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New Member-Amanda Wong

The Monrovia Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Amanda Wong to membership. Amanda lives in Arcadia and manages rental properties locally.  Her passion is animal rescue.

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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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Rotary Donates to Local Organizations

The Monrovia Rotary Club has donated $600 to the Monrovia Firefighters Association for their outstanding and life saving goal of making sure every home in Monrovia has a smoke detector. Other donations this month included $500 to the Monrovia Public Library for their summer reading program, $500 to the Monrovia Historical Society for the Legacy … Continue reading Rotary Donates to Local Organizations

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Club Inducts Deb Pringle

The Monrovia Rotary Club was pleased to induct Deb Pringle to membership. Deb  is a Realtor® with Vastree Real Estate, specializing in families and historic homes in the Monrovia area. Originally born in Queens NY, Deb grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania where she pursued her love of animals, working with the local VCA … Continue reading Club Inducts Deb Pringle

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Club Inducts New Fire Chief

The Monrovia Rotary Club has inducted Fire Chief Brad Dover to membership.  Brad is being sponsored by Immediate Past President, Bill Shieff. Brad Dover began volunteering for Monrovia Fire and Rescue in 1994 as a fire cadet. In 1998, he was hire full time as a firefighter. The following year, he was assigned as a … Continue reading Club Inducts New Fire Chief

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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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2016 Student Scholarships Awarded

The Monrovia Rotary Club presented $14,000 in scholarships to deserving students from the Monrovia School District.  These scholarships were made possible by the generosity of our community partners,  our members, in particular Mr. Richard Tipping, and by the generosity of Choon Baick, M.D. and Delos Comstock, M.D. , the original donors to the club’s Comstock Fund. … Continue reading 2016 Student Scholarships Awarded

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Distinguished Speaker: Zanaida Robles-SGV Choral Company

The Monrovia Rotary Club was pleased to have Zanaida Robles as its guest speaker yesterday, March 1.  She was here to speak about her passion, the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company, of which she is the artistic director. The San Gabriel Valley Choral Company (SGVCC) was founded by Dr. Thomas M. Miyake in September 1995 … Continue reading Distinguished Speaker: Zanaida Robles-SGV Choral Company

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Service Saturday

A small but dedicated group of Rotarians partnered with the Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) and the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley to plant drought tolerant materials at a home in Monrovia. Hard at work were Bill Shieff, Steve Knight, Bryan Earll, Trevor Fessenden, Lindy Hercus and Sylvia Domotor.

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