Glendale Sunrise Rotary , the Club that Says Yes We Can
Rotary Club of Glendale Sunrise


Tuesday, September 02, 2014
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Editor:   Ian O'Dwyer
If you have any comments or questions, email the editor.

Future Speakers
Sep 12 2014
Peggy Grande
"President Ronald Reagan"


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Glendale Fire Department Awards Luncheon
by Pafford, W. Scott

To download the flyer and register for the 2014 GFD Awards luncheon, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - click HERE 

Questions or ideas talk with Zaven, Tom or Harold. For additional information follow the Link above or contact Zaven at 818.406.9786 or 

Sponsorships are available and described on the back of the flyer. Please RSVP by September 12, 2014. 



The Saxman - Ken Warfield live under the Hollywood Bowl
by Pafford, W. Scott

Our speaker on Friday performed earlier in the year at David and Peggy's wedding. 

Ken Warfield our speaker on August 29, 2014 will be coming back to finish his story for us.

Click HERE to listen to his performance on youtube.  


Click HERE 


Editors Note
by O'Dwyer, Ian

Great news from a recent International project this week and plenty of opportunities to get involved in the club and the community with Rotaract at GCC or a breakfast with the GEF.  Read on to learn more.

The newsletter is only as useful and interesting as we all make it, so please send in your articles.  It doesn't have to be War and Peace, just a few sentences to let everyone in the club know what's what. 

GSR helps vaccinate 500 children in Kenya
by O'Dwyer, Ian

Earlier this year under the guidance of then President Eric Hamilton and then International Chair Ian O'Dwyer, the GSR club donated $1000 to the Alabaster Mobile Clinic to supply a vaccine cooler and vaccines to be used in their health program in Kenya.  Below is a great note from the director of the clinic Shannon Fernando.  We look forward to having Shannon come to the club and tell us all about the success of the program.



Hi Mr. Hamilton and all at Glendale Sunrise Rotary club,

Hope this email finds you well! Myself and my team just returned from Kenya last night. The trip was a huge success and the vaccine cooler performed perfectly allowing us to vaccinate 500 children! 

As you requested, I would like to come and present the results of our trip and show you pictures of the cooler in use, etc. 

It would be best if I have about one month to collate all the pictures and prepare all the necessary stats. If possible, it would be great if I could be put on to speak on a Friday in October or after.

Please let me know if that would work. And thank you again for this incredible partnership!


Shannon Fernando

Alabaster Mobile Clinic 

GEF State of the Schoole Breakfast
by Hamilton, Eric


Glendale Sunrise Rotarians support the annual GEF State of the Schools Breakfast held at the Pacific Community Center each year.

Rotarians arrive by 6.00am to welcome and help with registration of the nearly 500 attendees. City Council, the Mayor of Glendale, Chief of both the Police and Fire departments, GUSD board and super indent, the Teacher of the Year and live string quartet plus marching band make it an informative and lively morning.

Our club has purchased a $300.00 sponsorship which includes a table for 8 Rotarians. A sign-up sheet will circulate over the next few meetings looking for volunteers and early risers to help with the event. For more info on sponsorships or to volunteer, see Eric Hamilton or 818-425-8386

The 10th Annual State of the Schools Breakfast for the Glendale Unified School District.  Thursday, October 2, 2014 · 7:00-8:30 a.m.  Edison Elementary School ·Pacific Park Community Center, 501 South Pacific Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204.


$25 per person

Proceeds to benefit Science & Technology and other instructional programs at GUSD

Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID #95-3815676


About the State of the Schools Breakfast

Now a community must-attend event, the State of the Schools Breakfast takes place the first Thursday in October each year at the Pacific Community Center, a joint-use project with Edison Elementary School and the City of Glendale. The Glendale High School Bistro caters the breakfast for 500 attendees, and musical entertainment is provided each year, ending with a rousing tune or two from a high school marching band. The program salutes the Teacher of the Year, a community partner of significance – Glendale Police, Glendale Fire and Crescenta Valley Sheriff in 2013 – and one program is featured each year to inform the community of the great things the Glendale Unified School District is accomplishing in these changing times. GEF kicks off its annual appeal at the Breakfast - this year the emphasis will be on Science & Technology - stay tuned to see what that will entail!

Presented by The Walt Disney Company, over 65 tables were sponsored by businesses and community groups, making 2013 the most successful State of the Schools Breakfast to date.


by Pafford, W. Scott

August is Membership Month, which means it’s time to celebrate your Rotary club, your members, and the good you do in your community and around the world.

