Rotarian of the Month

Posted on Jan 18, 2024
Congratulations to our Rotarian of the Month, Gaby Albor, for her amazing job in coordinating the Montrose Holiday Parade in December. 
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Welcome New Members! 

Posted on Dec 12, 2023
Excited to welcome Sanem and Nabila to the Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness!
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Holiday Party

Posted on Dec 10, 2023
Holiday party fun! 
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Montrose Holiday Parade

Posted on Dec 09, 2023
Our Rotary club had an amazing time at the Montrose Holiday Parade, alongside Glendale Sunrise Rotary and Tujunga/Sunland & Shadow Hills Rotary. We got to ride on a vibrant float with a giant Rotary wheel and a 1964 Chevrolet surrounded by laughter and cheers. The streets were alive with festive spirit, and the joy in the air was contagious. Feeling grateful for these moments and the wonderful community spirit. Can’t wait for next year! 🌟
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Supply Drive

Posted on Nov 18, 2023

Busy day today! Thank you to all of you who stopped by our supply drive-through drop-off. All items collected were delivered to the Adventst Glendale Behavior Health Center.


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Don't Bottle it Up! 

Posted on Nov 11, 2023
Today, we shine a light on an often-overlooked issue: the mental health of our veterans. πŸŽ—οΈ

Our brave men and women in uniform have faced extraordinary challenges, both on and off the battlefield. Returning to civilian life can bring its own set of trials, from readjusting to everyday routines to dealing with the psychological impacts of their service.

It’s crucial that we acknowledge the mental health struggles many veterans face. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety are common, yet often remain unspoken.

Let’s break the silence. Let’s offer our support, understanding, and resources to those who have given so much for our freedom. 🀝
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Rotarian of the Month- Erika Lopez and Anna Rico

Posted on Nov 04, 2023
Big shoutout to our Rotarians of the Month, Erika and Anna! 🌟 This mother-daughter duo rocked it! πŸ™Œ They crushed it, raising over $3000 for our first-ever Trivia Night πŸ§ πŸŽ‰. Their dedication and hard work made it all possible. πŸ’ͺπŸ’™
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Social Media Award 

Posted on Nov 04, 2023
We're thrilled to announce that our club received the Social Media Award at the District Breakfast. πŸ™ŒπŸ‘ Special shoutout to our public image team.
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Welcome New Members!

Posted on Oct 25, 2023
πŸŽ‰ Exciting News! πŸ₯³ Pease help us welcome our newest members Nely, Gloria, and Traute! We are super excited to have you on board.
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Coffee & Cars Fundraiser

Posted on Oct 22, 2023
Another successful fundraiser in the books! Thank you everyone that came out to our Cars & Coffee fundraiser. We got to see and learn about the largest collection of cobras in the world. 🌎A special thanks to Dr Bella and Brenda for coordinating and hosting this event for our club.
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Trivia Night Fundraiser

Posted on Oct 18, 2023
🌟 Our First Trivia Night Fundraiser Was a Blast! 🌟 Big thanks to everyone who attended, donated, and helped make this event a success. Together, we’re making a real impact! πŸ’ͺ🌍 Stay tuned for more exciting events and ways to get involved in our mission. Your continued support means the world to us. 
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Rotarian of the Month- Joseph Delgado, LMFT

We are thrilled to announce that Joseph Delgado, LMFT, has been chosen as the Rotarian of the Month! Joseph's dedication and exceptional work on the CMA kits project truly set him apart. We couldn't be prouder to have him as a member of our club. 

Congratulations, Joseph! Keep shining your light and making a difference in our community.
Rotarian of the Month- Joseph Delgado, LMFT 2023-10-12 07:00:00Z 0

An Important Message from the Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness


Dear Rotary Community and Friends,  


In light of the recent tragic events in the Middle East, the Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness wants to reaffirm our unwavering commitment to hope, healing, and peace. 


As a club, we stand firm in our belief that hate has no place in our world.


Our hearts go out to all those affected by the violence in Israel and Palestine (Gaza), including our friends, family, colleagues, and fellow Rotarians from around the world. 


