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!! :)