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Regular Meeting
Lulu's Restaurant,
Jan 25, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Membership Workshop
Salvation Army
Jan 27, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Regular Meeting
Lulu's Restaurant
Feb 01, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Torrance YMCA
Feb 03, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Board Meeting
Lulu's Restaurant
Feb 08, 2018 10:30 AM
Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Feb 09, 2018 – Feb 11, 2018
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Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Greater Van Nuys
Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Lulu's Restaurant
16900 Roscoe Blvd,
Van Nuys, CA  91406
United States
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January 11, 2018 Bulletin
Meeting called to order at 12:05
Flag:    Les Grossman 
Invocation: Wynne Ritch
Song:Judy Coates-“The four-way test”
Bill Wishard (Rotary Club of Malibu)
Guest Speaker:
Lotay Yang (CEO Black Card Circle
President welcomed everyone to our first meeting in 2018 and especially guests for taking the time to join us today.
Michael Parenteau encouraged everyone to please update their information on the club roster so that Catherine can print a final copy.
Maria Valencia:
Thanked members who attended and volunteered at our "Christmas Lives" event in December.  Mrs. J. Ritch and Mrs. L. Harris - thank you for your continuous volunteer service to GVN rotary.
Capt. Juan Argumedo (Salvation Army Kettle)
Hooray to all members who participated in the "Kettle" event in December for the Slvation Army San Fernando Valley Corps.  We have all earned his gratitude.  Everyone adhered to their individual schedule times and worked hard.  We were able to raise good amount of money during our time slots.  Rotarians not only rang the bells, but devised different methods to encourage people to donate. Les and Zoraida, good job.  I (Catherine) also adopted he same method.  Michael Parenteau, Richard Miller and Wynne Ritch, thank you all.
Capt. Juan informed us that the money raised went towards christmas Baskets or over 275 families and Toys for over 500 kids.
Michael Parenteau formally introduced our guest speaker for the day.
Guest Speaker: Lotay Yang
Topic: Keeping your Financial House in Order
     Mr. Lotay Yang
Our guest speaker this week was Mr. Lotay Yang, CEO of Black Card Circle.  Lotay earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated on the Dean's honors List.  He was a member of both the Chancellor's Associates and the Anderson School of Management's Dean's Society.
Lotay is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Professional who has also earned his accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) designations.
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Lotay has served on the board of Directors for many organizations including as Board President for 2 organizations; New Horizons Perpetual Foundation, helping developmentally disabled adults, and Black Card Circle Foundation, Inc. raising awareness for non-profit organizations committed to promoting self-reliance and sustainability.  Lotay has been a nationally recognized manager for a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listed company.
Lotay Yang took time out of his very busy schedule to come talk to us about what he does best; Financial Planning and helping people build wealth.
With approximately 25 years of professional experience in financial services, Lotay Yang, is dedicated to helping individuals meet their financial needs by developing financial plans and investment plans around long-term goals and risks tolerance.  Lotay's extensive experience - throughout major shifts in the markets - enables Black Card Circle to help clients structure balanced portfolios to address their specific goals.  
Club members got a dose of his wealth of experience last week when he addressed us.  From topics such as Retirement Account, Roth IRA, 401K, Mutual Funds, Municipal Funds, S&P500 Index, Bonds, US Treasury, and Stocks.  Everyone present were listening with rapt attention and seriously taking notes.  After a short Q&A session, we had to let him go.  For members who were not present at the meeting, please contact our club president for more information on how to build your wealth.
         Mike & Lotay 
Who knows.  We just might be lucky to have Mr. Yang back again soon.  Let's keep our fingers cross.
Raffle: Peter Satuloff had the winning ticket.
Meeting ended at 1:30PM
Birthday shout out to the following members:
Marie Valencia
Catherine Ibrahim
Wynne Ritch
Jean Mabilob
Karyne Ventris
Javier Nunez
Marcello Quiroga
Betsy Truyoo
The Four Way Test
Of The Things we think, say, or do:
1) Is it the TRUTH?
2) Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3) Will it build GOODWILL and       BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all       concerned?
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send any events updates or suggestions about the web site or bulletin to  Catherine Ibrahim