We understand that these events may evoke powerful emotions within our members and their loved ones. If you find yourself in need of support, we encourage you to access the resources below.  


Together, let us work towards a world of understanding, empathy, and compassion.




Judith A. Verduzco, LCSW, MPA


Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness

Cc: Board of Directors 



How to Talk to Your Children About Conflict and War (UNICEF)

When Scary News Shakes Her World

War Anxiety: How to Cope

Self-Care: 12 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself

988: Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Call or Text: 988 Call 833-317-HOPE (4673)
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Don't Bottle It Up! 

Posted on Oct 10, 2023
🌟 On this World Mental Health Day, let's break the silence and embrace our feelings. πŸ—£οΈ Bottling up emotions can weigh us down, but sharing and seeking support can lift us up. πŸ’ͺ Let's make mental health conversations the norm, not the exception. 

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Veterans Rodeo of Resources

What an incredible turnout at the first quarterly Veterans Rodeo, a unique collaboration where clubs, resources, and providers unite to support local veterans. We want to express our gratitude to our President-Elect, Marisol Chianello, as well as David Chianello and Mark MacCarley, veterans and club members who have organized and led this unforgettable experience for our veteran communities. Also, we would like to recognize the American Legion Post 127 and Cohen Clinic for this fantastic partnership.
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Ending the Stigma Event 2023-09-27 07:00:00Z 0

CMA Kits Presentation

Posted on Sep 19, 2023
Today was an incredibly special day for us as we celebrated the culmination of our certified medical assistant kits project. President Judy and Immediate Past President Dr. Bella shared their remarkable personal and professional journeys in both the medical and mental health fields. Their message to the students today was deeply heartfelt: "Never give up."

Our club members presented the students with 40 kits, a gesture that we hope will help them kickstart their educational journeys as future CMAs. We are immensely grateful to have the opportunity to nurture the dreams of these aspiring healthcare professionals.
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CMA Kits Assembly

Posted on Sep 17, 2023
The Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness came together to assemble 40 Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) kits, ready to be distributed out to students in the New Opportunities CMA program this Tuesday. πŸŽ’βœ¨

Inside these kits, we've included essential items like BP monitors, stereoscopes, pens, along with motivational messages from our amazing members. πŸ’ͺπŸ“šThese kits will help the students thrive in the program.

A special thank you to Altamed for donating the bags and some of the supplies.
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Beloved Foundation Pink Party 

Busy weekend for the Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness. Thank you to our club member and treasurer Jenyfer for representing our club at the annual Pink Party gala supporting the Beloved Foundation. πŸ’•
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RYLA 2023

Posted on Sep 10, 2023
Club member and youth chair Alex Montoya received a standing ovation last night after his presentation at RYLA.
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RYLA 2023

Posted on Sep 09, 2023
President Judy posing with her niece and club-sponsored RYLA participant Natalie V. 
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Don't Bottle It Up! 

Posted on Sep 01, 2023
Remember, taking care of your mental health is not selfish; it's essential. Prioritize self-care, set boundaries, and seek support when needed. Your well-being matters πŸ’š
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RYLA Sponsorship

Posted on Aug 29, 2023
Exciting news! Our club is beyond thrilled to sponsor our first-ever student for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). Join us in celebrating Natalie V. as she embarks on a truly life-changing adventure filled with growth, connection, and empowerment. Let's give her a big congratulations and support her on this unforgettable journey at RYLA.

And that's not all! This year, we are incredibly fortunate to have not just one, but two of our club members presenting at RYLA. Alex Montoya, our Youth Service Projects Chair, will be sharing invaluable insights on topics such as overcoming adversity, protecting your mental health, and leading with a servant's heart.

Judith Verduzco, our Club President, will be co-facilitating a session with Dr. Maral Pushian Sultanian. Together, they will delve into the fascinating world of social media and the social landscape, equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to navigate virtual spaces with ease while staying grounded in the real deal.

