June 25, 2018
For a moment, it felt like a routine meeting. On June 22, as she has done for over 40 meetings, President Charisse Older took to the dais to call the meeting to order. She rang the bell that calls us… Read More
June 18, 2018
One of Rotary’s most anticipated and inspiring meeting is Scholarship Day, held this year on June 15 at the California Club. The 100 attendees included most of the 27 scholars and their parents, LA… Read More
June 16, 2018
"Que Syrah Syrah, whatever will be will be...Better with wine!We finally allowed our senses to be enlivened at our June 16th, Rotary wine tasting experience at the home of our Fellow Rotarian Tony… Read More
May 14, 2018
The Rotary Club of Los Angeles is pleased to announce that publisher Modern Luxury has become the first media partner of LA5.​Modern Luxury, with high-end publications across the country, locally… Read More
April 23, 2018
What is bigger than the biggest dinosaur relic, travels all over the Los Angeles region and has an audience of 1.3 million?  It is the one and only Natural History Museum (NHM) of Los Angeles County… Read More
April 15, 2018
On April 13, 2018, LA5 listened to the plans of five of LA's most innovative non-profit organizations and voted for the most compelling and promising plans. Each organization received a portion of… Read More
April 1, 2018
Among the 140 Rotarians who went to Columbia on our District 5280 Rotary International Annual Humanitarian Trip this past March was LA5 member Margaret Karen. As she explained in a recent interview,… Read More
March 29, 2018
A number of LA5ers had a great visit to Children’s Institute Inc. for the Paul Harris Lunches on Friday, March 9th. Calvin, Sumi, Charles, Walker, Gary and John Spokes were hosted by CEO Martine… Read More
March 29, 2018
On March 9th, PP's Don Crocker, Alan Bernstein and Dave Meshulan joined Lance Miller, Brad Turner, Elizabeth Skarzat and Margaret Karran at Los Angeles Conservation Corps.  Wendy Butts, CEO, and… Read More
March 29, 2018
LA5’s visit to the LA Youth Network went very well! Each Rotarian was impressed by the dedication that the staff demonstrated in helping kids (ranging from ages 12 to 24) with their education,… Read More
March 29, 2018
Recently, seven LA5 Rotarians (Vien, Adam, Ana, John, Bo, Jose, Lauren) and prospective LA5 member Tiffany Rollins attended Paul Harris Luncheon hosted by United Friends of the Children (UFC). After… Read More
March 29, 2018
On March 9, 2018, the Los Angeles 5 Rotary did not have one if it’s regular spirited, patriotic, and grand Friday luncheons at the California Club.  Instead, the group deployed itself to several non-… Read More
March 28, 2018
Saturday, March 10, dawned cool and overcast, with rain threatening, not exactly our storied sunny Southern California weather.  But braving the elements a group of hearty souls of varied ages,… Read More
March 14, 2018
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of my step-father and 27-year member of LA5, Alvin “Al” Rudisill. He passed away on February 21 at the age of 89. He was laid to rest at Forest Lawn… Read More
March 9, 2018
On February 24th a group from the LA5 had the opportunity to peak behind the curtain to see the front office of a corporate jet. Upon first glance, you’re met with an array of lights, dials, buttons… Read More
February 12, 2018
LA5 kicked off 2018 with our second annual State of the Club members only meeting. Highlights of the club’s operations were presented in areas of membership, finance and the foundation.  Focused… Read More
February 7, 2018
Rotary's District 5280 Pageant of the Arts Program—chaired by our very own Lance Miller, President of Lance Miller Speaking—provides our local high school students the opportunity to display their… Read More
January 16, 2018
Eight years ago the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office asked Rotary Club of Los Angeles (“LA 5”) for volunteers to staff a holiday toy giveaway in South Central LA.  Mayor Villaraigosa had started the annual… Read More
January 15, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our 68th President of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles our fellow Rotarian and friend Philip (Phil) V. Swan who served as President in 1976 -… Read More
October 9, 2017
Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is a nation rich in jade and gems, oil, natural gas and other mineral resources. But Myanmar is one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia, suffering from… Read More
September 18, 2017
I am honored to be standing before you today, as your District Governor. We in District 5280 are a team of over 2300 Rotarians, making a difference in our communities throughout the greater Los… Read More
August 28, 2017
Rotarians Ann Hollister, Executive Director of Vision To Learn (Rotary Club of Westchester) and Beatrice Girmala, Assistant Chief of LAPD (Rotary Club of Hollywood) were two of the eight women… Read More
August 9, 2017
Ashton Farrar (President Elect of USC Rotaract) and I had the great pleasure of attending the Big West Rotaract Institute in Santa Clara, CA, this July. BWRI was designed to grant presidents,… Read More
August 8, 2017
Thanks so much to everyone who attended the Camp Paivika 70th Anniversary on Saturday, July 29th. We had well over 300 attendees, who helped with activities, sang songs and had an opportunity to… Read More