Stories

  • Floating into 2019!

    Building LA5's Float for the New Year

    On the crisp Thursday morning after Christmas, Brenda, Sally, Richard, and I represented LA5 at Phoenix Decorating, working 8 hours to build Rotary’s 2019 Rose Parade float.   Read More

  • Invocation by Denise Anthony

    At the October 12, 2018 LA5 luncheon featuring speaker Andy Fastow, member Denise Anthony offered an invocation that many found well-suited to the occasion and personally moving.   Read More

  • LA5 HOLIDAY LIGHTS CRUISE

    Kicking off the Holidays in Newport Beach

    Liz Skrzat, LA5's Social Events Chair along with the Honorable John Green kicked the holidays off in fine fashion by putting together a great LA5 getaway to the famous Holiday Lights Cruise in Newport Beach   Read More

  • Dr. William Estrada — History Making the Los Angeles of Today


    How did the greater Los Angeles region get where it is today? What momentous event occurred 100 years ago to create the city as we now know it?   Read More

  • 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

  • The Power of Tourism - Ernest (Ernie) Wooden, Jr., LATCB

    On October 19 at the California Club, the Power of Tourism was brought to Rotary LA5 from Ernest (Ernie) Wooden, Jr., President & CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LATCB).   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