December 2019
Linda Artiano Esq
Dec 11, 2019 12:15 PM
"What Employers Don’t Know Can Hurt Them”
"What Employers Don’t Know Can Hurt Them”
Alexis Sheehy
Dec 11, 2019 12:15 PM
Redondo Beach Student of the Month Recognition
Jim Chen
Dec 11, 2019 12:15 PM
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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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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

The James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch sometime March 2020.  It will launch from the European space port in French Guiana. That according to Wayne Ung, a Mission Assurance Engineer. He is with Northrup Grumman which is building the telescope portion of the international project.
It will soar aboard a Ariana 5 rocket, Europe's contribution to the project. "Telescopes have been around for about 400 years," said Ung, "and the first telescope to be put into space occurred in the late 1940's'. He briefly described the evolution of telescopes, culminating in the Hubble Telescope. That is until the James Webb Telescope came along.
Costing an estimated  $10 billion, the telescope will allow astronomers to peer back to the very beginnings of the universe, estimated to be 13.8 billion years, in fact the first light of the Universe. Unlike the Hubble, which orbits the earth at about 350 miles, the Webb, which has six times the light gathering power of the Hubble,  will be in a stationary orbit at about one million miles from earth. It is so far away that astronauts ill not be able to visit the Webb in the event repairs are needed. Well, at least currently!  In terms of size, the Webb is 72 feet long (compared to the Hubble at 44 feet long) and when fully deployed will be the size of a tennis court. It must fit inside the 16 foot diameter of the Ariane, and is designed to last 5 1/2 to 10 years; though the Hubble is still in operation 25 years after launch.
The Webb presents unique engineering challenges. Among them, the 500 degree difference between the bottom of the sun shield which protects the Webb from the heat of the Sun, and the top of the sun shield where the telescope will sit, according to Ung.
The president of the Redondo Beach Rotary Club, Faisel Hashmi. is a banker at the Redondo Branch of the Farmer & Merchants branch. Each week he teases us with a "fun fact about money"! The question this week was . . .
                        How many credit cards are in existence?
                                                                                                Curious? For the answer click Read More below.

·       NO MEETING Nov 27: Happy Thanksgiving

·       Salvation Army Bell Ringing Dec 6 & 7

·       Project Outreach Dec 7: 7:45AM - 10 AM DTLA

·       Music Mends Minds Dec 12: 1:30PM to 2:30PM

·       YP Meeting Dec 12: 7PM to 9PM Cabrillo Yacht Club

·       The Arts Group at the Homelight Dec 14: 9AM to 11AM

·       Rotary Club Holiday Party Dec 15: 12PM to 4PM at HT Grill

·       Club assembly Dec 18: Club Assembly  Christmas meeting

·       December 25: No meeting Merry Christmas

·       Jan 1, 2020: No meeting

Rotarians volunteers at the Rise Against Hunger event in Torrance last Saturday and helped to fill over 40,000 packages of food to sent overseas to feed those that do not have enough food or nutrition.  Rotarians were responsible to weigh the packages to meet specific guidelines.
PDG Eli Gauna handed out several Paul Harris Fellows.  The award is given to Rotarians for a donation of $1,000  to the Paul Harris Foundation. They are (from left) Jim Sheehy - PHF+6+Rubies, Alexis Sheehy PHF+6+ Rubies, Michael Carmichael PHF+6, presenter Eli Gauna PDG, Nancy Weisal PHF+1, and club President Feisal Hashmi.
     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.”