In case you missed us... February 21, 2019
By: Geoffrey Nadler
"Past Presidents Recognition and Celebration"
We started with Jims invocation regarding leadership, Phyllis performed the Pledge of Allegiance and Derald led us in "America the Beautiful"
Lynn Newman introduced the guests present.  Mike Charmichael was from the Redondo Beach Club to invite us to a fundraiser called "Bootleggers Bill" on April 18th from 630-1030 at the Catalina room located at 128 S Catalina Ave. Tony Tripp was present from the Boys & Girls Club. Jeff Schrier was present from Saginaw Michigan who is Mel's son, his caregiver Cynthia was also in attendance. Past President Tim Dickens was present for the event.
Jonathan Anderson is performing in Dancing with the Stars this Saturday at the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation in Torrance.
Founding member Jonathan Spaulding has unfortunately passed away along with Woody Woodruff who has a service on March 27th at St. Peters.
There are 2 open board member spots on the Club's Foundation Board
Tuesday March 4th is replacing the previously scheduled Wednesday night live. This event will be held at our normal meeting place at PVCC at 6-8pm and will honor Harry Kitter and Liz who are leaving the club.
Next week bring 2-3 canned goods for Kenny's food drive.
Donna Dupree and Alan Bond were awarded Paul Harris fellowship levels 4 for Alan and 3 for Donna from Rick Mendoza in recognition for their generosity and commitment to Rotary International.
Main Program:
Julia Parton and Suzie Zimmerman put together the program honoring the history and commitment of our clubs Past Presidents.
We are looking for a club historian but Julia brought old Rotary Club Rosters from many years ago and shared that Dr. John Spaulding was the first Club President in 1962.
Tim Dickens inducted 1986, President in 1994-1995, talked about how many members of our club are Past Presidents.
Alan Bond inducted in 1991 and PP in 2016-2017 talked about his meaningful trip to South Korea, rotaries immunization projects that halted the Sri Lankan civil war and other hands on projects he enjoyed leading.
Jim Hartman inducted in 1997 and PP in 2002 was president 2 times. He learned that you need to say no to projects if you don't have the resources to complete them. He talked about working with vocational scholarships and cutting through red tape to help others. He thoroughly enjoys being the ringleader of Educator of the Year.
Jacki Ignon PP in 2005-2006 went to Chicago for the convention and enjoyed that time. She is most proud of the institutionalization of the scholarship process done under her leadership that still stands today.
Greg Obrien was PP ins 2012-2013 enjoyed his outreach luncheons to the Middle Eastern and Asian communities on the hill. He also enjoyed Moon hosting an event for Chadwick and the White Christmas event at Norris Theatre.
Rick Mendoza PP 1986 says rotary is an invitation to do good in the world. And talked about a special trip he took driving Vans with other Rotarians to offer transportation to orphans and handicapped people in LA Paz Mexico.
Les Fishman PP 2015-2016 talked about a great day painting and helping clean up a local school
Greg Sparkman PP 2007 spoke about a new learning center sponsored by the club at the B&G Club, a district project to clean up and transform a park in Compton and the college bound scholarship program.
Julia Parton PP 2003 concluded the program with refection of some special family moments from her presidency, the relationships she has built and values within the club and ended with some epic blond jokes.

Dear PV Peninsula Rotarians,

     My name is Lauren H. Kim and I am the Vice President of Peninsula High School's Rotary Interact Club.  I am so fortunate and grateful to be a part of this incredible club on campus and I greatly appreciate all of your support towards our club.  

     I am currently on the board that is planning PVPHS' second Special Olympics Unified Track Meet.  This is our second year hosting this incredible event and we would love for you all to experience it firsthand!  The Track Meet is on March 26th at 11:15 at the Peninsula Track.

The organizer of this event, Mrs. Betsy Fujinaga, is also the Skills for Independence teacher on campus.  The track meet hosts both PV and Peninsula Skills for Independence students as they partake in relay races and more.  Mrs. Fujinaga was hoping that the PV Peninsula Rotary would be able to attend every year and possibly help sponsor food for the event.  This year, however, we received a generous donation that covers the cost of food.  In the coming years, we were hoping that you all would be able to assist us in this event.  Please feel free to email us with any questions or concerns that you may have.  We hope that you all will be able to attend this unique and wonderful event.  Have a wonderful rest of your week!



Lauren H. Kim 

Proposed new membership request for Tony Tripp. Tony is the Director of Development for the Boys and Girls Club of LA Harbor. Previous Rotary affiliation as a member of the Orange North Rotary club. Derald Sidler is Tony’s sponsor. Please contact Lynne Neuman with any concerns.
Feb 28, 2020
Making College Transition a Success

KIM GIRARD is a professional coach, youth speaker, entrepreneur and personal growth junkie with a passion for helping teens and young adults live extraordinary lives. With a BA in Communications from The University of Connecticut, she traded snow boots for sandals and the warmth of sunny California.

In 2009 Kim became a certified life coach with the ICF accredited Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). As an Experiential Leadership Educator with Pathways in Education, Kim worked extensively with at-risk youth, helping them connect with the desire to complete high school.

"I coach because I want your child’s life to look different than mine," Girard says.  "I want it to exceed your expectations. I want your child to take advantage of all the opportunities that can help shape their life into a productive and positive one, setting them on a path to personal fulfillment and happiness.

"I am passionate about helping your child create the life of their dreams. Freshman year sets the tone, and I want that tone to be their unique song. Their joy. Their passion. Their vision."  Our speaker will be introduced by David Rowe.  




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