Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements – 06/16/2017 by PAT BARNES

  1. The club’s last board meeting for the club year will be on Wednesday, 06/21/2017 at the office of Francine Chiu, 1045 W. Huntington Drive, Ste. 200, Arcadia (corner of Huntington Drive and Sunset).  It will be a joint meeting of the old board and the new board.
  2.  Rotary Partners has a social for the start of the new Rotary Year.  Come to the Arboretum Saturday 07/08/2017 to hear Grammy award winner Le Ann Rimes.  Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 6:30 p.m.  The cost is $10/person for sitting on the lawn.  Bring your blanket, chairs, food and beverage, and plan on having a great time with other Rotarians and friends.
  3.  The demotion of current President Rosie Mares will be at the club meeting on Friday 06/23/17.
  4. The Installation Banquet for incoming President  Tony Parrille  will be held on Friday 06/30/2017 at San Gabriel Country Club.  We will be dark at the Embassy Suites on that date.
  5. SAVE THE DATE:  Friday 10/27/2017 for the club’s 90th anniversary celebration.

Recognitions for June 16, 2017

The fine-master for this meeting was RYLA’s Brandon Georgian:

1. Bob Harbicht was not present, but nevertheless was recognized for wearing shorts in a recent photo, as well as for a recent trip to Holland. His aggregate punishment for both was a $ 25 fine.

2. Mike Ojeda was recognized for his daughter’s graduation from St. Lucy’s. His penalty was $17.24 (thereby compelling him to check his obscure coin collection).

3. John Wilson was recognized for allowing a photo to escape showing him out in public with his hair cut short. This cost him $22.34 (resulting in additional metal hitting the ground).

4. Swati Puri was recognized in a separate part of the meeting for the related facts (a) that she was recently married, and (b) that as a result she was moving to Seattle to be with her new husband,  (c) requiring her to leave Arcadia Rotary (no longer within range of a practical commute). This mixture of events and related sentiments neutralized any potential fine.

Rotary Announcements for June 9, 2017

Member Updates:

Ernie Jensen’s son Eric passed away from a respiratory ailment. (per Matt Weaver)

Donald Milefchikc is in Arcadia Methodist Hospital, recovering from pneumonia and hopes to be out in near future. (per Dan Place)

Coming Events

Arcadia Rotary’s last Board meeting for the club year will be on 06/21/2017 and will be a joint meeting of the old board and the new board. It will take place at the offices of Francine Chiu, 1045 W. Huntington Drive, Ste. 200, Arcadia (corner of Huntington and Sunset). (per Dr. Michael Hoey and Francine Chiu)

The Installation Banquet for the Club Year 2017-2018 will be on 06/30/2017 and will take place at the San Gabriel Country Club. Sign up to attend and to indicate seating preferences. (per Mike Real)

ANNOUNCEMENTS, JUNE 2, 2017

  1. Member Update: Ernie Jensen was in good shape after his mishap with pool chlorine. His doctor gave him permission to fly to Florida to embark on a Disney cruise with his family.
  2. Pres. Rosie gava a recap on the Field of Honor. The event was a great success with 400 flags sold and over $50,000 in sponsorships.
  3. The Rotary International Convention will start on June 10 in Atlanta, George. Pres. Rosie and several others will attend.
  4. Pres. Elect Tony Parrille thanked the high school for providing trumpet players each evening during the Field of Honor to play Taps.
  5. Eric Barter announced the Installation Dinner on June 30 at the San Gabriel Country Club. Our District Governor will attend as well as Rich Hutton who will be the Master of Ceremonies. David Knight will entertain us at the piano. Please sign up for one of the tables at the next meeting.
  6. Reminder: The new/old board meeting will be on Wednesday, June 21.
  7. Tony Parrille announced a social event on July 8. The Partners in Rotary are planning the event which will be a concert at the Arboretum with the Grammy Award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes. Gates open at 5pm and the concert starts at 6:30.

