Glasses for School Children
 
Hygiene in Africa
Holiday Party
Welcome to the "Club of Excellence"
Rotary Club of Redondo Beach
 
We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 
R10 Social House 
179 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach
12:15 p.m. for lunch
3rd & 5th Wednesday via Zoom at 12:30 p.m.
1st Wednesday at 4 p.m. for a social hour
 
Guests wishing to attend please contact
 
We serve our community around the block and around the world to improve the lives of people everywhere following the interconnected and interdependent Rotary Areas of Focus:
Promoting Peace
Fighting Disease
Providing Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Saving Mothers and Children
Supporting Education
Growing Local Economies
Protecting the Environment
Donate to the Rotary Club of Redondo Beach Community Foundation
The Rotary float in the 2023 Rose Parade won the Princess Award.  Although our Rotary club did not participate this year, we thought for the fun of it, that we would announce on our club website, the Rotary award winner.
Colette Paul & Nancy Weisel deliver gifts from the club to the Redondo Beach Police Department.
28 Rotarians attended the 115th Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Awards Luncheon and Ceremony this week to witness the Rotary Club of Redondo Beach receiving the Non-Profit Business of the Year award. President Jeff Weigel accepted the award on behalf of the 64-member club.


 
For the annual Vision-to-Learn event, held at the South Bay Adult School in Redondo Beach, volunteers from the Rotary Club of Redondo Beach screened 140 children and referred 66 children to professional optometrists for free eyeglasses. These 66 children will enter the coming school year better prepared  to learn, play and enjoy the world around them.
At Wednesday's luncheon, Vicki Radel, PDG, told us about Rotary's Inter Country Communities. She noted the Community was established in 1950 after WWII at Rotary Convention as France and Germany formed the first alliance. The ICCs set up a formal framework for long term strategic relationships between countries that wish to learn more about each other’s cultures and engage in work to benefit 
 the friendship and cultures. The representatives from districts who serve on these ICCs are called Peace Ambassadors. Marsha Hunt PP PP Westwood Village is currently the representative on USA-Ukraine committee, and I have been appointed by DG Olivia to serve as the Peace Ambassador representative from 5280 to USA-Turkey ICC. This is a big deal since the USA has ICC relationships with only 12 countries. Romania, France, Russia, Austria, Germany, Lebanon, Mexico, Egypt, India, Honduras, Spain, Ukraine and now Turkey in on the horizon.
 
 
Vicki also announced that District 5280 now has its own QR code. Rotarians can now scan to get the District's online payment, registration and cardboard boat instructions.
Supporting students through all aspects of their education in a priority at El Camino College. The Warrior Pantry is just one of our many resources providing vital assistance to those in need.
Food problems with community college students is a real problem that impacts the ability to learn new vocational skills and improve life in our community.
John Barnett (center) accepts thanks from El Camino College officials for the   donations by the Redondo Beach Rotary Club to the El Camino College Warrior Pantry.
Charitable & Humanitarian Activities the
Rotary Club of Redondo Beach supports. Join us!
             Local Initiatives
 
Vision to Learnfree eyeglasses to all  South Bay schoolchildren who need them;
Music Mends Minds – Song therapy for    dementia and memory patients;
Free dental exams to South Bay families in need;
College scholarships for Redondo Union  students who are college-bound;
High School Vocational Scholarships for students who choose vocational education;
Project ECHO high school entrepreneur    and leadership training;
Meals on Wheels to stay-at homes adults due to disabilities and illness;
The Redondo Beach Police Reserves;
Community gardens & healthy classes  in a local "food desert";
Peace and conflict resolution initiatives  throughout the community;
Salvation Army to help prepare meals during Thanksgiving;
 
High School INTERACT CLUB;
Meals for First Responders (Good Stuff Restaurants);
Backpacks for Kids in domestic violence programs;
Food & Clothing for Homeless in downtown L.A.;
Counting the homeless in Redondo Beach;
Beach Cities Symphony;
STEM Education Initiative;
Battered Women Crisis Center;
RFPD Domestic Violence Program;
Middle School Nutritional Training;
Buddy Benches at key locations;
Serving Thanksgiving Dinners through the Salvation Army;
Annual Bell Ringing fund raising for Salvation Army.
         International Initiatives
 
Worldwide Polio eradication (Rotary wide) -- since the mid-1980s, Rotary International has worked at eradicating polio worldwide. The dread disease is now only in Nigeria and Pakistan.
Girls' hygiene initiative in Kenya -- teaching hygiene to female students;
School uniforms for orphans in Africa -- often the first school attire for youngsters;
Literacy initiative in Guatemala - teaching reading & writing.
Education & female empowerment  in Bangladesh. southeast Asia - mothers teaching other mothers;
Life-saving neonatal equipment for      hospitals in Mexico - to give newborns infants a chance.
Clean water initiatives on Fiji Islands and around the world;
Remote Island Oxygen for pre-natal (multi club grant)
International Youth Exchange (Rotary wide)
Argentine prenatal ultrasound equipment (multi club grant)
Household Goods for Camp Pendleton military families (multi club)
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Upcoming Speakers
Location TBA
Feb 01, 2023 4:00 PM
Boys and Girls Club of the LA Harbor
Feb 08, 2023 12:25 PM
Zoom meeting : Student of the month (Washington Elementary and Tulita Elementary)
Feb 15, 2023
Zoom meeting: Rotary Action Group for Peace ("Peacebuilders")
Feb 15, 2023 12:25 PM
Upcoming Events