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”
Rotary Club of San Marino helped send off one of the city’s own last week at its annual Salute to U.S. Service Academy Appointees.
San Marino High School graduate Raye Cheng, an appointee to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, was recognized by the club at its luncheon last Thursday, alongside Arcadia High School graduating senior Grady Gills, who will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. Both were appointed by Congresswoman Judy Chu. Continue reading “Rotary Club Congratulates Military Academy Appointees”
Speaking at a Rotary Club of San Marino meeting, California Earthquake Authority CEO Glenn Pomeroy urged residents to be prepared financially for when the inevitable next big earthquake strikes Southern California.
“There’s no place like California, but it has a lot of faults,” he said, eliciting chuckles from the crowd. “There are thousands of faults that crisscross throughout the state. As if that wasn’t enough to contend with, there are earthquakes that happen on unknown faults on a daily basis.” Continue reading “Rotary Club Speaker Discusses Earthquake Readiness”
The success of the inaugural Christmas Party for a Cause last week will hopefully pave the way for an annual event courtesy of both Rotary Club of San Marino and Chinese Club of San Marino.
The party, held recently at the San Marino Center, brought the two clubs together in a collaborative effort to celebrate the holidays together while also raising funds for an upcoming drive to benefit the organization Rise Against Hunger. Continue reading “Party for a Cause Brings Rotary, Chinese Club Together”