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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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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. 
 
 
 
 
Richstone
-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 (www.richstonefamily.org) .  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.
 
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.
 
 
Speakers
MBPD Chief Derrick Abell
Jun 25, 2018
Public Safety Today and Tomorrow in Manhattan Beach
Mark Rampolla
Jul 23, 2018 7:30 AM
Creating an Eco Sustainable Business
 
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