Welcome Chamber of Commerce

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Throughout the years our club has had several community members who sat on the board of the local chamber.  So it is not only fitting but exciting to welcome Jessica Accamando representing the Hermosa Chamber of Commerce as the club's newest member!
New Membership opportunities for organizations, non-profits and businesses, Hermosa Beach Rotary welcomes the Chamber of Commerce!  
For more information on how to join, please email: Info@hermosabeachrotary.org.
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Our Lady of Guadalupe Students of the Year

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Two 8th grade honorees from Our Lady of Guadalupe School were awarded Student of the Year for 2024. Both students excel not only academically but most carefully selected by teachers and principal for embodying the Rotary principles of service above self, fairness, equality and promoting good citizenship.
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South Bay Children's Health Center

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Our April service project on Tuesday, April 9th will assemble dental kits for the South Bay Children's Health Center.  All are welcome.
Here is our schedule and the locations:
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Kit Assembly
Rotary Youth Building 
2521 Valley Dr.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Carpool to Dental Facility
14722 Hawthorne Blvd
Lawndale, CA 90260

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Tour of SBCHC Dental Facility
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Top Dish Hermosa

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Excited for Tuesday, March 26, to learn more about one of Hermosa Beach's community action nonprofits, Leadership Hermosa, 
hoping to give local eateries a boost with its 2024 class project- Top Dish Hermosa! 

In the month of April, 40 local restaurants offer a menu that includes a three-item tasting sampler plate. People who choose the tasting sampler can then vote on their favorite of the three by scanning a QR code.  One recipe from each restaurant will be featured in a “Top Dish Cookbook” to be published in June.

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HVS Students of the Month

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Tuesday, February 27th  a special meeting to feature the 8th grade Students of the Month from Hermosa Valley School.  
Optional IN-person luncheon or via Zoom. See below.
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Club wins District Philanthropy Award! Jenn Tinney 2023-09-04 07:00:00Z 0
Joint meeting to Celebrate Kiwanis 5000 Meeting! Jenn Tinney 2023-08-04 07:00:00Z 0
Todd Saks Steps Up as President! 2023-07-11 07:00:00Z 0
J Travers Devine is demoted once again! 2023-06-27 07:00:00Z 0
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HVS Students of the Month February 2023

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Congratulations Ashley and James, Rotary's February Students of the Month from Hermosa Valley School!
Always an interesting and uplifting opportunity to meet Hermosa Beach 8th grade students who not only excel at school but are selected by their teachers specifically based on how well they exemplify the spirit of Rotary's guiding principles, attributing good citizenship and goodwill throughout.
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Rotary International aiding Ukraine

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Every day since the brutal Russian invasion of the Ukraine, John Hewko has connected with those under attack.

Hewko, the General Secretary and CEO of Evanston-based Rotary International, takes out his cell phone and calls people he knows in Kyiv and in other parts of that nation, friends and family.

Hewko understands Ukraine and the current plight of Ukrainians far better than do most Americans.

His parents escaped from Ukraine during World War II. Hewko later went to there to work and, as a young lawyer in 1991, helped write the first draft of Ukraine’s post-Soviet constitution.

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The Weiss Foundation 

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Rotary International established Education as one of its primary areas of focus throughtout the world.  Hermosa Beach Rotary has supported several initiatives both locally and internationally.  

Join us this Tuesday, June 18 to learn more about the Weiss Foundation.  RSVP for the zoom link to: info@hermosabeachrotary.org.

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Wine Tasting with Hermosa Beach Rotary

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Join us for an evening of friendship and fun.  Festive holiday music and wine tastings for $20.
Thursday, November 18th
6:00 p - 8:00 p  
302 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach.
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Dean Nota Presides Again.

