the Rotary club of
Playa Venice Sunrise
Cup of Joe Sip #32



Dear Rotarians and Friends,

As I was finishing this Newsletter, something happened and the formatting became very messy and I couldn't fix it. My apologies to some of you that will see it, depending on the platform you use to open it!

Initially,I got upset, especially that I did not have time to fix it! Little by little, I embraced and even celebrate my imperfections. My flaws are part of who I am, I am grateful for them because they help shape me into the person I am today.

I encourage each one to accept to be less perfect, more authentic and have empathy on others' imperfections!






March 29 @ 7:30 AM

We are on Roll! This Wednesday we are inducting the fourth new member in three weeks. Let's be many to welcome Daryn Fillis.  

Also this week, the speaker is our own Mary Catherine Micka who is doing her craft talk. These are precious moments to discover what made a Rotarian the person they are now!



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One tap mobile Dial  669 900 6833 US (San Jose)


Upcoming events 


Saturday April 1, 10am to 2pm

@ Mothers' Beach

Our Club is hosting a lemonade stand at the opening day of the Sailing program organized by the Boys and Girls Club. It's at Mother's Beach in Marina del Rey.

Volunteer to help at the Lemonade Stand or feel free to stop by anytime to just hang out and witness this wonderful program. Later in Spring, Our club will join hands with the Boys and Girls Club in a fundraiser that will benefit deserving children in our communities.

Contact Kurtis or Tracey for more details (


Thursday April 6, 5:30pm to 7:30pm @ Westchester Bowlero

Click HERE to register or just reply to this email

Join this special Happy Hour and come prepared to challenge Gwen Vuchsas, James Frawley and Ilene Florin who had the best scores last time. We will also raise a glass to remember Howard, who also had excellent scores then. 

You have to register ahead of time to bowl but you are also welcome to drop by without playing for some good fellowship and snacks.




Four members - Helena Goto, Gail Brooks, Claire Date and Lucy Wegner - are now in Belize with Rotarians from all of our district, joining hands to do service projects and fellowship. Here are some pictures they sent but we will have a full update upon their return.
Lucy wrote: "Our Club has a terrific reputation with other clubs. Lots of respect for our success"
Few daring  Rotarians - Vida, Ramona and her niece, Tracey, Michelle and  her husband - braved a windy morning to hike in Pacific Palisades.
For the rest of us, hang in tight because the May Hike will be a family friendly outing in Kenneth Hahn Park with a picnic to follow!
Last weekend, 11 members met at Cantalini's to kickoff the scholarship program. Gail Goldstein, the event chair, explained the details of this big project and distributed tasks to everyone. Volunteer opportunities are still open. Contact Gail or reply to this email.
Clubrunner workshop
Joerg Rose led a very professional workshop to teach how to navigate ClubRunner, our club's Website platform and mobile app. 
During the coming months, we hope to bring bits and pieces of this training to all members during the meetings or by other means.
One thing I learned during this workshop is how to add all the club's events to my calendar! If you wish, you can also do it by copying this link and adding it to your Google or Apple calendar.
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
District Site
Venue Map
May 31, 2023
Mexico Firefighters
Jun 07, 2023
Jun 14, 2023
President-Elect Craft Talk
Jun 21, 2023
Awards Meeting
Jun 28, 2023
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Upcoming Events
Happy Hour
Jun 01, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Inaugural Sunset Cruise
FantaSea Yachts
Jun 08, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Inaugural Sunset Cruise Sponsorship
Jun 08, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Jun 13, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jun 23, 2023
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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
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May Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Diane Gulalo
May 1
Matthew Lawrence
May 15
Tatiana Ruiz More
May 15
Paola Melis
May 17
Hilton Brown
May 29
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