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Celebrate MB 2019 Video

Click anywhere above to watch our 2019 Video about what
the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club does for the community.
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Sue's Story for the July 15 Bulletin  2019-07-11 07:00:00Z 0
Jim's story for the July 8 plus Bulletin 2019-07-02 07:00:00Z 0
Manhattan Beach Rotary Club Video Bob Lanahan 2019-05-23 07:00:00Z 0
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Celebrate MB

 
Please click anywhere above to read about our Celebrate Manhattan Beach fundraiser.
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Lives Well Lived

Please join us at the Joslyn Community Center
for the free screening of
Lives Well Lived
 
2pm to 4 pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019
 
Joslyn Community Center
1601 N. Valley Dr.,
Manhattan Beach, CA
 
lives-well-lived.com
 
Lives Well Lived Bob Lanahan 2019-03-11 07:00:00Z 0
Sue's story for the March 11 Bulletin 2019-03-06 08:00:00Z 0
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Jim's story for the October 22 Bulletin 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
Jim's story for the October 15 Bulletin 2018-10-13 07:00:00Z 0
Sue's story for the October 8 Bulletin 2018-10-03 07:00:00Z 0

VetFest

 
Hot !!  Buy your tickets to the VetFest now !!
Celebrate Veterans Day with Craft Beer, 
Texas BBQ and Great Music !!
 
Sunday, November 11, noon to 5 pm
1440 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach
(Kinecta Credit Union Parking Lot)
 
 
 
VetFest Bob Lanahan 2018-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
Jim's story for the October 1 Bulletin 2018-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
Jim's story for the September 24 Bulletin 2018-09-22 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Month - Bob Lanahan

Posted on Sep 17, 2018
Bob Lanahan was selected by President Ken for his work on our web site and for stepping right in to work on international projects.
Congratulations to another fine Rotarian.
Rotarian of the Month - Bob Lanahan El Donn Ennis 2018-09-17 07:00:00Z 0

Addressing Global Issues - Feinburg

Posted on Sep 17, 2018
Sam Feinburg, of the Helena Group, shared his vision of global issues.  He discussed how an unexpected electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States  affects our electrical distribution system.  
Addressing Global Issues - Feinburg El Donn Ennis 2018-09-17 07:00:00Z 0
Jim's story for the September 17 Bulletin 2018-09-13 07:00:00Z 0
Jim's story for the August 27 Bulletin Jim and Bob 2018-08-21 07:00:00Z 0
Jim's story for the August 20 Bulletin Jim and Bob 2018-08-13 07:00:00Z 0
Sue's story for the September 10 Bulletin  2018-08-07 07:00:00Z 0

Ingo's birthday poem

They say, it’s your birthday
It’s a lovely day too.
 
Oh TRACHTENBERG, your position is classic
Come and show me the magic
Of your birthday song.
 
Cry baby cry,
Make mother MEG sigh
She’s old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.
 
There’s a fog upon Elay
And my friends have lost their way
Soon will be the break of day
Sitting here in blue JAY way.
 
Oh komm doch, komm zu mir
Geburtstagskind BOOCHEVER
Wir sind in einem anderen Land
Komm, gib mir Deine Hand.
  
What would JIM think, if I sang out of tune
Would the HUNTER stand up and walk out on me?
O I’m gonna try with a little help from my friends
O I get by with a little help from my friends.
 
The long and winding road
That leads to your door, - in Orange Texas -
Will never disappear, I’ve seen that road before
It always leads me to MIKE'S door.
 
JORDAN came in through the bathroom window
Protected by a silver spoon
But now she has birthday and wanders
By her own Manhattan Beach lagoon.
 
Yesterday,
all DONN'S troubles seemed so far away,
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay,
Oh DONN believes in yesterday.
 
Say the word and you’ll be free
Say the word and be like me
Say the word I’m thinking of
Have you heard the word is ROD.
 
MARC likes to be, under the sea
In an octopus’s garden in the shade,
He’d let us in, knows where we’ve been,
in his octopus’s garden in the shade.
 
In the town, where HARRIS was born
Lived a man, who sailed to sea
And he told us, of his life as a BASS
In the land of submarines.
 
They say, it’s your birthday ...
 
We hope you have enjoyed the show
We're sorry but it's time to go
We'd like to thank you once again
It's getting very near the end.
 
Sgt Pepper's only, Sgt Pepper's only
Sgt Pepper's only Rotary Club Land!
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Sue's story for the September 10 Bulletin 2018-07-31 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Month - Mike Doell

Posted on Jul 30, 2018
Mike Doell was selected by President Ken for his many years of work on logistics and for stepping right in to work on projects.
Congratulations to another fine Rotarian.
Rotarian of the Month - Mike Doell El Donn Ennis 2018-07-30 07:00:00Z 0
Jim's story for the July 30 Bulletin 2018-07-24 07:00:00Z 0
Jim's story for the July 23 Bulletin 2018-07-18 07:00:00Z 0
Jim's story for the July 16 Bulletin 2018-07-11 07:00:00Z 0
Jim's story for the July 9 Bulletin 2018-07-04 07:00:00Z 0

Jim's story for the June 25 Bulletin

 



 
Mouse-Flavored Cat Food
-- Jim Hallett
 
It was Monday, June 18, 2018, and President Mark Burton listened attentively as Mark Lipps praised Rotarians for “priding ourselves on empathy,” which somehow led the always peripatetic Mark to cite as an example the age-old philosophical question, “Why don’t they make mouse-flavored cat food?”…..Thus launched hither and thither, we greeted Past President Bob Neubauer, who is now the president-elect of his Oregon Rotary Club, thereby establishing himself as more scattered than even Mark Lipps…..We also greeted our visitor from Redlands, and then moved on to a final Burtonian round of Happy Dollars.
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Jim's story for the June 18 Bulletin

 
     
 
   
 
   
 
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. 
 
Jim's story for the June 18 Bulletin Jim Hallet (Bob editor) 2018-06-15 07:00:00Z 0

Jim's story for the June 11 Bulletin

 
 
 
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.
 
Jim's story for the June 11 Bulletin Jim Hallet 2018-06-07 07:00:00Z 0

Teacher Awards

Manhattan Beach Teachers of the Year
Manhattan Beach Middle School, Sandy Casey
Grandview, Carrie Fairbrother
Meadows, Lauren Walsh
Pacific, Nanci Schnebly
Pennecamp, Linda Hunt
Robinson, Kim Holz
Mira Costa, Jonathan Westerberg
Preschool, Karen Mamakos
 
District Teacher of the Year, Kim Holz
 
Sandy Casey Scholarship, Chinemelum Abada
 
Monterey Continuation High School Scholarship, Principal Janine Antoine
Teacher Awards 2018-05-29 07:00:00Z 0
Sue's story for the June 4 Bulletin Sue Vogl 2018-05-29 07:00:00Z 0
Monterey Continuation High School Scholarship El Donn Ennis 2018-05-21 07:00:00Z 0

Sandy Casey Memorial Scholarship

Posted on May 21, 2018
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.
Sandy Casey Memorial Scholarship Sue Vogl 2018-05-21 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Month - Norm Levin

Posted on May 21, 2018
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.
Rotarian of the Month - Norm Levin El Donn Ennis 2018-05-21 07:00:00Z 0

Manhattan Beach Teachers of the Year

Posted on May 21, 2018
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.
 
Manhattan Beach Teachers of the Year El Donn Ennis 2018-05-21 07:00:00Z 0

Craft Talks

Posted on May 14, 2018
Excellent craft talks by new members Annie Hendrickson and John Clough. 
Thanks for sharing your histories.
Craft Talks El Donn Ennis 2018-05-14 07:00:00Z 0
Jim's story for the May 21 Bulletin 2018-05-09 07:00:00Z 0

Finding Hope Foundation Zimbabwe

Posted on May 07, 2018
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.
Finding Hope Foundation Zimbabwe El Donn Ennis 2018-05-07 07:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellows

Posted on May 07, 2018
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.
Paul Harris Fellows El Donn Ennis 2018-05-07 07:00:00Z 0

John Ireland and the Lakers

Posted on May 07, 2018
President Mark Burton thanks John Ireland for his entertaining insights into the Los Angeles Lakers.
John Ireland and the Lakers El Donn Ennis 2018-05-07 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarians of the Month

Posted on May 01, 2018
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".
Rotarians of the Month El Donn Ennis 2018-05-01 07:00:00Z 0

Rachel Parker Memorial Scholarship

Posted on Apr 30, 2018
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. 
Rachel Parker Memorial Scholarship El Donn Ennis 2018-04-30 07:00:00Z 0

Jim's story for May 7 Bulletin
 

  
      Rotarians of the Month Steve De Baets and Ed Kushins
 
Rachel Parker Scholarship
-by Jim Hallett
It was Monday, April 30, 2018, and President Mark Burton yielded the floor to “Dr. Chris” Ullman, who offered up the following: “In our desire to make a difference, members in Rotary can be summed up thusly: expecting more than others think is possible, caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and succeeding more than others thought achievable. Rotary isn’t who we are, Rotary is what we do.” All of which is epitomized by Rotarians of the Month Steve De Baets and Ed Kushins, as well as by Manhattan Beach Police Department employee and Las Vegas shooting victim Rachel Parker, who was memorialized for us by Captain Tim Hageman on behalf of this year’s 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.
Jim's story for May 7 Bulletin  2018-04-28 07:00:00Z 0

New Members Inducted Into Rotary

Posted on Apr 23, 2018
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.
New Members Inducted Into Rotary El Donn Ennis 2018-04-23 07:00:00Z 0

Catalina Island Conservancy

Posted on Apr 23, 2018
Conservation Balancing Act - Catalina Island Conservancy CEO Tony Budrovich discussed balancing conservation, education and recreation on Catalina Island.
Catalina Island Conservancy El Donn Ennis 2018-04-23 07:00:00Z 0

Friendship Foundation

Posted on Apr 23, 2018
A mother, Rabbi Yossi, President Mark, Nina Patel and Dave Gendron
Our club donated to the Friendship Foundation after a short presentation.
Friendship Foundation El Donn Ennis 2018-04-23 07:00:00Z 0
Jim's story for April 9 Bulletin 2018-04-12 07:00:00Z 0

New Members Inducted into Rotary

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.
New Members Inducted into Rotary El Donn Ennis 2018-04-09 07:00:00Z 0

Crutches for Africa

Posted on Apr 09, 2018
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.
Crutches for Africa El Donn Ennis 2018-04-09 07:00:00Z 0

El Camino College Scholarships

Posted on Apr 09, 2018
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.
El Camino College Scholarships El Donn Ennis 2018-04-09 07:00:00Z 0

MB Police Officer of the Year

Posted on Apr 09, 2018
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.
MB Police Officer of the Year El Donn Ennis 2018-04-09 07:00:00Z 0
Sue's story for April 9 Bulletin 2018-04-04 07:00:00Z 0
Chevron El Segundo Refinery History and Current Operations El Donn Ennis 2018-04-02 07:00:00Z 0
Jim's story for April 2 Bulletin 2018-03-30 07:00:00Z 0

Paul Allman Craft Talk

Posted on Mar 26, 2018
Another fantastic Craft Talk from Past President Paul Allman.
Paul has led many enriched lives more than most of us can even think of.
Paul Allman Craft Talk El Donn Ennis 2018-03-26 07:00:00Z 0

3-26-18 Paul Allman Craft Talk

Posted on Mar 26, 2018
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.
3-26-18 Paul Allman Craft Talk El Donn Ennis 2018-03-26 07:00:00Z 0

The Power of Plants

Posted on Mar 19, 2018
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.
The Power of Plants El Donn Ennis 2018-03-19 07:00:00Z 0
Jim's story for March 26 Bulletin 2018-03-13 07:00:00Z 0

Music Awards for MBMS and MCHS

Posted on Mar 12, 2018
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.
Music Awards for MBMS and MCHS El Donn Ennis 2018-03-12 07:00:00Z 0

Gensler and AltaSea Sustainable Projects

Posted on Mar 05, 2018
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.
Gensler and AltaSea Sustainable Projects El Donn Ennis 2018-03-05 08:00:00Z 0

New Member Don Whinfrey

Posted on Feb 26, 2018
New member Don Whinfrey was inducted into our club today.  His sponsor Ed Kushins is shown pinning on his Rotary Pin.
New Member Don Whinfrey El Donn Ennis 2018-02-26 08:00:00Z 0

New Members Craft Talks

Posted on Feb 26, 2018
New members Bruce Greenspon and Brendan Harrington gave their Craft Talks.
Bruce's classification is Aerospace and Brendan's Classification is Automotive Dealer.
New Members Craft Talks El Donn Ennis 2018-02-26 08:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Month - John Hugunin

Posted on Feb 26, 2018
John Hugunin was selected by President Mark for his many years of work on the Scholarship Committee and for his work with the Book Club.
Rotarian of the Month - John Hugunin El Donn Ennis 2018-02-26 08:00:00Z 0

Wendell Harter

Posted on Feb 05, 2018
In Memory of Wendell Harter
July 27, 1920 – January 15, 2018

I am sorry to bring you more sad news...
Wendell Harter has passed away at the age of 97 as a result of heart failure while at his home on Monday, January 15.  Wendell had been a dedicated member of our club for over 29 years.  
 
