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Manhattan Beach

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 7:15 AM
Westdrift Hotel
1400 Parkview Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA  90266
United States
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Mouse-Flavored Cat Food
-- Jim Hallett
It was Monday, June 18, 2018, and President Mark Burton listened attentively as Mark Lipps praised Rotarians for “priding ourselves on empathy,” which somehow led the always peripatetic Mark to cite as an example the age-old philosophical question, “Why don’t they make mouse-flavored cat food?”…..Thus launched hither and thither, we greeted Past President Bob Neubauer, who is now the president-elect of his Oregon Rotary Club, thereby establishing himself as more scattered than even Mark Lipps…..We also greeted our visitor from Redlands, and then moved on to a final Burtonian round of Happy Dollars.
Club Dues
-by Jim Hallett
It was Monday, June 11, 2018, and President Mark Burton stepped aside from the podium, where Keith Sultemeier reminded us of the inspiration of Teddy Roosevelt’s “In The Arena”. We finished our Club Assembly regarding future dues and ultimately approved by consensus an annual dues raise to $1150, with a raise to $10 for prepaid meals and $15 for at-the-door meals. Bob Stephenson started us out with a reminder that annual dues have stayed at $995 for five years.  These dues finance club, not foundation, activities, covering meetings, social events and club operations. The Board will continue to address controllable expenses, but meeting costs are now beyond our full control.  Additionally, RI and District dues are going up. $1150 should be a stable number for future years. 
-by Jim Hallett
It was Monday, June 4, 2018, and President Mark Burton looked on as Mike Doell reminded us of the momentous events of 1968, 50 years ago, not the least of which was the wedding of Sandy and Mike, which has resulted, inter alia, in three daughters and six grandkids…..Deb Robertson, somewhat outdone in this competition, brought husband Tom Chwalek with her to prove up her own 30 years of wedded bliss…..Then Mark Lipps, as usual, made clowns of us all, leading us in a June Birthday Wave…..Moving from the ridiculous to the sublime, we heard from Elizabeth Aguilar, volunteer coordinator for Richstone, accompanied by Development Director Allison Tanaka, who updated us on their work with children experiencing family violence ( .  David Gendron presented them with our $1000 check.
We awarded the first Sandy Casey Memorial Scholarship to Chinemelum Abada, a student at El Camino College and a mother of three who moved here from Nigeria 12 years ago.  She is shown here with Rotarian Joel Ruben who was instrumental in raising the funds for this scholarship.
Norm Levin was selected by President Mark for his many years of work on our audio visual systems and for stepping right in to work on projects.
Congratulations to another fine Rotarian.
The Manhattan Beach Unified School District's Teachers of the Year.
Left to Right;  Sandy Casey - MBMS, Mark Burton - President, Karen Mamakos - Preschool, Carrie Fairbrother - Grandview, Jonathan Westerberg - Mira Costa, Nanci Schnebly - Pacific, Lauren Walsh - Meadows, Kim Holz - Robinson & District, Dr. Mike Matthews - Supt., and Linda Hunt - Pennekamp.
Congratulations on your outstanding contribution to our students.
Mark Rampolla
Jul 23, 2018 7:30 AM
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