the Rotary club of
Playa Venice Sunrise
Cup of Joe Sip #44
June 25, 2023



Dear Vida, Tracey, Tony, Tatiana, Stephanie, Sean, Sarah, Robin, Robert I, Robert B, Richard S, Richard F, Ray, Ramona, Peter, Peggy, Paola,Nora,Nick,Nancy,Monica,Michele,Melissa,Matthew,Mary-Catherine,Martha,Marsha,Maria,Lucy,Lucia,Lisa,Lindsay,LaVonne,Lauren,Larry,Kurtis,Kristen,Kelli,Keely,Kathrine,Juliet,Judith,John B,John M,  Joerg,JoeD,Jim,Jerry,Jason,Jamie,Juliet,James,Iris,Hilton,Helena,Harold,Gwen,Greta,Glenn,Gitti,GailB,GailG,DianeB,DianeG,David,Daryn,Claire,Chris,CharlesP,CharlesR,Carmina,Carla,Brady,Bonnie,Bobbie,Becky &Adrian

The Genie wanted to get out of the lamp momentarily for one Last Sip of Gratitude

 I have been truly overwhelmed with Love this year, culminating with the demotion party. Thank you for an evening of fun, laughter and celebration of one more year of first class service and fellowship:


Thanks Gwen, Gail, Maria and Lisa for being the engine behind the whole program, Lisa for writing and directing the skit, Stephanie, the stage manager and all the actors and singers!


During the evening, we recognized  two beautiful human beings:

Lucy Wegner as the “Rotarian of Year” for her lifetime contributions to our club in more than one way. Thank you Lucy and cheers to many more years of service!

Racquel Frawley, as the “Rotarian at Heart. '' Throughout the years, Racquel  hosted club events at her home, participated in many meetings and activities, always serving others with humility, a smile and of course, a big Heart!

Last but not least, incoming President Hilton Brown and his new Board of Directors have been sworn in by District Governor Olivia Patterson-Ryans. Grateful also for the presence of Robert Ryans, incoming Governor Makiko Nakasone and Past District Governor Rick Mendoza who continues to accompany and mentor our club since its inception!


Dear Rotarians, we  continue the Journey together with President Hilton, doing our part bringing Hope to those who need it, one person at a time, one community at a time & one planet at a time!

Now back to the Lamp!

Joe Chehade



No meeting next week

A reminder that we will have no meeting this coming Wednesday June 28 and we will resume meeting the following Wednesday July 5 for President Hilton’s first meeting! Let’s ALL be there to start the year with him. 

Hike with Vida


This morning, Vida, Bonnie, Hilton and Yvette went for a hike in Pacific Palisades! They ended up at Cafe Vida for a bite there! 


We wrapped up our year acknowledging a few members for their service during the year.Missing from the list below is the YOU ROCK award for Joerg Rose for his behind the scenes support to many,  Club runner training  and passion to digitize our Public Image efforts.


One last Kumbaya moment 🙂

I leave you with the following quote from Greg Boyle, the founder of the Los Angeles “Home Boy Industries  It’s the largest gang rehabilitation program,  intended to assist former gang members and the recently incarcerated.

“Love never fails. It will always find a way to have its way”





































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
Jun 28, 2023
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Upcoming Events
Hiking - Temescal Canyon Park
Jun 25, 2023
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
PRESIDENT Hilton's first meeting
Jul 05, 2023
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Happy Hour
Jul 06, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Jul 11, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Aug 08, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Inaugural Sunset Cruise
FantaSea Yachts
Aug 10, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Inaugural Sunset Cruise Sponsorship
Aug 10, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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June Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Adrian Acosta
June 3
Ramona Ivy
June 8
Charles Rosenberg
June 12
Kristen Hemanes
June 19
Jason Wong
June 21
Joe Davis
June 22
Richard Shelton
June 29
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