Posted by Wes Bradford on Jun 13, 2017
Lew Bertrand graduated from Loyola University in 1965, during the Vietnam War build up. (He was rejected by the US Army draft due to a high school knee injury.) He started working for the Credit Department at Uniroyal, which he found was 2 years behind in its billing. After cleaning up a mess there, he was transferred to the Pacific Northwest area.

Then he began working for the Pacific National Bank on Manchester Avenue. He did every job in the bank as a management trainee. About this time, he married Kathy. Then he transferred to Malaga Cove. He described his adventures in bank management (never a dull moment). He moved up the management ladder and worked in San Pedro.

He was sponsored to Rotary by Sylvia Benko & Marilyn Klaus. He became President of our Club in 2007-2008, and District Governor in 2012-2013. In 2015-2016 he became our Club President again (environmentally-friendly recycling program). He has also held many District positions as well as Club offices.