There will be a memorial service on February 24 at the Manhattan Beach Community Church at 11 a.m. to honor Wendell's life.  Please keep Wendell's wife Madelyn and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Yours in Rotary with Kind regards, Mark
 
Wendell Harter El Donn Ennis 2018-02-05 08:00:00Z 0
MB Interim City Manager Bruce Moe Discusses The Citiy's Finances El Donn Ennis 2018-01-29 08:00:00Z 0
2018-19 Manhattan Beach Rotary Board of Directors El Donn Ennis 2018-01-29 08:00:00Z 0
Dennis Morehead Selected As Rotarian of the Month El Donn Ennis 2018-01-29 08:00:00Z 0

Dr. Lester Silverman

Posted on Jan 22, 2018
In Memory of Dr. Lester Silverman
March 17, 1953 – January 23, 2018
“It is with great sadness that I inform you that MB Rotarian Dr. Lester Silverman passed on Tuesday, January 23.  Les was a mensch, a wonderful Rotarian and a man of great passion for his family, our club and our community.  He will be greatly missed by all.  Notification of the memorial service will be forthcoming.  Please keep Les’ wife Angela and his children Sophie and AJ in your thoughts and prayers.”  President Mark Burton
Les is shown here with his wife Angela and son AJ.
Dr. Lester Silverman El Donn Ennis 2018-01-22 08:00:00Z 0

Roundhouse Aquarium

Lynne Gross is writing a book about the history of the Roundhouse Aquarium and shared some of her story with us.  
Roundhouse Aquarium El Donn Ennis 2018-01-22 08:00:00Z 0

Puerto Rico Project

Posted on Jan 22, 2018
Dr. Deb’s assistant, Puerto Rican veterinarian Fernando Guzman, has been instrumental in helping us connect with communities in need of the water filtration systems. 
 

James Kennedy gave us a brief review of our involvement in the Puerto Rico water project, for which our club has raised $23,900.
Puerto Rico Project El Donn Ennis 2018-01-22 08:00:00Z 0

El Camino College Foundation
 

Posted on Jan 15, 2018
We heard from Andrea Sala, the Executive Director of the El Camino College Foundation, founded in 1947.  The school has 32,000 students and has the second highest matriculation rate to UCLA, plus it’s a bargain at $46 per unit (12 units=full time).  The Foundation provides 677 student scholarships and manages countless more, including our club’s scholarships.
 
El Camino College Foundation  El Donn Ennis 2018-01-15 08:00:00Z 0

Keith Sultemeier Craft Talk

Posted on Jan 15, 2018
New member Keith Sultemeier shared his entertaining craft talk, his list of preferences—boxers, carne, country western, dogs, trucks, Android, IPA and football.  He’s a Texan, of course.
Keith Sultemeier Craft Talk El Donn Ennis 2018-01-15 08:00:00Z 0

A Musical Meeting to Celebrate the Holidays

Our Rotarian Musical talent was on display today.
Paul Allman lead the singing with his wonderful guitar playing.
Then Joel Ruben sang accompanied by Paul.
This was followed with a duet by Jim Hallett and Larry Johnson.
And then some Blues Harmonica by Rick Farrell and accompanied once again by Paul Allman.
A Musical Meeting to Celebrate the Holidays El Donn Ennis 2017-12-18 08:00:00Z 0
Art - Virginia Vilchis discusses her “Spreading the Love” display El Donn Ennis 2017-12-18 08:00:00Z 0

Rotarians of the Month

Posted on Dec 18, 2017
We have two Rotarians of the Month
Don Redmond was selected by President Mark for his work on the Sandpipers Holiday Baskets.  Don has been a key person in this annual event.
 
The other Rotarian is Joel Ruben.  Joel organized the fund raiser for Sandy Casey with classical guitarist Felix Kellaway.
Rotarians of the Month El Donn Ennis 2017-12-18 08:00:00Z 0
Operation Teddy Bear at Moffett Elementary School El Donn Ennis 2017-12-14 08:00:00Z 0

Manhattan Beach Santa Float

Posted on Dec 13, 2017
Another great evening serving the community on the Santa Float.  4.5 Hours of non stop fun.  The crowds that greeted us were fantastic.  Young, old and dogs were all happy to see us.  Lisa and Chris did an outstanding job.
Manhattan Beach Santa Float El Donn Ennis 2017-12-13 08:00:00Z 0
Older Adults Annual Holiday Luncheon El Donn Ennis 2017-12-13 08:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Awards

Posted on Dec 11, 2017
L to R - Gerry Morton, Lee Walker, Dr. Dick Chase, Nelson Gray, Kathleen Adams, Eric Iverson, Tim Auringer and Wade Austin Jr.
Eight members reached a new level in their donations to the RI Foundation.  Congratulations to Wade Austin Jr. on reaching the Major Donor Level.
Paul Harris Awards El Donn Ennis 2017-12-11 08:00:00Z 0

Manhattan Beach Rotary Foundation

Posted on Dec 11, 2017
Past President Geoff Bremer discussing the Club's Foundation and it's goals to raise $1,000,000 by 2028 for the permanent fund.
Manhattan Beach Rotary Foundation El Donn Ennis 2017-12-11 08:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Month

Congratulations to Lisa Hemmat-Luperico for being selected the Rotarian of the Month by President Mark Burton.
Thank you for all that you do for our club.
Rotarian of the Month El Donn Ennis 2017-11-27 08:00:00Z 0

LA Dodgers - Ned Colletti

Posted on Nov 27, 2017
President Mark Burton thanks Ned Colletti for his talk this morning.
Mr. Colletti, senior adviser to the president of the Dodgers and former GM, revealed the Inside World of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
LA Dodgers - Ned Colletti El Donn Ennis 2017-11-27 08:00:00Z 0

New Members to the Club

Posted on Nov 20, 2017
Keith Sultemeier, Kinecta Federal Credit Union and Kathleen Murphy, Avolon are our two newest members.
Congratulations on becoming members of the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club.
New Members to the Club El Donn Ennis 2017-11-20 08:00:00Z 0

Ballona Wetlands Overview

Posted on Nov 20, 2017
President Mark Burton thanks Neysa Frechette for her very informative talk on the Ballona Wetlands.
Neysa Frechette, field biologist and outreach coordinator, educated us about this treasure in our own backyard.  For more information go to - http://www.ballonafriends.org/
Ballona Wetlands Overview El Donn Ennis 2017-11-20 08:00:00Z 0

Water Filters Delivered in Puerto Rico

Posted on Nov 17, 2017
We deliver the first water filter yesterday to a community school in Caimito. This school serves high risk students, some are hearing impair and others are school dropouts being given a second chance to succeed. There are 240 students and 80 staff members and teachers. The students’ parents will be allowed to come and fill gallons of water to take drinking water home. When we got there a faculty member was in the process of explaining how to use the bucket water filters. The administration and faculty members all send their thanks to the Manhattan Beach Club for your generosity and they look forward to receiving you at their school soon. Three members of the San Juan Rotary Club went with me to deliver the donation, PDG Pepito Rivero and Gerry Cumpiano, Club Disaster Relief committee member. The trip to the mountain finished with me stepping into a fire ants nest and getting lost on our way down because the GPS did not have signal. No electricity up there! We had a good laugh. Overall it was a very gratifying trip.
Once again thank you!!
Juanita Morris
 
Water Filters Delivered in Puerto Rico El Donn Ennis 2017-11-17 08:00:00Z 0

Sheriff Jim McDonnell

Posted on Nov 13, 2017
President Mark Burton thanks LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell for his exceptional talk on A View from the Sheriff’s Office - We heard about the on going Challenges that face law enforcement today.
Sheriff Jim McDonnell El Donn Ennis 2017-11-13 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Awards

Posted on Nov 13, 2017
Norm Levin, Dave Long, and Jay Harkenrider are being recognized by Dave Peters for their continuing donations to the Rotary International Foundation.
Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Awards El Donn Ennis 2017-11-13 08:00:00Z 0

CEO of Beach Cities Health District Tom Bakaly

Posted on Nov 06, 2017
Healthy Community - Tom Bakaly, CEO of Beach Cities Health District, told us about local efforts to promote health.  He is shown here with President Mark Burton.  One Hundred polio vaccinations were given in his name. 
CEO of Beach Cities Health District Tom Bakaly El Donn Ennis 2017-11-06 08:00:00Z 0

PDG Jimmy Gonzalez Visits from Puerto Rico

Posted on Nov 06, 2017
Past District Governor Jimmy Gonzalez (in the center) visited our club this morning to talk about hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.  He is shown here with Deb Robertson, President Mark Burton, James Kennedy and Bob Lanahan.
PDG Jimmy Gonzalez Visits from Puerto Rico El Donn Ennis 2017-11-06 08:00:00Z 0

Environmental Charter Schools

Posted on Oct 30, 2017
Alison Diaz, Executive Director of Environmental Charter Schools, was our speaker today.  President Mark Burton thanked Alison with a Certificate of 100 Polio Vaccinations given in her name. 
Environmental Charter Schools El Donn Ennis 2017-10-30 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarians taking the next Paul Harris level

Jim McFarland, Mike Matthews, Ken Deemer, Ian Jackson and Dave Harris are being recognized by Dave Peters for their continuing donations to the Rotary International Foundation.
Rotarians taking the next Paul Harris level 2017-10-30 07:00:00Z 0

Sue Vogl - Rotarian of the Month

Posted on Oct 30, 2017
Congratulations to Sue Vogl for being selected the Rotarian of the Month by President Mark Burton.
Sue has been instrumental in the production of our weekly Bulletin.
 
Sue Vogl - Rotarian of the Month El Donn Ennis 2017-10-30 07:00:00Z 0

Hometown Fair Wine Garden

Posted on Oct 08, 2017
Left to Right: The counter at the Wine Garden. Three Rotarians getting a little behind in their work.  Dr. Chris helping the Interact Students.
 
