The Windmill
Program Chair:  Sally Brant May 2,  2013
This Week...
May 10
Joint Meeting with Santa Monica Rotary 

"The Ocean Today"
The Riviera Country Club


May 16    
Judge Anthony Mohr                                
"The Legal System"   
May 23    
Terese Campbell
"New Member Craft Talk"
May 10 
Garen Baghdasarian
"The Ocean Today"
May 16 
Judge Anthony Mohr
"The Legal System"
Paul Aslan led the pledge, Ed Gauld provided our Invocation

President Dwight gave a brief tribute to Peggy Bloomfield and her passing on May 1, 2013 and her service announced for May 5 at 3:00P.M. at the Westwood Methodist Church

Marsha Hunt announced  activities Tonight, May 2, from 5-7pmEradicating Polio Globally: the Role you Play @ Hillel at UCLA located at 574 Hilgard, Los Angeles, CA 90024c

Elliot Turner is having surgery - send him a card to let him know we are thinking about him! 

We will not be meeting here next Thursday! Joint meeting with SM at the Riviera Club

Professor Max Coleman was our speaker from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology "Searching for Life"

It is likely that the Earth's surface was habitable shortly after its formation just over 4.5 billion years ago. Microbial life dominated the Earth until just over half a billion years ago and signs of microbial activity are the prime targets of exploration for life on Mars. Biological characteristics of life are an insufficient basis for life search instruments so we developed a new operational definition of Life, based on the chemistry of metabolic processes. Amazingly, and counter-intuitively, exhaled breath of microorganisms is one of the best signs of Life, preserved in minerals and recognized by its composition. Having developed the scientific approaches, until we can return samples to Earth, we need to fly instruments to Mars. Examples will be shown of how laboratory analytical instruments are miniaturized spectacularly (by factors of a thousand) and adapted for flight to Mars. This presentation will involve practical demonstrations as well as the more usual audiovisual material.

Absolute minimum for life
1. Some form of energy
2. Water
-YYE Aly Shoji

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President Elect
Mark Rogo
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Leah Vriesman
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Secretary Aly Shoji
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Treasurer - Don Nelson
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International Service
Marsha Hunt
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Vocational Service
Richard Thompson
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New Generations Service
Jim Crane
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Rotary Foundation Chair
Steve Day
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Mike Newman
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Membership - Colby Smith
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WVRC Auxiliary
Eloise Siskel
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Sook Heikkila
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Sakuji Tanaka

Lew Bertrand

NEARBY MAKEUP SITES: Monday, Beverly Hills: BH Hotel, 9641 Sunset / Tuesday, Inglewood: Hollywood Park Casino, 3883 W. Century Blvd, Inglewood / Wednesday, Century City: Hyatt Regency Century City, in the Breeze Cafe, Culver City: Culver City Elks Club, 11160 Washington Blvd., Culver City, or  Wilshire: The Ebell, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd, LA / Friday, Santa Monica: Riviera Country Club, 1250 Capri Dr, Pacific Palisades
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