Mike Newman, Ed Jackson, and Ron Lyster, Board Members At Large
Upcoming Meetings and More
September 19 - Ronald Gabriel "Big Game Hunter"
Gabriel began hunting as a six-year-old with his grandfather and
father. He frequently ditched school as a young teenager to hunt
game birds, rabbits, and squirrels in the San Gabriel Mountains
in his native Southern California. Beginning in the early 1970s
and continuing for more than three decades, he has pursued the
wild sheep and ibex of the world, a consuming avocation. This
hunter has taken more than four dozen expeditions in the high,
windswept mountains of the world, which he calls God s
stupendous geological creation. Ron Gabriel is a graduate of
Yale University in philosophy (1959). Ron's professional
vocation is that of a pediatric neurologist. He is now a
clinical professor emeritus in neurology and pediatrics at
UCLA's School of Medicine where he taught for forty-five years.
He is certified by the American Boards of Neurology and
Pediatrics and certified as a Pediatric Neuroimager by the
American Society of Neuroimaging. Currently he takes care of
children with neurological disorders. He coauthored the Textbook
of Child Neurology for the first four editions and has authored
many other professional publications. In addition to writing for
various outdoor magazines, he is the author of American &
British 410 Shotguns, a definitive treatment of the 410 bore.
His recent published essays on Hunt Ethics have generated a
reconsideration of the difference between collecting and
hunting. Ron Gabriel enjoys the company of a large family in
Southern California and the world of ideas.
of this old establishment along with stories and photos of the
residents of this iconic resting place.
Oct. 3, 2019 - District Governor Melody St. John
St. John has been involved with Rotary throughout her entire
life, from her days as the daughter of a Rotarian in South
Dakota when women were not accepted as members. Today she
utilizes her passion for youth programs and has been involved
with Rotary Youth Exchange for over 25 years. She and her
husband Paul (Rotarian, LA5)have hosted over 22 students in
their home from around the world. A member and Past President
of the Rotary Club of Hollywood, Melody is involved in a number
of Rotary District 5280 initiatives. Beyond the District, she
is the Chairman of the multi-state high school Rotary Youth
Exchange program (SCANEX) and works with over 100 students each
year, placing them in the best situations here in the U.S. and
abroad. She and Paul are co-founders of the Rotary USA Train
Tour and taken as of this summer over 1,000 exchange students on
a month long train tour around the United States. In her
professional life, Melody and Paul, founded Video Tape Library,
a stock footage image library, in 1984. The library has over a
million images compiled from over 250 cameramen form around the
world. Fun fact: Her library was used in beta testing for a
fledgling website called "YouTube."
October 10, 2019 - Bart Zitnitsky
update on Rotary Club of Westwood Village Foundation Investment
by wealth management team of First Republic.
October 17, 2019 - Lynn Matalon - "Draw a Direct Line to
Economic Strength Through Influence"
Matalon is a Sociologist Graduate of UCLA and an MBA from Hult
School of Business of London England. Her talk will be on
how the art of influence can be used to accelerate development,
leadership, communication and impact workplace to home life.
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).