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President's Message, July 2017
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
There are as many reasons to come to Rotary as there are Rotarians – maybe even a few more. But each of us has stayed in Rotary because it adds something to our own lives. Through Rotary, we are Making a Difference in the world; and the more involved we become, the more of a difference Rotary makes to each of us. Rotary challenges us to become better people: to become ambitious in the ways that matter, to strive for higher goals, and to incorporate Service Above Self into our daily lives.
 
What kind of difference Rotary clubs and individual Rotarians make through their service will always be their own decision. As an organization, we are guided by the three strategic priorities our Board has set in our strategic plan: to support and strengthen our clubs, to focus and increase our humanitarian service, and to enhance Rotary’s public image and awareness.
 
In the year ahead, our clubs will have the support of a greatly augmented array of online tools, including a refreshed Rotary.org, a simplified Rotary Foundation grant application process, an improved My Rotary experience, and a rebuilt Rotary Club Central. As we look to strengthen our clubs, two specific challenges stand out in our membership: our gender balance and our average age. To keep our clubs strong, we need to build a membership that reflects the communities we serve and that will continue to develop knowledgeable leaders for generations to come.
 
For many years, one idea has stood at the heart of all our service: sustainability. Sustainable service means our work continues to have a positive impact long after Rotary’s direct involvement has ended. We don’t dig wells and walk away; we make sure communities can maintain and repair those wells. If we build a clinic, we make sure that clinic has a way to keep running without ongoing support from us. And when it comes to polio, we aren’t working to contain it; we’re working to end it.
Eradicating polio is the ultimate in sustainable service. It is an investment that will yield not just a long-lasting but a permanent benefit, on a global scale. It is and must remain our No. 1 priority until the job is done.
 
For 112 years, Rotary has made a difference to more lives, in more ways, than we can ever count or will ever know. Today, each of us bears a torch, its flame lit by Paul Harris, that has been passed forward from generation to generation, in Rotary: Making a Difference.
 
IAN H.S. RISELEY
President Rotary International
 
 
Home Page Stories
Photos from our last meeting of the year.
 
Our Guest Speaker Tara Martin-Miliusreceives a ‘thank you’ from the Club for the message and work with clean energy in the Bay area.  The District Governor chose to be with us and to commend Charlie for his leadership in the District recruiting new members and to commend the Club for giving 10% of the $110,000 given by the District to the Rotary Foundation this year.  He also had the privilege of welcoming our newest member, Vijay. Also our last member for the Rotary year.  What a way to end the year.
 
When you Develop the Ability to Listen to Negative Comments without losing Temper or Confidence,
It means  you've become Matured and Truly Educated!
 
Talking about our Problems is our greatest addiction.....
Break the Habit!
Talk about your Joys.......
 
 
4th of July Week - Celebrate with your Familes
 
Club Board of Directors Jul 13, 2017
What's Happening during 2017-2018

The new club Board of Directors will give an overview of what is being planned for the year in their areas. Rotarians and guests will be able to decide in which areas and on what committees they will participate.

 
Spencer Kilgore Jul 20, 2017
Teen Challenge Residential Substance Abuse Rehab Centers
Spencer grew up surrounded by family members that were substance abusers. He was a full-blown addict by age 15. He entered Long Island Teen Challenge in 2010. His parents died from the substance abuse.
 
He is on the “Tech Team” for the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force. He has been the Director of South Bay Teen Challenge in San Jose since April of 2014. He manages two residential centers, the Alum Rock Women & Children Center & the Asbury Family Center.  He plans to get his ministerial credentials and to open more Teen Challenge discipleship programs and re-entry houses in the Bay Area.
 
Darlene de la Cerna and Miko Jul 28, 2017
District 5170 Long Term Youth Exchange

Darlene and the exchange student SJEE is sponsoring will be discussing the Youth Exchange program.

 

 

 

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Making Dinner for the Homeless Shelter @ the Family Supportive Housing
 
 
 
 
 
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Rotary Convention - Rajashree Birla just contributed $1 million dollars to end polio and change lives through Rotary.

 

 
 
Club Project in India
 
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Speakers
Darlene de la Cerna and Miko
Jul 27, 2017
Rotary Youth Exchange
Steve Eckert, LCSW Chief Executive Officer
Aug 03, 2017
Alum Rock Counseling Center
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
Directors/Chair Persons
President
President Elect
Club Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Community Service Chair
Youth Service Chair
International Service Chair
Treasurer