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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Spokes Weekly Newsletter for August 12, 2009


This Week’s Meeting is at the Pasadena Hilton, Wednesday, August 12, 12 Noon to 1:30 PM. 

Our featured speaker will be Jan Sanders, Director of Libraries and Information Services, City of Pasadena, speaking on “The Value-Added Library: Economic Driver, Business Model, and We Have Books!”

Add your own roster photo!

Our new website does not have any of the roster photos--we want you to add your own!  It's always nice to have an up-to-date photo of our members so we know who you are at meetings, especially for our new members deluged with unfamiliar faces.  Click "Read more" to learn how!

Welcome to the New Page!

This is the NEW Pasadena Rotary Website!  You'll find all the news, information, photos, and roster information you could ever hope for right here!

If you are already a Pasadena Rotarian, you may log on using your name and old password above.  Note that you NO LONGER use your email to log in.  For example:  If your name is Jonathan "John" Doe, your user name is John Doe.  If you're having trouble logging in, please contact Adam Weiss.