Posted by Gurdip (Honorary Member) Hari on Nov 02, 2017

At the November 2 meeting, Lynwood Rotary members and guests participated  in member discussions.

There was a big “Welcome Back” declaration from everyone for the return of long time member and last year’s Club President, Ramon Rodriguez, after his recuperation from his surgery.

Among the discussion subjects, there was a decision that for the Turkey Give-Away event at the Senior Center, on Tuesday, November 28, this year the Lynwood Rotary Club will donate 50 turkeys.  There was also discussion as to whether there will be a Rotary Float for the Christmas Parade on Friday, December 8.   In the absence of Lucy Avalos, it is not clear who will provide the float that has been decorated by Youth act and some Rotary Club members.  Ramon Rodriguez agreed to follow up during the week to determine whether the pickup truck and float vehicle can be provided again this year.  (In any event, Rotary members and Youth act will participate in the parade with or without a float.)

Daniel mentioned the list of coming events that Mark Flores, City of Lynwood Director of Recreation and Community Events provided when he was speaker at the Thursday, October 19 meeting.  (Note:  this list is repeated herein, minus the Oct 31 Halloween Festival which has already occurred.)  Daniel mentioned that he will attend the Dia de los Muertos Altars event at the Lynwood Union Gallery, scheduled for November 1st & 2nd from 5pm - 8pm.  (Note:  Daniel did attend on Thursday, November 2, and comments that the numerous altars were beautiful and most informative about their meanings.)  Daniel also mentioned that he and Maria Quinionez (Lulu) attended the Rotary District 5280 Foundation Dinner on Saturday evening, October 28, at the Marriot Hotel at LA Live in DTLA.  As expected the 600 people in attendance enjoyed the food, music and program featuring Dr. Salk, the son of the first Dr. Salk, and the accomplishments in eradicating polio world-wide. The schedule of the coming meetings thru the first meeting in January 2018, was approved, to include the dates for the nominations and votes for Club officers for the year starting July 2018 thru June 2019.  It is important that everyone read this meeting schedule as shown in the meeting update in this weekly email update!

Note from the previous meeting on Thursday, October 19, The City of Lynwood Director of Recreation and Community Activities, Mark Flores talked about coming events. This information is repeated herein, as a helpful reminder of coming events.

Thursday, November 9 Veterans Day, 9:30 am breakfast, followed by unveiling of plaque at 11:00 am;  Saturday, November 18 9am - 12 Noon, a Job Fair at Lynwood Community Center; Monday, November 20, a Turkey give-away at the Senior Center, and apparently, LUSD has a similar event on the same day; (it was noted that Rotary members can help volunteer at the Senior Center for turkey give-away;  Tuesday, November 28, 10 am, Ribbon Cutting Event for opening of City Hall Annex; Thursday, November 30, 5:30pm  Mayor’s State of the City Address by Mayor Santillan- Beas in Bateman Hall (RSVP required); and Fri, Dec 8, Christmas Parade, with reception in Bateman Hall at 5pm and start of the parade at 7pm.  (Daniel noted that Lynwood Rotary and Youth act as usual will participate, starting with meeting at Martina’s home, with food provided,  which is the location where the parade starts on MLK Blvd, east of Atlantic Ave.)

Daniel noted that he will attend the Mayor’s State of the City Address by Mayor Santillan-Beas Thursday, November 30 (RSVP required) and encouraged all other Rotary members to also attend this important annual event for the City of Lynwood.


Daniel Miller / Omar Franco / Rowland Becerra

Public Relations and Community Outreach for the Lynwood Rotary Club