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!

Kris & Becky Lythgoe Creators/Producers of Lythgoe Family Productions; "Panto At The Playhouse"
Panto is a centuries-old British tradition of winter musical comedy theater. Each village in England performs a Panto every year around the holidays. Familiar fairy tales and children's stories are injected with a bit of music hall sensibility, contemporary references, and audience participation to create a raucous, noisy entertainment that's fun for everyone in the family. The third annual Panto begins at the Pasadena Playhouse next month with an updated version of Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight. The Los Angeles Times calls this production "a singing and soaring winter adventure that features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with So You Think You Can Dance alumni), a live pony, interaction with the audience and contemporary music from Jessie J's "Domino" to John Legend's "All Of Me," Pharrell Williams "Happy" to Survivor's "Eye of The Tiger" and more. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to everyone from ages 2 - 102!" Join us at Rotary on Wednesday when Kris and Becky Lythgoe, the creators and producers of Lythgoe Family Productions will talk about Pantos and their work at the Pasadena Playhouse. Joining them will be Charlene Tilton, who starred in the Playhouse Panto debut (2012) of A Snow White Christmas and Josh Adamson who starred in the second Panto production (2013), Aladdin and His Winter Wish.  Producer and casting director, BECKY BAELING-LYTHGOE holds a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has assumed various roles in the entertainment industry including acting in numerous stage productions, producing for Universal Records and guest starring and hosting on numerous television shows. CHARLENE TILTON, starred as Lucy Ewing in the television series Dallas for eleven years. She went on to act in, and produce, a number of other television productions, plays, and film. She teaches, serves as president on the board of Actors With Autism and is involved with Meet the Biz, an organization that brings actors with disabilities and non-disabled actors together to promote inclusion.  JOSH ADAMSON, born in Australia, he eventually moved to New York City for his stage career and then to Los Angeles for television and film. Josh recently starred as Hook in the the British theatre production of Peter Pan.


Our Meetings

We meet each Wednesday at 12:00PM at:

The University Club
175 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, California  

Tel: (626) 793-5157

Rotary Office

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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Frankly Speaking

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.

The Scoot Zone for Nov 19th By Mary Lou Byrne, Bureau Chief

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!

Frankly Speaking

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.

The Scoot Zone for Nov 12th By Mary Lou Byrne, Bureau Chief

"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?

Frankly Speaking

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.

The Scoot Zone for Nov 5th By Mary Lou Byrne, Bureau Chief

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!

Frankly Speaking

Reminder: One of the schools our Club has adopted, Jackson Elementary, is conducting a "Community Soup Day" on Saturday, November 15, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Members of Pasadena Rotary are invited; to assist with some chores in the classrooms and to enjoy specially prepared soup. This is a wonderful opportunity to help our Pasadena students and teachers.

The Scoot Zone for Oct 29th By Mary Lou Byrne, Bureau Chief

Phil Miles, looking even-more-than-usually dapper, led us in singing "Simple Gifts" as a tribute to the many gifts we enjoy here in Pasadena, including those represented by our speakers: the Pasadena Symphony and Huntington Memorial Hospital.

Frankly Speaking

Our social committee is distributing, by email, a link to a questionnaire seeking everyone's input regarding social events. PLEASE COMPLETE the questionnaire.

The Scoot Zone for Oct 22nd By Mary Lou Byrne, Cub Reporter

What better way to start our meeting than with a hearty rendition of our National Anthem? Thank you, Joe Henry, for leading the singing, with the always-faithful Ross Jutsum on the piano.