RYLA is a remarkable program organized by Rotary clubs and districts worldwide, offering youth the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, forge meaningful connections, and have a blast along the way!
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Club Member (Alex Montoya) featured in Rotary International Magazine 2023-08-28 07:00:00Z 0
Club Member (Debbie Blute) featured in Glendale Hills Living Magazine 2023-08-28 07:00:00Z 0

District Picnic 

Posted on Aug 27, 2023
πŸŽ‰ What a blast at the annual Rotary district picnic! πŸš£β€β™‚οΈ Huge shoutout to the Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness and Rotary Club Fighting Human Trafficking for rockin' the boat race – Val, you totally nailed it! πŸπŸ™Œ Friends, fun, and a splash of friendly competition – that's what it's all about. Cheers to creating memories and making a difference together! 🌟🀝 #RotaryPicnicAdventures #TeamworkWins#GoodTimesWithGreatPeople
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Card-Board-Boat Building Day

Posted on Aug 26, 2023

All aboard! πŸ›Ά 

Great teamwork between the Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness and Rotarians Fighting Human Trafficking Club. 

Can't wait for our big race tomorrow. 🏁



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Rotarian of the Month

Posted on Aug 22, 2023

I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Grace for earning our clubs Rotarian of the Month award. Her unwavering dedication to securing engaging speakers and flawlessly organizing our club meetings is nothing short of impressive. Grace's ability to handle these responsibilities with such apparent ease is a true testament to her commitment to our club's success.

I also want to take a moment to express my deep appreciation for the remarkable work Grace did in bringing the butterfly-feeding fellowship to life. The thought and effort she poured into creating such a beautiful and memorable event did not go unnoticed. It's clear that Grace's passion for making our club thrive knows no bounds.

Once again, a big congratulations to Grace for these well-deserved recognitions. Her contributions truly make a difference in our club's vibrant community.


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Welcome Anna and Rita! 

Posted on Aug 22, 2023

πŸŽ‰ Exciting News! πŸ₯³ Pease help us welcome our newest members Anna and Rita! We are super excited to have you on board.



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New Club Banner

Posted on Aug 19, 2023
Check out our new club banner. πŸ™Œ Thank you DG Makiko for the lovely surprise.
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District Breakfast

Posted on Aug 19, 2023
Our club members attended the District 5280 Breakfast this morning. President Judy and Past President Dr. Bella kicked off the meeting with the inspirational speech.
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Posted on Aug 18, 2023

We are extremely grateful to Casa Treatment Center for giving our club a special tour of their stunning facility and for sharing the incredible impact CASA has on our community.
CASA Treatment Center is a haven dedicated to supporting women in their journey to overcoming substance abuse. As a 24-hour, non-medical program, they offer a safe and nurturing environment for women aged 18 and older (including emancipated minors) to achieve sobriety and reclaim their lives.

Their comprehensive programs prioritize the cessation of all mind-altering substances while fostering physical, mental, and spiritual growth. With a deep understanding of the barriers faced by individuals with co-occurring disorders, CASA provides personalized support to address these challenges.



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Butterfly Feeding Fellowship

Posted on Aug 10, 2023
The Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness and Rotarians Fighting Human Trafficking came together for a memorable day of fellowship. 

We were treated to a special private tour at the South Coast Botanical Gardens, where we were able to get up close and personal with some truly stunning creatures πŸ¦‹. The butterflies captured our attention as they gracefully fluttered around us, allowing us to feed them and witness their beautiful wings in action. 

To top it all off, we enjoyed a delicious lunch in Redondo Beach. 

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our dedicated Program Chair, Grace Leung, for organizing this unforgettable fellowship event.
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4-Way Test- Looking Inward

Posted on Aug 07, 2023
As devoted Rotarians, we always strive to live by the principles of the 4-way test. And a key aspect of that is taking care of our own well-being. It's important to remember that nurturing ourselves doesn't contradict our commitment to serving others. It's just like how airlines remind us to secure our own oxygen masks before helping others. We need to take care of ourselves so that we can continue making a positive impact in our communities.
4-Way Test is all about looking inward:

1) Is it the Truth? Being truthful builds connections and relationships; we can relax and trust. We need to be truthful with ourselves.

