Directors: Larry Palmer & Adam Weiss
Coordinates all membership development and recruitment activities, including membership receptions and events. Follow-up with prospective members and ensure completion of application.
RETENTION & ENGAGEMENT
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.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
Paul St. John
LA5@ NIGHT MIXERS / EXPOS
Director: Arthur Kassel
COMMUNITY SERVICE CAMPAIGN
Solicits members to donate to the LA5 Community Service Fund.
Flagship program to raise funds for annual scholarships. Volunteers are needed to serve on committee.
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
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.).
GRANTS APPROVAL (FAST5)
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.
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!
BADGE / GREETERS
Hands out and collects badges, greets members and guests, takes attendance/reservations.
Greets and registers, members, visiting Rotarians and guests, processes payment for tickets.
Maintains club history and educates members.
Reaches out to members with health and welfare issues as well as congratulatory messages.
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.
Provide activities that promote fellowship and stewardship amongst members and their families.
Directors: Christina Moses & Paul Ekstrand
MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
Coordinates a consistent branding message and image for all print and television media. Issues press-releases for relevant meetings and events.
EL RODEO & WEBSITE
Coordinates copy, photographs, links and other announcements for the club’s weekly newsletter. Also maintains and updates club website.
Ensures photography coverage at weekly lunch meetings and fellowship events. Photographers needed!
Directors: Ted Fukuda & Manisha Javeri
Organizes, evaluates and implements International Service Projects, including the District Trip.
J T Warring
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.
Organizes dinners at different international restaurants around the Los Angeles area.
CONSULS GENERAL DAY
Directors: Simone Liu & Heather Shuemaker (SAA)
Reviews Applications and interviews students for LA5’s 33 annual college scholarships. Requires 2 half-day sessions as participant.
USC Rotaract Club—monthly meetings at USC and serves as liaison to LA5 to recruit our members to participate in Rotaract events.
INTERACT & RYLA
Directors: Maurice Rahimi & Peter Weinberger
DISTRICT ART CONTEST
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.
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.
DISTRICT MUSIC CONTEST
DISTRICT DANCE CONTEST
PAUL HARRIS LUNCHES
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.