November 16, 2018
How did the greater Los Angeles region get where it is today? What momentous event occurred 100 years ago to create the city as we now know it? As our November 16 keynote speaker Dr. William Estrada… Read More
October 22, 2018
Deep in the heart of old Downtown Los Angeles, between Boyle Heights and the Fashion District, 18 LA5 Rotarians and their spouses gathered at Greenbar Distillery, self-labeled as the “oldest… Read More
October 19, 2018
On October 19 at the California Club, the Power of Tourism was brought to Rotary LA5 from Ernest (Ernie) Wooden, Jr., President & CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LATCB).… Read More
October 12, 2018
Few adults living today are unfamiliar with the name of ENRON and the financial debacle that resulted in the company’s dissolution in 2004. And no one could be more qualified to speak on the company… Read More
October 5, 2018
One way that LA5 exemplifies “service above self” is in recognizing and honoring champions in the community who take action to help save the lives of others.  This year’s annual Courageous Citizen… Read More
September 30, 2018
Rotary LA5 was truly fortunate to have heard from Dr. Ken Blanchard, the highly known and respected guru of groundbreaking leadership research and thought who has influenced the day-to-day… Read More
September 24, 2018
Taking our seats at the September 21 Rotary5 meeting each of us found a slip of paper with the word INNOVATION in color at the top and a big circle in the middle. Intrigued, we soon learned who… Read More
September 18, 2018
Atop the hills east of Hollywood, nearly 70 Rotarians and friends gathered on September 9th for the first wine experience of the new Rotary year at the beautiful newly remodeled chateau of Marjorie… Read More
September 10, 2018
Here at Rotary 5, we are privileged to hear many distinguished speakers, but on Friday September 7th, we heard from a true pathfinder. Judge Kevin Brazile. He now serves as the first African-American… Read More
August 27, 2018
Los Angeles can be characterized as a city with an abundance of riches. Reading this may evoke many places we like that make life enjoyable. However fewer may immediately think of the California… Read More
August 14, 2018
When the world, seems like a dark place through the lens of news broadcasts and TV crime dramas where does one go to feel uplifted and inspired? If you are LA Rotary5 President Erick Weiss you can… Read More
August 8, 2018
Opening up the 110th year of LA5 was an exciting challenge. There were many things running through my mind. What do I want to change? What can I change? Will I know the difference? What change do… Read More
July 31, 2018
Over the past several years, LA5’s special mission and passion has been to learn about and help alleviate homelessness. In his remarks, Past President Jose Vera noted how the club supports dedicated… Read More
July 25, 2018
Only steps beyond Gliders Launch, the point just above Crestline at which thrill seekers leap off the side of the mountain and gently hang glide to the valley floor, is a community of campers who are… Read More
July 17, 2018
On Friday July 13 the first meeting Rotary LA5’s 110th year began with a bang – that is, the bang of the gavel marking the tenure of Erick Weiss, our new President. The meeting began with an… Read More
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