Meeting Information

PAUR

We meet Fridays at 7:30 AM
Sheraton Hotel
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA  94301-2301
United States
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Club Officers
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Co-Secretary
Co-Secretary
Club Service
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Community Service Co-Chair
Community Service Co-Chair
Fund for the Future
International Service Chair
Membership Chair
Social Committee Co-Chair
TRF Development Co-Chair
TRF Development Co-Chair
Youth Service Co-Chair
Youth Service Co-Chair
Vocational Service Chair
 
 
Club Contact

Palo Alto University Rotary Club
District 5170
Club 25,471
P. O. Box 760
Palo Alto, CA 94302 

 
President's Message

PALO ALTO UNIVERSITY
ROTARY CLUB

Our founders sought to create a different Rotary Club. They succeeded! We do not pray, sing or fine members. We welcomed women Rotarians before it was fashionable.  29 years later our club has over 40% women, an age range of 23-96, and includes members from over 10 countries speaking even more languages. We are educators, attorneys, scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs, medical professionals, investment specialists, business people, nonprofit leaders, to name a few.
 
We serve a number of local and international programs involving youth, community, and vocational service ---and we have fun doing it! In addition to service through our club, our members also volunteer with over 88 other non-profit organizations, often serving on boards or in other leadership roles.
 
Whether it is building a maternal health clinic in El Salvador, providing books and facility improvements at Belle Haven School or Cesar Chavez Academy, mentoring first generation college students with Peninsula College Fund, or hosting Oktoberfest for seniors at Stevenson House, we live the Rotary value of “Service above Self”. Join us as we make a difference and have a great time doing it!
 
Mike
 
 
 
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After months of preparation, on October 2nd a dinner program, “The Time for Civil Discourse is NOW,” featuring a keynote address by the general secretary of Rotary International: John Hewko was hosted for almost 250 people at the Stanford Faculty Club. The event was the brainchild of the Palo Alto University Rotary Emeriti Group, a group of distinguished former Palo Alto University Rotarians, who are using their intellectual capital and position in the community to improve civil discourse.

 

Club member Okke Schrijvers gave an introduction to this timely topic drawing on stories about Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. During John's presentation, he drew on the example of Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio to highlight the importance of civil discourse, and the powerful role Rotary can play in improving civil discourse. Over the years of attempting to eradicate polio, there were many falsehoods spread about the vaccination efforts. Rotary was able to overcome the obstacles and resistance by listening and understanding people’s concerns. John then linked the topic of civil discourse to the last US presidential election and the role that media, old and new, have played in polarizing the citizenry. John concluded with recommendations for how the lessons learned during polio eradication could be applied more broadly.

 

The evening program was recorded and the video is available on the Palo Alto University Rotary Club Youtube channel at https://youtu.be/m7UGRjv0qDk. Feel free to share this link with others as we all work towards the goal of improved civil discourse.

 

Funding for the evening was generously provided by The John Ernest Foundation of our charter president Ken Kaufman.

PAUR was proud to partner with Youth Community Service for an evening of fun and holiday cheer with our local veterans. We had a wonderful evening assisting the veterans making unique holiday crafts, gifts and decorations.
 
As part of PAUR's commitment to Community Service and the environment, we partnered with Farming Hope (a local NGO that plants food as a mechanism to empower people out of homelessness) to plant 50 fruit trees
 
Our volunteers had a great time working on the project. We know that funding the fruit trees will be good for the environment, good for food insecure neighbors and ultimately good for the homeless participants in the Farming Hope program.
And, of course, more Photos in the Album!
 
PAUR was pleased to return to Stevenson House (local affordable senior housing complex in Palo Alto) to host an Oktoberfest celebration for residents and their guests. Now that Stevenson House has completed the $20M renovation, the event was hosted onsite. The event is popular with the residents and provides a great opportunity for the residents to socialize with the community.
Incoming President Uwe Bergmann with a happy Stevenson House resident.
 
Check out the Photos in the Album!
 
 
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Speakers
DARK - No Meeting
May 25, 2018
In Observance of Memorial Day
Off-Site at Stanford
Jun 01, 2018
Stanford - Home of Champions
Vincent Yip
Jun 08, 2018
South Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia - a Walk on the Wild Side
Ashton Eaton
Jun 15, 2018
Olympic Gold Medalist
 
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