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2019-2020 Highlights -Unity Through Service

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Glendale Sunrise Rotary 2019-2020 Year in Review
This has been an eventful year and specially defined by the last 4 months with the greatest challenge of COVID-19.   We are UNITED not only by our call to service but by the human experience.
Thank you members for the experience of a lifetime.  We definitely had a busy year and I'll showcase some of the events, projects and activities we did in 2019-2020 below.  As we move on to the new Rotary year, let's not forget the Rotary Vision that we accomplished this year.  We UNITED, We TOOK ACTION, We CREATED LASTING CHANGE in our communities, across the glove and in ourselves.
In Rotary Service
Alex Parajon, GSR President 2019-2020
Some of our Projects/Events/Activities for 2019-2020
August 2019
  • Created a joint Rotary Mixer at Golden Road Brewery on 08/18/19. We had 12 different clubs attend from the district and had 30 + people in attendance. The mixer was success Rotarians engaged with each other. 
September 2019
  • Sponsored and managed the Glendale Community College (GCC) Concession stand during the following football games: 09/07/19, 09/28/19, 10/05/19, 10/19/19, 11/09/19. Approximately 15 members and 8 non-members volunteered their time on the dates listed above by purchasing, preparing, cooking, and serving food, drinks, and snacks at the games. Members of the GCC Rotaract club also collaborated with GSR by promoting the games and volunteering their time at the concession stand. A total of $3,300 was collected from concession stand sales. All proceeds were donated to the GCC food pantry. The GCC food pantry services low income students during the academic school year by providing them with non-perishable food items.
  • On 09/14/19, GSR members (8) participated in the Glendale Wellness Works, Not On Our Watch Walk to bring awareness of the veteran suicide rate happening in our communities every day. GSR supported the event by not only promoting the event in the community, but also announcing a partnership between Glendale Works and the GSR Field of Honor that resulted in a GSR sponsorship check for $5,500. The money collected from the partnership was donated to Wellness Works to help support veterans in our community.
  • On 09/07/10 GSR collaborated with Latinos Unidos and volunteered at the LA Food Bank, a non-profit organization that mobilizes resources in the community to alleviate hunger by distributing food and other essentials to children, seniors, families and other individuals in need. Members from both clubs came together, rolled up their sleeves, and sorted 7,200 pounds of bread and 7,639 pounds of pears, which resulted in approximately 17,768 meals. A total of 32 volunteers participated in the event 12 of which were members of GSR.
October 2019
  • 10/26/2019 GSR led the collaboration efforts to prepare and paint the offices inside the Campbell Center. The Campbell Center is a local non-profit whose mission involves empowering adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them successfully gain independence and attain their desired outcomes through opportunity and choice. Painting the offices helped brighten the space that client’s and workers reside in. GSR contributed all the materials and supplies needed for the project. GSR coordinated the project with over 20 volunteers from GSR, DTLA, Thai Town, Sherman Oaks, and first time partner Glendale Kiwanis.
  • 10/25/2019 GSR contributed $2,500 to the Glendale Community College textbook loan program. The program supports low income students at the college by loaning them free textbooks for the semester.
  • 10/22/19 GSR and Los Alamitos president collaborated and coordinated, "Cruise for a Cause," a dual fellowship event and fundraiser for Estado 29 Orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico. Over 46 Rotarians (including family/friends) from GSR, Los Alamitos, and other surrounding clubs in the district participated in this amazing weekend trip for a good cause. A total of $3000 was raised through generous donations from various clubs and commission from the cruise sales. While at port members traveled to the orphanage and presented the check in addition to helping restore doors and distributing books to the children. Members later gathered in fellowship at the local Ensenada winery to enjoys each other’s company before returning to the ship.   
  • 10/18/19 GSR hosted the annual Glendale Fire Awards Luncheon where we recognized local heroes within the Glendale Fire Department and a non-Rotarian in the community that demonstrated service above self. Over 20 GSR members volunteered and/or attended this event adding to the 400 plus community members, city dignitaries, and organization leaders in attendance.
  • On 10/12/19 GSR and GCC Rotaract members participated in the Aid for Africa, “Walk for Water" fundraising event to benefit Aid Africa’s clean water projects. Participants (12 GSR members) of the event walked a mile in the streets of Glendale carrying jugs full of water. The jugs represented the 1 billion people in the developing world that don’t have access to clean water and the fact that women and girls especially bear the burden of walking long distances to find and carry clean water.
  • On 10/06/19 GSR had 16 members volunteer at the annual Montrose Oktoberfest community event. GSR members managed the ID both from 10:30am - 9pm. Members invited spouses and friends to help in the booth which made the experience all that more memorable.
  • 10/03/19 GSR had 14 members volunteer at our City’s 15th annual State of the Schools breakfast. This annual event is sponsored by the Glendale Education Foundation and is designed to share general updates on the state and health of our education system in addition to saluting educational leaders in the community. GSR supported the event by working the check in table and helping with clean up activities after the event.
November 2019
  • 11/01/19 GSR coordinated the winter clothing drive. Members contributed by collecting warm items such as sweaters, gloves, beanies and sweat pants and later distributing them to Ascencia a local homeless shelter serving individuals and families in Glendale.
  • 11/03/19 GSR participated in the Campbell Center Bowl-a-Thon and one first place. The event involved a friendly completion between various service organizations which helped raise funds for the Campbell Center a local non-profit whose mission involves empowering adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
December 2019
  • GSR sponsored the Montrose Christmas Parade. GSR president contacted Sunland Rotary to bring the Rotary float trailer. GSR invited other other clubs from our district to join us on the parade route on Saturday Dec 7, 2019 from 5pm - 8pm
  • 12/23/2019 A total of 9 GSR members purchased breakfast items and prepared a hot breakfast to clients’ of Ascencia, a local homeless shelter. Prior to the breakfast GSR collected toys for the children (6) and gift cards for the adults (43) living at the shelter. The toys and gift cards were presented during the breakfast as a way to bring holiday joy to those most in need.
2019-2020 Highlights -Unity Through Service Alex Parajon 2020-06-30 07:00:00Z 0

"Take What you need, Share what you can"

"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart” -Elizabeth Andrew

Take what you need and share what you can is the motto for our little pantry around the City of Glendale. In partnership with Glendale Sunrise RotaryKiwanis Club of Glendale CA, and Glendale Latino Association we are united to serve our community at the following locations; 

1.Mayor's Bicentennial Park

2.Glorietta Park

3.Montrose Park

4.Verdugo Park

5.City Hall

Non-perishable grocery items, personal hygiene products, paper products, baby items (baby food, diapers, lotion, soap, wipes)

and kid-friendly items (crayons, coloring books, pencils, school supplies). Please ensure all donated items are not expired, dented or damaged. 

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Is Santa a Rotarian 2019-12-11 08:00:00Z 0

Middle School Teacher Grant

Posted on Oct 25, 2019
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Glendale Sunrise Rotary Middle School Mini-Grant Program

Glendale Sunrise Rotary is excited to offer $250 - $500 maximum per single application and $1000+ for joint applications to be awarded for qualified special projects submitted by middle school teachers in the Glendale Unified School District.
The grant is to be used to purchase supplies or equipment or cover other expenses directly related to a specific project. The application must clearly demonstrate how the project will enhance the education of the students by promoting and emphasizing one of the four values listed:
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Rotary Means Business Fellowship Mixer 2019-09-05 07:00:00Z 0
Aloha Rotary - Register TODAY and SAVE !!! 2019-08-28 07:00:00Z 0
We are the Cardboard Boat Champions! 2019-08-28 07:00:00Z 0
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Latest News on Polio Eradication

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Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. For as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life. Give Now or donate in the red sneaker that is been passed around our club meeting.

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Posted by W. Scott Pafford on Jul 24, 2019

As the Bard of Avon once said:

“To makeup, or not to makeup: that is the question:”

An old Story, but a good read....
Makeup W. Scott Pafford 2019-07-24 07:00:00Z 0
The Anatomy of a True (Rotary) Friend W. Scott Pafford 2019-07-16 07:00:00Z 0
GSR Vocational Library Stephen Ropfogel 2019-07-09 07:00:00Z 0
GSR Field of Honor Teams Alex Parajon 2019-03-28 07:00:00Z 0
2019-2020 Board Retreat Alex Parajon 2019-03-14 07:00:00Z 0
4 Way Test History 2019-02-21 08:00:00Z 0
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Meeting and Fellowship This Friday (10/12/18)

Posted on Oct 11, 2018
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Good day, fellow Rotarians!


We look forward to sharing your friendship and fellowship at this week’s meeting: October 12th @ 7:00 am at the Oakmont Country Club.


Our special guest speaker this week will be Karen Saunders and her special guests.   It will be a doggie wild meeting and maybe we might listen to "who let the dogs out" prior to the start of the meeting.


See you all there, plus don't forget the opportunity drawing is in the $900 range.  Purchase your opportunity drawing tickets early!! 



Meeting and Fellowship This Friday (10/12/18) Cody Smith 2018-10-11 07:00:00Z 0
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Get the GSR Mobile APP

Posted by Alex Parajon
Access the club membership directory on the go! 
The ClubRunner app is free and available for iPhone and Android users.
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Meeting and Fellowship This Friday (9/28/18)

Posted by Cody Smith on Sep 27, 2018
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Good day, fellow Rotarians!


What a busy and exciting week it has been. We look forward to sharing your friendship and fellowship at this week’s meeting: September 28th @ 7:00 am at the Oakmont Country Club.


Our special guest speaker this week will be Glendale Police Chief, Carl Povalitis. Chief Povalitis has been with the with the Glendale Police Department for over 27 years and is excited to share his vision of keeping our city one of the safest cities in the nation.

Meeting and Fellowship This Friday (9/28/18) Cody Smith 2018-09-27 07:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellows Recipient Rotary Year 2018-2019

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Each year we encourage every member to participate in “Every Rotarian Every Year” by giving $100 to the Rotary International Foundation in support of their mission to eradicate Polio. Your annual donations of $100 add up over time, and when you have given $1,000, you are recognized by Rotary International with a prestigious award named after our founder- the Paul Harris Fellow. Several members who have become a Paul Harris Fellow since last year.
Paul Harris Fellows Recipient Rotary Year 2018-2019 Alex Parajon 2018-09-20 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Meeting and Fellowship This Friday (9/21/18)

Posted by Cody Smith on Sep 20, 2018
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Good day, fellow Rotarians!


I hope everyone is having an exciting and productive week! President Peggy has a great meeting planned for this Friday's Rotary meeting: September 21th @ 7:00 am at the Oakmont Country Club.


