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 foothillgoldline.org or iwillride.org.
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
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.
-02/03/2017: DARK at Embassy. Location changed to Jordan Hall at the Church of the Good Shepard.
-02/24/2017: DARK at Embassy. Evening Event for Speech and Music Contest Located at Holly Elementary School. Teacher Mini Grants and Student Mini Grant winner’s will be presented at this meeting with Director Ken Chan.
-03/03/2017: DARK at Embassy. Day at the Races. Located at the Santa Anita Park.
-04/22/2017: Casino Night on a Saturday. Location: Arcadia Community Center, Contact Jim Pontello.
-04/28/2017: DARK at Embassy. Arbor Day. Location: Arboretum. Director: Jim Pontello.
1.) Superintendent of Arcadia USD, Jeff Wilson thanked the Arcadia Rotary for the continuing support of the Community and Schools. He brought up Travis Long, Principal of Longley Way Elementary School. He introduced the Teacher of the Month and Teacher of the Year, 5th Grade Teacher, Andrea Fruits.
2.) Thank you to our fabulous Piano Player, David.
3.) Thank you to our wonderful staff who help serve our Club every week.
4.) Mike Hoey announced who is up for election for 2017-Youth Services: Larry Callaham, Kathy Ellison and Glen O’Young. For 2017 Board, John Wilson. Nominations still being accepted.
5.) New Member Induction-Gina Kim. WELCOME to Arcadia Rotary!