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At Altadena Rotary, we have a speaker or program at every weekly meeting, which happens to be Thursdays, from noon to 1:30p. Those wishing to be speakers or know people or organizations that wish to speak or present a program to a local Rotary club are welcome to contact David Smith, our speaker chairman.

Rotary International has a theme for most of the months of the year
and suggests that our programs follow that theme. They are:

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January - Vocational Service February - Peace: Conflict Prevention & Reduction
March - Water & Sanitation April - Mom & Child Health May - Youth Services June - Rotary Fellowship
July - Plan for the New Rotary Year August - Membership & New Club Development
September - Education & Literacy October - Economic & Community Development
November - Rotary Foundation December - Disease Prevention & Treatment

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UPCOMING SPEAKERS
LUNCHEON PROGRAMS, EVENTS
& COMMITTEE DEADLINES

To be Announced indicates
that the program chair has not given
the webmaster the information or given it late.


Two Abbreviations which may be confused:
RCA [Rotary Club of Altadena] and ARC [Altadena Rotary Charities]


August
Membership & New Club Development

Program Chair, Tom McCurry

  • Meeting - Aug 01 - To be Announced
    Aug 03, Sat - Altadena Concerts in the Park -- Volunteers Needed - Arrive at 5:00p
  • Meeting - Aug 08 - To be Announced
    Aug 10, Sat - Altadena Concerts in the Park -- Volunteers Needed - Arrive at 5:00p
    <>Aug 13,Tue - RCA Board Meeting
  • Meeting - Aug 15 - To be Announced
    Aug 17, Sat - Altadena Concerts in the Park -- Volunteers Needed - Arrive at 5:00p
    <>Aug 20, Tue - ARC Board Meeting
  • Meeting - Aug 22 - To be Announced
    Aug 24, Sat - Altadena Concerts in the Park -- Volunteers Needed - Arrive at 5:00p
  • District Event - Aug ??, Sat - Rotary Leadership Institute, Part I -- Registration 8:30 to 9:00a, Event 9a to 5p, Location to be Announced -- Contact District 5300 for inforrmation --
  • Meeting - Aug 29 - To be Announced
  • District Event - Hensel Ethics Essay Contest -- This is a good Interact Project -- Contact District 5300 for inforrmation --

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    Special Events - which may or generally occur this month
    RYLA Reservation Form due to Registrar
    Foundation/Membership - Etiwanda Gardens
    TLC Student Applications distributed to schools
    Group Study Exchange Team Member applications due
    District Event - Public Relations - Membership - Rotary Foundation Seminars - Etiwanda Gardens - 9a to noon
    Altadena Concerts in the Park continue this month -- We sell beer, wine, water, soft drinks and chips



    September
    Education & Literacy

    Program Chair, Rueben Alvarado

    Sep 02, Mon - Labor Day
  • Meeting - Sep 05 - To be Announced
    Sep 07, Sat - Altadena Concerts in the Park -- Last Concert of the Year! -- Volunteers Needed - Arrive at 5:00p
    <>Sep 10,Tue - RCA Board Meeting
  • District Event - Sep ??, Sun - Rotary Essentials - CA or NV -- Exact Time & Location to be Announced - Subjects covered: PR, Membership, International, Foundation
  • Meeting - Sep 12 - To be Announced
  • District Event - Sep ??, Sat - Rotary Essentials - CA -- Chaffey College, Health Science Room 143 -- Registration: 8:30am, Seminar 9 am to Noon - Subjects covered: PR, Membership, International, Foundation
  • District Event - Sep ??, Sun - California West Interact Symposium -- Exact Time & Location to be Announced - Possible Location: South Western Academy
  • District Event - District Grant Application Deadline
  • Meeting - Sep 19 - To be Announced
  • District Event - Sep ??, Sat - TLC Intent to Participate forms deadline -- Payment also due this day. For specific information on how and where to submit Participation Forms & Payment -- see District Calendar
  • Meeting - Sep 26 - To be Announced
  • District 888 MarketingEvent - DACdb User Group Conference -- Sep ?? thru Oct ?? (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun) -- Denver Mariott, Denver, Colorado -- For fee and times, see District Calendar.

