Rotary Club of Glendale (Noon)

 
April 2, 2015 meeting!!
 
Our meeting this week will feature fellow Rotarian Jim Beardsley
 
Jim has been a Rotarian for 28 years and is married to Elyse, another Rotarian.
 
Jim is a charter member of the South Bay Sunrise Rotary Club and has served in just every capacity possible.  Jim has also served as an Assistant Governor for 4 years.
 
This past year, he was asked to chair and organize a charity 5K/10K run/walk for District 5280 ("321 Go to End Polio") which occurred on March 21, 2015.  A successful event, with 450 participants.
 
Jim also created the Rat Beach Bike Tour in Redondo Beach.  This event started in 2010 and the 6th annual event will occur this year.  The bike tour has grown from an initial ridership of 450, to 650 riders in 2014.  The club gave away $15K to local charities.
 
Jim and Elyse met through their Rotary activities and have been together for over 20 years. 
 
Jim graduated from the University of Redlands and worked for GTE/Verizon as an Operations Manager.  He retired early from that position and went to work for what is now Time Warner in the same capacity. 
 
Jim's sideline job, Real Estate Investing, has now become his third career, where he now works for Nation Wide Real Estate Executives.