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Happy Birthday Paramount Rotary Club!
62 years old and going strong!
 
Our Paramount Rotary Club will be 62 years old on July 1, 2017. We are about to finish our current Rotary year and start our new year on July 1, 2017. As the incoming club president for 2017-18,  I want to look forward to the coming year. But I can't stop appreciating all the wonderful things that a small club like ours has been doing; specially our accomplishments this year under President John Berg's leadership.
 
2016-17 has definitely been a productive year. More importantly, it has also been a fun year. We have carried out community service projects like Vision to Learn; we sent kids to RYLA camps; we awarded scholarships; we held Art contests, held Poker Tournament and Golf Tournament. We had our Holiday Party, Promotion/Demotion Dinner; did a lot of singing and joking each week; and, inducted New Members to our club. We have created an atmosphere that other clubs can be envious of.  Our members will agree that our Tuesday meetings are fun; they inspire us; and, we always learn a thing or two each time, I know I do.  We have had guest speakers from all walks of life  talk to us about their passions. No matter which way you look at it, our club, Rotary Club of Paramount is in great shape.
 
We know that there are many of you who have often thought about joining the club. Perhaps, you have questions in your mind. Is the Rotary Club for me? How much time do I have to devote? Will I enjoy this? Will they ask me to contribute money? What will I personally gain out of this? Those are some the questions I asked myself 2 years ago before I joined the club. These are all personal questions; and the answers are different for every one.  You have to find out these answers by yourself. Our meetings (except our Club Assembly meetings 4 times a year) are open to guest visitors and we love to have guest visitors.  So, we are extending an open invitation to all our non-Rotarian readers of this bulletin. The lunch is on us!  We meet Tuesdays at 12:10 PM in Progress Park,15500 Downey Ave. If you want to know more before you come, please call me or any other member of our club. My cell phone number is 562-972-9815 and my email address is nick@anilta.com. This is not an invitation to join our club, it is only an invitation to visit our club and get some first hand information about Rotary.
 
If you know of someone, who might want to be put on our mailing list (we call it our "friends list"), please forward this email to him/her. so that he/she can then contact us.
 
2017-18 is going to be an exciting year for us. Our Theme this year is "Making a Difference". And. our leadership team will consist of these accomplished leaders:
  • Bud Jackson will co-ordinate all Service Projects including local community projects as well as International Projects, This also includes John Boogard's invaluable interface with our Paramount School System and all Youth related activities we have been carrying on.
     
  • Teri Mouren-Laurens will  co-ordinate all our Admin activities - which includes all our meetings and get-togethers which enable our club to be a fun place. She has the support of all our members in carrying out these activities. I am sure she will be happy to receive any ideas or suggestions you might have for our club.
     
  • John Berg will be our chair for Public Relations and New Membership: He will be our face to the outside world and will keep you informed of our activities. If you can help spread the word about our Rotary Club, please talk to John. If you don't have his contact information, please send me an email to nick@anilta.com and I will put you in touch with him. His team includes Mary Jane Villalovos and Linda Timmons who take care of our website, our Bulletin, Our Facebook Page and Interface with our Chamber of Commerce and other organizations.
     
  • John Rodgerson will continue to be our Treasurer,
     
  • Rich Weeda will continue to be our Club Secretary.
     
  • Jay Wilbur will continue as our Rotary Foundation Chair

Even though we are a small club based in Paramount, we  receive excellent support from our Rotary District 5280 and from Rotary International. We are part of this bigger Rotary family. There are of 1.2 million of us, spread over in 33,000 clubs in 200 countries.
 
Once again, if you have an interest or curiosity and want to find  out more, please call me or any other member of our club. My cell phone number is 562-972-9815 and my email address is nick@anilta.com. If you know of someone, who might want to be put on our "friends list", please forward this email to him/her. so that he/she can then contact us.
 
Nick Pardasani, President-Elect 2017-2018 Rotary Club of Paramount
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Welcome to the Paramount Rotary Club!
Paramount
Service Above Self
We meet Tuesdays at 12:10 PM
Progress Park
15500 Downey Ave
Mail to: P.O. Box 1988
Paramount, CA  90723
United States of America
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