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HOPE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 

From our commencement more than 4 decades ago HOPE International Development Agency’s intent has been to transform the world by helping one person, one family, one community at a time. 

HOPE’s core objective is to do our work in a manner that focuses on the self-expressed needs of neglected individuals, families, and communities subject to abject poverty in the developing world. Having good intentions when presented with the issues is not enough. Lasting transformation becomes possible when the conviction of our belief – that the poorest of the poor must have the opportunity to become self-reliant through their own efforts – is fueled by a steadfast commitment to be a key component of this transformation. 

In 2016 HOPE supported projects in 20+ countries in the Americas, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa through offices in the USA, the UK, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Canada. 

www.hope-international.com

CLIFFERD DICK – President, HOPE International Development Agency USA 

Clifferd met one of the HOPE founders in the Acropole Hotel in Khartoum (Sudan) in the 1980s, and has been associated with HOPE and it’s work to extend compassion to the neglected poor in the developing world since then. He has lived and worked in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal and Cambodia. In his work with HOPE he has managed and visited projects in most of the 20-30 countries where HOPE annually works. 

Undergraduate education in the USA and Canada. Graduate degree in International Policy from the University of Bristol (UK).

MICHELLE WAITE 

Michelle’s goal in life is to be the most effective purpose-driven, creative collaborator and connector in the world. After a 5 year stint working and living in Singapore, she returned to the San Francisco Bay Area. 

A successful veteran in B2B international business development and marketing leadership, she has more recently reinvented herself as an impact investor, social entrepreneur and marketing exec in tech. A strong believer in the Conscious Capitalism movement, she advocates for business doing good while doing well. 

Michelle has volunteered with HOPE in Asia and the USA, helping coordinate events, and has also visited development projects in Cambodia and the Philippines.

Hope International - Around the World
 Sep 27, 2017
 
 Sep 27, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Sep 27, 2017
1:35 PM – 2:35 PM
 
 Sep 27, 2017
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 

Welcome back Mr. Nan Su to hear about some of the traditions of China on the day of their Moon Festival.

Nan Su, M.E. Author, Poet, & Human Rights Advocate
 Oct 04, 2017
 
 Oct 04, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Oct 06, 2017
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
 Oct 10, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 

Meeting to celebrate our club’s gift to the City of Morgan Hill to enhance the new downtown parks with a pedestrian bridge called the Rotary Bridge in the Downtown Creek Park and a recreational slide called Rotary Slide in the Nob Hill Trail Park. The $100,000 gift is the largest single gift in the Club’s history. The parks are expected to open in November 2018.

Many Rotarians worked on this project over the past several years, including Club Presidents: Laura Lundy 2012-13, Brad Ledwith 2013-14, Peter Anderson, 2014-15; David Conragan, 2015-16; Theresa Kiernan, 2016-17 Randy Toch 2017-18. Special shout-outs to the members of the Service Projects Committee: Jeff Perkins, Service Projects Chair, 2017; John McKay and Bob Foster, Project Leads; Peter Andersen, Sam Carlson, David Conragan, Chris Foster, Arlene Greenberg, Judy Henry, Theresa Kiernan, Roger Knopf, Laura Lundy, Terry Moriyama and Steve Tate. Terry Moriyama, Service Projects Chair, 2016.

 

The Rotary Bridge in the Downtown Creek Park is a 30-foot pedestrian footbridge over Little Llagas Creek is located between 2nd and 3rd streets in the Downtown Creek Park. The bridge will ease access for people coming from the west side of Monterey Road.

 

Rotary Slide in the Nob Hill Trail Park is a long green slide, in two segments, sits in a woodland area atop Nob Hill, with access off 3rd St. and 5th St. The slide is on the hill in front of the prominent green water tank facing the downtown. The feature has two sections, with the 21-foot upper segment giving a gentler ride and the lower 35-foot lower segment offering more excitement. Landings for both slides will also serve as observation platforms to enjoy high, Eastern views of the city. The slides, landing and connecting service trails were not included in the base park project budget, thus the Rotary contribution ensured inclusion in the park. 

Rotarians and City Officials
 Oct 11, 2017
 
 Oct 11, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
 Oct 11, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 
 Oct 11, 2017
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
 
 Oct 16, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
 Oct 17, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Student Achievement Awards - Elementary Schools
 Oct 18, 2017
 
 Oct 18, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Oct 19, 2017
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
 
 Oct 19, 2017
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
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Brad Ledwith, Certified Financial Planner (TM) will discuss cryptocurrencies.  What is cryptocurrency:  21st-century unicorn – or the money of the future?  After the 24 minute program Brad promises that you will know more about BitCoin and other cryptocurrencies than most humans. 

