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Rotary releases $34.8 million for polio immunization activities worldwide
Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds, whose release was announced 20 January, will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio immunization and surveillance activities in the 10 countries, as well as to provide technical assistance in several other countries in Africa. The grants include $8.1 million for Nigeria to support its final push to eradicate the disease. Nigeria...
Future leaders ready to become gifts to the world
Incoming district governors said they'll leave this year's International Assembly with a deeper understanding of Rotary's top priorities, including eradicating polio, enhancing Rotary's brand, strengthening the Rotary Foundation, and building a strong and more diverse membership. For Mohamed Adel Hafez, governor-elect of District 2451 (Egypt), the assembly's varied workshops were invaluable. The workshops offered practical information and skills to help district governors-elect perform their duties. "I can speak to my clubs with more authority and knowledge about what needs to be done in the...
Promoting membership with new ideas, even some that challenge tradition
Strengthening Rotary's membership is not just important for incoming district governors, it's critical. That's the message they received from several key speakers at their training event, the 2015 International Assembly in San Diego. For membership to grow, leaders must be willing, for example, to ease stringent club meeting protocols and make other efforts to accommodate a younger, digitally oriented demographic. Seventy percent of Rotary members are 50 years or older, while half of the world's population is under 30, according to Rotary leaders. The contrast shouldn't be something to fear,...
Despite global success for Rotary’s brand, still work to do in the community
On a global scale Rotary's brand is strong, said Rotary leaders speaking at the International Assembly on Monday in San Diego. From governments to worldwide NGOs to large corporations, Rotary is trusted to create positive change around the world. But Rotary's image needs strengthening in local communities, said RI Director-elect Jennifer E. Jones. "We are the greatest story never told," Jones said. "Quite simply, strengthening our brand is essential to Rotary's future." "For so long we did our good work quietly and not for recognition," added Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-...
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January 2015

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Sunnyvale Rotary is hosting a Crab Feed and Auction on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.  The event will be held at St. Cyprian Church, 1133 West Washington Avenue, Sunnyvale.  Cost is $50 for adults (13 and over), $20 for children 8-12 years of age, and children under 7 free.
The evening features all you can eat fresh crab, pasta, bread, salad and ice cream.  Drinks and gourmet desserts will be available for sale.  There will also be a live auction and raffle.
A “wine pull” will also be featured, an opportunity to take home a fine quality bottle of wine for $20 per “pull”.
Proceeds will go to support the many community and international projects that Rotary supports.  Locally, we read to and provide books for children who might not otherwise have books of their own, provide food and clothing for the underprivileged, provide nutritional meals for the summer for children who might not otherwise have good meals, bag groceries for low-income families, feed the homeless.  On an international level, Rotary is the leader in the world-wide effort to eradicate polio.  Among our other projects are providing wheelchairs in Mexico, delivering medical supplies to southeast Asia, providing cleft-palate surgery in central America, and assuring families of clean water in Africa.
Come join us for an evening of fun!  Bring a friend.  Tickets are available from Joe Ribera (408)739-1522.  Make checks payable to Sunnyvale Rotary Foundation.

The Sunnyvale Rotary Speech Contest will be held, Thursday,  January 22, 2015 at 6:30pm at Cedar Crest Nursing and Convalescent Center 


Dr. Tak Yoshida is a very special member of this club who will be presented with the Rotary International Vocational Service Award on Feb. 4, 2015 beginning at 6:30 p.m. and held at:
Embassy Suites Milpitas - Silicon Valley
901 East Calaveras Boulevard
Milpitas, CA 95035
Please Save the Date on your calendar and plan to attend.
This presentation will be made by District Governor Ed Jellen as part of the district cabinet meeting.  The dinner price for the evening is $35 payable at the door.  The rest of the program that evening is excellent and the food at this hotel will be better than at the Doubletree. If you choose not to eat, there will be a $5 Facility fee payable at the door.
Thus far, besides Tak,  Steve Wynnyckyj, Guy Thompson, Linda Price, Pat Vorreiter, Charlie Wasser, Ben Picard, Flo Stafford, Lisa Bickford (2), and Joe & Kathi Hamilton have indicated they are attending. Please let me know if any of the rest of you can attend and I will tell the district how many will be eating.  I will assume you will be eating and unless you tell me otherwise.  I will send a reminder with menu the week before.


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Monday, February 2, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

Rendezvous Wine Bar
394 E Campbell Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

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You are invited to the Area 8 Business / Social Mixer on February 2 (Groundhog Day). Join your fellow Rotarians from Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Campbell, Cupertino, and Saratoga for this fun event.  Price includes a glass of really good wine and "Social Lights" food sampling.


Join Us! Sunnyvale Community Services is one of the hosts of the upcoming Poverty Simulation on Friday February 6th from 8:30 am – noon at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church (SVPC). In one morning,  participants will experience what it is like to be poor in Silicon Valley for one month. It's truly life-changing. Participants include the class of Leadership Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale Community Services, and members of the local community. This is a FREE event thanks our hosts SVPC and our sponsors Star One Credit Union and Technology Credit Union. 
Another reason why donating to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is important.

Over 1.2 million Rotarians can't be wrong! In all the things we say and do . . . Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?



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