A pitch for mechanical pencil rental stations operated through a mobile application earned first-place attention from Rotary Club of San Marino’s panel of judges for the organization’s annual business plan competitions.
San Marino High School students Nigel Landon and Carson Giles now prepare to take their pitch — titled “Jot” — to the larger business plan competition on Thursday, April 18, at Huntington Middle School; they’ll be joined by their SMHS peers Charisse Chow and Leo Li, whose pitch for an on-the-go durable makeup line “Drip Cosmetics” took second place last week. The top two winners from South Pasadena High School and Arcadia High School will compete with them there. Continue reading “Rotary Club Enjoys Business Plan Competition”
For his decades of “know-how, dedication and perspiration” in helping to bring about the annual Grad Night celebration for San Marino High School seniors, longtime resident Bob Horgan was named this year’s Paul Harris Fellow for the Rotary Club of San Marino.
Horgan, a member of SMHS’ class of 1958, was honored at the club’s annual program at the Huntington Library last week.
“Now I know how a movie star feels,” he quipped upon being called to the front of the ballroom. Continue reading “Mainstay of Grad Night Has His Day in the Sun”
For Kathryn Barger, the issue boils down to one of her fellow San Marino Titans. The Los Angeles County District 5 supervisor was recalling a county program that endeavored to place the most vulnerable among the area’s chronically homeless residents in proper apartments instead of shelters, until the Great Recession prematurely pulled the plug on the effort. Speaking to her hometown Rotary Club of San Marino, she told her neighbors that her fight against homelessness and work on mental health issues affects them, too. Barger, elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2016, said she was reading a news article about the program about a decade ago when a photograph caught her attention. She recognized the homeless man being featured in the story about the program. He was someone she knew at San Marino High School way back when. Continue reading “Supervisor Shows How Homelessness Can Hit Home”
Speaking in a clear bass voice and using frankness rather than drama to add flair to his stories, local resident Bruce Campbell captivated the Rotary Club of San Marino recently as he recalled his time serving in the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division in Italy during World War II.
That candid delivery made the wry 94-year-old an effective jokester who even made a quip about walking up to the club’s podium (“This will take a minute, don’t worry”). He knew how to read the room, too, days ahead of the annual Trojans-Bruins football matchup. Continue reading “WWII Veteran’s Tales Enthrall Rotary Club”
Rotary Club of San Marino last week doled out more than $25,000 to 39 San Marino-area teachers to help move 31 classroom projects forward.
The Rotary Club each year awards “mini-grants” to teachers who apply for funding from the club for specific projects. This year, the club narrowed the list from 37 projects, which the club likes to be innovative and not recurring acts; likewise, it also won’t award supply replacements. Continue reading “Rotary Club Bestows More Than $25,000 on Teachers’ Projects”