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Welcome To Our Award Winning Rotary Club!

Manhattan Beach

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 7:15 AM
Verandas Beach House
401 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA  90266
United States
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Stories and News
President Mark Burton inducts Annie Hendrickson, who he sponsored and John Clough sponsored by Jim Hallett.  Also shown Membership Chair Ian Jackson.  Welcome to the outstanding world wide organization of Rotary International.
Crutches 4 Africa – Ed Kushins is leading our effort to collect mobility devices to ship to a country in Africa. Contact Ed if you have crutches or other devices to donate.
Nancy Tonner, Assistant Director El Camino College Foundation, accepts a $5,000 check from Scholarship Chairman Dennis Morehead.  This donation helps students complete their education at El Camino College.
President Mark Burton is shown with MB Police Chief Derrick Abell and Police Officer of the Year Traci Navarrette.  Congratulations to Traci for being selected for her outstanding service to our community.
Another fantastic Craft Talk from Past President Paul Allman.
Paul has led many enriched lives more than most of us can even think of.
Elementary School Librarians Being thanked for their role in Rotary Reads by Vocational Director Loli Ramezani and Past President Shannon Ryan.
Librarians Left to Right:  Pennecamp - Barbara Siegemund-Broka; Robinson - Elena Hernandez and Grand View - Heidi Snively.
Past President Steve Murillo thanking T. K. Pillan for his talk on plant based foods.
T.K. Pillan, co-founder of Veggie Grill and founder of PowerPlant Ventures Foundation, taught us about powering plant-based nutrition worldwide.
This is always one of our favorite meetings of the year.  These young musicians amaze us every time with the professionalism of their playing.  Thank You for honoring us with your music.
Our outstanding Directors of Orchestras at the Middle School and the High School.
Denise Haslop and Peter Park are amazing teachers.
 
The Middle School Awards for Outstanding Musicianship.
The High School 9th and 10th Grade Awards for Outstanding Musicianship in Strings and Wind instruments.
The High School 11th and 12th Grade Awards for Outstanding Musicianship in Strings and Wind instruments.
Andy Cohen, CEO of global design firm Gensler, and Tim McOsker, CEO of marine science campus AltaSea being thanked by President Mark Burton for their outstanding presentation.
New member Don Whinfrey was inducted into our club today.  His sponsor Ed Kushins is shown pinning on his Rotary Pin.
New members Bruce Greenspon and Brendan Harrington gave their Craft Talks.
Bruce's classification is Aerospace and Brendan's Classification is Automotive Dealer.
John Hugunin was selected by President Mark for his many years of work on the Scholarship Committee and for his work with the Book Club.
In Memory of Wendell Harter
July 27, 1920 – January 15, 2018

I am sorry to bring you more sad news...
Wendell Harter has passed away at the age of 97 as a result of heart failure while at his home on Monday, January 15.  Wendell had been a dedicated member of our club for over 29 years.  
 
There will be a memorial service on February 24 at the Manhattan Beach Community Church at 11 a.m. to honor Wendell's life.  Please keep Wendell's wife Madelyn and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Yours in Rotary with Kind regards, Mark
 
In Memory of Dr. Lester Silverman
March 17, 1953 – January 23, 2018
“It is with great sadness that I inform you that MB Rotarian Dr. Lester Silverman passed on Tuesday, January 23.  Les was a mensch, a wonderful Rotarian and a man of great passion for his family, our club and our community.  He will be greatly missed by all.  Notification of the memorial service will be forthcoming.  Please keep Les’ wife Angela and his children Sophie and AJ in your thoughts and prayers.”  President Mark Burton
Les is shown here with his wife Angela and son AJ.
Lynne Gross is writing a book about the history of the Roundhouse Aquarium and shared some of her story with us.  
Dr. Deb’s assistant, Puerto Rican veterinarian Fernando Guzman, has been instrumental in helping us connect with communities in need of the water filtration systems. 
 

James Kennedy gave us a brief review of our involvement in the Puerto Rico water project, for which our club has raised $23,900.
New member Keith Sultemeier shared his entertaining craft talk, his list of preferences—boxers, carne, country western, dogs, trucks, Android, IPA and football.  He’s a Texan, of course.
We heard from Andrea Sala, the Executive Director of the El Camino College Foundation, founded in 1947.  The school has 32,000 students and has the second highest matriculation rate to UCLA, plus it’s a bargain at $46 per unit (12 units=full time).  The Foundation provides 677 student scholarships and manages countless more, including our club’s scholarships.
 
Our Rotarian Musical talent was on display today.
Paul Allman lead the singing with his wonderful guitar playing.
Then Joel Ruben sang accompanied by Paul.
This was followed with a duet by Jim Hallett and Larry Johnson.
And then some Blues Harmonica by Rick Farrell and accompanied once again by Paul Allman.
We have two Rotarians of the Month
Don Redmond was selected by President Mark for his work on the Sandpipers Holiday Baskets.  Don has been a key person in this annual event.
 
The other Rotarian is Joel Ruben.  Joel organized the fund raiser for Sandy Casey with classical guitarist Felix Kellaway.
 
 
Speakers
Tony Budrovich
Apr 23, 2018
Catalina Island Conservancy CEO
Stephanie Sampson
Apr 30, 2018
LAX Landside Access Moderization Program
John Ireland
May 07, 2018
LA Lakers
MCUSD Principals
May 21, 2018
MCUSD Teacher Awards
Kevin Baxter
Jun 04, 2018
Superintendent Los Angeles Catholic Schools
Fr. James Heft
Jun 11, 2018
President, Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC
 
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Past President
Treasurer
Secretary
Club Social Director
Programs Director- COO
Community Service Director
Vocational Service Director
International Service Director
International Service Director
Youth Services Director
Membership Chair
Co- Treasurer
Peace Chair