Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements by Smith, Ash 02.16.18

-Glenn O’Young’s father passed away. Mike read a touching facebook post by Glenn in tribute to his father.

-Fellow Rotarian, Art, his wife Sandy passed away. Ceremony is this Saturday, 02/17, at 10:30a.m.

-Brad Miller is improving, could go home any day now. Visitors welcome.

-Rosie and Imy presented and modeled the new Rotary Sweaters now for sale, price is $50.00.

-Sam Falzone: Day @ the Races, March 9th, flyers on the table.

-Board Meeting next week, 02/21

-John Wilson promoted Chris Haddow’s band playing this Saturday 02/17 @ Matt Denny’s. Modern Country and Classic Rock Style Music. He added that he spoke to the owner, Matt, and he has sold the business, it will remain the same, just under new ownership.

-David, Super-Intendant of Arcadia, thanked the Rotary Club for their assistance in hosting a successful Music & Speech Contest on 02/9/18. He also welcomed up the principal of Dana Middle School, he welcomed up the Teacher of the Year Award to Melissa, a Math Teacher, who was attending with her husband Anthony.

-If you have ideas or are interested in being more involved with the Installation Dinner, please see Mimi Hennessey.

ANNOUNCEMENTS for Jan.26, 2018

  1.   Larry Callahan announced that sign ups are being taken for members and their guests who plan to attend the 4-Way Speech Contest and the Stover Music Contest to be held on Friday 02/09/2018 at Arcadia High School.  A buffet dinner will be served at 6:00 P.M. in the  Cafeteria and the program will be held in the Multi Purpose Room.   This is an annual club project and members and guests are encouraged to attend and show the club’s support for each participant. (DARK at noon, Embassy Suites).
  2. Rotary Question of the week:                                                                                            Paul Harris Foundation Recognition – be prepared to recall               who proposed it, when and any other salient details.
  3.   Fine Master: With the sad news that our beloved fine master, Brad Miller is in the hospital recovering from a stroke, we need a volunteer(s) to take over.                                                                                                        Looking forward to your healthy return, Dr. Miller!!

Mt. Lowe Brewery

Programs Report
January 19, 2018

Mike Reiling and his business partner loved drinking and brewing craft beer and figured the only way their wives would let them drink beer in the afternoon would be if they opened their own brewery—and so Mt. Lowe Brewery was created. There probably is a lot more to that story, but Mike jokingly shared this with us as our featured speaker at our January 19th meeting.

When the two friends set out to open their brewery, they wanted to have a name that was from local history. They considered several names such as Arroyo Seco, but decided on Mt. Lowe which has quite a colorful history. Back in the late 1800’s the Mt. Lowe Railway went from Lake Avenue in Pasadena to the crest of the San Gabriel Mountains. At Mt. Lowe there were two structures called Alpine Tavern and Echo Mountain House. There also was a zoo! Fires and natural disasters such as a flood destroyed the buildings and railway but pictures from it’s hey day depicts quite a remarkable location.

Mt. Lowe Brewery is Arcadia’s first Microbrewery which offers 20 beers on tap after just one year in business. Many of their beers are named after Mt. Lowe’s historical features such as “Alpine Lager”, “Inspiration Point” and “Red Line Barley Line.” They are served in over 15 restaurants including BJ’s and Wood Ranch in Arcadia. They just obtained a canning line machinery and will be distributing their beers at the local Grocery Outlet and other stores. While they do not serve food at their family and pet friendly location, they have different food trucks come to the brewery offering customers a wide variety of food choices.

Mike also explained how beer is made from taking the malt grain thru filtering, boiling, fermentation and everything in between until you have the finished product. We learned that an IPA takes about two weeks to make, while a lager takes about 3 week and that yeast is the magic ingredient to all beers. Craft beers make up about $22 billion of the $106 billion overall beer market. We are quite lucky to have our very own microbrewery in Arcadia.

Announcements for 01/12/2018 by Pat Barnes.

  1.  Larry Callahan announced that sign ups are being taken for members and their guests who plan to attend the 4-Way Speech Contest and the Stover Music Contest to be held on Friday 02/09/2018 at Arcadia High School.  A buffet dinner will be served at 6:00 P.M. in the  Cafeteria and the program will be held in the Multi Purpose Room.   This is an annual club project and members and guests are encouraged to attend and show the club’s support for each participant.
  2.  President-elect Pat Dolphin led the meeting and announced that the next club Board Meeting will be held next Wednesday 02/17/2018 at the Mass. Mutual Building, 70 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 800, Pasadena, CA 91101,
  3. Congratulations to the following Students of the Month:  Nicholas Jimenez – Performing Arts, Kyle Rong – Academics, and Hannah Kennedy – Athletics.
  4.  Dick Martinez announced that the following are the Rotary Questions for next week’s meeting:   What are the principal and the secondary mottoes of Rotary?    When and where were they formally approved as the official mottoes of Rotary?

 

Announcements for Jan. 5, 2018

  1. Larry Callahan announced the details of the Dan Stover Music and 4 Way Speech contests. They will be held at the Arcadia High School on Feb. 9th. Dinner will be served at 6 PM and the contests will commence at 7 PM. Larry will circulate a signup sheet at next week’s meeting. Dinner will be complementary for each member and one guest. We will be DARK that day for lunch.
  2. Mar. 9 is the date for our annual Day at the Races. Sam Falzone has secured the Director’s Room for the event. Tickets will be $50 for Rotarians and their guests. Sam will have more information as we get closer to the date.

Announcements for 12/15/2017 by Pat Barnes

  1.  The club approved the following members as its Officers and  Directors for Rotary Year 2018-2919:  President – PAT DOLPHIN; President Elect – JOHN WILSON; Vice President – TERI MUSE; Secretary – DAVE TOTTEN; Treasurer – ED BERANEK;  Community Service Director – BRENT FORSEE; Environmental Service Director – GLENN OYOUNG; International Service Director – SAM FALZONE; New Generations Director – KATHY ELLISON; Membership Director – JIM PONTELLO;  Publice Image Director – KAREN McNAIR; and Vocational Service Director – LARRY CALLAHAN.
  2. Teri Muse announced that DIRK HUDSON is in physical therapy and would like to interact with members on Facebook.
  3. Congratulations to STACIE WEARP who has been selected as the Longley Way Teacher of the Year.    She teaches the 5th grade, and has been a teacher for 27 years with the past 17 years  at Longley Way.
  4.  Congratulations to ROGER GRANT for the birth of his new  granddaughter!
  5.   President Tony announced with great sorrow that FRANK PERINI has resigned from the club after more than 50 years of perfect attendance, and Tony said that Frank intends to come to a club meeting in January to personally say “good by”.  Frank has been a great member all these years and he will be greatly missed by everyone.
  6. The club will be dark on 12/22/17 and 12/29/17 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, and the next meeting will be on 01/05/18..
  7.  The Rotary questions for the  first meeting of the new year is:   In what city was the first Rotary club meeting held?
  8. President Tony announced that the last Board meeting of the year will be next Wednesday, 12/20/2017,  at the office of FRANCINE CHIU.
  9.  This is the last High Gear for 2017 and we wish every member  a  VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!  See you next year!