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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President
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Co-Secretary
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Community Service Co-Chair
Community Service Co-Chair
Foundation Co-Chair
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Fund for the Future Chair
International Service Co-Chair
International Service Co-Chair
Membership Chair
Social Committee Co-Chair
Social Committee Co-Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Youth 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

We are diverse, we are passionate, we are curious, we are funny, and we are serious, especially when it comes to service. Our members’ ages range from a quarter century to almost a century. We speak a dozen languages. We embody the Bay Area Vibe and California’s Eureka Spirit. Our weekly meetings are loud, thought provoking and inspiring. Join us for breakfast on Friday and you will understand. 
 
Uwe 
 
 
 
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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
Tim Lundell
Sep 21, 2018
District Governor Annual Visit
John Cogan, Hoover Institution
Sep 28, 2018
The High Cost of Good Intentions: Entitlements
 
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