Palo Alto University Rotary Club
P. O. Box 760
Palo Alto, CA 94302
PALO ALTO UNIVERSITY
We are not your father’s Rotary Club - we are mavericks!
We are a vibrant group of women and men of all ages from all over the world who bring an entrepreneurial spirit and drive to projects that improve the world we share. We are dedicated individuals who exchange ideas, build relationships and take action for common good while having a great time. Whether we are working to bring about worldwide polio eradication, rehabilitating local schools, reading to students, building a maternal health clinic in El Salvador, or hosting an Oktoberfest for our local seniors at Stevenson House, we bring passion and commitment to the projects we undertake. We know that determined people working together can achieve anything.
Join us as we serve humanity and experience the joy of being a source for good in the world.
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Stevenson House is a local affordable senior housing complex in Palo Alto. Each October our Club hosts an Oktoberfest celebration. The residents and their guests are invited to celebrate. The event is popular with the residents and provides a great opportunity for the residents to socialize with the community.
Stevenson House is currently undergoing a $20M renovation which will ensure safe, affordable housing for years to come. This year's event provided much needed continuity for the residents.
Three of our intrepid volunteers ready to provide Spaten with a smile! (L-R: Mike, Don and Bob)
This year's event was generously underwritten by:
More photos are available in the photo album. http://portal.clubrunner.ca/4633/PhotoAlbums/2016-oktoberfest-stevenson-house
Videos of the residents and volunteers are posted to our FACEBOOK page.
During the PAUR El Salvador visit in 2015, the clinic director, Dr. Marta Diaz, presented the Club a compelling request for a maternal health clinic.
The clinic was desperately needed to provide an area to provide dignified care and counseling to the women of the community. The clinic would also provide contraceptive counseling and sex education training. Upon return from the trip, the Club decided to raise the money using a variety of mechanisms. In addition to an IndieGoGo campaign, PAUR collaborated with Rotary Club Mulhouse (France) and Woodside Rotary Club to raise $30,000 to fund the building of the clinic.
The bathrooms have been constructed and the women in the community are coming by to see the new facility. There is a lot of excitement about the new facility and what it will mean for women's health in the community.
The facility officially opened November 7, 2016!
For more pictures, check out the Photo Album!