Our special guest speaker will be Vivian Heller. Ms. Heller is the Peace Speech Contest winner and sent to Hiroshima by the Japanese Rotary Club. She excited to share her experience with us and will start at 7:15. Make sure you get there early to grab a good seat!

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Rotary Meeting Notes 08.24.18

Posted by Alex Parajon on Aug 24, 2018
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“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.
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Rotary Meeting Notes 08.03.18

Posted by Alex Parajon on Aug 03, 2018
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“Where Service Creates Happiness”
President Peggy Smith kicked off our meeting today with a lot of excitement again with some great music trying to get us pumped for an exciting meeting.
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July 13, 2018 Meeting Notes

Posted by Alex Parajon on Jul 13, 2018
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“Where Service Creates Happiness”
President Elect Alex Parajon managed the meeting so he had no time to get proper notes but hopefully the short notes below will inspire you to read this meeting express newsletter.
We had a great program today and you will read below all of the cliff notes:  
July 13, 2018 Meeting Notes Alex Parajon 2018-07-13 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes October 6, 2017 Leonard Shonka 2017-10-06 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes September 22, 2017 Leonard Shonka 2017-09-22 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes September 15, 2017 Leonard Shonka 2017-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes September 8, 2017 Leonard Shonka 2017-09-08 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes August 25, 2017 Leonard Shonka 2017-08-25 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes August 18, 2017 Leonard Shonka 2017-08-18 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes August 11, 2017 Leonard Shonka 2017-08-11 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes July 28, 2017 Leonard Shonka 2017-07-28 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes July 21, 2017 Leonard Shonka 2017-07-21 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes July 14, 2017 Leonard Shonka 2017-07-14 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes July 07 2017 Leonard Shonka 2017-07-07 07:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Member, Kim Villa

Welcome to our newest member, Kim Villa.
Kris Hons stood in for Rick Dinger as President Tom Probst installed our newest member, Kim Villa. Kim has been with the Special Olympics for a number of years. We have been fortunate to have her speak to the club and share some of her Special Olympic superstars with us (most recently, John). We are very excited to have Kim in the club. She brings a wealth of experience and a passion for those individuals that she serves. We are looking forward to participating in the Special Olympics and helping her with these incredible human beings. Thank you Kim for choosing this club, and Rick for getting Kim to choose us.
One of our newer members Lindsay, was asked the same morning to be the club reporter. In bribing Lindsay to do so, I told her it was a great way to get to know names!  She did a fabulous job. Our program for Oct. 28 was our own member and Glendale unified School District Assistant Supt. Maria Ganderas. Maria is in charge of human resources, which means she wears 30 other hats not related to human resources, such as attendance!
When Dr. David Viar introduced her, we of course had to get past the multiple college degrees (was it 7 masters??). Maria took on the job of Coats for Kids this year and did a fabulous job. The best part of the show, watching her having to answer her phone to deal with a school emergency during the program.
Thank you Maria for being part of this club.
Though no one won the actual raffle money, monies were raised to continue to support the programs of this club. Thank you and blessings to all that serve!
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Vocational Fair - Thank you Eric

Thank you Eric Hamilton for arranging today's informative Vocational Fair.
It seemed that everything had a theme (was this planned)?
We can purchase homes from Keith Sorem. We can get the financing from Ken (Bank of America).
Need help with taxes or audits, see David Smith (the only person who stayed and worked in his major in college).
Does your jacket need cleaning, Ray is the guy. Then there is Rick (Ricky to me). We learned the valuable difference between
Replacement Cost Value, and Replacement Value, not to mention being a member of AARP. Leonard can help you with commercial property management while Yvette is an ace at teaching artists the difference between numbers and colors by managing their taxes and books. And when all else fails, call Angelo. He fixes everything, can build anything, and survived the "closest" model for Peggy. And don't forget, at the end of the day, it's important to Brand yourself, your company and your message. Check with Stephen, he's the best.
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Hot August Nights

In August, we gathered at the beautiful home of Eric and Trisha Hamilton to spruce up our boat (to Fire it up) for the upcoming Aug. 27 Rotary boat race. The event, held each year in the Redondo Beach Marina, features cardboard boats made by various rotary clubs. Two years ago, we won the race, despite complaints from other clubs (maybe because we blew them out of the water). This year, our own club president, Tom Propst, was joined by returning racer Sharon Townsend, as we tried to gain back our title. The event took place on August 27 at the Redondo Beach Marina. Tom and Sharon won first place in their first heat, and with only less than 10 min of down time, raced again and came in 2nd place!
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Welcome New Members

Welcome New Member Lindsay Hornsby.
We are excited to welcome Lindsay into our club. She officially joined on Friday, September 2nd to a large crowd and is being sponsored by Stephen Ropfogel. Lindsay works at Express Pros and her boss, Kim Guard, was able to attend her induction. Welcome Lindsay!
Welcome Velvet Rhodes!
In August, we were honored to welcome Velvet Rhodes to our club. Velvet is a welcome addition to our club with her experience in Entertainment and Film Production. She has begun the Glendale Film Festival and has worked hard to bring an international film festival to our city. Welcome Velvet.
Thank You!
We want to thank Richard and his wife for opening up their beautiful
home and preparing a fabulous dinner for our
members over the Labor Day Weekend. Thank you Richard!
Thank you to those members that continue to support the Orphanage in Tijuana.
Especially to Frank and Ray, who were joined by Jory on their recent trip.
To our members who continue to make this a better place to be! Watch for new pictures each week.
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President Tom Propsts Welcome Sheriff Jim McDonnell to his first meeting! Sharon Townsend 2016-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes June 10thh Keith Sorem 2016-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes from Friday, May 13th Keith Sorem 2016-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting notes Friday, April 1st Keith Sorem 2016-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting notes March 18th Keith Sorem 2016-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting notes Fri. 2/26 Keith 2016-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting notes Fri. 2/26 Keith Sorem 2016-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting notes Fri. 2/19 Keith Sorem 2016-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting notes Friday, January 8th Keith Sorem 2016-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
GSR Meeting Notes, Friday, Nov. 6th Keith Sorem 2015-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Punctuation Is Powerful wsp 2015-10-26 00:00:00Z 0

Being a Rotarian? Priceless!

