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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
April 7th was a celebration of community, service, and birthdays! Our guest speaker was John Kobara from the California Community Foundation! 
John Kobara, being greeted by President Connie Maguire and President-Elect Tom Larmore, has extensive experience leading both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as working with philanthropists of all types and levels of wealth. Unfortunately, personal philanthropy in Los Angeles is declining, he says.
 
Thanks to Karim Jaude and Matt Williams for participating at the head table!
Past President Dee Menzies, here with Bret Carter, reminded all members to sign the special 90th birthday card, which will be mailed to Bellingham, Washington to help former member Stan Dyer celebrate his big day at the end of the month! 

 

Congrats to Brian Linnekens and Merv Hecht for winning Four Way Test Service Medals from President Connie! 

 

 

And a big welcome to our newest member, Valter Lauzums of Red Bull! So great to have you in the club, Valt!!   

 
 
 
We love having guests!
 
Kristina Block was the guest of Cindy Heydt. RoseMary Regalbuto is doing her job by pouncing on anyone who looks like they haven't heard about our charitable foundations!
 
 
And Melissa Berberoglu is always a popular guest, attending with her husband, Timur! 
 

Happy birthday Rotarians!! 

We had fun celebrating a couple months of birthdays, including Larry Mortorff, David Wisen, Alan Glick, Matt Williams, Deborah Williams (no relation lol), Past President Paul Gaulke, and Bill Powell. We are so glad you guys were born!! :)

On March 31st, along with many other wonderful happenings, we honored a well-deserving community member with our Four Way Test Award! Congrats to Becky Lantry!
Past President Nat Trives, Becky Lantry, Jillian Alexander and President Connie Maguire snapped a pic after the luncheon...Nat and Jillian, co-chairs of the Four Way Test Committee, were pleased to present this award to someone so involved in contributing to the community, so giving of their time and energy!
 
President Connie also gave another of her "Spirit of the Leprechaun" Awards to Ann Greenspun for her consistent contributions in making our meetings so fun and engaging!
Avo received a deferred fine in honor of the grand opening of his high-end original jewelry design shop at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel! President Connie has given him until the end of 2017 to establish the business before he has to pay his fine...
 

 

Rick Mateus announced, "I'm almost a grandfather!" and said that at the end of April it'll be official!   

 
 
Adam Lichtl and Nick Goehner continue to support the bow tie industry. Unfortunately, Adam announced that day that he will be leaving our club because he is relocating to Pasadena. We are so sad to see him go! 
 

Congrats again to Becky Lantry!! 

Annie Wilson from the First African American Episcopal Church in Santa Monica chronicled Becky's contributions to and leadership of her faith community.

Amy Bishop Dunbar of the League of Women Voters-Santa Monica described Becky's volunteerism with the League to bring nonpartisan, thoughtful public policy programs to the voting public.

What a lovely group of ladies!! SM Chamber President and Rotary member Laurel Rosen, Becky's daughter Desirae Lantry, Becky Lantry, Rotarian Jillian Alexander and Amy Bishop Dunbar.

On March 24th we had a great meeting! Our guest speaker, Larry Kohn, was prompt, charming, intelligent and inspiring!
Guest speaker, Larry Kohn, greeted by Vice President of Programs, Roger Davis! Larry talked about Diz Dev Best Practices, and everybody was very excited about his ideas!
 
Thank you to Pat Johnston, who led us in song, despite the lack of piano!
We are so proud of Rev. Joe Metoyer and RoseMary Regalbuto, co-chairs of our Peace Initiative Committee, who arranged the screenings of SOLD, which chronicals child sex slavery in India.
 

Monty McCormick won a Spirit of the Leprechaun Award from President Connie for his work on our FARF (Fantastically Awesome Rotary Function) where Rotarians and guests ate BBQ and played games at the Bel Air Bay Club! 

 

Past President Paul Leoni took home the pot of gold, however! The Golden Touch of Leoni was the big winner at the poker table! 

 
 
 
New member Michelle Arellano did a great job introducing our guests and visiting Rotarians!
 