ANNOUNCEMENTS, Friday, May 19, 2017

  1. The District Conference will be held the  weekend of 05/19/2017 in Palm Springs.
  2. The club’s Field of Honor will  be held at Arcadia County Park from 05/20/2017 through 05/30/2017, with the opening ceremony to be held on Sunday 05/21/2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Arcadia County Park.   1,000 flags will be flown.  BOB HARBICHT announced that we have $50,000 in sponsorships,  and now we need to sell more flags at $50 each.  MIKE REAL is in charge of setting up the Field of Honor on Saturday 05/20/2017 and he needs volunteers to set up the flags from 8:00 a.m. to about 1:00 p.m. on that day.  Also volunteers are needed to man the  club’s booth at the Field of Honor each day with various shifts  from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and also to put diesel oil in the generators for the lights every other day.  Sign-up sheets were passed around at the meeting.  Contact either BOB HARBICHT or MIKE REAL for further information.
  3.  President ROSIE announced that the  club’s last Board meeting  for the club year will be on 06/21/2017 and will be a joint meeting of the old board and the new board.
  4. Ashley Smith received her well-earned blue badge. She has been very active supporting the club in its activities
  5. Brent Forsee announced the teachers of the year from their respective schools:                                                                                                                     A)  Megan Leahy, who always has a superior Constitution team ( National Finals three years in a row).                                                                 B)  Jack Sessions, who teaches Physical Therapy and works with the sports teams.  He is well liked and respected by the students.
  6.  A reminder to put on your calendar that the club’s Installation Dinner will be held on Friday 06/30/2017 at the San Gabriel Country Club.  We will be dark at the Embassy Suites on that date.
  7. SAVE THE DATE:  Friday 10/27/2017 for Arcadia Rotary Club’s 90th Anniversary Celebration.
  8. President Rosie needs volunteers for the Veterans’ event at the Santa Anita Race Track on Memorial Day,  two separate shifts, from 11:30 AM to 5:00PM.  More information to come.

Announcements – 05/12/2017 by Pat Barnes

  1.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY to FRANK PERINI who will celebrate his 93rd birthday on 05/21/2017.  The club sang Happy Birthday to him early.  It was great that Frank’s extended family could be present to celebrate his big day!  Also congratulations to FRANK for his retirement after 63 years at FRANK’s HAIR PLUS barbershop and for 58 years of perfect attendance as a member at Arcadia Rotary Club.
  2.  Everybody is invited to celebrate with FRANK PERINI as he is honored by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce for 63 years of serving the Arcadia community.  It will take place on Tuesday, 05/16/2017 at 7:00 P.M. at the Arcadia City Council Chambers (next to city hall), 240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006.
  3. Congratulations to GEORGE FASCHING and to his team of club members for a job well done at  the 30th annual Arcadia Rotary Club Senior Citizen luncheon held on 05/09/17 at the Arcadia Community Center.
  4. The District Conference will be held the  weekend of 05/19/2017 in Palm Springs.
  5. The club’s Field of Honor will  be held at Arcadia County Park from 05/20/2017 through 05/30/2017, with the opening ceremony to be held on Sunday 05/21/2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Arcadia County Park.   1,000 flags will be flown.  BOB HARBICHT announced that we have $50,000 in sponsorships,  and now we need to sell more flags at $50 each.  MIKE REAL is in charge of setting up the Field of Honor on Saturday 05/20/2017 and he needs volunteers to set up the flags from 8:00 a.m. to about 1:00 p.m. on that day.  Also volunteers are needed to man the  club’s booth at the Field of Honor each day with various shifts  from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and also to put diesel oil in the generators for the lights every other day.  Signup sheets were passed around at the meeting.  Contact either BOB HARBICHT or MIKE REAL for further information.
  6.  President ROSIE announced that the  club’s last Board meeting  for the club year will be on 06/21/2017 and will be a joint meeting of the old board and the new board.
  7.  JAIME HOLMES , a math teacher at First Avenue Middle School, was announced as the Teacher of the Month.  Congratulations!
  8. The following were announced as the Students of the Month:          Academics – MONICA FAHMY; , Athletics – CHARLES DENG;  and Performing Arts – LYDIA JENSEN.  Congratulations!
  9.  A reminder to put on your calendar that the club’s Installation Dinner will be held on Friday 06/30/2017 at the San Gabriel Country Club.  We will be dark at the Embassy Suites on that date.
  10. SAVE THE DATE:  Friday 10/27/2017 for Arcadia Rotary Club’s 90th Anniversary Celebration.