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Newsletter - Current Mar 15, 2018
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Rotary Club of Villa Park Newsletter

Annual Speech Contest

Opening Ceremonies:

Invocation: Bill Campbell-

Pledge of Allegiance: Elliott Brender

Rotary Four Way Test: Marc Hurd

Song : "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" Teri Elmendorf

Greeter:Dan Gray

Secret Greeter: Robert Shumate

Sgt At Arms: Dale Dagley




Family and Friends of our speakers

Saifa Vani

Mike Licari

 Eagle Scout Presentation 

Andrew Urch

Building Benches in the Quad at Villa Park High

Funds were collected to help support the project.


Speech Contest:

Dr. Linda Bartrom- Youth Services Chair

Topic: Rotary's Four Way Test and What it Means to Me.

Special Thanks:

Judges: Lesslie Giacobbi, John Valentine, Dan Gray, Charlie Gallagher, Robert Shumate, Paula Meyer

Certificates:  Jay Applebaum

Monetary Awards: Craig Beinlich

Entrants and Placement:

    - 1st Place- Abbie Mills

    -2nd Place- Elianna Peng

    - 3rd Place- Alexandra Lai

    - Honorable Mention- Sophia Faxcenelli, Dina Mirbabaei, Andrew Urch, Christian Uriostegui

Front: Alexandra Lei, Elianna Peng, Dina Mirbabaei, Abbie Mills

Back: Sophia Fascenelli, Lesslie Giacobbi, Chad Zimmerman, Dr. Ken Miller, Dr. Linda Bartrom,Christian Uriostegui, Andrew Urch



Chad Zimmerman- Next Fireside Chat - April 17 or 18th at the home of Al Verkuylen

Mike Brunhober- Global Mexican Grants for Caborca, Mexico

             - The next global grant is for 2 portable incubators and monitors for infants that need transport to the neonatal ICU at Hermasillo

             - proposed cost is $70,000- 75,000 and we already have commitments for $40,000- we are still looking  for partner clubs.

Robert Shumate- School Visitation Dates- to follow



Charlie Gallagher- Birthday yesterday- celebrated with dinner at the Orange County Mining Company and plans to get together with friends this weekend.

Bill & Paige Baker- celebrated their anniversary- details to follow

Chad Zimmerman- celebrated his 3rd year in Rotary. Daughter Alyssa celebrated her birthday last week.


Happy Bucks:

Pam Dunn- Thanked Jay Applebaum and Dan Gray for trying to consolidate our Facebook Page. Pam also helped in this effort.  We discovered there were 3-4 different

   Facebook pages for the club.

  - Lobsterfest- Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary - Saturday, May 18th- We are hoping to get 10 members to attend -

             For those of you who have never attended this is a great event- As Big Tail Sponsors we get a special table with appetizers, wine and beer

                All the Lobster, Steak and side dishes you can eat served at the table - The more people go the merrier!



Chad Zimmerman and Lesslie Giacobbi- were Principal of the Day at Cerrano Elementary and Villa Park High and really enjoyed the experience.

        - they were able to meet the new OUSD Superintendent- Gunn Marie Swenson.

Robert Shumate- Having a great time on his staycation.

Chuck Neimann- Is proud of grandson Ethan Harris who won the VPHS Science Fair and just participated at the County Science Fair.  Chuck is waiting to see

         if he made it the State Science Fair.

Dale Dagley- visited with Steven & Barbara Pollack in Prescott, Az.- they're doing well.

Jay Applebaum- Noted the article that appeared in the recent edition of the Sentry about our recent polio trip to Caborca.  Another article should appear in the upcoming

        issue of the Villa Park Magazine.  We also plan to submit this to the Rotary International  Magazine.

Dan Gray- Is working on improving our social media presence.


Upcoming Dates:

3/20- Board Meeting

3/22- Cerro Villa Essay Contest

3/ 29- Steve Lopushinsky

4/5- Ed Carter - Community

4/9- District President's Dinner