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March 18, 1986 | MYRNA OLIVER, Times Legal Affairs Writer
In a stinging rebuke for discriminating against women, Rotary International was ordered by a state appellate court on Monday to reinstate the Duarte chapter it ousted eight years ago for admitting three women members. A 49-page decision written by 2nd District Court of Appeal Justice Eugene McClosky reversed a 1983 ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Max F. Deutz that had upheld Duarte's ouster and sanctioned the male-only membership of the international organization.
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May 21, 2012 | By Ban Ki-moon
As the World Health Assembly convenes in Geneva this week, one item on the agenda will be polio, or more specifically, how to finally deliver on an epic promise made a quarter-century ago: to liberate humankind from one of the world's most deadly and debilitating diseases. The world's war on polio has been as ambitious an undertaking as the successful campaign to eradicate another great public health menace, smallpox. Slowly but surely we have advanced on that goal. Polio, a highly preventable disease, today survives in only three countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
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NEWS
July 10, 1987 | Associated Press
Rotary International will vote in January, 1989, on a proposal to admit women members worldwide, its president said Thursday. Under the service organization's constitution, the 1989 World Council meeting in Singapore will be the first time such a proposal can be considered.
WORLD
June 26, 2011 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
Scientists, health workers and community outreach officials in India believe they're finally on the cusp of a major milestone, the defeat of polio throughout the country. The polio virus, which attacks the nervous system, has been largely eliminated in most other countries through immunizations. But it has remained a frustratingly significant threat in India, as well as in Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, largely because of unsanitary conditions. It wasn't too long ago that polio killed or crippled 100,000 children in India each year.
NEWS
September 25, 1986 | SUE AVERY, Times Staff Writer
The Duarte Ex-Rotary Club can take the "ex" out of its name, at least temporarily. Rotary International has complied with a court order to reinstate the Duarte club, which was expelled in 1978 for allowing women to join in violation of by-laws limiting membership to men. The club was reinstated pending the outcome of an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over whether clubs should be permitted to admit women.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1994 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Rotary International will present the Mission College Foundation with a $10,000 grant for earthquake repairs Saturday. District 5260 of Rotary International will hold an assembly Saturday morning at the college's Campus Center, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar, that will include 31 clubs from the San Fernando and Antelope valleys, Bishop and Mammoth. District Gov. Richard J. Olinn and San Fernando/Sylmar Rotary President Harry Bostwick will then award the grant at the assembly's conclusion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2000 | Chris Ceballos, (714) 966-7440
Local Rotarians will be traveling to Carborca, Sonora, Mexico, on Friday to participate in a polio inoculation program with Rotary International. Rotarians worldwide have donated more than $500 million for the program designed to eliminate polio by 2001, according to club President Gordon Bricken. Information: (714) 835-0249.
NEWS
May 5, 1987 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court, striking a blow at traditional male-only clubs, Monday upheld a California anti-discrimination law and barred Rotary International from ousting local chapters that admit women as members. In a 7-0 ruling, the justices said that private groups whose activities are public and linked to business have no constitutional right to exclude women.
NEWS
February 6, 1986
Female membership in the Rotary International was rejected for the fifth time by the service club of nearly 1 million members begun 81 years ago by a lonely bachelor and three businessmen. A "clear majority" of 433 delegates from 54 countries turned down by voice vote at their meeting in Chicago a proposal to change rules that prohibit women from joining, said Rotary spokesman Jack Giles.
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June 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Optimist International announced Friday that the service organization is accepting women as members for the first time since it was founded in 1919. "Our legal counsel has advised us that the provision of our organization's constitution restricting membership to men no longer is enforceable, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's May 4 ruling involving Rotary International," President Lester R. Craft said.
SCIENCE
January 22, 2009 | Mary Engel
In one of its largest grants ever, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated $255 million Wednesday toward the push to eradicate polio, a goal that has eluded world health agencies for decades but that many still consider doable, possibly within five years. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates made the announcement of the grant to Rotary International at a meeting of the service organization in San Diego.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Joe B. Jordan, 82, a San Fernando Valley architect who designed a number of major public buildings, including a court complex in Van Nuys, died Aug. 11 at a hospital near his home in Camarillo after a lengthy illness. He founded Burbank-based Joe B. Jordan and Associates more than 40 years ago. Among the projects he oversaw were the Van Nuys Superior Court complex, barracks at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic and a number of public libraries in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2004 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Esther M. Johnson, the first woman admitted to the Rotary International club after it opened its doors to women in 1986, has died. She was 89. Johnson died of natural causes Sunday at a convalescent home in Santa Monica, according to her daughter, Sharon Johnson. She said her mother fell and broke her hip four years ago and never fully recovered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2000 | Chris Ceballos, (714) 966-7440
Local Rotarians will be traveling to Carborca, Sonora, Mexico, on Friday to participate in a polio inoculation program with Rotary International. Rotarians worldwide have donated more than $500 million for the program designed to eliminate polio by 2001, according to club President Gordon Bricken. Information: (714) 835-0249.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an exchange program to promote cultural understanding, a Valley Rotary district is seeking four people to visit India in January. The four participants can be from any professional background, including teaching, business management and law enforcement. For about a month they will live in Madurai, a large city near India's southern tip, said John D. Alexander, chairman of the group study exchange of Rotary District 5260.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1999 | Debra Cano, (714) 564-1036
The Rotary clubs of Villa Park and Orange have awarded 20 grants, valued at about $8,000, to Orange Unified elementary teachers. The "Innovation in Teaching" grants were given to teachers representing 14 schools. The clubs announced the program in December and invited applications for projects that were creative and would challenge students. The maximum individual grant was $500. Teachers and principals will be honored at weekly meetings and presented with the checks.
NEWS
September 21, 1986 | SUE AVERY, Times Staff Writer
The Duarte Ex-Rotary Club can take the "ex" out of its name, at least temporarily. Rotary International has complied with a court order to reinstate the Duarte club, which was expelled in 1978 for allowing women to join in violation of by-laws limiting membership to men. The club was reinstated pending the outcome of an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over whether clubs should be permitted to admit women.
NEWS
September 25, 1986 | SUE AVERY, Times Staff Writer
The Duarte Ex-Rotary Club can take the "ex" out of its name, at least temporarily. Rotary International has complied with a court order to reinstate the Duarte club, which was expelled in 1978 for allowing women to join in violation of by-laws limiting membership to men. The club was reinstated pending the outcome of an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over whether clubs should be permitted to admit women.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
At the July meeting of the Granada Hills Rotary Club, members hit upon a way to help homebound senior citizens stay cool during the heat wave that brought triple-digit temperatures to the Valley. Five weeks later, they have not only come through with electric fans for 67 seniors, but are receiving an award for their efforts. The Granada Hills Rotary Club will be honored by Councilman Hal Bernson at Friday's meeting of the Los Angeles City Council, said Oli Sar, a spokesman for Bernson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1998 | DEBRA CANO and SUSAN DEEMER
Anaheim Hills Rotary Club President Joseph Serina and fellow member Frank McGowen recently accepted an award from the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center. The club was honored for its efforts on behalf of the center's Adopt a Social Worker program. The program teams more than 60 religious congregations, civic organizations and businesses with child protective services social workers to provide resources for impoverished children and their families. Program information: (714) 722-1107.
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