Welcome to the Friendly
Westwood Village Rotary Club
Meeting Thursday noon
at the
UCLA Faculty Center
480 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, California 90095

Mailing Address:  PO Box 24114, Los Angeles, Ca  90024
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  Marsha Hunt, President     Roozbeh Farahanipour, International  
Tom Barron, Incoming Pres. Jim Crane, Vocational
Colby Smith, Past Pres. Brian Whitney, Youth
Diane Good, Vice Pres. Jim Meyer, Community
Paul Aslan, Secretary Aly Shoji, Peace Chair
Terry M. White, Treasurer Steve Day and Gordon Fell, Foundation Ronald Lyster, Webmaster
Philip Gabriel, Membership Nevin Senkan, Board Member Mark Rogo, Board Member
Meeting May 4, 2017 - Yvette J. Kelley, President and CEO of New Directions for Vets
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Meeting May 4, 2017 - Yvette J. Kelley, President and CEO of New Directions for Vets

Colonel (Retired) Yvette J. Kelley is an Army veteran with over 30 years of active military service. She graduated cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Simultaneously, she completed the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program as a Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Signal Corps. She began her military service as a platoon leader and company commander in the 2ndInfantry Division (Republic of Korea) in 1983.  She later transferred to the Aviation Branch and completed rotary wing flight training at Fort Rucker, Alabama, where she finished as the Distinguished Military Graduate for her class.  She was trained to fly the Huey (UH-1), Blackhawk (UH-60), and Kiowa (OH-58) helicopters. Over her 30 years of service, Colonel (Retired) Kelley served on active duty in five Army divisions and was deployed to Panama, Somalia, and the Middle East in support of contingency and combat operations. 

Colonel (Retired) Kelley has served in a multitude of critical command and staff positions. Her command assignments include serving as the Special Troops Battalion Commander where her unit supported the Army headquarters responsible for overseeing combat operations in the Middle East following the 9-11 terrorist attacks. She served as the Garrison Commander for Fort Rucker, Alabama, providing community services for over 16,000 people located on the installation. She completed her military career in 2013 in the Pentagon serving as the Director for the Washington Liaison Office managing the Outreach Program for the Central Command, the headquarters presiding over operations throughout 20 countries in the Middle East.

Colonel (Retired) Kelley holds the following graduate level degrees:  Master in Business Administration from City University, Bellevue, WA; Master in Military Studies from the Marine Corps University, Quantico, VA; Master in Strategic Studies from the Air Force University, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.  Colonel (Retired) Kelley completed two years of law school at Southwestern School of Law, and subsequently at Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California (USC), both located in Los Angeles, CA.  She is also a certified Project Management Professional. 

Her awards and decorations include the Distinguished Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two awards), Defense Meritorious Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (eight awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (four awards), Army Achievement Medal (three awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (two awards), Combat Action Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Order of St. Michael (Silver and Bronze awards).

Meeting May 11, 2017 - University High School and Hamilton High School Pageant of the Arts Contestants
Meeting May 18, 2017 - Bradley Connell, "Extreme Home Makeover-- Harnessing the Spirit of American Communities."
Bradley Connell is an Emmy award winning Executive Producer/showrunner/director with 25 years of television producing experience.  Connell’s work has fueled the success of popular reality programs such as Survivor, The Amazing Race, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  He is a two-time Emmy recipient for The Amazing Race, an NAACP Image Award recipient for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and a Humanitas Prize winner for writing in children’s programming.  Executive Producer of Base Camps Films, Connell recalls 200 episodes of rebuilding the homes of  families devastated by natural disaster or catastrophic illness.  Producing the show was a job that allowed him to combine his humanitarian impulse with a love of people and travel.  “I was a Rotarian before I knew about Rotary,” he says.

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April is Maternal and Child Health Month
May is Youth Service Month
May 4-7 - District Conference (Lake Arrowhead)
June is Rotary Fellowships Month
June 10 - 14 - R.I. Convention (Atlanta)