Two Exciting Speakers Slated for Pacific Palisades on Tuesday



Optimist Club Welcomes Dr. Ericka Gair

Dr. Ericka Gair, who joined the Pacific Palisades Medical Group in 2021, will be the speaker for the Optimist Club that will meet at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, at Janes Hall, Presbyterian Church (at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and El Medio).

Gair attended Pepperdine University and received a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine. While at the University, she set the record for the 200-backstroke, which she held for 26 years. In 2004, she received her medical degree from Western University Medical School and completed her medical training with the United States Navy in Family Medicine residency program at the U.S. Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.

Gair served three years at the U.S. Navel Hospital in Guam. After the Navy, she worked with the Department of Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente.

The Palisades Optimist Club welcome guests, but please park near the church because the preschool parks in the back of the lot.

If one would like more information about the Optimist Club and their philanthropy in this community, members invite people come to a meeting. Next up for the Optimists is the annual track meet they hold for youth in conjunction with the Palisades-Malibu YMCA on May 21.



Rotary Club Hosts Cindy Leuty Jones

This week’s Palisades Rotary Club speaker is Cindy Leuty Jones. Guests are invited to come to a May 9 meeting at noon, at Modo Mio, 15200 Sunset Boulevard. The cost for the luncheon is $30 (cash only) and includes soup, an entrée and coffee, tea or a soft drink.

Please RSVP for the Tuesday meeting by noon on Monday (

Cindy Leuty Jones has enjoyed multiple careers including working as a respiratory therapist in open-heart surgery, a model/actress in thousands of commercials and a pension advisor for $700M real estate fund.

She is the co-founder of the Boys and Girls Club of Mar Vista Gardens and the Jack and Cindy Jones Youth Center, a 9,000 sq.-ft. facility that serves more than 600 kids.

Leuty Jones is an organ donor and organ recipient, a surfer, and has a wide following on social media as a senior fitness enthusiast.

She is the award-winning author of a non-fiction book Doable: Little Decisions That Will Transform Your Life.

At this meeting Leuty Jones will speak about her new book “The Art Diet:  How Breathing Less Will Give You More.”

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