Members of the Rotary Club of South Pasadena donated and served lunch on Wednesday as part of a special Valentine’s event at the local senior center.
Giving back to seniors has become an annual tradition for Rotary and reflects the club’s motto: ‘Service Above Self.’
Enjoying the afternoon fun was South Pasadena City Council member Robert Joe, who read a short poem to the large gathering.
“Love is like an a hourglass, with a heart filling up as the brain empties,” he said as audience members laughed, while Joe explained what the words mean. “You’re so full of love, you forget how your brain operates.”
He walked away from the microphone with a wide grin. “Oh, forget it,” he said, enjoying the moment.
Joe, a regular at Senior Center events, then told the crowd: “Have a happy Valentine’s Day. I want to make sure you know how thankful I am to have the Rotary Club here to sponsor and provide the lunch and serve.”
Rotary member Sara Munshin shared a poem written by William Shakespeare that was appropriate for Valentine’s Day.
Doubt thou the stars are fire,
Doubt that the sun doth move,
Doubt truth to be a liar,
But never doubt I love.
The program concluded with Top Billing Entertainment performing a number of musical acts including Nat King Cole’s classic Valentine hit, “L.O.V.E” to an appreciative audience.