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Windmill for June 22, 2023

By PP Diane Good


The last meeting of President’s Chris’ Rotary year went off almost on time and began with PP Dwight Heikkila leading the pledge, VP Benjamin Fisher reciting famous quotes as “Thought of the Day” and, Maestro PP Ed Gauld leading us in “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”!!!


Special guest included Jerry Burkstein formerly of LA5 and friend of PP Mark Rogo and, UCLA Incoming President Sarah Huang.


President Chris began by thanking members of the Club (only those in attendance), Mark Rogo (lifeblood of the Club), Steve Day, Diane Good (the person behind the curtain), Benjamin Fisher, Dwight Heikkila, Jim Crane, Ed Gauld and Roozbeh who assisted him during the year and, expressing how quickly the year has gone by.


He then began to end his term by telling jokes (which made us all think perhaps the year had not gone by fast enough)! We heard about a Sargent in the Army and something about military time; a woman who gives no money to family; an earthquake and McGinty in Room 613; Mother Superior on her death bed with Irish whiskey; a helicopter ride at the State Fair; a Captain of a Ship versus a Lighthouse – you truly had to be there to appreciate the humor!!  President Chris finished with some commo- sense words of wisdom (letting the cat out of the bag is easier than trying to put it into a bag) for instance and wishing Incoming President Steve Day a great upcoming Rotary year!!


It was a fun meeting and a very fitting end to President Chris’ term. Thank you, President Chris for a wonderful Rotary Year!!

CONGRATULATIONS to John O'Keefe for being recognized as the Westwood Village Rotarty Club's Rotarian of the Year!!!



June 29th, 2023, DARK

  • July 6, 2023, PE Steve Day takes office and starts the new Rotary year. Meeting will be at the Persian Gulf so be sure to mark your calendars so we can send PE off to a rip-roaring start!!

  • PE Steve Day announced the next Westwood Village Street clean-up is planned for July 22nd in Westwood Village, near Cotner/Olympic and the San Diego Freeway. We will all meet first as the Westwood Transitional Village on Sepulveda at 8:00am. Come show your support for your Club and get involved in one of its signature projects!

  • Westwood Village Rotary Club Board Members for 2023-2024 year are:

President: Steve Day

President-Elect &

Club Service Chair: Benjamin Fisher

Vice President: Currently Open

Secretary: PP Nancy McCready

Treasurer: Terry M. White

Past President: Chris Gaynor

Avenue of Service Chairs:

Community: David Stover

Peace: PP Marsha Hunt

Youth & Vocational: PP Diane Good

International: PP Nancy McCready

& Nevin Senkan

Membership: PP Mark Rogo

Webmaster: PP Ron Lyster

Social Media: PP Aly Shoji

Sargent at Arms: Jim Crane

Members At-Large: PP Gordon Fell

& PP Tom Barron

WVRC 2022/2023 Leadership Team

President: Chris Gaynor

President Elect: PP Steve Day

Vice President: Benjamin Fisher

Treasurer: Terry M. White

Youth/Vocational Service: Diane Good

Director/Peace: PP Marsha Hunt

Foundation: PP Steve Day

Global Scholarships: PP Chris Bradford

Webmaster: PP Ron Lyster

District Governor: Olivia Patterson Ryans

Immediate Past President: Nancy McCready

Secretary: PP Nancy McCready

Community Service: Aaron Donahue

International Service: Nevin Senkan

Director: PP Tom Barron

Membership: PP Mark Rogo

Director/Social Media: PP Aly Shoji

Windmill Editor: Teya McCockran