Lusk January 10, 1923 - March 29, 2018 "Dad was very proud to be in the Westwood Village Rotary club and also a very proud Bruin! When we'd go on family vacations, a Rotary club flag
was packed with his blazer and he'd attend a meeting in another city. I cannot remember how many years he had of perfect attendance but it was a
lot! So, we'd be off on a hunting or fishing trip and Dad would make time to go to a Rotary club meeting. He also was very proud that my
sister, brother and I all were selected in different years to represent
the club as exchange students with Japan." -- Janet Lusk
Henry February 11, 1938 - March 21, 2018 In 1972, Pastor Art Henry accepted a call to
Village Lutheran Church of Westwood where he served for 26 years.
During those years, he was a member of the board of directors at
Lutheran Hospital Society, Claremont School of Theology, and the
Philanthropic Society of Los Angeles. He served for 40 years as
Chaplain for the Chief Special Agents and the Peace Officers Association
of Los Angeles County.
April 26 - Stephen Dickey
ready for Shakespeare - William that is! Stephen Dickey, a UCLA
professor and expert on the greatest author and poet of all time, will
give us an interesting insight into the works of Shakespeare. His topic
"Shakespeare from the Globe to the Global" will enhance your knowledge
of the greatest writer-poet in history.
A senior lecturer in the
UCLA English Department, Stephen Dickey has received numerous teaching
prizes, including the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1993. He teaches
various courses in Shakespeare, the English Renaissance, and the Beat
Generation, as well as introductory courses in poetry and drama. From
2002-16, Dickey served on the faculty of the Folger Teaching Shakespeare
Institute, an NEH-supported program for high school teachers from across
the country, held biennially at the Folger Shakespeare Library in
Washington, D.C. Recent publications include works on Romeo and Juliet,
the Henry IV plays, American interest in Shakespeare during the Civil
War, and the katabasis motif in Beat literature. In 2016-17, he curated
America's Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West at the Los Angeles Central
May 3 - Jorja Leap
Jorja Leap is an anthropologist and Adjunct Professor at the
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Department of Social Welfare. She
is recognized expert in gangs, violence and crisis intervention. MS-13
gangs have become a national issue, but are especially prevalent here in
Los Angeles, and known for their extreme violence. Professor Leap will
provide an inside view of MS-13 gang activity and organization
structure. Although a prolific writer, her scholarship isn't in the
library or on a computer, rather her focus is on the street where LA
gangs hold sway.
May 10 -
Dark at Noon
evening the WVRC will have a joint meeting with the Santa Monica
Rotary Club. The Clubs will be honoring
Boyle, founder of
and organization that converts young gang members from their
gang participation and employs them in various jobs in industry.
The primary effort is working for the Homeboy Bakeries.
May 17 - Dr. Karin Michels, ScD, PhD.
- "Food Fiction"
Michels, a professor and chair of the UCLA Dept. of
Epidemiology, will speak on "food fiction." If you are concerned
about what you should eat, or not eat, this is the day you won't
want to miss. The answers may surprise you!
has a long-standing interest in the role of nutrition in
maintaining health. She has made numerous methodologic
contributions to the field of nutritional epidemiology and has
explored the importance of a healthy diet to cancer prevention
throughout the lifecourse.
May 24 - Paul Koretz, Councilmember
City councilmember of the 5th District in Los Angeles,
will give us an update on the various issues affecting those in
his district as well as Los Angeles. Paul has always provided
information that generated a number of questions. Our club is in
his district, as is UCLA, so get ready to put him on the spot.
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, be able to get things done in our local
community. Rotary is the world's oldest and largest service
organization (founded in 1905).
is Maternal and Child Health Month
is Youth Service Month
May 10 -
Evening Joint Meeting with the
Santa Monica Rotary Club honoring Fr. Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries