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!

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!



 Venice High Interact Club

Last week, The Venice High School  Interact Club volunteered  at the  Angel City celebration and helped with toy and clothing distribution. The next day, they all went together shopping for Adopt-A-Family.

As Ray Morales says: These kids rock!

Last but not least

As we all busy ourselves with service projects during this Holiday season, Let’s remember Dr King’s words, quoted by our International Rotary President Jennifer Jones:

“Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness, because greatness is determined by service.”

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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Feb 01, 2023 8:00 AM
Westchester Rotary Makeover Project
Feb 08, 2023 8:00 AM
Why We Need New Vaccines, and Now
Feb 15, 2023 8:00 AM
Education Update
Feb 22, 2023 8:00 AM
Mar Vista Family Center Update
Mar 08, 2023
Craft Talk
Mar 22, 2023
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Upcoming Events
Monthly HIKE with Vida
Westridge Trailhead
Jan 29, 2023
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protectors Appreciation Week
Jan 30, 2023 – Feb 03, 2023
Happy Hour @ GULF BREW CO.
Gulf Brew Co.
Feb 02, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Feb 14, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Midnight Mission
The Midnight Mission
Feb 19, 2023
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monthly Hike with Vida
Feb 26, 2023
7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Happy Hour
Mar 02, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Visitation Parish Hall
Mar 11, 2023
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Mar 14, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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January Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Lisa Schwab
January 5
Tammie Bean
January 11
Tracey Thompson Busa
January 15
Gail Goldstein
January 19
Harold Johnson
January 20
Maria Davis
January 23
Helena Goto
January 27
David Voss
January 29
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