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Annual Bikes for Christmas Giveaway

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Presidential Demotion Party

Helping the World

Funding humanitarian projects locally and around the world

Interesting Guest Speakers Every Week

Judge Lance Ito of the Los Angeles Superior Court

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Our Speakers

Meeting with Cynthia Kurtz, Interim City Manager, Pasadena
Speaker: Cynthia Kurtz, Interim City Manager, Pasadena
Civic Issues
September 7th 2022 at 12:00 pm
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Meeting with Phil Hettema, The Hettema Group
Speaker: Phil Hettema, The Hettema Group

September 14th 2022 at 12:00 pm
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Meeting with John Mulcahy, Carnegie Observatories
Speaker: John Mulcahy, Carnegie Observatories
"What's New In The Sky?"
October 5th 2022 at 12:00 pm
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Pasadena, California

Pasadena Rotarians! I’m back!! When I was inducted into the Tarnished Brass society of past presidents back in 2019, I never imagined I’d be back in office just a few years later. But this year’s Rotary International theme is “Imagine Rotary,” and here I am. That theme was chosen by Jennifer Jones who is, believe it or not, the very first woman president of Rotary International. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be serving as your president in this historic Rotary year. (I’ll be steering the ship for the first six months and then my wonderful partner in fun and service, President Elect Justene Adamec, will take over on January first.)

President Mary Lou Byrne

President of Pasadena Rotary

International President Jennifer’s statement of vision and goals for Rotary International begins as follows: “In order to live in the kind of society you want, you have to help build it.” And fittingly, our former President Elect Angela Hawekotte chose a theme that fits right in with Jennifer’s vision. This year, Pasadena Rotary’s motto is “Building Community Through Service,” and that is exactly what we are going to do! I hope you will join me for my first meeting on July 6 and find out all about our exciting new service initiative for the coming year!

And also? We are going to have fun this year! Beginning with our Presidents’ Cocktail Party on July 24, we’re going to have a social event every month as another way of building community. Not only that, but my wonderful husband Gary Kearney has agreed to resume our presidential custom of weekly “Sunday Supper” parties at our house, so we look forward to getting to know many of you better over dinner!

Finally, if you know me, you know I want to grow our Club! So invite your friends and colleagues to our meetings and let’s build our community by bringing in some fabulous new members.

Pasadena Rotary, as we emerge from the trying times of the pandemic, let’s all use our imaginations to find new and exciting ways to have fun, do good, and build our community through service. Please reach out to me any time at [email protected] or 310-710-7701 (voice or text) with your ideas, suggestions, or just to chat and get to know each other.

It’s gonna be a great year, Pasadena Rotary! Just imagine what we can do together!

Yours in Rotary service,

Mary Lou


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Bikes for Christmas 2020



Community Grants 2021

Community Grants 2021

Teachers of Excellence 2021

   History of Teachers of Excllence

Demotion of President Cory Brendel

Upcoming Events

Meeting with Cynthia Kurtz, Interim City Manager, Pasadena
Speaker: Cynthia Kurtz, Interim City Manager, Pasadena
Topic: Civic Issues
September 7th 2022 12:00 pm
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Meeting Information

Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
The University Club of Pasadena Complimentary Valet Parking
175 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA
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