Silicon Valley STAR Rotary Club

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Sunnyvale STAR

Serving the Communities in Silicon Valley and in Turkey

1st Thurs. of every month, 7:00pm
Wild Palms Hotel
910 E. Fremont Ave
Sunnyvale, CA  94087
United States
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Guests: PDG Arley Marley (Los Altos RC), John Piccone

 

 

March 6, 2014

Speaker: Jeff “Kaz” Kazmucha - Personal Trainer. Topic: Diet, Health and Exercise

 
 
STAR members joined Bay Area Older Adults for Potluck and a presentation about Turkey.
Visit our album to see all pictures from the event.
 
 

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Our new president Lale takes our club's leadership into 2014-1015 Rotary year.
 
 
 

Guests: PDG Arley Marley (Los Altos RC), John Piccone

 

 
 
Entrepreneurship seminar at Plug and Play (Sunnyvale), organized by STAR Rotary.
 
 
 
 

March 6, 2014

Speaker: Jeff “Kaz” Kazmucha - Personal Trainer. Topic: Diet, Health and Exercise

 
 
 
 
Minutes from Feb 6th 2014 meeting
 
 

Meeting minutes for January 16 Meeting

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New member Asu Cakmak is being initiated by Angie Hassler.
 
 

from Rotary International

Rotary Scholar’s unique ability in bringing clubs together
In a municipal hospital in Cubatão, Brazil, a new mammography machine funded by a Rotary global grant provides breast cancer screening to women who previously had to wait for weeks before they could get in for a checkup with a doctor. A Rotary global grant also funded training for medical staff and cancer awareness education for people in the community. Isis Mejias Carpio of Houston, studying at the University of São Paulo on a Rotary scholarship, played an instrumental role in bringing together Rotary clubs in two countries to make the grant possible. Members of the Rotary Club of Cubatão,...
Rick Burns’ thoughtful approach to Iraq and Afghanistan
Humanitarian Rick Burns, a retired civil affairs officer in the U.S. Army, has been helping people in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq since 2003. He's seen a lot of good, but he's also seen what happens when good intentions go awry. Take the fertile grounds of Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan, for example. Burns recalls an initiative to help fruit exporters become profitable again after the war. Cold storage facilities were built, but because no one considered the country's spotty electricity, the facilities ended up being too expensive to maintain. "We really want to make...
Pedaling coast-to-coast for a purpose
Keith Harris is pedaling for a purpose. At the tender age of 50, he's set out on an eight-week, 4,400-mile bike ride across the U.S. to raise $25,000 for The Rotary Foundation. He's also hoping to raise an additional $2,500 for Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where a few years ago he was treated for a life-threatening heart condition. "The trip is sort of my midlife crisis," he admits but it's not the first time he's pedaled across the country. He made the trek about 20 years ago, before he married his wife, Christina. Harris has been a Rotary member for 18 years. He's...
Blown away by the realities of human trafficking
At the age of 17, Jennifer was sleeping on the streets of Atlanta. She'd felt abandoned most of her life, unprotected from her brothers and her mother's boyfriends, who physically and sexually abused her since she was five. And now, kicked out of her house, Jennifer - whose last name is withheld for privacy - was alone and vulnerable. She was soon lured into sex trafficking and was unable to escape for two years. Then she found Covenant House. "Studies have shown that if a young person ends up on the street, within 48 hours someone is going to approach them with the intention of exploiting...
Drug wars, financial setbacks no match for Mexico clinic
About 300 miles south of Ciudad Juarez, one of Mexico's most dangerous cities, is the small town of Guerrero in central Chihuahua. The community is home to the Guerrero Clinic, which has weathered neighboring drug wars and financial setbacks to treat the poor since 1980. Walter Branson, a member of the Rotary Club of Brazosport, Texas, in the United States, has been involved with the clinic since 1983. Branson says the governor of Chihuahua credits the clinic with providing 60 percent of indigent care in the state. The drug wars in Mexico, which began in 2006, initially scared away U.S....
 
 
 
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