Stories

  • Imagine Rotary

    Think of a black mouse... with a pair of white gloves... dressed in red shorts with two buttons. This well dressed rodent is Mickey Mouse, a character imagined by Walt Disney in 1928. We all know the power that comes the Mickey Mouse, or rather from the   Read More

  • For Your Consideration: Your Friendly Tax Collector, Chairwoman Fiona Ma, CPA

    It’s always interesting to hear the journey of someone called into public service. Often times, it’s a bumpy road, filled with swarthy opponents or natural disasters. For Chairwoman Fiona Ma, CPA, from the State Board of Equalization (SBOE), the biggest   Read More

  • Finding Common Ground: Mayor Garcetti's Call to Rotarians

    It was a great day at LA5 for President Todd’s inaugural meeting. Long a friend of LA5, we were honored to have Mayor Eric Garcetti attend as our keynote speaker.   Read More

  • The Language of Rotary

    세계에서 좋은 일을 (Doing Good in the World)

    LA5 member, Herb McGurk, spent the last eight years selling real estate in Koreatown; so he knew enough of the local language to get by. He also knew that his Korean vocabulary was far too limited to spend a week in Seoul, Korea at the Rotary International Convention; so he subscribed to a Pimsleur language program to learn Korean right after he registered for the July event.   Read More

  • The Longest Goodbye

    Billowing clouds of steam whisked with eye-watering, thick, black smoke. Harmonious chugging of a locomotive. Yells of “All aboard!”, an engineer struggling to throw coal from the tender, shrill squeaking of brakes, and Dinah blowing his horn.   Read More

  • LA Rotary Club Scores Big with Ability First Bowling Tournament

    Jonas and Brandon were focused and deadly serious. While laughter and cheers filled AMF Montebello Lanes early on a March Saturday morning, there was a cold silence on lane 31.   Read More

  • Rotary World Peace Conference

    Seven California Rotary Districts (5330, 5320, 5340, 5300, 5280 and 5240) hosted the Rotary World Peace Conference on January 15th and 16th of 2016 in Ontario California. The conference theme was “Connecting Leaders and Conflict Resolution Experts with Solutions to Create a Culture of Peace”.   Read More

  • 2016 Sketchers Performance Los Angeles Marathon

    Gayle Anderson was live in Pasadena with THE ROTARY CLUB OF LOS ANGELES FOUNDATION, one of the OFFICIAL 2016 SKECHERS PERFORMANCE LA MARATHON CHARITIES.   Read More

  • President of LA5 Rotary: Jose Vera

    The Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5) recently awarded grants to five non-profit organizations working to resolve homelessness.   Read More

  • Rotary Club of Los Angeles Fights Homelessness

    The Rotary Club of Los Angeles awarded five local non­profit organizations committed to combating homelessness a portion of $64,500 at its 2016 Fast5 Community Service Grant event this month.   Read More