Your Weekly Update!
November 13, 2020
Guest Speaker: Austin DeMoss 
The United States Secret Service is a federal law enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security charged with conducting criminal investigations and protecting the nation's leaders, their families, and visiting heads of state or government. Do you want to know more about what they do? let's hear from someone who is actually one of them ...Austin DeMoss a proud member of the United States Secret Service, will be our speaker. "Austin is Juliet's nephew!"
While originally from California, Austin graduated from Virginia Military Institute and started his career in the Diplomatic Security Service of the Department of State.  He then joined the Secret Service, where he is currently assigned to the Washington Field Office.  Austin has conducted security clearance investigations, protective intelligence investigations, and supported protective missions for the President, Vice President, former presidents, and a variety of foreign heads of state.
Last Week Speakers: Tony & Kenny
What a touching moment we all had last week after listening to the amazing REAL LIFE story of Tony & Kenny. Very inspirational,  uplifting, and heartfelt.  HUGE Rotary thank you to both of you for stepping in at the eleventh hour last week to share two of the probably most inspiring craft talks that we've ever heard.  Kenny wove a touching narrative of how Rotary has touched his life from his first job as a teenager all the way through his professional journey as a Lutheran pastor and postings in a diversity of parishes across the country.  Tony shared the poignant journey of his family as they adopted their oldest daughter...the compassion and commitment of Tony and his wife opened our eyes to the many dimensions and challenges of adoption.  Both Kenny and Tony once again showed that our club has the most amazing members!  Thank you Kenny and Tony for sharing their stories. 
Crutches to Costa Rica
Friendly reminder that f you are available on Saturday, November 14 from 9 am to 3 pm, your hands will be most welcome.  This is a good project for Rotaractors or Interactors and if you can bring a friend or two along then it will be so much the better.
The same day on the 14th, crutches, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, or other mobility devices will be collected to add to the shipment. If you have them, now is the time to donate them to a good Rotary cause.  Just bring them along on the 14th.
The address is: 5600 Rickenbacker Road, Building 1-C & 1-D Bell, CA 90201
Please contact Eileen if you would like to volunteer for this amazing project. We hope to see you there.
Rise Against Hunger
This year Rise Against Hunger needs your support. Please volunteer if you can. The operation is a little different. In order to keep everyone safe, there will only be 10 volunteers from each Club working together.  There are 4 stations, filling, weighing, sealing, and boxing.  There will only be one person working at each station (with the exception of the filling station, if there are family members that want to work together it will make this station go faster).  All of the stations will be 6 feet apart and the clusters will be widely separated or in separate rooms at the YMCA.  Everyone will have their temperatures taken and masks will be worn at all times.
The date is Saturday, November 14th  at the Torrance YMCA 2900 Sepulveda Blvd., and we will start at 9 am.  We will be making about 16,000 meals.  Please contact Eileen if you want to volunteer; we will try to put together groups of ten each from our club. 
Birthdays, Anniversaries & More!
Just click the link below and see the wonderful celebration video
Women's Book Club
Our next book recommended by Donna is titled, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. A 2019 novel by author, Kim Michele Richardson. The fictional story takes place in the Appalachian Mountains during the Great Depression. The main character has a genetic disorder causing her to experience racism, discrimination and violence. Remember The Rotary Women’s Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6 pm.  All women associated with our club  (members, spouses, and friends) are welcome to join us.  Contact Lynne or Eileen for the zoom link or to be added to the distribution list. 
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Jul 26, 2024
The Local History Center
The Local History Center

We are pleased to welcome PVLD archivists Monique Sugimoto and Tennessee Gardner to share updates on the library's wonderful Local History Center. They will give us the low down on a fabluous new community digital archive, plus sharing all the new exciting things going on with local history. It's a program not to be missed!


Monique Sugimoto is the archivist and local history librarian with the Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD), a position she has held since 2012.  Monique aids the Library’s mission of facilitating the preservation of the Peninsula’s history by collecting and making accessible materials of historic value on all aspects of Peninsula history including its ranching and agricultural period, early land development, city formation and its social and cultural history. Prior to joining PVLD, Monique was an archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration Riverside field office in Perris, California and the UCLA University Archives.

Tennessee Gardner is an archivist with the Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD). Tennessee was raised in Palos Verdes, and is passionate about the community. She can be found in the Local History Center, aiding in the Library’s mission in the preservation of the Peninsula’s history and assisting in making materials accessible. Prior to joining PVLD, Tennessee worked with California State Parks, Ashland the Henry Clay Estate, and curated the UNESCO Nan Madol site on the island of Pohnpei. For the past 7 years she has worked with the City of Los Angeles at Point Fermin Lighthouse. Tennessee holds a Master’s in Heritage Conservation from the University of Southern California, and is currently working on a Master’s in Library Science at the University of Kentucky.

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