Another successful "Service Above Self" event working in the Wine Garden and Soda Booth at the Hometown Fair.
Hometown Fair Wine Garden El Donn Ennis 2017-10-08 07:00:00Z 0

Dr. Chris Ullman's Craft Talk

Posted on Oct 02, 2017
Dr. Chris Ullman gave his craft talk this morning.  He spent some time discussing his time in the Army and his experiences in Viet Nam.  A very emotional but inspiring talk.  Thanks for sharing Dr. Chris.
Dr. Chris Ullman's Craft Talk El Donn Ennis 2017-10-02 07:00:00Z 0

September Rotarians of the Month

Posted on Sep 25, 2017
Left to Right - Superintendent Mike Matthews, Councilman Richard Montgomery, Principal Ben Dale and President Mark Burton
President Mark said it’s normally difficult to choose a Rotarian of the Month, but this month his job was easy. He chose two Rotarians, Councilman Richard Montgomery and Superintendent of Schools Mike Matthews. Along with Dr. Ben Dale, Principal of Mira Costa High School, they led A.C.T., Aid Cleveland Texas, a massive effort to help a town flooded by Hurricane Harvey.
We’ve read the newspaper accounts and Facebook posts about A.C.T. Many of us worked at drop off stations or drove to City Hall with supplies (I contributed baby supplies). But nothing prepared me for the story of what it was like in Cleveland, Texas, told to us by Ben and Richard, both Texas natives.
Helping Ben’s hometown was something he felt compelled to do, Richard was the first to sign up, Mike helped mobilize the effort and the community of Manhattan Beach stepped up to the challenge. Seven trucks filled with supplies driven by Richard, Ben and others drove straight through to Cleveland, Texas. There was no FEMA, no Red Cross, just A.C.T. volunteers. The need was massive. When the distribution station opened up, 1,200 cars were already lined up, inching forward to save gas and pick up the supplies they needed so desperately. Mike and Richard – you make us proud to be Manhattan Beach Rotarians!
September Rotarians of the Month El Donn Ennis 2017-09-25 07:00:00Z 0

Senator Ben Allen Speaks at Rotary

Posted on Sep 25, 2017
Senator Allen shares Rotary’s passion for lifesaving vaccinations. His father was a victim of polio, and Allen has been involved with the effort to tighten vaccination rules in California. He’s also sponsored an election reform bill, and chairs the education committee. He touched on a number of state issues – our interaction with the president (“I hope the governor and president will be able to work on infrastructure.”), the immigration debate (“40% of the state legislature are people of color.”), healthcare (“The state went all in; it’s quite a success story.”), and federal funds (“What happens if federal dollars come with strings attached?”).
Senator Ben Allen Speaks at Rotary El Donn Ennis 2017-09-25 07:00:00Z 0

Fifty Years of Service to Manhattan Beach

Posted on Sep 18, 2017
Dr. Chris Ullman MC’d our celebration of John Rhind’s completing his 50th year of membership in our club.  John has been our president twice, our treasurer countless times, and has watched our club fall from 60 members to as few as 12 and rise back up to our present 110 and still growing.
 
Fifty Years of Service to Manhattan Beach El Donn Ennis 2017-09-18 07:00:00Z 0
Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi El Donn Ennis 2017-09-18 07:00:00Z 0

Aid Cleveland Texas - Hurricane Harvey

This is from last week where members of our club assisted with the loading of the trucks that were going to Cleveland, Texas.  
Left to Right: Tim Auringer, Jim McFarland, President Mark Burton, Ken Deemer, Ian Jackson, John Osten and John Hugunin.
Rotarian Richard Montgomery participated in driving a truck loaded with supplies to Cleveland, Texas.
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911 Memorial - Rotarian Scott Yanofsky and MBFD Captain Tim O’Brien

Posted on Sep 11, 2017

MBFD Captain Tim O’Brien and Rotarian Scott Yanofsky

The presentation today was Captain Tim O'Brien's experience at the World Trade Center doing Search and Rescue on 9-11-01.  This was a very emotional event.  Rotarian Scott Yanofsky then discussed the events leading up to the 9-11 Memorial next to Manhattan Beach's Fire and Police Departments.  Scott is from New York and had friends that were killed in this attack.  Thank You for sharing your personal experiences.

911 Memorial - Rotarian Scott Yanofsky and MBFD Captain Tim O’Brien El Donn Ennis 2017-09-11 07:00:00Z 0

Fox Sports Commentator Rob Stone

Posted on Aug 28, 2017
Mr. Rob Stone talked about his career as a sports commentator.  Rob joined FOX Sports in 2012 as the lead studio host for all of FOX Sports' soccer, college football and college basketball.  A very entertaining and informative presentation.
Fox Sports Commentator Rob Stone El Donn Ennis 2017-08-28 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Month

Posted on Aug 28, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Chris Ullman for being selected the Rotarian of the Month by President Mark Burton.
Chris has been instrumental in smoothing our transition to Veranda's Beach House.
Rotarian of the Month El Donn Ennis 2017-08-28 07:00:00Z 0

Working Together to Keep LAX Safe and Secure

Posted on Aug 21, 2017
President Mark Burton Thanking Deputy Executive Director Patrick Gannon, Los Angeles World Airport, for his informative talk on protecting LAX.  100 Polio Vaccinations were given in Mr. Gannon's name.
Working Together to Keep LAX Safe and Secure El Donn Ennis 2017-08-21 07:00:00Z 0

33 YEARS OF PERFECT ATTENDANCE

Posted on Aug 14, 2017
President Mark Burton congratulates Jim Hallett for his perfect attendance.
Congratulations from the club for 33 years of Service Above Self.
33 YEARS OF PERFECT ATTENDANCE El Donn Ennis 2017-08-14 07:00:00Z 0

The Wisdom of Walt Disney

Posted on Aug 14, 2017
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.
The Wisdom of Walt Disney El Donn Ennis 2017-08-14 07:00:00Z 0

The Webb Space Telescope

Posted on Aug 07, 2017
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.
The Webb Space Telescope El Donn Ennis 2017-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
Rotarians of the Month - Dr. Les Silverman and Danny Quisenberry 2017-07-31 07:00:00Z 0

District Governor Cozette Vergari

Posted by El Donn Ennis on Jul 31, 2017
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.
District Governor Cozette Vergari El Donn Ennis 2017-07-31 07:00:00Z 0
In Memoriam - Dennis Ridge El Donn Ennis 2017-07-31 07:00:00Z 0

MB Rotary Supports "A Day At The Beach"!  Service To Children In Need

Posted by Mark Burton on Jul 30, 2017
 
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!
MB Rotary Supports "A Day At The Beach"! Service To Children In Need Mark Burton 2017-07-30 07:00:00Z 0
Girl Scout Project - Collecting Unneeded Eyeglasses El Donn Ennis 2017-07-24 07:00:00Z 0

Vision Workshop

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 MyEvolutionSolutions.com
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The History of Rotary by PDG David Moyers

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.
The History of Rotary by PDG David Moyers 2017-07-17 07:00:00Z 0

Niger WASH Africa Trip 2018

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
Niger WASH Africa Trip 2018 Bob Lanahan 2017-07-12 07:00:00Z 0

Niger WASH Africa Trip 2017

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
Niger WASH Africa Trip 2017 Bob Lanahan 2017-07-12 07:00:00Z 0

Your Grateful Nation

Posted on Jul 10, 2017
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 https://www.yourgratefulnation.org
Your Grateful Nation El Donn Ennis 2017-07-10 07:00:00Z 0

8th Annual Walk for Life

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 terrymanna2@gmail.com.
 
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
8th Annual Walk for Life Mark Burton 2017-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
Farewell to the Marriott and the Staff that Served us for 20 years. Donn Ennis 2017-06-26 07:00:00Z 0
LAX Police Department - Chief Dave Maggard El Donn Ennis 2017-06-26 07:00:00Z 0

Outstanding Firefighter of the Year

Posted by El Donn Ennis on Jun 19, 2017
Congratulations to Matt Simpkins for being selected Firefighter of the Year.
Matt is shown here with Chief Bob Espinosa and President Shannon Ryan.
Outstanding Firefighter of the Year El Donn Ennis 2017-06-19 07:00:00Z 0

President Shannon Ryan's Demotion

Posted by El Donn Ennis on Jun 17, 2017
 
Thanks for the Wonder Years President Shannon.  
We all are proud of what you led us to accomplish.
 
President Shannon Ryan's Demotion El Donn Ennis 2017-06-17 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Month for June

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jun 05, 2017
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.
Rotarian of the Month for June Donn Ennis 2017-06-05 07:00:00Z 0

The Outstanding Teachers of Manhattan Beach

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jun 05, 2017
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.
The Outstanding Teachers of Manhattan Beach Donn Ennis 2017-06-05 07:00:00Z 0

Craft Talk - Jamie Cappetta 

Posted by Donn Ennis on May 22, 2017
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. 

Craft Talk - Jamie Cappetta Donn Ennis 2017-05-22 07:00:00Z 0

Dr. Glen Komatsu Providence Health - Palliative Care

Posted by Donn Ennis on May 15, 2017
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.
Dr. Glen Komatsu Providence Health - Palliative Care Donn Ennis 2017-05-15 07:00:00Z 0

Police Officer of the Year

Posted by Donn Ennis on May 08, 2017
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.
Police Officer of the Year Donn Ennis 2017-05-08 07:00:00Z 0

Western Museum of Flight

Posted by Donn Ennis on May 08, 2017
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.
Western Museum of Flight Donn Ennis 2017-05-08 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarians of the Month For May

Posted by Donn Ennis on May 08, 2017
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.
Rotarians of the Month For May Donn Ennis 2017-05-08 07:00:00Z 0

Tom Sullivan Rules

Posted by Donn Ennis on May 01, 2017
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 http://sullivanlive.com/about-tom/tom-sullivans-story

Tom Sullivan Rules Donn Ennis 2017-05-01 07:00:00Z 0

LEAP Foundation

Posted by Donn Ennis on Apr 19, 2017
President Shannon Thanks Charlie Gallagher, Executive Director of the LEAP Foundation, for his informative talk.  To learn more go to - http://leapfoundation.com/
LEAP Foundation Donn Ennis 2017-04-19 07:00:00Z 0

CERT Recognition

Posted by Donn Ennis on Apr 19, 2017
Community Service Director Loli Ramezani thanks George Butts for all of his work on CERT.
CERT Recognition Donn Ennis 2017-04-19 07:00:00Z 0

Manhattan Village Renovation

Posted by Donn Ennis on Apr 10, 2017
President Shannon Ryan thanking Phillip Friedl for his presentation on the up coming expansion to Manhattan Village.
Manhattan Village Renovation Donn Ennis 2017-04-10 07:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Recognition

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.
Paul Harris Recognition 2017-04-10 07:00:00Z 0

Craft Talk By Donn Ennis

Posted on Apr 03, 2017
We had a Craft Talk this morning from Donn Ennis. He's pleased to have been a Rotarian for all most 42 years.
Craft Talk By Donn Ennis Donn Ennis 2017-04-03 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Month for April - Geoff Bremer

Posted by Donn Ennis on Apr 03, 2017
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.
 
Rotarian of the Month for April - Geoff Bremer Donn Ennis 2017-04-03 07:00:00Z 0

Craft Awards at Mira Costa High School

Posted by Donn Ennis on Mar 27, 2017
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.
Craft Awards at Mira Costa High School Donn Ennis 2017-03-27 07:00:00Z 0

Rise Against Hunger

Posted by Donn Ennis on Mar 25, 2017
 
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/
Rise Against Hunger Donn Ennis 2017-03-25 07:00:00Z 0

Tour d'Pier 2017

Posted by Donn Ennis on Mar 20, 2017
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.
Tour d'Pier 2017 Donn Ennis 2017-03-20 07:00:00Z 0

Mira Costa and MBMS Music Competition Winners

Posted by Donn Ennis on Mar 13, 2017
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.
Mira Costa and MBMS Music Competition Winners Donn Ennis 2017-03-13 07:00:00Z 0

Guatemala Literacy Project

Posted by Donn Ennis on Mar 13, 2017
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.
Guatemala Literacy Project Donn Ennis 2017-03-13 07:00:00Z 0

Fly Girls

Posted by Donn Ennis on Mar 06, 2017
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.
Fly Girls Donn Ennis 2017-03-06 08:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Month - March

Posted by Donn Ennis on Mar 06, 2017
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.
Rotarian of the Month - March Donn Ennis 2017-03-06 08:00:00Z 0

Global Grant Scholarship Applicant

Posted by Donn Ennis on Mar 06, 2017
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.
Global Grant Scholarship Applicant Donn Ennis 2017-03-06 08:00:00Z 0

Craft Talk - Jim Hunter

Posted by Donn Ennis on Feb 27, 2017
Jim Hunter gave a very inspiring craft talk.  Jim has been the MB Rotary Club for 24+ years.
Craft Talk - Jim Hunter Donn Ennis 2017-02-27 08:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Donors

Posted by Donn Ennis on Feb 27, 2017
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.
Paul Harris Donors Donn Ennis 2017-02-27 08:00:00Z 0

Erin Rothner Craft Talk

Posted by Donn Ennis on Feb 13, 2017
Erin Rothner gave her Craft Talk this morning.  
 
Erin Rothner Craft Talk Donn Ennis 2017-02-13 08:00:00Z 0
The Volunteer Center - South Bay- Harbor - Long Beach Donn Ennis 2017-02-06 08:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Month for February

Posted by Donn Ennis on Feb 06, 2017
 
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.
 