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Hermosa Beach Rotarian, Dean Nota, and Past President, returns to the podium in-person at the Rotary Youth Building.  The building is open and all are welcome.  If interested in renting the facility please email: info@hermosabeachrotary.org.
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 Mike Welch 

The bronze medallion recognizing the loadmasters’ efforts is one of 27 displays on the Hall of Fame Walkway.


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Heartbroken to lose Mike Welch, we commemorate his fascinating life and commitment to Service. 

Mike joined Hermosa Beach Rotary in 2012 after attending a meeting to honor his son Andrew, who was named Student of the Month.  He was so very proud of his family and his community.  Mike had many talents and served in a variety of capacities to manage the building rentals in addition to holding the position of both secretary and treasurer for several years. 

Mike was an active board member for many years with the Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 53 and in addition was the collaborator for our club with  other local Vietnam Veterans who created and maintained the Memorial at the Hermosa Beach Community Center. 

A frequent speaker, Mike shared stories about his worldwide travels, including family treks to Australia, moreover his remarkable career with the U.S. Air Force CMSgt (ret) Mike M. Welch, and Boeing, as a “pathfinder loadmaster”.  C-17s have played a vital role of delivering military personnel and equipment and often critical support to deliver humanitarian aid, especially in dire situations like the 2012 Haiti earthquake. 

 Mike Welch The bronze medallion recognizing the loadmasters’ efforts is one of 27 displays on the Hall of Fame Walkway.  2021-06-14 07:00:00Z 0

South Bay Families Connected

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South Bay Families Connected is a FREE community resource is available to teens, parents and schools for social and emotional wellness of South Bay youth.  SBFC provides support, resources and education to parents, caregivers and teens to help them reach their full potential to hopefully lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.  
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Eagle Scout

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Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Scouting program (BSA).  A Scout who attains this rank is called an Eagle Scout or Eagle. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young people, however, nationally, only about 7% achieve it.  

On March 30 we will meet four honorees from Hermosa Beach Troop 860 who have achieved this remarkable achievement.   See more detail below.

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Hermosa Friday Farmers Market

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Hermosa Beach Farmers Market is Making a difference

Rotary members and program participants are improving lives in communities around the world every day through thousands of service projects. Explore the good work that we’re doing locally and globally, and share these projects through social media.

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Press Release: Hermosa Beach Farmers Market Reopens! 2020-08-11 07:00:00Z 0

Youth Exchange

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District Leader, James Jackman, enlightened the Hermosa Beach club about current activities in Rotary's Youth Exchange program.   RYE provides 15 to 18 year olds the opportunity to discover another culture by spending time overseas.  In the long term exchange program, the students live for a full year in another country hosted by Rotarians.  They experience a new culture, learn a new language and make lifelong friends.  The short term program gives students the opportunity to spend 3 months during the summer overseas.
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Clean Water for Kenya

Come learn more about one of Rotary's successes in Clean Water initiatives- this project in Kenya. This initial project is the result of many years of collaboration between Peter Lattey and Ben Onam, past presidents of their respective Rotary clubs- Downtown LA and Suna Migori Rotary Club. creating a sustainable program to capture clean rain water for schools and a medical dispensary at the Osongo Primary School in Migori, Kenya. 
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International Peace Conference 2020

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Rotarians across the planet promote peace, prevent and cure disease, provide clean water and sanitation, improve the health of mothers and children, support basic education and literacy, and provide economic and community development. The World Peace Conference 2020 will be held January 17-18 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California, giving Rotarians and non-Rotarians from all sectors of society an opportunity to come together and learn from experts, moreover, to hopefully become inspired and leave with immediate action plans to implement within our communities.

Together, we can make a difference!  


