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!
All are welcome to attend our meeting.
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
Here's to Tyros! Here's to our new members! Last Saturday, we had our first "Done in a Day" ("DIAD") project for AbilityFirst, a local non-profit that provides programs for children and adults with disabilities and special needs. It was a scorching hot day. The work was not pretty. We scrubbed floors, washed walls, cleaned a kitchen, pulled weeds, dug out stumps and trimmed landscape. Co-chair of the DIAD Committee, Deb Lewis, led the group. She joined our Club in December 2014.
Eric Olson, accompanied by Ross Jutsum on piano, led us in "whistling" the tune to theme from Bridge over the River Kwai. (Eric told us that even if we can't sing we should be able to whistle), followed up by a rousing version of "Yankee Doodle Dandy." Eric then led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
For our invocation, Terry Masango read to us an original poem that he composed to thank Rotary for all of its involvement in and support of nonprofit organizations.
Although it is shirt-sleeve and shorts weather outside and it seems like the sun refuses to cede to fall, a new season is indeed upon us. In literature, autumn may refer to ripeness, change, maturity, beauty or perhaps even sadness. John Keats personifies the season in the poem "To Autumn." In the ode, Keats states that the season is a laborer that works with the maturing sun to bring bountiful harvests. As the season progresses, autumn acts as a gleaner that decomposes summer flowers and produce left in the fields.