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!

Everything You Think You Know About Santa Claus is Wrong!
Nat Read, a fellow Pasadena Rotarian, has published extensively on the subject of Santa Claus over the years, in national and regional publications. As an authority on Jolly Old St. Nick he has been interviewed by numerous news media. He was one of the authors of a Saturday Evening Post book about Christmas. Nat was the Dean of USC (the University of Santa Claus) where he trained department store Santas for their roles on the throne, and has filled the role of department store Santa himself. He is a Reader (Scholar) at the Huntington Library where he continues his decades of research on Santa. He is seeking a publisher for a book he is writing about Santa Claus. Nat has led a peripatetic life, making his living as a cartoonist, free-lance writer, Nevada casino worker, advertising copywriter and public relations executive. He was an exchange student to the USSR during the U-2 Crisis, served in the Naval Reserve in Vietnam, retiring as a Captain. He was a reserve street cop with LAPD and has appeared in a number of comedy clubs as a stand-up comic. He has stood at both poles and is an author of several books. His first novel, about a Rotary Club, is scheduled for release in a few months. Introducer: Kathy Meagher Invocation: Thomas McDonald Guest Introductions: Steve Horwitz Song Leader: TBD Accompanist: 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

Social Media

Kathy's Corner for November 13

What a program! I don't think anyone was upset that we ran over. A big thanks to Ken Stickney for arranging. 
I'm fining myself $50 for mispronouncing Hassan Kheradmandan's name.

The Scoot Zone for November 11 By Mary Lou Byrne, Bureau Chief

How do you quiet a more-than-usually-chatty group of Rotarians and friends so you can lead them in song? Have a retired Navy captain on the dais who can shout "All right, you people! Listen up!" Does the trick every time!

Kathy's Corner for November 6

The Pasadena Police Foundation (PPF) will be honoring the memory of Bill Leishman on November 10, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Pasadena Police Department, 207 Garfield Avenue, Pasadena. The PPF will dedicate a bench with a memorial plaque that will sit directly outside the Department building.