 
Rotarian of the Month for February Donn Ennis 2017-02-06 08:00:00Z 0

Sports Journalism by Rick Reilly

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jan 30, 2017
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.
Sports Journalism by Rick Reilly Donn Ennis 2017-01-30 08:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Rotary Foundation Recognition

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jan 30, 2017
 
 
 
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. 
Paul Harris Rotary Foundation Recognition Donn Ennis 2017-01-30 08:00:00Z 0

A Kyokushin Karate Demonstration by Shihan Patrick Fard

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jan 22, 2017
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.
A Kyokushin Karate Demonstration by Shihan Patrick Fard Donn Ennis 2017-01-23 00:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Giving

Posted by Donn Ennis
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
Paul Harris Giving Donn Ennis 2017-01-16 00:00:00Z 0

Top Gun Pilot - Lew Hoyt

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jan 15, 2017
 
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.
Top Gun Pilot - Lew Hoyt Donn Ennis 2017-01-16 00:00:00Z 0

Holiday Blessings

Posted by Donn Ennis on Dec 18, 2016
 
Our club wishes everyone a Happy Holiday and a Blessed New Year.  
We have had a fantastic first half of the Rotary Year.
Holiday Blessings Donn Ennis 2016-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Holiday Sing Along Donn Ennis 2016-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Working Wardrobes Coming February 6 Donn Ennis 2016-12-19 00:00:00Z 0

Operation Teddy Bear at Moffett School

Posted on Dec 15, 2016
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.
 
 
 
Operation Teddy Bear at Moffett School Donn Ennis 2016-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Manhattan Beach Older Adult Holiday Party Donn Ennis 2016-12-14 00:00:00Z 0

12-12-16 Los Angeles Zoo

Posted by Donn Ennis on Dec 11, 2016
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/
 
 
12-12-16 Los Angeles Zoo Donn Ennis 2016-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
MB Rotary Supporting Sandpiper Holiday Baskets Donn Ennis 2016-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Santa Float Donn Ennis 2016-12-08 00:00:00Z 0

The Club Inducts a New Member

Posted by Donn Ennis on Dec 05, 2016
 
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.
 
The Club Inducts a New Member Donn Ennis 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Month - Dennis Ridge

Posted by Donn Ennis on Dec 05, 2016
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.
 
 
Rotarian of the Month - Dennis Ridge Donn Ennis 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0

Your Grateful Nation

Posted by Donn Ennis on Dec 05, 2016
 
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.
 
Your Grateful Nation Donn Ennis 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Manhattan Beach Business Meeting

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 27, 2016
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.
 
 
Rotary Club of Manhattan Beach Business Meeting Donn Ennis 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 27, 2016
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.
 
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Donn Ennis 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0

Team RWB (Red, White, and Blue

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 20, 2016
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.
 
Team RWB (Red, White, and Blue Donn Ennis 2016-11-21 00:00:00Z 0

Mayor Tony D'Errico

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 13, 2016
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.
 
 
Mayor Tony D'Errico Donn Ennis 2016-11-14 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Craft Talks

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 06, 2016
 
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.
Rotary Craft Talks Donn Ennis 2016-11-07 00:00:00Z 0

The Escape Room

Posted by Donn Ennis on Oct 30, 2016
 
Our speaker today was Dr. Jessica Carey from the Escape Room
She explained the team building relationships that are built from this closed environment.
 
 
 
The Escape Room Donn Ennis 2016-10-31 00:00:00Z 0

Happy Halloween

Posted by Donn Ennis
Here are the mad scientists that are running our club.
We had a great Halloween Meeting.
 
 
Happy Halloween Donn Ennis 2016-10-31 00:00:00Z 0

Club Assembly

Posted by Donn Ennis on Oct 23, 2016
 
Our Board gave us an update on our planned activities for the balance of the year.  From left to right:  Jordan Holbert, Social; Tim Hageman, Club Service; Loli Ramezani, Community Service; Richard Ham, Past-President; Ken Deemer, International Service; Mark Burton, President-Elect; Bob Lanahan, International Service; Shannon Ryan, President; David Gendron, Youth Service.
Club Assembly Donn Ennis 2016-10-24 00:00:00Z 0

Manhattan Beach Schools Bond Measure

Posted by Donn Ennis on Oct 16, 2016
 
Superintendent Mike Matthews addressed our club on the necessity to upgrade our schools and encouraged us to vote yes on Bond Measures C and EE in the November 8 Election.
 
President Shannon thanking Supt. Mike Matthews for bringing us up to date on the schools.
 
 
 
Manhattan Beach Schools Bond Measure Donn Ennis 2016-10-17 00:00:00Z 0

Food Finders

Posted by Donn Ennis
 
 
President Shannon Ryan, Diana Lara-VP of Operations, Food Finders, Community Service Director Loli Ramezani
 
Diana Lara gave a presentation on Food Finders and Food for Kids this morning.  Food Finders is a non-profit food rescue operation.  Since April of 1989 they have rescued over 123 million pounds of wholesome food.
Food Finders Donn Ennis 2016-10-17 00:00:00Z 0

Supporting Nonprofit Sustainability

Posted on Oct 02, 2016
President Shannon Ryan thanking David Greco of Social Sector Partners for his interesting talk on supporting nonprofit sustainability and impact.
Supporting Nonprofit Sustainability Donn Ennis 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0

Niger WASH Project

Posted on Oct 02, 2016
Larry Johnson announced that Rotary International Foundation has approved the Niger WASH Grant.  Congratulations on a job well done.  For more details click on the link at the top of the page.
Niger WASH Project Donn Ennis 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0

Food Booth at the Hometown Fair

Posted on Sep 30, 2016
Another successful event at the Annual Hometown Fair.  A huge thanks to Dr. Chris Ullman for organizing this event.
Also many thanks to David Gendron and Dr. Deb Roberson for working with the Interact students on their Booth.
Food Booth at the Hometown Fair Donn Ennis 2016-10-01 00:00:00Z 0

The Work of the Chrysalis Organization

Mark Loranger, President & CEO of Chrysalis, being thanked by President Shannon for his outstanding presentation.  
"Our work at Chrysalis is like trying to solve a puzzle.  No two clients walk through our doors with the same life experiences and challenges. Like puzzle pieces, we arrange just the right combination of programs, supports, encouragement, and training to help our clients find a job—and make a beautiful picture come to life.  -  2015 Annual Report"
The Work of the Chrysalis Organization Donn Ennis 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Awards

Lincoln Stone (Paul Harris +5 & +6) and Dan Jensen (Paul Harris) receiving recognition from Club Foundation Chair Herb Trachtenberg.  Congratulations on supporting the Rotary International Foundation in it's 100th Anniversary Year.
Paul Harris Awards Donn Ennis 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Friendship Exchange

President Shannon Ryan is shown exchanging club banners.  Barbro Tyter and Lief Tyter are visiting District 5280 on a Rotary Friendship Exchange.  They are from Sweden.

Lief Tyter and Barbro Tyter are shown with Past President Kathleen Terry and her husband Fred Manna.  Kathleen and Fred are the host family for Rotary Friendship Exchange.
 
 
Rotary Friendship Exchange Donn Ennis 2016-09-19 00:00:00Z 0

America's Waterways Watch

President Shannon Ryan thanking Commodore Harry Jacobs of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary for his informative talk.
 
Commodore Harry Jacobs of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary
America’s Waterways Watch 2.0 America's Waterway Watch (AWW) is a Coast Guard-sponsored nationwide program that helps prevent acts of terrorism and other illegal activity that jeopardize maritime homeland security by educating and training members of the maritime and recreational boating organizations, as well as the boating public, to recognize and report suspicious activity to appropriate authorities.
America's Waterways Watch Donn Ennis 2016-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
The Paleo Diet - Dr. Brad Glowaki Donn Ennis 2016-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
John Rhind Selected the Rotarian of the Month Donn Ennis 2016-09-12 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Exchange - A life in a year for AJ Silverman

Rotary Youth Exchange Student AJ Silverman and President Shannon Ryan
 
Rotary Exchange Student AJ Silverman shown with his proud parents Angela and Les.
 
AJ gave a presentation on his year as a Rotary Exchange Student in Germany.  It was a life changing experience for him and he was very grateful for the support of the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club.  It was an excellent talk that was both entertaining and informative.  We were proud to have him represent us.
 
Rotary Youth Exchange - A life in a year for AJ Silverman Donn Ennis 2016-08-29 00:00:00Z 0

Manhattan Beach Finance Director

Manhattan Beach Finance Director Bruce Moe with President Shannon Ryan.
Bruce discussed the financial status of the City of Manhattan Beach.  He covered the budget in detail and encourage residents to be involved in the budget process.
Manhattan Beach Finance Director Donn Ennis 2016-08-22 00:00:00Z 0

Mira Costa Scholarship Student Rachel Azafrani

Mira Costa 2013 Graduate Rachel Azafrani is shown here with President Shannon Ryan.
Rachel is one of our scholarship students who is attending Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and will be a Senior this year.  She spent the summer in Liberia working with 200 students on sustainable development.  She is interested in applying for a RI Global Scholarship Grant and is working with Dave Boochever and Donn Ennis.
Mira Costa Scholarship Student Rachel Azafrani Donn Ennis 2016-08-22 00:00:00Z 0

Mira Costa High School Football Coach Don Morrow

Our speaker today was Mira Costa High School Football coach Don Morrow shown here with President Shannon Ryan.  Coach Morrow has been the football coach for 24 years.  His model for his players is to be competitive on the field and in the classroom.  Safety is his priority, bolstered by improved training methods and good equipment.  He encourages his players to engage in multiple sports.
Mira Costa High School Football Coach Don Morrow James Hallett 2016-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Greg O'Brien Address Our Club Donn Ennis 2016-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
President Shannon Ryan's First Meeting Donn Ennis 2016-07-17 00:00:00Z 0

President Richard Ham's Last Meeting

President Richard Ham with First Lady Judy Ham
Thank you from all of the Manhattan Beach Rotarians for a great year.  You stepped in and showed us what being a Rotarian is all about.
President Richard Ham's Last Meeting 2016-06-20 00:00:00Z 0

Fresh Brothers Pizza

President Richard Ham presenting 100 Polio Vaccinations that were given in Adam Goldberg's name.  Adam gave a talk on the origins of Fresh Brothers Pizza that he and his wife started.  He also talked about the business principles that he believes have made them successful.
Fresh Brothers Pizza Donn Ennis 2016-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Manhattan Beach Teachers of the Year Recognition Donn Ennis 2016-06-06 00:00:00Z 0

Growing Great

Growing Great Executive Director Jennifer Jovanovic gave us an up date on the fantastic progress of Growing Great.  She is shown here with President Richard Ham.
Growing Great Donn Ennis 2016-05-23 00:00:00Z 0

RYLA from Interact Attendees

 
These three students presented a talk on their experiences at RYLA this year.  They are starting an Interact Club at Vistamar High School.  Vistamar School is a private, co-educational college-preparatory high school in El Segundo.  Shown here is Vocational Service Director Deb Robertson, Lilly Kissick, Sabrina Chwalek (Deb's daughter), and Mary Morrison.
RYLA from Interact Attendees Donn Ennis 2016-05-23 00:00:00Z 0

Stop Hunger Now Project

The third annual Stop Hunger Now Project.  We packed 20,000 meals to be sent overseas to feed hungry people.  A big thanks to Dr. Mike Matthews and David Gendron for once again heading up this project.  They also served a delicious lunch of pulled pork and hot dogs.
Stop Hunger Now Project Donn Ennis 2016-05-14 00:00:00Z 0

Healthy Heart

Michael Jongsma and Dr. Rishi Kaushal discussed the advances in heart health care at Little Company of Mary Hospital.  They are shown here with President Richard Ham.
Healthy Heart Donn Ennis 2016-05-09 00:00:00Z 0

Manhattan Beach Fire Fighter of the Year

Congratulations to Fire Fighter Brian Fujimoto for being the Fire Fighter of the Year for the Manhattan Beach Fire Department.  
Brian is shown here with Chief Robert Espinosa and Vocational Service Director Deb Robertson.
 
 
Manhattan Beach Fire Fighter of the Year Donn Ennis 2016-05-09 00:00:00Z 0

Magic In Giving Fund Raiser

Congratulations to Jordan Holbert for all of her hard work in leading a very successful fund raiser.
You exemplify "Service Above Self".
Jordan is shown here with her father, mother and husband.
 
