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Greg Burnight Greg Burnight
President 2015-2016

Principal
Curtis & Burnight

Upcoming Events

LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey and the Courageous Citizen Awards
Wed, August 5, 2015
LA County District Attorney, Jackie Lacey, presents this year's Courageous Citizen Awards. Few citizens ever plan to be heroes, but because of the actions of this year's awardees, lives have been saved. One employee threw in a GPS locator when a robber demanded a bag full of iPhones; a young woman witnessed and stopped to help an older man who had just been beaten up by a woman with a metal cane; another young man helped two women escape from a violent sex trafficker. more
Rotary 101 Class
Wed, August 5, 2015
NEW TIME for ROTARY 101 this year! If you want to be in the know, then Rotary 101 is the class for you! Learn about our Long Beach club and Rotary International. Classes are usually held the last Wednesday of each month. BUT BECAUSE WE ARE OFFSITE ON JULY 29, the first class takes place on August 5. Classes are only offered at 1:35m, after the regular lunch meeting. more
Thursday Breakfast Business Roundtable
Thu, August 6, 2015
The club's newest hot spot is the Business Networking and Roundtable. Join your fellow Rotarian colleagues the first Thursday of each month to just talk business. more
CIF Southern Section - Education Based Athletics with Rob Wigod
Wed, August 12, 2015
A Long Beach native and Wilson High School alumnus, Rob Wigod started coaching football at Wilson HS while attending CSULB. Wigod taught in the LBUSD for 14 years, mostly coaching and serving as Boys Athletic Director at Lakewood HIgh. In 2000 Wigod became an Assistant Commissioner for the CIF Southern Section and 11 years later became the 9th Commissioner of Athletics for the Section. He oversees 584 high schools that offer 24 sports for boys and girls. In 2012, the CIF Southern Section celebrated its 100 anniversary. more
Welcome to Long Beach Rotary's 2015-2016 year!
Rotary brings leaders like you together from all cultures and occupations who want to use their distinct expertise doing good for others. Rotarians' sense of responsibility inspires them to give back to their communities and step forward to tackle the toughest challenges. They persevere to create positive social changes around the world.

OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT

Together, Rotarians empower youth, improve health, promote peace and advance communities in all corners of the globe. With 1.2 million members worldwide and counting, Rotary’s global impact has never been greater -- and it continues to grow.
 
When Rotarians come together and commit to a cause, the magnitude of Rotary’s impact is clear. One example is our PolioPlus initiative, a worldwide effort that began in 1985 to eradicate polio forever. With the ongoing philanthropic support and volunteer efforts of Rotarians, we will continue the fight to “End Polio Now.”

Our weekly club meetings provide an opportunity for fellowship and to learn about the many diverse issues affecting our world and our own community. 

 
Yours in service,

Greg Burnight, President #99, 2015-2016

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India Goes One Year Without A New Case of Polio - Gates pledges additional $50 million

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Rotary club members worldwide are cautiously celebrating a major milestone in the global effort to eradicate polio. India, until recently an epicenter of the wild polio virus, has gone one year without recording a new case [ More]


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