Posted by Gurdip Hari on Aug 01, 2019
At the Aug 1, Noon, meeting, Lynwood Club President – Elect Victor Gomez, called the meeting to
order. Before the speaker, District 5280 Governor, Melody St. John, talked about the Lynwood Club,
in the context of what the club can do with all the activities of Rotary at the district level, and world-wide,
there was a discussion of club activates and projects. (District Asst. Governor, Karen Greenberg, also

The exceptionally large turnout included Youthact members, leaders and some parents. Substituting
for Lynwood Club President Gudiel Crosthwaite, were four LUSD staff members: Shawna Dinkins,
Assistant Superintendent; Greg Fromm, Chief Business Official; Carlos Zaragos, Director of Human
Resources, and Ana Gonzalez. Principal, Lynwood High School.

Before the start of the regular meeting, District Governor Melody St. John, met with Lynwood Club
officers in the conference room adjacent to the regular meeting hall. Treasurer Martina Rodriguez took
the lead in talking about club projects and goals. Also, Fernando and Tila Millan talked about past and
coming activities of the Youthact group from Roosevelt ES. The District governor showed particular
interest in the presentation from Tila and Fernando.

Of special note about the Youthact events, is that Fernando and Tila meet with the Youthact leaders
every Fri, to review coming projects, and noted that school starts again on Aug 22. Concerning
Youthact members that now attend middle and high schools in LUSD, there continues to be a search
for faculty members or staff who can sponsor Interact groups, after they leave Roosevelt ES. As a
note, several graduates of Roosevelt ES helped out at the fireworks stand sales, Jul 1-4, this year. Also
of note, there is a Youthact Parent Open House on Sep 13, and a Yogurt land back to school sale on
Sep 20.

Daniel mentioned another Free Summer Concert event at Avalos Community Center in Ham Park on
Atlantic Ave, featuring the musical group, “Past Action Heroes.” Also he displayed two custom
T-Shirts that will be for sale at the Rotary Tables in the National Night Out Event on Tue, Aug 6, to be
located in the front lawn of the Lynwood City Hall. One T-Shirt has a photo collage by Daniel and by
Plaza Mexico staff to Plaza Mexico Director, Mario Cardenas. A second T-Shirt has a colorful design
with the words “Straight Otta Lynwood.” Daniel emphasized it is important for all Rotary members to
attend the National Night Out Event on Tue, Aug 6, from 5pm to 8pm, in the lawn in front of Lynwood
City Hall. (The Club is again providing 500 hotdogs with buns and relishes, provided by our catering

The District Governor, Melody St. John, talked about District and District International projects and
trips planned, that may be of interest to Lynwood Rotary and Youthact members. Of particular interest
is intern programs where youth from other countries can stay for brief visits at homes of US residents.
Also the opportunity for US youth to visit other countries with the opportunity to stay in homes where
they are doing Rotary projects of community service.

Daniel Miller Public Relations/ Community Outreach Lynwood Rotary Club