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Jim Bell Day

Posted by Bob Peterson
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For the past fifty years or so at a meeting just before Christmas- our Hermosa Beach Rotary Club has been celebrating "Jim Bell Day" in memory of Colonel Bell from the Redondo Beach Salvation Army.  This year the date is Tuesday, December 10. 2019.
This festive Tuesday meeting is open to guests  as long as we know who is coming in advance.  Entertainment will follow a delicious luncheon at 1 PM.
RSVP: Info@HermosaBeachRotary.org
Luncheon cost is $20
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Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Schools

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Thanks all who supported our holiday wine tasting to help us raise funds for Hermosa students!!  The festivities on Tuesday, December 3 net proceeds will benefit the Angela Peterson Student Recognition Program for student leadership attributes including academic, artistic and community service achievements throughout the South Bay, honoring students from Hermosa Valley School, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Fusion Academy.
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November HVS Students of the Month

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Please join us for the Angela Peterson Student Recognition Awards as we honor November's Hermosa 8th grade Students of the Month.  All are welcome!
Buffet Luncheon is $20
Rotary Youth Clubhouse
2521 Valley Drive
12:15 pm
Free Parking
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WELCOME New Member Victoria Mercer

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Today is Victoria's presentation to the club - please join us for a delicious lunch and fellowship.
A Rotary Classification talk (casually referred to as a "Craft talk") is designed to be a brief overview of one's personal and professional life - just enough for the general membership to gain insight and share interests and questions.
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Sounds of the Sixties

Don Jung of Manhattan Beach is our program speaker for Tuesday, October 29.
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Welcome October HVS Students of the Month

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October 22 marked the first luncheon of the school year in which we host 8th grade student honorees from Hermosa Valley School, selected by their teachers as exemplary of the Rotary principles of truth, fairness and goodwill.
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South Bay MAMBAS Basketball Club

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The Los Angeles Sparks’ youth basketball program’s Mission is to have a positive impact on young players, particularly girls by exposing them to transferable life principles and values such as discipline, confidence and hard work while having fun and developing the fundamentals of basketball through LA Sparks engagements.  Via the LA Sparks Adopt-a-Team Program, Hermosa Beach Rotary is a proud sponsor of a budding youth team called the South Bay Lady Mambas! 

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Governor Melody Ignites Our Club!

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Governor St.John joined an array of guests from the City, the Boy Scouts and friends of the club for a fun-filled lunch meeting. encouraged all of us to consider the Oaxaca Humanitarian Trip  for 2020, and in addition for our club to support a ground-breaking effort right here at home: 10 districts from three countries will be tackling massive clean water issues that plague the Navajo Nation.  And, of course, near and dear to Melody’s heart are the various district youth programs, including Youth Exchange.  Your editor was most struck by the fact that our DG shook hands and chatted with every single Rotarian and guest. What a leader!
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Welcome District Governor, Melody St. John

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Welcome District Governor, Melody St. John 

The daughter of a Rotarian from South Dakota, Governor Melody St. John has been immersed in Rotary her whole life. Past President of the Rotary Club of Hollywood, St. John is involved in a number of  Rotary District 5280 initiatives.   In fact, she has immersed herself in Rotary's Youth Exchange for over 25 years hosting students from around the world.  

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2019-2020 President of the Hermosa Beach Rotary

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President Steve Peterson called the club to order at his first meeting in July while learning the art of banging the gavel. His mantra for his term is to be vibrant and engaged. To that end, he has instituted fun new fines as well as a challenge to all members: who can we partner with to expand our reach? 

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Hermosa Beach Rotary partners with the LA SPARKS Jody Leventhal 2019-05-17 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary International announces the 2019-2020 Theme Jody Leventhal 2019-05-17 07:00:00Z 0
Past President Dean Nota Presides 2018-12-11 08:00:00Z 0
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Rotary's OLG Students of the Year

2018 Students of the Year from Our Lady of Guadalupe, Shane Hagerman and Viveca Henry, recipients of The Angela Peterson Student Recognition Program, which acknowledges academic, artistic, and community service achievements among Hermosa's students.

