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Educators of the Year

Palos Verdes is known for its fine schools. And our the strength of our schools are those that educate our children. Each year we celebrate our educators and award the standouts. The Educators of the Year. All proceeds to to scholarships and educational programs.

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Rotary "Pageant of the Arts" 

The PVP Rotary Club is thrilled to offer our local students an exciting opportunity to participate in the Rotary District 5280 “Pageant of the Arts.” We'll be sponsoring one student to participate in each of the five areas of competition. Students! You're invited.
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2021-22 Rotary Educator of the Year
Dear Rotarians and Friends:
We hope that you and your family are in good health and in good economic shape, in spite of the continuing pandemic!
Today, we are writing to ask you to consider making a financial donation to support our Club's signature program: 2021-22 Educator of the Year.  The importance of education is ingrained in our history.  Benjamin Franklin once said: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”  We strongly believe that Education breeds hope.  Indeed, it is the soul of our society and the engine to our future.
Your donation will be used to help finance scholarships for our students and to honor teachers for their leadership in our community. To donate to the program, attached please find our donation levels and event details. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Club President Jennifer Sullivan at jennifersullivan@ymcala.org or Christine Chui at 310-962-8988. Every gift counts, please continue to support us!
Thank you in advance for your generosity to honor and support our teachers, students, and their educations. We really appreciate your willingness to financially support the Program which helps our youth to develop intelligence and character through our excellent educators. And we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season!
Best regards,
Christine Chui & Duncan Sutton
Directors for Fund Raising Committee 2021
Educator of the Year
Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club

Meet Steve Brown, Rotary Foundation Trustee (2010-14), Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden Triangle

A Rotarian since 1986, he has served The Rotary Foundation as trustee 2010-14 and vice chair in 2012-13. He has served as member of various committees at Rotary headquarters. Since 2002, he has been working as a volunteer on projects in Afghanistan. Steve has been involved in Rotary Foundation projects in numerous countries around the world and has traveled extensively to help support international service through Rotary. He is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award and the RI Service Above Self Award.
Motivated by the tragedy of September 11, Rotarian Steve Brown (Past Rotary International Trustee) has traveled to Afghanistan twelve times during the last nineteen years working with various programs of the Rotary Foundation and other partnering organizations to carry out educational and humanitarian programs in the City of Jalalabad. He will discuss successes enjoyed working with local Afghans to establish a Rotary Club in Jalalabad and create a Sister Cities relationship between his home town of San Diego and Jalalabad. Experiences included building schools, establishing internet connected computer labs for boys and girls in public high schools, working with a local university to facilitate English language training Rotary’s polio eradication efforts. Things have changed dramatically with the fall of the Afghan National Government.  Steve remains in daily touch with his colleagues in Afghanistan and will share with the club how things have evolved and the challenges facing Afghans today.
Camp Pendleton Collection Drive
Donations Completed: Monday, January 10, 2022
I want you to know what a huge success the donation drive for Camp Pendleton was over the weekend.  We had 2 collection points in the South Bay (Hawthorne and Manhattan Beach).  We arrived at Camp Pendleton on Monday Morning at about 8am with two 26 foot and one 15 foot UHaul trucks filled with donations.  The Camp Pendleton Rotary Club sent a 20 foot box truck to get what we couldn’t fit in the UHauls.  We also delivered about $500 to $800 (I didn’t count it) in gift cards.  I think this is the single largest donation to ever arrive at the base.  We will do it again in April.  I will let you know about 4 weeks before the event.
Thank you all for your generosity and support.
David Henseler
South Bay Sunrise Rotary Club
Camp Pendleton Committee Co-Chair
Wishing a Very Happy 97th Birthday to Mel Schrier on December 18th.  Mel is a former Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club member.  Best wishes Mel!
Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club President - Jennifer Sullivan
My name is Jennifer Sullivan, PVP Rotary Club President, Sr. Executive Director at the San Pedro & Peninsula YMCA, Auntie Extraordinaire, Four-legged Fan, and Disneyland Fanatic. I am excited to serve the great community of the Palos Verdes Peninsula as this year's Rotary Club President. 
The greatest gift we can give is our time, so choosing where we spend that time is vital.  I feel blessed to serve this great club and lead under this year's theme "Serve to Change Lives."
Rotary provides an excellent opportunity for individuals in the community to come together and support a need more significant than themselves.  The gifts that our club brings are fellowship, action, and service above self. We are a club that loves to give back. In 2021-22 our service will manifest in many ways; service projects local and international, speaker presentations that celebrate connections to the community, and networking. We hope to see you at the club and help us give back.
The Rotary Foundation & Polio Eradication
Meet Rotary's Champions of Peace
November’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, will focus on one of Rotary’s top humanitarian priorities: peace and conflict resolution. Six honorees, including four Rotary members and two alumni of Rotary Peace Centers, will be recognized for their commitment to and work on behalf of peace projects in their communities. Their diversity reflects the varied ways that Rotary members address underlying causes of conflict.
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Fridays at 12:15 PM
Los Verdes Golf Club
7000 W Los Verdes Dr
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
United States of America
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Upcoming Speakers
Bob Ferrera
Jan 21, 2022 12:20 PM
Craft Talk
Dan Quiggle
Feb 04, 2022 12:20 PM
Inspiring Optimistic Leadership
Ted Atkatz
Feb 11, 2022 12:20 PM
TAPS Music program
Monique Sugimoto - PV Library
Feb 18, 2022 12:20 PM
History of Palos Verdes
Past Speakers
PRIT Steve Brown
Jan 14, 2022 12:20 PM
Rotary International Programs in Jalalabad, AF
Joseph Silvas - Program Director, YMCA
Jan 07, 2022 12:20 PM
YMCA Youth & Government Program
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