From Ralph's daughter, Heidi Brenchley: "Dad went to
the ER last Wednesday saying he had leg and hip pain. After running some
tests, the Dr. found his prostate cancer had returned. He passed on
Saturday. I was fortunate to be with him for which I am grateful. He was
a wonderful father, husband, grandfather and true friend. I know
he cherished his friendships through the Westwood Rotary Group. He loved
talking about all of you and your adventures. He will truly be missed. I
spoke with Steve Scherer and we discussed my coming up to one of the
Rotary lunches to see all of you. I will let you know when that will
be. We plan to have a small ceremony here in San Diego at the Miramar
Veterans Cemetary for both he and my Mom. Have not made those
Born: Dec 25 1940 Died: May 11,
A long-time member of the Westwood Village Rotary Club, Bill
filled the classification "funeral director" with distinction. So
very much can be said about Bill, a very unique and wonderful man.
Perhaps a visit to his
will shed some light.
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.
May 31 - Josh Rebholz
Rebholz is the Asst. Athletic Director at the UCLA
Athletic Department and Dan Gurerro's right hand man. Josh will
inform us of the goings-on with respect to UCLA athletics and
provide us with the very interesting hire of its new head
football coach, Chip Kelly.
June 7 - Dr. Patricia Kerrigan & Dr. Noah Federman
Kerrigan is the founder and President of Foundation ThinkAgain.
Dr. Federman are associated with the Pediatric
Hematology/Oncology at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. She
counsels children as they go through cancer and brain tumor
treatment. Dr. Federman is an Oncology specialist and has dealt
with children's cancer treatment at the Mattel Children's
Hospital. They will be joined with a cancer survivor of an
osteogenic sarcoma, which some teenage children experience, Kim
June 14 - Beth Olson & LaShandra Maze
VA (Veterans Administration) Day. We have dual speakers sharing
the program on projects close to their heart assisting our
community neighbor, the VA.Beth
Olson will give members an insight to "The
Soldiers Project." Her organization provides free
psychiatric and social services to troubled vets. LaSandra
Maze is responsible for "The
1887 Fund," a non-profit whose mission is to restore
five historic buildings on the VA campus. The first major
project is the restoration of the Wadsworth Chapel, a Victorian
style dual chapel that brought together both Protestant and
Catholic faiths in the early 1900's. The VA is a primary focus
of our Club's Community Avenue of Service. Come and listen!
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).