July 27, 2017
As we welcome President Charisse to lead LA5 in the new Rotary year, we are inspired and excited to hear the direction in which she will lead us. As President Charisse said, "My focus is to keep the… Read More
July 13, 2017
Steinar Tweiten was known to most members of LA5 Rotary as a distinguished gray-haired gentleman with an engaging disposition, who arrived each Friday on his motorized scooter.  But that was only… Read More
June 19, 2017
As President Todd Johnson always says, “I hope you leave this meeting feeling better than when you came.” It would be hard to imagine anyone who attended the Annual President’s Party and Awards on… Read More
April 7, 2017
  With the help of partners and celebrity champion/actress best known as "Becky" from Glee, Lauren Potter and honorary chair, Jaclyn Smith of Charlie's Angels alongside NBC4 ,"Today in LA" anchor… Read More
April 4, 2017
Each year dozens of  members of LA5 gather together to award scholarships to some of the best and brightest students within downtown and Los Angeles County.  At our upcoming meeting on June 16th, LA5… Read More
March 14, 2017
  The history of the Rotary Myanmar Orphanages Water Management Systems Project began in March 2005.  LA5 Rotarian JT Warring, founded the project which has, to date, erected safe “water-on-demand”… Read More
February 9, 2017
Today’s world presents us with opportunities and challenges never before seen. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) gathers together to address some of these issues. And this past January, one… Read More
January 17, 2017
The key takeaway from Bradford Howard’s guest lecture is that the Rotary Club of Los Angeles is not a service organization, rather he believes that the club should channel most of its focus building… Read More
January 16, 2017
From where I sit, what I see is that our club needs to change with the times.  We have an amazing history.  We have every reason to be proud of what this club has been.  But there’s a quote that is… Read More
December 7, 2016
Emotions were running strong this November 18, 2016 when LA5 awarded community grants to five pre-selected non-profit organizations: Homeless Health Care Los Angeles, Shelter Partnership, New… Read More
December 7, 2016
In honor of America’s heroes, this Veteran’s Day, LA5 invited a number of U.S. servicemen, currently involved in the United States Military. •    CHRIS JANKE - U.S. Navy Captain: has experienced… Read More
November 11, 2016
On November 4th, 2016, the LA5 Rotary club welcomed Arnie Berghoff who was able to discuss the life of a lobbyist. Mr. Berghoff founded the American Political Roast, an event that every politician… Read More
November 10, 2016
 Over fifty LA5 Rotarians gathered at Pepperdine University on October 22 to participate in a strategic workshop about the future of our club. The workshop, led by the Trinity Consulting Group, a… Read More
November 4, 2016
On October 14th, 2016, the LA5 Rotary Club welcomed three recognized speakers that are doing everything they can to fight homelessness: Meg Barclay, Suzanne Wenzel, and Phil Ansel. One of the… Read More
November 4, 2016
Last Friday, our fellow Rotarians were visited by a very special guest. Father Michael Lapsley, founder and director of the Institution for Healing of Memories spoke about his life, Rotary, and… Read More
October 3, 2016
Many homeless inhabit the area surrounding and within the LA River. The LA river generally conjures images of concrete ditches and flooding. One part where it is lacking heavily is in terms of its… Read More
September 23, 2016
At this meeting, we remind ourselves to empower those less fortunate than us in the hopes that one day they will be able to pay such kindness forward. Los Angeles has recently declared a state of… Read More
September 14, 2016
At this meeting, we remember and honor the recent passing of former LA5 president Bill Plunkett. He passed away on August 9th at the age of 87. He is remembered in the LA5 community through the… Read More
September 14, 2016
​​ Hal Bastian, or Mr. Downtown L. A., is known for bringing life to the city of Los Angeles. After converting empty offices and unused spaces into hotels and condominiums, Hal partnered with… Read More
September 6, 2016
In honor of LA5 member Stayce Harris' promotion by President Obama to Lieutenant General, the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director of the Air Staff for the United States Air Force and becoming… Read More
September 1, 2016
There was a time when there was nothing downtown. After finishing business, most people would go their separate ways back home. Javier Cano recalls this distant memory before presenting the city of… Read More
August 31, 2016
 Buildings lie in ruins Wednesday, after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake leveled towns in central Italy. The quake killed at least 241 and left thousands homeless. Photo Credit: Massimo Percossi/ANSA via… Read More
August 31, 2016
Los Angeles Rotary Club, LA5, the 5th oldest Rotary Club in the world, sends a delegation to Berlin to kick off 50 year anniversary as sister city.  Bearing celebratory proclamations from Mayor… Read More
August 15, 2016
By Herbert L. McGurk II Climbing up to Camp Paivika was a great adventure.  Camp Paivika is in the San Bernardino National Forest.  In other words, for a guy in LA, it’s a great drive up into the… Read More