Rotary District 5280 Governor Bette Hall visited with Redondo Beach “Rotarians at this week’s Zoom luncheon meeting. Governor Hall discussed a range of topics with South Bay Rotarians.
Foremost, was her personal commitment to community service. “We live in strange and challenging times,” she said. She commented the Rotary clubs in the district are continuing their humanitarians and charitable work despite the Covid-19 pandemic. “We give back.”
Currently the district has a drive to get volunteer items for young Marine families stationed at the El Toro Marine base in Southern California. “It is the perfect opportunity to give back” as many young families live on base while their Marine is elsewhere on the planet serving a tour of duty. “There is a great need for baby supplies such as diapers,” she said.
She shared the story of a young wife who returned to the base from Japan and commented, “My children have a bed to sleep in” due to the generosity of Rotarians. She told the story of another young family the “received a brand new house. Maybe not as fancy as we live in, but a new home to them none-the-less. They are  so grateful for anything they receive. We are unique in the world,” she said.

After Governor Hall’s comments, President Nancy Langdon gave out several awards. Among them: a Paul Harris Fellows to Walter Campbell, a Fresh Face in Rotary Award to Lauren Campbell (no relation), and Dogoodry Awards to LeeAnn Robinson, George Schane, Jeff Weigel, Conrad Siegel and Eli Gauna.
President Nancy announced a $200.00 donation to Polio Plus from the club in honor of Governor Hall’s presence. Nancy also reminded us that October 26th is World Polio Day.