In case you missed us... February 7, 2019

Our February 7, 2020 meeting was held at PVGC.  All of the service clubs from Palos Verdes were invited to participate.  In attendance were the Palos Verdes Rotary Sunset Club, the Palos Verdes Lyons Club, the Palos Verdes Kiwanis Club as well as our own club.  It appeared that there were about 60 people in attendance.


Each member introduced himself/herself from their respective  table.  As customary, our club serenaded the guest with our “Welcome Song”.  After an extended guest welcome, each club’s president came to the podium to tell the group about the highlight of that club’s year.


The PV Lyons Club conducts an annual golf tournament at Los Verdes Golf Course.  The event is aptly called, “Swing for Sight”.  In addition, the Lyons Club provides books to local  elementary schools and  holds an annual Turkey Trot, providing turkeys to needy families.  Lastly, the Lyons Club reconditions used eyeglasses.  Should any of our members wish to put old glasses laying around the house back to use, contact our community service coordinator.


The PV Kiwanis Club holds an annual marathon in order to raise money for general scholarships as well as scholarships for local Key Club members.  It also recycles old shoes and gives them to needy persons. Emelda Marcos, this would  be a great opportunity to empty out that cluttered closet.


The PV Rotary Sunset Club provides scholarships to at-risk youth and sponsors an Interact Club at PV High School.    This year the club took 35  kids to see the Nutcracker. Lastly, this year the Sunset is serving as the local sponsor of a reverse global grant in the form of a Global Peace Project.


Lastly, our fearless leader Derald, provided an excellent summary of our activities.


It was great meeting other members in the community who are committed to service, both locally and globally, as we are.




Our February 14 meeting with have a Valentine’s Day theme.  John Schurict’s Dixieland Band will provide the entertainment.


Please bring non-perishable food and other sundry items to the club meetings.  They will be given to the food pantry at El Camino College.

Proposed new membership request for Tony Tripp. Tony is the Director of Development for the Boys and Girls Club of LA Harbor. Previous Rotary affiliation as a member of the Orange North Rotary club. Derald Sidler is Tony’s sponsor. Please contact Lynne Neuman with any concerns.
Feb 14, 2020
Music for our Valentines
Did you know that Valentine's Day has been celebrated on February 14 since Pope Gelasius 1 established it as the Feast of St. Valentine of Rome in 496 AD?  It seems the Christian saint was known for performing wedding ceremonies for Roman soldiers otherwise legally forbidden to marry.  For this subversive practice, in 269 AD the Roman emperor had the priest executed.  The feast day later became associated with romantic love the 14th Century in the time of Canterbury Tales author/poet Geoffrey Chaucer.  Over the centuries the day grew into an occasion for couples to exchange flowers, sweets and love notes.
This Friday we encourage you to bring your special Valentine to Rotary.  If that is not possible, we encourage you to just bring yourself and join in the fun of a special musical Valentine's Day program.  Club musician John Schuricht and four members of his Dixieland band will entertain us with New Orleans jazz, an art form that traces its roots to the 1920s and music of such iconic black musicians as Louis Armstrong, whose much later vocal recording of "Hello Dolly" reached Number One on the charts in June 1964. 
John and his musicians will each speak about their art form, instrument and their musical careers.  This will be an entertaining program for other guests as well.  Do not miss it.  
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