We also need to thank Eric Iverson for all of his work in supporting Jordan and doing the behind the scenes operation.
Magic In Giving Fund Raiser Donn Ennis 2016-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Manhattan Beach Police Officer of the Year - Officer Paul Ford 2016-05-02 00:00:00Z 0

Mr. Trace Gallagher of Fox News

Mr. Trace Gallagher, Fox New Correspondent, addresses the club.
 
President Richard Ham thanks Trace Gallagher for speaking to our club.  One Hundred Polio Vaccinations were given in Trace's name.
Mr. Trace Gallagher of Fox News Donn Ennis 2016-04-25 00:00:00Z 0

How to Prepare For Old Age - Bernard Otis

 
President Richard Ham congratulates Mr. Bernard Otis on his entertaining talk on "How to Prepare For Old Age (Without Taking the Fun Out of Life).  President Richard presented a certificate for 100 Polio Vaccinations that was given in Mr. Otis' name.
 
How to Prepare For Old Age - Bernard Otis Donn Ennis 2016-04-18 00:00:00Z 0

Makerspace in the Manhattan Beach Elementary Schools

Mr. Scott Jensen being congratulated on his outstanding presentation on the Makerspace program in the Manhattan Beach Elementary Schools.  Our club has been a major contributor in supporting this wonderful program.
Makerspace in the Manhattan Beach Elementary Schools Donn Ennis 2016-04-12 00:00:00Z 0

Members Increase Their Paul Harris Commitment

President Elect Shannon Ryan, Past President Geoff Bremer, Supt. Mike Matthews, and David Gendron and are shown with Foundation Chair Herb Trachtenberg.  These Rotarians each contributed a $1,000 to move to a higher level of Paul Harris.
Members Increase Their Paul Harris Commitment Donn Ennis 2016-04-12 00:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Richard Montgomery and Scott Yanofsky Craft Talks

We learned that our two speakers had an earlier connection with the design, installation and dedication of our 9-11-01 Memorial.
Scott Ynofsky, a local contractor with New York City roots, was the driving force to have a 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan Beach.
Richard Montgomery Giving his Craft Talk.  Richard is a former MB Mayor and was on Council when the 9/11 memorial was dedicated in Manhattan Beach.
Rotarians Richard Montgomery and Scott Yanofsky Craft Talks Donn Ennis 2016-03-28 00:00:00Z 0

Mira Costa High School and MBMS Music Awards

From left to right - Mrs. Pam Damarillo, Orchestra Booster Club VP of Communications; Rotary President Richard Ham; Ms. Lilly Chang, Orchestra Booster Club VP of Ensembles, Band and Carnegie Lead; Mr. Joel Carlson, Mira Costa Band Director; Mr. Peter Park, Mira Costa Orchestra Director; Dr. Mike Matthews, Superintendent, Manhattan Beach School District.
The Manhattan Beach School District’s Grammy Award winning bands and orchestra program has been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on May 29, 2016, and over 260 musicians are planning to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  Many of these students lack the financial ability to make this happen, and that is where the Manhattan Beach community and our neighboring communities can make a real difference in these students’ lives.  Rotary President Richard Ham presents a check for $3,000 to Mrs. Pam Damarillo, Orchestra Booster Club VP of Communications, to help with financing these students.  
 
The Mira Costa High School 11th and 12th Grade winners of the Music Awards.
The Mira Costa High School 9th and 10th Grade winners of the Music Awards
The Manhattan Beach Middle School Music Award Winners.
Mira Costa High School and MBMS Music Awards Donn Ennis 2016-03-21 00:00:00Z 0

Mira Costa High School Craft Awards

President Richard Ham welcomes students, parents, teachers and Rotarians to our annual Craft Awards.  Awards were given in Art, Ceramics, Woodworking, Cinematic Arts, Broadcast Journalism and Photography.  Once again outstanding work by the students.
Mira Costa High School Craft Awards Donn Ennis 2016-03-14 00:00:00Z 0

Coast to Coast Walk In England

Past President Bill Bloomfield and his wife Susan at the end of the Coast to Coast.
Bill Bloomfield gave an excellent talk on the Coast to Coast walk that he and Susan did in June of 2015. Beautiful scenery that also showed it was not a walk in the park.
Coast to Coast Walk In England 2016-02-23 00:00:00Z 0

Six Great Men - Digging Deeper Into the Founders

President Richard Ham thanks Ara Norwood for his presentation on our Founding Fathers.  Ara Norwood (www.aranorwood.com), head of Leadership Development Systems, who presented Part II of “Six Great Men” (Part I was at Mira Costa for the Craft Awards a couple of years ago).The Six are Franklin, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison and Hamilton. Ara spoke about their relationships with their parents, their intellectual acumen (five were geniuses and Washington was more a people person), and their views on slavery (all opposed it eventually, with Northener Adams from the beginning calling it a “foul contagion” and with Washington evolving to the point of finally releasing all his slaves—which Jefferson did not do).
Six Great Men - Digging Deeper Into the Founders Donn Ennis 2016-02-14 00:00:00Z 0

Fake Antiquities Market

Dr. Chip Stanish, top Andean archaeologist and UCLA professor, spoke on the fake antiquities market.  President Richard Ham thanking Dr. Stanish for his presentation.
 
Fake Antiquities Market Donn Ennis 2016-01-28 00:00:00Z 0

Operation Teddy Bear

Several Rotarians journeyed to Moffett Elementary School to distribute books and Teddy Bears for our Operation Teddy Bear Project. Thanks for everyone helping out.
Operation Teddy Bear Donn Ennis 2016-01-28 00:00:00Z 0

2016-17 Manhattan Beach Rotary Board

 
Our new board was elected at todays meeting.
Front Row; Ken Deemer, Bob Lanahan, Shannon Ryan
Back Row; David Gendron, John Gardner, Loli Ramezani, Tim Hageman, Jordan Holbert, Jim McFarland, John Russo, Mark Burton and Richard Ham.
2016-17 Manhattan Beach Rotary Board Donn Ennis 2016-01-11 00:00:00Z 0

International Exchange Student Maja Lüttel

President Richard Ham presents our Club Banner to International Exchange Student Maja Lüttel after her presentation to our club.  Maja is attending Mira Costa High School and we are her sponsor.
International Exchange Student Maja Lüttel Donn Ennis 2016-01-11 00:00:00Z 0

Canine Support Teams

Mickey Lucas with Heidi, Sally Wing - Canine Support, Richard Ham
Our program today was from Canine Support Teams. This group provides canine support to people with disabilities including Wounded Warriors. Thanks so much for coming and telling us about all that you do. You can find out more from www.caninesupportteams.org.
 
Canine Support Teams Donn Ennis 2016-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Serving Their Community Donn Ennis 2015-12-16 00:00:00Z 0

Holiday Greetings

The Manhattan Beach Rotary Club wishes all our friends and family a very Happy Holiday and a Prosperous New Year.
Holiday Greetings Donn Ennis 2015-12-14 00:00:00Z 0

Historical Cemeteries in Los Angeles

Mr. Steve Goldstein, the author of "LA's Gravesite Companion - Where the V.I.P.'s R.I.P.", shared the history of 12 Los Angeles cemeteries.  Here's Richard Ham presenting a Certificate for 100 Polio Vaccinations given in his honor.
Historical Cemeteries in Los Angeles Donn Ennis 2015-12-08 00:00:00Z 0

Jay Johnstone Addresses Our Club

Jay Johnstone shared his memories of playing in Major League Baseball with both the Angels and the Dodgers.
A very entertaining program. President Richard Ham thanks Jay for coming to our club.
Jay Johnstone Addresses Our Club Donn Ennis 2015-12-04 00:00:00Z 0

New Paul Harris Members

Club Foundation Chair Herb Trachtenberg presented Paul Harris Awards to Mark Lipps and Richard Farrell.  Congratulations and thanks for supporting the RI Foundation.  We are making a difference in the world.
New Paul Harris Members Donn Ennis 2015-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
Tom Zimmerman and Mike Dobak Craft Talks Donn Ennis 2015-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
Sandpipers Holiday Baskets-Rotary Schedule of Needed Help Donn Ennis 2015-11-19 00:00:00Z 0

Richstone Family Center

 
Roger Van Remmen,CEO of Richstone Family Center, talked about the programs at the Richstone Family Center. For more information go to http://www.richstonefamily.org/. Roger thank you for updating us on all that Richstone does.
Richstone Family Center Donn Ennis 2015-11-19 00:00:00Z 0

Dr. Ray Padilla Discusses Sport Dentistry

Dr. Ray R. Padilla​ discussed his experiences as a sport injury dentist.  Dr. Ray R. Padilla has been involved in several Olympics, World Cup Soccer, UCLA sports and the Galaxy Soccer Team.  An excellent talk by our own member.
Dr. Ray Padilla Discusses Sport Dentistry Donn Ennis 2015-11-09 00:00:00Z 0

November 23rd Food Drive for "Food for Kids"

One of our next projects is a food drive for Food for Kids. We will be collecting the non-perishables shown on the shopping list. Please bring 10 to 12 cans/packages to our meeting on November 23. Feel free to bring more than one kind of non-perishable. To learn more go to http://volcenter.org/food-for-kids/ or contact Kathleen Terry.
 
November 23rd Food Drive for "Food for Kids" Donn Ennis 2015-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
Craft Talks by Steve Delk and Captain Tim Hegeman Donn Ennis 2015-11-02 00:00:00Z 0

Literacy Council

Vocational Service Director Deb Robertson and Past President Ian Jackson present a $1,000 to Literacy Council President Laney Quirk.  
Left to Right- Kristen Phillips, Karol Mc Queary, Laney Quirk, Deb Robertson, and Ian Jackson.
Literacy Council Donn Ennis 2015-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Manhattan Beach Mayor Mark Burton Addresses the Club Donn Ennis 2015-10-26 00:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day - 23 Oct 2015

Posted on Oct 20, 2015
MB City Council Mayor, Mark Burton, presented to President Richart Ham,
a Proclamation to MB Rotary Club's World Polio Day, 23 Oct 2015.
See photo below. 20 Oct 2015.
 
World Polio Day - 23 Oct 2015 Bob L 2015-10-21 00:00:00Z 0

Niger WASH - MB City Council

Posted on Oct 20, 2015
MB City council Mayor, Mark Burton presented to Larry Johnson
a Certificate of Recognition for Fundraising Efforts to Raise $1M
to Advance Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
to the people of Niger, West Africa.
20 Oct 2015
 
 
Niger WASH - MB City Council Bob L 2015-10-21 00:00:00Z 0

Mike Zislis Entrepreneur

Mike Zislis, owner of the Shade Hotel and many restaurants including our favorite The Strand House, gave a very entertaining talk on how he became an entrepreneur. Mike is shown with President Richard Ham.  Thanks for taking the time to be with us.
Mike Zislis Entrepreneur 2015-10-19 00:00:00Z 0

Cooperative For Education - Guatemala

Johanna Berninger, Gina Regan, and Jeff Berninger accept a check from President Richard Ham for the Guatemala Literacy Project.
There are opportunities to support a child's education through the Cooperative for Education.  Go to their web site for details.
Cooperative For Education - Guatemala Donn Ennis 2015-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
10-11-15 President's Reception Donn Ennis 2015-10-12 00:00:00Z 0

Servant Leadership

President Richard Ham presents a certificate honoring 100 polio vaccinations given in Dr. Steven Panzer's name.
 
