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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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This will be my last column before the end of the year. Don't forget: after next week's holiday lunch meeting, we will be dark until January 7, 2015.
After a week off, due to the fabulous holiday party last week, we kicked off this week's meeting by singing our hearts out as the redoubtable Gary Kearney, accompanied by the formidable Ross Jutsum, led us in "The Impossible Dream" followed by "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Eric Dysart gave a stirring invocation on the themes of thankfulness and service, and Dan
Our holiday party at Jacob Maarse was a rousing success. My thanks to Hank Maarse for not only providing us with the unique venue, but for also working hard before the party to insure that all was in order. I would also like to applaud Jane Waas and her fellow social committee members for making the event happen.
What a wonderful and thanks-filled time we had on the lovely sunny Wednesday before Thanksgiving! Yours truly and almost-birthday-boy Ross Jutsum kicked things off with a Thanksgiving hymn from childhood, followed by a lusty chorus of "My Country 'Tis of Thee," because... pilgrims!
It is not my practice to comment about our last speaker. I try to avoid redundancy. I choose not to interfere with the work of our capable reporter, Mary Lous Byrne. But I must comment about Ned Colletti.
What better way to kick of a program featuring a bigwig from the Los Angeles Dodgers than with an enthusiastic chorus of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," followed by our national anthem? Thanks to Marilyn Buchanan for leading the singing and Ross Jutsum for his always-stirring accompaniment!
Yesterday evening, I attended the Open House for the Pasadena Community Foundation ("PCF"). The offices are now located on the 8th floor of the building where my office is located - 301 E. Colorado. PCF Executive Director and fellow Rotarian, Jennifer DeVoll, was holding court and greeting many, many attendees. Rotarian Howard Raff was also present and was attempting to persuade complete strangers to join Rotary.
"Everything's Coming Up Roses!" we all sang in honor of the annual visit form the Tournament of Roses Queen and her Princesses. And led by Eric Olson at the mic and Ross Jutsum at the piano, we followed that up with "America the Beautiful." Because what are more beautiful than roses and Pasadena royalty?
President-Elect-Elect. What does it mean? Well, you will have the opportunity to sit on the sidelines for 18 months before seizing the gavel and calling your first Rotary lunch meeting to order.
We began this week's meeting with a ringing chorus of "God Bless America," led by Darren Norton in fine voice and resplendent uniform, and Ross Jutsum and his flying fingers on the piano. Bob Martin gave a stirring invocation in which he likened us all to points of light and encouraged us to sparkle. And Randa Khalil introduced our guests like she'd been doing it all her life!