Your Weekly Update!

August 12th, 2022

Dear Rotarians,

Welcome to a brand new week! Thank you to all who participated in a great meeting last Friday. We welcomed our new president, Duncan Sutton, back from his Summer travels. In case you haven’t had the pleasure…

Meet Duncan Sutton!

Duncan is an experienced Research Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. He is a strong research professional with a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) focused in Educational Leadership and Administration (Higher Ed) from California State University-Long Beach. He works as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning at College for Officer Training at The Salvation Army. 

On the personal side, Duncan Sutton is a devoted husband and father of two. With multi-talents and multi-interests, Duncan is also a Liverpool Football Club enthusiast and gifted musician. He enjoys British comedy and has a mild obsession with M & M dispensers. His interests also include WW2 and telling stories from his short-lived prison guard days.

We’re thrilled to have Duncan as our new president and look forward to a great year, Mr. President!

Save Water, Save California!

Amy Rocha from the West Basin Municipal Water District presented this past Friday, which was fascinating for someone not from the West Coast. We learned where our water supply comes from (57% from the Colorado River) and about the initiatives underway to find new water sources as the mega drought continues.

Speaking of droughts, she gave us a scary overview of our drought status and reminded us that while water usage is decreasing, we need to reserve, reuse, and recycle our water! 


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THIS WEEK is Wednesday Night Live!

Aug 17th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Original Red Onion 736 Bart Earle Wy Rolling Hills Estates, CA  90274

Mark Your Calendar:
District Governor Visit – August 26

Don't forget to mark your calendars for District Governor Olivia Patterson-Ryan's visit to the club on Friday August 26th! It's such an important day to showcase our incredible club and all our fabulous members!

School Supplies Collection Success!!

Big thanks to Nagihan Ozturk and Julia Parton for our first Community Service Project! We donated back-to-school supplies for the Inglewood Unified School District. Thank you to everyone who donated and if you’re going to let anyone drive away with a car full of brand-new crafts and supplies, it better be the Judge! Thanks, Greg O'brien.

Pics From The Week!

Artist Rick Humphrey - Visiting Guest
Club members Lynne Neuman and Bob Ferrera
Greg O'brien, new member Andrew Hur & Duncan Sutton on Andrew's induction Part 2!

Important Dates

August - Membership and Retention Month

August 27 - District Picnic


The Rotary District 5280 Picnic and Boat Race are back!

Join us for a day of Rotary family fun at the Seaside Lagoon in the beautiful city of Redondo Beach.

For you newbies, our fantastical boat race is open to all clubs.  You only need to build your own cardboard boat, recruit a couple of mates to man it and get across the lagoon and back without sinking!

Along with the boat race, you can participate in the chili cookoff, dance to the music of our grooving DJ, enjoy the various Rotary Club food stations and dessert tables along with hotdogs, ice cream games and fellowship.  If your club is not hosting a food station, you are welcome to donate water, plate, napkins, utensils, soda, side dishes and anything else that makes a picnic fun for you.

Details for instructions and signup to participate in any of the activities for the day, will be in our next weekly news bulletin and, can be found on the District Website, 

See you there!  Saturday, September 3, $10 per person

District Picnic Co-Chairs Christopher Reyes and Matthew Bond 


That's it for now! Have a great week and see you WEDNESDAY night at Red Onion!

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