President STEVE opened the last meeting of the year
with Holiday greetings for all and a wish for a Happy & Prosperous
New Year. PP STEVE DAY led the Pledge. TODD GURVIS with JACK HARRIS
at the piano, led us in God Bless America. Before P.STEVE called on
DAVE MATSON for the Invocation he asked our prayers for BILL MAXWELL
who is undergoing further treatment and not doing well. DAVE gave
a Christmas reading entitled "I Wish Christmas" by John Greenlee a
former Professor of DAVE'S. It was an inspiring Christmas message
from a Christian point of view.
TODD GURVIS introduced visiting Rotarians BEN TURNER
with the classification of Engineer from L.A. 5, NORMAN BIRKENSTOCK
an International Consultant from Terra Linga CA and EARL BUBAR an
Optometrist from Venice-Marina. Member Guests introduced were Bert
Kreistberg a Financial Consultant by RALPH SMITH, Carice Evans by
ELLIOTT TURNER, Joyne Spencer by PP TOM LENEHEN, Dustan Radjenovic,
our sponsored Serbian High School student, by NEAL ZASLAVSKY.
The following members had December Birthdays: ANN SAMSON
& RICK LIVERMORE on the 1st, KEN LEVER on the 2nd,PP RALPH WOODWORTH
on the 4th, PP DAVE WHITEHEAD on the 6th, PP HOMER NEWMAN on the 18th,
PP JIM COLLINS on the 20th, NORA AQUINO on the 22nd, BILL PIERCE on
the 25th, TED IHNEN on the 27th, and RALPH BEASOM on the 29th.
GEORGE DEA introduced Dr. Jeff Bronstein who has been
a consultant and instrumental in the formation and success of PLLUS.
GEORGE called on PP STEVE DAY to present a Paul Harris Fellowship
to Dr. Bronstein. It was announced that TED IHNEN will replace GEORGE
DEA as chairman of the PLLUS Board.
P STEVE called PP DOUG DESCH to the podium to let him
know that the WVRC Board had voted DOUG & OPAL a Christmas bonus.
TED IHNEN introduced our holiday program which again
this year was a presentation by the Pali High Madrigals directed by
Linda Badran. After the opening selection the director thanked TED
for the introduction and stated that they would present a program
of both familiar and some less well known selections. She also expressed
her and the Madrigals pleasure in once again presenting before the
Westwood Village Rotary. The Madrigals sang a full half hour of delightful
and skillfully presented holiday music for which they received a standing
ovation. I overheard several say that this was our best ever holiday
program. One cannot help but observe that the Pali High Madrigals
are an outstanding group of very talented young people. They are also
blessed with a dedicated and professional director who obviously enjoys
KEN KILPO was called up to introduce Tania Fischer who
received her BA in Art from UCLA and a MA also in Art from Cal State
Northridge. Tania spoke for a few minuets on a project called " A
Community of Angels". It is their plan from February to April of 2001
to adorn the streets and parks of Los Angeles with some 800 decorated
Angels. JOE FISCHER has agreed to sponsor his daughter as one of the
artists at a cost of $600.00. Tania is currently teaching ssculpture
painting and ceramics at Santa Monica High School.
Thought for the Day: "Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress; working together is success" Henry Ford
No meetings on December 21 & 28. Our next meeting will
be January 4 2001
Floyd Dewhirst Floyd Dewhirst, DDS email@example.com