Steven Beitashour participated at the World Cup in Brazil last month as a member of the Iranian national team.
Steven was born in San Jose.  As a boy he played soccer for the Almaden Valley Youth Soccer League and then for Leland High School, where his number was recently retired earlier this year – an honor he shares with only one other Leland High athlete, Pat Tillman. 
Steven graduated from San Diego State University.  In 2010 he was drafted by his hometown San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer.  An accomplished professional, Steven was named an MLS all-star in 2012. 
Steven also exemplifies the Rotary motto of service above self, reflected by the fact that in 2012 the team’s fans recognized Steven with the Bedard Award as the most community-oriented Earthquakes player.


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Enjoy San Jose Giants Baseball and BBQ at Rotary Club of San Jose Night on July 19. 
Gates open at 3:30 PM. Game starts at 5 PM.

For only $25 per person and $15 per child, each member of the San Jose Rotary Club will receive a tasty dinner of ribs, chicken or sandwich items plus side dishes, a non-alcoholic drink and a general admission ticket to the ballgame. Pick up your game tickets and food/drink voucher at Will Call. There will be a special food line and a reserved seating area within the stadium.  

Take in the great times at the ballpark with members on the Rotary Club and experience baseball how it was supposed to be enjoyed!
People should arrive early if they want to get the Sergio Romo Bobblehead giveaway.

Sign up at Wednesday's meeting or email Teresa McCarthy by clicking here

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Golf With Us!
Friday, July18 
Tee times start at 1PM
‚ÄčLa Rinconada Country Club

1495 Clearview Drive, Los Gatos, CA 408-395-4181
PRICE: $165
Everyone plays their own ball and each 4-some enters the two best scores on each hole for the tournament prize.
More Fun:
Prizes - Appetizers - Fellowship - The great outdoors!
Sign up at the Wednesday meetings or email Lynn Devou b
clicking here.



Members of the Rotary Club of San Jose are invited to serve as volunteers at the Sister Cities International 2014 Annual Conference in San Jose at the end of July and the beginning of August. This event will have up to 1000 delegates from all over the country and from over 30 foreign countries in attendance. 

The Rotary Club of San Jose will have opportunities to serve greeting guests at the airport, registering delegates at Fairmont Hotel, ushering attendees between meeting rooms at the Fairmont, directing delegates to different venues outside, and participating in the grand Opening Ceremony "Parade of Flags" at the San Jose City Hall Plaza.  This is a great venue for making connections as you serve.

In recognition of your service we will let you display a placard at the airport welcome desks and at the conference registration desk at the Fairmont hotel identifying Rotary Club of San Jose as providing the volunteers while your group is serving in those roles. 

If you are interested in helping our City serve our visitors, please click here to go to the Conference volunteer sign-up page.


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It was another perfect summer day in San Jose, a sunny 82 degrees as the Downtown Development Committee greeted a large gathering into Rotary meeting 4985.  President Stew called the meeting to order and introduced Ray Silva with Dave Mitchell on piano to lead everyone in the singing of God Bless America which was followed by the thought of the day from Patricia Fox.
President Stew had the traveling mics introduce themselves normally handled by the Red Badgers but today we have Ken Faulding retired on one mic and Andrew Phillips of Bridge Bank on the other. Visiting Rotarians and guests were then introduced.
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President Stew thanked the Downtown Development Committee and called up Jack Wimberly to talk to the group about his committee. Jack talked about the good works his committee is involved in with projects like the fireworks show, the RiverWalk cleanup and Christmas in the park.  He then encouraged everyone to consider joining his committee.
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President Stew also talked about Kiva micro-loans that Rotary is contributing to with this week's recipients  being Silvia Lupe and El Alto of Bolivia Knitting in support of their business.
President Stew asked Suzanne St. John-Crane of CreaTV to scour the Internet for interesting and entertaining videos for today's meeting and Suzanne brought in video of San Jose entertainers from south of 1st Street that everyone enjoyed.
President Stew also shared with us his trip to Sydney Australia.  The reason he was sharing this story and a picture of him in the rain in front of the Sydney Opera House was because it goes hand in hand with his focus as Rotary President on "participation".  His goal as President is to get more service out of Rotary events and not just use them as social activities.  He encouraged everyone to attend at least one Fun & Fellowship event such as the Fall or Spring BBQ, the Holiday Lunch or the Gala or even the San Jose Giants Family Day on July 19th.  President Stew also reminded everyone of the special events calendar that was mailed to all members so everyone would have a list of events which are opportunities to bring a possible new Rotarian to.  And finally before our guest speaker President Stew talked about the Sister Cities International Conference in San Jose.  Both Norm Mineta and Condoleezza Rice would be speaking at the event.  San Jose was one of the original 35 Sister Cities and it's now up to  520.  They are looking for volunteers to help at the event and it will be fun.
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 May 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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