1. The October 7 meeting was held at Coco’s at Colorado and Michellinda (meeting room on east side). President Rosie then displayed an old photograph of Arcadia Rotary Club members in business attire standing in front of Eaton’s Restaurant at the location where Coco’s Restaurant now resides.* Rosie then asked the Rotarians present if any of them had previously attended an Arcadia Rotary meeting at this location. Three Rotarians raised their hands. They were Frank Perini, Jack Lamb, and Brian Cogbill. (* See photo [date unknown] in book by Carol G. Libby: “Faces and Footprints in Arcadia’s History”, p. 105.)
2. October 10, at 5 p.m is Monday Night Football at the Kalemkiarian home, 1328 Rodeo Road, Arcadia. There still is time to sign up. (per John Wilson.)
3. October 30 at 10 a.m. is the JDRF-LA Walk for a Cure of Type 1 Diabetes at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Although JDRF stands for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 85 per cent of the Type 1 victims have now reached adulthood. (per Pat Dolphin, reporting on last year’s program by JDRF Representatives Elizabeth Fleshler and Sue Pietrzak) [DLH note: Apparently there are also some cases of adult-onset Type 1 cases; I have met one of them, but the typical cases seem to have been diagnosed in childhood as was our grand-daughter (now 11 who was diagnosed at age 3). ] Donors and Walkers can sign up with Bruno Esquivel (who has agreed to serve as this year’s Team Rotary Captain.) ] The Walk for a Cure is a 5K Walkathon, including a circle around both the Rose Bowl Stadium and golf courses. (per Rosie Mares, 2014 Team Captain) For more information about the Rose Bowl Walk and how you. can help, follow this link: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk/LosAngelesChapter4041?pg=entry&fr_id=5365.) .
4. December 6, 13, and 20 are the first decoration sessions for the Rotary Rose Parade Float. December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31 are the second decoration sessions for the Float. Volunteers can only sign up for one session, with 30 decorators for each session. Each Rotary Club can sign up for a session, limited to 30 decorators, with donations of $5 of more per decorator. The float will be decorated at Rosemont Pavilion, 700 Seco Street, Pasadena, CA 91103. (per Rosie Mares, according to Frank Griffith and the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee.)
5. Polio updates: Regional outbreaks of polio were reported in August, 2016 in Born , a state in northeast Nigeria. The disease is now endemic in only three countries around the globe—Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan (per Rosie Mares) Nevertheless, the virus continues to exist and can be spread among those not yet vaccinated. “Highly mobile groups, such as Nigeria’s nomadic livestock herders, may spread the disease as they travel from place to place. (According to the WHO, the polio strains affecting residents of the Horn of Africa originated in West Africa.)” (per Diane Cole for the National Geographic, August 14, 2013, and cf. Ray Bushnell who cites the Center for Disease Control and UNICEF) Recently, a vaccine that infected some polio victims was replaced by another vaccine free of such defect. (per Ray Bushnell).
6. January 13-18, 2017 are the dates of the TRF Centennial Motorcycle Expedition hosted by Rotary District 3181, India. An invitation is offered to Rotarians who are motorcyclists to tour 21,500 square kilometers of India covered by the district, visiting, inter alia, Rotary Clubs and sites in Mysore (Jan. 13, 14), Hassan (Jan. 15), Shimoga (Jan. 16), Hospete (Jan. 17), and Hubi (Jan. 18). (via Rosie Mares, per invitation from Rtn Pashupathi Sharma of District 3181, India)
7. October 21 and 22, 2016, 6 to 9 p.m. are dates that The L.A. County Arboretum and Natural Discourse present ‘Digital Nature: An evening of techno-botanical art in the garden.” It will be “a spectacular evening of animation, light and sound at one of L.A.’s most treasured public gardens.” In this event, “A group of acclaimed contemporary artists have been invited to project their work onto the rich canvas of the botanical garden. With themes as diverse as invasive exotics, natural pigments, plant tropism and an ancient Chinese poem, these digital and video works explore the intersection of horticulture and technology.” Arcadia Rotarians can get a discount, using code: DN2016 (per Richard Schulhoff .)