Wilshire Rotary Club of Los Angeles

 

 

Dynamic Speakers Series
DARK - No lunch meeting
Feb 22, 2017
Filming at the Ebell
Professor Juan D. Carrillo
Mar 01, 2017
Neuroeconomic Theory and Experimental Economics
Journalist Guillaume Serina
Mar 08, 2017
Reagan/Gorbatchev. Reykjavik 1986, le sommet de tous les espoirs
LeUyen Pham
Mar 15, 2017
Bestselling Children's Illustrator & Author
Wilshire Rotary PLAYBILL
Mar 22, 2017
2nd Annual Third-Grade Spelling Bee
 
Upcoming Events
 
Club Leadership
President
President-Elect
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Rotary Foundation
Community Service Director
Club Service Director
Vocational Service Director
Dictionary and Spelling Bee Chair
Youth Service Director
Rotary Peace Chair
Sergant-at-Arms
 
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Welcome to Wilshire Rotary Club of Los Angeles

Wilshire Rotary

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We meet Wednesdays at 11:55 AM
Ebell of Los Angeles
743 South Lucerne Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90005
United States
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World Polio Day is October 24
 
The observance of World Polio Day was established by nongovernmental organization Rotary International in order to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, the developer of a vaccine against polio.
 
Make your contribution to the Polio Plus Fund and help END POLIO NOW. 
 
 
Thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation your money is matched 2 to 1.
 
 

 

Celebrate the Foundation’s centennial by making a special contribution to help us reach our goal...

 

To mark this historic year, we have set a goal of $300 million, including contributions to the Annual, Endowment, and PolioPlus funds. By making a special centennial gift beyond what you normally contribute, you are helping to launch our Foundation into its second century of service. And you’re empowering Rotary members to continue fighting disease, reducing poverty, providing clean water, promoting peace, and advancing economic development in communities all over the world.

 

Only contributions received between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017 will count toward the goal.

 

 
 
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Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
 
FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
 
SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
 
THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
 
FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

 
 
 
 
 
RI News and Stories
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...
 
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