Local Volunteer Opportunities
 
 
Operation Gratitude
Saturday, December 15th, 9am-12pm
21100 Lassen Street
Chatsworth,  CA  91311
 
Prince of Peace Church/Feeding the Homeless
Saturday, January 12th, 4pm-7pm
5700 Rudnick Ave,
Woodland Hills,  CA  91367
 
 
Please contact Lucy Martin to sign up.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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What's Happening in Calabasas? 2018-11-28 08:00:00Z 0 Community,Service,Volunteer
This year the Rotary Club of Calabasas was preparing to commemorate its 30th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors, when our community was suddenly struck by the Woolsey Fire.  Many of our local families were affected. In its aftermath we learned that 3 residents tragically died, and well over 1,000 structures were lost. 
 
So in partnership with the Sagebrush Cantina, Leonis Adobe Museum and others, the Rotary Club of Calabasas opened up its Thanksgiving event to include those impacted by the fire.  There was a bit of scrambling to make sure we had enough food, and in the end we are proud to report sharing a full Thanksgiving meal with over 700 of our local senior citizens and community members.  
 
Click here to view more photos from the event:  2018 Calabasas Community Thanksgiving
 
Community Thanksgiving
30th Annual Thanksgiving for Seniors 2018-11-22 08:00:00Z 0 Community,Thanksgiving

We are very excited to announce CALABINGO on October 28, 2018!! This is a fun-filled afternoon of Bingo, prizes, and more!! Be sure to sign up ASAP. Space is limited and you will not want to miss this fun and exciting event!!  

REGISTER :   CalaBingo Registration

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CPK FUNdraiser for Firefighters 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
...and More 2018-07-28 07:00:00Z 0
2017 Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors 2018-07-28 07:00:00Z 0
2017 Calabasas Pumpkin Festival 2018-07-28 07:00:00Z 0

Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming events in 2018-2019

Some of our past events have included:

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors

CalaBINGO

Casino Nite

Rotary at the Bowl

What's Happening at Calabasas Rotary? Linda Catran 2018-07-28 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary at the Bowl 2018-05-07 07:00:00Z 0
Casino Nite 2018-04-19 07:00:00Z 0

We are very excited to announce CALABINGO on April 29, 2018!! This is a fun-filled afternoon of Bingo, prizes, and more!! Be sure to sign up ASAP. Space is limited and you will not want to miss this fun and exciting event!!  

REGISTER :   CalaBingo Registration

 

CalaBingo! 2017-03-11 08:00:00Z 0
Thanksgiving Senior Luncheon! 2016-11-28 08:00:00Z 0

We are very excited to announce CALABINGO on October 30, 2016!! This is a fun-filled afternoon of Bingo, prizes, and more!! Be sure to sign up ASAP. Space is limited and you will not want to miss this fun and exciting event!!  Come in Costume to receive a special treat!

REGISTER AT:

http://www.Calabingo.com

 

CalaBingo! 2015-12-02 08:00:00Z 0

The Canine Classic Dog Walk & Festival returns Sunday, April 26th to Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road in Calabasas.  

We need you!  Volunteers are needed for the pre-event set-up on Saturday, April 25th from 9am-8pm and on the event day Sunday, April 26th from 5:30am to 6:00pm. 

Spaces fill up fast, please register to volunteer here.  We are so grateful for your support and dedication to helping others. We can always count on you!

This fun-filled family fundraiser benefiting the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, Calabasas Rotary, and L.I.F.E. Animal Rescue features a 2 Mile Walk and post-walk Festival for dog lovers and their families.  Activities include Dog Adoption, Main Stage Entertainment, Food Trucks, Kid's Activity Area, Dog Training Clinics, Kid's & Dogs Storytime and much more!

To learn more about the Canine Classic
 visit www.canineclassic.org
 

Woof!

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110 Years of Rotary! 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z 0

The City of Calabasas will serve as a host city for a delegation of Special Olympics athletes before the opening of the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles.

About 7,000 participants from 170 nations will compete in more than 20 sports between July 25 and Aug. 2, 2015 at arenas including USC and UCLA. Among the competitions are aquatics, gymnastics, kayaking, basketball and soccer.

Host towns are responsible for providing accommodations, meals, activities and local transportation for the athletes and their sponsors.

Please check regularly to find out information about volunteering and for sponsorship opportunities.

Special Olympics World Games 2015 Sally Goya 2015-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
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RYLA, the Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly, is more than just a weekend in the mountains.  Over the past two years, the Calabasas Rotary Club has sent eight students to RYLA.

 

What does RYLA mean? Todd Gurvis 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
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Every year, one of the highlights of our weekly club programs is our annual visit from Lewis Wilkenfeld, Artistic Director of the Cabrillo Music Theatre in Thousand Oaks.  This year promises to be no exception, as Lewis is joined by actors Harrison Meloeny and Natalie MacDonald, accompaniast Lloyd Cooper, and production assistant Katie Angeli (to whom we owe great thanks for our annual visits from CMT).  Natalie, Harrison and Lloyd will dazzle you with selections from past CMT productions and give you a taste of the what to expect in the 2014-2015 Season at Cabrillo Music Theatre.

This truly is a meeting you won't want to miss.  Come early -- and bring a guest!

Cabrillo Music Theatre

Don't miss Lewis Wilkenfeld's triumphant return to the Calabasas Rotary stage! Todd Gurvis 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Myers on Oct 05, 2013
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It is with sadness that we must share the passing of one of our founding members of the Calabasas Rotary, Robert (Bob) Guthrie. Bob became a member of the Club on July 01, 1989. He was a past president, a Paul Harris Fellow, and one of the most respected leaders in the Club. Our prayers are with Rebecca, his beautiful wife of 61 years. Information regarding services will be posted when it becomes available. 

With Sad Hearts We Say Good-bye to Robert Guthrie Mary Myers 2013-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
QEBS sends Thank You to Calabasas Rotary Mary Myers 2013-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Todd Gurvis on Nov 19, 2012
A potential new member was proposed to the Club Board of Directors on November 20, 2012 for membership, and it was voted to move forward in the approval process.

  

PROPOSED MEMBER Todd Gurvis 2012-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
A Profile of RI President Sakuji Tanaka Linda Catran 2012-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Catran on Jul 01, 2012
A few days prior to the beginning of this new Rotary year, Mel Powell, President of the provisional Rotary eClub of the Greater San Fernando Valley, sat down (via Skype) with then RI President Kalyan Banerjee for a fascinating interview. It's definitely worth watching to gain insight into the presidency of Rotary International, and to hear about some of Banerjee's experiences in his year as President. Here it is, in its entirety: 

Interview with RI Immediate Past President Kalyan Banerjee Linda Catran 2012-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annemarie Flaherty on Apr 30, 2012
Wow.  What a WAPI of a day we had on Saturday, April 21st!  A huge thank you to our very own, Michelle Pierfax, for leading our Club and the Interact Clubs on this life-saving project.

