Stories

  • Myanmar Water Project

    By Walker Railey

    Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is a nation rich in jade and gems, oil, natural gas and other mineral resources. But Myanmar is one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia, suffering from decades of stagnation, mismanagement and isolation. The lack of an educated workforce skilled in modern technology hinders Myanmar's economy and its economic success.   Read More

  • District Governor Cozette Vergari Visits LA5

    I am honored to be standing before you today, as your District Governor. We in District 5280 are a team of over 2300 Rotarians, making a difference in our communities throughout the greater Los Angeles region, not to mention the difference we make in many peoples’ lives, around the world that we never even have the opportunity to meet.   Read More

  • Celebrating #WeAreWomen at the LA Sparks Game

    ​Rotarians Ann Hollister, Executive Director of Vision To Learn (Rotary Club of Westchester) and Beatrice Girmala, Assistant Chief of LAPD (Rotary Club of Hollywood) were two of the eight women honored on August 27, 2017 at the LA Sparks #WeAreWomen Game.   Read More

  • Rotaract: Rotary in Action

    Ashton Farrar (President Elect of USC Rotaract) and I had the great pleasure of attending the Big West Rotaract Institute in Santa Clara, CA, this July.   Read More

  • Rotary LA5 Serves at AbilityFirst Camp Paivika's 70th Anniversary

    A warm thank you note from Adam Pilder

    Thanks so much to everyone who attended the Camp Paivika 70th Anniversary on Saturday, July 29th.   Read More

  • President Charisse Older's Inaugural Meeting

    As we welcome President Charisse to lead LA5 in the new Rotary year, we are inspired and excited to hear the direction in which she will lead us.   Read More

  • In Memoriam: Steinar Tweiten 

    By Dr. Walker L. Railey

    Steinar Tweiten was known to most members of LA5 Rotary as a distinguished gray-haired gentleman with an engaging disposition, who arrived each Friday on his motorized scooter.   Read More

  • Putting the "Party" in the President's Party

    As President Todd Johnson always says, “I hope you leave this meeting feeling better than when you came.” It would be hard to imagine anyone who attended the Annual President’s Party and Awards on May 21st didn’t feel that way.Through the generous   Read More

  • AbilityFirst Stroll and Roll

    By Rebecca Haussling, Senior Director of Communications, AbilityFirst

    With the help of partners and celebrity champion/actress best known as "Becky" from Glee, Lauren Potter and honorary chair, Jaclyn Smith of Charlie's Angels alongside NBC4 ,"Today in LA" anchor Whit Johnson and meteorologist Shanna Mendiola (and with a   Read More

  • LA5's Scholarship Committee Improves The Lives Of Students And Rotarians Alike

    By Joshua Mandell and Gina Doyle, Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs 

    Each year dozens of members of LA5 gather together to award scholarships to some of the best and brightest students within downtown and Los Angeles County. At our upcoming meeting on June 16th, LA5 will award approximately $190,000 in scholarship monie   Read More