October 6 - LAPD Captain Jonathan Tom In Person
LAPD Captain Jonathan Tom, Sgt. Marco Briones and Officer Sorina Thomas will
inform us on community issues and on human trafficking.
October 13 - Dr. J. Mulchaey (on Zoom)
The James Webb Space Telescope represents one of the most staggering combined feats of science, technology, and engineering in human history. From its inception in the mid-1990s, to its launch into space on Christmas Day 2021, more than 10,000 people collaborated in making this extraordinary instrument. Immediately fulfilling its promise, the Telescope is now giving astronomers - and the public worldwide - astonishingly detailed, beautiful new images of our cosmos. Dr.
Mulchaey will discuss the secrets that these images are revealing, and new clues to the Universe that the Telescope will unlock.
October 20 - District Governor
Olivia Patterson Ryans
her own words:
"Born the oldest of six children, I learned
leadership, management, organization, accountability and responsibility at a
very early age. I did not realize I had these skills until later in my adult
life. You see, my sibling labeled my attributes as bossy, controlling, nosy and
demanding ... thus I was labeled....
"A graduate from Pepperdine
University with degrees in math and psychology, I taught high school algebra and
geometry, earning teacher of the year from LA Unified School District. After
obtaining my Master's degree, I worked as a High School Counselor and Dean of
Students. It was my intention to be a High School Principal, but working as an
administrator, I became disillusioned with the politics of education. I could
not continue to graduate students who did not speak or read English. I love
teaching; I could no longer work in the system.
I went to work in the
auto industry as a fleet manager building and selling commercial trucks. I
quickly grew into management where I created and implemented curriculum and
classes for new sales people. I've won numerous sales awards. I've lead
employees in several community projects, giving back to the community.
The horrific events of 9/11 destroyed many small and medium sized businesses,
right along with the Twin Towers. With the loss of so many businesses, the
bottom fell from under my commercial truck business. I went full time into the
real estate industry, which I work today. I focus in commercial real estate,
specializing in multi-family or apartment buildings. I also do quite a bit of
work in probates.
It was through my community work, representing Ford
Motor Co. that I was first introduced to Rotary. I was an active member of the
Inglewood Chamber of Commerce and wanted a different vehicle with which to
interact with the community. Diana Sanchez of LAWA sponsored me for membership
to the Inglewood Rotary Club, July, 2003.
Rotary has become a major part
of my life. I work and play with people from every community and from all over
the world; a few have become my best friends. The greatest gift that I have
received from Rotary is my beloved husband. What a joy it is to have a life
partner who shares my Rotary values and experiences."
Rotary is a leadership organization made up of local business, professional and civic leaders who meet
regularly to get to know each other, form friendships and, through that, get things done in our local community. Rotary is the world's
oldest and largest service organization (founded in 1905).