Tired of pesky checks, stamps and envelopes?  Looking for an easier way to pay your Rotary dues? Did you know that you can now pay your Rotary bill by credit card?  You can talk to the club treasurer Alex Parajon to get the necessary form or you can find it on the club website in the members area under the "Organization" tab and then "Documents".  
If you ever need to apply for a leave of absence from the club, you will find that form there as well.
Being a Rotarian? Priceless! Ian O'Dwyer 2015-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Baby Items Collection at District Picnic Ian O'Dwyer 2015-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Minutes Friday, September 11th Keith Sorem 2015-09-11 00:00:00Z 0

Boat Painting Party at the Hamilton Residence

Our fearsome craft for this years district picnic has received a new coat of paint and a new look for its sure-fire win in this years annual event.  As you can see from the photos, the color scheme has been brought more into line with current presidential thinking, although there is still no word on a name yet, so stay tuned!
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Notes from Friday, August 28th Keith Sorem 2015-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting notes Friday, August 8th Keith Sorem 2015-08-08 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Member Benefits Program

From the RI Website:


RI President-elect K.R. Ravindran introduced a member benefits program at the 9 June closing session of the 2015 Rotary International Convention, saying that many more hands are needed to continue Rotary’s work around the world.

The program, , aims to boost membership and enhance member satisfaction. It will debut on 1 July.

“This innovative new program will allow Rotary members to connect with hundreds of businesses and service providers from around the world -- and that number is growing,” said Ravindran. “These establishments will offer Rotarians discounts and concessions on the everyday business that you do. And, in many cases, not only will you benefit, but our Foundation will as well, by receiving a contribution with each transaction.”

The program will include discounts on car rentals, hotels, dining, and entertainment. Discounts on more products and services from companies worldwide are expected to be added throughout the year.

“It will be another way to benefit from being a Rotarian and being part of the Rotary network,” said Ravindran, whose presidential theme for 2015-16 is Be a Gift to the World. “I urge all of you to become a part of that scheme.”



Rotary News

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3 Marketing Lessons From Major League Baseball Stephen Ropfogel 2015-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting notes Friday, June 12th Keith Sorem 2015-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Notes, Friday, May 15, 2015 Keith Sorem 2015-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
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Four Ways to Make Sure Structure Unleashes Your Creativity Stephen Ropfogel 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z 0

4 Personality Types (And How to Sell To Them)

Posted by Stephen Ropfogel on May 06, 2015
There are four major Personality Types in business, but in reality there are many more than that if you consider that no one is 100% of any one type.  If fact we are all a little of all four types.  it is important to know how to recognize each type and how to approache them.
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Meeting notes from Friday, April 3rd Keith Sorem 2015-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
How to Stay Focused: Train Your Brain Stephen Ropfogel 2015-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
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Meeting notes Friday, March 20th Keith Sorem 2015-03-20 00:00:00Z 0

Three Simple Ways To Create Customers For Life

Posted by Stephen Ropfogel on Mar 18, 2015
You’ve heard it a thousand times: Happy customers translate into repeat business. For small businesses, truer words were never spoken. So why do some business owners view customer service as an unnecessary cost, believing in the adage that “a great product should speak for itself”?  Here are three things you can do to keep your customers for life.
Three Simple Ways To Create Customers For Life Stephen Ropfogel 2015-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting notes Friday, March 13, 2015 Keith Sorem 2015-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting notes. Friday March 6th Rachel Fine 2015-03-06 00:00:00Z 0

Change your lifestyle - Chuck Reinhart


Then, relax and enjoy the present! Tomorrow is only in your brain. 

ALWAYS EXPECT THE BEST. Do not even think that you won't achieve your goals. 


GOALS: VISUALIZE IT. Get a new degree. Change your career, read the book you always wanted to. Learn something new like a language, game, or a new hobby. Get a new license to fly a plane, or drive a truck. Change your shape and lose some weight. Reach out of your comfort zone and JUST STOP BEING AFRAID. 


CHUCK REINHART January 10, 2001 
Change your lifestyle - Chuck Reinhart Ian O'Dwyer 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Tips for Creating a Memorable Marketing Hook Stephen Ropfogel 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting notes Friday Feb. 28th Keith Sorem 2015-02-28 00:00:00Z 0

Meeting notes from Friday, Feb. 21st

Posted by Keith Sorem on Feb 20, 2015
We had a great program from Stephen Ropfogel on Promotional Products.
Joined Rotary in 1952 a chuck Reinhart
Jewel Price introduced her guest.