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Rotary District 5280 Peace Initiatives

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Our District is entering the 5th year of formally creating a District Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution position, placing this area of focus into prominence and supporting the concept that the five other areas of focus, Water and Sanitation, Economic Development and Community, Child and Maternal Health, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Education and Literacy all contribute to Peace building.
Jewel Price is the new Peace Chair for the District and praised the work of District 5280 Peace Chairs, Mark Ameli, Steve Goldsmith, Manisha Javeri, and Vicki Radel.  "Their vision and leadership has created a climate in our District to be people of action in the work of peace building and promotion."
In the spirit of District Governor, Joe Vasquez whose theme for the year is “It’s All About the Clubs” Ms. Price hopes that clubs will make PEACE the cornerstone of their club’s activities this year.  Training and education are an integral part of this area of focus and mediation training, webinars, forums, events are planned for this year.
To quote the words of Past Rotary International President, Sakuji Tanaka, “And so I ask you all to put Peace Through Service at the forefront of your Rotary work this year, and to commit to a Rotary goal of a more peaceful world.”
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February 2016 Angela Peterson Student Recognition Award Recipients

Posted on Feb 24, 2016
Raymund Avenido and Audtrey Vo, February’s recipients of the Angela Peterson Student Recognition Award, have not only traveled all over Asia and North America, but they’ve regularly performed service in countries like Vietnam and The Philippines!

Well-travelled Students Epitomize 4-Way Test

Raymund, whose family provides books, food and clothing for
the needy in The Philippines, was quick to note that he plans to specialize in cardiovascular medicine or neurology. He’s well on his way: he already medaled in the annual Science Olympiad, where he demonstrated how to create and read weather maps. His father notes that the family has instilled in Raymund values like “understanding the queue” and responding to crises when needed (Raymund was just 10 when he helped his physician dad deliver a baby). Action movies are his favorite, but he loves to play chess and study karate.
Audrey’s list of community service reads like a Rotary blog: held bakes sales to help veterans and victims of the Nepal earthquake; pays for holiday gifts for needy families; contributes to orphanages in her parents’ native Vietnam.
Her tennis coach says she’s so good because she’s so focused and her mom added that she’s brimming with curiosity. Audrey loves math and science, citing Mrs. Eichenlaub as her favorite HVS teacher. “I love studying atoms,” she notes, but she’s equally interested in culinary classes.
President Jody remarked that our future is in good hands with the likes of Raymund and Audrey. 
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January Students of the Month

Posted on Jan 18, 2016
The January recipients of the Angela Peterson Student Recognition Award. are almost polar opposites - one a front-and-center musical theater star, the other a silent champion - but both bode well for the future of our country.
Natalie Rebenkofff, whose theater career began with writing dialogue and creating scenes for her Barbie dolls, will probably be Broadway-bound after her stints at MCHS and. . . Carnegie Mellon!
“For Natalie, theater is her soccer. . .her Little League,” remarked her very emotional dad, Matt. “It would be almost impossible to add up the number of hours she’s spent in rehearsal for plays like Funny Girl..”
This 4.0 superstar is also applauded by her teachers as kind and helpful. Break a leg, Natalie!
Also a straight A student, Jack Saldana is fairly new to HB and is a self-professed Lego addict! He is such a devoted math student that he even took math in the summer (bravo, Mrs. Avol).
Jack has been especially helpful in his new community, recently derooting and replanting the steep banks of ice plant near HVS. A Navy brat, Jack is an avid reader, creative writer, trumpet player and team tennis member. Hailing most recently from New Jersey, he’s also a Star Wars devotee and says his favorite TV show is M*A*S*H.
Welcome to SoCal, Jack! 
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Hermosa Beach Rotary to Spearhead Special Olympics Host Town