There are many ways to join in the celebration, but here are a few activities to get you started:

  • Say it loud, say it proud! Let everyone in your social network know that you are a proud member by changing your Twitter and Facebook profile to the   - , or  graphic. Copy and save the graphic as your profile picture for August.
  • Watch and share. Download RI President Gary C.K. Huang’s video on membership from  . Watch it at your next meeting or club event to highlight the vital role membership plays in maintaining a strong and active club.
  • Exchange ideas. Do you have successful membership strategies that have worked well in your community? Share them on the .
  • We Are Rotary. Using the hashtag #WeAreRotary,   to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Vine of your club members at work in your community or abroad to show how Rotary makes a positive impact in the world.
  • It’s Now or Never. Join us on August 13 at 10:00 Chicago time (UTC-5) for our webinar. It will feature international membership expert Nikki Walker discussing innovative ways of thinking about membership.
  • Making a difference. Rotary clubs are known for the high-impact service projects they undertake locally and globally. Share stories about your service projects and how they improve lives on . Be sure to follow us on , and  to see what Rotary members around the world are doing to celebrate Membership Month.
  • What does Rotary mean to you? Rotary members have pushed polio to the brink of eradication, delivered clean water to those in need, improved their local communities, provided scholarships to the next generation of peacemakers, and continued to do good in the world.

Rotary News

Seeking help starting Rotaract Club at GCC
by Riedel, Ken

Fellow Rotarians:

We're working on getting Rotaract started at Glendale College, but we need help from a few top-notch students who are willing to serve as charter members and leaders of this club.  Being a founding member and leader of a prominent service club on campus will look great on any student's resume as they prepare to transfer to a four year university and then enter the "real world" (whatever that is).

Who's got a son or daughter at GCC, or knows of a student there that would be well suited for this challenge?  Reply ASAP and let me know!

Ken Riedel
Rotary Club of Glendale Sunrise

Meeting notes Friday Aug. 22
by Sorem, Keith

The Estado 29 returns and is rewarded.

Disaster Aid Projects discussed.

District Picnic and Cardboard boat race is coming up.

President David Smith presented past president Dr. Jewel Price with the  district governors certificate for most involved member
The group who went to Estado 39
Erik, Ray, Alex, Frank were presented with theme pins by President Smith

Saturday, Aug 23rd, district membership seminar
District picnic Sunday, September 14

Sharon Townsend was presented with her theme pin for her work on reconciling the matching grants paperwork
Rick Dinger and Eric Hamilton, presented with pins for being awesome.

Wednesday, September 17th 11:30!am sponsor event in connection with Banners On Brand.

Yvette Davis was in Virgiinia and was driving From the north Suffolk, Virginia 
Always were curious to see who owns the house in the water.  The arotsrynClubmis having a fellowship event there.
Friday, August 29th lunch at the Magic castle with Stephen Ropfogel

Eric Hamilton, follow up to Banners On Brand, please collect funds
Annual State of the schools  Breakfast, Thursday, Oct. 2nd

Alex Parajon, please put your photos up on your club runner profile

Next weeks speaker Ken Worfiled, sax player, played at the Hollywood Bowl

Fines and Acknowledgements
Zainul Abedin - non- Rotary Burbank Marriott hotel, Fobana convention, Aug 27- 29, invited as my VIP guests, and formhismphone ringing

Jory Potts, her birthday

Stephen Ropfogel, Christmas In July, who did show up, Six members attended
PJ Pati, missed a few meetings, thanks to Stephen for
Jewel Price, had a birthday, climbed Machu Picho for her birthday
Went to the gallo pages Islands, 

Eric Hamilton have the boat next Tuesday, building the boat at Americas house, see Eric, two person boat

Alex Parajon - last Saturday honored at the Donate Life honors his mother with. Flora graph on the Rose Float, sharing her story all over

Sharon, he husband got his dream job inLondon
Ray Rangwala, have been the chair. Of the Los AngelesDrynCleaning Association

Dave smith adding a master suite to his house,broke after paying the permit fees

Program presented by Jewel price
Tor Nost, Playa Venice Rotary Club

Disaster Aid International
Shelter, water filter system, 

Weekly drawing $36. Eric Hamiltom
raffle $451 Scott Pafford
$5000 annual vocational grants


Large water filter system, Sky Hydrant produces 10,000 liters per day