Weekly Gazette

                    September 21, 2009 - Issue 13



President Roger Myers

Jack Whitson

Jack Whitson

Dorothy Koetz
Vice President

Judy Rona

Bob Montanio

Jill Mellman
Past President

Sheri Polak
Rotary Foundation

Stacy Childress
Club Service

Steven Prakash
Jack Whitson
 Community Service

Tom Ketner
Vocational Service

Surinder Singh
International Service

Gwyn Petrick &
Aaron Bondi
Youth Service

Lois Koch &
Michael Turner
Public Relations





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Sept. 23, 2009 Meeting 


Paul Politi
Son of Leo Politi, the Angel of Olvera Street will speak
about his late father and his many accomplishments.

Leo Politi was born in Fresno, California in 1908. At age 6, he
and his family moved to Italy where he began his art training
at the Royal Palace of Monza. He returned to Fresno and
launched his literary career in 1938 with his childrens book,"Little Pancho". In 1950 he was honored with the Caldecott Medal for "the nation's
most distinguished children's picture book" for "Song of the
Swallows." Over the years he wrote many more widely-
acclaimed books and achieved worldwide fame prior to his
passing away in 1996. A public library, a park, a plaza and an
elementary school have been named for him. The Centennial of
his birth saw many commemorative celebrations in California
and the nation.