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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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President Mark Burton congratulates Jim Hallett for his perfect attendance.
Congratulations from the club for 33 years of Service Above Self.
President Mark Burton thanks Dr. Jeff Barnes for his presentation.  100 Polio vacinations were donated in Dr. Barnes's name.
Author, speaker and university professor Jeff Barnes gave us a fascinating talk on how
Walt Disney transformed his dreams into reality.
President Mark Burton thanks Northrop Grumman VP and Program Manager Scott Willoughby for his inspiring talk about designing the James Webb Space Telescope. This is the Largest Telescope Ever Built for Space.
President Mark Burton thanking District Governor Cozette Vergari for her presentation this morning.
The Board Members gave short presentations on the plans for this coming Rotary Year.
Manhattan Rotary supported the P. S. I Love You Foundation's "A Day At The Beach" by adopting ten at risk youth to attend this event!  Ken, Shannon, Vinny, Joel, Deb, Cedric, Danny, Erin, and Jason served as mentors to at risk youth!  Mark L, James, Kathleen and I volunteered as staff!  Great event with great MB Rotary participation!
Hello All,
World Vision (WV) and MB Rotary have decided to move the Niger WASH Trip to 2018 !! Please let us know if you're interested in a tour of our funded projects in Torodi Region of Niger Africa. It's likely the trip details will be roughly the same, in October (tbd) 2018 and is in partnership with Niamey Rotary Club and WV Niger WASH. We'll post the new registration date and the exact details next year. The four day trip will cost around $1,349 per person based on double occupancy and does not include airfare. If you are interested, please send me an email.
Thnx, Bob
Judy Hersch, DreamBuilder Coach, gave an excellent talk on how to improve your life.
President Mark Burton thanks her for coming to Manhattan Beach.
100 Polio Vaccinations were donated in Judy's name.
For more information go to
Past District Governor David Moyers presented The History of Rotary.
Dave started at the founding of Rotary to the present day.
Thank You for sharing some little known facts.
President Mark Burton presented 100 Polio Vaccinations given Dave's name.
Hello All,
Larry Johnson has informed us that World Vision has set up an opportunity for Rotary Club of Manhattan Beach to visit the Niger WASH funded projects in Torodi Region of Niger Africa. The trip is 18-21 October, 2017 and is in partnership with Niamey Rotary Club and WV Niger WASH. Registration closes 13 August, 2017. The trip cost is $1,349 per person based on double occupancy and does not include airfare.
Thnx, Bob
President Mark Burton thanks Rob Clapper, Executive Director of Your Grateful Nation for his inspiring talk.
Your Grateful Nation (YGN) is a non-profit organization committed to transitioning Special Operations veterans into their next successful career
To read more go to
Join us and other Rotarians, Community Volunteers and Law Enforcement
 at the 8th Annual Walk for Life July 15
Bring friends, family, kids. Let me know if you are going and if you want to carpool contact Kathleen at
Meet at 8:45 at  Sheriff's Youth Center: 1 1911 S. Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90044 
9:OOAM 4K Walk (2.5 Miles) 
Visit the Festival or go back home. We can walk or Uber back to our cars.
10:00AM Community Festival, Health Fair, & Car Show (optional)
Show your support for Peace!
“Peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.” ~ John F. Kennedy
Congratulations to Matt Simpkins for being selected Firefighter of the Year.
Matt is shown here with Chief Bob Espinosa and President Shannon Ryan.
Thanks for the Wonder Years President Shannon.  
We all are proud of what you led us to accomplish.
President Shannon Ryan announcing that she has selected Mike Doell as the Rotarian of the Month for June. 
Mike has been a consistent low key, in the back ground, and get it done kind of Rotarian.
Mike is shown here coordinating the activities at Celebrate Manhattan Beach.  Congratulations to a job well done.
A great meeting this morning honoring our Outstanding Teachers of Manhattan Beach.  
We also honored our Interact Students at Mira Costa who are Seniors.  Thank you all for service above self.
President Shannon Ryan thanking Jamie Cappetta for his Craft Talk.  Jamie is the President of the USC Caruso Catholic Center.  

The Caruso Catholic Center is a diverse community made up of over 10,000 current USC students as well as alumni, parents, and friends of USC—we call this the Catholic Trojan Family. Throughout the school year, the USC Caruso Catholic Center offers the Catholic Trojan Family a variety of service, spirit, and intellect opportunities to participate in. 

Dr. Glen Komatsu, Regional Medical Officer Hospice and Palliative Care, Providence Health discussing palliative health care that is provided through Little Company of Mary Hospital.
President Shannon Ryan thanking Dr. Komatsu for his presentation.
Chief Police Eve Irvine, Officer Michael Lynch and President Shannon Ryan
The Manhattan Beach Rotary Club honored Officer Michael Lynch as the Police Officer of the Year.
Officer Lynch was recognized by his peers and Police Chief for Outstanding Service to the Community.
President Shannon Ryan thanking Fred Peitzman for his talk on the Western Museum of Flight located at Zamperini Field in Torrance.
Member Mike Doell has been responsible for moving many of the aircraft that are on display there.
President Shannon Ryan announcing that she has selected Steve DeBaets and Steve Murrillo as the Rotarians of the Month for May.  
Steve and Steve are responsible for our "Rotary Cares" projects that improve the lives of Seniors in Manhattan Beach. 
Congratulations to a job well done.
Patrick Gannon, Director Homeland Security
Aug 21, 2017
Homeland Security at LAX - Keeping Us Safe
Rob Stone
Aug 28, 2017
Fox Sports Host
Sep 04, 2017
MBFD Captain Tim O'Brien and Scott Yablonsky
Sep 11, 2017
MBFD 9/11 Memorial
California Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi
Sep 18, 2017
Legislative Matters Impacting Manhattan Beach and the South Bay
California State Senator Ben Allen
Sep 25, 2017
Important Legislative Matters in California
Jeff Wilson, Public Affairs for Chevron
Oct 16, 2017
The Chevron Refinery and Chevron's Community Partnerships
Andy Cohen
Dec 11, 2017
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
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