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World Polio Day: Health officials laud polio eradication achievements, point to disease’s endgame
After a year of shrinking polio cases worldwide, the crippling disease is now on the cusp of being eradicated, said top health officials at Rotary's second annual World Polio Day event on 24 October. At a special Livestream program -- World Polio Day: Make History Today -- Rotary leaders joined global health experts and celebrity singers to hail the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. After nearly 30 years, the GPEI, which includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is on...
Dynamic young club uses social media to grow
Erin Mills had just finished teaching for the day in Montevideo, Uruguay, when her smartphone buzzed with a message. An impromptu gathering to watch Uruguay's World Cup soccer match was being organized. Through the power of a mobile messaging app, a majority of the Rotary Club of Plaza Matriz had soon assembled at a member's home to munch on baked goods and chips while rooting for their national team. That enthusiasm and ability to draw a crowd has made the club, which just received its charter in July, a success in the country's capital city. Made up almost entirely of young professionals,...
Previewing the World Polio Day Livestream event
Rotary celebrates World Polio Day on 24 October with a Livestream event featuring expert speakers and celebrity performers. Hosted by Time magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger, the Chicago event also includes a global status update on the fight to end polio and the challenges that remain, as well as information about joining Rotary's historic campaign. The program, being held before a live audience at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), includes a performance from Tessanne Chin, 2013 winner of the TV show "The Voice," an introductory message and videotaped performance by reggae star...
Creating works of art helps refugee children repair their lives
When asked to describe his future, a refugee child from Iraq draws a picture of himself as a doctor. Another child uses colorful paints to depict happy memories of his former life in Iraq. Both children are among the 200,000 displaced Iraqis who now live in Jordan, a country that has become a safe haven for those fleeing oppression and war in neighboring Palestine, Syria, and Iraq. Alexandra Dawley, a former volunteer with the Collateral Repair Project in Jordan, emphasizes how something as simple as an art project can help young refugees adjust to their new lives in a foreign country. With...
Chat with food experts on Twitter about alleviating hunger
Hunger affects more than 800 million people worldwide, according to the United Nations' World Food Programme, and one-third of all the food grown every year goes to waste. Together, we can change that. On World Food Day, Thursday, 16 October, join a conversation on Twitter from 12:00 to 13:00 Chicago time (UTC-5), using the hashtag #RotaryHunger. During the chat, food experts will talk about ways to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in your community and around the world. Rotary (@Rotary) will moderate the chat, and experts from organizations including Rotary First Harvest (@RFHarvest), the...

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October 2014

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Sunnyvale Rotary with the help of Homestead High School Interactors, and New Hope International Church’s Youth Ministry braved the rain and planted 400 Daffodil bulbs. The bulbs were planted all around the border and in any bare patches we could find. The flowers will bloom in the spring and add a bright and beautiful splash of yellow.

It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you and the Rotarians in District 5170.My name is Peter Nan-Hung Liu (Rotary nickname is Win). I have been studied in University of Canberra in Australia for graduate school for one year. I am the owner of Cheng Hsin aluminum Corp. which is within the top 3 for both extrusion and fabrication aluminum window frames in Taiwan. I engage most of my spare times to the Rotary activities.
I joined Rotary 14 years ago in 2000. In 2013-14 I was the club president and had a wonderful experience in leading the club to achieve abundant meaningful Rotary services. This year I serve for the chair of committee for Grant of District 3500 2014-2015.There are agreements for sister clubs between my club and clubs from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Those relationships were established in 2006, the year I was the Chair of International Service.
From Matching to the Global Grants, Rotary Foundation have helped lots of people not only in Taiwan but also all over the world.
The speaker this week is part of District 5170’s Partners in Service. The Partners are from the clubs that have served as the host sponsor for International projects funded with DDF (ask if you do not know what it is) and cash from 5170. There might have been money from elsewhere to fund the project also. The purpose of the visit is to discuss the project with the message that donating to the TRF helps us all fund projects anywhere in the world. There is the obvious humanitarian side to this. But there is the local community benefit. Helping to educate people around the world about such basics as economic growth, literacy, health and sanitation is the best prevention to slow and stop the spread of disease worldwide. The current Ebola issue is an example of why we need to continue to be generous when donating to TRF.
Another reason why donating to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is imporatnt.

On October 18, 2014, Sunnyvale Rotarians Flo Stafford, Joe Hamilton and Russ Hobbs will depart to Southeast Asia    
This $150,000 Rotary Foundation grant will make a significant difference in the life and health of women and children in Laos.  Sunnyvale Rotary was the largest contributor in Rotary District 5170 to help achieve this matching grant.  Below are some important details about this humanitarian effort.
  • The grant will provide hospital equipment and medical staff training in the Mahosot Hospital in the capital city of Vientiane, Laos which is the first and most important hospital in the country.
  •  The hospital is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases and also serves as a medical research and training center.
  •  Given the low life expectancy in the country which is only 54 years, the center has a highly important task in improving the country’s health.
  • It includes hospital equipment to update the hospitals critical care unit and neo-natal center.  Renown heart specialists will be training the Laotian doctors on the latest cardiac care.
  • After matching from The Rotary Foundation, Sunnyvale Rotary donated $9,508 toward the grant.  These funds came from club donations to The Rotary Foundation and the match from the Word Fund of TRF.
  • Rotarians traveling to Laos pay their own expenses; they also will be participating with the local Vientiane Rotary club in a hands on separate activity to improve the water, sanitation and school facility project in a country village 3 hours from Vientiane.
  • This grant was funded by TRF. $15000 each in Districts 5170 &5220 and $60,000 from R.E.A.P., an American Veterans group, was matched by TRF. The grant  totaled $150,000. Doctors doing training are from China and Romania.
  • Assist International, a non-profit vendor, will provide equipment, installation and training.  Assist International's founder is Bob Pagett, a Scotts Valley Rotarian who has worked with Sunnyvale Rotary with projects in Djibouti, China and Guatemala.
  • Sunnyvale Rotarians will spend a week in Vientiane but will also visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Hanoi in Vietnam with 7 other Rotarians from clubs in Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz and Modesto.

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Oct 28, 2014
Christina Ballantyne, Principal, San Miguel School
The Ashoka Changemaker School Program
Nov 04, 2014
Barbara Avery, El Camino Hospital
The Mountain View RotaCare Clinic: An Awesome Community Resource.
Nov 11, 2014
Special Veteran's Day Program
Celebration of Veterans
Dec 02, 2014
Club Elections
Club Elections
Dec 09, 2014
Deanna Santana
Meet the New Sunnyvale City Manager
Jan 13, 2015
Carolyn Schuetz
Rotary Foundation's Peace and Conflict Resolution Program
Mar 03, 2015
District 5170 Area 8 Speech Contest
District 5170 Area 8 Speech Contest
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
PR Outreach Chair
International Service Chair
Community Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Club Service
Youth Service Chair
TRF Chair

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