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April 2015

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Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
New Hope International Church
521 East Weddell Drive
Sunnyvale, CA  94089
United States
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Next week's program will be a Club Assembly and your attendance is required!  This is an opportunity to take a breath, review where we have been, discuss where we are going and recommit to the principles of Rotary and the welfare of the Rotary Club of Sunnyvale.  This is not a time to leave the driving to someone else.  This club belongs to all of us,  and what it is and becomes will in large part be determined by how much we care and are willing to commit to its character and quality.  We cannot be a viable Rotary Club when over half the members are not committed to one of the club committees and/or functions. We cannot be a viable Rotary Club when more than half the members do not attend club meetings or participate in club social events and community projects.  The Club Assembly is the time to consider where and how your talents and interests can converge for the benefit of our club, our community and the world.
These were the badges NOT worn by members today.  Is one of them yours?


Art in the City

Today's program, Art in the City, was introduced by Rotarian and Sunnyvale Director of Library and Community Services, Lisa Rosenblum.  Sunnyvale City employees Kristin Dance and Tegan McClane, provided a delightful and colorful presentation on the manifold civic arts within the city of Sunnyvale.  These art works are made available as part of the permitting process, that is, developers are obligated to include civic arts in their projects as the terrain and footprint allow.  Art works are included in both industrial and civic locations, including corporation properties and city parks.  To see more visit http://historicimages.insunnyvale.org/cdm/search/searchterm/Art%20in%20Public%20Places/mode/exact


Neal A. Hoffman Award Winner

At the District Conference Luncheon on Saturday, April 18, Jeff Olevson, Rotary Club of Sunnyvale, will receive the Neil J. Hoffman Award.
This annual district award is presented to an outstanding young Rotarian under the age of 45 who has shown exemplary leadership skills in their club and/or the district.
The award is named for Neal Hoffman District Governor 1998-1999, who at the time of his tragic death following a small plane crash, was a young dentist in the Rotary Club of Santa Clara and a rising star in Rotary International.
In addition to the District-wide recognition for his achievements, Jeff will receive an all-expense paid trip (air fare, conference cost, and hotel) to the Uniendo America Project Fair in Central America next January


Jeffry Chang Recognized for Support of TRF

Rotarian, Jeffry Chang, today was recognized for his support of TRF.  First, Jeff received a letter and certificate from District 5170 acknowledging his contribution at the Paul Harris Society level.  In addition, he received his Paul Harris plus 8 pin from Foundation Chair, Joe Ribera.

At the club meeting today Marie Kuykendall announced that the club had donated more than $600 in the past two weeks to fight hunger in Sunnyvale. A new envelope was circulated today.  Members who donate and include their name on the envelope and amount donated will receive an a letter from Sunnyvale Community Services acknowledging their contributions. Cereal collected by Specialty Solid Waste and Recycling drivers, as well as that collected by District Interact Council were delivered to Sunnyvale Community Services. Keep them in mind while shopping as the need still exists.

Mother's Day Cards help fight Polio.
The sale of Mothers' Day Cards will continue through Tuesday April 21.  The cost of printing the cards is covered entirely by the district. All funds received from the sale of the card will be donated to The Rotary Foundation and applied to PolioPlus. 
The cost of each card cost is $10, and constitutes a donation to the Rotary Foundation. There is no limit to the number of cards you can order.


Rebecca Buldo, Rotarian and Event Coordinator today, with the help of Rotarian Michelle Lewis, distributed Dinner at the Dump 2015 tickets to club members.  Each member recieved 10 tickets and President, Dick Smith, emphasized that these are for sale, not for return!  Keep in mind that some members are able to sell many more than 10, so if you can't sell them yourself (but at least try!) you may find a members who needs extras you can provide. 
Instead of the traditional 100 plus silent auction items offered in the past, this year there will be 15-20 high dollar item baskets raffled off.  Each basket will include high ticket electronics, such as ipads, flat screen tvs, plus appropriate accessories and consumables.  Raffle tickets will be for sale only at the event.  Rebecca will also be looking for volunteer and a signup sheet will be available at next week's meeting.
The event flyer is available as a download from this website.  A website for the event is in preparation and a link will be included as soon as it becomes available.



Apr 21, 2015
President Dick Smith
Club Assembly
Apr 28, 2015
Jeff Olevson
NSA - National Stuttering Association
May 05, 2015
May 26, 2015
Nancy Smith
Sunnyvale Rotary Community Grant Awards Ceremony
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
Community Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
International Service Chair
Club Service
Youth Service Chair
TRF Chair
Website Administrator

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