Speaker Date Topic
Sylvia Owens May 29, 2024 12:10 AM
Employing Young Adults with Autism
Employing Young Adults with Autism

Sylvia Owens is a beacon of empowerment, dedicating over two decades to championing the professional journeys of young adults with Autism and other disabling conditions. With a heart fueled by passion and a mind fortified with expertise, Sylvia has become a guiding light for those navigating the path to gainful employment.

Armed with a teaching credential in Career Technical Education from UCLA and certification as a Supported Employment Specialist from North Texas University, Sylvia possesses a formidable arsenal of knowledge and skills. Her journey began in the trenches, where she honed her craft in management roles, imparting invaluable lessons in self-advocacy and employment skills to countless individuals on the spectrum and finding successful employment for many.

Since 2019 Sylvia's role as the Program Coordinator for Brainstorm Productions’ Animation Training Academy stands as a testament to her unwavering commitment to fostering opportunities for clients. 

Cliff Tatum, USAF and commercial pilot, retired Jun 12, 2024 12:11 PM
USAF and Navy Fighter Aircraft
USAF and Navy Fighter Aircraft

Cliff Tatum's aviation career started 65 years ago when he was a student pilot flying J-3 Piper Cubs from South Florida dirt strips. He currently has six aircraft type ratings and 19,000 flying hours.

In the same month that he graduated college, he entered military pilot training proceeding to fly Air Force fighter and then Navy carrier-based attack aircraft.

Cliff retired as a full colonel with a hand full of unpronouncable security clearances, and numerous combat decorations including the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and the Purple Heart.

His full military career included his last assignment as commander and senior DOD official at Douglas Aircraft Company, administering the contracts and buying two Billion dollars worth of air and space equipment.

Once again a civilian his next jobs were as an Alaska Airlines captain, and then as a Gulfstream G-IV business jet captain, flying to destinations in Europe, Russia, South and Central America, as well as the Far and Middle East.

His civic volunteer work to date includes thirty years service volunteering as a Los Angeles County reserve deputy progation officer, and as a Volunteer in Policing for the Redondo Beach Police Department.

Academically, he has a BBA in business administration and an MS in counseling psychology. He is also a graduate of the Executive Education PMD Program, Harvard Graduate School of Business.

LeeAnn Robinson, President Rotary Club of RB Jun 26, 2024 12:10 PM
Rotary Club of Redondo Beach: Our Year in Review

President LeeAnn Robinson and the 2023-2024 Rotary Club of Redondo Beach Board of Directors invite you to celebrate & share our accomplishments over the past 12 month as one of the most effective and most engaged of all Rotary clubs in District 5280.