Glendale Sunrise Rotary – Where YOU are the KEY!
Rotary Club of Glendale Sunrise


Thursday, July 24, 2014
Club Web Site
Editor:   Ian O'Dwyer
If you have any comments or questions, email the editor.

Future Speakers
Jul 25 2014
Club Assembly
Aug 8 2014
Elsa Gillham
"District Governor's Visit"


This eBulletin has been generated by ClubRunner club communication software. Visit for details.

© 2002- 14 Doxess. All Rights Reserved.

ClubRunner Sponsors
Please visit our Sponsors.
To place your ad click here.
Banners On Brand Activities Update
by Sorem, Keith

As we close in on the final week many local businesses are taking part in this campaign.  Let your business associates, clients, and family members know.Image

See the attachment.

Not Even For A Minute
by Sorem, Keith

Help educate people about the dangers of leaving children unattended and around. Banners will extend from Colorado north along Brand Blvd from August to September.  This is a gImagereat way to promote safety. to order and more information.. to purchase and for more information.

Children at risk of being left in hot cars
by Sorem, Keith

Rotary Fellowships - - What are they?
by Pafford, W. Scott

From Bird Watching to Bowling; Cricket, Curling and Cycling; Magicians, Marathon Running and Music; to Scouting, Scuba Diving to Skiing and many other Rotary Fellowships are available for Rotarians to explore. Yes, Rick and Kris there is even a Rotary Fellowship for (ALL City) Golfers!

Rotary Fellowships are independent groups of Rotarians, their spouses, and Rotaractors who share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends from around the world.

Fellowship activities vary widely. Members come together around hobbies or interests such as cricket or jazz, or vocations such as writing or medicine. Some groups are purely social while others use their fellowship for service projects.  View a list of Rotary Fellowships. - -

For additional information about Rotary Fellowships visit - - 


by Pafford, W. Scott

Ever wonder why the Rotary year begins 1 July? The international convention initially played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year.

Rotary's first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended, on 18 August 1910. The 1911-12 fiscal year also related to the convention, beginning with the first day of the 1911 convention on 21 August.

At its August 1912 meeting, the Board of Directors ordered an audit of the International Association of Rotary Clubs' finances. The auditors recommended that the organization end its fiscal year on 30 June to give the secretary and treasurer time to prepare a financial statement for the convention and board, and determine the proper number of club delegates to the convention.

The executive committee concurred, and at its April 1913 meeting, designated 30 June as the end of the fiscal year. This also allowed for changes to the schedule for reporting club membership and payments. Even The Rotarian changed its volume numbering system to correspond to the fiscal year (beginning with vol. 5, July 1914).

Rotary continued to hold its annual conventions in July or August until 1917. Delegates to the 1916 event in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, approved a resolution to hold future conventions in June, mainly because of the heat in cities where most of them occurred. The next one was held 17-21 June in Atlanta, Georgia.

The term "Rotary year" has been used to signify Rotary's annual administrative period since at least 1913. An article in The Rotarian that July noted, "The Rotary year that is rapidly drawing to a close has been signalized by several highly successful joint meetings of Clubs that are so situated as to assemble together easily and conveniently."
Since the executive committee's decision in 1913, the end of the Rotary year has remained 30 June. 


Editors Note
by O'Dwyer, Ian

Hello GSR

The newsletter is full of great information this week.  Hear from another of our GCC Scholars, learn about the upcoming Estado 29 trip and come to the meeting on Friday for President Eric's last meeting at the helm of the good ship GSR.


GCC Scholarship Thank You Note
by O'Dwyer, Ian

Attached is another expression of gratitude from one of our GCC Scholarship recipients, Jonna Henderson.


Our American History
by Diradourian, Richard

The American Bald  Eagle has been our national emblem since June of 1782, when Congress adopted it as part of the Great Seal of the United States.

The term bald actually does not mean that the eagle lacks some feathers. The word comes from "piebald" an old word that means 'spotted with white.' Referencing to the birds white head and tail.

