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Speakers
Kenn Horowitz
May 29, 2019 12:15 PM
The Opioid Crisis/Dilemma: a Pharmacist’s View
Chuck Anderson
May 29, 2019 12:30 PM
Vocational Moment
Karl Huggins
Jun 05, 2019 12:15 PM
The USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber
Amy Zimmerman
Jun 05, 2019 12:30 PM
Vocational Moment
Jeanne Peters, RD
Jun 12, 2019 12:15 PM
Optimize Your Brain! Food and Lifestyle Secrets for Better Health
Bastian Morales
Jun 12, 2019 12:30 PM
International Student Presentation
Vicki Radel
Jun 12, 2019 12:30 PM
Vocational Moment
Michael Machat
Jun 19, 2019 12:15 PM
DOUGLAS BY DECADE: A History of the Douglas Aircraft Company
Michelle Arthur
Jun 19, 2019 12:30 PM
El Camino College Job Training Program
Jim Stickler, RB Rotary President
Jun 26, 2019 12:15 PM
The Year in Review
 
Club Information

The Rotary Club of Redondo Beach 
A 100% Paul Harris Club

Redondo Beach

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Bluewater Grill
665 N Harbor Dr.
Redondo Beach, CA  90277
United States
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Large Club of Excellence

 
At the 2016 Annual Rotary District 5280 Conference in San Diego, the Rotary Club of Redondo Beach was named the District's Large Club of Excellence.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Redondo Beach Rotary Club News

Judi Yourman has a BA from University of California at Santa Barbara in psychology and an MBA in marketing management. She began her career in New York City as an importer/marketer for wines & spirits. She then started her own business “Better World Promotions”, worked for Amy Zimmerman (her sponsor) as an office assistant, and now partially retired does monthly bookkeeping for a couple of clients. She was voted “most funny” in her junior high graduation class and now enjoys playing tennis. She and her husband Kevin have three sons.

Captain Juliano Santos and his wife Kelsey, share beautiful accents because they are from Brazil. They also have a daughter Julia age 12. Juliano has been involved in the Salvation Army since he was 11 years old. He has a post graduate degree in leadership., and spent seven years in the military with specialty of logistics and organization in catastrophes, what we call Disaster Relief. Juliano has worked for the Salvation Army for 17 years. In addition, he’s quite a musician, who not only plays the guitar, but the keyboards and trumpet as well. So in Juliano, we have a one-man band.

(REDONDO BEACH) Politics. Love it or hate it, you can’t ignore it.
 
At today’s weekly Rotary club meeting Jonathan  Harris, founder and CEO of  consultancy Political Navigation, gave a presentation about politics and surprisingly no one was offended.
 
Harris, a Rotarian, gave a non-partisan talk about the effects of the recent 2018 mid-term election. He hewed the line perfectly, neither favoring nor disparaging either major political party. Instead he talked about the consequences to America’s national political discourse of the shift in power by the Democrat party winning the House of Representatives. A difficult task indeed. But a sampling of his comments illustrates his even-handedness.
 
“Democrats out-raised Republicans 3 to 1, and Congressional Democrats out-raised Congressional Republicans 5 to 1. . . In the general election the Democrat voters  responded to completely different issues than the Republican voters.”
 
He asked, “How many voters in a congressional district?”  Audience guesses ranged between 500,000 and 600,000.  “Not far off,” he said, “the actual number is 720,000.  And of those 720,000 residents how many do you think have a face-to-face meeting with their congressional representative?” Again, the guesses ranged but Harris said, “only about 3% have actual contact with their representative. That’s about 2,800 people or 0.04%.  So if you want to influence your congress person make yourself one of the 0.04%, that’s how you influence your representative.”
 
During a Q&A, at which Rotarians sat in rapt attention, Harris noted, in answer to a question in the news currently, “(Rep.) Pelosi doesn’t want her next two year term to be all about impeachment.”
 
His comments were well received in part because he has an extensive background in reporting and writing about foreign affairs. He began his career in Middle East foreign policy, with a focus on Salafi-jihadist groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda. He worked as a researcher and reporter for TIME magazine in Jerusalem and New York and as a managing editor at the Middle East Forum in Philadelphia.
 
Jonathan has lived in and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, including Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and the Palestinian territories. His articles have appeared in TIME magazine, National Review Online, The Washington Times, The New York Post, the Middle East Quarterly and various online sources.
 
More recently, he has focused on facilitating American political advocacy, specifically education and training for students, non-profits, activists, and business owners on how to promote and defend their own interests with their elected officials.
Theresa Plakos  talked to our club last week about the mission of Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach.  The purpose of the 31-year-old organization is to offer free programs for cancer patients, their families and loved-ones. ”There are physical and emotional effects of cancer,” she said.  “In 2016 alone, CSCRB served a record number of 2,000 people.”CSCRB offers more than 200 programs monthly It has been named “Nonprofit of the Year” in 2016 by the South Bay Chambers of Commerce, a coalition serving 17 Chambers of Commerce and over 60,000 businesses in Southern California.
 
The organization’s website states, ”Our program participants are able to receive our services immediately, without insurance delays or additional expense since all programs are offered at no charge, thanks to the generous philanthropic support we receive.”
It’s mission statement declares: “To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustain by community.: Click here to learn more about this resource.
 
Theresa Plakos  talked to our club last week about the mission of Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach.  The purpose of the 31-year-old organization is to offer free programs for cancer patients, their families and loved-ones. ”There are physical and emotional effects of cancer,” she said.  “In 2016 alone, CSCRB served a record number of 2,000 people.”  CSCRB offers more than 200 programs monthly It has been named “Nonprofit of the Year” in 2016 by the South Bay Chambers of Commerce, a coalition serving 17 Chambers of Commerce and over 60,000 businesses in Southern California.
 
The organization’s website states, ”Our program participants are able to receive our services immediately, without insurance delays or additional expense since all programs are offered at no charge, thanks to the generous philanthropic support we receive.”  It’s mission statement declares: “To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustain by community. Click HERE to learn more.

The newest member of the Redondo Beach Rotary Club is Mike Stark. Although a new member Mike has been an honorary member for several years; he served as Reserve Commander with the Redondo Beach Police Department.

Mike, shown left receiving Rotary pin from former president Walter Campbell, recently retired as the COO of American Financial Network Advisory Services, LLC, a full-service wealth management firm, and decided it was time to join the club as a full member. Prior to joining AFN, Mike was a senior executive in the supply chain/logistics industry for over 30 years. Most recently, he was President of HomeDeliveryLink, a nationwide home delivery company servicing the appliance and furniture industry. Previously, he was president and CEO of three supply chain management companies; Weber Logistics, VSR Logistics and RoadLink Warehouse Solutions, Von’s, and international several companies with global reach.

Mike has a BS from California State University, Long Beach, and executive certifications in Supply Chain Management from the University of Tennessee and MIT.

Mike is also a Reserve Commander and hostage negotiator with the Redondo Beach Police Department and has been recognized as the Reserve Police Officer of the Year for the State of California. He has co-authored two books; one on the history of the Redondo Beach Police Department and the other on the history of Vons Grocery Company.

He and his wife, Tracy are the parents of four adult children and three grandchildren.
He can be reached at Michael@MichaelLStark.com.