Stories

  • Welcome to the California African-American Museum

    Los Angeles can be characterized as a city with an abundance of riches. Reading this may evoke many places we like that make life enjoyable. However fewer may immediately think of the California African-American Museum (CAAM).   Read More

  • Dete Meserve - Good Is best!

    When the world, seems like a dark place through the lens of news broadcasts and TV crime dramas where does one go to feel uplifted and inspired? If you are LA Rotary5 President Erick Weiss you can call up your own positive energy, or for the rest of us, it’s to invite Dete Meserve, Erick’s neighbor and friend, to speak at our Friday, August 10 luncheon.   Read More

  • This Is Me

    President Erick's thoughts on his opening remarks on July 13

    Opening up the 110th year of LA5 was an exciting challenge. There were many things running through my mind. What do I want to change? What can I change? Will I know the difference? What change do members want? What changes do they absolutely not want? And finally, why Rotary?   Read More

  • Give Me Shelter!

    Over the past several years, Rotary5’s special mission and passion has been to learn about and help alleviate homelessness. In his remarks, Past President Jose Vera noted how the club supports dedicated homeless service organizations through our Fast Five grants, and has had many speakers keeping us informed on the situation.   Read More

  • Camp Paivika

    Only steps beyond Gliders Launch, the point just above Crestline at which thrill seekers leap off the side of the mountain and gently hang glide to the valley floor, is a community of campers who are no less brave and eager to experience the wonder of life than the hang gliders. Camp Paivika has been serving special needs children and adults since 1947.   Read More

  • Getting to the Essence

    On Friday July 13 the first meeting Rotary LA5’s 110th year began with a bang – that is, the bang of the gavel marking the tenure of Erick Weiss, our new President. The meeting began with an inspiring song by Laura Dickenson backed-up with a talented dance troop from Erick’s long time business colleague and friend, Doug Johnson of Entertainment Plus Productions, and sponsored by Rotary 5 members Michael Hart, Joshua Mandel and Ben Harati.   Read More

  • The Demotion of a Rotary President

    For a moment, it felt like a routine meeting. On June 22, as she has done for over 40 meetings, President Charisse Older took to the dais to call the meeting to order. She rang the bell that calls us together then glanced at her notes. When she raised her eyes from the paper she was greeted by a heartfelt standing ovation. And so began the demotion of the 109th president of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles.   Read More

  • Scholarship Day Meeting Recap

    One of Rotary’s most anticipated and inspiring meeting is Scholarship Day, held this year on June 15 at the California Club.   Read More

  • LA5 Wine Tasting

    "Que Syrah Syrah, whatever will be will be...Better with wine! We finally allowed our senses to be enlivened at our June 16th, Rotary wine tasting experience at the home of our Fellow Rotarian Tony Medley in Hancock Park.   Read More

  • LA5's First Media Partner

    LA5 Partners with Publisher Modern Luxury

    The Rotary Club of Los Angeles is pleased to announce that publisher Modern Luxury has become the first media partner of LA5.   Read More