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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
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 https://rotaryclubofmb.smugmug.com/201617-Rotary-Year-Shannon-Rya/3-25-17-Rise-Against-Hunger/
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.
Rachel Azafrani, 2013 Mira Costa Graduate, has applied for a Global Grant Scholarship to study at Cambridge.  
We are her sponsoring club and Dave Boochever has been Rachel's contact.
Rachel is currently a Senior at Georgetown and will  graduate in May.  She is interviewing with the 5280 District Committee this Saturday.
Jim Hunter gave a very inspiring craft talk.  Jim has been the MB Rotary Club for 24+ years.
Herb Trachtenberg once again recognized Paul Harris Fellows.
Left to Right: Richard Ham - Major Donor, John Acker - Major Donor, Mike Matthews - +2,
Deb Robertson +8 and Club RI Foundation Chair Herb Trachtenberg.
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.
 
 
 
Speakers
Donn Ennis
Apr 03, 2017
Craft Talk
Jeremy Sidell
Apr 10, 2017
PATH - People Assisting The Homeless
 
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