2) Is it fair to all concerned? Integrity is part of well-being, and it underscores Rotary’s values; are you being fair to yourself?

3) Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships? Goodwill and friendships are definitely going to improve well-being.

4) Is it beneficial to all concerned? That includes you!
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Rotarian of the Month

Posted on Aug 07, 2023
Let's celebrate Claire Blue for being named Rotarian of the Month! Claire has been making remarkable contributions as the Membership Chair. In just a short amount of time, she has made the membership process more efficient, introduced engaging fireside chats, and created the "we miss you" committee. As volunteers, we truly appreciate Claire's teamwork and dedication.
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Mental Health Has No Age Limits!  2023-08-01 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Citation Award 2022-2023

Posted on Aug 01, 2023
Thrilled to announce that the Rotary Club of Mental Health and Wellness has been awarded the esteemed Rotary International Citation for the second year running! Heartfelt thanks to our past president, board leaders, and all members who made this possible.

Earning a Rotary Citation is a recognition of our collective hard work throughout the year. Meeting these citation goals motivates us to involve our members, remain relevant in our community, and enhance our impact. As a club that strives to be welcoming and engaging, we not only enrich the experiences of our members but also embody the true spirit of Rotary. 

Achieving citation goals also means we're contributing to the broader well-being and culture of Rotary, paving the way for future generations. These goals are built around strengthening Rotary and our club, with a focus on growing membership, creating sustainable service projects, contributing to the Rotary Foundation, and elevating Rotary's presence in our community.

Congrats team! Let's keep this momentum going for the betterment of Rotary and our cherished community.
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Making a difference! 

Posted on Jul 31, 2023
Making a difference! 

The Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness presented the YWCA Camp Rosie with a financial contribution last month. This was our first youth service project of the year. 

Thank you to our generous members and donors that contribute to our cause and daily mission to inspire acceptance, hope, and wellness via donations and happy bucks.


Camp Rosie is a week-long summer camp designed to empower and educate girls and those who identify with female development entering grades 6th-9th in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, and surrounding school districts. Workshops and activities focus on STEAM education, arts and culture, life skills and healthy relationships, and leadership and civic engagement. By promoting assertive self-expression, teaching important life skills, and fostering the practice of leadership in a variety of settings, this unique and transformational pre-high school summer program inspires girls to reach their full potential.
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President's Luncheon

Posted on Jul 31, 2023
President Judith attended the president's luncheon this past weekend with her fellow peers. So many exciting projects are happening across the district.
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T-Shirt Sales (Fundraiser)

Posted on Jul 14, 2023
🌟 Calling all supporters of mental health and wellness! 🧠

πŸ‘• Get your hands on our exclusive t-shirts and join us in making a positive impact. For just $30, you can contribute to the Rotary Club of Mental Health and Wellness. Proceeds support community service projects. 🀝

πŸ›’ To get your t-shirt and support this worthy cause, visit our website or DM us and place your order today! 🌟
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Glendale Sunrise Club Meeting Support

Our club member and board secretary, Debbie Duran, supported club president Diamond Ward from Glendale Sunrise at her first meeting of the new year. Congratulations Diamond πŸ’Ž
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Fallbrook Rotary Club Visit and Presentation

Posted on Jul 13, 2023
🌟 Exciting Presentation on Mental Health and Wellness at Fallbrook Rotary Club! 🌟

We had a truly enlightening morning at the Fallbrook Rotary Club listening to our club's dynamic trio of speakers: Dr. Bella, Past President of the Rotary Club of Mental Health and Wellness, along with the current President, Judith, and the President-elect, Marisol. Their presentation on mental health and wellness was a true gem that left everyone inspired and motivated.
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Rotarians Fighting Human Trafficking Installation 2023-07-11 07:00:00Z 0

