Orangevale Rotary

We Meet Friday Mornings, 7:00am at La Placita Mexican Restaurant
 
 

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A Message from Our President

  Jim Buntin 2015/16

I am looking forward to presiding over the fellowship and fun that we share in the Rotary Club of Orangevale. Our Friday morning meetings are lively in spite of the hour, and the breakfasts that we enjoy at La Placita are tasty and ample. Our meetings are enlivened by presentations from people who are involved in interesting and inspiring activities. Our seasoned Programs chairman, Bryan Daniel, selects speakers and topics that keep us informed and entertained.

Our club will be involved in several projects of importance to both our community and citizens of the world. We will be supporting the Orangevale Library through funds and helping with the annual Bodacious Book Sale. We will purchase 500 dictionaries to distribute to all of the 3rd-graders in the area, and we will fund $6,000 worth of scholarships. Grants will be offered to classroom teachers, and we will support the Interact club at Casa Roble High School. We will send two students to the Rotary Youth Leadership (RYLA) camp this year, and will support an international exchange student attending Casa Roble.

Our keynote community projects this year include building unique classroom furniture for Special Education students in the San Juan District, and providing labor and materials for a new storage area at the Orangevale Food Bank.

On a global scale, our club will participate in a Rotary Foundation Global Grant in Ghana that will provide solar lanterns to villagers for nighttime reading without producing fumes and soot. We will also support microcredit loans to women in Colombia and Tanzania, and we will dedicate funds to help with major disaster recovery.

Most of our funding comes from our annual Crab Feed, to be held at Divine Savior Catholic Church on January 23, 2016. This can be a great opportunity to get to know members of the Orangevale Rotary club, and to support their projects!

We hope that others who want to make a difference in their neighborhood and the world will come to join us in these fulfilling projects. Please attend a meeting and experience our friendly breakfast sessions!

 

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Upcoming Speakers
Aug 21, 2015
Aug 28, 2015
Past Speakers
Jul 31, 2015
Club Assembly
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Jul 24, 2015
Ken Spencer
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Recent Happenings

 
I am happy to report that Tais was honored at this morning's Casa Roble Senior Breakfast! Principal Michelle Lorenzo presented her with an Honorary Diploma, the first time an exchange student at Casa Roble has received this award.
 
 
 

"Leadership Through Service!" Orangevale Rotarians, family members and friends

were entertained and inspired by three very talented Casa Roble High School students who competed in this year’s Rotary Speech Contest at the Casa Roble library on the evening of March 5. Each student shared their own personal experiences and unique interpretations of this year’s theme.

 
 
 
Casa Roble's Interact Club is about to launch "Backpacks for Baja", a fundraiser for the Flying Samaritans. After hearing Chris Nelson's presentation to our Rotary Club last month about the medical, dental, optical and educational assistance they offer to farm workers and their families in rural Baja, I invited him to speak to the Interact Club March 24.  The Interact members were very inspired by this humanitarian program and as a result will be holding a collection campaign at Casa Roble from April 13-24.  We invite Rotarians, Inner Wheel members, friends and neighbors to donate any of the following needed items: 
 
toothbrushes, toothpaste, sunglasses, educational supplies (crayons, pencils, pens, notebooks,books etc), sample sizes of shampoo, hand lotion (hotel size). band aids, hair brushes.
 
Chris will be sending me a sample of the simple cloth bag (backpack/purse) that they give to the mothers and children to hold the small gifts they receive when they visit the medical clinic set up the 2nd Saturday of the month by the Flying Samaritans.  His wife makes 200 bags a month-- and would welcome any bags we might also make for the cause! 
 
Chris will be coming to our April 28 Interact meeting to receive all of the donations we will have collected by then.  I hope to surprise him with a "mountain" of donations!! 
 
Please bring your donations to the Rotary meetings in the next few weeks! 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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