The Rotary Club of Venice-Marina and Fire Station #63 celebrated 65 years of continued service to the Venice-Marina area this month.

Thursday, September 20th, the Rotary Club of Venice-Marina held its weekly noon meeting at Fire Station #63 to induct its newest members, Capt. Jerry Johnson of Fire Station #63, Philippine native Edizen Stowell and Thailand native Aoy Austin — both photographers for the, a Web site guide to Venice “cutting edge culture.”

Scott Clifford, past district governor of Rotary International District 5280, performed the ceremony.

To celebrate its 65th year, Fire Station #63 is selling commemorative limited-edition 1942-2007 “Challenge” Coins — which originated during World War I — bearing the Fire Station #63 mascot, for a donation of $15 for one or $20 for two. Proceeds benefit Fire Station #63.

Upon induction into membership, The Rotary Club of Venice-Marina presents its new member with a Rotary International Service Above Self Challenge Coin bearing the “Four-way Rotary Test”:

ï Is it the truth?

ï Is it fair to all concerned?

ï Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

ï Will it be beneficial for all concerned?

Upcoming events include the Rotary Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 27th, at Fire Station #63 for a donation of $5.

Proceeds will benefit Fire Station #63 and Rotary Club of Venice-Marina youth enrichment activities.

Information, Gisele Rebeiro, (310) 645-6307.