Your Weekly Update!

August 26th, 2022

Dear Rotarians,

What a special and spectacular meeting we had last Friday for the District Governor's visit. Truly, the energy and spirit shown by everyone involved was inspiring and uplifting. The Singing Rotarians made their grand debut and it was everything we hoped it would be. They opened with a spirited God Bless America and closed the meeting with a soulful performance of The Very Thought Of You. Let's not forget that invitations were made by the DG for our new superstar group to sing at the District Breakfast!

The Singing Rotarians

Educator Special

Next, Joan Behrens presented the District Governor with an Educator of The Year Pin and clock. A moving moment we're sure was well-received by the former teacher.

New Member Alert

As if the day wasn't exciting enough, we were also thrilled to induct new member Jennifer Addington. Jennifer is the District Director of the Palos Verdes Library District. This editor had the pleasure of sitting next to Jennifer at a recent meeting and knows she is absolutely delightful. We look forward to getting to know you better, Jennifer!

Our Inspiring DG Olivia Patterson Ryan 

Member and upcoming President Julia Parton, DG Olivia Patterson Ryan & Club President Duncan Sutton

Rotarians Inspiring Hope

DG Olivia Patterson Ryan spoke passionately to the club sharing her inspiring message of hope, challenges for the clubs, and mission for the year.

She opened with her "Rotary Moment," a moving story of her exchange with a homeless woman a few years back. The moral of her story, "There but for the grace of God." She challenged us to acknowledge and recognize that our real job on earth is to be Rotarians Inspiring Hope. She also challenged us to leave a little bit of hope with everyone we meet. This Editor believes we are up for those challenges.

Finally, the DG reminded us that, "The Four way test says we have integrity, that you can trust us, that we imagine a hopeful world waiting for us, and that we must imagine a world full of love, hope, and peace."

Important Takeaways from the DG

The DG asked us to pay special attention to the following. If you want more info about any of these topics, please email me at
1. Music Moves Minds non-profit
2. Businesses interested in mentoring homeless
3. District Picnic needs more food!
4. Call members you haven't seen and check in
5. Don't forget to book for the Humanitarian trip 
6. Soul of Rotary Benefit Concert needs sponsors

Pics From The Meeting

DG Olivia, new member Jennifer and Assistant Governor Eileen
Nagi and Eileen in action
Florida Rotarian Leslie Glass snuck her way in but she helped us get a PHF so we'll let it go this time...
DG Olivia, new member Jennifer, Eileen and Duncan

Rotary District Picnic Needs FOOD!

Chips, drinks, snacks for the family...

Bring your family and friends and join your Rotary family for a classic All-American family picnic. No labor, just fun! Saturday, September 3 from 4-9 PM  Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

  • Great food provided by our clubs!
  • Cardboard Boat Race!
  • Karaoke Competition!
  • Chili Competition! Please bring chili in covered pots
  • Alcohol will be present, but you must purchase cups for $5 at the table (where you will be served) after the Cardboard Boat Race.

Cost to attend: 

$10 a person over 18 and $5 a person under 18. Please register ahead of time and save! ($15 and $10 at the door)


Click on the link below to register and pay for the picnic, Cardboard Boat Race, and Chili Competition. Payments for the Cardboard Boat Race are due August 31. 

Have any questions, please contact Co-Chairs Christopher Reyes Reyes,, and Matthew Bond,,

"Becoming a Rotarian" Training Session: September 14TH


Learn about Rotary basics and essentials for new clubs. This virtual session is open to all, but advanced registration is required.

Use Amazon Smile and help the cause

Just a quick note to alert members that they can contribute to The Rotary Foundation at no additional cost to yourself simply by buying on Amazon through Amazon smile. 

People Of Action Summits

"Come together to solve problems," Zone 26&27, "And make adifference." Rotarians are invited to connect with fellow Rotary members and leaders who are passionate about critical issues facing our communities. As a new initiative in 2022, Rotary Zones 26&27 are hosting People of Action Summits focusing on: 
Green Transportation and Clean Energy - September    10, San Jose, California
Water: From Source to Sea - September 10, Newport Beach, California
Healthy Soils - September 10, Fort Collins, Colorado
Stop Human Trafficking - October 1, San Diego, California
Each event will provide an in-person and virtual opportunity to join forces with community members and industry experts, and to share your passion for these important topics. All Rotary and Rotaract members, guests, and community leaders are encouraged to attend.


Saturday, September 3- District Picnic
September 10, Saturday - Zone 26/27 People of Action Summits
September 14, Saturday - Becoming a Rotarian Session
September 21, Wednesday - International Day of Peace
October 1, Saturday - Camp Pendleton Collection, Hawthorne, Manhattan Beach
October 8, Saturday - Rotary Foundation Training
November 20, Sunday - Foundation Celebration: The Soul of Rotary Concert
That's it for now. Have a great week and wonderful holiday weekend!!
ps we are dark for Labor Day :)
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