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Feb 06, 2015
Special Agent in Charge LA ATF
Feb 13, 2015
Business Success through Big Game Relationships: Successful Networking with the Top 1%
Feb 20, 2015
Personal Assistant for President Ronald Regan 1989-1999
Feb 27, 2015
The Neuroscience Link Between Mindfulness and Happiness
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Golfing at Chevy Chase Country Club Chevy Chase Country Club
Feb 04, 2015 02:00 PM - 06:30 PM
LA5 at Night 1st Wednesday Mixer Industriel
Feb 04, 2015 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Habitat for Humanity Service Project Feb 07, 2015 08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
LA5 visits Salvation Army Silvercrest Residences Salvation Army Silvercrest Residences
Feb 13, 2015 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
LA5 3rd Wednesday Networking Breakfast BRC Advisors downtown office
Feb 18, 2015 07:30 AM - 08:45 AM
Lunar New Year Dim Sum King Hua Restaurant
Feb 21, 2015
12th Annual Day at the Races Santa Anita Race Track
Feb 22, 2015 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Ability First site visit Ability First
Mar 18, 2015 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
AbilityFirst Bowling Party AMP Beverly Lanes
Mar 21, 2015 09:30 AM
Associates Mixer Mar 26, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Club Leadership
President Alan Bernstein
President Elect Jose Vera
VP Program Chair Todd Johnson
Treasurer Ken Chong
Secretary Charisse Older
Director-Club Service Paul Richey
Director-Community Service Steve Cooley
Director-Community Service Jim Hoyt
Director-Vocational Service John Jaacks
Director-Vocational Service Paul Jacques
Director-International Service Matthew Ball
Director-International Service Rick Sarmiento
Director-Youth Service Al Shonk
Sergeants-at-Arms Timothy Brown
Sergeants-at-Arms Tuan Do
Sergeants-at-Arms Simone Liu
Director-Communications Service Paul Ekstrand
Director-Communications Rick Gibson
Director-Membership Service Susan Griego
Director-Membership Service Calvin Chan
Director-Funding-LA5 & TRF Art Kassel
Director-Funding-LA5-TRF Steve Sommers
Executive Director Jon Gibby
Executive Administrator Jennifer Gregg
Meeting Information

The Fifth Oldest Rotary Club in the World!

We meet Fridays at 11:30am at

The California Club

538 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
United States

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Posted by Jennifer Gregg

Friday, January 30 @ the California Club

Lida Jennings
Executive Director, Teach for America - Los Angeles

Prior to joining the organization in 2010, she spent 10 years as a senior leader in higher education. Most recently, Lida served as Assistant Dean at the RAND Corporation for the Pardee RAND Graduate School and the Director of the Marshall MBA Program at the University of Southern California. Before relocating to Los Angeles for graduate school in 1998, she spent eight years in corporate retail management in San Francisco, in both store and buy-side leadership roles at Macy’s and The Gap.  Since joining Teach For America Los Angeles, Lida has held multiple roles on the leadership team, including Managing Director of Strategy, Talent, and Operations, and Managing Director of District and School Partnerships.  She has a BA in psychology from Smith College, an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business, and a Doctorate in Education from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Lida has extensive experience volunteering for non-profit organizations throughout California; she currently serves as a board member for Endeavor College Prep, a charter middle school in East Los Angeles, and is a member of the Loyola Marymount Graduate School of Education Board of Visitors. 

Advance purchase ticket link closes at 12pm Thursday!
(Our website is hosted by an east coast company)

We meet at the California Club
Dress code strictly enforced

Christopher Voss, Friday, January 23, 2015
Thank you, Carole Donahue

Ron Galperin, Friday, January 16, 2015
Thank you, Tony Medley (Author, Attorney, & LA5 Photographer)

Patrick Conley, Friday, January 9, 2015
Thank you, Felix Keats

Dr. Thomas Coates and our Annual Holiday Party, Friday, December 19, 2014
Thank you, Tony Medley (Author, Attorney, & LA5 Photographer)

Stephanie Yonekura, Friday, December 12, 2014
Thank you, Felix Keats

Rose Queen & Court with Fritz Coleman, Friday, December 5, 2014
Thank you, Tony Medley (Author, Attorney, & LA5 Photographer)

USC UCLA Rivalry Day @ Conga Room, Friday, November 21, 2014
Thank you, Tony Medley (Author, Attorney, & LA5 Photographer)

Jake Wood, Friday, November 14, 2014
Thank you, Tony Medley (Author, Attorney, & LA5 Photographer)

Jake Wood-second set
Thank you, Carole Donahue

SAIC Joseph Beaty, Friday, November 7, 2014
Thank you, Tony Medley (Author, Attorney, & LA5 Photographer)

Dr. Margaret Peterson, Friday, October 31, 2014
Thank you, Felix Keats

Marci Reiss and Berlin Rotary Club, Friday, October 24, 2014
Thank you, Carole Donahue

Patrick Rettig and the Turners Farewell, Friday, October 17, 2014
Thank you, Tony Medley (Author, Attorney, and LA5 Photographer)

Courageous Citizen Day with LA5's DA Jackie Lacey, Friday, October 3, 2014
Thank you, Marjorie Heller


If you're not familiar with parking at the California Club, it can be a bit confusing.
The California Club shares a ramp from the street with the Central Library but they each have their own driveway. Take a look at the photo below. 
We DO NOT VALIDATE parking at the Central Libraryso please make sure you take the correct driveway into the California Club garage!


And what if you get turned away from the California Club garage because it is full?

Have you ever arrived at the California Club for a Friday meeting to be turned away because their garage was full? This happens when we have large meetings.

There is another option for $7.50. Park at 400 S. Flower Street (City National Plaza garage with the big red sign) We have validation cards for the $7.50 rate at registration.

The Central Library is another option BUT ONLY IF YOU HAVE A LIBRARY CARD! Please read their page regarding requirements and rates.

To avoid being turned away at the California Club, arrive early!

Posted by Jennifer Gregg

SVDPLA’s Silvia Huerta, Lawry’s Dan Fennen, Miranda Roy, Melissa Case,
Gina Doyle, SVDPLA’s David Fields and Njambi Kingori.

Lawry’s The Prime Rib Serves Skid Row

Volunteers from Lawry’s The Prime Rib of Beverly Hills led by general manager and LA5 member Gina Doyle served a prime rib lunch to nearly 100 men on Skid Row in Los Angeles at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s (SVDPLA) Cardinal Manning Center homeless facility October 21, 2014. Doyle said, “Lawry’s being here and being a part of LA5 shows Service Above Self.” Doyle met SVDPLA executive director David Fields and public relations & marketing director Chris Sariego, both LA5 members, when Doyle came to serve at SVDPLA on Skid Row during 2014’s Paul Harris Lunch.


 A special thank you goes to LA5er Erick Weiss of Honeysweet Productions for putting this video together!

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