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The Rotary Club of Redondo Beach 
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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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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.
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     Rotarian Mike Stark, a former commander of the Redondo Police Department Reserves, told assembled Rotarians that a growing crime in Redondo Beach is scamming or online theft. This theft is most common among people who are retired or over 50 years of age.
     “Typically, thieves call and claim they are from a utility company or the IRS.  They tell homeowners their account is frozen, and they must immediately send a personal check, usually to an off-shore bank in India or Africa,  to unlock the account.  Or they call in the middle of the night and tell you a relative has been in an accident and is in jail, and that you need to send money to bail them out. Once they have your money you will never see it again” he said.
     Don’t panic if you receive one of these calls, he continued, “ask for a  call back phone number or hang up on them.  Then call the Redondo PD and report the incident.”
How many Rotary clubs in District 5280 can claim a member who has been a ski instructor in Austria? Probably not many, except the Rotary Club of Redondo Beach.  Our newest member, Dominik Knoll, has that accomplishment on his resume.  Originally from northern Italy (Knoll grew up in the Dolomites) he holds a MS in Management plus an MBA. Dominik speaks three languages, Italian, German and of course English  He has published a management book in German and is currently President of the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce. He was sponsored into Rotary by our current club president, Faisal Hashmi.
Dear members of Redondo Beach Rotary Club,
      This is always my happiness to tell you about myself. I am happy for teaching neighbor children. I hope you enjoyed my last letter. We are fine and hope you all are well and doing your daily work.
     Last week I went to a doctor with my daughter Jannati and met a man there who was also waiting for the doctor. I introduced myself and the man happily welcomed me. He is a very good person a Rotarian and shared with me about their Rotary Club and activities. I shared with him about our school and your club supports to our school. He said to me that he visited Canada to attend in a Rotary Conference. He became so happy to know that I teach little children and praised our works in community. At the end he asked me about the location of my school and committed to visit my school in someday.   
      At this week’s luncheon, we heard about developments at the Los Angeles Port. In a word, they are massive.
      Known as the L.A. Waterfront at San Pedro, the 7,500 acre waterfront was one of the last undeveloped port properties in California. That is until the San Pedro business community, in cooperation with the City of Los Angeles and community residents, decided to tackle the task of finally developing the area.  With 800 parcels of land in the Waterfront park, development has taken on a variety of projects.
       “It took us 10 years to get the environmental impact statements approved,” said Augie Bezmolinovich, community affairs advocate, The EIR’s were finally received in 2009 and work began. Bezmolinovich described the variety of projects currently underway, and planned for the future, as he gave Rotarians an update of developments at the LA Port Waterfront.
     The heart of development is the LA Port, which started as a fishing village more than 100 years ago. Now, handling more than 9.5 million containers (known as TCU’s or 20-foot equivalent containers), the Port generated nearly $300 billion cargo value in 2018.  The Port is the economic driver at the local and regional levels and a key generator of jobs.
     Bezmolinovich said the San Pedro Public Market, which adds a new marina, is one of the two major projects at the Port, the second being the outer terminal to handle larger cruise ships.  In addition, he described new plazas, recreational harbors, museums, parks and continuous promenades. the Battleship USS Iowa, a new Craft Marketplace and Brewery.

The Rotary Club of Redondo Beach mourns the sudden death of Judi Yourman.  Judi joined our club in March of this year.  She died on September 29 when a loose tire jumped the center median of the 405 Freeway and smashed the windshield of her car. Yourman was driving at the time, and the loose tire hit her head-on.

Funeral arrangements are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on October 3 at Temple Menorah. Attendees are invited to her home after the funeral services at 53 Oceanaire Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Judy held a BA from the 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 Rotary sponsor) as an office administrator; and when partially retired performed monthly bookkeeping for a couple of clients. She was voted “most funny” in her junior high graduation class and maintained a great sense of humor. She enjoyed playing tennis.
She and her husband Kevin have three sons. They also have two lovely daughters in law and one is expecting their first grandchild in January.