Upcoming Meetings
Robert Leutgens
Jan 20, 2022 12:00 PM
James Webb Space Telescope
ESFD Fire Chief - Deena Lee
Jan 27, 2022 12:00 PM
El Segundo Fire Department Status & Updates
LA World Airports
Feb 03, 2022 12:00 PM
LAX People Mover Project & Construction Status and Updates
Join us for our weekly meeting on Thursday January 6, 2022 at noon. 
~ FEATURED GUEST ~ El Segundo High School "P.O.T.A.T.O.E.S." Robotics Team. They will be discussing the meaning of POTATOES and sharing details about their latest robot designs and upcoming competitions for the team. 
This meeting will be held virtually. If you would like to join our meeting, please send us an email to info@elsegundorotary.org. 
Its time to get out your walking shoes to participate in our annual tradition of strolling with hundreds of Santas in Hermosa! Event starts at 9am on Dec 11, please email Dean Seligman or Ed Su to participate; our club will be walking together as a team! Great fun for the whole family including our little furry friends! Proceeds benefit Mychal's Learning Place.
For event details, please visit https://santastroll21.funraise.org/
☃️Members - Please join us for our annual Rotary Holiday Party! Food, Dessert & Non-Alcoholic beverages provided. Please bring your favorite libation to share. And don't forget to bring a white elephant gift, (optional $20 value). Cost for this event is $45 per person. RSVP required. Bring a Sweater as Seating is Both Inside & OutSide, and it may be a chilly holiday evening!!! Covid vaccination is required to attend. ❄️
💛Special thank you to the Magid family for hosting! 💛
🚙 Join us this Sunday Dec 12th at 1pm for the El Segundo Holiday Parade! This year our members are building a unique Holiday themed float and will be tossing out candy to people as they go by. Past years have earned top awards so be sure to stop by Main street to watch the float go by and cheer on our Rotary club! 🎄
☃️🎄Members - Please join us for our Rotary Holiday Luncheon at the California Yacht Club! Thursday, December 16th @ noon. RSVP Required; please check your emails or contact Ed Su for details. See you there! ❄️🎅
Please join us on December 16th 5-9pm for WWOO California - Outdoor Kitchen  Early Book Release event with Chef David  Rose! David is Omaha Steaks Executive Chef/Spokesperson, Big Green Eggs National Ambassador and regularly appears on the Food Network, Good Morning America, Today Show, The Steve Harvey Show and more.
Event includes:
- Autographed copy of his new cookbook: “EGGin’: David Rose Cooks on the Big Green Egg"
- Tons of food made on site at the event by David, from recipes in his new cookbook 
- Craft beer from El Segundo Brewing Co.
- Two tickets for our raffle
Event is being held at WWOO Headquarters in El Segundo and tickets are $75.
For tickets please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-early-book-release-event-with-chef-david-rose-tickets-205780985467
Proceeds benefit the El Segundo Rotary Club. Thank you for your support!
🎁This Holiday season, ES Rotary will be collecting toys for Sparks of Love, an event coordinated by El Segundo Fire Department! 🔥
Toy Donations: Members / Rotarians - please bring a toy to the Holiday Party on Dec 11th. Non-Members - please drop off in person at the ES Fire Station on Main anytime before Dec 24th.
Event Details: The Los Angeles County Fire Department, Department of Public Social Services, ABC7, Toys for Tots and Southern California firefighters are celebrating the 27th year of the Spark of Love Toy Drive! Firefighters and Marines will be joining together to collect and distribute new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties. Over the past 27 years, the Spark of Love Toy Drive has successfully collected and distributed more than nine million toys.
Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays! 🎄
On 11/4/21 we met at Center Street School to celebrate the completion of the Literacy Garden Renovation project. This was a community service project that involved the restoration of the beautiful Literacy Garden at the Center Street School. Special thank you to Chris Powell who organized the project and to our club members and the community who helped do the work. Funding was provided by Chevron, and Rotary District 5280. 
  
Today we had a tour of the Bob Hope USO facility at LAX! 🇺🇸 What an amazing place for our service men and women to visit when traveling through LAX! To view photos of our tour, please click here: https://elsegundorotary.org/PhotoAlbums/uso-2021

Los Angeles International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports, and Bob Hope USO greets and serves over 100,000 military service members and their families per year.

In 2018, the USO at LAX relocated to the historic Theme Building. An estimated 2.7 million troops and military families will visit in the next 20 years, seeking a safe-haven and a touch of home at one of the world’s busiest airports. The new 7,000 square foot, state-of-the-art airport center was built to support US troops and their families for generations to come.

One of only six USO centers in the world that operates 24/7 (hours currently restricted due to COVID-19), the Bob Hope USO at LAX is the flagship center and is the largest location by number of troops and families served. On busy days, the center has had more than 1,000 visitors, all weary troops and military families seeking the comforts and connection to home amidst the chaos and stress of travel. A congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities, and is powered by a family of volunteers to accomplish our mission of connection.

To learn more about the USO, please visit https://bobhope.uso.org

Happy New Year and welcome to 2022! This month we have several exciting speakers lined up including our very own Melissa Moore, a discussion of the James Webb Space Telescope, an update from our fire chief Deena Lee, and the ESHS Potatoes Robotics team. We are also actively planning a few upcoming events including Pageant of the Arts (end of February) and Malt Madness (mid March). The district also has a few events going on; for Rotary District 5280 details please feel free to visit their website event calendar: https://rotary5280.org/Events
 
Jan 06 - ESHS Robotics Team "P.O.T.A.T.O.E.S."
Jan 13 - ESUSD Superintendent, Dr. Melissa Moore
Jan 20 - James Webb Space Telescope - Robert Leutgens of Northrop Grumman
Jan 27 - ESFD Fire Chief - Deena Lee
Jan 29 - PrePets
 
 
On September 30th, we were pleased to host Rotary 5280 District Governor Guity Javid. All members of the board presented updates regarding their areas and highlighted the achievements of our club. Guity then spoke, and identified the club highlights that resonated with her. She explained about why she is a Rotarian starting with a history of Paul Harris and the founding of Rotary.  She connected this history to her current goals for the district and that of Rotary International, and discussed how our club is already helping and provided suggestions for more involvement. She completed her visit with recognition of outstanding members and a review of Rotary causes. 
   
 
 
Quest Quest 90245 was a great success! Sponsored by the Rotary and the Kiwanis, QQ engaged the community of El Segundo in a literary adventure, complete with games and prizes. Congratulations to the various winners and thank you to all those that participated! 
On Sept 23rd, we welcomed guest speaker Paul Samaras. He is the Director of Planning at El Segundo. Paul has a Bachelors degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Cal Poly Pomona.  He has worked for 20 years as a professional planner and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).  He is currently employed by the City of El Segundo and holds the position of Principal Planner. 
  
 
On September 16th we heard from guest speaker Ryan McGarry, MD. Ryan is a documentary Film Writer and Producer for Code Black and Pandemic...on top of being an Emergency Medicine Doctor. Code Black is a documentary directed by Ryan McGarry in 2013 that follows the lives of young physicians in the LAC+USC Medical Center Emergency department...and available to stream on Prime Video and Pandemic: How To Prevent an Outbreak is available on Netflix.