Posted by Alex Parajon on Aug 24, 2018
“Where Service Creates Happiness”
President Peggy Smith motivated us early morning to get us inspired by playing music and dancing away!  She called the meeting to order and conducted the usual morning introductory assignments.
Sgt of Arms: Phil Kubel
Pledge of Allegiance:  Anita Wallace Lee us in the Pledge.
Inspiration:  Jeanett Cordon INSPIRED US with a great story.
4 Way Test:  Tri Fritz recited the Four Way Test.
Our guest were introduced by President Peggy Smith
Guest/visitors and visiting Rotarians:
  • Inder a Civic Engineer
  • Lt. Justin Shiflett
  • Norma Jimenez from Verdugo Jobs Center
  • Brenda from Verdugo Jobs Center
  • Beverly 2nd visit to our Club and is a Glendale Resident
  • Our Guest speaker Brenda Threatt
Club Announcements:
  • Mindy Stackpoole
    • Coats for Kids at Glendale Salvation Army on Saturday Oct 27th at 9am; 
  • Jewel Price
    • Saturday December 1st;  District Event:   Social Awareness forum and action plan spotlighting "Erase Hate, Foster Acceptance". 

      The Forum will include workable actions that each club in our District can put into place to reduce indices of hate and encourage acts of kindness.

  • Zainul Abedin
    • Discussed about how members can become Paul Harris fellow and also recognized Alex Parajon because his pin arrived but next week we will induct him.
  • Tri Fritz
    • Save the Date, next Mixer on Tuesday Sept 18th
  • Alex Parajon
    • Thanked All Advertising Sponsors for August:  Crescenta Valley Insurance, Paragon Business Solutions and Halo Branded Solutions.  Sign up for Sept - Dec advertising opportunities sign up sheets are been passed around. 
    • Cardboard Race this coming weekend.  Best of Luck to team GSR Eli. 
    • Called up Frank (picture below) and Scott and recognized them for been the only 2 charter members remaining.  They have been part of the Glendale community and GSR for 30 years!  Alex presented them with the original design of the official GSR Banner with the lovely sunset and buildings along brand blvd.
  • Peter Keller:
    • Walk for Water; we need Rotary full support in volunteering and finding sponsors
Please send all future Rotary announcements to Alex via email at aparajon@paragonbizsolutions so he can post in the Rotary Minute.
  • Phil - Shared some sad news but reporter didn't get written consent to disclose
  • Anita - Talked about Astronomy and see the stars this weekend
  • Steve Ropfogel: Visited Pacific Palisades club to be a guest speaker and appreciates the opportunity Rotary gives him. 
  • Les Vincent:  Needs an Uber ride from a Unofficial Rotarian uber driver
  • Gabriel Matta:  $50 fine for been on Vacation
  • Jorry Potts:  Selling tickets to "Hook n Book" comedy night:  Laughter is good for you! Especially when it's for a good cause! "Hook ‘N’ Book" is an annual charity fundraising event hosted by Hollenbeck Police Activites League.  This fundraiser includes a night of food, drinks, entertainment, and a one-hour stand-up comedy show featuring some of Southern California's most talented stand-up comedians hosted by Rudy Moreno. All proceeds will benefit our Sport 4 Kids Program, which provides at-risk boys and girls, ages 4 to 19, with a wide variety of physical activities, which serve as a positive alternative to the dangers of the streets. Youths participating in this program can become involved in traditional sports such as soccer and basketball.
  • Kim Villa: ($50) Spent some time with her 30th and 24th year old Daughters and her grandson is 20 weeks away from been born.
New Member Induction Ceremony:
GSR President inducted Lt. Justin Shiflett into Rotary International member.  All members welcomed Lt. Shiflett and some presented him with canned goods for the Pantry at the Glendale Salvation Army.  
Guest Speaker:

Brenda Threatt is the Executive Director for U.S.VETS – Long Beach.

U.S.VETS is a private non-profit organization providing housing, employment and counseling services to our nation’s veterans, the men and women from all branches of the armed forces who have served their country from World War II to the current conflict in Afghanistan.
With 20 residential sites and 9 service centers in 13 cities across 5 states, the District of Columbia and the territory of Guam, U.S.VETS personnel go into the local community to find homeless veterans and guide them to crucial services that might help alleviate the challenges they face as a result of their homelessness.
The range of services includes housing and employment assistance, as well as access to veterans benefits and treatment for mental and physical health problems and substance abuse.  Unfortunately due to time, she wasn't able to complete her presentation but we hope to have her back at our club soon.


Next week Speaker:
Our very own red head Yvette Davis - The Secret Life of Yvette- Craft Talk
Must be present to learn about our member and get all her secrets... Should be fun! Joyful! and Wild!......
Have a great week and BE THE INSPIRATION!!