Upcoming Events

Club Meeting: Anne Miskey-Union Station
January 21st 2021 at 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: 4-way speech contest
January 28th 2021 at 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: New Members Craft Talks
February 4th 2021 at 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: Dr. Lori Morgan-President&CEO, Huntington Hospital
February 11th 2021 at 12:10 pm
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Rotoscopes

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COVIS-19 Shutdown - Club Zoom Meetings

During the COVID-19 Shutdown the Rotary Club of San Marino is meeting on-line using Zoom Meetings.

Community Grants

Application Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

Chili Cook-off - February 18, 2021

Prepare your recipes and taste buds for the annual San Marino Rotary Chili Cook-off that will be held February 18, 2021.

International Projects Committee Presentation

International Projects Committee Presentation

Andrew Kindler gave this presentation to the San Marino Rotary Club about the work of the International Projects Committee. (Click "read more" then use the arrows at the bottom of the presentation to view the slides)

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Photos and Videos of Our Activities

Rotary on the Town - October 17, 2019

2019 San Marino Motor Classic

2019 San Marino Motor Classic

New Cal-State LA - Rotaract Club - October 3, 2019

Check Presentation to the new California State University at Los Angeles Rotaract Club.

Art Contest - April 18, 2019

Rotary Foundation Awards Presented at the March 7, 2019 Meeting

Rotary on the Town - May 2, 2019

2019 Mini-Grants
School Montage (Business Plan, Interact, RYLA, MiniGrants) Spring 2019

Corazon House Build 2019

Corazon House Build on 4/13/19 sponsored by South Pasadena Rotary; more than 50 Rotarians joined in the effort.

District Conference May 2-4, 2019

February 28, 2019 Meeting

Speaker – Dr. Tye Jackson. speaking about teaching to learn and the pathway to career success.

 

Student of the Month

Rotary Readers Book Distribution 2019

Holiday Party - Rotary on the Town - December 14, 2018

Tijuana Soccer Field Dedication, December 8, 2018

Rotary on the Town, October, 2018
Ice Cream Social - Southwestern Academy - 9/20/18

2018 Fourth of July Parade

Demotion Party 2018

To send photos for the club website, facebook page or the Rotoscope click here.

San Marino Rotary’s Global Scholars

More information about Rotary Scholarships

Jacqueline Chen

Oxford University
Oxford, England

Jacqueline Chen – October 21, 2019

Hello from rainy Oxford! I hope everyone in San Marino is doing well; I just wanted to provide you with a little update on my studies and time across the pond so far! I am currently living at St. Catherine's College (which is one of Oxford's dormitories that I was...

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Meeting Information

Thursdays at 12:10 PM

San Marino Community Church, Fellowship Hall

1750 Virginia Road
San Marino, CA Map It

Our meeting location occasionally changes.  Click “More info” in the Upcoming Events section below to confirm the location.

Due to the COVID-19 Epidemic the club is temporarily meeting on-line via Zoom.  Contact Aaron Gil, President to find out how to log into Zoom.   agil73@gmail.com or 626-688-6047

Upcoming Events

Club Meeting: Anne Miskey-Union Station
Speaker: Anne Miskey
Topic: Union Station homeless services in COVID 19 times
January 21st 2021 12:10 pm
More info

Club Meeting: 4-way speech contest
Topic: 4-way speech contest
January 28th 2021 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: New Members Craft Talks
Speaker: Devon Corlew, Dr, Mike Lin
February 4th 2021 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: Dr. Lori Morgan-President&CEO, Huntington Hospital
Speaker: Dr. Lori Morgan
Topic: Matters of the Heart
February 11th 2021 12:10 pm
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Rotoscopes

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Eagle Scout Service Project: COVID-19 Handwashing Stations
by Gavin Hussain

