Rotary Club Of Greater Van Nuys

Chartered May 11, 1925

 
Meeting was called to order at 12:10 PM

Flag Salute:  Marie Valencia     Invocation:  Richard Miller      Song:  Judy Coates
 
Announcements:
President Marie Valencia reminded members of the District Breakfast in October and most importantly the District Governor’s visit to our club on November 12, 2015.  She stressed the importance of inviting family, friends and guest to our meeting on that day.  She asked that we do everything possible to have s full house.
 
She also mentioned the following:
Recognition will be given out to deserving members of our club
Our forthcoming annual Harvest Festival
Humanitarian Trip to Panama from January - February
 
 
The President then called on Andy Duchan to give an update on the arrangements for our Poker Tournament slated for November 8th.
Andy then requested that Volunteers would be needed on the day of the tournament to help out.  He said he’s made preparation to bring in Professional Dealers, Security would also be provided as well as a professional caterer.  He distributed flyers to all members and requested Catherine to put up a PDF copy on our website.
 
Guest Speaker
Mac Tapper introduced our guest speaker for the day. Jeffrey J. Hagen (Attorney at
Law).
His speech was centered mainly on PESA” Teen Court Project for Justice” a non-profit organization focus on helping troubled youths in our schools.  He said through the PESA’s projects: Students are provided opportunities to learn about their community through FIELD TRIPS funded by PESA where they meet elected officials, judicial officers, lawyers and other community representatives.  Also, Students learn about Fairness & Justice as Teen Court Members, through discussions about the Teen Court cases during Teen Court Club sessions, students obtain the skills that allow them to obtain the necessary information to make better-informed decisions.  He went further to say that PESA is able to turn the lives around of many “at risk” students so they can become productive members of our community through this project.  He ended his speech by asking for volunteers to help out with the project.  Any interested should contact him.  Please visit PESA’s website at www.pesaforbetterschools.org to learn more.
 
Our meeting ended at 1:25 PM
 
 
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