News from the President
#9 2017
Dear Rotarians,
We had another fabulous meeting this week with Captain Joe Stephen from the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department, Marina Station, along with Sheriffs Brent Carlson and Detective Ray Bercini.  Captain Stephen and Officer Carlson gave us a great overview of their duties in Marina del Rey and Detective Bercini who is part of the Human Trafficking Bureau in Los Angeles spoke on the how serious this problem has become in LA, not to mention our country.
Congratulations to our Club Service Director/Administrative Jeff Kim for being named our Rotarian of the Month for September.  Jeff does an amazing job on the raffle, invocation and flag salute assignment duties each week not to mention he is the liaison with Whiskey Red's for our weekly meetings.  And when the restaurant loaned out the entire facility for a film shoot, Jeff found a solution for our meeting without skipping a beat.  We are fortunate to have Jeff Kim on our team! 
And speaking of great club members, special thanks to Jim Vuchsas, Sharon Martinez, Marina del Rey Hospital and Honorary Member and Los Angeles Firefighter Roger Rubio for teaming together to deliver much needed medical supplies to earthquake victims in Mexico City.  Jim coordinated with Sharon and the hospital, PRN ambulance and Roger to secure the supplies.   American Airlines allowed Roger to take 10 duffle bags of supplies at no charge to Mexico.
Carol Kitabayashi of Westside Pacific Village spoke to our club recently as to how we can assist some of our senior population with travel to appointments and other needs.  WPV is a wonderful organization and I am pleased that we were able to donate $1400 to purchase a new laptop and projector for them and even more pleased, that Carol already picked up 4 volunteers from her visit to our club.  Thank you Rotarians!!
Member Updates - Rob, Kristin & Hudson DeCou having an amazing journey on their prigrimage on the Camino in Spain.  Gail Goldstein recovering from her surgery and doing well.  She received the video and flowers we sent her and will be back soon.  Spoke to Oryla Wiedoeft today who has also had some health problems however doing better and should be back to school and our club soon.  Jerry Jen, Michael Warren, Glenn & Kristen off to the Beach House in Costa Rica for a week.  
Please remember to sign up for Ralphs Grocery Store Awards program which is free dollars to our Foundation.
It is fast approaching October 18, 2018.  We need everyone to get your reservations in and ask that you bring your check or credit card to next Wednesday's meeting.  So excited that we have picked up several more sponsors in the last couple of days,
1 Evita Sponsor Inn at Playa del Rey and 2 Tango Sponsors Southern California Gas Co. and RTI Consulting.  
Yours in Fun, Fellowship and Friendship,
President Gwen
"Lead with Passion and Purpose"
Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
LAX Coastal Chamber
Oct 10, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
It Takes You To Tango - Cultural Dinner
The CenterPointe Club
Oct 18, 2017
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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
Oct 11, 2017
District Activities
Oct 18, 2017
Membership/ Members Only Please
Oct 25, 2017
Craft talk
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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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