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!

Talkin' 'bout my Generation... of Musicians
David Arnay began his career in Ithaca, New York, where he first attended college during the late '70s. He became involved in that enlightened upstate town's vibrant music community, eventually recruited into the popular and eclectic Zobo Funn Band featuring guitar wizard David Torn. After moving to the L.A. area Arnay dove into the local scene, meeting and collaborating with A-list jazz players including guitarist Phil Upchurch, saxophonist Bob Sheppard, and drummer Peter Erskine. A significant mentor during Arnay's early L.A. years was tenor saxophonist and former Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock sideman Bennie Maupin, who brought David into a quintet which included Alphonso Johnson on bass... "an amazing band and an inspirational experience" that included development of David's work as a composer. The Maupin collaboration continues with a June 24, 2017 performance at the Arroyo Seco Weekend festival. With encouragement from Maupin, Arnay finished his bachelor's degree at CalState L.A., and went on to earn his master's in jazz studies at USC. He joined the USC faculty in 1999 and continues to teach there as a full time lecturer. With three CDs released (see www.davidarnay.com) and a busy performance schedule that includes weekly shifts at the Arroyo Chop House and a piano/bass duo every Friday at Parkway Grill, David's musical contributions to the community continue. Introducer: Pat Wright Invocation: Kym Pietsch Guest Introductions: JP Harris Song Leader: Catherine Hany 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

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Membership in the Rotary Club of Pasadena is open to professionals, business owners, nonprofit executives and retirees representing a variety of vocational classifications in the greater Pasadena area. To learn more about becoming a member, contact our membership chair Howard Raff by  Email or phone 626-712-4920. Rotary is the largest international service organization, working to eradicate polio worldwide, building wells in rural communities across the globe and funding schools for girls around the world. Locally, Pasadena Rotary gives time, talent and treasure through a variety of programs and volunteer activities to the PUSD and to local charities. Rotarians focus on "service above self."

The membership process starts with attending a regularly scheduled Wednesday luncheon meeting at noon at the University Club of Pasadena (located at 175 N. Oakland, Pasadena, CA 91101). This weekly meeting allows Rotarians to conduct business, to be educated through a series of speakers on topical subjects, and to get to know one another through fellowship. A membership committee member greets prospective members at the check-in area, and discusses the process, the requirements and commitment of all Rotarians, and facilitates the process of integration into the club. To get started, there is a flow chart on the membership process, which you can access here.