Upcoming Events

Club Meeting: PRESIDENT AARON GIL FIRST MEETING OF ROTARY YEAR
July 9th 2020 at 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: ROTARY PEACE FELLOW REPORT
July 16th 2020 at 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: OUR ROTARY INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
July 23rd 2020 at 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: ARROYO & FOOTHILLS CONSERVANCY
July 30th 2020 at 12:10 pm
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COVIS-19 Shutdown - Club Zoom Meetings

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

Rotary Rose Parade Float Wins Tournament Volunteer Trophy

Rotary Rose Parade Float Wins Tournament Volunteer Trophy

The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee float won the "Hope Connects the World" Tournament Volunteer Award for most outstanding floral presentation of the Rose Parade Theme among floats 35 feet and under in length The theme of the float was “Hope Connects the World”. ...

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May 2019 – Argentina Agro School Equipment Project

May 2019 – Argentina Agro School Equipment Project

Dear Friends, After completing the documentation for the donation, a ceremony took place yesterday, May 15 2019, when we the Agro School received the tractor and other farm elements.  Around 300 people attended the meeting held in the island, including Education...

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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

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San Marino Rotary’s Global Scholars

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Jacqueline Chen

Oxford University
Oxford, England

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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

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Upcoming Events

Club Meeting: PRESIDENT AARON GIL FIRST MEETING OF ROTARY YEAR
Speaker: Aaron Gil
Topic: President Aaron Gil's first meeting of Rotary year
July 9th 2020 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: ROTARY PEACE FELLOW REPORT
Speaker: Florence Maher
Topic: My 2 Years in Japan as a Rotary Peace Fellow
July 16th 2020 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: OUR ROTARY INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
Speaker: Brenda Cressey, Foundation Trustee 2017-21
Topic: The Rotary Foundation and Covid19
July 23rd 2020 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: ARROYO & FOOTHILLS CONSERVANCY
Speaker: Amanda Zellner, Ass. Professor of Biology, Occidental College
Topic: Wildlife changes in the San Gabriel area
July 30th 2020 12:10 pm
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Yesterday our club promoted Greg Johansing from President to Immediate Past President. Greg's year as President was thrown a major curve ball this past Spring with the arrival of the pandemic. Yet, Greg was still able to keep the fellowship in the club going strong. Congratulations Greg and thank you for a wonderful year!

Please enjoy a special video made by our members thanking Greg for a great year.
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June 13, 2021: San Marino Motor Classic

Because of COVID-19, The 2020 San Marino Motor Classic is cancelled and rescheduled for June 13, 2021. During this pandemic, our San Marino Motor Classic Chairman and sponsor, Aaron Weiss would like to provide his film “Flying A Garage Tour” for all San Marino Motor friends, family, and classic car lovers to enjoy.

You can also visit our “2019 Gallery” at sanmarinomotorclassic.com.

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Thank you, Aaron. So enjoyable. The SMMC will be back!

Thank you Aaron Weiss. Stay safe and healthy

Rotary Club Of San Marino 16 Annual Salute to the Service Academy Appointees - - Major Janell Peske Hanf

Her early childhood was borne out of love of the ocean and interest in ships, cultivated to visits to the Star of India at the San Diego Maritime Museum, field trips to tide pools, and weekend beach hangouts. Janell Peske Hanf’s interest in the Naval Academy was ignited by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. She is married to Rotary member Emile Bayle’s grandson, Philip.
Major Hanf is a 2010 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a degree in the Arabic Language, and has a degree in Systems Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. While at the Naval Academy she completed 6 months of study in Amman, Jordan, including a full semester at the University of Jordan Language Center.
She is a Naval Academy Blue & Gold Officer, an official volunteer, which facilitated her talk at the virtual San Marino Rotary meeting June 4.
Currently she serves as a Marine Logistics Officer at Camp Pendleton, with over 10 years of active duty experience. Major Hanf will soon transition to Reserve Duty status.
Major Hanf resides in San Clemente with her husband. He is an infantry officer serving as Company Commander with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, now deployed to Okinawa. They have a 5-year old son.

Editor: Bill Payne

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Rotary Club Of San Marino 16 Annual Salute to the Service Academy Appointees - - Major Janell Peske Hanf

Her early childhood was borne out of love of the ocean and interest in ships, cultivated to visits to the Star of India at the San Diego Maritime Museum, field trips to tide pools, and weekend beach hangouts.  Janell Peske Hanf’s interest in the Naval Academy was ignited by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. She is married to Rotary member Emile Bayle’s grandson, Philip.
Major Hanf is a 2010 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a degree in the Arabic Language, and has a degree in Systems Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. While at the Naval Academy she completed 6 months of study in Amman, Jordan, including a full semester at the University of Jordan Language Center.
She is a Naval Academy Blue & Gold Officer, an official volunteer, which facilitated her talk at the virtual San Marino Rotary meeting June 4.
Currently she serves as a Marine Logistics Officer at Camp Pendleton, with over 10 years of active duty experience.  Major Hanf will soon transition to Reserve Duty status.
Major Hanf resides in San Clemente with her husband.  He is an infantry officer serving as Company Commander with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, now deployed to Okinawa.  They have a 5-year old son.

