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Tim Moore – Challenging What You Thought You Knew About Investing

Club member Tim Moore was the speaker at our regular club meeting yesterday and presented a program which quite literally challenged the status quo thinking about investing in the stock market for many  “small” investor’s. 

Tim has a long history as a financial advisor, beginning his career at a large Wall Street investment firm where he was taught to sell products such as mutual funds and annuities.  Over the course of time, Tim realized that the products and practices of wealth management didn’t provide sufficient growth opportunities for the middle class. The middle class can’t invest more, so they need to earn more.

Wealth management is great for the rich, the middle class need “wealth creation opportunities.”  Tim takes the Warren Buffett quote to heart, “Diversification is protection from ignorance, and it makes little sense if you know what you’re doing.” 

Warren Buffett knows, what academia has verified, that owning a handful of the “RIGHT” stocks, is the best way to build wealth for the future.  What Tim refers to as wealth creation accounts. For many, that can mean owning shares in companies where we spend our money, such as “Amazon, Apple, Home Depot, Netflix, Starbucks and a host of others. 

A convincing argument was made, comparing portfolios returns of individual stocks to index funds over same time periods.  He also spoke about how labor generates income, while ownership generates wealth.

Displaying not only a deep knowledge base on this topic, Tim is also passionate about educating and empowering people, so that they may have more control over their destiny.  He’s been “preaching” this message at his church and at Rotary and in other groups at no cost because he so strongly believes in his message and his mission. 

There’s a “wealth” of information available on Tim’s LinkedIn profile “Moore Money Academy”

Tinker Bell Talks-Margaret Kerry to Speak at Monrovia Rotary

The Monrovia Rotary Club is excited to have Margaret Kerry as our featured speaker at our regular club meeting on Tuesday June 19, 2018.

Margaret Kerry has been in the entertainment business for decades beginning with her appearances in The Little Rascals followed by 37 major motion pictures. Well known as an outstanding tap dancer she was co-host of an early musical TV show and was also cast in a pioneer ABC network family sitcom, The Charlie Ruggles Show which aired for five years. After playing the daughter of Eddie Cantor in the RKO musical, If You KnewSusie, Disney Studios cast Kerry as the reference model for Tinker Bell. As she was filmed acting out the scenes of this famous sprite for Disney’sPeter Pan, Kerry gave the little fairy her bright, quirky personality. She still travels the U.S. in behalf of Tinker Bell.

Margaret was in early episodes of The Lone Ranger and The Andy Griffith Show but it was while working at Disney Studio, voicing the Red Haired Mermaid in the Lagoon Sequence in Peter Pan, that her love affair with animation began and a long career as a voice over actor in 600 plus cartoons. That includes the long running Clutch Cargo and 179 episodes with The THREE STOOGES. She later produced animation.

Kerry is quite active in behalf of the American art form of animation.  For four years she served on the board of the Animation Society International for the Art (ASIFA-Hollywood Chapter). Through ASIFA, recognition-award shows, programs, Kerry works with animators, voiceover artists, educators and fans alike to raise the profile of the art. 

KKLA 99.5 FM, the Flagship of Salem Communications was Margaret Kerry’s home for 12 years where she produced and hosted the interview show, Ministry Loves Company. Along with writing scores of World Vision spots, voicing radio spots, she also handled the station’s outreach programPoints for Profit by producing and hosting the meetings for dozens of community-volunteer clubs and their members.

She is a Toastmaster and a certified American Seminar Leader and speaks at schools, libraries throughout the country. She has a well-received book out titled, Tinker Bell Talks! Tales of a Pixie Dusted Life. It has many (mostly humorous) short stories. The book begins with a delightful chapter describing how Margaret, in 1933, a dear little four year old, started her career in show business in the Warner Bothers film Mid Summer Night’s Dream … she played a tiny fairy.

2018 Monrovia Rotary Scholarships Awarded

Scholarship Committee Chair Erica Hahn, and committee members, John Campbell and Richard Tipping were pleased to present the 2018 recipients of the Monrovia Rotary Scholarship program. The Monrovia Rotary Club thanks Richard Tipping for his yearly generosity in providing additional scholarship funds.

