Posted by Gurdip (Honorary Member) Hari on Dec 07, 2017

 At the December 7, meeting, members and guests discussed coming events.

In addition officers for the Rotary Year starting July 2018 thru June 2018 were discussed and will be voted, with opportunity for submission of additional names at the Dec 14 meeting.  The final voting will occur at the Dec 14 meeting.

There was discussion about the planned participation of Youth act members and parents and Rotary members participating in the Candy Cane/ Christmas Parade that will occur on Friday, with the starting time of 7pm.  However, it was explained that as usual there will be a time for food and socializing at the home of Martina Rodriguez, starting at 5pm, whose home is on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  (Exactly where the parade starts)

Youth act parent, Maria Garcia, talked about the planned food, and provided tickets at a cost of $7.00 each, for the get together that starts at 5:00 pm.

It was explained by Ramon Rodriguez that this year Rotary will not have a float in the parade.  Daniel commented that hopefully next year plans can be made early to ensure that there will be a Rotary float.  Youth act members as in the past can help decorate the float, and some Rotary members can then ride in the float.

Concerning nominations for Rotary Club officers, it was noted with much pleasure that Rotary member Gudiel Crosthwaite, Superintendent for the Lynwood Unified School District, is willing to serve as the Rotary President Elect, which means that after Barbara Battle serves as Club President starting in July 2018, that the following year, starting in July 2019, Mr. Crosthwaite will be the Club president.

After discussions, it was agreed that the club will continue to operate the Fireworks Stand during the four days of July 1 to July 4, with the same fireworks company.  Barbara Battle commented that the manner of operating the fireworks stand should be better organized.  Daniel mentioned the possibility of creating a flyer that would be distributed by Rotary and Youth act and their parents to homes that are close to the location of the fireworks stand.  The flyer would urge the community to patronize the Rotary fireworks stand, and would offer a discount to persons presenting the flyer.

There was mention of the Lynwoon Union Gallery Event on Friday evening, Dec 15.

 There was also mention of a Youth act event at Roosevelt ES on Thursday evening, Dec 14.  Daniel stated he would attend this event and encouraged other Rotary members to also participate.

There was mention of the great turnout of Rotary members for the City of Lynwood Mayor's State of the City Address and dinner at Bateman Hall the previous Thursday evening, Nov 30.  Mayor Maria Santillan-Beas had a most interesting and inspiring presentation that included many photos of interest, as well as informative posters of city accomplishments during Maria Santillan's long tenure on the City of Lynwood City Council.

 It was noted that at the City Council Meeting on Tue, Dec 5, the City Council selected Jose Solache to be Mayor, and Edwin Hernandez to be Mayor Pro Tem for the coming year.

President Joe Wang reminded everyone, members AND guests, to come to next week's Christmas Celebration meeting and to bring gifts to share with others in attendance.


Daniel Miller / Omar Franco / Rowland Becerra

Public Relations and Community Outreach for the Lynwood Rotary Club