Students, Interactors, Rotarians, parents and educators all worked together to make and assemble WAPI's (Water Pasteurization Indicator) to be distributed to much needed areas throughout the World.
It was a lot of work and a lot of fun.  Thank you to everyone who came out and helped.  Another thank you to Michelle for all of her hard work in making it happen!

What a WAPI of a Day! Annemarie Flaherty 2012-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Catran on Dec 11, 2011
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Be sure to attend the meeting this week to stay informed on Club business, and participate in plans for the coming weeks and months!
Club Assembly! Linda Catran 2011-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
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Corazon de Vida (CDV), or Heart of Life, was formed in 1994 to raise funds and support for the children of Baja, Mexico. Without funds for housing, food or social programs for orphaned, homeless and abandoned children, Mexico is not able to provide a future for its youngest citizens.

In keeping with our ongoing commitment to Corazon de Vida, and in the spirit of the season please review the Corazon de Vida Wish List and, if you are able to contribute any of the listed items, please bring them to the meeting and George will see to it they are delivered promptly.

Many of these children are found living on the streets, while a lucky few have been taken in by well meaning families. These families offer help to one or two children in desperate need, and shortly find themselves running a home for as many as 75 or 100 children. The families often seek support from churches, area businesses or friends to feed and clothe the children, but there are no government funds. 

CDV coordinates corporate, community and volunteer support to provide funds, volunteer help, and a caring hand to the children of Baja. Funds raised pay for food, utilities and the other basic needs of life. Many children in Baja orphanages do not get a regular nutritious meal. CDV hopes to change that for the 50 orphanages throughout Baja.

The Rotary Club of Calabasas has proudly partnered with Corazon de Vida for the past several years to support their work helping orphanages in Baja California.  It is a distinct pleasure to welcome our friend and partner George Perez, member of the CDV Board of Directors, to Calabasas.

George Perez Tells All About Corazon de Vida Orphanages Linda Catran 2011-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
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Come out and support the Rotary Club of Calabasas for an afternoon filled with fun and prizes!  All proceeds from the event go to support the Calabasas Rotary Club's mission to provide humanitarian services to our local community and around the world.

Date: December 4, 2011 
Doors open at 1:30 pm   Event starts at 2:00 pm
Event Fee: $1

 

Location:   Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center

27040 Malibu Hills Rd

Calabasas, CA 91302


A Penny Party is a fun fast moving event where you can win prizes all afternoon.

  • Come see what a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, or dollar can buy
  • Your entrance fee of $1 buys you 100 tickets
  • 6 tables filled with opportunities to win huge variety of prizes ranging in value from $1 to several hundred dollars.
  • Play the tables for a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, $1 or $5
  • To win a prize you put your numbered tickets and the corresponding money (ex:penny table = 5 tickets + 5 pennies = 5 chances for your number to be drawn and you become a winner)
  • Move fast before someone gets the prize you want
Come join the fun and help support all the valuable service work done by the Calabasas Rotary and go home loaded with great prizes. 
5th Annual Penny Party Mary Myers 2011-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Catran on Nov 26, 2011
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Just a reminder that as this Tuesday will be the 5th Tuesday of the month, the meeting will be held at 6:00pm, at the Sagebrush Cantina.  Those who were unable to make it on Thanksgiving will surely enjoy hearing all about Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors event. 
Fifth Tuesday Fun & Friendship Evening Meeting Linda Catran 2011-11-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Catran on Nov 26, 2011

ImageThanksgiving this year was once again a festive occasion at the Sagebrush Cantina for hundreds of local senior citizens.  As in past years, all the turkeys were collected and donated by Kathleen Sterling, publisher of the Valley Vantage Group of Newspapers, and traditional pumpkin and fruit pies were generously donated by St. Bernardine's Church and School while, in addition to offering the use of its amazing establishment, the Sagebrush Cantina rounded out the meal with delicious holiday side dishes. The overwhelming generosity of these sponsors to provide the traditional holiday dinner essentials was matched only by the willingness of over 150 community volunteers to contribute their time and energy to do the hard work required to make this event possible.

A very special thanks also goes to L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander who, along with L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine donated bus transportation from several area Senior Centers, providing transportation for over 200 senior citizens. Silverado Senior Living provided an accessible shuttle to transport those with special requirements, and many other Seniors arrived by car.  Councilman Englander, and his family, were also on hand to work alongside the other community volunteers greeting the Senior Citizens and serving meals. 

Making the day particularly special for the honored guests, were the scores of students who helped in every way possible.  While students from the newly formed Canoga Park High School Interact Club  comprised the largest group, a good number of students also came from the Calabasas High Interact Club, Viewpoint High School and El Camino Real High School, with others from Harvard Westlake School, Nobel Middle School and other area schools.   The opportunity to interact with the students has been consistently noted as a high point by many of the Seniors.

Without a doubt the Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors was a great success in benefiting not only the Senior Citizens, but was also an enriching experience for all the volunteers and sponsors who participated.

 

23rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors a Great Success! Linda Catran 2011-11-27 00:00:00Z 0
CERT Training for Rotarians Begins Oct. 20, 2011 Linda Catran 2011-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Calabasas Rotary Participates in 9/11 Fundraising Event Linda Catran 2011-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
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Be sure to attend Club Assembly this Tuesday, August 13th, for a discussion of Committees and Projects for the coming weeks and months.
  • Is there a Committee or Project on which you'd like to serve this year?

  • Do you have any comments or suggestions to discuss with the Club as a whole?

See you all on Tuesday!

REMEMBER...Click on Upcoming Events to view the list and Register Online for those you plan to attend. Upcoming Events can be accessed at any time via the Club Bulletin from the menu at left, or on the Calendar, from the top menu. 
Club Assembly! Linda Catran 2011-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
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Mr. Wilkenfeld is the Artistic Director of Cabrillo Music Theatre. Cabrillo is the Resident Musical Production Company at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.  Their 2011-2012 Season will feature Annie starring Sally Struthers as Ms. Hannigan, Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire, Once Upon a Mattress, and Meet Me In St. Louis

To learn more about Cabrillo, please visit www.cabrillomusictheatre.com.
 
This presentation will include musical performances by members of the theatre company.  You won't want to miss (or be late for) this one. This would be an wonderful meeting to invite guests and prospective members to.  Come early to meet and greet the performers.
 
 


Cabrillo Music Theatre will wow ya! Todd Gurvis 2011-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
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Be sure to attend Club Assembly this Tuesday, August 9th, for a discussion of Committees and Projects for the coming weeks and months.
  • Is there a Committee or Project on which you'd like to serve this year?

  • Do you have any comments or suggestions to discuss with the Club as a whole?

See you all on Tuesday!

