Speaker Date Topic
Nina Crowe Jul 28, 2017
Club Assmebly
Scott Ochoa Aug 04, 2017
Glendale City Manager
Club Member Aug 11, 2017
Craft Talk
Chief Robert Castro Aug 18, 2017
City of Glendale Police Chief
Brian Han Aug 25, 2017
Director of Development for LINK (Liberty in North Korea)
Eli Gauna Sep 01, 2017
Is there an ugly child in your life.

Eli transferred his membership to the Redondo Beach Rotary club several years ago from the Greater Van Nuys Rotary Club. He served as District 5260 District Governor 1991-92 (many years before the 2 districts merged).

Born in New Mexico, he moved with his family to the San Fernando Valley when he was very young.  Eli earned his B.A. from UCLA in international relations,  to law school at Southwestern University earning his J.D. in 1968 - starting his own law office in the San Fernando Valley, and was the first Spanish speaking attorney in the Valley at that time.

Besides being District Governor, the highlights of his Rotary career were representing the R.I. president to Cabo San Lucas, Merida MX and Santa Fe; also leading the GSE team in March 2010 to Nepal.

Club Member Sep 08, 2017
Craft Talk
Cherise Charleswell Sep 15, 2017
Journey Out, a non-profit that works with the victims of human trafficking

Cherise joined Journey Out in September 2016 as Development & Outreach Manger. Cherise has a multidisciplinary education, having undergraduate degrees in the Biological Sciences and Anthropology, as well as a Master’s in Public Health. She is the Immediate Past President of the Southern California Public Health Association (SCPHA), the Co-Chair of the Programs Committee of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Women’s Caucus, and has held various leadership position within APHA. Her research, work, and advocacy has traditionally focused on health inequity, women, racial/ethnic minorities; and how social determinants of health in the built environment impacts their health outcomes, quality of life, and life expectancy.

Cherise brings a wealth of professional experience to Journey Out; particularly in terms of grant programs management, communications, outreach and collaborations, and program evaluations. She champions the need for solid data – because it not only justifies program funding, but also helps to drive program development and policy; which will ultimately benefit our clients.

Escott Norton Sep 22, 2017
Los Angeles Historic Theatres

"Escott O. Norton is the founding director of the Friends of the Rialto, a non-profit advocacy group working for 33 years to protect and restore the historic Rialto Theatre.  Escott is also Executive Director of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation,  a nationally renowned non-profit that has landmarked and protected dozens of historic theatres across L.A. County.  Escott grew up in the theatre business, and spent two decades as a production designer in the film industry. He is a 4th generation custom home designer/builder,  specializing in restoration, remodels and additions to historic and “character” buildings." 

April Kelcy Sep 29, 2017
Earthquake Preparedness

April Kelcy is an award-winning emergency management consultant and founder of Earthquake Solutions. 

The majority of earthquake injuries, and also a great percentage of the financial losses, are actually preventable.  Some of the most effective mitigation strategies are also one-time, relatively low-cost projects that may increase your home’s value and possibly even qualify for grant funding.  Come and hear the latest updates on our region’s earthquake risks, and simple ways we can all work together to save lives and our region’s economic future.

She helps clients to achieve intelligent and practical preparation for major disasters.  Her first and foremost concern is protecting life safety throughout all phases of a crisis, and then positioning people and businesses to get back to normal at the earliest possible time. With over three decades of advocacy in this field, April’s work has resulted in actual saveing of lives, businesses and homes in past disasters.

April is also a consultant and statewide leader to the Earthquake Country Alliance and Great ShakeOut project, which last year had over 55 million participants globally.  In this role she develops and delivers workshops specifically to improve the knowledge and capabilities of emergency managers in government agencies and disaster organizations such as FEMA, the Federal Executive Board, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, LAPD Crisis Team, American Red Cross and more.


Club Member Oct 06, 2017
Craft Talk/Vocational Faire
Offical District Governors Visit. Oct 13, 2017
Dark Oct 20, 2017
Firefighters Luncheon
Open Oct 27, 2017
Amy Atthajaroon Nov 03, 2017
The Wine Industry

Many of us know Amy as she was the wine director at Red Carpet for many years up until they closed. As the Wine Specialist at Mission Liquor, she is the go to person for wine lovers, purveyors of good taste, and much more. Join her as she talks about the industry, what is driving the market, and the differences in trends and the demograhics of the population she serves.

Club Member Nov 10, 2017
Craft Talk
Salvation Army Kettle Kick Off (Temp.) Nov 17, 2017
Dark Nov 24, 2017
Charismatics Caroling Dec 01, 2017
Holiday program
Club Member Dec 08, 2017
Craft Talk
Steve Zurn Dec 15, 2017
Glendale Water and Power

Join Steve Zurn, Glendale's director of Water and Power as he discusses the department and the operations of our city.

Meeting moved to Holiday Party Dec 22, 2017
Dark Dec 29, 2017
Happy Holidays
Nina Crowe Jan 05, 2018
Club Assmebly
Club Member Jan 12, 2018
Craft Talk
Patrick Shahnazarian Jan 19, 2018
Solar Energy Systems for the home.

Professor Patrick Shahnazarian teaches the solar classes at Glendale Community College.  He took a class to the college’s Baja, Mexico field studies station where they installed solar panels.  He is the college’s electrician and a licensed contractor.