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Member Birthdays:
  • Tommy Liu
    July 1
  • Pat Vorreiter
    July 5
  • George Kaprelian
    July 13
  • Flo Stafford
    July 22
  • Kitty Riley
    July 29
Anniversaries:
  • Liz Lopez-Aguado
    Herb Lopez-Aguado
    July 14
  • Kurt Shuler
    Fausta Shuler
    July 23
 
 
 
 

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Sunnyvale

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Sunnyvale Elks Club
375 N Pastoria Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA  94085
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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.
 
 

 

New Rotary Year TRF Kickoff


Well here we go again. July 1 started a new Rotary Year and new annual giving program challenge.  Our goal this year is to be a 100% sustainer club (every member gives at least $100 to the Rotary Foundation) We want to be a 100% EVEY (Every Rotarian Every Year) club as well.  So even if you can't be a sustainer, at least support TRF with a contribution of some amount. Let’s make this  happen for President Liz Lopez-Aguado and our new DG, Gilroy Rotary Club member, Jeff Orth.  The new DG will visit our club on September 13, at which time he will recognize all members contributing at the Double Sustainer, Super Sustainer and Paul Harris Society Level.  To receive recognition during his visit, you can either make a contribution at the applicable level as noted below, or sign and return a pledge card to the Foundation Chair (Joe Ribera), prior to the DG's visit.
 
There are three ways by which you may contribute:

1. Make a check payable to "The Rotary Foundation" or "TRF"; give the check to your Rotary Foundation Chairperson;

2. Go online to the Rotary International website www.rotary.org, click on "member access", log in (email address and password. If you have not yet established your access, you will need your member number, which I can provide); once logged in, select "Contribute to Rotary International." Make your contribution by credit card and obtain a receipt. Give a copy to your Rotary Foundation Chairperson if you want to receive DG recognition.

3. Send your Rotary Chairperson an email authorizing the Club Treasurer to bill you for your contribution.

Sustainers, Double Sustainers, and Paul Harris Society Members

1. A sustaining member makes an annual contribution of $100. This is the worldwide Rotary standard and includes third world country members. All contributions to RI are credited towards obtaining Paul Harris recognition.

2. Our district encourages members to participate at the Double Sustainer level, which is an annual contribution of $200.
 
3.  The district also has a special recognition of "Super Sustainer" for contributions of $500.

4. In 2014 Rotary International took the Paul Harris Society Program in house and modified the requirements for PHS membership.  Membership in the Paul Harris Society is obtained by signing a pledge and making an contribution of $1000 every year. If you elect not to sign a pledge, but make a gifts of $1,000 to TRF in any year, you will receive a special recognition certificate from the District.

Double Sustainers, Super Sustainers and Paul Harris Society contributions will be recognized during the District Governor visit to our club on September 13.
 
Every Rotarian, Every Year is our goal.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your Rotary Contributions, the sustainer categories, or the Rotary Foundation please contact me.

PLEASE NOTE:  THE SUNNYVALE ROTARY FOUNDATION IS THE TAX EXEMPT NON-PROFIT CORPORATION THROUGH WHICH CLUB-SPONSORED SERVICE PROJECTS ARE FUNDED.  IT IS NOT THE SAME THING AS THE ROTARY FOUNDATION, WHICH SUPPORTS ROTARY'S WORLDWIDE AND LOCAL GRANT PROGRAMS.  DONATIONS TO THE SUNNYVALE ROTARY FOUNDATION DO NOT EARN PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIP RECOGNITION POINTS. 
 
Foundation Chairperson Contact Information

Joe Ribera
408-739-1522 (home)
408-891-1421 (cell)
j.ribera@comcast.net (email)
 
 
 
 

 
 

Student Notes

Incoming President, Liz Lopez-Aguado, read these thank you notes from recent recipients of Sunnyvale Rotary High School Scholarships.  The Scholarship program is overseen by Dr. George Kaprelian.
 

