Welcome to Pasadena Rotary

The Pasadena Rotary Club of Pasadena has amazing, dedicated members contributing to the well-being and growth of the community, region, and world.  Explore our Club here, and feel free to visit us during our weekly meetings!

The 100 West Walnut Project
100 West Walnut is a mixed-use, infill project being developed by Lincoln Property Company and AMLI Residential on the land surrounding the existing Parson's buildings.   It will consist of retail, modern residential units and creative office space. This active community will enliven and re-connect this area to Old Pasadena. Architects, Paul Danna and Mitch Sawasy will present the proposed design plans to create a vibrant destination that reflects the unique charm of Pasadena while meeting its modern-day needs. Paul Danna, FAIA is Design Director of the Los Angeles office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. Paul has designed some of Southern California's most distinguished commissions of the last decade including: the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters, the Los Angeles County Superior Courthouse in Long Beach, the headquarters for the legendary think-tank, the Rand Corporation, the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University and the new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse, which is currently under construction in downtown LA.  Paul's buildings have earned national and local awards from distinguished institutions including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Urban Land Institute (ULI).  Throughout his career, Paul has been at the forefront of sustainable design, having designed the first net-zero large office building in the US, the first LEED Gold office building in southern California and the first LEED Pre-Certified office building in California. Currently, Paul is designing the new Long Beach Civic Center which, like the new LA Federal Courthouse, is targeted to achieve LEED® Platinum certification. Paul is also past President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and member of the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Design Advisory Panel. Mitchell E. Sawasy is a California Licensed Architect, President, AIA Pasadena Foothill Chapter and member, College of Fellows International Interior Design Association As Studio Leader of Harley, Ellis Devereaux's Corporate & Commercial Design Studio Mr. Sawasy exhibits his strength in guiding design solutions, managing complex project teams, and working with local governing agencies to maximize the project's potential and community benefit.  With over 35 years of experience in commercial design, Mitchell has received community and governmental support for a variety of projects from San Diego to Santa Barbara. He is the architect for the following award winning Pasadena projects: 88 Colorado Building (across Delacey from Tiffany's), The Container Store, Campus Village (full block across from PCC), Saks Fifth Avenue Renovation (Forever 21) and First Financial Credit Union (on Lake) Introducer: Christle Balvin Invocation: Cathy Simms Guest Introductions: Robert Lyons Song Leader: Phyllis Currie Accompanist: Ross Jutsum


Meeting Information

All are welcome to attend our meeting.
We meet each Wednesday at 12:00PM at:

The University Club
175 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, California  

Tel: (626) 793-5157

Connect with Us!

Rotary Club of Pasadena
556 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Suite 101 #379
Pasadena CA 91105

Phone: 626-440-0908
Fax: 626-440-9806

Email: office@pasadenarotary.com

Social Media

Kathy's Corner for October 7

Rotarians are the greatest! I asked for help with RYLA and Desiree Alvarado and Joe Murphy have signed up to co-chair. Thank you for keeping this wonderful program going.

TYROS,  which rarely has an opening on their committee, needs help. They need a committee member who will be responsible for arranging two committee chairs to speak at each monthly meeting. Purpose is to get the TYROS members to sign up for a committee. Second, they need a member who will recruit the TYROS members to do a craft talk at the TYROS lunch meeting.

The Scoot Zone for September 30 By Mary Lou Byrne, Bureau Chief

Yours truly, with the help of Gary Kearney and Marsha Rood on vocals and Phil Miles and Don Andrues on guitar, led the crowd in a surprisingly serviceable version of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," followed by an a capella rendition of our National Anthem. (More about the first song's connection to Pasadena below!)

Scott Vandrick gave a lovely invocation for the beginning of autumn and the upcoming change of seasons, saying "before things change, notice them!"

Kathy's Corner for September 30

I loved the ice cream and had a taste of both flavors.  Thank you Dr. Bob.

Woody Pearce has been ill for a while. We'll have cards available next week for you to sign. Your personal notes on the cards means a lot to the recipient.