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The Speaker for September third, TIM FARRELL, will charm you with a Tale of that supreme writer of tales, Charles Dickens, the creator of immortal characters in his fiction, and who was a considerable character in real life, as Tim will show you.

Tim is Bay Area born and raised, holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford and was a teacher for almost a half-century, including forty six years at Palo Alto's premier Gunn High School.  He had many notable students including George Packer, the New Yorker writer on American customs and politics, and Jessica Yu, television and film director.

Tim and his wife, Lynne, recently returned from a lengthy visit to England and Europe, to reunite with their three children and six grandchildren. They are back to the volunteer work they love at Filoli, in Woodside, where they have been active since 2001.

Tim is a true raconteur;  one can see his listeners' rapt faces as he talks about the Filoli mansion, furniture, art, British authors - whatever comes to hand.  You may wish you had as engaging a teacher when you were in high school!


Military BGB
Saturday, September 13
Beginning at 3:30 pm
Bay Club Courtside
Tournament - $250
Social - $100

100% of the proceeds from the 2014 Bay Club Courtside Military Care Packages Tennis Tournament benefit the Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation and its Military Care Packages Committee's work providing Care packages to U.S. service members. 
If you want more information or would like to register, contact Peter Verbica by clicking here

The Rotary Club of Monrovia, Liberia, is working with the country's Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to enhance support for Ebola patients, health workers, and support personnel. The club is seeking funding and supplies on Rotary Ideas. Due to the outbreak, the Rotary Institute in Accra, Ghana, scheduled for September has been canceled, and participants will instead be asked to attend the Institute in Marrakech, Morocco, 14-15 November.


Things you should know about AnnMarie:
- Executive Director for Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen
- Championing growth to serve more people
- Worked 29 years in high-tech companies ranging from startup to Fortune 500
‚Äč- Moved to California in 2005 only to leave 18 months later to live in Edinburgh, Scotland
- Flew enough miles in one year to circle the globe 9 times
- Married to her best friend, Ralph, for over 25 years
- Loves biking, hiking, cooking and wine
When you meet her, ask AnnMarie about cycling 400 miles in New Zealand for her 20th wedding anniversary!


Proceedings of Meeting No. 4990
Summit Center, San Jose, CA 95112
August 27, 2014
The Summit Center, located at the 7th level of the parking structure located at 4th Street/San Fernando was ready by 11:45 AM to receive attending members. As Rotary Club of San Jose members arrived, their badge was 'zapped' by Dick Whitney.... an electronic record of the members attendance was recorded in this manner. Ms. Jorgie Tilson assisted guests.
The first placard on a tripod told all that the Executive Chefs (Rick Alpers, Chair) were the group receiving all members and their guests.
On the right, just before entering the meeting hall was the Ticket Table, manned by Ken Weiner (Chair), Scot McQueen, Marc Rebboah, Jim Hummel, and Troy Jones.
CAC_7918^Care Packages and Fall BBQ -> CAC_7920
Along the window wall were three tables set up. Volunteers were signing up donors of Military Care packages; The Rotary Club BBQ sign-up table; and the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition's Ambassador Ms. Nila Hackett was handing our flyers. Human Trafficking 101; Fair Trade USA; Child Victims of Human Trafficking (HHS); “Most trafficked Children Used to Be Foster Children”;; Global Engagement-When People become a Commodity; Human Trafficking Fact Sheet; Human Trafficking Victims Can Text “BE FREE” To Get Help; Health Problems Common to Victims of Human Trafficking; “fighting for a Slave Free Bay Area and Beyond”; and “Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition”.
I made my way to a table located in front of the projection screen. Bob Kieve teased me for wearing both braces and a belt to hold up my trousers by telling me a fable about such men being 'pessimists'; Richard Romney asked me about my note-taking methods and their transcription; and Philip Strong chatted with me about several topics.
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. 


You can download Rotary International's "End Polio Now" bimonthly newsletter by Clicking On This Link. It was updated August 2014.

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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There are 1,218,200+ Rotarians in 34,196 clubs in 196 Countries around the world.  The Rotary Club of San Jose, CA is in the Top 12 Rotary Clubs in the World. We are entering our 100th year of service. Contact us for membership information. 

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