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!
We meet each Wednesday at 12:00PM at:
The University Club
175 N. Oakland Ave.
Tel: (626) 793-5157
Rotary Club of Pasadena
556 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Suite 101 #379
Pasadena CA 91105
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Contact Ken Stickney at ken@Pasadena-Estates.com or 626-863-7625
Hilary Thomas, the Artistic Director of Lineage Dance Company, presented a program that brought tears to many of our Club members. Seeing one of the wheelchair bound individuals doing a dance interpretation in her wheelchair was very inspiring.
"I have to dance your story" said our speaker Hilary Thomas, the Artistic Director of Lineage Dance Company here in Pasadena. A 7th grade science teacher by day at Flintridge Prep in La Canada, Hilary has blended the healing power of touch, storytelling, and a unique medium to tell a person's emotional story. Her passion is to be the artistic director of an art space/dance studio here in Pasadena on the corner of Fair Oaks and Green Street.
Tom Selinske, Pasadena Unified School District Board Member, was Pasadena Rotary's guest speaker this week. The statistic that got my attention was that the "drop out" rate from the Pasadena Unified School District has been reduced from 16% to 13%. Mr. Selinske stated that there is still work to be done.
The most amazing memory from Wednesday's meeting was the clear melodic voice of song-leader Mary Lou Katz as she led us in the Beach Boys' "Be True to Your School," and I think we have found a new lead singer for the all-girl band from the 1980's, The Go-Go's! My table marveled at her wonderfully sweet voice and perfect pitch and how the Demotion committee may want to hire her for President Mel's farewell.
This past Wednesday, the Dan Stover Music competition was held at our Club. The winner, Noah Kim, a guitar player who plans on going to Yale University, won the competition. He received a check in the amount of $400. He will go onto the Regional level. The winner at the Regional level will compete at the District 5300's Conference in Palm Springs with the winner getting a check in the amount of $5,000.
Two Minuets from J.S.Bach's Suite in G Major, two selections for Spanish guitar, and a raucous original composition on a modern drum set all captivated us on Wednesday at our annual Rotary Dan Stover music competition, emceed by Leah Snell.
All Rotary members and their guests are welcome to purchase tickets to and upcoming Dodger game on April 6th 5pm. The seats are in a reserve section. Tickets are $35 each.
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Dr. Sylvia Whitlock, past District 5300 Governor, gave an inspiring talk about how she and two other females became the first three females to join the Duarte Rotary Club. Only after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed women into Rotary, did Rotary International recognize women as Rotarians. There are 1,200,000 Rotarians worldwide, and women, thanks to Sylvia, play a major role in their respective Clubs.
Join us for Dinner, Drinks and Cars at the wonderful Flying-A-Garage in Pasadena.
When: Thursday April 10th 5-8:30pm
Where: Flying A Garge, 150 N. San Gabriel Blvd., Unit 700 (at East Walnut St.), Pasadena, CA 91107
What: Dinner and Drinks and lots of beautiful museum quality cars