Distinguished Speakers

Sep 24, 2014
John McManus
Don't Be Fooled: How to Discern What's Reliable in the Digital Age
Oct 01, 2014
Mary Wadden
Silicon Valley Photographs
Oct 08, 2014
Mayor's Debate
Mayor Candidates
Oct 15, 2014
Jeff Clements
Corporations Are Not People

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John McManus would like to contribute to a civic revival.  A former journalist, media researcher, professor and current news critic and author, he founded and directed GradeTheNews.org at Stanford University, a Web site that did for news in the San Francisco Bay Area what Consumer Reports does for toaster ovens — rate the most popular newscasts and newspapers head-to-head. The project ran for seven years with funding from the Knight, Ford and Gerbode foundations. It can be found at www.gradethenews.org.

River Cleanup BGB
Refreshments and social time to follow!!!!! 

Rotary will be offering flu shots on September 24. The nurse will be available from 11:30am - 12:30pm to administer the shots. The cost is $25.00 CASH ONLY! Please come early and wear short sleeves. No reservations required first come first served.

Plan to come out to Washington School by 5PM on Thursday September 25 to share the steps you took to get to the Career you are or have been in. The Washington School Los Amigos Committee hopes to impart the desire to stay in school and graduate high school in the hearts of the kids. Bring your personal and business mementos to show the kids what you have done to get to the career you have/had. You can make a difference in these kids lives. The Executive Chiefs prepare a meal for the families and the families and kids go on to the school's open house at 6PM so this is a short time for your interaction.

- Works as a project manager for Central Concrete Supply
- Can be found at any one of his 30 projects, including business parks, high rises and ground up commercial
- Graduated from San Jose State with a degree in civil engineering
- Actively involved in engineering industry professional organizations
- Led fundraising events for American Society of Civil Engineers, ACE Mentors and Engineers Without Borders.
- Plays basketball at San Jose Athletic Club.
- Married since 2011 to his beautiful wife Collette.
- Enjoys married life in vibrant downtown San Jose, without children, for now
If you see Patrick, ask him about building a concrete canoe!

Our Red Badgers formed the greeting line for the 4992nd meeting of the San Jose Rotary Club, fresh off a sterling performance at the Fall Barbecue. Pam Foley's committee is being replenished with a good intake of new members. After President STEW PARK called the meeting to order, RAY SILVA led us in the singing of "God Bless America", accompanied by TERRY KANE at the piano. New member SUSAN gave the thought for the day ELLENGBERG, who recited her own poem in honor of her father-in-law SANDY ELLENBERG, who died too soon. Sandy, a noted plastic surgeon, was a major factor in our r club during his life. He went on a number of Rotoplast trips to operate on and heal poor children in foreign countries, mostly cleft lip and palate cases, who would not really have had a chance at life without the good work done by Sandy and other Docs. The mike jockeys for the day were PAUL KING, Wealth Planner, and TOM COOMBS of Edward Jones Investments. President Stew called on DEBBIE 
BLACKWELL to report on her Service e to Seniors Committee's visit to Maroni Gardens, which provides low cost housing to seniors, and was itself a project of this club several years ago. Debbie said it was a rewarding visit, and said her committee was doing good satisfying work without many meetings, and welcomed new volunteers.
President Stew told us the KIVA loan beneficiary of the day was Laneta, a 58-year-old Samoan woman who planned to use the loan for her fish market. He noted that 99% of the loans going to Samoa were women.
ANDY ARMSTRONG and JOSH BURROUGHS then introduced our newest member, who was PATRICK FRAWLEY a civil engineer working for Central Concrete, who is in charge of delivering concrete to several of the major construction projects going on in San Jose right now. Next President Stew continued his awards program for those with perfect attendance, including RICK ROMNEY (42 years), DICK CAMPISI (39 years), and JULIE MATSUSHIMA
 (23 YEARS). President Stew then called on BRIAN ADAMS for some "Ring the Bell" time. Some nice events being Celebrated included the merger of LARRY KUECHLER'S accounting firm Berger Lewis, with Armanino, a new entity which will cover the entire Bay Area and more, and SHIRLEY'S award as woman of the year at Notre Dame High School.
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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