In case you missed us July 24!
By Christine Barnicki  
Queen Eileen Hupp presided
Suzy Seamans greeted everyone as they logged on virtually
John Schuricht, strumming his uke, accompanied his solo performance of our patriotic song, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame," sung in honor of pro baseball's opening day yesterday. (Dodgers won! Yea!) 
Pastor Kenny Bowen inspired us, and Phyllis Pelezzare led us in the flag salute
• Virginia Butler was lauded as one of several who helped establish the Palos Verdes Estates Foundation.
• The Queen, on behalf of Jonathan Udewitz, asked us to set up auto payment of our dues
• Carmenza Adams will be inducted August 7
• Joey Komada has resigned. We thanked her for her many, many years of service as a Rotarian.
• The Queen reminded us that time is a good time to invite others to attend a Rotary meeting.
• DISTRICT BREAKFAST, August 4. 7:30 Zoom opens / 8 program begins
Speaker Craig Needham will share the inspirational story of his mother, who was diagnosed with polio at the age of 29 and lived in an iron lung for 13 years. More information here: Advance registration required. Register here:
• Julia Parton reported on our club's efforts to collect baby products and household items for Marine families at Camp Pendleton. Among the items donated were 2,000+ diapers and 3,000+ wipes, and Julia's office was overflowing with many other wonderful goods. The District's collection point, Karen Greenberg and David Hensler's home in Torrance, was filled to capacity and more as donations from District clubs arrived for packing and transport to the Marine Corps base.
• Julia Parton acknowledged June and July birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and Rotary induction anniversaries in a very nice photo-video. Especially notable was the 65th wedding anniversary of Helen and Rick Mendoza!
Lauren Dennis-Perelmuter spoke today about how she and her business, "Art to Grow On," established in 2000, have adapted to national events, most notably 9-11 and COVID-19. In March this year when schools, camps, scout troops, special-needs children's hospitals, and more were closed, Lauren reimagined her previous in-person, hands-on art presentations. Literally repackaging them, she now offers art boxes for online purchasing, with each box focusing on a great master, such as Monet, Frank Lloyd Wright, Picasso, Andy Warhol, and others. "A perfect way to entertain 3–11-year olds while they stay at home during the COVID crisis," says Lauren. For details, go to
Speakers from The Innocense Project, which exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and works to reform the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
Kath Anderson will receive her choice of red or white wine (within the club's budget, of course), or a gift card from Good Stuff or Starbucks.


Greg Sparkman        Jun 15
Jim Hartman        Jun 21
Greg O'Brien        Jun 22
Suzy Seamans        July 05
Kath Anderson        July 15
Juliett DeMoss        July 16
Shawn Nejad        July 23
Joan Behrens        July 27
Judy Maruszko        July 31

Kurth and Juliet DeMoss   June 1, 1985    35 years 
Nigel and Stacy Cross     June 5, 1999     21 years
David and Carole Rowe     June 14, 1987     33 years 
John and Kathy Schuricht     June 24, 1967     53 years
John and Bridget Stillo    July 1, 1980     40 years 
Rick and Helen Mendoza     July 3, 1955     65 years 
Scott and Kim Lynch     July 24, 1993    27 years 
Les Fishman        June 1, 1995       25 years
Allen Bond         June 1, 1991    29 years
Carol Levi         June 1, 2019          1 year 
Kath Anderson         June 2, 2017          3 years    
Duncan Sutton         June 9, 2017          3 years    
Phyllis Pelezzare        June 30, 2006      14 years  
David Rowe         July 1, 1994    26 years     
Carolyn O’Brien         July 1, 2017     3 years
Rick Mendoza        July 8, 2016         33 years*
Greg O’Brien         July 13, 2007      22 years*    
Eileen Hupp         July 27, 2013    7 years     
John Stillo         July 27, 2013    7 years 
Jennifer Sullivan         July 29, 1016     4 years 
*years in Rotary 


….taking action to create lasting change!
(photo of Julia and Suzy) 
PVP Rotary Camp Pendleton Collection
Collectively, we donated over 2000 diapers, 2000 wipes, numerous household items (both new and used), kitchen items (both new and used), gift cards, clothes (approximately 30+ pieces of new infant/children’s clothing), children’s books, + more!! 
A shout out to those that donated!
Eileen Hupp 
Greg O’Brien
Phyllis Pelezzare 
Jackie Ignon 
Christine Barnicki 
Suzy Zimmerman 
Julia Parton 
David Rowe 
Dee Bailey (Malaga Bank employee) 
Joan Behrens 
Judy Maruszko 
Derald Sidler 
John Cameron 
John Polen 
Jim Hartman 
All the way from New York, we are excited to welcome this coming Friday our speakers from The Innocence Project. 
Founded in 1992 at the Cardozo School of Law (Yeshiva University), The Innocence Project exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.  This promises to be a moving and highly topical presentation. 
You might be interested in checking out their website in advance or watching the Netflix documentary.
Consider inviting friends who might be interested in learning more about Rotary!  One of the benefits of zoom is that it allows us to easily invite guests. 
Here is the Zoom link (which I will send out again on Friday morning): 
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