The Hermosa Beach City Council announced on Thursday, November 13, 2014 that Hermosa Beach will be a Host Town for the 2015 Special Olympics World games this Summer!  The Hermosa Beach Rotary will spearhead the Host Town project.
On November 4, 2014, Laura Leventhal, Director of the Host Town Program for World Games, provided our club an overview of the Special Olympics & explained how Hermosa — and our Rotary club in particular — might be able to participate.
Athletes from 170 countries will converge on Los Angeles in mid-July next year, prepping for, then participating in, the Games.
“Imagine all of the language and logistical issues,” Laura remarked.
Our specific assignment, along with approximately 100 other host cities, would be to provide lodging, meals and cultural interaction with the athletes assigned to our town.
Los Angeles is set to welcome more than 7,000 Special Olympics athletes from 170 nations to compete in 25 Olympic- type sports. It's a world stage for our athletes to demonstrate on the playing field their courage, determination and spirit of sportsmanship.
Last held in Athens, Greece, the sporting activities range from aquatics to volleyball: badminton, bocce, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, kayaking, soccer and softball, among many.
The Los Angeles Games will also provide a venue for global discussions and action on the impact Special Olympics can have on the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. More than 200 million people worldwide have an intellectual disability, making it the largest disability group worldwide. Intellectual disability crosses racial, ethnic, educational, social and economic lines, and can occur in any family.
Other interesting facts:
            · The Games are scheduled for July 25 to August 2, 

            · LA 2015 will mark the first World Summer 
Games held in the U.S. in 16 years. 
Major sponsors include Procter & Gamble, Safeway, UNICEF and Microsoft, which for the first time is helping athletes, coaches and families with key information management tools such as scores, personal bests and health/ nutrition facts. 

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Surfing Blind? You Betcha, Dude!

Whoever said “it can’t be done” has never met Patrick Murphy and his band of dedicated surf instructors or their eager students:  blind children who were determined to surf. On waves. In the Pacific Ocean.
Pat, an avowed adventurer who lists high-level skiing and zip lining as his “normal” sports activities, is an avid surfer. In fact, he’s surfed all over the world and has many friends who are profession- al surf instructors.
So, 12 years ago, working with the Los Angeles County Braille Institute, he got the wild idea to create classes to teach blind kids to surf. The Institute helps him identify kids with various sight levels who want the experience of riding a wave.
Each surfer is paired with a sighted volunteer — most with extensive safety training — to then attend five sessions at 45th Street in El Porto.
“The volunteer is not just there to stand by the student in the water,” explained Patrick. “We are there to stabilize the boards teach them to time the waves and, of course, pull them to safety if they fall in the drink.”
After several morning hours in the water, the kids enjoy a free meal from a local restaurant (shout out to Sharkeez!) and then have the option of hitting the waves again in the afternoon.
Watching Patrick’s video of these kids experiencing the sound of the surf, the smell of ocean and the ultimate thrill of standing up on the board was truly inspiring.
And that’s how Patrick and his crew feel every summer, especially when they get letters like this:
“Without you guys, I would never have fallen in love with the sea.”
  • Brandon, Age 10 
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Hermosa Beach Rotary Mourns the Passing of Angela Peterson

Posted by Laura Thatcher on Jul 13, 2014

ImageIt is with sadness that we announce that longtime Hermosa Beach Rotarian Angela Peterson has passed away. Rotarians are invited to her services.  The services will take place Friday, July 18 at 2:30pm at First United Methodist Church in Redondo Beach. The address is 243 S. Broadway (at Torrance Blvd). 

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Travers Devine Takes the Reins

Posted by Laura Thatcher on Jul 10, 2014

ImageWe welcome J Travers Devine to his term as our 2014-2015 club president.  

Travers is best known in Hermosa Beach as one of the founders of the St. Patrick's Day Parade and its 'managing' Co-Chair for 15 years.  He served on the Hermosa Beach Chamber Executive Board for 14 years and was the 'Man of the Year' in 2008.  (both non paid positions).  Travers spent most of his life working for Organized Labor - 20 years with the California School Employees Association (AFL-CIO) where he negotiated contracts for Classified Employees (non-teaching personnel) with various School Districts throughout Los Angeles County.  He retired in 2002. 