  • District Event - Hensel Ethics Essay Contest -- Perhaps suggest to Muir Interact -- Essay Submission deadline is March ??, 2019 -- Contact District 5300 for inforrmation --

    *****
    Special Events - which may or generally occur this month
    District Event - RYLA Chair District training - distribute applications to students
    Club RYLA Chair attends training
    Conduct TLC student interviews - distribute consent forms
    Group Study Exchange Team Member interviews
    TLC Student Registration Forms due to Registrar (In recent times, we have not participated)
    Application Deadline - Long-term Rotary Youth Exchange
    Interact Symposium Attendee Registration and Parent Consent Form due to Registrar



    October
    Economic & Community Development

    Program Chair, To be Announced

  • District Event - Oct ?? - 2019 Presidents' Phone Call With Governor
  • Meeting - Oct 03 - To be Announced
    <>Oct 08, Tue - RCA Board Meeting
    Oct 08, Mon - Columbus Day
  • Meeting - Oct 10 - To be Announced
  • Meeting - Oct 17 - To be Announced
  • District Event - Peace Conference -- Oct ?? (Sat), 9a -- Location to be Announced
  • Meeting - Oct 24 - To be Announced
  • Meeting - Oct 31 - To be Announced
    Oct 31, Thu. - Halloween
  • District Event - Oct ??, ??, ??, ?? (Thursday thru Sunday) - 2017 Rotary Institute -- Location to be Announced
  • District Event - Hensel Ethics Essay Contest -- Perhaps suggest to Muir Interact -- Essay Submission deadline is March ??, 2018 -- Contact District 5300 for inforrmation --

    *****
    Special Events - which may or generally occur this month
    Deadline to submit 4-Way Test Speech Contest Entry Form
    Deadline to submit Dan Stover Music Competition Entry Form
    Parade of Banners 11:30a, Paseo Colorado (This has not happened lately)
    TLC Student/Parent Meeting
    District Event - Interact Symposium, Desert Sun Science Center, Idyllwild, CA
    District Event - Potential Rotary Leadership Seminar (PRLS) & PR - Etiwanda Gardens - 8a-2p




    November
    Rotary Foundation

    Program Chair, Mike Thatcher

  • Meeting - Nov 07 - To be Announced
  • District Event - 2018-2019 - Presidents' Advance Fri., Nov. ??, 12n -- Sat. Nov. ??, 12n - Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino, Henderson, NV
  • District Event - GETS & GNATS Dates to be announced - RI Zones 25 & 26 -- Location to be announced - For times and details, see District Calendar
    Nov 11, Mon - Veteran's Day <>Nov 12, Tue - RCA Board Meeting - Board Nominations for next Rotary Year submitted for approval
  • District Event - Nov ?? - 2018 Presidents' Phone Call With Governor
  • Meeting - Nov 14 - To be Announced
    Nov 09, Sat - Flags go up today, 9 am -- Details on ClubRunner
    Nov 11, Mon - Veterans Day - Flags put up on Lake Av. this or another day
    Nov ??, Sat - Building Bicycles & Serving Breakfast to all participants
    <>Nov. 19, Tue - ARC Board Meeting
  • Meeting - Nov 21 - To be Announced
  • District Event - ERLS & DRLS Nov 16 & 17, 8am - RI Zones 25 & 26 -- at Institute Peppermill, Reno - For times and details, see District Calendar
  • Meeting - Nov 28- Dark - Thanksgiving - NO MEETING
  • Nov ?? -- District Event - Dan Stover Music Contest Registration -- Today is the deadline to register for the Dan Stover Music Contest -- Contact District 5300 for more inforrmation --
  • Nov ?? -- District Event - 4-Way Speech Contest Registration -- Today is the deadline to register for the 4-Way Speech Contest -- Contact District 5300 for more inforrmation --
  • District Event - Hensel Ethics Essay Contest -- Perhaps suggest to Muir Interact -- Essay Submission deadline is March 31, 2018 -- Contact District 5300 for inforrmation --

