Rotary Club of La Quinta

Service above self since 1985


There were visitors galore at this Friday's meeting! They came from Canada, Washington, Montana, California, Ohio and Wisconsin. The room was again packed as Judith Redwine led the flag salute and Andy Lorenz presented an invocation.

President Dan and the Club welcomed back Ed Casey from his medical leave of absence. Walter Keating was thanked for his hosting of last weekend's golf party.

One of our speakers from Apple had his number called and a white ball was his best shot.

Announcements included a request for assistance at the 4 Way Speech contest in March. Also a volunteer is needed to help Indio Sunrise Club in the Music Competition. Contact Diane Kelly for more information or check the Club Website.

The Tour de Palm Springs is scheduled for February 12th. Help is needed to sell hot dogs. Contact Diane Kelly or Walter Keating for more information. The Club is also distributing registration information. Entry fees from these registrations all come back to the Club.

The Golf Tournament is in April and help is needed by Sandy Stewart and her committee. Particularly needed is someone to assist in the T-Signs.

La Quinta Arts Foundation is March 10th-13th. Help again is requested for lunch deliveries to the Artists. A volunteer sheet will be forthcoming.

The next Board meeting of the Club will be February 8th at the Embassy Suites in La Quinta. All members are welcomes.

Next week, Thursday, February 3rd is the Mayor's State of the City Luncheon, sponsored by the LQ Chamber of Commerce. Our member, Don Adolph, will give an update on what's going on.

This Sunday, January 30th is the Chamber Hot Rod and Custom Auto Show at La Quinta Community Park.

Member rosters have been printed and available at the meetings. Thanks to Andy Lorenz for his effort in getting this completed.

Our finemaster, Allan Levin, took the microphone and away he went....Leroy Anderson told of his adventures in the recent golf tournament and particularly his play with the eventual winner, Jhonattan Vegas, and paid for it. Attendance (or lack thereof) was covered with some of our members, including Don A., Nick K., and Walter K. being mentioned. Being late cost both Sandy Lauer and Joe La Mantia.

Our speakers were from the new Apple store on El Paseo. Aaron Cortes and Roger Roth gave us a history of Apple. They now have 30,000 employees throughout the world. An audio-visual presentation took us through the history of Apple, starting in 1976, with the original logo design. The story included the development of the Macintosh, I-Mac, a new operating system, it's first retail store (2001 in Glendale, CA), the I-Pod, I-Tunes, I-Phone, the App store and currently the I-Pads. It was a great introduction to a new member of our business community in the desert.