Bruce D.D. MacRae, Vice President of Public Affairs for the Western Region of UPS, will address the Whittier Rotary Club at 1 p.m. Friday at the Radisson Hotel, 7320 Greenleaf Ave.
Mr. MacRae started his career with UPS in 1978 and has worked in a variety of positions in UPS, the giant package delivery and supply chain services company. He started as an unloader in the Anaheim package facility and in 1983 became a full time driver. Mr. MacRae, a Long Beach native, entered management in 1987. He currently deals with local, state and federal issues affecting UPS in ten western states.
Mr. MacRae will also speak about the Vietnam War P.O.W. bracelet that he wears.
The community is welcome to attend and lunch will be served at 12:10 p.m. for $15 per person. There is no charge for the program.
For information, call 562-822-0755
Want to know more about Whittier Rotary? Join us on Friday, Nov 1st for a “Get acquainted” lunch at 12:10 at the Radisson. A short film from Rotary International will be shown. RI was founded in 1905 and now has over 1.2 million members in most countries in the world. Whittier Rotary was founded in 1922 and has a rich history of service to the Whittier community and beyond. Please join us if you are a person who would benefit from being in an organization whose motto is “Service Above Self”; who promotes high ethical standards in business and professions; and who practices fun and fellowship in our weekly meetings, in our social events and in our service projects. Please RSVP to WhittierRotary@gmail.com or 562-822-0755.
Our regular meeting was moved to later in the evening at the Newcomer’s home for a Wine & Cheese Social. Many thanks to Owen and Kristina for their hospitality.
Past President Jeff Nickell treated us last Friday to a look into his passion for Ultra Road Biking. Dressed for a ride, Jeff spoke about going from a novice mountain biker about a decade ago to a serious road biker. He has rode in 25 Double Centuries, which are rides of 200 or more miles. He showed us photos and elevation profiles of some of them – not for the faint of heart! Jeff also described the salient points of his bike, and how his attention to nutrition and hydration has increased his enjoyment and success in accomplishing the DCs.
Another fine Rotary Club of Whittier meeting was held.
Robert Apodaca, Director of the Central Water Basin, will address the Whittier Rotary Club at 1 p.m. Friday at the Radisson Hotel, 7320 Greenleaf Ave. Mr. Apodaca will present a background of the Central Basin, explain water delivery in Southern California, and provide information about various programs, included conservation, recycled water, education programs and legislative affairs.
We rescheduled our normal Friday meeting to Saturday, September 28, and held it at the lovely home of Ron and Samantha Ridout for our “Rotary Fall Round-up”. The Round-up has been a Whittier Rotary tradition for decades, staring with Bill Harlan, and always features great BBQ, fun and fellowship. The event was attended by fifty Rotarians, spouses and friends. We are very appreciative of the Ridouts for their wonderful hospitality and, of course, the desserts.
Another great Whittier Rotary Club meeting was held.
We were privileged to be visited by our District 5320 Governor, Rae Shirer. Rae updated us on End Polio Now and goings on in the District.
We were dark on Friday, Sept. 6, as we postponed our meeting to the next day to support District 5320 at the Angels baseball game. The chili cookoff and game tickets netted about $20,000 for “End Polio Now”, the new name for “Polio Plus”. Started in 1985, we are now in the end game of eliminating polio from the world.