Distinguished Speakers

Apr 01, 2015
Apr 08, 2015
Mark Waxman
Marketing Ethics: Not an oxymoron!
Apr 15, 2015
Jennifer Thomas
Reunion Lunch -- Topic of Speaker: Education
Apr 22, 2015
Dr. Gary Griggs
Climate Change
 
 
 
 

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Our meeting speakers are on KLIV Wednesday evening at 7 PM the week after the meeting.  Tune in to 1590 AM on your radio.
 
 
PrintClick here at CreaTV San Jose's website. Put in "Rotary" in the TITLE window, click on SUBMIT and all our programs will appear. Choose the speaker you want to see/hear. 
 
 
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You can download Rotary International's "End Polio Now" bimonthly newsletter by Clicking On This Link. It was updated March 2015.

The bottom line is this: As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, all children – wherever they live – remain at  risk. You can track the progress on the internet of Polio eradication at this link. There is a Rotary International Link here

 
 
Contact the webmaster by clicking on this link: Email SJ Rotary Webmaster  Please do not contact the Rotary Office about the web pages. 

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View the SJ Rotary Web Stats Since April 12, 2009

 
 
 

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Jim Rogers is KOA’s chairman and chief executive officer. KOA offers more than 55,000 recreational vehicle, tent and Kamping Kabin sites in the U.S. and Canada, and hosts nearly 14 million guest nights each year.

Rogers and his three sons, Ben, Judd and Tyler, have all achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. In fact, there are 10 Eagle Scouts in two generations of the Rogers family. Rogers served as the President for the Western Region of the Boy Scouts of America from 2008-2010.

Jim and his wife, Sandy, live in Reno, Nevada, but he continues to spend time both at the KOA Home Office in Billings, Montana, and on the road as a spokesperson for both KOA and the outdoors sector.

 

 

The Gala is this Saturday, March 28 at the Summit Center.
- Check-in, reception and silent auction start at 5:30 p.m.
- Welcome and dinner follow at 7 p.m.
- Live auction fun is at 8:30 p.m.
- Dancing starts at 9:30 p.m.
- Event ends at 11:30 p.m. 

Dress is black tie optional.

Vegetarian menu on request. 

Please check your email or text messages on Friday afternoon for BidPal auction registration. 

A few last minute tickets are available by calling the Rotary Office at 408-297-6100 by Friday at noon. The last date to cancel was March 13. If you cannot come, you will be expected to pay for your ticket/s in support of our Foundation. 

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On Saturday February 21, 2015 our milestone was reached. Our fabulous PlayGarden ribbon was cut and Benefactors, Rotarians and guests entered into the completed facility on time and under budget! What a project. With the help of hundreds of Rotarians, non profits, family foundations, governmental, non-governmental organizations, and contributors we raised over $6,000,000 in honor of our Centennial Year serving the San Jose community and those in need around the world. The PlayGarden is a park where wheel chair bound kids can play along side kids on all of the attractions of the PlayGarden. 
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CLICK HERE to see some of the first photos from the event. The PlayGarden will open to the public in just a few weeks after the City Inspectors complete their work.
 
 
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"We develop community-minded business and civic leaders who work collaboratively to address Silicon Valley’s challenges and opportunities.”
Class of 2016 Applications being accepted until June 6. 
For more information: click here. 
Contact: leadership@sjchamber.com or speak to Michelle Mann at a Rotary meeting. 
 

 
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- General Manager for the new Residence Inn & SpringHill Suites at San Jose Airport
- Previously VP Operations at BPR Properties and COO at Personality Hotels, SF
- Born and raised in San Francisco, attended City College SF hospitality program
- He and his wife Rosie live in Foster City, she is a translator for several school districts
- Their daughter Taryn is a senior at San Mateo High, son Chris is completing his masters at USD
- Favorite escapes are in the mountains on his Harley or on the soccer field
- Works as a community theater stage crew hand.
 

 
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- Director of Development for Opera San José.
- Holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell
- Chartered and served as first President of Watertown Evening Rotary
- Volunteer of the Year, US Olympic Center
- Summited most of the 46 peaks in the Adirondacks (many with children in my frame backpack)
- Part of the Guinness Book of World Records, “One Square Mile of Hope for Breast Cancer”
- Sports include sailing, tennis, paddling, cycling, hiking, climbing
- Married to the love of my life, Jim Calve, a fellow Cornel Alumnus and judge; live in Japantown and have 5 grown children all in their 20’s.
 

 
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- President, Ruth and Going, Inc. Began working at R+G in 1973. Became the President in 1993
- Born in Chicago, but grew up in Stockton
- Graduated from the Santa Clara University where his grandmother was the Dean of Women. Graduate program in Urban Planning at San Jose State

- Involved in 15 local non-profit boards. Was the Chamber Board chair in 2010
- Married to his lovely wife, Susan for 44 years, lived in San Jose for 42 years
- Loves to build additions to his houses and has constructed 5 bathrooms – does all his own work
- Values honesty.
 

 
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- Principal at Miles+Barry a boutique Commercial Office Furniture Dealership
- Born and raised in Cashel, Ireland
- B.S in entrepreneurship from USC
- Recently sold her company SJREI Association & REI Voice, a real estate investor organization and magazine
- Loves gardening and grows a vegetable garden every year
- Also enjoys writing and reads one non-fiction book a week
- Has a son and daughter, Colin and Claire
- Has 7 brothers and sisters in Ireland, and visits there every year.
“I was born to change the world, and do every day!”
 

 
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We were greeted for the Club’s 5016th meeting by the Career Development Committee led by Sally Adelus. The Committee would have an announcement later in the program.
 
President Stew Park called us to order and then welcomed fellow Rotarians and guests.
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Stew asked those gathered to join in singing God Bless America with the lead voice of Ray Silva and the piano of Dave Mitchell.  Ray Silva commended attendees on their earnest rendition.
 
Our“Thought for the Day” was presented by new member Geraldine Barry who reminded us about appreciation for the little things that make life meaningful.
 
President Stew Park thanked the Career Development Committee for welcoming us and invited Red Badgers AJ O’Brien (Interface Financial Group) and Jennifer Cuneen (Hopkins & Carley), to facilitate the introduction of Rotarians with guests and visiting Rotarians.  
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President Park introduced a special guest in the audience, District Governor Elect Susan Valenta of the Rotary Club of Gilroy who reminded the audience to sign up for the upcoming District Conference.
 
 
 

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The Rotary Club of San Jose, California welcomes Rotarians and guests from around the world. Our luncheon meetings are at Noon on Wednesdays. They are held at 88 South 4th Street, San Jose, CA. Our offices are located at 1690 Senter Rd in San Jose, CA which are open M-Th 8-5 and F 8-1.  The telephone is 408-297-6100.
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