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Speakers
Manny Pacheco
Oct 24, 2018
Forgotten Hollywood
Amanda Hunter and Dr Vicki Radel
Oct 31, 2018 12:00 PM
Growing the Power of Peace and RI Foundation presentations
Dominik Knoll
Nov 07, 2018 12:00 PM
Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce
RBRC Community Foundation Board
Nov 14, 2018
RCRB Community Foundation Bylaws - Proposed Revisions
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21, 2018
No Meeting
Dr Ben LaBrot
Dec 05, 2018
The Floating Doctors
Jeff Weigel and Jim Stickler
Dec 12, 2018
Annual Rotary Club Assembly
Christmas Week
Dec 26, 2018
No Meeting
Dr Stephen Keller
Jan 16, 2019
RBUSD Update
Judge Andrew Kauffman
Jan 23, 2019
Judicial Memorabilia, Exerpts from a Book Yet to be Written
Dr Nicole Bosson
Mar 06, 2019
International Disaster Response
 
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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Treasurer
Secretary
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Vocational Service
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Youth Service
Rotary Foundation
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Peace Chair
Program Chair
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Redondo Beach Rotary Community Foundation
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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

Rotarians George Schane, Jim Stickler, Nancy Langdon, Jim Chen, Sandy Bagley and Bastien Morales along with Peary Middle School students and the USC Baseball team and the USC Dance team worked to clean up the School Garden.  Watch the Video by Nancy Langdon
Rotarian and KTLA 5 News meteorologist Vera Jimenez stops by the News Director’s Office to share stories from her career. Vera is the recent recipient of the Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and shares why she dedicated the award to her mother. She shares amusing anecdotes about getting her start as a traffic reporter, and discusses her work with Redondo Beach Rotary.
 
Follow this link to listen to a funny, poignant, and fascinating story: The News Director's Office
Theodore Kenneth Wendorff, lived nearly 92 adventurous years. He is survived by his 4 children, 15 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and Kim Wendorff, his loving wife of 25 years.
 
Ted grew up in Gardena during the depression and learned from a young age how to work hard. His parents would pack their lives and drive to the family farm in Nebraska every summer just to save money on rent. He got his first job at 9 years old selling day-old bread door-to-door for three cents a loaf.  And he made money as a high schooler by driving a hearse even before having his license. 

 
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after high school, went to Northwestern and USC dental school on the GI bill. After college he went into orthodontics where he had a practice in Redondo Rivera for over 38 years, always with some real estate investment on the side. And he loved his time with Rotary, dedicating 60 years of his life and traveling the world with Kim for the service of others.
 
He lived large and loved well. He was an adventure seeker at his core, and even in his later years attempted to keep up with current technology and computers. He never stopped exploring new terrain or working hard to perfect a skill in one of his favorite activities like tennis, surfing, water skiing, heli-skiing, fly-fishing, or hunting. Ted would always say, “if you’re not falling, you’re not getting better.” He safari’d in Kenya, went scuba diving in British Honduras, windsurfed in Hawaii, built dental clinics in Mexico, and played the banjo, organ and trumpet.
 
He was a man of many talents, but he never stopped wanting to learn more.
 
As a dad he always took time to be with us kids. We’d often sit with him on the organ bench, play backgammon or listen to him explain financial performs and share his philosophy on life. While he stayed busy, we always knew he was proud of us and would make time to sit and talk to us when we needed him.
 
About 10 years ago he decided to surrender his life to Christ and pursued his faith with a new passion.  One of his greatest joys later in life was listening to Todd preach at the River Church. 
 
He always wanted to make a difference in this world, and we know he did.
 
It would bless our family if you wanted to donate to the two causes that were near and dear to Ted’s heart: River Church and Rotary International
Rotarian Dieter Thomas passed away suddenly from a heart attack, on June 23, 2018. He was 76 years old. 
 
An immigrant from Germany, Dieter was an architect and well-known in his adopted country for having designed several award-winning homes. He joined the Redondo Beach Rotary Club in 2008 and volunteered in several capacities. Among his service to the club, he served as a volunteer architect on the Redondo Beach Veterans Memorial Task Force. The group spearheaded a project to build a memorial to area servicemen in Veterans Park in Redondo Beach.
 
In 2013, Dieter filled the role of Santa Claus on the annual Redondo Beach Christmas Police Department sleigh. When he rode the sleigh through the streets, and the sleigh stopped every couple of blocks for the children to sit on his lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas, one little boy said, "Isn't that Dieter?" The child asked his Mom why Dieter was playing Santa.  She came up with the best story. "Well, Santa was stuck back east and wasn't going to get here on time, so he called Dieter because he knew they looked a lot alike and asked if Dieter would be his substitute."
 
Well, thank goodness the Mom shared the story with us, because the next time we saw the little boy he came right out and asked Dieter, "Did Santa really call you?"  And of course, Dieter said "Absolutely. The real Santa did not want to disappoint all the children, so I listened to all the wishes and reported them back to the real Santa." 
 
Dieter is survived by three children, two sons-in-law, three granddaughters,  and his beloved partner, Dottie Hashizumi. “He was such a wonderful, caring, kind and gentle man.  He will be sorely missed.  I’m so happy he was in my life for nine year.” She added, “On August 11th, his 2 daughters, 2 of his 3 granddaughters and 1 son-in-law and I will take his ashes out to sea.”