The inaugural Rotary Blood Drive held on Saturday, Oct. 6th, held at the Glendale Sports Complex in conjunction with the AYSO.
The Granada Hills Rotary Club has conducted their Blood Drive with AYSO for four years, expanding last year to two sites and two AYSO regions.  Past President Scott Pafford learned of the project and was talking with Matt Gerlach, COO at Glendale Memorial Hospital, who thought it was be a great project for the Lucky Seven group.  The Lucky Seven is a group of the club's newest members who have red membership badges and are in the process of going tImagehrough the new member orientation, and upon successful completion will receive their blue membership badge.

Patterned after the Granada Hills Rotary project, Matt Gerlach was connected by Scott Pafford with the club's project leader, Jim Fetter, who has chaired the project since the inception.  Assisting Matt were Dr. Artin Khodadadi, Alex Parajon, Teryl MacDougall, Armando Goytia, Nina Costin, Nina Crowe, Angelo Cirrincione, and of course, Don Meyers  of the Oakmont Country Club who provided coffee (thank you Starbucks), bottled water, tables, chairs, popups.  Many other club members showed up to help, hang out, and donate blood.

The Lucky Seven group agreed to take up the challenge and began planning the event in August with the experienced leadership of Steve Ropfogel, who chair the first planning meeting.  The members coordinated with the GSR board for approval and other club members in order to pull off this very successful project.