REMEMBER...Click on Upcoming Events to view the list and Register Online for those you plan to attend. Upcoming Events can be accessed at any time via the Club Bulletin from the menu at left, or on the Calendar, from the top menu. 
Club Assembly! Linda Catran 2011-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Catran on Jul 30, 2011
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Don't miss it! 

Be sure to attend the meeting on Tuesday, August 2nd, for a  first hand account of the sights and sounds - and a beautiful array of photos - from Bill & Jean's  recent tour of twelve countries in Eastern Europe.  

Come enjoy this fabulous feast of fellowship with our Calabasas Rotarians!

8/2 - Tuesday Tour of Eastern Europe with Bill & Jean Linda Catran 2011-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Tue, 6/28 - Passing the Gavel: Thank You, Todd!....Welcome, Annemarie! Linda Catran 2011-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
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 The day of our Annual Family Fun Day and Fundraiser has finally arrived!  If you have not already registered, you can still register on the day of the show.  If you don't plan to walk, just bring your dog and come out to the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center Sunday, June 26th, and watch the Dog Show, visit the vendor booths, have some lunch and enjoy the entertainment.
Come One, Come All! - Nuts for Mutts Annual Walk, Show & Fundraiser - Sunday, Jun 26th Linda Catran 2011-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Catran on May 02, 2011
Irene Brennick is an award winning public speaker, who has shared her story of overcoming adversity with tens of thousands of people, bringing audiences to tears and cheers.
Irene Brennick: Overcoming Adversity Linda Catran 2011-05-03 06:53:07Z 0
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Finally, an accountant who can make taxes accessible and udnertandable! Last year, Jim Karp joined us to update us on some of the most critical changes in the tax law affecting business owners and personal estate plans. After he finished, members rated it one of the best programs of the year and extracted a promise from Jim that he'd come back at the beginning of 2012 to bring us up-to-date on any other changes we needed to know about.  Now, exactly one year to the week, Jim returns to keep his promise.  Based on Jim's program last year, you can rest assured that this is one meeting you won't want to miss!  

 

"Taxes: What You Need to Know Before You File" Linda Catran 0
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Our speaker this coming Tuesday, January 17th, will be Ursula Blazej, from RC Woodland Hills, to discuss the program of a world-wide reduction of hunger through Plumpy'nut.
Tue, 1/17: What is a Plumpy'nut? Linda Catran 0
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Be sure to attend the meeting his week, when we will be honored to welcome editor and writer, Ms. Bryna Fischer.  

Bryna Fischer worked for a major Boston publisher, first in the trade and reference division, and later in the elementary school reading department, before turning to freelancing. Bryna has been a freelance editor for more than twenty years, working with diverse clients. She has edited textbooks, trade nonfiction books, and corporate materials. More recently, Bryna has worked as an editor and writer for a major internet content producer, where she edits and writes SEO-driven articles. In her spare time, Bryna serves as vice president of education for her local Hadassah chapter, for which she writes and presents monthly articles on a variety of subjects of interest to Jewish women. She also writes a blog about whatever strikes her fancy. Bryna is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association.

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This past September, Calabasas for the first time ever entertained large numbers of people at Juan Bautista De Anza Park with an evening of music, wine, food and socializing under the late summer sky, at the first Annual Calabasas Music Festival.  The Evening under the Stars Music Festival is the brainchild of Woodland Hills artist Noel Webb.  Vendors, business sponsors, charity groups and on-site food and wine service were on hand. "It's not just a concert, " Webb told the Calabasas Parks, Recreation and Education Commission.  "It's almost like a block party; comfortable, with colleagues and friends all getting together to enjoy a music festival," he said.  

Please join Calabasas Rotarians at the Canyon Sports Grill & Deli, on Tuesday, December 20th, to meet Noel Webb and listen as he discusses both the first Annual Calabasas Music Festival, as well as his plans for next year's Festival.  


This Tuesday - Special Speaker, Noel Webb on the Calabasas Music Festival Linda Catran 0
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 This week we will be meeting at Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewing Company, at 26787 Agoura Rd, Calabasas.  Click here for directions from our current meeting location at the Canyon Sports Grill & Deli.

In addition to sampling the fine fare at Wolf Creek, we will also be presented with Bette Hall's Final Preparation for Thanksgiving plans to discuss.  

All Club members who plan to volunteer on Thursday, at the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors should make every effort to attend - It may rain on Thursday, and we must discuss our contingency plans.

NOTE: Meeting at Wolf Creek This Week! - Tue, 11/22/2010 Linda Catran 0
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Image"The Rotary Foundation's Grants Programs & GSE" 

The Rotary Foundation is lot more than just PolioPlus!  Join District 5260 Foundation Grants Chair Lee Stacy of the Burbank Sunrise Rotary Club as he introduces us to the highlights of the many grants programs of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  Afterwards, our very own Alice Muntean will update us on the latest developments on our district's Group Study Exchange team, which is yet another program of The Rotary Foundation.

Please note: Our club meeting this week is on Thursday, not Tuesday, and will be held at The Sagebrush Cantina in Old Town Calabasas.

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Be sure to attend Club Assembly this Tuesday, November 8th, for a review of last week's Board meeting and a discussion of Committees and Projects for the coming weeks and months.
  • Is there a Committee or Project on which you'd like to serve this year?

  • Do you have any comments or suggestions to discuss with the Club as a whole?

See you all on Tuesday!

REMEMBER...Click on Upcoming Events to view the list and Register Online for those you plan to attend. Upcoming Events can be accessed at any time via the Club Bulletin from the menu at left, or on the Calendar, from the top menu.  
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 Avi Liberman has performed stand-up comedy on CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and "Make Me Laugh" as well as NBC's "Friday Night!" His acting credits include "Dave's World" (CBS), "Boston Common" (NBC) and "Andytown U.S.A." (Comedy Central). Avi can be seen regularly on E! as one of their frequent guests on their popular countdown series. He has also guest starred on "Movies At Our House," as well as having shot a pilot titled "Through the Keyhole" both on AMC. He has also been heard on radio stations across the country. A successful commercial actor, Avi has appeared in spots for "Mercedes," "L.A. Cellular," "Miller Lite", "Starbucks" and "Net Zero." He has appeared at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. 
Tue, Nov 1 - Comedian Avi Liberman Linda Catran 0
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For those who haven't had the pleasure of meeting our District Governor, you're in for a real treat.  We look forward to welcoming DG Tom to our Club on Tuesday, October 18th.  In honor of his visit, and as an informal introduction to our new District Governor, please take a look at his October message, reprinted below:

DG_Tom  Flatly stating that one Avenue of Service is our most important Avenue is always a recipe for getting yourself in trouble—so I am going to stay away from saying that Vocational Service is our single most important Avenue; but’s it’s really tempting to stir the pot by saying so. Why? Because it is the one Avenue of Service that really and truly sets Rotary apart from so many other organizations that do good in the world. For someone who just wants to help out by serving his or her community or the world there are lots of groups out there; groups that don’t ask you to come to meetings once a week and pay dues. What makes a Rotarian a Rotarian is that while we want to serve others, we want to extend that service all the way down to what we do in our businesses and professions every single day. We honor all “useful occupations” and encourage our members to conduct their lives according to the Four Way Test. Rotary has five “core values” and three of them relate very strongly back to Vocational Service: fellowship, leadership, and integrity.
 
