Palo Alto University Rotary Club

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Palo Alto University

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:30 AM
Sheraton Hotel
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA  94301-2301
United States
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Club Officers

President Elect
Immediate Past President
Chief of Staff
Club Trainer
Vocational Service Chair
Social Committee Chair
Community Service Chair
International Service Chair
Youth Service Chair
Youth Service Co-Chair
International Service Co-Chair

Palo Alto University Rotary Club

District 5170

Club 25,471

P. O. Box 760

Palo Alto, CA 94302 


President's Message

Palo Alto University Rotary lights up the community because of our diverse and vibrant membership of 90+, including many who are affiliates of nearby Stanford University. PAUR is particularly proud of our work with the Belle Haven School and the Stevenson House locally and Caluco, El Salvador internationally, among our other important philanthropic projects.
- Sandra Florstedt 

Home Page Stories

Happy 4th of July!

We welcome the opportunity to celebrate the 4th of July with our community. This day celebrates our Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.
As the first service project for the Palo Alto University Rotary Club under President Richard Schoelerman, we worked with friends, family and our fellow Rotarians at the Palo Alto Rotary Club to put flags up on University Avenue in Palo Alto. Afterwards we met for snacks and fellowship.  


The Annual Debunking!

Annually we "debunk" out outgoing president and welcome our incoming president. We close the prior year theme and welcome the new theme.
At the end of the fun-filled celebration, Sandra graciously turned over her 15 pounds of club neck ware ...
and Richard proudly donned the gear and promised the crowd they would be in for some fun - Texas style.

2015 Rotary Convention
In June 2015 four members from the club attended the Rotary International Convention in Sao Paulo Brazil. It was a great opportunity to meet other Rotarians and learn about the many ways that Rotary is changing the world.

We are proud to help our community honor those members of the armed services who paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedom.

Tickets available from: TED.MARSTON@GMAIL.COM
Corporate Sponsorship: KPNAIDU@GMAIL.COM
We thank Stanford's Dr. Leslie Berlin​ for visiting our club and telling us about her approach to documenting the history of Silicon Valley. So interesting to learn about the many historical resources Dr. Berlin uses to accurately capture the stories of the companies and individuals that help define Silicon Valley.

We are honored to have had Dr. Michael Kirst, President of the State Board of Education, as our speaker this Friday. Dr. Kirst is Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration at Stanford University. He has been on the Stanford faculty since 1969. In 2011, he became the President of the California State Board Of Education for the second time. Professor Kirst was a member of the California State Board of Education (1975/1982) and its president from 1977 to 1981. Dr. Kirst received his Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard. Before joining the Stanford University faculty, Dr. Kirst held several positions with the federal government, including Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Manpower, Employment and Poverty, and Director of Program Planning for the Elementary and Secondary Education of the US Office of Education. 
He is currently taking on the roll-out of the Common Core Standards here in California. These standards aim to align diverse state curricula to a consistent, clear set of standards nationwide that students are expected to learn. Forty-five states, the District of Columbia, four territories and the Department of Defense Education Activity have already independently adopted the standards. This is quite an undertaking in California where he has to try and satisfy the breadth of opinion from 6.2 million students and their parents, 310,000 teachers and their administrators, and the State and Federal policy makers. No easy task. Photos Courtesy of Ted Mock.

This week our speaker was Irwan Bello our Rotary Global Scholar. Since the revamp at the Rotary Foundation around how they now bestow scholarships, what were called the Ambassadorial Scholars are now funded by Global Grants. For the first time in two years, we have a visiting Rotary Global Scholar in our District to make a presentation to our club. An engineering graduate of Ecole Centrale in Paris, Irwan has done internships in Madagascar, India, Australia and the United States. With the help of a Rotary Global Grant, Irwan is studying for a Masters Degree in Data Science at Stanford University.



Jul 10, 2015
Richard Schoelerman
"New Year" Kickoff Program
Jul 17, 2015
Dick Levy
Healthcare in the US
Jul 24, 2015
Harlan Findley
Economics & Physics of Wireless
Jul 31, 2015
Dr. Ed Lu
Sentinel Space Exploration Mission
Aug 07, 2015
Dr. Antonio Hernandez
FUDECOM- Update from El Salvador
Aug 14, 2015
Amy Andonian & Haj Murakami
NEW Member Talks
Aug 21, 2015
Aug 28, 2015
Rebecca Teutschel, Moderator
Vocational Service
Sep 04, 2015
Labor Day Weekend

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