• In Memoriam: Alvin Rudisill

    By Jennifer Gregg

    It is with great sadness to announce the passing of my step-father and 27-year member of LA5, Alvin “Al” Rudisill. He passed away on February 21 at the age of 89.   Read More

  • LAFlies at FlightSafety and GulfStream

    By Jonathan Steele, Steele Works Realty

    On February 24th a group from the LA5 had the opportunity to peak behind the curtain to see the front office of a corporate jet. Upon first glance, you’re met with an array of lights, dials, buttons, computer screens and you wonder how does a pilot make sense of all this and get us safely from point A to point B.   Read More

  • The State of the Club 2018

    By President Charisse Older

    ​LA5 kicked off 2018 with our second annual State of the Club members only meeting. Highlights of the club’s operations were presented in areas of membership, finance and the foundation.   Read More

  • Pageant of the Arts Program Notes

    By Past President Mike Birkholm

    Rotary's District 5280 Pageant of the Arts Program ...chaired by our very own Lance Miller, President of Lance Miller Speaking ... provides our local high school students the opportunity to display their talents and compete with other students for recognition and monetary prizes.   Read More

  • Rotarians Are Making A Difference In Our Community

    By Marjorie Heller, Angel City Celebration Event Chair

    Eight years ago the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office asked Rotary Club of Los Angeles (“LA 5”) for volunteers to staff a holiday toy giveaway in South Central LA.   Read More

  • Philip (Phil) V. Swan, 68th President of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles, 1976-1977

    By Mike Birkholm

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our 68th President of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles our fellow Rotarian and friend Philip (Phil) V. Phil was 88 and passed away on December 7, 2017 after a two year "battle" with Alzheimer's disease.   Read More

  • 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