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!

2016-17 District Governor Luciano de Sylva
Luciano "Lu" de Sylva started his professional career as a businessman and has owned several successful businesses.Attracted to the idea of a career in service to others, Lu decided on the field of education and pursued graduate work to earn his teaching credential. He then taught at intermediate and high schools in Colorado before moving to California where he continued his career in school administration and academia. Always involved in the community and with a personal commitment to help others, Lu served as a reader for the blind, a Regional Program Evaluator for the United Fund and Chair of the Community Holiday Basket Program, which he brought to the Rotary Club as a partnership.Lu joined Rotary in 1983 and has been actively involved at the Club and District level ever since. He served as President of the Rowland Heights Club in 1990-91 followed by a term as Governor's Representative. Lu became a member of the Rotary Club of Walnut Valley in 1996 and served as President three times. He has also been Assistant Governor. District Club Service Chair, District Trainer, Foundation Mentor, 4-Way Speech Contest Chair, Rotaract Chair, and has served on the Ambassadorial Scholarship and Peace Conference Committees. A multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Lu enjoys Rotary travel and hands on service. In addition to continuous local community service activities, he has served on a Rotoplast Team to Guatemala in and distributed wheelchairs in Hermosillo and Guaymas Mexico. Lu and his sweetheart Hazel have been married for 35 years. They are committed to Rotary and look forward to the many opportunities that will be presented to be a gift to the world.Introducer: Shel CapelotoInvocation: Hillary SchenkGuest Introductions: Robert LyonsSong Leader: Don AndruesAccompanist: 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

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The Opportunity Zone

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize someone I consider to be an exceptional Pasadena Rotarian. She joined our Club about three years after I did - in 2008. And yet, I marvel at all she has accomplished in such a short time. When I looked for leadership to help me during my term, she was the first person I turned to. Notwithstanding the fact that she had served as a Coordinating Chair in the past, she graciously agreed to help me and assume the role once more.

THE SCOOT ZONE By Justene Adamec, Staff Reporter

Eric Olson led us in song, accompanied by Ross Jutsum on the piano. In honor of our speaker, who is from Jamaica, we sang "Jamaica Farewell". Then Eric told us that even though most of us only thought there were four patriotic songs, we would recognize the one he chose - Columbia, Gem of the Ocean.  Phyllis Mueller gave the invocation, starting with No Man is an Island by John Donne.

The Opportunity Zone

I realize it has been only two weeks since I became your President. With that said, I think it is high time that we had some fun together. As luck would have it, we have two events coming up in the next few weeks that will give you the opportunity to throw away the stress of work and embrace the lightness of a summer evening's breeze. So change into something comfortable, come on over, enjoy some great food and drink and share the friendship of others. Laugh and play to your heart's content!