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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
Excellent craft talks by new members Annie Hendrickson and John Clough. 
Thanks for sharing your histories.
Founders Jerry and Tatenda Johnson, Rotarians Dan Quisenberry, Rick Farrell, International Service Chairs James Kennedy and Bob Lanahan
Thanks to Dan (Aqua/Viable) an Atmospheric Water Generator that produces clean drinking water was purchase with a club grant.
John Russo, Jason Hearne, Tom Zimmerman and Children, Barbara Matles, Foundation Chair Dave Peters and President Mark Burton
These Rotarians received recognition for attaining a new level as Paul Harris Fellows.  Congratulations.
President Mark Burton thanks John Ireland for his entertaining insights into the Los Angeles Lakers.
El Camino Rachel Parker scholarship recipient, Madison Chomori, who was joined at the podium by our Scholarship Chair Dennis Morehead with Nancy Tonner, Assistant Director El Camino College Foundation, and by three of our generous contributors: David Boochever, Charlie Steinmetz, and Ned Colletti. 
Steve DeBaets and Ed Kushins were selected by President Mark for their many years of work.
Steve does many behind the scenes projects.
Ed has taken on coordinating several club projects.
Congratulations for your "Service Above Self".
President Mark Burton inducts Kelly Stroman, who is sponsored by Shannon Ryan and Rod Spackman sponsored by Mike Matthews.  Also shown Membership Chair Ian Jackson.  Welcome to the outstanding world wide organization of Rotary International.
Conservation Balancing Act - Catalina Island Conservancy CEO Tony Budrovich discussed balancing conservation, education and recreation on Catalina Island.
A mother, Rabbi Yossi, President Mark, Nina Patel and Dave Gendron
Our club donated to the Friendship Foundation after a short presentation.
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
 
 
 
Speakers
MCUSD Principals
May 21, 2018
Sandy Casey Memorial Scholarship Presentation; MCUSD Teacher Awards
Kevin Baxter
Jun 04, 2018
Superintendent Los Angeles Catholic Schools
Fr. James Heft; USC Cathollic Studies
Jun 11, 2018
The Purpose of Inter-Religious Dialogue in Today's World
Kelly Stroman & Rod Spackman
Jun 18, 2018
Craft Talk
MBPD Chief Derrick Abell
Jun 25, 2018
Public Safety Today and Tomorrow in Manhattan Beach
 
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