In case you have been traveling or missed the news, there is a new mask mandate in Los Angeles County due to the alarming increase in the spread of the Coronavirus Delta Variant. The California Club… Read More
Loresa Grigsby Flight Attendant, Southwest Airlines Primary sponsor: Brenda Wiewel Secondary sponsor: Malinda Monterrosa
Anthony Vasquez Commercial Banker, Torrey Pines Bank Primary sponsor: Gary Jimenez Secondary sponsors: Charlene Dimas-Peinado & Rick Gibson
Background The L.A. River originally ran freely along an alluvial floodplain in what is today the City of Los Angeles. Destructive flooding plagued the region in the 1930s, leading to the Army Corps… Read More
by Charlene Dimas-Peinado President and CEO, Wellnest As a global issue, mental health knows no boundaries—geographic, socioeconomic, age, gender or ethnicity.  Mental health challenges can impact… Read More
By Joe Grant, LA5 Director This is a call out to all LA5 Rotarians. Our historic and prestigious Rotary Club of Los Angeles is seeking your help and participation. What makes LA5 special to you? What… Read More
Please take a moment to RSVP and order your meal for you and a guest (or two) for this week’s. Rotary luncheon! It is going to be a very informative program and you’re guaranteed to walk away having… Read More
Susan Howland, MSG Director of Education Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland. Susan is also a USC alumnus. Susan Chapman Howland, MSG, has over twenty years of experience with community… Read More
You have probably noticed that along with our new RSVP requirement for weekly lunches, our annual due’s structure looks a little different – or has more options for you! If you haven’t already gone… Read More
You are in for a special treat this week with guest and honorary LA5 member, Fritz Coleman. Fritz is also a Paul Harris Fellow and has been a long-time supporter of so many of our LA5 programs. Our… Read More
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by Paul Ekstrand I hope you’re still floating on a high as much as I am from this past Friday’s 113th LA5 Rotary kick-off meeting and after-party. I’ve had a smile on my face all weekend as I… Read More
Lindsey Berg Lindsey Berg was born and raised in Honolulu, HI and is presently residing in Los Angeles, CA. After playing volleyball at the University of Minnesota, Lindsey represented Team USA in… Read More
Please take a moment to RSVP and order your meal for you and a guest (or two) for this week’s kick-off Rotary luncheon! It is going to be a fantastic program as we install Paul Ekstrand as our 113th… Read More
By Paul Jacques I first met Paul Ekstrand over 20 years ago. I was a new CIO for a large national non-profit that had never had a CIO before. One of the first people I hired had a side gig working… Read More
Our 113th Rotary year will be one like no other! After fifteen months of Zoom only meetings, we will gather once again in in person and on Zoom for those who are not able to physically make it to the… Read More
What does it sound like when the Fifth Oldest Club says goodby contemporaneously to 16 months of Zoom and LA5’s favorite Rock Star couple, Paul and Diane Netzel? Well, just listen to the sound of the… Read More
Rotary International is an organization devoted to promoting peace, with Peace as one of its Areas of Focus.  Promoting peace can come in many forms including studying what peace is, exploring peace… Read More
Carol is a student at University of California Irvine and she used her scholarship money to help pay for rent and books. This is what Carol wants to share with LA5:  "I just got accepted to be a… Read More
Dear LA5 Rotarians, As I look back on this extraordinarily unique Rotary year, it gives me pause as I reflect upon some of the things that have made this a very memorable time.   I marvel at how we… Read More
Julker is a student at the University of California, Berkeley and they used their scholarship money to help pay for rent and books. This is what Julker wants to share with LA5:  "I got my second… Read More
by: Adam Weiss Our new All Inclusive dues plan has been in the works for years, and now that it's part of our Club, I'd like to tell the story of its inception. Three years ago (fifty years ago in… Read More
Bryan is a student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and he used his scholarship money to pay for airplane tickets, textbooks, dorm expenses, and food! This is what Bryan wants to share with… Read More
When my good friend Jean Marie Poinsard (PDG Paris Region) wrote me from France several months ago, I replied immediately: “What can LA5 do to help?” JM was so-very-kindly seeking assistances for a… Read More