Meet Lisa


  President Elect


Where are you from originally? If not from LA, how did you end up here?
I am from California. Born and raised, grew up in Hawthorne.
Tell us about your occupation.
I own an Italian restaurant name Cantalini’s in Playa del Rey and a take out version of the main restaurant called Cantalini’s Express in Mar Vista.
Why did you join Rotary and what is your favorite Rotary experience?
I joined because i wanted to make a difference in the lives of others - to be of service. My favorite rotary moment was during one of our adopt a family holiday programs - I volunteered to deliver the Christmas tree to our family and one of the young boys was waiting outside for me when I arrived - the look on his face and the exhilaration when her squealed out - "we have never had a Christmas tree before"  - was a moment i will never forget.
What does your perfect weekend look like?
Good friends or romantic getaway...a beautiful drive down the coast - dinner with a lovely ocean view - a delicious massage and a hot bath followed by a comfortable lounge in the cool, fresh air and a good book!