THE ROTARY CLUB OF Playa Venice Sunrise
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Remembering & Honoring Howard


Dear Rotarians and Friends,

I’m excited to send this mini Newsletter to share with you about what’s happening in our Club in the next couple weeks and I hope you will be able to join some of them and invite friends too! You’ll agree with me that the magic of Playa Venice is the fusion of Fellowship, Service, energizing & informative meetings, in addition to great community and international involvement!   


March 1st @ 7:30 AM

We will hear about the upcoming largest youth community development happening in Los Angeles: Lulu’s Place that will create an extraordinary nonprofit youth center with high-quality academic, athletic and wellness programs that open doors to a lifetime of opportunity.

Our Speaker isMalina Brown, a senior executive at Sugerman communication group, the consulting firm that will bring it to life.


The cherry on top is that we have a special guest: Erin, the daughter of Mr Generosity, Howard Pollack!


She will join with a few of her  Rainbow Acres co-workers. We will briefly hear from her and from a couple of Rotarians who knew Howard well. We will then reveal our Club's way to remember and honor his memory! Please be there to welcome them and remember together Howard!

(Zoom link to join the meeting is at the bottom of this newsletter)


March 2nd @ 5:30PM 

See the flier below for details and hope to see many to share a good drink and better company! Thank you Keely for organizing! 

Roc Roll & Run

LMU - Saturday March 4th @ 7AM TO 11AM  

Let’s meet at this big youth community event to serve Pancakes and make new friends! 


March 8 @ 7:30 AM

Few years ago, Artificial Intelligence (AI) was, for many, something we watch in science fiction movies! Today, even if we do not notice it, it is part of our daily life, in our smartphones, the media, the politics etc! Our speaker is no other than our own ELSA HARRIS!

In her presentation, she will discuss: What is Artificial Intelligence? A few examples of how AI is currently being used and affecting us in our daily lives, some open-source AI's and how we can utilize them, Future trends, Ethical and legal concerns with AI.

Please Come to get informed and bring your questions to her! 

Here's a snapshot of her professional career: 

Elsa is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Science at Otis College. She holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Tirana in Albania and an M.S in Statistical Science from Claremont Graduate University (CGU), California.  Elsa is currently working on her PhD studies in Computational Mathematics and Engineering at CGU. Her research is focused on designing pervasive AI-enabled intelligent systems for human movement analysis with applications in security, entertainment, health, and wellness. Her innovative design aims to make these systems sustainable by harvesting the kinetic energy of the human body and the surrounding environment and thus eliminating or minimizing the need for portable batteries.



We joined hands with the Inglewood Rotary Club and spent a heartwarming evening serving Dinner and Playing Bingo with our Vets! 

Thank you Ramona for organizing, Hilton for leading the team, Rob and Gail for the Bingo game, Lisa for the yummy food and all the volunteers: Marsha, Richard Shelton, Kelli, Benito, Iris, Gwen, Melissa and Jerry!


Joe Chehade - Club President

Let’s Be a Family!


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

Club Information
Playa Venice
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Whiskey Red's
13813 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
United States of America
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