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Welcome to our award winning Rotary Club!

Manhattan Beach

Service above self

We meet Mondays at 7:15 AM
Manhattan Beach Marriott
1400 Parkview Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA  90266
United States
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Stories and News
After our meeting today we gathered for one last photo.  The wait staff that served us for 20 years are in the center of the first row.  
This is our last meeting at the Marriott.  On July 9 we will start meeting at Verandes on Rosecrans.
A very informative talk on the functions of the Los Angles Airport Police by the Chief Dave Maggard.
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.
President Shannon Ryan having an enjoyable moment with our Speaker Tom Sullivan.

Tom Sullivan’s Story

Tom Sullivan, known to many as an actor, singer, entertainer, author and producer, lives and works by “Sullivan’s Rules.”  As a young boy he found himself fenced in his back yard, but he refused to be fenced in by his blindness.  “Sullivan’s Rules” were invented by Tom and his father, Porky Sullivan, so that he could play baseball with the neighborhood boys without the benefit of seeing the ball.  It became the most popular game on the block.  “Sullivan’s Rules” became the rules to play by in the sighted world, and that meant playing almost anything.  To read more about this outstanding man go to

President Shannon Thanks Charlie Gallagher, Executive Director of the LEAP Foundation, for his informative talk.  To learn more go to -
Community Service Director Loli Ramezani thanks George Butts for all of his work on CERT.
President Shannon Ryan thanking Phillip Friedl for his presentation on the up coming expansion to Manhattan Village.
Left to Right - Donn Ennis, Lisa Hemmat, John Van den Akker and Foundation Chair Herb Trachtenberg
Coungradulations to our members who have reach a new level in their Paul Harris giving.
We had a Craft Talk this morning from Donn Ennis. He's pleased to have been a Rotarian for all most 42 years.
President Shannon Ryan announcing that she has selected Geoff Bremer as the Rotarian of the Month for April. 
Geoff has been the constant counselor for Shannon Ryan this year. Congratulations to a job well done.
Rotarians, parents, students and teachers admiring the art work of the students.
A very rewarding meeting where we honor students in art, ceramics, journalism and technical theatre work.
Congratulations to all the students on their fantastic work.
What a great Saturday Project.  25,000 meals packed for Rise Against Hunger (Formerly End Hunger Now).  
A big thanks to Mike Matthews, David Gendron, Loli Ramezani and President Shannon Ryan for organizing and supporting this outstanding event.  
The pulled pork for lunch was outstanding.
To see all of the pictures go to
President Shannon Ryan with Mandy and Heath Gregory.
Mandy and Heath talked about the upcoming Tour d'Pier fund raiser on May 21 to raise money for Cancer research.
Thank you for an excellent presentation.
What a great meeting this morning.  These our the winners of the Rotary Sponsored Music competition at the Middle School and the High School.  
What an impressive group of young people.  A big thanks to Directors Peter Park and Denise Haslop for their fantastic leadership in the music world.
President Shannon Ryan is exchanging Club Banners with Chris Bailey.  
Chris is a member of Rotary Club of Grand Cayman and was representing the Guatemala Literacy Project.
Our International Service Committee has supported this group for many years.
Our program today was "Fly Girls", The Untold Story of Our WWII Female Aviators.  
A fascinating presentation by Hilary Prentice,Producer, and Matia Karrell, Creator/Director.  
They are shown here with President Shannon Ryan.
President Shannon Ryan announcing that she has selected Jim Hallett as the Rotarian of the Month for March.  
Jim is the key Note taker at our meetings that results in a fantastic Club Bulletin.  Congratulations to a job well done.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Programs Director- COO
Club Social Director
Community Service Director
Vocational Service Director
International Service Director
International Service Director
Youth Services Director
Membership Chair
Co- Treasurer