isabella Haagen, Claire Anneet and Cat Evers---Bottom Row Middle School Division Winners Gina Marcellino, Alina Rose Armstong and Scarlett Steinberg

The 2016 Malibu Rotary Club Middle and High School Annual Singing Competition was held January 27st at Raitt Recital Hall at the Pepperdine University campus in Malibu. 15 singers from Amy Loch's Malibu Middle and High School choral classes  competed for six prizes awarded by the Malibu Rotary Club.  
Three winners in the Middle School division and four winners in the High School division were announced  and cash prizes of $200, $100, and $50 were  awarded the night of the event to the first, second, and third place finishers in each division. A tie for third in the High School Division meant their were 4 awards given instead of 3 in that division, for a total of 7 awards given in all.  Winner of the High School Division, Maggie Valdman,  was sponsored by the Malibu Rotary Club to compete in the Rotary District 5280 Art, Dance, Music and Speech Competition  held March 5th at Loyola Marymount University where a where she competed against 23 instrumentalists and vocalists in the Los Angeles area Rotary district.  She was the top vocalist and 2nd overall in the music competition, winning the $500.00 2nd place prize.  Previous winners in the Malibu Rotary Singing competition have done well in the District competition,   The 2009 Malibu entrant Katlyn Conners placed 2nd in the district and the 2015 Malibu entrant Isobel Anthony placed 3rd. 





The Malibu Rotary club invites local high school students to take advantage of the Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly (RYLA) this Spring!
What is RYLA? It is an all-expense paid intensive training/experiential program for 180 high school sophomores and juniors, who are chosen for their proven and potential leadership abilities by Rotary clubs in District 5280. During the course of two days, they participate in a variety of activities, including active leadership workshops, team building activities, an Olympics and talent show. The assembly is staffed by approximately 30 male and female adults, most of whom are Rotarians, who provide supervision of the students at all times.

Singers Shown (L to R) Gina Marcelino, Isabella Thatcher, Luna Salinas, Cat Evers, Claire Aneet, Maggie Valdman, Alina Rose Armstong, Nancy Walecki, Morgan Perlmutter and Isobel Anthony.

The 2015 Malibu Rotary Club Middle and High School Annual Singing Competition was held January 21st at Raitt Recital Hall at the Pepperdine University campus in Malibu. 10 singers Malibu Middle and High Schools competed for six prizes awarded by the Malibu Rotary Club.  
Three winners in the Middle School division and three winners in the High School division were announced  and cash prizes of $250, $150, and $100 were  awarded the night of the event to the first, second, and third place finishers in each division.  Winner of the High School Division was sponsored by the Malibu Rotary Club to compete in the Rotary District 5280 Art, Dance, Music and Speech Competition held March 28th at Loyola Marymount University.  

The Malibu Rotary Club sponsored a Halloween Fundraiser at the Malibu West Beach Club on October 24, 2014. Over 150 people made reservations, and most came in costume, for the benefit to raise money for Rex and Friends Foundation, Malibu Youth Sports, the Malibu Sharks Surf Team, and other Malibu Rotary Club Charities .

The Malibu Rotary Club hosted a public forum on October 15th at Pepperdine University featuring the candidates running for the 2014 Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board.  The forum was moderated by Parents Advocate League Founder and CEO Julie Collier (L above) , who, along with an audience of 38 from the community, posed questions to the 7 candidates.   
Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Malibu, California, USA. The Malibu Rotary Club was chartered in 1971 as part of Rotary District 5280 in the Los Angeles area, which is part of Rotary International. A list of upcoming events and speakers of the Malibu Rotary Club can be seen by clicking calendar or speakers on the left side of this page. You can read and see pictures of past events and speakers by clicking on links to past issues of the club weekly bulletin, The Malibu Rotary Club Surfwriter on the right column of this page (requires Adobe Reader).


The Rotary Club of Malibu hosted a Malibu City Council Candidates forum on March 5, 2014 moderated by Malibu Times Associate Editor Knowles Adkisson, who composed the questions asked of the 5 candidates (seated L to R) Lou La Monte, Andy Lyon, Laura Rosenthal, June Louks and Hamish Patterson. Lou and Laura are incumbents and the Andy, June and Hamish are challengers.

ImageThe Malibu Rotary Club again sponsored the Thanksgiving Dinner for Homeless  on November 21st at Webster School  the week before Thanksgiving in conjunction with the SOS group (Standing On Stone), which serves weekly dinners there along with other services.  

Voluteers in kitchen (above Left to Right):
Anne de Brouwer, Cindra Raineri, Maggie Luckerath, Martha Templeton, Bill Wishard, Griselda Espinoza, David Zielski, David Espinoza, Hubert Luckerath, Crystal Soufer (picture by Frank Lamonea)
Maggie chaired event for Malibu Rotary Club and supervised the kitchen crew.

ImageFive of the six candidates running for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District School Board participated in a school board candidates forum sponsored by the Malibu Rotary Club at Pepperdine University in Malibu on Thursday evening October 24th. Candidates participating in the forum (L to R) were  Ben Allen, Karen Farrer, Jose Escarce, Craig Foster and Maria Leon-Vazquez.  Allen is current SMMUSD board president and Escarce and Leon-Vazquez are also current members of the board.  Farrer  and Foster, along with Seth Jacobson, are part of the Reform Slate from Malibu. Jacobson was in Washington DC and unable to attend this forum

See video of forum at: http://malibu.patch.com/articles/video-school-board-candidates-square-off-in-final-debate-in-malibu#video-11951834.

On his visit to the Malibu Rotary Club on August 22, 2012, Rotary District Governor Lew Bertrand gave Visionary Awards to three members of the Rotary Club of Malibu.  The three recipients of the awards for 2012-13 are Maggie Luckerath, John Elman and David Baird. The awards were given to members of the club who provided "insight into means of providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations and helping to build goodwill and peace in the world."


The lastest issue of our club bulletin Malibu Rotary Club Surfwriter, as well as archives of previous issues, appear on links at the right of this page, above listing of club officers. Click on PDF downloads, arranged by date, on the right of this page. Computers must have Adobe Reader (a free download) to view these files.

Marine Sgt Winston Fiore Starts 5,000 mile Cross Country Motorcyle Trip in Malibu to Bring Awareness of Children's Cleft Palette and to raise money for the International Children’s Surgical Foundation. The Rotary Club of Malibu has joined Rotary Clubs and other donors across the country in becoming a sponsor of ICSF and its effective surgical treatment programs for disfigured children around the world.

For a tutorial about navigating this Malibu Rotary  ClubRunner website written by Web Administrator John W Elman click more--->.

Luci Prosapio is a Pepperdine University senior  History and International Studies student who was chosen by Rotary District 5580  to be the beneficiary of a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship to work on a Masters in Development Studies at  Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  



The Campus Life Project is an approximately 400,000 square foot enhancement project aimed at improving the quality of life on the Malibu Pepperdine campus through new and remodeled residential, recreational, athletic, and ancillary support facilities. Rhiannon Bailard oversees the entitlement of the project. It is the realization of Pepperdine University's previously approved long-term plans to enhance the quality of life for its existing student body on the Malibu campus.
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