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September 23rd, 2022

Dear Rotarians,

Shana Tovah! Or, Happy New Year to our Jewish friends. For this "tribe member" Rosh Hashanah always marks the beginning of the busy season. It certainly seems that way now as life has returned to a semi-normal post-Covid/in-person world. Speaking of Covid and pandemics, we had the pleasure of hearing from Dr. David Meyers from the Lunquist Institute this past Friday.

Dr. Meyers gave a fascinating and terrifying presentation on the diseases we're facing right now (think post-surgical hospital infections) and what we might have to battle in the future (think Black Mold). The takeaway is that we need further medical research and new vaccines to keep ourselves safe as the disease landscape changes. So, get your vaccines if your health allows. Also, they are looking for four million dollars to begin their new vaccine trial, so if you happen to have an extra 4 million dollars lying around, or know someone who does, pass the request along please. 

Dr. David Meyers of the Lundquist Institute 

President Duncan and Dr. Meyers

Pics From The Week

Julia and delightful guest
Former PVP Rotarian, Gary Tossell and Phyllis
Yuko Saito, from Rotary Club of South Bay Sunrise

Rotary Model UN Peace Conference

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Model UN Peace Conference. They are looking for people to attend.
Some Info
  • Come listen to the future leaders of peacebuilding at the Rotary Model UN Peace Educational Project at the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School on October 22, 2022.
  • Exhibition of Pen High Students’ Amazing Peace Projects in the 2020-22 school years. 
  • Thought-provoking Speakers include Rotary Past District Governor Jiro Kawatsuma (video participating), Steven Leeper, first American
  • Chairman of the Board of Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation (2007-13), Haward Kakita, Hiroshima survivor, and refugees from Ukraine and Afghanistan.
  • Hiroshima Survivor Tree Re-Planting Ceremony
  • First ever Model UN Conference on the 1st Committee on Disarmament & Security!
  • All attendees to receive Orizuru, a symbol of peace, and commemorative T-shirts.
The Foundation Celebration Drawing is a major part of the fundraising for Rotarians and the Rotary Clubs in District 5280.  “Every Rotarian, Every Year,” is the motto of Rotary International encouraging Rotarians to contribute annually to The Rotary Foundation.  The individual goal is a minimum of $100 each year for every Rotarian.  Rotary District 5280 has for many years reached higher, for a goal of $250 with 100% participation.
Tickets are $10 each and if you purchase 10 tickets you receive two bonus tickets (a total of 12 for $100). In order to incentivize greater participation this year, the winning prizes are significantly higher than in the past! You could be a winner of $7,500, $5,000 or $2,500! Download instructions.

Wednesday Night Live Sep. 28th

WNL - ICAN California Abilities Network

Mark your calendars! WNL will be held on September 28th at ICAN  
2375 W. Sepulveda Blvd.
Torrance, CA 
United States of America
The agenda is light bites at 6pm followed by a tour and presentation of the ICAN facility. ICAN is a wonderful non-profit that provides quality employment, empowerment, life skills, and social programs for Southern California’s adults with physical and developmental disabilities. We hope that you can join us!

Membership and The Data- October 15

Membership and The Data: Understanding data-driven models to increase membership. All are welcome, but particularly geared for club membership committee chairs and leadership team. Zoom registration is required. 

Rotary Means Business - District Mixer Oct. 27

If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting the DG, she'll be at this event in October.
A fellowship for business networking among Rotarians and an opportunity to meet your Governor in person! 


September 28, WNL - ICAN California Abilities Network
October 1, Saturday - Camp Pendleton Collection, Hawthorne, Manhattan Beach
October 8, Saturday - Rotary Foundation Training
October 15th - Membership and the data
October 22nd, Model UN Peace Conference
October 27, Rotary Means Business District Mixer
November 20, Sunday - Foundation Celebration: The Soul of Rotary Concert
This is a reminder that we are dark on Friday because of WNL. Again, no meeting Friday. Have a great day and see you Wednesday evening at ICAN.
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