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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
Erin Rothner gave her Craft Talk this morning.  
 
 
President Shannon Ryan presents a certificate for 100 Polio Vaccinations to our Speaker Sara Myers.  
Sara is the President/CEO of the Volunteer Center.
 
 
 
President Shannon Ryan announcing that she has selected Deborah Arnold as the Rotarian of the Month for February.  Deborah is key in organizing Dine Around Dinners and the upcoming Magic in Giving Fund Raiser.  Congratulations to a job well done.
 
 
Another great speaker at our Rotary meeting.  
Rick Reilly is shown here with President Shannon Ryan receiving a certificate for 100 polio vaccinations given in his name.
Thanks for coming and sharing your sports Journalism adventures.
 
 
 
Club Foundation Chair Herb Trachtenberg (on the right)  congratulates Dr. Patricia Panucci, Steve De Baets and Larry Johnson on reaching another level in their giving to the Rotary Foundation.  Congratulations to all for supporting this vital Foundation. 
Our own Rotary Member Shihan Patrick Fard brought several of his student to our meeting to demonstrate Kyokushin Karate.
He is shown here being thanked by President Shannon Ryan.
 
Patrick also demonstrated how to make Ice Cubes.
 
Lew Hoyt talking about his experience as a Top Gun Pilot.  He talked about his experience in training pilots in Israel, Egypt, Kuwait and of course the US.
 
 
President Shannon Ryan thanking Top Gun Pilot Lew Hoyt for his presentation on The Weapons Air-to-Air School.
Thank You for your Service.
Left to Right - John Russo, Roger Cox and Mike Doell reach another level in their Paul Harris giving to the Rotary Foundation.
They are shown here with Club Foundation Chair Herb Trachtenberg
 
Our club wishes everyone a Happy Holiday and a Blessed New Year.  
We have had a fantastic first half of the Rotary Year.
Our sing along was started by our favorite blues harmonica player Rick Farrell playing the blues.
 
Then we were led through many Holiday songs by Sharon Grandinette, Joel Ruben, Paul Allman and Rick Farrell.
 
 
 
Arnie Bengo from Working Wardrobes gave a short talk on the upcoming event on February 6th.
To see more go to - http://www.workingwardrobes.org/ or contact Ed Kushins.
 
 
A big thanks for volunteering to hand out backpack at Moffett School.  One of our fun Holiday events.  We also owe a big thanks to the Volunteer Center - South Bay - Harbor - Long Beach for putting together all of the Backpacks.
 
You can see how excited the kids were to get this surprise.
 
Many smiles in this classroom.
 
 
 
 
Our President Shannon Ryan demonstrating "Service Above Self" at the Manhattan Beach Older Adult Holiday Party.  
Shannon was joined by 20 Rotarians as we served the community.  A fun event that I look forward to every year.
 
 
 
Rotarian Lee Walker dressed for the occasion to introduce Los Angeles Zoo Director John Lewis.
I heard comments from our lady Rotarians that Lee looked real foxy.
 
Los Angeles Zoo Director John Lewis gave a very informative talk on the Los Angeles Zoo. 
Go to their web site to see many fascinating things - http://www.lazoo.org/
 
 
 
Committee Chair Don Redman, Jim Hunter and Chris Ullman are ready to go.
Dan Saks, Larry Johnson, Jim Hunter, Ian Jackson and Wayne Nelson are some of the Rotarians that loaded cars.
Don Redman and Steve Murillo taking a break.
 
 
 
 
We had a great time on Thursday with the Santa Float.  A huge thanks to President Shannon and her husband Chris making this one of the best ever Santa Float.  The rest of the pictures can be found at https://rotaryclubofmb.smugmug.com/201617-Rotary-Year-Shannon-Rya/12-8-16-Santa-Claus-Float/
 
New Member Mark Danaj is shown here with his sponsor Kathleen Terry, Membership Chair Ian Jackson and President Shannon Ryan.
Mark was inducted into our club today.  He is our City Manager and we look forward to his Craft Talk.
 
President Shannon Ryan announcing that she has selected Dennis Ridge as the Rotarian of the Month for December.  Dennis is key in getting out the Bulletin each week, Operation Teddy Bear, Food For Kids and many more behind the scenes activities.  Congratulations to a job well done.
 
 
 
President Shannon Ryan thanking Dan Moschella for his presentation on Your Grateful Nation.  
Their mission is to is to provide career transition services to Special Operations veterans from military to private sector employment.
 
President Shannon Ryan with President Elect Mark Burton kicking off a business meeting.  The subjects covered were role of the President Elect, Board Selection process, Club Balance Sheet and Membership Process.
 
 
Brian Goldberg, PHD, gave a talk on Pancreatic Cancer and the increased research efforts to cure this devastating cancer.  
Dr. Goldberg is the Donor Relations Officer for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
 
President Shannon Ryan presented 100 polio Vaccinations given in the name of
Deidre Oakley, Community Outreach Director.  Deidre talked about Team RWB.  
Their goal is enriching veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
 
President Shannon Ryan thanking Manhattan Beach's Mayor Tony D'Errico for his update on city projects.
President Shannon presented 100 Polio Vaccines given in Mayor D'Errico's name.
 
 
 
Jason Hearne - Classification Television
James Kennedy - Classification Solar Power
Today we had Craft talks from two of our newest members.  Thanks for sharing your background and vocation.
 
Our speaker today was Dr. Jessica Carey from the Escape Room
She explained the team building relationships that are built from this closed environment.
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Jim Hunter
Feb 27, 2017
Craft Talk
Hilary Prentice and Matia Karrell
Mar 06, 2017
Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP)
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Past President
Treasurer
Secretary
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