Playa Venice Sunrise
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Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Last month, Nora MacLellan posted the following. It reminded me of the Four-Way Test. I’m sharing it with you:

In Ancient Greece, Socrates had a great reputation of wisdom. One day, someone came to find the great philosopher and said to him:

- Do you know what I just heard about your friend?

- A moment, replied Socrates. Before you tell me, I would like to test you on the three sieves.

- The three sieves?

- Yes, continued Socrates. Before telling anything about the others, it's good to take the time to filter what you mean. I call it the test of the three sieves. The first sieve is the TRUTH. Have you checked if what you're going to tell me is true?

- No, I just heard it.

- Very good! So, you don't know if it's true. We continue with the second sieve, that of KINDNESS. What you want to tell me about my friend, is it good?

- Oh, no! On the contrary.

- So, questioned Socrates, you want to tell me bad things about him and you're not even sure they're true? Maybe you can still pass the test of the third sieve, that of UTILITY. Is it useful that I know what you're going to tell me about this friend?

- No, really.

- So, concluded Socrates, what you were going to tell me is neither true, nor good, nor useful. Why, then, did you want to tell me this?


Coming up this Wednesday 

This will be our last Wednesday meeting of the year!

The famous Mark Twain Middle School Bell Ringers will be here to perform! Family and Friends are welcome!

Here’s a link from when they visited  our club 10 years ago:


Also, The BIRTHDAY FAIRY will be at hand to celebrate our December Birthdays!

Last but not least, Venice High School Interact leader KAYLAN MANCILLA will come to present a project and get our support!

Upcoming events

Friday December 16: Gift Wrapping Party

Monday December 19: Santa Tour

Wednesdays December 21 and 28: NO MEETING

Wednesday January 4: Gift Exchange - White Elephant fun: wrap that unwanted gift you received at Christmas and bring it to the meeting!

Reagan Library Visit

Lucy Wegner wrote:

17 club members and 4 additional family members trekked to Simi Valley on Saturday to visit the Reagan Library. It was lots of fun and informative. Highlights included Reagan’s Air Force One aircraft and a special exhibit of Christmas trees for every US state and territory. Afterwards, many of us had a Mexican feast at a Thousand Oaks restaurant. There are plenty of pictures on Facebook if you want to take a look. Join us next time!

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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Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
Dec 13, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gift Wrapping Party
Visitation Parish Hall
Dec 16, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Santa Tour - Playa del Rey / Westchester
Dec 19, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Dec 21, 2022
Dec 28, 2022
Happy Hour
Jan 05, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Jan 10, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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December Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Robert Ippolito
December 7
Jim Vuchsas
December 11
Lucy Wegner
December 11
Jamie Altshule
December 14
Melissa Moore
December 15
Patrick Morehead
December 27
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