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
February 3, 2015
John Schmid was born in Pasadena, and currently lives less than 2 miles from his birthplace. He has been a member of LA5 for 19 years, and remains active on many levels. In addition to networking… Read More
January 29, 2015
Sumi Kawaratani was born July 24 in Montebello, California and is a practicing physician in Los Angeles. For many years Dr. Sumi has put together the Annual Health Fair for LA5.After a seven-year… Read More
December 22, 2014
This inaugural LA5 fantasy season has come to a close and we have a Champion in Charisse Older! Congratulations to Charisse on a hard fought season. It was well deserved! I can’t wait for next season… Read More
December 19, 2014
Most members of LA5 know Carol Shafer as the one who honors Rotarians in their birthday month, and whose strong voice often leads in the patriotic song for the week. That is part of who Carol is, but… Read More
December 8, 2014
Steinar Tweiten is known to most members of LA5 Rotary as a distinguished gray-haired gentleman with an engaging disposition, who arrives each Friday on his motorized scooter. That is part of… Read More
November 24, 2014
Nancy Iredale is a native of Pasadena who joined LA5 in 1988. She has been an active Rotarian, a highly successful lawyer, and a leader throughout our community.After graduating first in her class… Read More
November 17, 2014
Simon Khinda was born and reared in England, where he obtained his Bachelors Degree in Business Law, graduating in the top 5% of the student body. He then completed his LL.M. in Commercial and… Read More
November 3, 2014
Simone Liu was born and raised in Brazil. At the age of ten, she moved to Taiwan, and seven years later came to the United States. Her diversified international background serves as a solid… Read More
October 20, 2014
Standing exactly five feet tall, Manisha Javeri is living proof that giants come in all sizes. A native of India, she came to the United States in 1999 to pursue a graduate education. What an… Read More
October 13, 2014
Margaret Karren has been an active member of LA5 since 2008. She has served in several leadership roles, among them as member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Community Service Community.… Read More
October 6, 2014
Corey Dantzler  President/CEO Challengers Boys and Girls Club Corey Dantzler joined LA5 in 2011, but pressures of his work prevented him from being as active as he desired. So, last Friday when he… Read More
September 29, 2014
L. Walker Van Antwerp, III Sole Proprietor Van Antwerp Law Firm L. Walker Van Antwerp, III is the newest member of LA5, having been presented to the club last Friday.  A native of California, he… Read More