Sunnyvale Rotary

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President’s Corner – December 2, 2014
Another month has flown by and here we are less than a month before Christmas. November was another busy month for the Rotary Club of North Raleigh! We started the month by hosting the team of Brazilians in our District. … Continue reading
Memories from the Brazilian Vocational Training Team (VTT)
by Steven W. Nelson, Immediate Past President, Rotary Club of North Raleigh Life is about the experiences we share and the memories we create. The advent of these iconic moments can not be predicted or planned…they simply happen, often when … Continue reading
President’s Corner – November 3, 2014
People say that time seems to go by even faster once you get married and have kids. I can certainly attest to that. But, man does time go by fast when you are President of a Rotary Club! I sit … Continue reading
A Letter from Club Member Greg Gulley
I just wanted to check in and let you know that I will be returning from overseas September 16th and hope, if jet lag isn’t too acute, to be at the meeting the next day. I am sorry I have … Continue reading
Presidents Corner – August 28, 2014
A few reminders and updates as the temperature heats up and we get closer to football and a long weekend… This is the last week to sell our raffle tickets for the Ed Shook Golf Tournament. Please have money and … Continue reading

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December 2014

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Making Business Leaders Community Leaders Since 1927


Service Above Self

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Sunnyvale, CA  94089
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The Sunnyvale Rotary Speech Contest will be held, Thursday,  January 22, 2015 at 6:30pm at Cedar Crest Nursing and Convalescent Center 





This Tuesday, November 11, 2014 is Veterans Day. We will have a special program to celebrate our nation's veterans and out club members who have served in the armed forces. Please plan on attend and bring anyone in your family that has served or supported you during your time of service. Let Linda Price know how many guests you will be bringing so our caterer will be ready......

Last Thursday night I went to a fundraiser for Family Supportive Housing in San Jose. The organization works with families that are homeless and assists them in many ways to again become productive and rebuild their lives. I have attended this fundraiser for several years and the main speaker is always a client that has just left the program and has started working. The speakers and their kids are always smiling and glowing as the speaker leaves the podium to a standing ovation.
Sunnyvale has its own organization to assist families to prevent homelessness. Sunnyvale Community Services, whose Executive
On October 25, a team of 11 Rotarians and Friends, got together and prepared and served 400 lunches for the Special Olympics regional soccer tournament at Willow Glen High School.  Undeterred by bad weather this cheerful group of volunteers showed their team spirit by preparing and serving these meals like a well oiled machine!  The participants included Antonia Tognetti and her husband John, Manny Macias, Dr. Tak, Michelle Lewis and her husband Patrick (the photographer), former Rotarian and friend, Tim O'Connor, Roger Toguchi, Joe Ribera, Mary Bradley and yours truly, Terry Blumenthal.
Fun was had by all with many thanks from the athletes, coaches and other volunteers.
As you are aware, Sunnyvale Rotary has participated in Special Olympics events for a number of years.  We were called in unexpectedly to the Soccer Tournament when the scheduled volunteer group became unavailable.  Sunnyvale Rotary stepped up to the plate and showed their commitment to Service above Self.  We will meet again on May 9, 2015 as we are scheduled to serve 1,000 lunches at the Regional Track and Field event.  Plan on being part of this great service opportunity.

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.

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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Carolyn Schuetz
Rotary Foundation's Peace and Conflict Resolution Program
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District 5170 Area 8 Speech Contest
District 5170 Area 8 Speech Contest
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