Club History

Click below for a pdf treasure trove of historical documents from the 1986-1987 Rotary Year, Gary Kooiman President.

1986-1987 Gary Kooiman Community Service Archive

 

Meet 2017-2018 Club President Bob Helbing

Robert Helbing is a California native. He came into this world in San Diego on January 1, 1962. His family has Midwest roots, and he moved to Chicago when his father mustered out of the US Navy. In 1969, the Helbing family returned to California, where Bob was raised in Pasadena. After finishing St. Francis … Continue reading Meet 2017-2018 Club President Bob Helbing

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Club Demotes President Susanne

In an annual ritual of Rotary Clubs the world over, the Monrovia Rotary Club demoted 2016-2017 President, Susanne Hayek.  The atmosphere was festive with a 4th of July theme of red, white, and blue flowers and balloons, white tablecloths and fun music arranged by club member and Monrovian Restaurant owner, Sia Soris. Headed by Past … Continue reading Club Demotes President Susanne

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2016 Demotion Dinner In Honor of Bill Shieff

A stylish send-off for our stylish outgoing President Bill Shieff and First Lady Sue Shieff. Planned and executed perfectly by 2014-2015 President Bryan Earll and the lovely Sarah Earll, with help from Sia Soris, member of the club and proprietress of the Monrovian Restaurant.  The banquet room was quiet elegance with white table cloths, silver … Continue reading 2016 Demotion Dinner In Honor of Bill Shieff

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Picnic Table at Rotary Park Honors Bill Faith

The Monrovia Rotary Club has funded a picnic table at Rotary Park in memory of Bill Faith.  He was a long time and respected member of the Club. Learn more about Bill here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pasadenastarnews/obituary.aspx?n=william-earl-faith-bill&pid=148136373

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BILL SHIEFF TAKES OVER AS PRESIDENT OF THE MONROVIA ROTARY CLUB

The Monrovia Rotary Club is one of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries. 1.2 million Rotarians around the world volunteer to meet local and international needs. Bill Shieff, a long time Rotarian, resident of Monrovia, and Chairman of Move Monrovia,  took over the helm of the Monrovia Rotary Club, succeeding outgoing president … Continue reading BILL SHIEFF TAKES OVER AS PRESIDENT OF THE MONROVIA ROTARY CLUB

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Bryan Earll takes the Helm as Monrovia Rotary Club President

July 1 is a day where around the world, new Rotary Presidents are taking on their appointed leadership role.  Today was no different for Monrovia Rotarian Bryan Earll.  Bryan Earll, Monrovia Rotary’s 95th President, is the current President and Owner of Apex Fasteners located in Monrovia, CA and is also a resident of Monrovia with his … Continue reading Bryan Earll takes the Helm as Monrovia Rotary Club President

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Judy Ryan (Yoder) Thomas passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

Judy was very connected to our club and was an honorary member, club secretary for many years, and her husband, Art Thomas, is a devoted member of our club. Prior to her marriage to Art, Judy was the wife of PDG William (Billy) Ryan 1982-83. Judy created a scholarship in Billy’s memory entitled, “The Billy Ryan … Continue reading Judy Ryan (Yoder) Thomas passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

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Monrovia Rotary Honors Detro Sells and Herb Hezlep for over 50 years of Service

The Rotary Club of Monrovia will honor two of its longstanding members on Tuesday November 5, 2013 at Cafe Opera in Monrovia.  Herb Hezlep and Detro Sells each have over 50 years of service to the Monrovia community as members of the Monrovia Rotary club.  Below is a brief bio of each member being honored: … Continue reading Monrovia Rotary Honors Detro Sells and Herb Hezlep for over 50 years of Service

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Celebrating 90 Years of Service

The organizational meeting for a new Rotary Club in Monrovia was held on June 22, 1922 at the offices of the Southern Counties Gas Company, 114 E. Lemon Avenue in Monrovia. This historic location still exists in Old Town Monrovia. This was after it had been determined that there was a sufficient level of interest … Continue reading Celebrating 90 Years of Service

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Steve Baker to be 2011 Cathy Hotchkin Humanitarian Awardee

    Our own Rotarian Steve Baker is being honored by the Santa Anita Family YMCA on Thursday, Sept 29th as the 2011 Cathy Hotchkin Humanitarian Awardee! Steve will be honored at the 3rd Annual Red Envelope Gala to be held at the Embassy Suites Arcadia on Thursday, September 29, 2011.  A silent auction reception … Continue reading Steve Baker to be 2011 Cathy Hotchkin Humanitarian Awardee

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