Speaker Date Topic
Thanksgiving Week Nov 21, 2018 12:15 PM
No Meeting
Paul Samaras Dec 05, 2018 12:15 PM
Redondo Beach Master Plan Update
Redondo Beach Master Plan Update

Paul Samaras has a Bachelors degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Cal Poly Pomona.  He has worked for 17 years as a professional planner and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).  He is currently employed by the City of El Segundo and holds the position of Principal Planner.  He has a passion for long-range and transportation planning and is currently collaborating with several other South Bay cities to develop common regulations for Shared Mobility Services (bike-share and scooter-share).  He is a Redondo Beach resident and, for the last 12 months, a member of the City’s General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC).

Jim Stickler and Jeff Weigel Dec 12, 2018 12:15 PM
Annual Rotary Club and Foundation Assembly

The Rotary Club and Foundation members will vote on (1) the 2019-20 Board of Directors for the Club and (2) proposed changes to the  Community Foundation Bylaws that were presented at the club meeting on November 14, 2018. 


Surf City Theatre Group Dec 19, 2018 12:15 PM
Annual Holiday Celebration

Please join your Rotary colleagues for our annual holiday celebration. The Surf City Theatre Group will present several holiday themed skits and Sue Johnson and MaryAnne Stickler will lead us in a group singalong of holiday favorites.

Christmas Week Dec 26, 2018 12:15 PM
No Meeting
New Year's Week Jan 02, 2019 12:15 PM
No Meeting



Christian Horvath Jan 09, 2019
Redondo Beach City Council Member
Dr Stephen Keller Jan 16, 2019 12:15 PM
RBUSD Update
RBUSD Update

Dr. Steven Keller has spent 31 years in public education, beginning as a middle and high school history and language arts teacher, a middle school assistant principal and principal, a Director of Student Achievement, and an Assistant Superintendent, before becoming the Superintendent of Schools in the Redondo Beach Unified School District, the finest school district in the South Bay. 

Dr. Keller has been the leader of RBUSD for over 11 years.  In addition to his role as the leader of the district, he has served as an adjunct professor at Chapman University and UC Irvine.  He is also the proud father of Sloan and Jaxon.  Jaxon is a middle school teacher in Orange County.  His wife has the best name in the world, Kelli Keller.  Dr. Keller is an avid Anaheim Ducks hockey fan who believes that penalty minutes should be as equally important as goals and assists. Dr. Keller earned his undergraduate degree from Pitzer College in Claremont and his masters degree from Claremont Graduate University. His doctoral degree is from the University of California, Irvine where he still holds the record for the briefest dissertation.

Judge Andrew Kauffman Jan 23, 2019 12:15 PM
Judicial Memorabilia, Exerpts from a Book Yet to be Written
Judicial Memorabilia, Exerpts from a Book Yet to be Written

Judge Andrew Kauffman was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and has been a Redondo Beach resident since 1985. He received his undergraduate degree from USC and his law degree from UCLA. He has been married for 36 years and has two grown children.


Judge Kauffman has held the following positions:

Deputy District Attorney from 1975-1985

Commissioner of the South Bay Municipal Court from 1985-1989

Judge of the Los Angeles Municipal Court from 1989-1995

Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court from 1995-2011

Arbitrator and Mediator with Alternative Resolution Centers from 2011-present



Theresa Plakos Jan 30, 2019 12:15 PM
Cancer Support Community - So That No One Faces Cancer Alone
Cancer Support Community - So That No One Faces Cancer Alone

Theresa Plakos has been the Public Relations Director at Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach for 9 years. Her primary responsibilities consist of working with the local media as well as outreach to the medical and non-medical communities throughout the South Bay and surrounding areas to spread the word about Cancer Support Community’s many valuable free programs, services and fundraising events. Theresa came to work for Cancer Support Community after a good friend was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Her passion for the work was further fueled by the loss of her father and Stepfather to lung cancer several years ago.


Information about Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach can be found at http://www.cancersupportredondobeach.org/

Sharon Rose and Meredith Feb 06, 2019
Redondo Beach Facility Dog Program
Redondo Beach Facility Dog Program

Sharon Rose is a Community Services K9 Specialist. She has worked for the RBPD for 30 years in various civilian roles, starting with jailer, promoting to jail manager, then evidence manager which included ancillary positions such as PD facility manager, fleet manager, and radio and equipment manager. When the opportunity for the first Facility Dog handler was suggested by the Chief of Police, she jumped at the chance. Sharon and Facility Dog Meredith have been a team for one year. Meredith was donated by Canine Companions for Independence, one of the oldest and most respected organizations who breed, raise and train service dogs for recipients within the United States. They work with officers in the role of peer support, with the community as a victim advocate, with the schools for student outreach, and with the senior centers, care centers, rehabilitation centers, and the Courts to help bring smiles and laughter.

Judith Norton Feb 27, 2019 12:15 PM
Capturing Your Stories
Capturing Your Stories

Judith  Norton received her B.A. in Speech Communications from California State University Long Beach, continued studies at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and earned her Master of Education degree from CSU-East Bay. She has a background in teaching at the college level and as a corporate trainer. Later in her career she became involved in instructional design, specifically designing courses for online learning.

Quite by accident she started creating memory books for the aging parents of baby boomers. A new design focus was formed when she realized how much she enjoyed learning about her clients’ lives. She’s gone on to create printed coffee-table books for their families that include access to their oral histories. This is a priceless keepsake for families.

The focus of her presentation will be a do-it-yourself approach to telling your story. She’s available if an individual needs her, but her main focus is encouraging individuals to tell their story.

As we age gracefully, we realize the importance of telling our story for our families. What do we want to share with them? What nugget of information will explain where they came from? What would you do differently? And, what would you do more of? Perhaps it's time to tell your story.




Dr Nicole Bosson Mar 06, 2019 12:15 PM
International Disaster Response
International Disaster Response

Dr. Nicole Bosson is the Assistant Medical Director at the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and adjunct faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where she is the EMS Fellowship Director.  

Nicole began her medical career working in prehospital care, first as an EMT in Boston, Massachusetts and subsequently as a Fulbright scholar at the Service d’Aide Médicale Urgente (SAMU) in Paris. She came to Los Angeles after training in emergency medicine at NYU/Bellevue in NYC to complete a 2-year fellowship in EMS and Disaster Medicine at Harbor-UCLA and the Los Angeles County EMS Agency.  

Nicole is among the first to be board certified in EMS Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She is actively involved in EMS research, education, and policy development. She regularly instructs at the J. Michael Criley Paramedic Training Institute. Since 2016, she has served on the California State Scope of Practice Committee for the Emergency Medical Directors of California and has worked on several state and national task forces related to EMS and quality initiatives. Dr. Bosson is a certified Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Medical Team Manager and member of California Task Force 2. She deployed with the team to the Nepal and Mexico City earthquakes.

In her spare time Nicole enjoys food tourism and running marathons to make up for it.