By Elisabeth Sherwin
The Sunset Rotary Club was born on March 3, 2010. It is the third and newest Rotary Club in the city.
Steve Boschken and Lou Ziskind started the club.
“There was a morning club and a noon club and we felt people should be offered a new meeting time,” Ziskind said. The new time was 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the new day was Wednesday.
Early founders also included Lorin Gardner and Lee Garoyan. Cecil “Poncho” Padilla was the go-to guy and Rotary guide when the club was being formed.
The club met in a few different locations downtown before settling in at Our House Restaurant. The first president was Boschken, followed by Ziskind, then Liz McCapes.
Charlie Swanson, the outgoing president, led the club during its fourth year, and attorney Kevin Whiteford will be the fifth president.
The club now has about 25 members, including private businessmen and women, city employees, public service employees, bankers and teachers.