New board members

The Santa Monica History Museum has announced the addition of three new board members to its board of directors.

The new members are Rob Schwenker, Vice President of Business Operations of Santa Monica Daily Press. He is an active member of Santa Monica and strongly believes in giving back to the community. Rob is a distinguished past President of the Santa Monica Kiwanis Club and currently serves on the Club’s board of directors. He also currently serves as President of the Santa Monica Jaycees, on the board of directors of the Santa Monica Police Activities League, and on the executive board of Buy Local Santa Monica.

Ricardo Bandini-Johnson is President of the Bandini Foundation. His great-aunt Arcadia Bandini de Baker was the wife of the city’s co-founder, Colonel Robert S. Baker. He has been associated with the Santa Monica History Museum from its beginning. Ric is the curator of the museum’s Senator John P. Jones and Bandini Collections with over 50,000 original documents, photographs and records which he helped catalogue from 2004 to 2009. He is instrumental in the restoration of the golf course at the VA Hospital.

Terri Decker is Senior Vice President and Market Manager for the Los Angeles Central Market of Chase Bank and oversees 100 branches. With over 40 experiences in the banking industry. Terri has held various positions. Her leadership experiences includes positions in Retail and Small Business Banking and Marketing across the nation. Terri is active with numerous civic organizations, and is currently on the board for No limits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Chairman of the Volunteer Leadership Group in Greater LA for Chase Bank.

Daily Press Staff


Cell phones for soldiers

Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy continues to serve as a collection center for Cell Phones for Soldiers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, which is dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active duty military members and veterans.

Since its program started just over two years ago, the contributions and support of Santa Monica residents, has provided enough cell phones and accessories to provide thousands of minutes of call time to our service men and women.

Based in Norwell, Mass., Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old. The organization has provided 192 million minutes of free talk time to deployed military members. For more information, visit

Phones and accessories can be dropped off daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the reception area of Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy at 1925 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404. For more information call 310.395.9988. or visit

Daily Press Staff

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