    *****
    Special Events - which may or generally occur this month
    Fri-Sun - Teen Leadership Camp (TLC), Desert Sun Science Center, Idyllwild, CA (of late, we have not participated)
    Conduct RYLA student interviews; attend facilitator training
    Distribute 4-Way Test Speech Contest Info to High Schools
    Distribute Dan Stover Music Competition Info to High Schools, Music Instr.
    PCC Vets
    Veteran's Day - Flags down Lake Av.
    4-Way Speech Contest Registration - Send $$$ with registration form
    Payment of $$$ per student must be received by the RYLA Registar
    Fellowship Program



    December
    Disease Prevention & Treatment

    Program Chair, Steve Kerekes

  • District Event - Teen Leadership Camp -- Date & Location to be Announced -- Starts 10a, Fri & Ends some time on Sunday
    Dec 02, Sat - Flags come down on Lake St., See Clubrunner for details
  • Meeting - Dec 05 - To be Announced
    <>Dec 10, Tue - RCA Board Meeting
  • Meeting - Dec 12 - To be Announced
  • Meeting - Dec 19 - Perhaps our Christmas Party -- an Evening Event
    Dec 25, Wed - Christmas
  • Meeting - Dec 26 - May be Dark - No Meeting
  • District Event - Hensel Ethics Essay Contest -- Perhaps suggest to Muir Interact -- Essay Submission deadline is March 31, 2018 -- Contact District 5300 for inforrmation --

    *****
    Special Events - which may or generally occur this month
    Christmas Party - An Evening Event
    Dec __, Sat - Last day Early Bird Discount for RI Convention - Location to be announced
    Sat - Pre-PETS
    Dec __, - RYLA: Student Interviews end
    Fri-Sun - Teen Leadership Camp (TLC), Desert Sun Science Center, Idyllwild, CA ( of late, we have not participated)



    January
    Vocational Service

    Program Chair, To be Announced

    Jan 01, Wed - New Year's Day
  • Meeting - Jan 02 - Club Assembly (Mid-Year) - Location to be Announced
  • Meeting - Jan 09 - To be Announced
    <>Jan 14, Tue - RCA Board Meeting -- Altadena Library, 6p (Postponed because 1st Tuesday is New Year's Day), Tue
  • District Event - Day & Date to be announced -- Dinner with RI President (RI Zones 25-26), Location to be Announced -- Doors open at 6p [Major Donor Reception, 5p]
  • District Event - Day & Date to be Announced, 8:30am -- PREP Training for 2019-20 President Elect, Location to be Announced -- for more details & registration, see District Calendar
  • Meeting - Jan 16 - To be Announced
    Jan 20, Mon - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • District Event - Date to be Announced (Sat & Sun), 9a - President's Advance -- Location, & Time TBA -- for more info, see District Calendar
  • District Event - Jan ??, Fri - Club Intent to Participate in RYLA form due by today
  • Meeting - Jan 23 - To be Announced
  • Meeting - Jan 30 - To be Announced
  • District Event - Date to be Announced, Sun, 1p - California West Interact Symposium -- Location to be Annouunced
  • District Event - Hensel Ethics Essay Contest -- Perhaps suggest to Muir Interact -- Essay Submission deadline To be Announced -- Contact District 5300 for inforrmation --

    *****
    Special Events - which may or generally occur this month
    Club Assembly (Usually the first meeting this month - Location to be announced)
    Sat-Sun - President's Advance - Location to be announced
    RYLA student permission & consent to treat forms due to District
    Tue - Martin Luther King Day



    February
    Peace: Conflict Prevention & Reduction

    Program Chairs, Sylvia Vega

  • Meeting - Feb 06 - To be Announced
    <>Feb 11, Tue - RCA Board Meeting
    Feb 12, Wed - Lincoln's birthday
  • Meeting - Feb 13 - To be Announced