New Club President

Posted on Jul 01, 2023
I am thrilled and grateful to serve as the 2023-2024 Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness President. One thing is for sure I have big shoes πŸ‘  to fill after an amazing charter year with Dr. Bella!  @drbellamd
Mental health is a topic that is very near and dear to my heart, both personally and professionally, as a mental health therapist. 
This year's Rotary International theme is all about creating hope in the world. As members of the Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness, we are tasked with spreading hope where it's needed most - in mental health. 
I firmly believe that hope is within reach and that each of us has the power to create hope within ourselves and others. Something as simple as being kind to yourself or reaching out to someone who needs support can make a tremendous difference and help create a ripple (butterfly) effect of positive pathways to well-being. 
This year we have a lot of exciting service projects, some of which include building community hope gardens in underserved senior communities, purchasing and assembling coping kits for foster youth, building a disability wellness playground, supporting veteran programs, creating a major suicide awareness media campaign, and so much more! We also have some fun fellowship, fundraising, networking, and collaborating opportunities lined up. 
Let's be the change that our world needs and cultivate a culture that encourages dialogue and understanding of mental health so that everyone can experience the power and joy of well-being! 
I look forward to being part of this journey with all of you. Let's make it a meaningful year for us all.
Judith A. Verduzco, LCSW, MPA
President, Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness
Founder, Monarchs Therapy
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Thank you Dr. Bella! 

Posted on Jul 01, 2023
Dr. Bella, we want to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the incredible 2022-2023 charter year under your inspiring leadership. Your leadership, guidance, persistence, and enthusiasm have been instrumental in successfully launching and nurturing our club. Words cannot fully convey how thankful we are for you.
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Don't Bottle It Up!  Kick-Off

Posted on Jul 01, 2023
Excited to share that one of our Public Image goals is to spread awareness and end the stigma surrounding mental health. As part of this goal, we are launching the Don't Bottle it Up campaign. Each month we will feature someone from our district who is a champion of mental health. 
To start things off, we are honored to feature our incredible RI President, Gordon McInally. He is a passionate advocate for mental health and has made it a top priority for his term. Together, let's break down barriers and bring hope to those struggling with mental health challenges.
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DG Makiko Nakasone

Posted on Jun 30, 2023
Incoming District Governor Makiko Nakasone with her two President Elelects, Diamond Ward from Glendale Sunrise Rotary and Judith Verduzco from Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness.
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Rotarian of the Year! 

Posted on Jun 24, 2023
Congratulations to our amazing incoming president, Judith Verduzco, for receiving the Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness Rotarian of the Year award. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
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Congratulations 2022-2023 Be Kind Scholarship Recipients 2023-05-09 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness Featured on RI Magazine Article 

Posted on Apr 01, 2023
We could not be more grateful for the recognition we've received from Rotary International! This April, the incredible accomplishments of our Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness Club were highlighted in their magazine - and what an honor it was to feature interviews with charter members Dr. Bella, Judy, Marisol, and Guity – whose idea led to the chartering of this amazing organization. Together as a club family, we've worked so hard for these successes; thank you, Rotary International! Check it out! πŸ¦‹
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District Membership Summit

Posted on Feb 18, 2023
Club members and membership chairs Erika and Claire attended todays District Membership Summit.
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"Be Kind" Scholarship

Posted on Jan 30, 2023

Glendale, California: February 1, 2023 β€” The Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness (RCMHW) announces the launch of its β€œBe Kind” Scholarship for 2023. The new scholarship program is aimed at supporting students passionate about providing mental health support within their respective fields of work (i.e., clinical, medical, film, science, etc.) 


The scholarship is open to current undergraduate students pursuing graduate studies or graduate-level students. RCMHW will award a total of $5,000 in scholarships to be divided among five recipients. 


The Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness believes that it takes a community of caring & dedicated individuals in varied fields to address the comprehensive mental health needs of this country. As such, we encourage all students committed to addressing the topic of mental health within their professional fields to apply.


In 2022, The Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness was founded to bring together members from all areas of our community and varied professional backgrounds to address the mental health crisis impacting our communities. Soon after its inception, it launched the goal to create a scholarship to support the success of students working to continue supporting this topic.  


