Posted by Gurdip Hari on Sep 27, 2018

 At the 6pm, Sep 27  meeting,  Rotary members in attendance and guests, heard and discussed a variety of issues, projects and possible plans. 

Club President Barbara Battle, stated that this 6pm meeting is an opportunity for the 6pm members to talk about projects and activities they are interested in. 

Rotary 6pm member, Yolanda Rodriguez,  talked about the Relay For Cancer Run, in South Gate Park, this summer, for which she had a leadership role.  Yolanda mentioned that the Lynwood Rotary Club was recognized and publicized as a Silver Donor, because the club donated $1,000.  Yolanda presented to President Battle and displayed three certificates of recognition and appreciation of Lynwood’s participation in this annual event:  Assembly Member Anthony Rendon and Speaker of the House, Senator Ricardo Lara, and Congress Woman Annette Barragan.

Tila and Fernando Millan talked about programs and plans for the Roosevelt ES Youthact Club.  This coming weekend, there is the Long Beach Kid’s Fun Run, with Roosevelt ES Youthact and parents participating on Sat, Oct 6, 6am- 2pm, call Fernando and Tila Millan, by Wed Oct 3, for participation, (323) 422- 8328.  Also, on Sun, Oct 14, there will be a District 5280 Youth Conference, at Dana MS in the City of Hawthorne.  Sign up is supposed to be by Oct 1, there is a cost of $20 per participant, with a club budget of $300.00.  Call Treasurer, Martina Rodriguez for participation, home (310) 764 -1139.  Then, there is Dia de los Muertos Run on Overa Street, in DTLA, on Sat, Oct 27, Roosevelt ES Youthact will be participants with parents, deadline to sign up is Mar 8, call Fernando and Tila. 

The Pumpkin Run, still not confirmed.  LUSD has not yet approved a school for the run.  President Battle may contact Dr. Keith Curry, CEO of Compton College, as to possibly holding the event on the Compton College campus.

Daniel asked about the status of getting one or more Interact Clubs started at Middle Schools and High Schools for LUSD.  Fernando and Tila stated that the Principal of Hosler MS supports the plan to get a Youthact Club started at Hosler MS, but so far a teacher has not been found who is willing to serve as the adult leader.

Barbara mentioned the raffle ticket books that were distributed at last week’s meeting for the Annual Foundation Celebration.  The ticket books have the name “Service on the Rotary Express.”  The opportunity drawing consists of a $10/ticket or 12 tickets for $100.  Checks are to be payable to ”The Rotary Foundation”, and to be mailed with stubs to the District Office on Sepulveda Blvd.  As the Club Chair for International Services, Raj will accept payments for the raffle tickets with donars to keep the tickets purchased for the raffle.

Barbara talked about coming Rotary District 5280 events.  These include:  Of note is the coming Rotary District breakfast, Tue, Oct 30, with registration at 7:00 am at the usual hotel, the Westin LAX Hotel. 

Also of note, is the coming Rotary District Foundation Dinner Event, to be Sat, Nov 3, from 5:30pm- 10 pm.

There was mention of possible activities relating to the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons this fall.

Daniel asked the question whether a new Rotary banner is needed for the Christmas parade, after the large banner was damaged at the fireworks stand in July.

Daniel Miller /  Omar Franco / Rowland Becerra –

Public Relations/ Community Outreach Lynwood Rotary Club