LA5 Committees

MEMBERSHIP DIVISION

Directors: Larry Palmer & Adam Weiss
Gina Doyle & Delaney Dragon

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Coordinates all membership development and recruitment activities, including membership receptions and events. Follow-up with prospective members and ensure completion of application.

Larry Palmer
Adam Weiss

RETENTION & ENGAGEMENT

Gina Doyle
Delaney Dragon

MEMBERSHIP APPROVAL

Jose Vera
Jon Gibby

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

John Lockhart
Jon Gibby

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE

Young Professional members are under 40 years of age. Committee plans quarterly happy hours, fosters camaraderie among all members and builds future LA5 leaders.

Jermaine Ee

GATEWAY

Carmen Estrada-Schaye
Carol Shafer
Than Do

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

Paul St. John
Jon Gibby

LA5@ NIGHT MIXERS / EXPOS

John Lockhart
Jon Gibby jon@rotaryla5.org

FUNDING DIVISION

Director: Arthur Kassel

COMMUNITY SERVICE CAMPAIGN

Solicits members to donate to the LA5 Community Service Fund.

Arthur Kassel

ROTARY FOUNDATION

Arthur Kassel

PRESIDENT’S BALL

Arthur Kassel

SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON

Flagship program to raise funds for annual scholarships. Volunteers are needed to serve on committee.

PROGRAM SPONSORS

Solicits members to sponsor a Friday meeting and receive 4 minutes at the podium, a write-up in the El Rodeo and the ability to put marketing materials on the lunch tables and at registration.

COMMUNITY SERVICE DIVISION

Directors: Tim Brown & Vien Le

BOYS SCOUTS

Don Crocker

CHILDREN’S COURT

Provides grants up to $1,000 to foster children. The grants assist with items not otherwise funded through DCFS or the courts (e.g. letterman jacket, band camp, computer, dental work, dance classes, prom dress, senior trip etc.).

Bruce Murdoch
Tim Brown

GRANTS APPROVAL (FAST5)

Margaret Karren

ANGEL CITY CELEBRATION

Annual large event held in December with approximately 350 volunteers and 5,000 attendees. Event includes a pancake breakfast, Fairs for resources, books, and health; and toy giveaways.

Marjorie Heller

SALVATION ARMY

Sally Gallagher

SOS MENTOR

Bob Donahue
Carole Donahue

CLUB SERVICE DIVISION

Directors: Jonathan Steele

MUSIC / INVOCATION

Join if you would like to lead the patriotic song, play piano during receptions, or give invocation. Musicians and singers needed!

Jack Dibb
Carol Shager

BADGE / GREETERS

Hands out and collects badges, greets members and guests, takes attendance/reservations.

Ed Matveld
Jack Dibb

REGISTRATION

Greets and registers, members, visiting Rotarians and guests, processes payment for tickets.

Ben Turner

CLUB HISTORY

Maintains club history and educates members.

Dave Meshulam
Jay Richardson
Christina Hurn

ROTARY CARES

Reaches out to members with health and welfare issues as well as congratulatory messages.

Bob Aldridge
Mike Birkholm
Carol Shafer

AMBASSADORS

Two Ambassadors are needed at each weekly meeting to greet guests and to follow-up in regards to becoming a member or assist the sponsor of the guest.

BIRTHDAYITES

Carol Shafer

FELLOWSHIP ACTIVITIES

Provide activities that promote fellowship and stewardship amongst members and their families.

COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION

Directors: Paul Ekstrand & Christina Moses

MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Coordinates a consistent branding message and image for all print and television media. Issues press-releases for relevant meetings and events.

Rick Gibson
Christina Moses
Adam Weiss

EL RODEO & WEBSITE

Coordinates copy, photographs, links and other announcements for the club’s weekly newsletter. Also maintains and updates club website.

Paul Ekstrand
Jennifer Gregg

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ensures photography coverage at weekly lunch meetings and fellowship events. Photographers needed!

Tony Medley
Carole Donahue

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

Directors: Ted Fukuda & Manisha Javeri

GLOBAL GRANTS

Organizes, evaluates and implements International Service Projects, including the District Trip.

Marjorie Heller

MYANMAR

J T Warring
Gus Oppermann
Ben Harati

WORLD PEACE FELLOWSHIP & GLOBAL SCHOLARSHIP

Interviews and selects applicants to recommend to the District for Rotary International funded scholarships for a year of post-graduate study abroad.

Manisha Javeri

INTERNATIONAL DINNERS

Organizes dinners at different international restaurants around the Los Angeles area.

Simon Khinda
Rita Lee
Simone Liu

CONSULS GENERAL DAY

Matt Ball

YOUTH DIVISION

Directors: Simone Liu & Heather Shuemaker (SAA)

LA5 SCHOLARSHIPS

Reviews Applications and interviews students for LA5’s 33 annual college scholarships. Requires 2 half-day sessions as participant.

Bob Donahue
Gina Doyle
Josh Mandell

USC ROTARACT

USC Rotaract Club—monthly meetings at USC and serves as liaison to LA5 to recruit our members to participate in Rotaract events.

Jermaine Ee
Dave Tomblin

INTERACT & RYLA

Heather Shuemaker

VOCATIONAL DIVISION

Directors: Maurice Rahimi & Peter Weinberger

DISTRICT ART CONTEST

Carmen Estrada-Schaye
Rita Lee

DISTRICT ETHICS CONTEST

Rotaractors from District 5280 present oral dissertations on the ethical dimensions of various topics, why its an ethical issue, defining relevant terms, and providing pros and cons based upon research facts.

John Green

DISTRICT SPEECH CONTEST

Using Rotary International’s yearly theme, Rotaractors from District 5280 structure a speech that explains, promotes or clarifies how the motto is relevant in today’s world using the parameters as described by the District for that year.

TBD

DISTRICT MUSIC CONTEST

Stan Augustine
Maureen Tepedino

DISTRICT DANCE CONTEST

Simone Liu

PAUL HARRIS LUNCHES

Tim Brown
Vien Le

LITERACY COMMITTEE

Gary Jimenez

VETERANS COMMITTEE

Chris Campbell

SCAM AWARENESS COMMITTEE

In conjunction with the District Attorney’s office, LA5 reaches out to seniors in local communities to help them from becoming a victim of a scam. Members identify senior citizen centers, distribute the DA’s brochures, and make presentations to other District 5280 clubs for further help and distribution.

Mike Birkholm