Despite our sorrow over the devastating loss of Angela Peterson, Travers forged ahead with his first meeting on July 8.

After some kind words about Angela’s contributions to our club and to our lives, our new president got down to business by reviewing some of the projects and activities we want to pursue during his term.  With an international theme of “Light Up Rotary,” Travers has already been working behind the scenes to find significant projects and partnerships for us.  He promises to balance fellowship with firm decisions.

Welcome aboard, Prez! 

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Amarok Society Aids Bangladesh

Posted by Angela Peterson on Mar 10, 2014

Gem Munro of the Amarok Society lives in the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He and his wife moved their family there to help the "very poorest of the poor." The desire was to educate and bring literacy to the slums. 


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Hermosa Rotary Welcomes New Members Jody Leventhal and Fred Rello Angela Peterson 2014-02-24 08:00:00Z 0

Friends of Renee

Posted by Laura Thatcher on Feb 10, 2014

Eric R. Foster of Friends of Renee Avis provided the club with a very information presentation on Lyme Disease.  We learned how Lyme Disease is transmitted (through a deer tick bite), how to recognize symptoms of Lyme Disease, and most importantly what to do (and not do) if you think you have been exposed!

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Kids Kabaret Keeps Performing! Eric Conrad 2012-10-09 00:00:00Z 0

Peterson Presides; Parade Float Previewed

Posted by Jeff Van Scoy on Sep 24, 2012
By all accounts, our resident nonagenarian, Bob Peterson, led a fun and productive meeting on Sept. 25. Featuring Beth Ander-son of the Burbank/Sunrise Rota-ry Club, the meeting attracted members and a guest, all of whom wanted to hear her dis-cuss Rotary’s 2013 Rose Parade float entry.
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Alternative Education Taking Off In South Bay

Posted by Eric Conrad on Sep 17, 2012
Clarissa Vasquez didn’t start out to work at an alternative school. Her MFT degree led her to private practice and other therapy-based jobs. But she still hadn’t found her call-ing. That is, not until she got involved with the Fusion Acad-emy, one of several private schools to open over that past decade in the South Bay.
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Cub Scout Toy Drive Supports Child Welfare Org

Posted by Eric Conrad on Sep 10, 2012
We are partnering with Cub Scout Pack 860 to collect and distribute new and gently-used toys. The drive takes place Sat-urday, Oct. 13 in our clubhouse. All proceeds benefit the local branch of LA County Depart-ment of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
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E-club becomes a reality in 2015-16

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Congrats to Hermosa Rotary for initiating an "e-club" for professionals that want to join Rotary but for either business or personal reasons can not attend on Tuesdays mid-day.  Excited to have Jamie Lee, Emily Gee and Dana Davis on board!
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All the News That’s Fit to Print, Sort of

Posted by Jennifer Floto
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Easy Reader publisher Kevin Cody regaled us with stories from the world of newspaper publishing on Tuesday.Image

First up, he filled us in on his new bosses. As most of us know, on January 21 of this year, Freedom Communications, owner of The Orange County Register and other publications, announced that it had signed a long-term agreement to take over management of the Easy Reader

Cody, who co-founded the paper in 1970 as an all-volunteer organization and has overseen an expansion that now includes three magazines and circulation of 50,000 throughout the Beach Cities, continues in his role as publisher. He also explained that two prominent business moguls are buying up newspapers because advertising can no longer sustain the operations.

He’s optimistic about what he calls “the transition period” in the newspaper world.

“You know, the Internet is popularly viewed as a death knell for newspapers,” Kevin noted. “not at this newspaper. The Internet has liberated us to write, shoot and sell from anywhere there’s Internet access. That has been Easy Reader’s purpose since its days in the locker room of the Riviera Bathhouse. That’s what Easy Reader will continue do, from coffee shops, city halls, parks and homes throughout the Beach Cities.”

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