July 5, 2016
LA5 member, Herb McGurk, spent the last eight years selling real estate in Koreatown; so he knew enough of the local language to get by. He also knew that his Korean vocabulary was far too limited to… Read More
June 24, 2016
  Billowing clouds of steam whisked with eye-watering, thick, black smoke. Harmonious chugging of a locomotive. Yells of “All aboard!”, an engineer struggling to throw coal from the tender, shrill… Read More
June 1, 2016
Jonas and Brandon were focused and deadly serious. While laughter and cheers filled AMF Montebello Lanes early on a March Saturday morning, there was a cold silence on lane 31. Jonas and Brandon,… Read More
March 8, 2016
Seven California Rotary Districts (5330, 5320, 5340, 5300, 5280 and 5240) hosted the Rotary World Peace Conference on January 15th and 16th of 2016 in Ontario California. The conference theme was “… Read More
February 5, 2016
Gayle Anderson was live in Pasadena with THE ROTARY CLUB OF LOS ANGELES FOUNDATION, one of the OFFICIAL 2016 SKECHERS PERFORMANCE LA MARATHON CHARITIES. Click here to watch KTLA5 news clip. If you… Read More
February 5, 2016
The Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5) recently awarded grants to five non-profit organizations working to resolve homelessness. The President of LA5, Jose Vera, joins Tina Mica on 5900 Wilshire to… Read More
December 22, 2015
The Rotary Club of Los Angeles awarded five local non­profit organizations committed to combating homelessness a portion of $64,500 at its 2016 Fast5 Community Service Grant event this month.… Read More
November 19, 2015
Margaret Karren Partner, Green Hasson Janks Margaret is a partner, and leads the nonprofit services practice, for Green Hasson Janks. She has been an active member of LA5 since 2008. She has served… Read More
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