The Windmill
Program Chair:  Mark Rogo June 13,  2013
 
This Week...
June 20   
Hotel Angeleno
Linda Mehr, Director of the Research Library
"Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences"  


Upcoming...
June 27
Michael & Jordan Wacht, Neutrino, Inc. 
"The Basic Operations of Computers"

June 29
Demotion Party- The Beach Club
Santa Monica

July 4
Independence Day
***No Meeting***
June 20   
Linda Mehr, Director of the Research Library
"Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science"
 
June 27 
Michael & Jordan Wacht
"The Basic Operations of Computers"
 
Phil Gabriel led the pledge and volunteered his comment about our club's decorum and his own for hosting future presenters. Thanks, Phil for your thoughts on hospitality. Jack Paul gave the Invocation.

Don Nelson introduced Ellen Horwitz from Meals on Wheels as a special guest and Colby Smith introduced Matt Ayers who works at DeutscheBank. John Canter (formerly #36 in world tennis rankings), now with Coldwell Banker was also a special guest.

Announcements:
  • Remember next week we are at the Angeleno Hotel :)
  • June Birthdays:  
    • George Dea on June 4 (or Ed Jackson guessing correcting and accepting his gift!)
    • John O'keefe on June 19 (or Mike Newman same as above) 
    • Steve Scherer, June 21, who was AT the meeting! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. Hole in One!
  • Please note on Sunday, June 23 at 3:00p.m. atWestwood Hills Christian Church at Le Conte and Hilgard is Annie Tseng's memorial. Donations in her honor can be made to the Westside Family YMCA in Annie's memory.
Our speaker today is John Morris, Deputy DA for Los Angeles and a former criminal prosecutor. He started off informing us that crime is not going down - that's "cooking the books," however homicide is going down. In lieu of today's realities, he wanted to share: How to avoid becoming a victim of healthcare fraud. LA is at the height of this crime including other not so illustrious cities as Miami and Detroit! In 2011, an estimated $60B in healthcare fraud occurred in the US, $6B alone in CA. Be aware your medical info can be sent overseas and if you consider even 10% of $60B that is a motivating profit for criminals.

Workers compensation fraud can impact everyone - every contractor must have a license and confirm it is valid (hand out provided by speaker) CSLB License and Insurance contact information Phone (800) 321-CSLB.

He walked us through how Medical fraud is limited really only by criminals' imaginations - and reminded us there is NO honor among thieves which is how MediCal is set-up (on the honor system). It's also why our insurance rates are going up. Some suggested steps:
  1. Look at your Explanation of benefits to confirm the procedure you are being billed for is correct. If you see something questionable can contact insurer
  2. The misuse of personal info name, DOB, SS # thieves will go through your trash for this info ESP drug addicts Shred EVERYTHING and use the right kind the cross cut kind (sounds familiar from another recent presenter Sherry DeWayne?)
  3. Mail issues - do not mail taxes from home or any mail with any personal info
  4. Computers -- update your systems, use random passwords, firewalls,
  5. Don't keep your social security card on you!
  6. Or medical record #s, SS, or passwords, and certainly don't keep them on smart phone! #1 thing stolen.
  7. If you receive an unsolicited phone call from "one of your insurance providers" do not give out any info - they should have all of it
  8. Don't buy infomercial or products on tv (Aly!) I do love these late night products for $19.99!
  9. If you are a victim of fraud often times the victim feels embarrassed but must contact insurer AND police. The DA office helps people and to stop fraud our speaker has decided to run for the LA County Assessor next term.

Honest people and Government working for us!
John Morris
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
Head Deputy, Antelope Valley Branch
-YYE Aly Shoji
 

ROTARY DISTRICT 5280 LEADERSHIP 2012-13
Westwood Village
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 24114, Los Angeles, CA 90024-0114
Meets: Thursday, 12:30 PM, UCLA Faculty Center
480 Charles Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

 

Club President - Dwight Heikkila
(310) 820-6090
dwightah@hotmail.com

President Elect
Mark Rogo
(310) 385-3164
mark@markrogo.com

Vice-President/Club Service
Leah Vriesman
(310) 844-4224
ljvriesman@excelresearch.org

Secretary Aly Shoji
(310) 301-3014
ashoji@support.ucla.edu

Treasurer - Don Nelson
(310) 472-9488
dncpa@adelphia.net

Past President - Ed Jackson
(800) 214-3810
bossman1983@gmail.com

Community Service - John Heidt
(310) 474-0938
jheidt@heidttores.com

International Service
Marsha Hunt
(310) 500-9828
marshahuntinc@msn.com

Vocational Service
Richard Thompson
(310) 408-2822
richardfthompson@gmail.com

New Generations Service
Jim Crane
(310) 733-6783
jamesecrane@sbcglobal.net

Rotary Foundation Chair
Steve Day
(310) 670-5013
sday@hcohn.com

Publicity/Public Relations
Mike Newman
(310) 208-7723
mnewman@dhwnlaw.com

Membership - Colby Smith
(310) 948-9198
colby.smith.dds@gmail.com

WVRC Auxiliary
Eloise Siskel
(310) 472-2509
eloisewee@aol.com

Sook Heikkila
(310) 820-6090

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
PRESIDENT:
Sakuji Tanaka

DISTRICT 5280 GOVERNOR:
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
For information about on-line makeups,
www.recswusa.org