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November 30, 1986
Memorial services were Saturday for Lorraine O. Ramsay, a Whittier educator who died Tuesday. Ramsey, who had lived in Whittier since 1951, was founder and director of Carden Whittier School and the Carden School of La Habra. She was a member of the Whittier Chamber of Commerce, Whittier Republican Women Federated and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. She attended Granada Heights Friends Church of La Mirada and Church of the Valley in Apple Valley.
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May 16, 1988 | From Times staff and wire reports
The director-general of the World Health Organization has called for a campaign to eradicate polio from the world by the end of the century. But Dr. Halfdan Mahler said that in order to achieve that goal, relief agencies and individual countries must significantly increase the amount of money they spend to immunize children against polio and other childhood diseases.
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June 19, 1986 | From a Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously let stand a broad appellate court ruling that could require all Rotary clubs in California to admit women. A lawyer for the Illinois-based Rotary International said he was surprised that none of the justices voted to review the state Court of Appeal opinion issued last March. "It is our intention to go to the U.S. Supreme Court on it," William John Kennedy said.
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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.
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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.
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June 6, 1990 | Associated Press
Rotary International, the worldwide service organization, opened its first club in the Soviet Union on Tuesday, expanding its network to 169 nations. The Moscow club has 25 members, including businessmen, a theater manager and the head of a translation agency, officials of the group said. The organization has never had a club in Moscow.
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November 21, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
By the time it rolls down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, Rotary International's Rose Bowl float will have been touched by the hands of 1,500 volunteers. The first 25 of them have already started the essential but laborious task of cutting dried flowers. Armed with scissors and fortified with candy bars and coffee, volunteers from the Orange Senior Citizens Community Center on Olive Street were busy all weekend snipping the tiny leaves off thousands of dried burgundy-hued straw flowers.
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January 2, 1986
A Funeral service will be held today for former Mayor Elmer Geronsin, who died Saturday at Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia after a four-month battle with liver cancer. He was 71. The service will be at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in El Monte. Geronsin will be buried at Live Oak Cemetery in Monrovia.
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