Brooke Stearns Lawson
World Peace and Ambassadorial Scholar
Mt Wilson Observatory
Elliott Turner & Friends
Mortages - Part II
League of Women Voters on November Propositions
WVRC-Auxiliary Summer Picnic, Eloise Siskel's home
District Breakfast - LAX Westin Hotel
Paul Harris Celebration, Medieval Times
August 28, 2008
Shane Waarbroek led the pledge of allegiance for the August 28 meeting.
Marie Rolf gave the invocation, speaking about the passing of Lenore Mulryan on August 26 following a stroke.
PP Chris Bradford talked about how Lenore headed the Ambassadorial Scholarship Program. John Singleton announced Lenore’s memorial service, set for September 3, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Jonathan Beach Club.
Head Table: Eric Loberg, Marie Rolf, John Singleton, Chris Bradford and Jamie Feld.
PP Eric Loberg provided us with our Inspirational moment.
Other announcements made by our President included Earth Angel Open House September 9, 2008, 4:30-5:30 P.M.
Historical Facts: On August 28th
1937 Toyota becomes an independent company;
1945 Hong Kong Liberation Day;
1963 during a civil rights rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King gives his I have a dream speech;
1979 An IRA bomb explodes on the Grand Place in Brussels;
1990 Iraq declares Kuwalt to be its newest and 19th province.
PP Chris Bradford introduced Jamie Feld, our Ambassadorial Scholar, speaking on her recent trip to Mexico with her AIDS project. It was a very interesting trip, mostly involving preventive actions to prevent the spread of AIDS, but also providing the ARTS pills given to extend the lives of AIDS patients.
Schools were more involved with their communities until the 1980s.
Principals joined Rotary, Vice Principals joined the Lions clubs, and Deans became members of Kiwanis. Each shared the vision on education and community service.
During the 1980s, the central district wanted administrators to spend more time on campus, and community groups became pariahs.
At University High, the Student Body President became an honorary member of our club and attended club meetings. As the stress of getting into college increased, however, students stopped attending our meetings.
As Student Body President at Uni in 1970, I was introduced to Rotary and attended meetings. After missing 18 classes of government, my teacher wanted to lower my grade. I explained that I was living government and made a deal that I would receive the grade I earned on my final exam. I earned an A on the final, but my teacher gave me a C in the class. The grade didn’t affect my basketball scholarship, but with the upgraded requirements and grade point averages that colleges want now, most students don’t dare miss their classes.