“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Precious Gift of Mobility…

Posted on June 8, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   I’d like to offer my sincere heartfelt thanks to the Santa Ana North Rotary Club. After a recent visit to their Fellowship Lunch, and engaging discussion about Forgotten Hollywood, they showed their appreciation for my appearance in a most charitable way.

   I was informed by the local Rotary that a donation would be made in my name to the Free Wheelchair Mission. This international non-profit organization is dedicated in providing many instruments of mobility to the impoverished disabled in developing nations. According to this fine charity’s website, over 645,000 wheelchairs have been distributed to date. A year-long Rotary effort compliments my Lionel Barrymore chapter in Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History, who was a pioneer with regards to disability issues.

   The Orange County, CA offices of the Free Wheelchair Mission is located at 15279 Alton Parkway, Suite 300, Irvine. Here’s a link to their website:


   The Santa Ana North Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at Antonello Ristorante Italian Restaurant in Costa Mesa. Again, let me extend my thanks to this extraordinary service group’s weekly effort to embody their concept of Service Above Self.

   Please visit their website for more information about sterling charitable work:



   I would also want to take a moment to express the fun I had at the Huntington Beach Rotary weekly meeting. What a lively membership! This is one of the few groups where I had previously not met any of the folks; yet, they embraced my visit. The members were quite attentive, and tested my knowledge about Hollywood’s Golden Age with tough questions. We had a ball!

   Among the charities this fine organization sponsors: Handicapped  Ramp Rotary Refresh Project. Access to mobility is a most precious of gifts. The Huntington Beach Rotary shares  more information on their award-winning website and newsletter (called The Spoke).


   Thanks again to President Wendy Rogers, and incoming President Scott Smith for their kind invitation.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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