June 8, 2021
When my good friend Jean Marie Poinsard (PDG Paris Region) wrote me from France several months ago, I replied immediately: “What can LA5 do to help?” JM was so-very-kindly seeking assistances for a… Read More
June 7, 2021
Ana is a student at Princeton University and she used her scholarship money to cover travel to see her family and storage expenses of her belongings in New Jersey. This is what Ana wants to share… Read More
June 2, 2021
JULY 9, 2021 LA5 RETURNS IN-PERSON TO THE CALIFORNIA CLUB! YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!! More details to follow including an after party at City Club LA.
June 1, 2021
Julissa is a student at Occidental College and used her scholarship money to pay for books, necessary programs to analyze data, lab equipment, transportation, and school supplies. This is what… Read More
May 26, 2021
In years past, Memorial Day Weekend was the chance to have a great get-away vacation, spend time with family and friends, and share good BBQ. This year will be quite different.  We will still honor… Read More
May 24, 2021
Brenda is attending Wellesley College and she used her scholarship money to cover transportation and spending costs for a school Winter session program trip to Havana, Cuba. This is what Brenda wants… Read More
May 18, 2021
by: Tiffany Rollins It is without a doubt that the last year of our collective experience has made a monumental impact on each of us and the way we view our place in the world. As we transition into… Read More
May 17, 2021
Eugene Kwon is a student at Pomona College. Eugene used the scholarship money from LA5 to buy academic supplies, have dinner with friends, go on trips, pay bills, and cover emergencies. This is what… Read More
May 16, 2021
by: L. Walker Van Antwerp III LA5 Rotary Club’s Children’s Court Committee is dedicated to serving foster kids. But let’s start at the beginning: where do foster kids come from? The Department of… Read More
May 12, 2021
This winter, we saw how COVID-19 cases disproportionately affected certain communities in LA. Communities like South LA that have historically been underinvested. But MLK Community Healthcare (MLKCH… Read More
May 11, 2021
Itohan is a student at the University of California, Los Angeles and she used her scholarship money to help pay for housing, dorm supplies, transportation, and books. This is what Itohan wants to… Read More
May 11, 2021
Last year after the covid 19 pandemic shut down our in-person club meetings, many of us felt the immediate loss of personal connections with our Rotarian friends.  Suddenly, our lives changed as stay… Read More
May 7, 2021
Dear LA5 – I have been a member of this club since June of 2015. Long time. Unlike some of you, this time, for me has been measured with aspirations that have fallen short of my own desires and… Read More
May 5, 2021
Please check to make sure that you've paid your dues. Our fearless Treasurer has requested that all members with outstanding dues please pay your dues ASAP, and there's a chance you don't realize… Read More
May 5, 2021
Megan Tunnell O’Rourke is President of BTI Appraisal, a full service appraisal company started by her father, Ben Tunnell, in 1974.  A Los Angeles native, she attended Marlborough School, earned a BA… Read More
May 5, 2021
Melissa is studying at the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. She used her scholarship money to help pay for rent. This is what Melissa wants to share with LA5:  "I worked… Read More
May 5, 2021
The LA 5 Sustainability Committee presents the kickoff Green Drinks event with Heather Leigh Curtis from Heal the Bay. Each quarter, enjoy a cocktail while you learn how an influential group is… Read More
April 29, 2021
My fellow Rotarians, I am so proud of all that we have been able to accomplish this year in LA5! In particular, I have been reflecting on our virtual meetings of late and the many high caliber… Read More
April 27, 2021
As this semester comes to a close and vaccinations are being administered nationwide, I’d like to reflect on this past year as President of USC Rotaract. Just as everyone has experienced difficulty… Read More
April 27, 2021
El Rodeo is undergoing a reboot! Now, find your favorite El Rodeo stories posted throughout the week on our homepage. We'll do weekly recaps via email, so you won't miss out. Please let us know if… Read More
April 27, 2021
David is attending Vassar College and used his scholarship money for books, tuition, travel expenses, and room and board. This is what David wants to share with LA5:  "This year I joined a non-… Read More
March 30, 2021
View the recording of our club meeting featuring Katya Pronichenko! Click this LINK for the meeting recording.
March 30, 2021
View the recording of our club meeting featuring Christine McKay! Click this LINK for the meeting recording.
February 13, 2021
My Fellow LA5ers, I write to you today with a heavy heart. We are under attack! And no, not by the Trojans as I have always assumed, but by ANOTHER Rotary club. This is not a world I recognize any… Read More