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    Special Day - February 14, 1949
    Altadena Rotary Chartered -- Club #7183
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    Feb 17, Mon - President's Day - Flags up?? (optional)
    <>February 18, Tue - ARC Board Meeting
  • Meeting - Feb 20 - To be Announced
  • District Event - Feb ??, Fri -- Club Intent to Participate in Dan Stover Music Contest Form -- Due by Today
  • District Event - PETS President Elect Training Seminar -- Feb ?, ? & ? (Fri --Sun) -- 8 am, Location to be determined
    Feb 22, Sat - Washington's Birthday
    Feb 23, Sun - Rotary International founded, 1905
  • Meeting - Feb 27 - To be Announced
  • District Event - President's Advance -- Feb ? & ? (Fri & Sat) -- Location to be Announced, 6p
  • District Event - Foundation Gala -- Date & Location to be Announced - 5:30p
  • District Event - Hensel Ethics Essay Contest -- Essay Submission deadline is To be Announced -- Contact District 5300 for inforrmation --

    *****
    Special Events - which may or generally occur this month
    Host RYLA participants at club meeting
    Club Level Interview of Ambassadorial Scholarship candidates
    Club Level Dan Stover Music Competition -- can be in February or March
    Club Level 4-Way Speech Contest
    4-Way Test Essay Contest - First contact to prospective participating schools - probably by phone
    4-Way Test Essay Contest - Second contact - letter to participating schools giving rules of competition and specific dates
    District Event - Fri-Sun - RYLA, Desert Sun Science Center, Idyllwild, CA
    District Event - Thu & Fri - PETS President Elect Training Seminar - Location to be announced Progressive Dinner - Fellowship Event
    Presidents' Day - Flags down Lake Av. - Optional



    March
    Water & Sanitation

    Program Chair, To be Announced

  • Meeting - Mar 05 - To be Announced
    <>Mar 05, Tue - RCA Board Meeting
    Mar 08, Sun - Daylight Saving Time begins
  • Meeting - Mar 12 - To be Announced
  • Meeting - Mar 19 - To be Announced
    March ?? -- ?? (Fri, Sat, Sun), RYLA, 10a -- Location to be announced
    Mar 17, Tue - St. Patrick's Day
  • District Event - BODTS Board of Directors Training Seminar - SoCal -- Date & Location: TBA - 9a - 12:30p
  • Meeting - Mar 26 - To be Announced
  • District Event - Mar ??, Sat - Essay Submission Deadline - Hensel Ethics Essay Contest
    *****
    Special Events - which may or generally occur this month
    Group Level 4-Way Test Speech Contest
    Club Level Dan Stover Music Competition -- can be in February or March
    Regional Level Dan Stover Music Competition
    4-Way Test Essay Contest - Contest Chair notified of school essay contest winners, and the number of parents and teachers who will be attending by principal or school committee chair
    Application deadline - Ambassadorial Scholarship candidates
    Annual Rotary Peace Conference, 8:30a-4p - Theme: To be announced
    Facilitator Training for District Assembly, Etiwanda Gardens
    PCC Vets
    Deadline to submit George Hensel Ethics Essay Contest
    RYLA participants run meeting



    April
    Mom & Child Health

    Program Chair, To be Announced

  • Meeting - Apr 02 - To be Announced
  • Meeting - Apr 09 - To be Announced
    <>Apr 14, Tue - RCA Board Meeting
    Apr 15, Mon - Tax Day
  • Meeting - Apr 16 - To be Announced
  • District Event - District Assembly - To be Announced, Sat., Time TBA - Sitting Bull Academy, Apple Valley, CA92308
  • Meeting - Apr 23 -To be Announced
    *****
    Special Events - which may or generally occur this month
    District Level Interview of Ambassadorial Scholarship candidates
    Regional Level 4-Way Test Speech Contest
    District Event - Sat - District Assembly - Location to be Announced
    District Event - Thu-Sun - District Conference, Location to be Announced (Usually in March, but may be in April)
    District Event - Fri-Sun - RYLA - Location to be Announced



    May
    Youth Services

    Program Chair, Ed Jasnow

  • Meeting - May 07 - To be Announced
  • District Event - District Business Plan Competition, Date, Location & Time To be Announced
    <>May 12, Tue - RCA Board Meeting -- Altadena Library, 6p
  • Meeting - May 14 - To be Announced
    <>May 19, Tue - ARC Board Meeting
  • Meeting - May 21 - To be Announced
  • Meeting - May 28 - To be Announced
  • District Event - May ?? thru May ?? - (Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun.) [May be May ?? thru May ??-- Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon >>Dist Cal & DACdv Cal don't agree] - District Conference -- Location to be Announced -- 9a

