We had a wonderful speaker, John Classe, a Civil Engineer from PBS&J. John was on the original engineering team that demolished and rebuilt Baldwin Park into what you see today. To see a summary of the history of Baldwin Park, from Navy Base to Neighborhood, please visit http://www.baldwinparkstory.com
The first meeting of the Projects Committee was held on Monday, April 26th where many ideas about potential projects and fundraisers were discussed. If you are interested in helping on this committee please respond to this email and/or join us next Monday at 6 pm at New Broad Street Realty at the next meeting.
Also, our Rotary Club will have a table at the 3rd Annual Baldwin Park Doggy Derby Event this Saturday, May 1st from 9-2pm, and we are looking for a few volunteers to man the table. We also need a tent and 2 folding chairs. Marilen will be attending on behalf of Rotary, so please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping out.
Last, but not least, Rotary Member, Elizabeth McCarthy, invited the Club to join in for a social her not-for-profit is hosting next Thursday evening, 5:30 - 8 at Ember. Tickets are $5 for drink specials and appetizers. Proceeds benefit C.A.R.E for Women. Please email her at email@example.com for more info.
That's it for now, but get ready for a great month of programs abou
Next Month's Programs Theme: SPORTS
Update on Baldwin Park Lake Clean Up, April 17th 9-11am:
Stefan Smith, PR Committee Chair, announced that planning for the lake clean up is in full swing, with information being spread through the Baldwin Park Weekly Email and a letter he will be sending out this week. We are asking volunteers to RSVP to BaldwinParkRotary@gmail.com so that we know approximately how many people will be joining the event.
The event begins at 9am and we'll have a welcome station located between the piers at Lake Baldwin. Volunteers will receive water, trash bags and a map. We encourage volunteers to wear clothes comfortable for an outdoor clean up. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring a snack so we can all have something light before we start the clean up. Special thanks to Elizabeth McCarthy (gloves, trash bags, O'Boys discount) & Frank Bartolomeo (trash pick up after event) for their volunteer efforts already. Stefan is looking for a few more volunteers for various jobs (working the welcome table, creating a flyer, etc) - if you are interested in helping please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to our guest speaker tonight, Alice Lo. She introduced us to Permaculture, which is a movement with an extreme impact that we'll all be hearing more of the future. For more information locally, regionally and beyond, Alice provided the following links: