On July 7th, we started off the new Rotary year with a new Rotary president, and a new home base location, the DoubleTree by Hilton!
These gentlemen came ready to celebrate! Bill Dawson, President Tom Larmore, and Past President Paul Gaulke came early for the Champagne Reception, sponsored by Tom himself through his company Harding, Larmore, Kutcher, and Kozal LLC!
Everybody was excited about Strawberry Sundae Day! Especially David Rosenfluttter!
 
Elvis was in the building!! Can you guess which Rotarian this is??
 
We also had a lost golfer looking for his first tee! Toto, I have a feeling we're not at the Riviera anymore!!

We had some wonderful guests!!

The Doubletree Hilton General Manager, Brian Murphy, came out to thank us for being there!

 

 

Chuck Husting brought his mother, Caroline Husting!

 

 

 

Dick Lawrence brought his son Tod Lawrence, in from Taipei Taiwan!

 

 

And our Assistant District Governor Karen Greenburg came to see how the first meeting went! She must have said something funny because Past President David Bohn looks like he's choking back a guffaw! :)

 

President Tom Larmore ran into a few folks he wasn't expecting... 

 

Like his elementary school teacher!And his coach! They all told of how much trouble Tom was in his youth, but decidedly perfect for Rotary presidency!  

 

 

It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces!
 
We love seeing Dick Hart at the meetings,
 
 
 
along with Past Presidents Carol Jackson and Dee Menzies,
 
 
 
 
 
Brian Linnekens and Monty McCormick,
 
 
 
 
 
Nick Goehner,
 
 
 
 
 
and Lisa Alexander, who said it took her under 20 minutes to walk there from work and she plans to do so regularly!

Thank you to our amazing speaker, Dr. Ben Drati, Superintendent of our Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District!

Dr. Drati spoke eloquently and with passion for the unification of education and the growth of our young people!

His slideshow was wonderful and succinct!