ROTARY International Convention - June 10-14, 2017
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
Looking ahead, the Rotary convention will be extra special as we celebrate the centennial of The Rotary Foundation in the city where it was born. I hope you’ll join me in Atlanta, 10-14 June 2017, to look back proudly at a century of being people of action and serving humanity - and look ahead to the challenges Rotary will tackle in the century to come.
Yours in service,
Jeffery M. Orth,
DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2016-2017
Serene Hope, a recent member of the Rotary Club of San Jose East/Evergreen, will give a bio and will also describe her recreation business at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. She will describe the concepts her company has developed and would like to implement at the Fairgrounds as the planning process at the Fairgrounds continues.
Attendees that heard the County's overview of the planning process will get a unique insight into what means to run a business and implement changes at the same time. The Fairgrounds are destined to become a landmark in San Jose. Serene's talk will give a look at the process that is being followed.
Alyssa Lynch is the Superintendent of Metropolitan Education School District (MetroED) in San Jose. MetroED is focused on preparing students to thrive in college and careers. Our programs include Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE) and Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE). During the past year, Alyssa has brought a STEAM focus to MetroED by teaming with Xilinx and other business partners to offer STEAM camps throughout the school year to 6th to 10th grade students. Prior to joining MetroED, Ms. Lynch served as the Career Technical Education Director at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE). Ms. Lynch is well known throughout the CTE community for her leadership role in spearheading the CTE initiative in Santa Clara County in 2009.
Ms. Lynch has a quarter century of experience in education. She began her career as a counselor at St. Mary’s College. She then combined her passion for marketing and education and became a marketing instructor at American High School in Fremont. In 2004, she served as the Director of North County Regional Occupational Program in Sunnyvale. In 2008, Ms. Lynch was named the ACSA Career Technical Education Administrator of the Year for California. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Home Economics & Fashion from California State University Fresno and San Francisco State University, a teaching credential, Administrative Services Credential and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from San Jose State University. In addition, she’s a frequent contributor to the San Jose Mercury News and Silicon Valley Business Journal on the topic of the importance of CTE in Silicon Valley. Ms. Lynch has been a member of the San Francisco Run 365 Running Team since 2009 and has ran in over 25 half marathons. In 2016, she was named one of Silicon Valley Business Journals Women of Influence.
Rudy Flores is the Chair of the San Jose Parks ad Recreation Commission. The commission oversees the large number of parks in San Jose. Rudy will discuss the way the commission works and how residents can volunteer at the parks.