    *****
    Special Events - which may or generally occur this month
    Corazon Super-Build, Tijuana, Mexico
    George Hensel Ethics Essay Contest
    PCC Veterans' Awards
    PCC Vocational Awards - May also be in June
    ROTC/Americanism Awards
    Teacher Mini-Grant Reports
    Dewey Merrill Awards for Entrepreneural Excellence
    District Event - District 5300 Peace Conference - (More Info)
    District Event - Thu-Sun - District Conference, Location to be Announced (Usually in May, but may be in April or June)



    June
    Rotary Fellowship

    Program Chairs, Mike Zoeller

  • Meeting - Jun 04 - To be Announced
    <>Jun 09, Tue - RCA Board Meeting -- 6p
  • Meeting - Jun 11 - To be Announced
  • International Event -RI Convention -- Date, Time & Location To be Announced
    Jun 14, Thu - Flag Day - Flags on Lake Av. (Optional)
  • Meeting - Jun 18 - To be Announced
  • Meeting - Jun 25 - Probably Mark Mariscal's Demotion Party

    *****
    Special Events - which may or generally occur this month
    Demotion (Usually the last meeting of this month.) - Evening Event
    District Event - Thu-Sun - District Conference, Location to be Announced (Usually in May, but may be in April or June)
    RI Event - Sun-Wed - Rotary International Convention


    The beginning of a new Rotary year

    July
    Plan for the New Rotary Year

    Program Chair, David Campbell

  • Meeting - Jul 02 - Club Assembly ?? - May be dark, July 04, Saturday - President David Smith, Guest Program Host
    Jul 04, Sat - Independence Day - Flags on Lake Av -- if they are not still up from Memorial Day
  • District Event - Jul ??, Sat - Obtain TLC Intent to Participate form from district -- for specific information, see the District Calendar - Intent forms deadline Fri., Sep. ?? -- Payment also due Sep. ??
    <>Jul ??,Tue - RCA Board Meeting -- Depends on when new president wants it
  • Meeting - Jul 09 - Club Assembly ?? - May be dark, July 04, Saturday - President David Smith, Guest Program Host
  • District Event - Jul ?? - District Governor Visit
    Jul 11, Sat - Flags come down - 9:30a, assemble at Presbyterian Church parking lot
    Jul 11, Sat - Altadena Concerts in the Park -- Start this weekend ???. -- Volunteers Needed - Arrive at 5:00p
    <>?? - ARC Board Meeting
    Depends on when the Board decides to meet
  • Meeting - Jul 16 - To be Announced
  • District Event - Jul ?? - Peace Conference Meeting -- Conference Call - See DACdb Calendar for more information
    Jul 18, Sat - Altadena Concerts in the Park -- Volunteers Needed - Arrive at 5:00p
  • Meeting - Jul 23 - To be Announced
    Jul 25, Sat - Altadena Concerts in the Park -- Volunteers Needed - Arrive at 5:00p
  • Meeting - Jul 31 - To be Announced
  • District Event - Jul ?? - AG/ExAG training for those serving in the 2018 - 19 Rotary year -- Registration: 9:30a -- Training begins: 10:00a -- Need more information - See District Calendar
    Jul 28, Sat - Altadena Concerts in the Park -- Volunteers Needed - Arrive at 5:00p
  • District Event - Jul ?? - Last day for Early-Bird Registration for DACdb User Conference at end of September -- See District Calendar for more information

    *****
    Special Events - which may or generally occur this month
    Club Assembly (Usually the first meeting this month.)
    July 4 - Flags may go out on Lake Avenue or may already be up
    Flags taken down after July 4 and may be taken in for cleaning.
    TLC check to Participant Coordinator or Registrar - $$$ x number of students
    Altadena Concerts in the Park start this month -- We sell beer, wine, water, soft drinks and chips







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