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Member Birthdays:
  • Jorge Marsal
    February 21
Anniversaries:
  • Joe Ribera
    Mary-Ann Wallace
    February 14
 
 
 
 

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Club Information

Making Business Leaders Community Leaders Since 1926

Sunnyvale

Service Above Self

Most weeks we meet on Tuesday at 12:15PM. The 4th week of the month we have an evening meeting on Thursday. Our Tuesday lunch meetings are at the Elks Club (see below). Check the Events listings for Thursday evening locations.
Sunnyvale Elks Club
375 N Pastoria Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA  94085
United States
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On Wednesday evening, January 20, 2016, Sunnyvale Rotary Club hosted their annual “Richard D. King” Speech Contest for the local Sunnyvale high school community.  The event was hosted by fellow Rotarian, Manju Puri, at the Cedar Crest Nursing & Rehab Center.
 
We had two students, Arvind Vallabha, from Homestead High School, and Stephen K. Lee, a Home School student, participated in our speech contest.  Arvind Vallabha won first place for his speech and received a cash prize of $100, and Stephen K. Lee won second place for his speech and received a cash prize of $50.00.
 
Thank You To:
 
Ken Sawyer  - MC
Manju Puri – Host
Cedar Crest Nursing and Rehab Center – Facility
Guy Thompson – Teller
Jeff Olevson – Teller
Rebecca Buldo – Greeter
Flo Stafford – Timer
Dick Smith, Linda Price, Liz Lopez-Aguado – Attendees
Judge 1 – Jason Rose
Judge 2 – Doreen Fernandez
Judge 3 – Amy Smith
 

 
 
Sunnyvale Rotarians and Elks are warming their ovens and hearts to host people at the first cold weather shelter in Sunnyvale in almost 2 years. Even though the inaugural evening has moved from Monday, November 30th to December 7th, Sunnyvale Rotarians should add our evenings to provide a hot meal to their calendars. The temporary shelter at Moffett Park at 1100 Innovation Way (at the corner of Innovation Way and Mathilda Ave). 
 
The cold weather shelter will run from Novembe20th to March 31, 2016.  It will be run by HomeFirst and will, for the first time, have on-site staff during the
day. 
 
Mark your calendars for these dates when Sunnyvale Rotary will be providing a meal:
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015
  • Thursday, January 14, 2016 
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Thursday, March 10, 2016
 
 

 
 
Join us for the holiday festivities at David's Restaurant in Santa Clara on Thursday, December 3rd. We will enjoy a buffet which includes hors d' oeuvres, prime rib, turkey and lasagna dinner with all the trimmings, variety of salads, desserts, and fun entertainment. Don't forget to bring your unwrapped gag gift (or two) for the fun time swapping holiday cheer. The price per person is less then last year. $75.00 per person. No host bar is available. Contact Tammy for late reservations or to learn more.
 

 
 
The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety is hosting its annual “Rides for Toys” event Saturday, November 28. During this free special charity event, each child who donates a new, unwrapped toy will be given a ride on a Sunnyvale fire engine. Parents will have a chance to discuss fire safety with Sunnyvale Public Safety personnel and receive informational brochures. Sunnyvale firefighters will present the donated toys to Sunnyvale Community Services, a nonprofit organization supporting those in need in our community. More information online at RidesforToys.inSunnyvale.com
 
 

 
 
Betsey Striebel, Manager of the Fisher House in Palo Alto, presented our club with information about Fishers and the houses they built for veterans and their families. She walked the club members through a day in the life of families of the disabled veterans who stay in Fisher House while their loved ones are being treated at nearby Veterans Administrations hospitals or military institutions. At the conclusion of her presentation, Club Vocational Chair Charlie Shoemaker presented Betsey a donation from the Club for $250 at our meeting on November 17
 

 

First monthly evening meeting a Success

 
A big "Thank You" to Leslie Lawton, President of the Sunnyvale Historical Society, for a wonderful tour and talk at our Rotary club's first evening meeting, September 24. Rotarians and guests gathered at the Museum and enjoyed the friendly and warm atmosphere. The upstairs event venue was lovely as the sun was setting. First time visitors were treated to docent tours and people familiar with the museum found new exhibits to enjoy. We all learned new facts and heard great stories about Sunnyvale's past and hopes to preserve our heritage in the future.
 
36 Rotarians and their guests attended the meeting and dinner, which was held in the evening in lieu of the regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon. Dustin Eisenhauer, fellow Rotarian and caterer, brought us a wonderful feast. Rotarians all rolled up their sleeves to have our official meeting while adding the extra time and tours of this very special place in Sunnyvale.
 

 

Youth Programs Featured at PAL

 
Today's Rotary program featured speakers from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Police Activities League (PAL), Dori Fontaine and Lt. Jose Ramirez.  They described the creation of the PAL boxing program from its start at Columbia Middle School and the resurrection of the dormant Police Activities League. The primary purpose of PAL is to provide an positve outlet for youth exuberance and to afford opportunities for developing skills and interests.  Programs include Jr. Giants (baseball), Discover Angling (fishing), Youth and Horses (equestrian), summer soccer camps, and various field trips.They have a goal to raise $1,000,000 to fund scholarships in recognition that education provides opportunities. They also need volunteers for the various activities.
 
 

 
 

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"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better person."
Benjamin Franklin
 
 
Key dates:
November 6:  A Sante at Sunnyvale Elks Lodge, 5:30 to 8:00pm.  Tickets $55.00
November 19: Suunvyale Community Services Holiday Auction, Sunnyvale Elks Lodge, 5:30 to 7:30pm. Free admission
January 16: Annual Community Crabfeed: St. Cyprian's Catholic Church, 5:00 to 7:30pm.  Tickets $55.00
 
 
Sunnyvale Rotary and The Rotary Foundation
 
All time contributions (since March 26, 1926)  $516,446
 
Goal 2015-2016 $29,000
 
Contributions 2015-2016 YTD   $12,300  Percent of Goal 42%
 
Percent Member Participation 46%
 
2015-2016 Pledge Cards are now available to download from the website.
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Feb 09, 2016
Anabel Pelham, Ph.D.
Director of CAFE (Center for Age Friendly Excellence)
Feb 16, 2016
Homestead High Interact Club
Interactors run Rotary!
Feb 25, 2016
Ruston Hurley, President, Rotary eClub
THURSDAY EVENING MEETING at the Elks Lodge
Mar 01, 2016
Richard King Speech Contest
don't miss this inspiring program!
Mar 08, 2016
Mar 15, 2016
Colonel Gregory Jones
129th Rescue Wing, California National Guard
Mar 24, 2016
Thursday EVENING MEETING
STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!
Mar 29, 2016
Kathy Wadd
Operation Freedom Paws
Apr 05, 2016
Apr 12, 2016
Apr 19, 2016
Apr 28, 2016
THURSDAY EVENING MEETING
STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!
May 03, 2016
May 26, 2016
THURSDAY EVENING MEETING AT ELKS LODGE
Community Grants Presentations
Jul 12, 2016
RYLA Students
Rotary Youth Leadership Camp experience
 
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