We can’t ever forget that Rotary started out in 1905 as an organization for men (and now, thank goodness, women) who were engaged in business and the professions, and who wanted to associate with others who shared their ethical standards and beliefs. They believed in coming together in friendship once a week to share experiences and contacts, and to serve others. We have never really been a “business referral network”, and we are not supposed to expect any “advantage” from doing business with Rotarians, but our clubs have always been forums where individual Rotarians could trust in the integrity of their fellow club members, learn from them, and never worry about referring customers and clients in need of a product or service to a fellow member.
 
Perhaps most importantly, Rotary Clubs have always been made up of people who are active and working in the community. Back in 1905 we were founded by a group of “thirty-somethings” who wanted to be connected to their communities. Our Clubs should still be fulfilling that roll as a place in our communities where business, professional, and community leaders come together to make things happen.
 
This year, I am asking all the clubs in our District to implement a Vocational Service project that is directed to reminding Rotarians about our commitment to high ethical standards and personal integrity. While we have many Vocational Service projects, many of these are aimed at educating and helping non-Rotarians—so I want to see at least one project in every club for the members themselves that truly advances our commitment to being better individuals. Let’s remember that Vocational Service adds value back to each of us and gives us all a compelling reason to be Rotarians.
 
Maybe I will go ahead and risk it—Vocational Service is our most important Avenue of Service.
 
Rocking on . . .
Tom

 

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Be sure to stop by the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival this weekend  for a fun-filled family day with friends and neighbors.  Enjoy rides, bands, contests, car show and lots of food!  

Speaking of FOOD, the Rotary Club of Calabasas will reprise its premier Pumpkin Pie booth this year, where we will once again be selling generous slices, with or without a dollop of whipped cream, both in celebration of our city's namesake, and to raise much needed funds to help our Club sustain its ongoing projects.

 

Oct 15, 16 - Pick a Piece of Pie at the Pumpkin Festival! Linda Catran 0
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We have a very special meeting in store for our lunch meeting this Tuesday, October 4th.  Honorary Calabasas Rotarian,  Kathleen Sterling will be the special guest , and will discuss her recently published book, "Sex After Death: A Love Story".  

Kathleen Sterling is an award winning journalist and, as owner of the Valley News Group, publisher of three weekly newspapers in Los Angeles: Warner Center News, Valley Vantage and Las Virgenes Enterprise.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from USC and received a MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Management. Sterling started her first newspaper at the age of twenty-two. She and her husband Rodger worked together for twenty-five years until his death in 2009.

Sex After Death began as a journal she kept in the hospital at her husband's bedside. It evolved into a chronicle of her life as a young widow - true, tragic and often funny. Sterling lives and works in suburban Los Angeles. She is actively involved in the community as a publisher, and as a volunteer with many organizations. In her spare time - which she doesn't have a lot of! - she is an avid reader and traveler.

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Dan Duncan worked as a physics and electronics teacher for 33 years for both the Los Angeles and Pasadena school districts.   Dan has been a licensed amateur ("ham") radio operator since 1966, and is known online by his license number, WA6NZZ.

When disaster strikes throughout the world, amateur radio operators step in to support or, when needed, replace the traditional lines of communication. They work closely with the Red Cross, Red Crescent Society, Rotary, Lions and so many other service and relief organizations to provide help to thousands in need throughout the world.

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Don't even think about missing next Tuesday's meeting, when we will have the extraordinary opportunity for an intriguing glimpse at the significant roles of translators and translation services in the world today.

Irene Agnew is founder and President of Agnew Tech-II, dba Agnew Multilingual, with more than 30 years experience in the translation field. Prior to establishing Agnew Tech-II in 1986, she was a consultant for Bunker Ramo Corporation on machine translation research and at the height of cold war translated radio broadcasts from USSR for the US State Departments’ Foreign Broadcast Information Service.

She was the chief translator for Rand Corporation’s publication, "Soviet Cybernetics Review," wrote a monthly column, "Russian Press Report on Soviet Science," for the Science Digest, and designed and taught technical Russian courses for engineers at Rockwell International. She was born in Harbin, China, of Russian heritage, educated in China, Japan and the University of California.

Irene Agnew is a founding member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Ventura County, and a recipient of the Trailblazer of the Year award in 2001. She is a member of the American Translators Association, and is International Chair of Rotary Club of Conejo Valley.  

Tue, 9/20 - Irene Agnew on "Translation, the Unsung Hero of International Business" Linda Catran 0
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 Join us in welcoming Mel Powell, President of the Provisional Rotary E-Club of the Greater SFV.   Mel is the Past President of the Sherman Oaks Sunset Rotary Club, current Assistant Governor, Membership Chair and Fellowships Chair of District 5260.   Mel will join us on Tuesday to give us insight into the new on-line Club and the many ways we can work together on projects and programs in exciting new ways!

 You can learn more about the E-Club at twww.rotaryeclubgreatersfv.org.

Tue, Sep 6 - Mel Powell on the "New Provisional Rotary E-Club of the Greater SFV"! Linda Catran 0
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With Labor Day  marking the official end of Summer, it's now time to re-focus our minds and energy on work, school and Rotary.  

The Rotary Club of Calabasas has a number of projects scheduled for the next three months - with enough variety to satisfy anyone's interest.  All Club members and other interested individuals are encouraged to come to our weekly Tuesday lunch meetings, beginning this Tuesday, September 6th, to learn more and to sign on as a volunteer for one or more of our planned projects, including the Pumpkin Festival, Food Drives,  the Calabasas Classic Run/Walk, and of course our big Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors event.

 

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***No Lunch Meeting...Fifth Tuesday "Fun and Fellowship" at the Sagebrush Cantina! Linda Catran 0
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Audrey KahaneM.S., M.F.A., has helped hundreds of students identify and get into colleges where they thrive academically, socially and personally.  After listening carefully to each student's needs and goals, I create a personalized program that can transform this stressful process into an exciting opportunity for self-discovery.
Audrey Kahane, on "The Changing World of College Admissions" Linda Catran 0
Craft Talk Tuesday - 7/26! Linda Catran 0
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The annual Nuts for Mutts walk and festival let the dogs out this weekend to raise funds for New Leash On Life Animal Rescue, the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center and the Calabasas Rotary Club.

More than 400 participants and their pets strolled through local streets early Sunday morning to finish the 5K walk. With the warm weather, doggy pools and rest stops surrounded the community center to keep pets hydrated. Live entertainment, a beer garden, vendors and food were also on hand.

