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November 6th, 2020
Howard Berg
What is his story? How did he arrive to be the faster reader in the world?  A Guinness World Record Holder? Something in him must be unique… Did he have a mission? Or did life’s circumstances land him here? How does it feel to do what he does? In order to understand how someone can help and contribute to society in such an immeasurable way, you must hear him speak.
This Friday, November 06, 2020, at 12 PM join us at our PV Rotary meeting with Guinness World Record holder Howard Berg, where he will share his story about how he became the World's Fastest Reader, at 25,000 words per minute. Imagine an eight-year-old boy growing up in the projects of Brooklyn and looking for a library to read the Theory of Relativity. Howard is a very interesting individual and also a Rotarian who will keep you entertained for sure. If you would like to know more about Howard visit:
Crotches to Costa Rica:
District 5280 has a project to ship a container full of crutches, wheelchairs, and other mobility devices to Costa Rica as a part of the District Humanitarian trip next April.  The shipment will go even if the trip is cancelled due to Covid.
Crutches have been collected for about 2 years and they are all stored in the Salvation Army warehouse in Bell and a good turnout of volunteers is need it to do this work.  The work is not heavy but does need a good number of hands.  If 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. 
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You may not be aware that a group of our female members and the wives of our male members have been holding monthly Book Club meetings for well over a year.  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. We are reading The Paris Seamstress, a fabulous book suggested by Lynne.
Please feel free to enjoy your favorite beverage and snacks during the meeting... that's what we would be doing if we were in person! 
And please give some advance thought to a few book suggestions for next month... if everyone could bring one suggestion to the meeting, that would be great! 
Halloween Haunts
 Thanks to all the Rotarians who got in the “spirit” of things (no pun intended) at last week’s Thursday Night Live.   We enjoyed a rousing game of Name That Tune (thanks to John Schuricht!), learned about the origins of Halloween and the ghosts of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and gave “bragging rights” to a whole range of best costumes…. From “Cutest Couple” – a tie between Frank & Dorothy and Greg & Carolyn;  to Most Costume Changes – Carmenza Adams; Scariest – Jim Hartman; Most Creative – Carol Levi; Best Coordination Between Virtual Background & Costume – Rick Mendoza… and the list of winners goes on!!  Jackie Ignon guessed the exact number of Halloween candies in a giant vase (take her to Las Vegas with you!), winning an ever-popular Starbucks gift card.  Recipes for Halloween cocktails were shared and we even had a visit from Marie Antoinette… where else but  a Zoom party could someone with only a head attend?   A HUGE Halloween thanks to Lynne for her creativity. It’s all about having some fun together!   
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