All posts by Ashley Smith

ANNOUNCEMENTS for 12/8/2017 by ASmith

Mimi Hennessey Announced the  Nominations for Arcadia Rotary Positons for 2018. Continuing Board Positions for 1 more year-term: Brent Forsee, Kathy Ellison, Larry Callaham. Open Slot Nominations are: Sam Falzone, Jim Pontello and Karen McNair. Officers up for Nomination are: President Elect: Pat Dolphin. Next Years President Elect/Current Vice-Chair: John Wilson. Secretary: Dave Totten. Treasurer: Ed Beranek. Vice President: Teri Muse. All members will have a chance to vote next week. No nominations from the floor, therefore, nominations are closed.

Toni Parrille: December 15, 2017 will be the last meeting of 2017.

Dick Martinez: ABC’s of Rotary for next week: When did Rotary Intl. officially adopt the 4-Way Test?

Ray Bushnell: National Championship Game for College Football is being held in Atlanta on January 8th. The Semi-Final Game is going to be held at the Rose Bowl. Arcadia Rotary will be raffling tickets for the game, $20 buys you a raffle ticket, winner gets 2-Tickets. Drawing will be held on December 30th. Last month, Arcadia Rotary donated $1,000 to the event.

Foothill Unity Center: New building! Distribution of gifts will be 12/16/17, helping serve 1,300 children. Handing out angels this week. Bring all donations to the Unity Center 12/11-12/12. Check out their website and social media pages for more info.

John Wilson: Boys and Girls Club Event on 12/2 was most successful event in generating income. Gross income was $300K. Thank you to all the sponsors and Arcadia Rotary members who donated.

Aaron Rose: January 14, 2018 Chinese Association Gala Fundraiser at Arcadia Masonic Center: Seeking sponsors.

Paul Harris Fellows: Eric Marter, Ramon Oseguera and Jeff Johnson.

Brent Forsee Announced the Student(s) of the Month: Academics: Connor Ching. Athletics: Max Davila. Performing Arts: Allison Hart.


ANNOUNCEMENTS for 10/06/17 by A.Smith

October Events:

10/06/2017: District Governor Social Gathering in Duarte, CA.

10/07/2017: 28th Annual PEACE Conference

10/13/2017: District Governor, Raghada Khoury will visit Arcadia Rotary

10/27/2017: Rotary Celebrates 90 Years!

Bob Harbicht announced the start of the Arcadia Community Center Memorial honoring all services of Veterans. Projected to finish and open on our around Memorial Day of 2018. More to come.

Update on Foothill Goldline by ASmith

Lisa Levy Bush, currently with the Construction Authority Responsibility group made up of 8 full-time staff, discussed the upcoming developments with the Foothill Goldline. Their group is expecting the San Gabriel Valley to grow 7.6% in the next 7 years.

Their first Goldline Project was completed in 2003 from Los Angeles to Pasadena. In March 2016, they finished the goldline from Pasadena to Azusa on time and on track with budget; the metro is seeing approximately 54,000 riders every weekday.

Lisa stated that just recently they got approved for the next phase of the project, which is the development of the goldline running from Glendora to Montclair, which covers a 12.5 mile radius. They just received their utility contracts this week which they will begin working on. The new project is expected to be done in 2026, breaking ground on the project December 2, 2017 at the Citrus station.

If you are interested in seeing more about the project, you can visit or




Craft Talks on Friday, August 4, 2017


          Craft Talk by Gina Kim

Immigrated December 23, 1078 to Northern California

Six months later moved to Hacienda Heights where she lived thru school

1990 Graduated from High School and then attended Cal Poly Pomona, but did not graduate

Married her husband John 8/7/04.  They have no children (medical issue) but have two dogs

She was an Escrow Officer for 20 years and then decided to start her own company  “Escrow World” 5 years ago.

Introduced to Rotary thru Rosie.


                Craft Talk by Sandra Caldero

Is the Club Administrator/Bookkeeper

Born in East Los Angeles and is a first generation.  Her parents were from Mexico.

Her husband, Jim, is a chiropractor.  Two children (son and daughter) and one granddaughter.

Hobbies – paper crafts, cooking and photography.

Explained her duties in Rotary

PROGRAM for June 23, 2017 by ASmith

Rotarian Play titled, “Demotion Time!”

Tony Parrille played the part of Rosie.

We had a visit from the Ghost of Rotary Past-Mike Real- who wanted to show actor Rosie how Rotary began. We had visits from Rotary Moses-Frank Hall who shared the 4-Way Test; Greeks-Jim Rider, Imy Dulake and Dick Martinez who explained the rules of Rotary; Romans-Dick Martinez, Jim Rider, Ernie Jensen and Frank Hall who told stories of the past presidents and member duties. Extras for the scenes include: Matt Weaver, Brad Miller, Mimi Hennessey and Mike Ojeda. Thank you for all your funny commentary and rotary wisdom.

Thank You President Rosie for your time, and many contributions you make to Rotary and Welcome to the Past President’s Club!

Thank you Mimi Hennessey for putting the skit together for our President and fellow Rotarians.




  1. On May 9 we will have our Salute to Seniors Luncheon at the Community Center. Contact George Fasching if you can help. He needs  volunteers to set up, serve, and clean up.
  2. May 19, Field of Honor Setup, Contact Bob Harbicht. The event will start on May 20th with the installation of the flags. Bob says all members should  purchase at least one flag.
  3. Corazon on May 6th- contact Rosie for more information.
  4. King Fellowship Applications being accepted until 05/31. Also accepting district scholarships for kids.
  5. May 6- Pancake Breakfast for the Arcadia Fire Fighters with a booth to sell flags. Corner of Baldwin Park and Huntington.