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.

Students gain valuable experience as well as exposure to University Deans and professors as well as significant professionals in a variety of community fine art disciplines.

This program also provides Rotary to have an opportunity to connect more significantly with the community through public and private schools, churches, performing arts and art studios, YMCA, YWCA, The Salvation Army, theater groups and community centers.

Areas of competition include SPEECH, MUSIC, ART, and DANCE.

Prizes will be awarded in each area of competition at the District 5280 Competition to be held on March 10 at Loyola Marymount. 

  • 1st place - $1,000
  • 2nd place -  $500
  • 3rd place - $250.00

District competitors are selected from local Rotary Clubs throughout the District who conduct their Club's independent competition. LA5's 1st place award students advance to the District Competition.

Here are our fellow LA5 members who are providing leadership in our participation with the Pageant of the Arts Program:

Music 

Stan Augustine, CFO
House Ear Clinic

Major Osei Stewart, General Secretary
The Salvation Army Southern California Division

Dance

Herb McGurk, Associate Broker
Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills North

Art

Past President Don Crocker, Vice Chair Emeritus
J. E. Roberts Companies

Maureen Tepidino, Owner
Design by Maureen

Shahla Reynolds, Marketing Director
Sonarta

Speech

Here is an opportunity for our new members to consider. At present we need some LA5'ers to join with one of our newest members Kevin Cape to provide leadership over this important segment of LA5's participation in this important program. Please let President Charisse know if you are interested.