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There is a fountain of youth:
 
It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.
 
-Sophia Loren, actor and singer (b. 20 Sep 1934)
 
 
 
Welcome Aboard Eddie! Our Rotary Evergreen family grows again with Richard inducting Eddie Oberoi into the club. Congratulations! Eddie lives in the Silver Creek area and is in the Real Estate Business!
 
 
 
India Currents Publisher Vandana Rajvaidya held us captive with her impromptu talk about the magazine and it's impact on the community here in the bay area!
 
 
Keith Aytch, Interim President for Evergreen Valley College being inducted as the newest member of our club by our President Elect John Goldstein. Welcome Aboard Keith.
 
 
Rotary recognizes Rotarian Ruth Ashford for her contribution to the Rotary Foundation.
 
 
 
 

Vandana Rajvaidya Sep 07, 2017

 

India Currents

An overview of India Currents, the magazine.

India Currents

Vandana Kumar is a publishing executive with a 30-year track record in the industry and is a founder of India Currents magazine. India Currents is largest Indian American magazine in the United States reaching over 200,000 readers every month through its print and online editions.

Vandana also serves on the Friends of PACT Advisory Board and the Advisory Board of Narika. 

Topic for the day: The Role of Ethnic Media

 

Chris Allen September 21, 2017.

Chris is the Deputy Center Director of the San Jose Job Corps Center. Chris will explain the programs at the Job Corps. I was there once for a lunch. It is an incredible and large facility. The young people that greet you, who are clients of the Job Corps training programs, are wonderfully polite and professional.

Assembly Member Ash Kalra Sep 28, 2017

 

State of the State of California
State of the State of California

Ash Kalra was elected to represent the 27th Assembly District in November 2016 and is the first Indian American elected to the State Legislature.  The district encompasses eastern portions of the city of San Jose. A resident of that city for most of his life, Ash previously represented the 2nd District on the San Jose City Council.

During his time serving as a councilmember, he provided a voice on a number of issue areas, including improved schools and transportation options, and a cleaner environment as well as providing the tools for effective public safety.

Notably, he has fought to maintain funding in the face of cuts to public safety, specifically to restore the San Jose Police Department’s burglary unit and the Violent Crimes Enforcement Team.

He has also worked to bring economic incentives to the area and given a strong voice to extend BART into Silicon Valley.

Before serving on the city council, Ash spent 11 years as an attorney in the Santa Clara Public Defender’s Office. 

Previously, he taught at San Jose State University and at high schools in Washington DC. During his tenure on the city council, he was a law professor at Lincoln Law School of San Jose.

Among the many non-profit boards that he has served include the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the Asian Law Alliance, Somos Mayfair, and the South Asian Bar Association.

Ash lives in Hayes, the same San Jose neighborhood where he grew up. He is one of the founders of the Hayes Neighborhood Association.

He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has a degree in communications and has a law degree from Georgetown University.

 

 

  1. Viva CalleSJ- September 17th- WALK, SKATE, BIKE AND PLAY! OPEN STREETS IN SAN JOSE! –GOT 7 TICKETS- MEXICAN HERITAGE PARK 12PM-4PM-  WE ARE CONFIRMED

  2. Sunday Friends October 8th Santee Elementary School

  3. Family Supportive Housing Cook dinner - October 17th (We are confirmed!) Club.  We cook dinner for the community (5-10 members needed)

  4. Family Supportive Housing- Deadline October 25th- Halloween Costumes Needed-New or Gentle used costumes (We are confirmed!)

  5. Sunday Friends- November 10th or 17th. SJEE club need to confirm date    One time shopping at Target -$ 10- $20 for shopping

  6. Sunday Friends- November 19th Meadows Elementary School

  7. City of San Jose Seven Tree’s Community Center Breakfast with Santa- Saturday December 9th 2017

  8. Family Supportive Housing December 11, 2017 Christmas Shop- parents and children go shopping (We are confirmed!)

 

 
 "Lexophile" is a term used to describe those who are clever with words, such as "you can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish".

Some winning Lexphillies:

... A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.

... The batteries were given out free of charge.

... A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.

... A will is a dead giveaway.

... With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.

... A boiled egg is hard to beat.

... Police were called to the daycare centre, where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.

... Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now.

... A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.

... The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine is now fully recovered.

... He had a photographic memory which was never developed.

... When she saw her first strands of grey hair thought she'd dye.

... Acupuncture is a job well done. That's the point of it.

 

“The power of Rotary is in the foundation's ability to pull help from around the world while local clubs provide immediate relief in their own communities,” says Don Mebus of the Rotary Club of Arlington, Texas.

Rotary districts located along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana are collecting emergency relief funds and providing immediate aid to flood victims. 

https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-districts-collect-emergency-funds-hurricane-harvey-victims

How to contribute to the Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Donor Advised Fund

By check

Payable to: The Rotary Foundation DAF
Memo line: Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund #608
Mail to: Rotary DAF, c/o NRS, 12 Gill Street, Suite 2600, Woburn, MA, 01801

By credit card

Online at: https://www.your-fundaccount.com/rotary/HowToContribute.asp

Account name: Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund
Account number: 608

 

 
We have several upcoming District
activities for your calendars.

District Avenues of Service Event -
Thursday, October 5th from 5:00 pm-9:00
pm, Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel & Suites.

Interact Fall Leadership Conference -
Saturday, October 8th from 9:00 am-3:00
pm, Independence High School, San Jose.

Toronto Convention Hotel room
reservations - Due by September 29.
Call the District Office - 408-273-4577.
 
We must dissent from the fear, the hatred, and the mistrust.
 
We must dissent from a nation that buried its head in the sand waiting in vain for the needs of its poor, its elderly, and its sick to disappear and just blow away.
 
We must dissent from a government that has left its young without jobs, education, or hope.
 
We must dissent from the poverty of vision and timeless absence of moral leadership.
 
We must dissent, because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.
 
-Thurgood Marshall, US Supreme Court Justice (1908-1993)
 
Club Project in India
 
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Speakers
Assembly Member Ash Kalra
Sep 28, 2017
State of the State of California
Club Dark
Oct 05, 2017
Attending District Seminar for Avenues of Service
Offsite Tour
Oct 12, 2017
Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
Directors/Chair Persons
President
President-elect
Treasurer
Secretary
International Service Chair
Club Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Community Service Chair
Youth Service Chair