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
If you surf the internet long enough, you can find almost anything. And so it was for my quest to look for some linkage between the holidays and the incredible presentation by Captain Brian Davies, Commander, Submarine Squadron 11 - our guest speaker at today's meeting. In the spirit of the times, here is "T'was the Night Before Christmas-Submarine Style" by Sean Keck:
T'was the night before Christmas, and what no-one could see,
The men with the dolphins were under the sea.
After President Shel Capeloto called the meeting to order, Jonathan Edewards and his plummy baritone led us in an acapella version of our National Anthem. New member,
Gary Simonian, proved up his credentials as the son of a pastor by delivering a truly inspiring invocation about doing good work and making decisions that promote the common good.
Perhaps there were as many as 50 volunteers that converged on the Pasadena Unified School District Warehouse site - members from Pasadena, Altadena and San Marino Rotary Clubs. All were there with one common purpose - to help assemble 200 shiny, brand new bicycles so that they can be given away to children on Christmas. We started bright and early on Saturday morning. Altadena Rotary Club provided a pancake breakfast, hot fresh coffee and juice. We brought the appetite.