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Mountain View

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Don Giovanni Ristorante
235 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
United States of America
Most Tuesdays at 11:45 am; see calendar for monthly socials.
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Welcome to Mountain View Rotary, “Where we’re more than a club, we’re a family.” It is an honor to be your President for the 2022-23 Rotary year, where our international call to action is Imagine Rotary and our club call to action is Imagine Mountain View Rotary. 
 
I’m excited about the year ahead and it has already started out as a historic year.  This is the first year Rotary International is being led by a woman, Jennifer Jones.  I’ve had the privilege of meeting her and she is a dynamic leader with great intelligence and poise and I look forward to seeing how she elevates our club to new heights.  One of my focus areas this year for our club is Engagement. Over the past 2 years we’ve been living a “remote” life due to the pandemic and my goal is to bring our members back together again, enjoying each other’s company and rekindling that spirit that brought you into Rotary and why you stayed in Rotary. We will continue many of our service projects like cleaning up Stevens Creek Trail, volunteering at different non-profits like Hope’s Corner and keeping our club engaged with youth projects like the Rotary Speech Contest, RYLA and ELC, and of course our All-You-Can-Eat Crab fundraiser. But, in addition, I intend to work with my board to create more opportunities for service events and activities, social gatherings and fundraisers.  Also, I hope you’re able to join us in-person at our regular meetings and meet your old friends again and make new ones. To our new members, this is your opportunity to find a role in this club you’d like to lead and participate in.  We’re a relatively small club, so you have the opportunity to find a cause you want our club to participate in and get us involved.  We will support you! And if you don’t know what causes you want to support, let me know and we can review the number of causes Rotary is involved in.
 
I joined Rotary 10 years ago when I was searching for a way to give more of my heart.  After having lunch with a friend of mine, he told me about Rotary and suggested I check it out.  After visiting a few clubs in the area, it was my own home club that called to me.  I can’t tell you what a blessing it has been.  Through Rotary I not only made wonderful friends but it opened my eyes to local opportunities where I can get involved and make a difference.  As Youth Chair I had the opportunity to manage the High School Speech Contest, interview students for RYLA and meet our local high school Interact clubs and leaders.  In one of our service projects, I got introduced to Hope’s Corner, a local soup kitchen, which has become dear to my heart and where I continue to volunteer for the past 7 years.  I also met Judy Hannemann, a long-time Rotarian, who encouraged me to run for the Mountain View-Los Altos High School board, which I couldn’t have done without her support, as well as the support of all the members in the club and everyone pitched in to help me get elected.  I’m an example of where our club has given back to me more than what I’ve given to the club. 
 
If you’re a member, thank you and make this a great year.  If you’re thinking of being a member, you won’t find a more supportive and friendly group of members and we’ll immediately make you a part of our family.
 
Sanjay Dave
President, Mountain View Rotary 2022-23

Mountain View Rotary

President Sanjay Dave’s Greeting:  Good Afternoon and welcome to the Rotary Club of Mountain View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 

Our International call to action for 2022-2023 is “Imagine Rotary.”  Our club’s call to action is “Imagine Mountain View Rotary.”

Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Margaret Abe-Koga
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day: Bruce Barsi offered a quote often used by Past President Dan Alexander proclaiming “What a Ride!” as he related to his life’s journey.
 
Introduction of Visitors:  Heather introduced District 5170 Representative Sobha Ramesh.  Scott introduced our two RYLA Attendees, Ishaan Dave from MVHS and Sabina Datta from SFHS.
 
General Club Announcements:
  • MV Historical Association – Sanjay presented the history of Mountain View Rotary on Sunday, August 7th.
  • Public Image Chair
    • Your role as club public image committee chair is to create and implement a plan to tell Rotary’s story to the public, and to promote the club’s projects and activities.
  • Monthly Speaker Chairs – Passing along a sign-up sheet.  There are only a few open months.
  • Art & Wine Festival on September 10th.  Sign up to volunteer. Paul noted that we have 15 volunteers so far.
  • Golf Tournament on Friday, September 30tt, followed by dinner at Michaels.  Stephen and Walt are organizing the event.
  • Service Projects – Cathy Merrill sent around sign-up sheets.
    • Red Cross Blood Drive on August 13th and October 8th at the Senior Center.  Help is need with set up and break down.
    • Hope’s Corner meals
  • President Sanjay presented Past President Heather with her Past President’s badge.
 
District Announcements:
  • District Governor Savita Vaidyanathan is visiting our Club next week on August 16th.  He will be meeting with the Board 11 am.
 
Misc. Updates
Scott introduced the two RYLA students that our Club sponsored, Ishaan Dave and Sabina Datta, who recently returned from attending Camp RYLA at the Mission Springs Conference Center in Scotts Valley.  Both students shared their experiences at RYLA and thanked the Club for their sponsorship.
 
MV Rotary Endowment
The regular Rotary Meeting was paused briefly while Ken opened an Endowment Board meeting to elect new members to the Board.  A motion was made to add Twana Karney and Fred Storek to the Endowment Board.  The motion was seconded and passed unanimously by members attending the meeting.  The Endowment Board meeting was closed and the regular Rotary Meeting resumed.
 
SPEAKER:
Cathy introduced our speaker, Dr. Melissa Kaszubski, PAMF Audiologist, to discuss how our hearing changes as we age.
 
There are many physical parts to the ear that allow us to hear and there are many factors that may contribute to hearing loss.
 
An audiogram is used to measure hearing in each of our ears.  The different levels of hearing are:  1) normal; 2) mild loss; 3) moderate loss; 4) severe loss; 5) profound loss.  The three types of hearing loss are:  1) conductive – this is not nerve related and can be medically treated such as an ear infection; 2) sensorineural – this is nerve related, usually permanent and can be corrected with hearing aids; 3) mixed – combination of conductive and sensorineural.  Most people with hearing loss have a deficiency with higher pitches of sound.  Hearing loss is the third most common age related medical issue that people experience.  Most hearing loss is not medically treatable and if it is, an audiologist is required to refer the patient to a medical doctor.  For those who experience tinnitus, that ailment comes from the brain and not the ears.  Untreated hearing loss leads to further health problems including social, cognitive and emotional issues.
 
Hearing aids slow or stop the progression of hearing loss.  They are not corrective devices, they are aids.  There is not one best hearing aid and a device that works well for one person, may not work as well for another person.  There are two types of hearing aids: 1) hearing aid placed in the ear – usually for more mild hearing loss; 2) hearing aid placed behind the ear – usually for more moderate to severe hearing loss.
 
Mark your Calendars:  Our Next Meeting will be on August 16th at Don Giovanni’s.  Board Meeting starts at 11 am.
 
Imagine Rotary! Imagine Mountain View Rotary!
Speakers
5170 District Governor - Savita Vaidhyanathan
Aug 16, 2022
Visit by District Governor
Citizens'​ Climate Lobby
Aug 23, 2022 11:45 AM
Clean Energy: Environment View of Climate Change
SOCIAL at 5PM
Aug 30, 2022 5:00 PM
Location to be announced
350 Silicon Valley
Sep 13, 2022 11:45 AM
Introduction ro 350 Silicon Valley, fighting for climate justice
 
 
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