Jewel Price asked for a an International Service committee regarding a girls school in India

Past President Jim Thomas announced Dr. Seuss Birthday, Read Accross America,
Stars at 8am, get their early, Monday, March 2

Ken Riedel, Youth Services, Rotary Little league Team

Ray Rangwala and Frank Lopez visited Estado 29, 20!new arrivals, so over 60 children reside now.  Return trip through the border was 20'minutes, versus five hours the last trip

Nancy Young and Jewel Price visited Guatamala on a Rotary trip, had a very hectic schedule.  The president of the Rotary club of Roatwn

Ray Rangwala updated us on wish list from Rotarian of India, Mr. Cebu, who visited two. Weeks ago.

Fines and Acknowledgements

Rachel Fine announced she is expecting
Stephen Ropfegel would like to announced his referral program, Alex received an IPad, for referring a client

Alex, paid a fine for

Dave Smith birthday , who is fine free, paid a fine

Jory Potts, escrow closed it was after one year, has packed over 200 boxes, moving from four garages to two.

Past President Jim Thomas, honored Chuck Reinhart to flying him for the Napa valley Fly In.

Ken Riedel for missing Rotary for Robert Vance, for great Rotary Little league team shirt design

Pin check
Don Icardo. For great Socks
Peggy Riddle, Chuck Reinhart is a Great Dancer

Program next week a Noise Within
Program - Stephen Ropfogel - Findologist

$39 Jorge Vazquez
$1169 Glynn Martin,  organized Interact Rotary Awards symposium
Meeting notes from Friday, Feb. 21st Keith Sorem 2015-02-21 00:00:00Z 0

Meeting Notes from February 13th 2015

Posted by Joshua Sneed
Club President David Smith called the meeting to order at 7:15 a.m.
One of today's guest speakers, Police Explorer Arpg Jangozian, led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Zainul Abedin led us in the Four Way Test.
Marilyn Gunnell shared a word of inspiration, acknowleding the love of family, friends, and fellow Rotarians in her own life and bringing to mind the joy of sharing encouragements with one another.
Zainul Abedin introduced AP Kanna, immediate past First District Governor in District 3230 in India with 135 clubs and 6,435 members.
Jeanette Cordon introduced her guest Lee Stacy, District Grant Chair.
Tom Propst introduced his sons Logan and Lucas.
Ken Riedel introduced guest speakers Vahe Abramyan from the Glendale Police Department and Arpg Jangozian from the Glendale Police Explorers program.
In presenting a grant check to the club, Lee Stacy, District Grant Chair acknowledged the shared grant application requested by Glendale Sunrise Rotary and the Glendale Noon Rotary clubs to help purchase an electric convection oven for Homeboy Industries. With the combined grant application, the size of the District-funded grant doubles, resulting in a $4,000 grant for this initiative. 
Ken Riedel spoke about foreign exchange students: his own experience is that it is an incredibly rewarding experience to be involved in, and he is asking for four families to agree to help host a Club-sponsored foreign exchange student for three months each.
Jorge Vasquez announced a visit to the Estado 29 orphanage this weekend. Frank Lopez and Ray Rangwala are coordinating this weekend's trip and there are still spaces available for anyone to join. Jorge also spoke about some of the apprehensions people may feel about international travel, helping to counter misconceptions about safety by sharing the US State Department's analysis about the safety of travel to the Baja California region of Mexico.
Jim Thompson announced the annual literacy and reading encouragement initiative on Monday, March 2 as part of the Read Across America program on Dr. Seuss' birthday. Additional club volunteers are needed to help meet this need.
Eric Hamilton, club Service Chair, announced next week's club commitments:
  • Jeanette Cordon: Pledge of Allegiance
  • Tri Fritz: Inspiration
  • Zareh Sinanyan: Four Way Test
  • Angelo Cirrincione: Greeter
Nina Crowe encouraged club members to use promo code "ROTARYBILLY" when purchasing tickets to Billy Elliott at the Alex Theatre (Feb. 20-22) to ensure $2 proceeds from each ticket credited back to the Glendale Sunrise Rotary club. Tickets and information at alextheatre.org.
Harold Scoggins announced the Glendale Youth Alliance Art Exhibit Fundraiser on March 13 and 14. Admission is free. All funds raised in art and beverage sales benefit the Glendale Youth Alliance's work in serving the young people served by GYA. Event details at 818-548-2714 or via email at tosborn@glendaleca.gov.
Eric Hamilton announced the Glendale Education Foundation's "Denim and Diamonds" event on March 6 and paid a $10 fine. Event details at www.glened.org.
Nina Sonin paid a $20 fine for missing the last two meetings.
Peggy Smith paid $5 while sharing an update about her new construction project, and another $5 to celebrate the good news from the doctor.
Stephen Ropfogel paid $5 to draw attention to The Salvation Army's Drive Thru Food Drive this weekend.
President David Smith presented a banner to visiting past District Governor AP Kanna.
Program Chair Peggy Smith announced next week's speaker Stephen Ropfogel, who is preparing a craft talk presentation.
This week's speakers are Glendale Police Officer Vahe Abramyan and Glendale Police Explorer Arpg Jangozian, representing Glendale Explorer Post #104. 
The Explorer Program (ages 15-21) and Junior Explorer (ages 12-14) help young people develop skills in leadership, discipline, and responsibility while learning about service in law enforcement.
Program components include completion of the Glendale Explorer Academy, ride alongs, insight into law enforcement principles and priorities, physical training, criminal justice, and teamwork.
$32 in today's raffle, won by Harold Scoggins. 
$1,122 in the opportunity drawing with no winner this week.
Meeting Adjourned by President David Smith at 8:30 a.m.
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Meeting Notes, Friday, January 17th

