Announcements for August 18, 2018

1. Thomas Andrews , father of Ashley Andrews, a former Rotarian has passed away.
The services for Ashley’s father , Thomas Andrews (who loved Rotary) are being held. as follows: August 26th… 2 pm., at the Santa Anita Church (Barnhart School), 226 Colorado St, Arcadia, CA 91007. (per Jeff Johnson.)

2. Thanks to Mike Real, the image on the front of th,e current Arcadia Rotary roster shows the original founding club members. The founding President was Hudson Procter who was also the founder of the Derby Restaurant (originally known as Procter’s Tavern). We should have a program on the history of the club. (per Jim Helms.)

3. New developments: (a) Arcadia Rotary’s weekly sign-up list includes both orders for flowers and for salads. Salads can be ordered on a weekly or a forever basis. (b) Now a blue badge Rotarian from another club can transfer as such to Arcadia Rotary without once again going through the red badge process. (per John Wilson.)

4. A new version of the basic historical principles of Rotary is being handed out (i.e., “The ABCs of Rotary” by Clifford L. Dochterman). Knowledge of the contents will become the subject matter of weekly quizzes by Sergeant at Arms Brad Miller. Wrong answers will result in fines published in the High Gear. (per Dick Martinez and Francine Chiu.)

5. The Rotary Club of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, N.Y. has made a grant of $34,650 to Albany Medical Center in New York state .  The grant funds specialized equipment, supplies, and educational materials for doctors and families at the Center – which serves an area of 15 million people. (per President Tony Parille.).

6. On August 17, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. on KTLA (Channel 5), newscasters Frank Buckley and Sam Rubin interviewed two (of the fourteen) California delegates to the just concluded JDRF Children’s Congress in Washington, D.C., an every other year event which includes delegates from every state in the Union. The young delegates were Brec Bassinger, a young actress and Miranda Speirs, the 12 year old grand-daughter of Rotarian Dirk L. Hudson. Brec was diagnosed with Type 1 at age 8. Miranda was diagnosed at age 3. They were interviewed on “the Importance of Renewing Special Diabetes Program”, having met with Congressional representatives on that subject. According to Brec, only one third of the funds necessary to finance the search for a cure comes from governmental grants, the rest depending on the private sector, i.e., JDRF fund-raising. That is the reason for the annual Walk for a Cure which takes place this year at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on October 29. Note: the KTLA interview can be found on You Tube under the heading “Brec Bassinger & Miranda Speirs On the Importance of Renewing Special Diabetes Program” ( ), or go to, enter “You Tube Brec Bassinger JDRF 08/17/17″, (per Dirk L. Hudson)

Future Events:

08/23/17 a District Leadership Training class; Cost is $32. If interested, please contact Tony Parille
09/29/17 – Rotary weekly meeting will be at the Double Tree. (per Brad Miller)
10/06/17 Friday meeting of the Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, and Duarte clubs

10/07/2017 – Saturday
LOCATION: The Huntington Library 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA
COST: $25 Pre-Registration or $35 at the door
STUDENTS: $5 Includes Continental Breakfast

10/13/17 Friday lunch meeting our District Governor’s visit. Raghada Khoury
10/29/17 JDRF Walk for a Cure at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. (per Dirk L. Hudson)

Upcoming Programs:

08/25/2017 – Field of Honor Recognitions / Bob Harbicht

09/01/2017 – DARK Labor Day Weekend
09/08/2017 – Update on Foothill Goldline / Lisa Levy Buch
09/15/2017 – Child Trafficking in San Gabriel Valley / Joan Pera
09/22/2017 – The Toughest Day in Sports / Christopher Dyrek
09/29/2017 – Current Labor Laws / John Goldper