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Riviera Country Club
1250 Capri Dr., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Club Office: (310) 917-3313 RotaryClubofSantaMonica@verizon.net

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Stories
On March 3rd, our speaker was Sue Enquist, UCLA Softball Player and Coach! We also celebrated some club members who are so generous to the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship Program!
President Connie Maguire, who is a pretty good softball player herself, warmly welcomed speaker Sue Enquist.
 
Thank you to David Rosenfeld and Grace Cheng Braun for greeting everybody at the door!
Bill Dawson got recognized for the award he got from the Lion's Club! Congrats Bill! 

 

PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

RoseMary Regalbuto was our RIMC, talking about Rotary International, and recognizing our club members who donate so much!!

 

 

Dick Hart and Bret Carter are among the most consistant and generous donors!

 

 
 
 
 
MULTIPLE PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS
These fellas are swell!
 
 
Jim Reidy
 
 
 
 
 
Past President, Kent Colberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
Klaus Brandt and Klaus Mennekes

 

We are always so grateful to our musicians! Thank you Carol Jackson and Pat Johnston for leading us in song this day! 

February 24th was a great day, with our  speaker Cindy Simon and many other wonderful guests!
Here we have Past President Dee Menzies, our speaker Cindy Simon, and President Connie Maguire. Cindy, the founder of Dollies Making a Difference, spoke about family-based philanthropy.
 
Timur the Tyrant's 2 week reign was over, but at least President Connie brought him back a shirt from Merida, Mexico to make up for it!
 
President Elect, Tom Larmore, led us in song! We hope Tom will still do lots of singing when he takes office in July! 

 

 

Thank you to Bill Randle for greeting at the door!!

 

 

 

Thanks to Michelle Arellano and Tammy Andrews, as well! Michelle was our President's Pick and Tammy gave our Inspirational Invocation!

 

 

 
 
VISITING ROTARIANS
 
 
Curt and Gail Smith reconnected with Russ Warner! They were all on the District Humanitarian Trip to Merida, Mexico together!
 
 
 
 
 
Past President, Paul Gaulke, warmly greeted Maruja Conway, from Peru!

And our Assistant District Governor, Guity Javid, visited from her home club of Rancho Park, and brought a guest, Mitra Moradifar!

On February 3rd we had Tom Nunan as our speaker, and lots of other wonderful guests!
Tom Nunan, Academy Award winning producer, was greeted by our VP of Programs, Roger Davis! Tom talked about the upcoming Oscars, and gave us some predictions.
Our VP of Committees, Timur Berberoglu, took the podium in Connie's place! Cheers to you, Timur!
 
New member, Deborah Williams, sat at the head table with Past President, Mr. Santa Monica himself, Nat Trives! 

 

 

Past President, David Bohn, brought Katie Moyers!

 

 

 

 

Palle Jensen's guest was Tony Braun!

 

 

 
 
 
And we had some visiting Rotarians from Camden, Maine...Joan and Graham Phaup! They'd come to see us before, and must have enjoyed themselves, because here they were again!

Thank you to Kurtis Magee and Mike Isseks (far right and left) for greeting at the door!

Ann Greenspun's guests were Maureen and Steve Book!

On January 20th, we got to see what happens when you put a Vice President in charge, and it goes to his head...
Just kidding! VP Timur Berberoglu did a fabulous job at the podium that day!
It was such fun all around, as we got to hear wonderful Craft Talks from two of our newer members, Nora Bohn and Jolly Gissell!
 
Nora Bohn, the Mexican Jewish Valentine Princess, stands with an entourage of Bohn Brothers...member and Past President David, Mark, and her new husband, Paul. She loves the new additions to her family so much, she and Paul invited David and his wife to accompany them on their honeymoon!
Nora said she has 2 sons, that her dad was a circus performer and her mom was a TV and commercial star on the 1st Mexican channel in CA! Wow!
 
Jolly Gissell (pronounced like Gazelle) married the sweet Patty Lamb...so their home is quite the menagerie! Perfect for a guy who's dad was a veterinarian! 
Jolly was a brave man and gave his talk even though he had just taken a mighty spill! Check it...50 stiches!!
Jolly loves golf, volunteering at Camp Josepho, and his family! He has one son who is into animation and games, and one who never got out of the sandbox...he now operates bulldozer machinery, and even volunteers to do that for the fire service!
 

Thank you to our musicians who stepped up to the plate that day!!

Like I said, it was a really fun day! :)

Goof balls galore: VP Timur Berberoglu, Kathy Shepard, President-Elect Tom Larmore, Larry Maher, and President-Elect Designee Mitchell Kraus, with cameos in the back there from Nora Bohn and Charlie Follette.

January 20th was a great day! We had the Executive Director of the LA Arboretum & Botanical Gardens speak to us!
Past President George Collins (right), introduced our wonderful guest speaker!
The lovely Suzan Allbritton was the President's Pick for the day!
 
And Karim Jaude did a great job introducing all our guests and visiting Rotarians! 

 

 

Diane Margolin was enthusiastically greeted by Bill Rayman and Mike Isseks!

 

 

 

We love having guests! Deborah Williams brought her parents, Olwen and John Williams, and their friend Edie English. President Connie was happy to welcome them to the luncheon!

 
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Contact Us:

Rotary Club of Santa Monica
P.O. Box 586
Santa Monica, CA 90406
(310) 917-3313
 
RotaryClubofSantaMonica
@verizon.net

 
RotaMonica Editor & Webmaster
Savi Labensart

Photographer
Iao Katagiri

 
 
Upcoming Programs
DARK for Food Fest on Sunday!
Apr 28, 2017
DARK
International Food & Song Festival
Apr 30, 2017
Come eat, drink, hear music, hang with your favorite people, and see the beautiful view!
Craft Talks
May 05, 2017
Come hear 2 New Members tell their Life Story
Rick Caruso
May 12, 2017
A Career in Project Development
Public Servants Recognition Day (Champagne Rec.)
May 19, 2017
Awarding those who serve and protect us every day
DARK for Memorial Day
May 26, 2017
DARK
Scholarship Day
Jun 02, 2017
Awarding students money for school!
TBD
Jun 09, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Shaner
Jun 16, 2017
Addiction Medicine
 

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Come at 7:30 to grab breakfast

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Online makeup:
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(two per year)

 

Special Santa Monica Makeups:

Rotary First Tuesday

(one per year)

 

Rotary Third Thursday

(one per year)

 

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