 
 
 
 
 
And we so appreciated David Rosenfeld's invocation...
 
 
 
 
though afterward Len Lanzi couldn't help but tease him about the size of his notes! :)

Some of our members have had the big job of updating our Club Constitution, Bylaws and Policies & Procedures over the past 9 months! 

Co-chairs and Past Presidents, Paul Gaulke and Dee Menzies, gave us an update...

Paul let us know that working on the Constitution needs a lot of intestinal fortitude...and Vice President Roger Davis said he was happy to take custody of the remedy!

Thanks to all who have worked on this project! We appreciate your hard work!

It was indeed a happy St. Patty's Day! March 17th was so fun, with a Champagne and Beer Reception, a speech by Dermot Ryan, wonderful guests, wild attire, and the spirit of the leprechaun!
Gita Runkle and President Connie Maguire greeted our speaker, Dermot Ryan! His talk was on the shared themes of Irish and American Art and Literature!
 
Pat Johnston received one of President Connie's Spirit of the Leprechaun Awards for all she does throughout the year for Rotary!
Tom Loo also received an award, a service medal for his consistent high performance on behalf of the club! 

 

Thank yous go to...

Matt Williams and Christine Mirasy-Glasco for so graciously greeting at the door!

 

 

President-Elect Tom Larmore for leading us in song!

 

 

 

 

"Feel No Pain" Fleming, for his  quick and jolly invocation!

 

 

 And Executive Secretary Savi is always grateful for her back table buddy, RoseMary Regalbuto, for helping with check-in, setting up the Rotary Int'l materials, and for being so fun in the process!

 
 
 
We always love when Rotarians come to visit us from other clubs! Tom Bos was visiting us from Holland, Michigan. He's an Assistant District Governor for Dist. 4920 in Michigan! 

 

And talk about spirit!! 

Ann Greenspun, Avo Guerboian, Alan Glick and Len Lanzi really made our day...fresh and green, like new grass!! Fun and marvelous folks, all!!

March 10th was a wonderful day! Our speaker was  Dr. Kathryn Jeffery, the Superintendent and President of Santa Monica College! Plus, we gave away money to SMC, inducted one of our new members, and had lots of cool guests!
Dr. Jeffery is a great speaker, and has a super impressive resume!!
 
We had a Kiwaniian wander in off the street and into our meeting, the irrepressible Eddie Guerboian!
And Palle Jensen brought his lovely and sweet wife, Liza, to enjoy the presentation about SMC! 

 

Executive Secretary Savi and President Connie Maguire greeted two of our Bobs...Bob Baker and Bob Moore, a couple of our longest-term members!!

 
 
SMC President Dr. Kathryn Jeffery and SMC Foundation Dean Lizzy Moore, along with Associate Dean of SMC College Emeritus and our Rotary member, Gita Runkle, accepted a check from our Santa Monica Rotary Foundation!! 

 

Welcome to the Club, Michelle Arellano!! 

We inducted Michelle Arellano, CEO of the Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club, into the Rotary Club of Santa Monica! She stands here with her posse of sponsors, Incoming President Tom Larmore, Bob Sullivan, and Past President Paul Gaulke.

Michelle, we are so pleased that have joined us!!

 
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Contact Us:

Rotary Club of Santa Monica
P.O. Box 586
Santa Monica, CA 90406
(310) 917-3313
 
RotaryClubofSantaMonica
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Upcoming Programs
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
The Opioid Epidemic
DARK for Dethroning
Jun 23, 2017
DARK
DARK for Independence Day
Jun 30, 2017
DARK
Superintendent Ben Drati
Jul 07, 2017
SMMUSD
Laura Talamante, Ph.D.
Jul 14, 2017
Bastille Day!
District Governor Visit
Jul 21, 2017
Rotary District 5280
 

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Come at 7:30 to grab breakfast

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Online makeup:
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Special Santa Monica Makeups:

Rotary First Tuesday

(one per year)

 

Rotary Third Thursday

(one per year)

 

Rotary Networking Meeting

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