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Please join us to honor the Outstanding Educators in Palos Verdes!
The 2024 Honorees are:
  • Adeline Allen:                 Peninsula Heritage School
  • Elizabeth McCurdy:      Point Vicente Elementary School
  • Sheryl Rasmussen:         Cornerstone Elementary School
  • Kindra Windish:             Chadwick School
  • Stefanie Kagimoto:         Silver Spur Elementary School
  • Cara Dunn:                     Rancho Vista Elementary School
  • Patti Petrucci:                 Ridgecrest Intermediate School
  • Karen Kostrencich:        Palos Verdes High School
  • Ana Alejandre:               Rolling Hills Preparatory School
A Reception and Dinner to honor the recipients of this years awards was held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club Grand Ballroom on Thursday evening, February 8, 2024. 
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club joined with many of the other District 5280 clubs to decorate the Rotary Float for the 2024 Rose Parade!  The theme of this years float is 'Clean Water - The Music of Life'.  Volunteers met at the Phoenix Decorating Company in Irwindale, CA on Thursday, 12/28 for a fun day surrounded by flowers and floats. 
The Rotary Rose Parade Float was accompanied on New Year's Day by District Governor Makiko and International President McInally. 
President Julia Parton - 2023 Peninsula Chamber Citizen of the Year
Our own President Julia Parton has been selected as the 2023 Chamber Citizen of the Year. 
Julia is everywhere.  In addition to the Rotary Club of Palos Verdes Peninsula (where she’s a returning President) she serves on seven boards of directors: Torrance Police Foundation, Peninsula Seniors, Toberman Neighborhood Center (San Pedro), Switzer Learning Center, Palos Verdes Estates Foundation, Palos Verdes/Peninsula High School Athletc Booster Club and Palos Verdes Junior Women’s Club.
Julia has been a Rotary member for 27 years.  This month, Peninsula Rotary joined an effort to collect diapers for Warren Chapel in San Pedro.  A church representative came to a Rotary blood drive on Oct. 20 at Hesse Park to pick them up.  The previous day, Julia ran a booth at the Torrance Chamber of Commerce business expo.  Last year, she and Malaga Band won the western theme award for best decorations.
Future Plans?
"I just want to keep going," Julia says. "There are a lot of challenges around us, and I want to help out as often as I can and as long as I can,"
October 24th is World Polio Day!
As World Polio Day approaches, we need your help to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from a devastating disease.

We have made tremendous progress since the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was launched:
  1. A 99.9% reduction in cases of illness caused by wild poliovirus
  2. 3 billion children immunized
  3. 125 countries where polio was endemic reduced to two — Afghanistan and Pakistan — with the virus contained in just a few districts and provinces
But even just one case still represents one child’s life forever changed by polio. That’s why Rotary members must remain tenacious and keep our promise: We won’t stop until we know that no child will ever again experience the paralyzing effects of polio.

Let’s use World Polio Day to advocate for the support we need to make history by eradicating polio. Together, we end polio!
HOVOOTM returned to the Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club on Saturday, August 26th!
“What the heck is HOVOOTM!”  HOVOOTM! is the concept of our club going out into the community and doing hands-on volunteer projects every month. It is the acronym for “Hands on Volunteer Opportunity of the Month.” See, isn’t it easier (and more fun) to say or write HOVOOTM! every time we want to talk about our Hands on Volunteer Opportunity of the Month projects?
On Saturday club members participated in our first HOVOOTM, aiding the PVP Land Conservancy at the Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve.  Volunteers walked the hillsides removing invasive plant species to help preserve the native sage scrub habitat that is critical to local wildlife. Thank you so much to David Rowe and Rick Humphrey for bringing HOVOOTM back! And for club members for participating.
Julia Parton, our club President for the 2023-24 year, is a long term member of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club and a Past President.
Julia, born in San Diego and raised in Palos Verdes, is a graduate of Rolling Hills High School and California State University, Dominguez Hills.  She has spent her entire career working in the South Bay and has over 30 years of expertise and experience in managing staff, marketing, and community relations.
Julia has worked for various South Bay media publications and has served as Business Development Director for the Daily Breeze and publisher of the Palos Verdes Peninsula News.  Highly regarded in the community for her public service, Julia enjoys giving back to the community and currently serves on several boards in the community, including PVPHS Athletic Booster Club, PV Juniors, Toberman Neighborhood Center, Peninsula Seniors, and Switzer Learning Center.
Rotary responds to earthquake in Turkey, Syria

Turkey and Syria were struck by a devastating earthquake on 6 February that has killed tens of thousands of people, destroyed thousands of homes and other structures, and left people across the region without shelter in bitterly cold winter weather.

The Rotary world responded to this catastrophe immediately. RI President Jennifer Jones activated our disaster response efforts, communicated with the affected districts, and encouraged governors in those regions to apply for disaster response grants and share information about their relief efforts so that Rotary can amplify the calls for support.

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