April 13th was a wonderful day with our luncheon at Shutters on the Beach, thanks to Klaus Mennekes! We had Judge Amy Hogue as our speaker!
Judge Hogue discussed not only the workings of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, but of the judicial system more broadly. 
 
Thanks to Jim Menzies for greeting at the door! Nora Bohn gave him high marks!
 
And thanks to Bret Carter who gave a great invocation, and announced the big LA River Cleanup!
 
Chuck Husting brought a co-worker to the meeting, Christina Hopkins!
 
 
 
And President-Elect Mitch Kraus and Chris Wikle sat with Rotarian Ken Deemer, who was visiting from his Manhattan Beach club.
 
 
Sadly, this was John Miller's last day. He and Charlene are relocating to Orange County, where John has a new job and they are closer to Charlene's mother, who is in poor health.
 
 
National Scrabble Day!
In honor of National Scrabble Day, some tiles attempted to spell Rotary...it took a few corrections from Brian Linnekens, but eventually they succeeded!!
John Dracup couldn't resist bidding in President Tom Larmore's Travel Scrabble Live Auction to raise money for our Santa Monica Rotary Foundation, and he won!
 
It was a great day!! Thank you again to Klaus Mennekes and all at Shutters on the Beach for making our luncheon there so lovely!!