Rotary Club of La Quinta

Service above self since 1985



On a beautiful, sunny day, President David Archer called the meeting of the La Quinta Rotary Club to order.  Bob Wright led us in the flag salute and Corry Hunter provided the invocation.  Befitting the wonderful weather, we had visiting Rotarians from Northern California, Washington, Canada and Palm Desert.

Jim Dorr continues his quest for the elusive beer and soda tabs that we are to bring to the meetings.  There is a “ton” of aluminum in those tabs.  Make sure your Super Bowl party attendees know about saving the tabs.  Walter Keating and Corry Hunter continue to work and prepare for our participation in the Tour d” Palm Springs.  Walter needs one more driver.  Ed Casey is recovering, and we hope to see him back soon.  Phil Rushing, sans Technicolor shorts, was a $5.00 raffle winner.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 28th.  La Quinta, Indian Wells and Palm Desert Rotary Club are sponsoring a joint luncheon meeting at the Desert Falls Country Club at 11:30.  The cost of the luncheon is $20.00, payable at the door.  The guest speaker will be Frank Devlyn, Past RI President 2000-2001.  It will be a great chance to learn more about Rotary at the International level and to meet a great Rotarian.  You can RSVP to Palm Desert Rotarian Ricardo Loretta at or (858)344-4812.  Let’s have a good La Quinta showing.

Finemaster Allan Levin returned in “fine” form, making up for lost time.  Phil Rushing paid for his new member badge.  Welcome, Phil!  There were a number  of “no make ups”, a late arrival and one birthday.  Adrian Gysi contributed $19.00, but I am not sure anyone knows why, other than he is a good guy and he was happy.  There were other “Happy Dollars” in appreciation to the Keatings for opening their home during the Humana Open.  Two Palm Desert Rotarians gave “happy Dollars” because they were happy to make up with us!  Joe LaMantia offered a convoluted donation from a football bet with Bruce Cathcart.  Joe lost; so he made a donation, and then he donated Bruce’s winnings.  Way to go, Joe!

ImageOur speaker was Dr. Nicole Ortiz, ND, who presented Prolotherapy, The Permanent Solution to Chronic Pain and Joint Injuries.  Prolotherapy is basically stimulating the body’s natural healing process through special fluid injections over a period of time.  It is non-surgical, non-drug use treatment to repair damaged ligaments, tendons, and joints.  Three to eight treatments are usually required, with three weeks between treatments.  Dr. Ortiz is associated with the Live Well Clinic.  You can visit them at  Unfortunately, Prolotherapy is not yet covered by medical insurance.