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Member Birthdays:
  • Dean Chu
    August 2
  • Manju Puri
    August 4
  • Ed Brugge
    August 5
  • Mike Klein
    August 15
  • Claude Nahum
    August 29
  • Barbara Lewis
    Bob Lewis
    August 15
  • Nancy Smith
    August 30

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Club Information

Making Business Leaders Community Leaders Since 1926


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Sunnyvale Elks Club
375 N Pastoria Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA  94085
United States
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Annual Friend and Fundraiser Needs Volunteers


CHAC's annual Parking Lot Fund & Friend Raiser is coming up on Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th. On those two days, CHAC manages the parking lots for the Mountain View Chamber Art & Wine Festival. For this service CHAC gets to keep 100% of the $5 per car parking fee. Access to the lots and the collection of the fees is done by volunteers. Last year, in one weekend, CHAC raised $10,000! This year CHAC needs 125 volunteers, each of whom will work a 3 hour shift at one of the locations.


Volunteers work in teams of at least two people at each designated parking lot. Volunteers receive instructions and all materials necessary for the task.  Volunteers collect the parking fees and hand out information about CHAC and its services. Often friends and family will volunteer to work a facility as a team.  It's an easy, fun way to help CHAC and then attend the festival!


If you would like to volunteer to help CHAC raise their goal of $10,000, here is how to sign up:


1. Click this link to see the CHAC Parking Lots Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/8kKq3x


2. Review the options listed and choose the time slot for which you would like to volunteer. CHAC will assign the location based on volunteer availability and need.


3. Sign up! It's easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot


Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone


If you have any questions, or you have any trouble signing up, please email: chacparkinglots@chacmv.org or vfoster@chacmv.org  


Thank you in advance for your time and support!






RYLA Class of 2015

Today, the successful graduates of Rotary Youth Leadership Awareness (RYLA) class of 2015 came to Sunnyvale Rotary.  Students attend a five-day leadership camp experience sponsored by Rotary.  These students, from Homestead and Milpitas High Schools, were sponsored by Sunnyvale Rotary and the Homestead Interact Club.  RYLA sessions included Social Justice, Time Management, Service, Leadership, Health and Wellness, and - oh yes - Entertainment! Students shared their expectations, experiences and challenges. During the meeting, the students entertained with an impromptu song and dance? Rotary Jeff Olevson and Michelle Lewis are the co-Chairs of the Youth Services Committee.


Jeff Nabhan, Manager SMART Station

Today President Mike Shum inducted his first new member, Jeff Nabhan, manager of the SMART Station operated by SSWR.  Jeff, the son of Jerry and Julie Nabhan, has been attending meetings on a regular basis and some members probably thought he was already a member!  Mike made it official today.  We look forward to working with Jeff on our major fund-raisers, the Crabfeed and Dinner at the Dump.  Many of you already know Jeff from his famous Margaritas at the Dinner at the Dump Tiki Bar. Please be sure to introduce yourself and make Jeff feel welcome at SVR.


Governor's Project 2015-2016

This year Rotary District 5170, in coordination with the Silicon Valley chapter of the Wheelchair Foundation, is working to deliver the gift of mobility to individuals and families in Mexico and beyond.
Rotary District 5170 will match every donation at 50% so that your donation of $100 will pay for a wheelchair valued at $150.
Donate online at https://www.wheelchairfoundation.org/give/donation or download a donation form to donate by mail.

Last night at the Board meeting, the members discussed the Rule of 85.
The Club Constitution provides: 
Section 3 — Excused Absences. A member's absence shall be excused if . . .(1) the aggregate of the member's years of age and years of membership in one or more clubs is 85 years or more; (2) the member has notified the club secretary in writing of the member's desire to be excused from attendance; and (3) the board has approved the request.
At the present time while several members meet the necessary criteria, only five current members are so excused.  The Web Administrator will send an email to each member who meets the rule of 85 criteria.  In order for such members to become excused, they will have to send an email request to the Club Secretary, who will submit their requests at the next Board meeting for Board approval.
Note: The Rule of 85 report will only display members who meet this requirement if both their birth dates and date joined Rotary are entered in their profile!


Backpacks for Sunnyvale Youth

Sunnyvale Rotarians turned out on August 6 to help Sunnyvale Community Services distribute fully-equipped backpacks to local youth.  The backpacks, each containing grade-appropriate supplies for kindergarteners through high school, had been assembled the week before. Rotary members escorted families into the backpack store and assisted the children select the backpack they wanted. Community Services Chair, Manju Puri coordinated the Rotary participation. Rotarians who participated included, Manju Puri, Liz Lopez-Aguado, Pat Sargent, Linda Price, Shane Jacksteit, Jorge Marsal and, of course, Sunnyvale Community Services Executive Director, Marie Bernard.

Making Up in Vermont!

While on a recent trip to New England, Marie Bernard took the opportunity to visit the Rotary Club of Chester Vermont.  The Chester club meets in the historic Fullerton Inn, which was built in 1840. In a town of 3,000 souls, the Rotary Club of Chester has an active club. Here Marie meets with the District 7870 Governor, Sandra McGonagle, and with Club President Bill Dakin.

Greeter: Tommy Liu Pledge: Linda Price Thought for the Day: Manju Puri
Attendance and Raffle: Kitty Riley, Carey Lai Meeting Setup: Manny Macias and Pat Sargent Photography: Joe Ribera
Meeting Attendance 60% Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians:  


Home Page News

Sunnyvale Rotary and The Rotary Foundation
All time contributions (since March 26, 1926)  $516,446
Goal 2015-2016 $29,000
Contributions 2015-2016 YTD   $12,300  Percent of Goal 42%
Percent Member Participation 46%
2015-2016 Pledge Cards are now available to download from the website.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
August 12, 2015, 5:30pm.  Sunnyvale-Mountain View Chambers of Commerce Mixer.  The Grand Hotel Sunnyvale, 865 W. El Camino Real.  $20 for non-Chamber members.


Sep 01, 2015
Mike Klein and Pat Vorrieter
Vocational Talks
Sep 08, 2015
Mike Kearns, District 5170 Foundation Committee
The Rotary Foundation - Major Gifts and Estate Planning
Sep 15, 2015
Catherine Martineau, Canopy
"Save our Water and Save our Trees"
Sep 24, 2015
4th THURSDAY - evening meeting
"A Night at the Museum" at Sunnyvale Heritage Museum
Sep 29, 2015
Lt. José Ramirez and Dori Fontaine
PAL - Police Activities League in Sunnyvale
Oct 06, 2015
Claude Nahum
Progress Report on two International Projects of Sunnyvale Rotary – Haiti and Burkina Faso
Oct 13, 2015
Dr. Paul Russell, Valley Medical Center
The Healthcare Revolution
Oct 20, 2015
Club Assembly
don't miss it! Crabfeed, Club plans
Oct 29, 2015
4th THURSDAY - evening meeting
stay tuned for more details
Nov 10, 2015
Nov 17, 2015
Betsey K. Striebel
Fisher House, V.A. Palo Alto
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
Community Service Chair
Club Service Chair
International Service Chair
Youth Service Chair
Youth Service Chair

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