Dr. Panzer, from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, spoke on the value of Servant Leadership.
Servant Leadership Donn Ennis 2015-10-05 00:00:00Z 0

Prosecuting Gang Members

Gerry Morton, Deputy DA Heather Steggell and President Richard Ham
 
Deputy DA Heather Steggell of the LA County Gang Homicide Division talked about prosecuting gang members. She was most recently involved in the case of the stabbing on the Santa Monica Pier.  She is an author but also prior to being a lawyer she was employed as a sales executive at a Fortune 500 Company.
Prosecuting Gang Members Donn Ennis 2015-09-29 00:00:00Z 0

2024 Olympic Bid

President Richard Ham thanks Mr. Zev Yaroslavsky for his presentation at our Rotary meeting.  Mr. Yaroslavsky discussed the City of Los Angeles's bid for the 2024 Olympics.  
2024 Olympic Bid Donn Ennis 2015-09-21 00:00:00Z 0

Redondo Beach Waterfront Development Plans

Our speaker today was Mr. Fred Bruning, CEO of CenterCal Properties. Mr. Bruning discussed the development plans for the Redondo Beach waterfront.  President Richard Ham presents a certificate for 100 Polio vaccines given in Mr. Bruning's name.
Redondo Beach Waterfront Development Plans Donn Ennis 2015-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Dr. Richard Chase and Mr. Jim McFarland Gave Presentations Donn Ennis 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0

Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch

President Richard Ham, Charlotte Lesser, Officer Stephanie Martin and Mayor Mark Burton
Charlotte Lesser and Officer Stephanie Martin gave a presentation on Neighborhood Watch in Manhattan Beach.  The map shows where we have block captains (orange) and where we need help (white).  Public Safety is one of Mayor Burton's top priorties.
Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch Donn Ennis 2015-08-24 00:00:00Z 0

District Governor DJ Sun Addresses Our Club

 
District Governor DJ Sun discusses his plans for the year.  Governor Sun will be leading a 4 day tour of Korea after the International Convention.
 
Here is a recap of the upcoming District Events for 2015-16.
District Governor DJ Sun Addresses Our Club Donn Ennis 2015-08-03 00:00:00Z 0

Youth Exchange Student

Dr. Les Silverman congratulates his son, AJ, on being chosen as a Rotary International Youth Exchange student.  AJ will be going to Germany.
Youth Exchange Student Donn Ennis 2015-07-27 00:00:00Z 0

Gelson's Market Update

President Richard Ham thanking Mr. Paul Harrigan of the Paragon Commercial Group for his presentation on the proposal for the new Gelson's Market.  In appreciation 100 Polio Vacinations were donate in his name.
Gelson's Market Update Donn Ennis 2015-07-27 00:00:00Z 0

World Vision and Rotary Drills Water Wells

President Richard Ham presents a certificate for 100 Polio Vaccinations given in Kim Lorenz's name.  
Kim was here to talk about World Vision partnering with District 5280 on drilling water wells in Niger.
Lawrence Johnson is leading this outstanding program and is on the Board of Directors of Wells Bring Hope.
World Vision and Rotary Drills Water Wells Donn Ennis 2015-07-20 00:00:00Z 0

Paul Silva Addresses Our Club

President Richard Ham Thanks Paul Silva for his insights into life in the South Bay.
Paul is about to write is 1,000 column for The Beach Reporter.
Paul Silva Addresses Our Club Donn Ennis 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
President Richard Ham Address Club on This Year's Plan Donn Ennis 2015-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
The Manhattan Beach Rotarian of the Year Donn Ennis 2015-06-28 00:00:00Z 0

2015 Demotion of President Geoff

President Geoff is shown in his new position of Past-President.  Thanks for a great year.
 From Left to Right John Hugunin, John Rhind, Shannon Ryan, Past-President Geoff and President Richard Ham.
 
 
2015 Demotion of President Geoff Donn Ennis 2015-06-28 00:00:00Z 0

GROWING GREAT

Our program today was on Growing Great and the progress that has been made in our Schools.
Executive Director Jennifer Jovanovic, President Geoff Bremer, and Education & Development Associate Sarah Minkow 
shown with a certificate of 100 Polio vaccinations given in the name of Growing Great.
 
 
GROWING GREAT Donn Ennis 2015-06-15 00:00:00Z 0

Manhattan Beach's School Teachers of the Year

What a wonderful group of teachers.  These our the Teacher's of the Year in our schools in Manhattan Beach.  
We are proud to honor them at our meeting.
Congratulations to all of our Teachers of the Year.
 
Manhattan Beach's School Teachers of the Year Donn Ennis 2015-06-11 00:00:00Z 0

Magic In Giving

Dr. Chris Ullman welcomes the members and guests to our annual fund raiser "Magic In Giving".
 
Steve Napolitano presents a commendation for 60 years of Service to Manhattan Beach to President Geoff Bremer.  Since 2005, Steve has represented County Supervisor Knabe in eight South Bay communities.
Magic In Giving Donn Ennis 2015-05-30 00:00:00Z 0

Police Chief Eve Irvine and Police Officer of the Year Andy Harrod

Lt. Andy Harrod receiving recognition for being selected Police Officer of the Year by his fellow officers.  Lt. Andy Harrod with Police Chief Eve Irvine and President Geoff Bremer.
 
Police Chief Eve Irvine being presented a certificate for 100 Polio Vaccinations donated in her name.  The Chief updated us on what is happening in Manhattan Beach.
Police Chief Eve Irvine and Police Officer of the Year Andy Harrod Donn Ennis 2015-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
RYLA Update from our Mira Costa High School Interact Club Donn Ennis 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z 0

Peacock Foundation

Mr. William Benson of the Peacock Foundation discussed a new method of therapy for youth. He discussed how they promote animal-assisted interventions with homeless and foster care youths. Their Mission Statement: Mission Statement - To support the provision of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) and activities (AAA) for at-risk youth by partnering with mental health practitioners, public service agencies, and community organizations.  
 
 
Peacock Foundation Donn Ennis 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
Mr. Sam Fernandez, Dodger General Counsel Spoke today. Donn Ennis 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0

"STOP HUNGER NOW" PROJECT

 
Over the week end we had our second "Stop Hunger Now Project".  A big thanks to Dr. Mike Matthews and his committee for organizing this fantastic event.
 
"STOP HUNGER NOW" PROJECT Donn Ennis 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0

A Visitor from the Congo

 
 
Dr Polepole Tshomba from Bukavu Mwangaza Rotary Club (the D.R Congo) visited our club this morning.
 
Recent "Today Show" guest, Jayne Justice, discussed what's really in the food we eat.  She is shown here receiving a certificate for 100 Polio Vaccinations donate in her name from President Geoff Bremer. 
A Visitor from the Congo Donn Ennis 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z 0

The Amorok Society

An excellent presentation by Mr. G. E. M. Monro on the Amorok Society and the work they are doing in Bangladesh.  "We teach very poor mothers how to read and write in their local language, we teach them English (necessary for economic advancement) and teach them math and social studies. We also teach them life skills such as health, nutrition, child care and conflict resolution.  The mothers, many of whom have never before even held a pencil, attend school every day for 2 hours. Teachers, recruited from nearby neighbourhoods and trained by AS, use accelerated learning methods (using songs, drama, games).  Neighbourhood houses (rooms) are used as schools. The mothers are then trained to become teachers of their own and their neighbours’ children, developing some of the learning materials themselves for use with the children.  The small schoolrooms, when not being used for mothers’ classes, are used by the women to discuss issues of importance, as determined by them, and as a place for cottage industry work to increase family income.  Working from the centre of the family out using accelerated learning methods (songs, pictures, drama) is a highly effective approach. Mothers come to understand and value education – learn how to create a positive learning environment for children, and they come to make better decisions in many areas for the family. Mothers report that they can now make better sense of their world and have become more highly-valued within their own homes and in the community."
 
Mr. Monro receiving a Certificate for 100 Polio Vaccinations given in his name by President Geoff.
 
 
 
 
The Amorok Society Donn Ennis 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z 0

Run With Sally

Mr. Nick Arquette, Founder/Executive Director, of Walk With Sally gave a talk on this excellent organization.  He is shown here being congratulated by President Geoff Bremer.  Walk With Sally is committed to providing healing and comfort to children debilitated by the emotional experience of living with or losing a parent or sibling to cancer. This healing is facilitated through free of charge mentoring support programs and services that provide an emotionally safe environment for children to share their difficult experience with someone who has suffered the same. We invite you to join our mission and Walk With Sally. http://www.walkwithsally.org/
 
Run With Sally Donn Ennis 2015-04-13 00:00:00Z 0
Magic In Giving Fund Raiser Donn Ennis 2015-04-13 00:00:00Z 0

Rabbi Yossi Mintz talked about the Friendship Circle in the Southbay.

Rabbi Yossi Mintz addressed the club on The Friendship Circle. This is a club that brings special needs kids into the mainstream by using High School Students. It has grow to 27 schools in the South Bay with over 1,300 special needs kids being included in activities.
President Geoff Bremer presents a Certificate for 100 Polio Vaccinations donated in Rabbi Mintz's name.
Rabbi Yossi Mintz talked about the Friendship Circle in the Southbay. Donn Ennis 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z 0

A Visitor From Osaka, Japan

Rotarian Tad Fukushima exchanges Club Banners with President Geoff Bremer. Tad was visiting from Osaka, Japan.
A Visitor From Osaka, Japan Donn Ennis 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z 0

Assemblyman David Hadley Address Our Club

Assemblyman David Hadley talked about his experience of being newly elected.  President Geoff thanked him for coming and gave Mr. Hadley a certificate showing we donated 100 Polio Vaccinations in his name.
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A New Member Is Inducted Into the Club

Tim Hageman being inducted into our club.  Ian Jackson, Membership Chair and Kathleen Terry, Sponser, look on as President Geoff congratulates Tim.
 
Rotarian Monica Farrell welcomes Tim Hageman into our club while Lincoln Stone looks on.
 
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Rotary Craft Awards at Mira Costa

Posted on Mar 22, 2015
 
 
Mira Costa High School Students with their Awards.
Once again we were amazed by the talent of our High School Students.  Congratulations on your achievements in Art, Ceramics, Furniture Making, Woodworking, Cinematic Arts and Broadcast Journalism.  We also congratulate the teachers and parents that support these students efforts.
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Music Competition Winners

Today the Winners of the Music Competition played for us.  What a joy to hear these young musicians perform.
 
The winners from the Seventh and Eighth Grades.
 
The winners from the Ninth and Tenth Grades.
 
The winners from the Eleventh and Twelfth Grades.
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District Guatemala Humanitarian Trip

Posted by Donn Ennis on Mar 09, 2015
President Geoff Bremer and Pres-Elect Richard Ham gave a presentation on their participation in the District Trip to Guatemala.
 
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2-23-15 Rotary Meeting - City Council Candidate Forum

Posted by Donn Ennis on Feb 22, 2015
Today we had City Council Candidates address specific questions.  Our moderator was Jim Hallett.  From Left to Right - Amy Howorth, David Lesser and Bill Victor addressing specific questions from our moderator Jim Hallett.
 
 
 
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1-12-15 New Member Inducted

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jan 11, 2015

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Karla Cameron is being inducted into the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club. Jan Rhees is her sponsor.

Karla works for the Dr Pepper Snapple Group as Director of National Accounts.

Welcome to our club. We look forward to getting to know you.

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1-5-15 Rotary Meeting

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jan 04, 2015

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Former LA Kings Hockey star and current Voice of the LA Kings, Daryl Evans,

gave us an insider's look at our LA Kings.  

 

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12-8-14 Rotary Meeting

Posted by Donn Ennis on Dec 07, 2014

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Bob Lanahan entertained us with stories from his past life.  Bob is anxious to be involved in helping students with technology. 

 

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Holiday Party

Posted by Donn Ennis on Dec 07, 2014

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Dr. Chris Ullman welcomes Rotarians to Lido for our annual Holiday Party.  Lisa Hemmat hosted us at Lido di Manhattan.  The staff was outstanding, the music great and the fellowship even greater.

 

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Road Trip to Bayou Teche

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 30, 2014

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Great talk by Mark Lipps on his trip with Ingo Werk and Coco Werk to Bayou Teche.  We learned many insights on travels with Ingo.  He has friends all over the US.  If you're not his friend it's because he hasn't met you yet.

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The Los Angeles Sports Scene

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 23, 2014

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President Geoff Bremer thanks Los Angeles Times sports reporter Michael Bresnahan for his talk this morning.

One Hundred Polio vaccinations were donated in Michael's name.

 

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Update on Microloans

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 20, 2014

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Ainagul is 42 years old, and she and her husband are raising four children. Ainagul has a secondary education. Her family's main source of income is Ainagul's animal husbandry business, which she started 16 years ago with 20,000 somi (KGS) worth of cattle. As a result of her hard work, today Ainagul has two milk cows, one horse, one bull calf, and 40 sheep. Her monthly income is 5,000 somi (KGS). 

Since February 2009 we have participated in 1,208 microloans in 45 countries with 114 Field Partners (banks).

Below is the status of our portfolio.

