Event Types

Champagne Reception this day sponsored by our new member, Greg Abrams! Come at 11:30am to enjoy and mingle!

Monika White (Champagne at 11:30am!)
Feb 23, 2018

The Cassini Mission has explored Saturn and its system of moons and rings for the past 12 years, spanning two seasons of the planet. The great discoveries of the mission include hydrocarbon lakes and rain on Titan; a huge plume spewing water from a liquid subsurface ocean on Enceladus;  a glorious halo of complex, ever changing rings; closeup views of Saturn's unique and curious family of small moons; and several new moons. But the life of Cassini ended on September 15, when this gallant robot glided into and was consumed by the very planet it studied so closely. The daring passes between the rings and the planet at the very end of its life sent back to Earth spectacular views of the planet and rings as it executed its death spiral.


Dr. Bonnie Buratti is a Principal Scientist and technical manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with expertise on the structure and evolution of icy moons and other small bodies. She holds degrees from MIT and Cornell in Astronomy. She is currently serving on the Science Teams for both the Cassini and New Horizons missions, and she is also the NASA Project Scientist for the Rosetta Mission to a comet. The author or coauthor of over 200 scientific papers, Dr. Buratti was awarded the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, and the International Astronomical Union recognized her work by naming asteroid 90502 Buratti after her. She is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Her popular book “Worlds Fantastic, Worlds Familiar: A guided tour of the Solar System” was published this year.

Literacy Day/Dr. Bonnie Buratti
Mar 02, 2018
Mar 06, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Mar 09, 2018 4:30 PM

(11:30am Champagne Reception this day sponsored by Monty McCormick and the Order of the Irish!! Wear your medallions if you got 'em, and all your green attire in honor of St. Patty's Day!)

Dr. Alan L. Gaveck is a residency trained and board-certified podiatric surgeon. Dr. Gaveck practiced foot and ankle surgery for 15 years and transitioned into the development of stem cell products for clinical application. Over the past 10 years Dr. Gaveck has developed products for cardiac, renal, ophthalmology, Orthopedics, and wound care/limb salvage. Dr. Gaveck has extensive experience with BMAC, adipose, and umbilical cord derived stem cells along with amniotic and placental derived products. He has concentrated exclusively on umbilical cord derived stem cells for the past 4 years and lectures extensively to medical societies throughout the United States and the World. As Director of Medical Education for Liveyon, LLC, Dr. Gaveck writes therapy protocols and educates physicians on the clinical applications of stem cells.  

Dr. Alan Gaveck (Champagne Reception 11:30am!)
Mar 16, 2018

NOTE: 11:30am Champagne Reception this day sponsored by the Rotary Club of Santa Monica Past Presidents!!

Frank Gruber (Champagne at 11:30am!)
Mar 23, 2018
DARK for Easter
Mar 30, 2018
Alonzo Hill
Apr 06, 2018
Peter Mullin @Shutters
Apr 13, 2018
Apr 13, 2018 4:30 PM

Douglas L. Black is Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA and UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.  Dr. Black is an RNA biologist whose work has encompassed a wide range of projects studying the biochemistry of RNA binding proteins and how these regulators affect processes such as neuronal development, tumor progression, and the inflammatory response. These studies have been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and a variety of private disease foundations, and have resulted in over 80 scientific publications. Dr. Black is a past recipient of fellowships from the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation and the Packard Foundation for Science and Engineering. He serves on the editorial boards for the scientific journals RNA, Genes and Development, and eLife, and has served on numerous advisory boards and grant review panels for the NIH and other funding agencies. He is a past President of the RNA Society, and was recently named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Black earned his B.A. with highest honors in Chemistry from UC Santa Cruz and Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. Prior to his appointment at UCLA in 1992, he did postdoctoral work at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and MIT.


Douglas Black
Apr 20, 2018
4 Way Test
Apr 27, 2018

Thursday night meeting instead of the Friday luncheon!! In a joint meeting with the Westwood Rotary Club, we'll have dinner at the DoubleTree Hilton and hear all about Home Boy Industries! Fr. Boyle is known to be a great speaker!

Fr. Greg Boyle on Thursday Night!
May 10, 2018
May 11, 2018 4:30 PM

 NOTE: 11:30am Champagne Reception this day sponsored by the Rotary Club of Santa Monica Past Presidents!!

Public Service Recognition Day(Champagne - 11:30!)
May 18, 2018
DARK for Memorial Day
May 25, 2018
Joseph Otting
Jun 01, 2018
Vesselin Valchev, Bulgarian Consul General
Jun 08, 2018
Jun 08, 2018 4:30 PM

Join us as we give scholarships to local middle school, high school and college students! They are well deserving, so let's give them lots of support as they create our future!

Scholarship Day!
Jun 15, 2018

Instead of our luncheon, the meeting this week is our Dethroning Party at night!!

DARK for Dethroning
Jun 22, 2018
Jun 22, 2018
Jun 29, 2018