The Three P's
Yes, in our never-ending efforts to improve our beloved Windmill, we
have now come up with three sub-titles: Prologue - Potpourri - Program.
Hopefully this will shorten it...
The usual theme, followed by the Pledge, by HARLAN LEWIS. Music, accappella
yet, led jointly by PP STEVE DAY and LENNY FRIEDMAN - and it must be
stated that they had a growing number of enthusiastic napkin wavers
as we went through America.
PDG ANDY ANDERSON relayed the story of the six men, each having one
stick of wood to keep the fire going. RALPH BEASOM introduced two visiting
Rotarians, both from West Hollywood - they were Bill Lustig and Tod
Gervas. KEVIN KOMATSU brought Tom Skinner, son of Danny. PP STEVE SCHERER
had with him Terry
Tegnazian, one of the founders of Reg Gipson's firm, and Laura Lake,
who is running for the City Council District 5 seat now held by Mike
Feuer.. RUDY ALVAREZ introduced Christy Curtis, Principal of Fairburn
Elementary, and Chris Carlson, also from Fairburn. SALLY BRANT brought
JoAnn Young - and it was good to see JOHN CROWELL back.
Health report - mostly good. PP JOHN SINGLETON visited with MYRON TAYLOR
and he is far enough along that he is allowed to walk a couple of miles
a day. DANNY SKINNER continues to improve. However, Pauline and JACK
HARRIS were involved in a serious auto accident in Indiana. They were
in a Chevy Blazer, stopping in a construction zone and were hit by a
truck, which rolled them over a couple of times. JACK was sitting where
the impact occurred, and his right hand was dragged through gravel and
glass. The ambulance took them to Crawfordsville, where there was a
good hospital, and then on to Indianapolis to the state Hand Center.
JACK had three operations, and is now in a cast up to his armpit. Their
treatment couldn't have been better, Pauline reports. They arrived back
in LA on Wednesday, and will be seeing Dr. Meals at UCLA tomorrow.
RUDY ALVAREZ spoke about the many improvements taking place at Fairburn
School, and re-introduced Christy Curtis and Chris Carlson. They have
a memorial tile campaign going on, and WVCR will have a prominent display.
You can design your own plaque, and Chris Carlson is the person to contact.
RUDY presented them with a check for $300 from Community Service. Prez
BOB read a letter from Sally Phillips, some of which was written by
HOWARD PHILLIPS just before he died. It spoke of the applicants for
corrective surgery in India - 1000 apply, and about 500 are selected,
with all income amplified four times because so much of the cost is
entirely donated. This came with a large check from the Phillips family,
and will of course go into our Trust Fund for this purpose. Thank you,
Sally and family.
JIM BECHTEL introduced our two speakers - Lou Moore from the Geffen
Playhouse and David Rodes, for the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts
at the Hammer Museum.
Ms Moore pointed out that Geffen became part of UCLA in 1995, and it's
purpose is to serve the public, not necessarily to make money. Thus
they produce five shows each year, running for just five weeks each,
and the current production stars Peter Falk and Jason Alexander in "Defiled".
They now have 11,000 subscribers, so most of their 498 seats are sold
out. They will be doing some major remodeling, and eventually once again
have a restaurant.
David Rodes teaches Shakespeare, besides running the Grunwald operation,
and he was quite entertaining. They, too, are remodeling, and will soon
have 30% more display space than at present. Open every day but Monday,
note that Thursdays are FREE. Looking down the road, in October 200l
they will be presenting a cooperative show with all the local museums,
entitled "The World From Here". They have a 299-seat auditorium
and want to encourage Westwooders to come and see what they are doing.
As a final note, Press BOB wished STEVE ADLER Godspeed on his visit
to Buenos Aires, and then STEVE announced that we will be helping a
severely handicapped girl from India, plus two other children with prosthetic
YOE, Ernie Wolfe