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With a heart of gold, Torrey Pines (La Jolla) Rotary Club’s Gordon Shurtleff is the ultimate Rotarian

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Gordon Shurtleff, president of Torrey Pines (La Jolla) Rotary Club, has spent a lifetime helping others, and most would agree he is the epitome of Rotary’s concept of “Service Above Self.” With wife Penny at his side, thousands have benefitted from his generosity over four decades. Many more have learned from him to make each day better.

Fundraising work fills the days (and nights) for Hillary Brendzel

Hillary Brendzel

Hillary Brendzel is director of development for Scripps Health’s Campaign for Cardiovascular Care, a $180 million capital campaign to raise funds and awareness for the new Prebys Cardiovascular Institute and Scripps Clinic Anderson Medical Pavilion.

10 Questions: Jeannie Walsh has a spot in her heart for senior citizens

10Q.Jeannie Walsh

Jeannie Walsh is the newly appointed director of La Jolla Friendly Visitors, a program under Greater La Jolla Meals-On-Wheels. Inc. She conducts home visits with seniors, interviews volunteers, and matches their personalities and interests in an effort to make supportive relationships within the La Jolla community.

Dr. David Smotrich works to make life better for others

Dr. David Smotrich

David B. Smotrich, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, specializing in reproductive endocrinology and fertility. He has served as an adjunct scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, and lectures throughout the world on advanced diagnostic and treatment methods for infertility. He is widely published on the clinical care and treatment of, and basic research in, infertility in both American and international medical journals.

10 Questions: Karen Miller helps guide St. Germaine’s work for children

Karen Miller

Karen Miller is president of St. Germaine Children’s Charity, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping child abuse.

Bradbury/Farrell chair Starry Starry Night benefit for children in foster care

Along with their husbands, Annette Bradbury (left) and Lisette Farrell are co-chairing Voices for Children’s “Starry Starry Night” gala, Sept. 28. The event benefits the 5,600 foster children of San Diego County. Photo: Alan Decker.

• Annette Bradbury is a pharmacist and community volunteer. She served on The Gillispie School’s board of trustees, 2006-2012, and led it during the independent learning institution’s recent $4.5 million Endowment for Excellence in Teaching. She serves on The Bishop’s School board of trustees and is vice president of Las Patronas. Between 1985 and 2000, [...]

Art and opera bring much joy to All Hallows’ Fr. Jerry O’Donnell

Rev. Raymond G 'Jerry' O'Donnell

Rev. Raymond G. “Jerry” O’Donnell is the Pastor of All Hallows Catholic Church, situated at the top of Mount Soledad in La Jolla. He is a native son born in San Diego and raised in Chula Vista.

Dr. Ajit Varki’s inquisitive mind never seems to rest

Ajit Varki

Ajit Varki is Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Medicine at UC San Diego, Co-Director of the UCSD Glycobiology Research and Training Center, and Co-Director of the UCSD/Salk Institute Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA). He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academies and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has held numerous leadership positions in academic medicine and biology and received many honors and awards in these fields.

Sue Ball stands ready to lead the fitness mission at La Jolla Y

Sue Ball

Sue Ball is the new executive director/vice president of the La Jolla YMCA. She began her YMCA career in 1984 as a gymnastics coach at the Y of Metropolitan Little Rock, and quickly advanced to program director and then executive director of the Downtown Little Rock YMCA. She relocated to the YMCA of Central Florida as an executive director of the Wayne Densch YMCA Family Center in Orlando. She then moved to the YMCA of Suncoast in Florida.

Beth Penny works behind the scenes to better La Jolla High for faculty and students

Beth Penny

Beth Penny has been a member of the Foundation of La Jolla High School for seven years and is currently the school’s PTA president. She was born in a suburb of Chicago, the oldest of five children. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Indiana University, she moved to Boston looking for adventure. Beginning as a cardiac intensive care nurse, she became interested in research and primary prevention of heart disease. She participated in some of the early research for cholesterol-lowering medications at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital.

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