February 3rd at WVRC and I'm in a rush, please.
There has been some interest in shortening this report so here goes.
Our Speaker next week, Feb 10th, will be City Councilman Jack Weiss. Jack is very much a local guy while he got his undergraduate degree from Princeton, he went on to UCLA for his Law Degree. He was the editor in chief of the UCLA Law Review, and serviced as a Federal Prosecutor before running for the City Council. He was elected in June 2001 and thus will be up for re-election this March. He should be worth hearing, so please make it next week, OK?
THIS week, the 3rd
RAY ZICKFELD led the Pledge. PP JIM DOWNIE led an a cappella rendition of America, first pointing out that last week, he just listened, and we aren’t likely to get on any of these talent shows but we are patriotic! MYRON TAYLOR stepped in to do the Invocation, and he was excellent, as always.
We had one Visiting Rotarian, Mark Leekas, who is an Assistant Governor, handling International Service. He spoke briefly about the Rotary Program in El Salvador. BRIAN BUMPAS had a guest, his daughter, Patricia.
Feb 17th, Centennial Celebration, the 17th of this month, in Long Beach.
April 10th, Sunday, Magic Castle at 12:30, with a brunch and several shows ED GAULD is the contact, cost of $30, limited to 40 persons, adults only.
District Conference in Palm Springs, April 28th to May 1st Applications are available. And deadline for best room rates is March 28th
International Convention in Chicago, 18-22 June.
Pretty much the same as last week
LENNY FRIEDMAN is at home, getting over a hip replacement be in touch, OK?
BRUCE ROLF remains at Berkeley West.
BOB TROXLER’S Memorial Service will be at Westwood Methodist, following Rotary on Feb 17th.
And for those who want to check in with Cate Lyter, her number is (949) 606-2118.
Our Speaker was Gary Adams, who coached baseball at UCLA for THIRTY years. He was introduced by BRIAN BUMPAS, who met him when he was the main speaker at last year’s Lincoln Celebration at the VA on Feb 12th 2004. Gary gave us a reprise of his address, and of course Abraham Lincoln is a wonderful subject. Gary pointed out that Lincoln had great determination, which was responsible for leading us through the Civil War to Victory.
In the Q&A, I asked him to name some of his players who were in the pros. He first named Eric Karros, who played for the Dodgers. Eric was one of 29 of his players who made it to the Big Leagues, and he has established a $125,000 scholarship for a baseball player. We asked about Jackie Robinson, who of course was before Gary was coaching.
Jackie was a four sport letterman at UCLA, and his scholarship was in football. Since baseball and track were at the same time of year, he managed to compete in both by some judicious scheduling. Gary reiterated that the principles that guided Lincoln also applied to life and baseball - and there could be no better example to follow.
NEW MEMBERSHIP PROPOSAL
February 3, 2005
1262 Corsica Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Classification: Commercial Laundry Equipment
Sponsor: PP Steve Scherer and President Rudy Alvarez
This proposal has already cleared the Membership Committee. Notify the Secretary in writing if you have any objections to the above proposal becoming a member of our club. If there are no objections the proposal will be submitted for final approval 7 days after the date of this notice.