Posted by Keith Sorem on Jan 16, 2015
The meeting was held at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.  The CEO, Kevin Roberts, gave the inspiration.  A nice breakfast was hosted by the hospital.  And we had lady in a hazmat suit running around.
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Meeting Notes from January 9th 2015

Posted on Jan 15, 2015
January 9, 2015
Welcome to the first GSR meeting of 2015
Greeter, Vartan Gharapetian
Pledge, Glynn Martin
Inspiration Nina Crowe
4 Way Test Ken Riedel
Tom Propst brought his two sons, Logan and Lucas as they are still on holiday break
Councilman Ara Najarian brought his father, former Rotarian Dr Najarian
Ian O'Dwyer brought his father, David O'Dwyer, Rotarian from England before he heads back across the pond.
President David Smith mentioned having one or more of GSR members sign up for a Rotary Fellowship Club (cycling, wine tasting, cooking, chess etc) would gain us points for the Presidential Citation award.
Next weeks meeting will be offsite at Glendale Adventist where we will hear a presentation on Ebola
There is an open board meeting Tuesday 1/13/15 at 7.00am in the Glendale Arts Community room.
Fines / Acknowledgements
Tom Propst – was the guest Sgt at Arms filling in for the missing Jeanett Cordon
Jorge paid $20 for spending his first holiday with his new wife.
Robert paid $18 for his youngest finally turning 18
David Pies paid $50 because he was glad to be able to attend our GSR meeting (he loves our club)
Jim paid $5 because he got some acting work, although he worked 18 hours that day
Rick Dinger paid $5 for Tony Tartaglia running for College School Board
Maria paid $5 for CV winning the CIF and another $20 because she gets to go to the ProBowl.
Alex paid $29 for his 29th birthday
Dr Larry Vigillia
He was a member of GSR.
Has had 3 heart attacks in the last 28 years.
Was a GP and moved into sports medicine.
His secret to a healthy life is laughter.
Building blocks of health are eat right, sleep and activity.
He also believes the Body, Mind and Spirit play into a healthy life.
Using the 5 senses helps too.
He developed a 90 day fitness and diet program called SAFE
S = Strength
A = Agility
F = Flexibility
E = Endurance
PFC = Protein, Fat and Carbs
When you exercise, try to get muscle confusion.
He invented a rubber band machine to exercise and a supine style bike to relieve lower back stress and improve the cardio and lymphatic system.
Opportunity Drawing
#1           $43.00                   Scott Pafford
#2           $954.00 Jim Thomas – drew card #27 – Established $38K Scholarship Fund at GCC
Meeting adjourned at 8.33
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Meeting Notes from Friday December 5th 2014

Rotary 12/5/14
David O'Dwyer. From Wooster club
Vartan-membership pending 


Eggs Benedict
Assorted Pastries


Happy Birthday!!! We sang!

Rick Dinger gets a pin for sponsoring a new member

David gets Paul Harris times 2 pin

Go to Rotary website and give to Rotary direct. Goal is for 10 people to donate

Big backyard project bring held off until spring for better planting. 

Saturday Dec 13 10-6 pm  Kettle ringing for Salvation Army at Von's on Glendale Ave See Nina for sign-up or sign-up online

Glendale Healthy Kids is having a shopping day at Bloomingdales 12/6/14

Christmas party at the mayors house!

Next week's meeting at the fire station speaker is Jim Thomas

Fines and Acknowledgements 

Tom was principal for a day at an elementary school 

Berkley beat Stanford

Chris Hans was also principal for a day

David had eye surgery 

Club Assembly

Jewel-international service committee 
Made a donation to Kenyan orphanage and purchased a disaster box
Two major projects with orphanage-bringing solar to orphanage and form a foundation for orphanage

Nina Crow-Community Service
School supply collection 
Coats for kids
Ideas for next year: doing a project at GCC
gardening at the school

Robert Vance-vocational Services
Vocational Fair
Mock interviews

Youth Services
Roteract Club
Museum on Wheels
Book project

Club Services
Lucky 7
Next summer is Special Olympics needs 30,000 volunteers (June/July)

Membership Chair
14 new members needed

Publicity Chair
Banners on Brand and Coats for Zkids

We will be dark Dec 26 and Jan 2

Peggy $38
Maria didn't win the big pot 
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Meeting notes from Friday, November 14th

Posted by Keith Sorem on Nov 13, 2014

Nice talk with an Army Reserve officer from Torrance on Leadersship.  Pay attention!  Next Week do not come to Oakmont, rather the Salvation Army, located at 320 Windsor Road in Glendale.

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Club meeting notes for Friday, October 31st. Happy Halloween. Keith Sorem 2014-10-31 00:00:00Z 0

Notes from FRom Friday, Oct. 24th

Posted by Keith Sorem on Oct 23, 2014

Inspiring inspiration offered by James Thomas, Past club President, bybEdgar Guest, the People's poet.  http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Guest

fascinating program by the Alabaster Ptoject



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Meeting Notes from Friday, October 3rd 2014

Posted by Rachel Fine on Oct 07, 2014
Rotary notes 10/3/14
Breakfast :
Scrambled eggs
Assorted pastries

Induction of new member Mark Skeehan.  Mark's is a CPA and his father-in-law is a Rotarian.  There was a little confusion so Mark will be getting his certificate at next week's meeting.  