Calabasas Lets the Dogs Out, by Melissa Lambarena, The Patch Linda Catran 0
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Invited to speak at the meeting on Tuesday, July 19th, Jordan Wright, also known as "Mr. Right",  will discuss Surrealism: Exploring the World Between Fantasy and Reality.

Jordan is an accomplished performer with over 15 years of experience performing in major cities such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Chicago. His Las Vegas performances have graced venues as large as the 6,000-seat Orleans Arena and the elegant Wynn Las Vegas. In addition to performing in different venues across the U.S., Jordan has also performed for crowds of people all over Canada, Italy, Taiwan, and China. For four years Jordan apprenticed under world-renowned magician Jeff McBride, obtaining knowledge and performance techniques useful for his future in magic.  Blending psychology, art, and magic to create riveting performance pieces, Jordan gives his audiences an entertaining and uniquely interactive experience.

Tue, 7/19 - It Will be AMAZING! Linda Catran 0
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Due to the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4th, the Club will be DARK on Tuesday, July 5th.

The next scheduled meeting of the Rotary Club of Calabasas - and the first scheduled meeting in the new 2011-12 Rotary year - will be held on Tuesday, July 12th.  Be sure to attend on the 12th for a report on the wild success of Nuts for Mutts!

Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!


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Tue, July 5th - NO MEETING! Linda Catran 0
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MEETING REMINDER

This is it! The month of March has FIVE Tuesdays, so this week - on the fifth Tuesday - we will meet for Dinner and NOT lunch.

More specifically, on Tuesday, May 31st, our Club will have its SECOND 6:00pm EVENING MEETING at the Sagebrush Cantina.

See you there!

Tue, 5/31 - Fifth Tuesday Fun & Fellowship Meeting! Linda Catran 0
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Be sure to attend Club Assembly this Tuesday, April 12th, to discuss Club business and its projects and plans for the coming weeks and months.
  • Is there a Community or International project you'd like to organize for our Club to do this year?

  • Do you have any comments or suggestions to discuss with the Club as a whole?

See you all on Tuesday!

REMEMBER...Click on Upcoming Events to view the list and Register Online for those you plan to attend. Upcoming Events can be accessed at any time via the Club Bulletin from the menu at left, or on the Calendar, from the top menu.

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Don't miss this exciting meeting about an historic National treasure in our own backyard!

Representing the Development office at the Ronald Reagan Library, Angie Bartel will regale us with information about all the benefits the Library and Museum have to offer.

Tue, 4/5 - Angie Bartel from Ronald Reagan Library Linda Catran 0
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The Leonis Adobe Museum is a historical monument and living history museum dedicated to restoring, preserving, and sharing California ranch life in the late 1880's.

Charlotte Stehlik first came to the Adobe on a school tour with her special needs students. She retired in 2004 and joined the Adobe as a guide in September of that year.

In addition to her work as a guide and the museum's community liaison, Charlotte works part time in the museum office heading up membership.

Charlotte can be reached at: charlotte@leonisadobemuseum.org

Tue, 3/22 - Special Speaker: Charlotte Stehlik from Leonis Adobe Linda Catran 0
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Paul is a born American from Hollywood, California who graduated from the University of Washington in 1958 and who spent close to the next 40 years living outside of the United States. Paul initially lived in Iran, as a United States Army Green Beret Advisor to the Imperial Iranian Army, and then in Lebanon as a Contract Negotiator for American corporations doing business in the oil producing countries of the area.

Tue, 4/26 - Paul Wineman on the Middle East Linda Catran 0
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Be sure to attend Club Assembly this Tuesday, March 8th, where our projects and plans for the coming weeks and months will be presented and discussed.

  • Is there a Community or International project you'd like to organize for our Club to do this year?

  • Do you have any comments or suggestions to improve the success of ongoing projects?

See you all on Tuesday!

REMEMBER...Click on Upcoming Events to view the list and Register Online for those you plan to attend. Upcoming Events can be accessed at any time via the Club Bulletin from the menu at left, or on the Calendar, from the top menu.

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Bnai Zion Foundation is dedicated to assisting those in need with humanitarian projects in both Israel and America. Now in its second century, the organization has completed hundreds of initiatives for the people of Israel and for Jewish people worldwide. Bnai Zion strongly supports the significant, enduring tie between America and Israel and is continuing its projects toward the advancement of the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the citizens of Israel.
3/1/2011 - Ben Zion Kogen on Bnai Zion Foundation Linda Catran 0
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Find out how Rotary is helping to prepare the leaders of tomorrow. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp for District 5260 this year, will be held from March 4th - 6th, in Malibu Creek State Park.

Our own New Generations chair, Victoria Burke, also serves as the 2010-11 District 5260 RYLA Director. Be sure to attend the meeting this week to hear about ways our Club can help promote this important Rotary program

Click HERE for more details and to download the RYLA 2011 application.


All About RYLA! Linda Catran 0
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This partnership between state parks and the association provides critical funding and support for docents to operate the park's backcountry Visitor Center, lead nature hikes for visitors, local schools and inner city families, and assist with ranger campfire programs. Currently, the association is seeking funding to support future interpretation at the former M*A*S*H filming site and expansion of the visitor center Children's Program to other outdoor areas.

Malibu Creek Docent Association has proven itself to be a valuable ally to the parks, visitors and staff at Malibu Creek State Park. Join them by becoming a member or by visiting their website at www.malibucreekstatepark.org!

The Docents Are Coming! The Docents Are Coming! Todd Gurvis 0
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If you were with us last week for our program with Jim Karp on tax law changes, you won't want to miss the second half of our tax update with John Kristianson.  John is both personable and informative and, much like Jim, manages to make the topic of taxes both interesting and accessible.

John Kristianson is an Enrolled Agent in private practice and a Senior Investment Executive with Trilogy Financial Services in Torrance, California.  In addition to his work with individual to reach their financial goals, John assists companies in setting up and maintaining 401K and other deferred compensation plans to increase associate satisfaction with their employment situation.
What You Should Know About Your Taxes Right Now Todd Gurvis 0
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James G. Karp is one of the lead partners of Charles, Blank & Company LLC, based in in Encino. Created in the 1920's, Charles, Blank & Karp is the successor firm to a series of prominent Los Angeles area CPA's. Retired partners of the firm include Max Seiff, Arthur Linsk and Saul Kimmel. Jim Karp received an MS in Taxation form Golden Gate University. He also received a BS in Accounting and a BS in Real Estate from California State University Northridge. Prior to joining the firm in 1989, Jim had worked for Price Waterhouse as well as for two other local firms. He became a full partner on August 1, 1999.

On a personal note, I've known Jim for over 15 years. I'm pleased to count him as both a colleague and a friend.  He's bright, funny and engaging, and an excellent public speaker.  This promises to be an enlightening and enjoyable program which you will not want to miss!
What Every Business Owner Should Know Todd Gurvis 0
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Food donations are needed
According to the Director of the West Valley Food Pantry, donations peak in November and December each year, and drop off dramatically in January. This is the time of the year when support of the Pantry is most essential to maintain its mission of feeding all West Valley residents in need who visit the Pantry each day.

