Speaker Dr. Spencer Downing
Organization The Center at Blessed Sacrament
Topic The effort to end homelessness in Hollywood
Email spencer.downing@gmail.com
Phone 323-370-5434
Referring Rotary Club Thai Town
Comments Spencer Downing is Director of Programs and Operations for the Center at Blessed
  Sacrament located in the heart of Hollywood. The Center is a secular non-profit that provides
  opportunities for activity, engagement, and a community for people who have experienced
  homelessness. The Center also plays an active role in Hollywood 4WRD, a broad coaltion
  dedicated to ending homelessness.
Speaker Ken Stickney
Organization Angel Flight West
Topic Free air transportation for medical patients
Email ken.stickney@dilbeck.com
Phone 818-731-4344
Referring Rotary Club Rio Hondo-Vernon
Comments The mission of Angel Flight West is to arrange free non-emergency air transportation in
  response to medical and other compelling human needs. Angel Flight West missions are
  flown by private pilots in aircraft they own or rent. Pilots donate their flying skills
  and all the expenses of each flight.
Speaker Denise O'Brien, Founder & Executive Director
Organization Wings of Love International
Topic Domestic abuse
Email wingsofloveint@earthlink.net
Phone 310-377-3468
Referring Rotary Club Playa Venice
Comments "My club, Playa Venice, enjoyed a moving and inspirational talk by Denise O'Brien from Wings of Love,
  a non-profit dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse. She is the founder and executive director
  of this very worthwhile enterprise. I highly recommend her to other clubs as well as to the District
  as a speaker. She brings light and passion to a greatly misunderstood topic." -Tony Ciancimino
Speaker Blake Maher
Organization The Painted Turtle, "A Hole In The Wall Camp"
Topic Non-profit camp for children
Email blakem@thepaintedturtle.org
Phone 310-451-1357
Website www.thepaintedturtle.org
Referring Rotary Club Culver City
Comments The Painted Turtle, "A Hole In The Wall Camp" is a non-profit camp that gives less fortunate children a
  chance to smile, lift their spirits and show them the way to enjoying a life despite their challenges.
Speaker Barbara Nannini
Organization Doors of Hope Women's Shelter
Topic Assisting homeless women
Email info@doorsofhopewomensshelter.org
Referring Rotary Club Lawndale
Comments Although there are a number of shelters for men, there are few locations for women in the South Bay area.
  The Beacon Light Mission, which has serviced homeless men for years in San Pedro, wanted a facility
  to help homeless women. The struggles to get permits, and the vision that the Mission has to help
  needy women, is very inspiring. The club members were very impressed with the speakers from this
  organization, and the large need there is for helping homeless women in Los Angeles.
Speaker Peter Keller, Crescenta-Canada Rotary
Organization Aid Africa
Topic A program to help underprivileged citizens of Uganda
Email pmkeller@aol.com
Phone 818-249-2398
Referring Rotary Club Crescenta-Canada
Comments Peter is a member of our club. He runs "Aid Africa" which helps Ugandans become self-sufficient.
  In particular, he provides stoves, farming assistance, education, water supplies, sanitation,
  personal hygiene, and much more. Peter spends approximately four months every year in
  Uganda overseeing the Aid Africa staff and workers. He has spoken at Rotary Clubs throughout
  the Western states and has received some support from these clubs.
Speaker Tore Knos,PhD,  Playa Venice Rotary Club
Organization Disaster Aid USA, A Rotary Project
Topic South Sudan- history and personal experience providing shelter
Email toreknosphd@gmail.com
Phone 770-316-6900
Referring Rotary Club Playa Venice
Comments "Dr. Knos is a Rotarian and dynamic speaker who is able to bring his insight on South Sudan through his
  personal experience. He was in the northern contested area of Abeyei in February 2012 working on a
  Rotary project with Disaster Aid USA that provided shelters to displaced people. His presentation will
  keep your members entertained and informed on one of the hotspots on the globe."- Gail Goldstein
Speaker Denise Frey, Executive Director
Organization Free Arts For Abused Children
Topic Assisting abused children
Email denise@freearts.org
Website www.freearts.org
Phone 310-313-5575
Referring Rotary Club Playa Venice
Comments Denise is an excellent speaker and concisely and clearly delivers the message of how a staff of 6 people
  services 29,000 abused Southern California children. She spells out her programs and opportunities
  to donate time, treasure, and talent in support of the young and needy of Southern California and
  describes how "art heals". I highly recommend Free Arts for Abused Children and Denise Frey!
  - Tony Ciancimino, Playa Venice Rotary
Speaker Tony Fadale
Organization Ten Thousand Villages
Topic Ten Thousand Villages' mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries
  to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term
  fair trading relationships.
Email fadaleanthony@gmail.com
Phone 310-413-7754 (cell)
Referring Rotary Club South Bay Sunrise
Our vision: One day all artisans in the developing countries will earn a fair wage,
  be treated with dignity and respect and be able to live a life of quality.