Coats for kids
Fire department awards luncheon October 15th
Trip to orphanage being planed for Thanksgiving weekend

Fines and Acknowledgments
Zaven just got back from Maui
Chris Hans got a new car
Ian paying for concrete boat race
Josh was up in Canada and his luggage was lost!
Chief Scoggins got an award from the Glendale Bar Assoc
Sean (guest for Glendale Youth Alliance) event coming up-Roast of Scott Ochoa
Eric Ohanessean birthday Big 40!
Marilyn 25th anniversary with the club
Keith was at a Keller Williams meeting in Texas
Angelo's daughter is going on a 10k walk and will be in the nutcracker

Wynn Ritch-Wynn was here representing the Boy Scouts and to discuss Norman Rockwell's work
Former Kiwanian now a Rotarian
President of greater Van Nyes
From Robinson Illinois home of Heath Bar
Eagle Scout
Joined Marine Corp out of high school and 2 tours in Vietnam
Collects Norman Rockwell Art
Mysteries of the Norman Rockwell boys scout print

$34 raffle
$646 in opportunity
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GSR helps vaccinate 500 children in Kenya

Posted by Ian O'Dwyer on Aug 27, 2014

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 

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Meeting notes Friday Aug. 22

Posted by Keith Sorem on Aug 21, 2014

The Estado 29 returns and is rewarded.

Disaster Aid Projects discussed.

District Picnic and Cardboard boat race is coming up.

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Marilyn Gunnell shares Not Even For A Minute history Keith Sorem 2014-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
John Cho discusses his support for the Not Even For A Minute campaign Marilyn Gunnell 2014-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
Infant CPR, USC Verudugo Hills Hospital - Free, space limited. Ken Riedel 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day - please share on FB, Twitter, etc. Keith Sorem 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z 0

Banners On Brand Activities Update

Posted by Keith Sorem on Jul 22, 2014
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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

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Not Even For A Minute

Posted by Keith Sorem on Jul 16, 2014

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.  WWW.BannersOnBrand.com to order and more information..

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Meeting notes Friday, June 20th

Posted by Keith Sorem on Jun 19, 2014

Ian O'Dwyer's father is visiting from England

Glendale Community Scholarships awarded.  

Interesting program Los Angeles County Sheriffs

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Rotary Code of Conduct - Paul Harris' message to the 1916 Convention in Cincinnati

Posted by Ray Rangwala on Jun 12, 2014

Rotary Code of Conduct 

Faith, hope, charity & clean business.

Of these 4, the greatest is CLEAN business (Ray is the proud owner of a dry cleaners - Esteem Cleaners).

Charity sometimes destroys imagination & demoralizes character, clean business never does.
If business is clean, there will be much less need of charity, because clean business not only means a fair deal to the buyer, but also a living wage to the employee.

Rotary will continue to be charitable but it can do more than that, let it remove the cause of that which makes charity necessary.

From Paul Harris' message to the 1916 Convention in Cincinnati 

From Ray's invocation on Friday, June 6, 2014


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GSR Memorial Day Wreath

Posted by Ian O'Dwyer on May 28, 2014

The club was pleased to celebrate and remember our Veterans with a wreath at the Glendale Veterans Day Memorial.


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Horace Mann Book Distribution Rousing Success

Posted by Eric Hamilton on May 20, 2014

Glendale Sunrise Rotarians, Don Icardo, Nina Sonin (GSR Youth Services Chair), Patty Fallahee and Eric Hamilton spent last Thursday at Horace Mann Elementary school passing out donated and collected books to Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders. The head librarian kept the teachers and students moving through the auditorium like clockwork. Bookplates were placed in each book. Don Icardo made sure to tell each student, “we don’t write in books, do we, but these fine Rotarians will write your name in the book and it’s yours to keep forever”. Approximately 300 books were given away in a 3 hour period. Thank you to Marilyn Gunnell, Jory Potts, Richard Diradourian and Glynn Martin for helping sort and clean the books. Special thanks to Jory Potts for collecting the books. Plus Angelo Cirricione / Frank Lopez for transporting them to and from the Salvation Army / school. It really takes a village to make this project happen. 

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History of the Four Way Test Stephen Ropfogel 2014-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
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Meeting Notes Friday, April 18th

Posted by Keith Sorem on Apr 17, 2014
Learn where the board is spending money, upcoming projects, who has been caught red handed, and an interesting program about Alabaster Mobil Clinics of Africa
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Jewel City Fun and Fitness Ride Ian O'Dwyer 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting notes from Friday, February 28th,. Keith Sorem 2014-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
Minutes from Meeting Friday, February 21st Keith Sorem 2014-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
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Salvation Army Food Pantry in Need

Posted by Stephen Ropfogel on Feb 04, 2014


Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her poor dog a bone;
But when she got there,
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none.

This is more than just a Poem from our childhood. At The Salvation Army Glendale's food pantry it is close to a reality.  Your local food pantry is suffering with shelves that are close to empty.  If you need me to pick up your donation please send me an email - Stephen Ropfogel

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Notes from Fri. January 17th meeting

Posted by Keith Sorem on Jan 16, 2014

Meet the Rotarian of the Month
Learn how to be fine free for a week
Polio immunization trip to India in February
Fine and Acknowledgements
The WIN Foundation

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Update on Operation Gratitude and GSRs participation

Posted by W. Scott Pafford on Jan 16, 2014
P.S. Did you see the wonderful NBC Nightly News segment about the Very Special Delivery of our One Millionth Care Package? Three Operation Gratitude team members traveled to a Navy ship supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in the middle of the Gulf of Oman to make the delivery in person. 