Once on the endangered species list, it has since been removed and is thriving in North America and Alaska.
Meeting notes Friday, June 20th
by Sorem, Keith

Ian O'Dwyer's father is visiting from England

Glendale Community Scholarships awarded.  

Interesting program Los Angeles County Sheriffs

Scholarship recipients, Dr. Ian O'Dwyer and Dr. Jewel Price announced the winners of the GCC scholarship endowment 

Glendale city Golf Championship- announced by Rick Dinger 

Demotion party next Sunday, June 29th at Rick Dinger's. 

Banners on a Brand - the clubs largest fundraiser is starting 

Next Estado 29  trip the weekend of August 10 

Fines and Acknowledgements

Dom Icardo A very big weekend, wife is spending  the weekend away.

Rick - wife Heather left for 2 and half weeks to Spain and left him with the kids

Ray - why did we not clap for Ricks kids

David O'Dwyer (visiting Rotarian)  improperly dressed, playing golf 

Keith  - showing a nice $2.4 million home and the Sheriffs showed up due to silent alarm with guns drawn


Captain Bill Song 
He has been with the Sheriffs Department, the majority of time spent in the patrol division, (versus the custody division)
I grew up in Glendale, attended Horaceman, Rosemont, CV high school, it is nice to be back home.  

Crime is down  in La Crescents, 50% from last year.  Because of what you see I the media you may not realize that, 
95 personnel work at the CV station, not including Montrose Search and Rescue, also we have volunteers that drive white a sheriffs cars, and the uniformed reserves.

The largest patrol area is the Angeles National Forest.

A new Sheriff is going to be elected, Chief of Long Beach and the Undersheriff are candidates.  Election will be November. 

We have an elected Sherriff, then Executive Officer, four assistant sheriffs, then 14 chiefs, 
The sheriffs headquarters is moving from Monterey Park to downtown Los Angeles at the former Hall of Justice,

We have a lot of prisoners, they are staying in Jail Camps.  The trustee program is where they are evaluated, they wear an ankle bracelet, perform maintenance and janitorial. They get to be out, not in a cell.  
We also have Pitchess Honor Camp, they do all the laundry for the county, printing, 
Welfare fund is the sale of items, helps pays for rehabilitation.

Despite the Early Release of criminals, crime is really down.

Weekly drawing $ 29. Peggy Riddle
Raffle $ Scott Pafford. Donated Baby Think ItnOver doll to Glendale High School

Next weeks program Kenyan Orphanage founder 

Join the Upcoming Trip 8/9&10 to Estado 29 and report by Ray of GSRs last trip to the orphanage
by Pafford, W. Scott

This trip the kids ate a lot of fish. We bought over $100 in fish. Between us all, we spent 2-2.5K on this trip on food, veg, sugar, soap, cereal, & other supplies. Our own $$ were spent. Not clubs. Frank paid around $400 for van rental. The exchange rate was 12.45 Pesos to a US Dollar. 

This trip, we got lucky & we discovered a wholesale vegetable outlet. We got very good deals & the kids are gonna be eating lots of healthy stuff. The kids have some sort of nutritional deficiency, as their skin has some sort of whitish blotches. Thus, we were pleased to find better value for $$ spent. 
Next trip is Aug 9-10 where we promised to take all the kids swimming at a local pool. Its in the Guadeloupe Valley. It's converted from a working grape farm to a recreation/play area with 5 swimming pools. It has play areas for bikes, foosball tables & a bunch of water slides. The area by the orphanage is very good for wine production. Wineries (& wine tasting) are everywhere. The grapes will be very sweet & ripe then. The kids can grab bunches of the sweetest grapes growing on the vines throughout the day while running around & swimming. The last time they had these incredibly sweet tiny champagne grapes, all awaiting your eager hands. 
They have BBQ pits there, so we will be bringing hot dogs & fixings for lunch. 
Wanna join us? We'd be pleased if you joined us for an experience you will long remember with lots of stories to share. Just ask Frank, Jorge or me (Ray) for the details. 

Sent from Ray's iPad.