Playa Venice Sunrise
Rotary Club
Cup of Joe Sip #18



Coming up this Wednesday 

VIDA ASH is our speaker and  will do her craft talk. It will be special to get to know her story and understand what made her into the special person she is now!


Also, we are inducting not one but two new members: Martha Jeffers and Mary Catherine Micka! Let’s be many to welcome them to our Family!

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Meeting ID: 867 5268 7629

Password: 872956

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 A Very Happy Hour

More than 30 Rotarians and their families attended the Happy Hour last week at Hacienda Playa! The food, drinks and company were great! Thanks Maria!


 Rise Against Hunger

Bonnie Cullinan, our International Director,  led a group of our club and joined hands with other Rotarians in our district to assemble food to send to countries that need them! We presented the organizers from the Redondo Beach Rotary Club with a check to support the program


Rob Decou Ted Talk

Last weekend, Rob Decou, a former Rotarian of our club who lives now in Washington State, did a Ted Talk at Tedx Manhattan Beach. He recounted his Ultra Endurance life adventure from the point of view of “Service above Self.”

On a side note, our own Bobbie Casalino-Lewis, was for the second year, the stylist of all Ted speakers at that event! Way to go Bobbie!

(Rob Started his Rotary journey being an exchange student in India)




Adopt-A-Family Kick-Off Meeting

Don’t miss next Wednesday’s meeting! We will kick-off the holiday season and  launch our signature Adopt-A-Family program. We will be assigned a team and will decorate a basket to be delivered to each family!


 Soul of Rotary Concert 

So far, Peter, Hilton, Juliet, Gwen, Tracey, Keely, Lucy and Joe are going to this concert. We encourage you to buy a ticket to this wonderful District event on November 20! After you buy it, Let Tracey or Joe know, to make sure we are seated next to each other. Here’s a LINK to buy the tickets



A reminder about our Holiday Calendar

A FUNdraiser with AMCS on November 10. Contact Bobbie for more details


A lifelong friend of Tony Ciancimino made a donation in his honor



Last but not least

  To stay with the Joy theme, Gail Brooks started our meeting last week with this SERVICE IS JOY quote from Tagore:


Also, In honor of Howard, here’s a joke about a store manager, since he was one:)

A store manager overheard a clerk saying to a customer, "No, ma'am, we haven't had any for some weeks now, and it doesn't look as if we'll be getting any soon."

Alarmed by what was being said, the manager rushed over to the customer who was walking out the door and said, "That isn't true, ma'am. Of course, we'll have some soon. In fact, we placed an order for it a couple of weeks ago."

Then the manager drew the clerk aside and growled, "Never, never, never, never say we don't have something. If we don't have it, say we ordered it and it's on its way. Now, what was it she wanted?"

The clerk smiled and said ..."Rain."


Joe Chehade - Club President

Let's be Family!

Club Information
Playa Venice
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Whiskey Red's
13813 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
United States of America
Social Time Starts at 7:15 AM - Breakfast Starts Promptly at 7:30 AM - Meeting 8:00-9:00 AM
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Venue Map
Nov 09, 2022
Craft Talk
Nov 16, 2022
Nov 30, 2022
Craft Talk
Dec 07, 2022
Dec 14, 2022
Jan 04, 2023
Dave Voss
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Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
Nov 08, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
District Benefit concert - The Soul of Rotary
Nov 20, 2022
Angel City/Rotarian Nonprofit Fair
Dec 03, 2022
Reagan Library excursion
Dec 10, 2022
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Dec 13, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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November Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Vida Ash
November 5
Bonnie Cullinan
November 19
Joe Chehade
November 26
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