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Wendy Walleigh
International Service Committees
Child Health & AIDS Prevention (CHAP)
Rich Casey
Los Altos Rotary Climate Action Committee (LARCAC)
Clari Nolet & Sherry Auerbach
Polio Plus
Cindy Bogard O'Gorman
The Rotary Foundation
Lindsay Carpenter & Cynthia Luedtke
International Scholarships
Shiv Shastri
World Community Service (WCS)
Karen Berner
  • Child Health & AIDS Project (formerly Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project) was founded in 1989 to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. It was the first Rotary organization in the world to do so. Over time, CHAP evolved to focus on Mother-to-Child-AIDS Prevention. Currently, CHAP’s broader scope provides support for limited-resource countries (particularly in Africa) for combatting diseases & furthering initiatives for maternal and child health.
  • Los Altos Rotary Climate Action Committee was created in 2020 to reflect Rotary’s new area of focus, “ Supporting the Environment.” Its short-term objectives are to 1) Educate Rotary members, partners and communities on environmental issues; and 2) Design and implement projects intended to slow the advance of climate change.
  • Polio Plus Committee encourages and partners with our members to support Rotary’s “End Polio Now” program. It was launched in 1985 to tackle global polio eradication through mass vaccinations. The Gates Foundation is a major partner.  With the exception of Nigeria’s outbreak which has minimally affected nearby countries, the effort’s success to date is almost no cases in 2021 worldwide.
  • The Rotary Foundation keeps the membership informed of the many activities and programs of Rotary Foundation and provides critical financial support for the work of the Foundation through the Annual Giving and Polio Plus campaigns.
  • International Scholarship Committee solicits, screens, and nominates candidates for Rotary Global Grant Scholarships.  These scholars pursue overseas graduate-level study to advance understanding and work in one of Rotary’s Seven Areas of Foci.
  • World Community Service (WCS) Committee leads community development and goodwill across the globe in four key areas:  Educating Youth, Economic Development and Sustainability, Emergency Relief, and Community Health.  By partnering with other Clubs and NGOs, WCS leverages funding and is able to identify, recommend, and implement sustainable grant projects, successfully building capacity and improving human lives in limited-resource countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.