Stories

  • 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

  • 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