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11-17-14 Rotary Meeting

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 16, 2014

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Our meeting with our Rotarian and Rotaract Visitors from Ensenada and Tijuana was a fantastic experience.

The two Rotaract clubs each gave a presentation on the projects that they were doing in Mexico.

 

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Beach Party With Our Visitors From Mexico

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 15, 2014

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We had a great time Sunday Afternoon with our Rotarian and Rotaract visitors from Ensenada and Tijuana.  Building International relations can be a lot of fun.

 

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November 10th Rotary Meeting

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 09, 2014

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Bazzel Baz, former CIA Special Ops agent talked about the worldwide problem of human trafficking and what his organization, Association for the Recovery of Children, is doing to bring kids home.  An inspirational talk.

 

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November 3rd Rotary Meeting

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 02, 2014

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President Geoff Bremer thanks our Speaker Steve Walker for his inspirational talk.  Steve is an ex-Marine who lost all but 5% of his vision in one eye due to Retinitis Pigmentosa.  He talked about his challenges in becoming a triathlete.  He hopes to make the Paralympic Cycling team.

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Cardiologist Dr. Michele Del Vicario discusses New Developments in Cardiac Care Donn Ennis 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
President Greets a Visitor from Benin Republic Donn Ennis 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0

Emergency USA's work in Afghanistan

Posted by Donn Ennis on Oct 19, 2014

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Dr. Nafisa Abudlla accepts a certificate for 100 Polio vaccinations given in the name of Emergency USA.

EMERGENCY USA supports construction and management of international projects for medical care:

• Hospitals specifically dedicated to war victims, providing skilled surgical intervention in emergencies

• Physical and social rehabilitation centers for victims of anti-personnel mines and other war injuries

• First aid posts for emergency treatment and healthcare centers for primary care

• Hospitals offering specialized therapy in places where unmet needs are demonstrated

By building high-quality, sustainable regional medical centers (rather than temporary or minimal-care facilities), EMERGENCY partners with the local population in war-torn communities to provide healthcare services that reach beyond walls to heal communities.

 

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Head USC Basketball Coach Andy Enfield Addresses Rotary

Posted by Donn Ennis on Oct 05, 2014

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Head USC Basketball Coach, Andy Enfield, discuss the basketball program and his plans headding into this years season.

He was very positive about the incoming Freshman and transfers and the potential they have for the team.

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The Great Generational Divide

Posted by Donn Ennis on Sep 28, 2014

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Pallavi Ridout demystifies why each generation differs from the next.  She gives ideas on how to work and communicate with multiple generations.  She was very complimentary of Rotary International's website in how it bridges multiple generations.

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The Point Development

Posted by Donn Ennis on Sep 21, 2014

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Bob Baker did a presentation on The Point development at the corner of Rosecrans and Sepulveda.  The project offers dining and shopping with a large center plaza.  President Geoff is shown giving 100 Polio Vaccinations Certificate in Bob's name.

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President's Reception

Posted by Donn Ennis on Sep 20, 2014

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We had a great President's Reception for President Geoff and his wife Chris.  A big thanks to Lynn and Larry Wolf for hosting us once again.  Another outstanding job by Lido with the food and drink.

 

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Ingo Werk Presented the International Convention Trip

Posted by Donn Ennis on Sep 14, 2014

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Past District Governor Ingo gave a presentation on the 2014 International Convention in Sydney, Australia.  He also talk about his recent trip to Germany to the Rotary Fellowship of Jazz.  

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Richard Ham elected to the Office of President-Elect Donn Ennis 2014-09-15 00:00:00Z 0

Bears to the Rescue

Posted by Donn Ennis on Sep 07, 2014

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Mike Doell shows off the Rotary Bear that will be used in the "Bears to the Rescue" project.  These bears will be given to fire and police personnel to hand out to children in times of crisis.

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Sky Blossoms, Relationship Expert, addresses the club.

Posted by Donn Ennis on Sep 07, 2014

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Sky Blossoms presented a talk on improving self confidence.  Helping achievers by nature who hit a wall in their personal life or business to gain clarity, get in the flow, and reach their goals in record time. Practical tips to boost your Confidence: 1. Stop explaining yourself. 2. Adjust your physiology. 3. Remember your successes.

Sky Blossoms, Relationship Expert, addresses the club. Donn Ennis 2014-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Exchange Student John Jegede addresses the Club. Donn Ennis 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z 0

Gary Vitti, Laker Head Athletic Trainer, is Guest Speaker

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jul 13, 2014

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About to enter his 30th season as the Los Angeles Laker's athletic trainer, Gary  Vitti is widely recognized as one of the best practitioners of his respective field.

Vitti , who monitors the health of the club throughout the season using state-of-the-art methods in conditioning, dieting, stretching and testing, is the longest tenured athletic trainer in Lakers history with 29 years of service.  

The native of Stamford, Connecticut is responsible for the care, prevention and treatment of injuries to Lakers players, assuring the coaching staff that each athlete is in the best possible condition from October through April, May, or, in the event of a championship run, June. Yet just because the season ends doesn't mean Vitti is off the clock. His job typically continues throughout the months of July, August and September as he spends a portion of his summer working with players during the off-season. 

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President Geoff with First Lady Chris Donn Ennis 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z 0

Ensenada Todos Santos Rotary Club Becomes our Twin Club

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jun 15, 2014

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President's Kory Marquez and Kathleen Terry sign the agreement to become Twin Rotary Clubs.

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Back Row: Ina Marquez, Randall Meadors, PDG Ingo Werk, Governor Doug Baker and Gail Carruthers watching as

President's Kory Marquez and Kathleen Terry sign the Twin Club Certificate of Recognition.

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Loli Ramezani gives her Craft Talk

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jun 08, 2014

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 Loli Ramezani giving her Craft Talk

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 Ambassadorial Scholar Evan Lai exchages banners with President Kathleen.

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Manhattan Beach Unified School District's Teachers of the Year Donn Ennis 2014-06-02 00:00:00Z 0

Another Successful "Magic In Giving" Fund Raiser

Posted by Donn Ennis on May 30, 2014

 

 

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The Outstanding MIG Committee.  Thanks for a great event.

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President Kathleen welcoming Rotarians and their guests.

 

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MIG Chair Jim Lambert thanking Jan Rhees for all of her help behind the scenes.

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Science Awards for MB Middle School and Mira Costa High School Donn Ennis 2014-04-21 00:00:00Z 0

Manhattan Beach Firefighter/Paramedic of the Year

Posted by Donn Ennis on Apr 20, 2014
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President Kathleen Terry presents recognition of Firefighter/Paramedic of the Year to James Stratton.

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Firefighter/Paramedic James Stratton with the rest of the Crew.

 

 

 

 

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We are honored to welcome Rotarian Dr. Bernhard Fischer

Posted by Donn Ennis on Apr 13, 2014

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We are honored to welcome Rotarian Dr. Bernhard Fischer,   Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, who will be speaking on Newest developments in Germany and Europe and its relevance for the Southwest of the United States.

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We also had a special guest.   Dennis McNeil is a local talent who was the 1993 National Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.  He has performed both at the Met and with the Grateful Dead.  A very special talent.

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Stop Hunger Now event

Posted by Donn Ennis on Mar 28, 2014

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This group worked very hard and four hours later we had 20,000 meals ready for shipment.  A big thanks to Interact Students, Rotaract men and women and of course the men and women of our Rotary Club.

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Here is the meals we assembled and packed for distribution.

Our 1st Ever Stop Hunger Now Event happened Saturday, March 29th!   We began with a brief orientation to the day from our "Stop Hunger Now" liaison Brandon Romero. We each then staffed a station, working as a team until we had packed 20,000 meals for children overseas.  This is a worldwide project, and Rotary is their biggest international partner. We should take pride in the fact that we are strengthening the international impact of Rotary by participating in this event, and we are truly making a difference. I am already proud of what the day accomplished.

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Mira Costa High School - Craft Awards

Posted by Donn Ennis on Mar 23, 2014
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Today we honored students in the fields of Wood/Furniture Making, Art, Drawing and Painting, Ceramics, Digital Photography, Media Design, Broadcast Journalism and Video Production.  Above are a couple of samples of excellent work these students do.

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Rotary Sponsored Music Competition at the Middle School and Mira Costa High School Donn Ennis 2014-03-10 00:00:00Z 0

The Renaissance of Traditional Chinese Culture

Posted by Donn Ennis on Mar 02, 2014

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President Kathleen presenting 100 Polio Vaccinations Certificate given in Dr. Ye's Honor.

Our speaker today was Dr. Michael Ye.  He discussed the renaissance of traditional Chinese culture.  As more Chinese realize the importance of their traditional values, they have been working together to bring about a renaissance of the traditional culture. Shen Yun (meaning “The beauty of divine beings dancing”) is a manifestation of such “renaissance.” Shen Yun Performing Arts brings to life the deep inner meaning of man’s awakening to the Tao.

Shen Yun Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization. Established in New York in 2006, its mission is to revive China’s 5,000 years of civilization and bridge the gap between East and West. Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired. A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops — together creating one spectacular performance.

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The Two Bit Circus

Posted by Donn Ennis on Feb 23, 2014

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Rotarian Les Silverman, Brent Bushnell from Two Bit Circus and President Kathleen.

Another fantastic program. The carnival reimagined with robots, fire, and lasers to inspire young inventors in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. (STEAM)  "You've heard of STEM... but we agree with John Maeda of RISD and MIT that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math aren't complete without Art.  Our culture isn't doing enough to get kids interested in STEAM. As professional inventors, we rely on these disciplines every day, and want to share our excitement about them with kids young and old. Through years of building and demonstrating fun games we've learned no better way to get kids into STEAM than to show them an amazing time.  When you say 'engineering' to most kids they zone out.  But when you say 'lasers, robots, and fire,' you have their undivided attention."  A great event coming to Los Angeles in April.

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Our Holiday Meeting

Posted by Donn Ennis on Dec 15, 2013

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A fun holiday meeting with Blues Harmonica, The 12 Days of Christmas as a round, acoustic guitar, a cast of hundreds, and of course the fellowship of our club members.  Best wishes for the coming year from our club to yours.

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Food For Kids Project

Posted by Donn Ennis on Dec 01, 2013

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Dennis Ridge and Alex Weiss, Volunteer Center program coordinator, talked about our project to feed children on the weekend.  More details will be forth coming.

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Jeff Snyder is inducted into Rotary.

Posted by Donn Ennis on Dec 01, 2013

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This morning we inducted Jeff Snyder into our Rotary Club.  Jeff's classification is Commercial insurance broker.  We welcome Jeff and his wife Cynthia into the worldwide fellowship of Rotary.

Jeff Snyder is inducted into Rotary. Donn Ennis 2013-12-02 00:00:00Z 0

Franky Carrillo was our Speaker this Morning.

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 24, 2013

Our speaker today had a real "Thanksgiving" story to tell.

At the age of 16, Francisco "Franky" Carrillo was convicted of the 1991 shooting murder of a Lynwood man. His conviction was reversed by the Los Angeles County Superior Court  on March 14, 2011 after he had served twenty years in prison.  

His conviction relied on eyewitness testimony from six people. The witnesses later admitted they had been influenced by police officers, and each other, to identify Carrillo. Two men later confessed to the crime, and stated Carrillo was not involved.

Although always protesting his innocence, Carrillo was found guilty at his initial trial and subsequent appeals. After Carrillo's case was taken on by the Northern California Innocence Project, he was able to conclusively prove his innocence.

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Franky Carrillo with President Kathleen Terry.

One Hundred Polio Vaccinations  were given in Franky name.

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Richard Ham Receives Paul Harris Award in Guatemala Donn Ennis 2013-11-18 00:00:00Z 0

Sport Flying in Light Sport Aircraft

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 17, 2013

Mr. Craig Bowers, VP of Sales, of ICON Aircraft gave a presentation on sport flying.  His company has designed a sport flying aircraft the ICON A5. Great talk with fantastic pictures.

 

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President Kathleen presenting 100 Polio vaccines in honor of our speaker.

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The ICON A 5.

ICON Aircraft Web Site

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Veteran's Day Meeting

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 10, 2013

Mr. Mike Welch presented his life as a Load Master in the Air Force.  A great program with lots of pictures.  We salute all who have served or are serving in the Arm Forces.  Thank You.

