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: 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.
Members of Rotary: Remember: during the next two lunches, we will be "passing around the hat" for Happy Feet. Please come prepared with cash or checks. We want to try to fit as many children as possible with new shoes as they begin their school year. We want to make a difference, however slight. Regarding our Adopt-a-School and Done in a Day programs and committees, we have partnered with three Pasadena grammar schools: Jackson, Franklin and Madison.
This week's meeting opened with a rousing chorus of "America," led by Phyllis Currie, and an invocation by Liz Green, including quotes from Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, and this from Frederick Douglass: "I would unite with anybody to do right, and with nobody to do wrong." Liz invited us to always unite as Rotarians to do good and right. Amen!
Members of Rotary:
This week we welcomed three visiting Rotarians, at least two potential members, and one new member! Our new member, Robert Terrazas, is an eighth generation Californian who is, according to Howard Raff (who should know about such things) the 58th lawyer-member of our club! (Paul Harris was a lawyer so we are all in good company!) Rob practices family law, lives in South Pasadena with his wife, and looks forward to getting to know all of us.
Members of Rotary:
Past-District Governor Roger Schulte and his wife Paulette gave a presentation on Wednesday about the 2014-2015 Rotary drive to help poor and disfigured children suffering from the birth defect known as "cleft lip and cleft palate." They showed us pictures of their November 2013 trip to Faridabad, India, where they operated on 50 children.