February 13, 2021
“Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us” “Lift Every Voice and Sing”- James Weldon Johnson Every February I… Read More
February 3, 2021
    It has been a tough year for USC Rotaract during this pandemic. Due to LA’s safer at home order we have had to get creative because we cannot volunteer together in person. Instead we have been… Read More
December 16, 2020
View the recording of our club meeting featuring Phil Rosenthal! Click this LINK for the meeting recording.
December 16, 2020
View the recording of our club meeting featuring a community conversation! Click this LINK for the meeting recording.
December 16, 2020
Come join us for a joint club meeting of the first five rotary clubs! Featuring guest speaker Jennifer Jones. Click this LINK for the meeting recording.
October 24, 2020
Want to help with LA5's hygiene kit project?  Want to be part of a collaboration with the first five clubs?  We have lots of opportunities! In honor of Homelessness Awareness Week (November 15 -… Read More
August 3, 2020
Watch our Face Shield video to see how LA5 came together to serve our community in the midst of COVID-19.
June 9, 2020
As he was returning to his home from the market on a winter solstice, Robert Frost, long before he was a celebrated poet, pulled to the side of a snowy road and wept. He had sold very little at the… Read More
June 2, 2020
Last January, only weeks before our world went into pandemic lockdown and the protests and riots of this past week erupted following the death of George Floyd, I participated with Lauren Schlau, Paul… Read More
May 25, 2020
During last Friday’s meeting I asked the members of our club to consider making an additional contribution to the Community Grants Fund to cover the remaining $15,000 needed to support Families Are… Read More
May 19, 2020
With thanks to Matt Ball, Ann Romney attended our weekly ZOOM meeting last Friday and shared her powerful and personal story of suffering and overcoming fear. When I asked her if support for her work… Read More
May 12, 2020
It was a big question. Too big, even. During last week’s First Five Zoom Chat, Rotary International President, Mark Maloney asked, “What does Rotary need to do to be successful in the next 100 years… Read More
May 5, 2020
Rotary meetings tend to be run with a fair amount of predictability. We begin with the traditions of an inspirational thought and a patriotic song and end with the recitation of the four way test.… Read More
April 28, 2020
Who do people call upon when they needs things to get done, need a solution to a problem, have a need to help make things better for others? The answer to all these of course is Rotary! Not… Read More
April 28, 2020
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Los Angeles area, the Rotary Club of Los Angeles Foundation has committed $50,000 to support a project to aid frontline healthcare service providers… Read More
April 21, 2020
During last Friday’s meeting, Walker Railey shared some encouraging news from Rotary International. Though the International Convention has been cancelled and Rotary travel largely suspended,… Read More
April 9, 2020
In the midst of a crisis that is demanding we put our lives on hold, our club is taking action to prepare for the future needs of our city as a result of COVID-19. Allow me to provide you with a… Read More
April 7, 2020
Dr. Wayne Strom was a brilliant organizational behavior scholar. He understood that businesses, clubs, churches, and schools were human endeavors and subject to the passion or apathy, strengths,… Read More
March 30, 2020
LA5 Rotary Partners The Salvation Army  https://give-cas.salvationarmy.org/campaign/the-salvation-army-covid-19-crisis-response-hero/c277016?c_src=hero03132020 Ability First  https://www.… Read More
March 24, 2020
Recently, a coworker asked me how my weekend was. I told him it was exactly  like my weekday. The days are already beginning to blend together, but we are hanging in there SAFE AT HOME. I hope you… Read More
March 18, 2020
In my role at the University I attend daily COVID-19 briefings (offered virtually, by the way) with reports from government officials, physicians, and scientists. They are all saying the same thing:… Read More
March 16, 2020
Dear Rotary Club of Los Angeles, Thank you for your many expressions of support following the announcement of the postponement of Homecoming events. I share in your disappointment and I am committed… Read More
January 23, 2020
By Lauren Schlau Photos by Tony Medley “Why did you join Rotary?” is a question we often ask one another. Some reply it is to give service, others say to form lasting friendships, while others want… Read More
December 17, 2019
Almost all of us have in our lives some type of personal challenge and we try to work past them. Our December 6 breakfast speaker Thomas Iland was challenged by being diagnosed with autism at age 13… Read More