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Welcome!  Tuesday luncheons- hybrid format- feel free to join us either in-person or online. If interested please email: Info@hermosabeachrotary.org.  

For RENTAL INFO please email:  BuildingRental@HermosaBeachRotary.org

Hermosa Beach

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Hermosa Beach Youth Bldg.
2521 Valley Dr
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
United States of America
(323) 487-0585
February 2023
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Welcome back President Travers Devine for the Rotary year 2022-23! This is Travers' second term as club president, his prior term 2014-2015.  Travers relocated from the South Bay to his poolside home in Riverside a few years back while continuing support to Rotary as a Paul Harris sustaining member and as the Hermosa Beach club's International Chair and liaison to our sister club in the Philippines Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

Today, over 70 million people are displaced as a result of conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations. Half of them are children.

We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.  As a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of our mission.

We believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect.

Every day since the brutal Russian invasion of the Ukraine, John Hewko has connected with those under attack.

Hewko, the General Secretary and CEO of Evanston-based Rotary International, takes out his cell phone and calls people he knows in Kyiv and in other parts of that nation, friends and family.

Hewko understands Ukraine and the current plight of Ukrainians far better than do most Americans.

His parents escaped from Ukraine during World War II. Hewko later went to there to work and, as a young lawyer in 1991, helped write the first draft of Ukraine’s post-Soviet constitution.

Greeting Rotarians and Friends, 
Tuesday, May 17, at 12:15 pm please join us for an in person, CATERED lunch at the Rotary Youth Building.
Students of the Month:
This week, we will be recognizing 8th grade students from Hermosa Valley School.
To join the meeting on your digital device, follow the instructions attached here:
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Education shapes the future of an individual.  It may seem accessible to most of us but it is often unattainable for many.  Rotary International established Education as one of its primary areas of focus throughtout the world.  Hermosa Beach Rotary has supported several initiatives both locally and internationally.

The Weiss Scholarship Foundation (based out of the Chicago area)- is a charitable organization striving to support Kenya’s children through mentorship and learning opportunities for high school education.   Come learn more tomorrow, November 30 at 12:15 p.  All are welcome.

If you would like the link to join us via zoom tomorrow- please email:  info@hermosabeachrotary.org.
Hermosa Beach Rotarian, Dean Nota, and Past President, returns to the podium in-person at the Rotary Youth Building.  The building is open and all are welcome.  If interested in renting the facility please email: info@hermosabeachrotary.org.

Making a difference

Rotary members and program participants are improving lives in communities around the world every day through thousands of service projects. Explore the good work that we’re doing locally and globally, and share these projects through social media.

President Dean will lead Hermosa Beach Rotary's 9th meeting for 2021-22 and this Tuesday will host District 5280's District Governor and staff.

Governor Guity’s career spans almost 40 years in banking, investments, and structured finance.  A graduate of UC Berkeley, she is not only the founder and President of Hutton Capital but she is also a cross-cultural mediator and a proponent of community service throughout her life.

Guity joined Rancho Park Rotary Club in January 1991 and has served District 5280 in several leadership capacities leading up to her current position.  An advocate for women causes and more, Governor Guity volunteered for Women Unlimited, a mentoring program for women managers and in addition is an investor to angel organizations focused in women owned businesses.  A phenomenal fundraiser, Javid co-chaired the first American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” in Beverly Hills.

Longstanding supporters of Hermosa Beach schools, the HB Rotary Club Foundation provides funding for numerous programs that support students in all facets of their educational experience- from leadership skills to sports to the arts and sciences.  We are proud to be part of the expansion of the Hermosa Beach Youth Music Program and look forward to Mr. Harrison's next concert! 

Heartbroken to lose Mike Welch, we commemorate his fascinating life and commitment to Service. 

Mike joined Hermosa Beach Rotary in 2012 after attending a meeting to honor his son Andrew, who was named Student of the Month.  He was so very proud of his family and his community.  Mike had many talents and served in a variety of capacities to manage the building rentals in addition to holding the position of both secretary and treasurer for several years. 

Mike was an active board member for many years with the Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 53 and in addition was the collaborator for our club with  other local Vietnam Veterans who created and maintained the Memorial at the Hermosa Beach Community Center. 

A frequent speaker, Mike shared stories about his worldwide travels, including family treks to Australia, moreover his remarkable career with the U.S. Air Force CMSgt (ret) Mike M. Welch, and Boeing, as a “pathfinder loadmaster”.  C-17s have played a vital role of delivering military personnel and equipment and often critical support to deliver humanitarian aid, especially in dire situations like the 2012 Haiti earthquake. 

Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Scouting program (BSA).  A Scout who attains this rank is called an Eagle Scout or Eagle. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young people, however, nationally, only about 7% achieve it.  

On March 30 we will meet four honorees from Hermosa Beach Troop 860 who have achieved this remarkable achievement.   See more detail below.

District Leader, James Jackman, enlightened the Hermosa Beach club about current activities in Rotary's Youth Exchange program.   RYE provides 15 to 18 year olds the opportunity to discover another culture by spending time overseas.  In the long term exchange program, the students live for a full year in another country hosted by Rotarians.  They experience a new culture, learn a new language and make lifelong friends.  The short term program gives students the opportunity to spend 3 months during the summer overseas.
Come learn more about one of Rotary's successes in Clean Water initiatives- this project in Kenya. This initial project is the result of many years of collaboration between Peter Lattey and Ben Onam, past presidents of their respective Rotary clubs- Downtown LA and Suna Migori Rotary Club. creating a sustainable program to capture clean rain water for schools and a medical dispensary at the Osongo Primary School in Migori, Kenya. 

Rotarians across the planet promote peace, prevent and cure disease, provide clean water and sanitation, improve the health of mothers and children, support basic education and literacy, and provide economic and community development. The World Peace Conference 2020 will be held January 17-18 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California, giving Rotarians and non-Rotarians from all sectors of society an opportunity to come together and learn from experts, moreover, to hopefully become inspired and leave with immediate action plans to implement within our communities.

Together, we can make a difference!  


For the past fifty years or so at a meeting just before Christmas- our Hermosa Beach Rotary Club has been celebrating "Jim Bell Day" in memory of Colonel Bell from the Redondo Beach Salvation Army.  This year the date is Tuesday, December 10. 2019.
This festive Tuesday meeting is open to guests  as long as we know who is coming in advance.  Entertainment will follow a delicious luncheon at 1 PM.
RSVP: Info@HermosaBeachRotary.org
Luncheon cost is $20
Thanks all who supported our holiday wine tasting to help us raise funds for Hermosa students!!  The festivities on Tuesday, December 3 net proceeds will benefit the Angela Peterson Student Recognition Program for student leadership attributes including academic, artistic and community service achievements throughout the South Bay, honoring students from Hermosa Valley School, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Fusion Academy.

The Los Angeles Sparks’ youth basketball program’s Mission is to have a positive impact on young players, particularly girls by exposing them to transferable life principles and values such as discipline, confidence and hard work while having fun and developing the fundamentals of basketball through LA Sparks engagements.  Via the LA Sparks Adopt-a-Team Program, Hermosa Beach Rotary is a proud sponsor of a budding youth team called the South Bay Lady Mambas! 


Hermosa Beach Student Recognition Scholarships
Fundraise to Support Hermosa Beach Schools
Deliver Meals on Wheels
Fight Hunger and Support Clean Water Initiatives
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Join Date:
  • Jody Leventhal
    February 4, 2013
    10 years
  • Jennifer Floto
    February 17, 2004
    19 years
  • Trav Devine
    February 21, 2006
    17 years