With its new β€œBe Kind” Scholarship, RCMHW hopes to turn passion into action and invite students to work for the issues they believe in.


To apply, students must download and complete the scholarship application available on our website:, and submit applications to 


Applications are due March 15, 2023. The winner/s will be announced on April 15, 2023.

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Tips for Starting and Maintaining a Cause-Based Club

Posted on Jan 23, 2023

Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness Board of Directors: Tips for Starting and Maintaining a Cause-Based Club

  • Recruit a group of authentic and motivated leaders and members to spearhead the chartering of the club.  

  • Include all members in the decision-making process so that club members have a vested interest in the success of the club. 

  • Have a clear definition of the cause and know there may be many viewpoints about it.

  • Work from the heart.  

  • Expect that everything will NOT go perfectly and know that it's okay.

  • Remember to have fun.

  • Create a club β€œto do” list

  • Develop standardized structures, systems, flow charts, and board job descriptions to support the functioning of the club. 

  • Communication is key! 

  • Invite people you know to be members and then build-up on the fellowship. 

  •  "Every little bit helps." Don't be discouraged because you're busy. 

  • Delegating is a MUST.

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Rotary Magazine Photo Shoot 2023-01-22 08:00:00Z 0


Posted on Jan 21, 2023
President-Elect Judy attending Pre-PETS with fellow PEs Diamond (Glendale Sunrise), Noel (Fighting Human Trafficking), and Kelvin (Environmental).
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Inspiring Kindness Talks 

Today, the Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness spread a wave of kindness throughout John Muir Elementary School in Glendale and Palm Crest Elementary in La Canada. Our fellow Rotarian, Alex Montoya shared inspiring words and stories on the importance of being kind to students from kindergarten to sixth grade. The power of positivity was in full effect! πŸ’›
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Rotary District Brunch on Peace  and Sock Drive

Our club members, Grace, Patricia, and Judith attended the the District Sunday Brunch on Peace. The keynote speaker Mobolaji Olambiwonu Director/ Producer of the documentary Ferguson Rises gave a phenomenal presentation about his film and the superpower of empathy. Feeling inspired!
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Montrose Holiday Parade

Posted on Dec 03, 2022
Lots of holiday cheer at the annual Montrose Christmas Parade. A special thank you to our District Governor, Olivia Patterson Ryans, First Gentleman Robert, and Chief of Staff Alex Parajon from Glendale Sunrise Rotary for joining us on this special collaboration between the Sunland-Tujunga/ Shadow Hills Rotary and Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness.
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Zone Conference in Utah 

Posted on Nov 11, 2022
" We rise by lifting others." - UNK πŸŽ‰ Congratulations, Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness, for being recognized as New Club of the Year.  Time to celebrate this fantastic accomplishment! We are now on the map nationally and internationally. Here is a picture of our Charter President, Dr. Bella, and Rotary International President-Elect Gordon R. McInally. 
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Coping Kits Project for Child Burn Survivors

Posted on Oct 22, 2022
Our club members helped assemble 100 coping kits for child burn survivors. Our motto for the day was to have fun while doing good!

The coping kits will be distributed via the Children's Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization that heals child burn survivors and their families through comprehensive physical, financial, and emotional care. Burn injuries often require countless surgeries and procedures. Beyond physical healing, survivors need psychological support and emotional care to heal from their traumatic experiences fully. 
We hope that through our coping kits, child burn survivors will find comfort and hope in their healing journey. 
If you didn't get a chance to participate- That's OK. Stay tuned for our next coping kits project benefiting the senior community.
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Thoughtful Messages for Child Burn Survivors

Posted on Oct 22, 2022
Check out the beautiful and thoughtful messages of hope and healing provided by students in the Rotoract club at Torrance High School. Our members placed a custom card in all 100 coping kits that will be distributed to child burn survivors.
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NFL Alumni Battle of the Greens Charity Event

Today the Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness supported the NFL Alumni Association of Southern California in their annual Battle of the Greens Charity Event in support of Shelter 37, a nonprofit started by the current President, James Washington, a two-time Super Bowl Champion. Shelter 37 focuses on uplifting at-risk youth transitioning from foster care by providing financial literacy and life skills to help them achieve a successful future.
It was a blast! We got to volunteer for a great cause while networking with former NFL Players and other businesses. More importantly, we had fun! We thank our current Board Member and Club Administration/Public Image Chair, Grace Leung, for encouraging our club to participate in this great event.

