DG Bette Hall came from London, England, and had a long career in Human Resources for large companies and then her own HR consulting company, until retiring several years ago. (Sounds like a good background for Rotary leadership.) She has been a member of the Calabasas Rotary Club since 2007, and has held many Rotary leadership positions. Her most passionate area in Rotary is the Rotary Youth Programs, including developing and providing training for the Youth Protection Program. She enjoys being retired and having more time to volunteer with Rotary and spending more time with her family and grandchildren.
DG Bette presented “DoGooderie” awards for years of Rotarian service to Marylyn Klaus, Chuck Klaus, and Wes Bradford, and a “Fresh Face in Rotary” award to Steve Johnson for most-active service as a new member. Bette reviewed Rotary International & District 5280 projects, activities and goals for the coming year. We are remaining active in spite of the challenging pandemic difficulties this year requiring social distancing & wearing masks.
Rotary’s 6 Areas of Focus include:
  • Promoting peace;
  • Fighting disease;
  • Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene;
  • Saving mothers & children from malnutrition & poor sanitation & health care;
  • Supporting education; and
  • Growing local economies.
Rotary’s Avenues of Service include:
  • Youth Service includes sponsoring Interact & Rotaract Clubs, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), & Rotary Youth Exchange. A COVID-19 Response tab has been added to the https://rotariansfightinghumantrafficking.org/ website.
  • Community Service includes the Warrior Warehouse for Camp Pendleton (collecting baby and children's items for military families).
  • International Service includes the 2021 district 5280 Humanitarian trip to Costa Rica, and disaster relief to Beirut (especially important now).
  • Vocational Service includes Pageant of the Arts, high school student competitions in art, dance, music, and speech, and the annual Literacy Breakfast focusing on literacy issues within our local communities.
  • Club Service includes Club newsletters, Website (by Clubrunner), and Social Media.
  • The 2020 virtual Rotary Foundation Celebration will be Nov 7, “Opening Opportunities To Tomorrow” (Tickets online).
Our newest member, Former Rotaractor Shauna McGinnis, who was sponsored for membership by Steve Johnson, was inducted into the Palos Verdes Sunset Rotary Club by DG Bette Hall. Welcome to the Club, Shauna!
Pres Chase & Steve Johnson showed their up-to-date infant photos (“Future Rotarians”):