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Windmill for Nov 3rd, 2022

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The speaker today Amy Scruggs is a nationally known country music artist who has opened for such acts as Clint Black, Charlie Daniels, and Trace Adkins.  But Amy is also so much more. She is an amazing woman who is also a classical pianist, Media Executive, TV Host, Sales Professional and Best-selling Author. She spoke today on “How to Communicate in the Digital Word”.

With all the digital platforms available today how do you best deliver your message? You have Google, Facebook, Instagram, and Podcasts along with all the traditional news media as well. We were told, to create a dynamic message we need to learn the “art of storytelling”.

Amy gave us techniques, virtual meeting tips, and video marketing tips on making a media presentation which came down to be prepared, be professional, practice your presentation and, be sure your lens is clean!!

It was a wonderful presentation capped off with a video of Amy singing her latest music video, “What if it all goes right?” which has over 120,000+ views.

Guests included Rotary Scholar Riku from Japan, Shauna Greenberg, Brad Galvan a San Diego Rotarian & Amy’s husband and Santa Monica Rotarian, Charles Collette.

Thanks to PP Gordon Fell for leading the pledge, Jim Crane for his “How to seek Wisdom” Thought of the Day and, PP Ed Gauld for leading us in singing “Over Here, Over There” in honor of his grandparents.

Congratulations to President Chris for (finally) delivering a great joke that everyone got!! 😊


  • Next week PDG Cozette Vergari is a member of Rotary Club of Westchester and was the 5280 District Governor 2017-2018. She's a Board Member and the United States Representative to the Rotary (Worldwide) Action Group Against Slavery. She charter a new cause-based Rotary Club - Club of D5280 Rotarians Fighting Human Trafficking. That will be the topic of her presentation - Human Trafficking.  

  • Foundation Celebration Tickets are now available to be purchased online and WVRC is looking for 100% participation.  Look for PP Steve Day’s emails on how to purchase a book and, save the date, Nov 20, 2022, from 1-6pm at Novo at LA Live for the Foundation Celebration. “The Soul of Rotary” concert.  It is also time to consider providing a silent auction item from the Club.  If you have an item or two to contribute to a basket (wine for instance), please bring it to Diane Good at her place of work by November 7th.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Happy November Birthday wishes to member Dwight Heikkila, Sunda Croonquist, Nevin Senkan and Bill Roen. Also, HB to Sook Heikkila and Rose Gaynor.

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