NFL Alumni Battle of the Greens Charity Event 2022-10-10 07:00:00Z 0

Inspiring Kindness at Paradise Canyon Elementary

Today, the Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness (RCMHW) piloted the Inspiring Kindness youth service project, a collaboration between RCMHW, other sponsoring Rotary Clubs, the Alex Montoya Foundation, and Schools/ Districts in communities within Rotary District 5280. 

This project aims to inspire hope, acceptance, and kindness for mental health & wellness amongst school-age children via educational presentations. Moreover, through this project, we hope to support schools in their commitment to independently set up and run student-led Kindness Clubs to cultivate an environment whereby kindness is expressed, encouraged, and enacted. 

Our fantastic fellow RCMHW Rotarian, renowned motivational speaker, and best-selling author, Alex Montoya, led the children of Paradise Canyon Elementary on an inspiring and engaging presentation about kindness. 

We hope to spread this project across our district's elementary, middle, and high schools. Please let us know if your club is interested in sponsoring a talk at one of your local schools. 

Check out some of the unforgettable moments captured today.
Inspiring Kindness at Paradise Canyon Elementary 2022-10-04 07:00:00Z 0

Sweet (Suite) Cases for Foster Youth

Posted on Sep 10, 2022
Today the Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness dropped of some sweet cases at children’s court. The sweet cases will be distributed to foster youth via CASA Los Angeles program. Thank you Cindy for taking the lead on this amazing collab!
Sweet (Suite) Cases for Foster Youth 2022-09-10 07:00:00Z 0

Inglewood Unified School District School Supply Drive

Rotarians in action! πŸ’ͺ🏽 Our club helped gather school supplies for the Inglewood Unified School District in support of district 5280’s first service project of the year. Thank you, Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness, for inspiring hope in the students of Inglewood.

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The Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness Votes for their Favorite Logo

Posted on Jun 28, 2022
Our club members are voting for their favorite club log. Check out the inspirations behind these beautiful digital images. 

Option #1: Butterfly

The butterfly effect and chaos theory inspired this beautiful butterfly-themed image. The idea is that a minute change in a complex system can have significant effects elsewhere. As Rotarians, we have the power to make small changes in ourselves and in our communities that can foster long-lasting, generational impact around the globe.

Option #2: Garden

The garden metaphor inspired this charming flower-themed image. Just like we tend to our gardens, we must tend to our mental health and wellbeing. The premise being, "what you focus on grows." A reminder to nurture your own personal garden by planting seeds of hope, cultivating healthy thoughts and habits, and inspiring others to do the same.

Option #3: Clock

This creative image was inspired by the rhythmic sound of a clock. Our minds and bodies operate like the rotary wheels of a clock. When our mind, body, spirit, and community are in rhythm, we function in our daily activities and move in harmony throughout our lives.

Option #4: Cairns

This unique image was inspired by cairns or neatly stacked rock formations you can often find along natural pathways. Cairns have been used since the beginning of time to set marks along various routes to help others find their ways. As Rotarians, we, too, have the power to carve the paths that lead to mental health and holistic wellness and leave our mark by helping others along their journeys.

Option #5: Revascularization

This simple but mighty image was inspired by the medical phenomenon of revascularization. Just like the heart has tremendous power to revascularize and regenerate during times of distress, so too does our mind. As individuals, we have the power to change how we perceive the world and react to it, creating a trickle effect in our lives and the lives of others.


The Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness Votes for their Favorite Logo 2022-06-28 07:00:00Z 0
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