Editor: Bill Payne

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Major Hanf is nothing short of a superstar.

HOW OLYMPIC WRESTLING WAS SAVED FROM THE AXE
Andrew F. Barth, a member of our San Marino Rotary club, became the team leader for the US Men’s Freestyle Wrestling Olympic Team near the end of a long and successful career in finance. He holds a B.A. and an M.B.A from Columbia University and spent his career serving in a variety of positions with the Capital Guardian Trust Company including Chairman. He has now retired from the company. Andrew was accepted as the team leader in February 2013, just before wrestling was threatened with being dropped from the Olympics. As part of the Committee to Preserve Olympic Wrestling he had a bird’s eye view of wrestling’s journey back into the Olympics and tells the remarkable story of the salvage of this sport’s Olympic status, a case of snatching victory out of the jaws of defeat.
During 2013, Olympic wrestling was almost eliminated as a sport by the IOC (International Olympics Committee). The IOC was attempting to maintain the size of the Olympics and keep the Olympics more relevant by introducing new sports. To that end, they decided to drop one sport, and allow provisional status for three new sports. Wrestling was one of the original Olympic sports but despite this, it was wrestling that was chosen for oblivion. The almost loss of Olympic status was the result of a combination of arrogance by the wrestling association governing body’s (FILA) leadership and IOC politics with respect to other sports that were similarly threatened. In order to save the sport from elimination by the IOC, it was necessary for FILA to remove its president and line up the unlikeliest alliance. FILA’s new President, Nenad Lalovic, worked to bring the US, Iran, and the Soviet Union into a working alliance on the same side of this issue; the saving of wrestling as an Olympic sport. It was an excellent example of the old saying “politics makes strange bedfellows”. Especially strong support, including some useful arm twisting, was supplied by Russian president Putin. While it was not known if President Putin was actually a fan of wrestling (Putin himself was a judo player), Putin recognized the importance of wrestling from a cultural and historic perspective as well as the fact that it is a popular activity in areas of unrest in Russia. Putin did not want tens of thousands of teenagers in these areas with nothing to occupy their time. Added powerful support came from a man of great influence in the Olympic movement, Kuwait’s Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the leader of the Association of National Olympic Committees. The complete story is of course a bit more complicated and credits many more of those who were involved, but we can say at this point, “the rest is history”.

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We were honored to host our guest speaker Trudie Strobel, on Thursday, May 28th.

When current San Marino resident Trudie Strobel was 4 years old, she and her mother were taken from their home in the Ukraine by the Nazis and herded by rail car over 600 miles, first to the Lodz Ghetto, and then to a labor camp.

An incomparable seamstress, Trudie’s mother Masha was put to work. Sewing saved their lives. Sewing brought them enough precious time to see Liberation.

In her 50s, with her sons grown and out of the house, the traumas of her childhood came surging back and she suffered a complete breakdown. A therapist suggested she attempt to express herself by drawing. Instead, she began to stitch her stories in thread. Now a prolific tapestry artist, Trudie weaves the tales of her experiences as a child prisoner of the Nazis and of the history of her people.

Trudie’s story and her work appear in a new book: Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Holocaust Survivor Trudie Strobel.

Strobel was accompanied by her biographer, Jody Savin at the San Marino Rotary Zoom meeting on May 28th. Copies of Trudie’s book are available for purchase online. For more information about Trudie and her book, please visit: www.trudiestrobel.com/
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We were honored to host our guest speaker Trudie Strobel, on Thursday, May 28th.

When current San Marino resident Trudie Strobel was 4 years old, she and her mother were taken from their home in the Ukraine by the Nazis and herded by rail car over 600 miles, first to the Lodz Ghetto, and then to a labor camp.  

An incomparable seamstress, Trudie’s mother Masha was put to work.  Sewing saved their lives.  Sewing brought them enough precious time to see Liberation.

In her 50s, with her sons grown and out of the house, the traumas of her childhood came surging back and she suffered a complete breakdown.  A therapist suggested she attempt to express herself by drawing.  Instead, she began to stitch her stories in thread.  Now a prolific tapestry artist, Trudie weaves the tales of her experiences as a child prisoner of the Nazis and of the history of her people.

Trudie’s story and her work appear in a new book:  Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Holocaust Survivor Trudie Strobel. 

Strobel was accompanied by her biographer, Jody Savin at the San Marino Rotary Zoom meeting on May 28th.  Copies of Trudie’s book are available for purchase online.  For more information about Trudie and her book, please visit:  https://www.trudiestrobel.com/