• Let’s Get to Business!

    By Lauren SchlauPhotos by Tony Medley“Why did you join Rotary?” is a question we often ask one another.   Read More

  • Come To Life - Thomas Iland

    Almost all of us have in our lives some type of personal challenge and we try to work past them. Our December 6 breakfast speaker Thomas Iland was challenged by being diagnosed with autism at age 13. With highly supportive and caring parents, instead of this being an ending, Thomas and his family made this a beginning of a new path.    Read More

  • Music is Life - What is the Soundtrack of Your Life?

    Our featured October 25 speaker was our Rotary entertainment extraordinaire – Jeremy Wineglass. LA5 Rotarians attending our meetings are welcomed into the get luncheons by Jeremy’s melodies and his quick fun musical intros to speakers.   Read More

  • The Tournament of Roses

    It’s the granddaddy of them all – The Tournament of Roses (TOR), staged for the world right here in usually sunny Southern California each January 1 (unless it’s a Sunday). On September 20, LA5 breakfast attendees heard from TOR CEO David Eads about some behind the scenes challenges the organization faces in keeping the event relevant and exciting to its millions of worldwide viewers of both the iconic parade and the vaunted Rose Bowl football game.   Read More

  • Failure = Innovation!

    Who do you call for product design innovation? In the case of LA5, call Grant Delgatty, Associate Professor and Chair of Product Innovation in USC’s Iovine and Young Academy (IYA).   Read More

  • Members You Should Know: Jared Smith

    If you were present at the club meeting on May 31, then you witnessed history in the making - twice over - by one individual.   Read More

  • The Great LA5 Scholarship Day!

    The moment of great anticipation - Scholarship Day - for LA5 members and graduating L A seniors came this year on June 14. Held at the California Club the 100+ attendees included the 30 scholars, their parents, L A County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Rotarians.   Read More

  • The Committee

    As we often say in non-profit organizations, and Rotary is no exception, to truly get the most out of membership is to join and get involved on a committee. This message was taken to heart this past year by LA5s exemplary Marketing Committee, ably Chaired by Heather Shuemaker, along with incoming chair Malinda Monterrosa, Paul Ekstrand, Chrissy Moses, Michael Stevens Rico Montanez, and Lauren Schlau.   Read More

  • Boys to Men in Uganda

    Laine Wagenseller at Bringing Hope to the Family

    What do you, I, any of us do when the situation calls for involvement? For LA5 member Laine Wagenseller that question was easily answered by: showing up getting involved and caring.   Read More

  • Rotary At The Ready

    It was fast and there were five at the LA5 annual Fast Five meeting. Following months of applications, reviews, Paul Harris lunches and the process of elimination, April 26 loomed large. First, which would be the five finalists and then, how much support would they garner from Rotary? All told our club stepped up to provide $60,000 to help these organizations, dedicated to aiding homeless youth, continue their good and important work.   Read More