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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The Opportunity Zone

She had lobbied hard for this meeting for some time now.  From what I remember, this all started in August of last year when she approached those in positions of authority to promote some ideas of hers that she wanted to implement.  Months of delay followed but she was tenacious. I must say that I was somewhat concerned about us getting together. I asked for backup.

THE SCOOT ZONE By Mary Lou Byrne, Bureau Chief

President Shel Capeloto called the meeting to order a bit early because we had a jam-packed, fun-filled program ahead! Don Andrues, with Ross Jutsum on the piano, led us in a chorus of America the Beautiful followed by the pledge of allegiance. Past President (2005) John Foulkes gave an invocation asking blessings on the good work we do as Rotarians.

The Opportunity Zone

Let me take this opportunity to talk about membership. As we all know (and perhaps are too embarrassed to concede), we rely so heavily on Howard's talents and skills to engage people to consider joining our club. I oftentimes jokingly refer to him as a "one person membership committee".  Each week he introduces at least one visitor that he has invited to our meeting with the hope that he or she might consider becoming a member of Pasadena Rotary.