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Windmill for Sept. 29, 2022

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IMPACT CLUB, first of its kind in District 5280 spearheaded by Westwood Village Rotary’s President Chris Gaynor. An Impact Club is a companion Club designed to build up our existing Club slowing attrition while building members thru service.  On Thursday, Patrick Longano and his wife Katie from the Foothills Rotary Club in North Caroline spoke to us about how to implement an Impact Club and sustain it over time. They provided us with a membership application and troves of social media content. They explained this is a “service-only” Club without a commitment to traditional meetings, speakers, meals, etc. of an existing Rotary Club. 

An Impact Club creates and executes its own projects inviting Host Club members to participate. Its members also assist with Host Club projects. Impact members are Rotary members and counted as members of WVRC. There are minimal dues to join and no required meetings to attend. It is a useful tool to recruit new Rotarians who are not interested in the requirements of traditional Rotary.  The WVRC Impact Club will be overseen by PP and IP Steve Day.  If you have friends or family members interested in participating, please contact Steve.

Westwood Village Rotary Club is the first club in California to have an IMPACT companion Club and, will join the fastest growing movement in Rotary as the leader on the West Coast. 

Thank you to PP Mike Newman for leading the pledge, PP Nancy McCready for her thought of the Day, “10 things to remember when times are tough” which was greatly appreciated and, PP Admiral Ed Gauld with his rousing version of “Oh, Suzanna” sans banjo.

October 27, 2022 WVRC will be visiting the Reagan Library. All members and their families and friends are encouraged to attend.  Please contact VP Benjamin Fisher if you are interested in attending.

In November the Club is planning a visit to the Peterson Auto Museum private vault. Date and time to be provided soon. If interested, please let VP Benjamin Fisher know ASAP as space is limited.



  • 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 event to attend. 
  • Every Thursday from 8-11am at the Collins & Katz YMCA, volunteers are needed to hand out food to those in need. Aaron appreciates all that participate. 
  • This Thursday at Guido's Restaurant starting with social hour at noon, our very own PP Ron Lyster and President Chris Gaynor will speak to the Club on Estate Planning. 
  • Rotary District 5280's "Mean Business" first ever Business District Mixer will be held on October 27th, 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 Tickers 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 Foundation Celebration. "The Soul of Rotary" concert. 
  • The Christmas Shopping Spree with homeless children will be in person this year on December 1st - SAVE THE DATE to participated in WVRC's annual premier project for 2022!

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