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Windmill for Nov 10th, 2022

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PDG Cozette Vergari a 30+ year Rotarian looking as if she has not aged one day since first becoming a Rotarian delivered some jaw dropping information that included shocking statistics regarding Human Trafficking. Fighting this cause is near and dear to the PDG’s heart and we now all understand why.

San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego are three of the top 10 cities for child trafficking. Dollar for dollar human trafficking is far worse in the US then overseas and, is a huge issue right here in our backyard. Fifty percent of trafficked victims are children, with an average age of 12 who are purchased for sex an average of five times a day. The average life span of a trafficked child is 7 years. Sex trafficking is second only to drug trafficking. Ninety six percent are female and, the social economic status, gender, age, or citizenship do not matter.  Many of these victims are lured through social media.

Did you know that trafficking of people is a very sophisticated operation and, Traffickers have a lobby in Sacrament paying money under the table to keep laws off the books?  This is a million if not billion-dollar industry which will take all our efforts to fight. The best way to fight this is with education in the schools and churches, raising awareness in your communities by engaging others in conversation on this hard to discuss topic, protecting the vulnerable and, learn how to spot a victim.

Go to Rotarians Fighting Human for more information on this topic and learn ways you can help.  

Thank you PDG Cozette for a wonderful presentation on a very difficult topic. 

Special thanks to PP Chris Bradford for leading the pledge, PP Aly Shoji for her thought of the day being thankful for a sense of the wonder of life from the 4-Way Test Book and, for President Chris for making Human Trafficking prevention one of his goals for the year!  


  • Next week in person meeting at Guido's Kodi Azari, MD, FACS. Dr. Kodi Azari, who is a Hand Surgeon, Microvascular Surgeon, and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Azari is a full Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery and serves as the Reconstructive Transplantation Section Chief in the Department of Surgery. Mr. Azari is also the Medical Co-Director of Operation MEND which is a UCLA Heath System program aimed at providing complex reconstructive surgery for wounded service members injured in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Prior to his return to UCLA in 2008, he was the Director of the Hand Surgery Fellowship in the University of Pittsburgh Division of Plastic Surgery. He also served as the Chief of Hand Surgery at UPMC-Mercy Hospital. 

  • The Christmas Shopping Spree with homeless children will be in person this year on December 8, 2022, at 5:30pm. This is WVRC’s premier project of the year and always lots of fun.  If you are interested in participating, please contact PP Diane Good ( to get signed up.

  • Mark your calendars for the Annual Westwood Village Rotary Club Christmas Party!! It will be held on December 15th. Keep reading the Windmill as more details are revealed!!

  • January 7, 2023, start the new year with a visit an guided tour of the Academy Award Museum. VP Benjamin Fisher is making the plans for Club members & their guest to participate. The tour will begin at 12:30pm. If you are interested in attending, please contact Benjamin Fisher.

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