South Pasadena Poet Laureate, Ron Koertge, Speaks at Rotary

PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | | Author Ron Koertge
South Pasadena’s own Poet Laureate, Ron Koertge, was the guest speaker at the July 17 Rotary meeting.  Ron is a 35 year resident of South Pasadena and was just recently appointed by the City Council as the Poet Laureate of South Pasadena.  Ron disected and explained a couple of well known poems, Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Flanders Fields” by John McRae.   Ron concluded by explaining the process of creating his latest work, “Cross Country,” which is nearly finished.  Learning how he creates a poem was fascinating.
PHOTO: Dan Watson | | Rotary President Charles Wiggington presents a book to Ron Koertge.
Laurie Wheeler, Executive Director of the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce will be the program speaker at the July 24 Rotary meeting.  The Rotary Club of South Pasadena meets every Tuesday, except for the first Tuesday of each month, at noon in the Tower Room at the Onoeonta Church.  On the first Tuesday of each month the Rotary Club meets at 6 pm at the Canoe House.  Guests are welcome to attend and learn about Rotary.