1. Salute to Senior Citizens will be held at the Community Center on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM. We still need 12 Rotarians to help out dressing tables, serving lunch and light kitchen help. Clean up will be brief. The Arcadia High Dancers will perform.
2. Frank Hall, Frank Perini and Jack Lamb were all recognized last Saturday night at the District 5300 Foundation dinner held at the Treasure Island Hotel in Las Vegas. RI Director, Steve Snyder, and District 5300 Governor, Larry Scaggs, honored these three Rotarians for the tens of thousands of hours they have given doing Rotary Service for over fifty years each! (160 years total?). Griff Sorenson presented the awards to Frank, Frank and Jack at our luncheon meeting.
3. Casino Night in Arcadia is coming April 18, 2015, 6:00 – 10:00 PM, at the Community Center. There will be the usual casino games, drinks, great dinner by the Derby and fun. Be sure to RSVP to Eic Rail.
4. Our own former member Nikki, now married, with her husband Chad, let us know about the program they are helping along here in Arcadia: Arcadia YoungLife, where young folks can have a place to hang out and talk in a good environment, in a home (Chad and Nikki”s), or to have people to do things with, such as going to the beach. There will be a fundraiser dinner at Brookside Country Club on April 13, 2015, to raise money and to recognize those who have given of their time and efforts for this worthwhile program.
5. The 2015 Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award honoring Imy Dulake and Steve Baker will be presented by the Lucky Baldwin District of the San Gabriel Valley Council Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the Courtyard By Marriott, Monrovia. Jack McRae is the Lucky Baldwin District Chairman and Chair of the 2015 Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner.
6. As Arcadia Rotary Foundation donated $10,000 to the renovation project for the Arcadia High baseball field, President Mike Ojeda, was the honoree to throw out the first pitch. He did such a great job, even avoiding injury, he/we were awarded a framed jersey!
7. ARCADIA MINI-GRANTS: These teachers who received mini-grants all spoke enthusiastically about their projects and students, and made it clear why they were honored.
Courtney Miller teaches 6th grade at First Ave Middle School. Her young Scientists program published a professional quality magazine using Chromebooks.
Alex Warsakian (sp), PhD, teaches elementary students at Holly Ave School, including Latino Literacy. A “pet” project of hers, which we helped enable, is the Bullfrog Dissection class, where students are able to compare its anatomy to a human’s.
Antoine Lee teaches at Rancho Learning Center. His techo- savy knowledge allows him to connect with the young folks in unique ways, such as the 3 D Printers we funded. These printers allow the at-risk students to get their minds re- enthused under the direction of this interested leader.