Volunteers are needed
Sat., Jan 15 - National Day of Service FOOD DRIVE Linda Catran 0
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2010 represents the 22nd year that the Rotary Club of Calabasas has organized a free Thanksgiving meal for local senior citizens in need! Last year over 100 Rotarians, students and community volunteers served meals to well over 600 appreciative Seniors. This year we anticipate receiving an even greater number of guests.
22nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors - Nov 25th Mary Myers 0
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With almost four decades of experience as a director, producer and actor in television and film, award-winning Hollywood veteran Richard Wells is one the most engaging and approachable members of the Directors Guild of America. Richard just retired this month after 38 years in the industry, and will join us to share some of his experiences on the other side of the cameras in Hollywood.

Tue., Nov 16th - Behind the Cameras: A Life in Hollywood Todd Gurvis 0
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The Sagebrush Cantina is hosting an evening of fundraising on Nov. 17th for the Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors. The Cantina plans to ask their customers throughout the evening for contributions for our 22nd annual Seniors dinner. There will be entertainment after 8:00 pm. The musical group, "The Long Run," will play a tribute to the famous "Eagles." Please plan to join your club members and bring friends and family to this night of good food, good music, good friends, and a good cause.
Sagebrush Cantina Hosts Thanksgiving Fundraiser 0n Wed., Nov 17th Mary Myers 0
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Do you know about this very special program funded by the Rotary Foundation? Come to our meeting on Tuesday, November 2nd to hear the life-changing personal experiences of 2010-11 German Ambassadorial Scholar, Josephina Mayerle!

Ambassadorial Scholarships, The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program, was founded in 1947. Since then, more than 40,000 men and women from about 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today it is one of the world's largest privately funded international scholarships programs. Nearly 700 scholarships were awarded for study in 2009-10. Through grants totaling approximately US$16.2 million, recipients from about 70 countries studied in more than 80 nations.

Tue., Nov 2nd - Josephina Mayerle, Ambassadorial Scholar Linda Catran 0
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PolioPlus Update and the PolioPlus 2 for 1 PHF Challenge
Thanksgiving: One Month and Counting!


The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is offering 2 for 1 Paul Harris recognition points for contributions made on-line to PolioPlus between October 18 and October 24, 2010. The offer is for contributions of $100 or more. What a great opportunity for you to earn your Paul Harris or finish off earning another one.

Join PRID Elmer as he brings us an update on Rotary's PolioPlus program.
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We will be inducting a new member of our club this week. Please be there to welcome our newest Calabasas Rotarian. _________________________________________________________


It's hard to believe how time flies! Our 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors is only a month away. Please be here as Angel and Mary bring us all up to speed on what remains to be done. As Bette is fond of saying, "This is an all hands on deck project." We cannot get it all done without YOUR help!
October 19: This Week at Calabasas Rotary Todd Gurvis 0
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Rotary Club of Calabasas invites everyone to come out to the City's annual Pumpkin Festival on October 16th and 17th, from 10:00am - 5:00pm. We will be adding to the festivities by selling pumpkin pie. Come with an appetite.

Click HERE to view or download the flyer

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival Mary Myers 0
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So are your microwave, your TV, your hair dryer, your computer and your drinking water!

Be at our meeting on Tuesday, Sep. 28th to hear our own Bill Davis explain how we are literally being bombarded with electromagnetic radiation and unnatural frequencies that can affect our health.

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Community Message has been issued by the LAPD - Topanga. Tuesday September 21, 2010 2:35 PM PDT Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal.

September 25th from 10am-2pm.
Local Take-Back Site:
LA County Sheriff's Dept.
Malibu/Lost Hills Station
27050 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills
National Take-Back Initiative - Safe Unused Medicine & Drug Disposal Linda Catran 0
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Do you ever wonder what everyone does with Facebook and Twitter?

Do you have a Facebook account, but don't know why?

For those who missed it the first time around, our own Laura Deeb, self-described "head honcho" and founder of The Delta Project, will do what she does best and help us all gain a greater understanding of innovative social marketing, using tools such as Facebook and Twitter.

Laura had her first experience with social change in 1997 as one of the original advocates of the Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) program and 'truth' media campaign in Florida. She also worked with other social change groups in public health, politics and advocacy around the country, eventually starting The Delta Project in 2001 as a way to educate and empower people to promote social change.

BE THERE! Tue. Sep 21st - Laura Deeb on Social Media Linda Catran 0
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According to news sources, upwards of three million people were in need of emergency aid after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, just 10 miles west of the capital - and most heavily populated - city of Port-au-Prince. The USGS classified the quake as the strongest to hit the area since 1770.

Many organizations and individuals stepped up to offier aid and assistance in the aftermath of the quake. Locally, with the help and dedication of their respective representatives, three San Fernando Valley organizations joined forces to contribute to the effort to island of Haiti. The Rotary Club of Calabasas, Humanitarian Travels International (HTI), and Living Praise Christian Center, represented by Kenneth Lamberson, Korina Smith, and Dr. Fred L. Hodge respectively, pooled their resources to help acquire desperately needed medical equipment and supplies.

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Join Calabasas Rotarians at Ralph's Market in Calabasas on Saturday, September 25th, from 10:00am-3:00pm as we embark on our biggest Food Drive of the year at the beginning of the Fall Harvest season. We are asking for donations of non-perishable foods or cash for the West Valley Food Pantry. Please stop by with a can or a case - every little bit helps - and encourage your friends and neighbors to come by, as well. As a result of our efforts, Rotary of Calabasas has delivered over 5,000 individual food items, and nearly $1,000 in cash to the West Valley Food Pantry, and on September 25th, our final Food Drive of 2010, we hope to have our biggest Food Drive ever!
Harvest for Hunger Food Drive - Sep 25th! Linda Catran 0
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Be sure to attend Club Assembly this Tuesday, September 14th, where our projects and plans for the coming weeks and months will be presented and discussed.

  • Is there anything you'd like to see our Club do this year?

  • Do you have any comments or suggestions to improve the success of ongoing projects?

See you all on Tuesday!

REMEMBER...Click on Upcoming Events to view the list and Register Online for those you plan to attend. Upcoming Events can be accessed at any time via the Club Bulletin from the menu at left, or on the Calendar, from the top menu.

Club Assembly - Tuesday, Sep 14th! Linda Catran 0
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As a chiropractor, Dr. Campos specializes in the treatment of low back pain and neck/shoulder disorders. As a sports physician, his focus is on golf related injuries, disorders of the shoulder girdle, and biomechanical disorders of the feet.

