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More than 42,000 Rotary members from over 100 countries will come together in Korea to celebrate Rotary.
Photo Credit: Photo by Rotary International/Alyce Henson

Korea is playing host to Rotary's largest event of the year, its annual convention. More than 42,000 Rotary members from over 100 countries will come together this month to celebrate service, exchange ideas, and relax among friends at unforgettable concerts and social events. The convention runs from 28 May to 1 June.

Attendees will hear from renowned experts in areas of peace, global health, and human rights.

Our full coverage will include photos, videos, a live blog, and social media pages

WORLD WATER SUMMIT

Immediately before the convention, the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group will host its annual World Water Summit on 27 May, focusing on sustainable strategies for bringing water, sanitation, and hygiene to all communities around the world. The event will feature speeches from experts in the field, including Gary White of Water.org and Sanjay Wijesekera, Chief of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for UNICEF.

3K WALK FOR PEACE

Attendees, wearing the traditional garb of their home countries, will walk in solidarity for a more peaceful world in the 3K Walk for Peace on 28 May. The event will be complemented by the Rotary Way exhibit, featuring photographs of 111 years of Rotary service.

CONVENTION SPEAKERS

Speakers from 29 May to 1 June include:

  • Rosie Batty, family violence activist and 2015 Australian of the Year
  • Gary Haugen, CEO of International Justice Mission
  • Gary Knell, president and CEO of National Geographic Society
  • Willie John McBride, former rugby star
  • Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

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We did well with our club's participation in last year's partnership with the RC San Jose Silicon Valley in their annual Charity Auction.
We got 50% of our ticket sales and received $765.00. We received another check for $1,763.00 represented 75% of the "bought price" of the auction items we donated. That's a total of $2,528.00!
 
Let's raise the bar on that total with our participation this year. The Auction is scheduled on Saturday, June 18, 2016
at the Holy Family Community Center, 4848 Pearl Avenue (near Branham), San José, CA.
 
It's not too soon to start soliciting auction items. Look for updates on ticket sale information and the auction item delivery deadline.
An updated donation acknowledgment letter for you to present to vendors is available on the home page of our website.
 
 

 
 
In preparation for July 1, the new Rotary year, I believe it would be a good idea to have a club visioning session. The visioning exercise would be facilitated for us by district personnel such as Arlene Goldberg and Ron Sekkel that are chartered to do that. It would be held on a Saturday morning from approximately 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. The district facilitators ask that we have at least 10 SJEE Rotarians attend.
 
They will guide us in expressing ideas and passions of the members of SJEE in a way that the ideas can become viable projects and club activities. With the frame work we develop during that morning, we would then hold a Club Assembly. The Club Assembly will allow us to flesh out the ideas. I have started to ask members to fill positions on the board which will also make some of them committee chairs for the Avenues of Service positions the club by-laws and club constitution mandate. These members will present tentative ideas based on results of the visioning and some more ideas to discuss with the club members.
 
 

 
 
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