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Thais Viana is a mother of 4 kids, a Social Justice Advocate, a Lieutenant in The Salvation Army and Corps Commanding Officer of the Redondo Beach Corps. She graduates in 2 weeks with a BA in Management with emphasis in the Non-Profit Sector and begins studying for her Masters in Public Relations in the Spring of 2019.

Thais is passionate about traveling, humanitarian work, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Jesus & coffee. She believes that God loves all of his children and she is here to show that to the world. She was born and raised in Brasil, has lived in Mozambique (south east Africa) and for the past 10 years here in the USA.

She feels honored and humbled to have been elected our Redondo Beach Rotary Peace Chair for 2018-2019 and can’t wait to see all the projects we can do together. “I still believe we can change the world!"

Thais Viana
May 23, 2018
 
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Please join us to honor and show appreciation for our club's longest and most mature fellow Rotarian, Dr. Ted Wendorff. Brief tributes will be provided by the following people:

Dr. Bruce Logan (past president)

Rick Mendoza (past president/past district governor)

Steve Aspel (past president/past mayor)

Eli Gauna (past president/past district governor)

Karen Weigel (past president)

Family members Todd(son), Kim(wife) and Dr. Rick(brother)

Club Members and Family of Ted Wendorff
May 30, 2018
 
First Saturday of each month at 5th and Towne at 8am.
Jun 02, 2018
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 

In lieu of our usual noontime club meeting at the Blue Water Grill on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, we will hold the annual Club Foundation Scholarship Awards Reception that evening at the Samba Brazilian Steakhouse starting at 6PM. The address of the restaurant is 207 N Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. The event will include hor d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. There will also be a cash bar.

Rotary Club Foundation Student Scholarship Awards
Jun 06, 2018 6:00 PM
 

Moe Isono and Kai Yawalkar, our club's Rotary Exchange Students, will talk about their experiences this past year and  their plans for the future.

Moe Isono and Kai Yawalkar
Jun 13, 2018
 
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Redondo Beach Rotary Club President Walter Campbell will review the club's activities and accomplishments during the past year under his leadership.

 

Walter was born in Wichita, Kansas, and grew up in Arizona and Texas.   His father played professional football (Chicago, now Arizona Cardinals) and worked in sales. During WW II,  his mother at age 19 worked as an accounting manager at Boeing, managing some 40 female payroll clerks, all older than herself, some of which were the mothers of her high school girlfriends.  She was so glad the Americans won the war so she could leave Boeing and concentrate on raising 3 sons, even though only one of which, Walter, was especially well-behaved.  She later worked as a primary school office manager in Tulsa.

 

After Permian HIgh School in Odessa, Texas, the school made infamous via book, movie and TV show as “Friday Night Lights”,  and where he played football and basketball, Walter went east to Harvard College, studied psychology, sociology and economics, threw the javelin for Varsity Track, and graduated (AB ‘67). He studied sociology in England on a Rotary scholarship and then worked for Merrill Lynch in NYC.  He then went to Harvard Business School, studied finance and graduated (MBA ‘71).  

Walter worked as a management consultant at Cambridge Research Institute and then as an independent consultant in Boston focussing on strategy and finance.   He later joined Isys Corporation,  a small software and financial information company, as co-founder and Managing Director.   Isys was sold to Lotus Corp which was later bought by IBM. After that, he partly owned and managed several small businesses, the only successful one being City Gardens, Inc., a horticulture company which was sold to Rentokil, a large UK building maintenance company. He then joined with Forest Properties, Inc., in Cambridge,  and has spent the last 20 years or so investing in real estate, mainly in New England and New York. He moved to California in 2006, motivated by the arrival of grandson Luke, a future Rotarian who was recently drafted to help with the backpacks project.

Along the way, Walter married and had three children (Jason, entrepreneur, martial arts teacher and musician; Kirsten, financial services executive; and Robin, Broadway dancer, actor and singer). He has 8 grandchildren, Luke, Connor & Sadie in Manhattan Beach, Jake in Wichita and Mary in Phoenix, and William, Henry & Clara in NYC.

His current interests include grandchildren, Rotary, Shakespeare, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Economist, investing, going to the gym, personal financial planning, struggling with low interest rates, Rotary and hoping for the best.

Walter Campbell
Jun 20, 2018
 
Jun 20, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
 
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Michael Gin currently serves as a Principle Information Systems Analyst and Project Manager for the LA County Department of Health Services. He previously served as Mayor of Redondo Beach from 2005 to 2013. He also currently serves as an Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Civic Leader for Space Superiority, a role that will be the focus of his presentation.

Mike received a BS degree in Computer Science from USC in 1984 and graduated as a David Bohnet Fellow from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University in 2007. He has received numerous awards including the Harvey Milk Champion of Change Award from the White House in 2013. He lives in Redondo Beach with his spouse Christopher Kreidel and is an Honorary Member of the Redondo Beach Rotary Club.

The Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Civic Leaders for Space Superiority is a major command-level program whose membership is comprised of respected, influential civilian leaders selected from across the United States. Program members are influential civilians who are in the position to advocate for Air Force Space Command and Air Force issues.  They provide AFSPC leaders insight into state and regional viewpoints and help secure community and governmental support for Air Force Space Command programs, installations and personnel. 

Michael (Mike) Gin
Jun 27, 2018
 
First Saturday of each month at 5th and Towne at 8am.
Jul 07, 2018
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
Club Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of every month.
Jul 11, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Jul 22, 2018
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Club Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of every month.
Aug 08, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Club Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of every month.
Sep 12, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Club Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of every month.
Oct 10, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Club Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of every month.
Nov 14, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM