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Windmill for Oct 20th, 2022

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DISTRICT GOVERNOR’S VISIT GREAT SUCCESS!! DG Olivia Patterson-Ryans visited WVRC and left everyone feeling proud of the district’s leadership. DG Olivia was accompanied by First Husband, Robert Ryans, Chief of Staff Alex Parajon, and AG Rod Miyata.

DG Olivia updated us on the fight to eradicate polio, the Humanitarian trip to Belize, the Foundation Celebration and, her plans for this year. DG Olivia’s two main business interests this year is to grow membership and support the Rotary Foundation. Her to initiatives are to increase and support the number of bands in the District under Music Mends Minds and, support and assist especially with jobs and mentorships to avoid becoming homeless, those of age youth coming out of Foster Care. Very worthy causes – one for Alzheimer & dementia, the other, prevention of homelessness for youth.

After telling us about her “Rotary Moment” when she helped a homeless woman and realized how homelessness can happen to anyone including someone you know personally and, how important Rotary is helping those less fortunate.

The meeting ended with the DG presenting MacGyver Awards (those who make valuable contributions to the overall operating success of the Club) to PP Diane Good, PP Mark Rogo and, PP Tom Barron. PP Diane Good then presented a beautiful crystal gift to PP Nancy McCready for her leadership as President in 2020 – 2022.

Thank you to Jim Crane for leading the pledge, PP Steve Day for “Thought of the Day” on Friendships and, PP Admiral Ed Gauld singing “God Bless America”.

If you have not seen the beautifully written article on what became of our very own Don Park’s beloved home after his passing, go online to Architectural Digest at https://applenews/AiK7B2_5yTrGR-8-LjWXm4g and read all about it. It is a great story steeped in Family History.

Also, stay tuned soon for a presentation from our wonderful PP Marsha Hunt who has been travelling the Globe promoting Peace. She has wonderful stories to share with all of us.  Safe Travels PP Marsha and, thank you for your Service Above Self.



  • Volunteers are needed every Wednesday from 1-2pm at the Brentwood Presbyterian Church to set up and take down instruments & music for Music Mends Minds 5th Dementia Revival Drum Circle. It is a fun program to attend and, one the WVRV supports.

  • Every Thursday from 8-11am at the Collins & Katz YMCA volunteers are needed to hand out food to those in need. Aaron Donahue appreciates all of you that participate! Thank you.

  • Rotary District 5280’s “Means Business” first ever Business District Mixer will be held on October 27, 2022, at Music Studio in Van Nuys, from 6-8pm. Tickets can be obtained on District 5280’s website for $20.00.  All are welcome to attend.

  • 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 1, 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.

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