The purpose of my Eagle Scout Service Project was to help our local community stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. My goal was to build 20 portable handwashing stations to donate to first responders, schools, homeless shelters, and local businesses. Because I exceeded my fundraising goal and since corporate sponsors gave me huge discounts or donations, I was able to purchase materials and supplies for more than 20 handwashing stations. Over time, I learned that most large organizations such as school districts, city government departments, and corporate businesses couldn’t accept this type of donation. Homeless shelters were worried about how they would maintain or refill the handwashing stations with reduced staff. It was also difficult to find recipients with many businesses closed because of COVID-19. The demand for the handwashing stations was not as high as I had originally expected. In the end, I donated 31 completed handwashing stations. The remaining funds raised have been turned over to the Rotary Club of San Marino.
COVID-19 restrictions prohibit scouts from meeting together in-person. This service project was compliant with Scouts BSA Greater Los Angeles Area Council guidelines for Eagle Projects and considered “staged work by different household groups.” After the fundraising and planning stages, the building stage was completed by scouts and volunteers from their own households.
• Older scouts, parents, friends, and family members helped cut more than 100 10-foot-long PVC pipes down to specific segment sizes ranging from 11⁄2 inches to 15 inches.
• A few scouting families helped prepare 30 assembly kits, each containing over 80 pieces of cut PVC and other building materials.
• Project volunteers picked up their assembly kits from the Scout House
at Lacy Park. They arrived at prescheduled time slots to avoid people from different households gathering together in person.
• Volunteers built the handwashing stations from their homes while I led the project remotely from my backyard, via Zoom.
• Finished units were delivered to my home or picked up from the scouts’ homes so I could check all the completed handwashing stations. This took longer than expected to coordinate.
• I checked all the units, corrected mistakes, and even had to purchase additional materials to rebuild a few units that had been glued incorrectly and could not be salvaged.
• A total of 31 handwashing stations were delivered by Troop 351B scouts or myself to 12 different recipients. Recipients received training on how to use the handwashing stations, an Instructions and Safety Manual, and a supply of paper towels.

Gavin Hussain, Life Scout, Troop 351B. Study in San Marino High School.

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It’s a HOOT!

At least that is what OLIVIA LEE hopes the owls will say as they are attracted to her 30 newly-constructed and recently-installed owl boxes in the trees at The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino.

As her Girl Scout Gold Project, Olivia, a senior at Flintridge Prep, created a sustainable project to help eradicate persistent rodents from the gardens of The Huntington by attracting their prime predator.…Barn Owls.

At the suggestion of Jim Folsom, Director of the Botanical Gardens for the Huntington, and Olivia’s mentor throughout the process, she designed the project, created a means to share her work with other scouts and constructed the owl boxes in a carpenter’s shop. She submitted an application to the San Marino Rotary for partial funding. In a competition with eight other applicants, Olivia was awarded $1,000. Working as a sales representative for a knife company, she earned the other half of the cost of her project.

The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens have been an important part of Olivia’s life since she was a child; she visited regularly with her parents. Olivia’s goal in completing this project was to give back to the institution that has meant so much to her and to visitors from around the world.

The completion of these owl boxes is a win-win for The Huntington, Olivia, hungry owls and for those friends and family who, thanks to a super salesperson, have new knives for the holidays.

Nice work, Olivia. Thank you for “paying it forward” with your creative idea.

By Barbara Brice, a member of San Marino Rotary Club since 2008. She is the chair of the 2020 Boy and Girl Scouts projects community grants.

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A “FOOD SYSTEMS THINKING” ROADMAP FOR POLICYMAKERS AND RETAILERS TO SAVE THE ECOSYSTEM BY SAVING THE ENDANGERED HONEY PRODUCER FROM THE DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES OF HONEY FRAUD.

This White Paper recognizes how complicated the food supply chain is and how difficult it can be for stakeholders to see the big picture. This challenge is particularly true when it comes to the problem of the endangered US honey producer via honey fraud in the United States. This White Paper invites both policymakers and retailers to engage in food-systems thinking and recognize two critical points. The first point is the symbiotic relationships and interdependence between the domestic production of authentic honey, the critical eco-sytem role of honeybees as pollinators in the United States, and the livelihoods of the managers of these honeybee pollinators – the honey producers. The second point is the destructive force of honey fraud in undermining these symbiotic activities and the resultant threat to the ecosystem. To address these two points, this White Paper makes a number of food-systems recommendations to policymakers and retailers – two stakeholder groups who can really make a difference – in order to save the endangered honey producer from fraud and in turn benefit the ecosystem. This White Paper follows on the heels of the Resnick Center’s previous publication on food fraud: The Pursuit of Food Authenticity: Recommended Legal and Policy Strategies to Eradicate Economically Motivated Adulteration (Food Fraud) (2016). The Resnick Center is also pleased to partner recently with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on a series of research and advisory initiatives, the first one of which is addressing food fraud on a global scale.

