Speaker Date Topic
Club President and Directors! Jul 26, 2024 7:00 AM
Club Assembly
Club Assembly

The club assembly is a regular club meeting where there is no scheduled program, but where the club president will be doing club business.  Most of the meeting will be focused on having the club directors report to the club on their projects, goals and upcoming events and fundraisers.  


Join us to learn more about the plans we have for the upcoming year!  
Club President! Aug 02, 2024 7:00 AM
Club Business and GSR Craft Talk Show!

The First Friday of every month will be dedicated to club business and craft talks!  

Our craft talks will have a fun twist this year!  you don't want to miss this!  

Our first Craft Talk Show guest will be our member and Programs Chair Yesenia Flores!  

Peggy Smith and Scott Pafford Aug 09, 2024 7:00 AM
History of GSR!
History of GSR!

Last year Peggy and Scott two of our long term members shared historical data, stories, and projects of Glendale Sunrise Rotary, but there was so much to share that time wasn't enough, and we have asked them to come back and share some more!  

We are looking forward to learning more about our wonderful club and all the good we have done. 

We are also hoping that learning about some of the past projects, it will ignite a spark to do them again!  

Field Trip: Museum of Neon Lights (MONA) Aug 16, 2024 7:00 AM
Learn all about MONA!

Meet us at the Museum at 7:00 am breakfast will be catered! 

Address216 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204

The Museum of Neon Art encourages learning, curiosity and expression through the preservation, collection and interpretation of neon, electric and kinetic art. Neon is a gateway between scientific principles and artistic expression. Neon illumination integrates electrical technology, creative design, and fundamental concepts of physics and chemistry. The Museum of Neon Art is the only museum in the world devoted exclusively to art in electric media, exhibiting electric and kinetic fine art, and outstanding examples of historic neon signs, for over three decades.


Dr. Rene Valdes from Daily High School Principal Aug 23, 2024 7:00 AM
What is special about Daily High School?
What is special about Daily High School?

We have invited Dr. Valdes to be our speaker and provide more information about Daily High School.  We recently offered scholoarships to students from Daily High School and several members enjoyed hearing a little bit about the school from the assistant principal, but it sparked interest to learn more about this hight school and all it's achievments.  


Dr. Valdes began his career as a Special Education teacher at Glendale High School.  In 2007, he served as the dean of attendance at Glendale High School before being selected as an assistant principal at Glendale High School in 2008. In 2012, he was promoted to associate principal at Crescenta Valley High School and then two years later as principal of Daily High School, Jewel City Community School, and Verdugo Academy.  After serving GUSD as the director of Student Support Services in 2017, he moved to the Covina Valley Unified School District as a director in 2018 for both Student Services and Special Education.  


Dr. Valdes received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) in 1994. He received a master’s degree in Special Education from CSULA and his doctorate in education from the University of Southern California in K-12 Educational Leadership. 


Why Daily High? 

Individual Attention: Daily serves up to approximately 200 to 250 students. The traditional high schools in Glendale Unified serve 2,000 to 3,000 students each


Come and Learn more! 


Club President and Directors! Sep 06, 2024 7:00 AM
Club Business

The First Friday of every month is dedicated to club business.  For these meetings we generally will not have any speakers nor guests.  

The intenion is for the club to use this time to discuss and prepare for upcoming projects, and discuss general club business.  

Some of these Fridays will also be devoted to Craft Talks by members!  



Glendale Fire Chief Greg Fish Sep 13, 2024 7:00 AM
9/11 Commemoration and Update on Glendale Fire Department
9/11 Commemoration and Update on Glendale Fire Department
Greg Fish was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. In 1987 he was hired as a firefighter with the Glendale Fire Department.
In 1998 he promoted to the position of fire captain.  In 2004, he was assigned to the Training & Safety Division. He has an extensive history of training recruit firefighters. 
In 2007, Greg promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief where he served in the Operations Section for five years.  
In 2013, he served as the manager of the Emergency Medical Services Section. I
n 2014, he assumed the role of interim deputy fire chief receiving the official job title in March of 2015.
In September of 2015 he assumed the position of Glendale Fire Chief.
In October of 2018, Greg was appointed as the Fire Chief of Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District. He retired from Carpinteria-Summerland FD in October of 2023.
In November of 2023, Greg was asked to come back to the Glendale Fire Department on an interim basis. However, in March of 2024, he assumed the permanent Fire Chief position.
In 1999 he began teaching fire science at Glendale Community College where he taught semester courses and was an instructor and administrator at what is now the Verdugo Fire Academy.
Greg earned his Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University and his Masters in Public Administration from California State University Northridge.
Greg has been married to his wife Maureen for 37 years, and they have four daughters who are all married. He loves spending time with his seven grandkids.