Stories

  • LA Cocktail Class

    The Perfect Ratio

    Deep in the heart of old Downtown Los Angeles, between Boyle Heights and the Fashion District, 18 LA5 Rotarians and their spouses gathered at Greenbar Distillery.   Read More

  • Rules vs. Principles - Andy Fastow

    Few adults living today are unfamiliar with the name of ENRON and the financial debacle that resulted in the company’s dissolution in 2004. And no one could be more qualified to speak on the company’s financial ruin more than its Chief Financial Officer at the time, (CFO) Andy Fastow.

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  • Be the Inspiration – Courageous Citizens!

    Be the Inspiration

    One way that LA5 exemplifies “service above self” is in recognizing and honoring champions in the community who take action to help save the lives of others.   Read More

  • Ken Blanchard

    The Real Servant Leader in Action

    Rotary LA5 was truly fortunate to have heard from Dr. Ken Blanchard, the highly known and respected guru of groundbreaking leadership research and thought who has influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies for many years.   Read More

  • Anthony Phills

    From Inspiration to Innovation

    Anthony Phills is a true “Renaissance Man” - a designer for celebrities and movie studios, a magazine publisher, branding expert, speaker, author, inventor of “Binge Publishing” Multi-Platform Interactive (MPI™), and the owner of his own design business.   Read More

  • Rosé in the Rose Garden

    “Where there's a will, there's a rosé”…..and where there is rosé, there are Rotarians 

    Atop the hills east of Hollywood, nearly 70 Rotarians and friends gathered on September 9th for the first wine experience of the new Rotary year.   Read More

  • Judge Kevin Brazile

    Your Honor, Our Honor

    Here at Rotary 5, we are privileged to hear many distinguished speakers, but on Friday September 7th, we heard from a true pathfinder.   Read More

  • 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