Welcome to the Rotary Club of Redondo Beach,
 
We meet Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom.  Guests and speakers wishing to
attend should contact George Schane, Membership chair,
 via email to obtain instructions of how to attend.
 
Thanks from the Salvation Army!
On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, several Rotarians met at the Salvation Army to prepare the meals for Meals on Wheels:   Jim Stickler, John Barnett, Nancy Weisel,  LeeAnn & Michael Robinson, Nasrin Moghadasian, Jeff & Karen Weigel, Laurel Cameron’s family Scott and Taylor Cameron and Brook and Brittany Edwards, and Amy Zimmerman (she brought Interactors along - Cambria Brann & her brother Paxton) to be in service.
More than 200 residents of Redondo Beach came to the drive through widow to pick up meals for their families.
Karen Weigel hard at work preparing meals for Thanksgiving Day at the Salvation Army.
People of Action - Annual Report of the Redondo Beach Community Foundation
For more than 100 years, Rotary has united leaders who donate their time and expertise, taking action to improve their communities. From delivering meals to the elderly, providing food to the COVID displaced to facilitating nutritional training to middle school students, and 28 other charitable projects – members of the Rotary Club of Redondo Beach invest their passion and resources to make a di­fference in their community and beyond.
 
Whether utilizing Rotary International resources to work autonomously, or partnering with other Rotary Clubs, or working as a 1.2 million strong Rotary International organization, Rotary’s community-based bottoms up model accomplishes amazing things. Rotary’s worldwide partnership with WHO, UNICEF, CDC and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has taken Polio from 350,000 polio cases in over 125 countries to less than 60 cases in only two remaining countries. Earlier this year the worldwide Rotary Polio team turned its focus to the global pandemic of COVID-19.
 
I know of no better place to put your generous donation to work.
 
Won’t you join us in making a positive difference in our community?
 
Jeff Weigel, President
The Rotary Club of Redondo Beach Community Foundation
 

Karina Pacific is the newest member of the Rotary Club of Redondo Beach. She was voted into the club at the last board meeting. Her classification is Real Estate. Here is her biography. See her listing as a club member for more information:
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Karina was born and raised in Mexico by a single, reticent but hardworking mother, leaving Karina to raise and fend for herself much of her early childhood.She believes her humble beginnings gave her a wealth of richness and glass half full positive mindset that she has used to save her life and soul to this day. She believes in "Less is more."

Karina landed in America- The Land of Dreams at twelve years old, soon realizing that to reach the life she imagined and to spread her wings fully, she’d have to leave her mother. Karina packed a backpack a week after her time in John Marshall High School in Los Feliz and explored The City of Angels with nothing more than a few dollars, but a pulsating optimism and enthusiasm she has to this day.

Every job she held awarded her promotions, accolades, and praise, leading her to keep flying. Karina became an esthetician for ten years but kept getting pulled by the Real Estate bug. She loves that Real Estate offers safety, and it makes the world go round.

Karina believes in being client and community-centric, especially in the surrounding Beach Cities. She is committed to fulfilling each client's needs with the highest level of honesty, integrity, and diligence while guiding them through the buying or selling process. She is an effective negotiator, utilizing the latest marketing techniques to cater to specific client needs.

Also, Karina appreciates good living and energy, good Feng Shui. Classical Feng Shui enhances health, prosperity, and relationships by leveraging a property energy potential, a.k.a. Chi. As a Classical Feng Shui Consultant, Karina can help you align your home to renew stagnant energy and prepare the house to sell.

A strong philanthropist, she volunteers year-round for The Richstone Family Center, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse. Younglife, a youth mentoring nonprofit, and OUR- an organization making efforts to eradicate child trafficking. She believes that coming from a place of service is a priority.

Karina and husband Jerry have been married and live in Redondo Beach for the last two decades. They have loved raising Kyra, their daughter, in the beach cities and through the Redondo Beach School District. Quick plug- Kyra lead the Redondo Union Yearbook Pilot department as "editor in chief" that resulted in several high-ranking national awards for 2019.