by Michael T. Roberts, Michael T. Roberts is the founding Executive Director of the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law. He is well versed in a broad range of legal and policy issues from farm to fork in local, national, and global food supply systems. This White Paper was researched and written by Michael T. Roberts, Founding Executive Director of the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Diana Winters, Assistant Director of the Resnick Center, assisted with cite-checking sources and editing suggestions. You can read full Whit Papper information in law.ucla.edu/sites/default/files/PDFs/Publications/_RES_PUB_Honey%20White%20Paper%20Final%20v2.pdf
Roberts was a guests speaker for San Marino Rotary in Sept. 24,2020.

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A “FOOD SYSTEMS THINKING” ROADMAP FOR POLICYMAKERS AND RETAILERS TO SAVE THE ECOSYSTEM BY SAVING THE ENDANGERED HONEY PRODUCER FROM THE DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES OF HONEY FRAUD. 
 
This White Paper recognizes how complicated the food supply chain is and how difficult it can be for stakeholders to see the big picture. This challenge is particularly true when it comes to the problem of the endangered US honey producer via honey fraud in the United States. This White Paper invites both policymakers and retailers to engage in food-systems thinking and recognize two critical points. The first point is the symbiotic relationships and interdependence between the domestic production of authentic honey, the critical eco-sytem role of honeybees as pollinators in the United States, and the livelihoods of the managers of these honeybee pollinators – the honey producers. The second point is the destructive force of honey fraud in undermining these symbiotic activities and the resultant threat to the ecosystem. To address these two points, this White Paper makes a number of food-systems recommendations to policymakers and retailers – two stakeholder groups who can really make a difference – in order to save the endangered honey producer from fraud and in turn benefit the ecosystem. This White Paper follows on the heels of the Resnick Center’s previous publication on food fraud: The Pursuit of Food Authenticity: Recommended Legal and Policy Strategies to Eradicate Economically Motivated Adulteration (Food Fraud) (2016). The Resnick Center is also pleased to partner recently with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on a series of research and advisory initiatives, the first one of which is addressing food fraud on a global scale.
 
by Michael T. Roberts, Michael T. Roberts is the founding Executive Director of the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law. He is well versed in a broad range of legal and policy issues from farm to fork in local, national, and global food supply systems. This White Paper was researched and written by Michael T. Roberts, Founding Executive Director of the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Diana Winters, Assistant Director of the Resnick Center, assisted with cite-checking sources and editing suggestions. You can read full Whit Papper information in  https://law.ucla.edu/sites/default/files/PDFs/Publications/_RES_PUB_Honey%20White%20Paper%20Final%20v2.pdf
Roberts was a guests speaker for San Marino Rotary in Sept. 24,2020. 

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The 2019-2020 International Projects of the San Marino Rotary

Members of the Rotary Club of San Marino work together to make improvements in our community and around the world. San Marino Rotary is actively involved in International Projects, in line with the focus of Rotary International in preventing diseases, providing access to clean water and sanitation, enhancing maternal and child health, improving basic education and literacy, and helping communities develop.

In 2019, the following projects were completed:
Corazon House Build in Tecate, Mexico
Coconut Plantation project in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Water tanks and furniture for a school in Kabaale, Uganda
Fish Tanks for Farm School in Sen Sok, Cambodia
Spanish books for school in Tijuana, Mexico

In 2020, the following projects are in process:
Village Aquaponics in Sen Sok, Cambodia
School Restoration in Tijuana, Mexico
Ambulance for Clinic and School in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Equipment for Hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima Province in Thailand

The Information is provided by International Projects Committee

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