Your Weekly Update!

September 16th, 2022

Dear Rotarians,

Hope everyone had a nice weekend and is enjoying this delightful weather. There is a lot to report on and tons happening in the district, so let's get into it.

Last Friday, we welcomed Jacki Bacharach, the Executive Director of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments. She shared with us how they provide a leadership forum for South Bay local governments to act collaboratively and advocate for regional issues with a focus on improving transportation and the environment, and strengthening economic impact.

She talked about current major programs including Pallet Shelter Relief for the homeless, the creation of our South Bay Fiber Network, and initiatives around segmenting traffic. For anyone interested, the Annual General Assembly is March 23rd, 2023 and is free and open to the community.

Jacki Bacharach South Bay Cities Council Of Governments

Victoria Perez-Thacker and Rotary Model UN Peace Conference

We also had the pleasure of having Victoria Perez-Thacker, the President of PV Sunset Rotary at our meeting. She shared the results of a large peace project grant that had begun in 2019 but had some delays due to the Covid Pandemic. She also passed on information about the Model UN Peace conference. Details below.
Victoria Perez-Thacker – President PV Sunset Rotary
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.

Don't Forget - New Member Application

A new membership application from Rick Humphrey has been approved by the board. This serves as the second of two announcements required per PVP Rotary bylaws. Please send any written objections to membership chair, Julia Parton, by 9/26. 

Rotary Business and Upcoming Events

Foundation Celebration Drawing - Get Your Tickets

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.

Camp Pendleton Collection by Oct. 1

With food prices soaring, Camp Pendleton families are in dire need of food. Julia will collect donations at Friday’s Rotary meeting and will shop and deliver to Dave Hensler before the October 1st deadline.

Contact Julia Parton or the editor with any questions!

Wednesday Night Live Sep. 28th

WNL - ICAN California Abilities Network

Mark your calendars! Our next Wednesday Night Live will be held on September 28th at ICAN  
2375 W. Sepulveda Blvd.
Torrance, CA 
United States of America
Click on the button below to register.

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! 

Pics From The Week

Roger Schamp from PV Sunset Rotary, Carol, and John Williams
John again and, FYI, The Peninsula Symphony season begins Oct. 30th!
Norton entertaining guest Amanda Krampert


September 21, Wednesday - International Day of Peace
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 27, Rotary Means Business District Mixer
November 20, Sunday - Foundation Celebration: The Soul of Rotary Concert
This is a reminder that we have a breakfast meeting this week. We will see you at Los Verdes bright and early Friday Morning!
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Los Verdes Golf Course
Sep 23, 2022
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
WNL - ICAN California Abilities Network
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Sep 28, 2022
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Sep 30, 2022
Human Trafficking Summit
Liberty Station Conference Center
Oct 01, 2022
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Los Verdes Golf Course
Oct 07, 2022
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Los Verdes Golf Course
Oct 14, 2022
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