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Westwood Village Rotary Club

Meeting Thursday noon
First & Third Thursdays @ Luskin Conference Center

Second and Fourth Thursdays on Zoom (Contact Webmaster)
Mailing Address:  PO Box 24114, Los Angeles, Ca  90024
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  Nancy McCready, President   Nevan Senkan, International  
Chris Gaynor, President Elect Phil Gabriel, Youth
Tom Barron, Secretary Aaron Donahue, Community
Terry M. White, Treasurer Marsha Hunt, Peace
Mark Rogo, Membership Diane Good, Director Ronald Lyster, Webmaster
John O'Keefe, Programs Steve Day, Foundation Aly Shoji, Social Media
  Jim Crane, Sergeant-at-Arms  
February 3 - Rafe Esquith (Zoom Online - "In person" meetings cancelled until March 3 - Email Webmaster@wvrc.net for further information)
*Last Zoom Meeting*
February 3 - Rafe Esquith
Rafe Esquith, a 1981 graduate of UCLA, is a teacher who taught at Hobart Boulevard Elementary School from 1984 until his resignation in 2015. Many of his students, who were all from a community of poor and immigrant families, started class very early, left late, and typically achieved high scores in standardized tests. Esquith has authored books about teaching and his annual class Shakespeare productions were featured in the 2005 documentary The Hobart Shakespeareans. His teaching honors include the 1992 Teacher of the Year, for The Walt Disney Company's American Teacher Awards, a Fellowship from Johns Hopkins University, Oprah Winfrey's $100,000 "Use Your Life Award," Parents Magazine's "As You Grow Award," National Medal of Arts, and Esquith was made an honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire. He gave a TED talk about this subject in 2012.
February 10 - Fr. Gil Martinez and Rabbi Erez Sherman
Rabbi Erez ShermanRabbi Erez Sherman was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in May 2009, where he was awarded the United Synagogue Award for Congregational Service. He is also a graduate of Albert A. List College and Columbia University (with degrees in Music and Talmud), where he wrote his thesis, "Music in the Synagogue in the 21st Century." Since July 2014, Rabbi Sherman has served as a rabbi at Sinai Temple.

Fr. Gilbert Martinez is pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Community in Los Angeles. He was ordained a priest on May 13, 1995. He served from 2006 to 2018 as pastor of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City. A native of El Paso, TX, Fr, Gil was reared in California. He completed a bachelor of science degree in conservation of natural resources from the University of California at Berkeley. He worked for seven years as a National Park Service Ranger at Grand Canyon and Big Bend National Parks before joining the Paulist novitiate.

The topic will be how they are planning to are get their congregations back as the pandemic is easing off.
More Programs....
January 25 - District Breakfast
March 19 - Pageant of the Arts Competition
April 18 -24 - District Trip to Puerto Rico
June 3 -9 - RI Convention (Houston, Texas)
Rotarian of the Month (October)

Terry White
Rotarian of the Month (November)

John O'Keefe
Rotarian of the Month (January)

Tom Barron
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