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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Members of Rotary: On Wednesday, we inducted as our newest member Pat Wright. Pat is the owner of the Arroyo Vista Inn, a B&B located in South Pasadena. Pat is also a former practicing attorney. Laura and I frequently stay at B&Bs when we travel. I must admit that owning and operating a B&B would be an attractive transition from the practice of law. My only concern is that I might have to actually work harder than I do as an attorney.
"I love coffee, I love tea, I love the java jive and it loves me" we sang under the direction of Eric Olson, accompanied by Ross Jutsum because somebody had to help us with the tune, but this song was better than the 1710 Mozart piece that Eric found praising coffee.
Members of Rotary:
Okay; I made up the story about the humming birds and the cats when I introduced a "Nat Read Moment" at our lunch on Wednesday. When I went home that evening, I told Laura about the introduction. She is worried.
Last Wednesday's meeting was our annual "Meet the new District 5300 Governor." Before President Frank introduced 2014-15 Governor Larry Skaggs and his wife, Vicki, we were treated to a stellar "Nat Read Moment." Nat announced that he felt President Frank was doing a great job so far this year and proceeded to offer salient statistics about our club that make us unique.
Members of Rotary: I actually read the September, 2014 edition of the Rotarian. The pile of unread editions was getting quite high on my office file cabinet, so I decided to start making a dent. Pretty amazing accounts of the good work being done by Rotarians locally and globally. Also, the photographs are of National Geographic quality. Some of the stories: (1) Latricia Wright, a Detroit native, applies for "Launch Detroit," a Rotary District project to assist local entrepreneurs.
The talented Gary Kearney and Ross Jutsum got our meeting off to a tuneful start by leading us in the Beatles' classic "Here Comes the Sun," followed by a rousing chorus of "America." This reporter was on the dais and has to say that it's a rare treat to look out over the crowd and see all the Rotarians and guests standing and singing their hearts out!
Members of Rotary: My worst fear; a speaker no-show. I can't entertain all concerned for thirty minutes. I have enough difficulty with the 10 or so minutes that I allocate for myself. Well, on Wednesday, the clock had struck 12:15 p.m. and Andrea Van de Kamp had not yet appeared. Prior to Wednesday, Andrea had asked if she could begin her speech at 12:30, so I was especially concerned by her absence.
We held our meeting backwards this week, in order to accommodate our speaker, Andrea Van de Kamp, who needed to leave early to attend to a pressing obligation. So after a rousing chorus of "This Land is Your Land," led by the talented Phil Miles on guitar, a stirring invocation by Bob Risley, who also introduced Mrs.
Members of Rotary: Pasadena Rotarians are generous. Pasadena Rotarians care about the children in the community. Pasadena Rotarians are always ready to step forward and make a difference and create positive changes in the lives of others. A recent example is Happy Feet. As I previously mentioned, our budget for supplying local grammar school children with new shoes for the beginning of school was a mere $500.00.
Joe Henry, accompanied by the always-tuneful Ross Justum, led us in a rousing chorus of "God Bless America" to kick things off this week.