Over the years Glendale Sunrise Rotarians have participated in Operation Gratitude by helping to pack care packages in Van Nuys, that are sent to the Troops serving us overseas. Here is a short video about the program and deliver of the One Millionth Care Package. Just click on the link or copy and paste the Link - 


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Notes from Friday, January 10, 2013

Posted by Keith Sorem on Jan 09, 2014

Nominating Committee Report - Kris Hons

President elect Dave Smith has his team, congrats to President Elect Designate Yvette Davis.

Here is the news...

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Peggy and David's Wedding Keith Sorem 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Peggy and David's Wedding at Oakmont. Keith Sorem 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
The Club Has Been Busy! Keith Sorem 2013-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
GSR Hosts Christmas Sing A Long Keith Sorem 2012-12-24 00:00:00Z 0
A Glendale Sunrise Rotary Christmas... Keith Sorem 2012-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Richard Diradourian hospitalized Keith Sorem 2012-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
GSR Rotarians Discuss Success of Blood Drive Keith Sorem 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Polio Plus Update from Glendale Memorial Expert Keith Sorem 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Glendale Sunrisr Rotary partners with AYSO and Kaiser Permanente to collect blood. Keith Sorem 2012-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Highlights from July 13, 2012 - Club Assembly Keith Sorem 2012-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Disctrict 5280 Trip to Columbia

Posted by Ian O'Dwyer


A couple of weeks back we had a great presentation by Arturo Valasquez of the Woodland Hills Rotary Club about the March 2014 District Humanitarian trip to Medellin, Columbia.  There are 8 projects for Rotarians to get involved with, all of which will greatly help the local people.  In addition, it promises to be an exciting opportunity to meet follow Rotarians from District 5280 and take a tour of the city and surrounding area.  More details are available on the District Humanitarian Trip website or you can call Arturo directly at 818-594-0081.

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News from the RI Convention regarding RI website update in August 2013

Posted by W. Scott Pafford
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The New Rotary.org: A Look at the Redesigned Website in Pavilion 3, Room 306 at the RI Convention. Upgrade and redesign to include: A behind-the-scenes look at the transformation of rotary.org into a distinctive, modern site that showcases Rotary; engages Rotarians and appeals to prospects; enhances connections between Rotarians, clubs, projects, programs, and the public; and simplifies content and navigation to improve usability. Learn how the result will inspire all visitors — Rotarians and non-Rotarians — to collaborate and take action to improve the lives of others. 

Also, stop by the computer kiosk to get a sneak peek at some of the features coming to the new Rotary website. Learn how to promote your project on Rotary Showcase, track your club’s goals through Rotary Club Central, or connect with Rotarians worldwide through social media. 

Photographs of the 2013 RI Convention will be available at www.rotary.org/rotaryimages, where you can view hundreds of photos covering the preconvention meetings through the closing ceremony. Download them free of charge, and use them to enhance your club and district websites, print publications, and public relations efforts.


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GSR Bell Ringers 2007

Posted by David Pies
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Click on the title of this story above "GSR BEll Ringers 2007" to read all about the GSR Bell Ringers by GSR reporter David Pies. There is a link at the end of the story where you will find a slide show of this year's favorite GSR Bell Ringers. Captain Sloan sincerely thanks all those who volunteered and help to raise $770.00 for the Salvation Army.

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What's it like to wait all year for New Shoes

Posted by Jorge Vasquez
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In December 2007 Glendale Sunrise Rotarians lead by Frank Lopez, Jorge Vasquez, Ray Rangwala, Ken Reidel and others traveled to a orphanage in Mexico to take the students on their annual outing to buy a new pair of shoes.

See pictures at the following websites:

Posted by Jorge Vazquez - ftp://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/incoming/jorge/ROTARY

Or visit myspace for a description by the Rotaract students of their impression of the trip and to view some of the pictures - http://www.myspace.com/gccrotaract  

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The Club Logo

Posted by Dennis Sugiyama

Fellow Rotarians, our website features the club banner, designed by our very own Frank Lopez of RnR Printing.  Always have a club banner with you, just in case you need to make up at another club.  Exchanging banners, like making up at another club, is a great way to meet new people and share the excitement of Rotary!

Keith Sorem, Webmaster

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GSR Goes To Ensenada

Posted by Dennis Sugiyama
Just for everyone's information, this picture above is the artwork for a very large banner that Frank Lopez created for a fellow that has a small restaurant accross from Estado 29, the orphanage our club supports near Ensenada.  The owner was quite surprised and that banner made a huge hit when the club members presented the owner with the banner...sort of like Pollo Loco!
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Member Directory Update

Posted by Keith Sorem
We have been using a program from Rotary called Clubmate to create the printed and PDF versions of the directory. With the website online, we will be transistiong (hopefully!) to the online version.
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Website Update

Posted by Keith Sorem
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As the club moves forward with the development of the website, we are all on a learning curve. Here are the highlights:
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Welcome to our new website!

Posted by Keith Sorem

We are all excited to see how ClubRunner will revolutionize the way we manage our day to day club activities, as well as communicate more effectively.
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