2018 Rotary Scholarship Recipients

Monrovia High School 

  • Samantha Childers
  • Kemyl Tadeo
  • Benjamin Tang
  • Brenton Guthaus
  • Gizzel Ramirez
  • Gabriel Lujan
  • Valerie Flores

Service to the Community

  • Megan Matthiesen
  • Ishika Muchhal
  • Alison Lauder
  • Madison Schoonmaker

St. Lucy’s Priory Academic Scholarship

  • Frances Jimenez

Tipping Scholarship at MHS

  • Kemyl Tadeo
  • Benjamin Tang

Tipping Scholarship – Canyon Oaks/Mt High

  • Zelda Pacheco
  • Emilio Jimenez
  • Isabel Vargas

Tipping Scholarship – St. Lucy’s Priory

  • Frances Jimenez

Billy Ryan Scholarship

  • Luis Suarez

Healing Connections

Past Club President Mary Ann Lutz and frequent visitor Ulisses Gutierrez were the day’s presenters, speaking about a subject that we learned had profoundly affected each of them. The program that that became Healing Connections traces its roots to 2012, after the forth teen suicide in five years took place in Monrovia. Former Superintendent Linda Wagner and Mayor Mary Ann Lutz realized the approach of staying silent about these suicides in the hopes that the problem would go away was not working and, in an effort to de-stigmatize the issue, began to discuss the issue with local counselors, clergy, and the students themselves. The program serves as a conduit where someone at risk can turn for help and Healing Connections will put him or her in contact with those most able to help. The program’s success can be measured by the fact that there hasn’t been a local suicide in the past 6 years.

*Article courtesy of Kris Leonard

Retiring Monrovia Police Chief Awarded by Rotary

The Monrovia Rotary Club has presented retiring Monrovia Police Chief Jim Hunt with the highest award a Rotary Club can present, a Paul Harris Fellow Award, in recognition of his 27 years of service to the people of Monrovia.

Named for the founder of Rotary International, the Paul Harris Fellow Award is given in recognition of individuals who have given $1000 to the Rotary Foundation or worthy individuals in whose name a donation has been made.

Other notable Paul Harris Fellow awardees include U.S. astronaut James Lovell, Mother Teresa, Pearl Bailey, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and Jonas Salk.

2017 Rise Against Hunger Event – Click Here to Donate/Help!

On Saturday November 4th from 9-11 a.m., the Monrovia Rotary Club, the Monrovia Interact Club, students from Monrovia USD, and community volunteers will package over 23,000 meals for the hungry. This is a fun and rewarding experience as an army of volunteers stands side by side forming an assembly line to prepackage meals for far away recipients.  If you want to experience the joy of providing a meal for a hungry human being, click the link below to participate…helping hands and donations are welcomed with gratitude!

Click here to donate or volunteer!

Order Your Cycling Jersey Before August 31

Move Monrovia JERSEYS are NOW on sale. Go to https://www.ICESPORTSWEAR.COM/movemonrovia (see the jersey here) Featuring the MONROVIA ROTARY logo !
 
You can try on a sample for size if you like at Empire Bikes – 625 S. Myrtle Ave, Monrovia.  Phone 626/930-1983
Monday
11AM–6PM
Tuesday
10AM–7PM
Wednesday
10AM–7PM
Thursday
10AM–7PM
Friday
10AM–5:30PM
Saturday
10AM–5:30PM
Sunday
Closed
 
You will be able to order your jersey until midnight August 31 with delivery by early October in time for the COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE on Saturday October 21, 8 AM. We are Celebrating the implementation of Monrovia’s Bike Master Plan!  We’ll ride to the RIBBON CUTTING of the new Share the Road Signs and Sharrows painted on the bike path streets!
Please join us and the City of Monrovia as we CELEBRATE together!

Distinguished Rotary Speaker July 11, 2017

Ellen Pielstick Craig.  is an elementary school teacher, a fitness instructor, wife, a mother of two and a kidney donor. She was born in Aspen Colorado. Her family moved from Aspen to Claremont, California when she was in junior high school. She received her BA in Public Relations from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA and  her California Teaching Credential from Cal State Northridge.  She has been an elementary school teacher in Burbank, CA for 14 years.  She has two kids ages 8 and 11.  Both of her children are part of the Spanish dual immersion program in Monrovia.  In the fall her daughter will be a third grader at Monroe Elementary and her son will be a sixth grader at Clifton Middle School. In addition to teaching elementary school, Ellen is a certified TRX Suspension training instructor and a certified Rock Steady Boxing instructor at Kaizen Martial Arts and Fitness here in Monrovia. In April of 2016 ,along with Jody Hould, Ellen traveled to Indianapolis where they attended a three day training at Rock Steady Boxing Headquarters.  Rock Steady Boxing is a non contact boxing program for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Rock Steady has become a tremendous part of her life.  The changes that she has witnessed have forever changed her attitude about ability and how much one can truly accomplish when motivated.
Rocksteady boxing classes are taught by certified personal trainers and coaches, they include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points. While focusing on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance, workouts include: ring work, focus mitts, heavy bags, speed bags, double-ended bags, jump rope, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. No boxing  experience is necessary and people of all ages are invited to participate. Boxers, both male and female range in age from mid-30s to early 90s.