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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Those of our members who were not able to attend Wednesday's luncheon missed one of our best programs this year. Ada Gates Patton's lecture "High Heels to Horseshoes" gave us an insight into the world of horseshoeing. Ada was an excellent and very entertaining speaker.
Most of the November 27th Spokes newsletter introduction of our speaker was focused on "the only female farrier on the professional horse racing circuit." I tried to get my visiting father-in-law to attend our meeting to hear her speak, but he seemed not interested in hearing about a female farrier, or a professional horseshoe person.
Dr. Rhodes Trussell, wife of our own member Liz Trussell gave an excellent presentation using slides to inform our members about "Southern California's Water Supply from the Colorado River." By the evaluations received, our members truly enjoyed his presentation.
That water out of your tap doesn't taste salty, but maybe in the future it will be seawater distilled just for you. Wednesday's speaker, Dr. Rhodes Trussell, is the founder of Trussell Technologies, Inc., an environmental engineering firm operation in Pasadena, with a clean-water specialty.
I hope everyone enjoyed the Tournament of Roses Queen and her Court at last Wednesday's meeting. In seeing Scott Jenkins after the meeting, his comment to me was that "this was the best Queen and Court ever." Spoken like a true President of the Tournament of Roses. Thank you Cathy Haskett Hany and Chuck Carroll.
This is your Ace Cub Reporter coming at you off the bench for Dean Billman who cryptically said he had to be out of the office all day. The fact that it was also his birthday should not lead you, Gentle Reader, to any wrong conclusions regarding his mysterious absence.
Everyone who attended Wednesday's luncheon was treated to American History 101 presented by William Deverell who is Chair of the USC Department of History. His lecture was very well received with members giving him an excellent grade for his presentation.
We sometimes forget how lucky we are to live in California, beyond the usual weather-related jibes we get from relatives back East.
David Lockington, Music Director of the Pasadena Symphony, was this week's Pasadena Rotary's speaker. Although David did not talk about the future of the Pasadena Symphony and Pops and its effect on our community, all the members were treated to his cello talents as well as an inspiring poem.
Music, music, and music. We ate our lunch to the soothing melodic sounds of harpist Alison Bjorkedal of the summer Pasadena Pops as our guest speaker, Pasadena Symphony Music Director David Lockington, looked out to our tables with amusement.