Past President Diane Good, who was pinch hitting for President Nancy, welcomed everyone to today’s weekly Zoom meeting. Diane reminded all that a recording of today’s meeting will be posted on the club’s website.
PP Marsha Hunt started us off with the leading of the Pledge and also provided an inspired passage from Myron Taylor’s book, dealing with the importance of living a fully engaged life. Thank you Marsha for doing double duty.
Diane next introduced today’s guests. Besides today’s speakers, Till von Wachter and Janey Rountree, who were be more fully introduced by PP Tom Baron later in the meeting, Diane welcomed Curt Smith’s brother Doug Smith. Doug is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and a friend of today’s speaker Janey Rountree.
Announcements were next.
- The Club Survey has been sent out to the membership. So far there’s been 21 responses. Diane encouraged those who have not yet completed the survey to so as soon as possible.
The Pageant of the Arts judging is scheduled for March 12th. Phil Gabriel is looking for volunteers. This year’s program is virtual. More information about volunteering to be a judge will be provided by President Nancy and Phil.
Camp Pendleton donations will be collected on March 13th& 14th. Stay tuned for locations in Los Angeles County where we can drop off donations.
- Tuesday evening’s cocktail party with Santa Monica Rotary was a success. Over 40 Rotarians participated! Santa Monica Rotary has invited Westwood Village Rotarians to participate in a beach cleanup this coming Saturday. If interested, please meet at the Venice Beach boardwalk at 9:00 a.m. More information can be found on the Santa Monica Rotary website.
Next, PP Diane asked Steve Day (me!) to make presentations of Multiple Paul Harris Fellow pins to 10 Westwood Village Rotarians and Paul Harris Fellows.
With each additional $1,000 donated to the Rotary Foundation, a Paul Harris Fellow is presented with a new pin, indicating the total level of their contributions. It was my honor to present the pins to the following very generous Multiple Paul Harris Fellows:
PP Mike Newman - PHF+7
PP Ed Jackson - PHF+4
PP Peter More - PHF+3
Margie Downie - PHF+2
PP Dwight Heikkila - PHF+2
President Nancy McCready - PHF+2
Pat Anderson - PHF+1
Phil Gabriel - PHF+1
Jim Meyer- PHF+1
John O’Keefe - PHF+1
Diane next listed all the March birthdays, wedding anniversaries and Rotary anniversaries. The birthday fine is $25 but Diane did suggest that those celebrating their birthdays this month may wish to make a donation to the Foundation equal to the years shown on the screen. Terry White, Jr. had a correction regarding the age of his father. Terry White, Sr. is celebrating his 95th birthday and it's today! Happy Birthday, Terry!
Diane then shared that next week’s speaker will be Francis Gary Powers, Jr. He will speak about his father’s U-2 incident and the Cold War. It should be a very interesting program.