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    August 29
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    August 15
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    August 30

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Claude Nahum Traveled to Guatemala with District 5170

Sunnyvale Rotarian, Claude Nahum, recently traveled to Antigua, Guatemala with the FACES OF HOPE project. Faces of Hope is a District 5170 unique Rotary project.  It is funded by member clubs and supported by Rotary volunteers who bear their own expenses for the trip.  Surgeons, nurses, and medical supplies are paid for by District 5170 club donations.
On this trip, the team performed 84 corrective surgeries.  The doctors call them "repairs."  Claude said that in the Jewish tradition, they speak of repairing the world.  Tikkun olam (Hebrew: תיקון עולם or תקון עולם‎‎).  Here the doctors are "repairing the world" one face at a time.
The Patients are identified by Companeros de Ciurgia (Friends of Surgery), tri-lengual volunteers who travel the countryside looking for people in need of "repair"  They speak not only English and Spanish, but also several native Mayan dialects.
Reconstructive surgery is available at no cost to the patients.  While most procedures are for cleft palates and lips, the surgeons also perform skin graphs and other procedures for burn victims and other accident victims.  Burns are quite common because the people often cook and heat their homes with open fires.
Our club supports the project with an annual donation through our International Committee.  Several other members have made the trip with Faces of Hope, and all come back in some way transformed and with a deeper understanding of the role that Rotary International plays in providing humanitarian aid world-wide.  If you are interested in participating, talk to Claude.  

Claude with Team Members

Claude Nahum with Anne Wuerslin, the US pediatrician he shadowed,
and  a young patient that came to the clinic with his grandfather.

With two of the pediatricians in the team: one could 
not speak Spanish and the other could not speak English. 


Health checkup for a baby patient.

Claude is keeping this child amused by singing
a French song:  "...ainsi font font font les
petites marionettes."



Jim McCloskey, Vice President, West Central District, B.P.O.E.

Today the Sunnyvale Rotary Club members in attendance enjoyed a lively presentation on the history and principles of The Elks organization.  SVR weekly meetings are held in the Sunnyvale Elks Lodge.  Several Rotary members are also members of Elks Lodge 2128 (Sunnyvale).  According to Jim, the Elks organization was formed as a private social club to get around the New York "blue law" that governed the hours pubs could be open. Elks Lodge numbers are sequential, depending on when a new Lodge is established.  San Francisco Elks Lodge is no. 3, San Jose no. 522 and Sunnyvale is no. 2128. Jim remarked that sitting at his table and listening to member conversations he observed that Elks and Rotarians have much in common, including fellowship and community service.  Unlike Rotary, however, the Elks are not an international organization, and membership is open only to U.S. citizens.  Visit the Elks website to learn more about the Lodge and its projects and events.


Meeting Luncheon Menu                                                                                              

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm  $25.00

Chicken Enchiladas 
Chicken breast, olive oil, cumin & garlic powder, Mexican spices, red
onion, garlic, corn, green chiles, tomatoes, flour, shredded cheddar and Jack cheese. 
Garnishes –Chopped cilantro, scallions, sour cream, tomatoes.
Black Bean Veggie Enchiladas 
Onion, green pepper, mushrooms, olive oil, garlic, black beans,
corn, green chilies, seasoning, cilantro, tortillas, enchilada sauce.Mexican cheese blend. VEGETARIAN
Refried Beans
Olive oil, onion, garlic, chili powder, pinto beans, vegetable broth,
cilantro. VEGETARIAN
Spanish Rice
Olive oil, onion, garlic, rice, vegetable stock, tomatoes, oregano. VEGETARIAN
Tortilla Chips, salsa, guacamole and sour cream
Salad: Mexican Salad-Mexican Salad
Iceberg lettuce, sliced red onions, tomatoes, bell peppers 
& corn served with a spicy fiesta Dressing
Fruit - Grilled Pineapple Spears with Cayenne Pepper
Dessert – Mexican Wedding Cookie
Includes the following:
Iced Tea, Citrus Water
Coffee Service, Hot Water & Tazo Teas

The Light, Color, Spirit and Culture of Havana
Jim Colton, Photographer, gave a presentation to Sunnyvale Rotary brought to life by his brilliant and insightful photographs of place and people.  Since retiring from SRI International, where he was Director of the Poulter Laboratory in the Physical Sciences Division, Jim has taken up photography full time. He frequently visits exotic places and captures the light and atmosphere of the locations and the spirit and culture of the people who live there.  Many of his works can be seen on his website. Here are a few examples he showed to us and graciously permitted publication here for your enjoyment.
The light, color and atmosphere of Havana Cuba are evident in this photograph, taken on a rainy day.
The enthusiasm and energy of the Cuban people can be seen in this photograph of Afro-Cuban dancers.
The colonial Spanish influence is apparent in these carved arches, which continue to show their splendor even though the building in which they are housed is showing its age.

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Sunnyvale Rotary and The Rotary Foundation
All time contributions (since March 26, 1926)  $536,944
Goal 2016-2017 $18,500
Contributions 2016-17 YTD   $12,475 Percent of Goal 69%
Percent Member Participation 65%
Average per Contributor $352
Average per Member $230
2016-2017 Pledge Cards are available to download from this website.
Aug 30, 2016
Dr. Ben Picard
Sunnyvale School District
Sep 06, 2016
Club Social
Social time for club
Sep 13, 2016
Jeff Orth
Rotary District Governor - District 5170
Sep 20, 2016
Cecilia Babcock
The Rotary Foundation - Every Rotarian Every Year
Sep 27, 2016
Oct 04, 2016
Oct 11, 2016
Tentative - Mike Shum
Rotary International Convention in Korea
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Community Service Chair
Club Service Chair
International Service Chair
Youth Service Chair

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