February 1, 2024 Meeting Notes

We had a great meeting today. There were 21 members and three guests in attendance. President George Saikali ran a fun and lively meeting that got compliments from our speakers today.

  • Richard Swanberg announced that the club may be the first club in the district to be recognized as providing 100% support from the members for the Polio campaign.
  • Angela Bergeryan announced the upcoming projects planned for our club and that Josh Wofford, has stepped up to chair the Cars for Cops and Kids fundraising event.
  • Elizabeth announced that we have a new member Nora Yacoucbian, who will be inducted in a future meeting.
  • Our Sergeant at Arms assessed fines to George Saikali for various liberties he has taken as president and Frank Saito for disrupting the meeting today.
  • Larry was nice to hand out pins to members and not levy fines. Elizabeth found extra pins in a box at George’s office while they were looking for the Bell and Gavel he said was missing. ..evidently Lt. Josh Wofford of the Glendale Police Department did not look in Georges office in his investigation.

Our speakers were Emily Keith , Executive Director and Hannah Johnson, Development Manager from the Pablove Foundation. Which was established in 2009 and purpose of investing in underfunded cutting edge pediatric cancer research and to improve lives of children with cancer through the arts. They provide research grants focuses on awarding $50,000 seed grants that can be leverages with other funding sources for cancer research. They also have a program called Pablove Shutterbugs that let kids just be kids and find their creative voice through photography, while living with cancer and treatments.

Hope to see everyone at the next meeting on February 15th

– Frank Saito