Dr. Campos spends his spare time studying philosophy and various healing arts practiced around the world. He also is an avid writer, focusing primarily on health and wellness but also writes about

This Week! - Tue, Oct 5th, Dr. Nicolas Campos Linda Catran 0
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Pacific Lodge Boys' Home--Nestled at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains in Woodland Hills, just a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of Ventura Boulevard, a few dozen boys ages 13 to 17 reside in one of four cottages in a homelike environment on a tranquil wooded campus. On Tuesday, September 7th, Calabasas Rotarians will welcome Director of Development, Debbie Sands, and Activities and Education Supervisor, Dan McCollister to present to our Club and the

Tue, Sep 7th - special Program: Pacific Lodge Boys' Home Linda Catran 0
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On Tuesday, August 3rd, Drew Frolhich, District Governor for District 5260, visited our Club to introduce himself in his new position, and to share with us some of his Rotary experiences.

Drew Frohlich is Past President of the Rotary Club of Granada Hills and the District 5260 Governor for 2010-2011. At the completion of his year as President, he received the District Governor's Award as Outstanding Club President and his club was the winner of the "Silver Bell" as the outstanding Rotary club in District 5260 in their membership division.

Aug. 3 - District Governor Drew Frolich Visits Rotary Club of Calabasas Linda Catran 0
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Don't miss this unique presentation by Architectural & Editorial Photographer Joel Mark on Tuesday, August 17th. Joel will introduce us visually to some of the unknown architectural and design treasures of Los Angeles, including some which no longer exist. This meeting is one you won't want to miss, and is a great opportunity to introduce your friends and colleagues to Calabasas Rotary.

Aug 17th: Architectural Treasures of Los Angeles Todd Gurvis 0
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Be sure to attend Club Assembly this Tuesday to present and discuss our projects and plans for the coming weeks and months. Is there anything you'd like to see our Club do this year? Any suggestions for ways to improve the success of ongoing projects? This is the time and place to do it. See you all on Tuesday!

Also, please click on Upcoming Events to view the list and Register Online for those you plan to attend. Upcoming Events can be accessed at any time via the Club Bulletin from the menu at left, or on the Calendar, from the top menu.

Club Assembly Tuesday, Aug 10th! Linda Catran 0
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New Club leadership begins July 1! On Tuesday, July 13th we look forward to welcoming our new President, Todd Gurvis!

Todd will also be the speaker for the first meeting of the new Rotary year. The theme for this year, which is also the title of Todd's presentation, is "Building Communities, Bridging Continents". Plan on being there to hear Todd share his goals and objectives for the Club during his term this year.

Important Meeting July 13th! Linda Catran 0
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On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, Calabasas Rotarians and friends (be sure to spread the word) will have the enviable privilege of being entertained while learning about Crime Safety and what we can do to stay safe.

Byron Walls has been speaking with wit and humor on the subject of crime safety for 20 years.

Prior to starting California Crimefight in 1996, Byron was the Director of Citizens Against Crime in Portland, Oregon, where he and his speakers spoke to over 20,000 people a year.

He is a member of the National Criminal Justice Association and, in 1995, served on the Governor's Task Force on Workplace Violence for the State of Washington. Byron is also a professional comedian, actor and songwriter. (His songs have been recorded by Andy Williams, Emmy Lou Harris and Ronnie Milsap, among others.)

It is his unique ability to entertain and make people laugh that makes him the most sought-after speaker in the field.

Entertainer Byron Walls on Crime Safety! Linda Catran 0
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Thanks to the dedication and efforts of all our Club members, Rotary Club of Calabasas was the proud recipient of FIVE District Awards and TWO Honorable Mentions at the District 5260 Annual meeting in Riverside, on May 14th and 15th. Details, below...
District Awards - Congratulations to All! Linda Catran 0
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Happy Memorial Day weekend to Calabasas Rotarians and friends of Calabasas Rotary. This is a notice that the club will not be meeting on June 1st. We look forward to seeing everyone again at our noon meeting on June 8, 2010.
No Lunch Meeting June 1st Mary Myers 0
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Mark A. Willits On Tuesday, May 4th, Calabasas Rotarians had the honor of hosting a number of VIP guests at a very special meeting. Our very own DG Jay Saltzman was on hand to induct our newest member, Mark Willits. Not only is Mark is an attorney specializing in disability law, he is also active as a peer counselor for Ralph's Riders Foundation. We are thrilled to welcome Mark to our Club and look forward to helping him fulfill the three requests Jay presented: To immediately become involved in a project; to contribute to the Rotary Foundation; and to sponsor a new member in his first year.
An Extraordinary Weekly Meeting Linda Catran 0
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On Saturday, May 22, 2010, the Rotary Club of Calabasas will hold its regular quarterly Food Drive to benefit the West Valley Food Pantry at Ralph's Market, at the Commons in Calabasas. Please be sure to stop by with food or cash donations of any size. We can accept dry, shelf-stable, refrigerated and frozen food items, prepared foods, foodservice items and cash(or check donations. Also needed are volunteers to help collect donations on the day of the Food Drive.

The West Valley Food Pantry and its clients depend on all its regular donors and donor organizations to meet ongoing and growing needs for food. In January, the efforts of Calabasas Rotarians and friends helped to

Save the Date for Our Super Spring Food Drive Linda Catran 0
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According to Club President Bette Hall, the the Rotary Club of Calabasas earned nearly $15,000 in much needed funds from its first annual PetWalk. It cannot be overstated that the success of The Walk would not have been possible without the incredible participation of our Rotary Club members, not to mention the invaluable contributions from each of the beneficiary organization partners.

In particular, many kudos to Calabasas Rotarian Ron Lebow for not only conceiving of this project as a way to raise money for the Club and bring the Community together, but also for his persistence and tireless efforts in bringing it to fruition. And of course to Calabasas Rotarian Annemarie Flaherty, on whom all three organizations relied for her superb organizational and management skills that enabled a project of this magnitude that would otherwise be impossible for our small Club to achieve alone.

As reported by Stacy Fisher in the CalabasasPatch, more than 1,000 dogs and their owners participated in The Walk("Going Nuts for Mutts"), greatly contributing to the

1st Annual Nuts for Mutts - Numbers are in! Linda Catran 0
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THE ROTARY CLUB OF CALABASAS, has partnered with New Leash on Life and the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center to co-host a fun filled day to raise funds to benefit all three of these Non-Profit Organizations. The Rotary Club of Calabasas Foundation will receive a full third of the net proceeds raised by walkers, vendors and Nuts for Mutts sponsorships, which will help support the Club's various humanitarian and community service projects throughout the year. So come out to the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center on April 18th, join the fun, and make a difference!

The day will start with a 5k Dog walk, and will include Project Dogway Fashion Show, Foxy Feet with Fox Television to showcase your Pet's best tricks, music, food, vendors, pet adoption, silent auction, kid's events, celebrity judges and much, much more.

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NUTS FOR MUTTS --THE WALK April 18th Mary Myers 0
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For many days now I have watched as Cyclone Tomas has pummeled the island nation of Fiji. It is with deep sadness I announce the complete lost of at least four of the 54 schools rebuilt over the last eight years through the persistence and hard work by Global Classrooms for Peace, the Rotary Clubs of Taveuni and Suva, Fiji, along with the Rotary Clubs of Redondo Beach and Calabasas, California. Although the extent of the damage is yet unknown our hearts go out to the people of Fiji.

I understand the WAPI's produced by the students at Viewpoint School and Calabasas High are being put to good use by the Red Cross there. I will keep you updated as information is available. I will meet this week with Jennifer Sutton, of Viewpoint School whose students made an additional 100 WAPI's just last month. These WAPI's will be sent to Fiji on Friday's flight to assist in providing clean water to islands in the North through the Red Cross.

I personally thank all of you for your continued support and supply the following release as the latest information.

Fiji cyclone damage overwhelming, leader says, The Associated Press - Pita Ligaiula

All communications to the northern and western islands are still down so no I have no idea what more is yet to come. I was in contact with fellow Rotarians up until yesterday, they were nervous but glad to have communication.

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On March 07, 2010 four young women embarked on a tremendous adventure as they left with their Team Leader, Eliseo "Eli" Gauna, for the trip of a lifetime to Katmandu, Nepal. The Rotary Club of Calabasas is thrilled to have sponsored one of the four, Michelle Lee from Calabasas, as part of that team. We are very excited to be able to hear about Michelle's travels when she shares her journey with us as guest speaker at our lunch meeting on Tuesday, May 4th.

GSE Participant Michelle Lee Shares her Journey Mary Myers 0
Mel Powell Shares Information About Identity Theft Linda Catran 0
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Michael Miller was so much more than his list of accomplishments can convey.  His warmth, generosity and contributions to the community over the years have made a difference for a great many people.  Michael was a long-time friend of the Calabasas Rotary, and a key participant in its annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors.  He will be greatly missed.
Somber News - The Sudden Passing of a Friend Linda Catran 0
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Many thanks to Viewpoint School and Biology teacher, Ms. Jennifer Sutton for setting up the classrooms and labs, providing training and direction and for overseeing Calabasas Rotary's  WAPI production project on Saturday, February 5th.  During the course of two and a half hours, Calabasas High School Interact and Viewpoint High School students, along with several Rotarians, successfully completed production of 160 WAPIs, with nearly the same amount left partially completed when we ran out of materials.

Delivery of this first batch of completed WAPIs
was arranged by International Service Chair Lori Hall, and Youth Chair Victoria Burke, to two organizations for immediate transportation to, and distribution
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Originally posted on www.rotary.org

Rotary International News -- 14 January 2010 

The Rotary Foundation has established the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, a donor advised fund, to streamline the flow of contributions from U.S. Rotarians.

The fund will be directed by account holders who will work with local Rotary clubs and districts, as well as emergency relief agencies, to meet the most pressing needs of people in affected areas.

Use your cell phone to make a one-time US$5 donation. Text ROTARY to 90999.
Contribute now.

Contribute to the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund Linda Catran 0
2010 Rotary Rose Parade Float Trophy Winner Linda Catran 0
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2009 represents the 21st year that the Rotary Club of Calabasas has organized a free Thanksgiving meal for local senior citizens in need! Last year more than 20 Rotarians, students and friends of Rotary served meals to more than 500 appreciative Seniors. This year we anticipate serving an even greater number of guests.
Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors Mary Myers 0
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Kudos to everyone who came out to donate blood at Calabasas Rotary's 1st ever Save-a-Life Super Sunday Blood Drive!  As a direct result of your kindness generosity we were able to provide Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with 37 pints of blood which, at the average rate of $350 per pint equates to a sizable donation of $12,950.

For this event, Calabasas Rotarians teamed with Cedars-Sinai to launch the biggest Blood Drive in Calabasas history! While falling a bit short of our ambitious goal to provide Cedars-Sinai with donations of at least 200 pints of blood, we did achieve a great milestone in hosting the largest community blood drive in Calabasas history.

Over $12k in Blood Donations! Linda Catran 0
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Come out and support the Rotary Club of Calabasas for an afternoon filled with fun and prizes!  All proceeds from the event go to support the Calabasas Rotary Club's mission to provide humanitarian services to our local community and around the world.
4th Annual Penny Party -- Sunday October 24th Mary Myers 0
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Warm weather and sunny skies were the order of the day - both days in fact - for the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival.  And, as you can see in the picture, Dracula Ken is getting ready for our Save-a-Life Super Sunday Community Blood Drive on November 8th!  (Look under Club Projects, for more information).

It was wonderful to see the many friends, neighbors and family members who showed up at the Pumpkin Festival this past weekend to enjoy the rides, the food and the games and activities, including face painting, pumpkin carving, rock climbing and even a ferris wheel!
If it's Fall, it's the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival! Linda Catran 0
"Harvest for Hunger" Food Drive a Great Success! Linda Catran 0
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On September 29th, Drew Frohlich, District Governor Elect, joined Bette Hall, Calabasas Rotary President, in the induction ceremony for three new Calabasas Rotary members. The three new members include Michele Bergman, Tina Zaminska, and Alice Muntean, who comes to the Calabasas Club from the Warner Center Rotary Club. Calabasas is very excited to welcome these new and seasoned Rotarians to our Club and look forward to the new energy and abilities they bring to our Club.
Calabasas Inducts Three New Members Mary Myers 0
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Join Calabasas Rotarians at Albertson's Market in Calabasas on Saturday, October 10th, from 9:00am-3:00pm as we embark on our biggest Food Drive of the year at the beginning of the Fall Harvest season.  We are asking for donations of non-perishable foods or cash for the West Valley Food Pantry.  Please stop by with a can or a case - every little bit helps - and encourage your friends and neighbors to come by, as well.  As a result of our efforts, so far this year Rotary of Calabasas has delivered nearly 300 cubic feet of food and over $500 in cash to the West Valley Food Pantry, and the goal on October 10th, our final Food Drive of 2009, is to double our donation for the year.
"Harvest for Hunger" Fall Food Drive Linda Catran 0
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On Saturday, September 26th, several dedicated individuals from the Rotary Club of Calabasas culminated seven weeks of FEMA training with two disaster simulation drills and became certified as Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members!  This course, known as Basic CERT, is offered in all areas of Los Angeles on an ongoing basis by the LAFD and is provided free of charge to all residents.  Schedules for upcoming classes can be found online at www.cert-la.com.
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Our Club is expanding! We are seeking people interested in actively pursuing service opportunities both locally and internationally.
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Calabasas Web Site. We are very pleased you have taken a few moment of valuable time to learn a little more about us and about Rotary in general. Take a look around! Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons who are united worldwide; providing humanitarian services, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations, and helping to build goodwill and peace in the world.
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