 
 

Meeting Luncheon Menu                                                                                              

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm  $25.00 

Mongolian Beef

Flank steak, vegetable oil, fresh ginger, minced garlic, soy sauce, water, brown

sugar, cornstarch, scallions.

 

Curried Chickpeas with Spinach

Olive oil, onion, garlic, ginger, curry powder, spinach, tomato sauce, chickpeas. VEGETARIAN

 

Side of Rice

 

Citrus Salad

A three leaf lettuce salad with orange and grapefruit segments, sliced red onions, and pistachios served with a orange balsamic dressing.

 

Fruit Platter

Dessert Platter

Includes the following:

Iced Tea, Citrus Water

Coffee Service, Hot Water & Tazo Teas

 

 
 
 

 
 

Operation Freedom Paws

 
 
 
 
Operation Freedom Paws is a non-profit created initially by Mary Cortani to help a desparate veteran cope with PTSD.  By matching a needy shelter dog with a haunted veteran, and teaching both how to support one another, Operation Freedom Paws was launched.  Today they provide companion/service dogs to veterans with PTSD as well as physical and medical limitations, other adults and children.  They provide the dogs to their clients at no cost, other than the client's time to work with the dogs under Mary's supervision.  Some dogs are trained to work with diabetics, epileptics, and are sensitive to client moods and changes in body chemistry.  The most important benefit seems to be the bonding between the service dog and client. To get more information and view an information video click here.
 

 
 

129th Air Rescue Wing

Colonel Daniel A. Lapostole, Vice Commander, 129th Air Rescue Wing, California Air National Guard visited SVR on Tuesday, March 15.  Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley at Moffett129th Rescue Wing shield Federal Airfield,  the 129th Rescue Wing's mission is to train and prepare to perform its wartime mission of personnel recovery anywhere in the world. Colonel Lapostole provided information on the Wing, its personnel and mission.  For more information, vistit the website by clicking here.
 

 

Community Services Funds Columbia Middle School Cheerleaders

Sunnyvale Rotary Community Services Committee used discretionary funds to provide uniforms for Columbia Middle School Cheerleaders.  The six young ladies lead spirit yells and cheer on the Columbia Middle School athletes at inter-school competitions.  According to International Services Chair, Flo Stafford, this is the first time the cheerleaders have had uniforms.  The project was initiated by the Columbia School mothers and Sunnyvale Rotary was able to pitch in to make it happen.  This is an example of your Rotary dollars at work.  Thanks for your support.
 

 
 

Rotarians Serving at Homeless Shelter

 
Sunnyvale Rotarians and friends prepared and served dinner for the homeless at the Cold Weather Shelter on Wednesday, February 11th. Many Rotarians donated food and helped fund the dinner. A special thanks to Pat Sargent and members of the Sunnyvale Elks Lodge for their hard work preparing the meal. Joe Ribera and Mary-Ann Wallace also supplied needed men's clothing in XL and XXL sizes which are the most needed items right now. 
 
The Cold Weather Shelter in North Sunnyvale serves 100-125 homeless individuals nightly from December through March. Sunnyvale Rotary has been serving dinner once a month at the Shelter for over 20 years. Our next and final dinner service for this shelter year will be on Wednesday, March 16. Speciality Solid Waste & Recycling will once again make their fabulous tri-tip sirloin dinner.  Other Rotarians will supply the rest of the feast and serve
 

 

 

 
 
Home Page News
Sunnyvale Rotary and The Rotary Foundation
 
All time contributions (since March 26, 1926)  $527,516
 
Goal 2015-2016 $29,000
 
Contributions 2015-2016 YTD   $15,305 Percent of Goal 53%
 
Percent Member Participation 62%
 
2015-2016 Pledge Cards are still available to download from the website.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Aug 02, 2016
Claude Nahum
Faces of Hope
Aug 16, 2016
Jim McCloskey, V.P West Central District
Elks Lodge - California and worldwide
Aug 16, 2016
Jim McCloskey, V.P West Central District
Elks Lodge - California and worldwide
Aug 23, 2016
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