September 2, 2015
I learned a lot from our Skid Row Tour. First, Larry Hurn, Executive Director of the Cardinal Manning Center, delivered a history of downtown homeless issue which delivered valuable insight. Then… Read More
August 26, 2015
Russ GuineyDirector, Los Angeles County Department of Parks & RecreationIn a career that has stretched from serving as a California State Park Peace Officer, to living in a ghost town, to… Read More
August 12, 2015
Just a few days from now, on 11 August, we will mark a tremendous milestone: one full year without a single case of polio caused by wild poliovirus in Africa.The magnitude of this achievement can… Read More
August 12, 2015
Fellow Rotarian Tony Medley’s good friend of 40+ years, Ed Pfiester, has generously donated Hollywood Bowl tickets in Tony’s honor to help raise funds for our Scholarships. These four Jimmy Buffett… Read More
July 22, 2015
Sir Nicolas Winton, whose Kindertransport saved 669 Czech children from the Nazis in 1939, has passed away. Mr. Winton was an active member of Rotary International’s Maidenhead, UK, chapter, and was… Read More
July 15, 2015
José Vera President, Rotary Club of Los Angeles José Vera is the President of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, his parents brought him to the United States when he… Read More
June 29, 2015
LA5 The Rotary Club of Los Angeles Elects Jose Vera, Its First Latino President in its 107 Year History LOS ANGELES (June 29, 2015)- The Rotary Club of Los Angeles, known as LA5 as it is the fifth… Read More
June 17, 2015
Alan Bernstein President of LA5 Rotary Club of Los Angeles Alan Bernstein has been a member of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles since 2004, but these last twelve months have been his busiest and… Read More
June 9, 2015
Annie Ruth Founder of Art of Rancho Program Annie Ruth has been a member of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles since 1996. A native of Rancho Palos Verdes, she is the youngest of four children. She… Read More
June 3, 2015
Ned Colletti Senior Advisor to the President of the Los Angeles Dodgers Ned Colletti was born in Chicago, IL. Early in his life he fell in love with baseball. At age six his Father took him to a… Read More
April 29, 2015
Jim SimondsArroyo Insurance ServicesJim Simonds was born in San Francisco. He is married and the proud father of five children—his two children, ages 33 and 28, and three stepchildren from his wife… Read More
April 22, 2015
Erick WeissHoneysweet ProductionsErick Weiss is that Rotarian often seen behind the lights and cameras when a big event is being held. He is a producer, much like a point guard on the basketball… Read More
April 14, 2015
Charisse OlderBeverly Hills Chamber of CommerceCharisse Older has been a member of LA5 for six years, and over that short period of time has made her presence known and her impact felt. In addition… Read More
April 8, 2015
Jon GibbyExecutive Director, Rotary Club of Los AngelesJon Gibby is the most conspicuous Rotarian at every Friday meeting of LA5. He’s all over the place: attending pre- or post-meetings here,… Read More
March 25, 2015
Mark MariscalDirector of Monterey County Recreation and ParksMark Mariscal has been a member of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles since 2000. He has been the catalyst to successful club projects such as… Read More
March 17, 2015
John M. ClaerhoutMarch 16, 1929 – April 4, 2014John M. Claerhout was a faithful member of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles for 37 years. Long time members of our club remember John as a superb non-… Read More
March 11, 2015
Bob & Carole Donahue SOSMentor Bob and Carole Donahue’s fifty-year journey together in education and public service began when they practiced Old English with each other during a summer school… Read More
March 6, 2015
Congratulations to the following winners: RACE 1 Prize – Wine Winner – Nancy Rink Guest of Justin Hornick   Prize – Wine    Winner – … Read More
March 3, 2015
Laine WagensellerWagenseller Law FirmLaine Wagenseller grew up in Pacific Palisades in a large family. He currently lives in Echo Park. His undergraduate degree is from Duke University, and his law… Read More
February 23, 2015
Maureen Tepedino grew up in Jamaica W.I. and at an early age expressed an innate artistic ability that has shaped the journey of her life. She began playing the piano at eight years old, and… Read More
February 19, 2015
Not too long ago, Rotarian Denny Dynes went on what he thought would be a routine doctor’s appointment. Little did he know that he, his wife and kids would soon learn that he had cancer. His doctor… Read More
February 18, 2015
John Langfitt graduated from Stanford University and continued on to San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA., eventually earning a doctoral degree. In… Read More
February 12, 2015
February 10, 2015 Dear Los Angeles Rotary Club Volunteers: On behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and all of our partner families, thank you for volunteering on February 7th at… Read More
February 12, 2015
Rita Chow Lee was born on the Indian Ocean aboard an Italian ocean liner. That means her birth is connected to three places: physically, the Indian Ocean; technically, the nation of Italy; and… Read More