May 26, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Santa Monica Rotarians Learn History Of Their Weekly Meeting Venue:

At the March 13 Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting, members had the opportunity to learn more about the weekly Rotary venue that they spend most of their Friday afternoons: the ever-so-familiar Riviera Country Club.

The Rotarians were cheerfully greeted by members Avo Guerboian and Julia Miele as they entered and were led into an invocation by Bret Carter, who recited an athlete’s prayer to complement the upcoming guest speaker’s sports-centric presentation.

Songs were crooned in unison with leaders Tom Larmore and Ken Waltzer at the podium.

After the usual announcements and guest introductions, guest speaker Don Emery, general manager of the Riviera Country Club, took to the microphone and elaborated on the history and background of the establishment.

“The Riviera Country Club serves as an intersection of Hollywood, sports, and the world,” Emery began as he presented the Rotarians with an informational slideshow and video about the picturesque venue.

Emery emphasized the significance of a “meshing of histories” and how “Hollywood, sports, entertainment, California, and Riviera history all intertwine.”

Due to the Riviera’s rich history that dates back decades, Emery was able to delve into the details of how the Pacific Palisades-based club provided the perfect location for tennis and golf enthusiasts against the backdrop of sunny southern California.

“We’ve had our tennis club since 1963,” Emery explained. “The Riviera itself was established back in 1926.”

Emery said that the Riviera is active when it comes to community outreach, which is a value that the Santa Monica Rotary Club shares as well.

“We do community outreach with the PGA Tour, the Women’s All-American Tennis Team, and the Riviera Tennis Foundation,” Emery said.

Emery expressed his appreciation for the relationship between the Riviera Country Club and the Rotary Club of Santa Monica.

“The Rotary Club of Santa Monica is a very important part of our community,” Emery said. “We wholeheartedly support their efforts not only in the immediate community, but also all around the world.”

The Riviera Country Club provides a variety of amenities and services. The establishment boasts a tennis facility and a golf course (on which the Northern Trust Open is held annualy). The Riviera’s ballrooms and banquet areas have hosted a number of weddings, birthdays, and other special events and occasions. The club also has several guest suites available and offers extensive culinary services as well.

The Riviera Country Club is located at 1250 Capri Dr., Pacific Palisades.

For more information on the Riviera Country Club, visit therivieracountryclub.com.

For more information on the Santa Monica Rotary Club, visit rotaryclubofsantamonica.org.

in News
Related Posts

Three Juveniles in Hosptial Following Overdose in Santa Monica

May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022

Two females in critical but stable condition, third victim “alert and recovering” By Sam Catanzaro Three juveniles suffered an overdose...

John Adams Middle School Student Selected to Perform at Carnegie Hall

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022

JAMS Student Grayson Fitzgerald named junior finalist for the 2022 middle school honors performance series at Carnegie Hall By Staff...

SMC Student Film “The War Within” Accepted into 2022 American Pavilion at Cannes

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022

Three Santa Monica College Films Will Screen at In-Person Festival, including 2021 Best Student Film Winner “Broken Layers” and 2020’s...

Santa Monica City Council Looks to Shorten Meetings

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022

Council to consider changes at Tuesday meeting By Dolores Quintana Santa Monica lawmakers are considering taking steps to shorten City...

Landmark Theater Official Closes on Pico

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022

Pico Boulevard location closes Sunday By Sam Catanzaro The Landmark Theater on Pico Boulevard in Westwood has officially closed.  The...

Road Closures Expected During Demolition Of Parking Structure Three: Santa Monica Beat – May 23rd, 2022

May 23, 2022

May 23, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* Free Donuts At Randy’s Donuts For National Doughnut Day* Road Closures Expected...

Los Angeles Metro Sees 15.9 Percent Increase in Median Rent

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Median rent of $2,258, according to recent report By Dolores Quintana The ongoing pandemic has exacerbated the issues of housing...

New Renderings for Frank Gehry Hotel Development in Santa Monica

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Project would include hotel, apartments, retail and a museum By Dolores Quintana Slowly but surely, plans for a  Frank Gehry-designed...

Shared Mobility Plummets in Santa Monica

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Recent report also shows that nearly half of riders make over $100,000 By Sam Catanzaro Shared mobility use in Santa...

Christopher Dishlip Selected as Santa Monica’s New Assistant Director of Public Works

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Public Works Director Rick Valte announced the selection of Christopher Dishlip as Santa Monica’s new Assistant Director of Public Works....

Letter to Editor: Response to Himmelrich’s “We Walk the Talk” Column

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

By Beau Marks As a Santa Monica resident, I am dismayed by Sue Himmelrich’s response (“We Walk the Talk,” Santa...

Motional And UberEats Launch Autonomous Deliveries In Santa Monica

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

There Are Plans For Expansion Into The Rest Of Los Angeles Motional, a global driverless technology leader, and Uber Technologies...

Winston Pies Opening Third Location In Santa Monica

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

The restaurant used to be known as ButterCrust Pies Winston Pies is staying in Santa Monica when opening their third...

Only 10 Vaquita Porpoises Survive, But The Species May Not Be Doomed

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

Hope remains for the porpoise species not only survive but thrive with human help. By Stuart Wolpert The vaquita porpoise,...

The American Cinematheque Brings “Bleak Week” To Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre And The Los Feliz Three Theatre

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

33 Films From 18 Countries In One Week. By Dolores Quintana Sometimes when things are tough and you’re feeling down,...