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Speakers
Nancy Weisel and John Barnett
Mar 27, 2019 12:15 PM
Craft Talks
Jim Mellert, DDS and Jamie Houck, DDS
Mar 27, 2019 12:30 PM
Health Rotarian Talk - Dental Myths versus Facts
Caitlin Crommett
Apr 03, 2019 12:15 PM
Attracting, Engaging and Retaining Younger Generations in the Workplace
Brian Regalbuto
Apr 10, 2019 12:15 PM
Hocus Pocus Tax Reform in Focus
Bob Hockberger
Apr 10, 2019 12:30 PM
Healthy Rotarian Talk - The Blue Zone Project
Mike Stark and Jason Owens
Apr 17, 2019 12:15 PM
Craft Talks
Dr Stephen Keller
Apr 24, 2019 12:15 PM
RBUSD Update
Bruce Logan, DDS
Apr 24, 2019 12:30 PM
Health Rotarian Talk
Connie Siegel
May 01, 2019 12:15 PM
Dow Jones Drops 700 one Day, Up 1000 the Next - Why? How to Invest Your Retirement 401(K) and Sleep
Vicki Radel
May 01, 2019 12:30 PM
Vocational Moment
Dr Benjamin LaBrot
May 08, 2019 12:15 PM
Floating Doctors
Sylvia Hill
May 08, 2019 12:30 PM
Vocational Moment
YPG Evening Meeting
May 15, 2019 6:30 PM
Nasrin Moghadasian
May 22, 2019 12:30 PM
Vocational Moment
RBRC Community Foundation
May 22, 2019 6:30 PM
Evening Scholarship Awards Reception
Kenn Horowitz
May 29, 2019 12:15 PM
The Opioid Crisis/Dilemma: a Pharmacist’s View
Karl Huggins
Jun 05, 2019 12:15 PM
The USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber
Jeanne Peters, RD
Jun 12, 2019 12:15 PM
Optimize Your Brain! Food and Lifestyle Secrets for Better Health
Jody Miller
Jun 19, 2019 12:15 PM
Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone to Attain Happiness
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rock 'n Roll Casino Night 2019!

Mark your calendar now for
Rock 'N Roll Casino Night!

 

The Redondo Beach Rotary Club's 14th Annual 
Casino Night Charity Fundraiser

March 23, 2019      6:30 - 11:00PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Redondo Beach

 
Casino Games    Great Food  Dancing    Live music by Feed The Kitty    Silent & Live Auctions
 
$95 each
Includes 2 drink tickets &  Self Parking
Contact: Karen Weigel
 
Faisal Hashmi
Casino Night 2019 Chair
 

Redondo Beach Rotary Club News

(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.


    Jason Owens is an 8th generation native of Southern California, where his great grandparents arrived to the Los Angeles area in   the early 1800s.
 
    He works in the dental industry serving dentists in the success of their practices. Jason also serves as a board member of the       
Children’s Dental Center of Greater LA, and the Friends of Banning House Museum. He prides himself in practicing service             leadership in all he does.

In his spare time, Jason enjoys sailing offshore races (he's completed two Trans Pacific competition -- that's from Hawaii to California), studying California history and spending time with his wife Joni, and two daughters Reilly and Ruby.

After a long and successful career in sales and marketing of financial products, Nancy Weisel decided it was time to address her bucket list. It was give-back time. She joined the Rotary Club of Redondo Beach.

A native New Yorker, she worked her way across the country and settled with her husband, Jim Benton (a cowboy from Oklahoma, in Redondo Beach 22 years ago.  

After spending so much time worrying about herself and her husband, and preparing for retirement, she realized it was now time to help others.  Hence her interest in Rotary and all the things Rotarians do to help both domestically and internationally, “I’ve never looked back,” she said. “I look forward to tomorrow and what the future brings, and am excited to include Rotary in it.”