News from the President
#11 2017
Dear Rotarians,
I am so pleased and proud of the results of the Cultural Dinner held last Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  Our Argentinian theme It Takes You to Tango was a big hit!  We must acknowledge and thank Lisa Schwab for the amazing meal she created and Debbie Silva and Zack Coffman for their beautiful tango performance.  170 people showed up to celebrate with us, raise money and honor our great friend Garrett Smith with the Sunrise Community Service Award.  The financial results will be shared at our Rotary meeting tomorrow morning.  And once again, I would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors of the event the Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation, Los Angeles World Airports, Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, Cantalini's Restaurant, Nancy & John Edwards, Friends of Garrett Smith, Gail & Rob, LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce, Loyola Marymount University, Inn at Playa del Rey, Rainbow Acres Natural Foods - Washington Blvd., William Hannon Foundation, Playa Vista, RTI Consulting and Southern California Gas Co.
We have a unique opportunity that came from our event - the donation of a fabulous vacation home at the 5-Star Sea Island Resort off the coast of Georgia.  Special thank you to Lindsay Thomas and her mother Linda who donated this amazing "cottage" to our auction.  A 1-week stay at Cottage 155 at Sea Island Resort has a value ranging from $13,300 to $17,000 depending on time of year.  We have put the item on an online auction for 2 weeks beginning 7:00 a.m. this morning and running through 8:00 p.m. on November 7, 2017.  The opening minimum bid is $7,500 and there is a "Buy It Now" price of $10,000.  
Cottage 155 has 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, a private pool and a 1 minute walk to the beach.  There is 5 miles of private beach and too many amenities to name at the Resort.  Please take a look by going to the link below and share with your friends and family.  Let us know if you have any questions.
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We will have the lovely Greta Rose give a craft talk tomorrow at our meeting.  Craft talks are always very interesting and fascinating as we get to know our members.  Don't forget that Wednesday, November 1 is our semi-annual "Bring A Friend" to Rotary meeting. 
Try to stay cool and GO DODGERS!
Yours in Fun, Fellowship and Friendship,
President Gwen
"Lead with Passion and Purpose"
Upcoming Events
Million Dollar Dinner - District 5280
JW Marriott at LA Live
Oct 28, 2017
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Bring a friend to Rotary Meeting
Nov 01, 2017
7:15 AM – 9:00 AM
Rotary Happy Hour
Nov 02, 2017
Rotary Happy Hour at Bowlero
8731 Lincoln Blvd
Nov 02, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Oct 25, 2017
Craft talk
Nov 01, 2017
Bring A Friend to Rotary Meeting
Nov 08, 2017
CARES Auxiliary - USC County Childrens Hospital
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Meeting Information
We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Whiskey Red's
13813 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA  90292
United States
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