February 1, 2018
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Wed: - Noon - 1 p.m. - last Wed: 6 - 7:30 p.m., place TBA
Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, CA  91364
United States
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Message from the President…

Dear Rotary Club of Woodland Hills,
On January 30 my mother-in-law, robin Shirley, passed away. Here is a tribute to  her:

Yours in Rotary service,
President Paul

Fleet Street Schedule

Fleet Street is in need of support.  Mark your calendars:

February 24: 9:00 to 2:00 p.m. Oak Park School District Environmental Fair

March 3: Bob Blumenfeld Community Bike Ride (time TBA)

March 31: Woodland Hills Neighborhood Council Spring Event Shadow Ranch Park (in planning)


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Art Pfefferman
February 5
John Whitmore
February 9
Sandy Rosenholz
February 17
Sherry Martin
February 25
Jerry Athans
February 26
Ernest Koneck
Ric Alonso
February 12
Join Date
Larry Winnick
February 15, 2008
10 years
Steven Prakash
February 25, 2009
9 years
Upcoming Events
No Meeting - Wednesday Night FUNdraiser and Social
Location - TBD
Feb 28, 2018
Club Meeting
Woodland Hills Country Club
Mar 07, 2018
Club Meeting
Woodland Hills Country Club
Mar 14, 2018
Club Meeting
Woodland Hills Country Club
Mar 21, 2018
Bulletin Editor
Michael Turner
Russell Hampton
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Buddy Benches for Schools
By Ron Supancic

I would like to know if information is presently available with regard to process and protocol, and identifying schools, enrolling schools, and installing Buddy Benches in the community. 
I think there are four stages to the process: 
  • First, we should send a letter of congratulations when we have identified a school that has agreed to be a candidate for the installation of a Buddy Bench. 
  • Second, we should schedule a meeting with the principal, the parents, and the students to explain and explore concerns they might have about the installation of a Buddy Bench and how it's to be used. 
  • Third, we need to have an installation of the bench with a training offered to the facility, parents, as well as the student council, so that both children and faculty know how the Buddy Bench is to be used. 
  • The fourth step is in the auditorium for the school, to announce to the school that the Buddy Bench is present, the Buddy Bench has been installed, and now anyone that wants to learn more about the Buddy Bench can be trained. And at that time, we should have some kind of a brochure that we pass out, so that everyone understands what it is, what it's for, and how it's to be used. 
An additional fifth step is the follow-up protocol to meet with the school from time to time on a regular basis to determine:
  1. Has the Buddy Bench been used?
  2. Has it been used successfully?
  3. Has there been any interest in the Buddy Bench Program?
  4. Where do we stand with regard to offering this to other schools?
Those are my thoughts.  I'd like to hear whether this has already been accomplished.  Thank you for keeping me in the loop.  E-mail me if you have any questions further in this regard.
Rotary’s Pageant of the Arts provides high school students the opportunity to display their talents and compete with other students for recognition and monetary prizes.  Students gain valuable experience as well as exposure to University Deans and professors.
Rotary Clubs have an opportunity to connect with the community through public and private schools, churches, performing arts and art studios, YMCA, YWCA, theater groups, community centers and groups and retail centers; just a few suggestions for outreach and expanding your club’s public relations.
Areas of competition:  SPEECH, MUSIC, ART and DANCE.
  • Prizes for each category:  1st place $1,000  *  2nd place $500  *  3rd place $250.00
  • Date of completion:  March 10, 2018
  • Location:  Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • Online Registration and Fees Due Date:  February 10, 2018 
Entry Fees:
  • Small clubs - $80.00
  • Medium clubs - $135.00
  • Large clubs - $190.00
 Submit quality competitors:
  1. Create a flyer and promote the contest throughout your community.
  2. Clubs can select a single participant or hold a competition to select the best participant.
  3. Clubs can offer prizes, money or certificates to participants and/or winners.
  4. One applicant per category may be submitted.
  5.  Start early so you will have contestants in time to submit registrations by the due date.
  6. The Online Registration and the Registration Fee must be received by the District Office by February 10, 2018 for the registration to be accepted.
  7. Support your student to be sure they know contest rules, have transportation, etc.
  8. Encourage your club members to attend the Pageant to support and cheer on all contestants.

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Michael Turner  editor
Neal Goldman  Club Photographer 
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