Karina believes in good health and working out the mind, body, and spirit with various modalities. Above all, Karina loves and appreciates people. She believes it has been their kindness, goodness, and trust that has given her deep faith in humanity and light. She calls humanitarians "Angels and Heroes" on earth!

Rotary Club at Farmers Market in the Village
Redondo Beach Rotarians Nancy Weisel and Lauren Cameron set up the club canopy at the Famers Market in the Redondo Beach Village this past weekend.  Their objective was to gauge the interest and knowledge of Rotary. It was not great, they report.  “Laurel and I spent the day talking with people about Rotary, and the many local and international projects we take part in. We met with a couple of people who might be interested in joining us as they liked the philanthropic nature of Rotary and our club,” said Weisel.  “We plan on being there for a few Sundays to show the community we are there for them.”
Rotarian George Schane (left) with P.C.I.'s Kenny.  Rotarians donated 15 turkeys.  Aside from annual Thanksgiving food giveaways, P.C.I. does weekly food distribution to local communities.
Redondo Beach Rotary
   Club Peace Bench.
Barry of P.C.I. receives turkey from George Schane.  P.C.I.'s target is about 500 turkeys. Rotarians were given a tour of the P.C.I facility.


 
Congratulations to our Students of the Month! Yujiro & Katie, it was great to hear from you at our Zoom luncheon today. Thank you for being an example for others, and for your leadership! Your future is bright. We also want to acknowledge Lisa Veal and Dale Hillyer for guiding these exceptional students. Thank you Rotarians Alexis Sheehy for your dedication to this important program!
Charitable & Humanitarians Activities the Rotary Club of Redondo Beach supports.  Join us.
 Rotarians installed a new free book library in Redondo Beach. It is a take a book/leave a book library at the corner of Beryl & North Harbor.  
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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;
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.
Redondo Police Reserve Officer Don Neureither receives recognition from Alexis Sheehy, past president of the Redondo Beach Rotary Club. 
         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)
Rotary Club Leader Links to Worldwide Activities
 
LeeAnn Robinson has been the Peace Chair of the Rotary Club of Redondo Beach for two years.  She recently reported,  “These last few months have been amazing meeting Rotarians from around the world! We were on an amazing zoom call today. The speakers shared letters from the 1930’s showing Rotary’s impact all over the world at that time. If you can zoom in, you can read a few of the letters. The presentation today was called The Peace Pipe proposal and it really brought history to life. I look forward to sharing more with club members on a zoom call in early January. Today Nancy Wiesel joined us on the zoom as the three of us are Peace Builders in our club! We would love to have more of you join us!
Rotarians Colette Paul (left), Walter Campbell (holding plaque) and Faisel  Hashmi (right), award recognition to Redondo Beach Police Department.  Police Chief Keith Kauffman shown center.
Incoming Club President Nancy Weisel Honors Husband
Incoming president of the Redondo Beach Rotary Club, Nancy Weisel, was written up in the current issue of Patrons Magazine, the twice-yearly publication of the Torrance Memorial Foundation. “Instead of a specific dollar donation,” she said, “I included the Memorial Foundation as a charity in my trust in honor of my husband Jim, who died recently. The care he received by the staff at the hospital, the times that he was there, was  amazing. So, as a tribute to him and the hospitals care, I included it in my estate planning”
 
The article and Nancy's photograph and article have been posted on the 
Torrance Memorial website.
Upcoming Speakers
Break into small groups to discuss fund raising ideas
Dec 02, 2020 12:00 PM
Assembly for Club Officer Nominations
Dec 09, 2020 12:30 PM
We will be recognizing a student of the month from two of our local school
Dec 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Peace Club
Dec 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Dave Whitehead
    December 6
  • Sandy Bagley
    December 12
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Doug Bailey
    December 18
Join Date:
  • Connie Siegel
    December 1, 1963
    57 years
  • Karen Weigel
    December 1, 2004
    16 years
  • Laurel Cameron
    December 4, 2019
    1 year
  • Rolando Andrade
    December 10, 2010
    10 years
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