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Starve Yourself to Immortality

Posted by Donn Ennis on Nov 03, 2013

Our program today was presented by Dr. Janet Tomiyama and had many interesting facts on stress and diet.  Dr. Tomiyama is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at UCLA.

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President Kathleen presents a 100 Polio Vaccinations certificate to Dr. Janet Tomiyama with the help of Ed Kushins.
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25 Year MB Rotary Veteran Defines What a True Rotarian is All About Russ Samuels 2013-11-04 00:00:00Z 0

Five Manhattan Beach Rotarians Receive Paul Harris Recognition

Posted by Donn Ennis on Oct 27, 2013

Foundation Chair Dave Hornbecker presented new Paul Harris Pins to five of our members.  Thanks for supporting the RI Foundation and all of the work they do world wide.

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Tim Auringer, Eric Iverson, Norm Levin, Dr. Patricia Panucci and Darrell Sperber receive their Paul Harris Awards.

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A Presentation on the MARS Rover "Curiosity"

Posted by Donn Ennis on Oct 20, 2013

We had an outstanding program today.  Ms. Jennifer Griffes, Cal Tech-JPL MARS Rover Specialist, gave a fascinating presentation on the MARS Rover.  It was astounding to see the engineering involved and the results of this impressive feat.  

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President Kathleen presenting 100 Polio Vaccinations given in Ms. Jennifer Griffes name.

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City of Manhattan Beach Proclamation - 2013 World Polio Day Donn Ennis 2013-10-21 00:00:00Z 0

Hometown Fair Taco Booth

Posted by Donn Ennis on Oct 04, 2013

The heart of the morning crew ready to serve up delicious tacos.  A big thanks to Steve DeBaets for all the time he spent organizing this yearly event.

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Deb Arnold, Lisa Hemmat, Dr. Chris Ullman and Chef Lee Walker

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Club Assembly on Membership

Posted by Donn Ennis on Sep 29, 2013

Our program today was a discussion on Membership.  It was led by Jason Wallace and Roger Cox.

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Dr. Wanda Austin, President/CEO of The Aerospace Corp., Addresses Rotary

Posted by Donn Ennis on Sep 22, 2013

We were honored to have Dr. Wanda Austin as our featured speaker.  She emphasized the importance of Aerospace work to Southern California.  She also addressed her concern for a decline in students interested in science and technology.  We need to support the sciences for our future.

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President Kathleen Terry presents 100 Polio Vaccines donate in Dr. Austin's honor.

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Operation Teddy Bear at Moffet Elementary in Lennox

Posted by Donn Ennis on Sep 10, 2013

Sixteen Rotarians and one volunteer went to Moffet Elementary School in Lennox to execute Operation Teddy Bear.  Many thanks to Dennis Ridge and the Volunteer Center for providing us this opportunity.  We distributed 158 backpack with school supplies to 8 First Grade classes.  You can see by the pictures that this is a worthwhile projects.

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J.T. Warring Spoke on Rotary's Project in Myanmar

Posted by Donn Ennis on Sep 08, 2013

Mr. JT Warring gave an informative talk on Rotary's entry into Myanmar after be gone for over 30 years.  He discussed the Rotary Project of bringing clean water to orphanages was the gateway for building trust with the Government of Myanmar.

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J. T. Warring, President Kathleen Terry and International Service Director Randall Meadors

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Mr. Craig Leach, Torrance Memorial Hospital, was our Speaker.

Posted by Donn Ennis on Aug 25, 2013

Mr. Craig Leach gave an informative talk on the growth of Torrrance Memorial Hospital and their plans for the near future.  They have a wonderful building program in process.

 

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Dr. Damien Goldberg, President Kathleen Terry and Mr. Craig Leach

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Mark Burton Is Inducted Into Rotary

Posted by Donn Ennis on Aug 11, 2013

Welcome to Mark Burton on joining our club today.  He was inducted by District Governor Doug Baker.  Mark is a Retired Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles with 31 years of public service. He is currently serving on the Manhattan Beach City Council.

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District Governor Doug Baker Visits Our Club

Posted by Donn Ennis on Aug 11, 2013

Today we had Governor Doug as our speaker.  An excellent talk that inspired us to keeping doing the good work.

 

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Executive Aide Jaimee Sul Cantrell,District Governor Doug Baker, President Kathleen and District Governor Elect Elsa Gillham.

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Mira Costa Rotary Scholars Attend Our Meeting

Posted by Donn Ennis on Aug 04, 2013

We were pleased to have 2 of our 24 Mira Costa scholarship students attend our meeting today.  They each gave a short update on what they are doing.  Zac Kay will be a Sophomore at Georgetown University where he is studying International Political Economy.  He hopes to attend Oxford his Junior year.  Rachel Azafrani will be a Freshman at William & Mary.  She is exploring the field of Environmental Science.  It was clear that they really appreciated our financial support.  They are shown here with some of the scholarship committee members.  From left to right - John Hugunin, Zac Kay, Dave Boochever and Rachel Azafrani.

 

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Mira Costa Rotary Scholars Attend Our Meeting Donn Ennis 2013-08-05 00:00:00Z 0

Across the Universe With Ingo

Posted by Donn Ennis on Aug 04, 2013

PDG Ingo Werk gave a presentation on his recent trip to Argentina where he visited the Rotary Club of Buenos Aires.  At the end of the talk he had a little help from his friends.

 

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7-29-13 Rotary Meeting

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jul 28, 2013

Another great meeting.  Amanda Stone and Daniel Quisenberry gave their Craft Talks.  Shannon Ryan introduced Nick Ozer who will be submitting the paper work to start a new Rotoract Club in Manhattan Beach.  We will be their Rotary Sponsor.  And to top it off, Rotarian Wendell Harter celebrates is 93rd Birthday.

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UCLA Head Coach Jim Mora Speaks to our Club

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jul 21, 2013

UCLA Football Coach Jim Mora at Rotary Club at Toyota of Manhattan Beach. Coach spoke not only of mental toughness, discipline, and hard work, but of caring for these kids and giving them direction and purpose in their lives. He also spoke of the UCLA - USC rivalry as of course competitive but working together as two great schools. As a Cal alum the only thing I can say is GO BEARS! - Les Silverman

A thank you to Dr. Ray for arranging Coach Mora's visit.

A big thanks to Darrell Sperber for hosting the meeting at Toyota of Manhattan Beach.  Unfortunately no one won a free car because President Kathleen forgot her marbles.

 

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Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi Addresses Rotary

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jul 14, 2013

Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi was the guest speaker at Rotary this morning.  He talked about education and creating jobs.  Mr. Muratsuchi played an important role in increased funding for the Manhattan Beach School District.

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President Kathleen presenting a certificate for 100 polio vaccinations donated in Assemblyman Muratsuchi name.

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Our First Rotary Project For This Year

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jul 12, 2013

On Saturday, July 13, Several Rotarians went to Polliwog Park to help with the Kid Save picnic.  It was a very successful event and we thank all the Rotarians who helped.

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The Start of a New Rotary Year

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jul 07, 2013

President Kathleen hit the ground running this morning.  Unexpected new members, Bio and plans for the up coming year to just mention a few.  It looks like FUN will be emphasized this year.  So get ready to get involved and have a fun time.

 

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2012-13 Outstanding Rotarian and Rookie of the Year

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jun 30, 2013

President Tom announced his Outstanding Rotarian of the Year - Richard Ham and his Rookie of the Year - Mark Lipps.  Well earned awards and the club salutes you both for your efforts.Image

President Tom and First Lady MaryRose presenting the Rotarian of the Year award to Richard Ham.

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President Tom with Rookie of the Year Mark Lipps.

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President Tom Jeffry Farewell

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jun 30, 2013

President Tom addressed the club at his Demotion thank us for our support through the year.  We thank him for his outstanding service and a fun year.Image

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MB Unified School District's Teachers of the Year

Posted by Donn Ennis on Jun 02, 2013

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Congratulations to the School Teachers of the Year.  They are shown here with their Principals, Superintendent and other School Administrators along with President Tom Jeffry and Club Director Robin Gary.

 

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International Criminal Court

Posted by Donn Ennis on May 19, 2013

Mr. John Washburn, Chairman of the Washington Working Group on the International Criminal Court, was our speaker today.  Thank you for taking the time to attend our meeting and present a talk on the work you are doing.Image

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Annual Award to the Manhattan Beach Policeman of the Year

Posted by Donn Ennis on May 19, 2013

President Tom Jeffry presented the Manhattan Beach Policeman of the Year to Sgt. Mark Mason.  Sgt. Mason was not able to attend our meeting due to retirement and travel commitments.  Accepting the award for him was Police Chief Eve Irvine and Capt. Tim Hageman.  A Big Thanks to all of the Officers and Staff that serve our community to keep it safe.

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Sgt. Mark Mason

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New Paul Harris Fellow

Posted by Donn Ennis on May 19, 2013

Rotary Foundation Chair Paul Allman presented a Paul Harris Fellow recognition to Ken Deemer.  Thanks for supporting our RI Foundation and all to the work they accomplish worldwide.

 

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March Literacy Month celebration

Posted by Eric Iverson on May 13, 2013
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As part of our March Literacy Month celebration, John Hugenin spearheaded a joint project between our club and the Molina Foundation. 

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Awards to El Camino and Central High

Posted by Donn Ennis on May 12, 2013

Monday night President Tom and Scholarship Chairman Dennis Morehead presented Scholarship awards to El Camino and Central High.  Our continued outreach to serve the broader community.Image

Katie Gleason, Dennis Morehead and Tom Jeffry

 

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Nelson Gray, Dennis Morehead, Tom Jeffry with faculty and students from Central High in Los Angeles.

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District Conference

Posted by Donn Ennis on May 05, 2013

Congratulations to President Tom and his board for their awards at the District Conference this past week end.  Shown here is the RI President's Presidential Citation.  Check out our facebook page for the rest of the awards along with some pictures.

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Rotary International Foundation

Posted by Donn Ennis on May 05, 2013

RI Foundation Club Chair Paul Allman presenting a Paul Harris +4 recognition award to long time Member Mike Doell.  Thanks for your continued support of this vital Rotary International program.Image

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Science Awards for Manhattan Beach Middle School and Mira Costa High School

Posted by Donn Ennis on Apr 21, 2013

This was our first annual recognition of students at the Manhattan Beach Middle School and Mira Costa High School for excellence in the area of science.  This was an outstanding group of students.

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From Left to Right - Back Row - Rotarian Lynn Range, MBI Principal John Jackson, 

Executive Director of Education Services Carolyn Seaton, Rotarians Robin Gary and Ian Jackson.

Front Row - Middle School Honorees Nadia Owen, 6th Grade; Zachary Horowitz, 7th Grade and Jane Fishman, 8th Grade.

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From Left to Right - Back Row - Rotarian Lynn Range, Mira Costa Principal Dr. Ben Dale, 

Executive Director of Education Services Carolyn Seaton, Rotarians Robin Gary and Ian Jackson.

Front Row - Mira Costa High School Honorees Jagriti Agrawal, Kara Drexler, Sam Reinehr, and Kiera Isgrig.


 

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Firefighter of the Year

Posted by Donn Ennis on Apr 14, 2013

Congratulations to Fire Engineer/Paramedic Mike Murrey for his selection as Firefighter of the Year for Manhattan Beach.  Mike has been a firefighter for 14 years in Manhattan Beach.

 

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Chief Bob Espinosa looks on while President Tom presents a recognition award to Fire Engineer Mike Murrey.

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Mike Murrey's crew showed up to show their support.

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Bob Meistrell, Body Glove, Guest Speaker

Posted by Donn Ennis on Apr 07, 2013

Today we had one of the founding brothers of Body Glove, Bob Meistrell, talk to us about the origins of his business.  We really enjoyed his stories.  Body Glove has been a big supporter of Rotary Fundraising Events.  He was made a Paul Harris Fellow at the last District Breakfast by Governor Lew Bertrand.  Governor Lew along with Cindy Williams, President of the Rotary Club of Westchester, presented Bob with his Paul Harris Plaque.

 

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Bob Meistrell with another engaging story.

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President Tom looks on while Governor Lew and Cindy Williams present Bob Meistrell with his Paul Harris Plaque.

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President Tom thanking Bob Meistrell for being out guest speaker.

President Tom presented Bob with a certificate of 100 Polio vaccinations given in his name.