President's Message

  • Ways to Contribute in the Time of Coronavirus Helping our Homeless Neighbors

    COVID-19

    Includes local groups helping with food, children, hand washing, shelters, the Mayor's Fund, past Fast5 recipients and Rotary partners.   Read More

  • Rotary Club of Los Angeles President's Message

    COVID-19

    Recently, a coworker asked me how my weekend was. I told him it was exactly like my weekday. The days are already beginning to blend together, but we are hanging in there SAFE AT HOME. I hope you are, too.

    This new virtual reality doesn’t mean we can’t get together to accomplish some projects and have some fun along the way. The Scholarship Committee and the Children’s Court Committee are working to bring their respective programs to fruition. The Service Committee is identifying frontline service groups we can support and the Foundation Committee will continue its effort to raise dollars for future Community Grants which will undoubtedly be needed. Meanwhile, the LA5 Care Team is developing a calling tree, a club needs survey, and a job share program to assist the needs of our own members. These will all need a little time to come on board, but our club is taking action in this new reality and I am grateful for each member who is joyfully taking action.   Read More

  • Rotary Club of Los Angeles President's Message

    COVID-19

    In my role at the University I attend daily COVID-19 briefings (offered virtually, by the way) with reports from government officials, physicians, and scientists. They are all saying the same thing: It is essential that we distance ourselves from one another and that we prepare to do so for a lengthy period.

    One of the most disappointing outcomes of this virus is the sudden distance I feel from my Rotary club. LA5 has become such an important part of my life. I find meaning in our work and I count each of you as a friend. As I have made phone calls to many of you, I have sensed that you feel much the same way.   Read More