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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   Diane Good, President   Roozbeh Farahanipour, International  
Paul Aslan, Incoming Pres. Adel Shalaby, Youth 
Tom Barron, Immediate Past Pres. Nancy McCready, Vocational
Ann Samson, Vice Pres. Jim Meyer, Community
Jim Crane, Secretary Ed Jackson, Programs
Terry M. White, Treasurer Marsha Hunt, Peace Chair
Marsha Hunt and Dwight Heikkila, Membership Steve Day, Foundation Ronald Lyster, Webmaster
Mike Newman, Ed Jackson, and Ron Lyster, Board Members At Large
March 28 - DARK  ***  April 4, 2019 - Kelsie Deppen
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March 28 - DARK
April 4, 2019 - Kelsie Deppen
Food on FootFood on Foot is a non-profit who feed and clothes the poor and homeless and operate a very well thought out effective program, Food for Work Program that help get homeless into jobs.  In 1996, Food on Foot's founder, Jay Goldinger, began helping our homeless neighbors by serving chicken dinners out of the trunk of his car right outside the Hollywood Post Office. He soon realized that food wasn't the solution to homelessness. The underlying factors causing the homeless epidemic area lack of confidence, resources, and community. In 1999, Jay tackled this issue head-on by creating the Work for Food program, designed to help homeless individuals regain their footing back into society through full-time jobs, housing, life-skills and confidence building. Since then, Food on Foot's weekly Sunday Meal program and Work for Food program have taken place every single Sunday in the back parking lot of the LGBTCenter in Hollywood, rain or shine.
April 11, 2019 - Mark Anderson
Farmer Mark"Farmer Mark" Anderson is the person who sets up and makes sure Farmers' Markets in our surrounding areas including Westwood Village run smoothly by getting the right location and mix of vendors and products for the public.  After a masters degree in finance and a career in investment banking, Farmer Mark stumbled upon a career in agriculture when his dot.com aspirations burst with the bubble in 2001.  Instead, Mark found himself in the business of tomatoes. He spent the next six years running a small tomato farm in Ventura County using organic, hydroponic and conventional growing methods.  An abundance of crops lead to selling in the local farmers' markets. Seeing a glaring need for a better run market, Mark decided to create his own. He now runs six certified farmers' markets in southern California.
April 18, 2019 - Marcie Polier Swartz
Marcie Polier SwartzMarcie Polier Swartz, Director of Village for Vets on the VA campus, will bring us up-to-date on their program and goals for the rest of 2019.  Village for Vets provides community based volunteer and financial support to the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) for the most vulnerable veterans it serves.

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March 30 - Rotaract Ethics Forum
April is Maternal and Child Health Month 
May is Youth Service Month
June is Rotary Fellowships Month 
June 1 - June 5 - Rotary International Convention (Hamburg, Germany) 
October 18 - 20 - WVRC visits San Francisco Chinatown!