Published : Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 5:52 PM
Members of the Altadena Rotary Club lined Lake Avenue in Altadena with U.S. flags Friday in honor of Veterans Day. The flags will remain hoisted on the light poles along the avenue until next Saturday, November 25.
The Rotary members used ladders to put the flags into brackets on the light poles from Altadena Drive to Woodbury Road starting late Friday afternoon.
Four members split up into two teams, with Tony Hill and Ben Green starting at Altadena Drive and going south, putting flags on the west side of Lake Avenue. Craig Cox and Doug Colliflower started at Woodbury Rd. and went north, putting flags on the east side of Lake Avenue.
The Altadena Rotary Club took over the task of displaying the flags along Lake Avenue on national holidays – the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, etc. – from the local American Legion chapter. They are often aided by local Boy Scout Troop 4.
The Club was chartered on February 14, 1949 as the Rotary Club of Altadena-North Pasadena (Club 7183). The name was shortened to the Rotary Club of Altadena in 1952. Club members are adults of good character and good business and professional reputation.
During the 1980s, the Club began to include women, and, as of July 1, 2004, membership numbered 51, ten of whom were women. Members are classified by their professions under a system designed to achieve a broad representation of the community.
While Altadena Rotary operates autonomously, it is part of a much larger organization – Rotary International – that has over 1.2 million members in some 31,600 individual clubs which are divided into 529 districts throughout the world and in 166 countries.
Altadena is in a district that has some 60 clubs located in the communities of eastern Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, Pomona Valley, and the high desert areas of California and Southern Nevada.
To learn more about the Altadena Rotary Club, visit www.altadenarotary.com.