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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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   Paul Aslan, President   Marsha Hunt, International  
Nancy McCready, Incoming Pres Phil Gabriel, Youth
Diane Good, Immediate PP Ellen Horwitz, Vocational
Adel Shalaby, Vice Pres. Jim Meyer, Community
Roozbeh Farahanipour, Sec. Brian Whitney, Programs
Terry M. White, Treasurer Nancy McCready, Marketing
Dwight Heikkila, Membership Steve Day, Foundation Ronald Lyster, Webmaster
Mike Newman, Ed Jackson, and Ron Lyster, Board Members At Large
September 19 - Ronald Gabriel "Big Game Hunter"

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September 19 - Ronald Gabriel "Big Game Hunter"

Ronald GabrielRon 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.
September 26 - Pierce Brothers Mortuary
Image may contain: plant, tree, grass, table, outdoor and natureHistory 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
Melody St. JohnMelody 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
Bart ZitnitskyAn 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"
Lynn MatalonLynn 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.
Sept. 28 - Club Picnic @ Holmby Park
Oct. 3 - DG Melody St. John
Oct. 18 - 20 - WVRC visits San Francisco Chinatown(Contact Adel Shalaby)
Oct. 27 - Rotary Foundation Celebration.


June 6 - 10 - Rotary International Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii
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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).