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Newsletter - Current Sep 14, 2017
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Rotary Club of Villa Park Newsletter

District Governor Ian Hicks

Opening Ceremonies:

Invocation: ED Howard

Pledge of Allegiance: Linda Bartrom

Rotary Four Way Test: Marc Hurd

Song : "You Are My Sunshine" Chad Zimmerman

Greeter: Dan Gray

Sgt At Arms: Dale Dagley




District Governor Ian Hicks

Jim Barden- Asst District Governor

Tony Tripp- Orange North Rotary

Ann Vu- VPHS Interact

Kaitlyn Nguyen- VPHS Interact


Interact Presentation- Ann Vu and Kaitlyn Nguyen-

            - This year:

              New T shirts

              Bi-weekly visits to Kirkwood - to hang out and spend time with senior citizens.

              Coastal Clean-up this Saturday at Hart Park and Grijalva Park- 9am-Noon/ Cub and Boy Scout troop 850 Pier 15 Huntington Beach- 9-noon.

              Red Ribbon Week - last week of October- proceeds to go to drug prevention

              Halloweenfest- bake sale fundraiser

Dr. Linda Bartrom- American Chemical Society- first meeting in 2 weeks with a speaker from Cal State Fullerton.

Dr. Ken Miller- Villa Park High School Happenings-

               - New ACT Testing data is very favorable for the school

               - Campus Beautification Day is coming up soon 

               -  This week the Spartans take on Servite High at Cerritos College- Friday 7pm

                     -Spartan Hunter Ancich is recovering following surgery to repair his broken leg.

Bill Underwood- 3 Month Membership Drive- Keep inviting potential new members

                Farewells: Jim Brodsky - health reasons- call first if you want to visit him at home

                                  Millie Alexander- moved to Arizona

                                  Harry Sidhu- transferred to Anaheim Hills while running for Mayor of Anaheim.

                                  Will Warren- moving to Texas

                                   Margaret Lawson-moving to Todo Santos, Mexico.

                Welcome Back: Chuck Neiman -vacationed in Hawaii for 2 months

                                   Bill Langstaff- spent more time with his family and visiting his new granddaughter in Portland.

                This Saturday, September 16th  at Chapman University- Beckman Hall room 104- Revitalizing and Energizing Your Membership - 8:30-11:30am

                         PDG- Steve Lingenbrink- register at www.rotary5320.org to get a parking pass.

                 Fireside Chat- October- date and place to be determined.

Tony Tripp- Orange North Rotary- Charity Gala to benefit Boys & Girls Club or Orange and Tustin

                 Sunday, October 29th- House of the Blues- featuring Herman's Hermits- $250 per person. 4:30 pm  Gala; 7pm Concert.

                              contact Rose Bock for tickets and information- 714-497-8727

                           House of the Blues- Anaheim Garden Walk- 400 Disney Way #337

Ken Caplin- Foundation Raffle Ticket reminder; Gala October 20th at the Nixon Library

                 Shelter Box USA- $1000 helps provide shelter for 10 people in Florida or Houston.

                  - Ken will email a video about the program.

Steve Stern- Supplies for Florida- Steve is hoping to fill a 40 foot truck with supplies to go to Florida.

               Here's what he wants: Diapers, water, T shirts, Pants, shoes or flip flops- used clothing is ok.

                He has a contact in Houston but needs one in Florida- bring the supplies to Steve's home in Villa Park.

              - The goal is to send the truck next weekend.

Robert Shumate- Status of Joint District Grant with Orange North

             - Robert is collecting items at the bank, but will need help assembling and installing to items at Villa Park Elementary School.

Marc Hurd  - Status of project for the CSP Home for Troubled Youth

             - Marc has 13 boxes of supplies that need to be sorted- he is looking for volunteers to help  




Bryan Nash- 9/11

Henry Morales- 9/13

Dale Dagley-9/13- attended his 60th high school reunion in Illinois; went to Branson for a week with his oldest friend.



Happy Bucks:

Ken Caplin-University of Oklahoma beat Ohio State

Bill Baker- spent his birthday in Monterrey at the Concours D'elegance looking at old classic cars then ventured off to Scotland and a tour of the Whiskey Trail.

Brad & Lisa Reese- are the happy grandparents of a baby girl.

Chuck Neiman- is back from a 2 month stay in Hawaii.

John & Jean Broussard are off on a tour of the USA.

Bill & Mary Campbell are going to Spain and Portugal for a tour and cruise. Bill is slated for knee replacement shortly after his return.


Speaker: District Governor Ian Hicks

Ian is out to shake things up in District 5320 in his "dare to be different' approach to Rotary.  Using a book The Battle For Relevance by Michael McQueen as a

guide he has done away with some of the traditions that he feels are outdated. He has done away with the traditional President's Dinner and created a new more

interactive Leadership Forum with no speaker or announcements, but club presidents and district leaders talking about projects and how to get things done.

He comes to us from the UK, but grew up in South Africa.  He lived in New Jersey, joining Rotary in 1987.  He moved to California in 1989.  He and wife Janet have

3 grown children.

Here's what we learned:

  Rotary now has 1.224 million members worldwide in 35,399 clubs.

  Our recent Angel Game to End Polio and Chili Cook-off raised $19,523

  Rotary International President Ian Risely want you to plant a tree for every member of your family.

  Literacy is a way to break the cycle of poverty and reduce radicalization and gang membership

  Membership should also look toward ways to sustain members

  We are allied with Grandma's House of Hope to end human trafficking; more than 2000 women have ben saved

  Polio- where very close to ending it- 9 cases globally; 6 in Afghanistan, 3 in Pakistan.

          - Ian's goal is to raise $125,000 with matching funds

  RYLA is a great program to build leadership in our young adults.

Upcoming Events:

   Foundation Gala- October 20th Nixon Library. No Speaker- Theme Kentucky Derby- dress crazy and wear funny hats

   Business Expo and Unsung Hero Luncheon- Nov 3rd- Great Wolf Lodge

   District Conference - May- Knott's Berry Farm

Special Stretch for Rotary Pin awarded to Mike Brunhober and Ken Caplin

for their commitment to Rotary and work with International Service

District Governor Ian Hicks & Chad Zimmerman


Special Presentation:  White Hat Society Certificate

Ian Hicks to Jay Lieberman.



Ian Hicks & Jay Lieberman with his White Hat Certificate