Posted by Gurdip Hari on Oct 17, 2019
At the  Oct 17  Noon  meeting, long time  Rotary member, Raj , called the meeting to order. 
Before the speaker was introduced by Daniel, there was discussion about the planned Nov 15 , 2nd Food Festival at the home of Ramon Rodriguez (12120 Phillips Ave., Lynwood), which will have the theme of Dia de los Muertos.  Daniel mentioned he attended the District 5280 breakfast on Tue, at the Proud Bird Restaurant, close to LAX.  He said he will describe the speaker at next week’s meeting.  At the District Breakfast meeting, there was a presentation on the world-wide District foundation funding, and the opportunities for US Rotary clubs to participate in these humanitarian projects and activities, IF the clubs have members who have completed the required training.
The speaker, Jose Trejo, Deputy Director of the Department of Recreation and Community Services, presented many coming activities, each one, with a separate flyer.  From the many flyers, only a few events are listed herein.  (Also as a reference, the cover sheet to the weekly updates, also includes coming activities directed by the Recreation Department.
Sat, Oct 26, Lynwood City Park, Noon – 4pm, 2nd Annual Animal Care Fair
Thur, Oct 31, Lynwood City Park, 5pm – 8pm, Halloween Festival
Fri, Nov 1, Lynwood Union Gallery, 5pm – 10pm, Dia De Los Muertos Celebration, activities include live music and the movie, “Coco”.
Thur, Nov 7, Veterans Day Ceremony, Bateman Hall Lawn, 10am.  Keynote speaker, Lt. Col. Patricia Jackson, who is head of Woman Warriers.  The role of women in the military will be featured.
Sat, Nov 17,  Miss and Mr. Lynwood Scholarship competition.
Jose Trejo also talked about two coming upgrades to the city parks.
Through a grant from Prop 68, State of California Parks & Water Bond, 2018 for Recreational Trails & Greenways, Ham Park will receive a 5.1 million grant to improve the park’s recreational paths.  Also in Lynwood Park, a state of the art, Fitness Court will be installed.  Also Trejo described improved facilities for picnics and play areas and for meetings in the city park adjacent to Cesar Chavez Blvd.
Jose Trejo also mentioned several activities that pertain to the seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas. 
Because of its importance, the following paragraph is repeated from a discussion at the previous meeting, Oct 3. :  President Crosthwaite described the LUSD State of the School District Breakfast , on Fri, Oct 25.  Elected officials will be invited to attend.  Lynwood Rotary members are encouraged to attend.   Also, it was noted that a flyer describing Lynwood Rotary club’s objectives and ongoing activities can be distributed throughout the community, including Lynwood businesses.
Also, as a reminder from previous meetings,  the Rotary Foundation event that member Raj is coordinating is Sun, Oct 27, at The Taglyan Complex, Hollywood  (1201 Vine St. Los Angeles, 90038).
   Daniel Miller    Public Relations/ Community Outreach Lynwood Rotary Club