WVRC - MEETING
of the 16th
Under the standard rules of procedure, PP CHRIS GAYNOR started us off by
leading the Pledge. JACK HARRIS had a good golf story, and then, along
LENNY FRIEDMAN and PP JIM DOWNIE, took us through The Caissons Go Rolling
ART HENRY provided us with a thoughtful Invocation, reminding us of all we
have to be thankful for. PP STEVE DAY couldn't produce any Visiting
Rotarians, but did give us a reminder of the Paul Harris Celebration -
October 6th, and we have six tables reserved. One of our members has
TEN books of raffle tickets, thereby making someone of his choice a Paul
Harris Fellow plus materially improving his chances of winning one or more
the goodies offered in the raffle. STEVE pointed out that none of us
restricted to just the one book mailed out - more books are available for
the asking. (Surprise). LENNY FRIEDMAN gave a pitch for providing
the Celebration raffle - a minimum value of $50, and if you are so
several individuals can go together to provide a suitable prize.
PETER MORE introduced his guest, Neil Shanlin, who is from Scotland and
briefly on an Internship - his father is a member of the Rotary Club of
Peebles, Scotland. JIM COLLINS brought along Carol, and PP RON
LYSTER had a
Special Guest, Alex Shahidy, who is with Merrill Lynch in Westwood - this
his second visit. PP ERIC LOBERG introduced Lyndon Parker, late of
LA 5, and
now about to become a member of WVRC.
Pres. GEORGE announced the permanent establishment of the Dea Foundation,
which will provide Dea Dollars to reward those who do good deeds.
PP JOHN SINGLETON, who was credited with 300 Dea Dollars - this for
sheltering Luke Weston, an incoming Ambassadorial Scholar, for two weeks
while he was waiting for his UCLA accommodations to become available.
However, it then turned out that JOHN and Joanne have just returned form a
TWO-MONTH cruise, in celebration of several big events. This included
50th Anniversary - which clearly was due only to the patience and
of Joanne - JOHN'S 70th birthday (such longevity probably due to his
upbringing), and the cruise itself - making three items to be celebrated.
JOHN was nicked for SIX HUNDRED big ones, that being two hundred for each
event, of course. It then was noted that JOHN had three hundred Dea
in credit, so the net amount due from the SINGLETON'S was a mere three
hundred bucks, net. Editorial comment - GEORGE, a nice touch. Keep
please - YOE.
Next, Pres. GEORGE thanked Marian and LEO TSENG for the great party at
lovely home this past Saturday, the 11th. The setting was of course
Hors d'oeuvres (ere you get an exaggerated idea of my linguistic
I should confess that I have a couple of these 'posh' terms written down
easy reference) were excellent, and plentiful, and the Tahitian/Hawaiian
dancers most entertaining. It couldn't have been a nicer party - except
I sort of hoped there might be a brass band there since it was my 75th
birthday. However, the good news is that presents are still being
TED IHNEN came forward to remind all that our Club Assembly will be on
Thursday the 13th of September, a dinner meeting at the Bel Air Bay Club.
Officers and Committee Chairs are expected at 4 p.m. to meet with District
Governor Len Wasserstein, and the cocktail hour begins at 6, with dinner
7. Please mark your calendars. And speaking of advance dates,
Rotary Family Picnic on Sunday, Sept 23rd at the Siskels. This is a
wonderful setting for the event, and it will start at 1 p.m. BBQ'ed
hamburgers and hot dogs will be ready by 1:30, with swimming for the kids,
and volleyball for those so inclined. Kiddy's games around 3 -
the highlight of the afternoon, the pressure-filled golf pitching contest.
At the risk of injuring some perhaps delicate egos, I will forbear (that
means I won't) naming any past winners, but one's initial may be YOE…But
digress (again) - this is for Rotary FAMILIES, OK? That means kids
grandchildren, so if you haven't tried it before, this is your chance to
begin. Once you give it a try, you'll come again.
August birthdays were celebrated, as follows: RALPH SMITH on the 4th,
ROLF on the 8th, YOE on the 11th (and don't forget late presents, OK?),
HARRIS on the 13th, DAN PRICE on the 16th (and thus a DOUBLE FINE, since
announcement day and actual date coincide), PP DOUG DESCH on the 17th, PP
BELOSIC on the 23rd, Resident Angel VIRGINIA GANDY on the 24th, and the
of LENORE MULRYAN and MARK BLOCK sharing the honors on the 25th.
then inserted a bit of a 'Mickey', if you will pardon the expression -
is, he changed the rules of engagement from last month, asking that August
birthdayers should announce their least favorite birthday present EVER
received. This difficult feat of memory was rescued by RALPH SMITH, who,
after later consideration, shouted from the audience, "Yeah, I
remember now -
it was a baby crocodile from my ex-wife!" The good news is that the
accompanying horoscopes were sometimes humorous - another good touch,
- but check with PP STEVE DAY for his sources, also.
KEN LEVER introduced our Speaker, Dr. Bruce Goldberg. Dr. Goldberg
from his dental practice in 1989 to concentrate on Hypnotherapy, and has a
Masters in Counseling Psychology. He is the author of several books
Hypnosis, and has appeared on the major TV talk shows, along with several
The most widespread concern among adults in America is weight loss - with
of us being overweight and almost half of those, obese. He showed
scenes from TV appearances, the first being of a woman who lost a total of
130 lbs under his care - she started at 250, and became able to have
once her weight came down. She began gaining weight at age 10, and
treatment, now has two children - impressive results, certainly.
patient shown on TV had a fear of leaving the house. Her problem
1978, and after treatment by Dr. Goldberg in 1983 she again controls her
Dr. Goldberg credits himself with only 2% of the success of his treatments
the rest is due to the dedication and application of his theories by the
Tawny Little was one of his patients. She was motivated, which is
most important characteristic for success - you don't need to agree that
treatment will work, just give it a try. Four important facts about
- 1.You cannot be hypnotized against your will. 2. Any hypnotic
that is against your morals or religion will not take - you come out of
trance. 3. Your 'private' secrets cannot come out while under
And 4. The more strong willed, intelligent and imaginative you are,
subject you will probably be.
Q&A -Can anyone be hypnotized. No, only those who are willing.
What is the
difference between hypnosis and meditation? Hypnosis is like e-mail
to you directly, while meditation may achieve the same result, but it's
leaving a message in a bottle and having it float back to you - takes
How do you define hypnosis -it is not sleep, but focused concentration.
There is a spiritual aspect to it. Is it effective with phobias - training
can allow a person to raise their consciousness, which leads to a
It also can help athletes to concentrate, which improves their
Can you get the same results from reading your books as from personal
counseling - you become a better - educated neurotic, but in person is
more effective. So, now you know everything…
YOE, Ernie Wolfe