Brad Ledwith
 Oct 25, 2017
 
 
 Oct 25, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Oct 28, 2017
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
 

Michael Marion is a PGA Master Golf Professional and the Director of Membership Operations at Rosewood Cordevalle

Michael Marion (& Andrea Nicolette Red Badge Spot)
 Nov 01, 2017
 
 Nov 01, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Nov 02, 2017
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
 
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Honoring Our Veterans on Veterans Day
 Nov 08, 2017
 
 Nov 08, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
 Nov 08, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Nov 08, 2017
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
 
 Nov 13, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
 Nov 14, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 

Our guest speaker for November 15 will be Ray Piontek, founder of the Bay Area Furniture Bank. Ray will discuss his unique program to match a family in need with another entity’s surplus furniture. After a successful military and business career, Ray launched BAFB which is now starting its second year of operation. In its first year of actual operations (ending in September) Ray personally delivered 215 sets of furniture to people in need. Recipients included homeless veterans, military personnel transitioning to civilian life, foster children, flood victims, victims of domestic violence, refugees, and more.  Ray only works with referring agencies and church groups to locate his recipients and to ensure they are recognized as deserving. Ray’s unique approach makes it affordable for both the recipients and the donors and tremendously reduces the amount of wasted furnishings going to landfill.

We think you will be wow’d with all that Bay Area Furniture Bank and Ray have accomplished in Year One and their goals for going forward.

Bay Area Furniture Bank
 Nov 15, 2017
 
 Nov 15, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Nov 17, 2017
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
 
[NO MEETING TODAY]
 Nov 22, 2017
 
 Nov 22, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
Aaron Nicholson
 Nov 29, 2017
 
 Nov 29, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Nov 29, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
 Nov 30, 2017
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
 
 Dec 02, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 

Gene was principal for three schools as well as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Human Resources with the Gilroy Unified School for 30 plus years.  He was voted Outstanding Educator and then Volunteer of the Year nominated on both occasions by the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce.  Sam was Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources with the Monterey County Office of Education and Adjuct Faculty with Chapman and Brandman University in the Graduate Program in School Administration.  Both Gene and Sam are Past Presidents of the Gilroy Garlic Festival and have cooked on the demo stage for 25 years.  They wrote a cookbook "Any Bozzo Can Cook" that went through six printing.  They are finishing their second book which will be in time for the 40th Anniversary  of the Garlic Festival.  They have appeared on National and Regional TV.  They had 17 cooking shows through Gavilan and  CMAP (local access Telivision)  They have traveled to Japan Canada as well as the Artichoke Festival, Garlic Festival, Rice Festival, Olive Festival and Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Grau.  They have a scholarship through the Gilroy Foundation for graduating seniors going into teaching  or the culinary arts. 

Sam Bozzo & Gene Sakahara
 Dec 06, 2017
 
 Dec 06, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
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 Dec 10, 2017
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
 
 Dec 10, 2017
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
 
 Dec 12, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 

Sierra Mae LaMar was last seen at approximately 6:00 a.m. on March 16, 2012, in the area of Santa Teresa Avenue and Dougherty Avenue in Morgan Hill, California. At that time, Ms. LaMar, who was a 15 year old student at Ann Sobrato High School in Morgan Hill, was preparing to leave her home on foot on her way to catch the bus to school. Sierra never made it to the bus or school that morning and has not been heard from since that time.  Despite her body not being found, Antolin Garcia-Torres was arrested and charged with the kidnap and murder of Sierra LaMar.  Mr. Garcia-Torres was also charged with trying to kidnap three women in the parking lots of two Morgan Hill Safeway stores in three separate incidents dating back to 2009.  On May 9, 2017, Antolin Garcia-Torres was convicted on all four counts.  Although the prosecution requested the death penalty in this case, on June 5, 2017, the same jury that convicted Mr. Garcia-Torres recommended that he be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen
 Dec 13, 2017
 
 Dec 13, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Dec 13, 2017
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
 
 Dec 18, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
TBD
TBD
 Dec 20, 2017
 
 Dec 20, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
[NO MEETING TODAY]
 Dec 27, 2017
 
 Dec 27, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 
 Jan 03, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Jan 09, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
TBD
 Jan 10, 2018
 
 Jan 10, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Jan 10, 2018
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
 
 Jan 16, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Marc Landgraf
 Jan 17, 2018
 
 Jan 17, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
2017-18 Richard D. King High School Speech Contest
 Jan 24, 2018
 
 Jan 24, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
TBD
TBD
 Jan 31, 2018
 
 Jan 31, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
Student Achievement Awards - Middle & High Schools
 Feb 07, 2018
 
 Feb 07, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Feb 12, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
 Feb 13, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
 Feb 14, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Feb 14, 2018
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
 
 Feb 21, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 

Rotary Fellowships consist of members who share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies, or professions.   These groups help expand skills, foster vocational development, and enhance the Rotary experience by exploring interests while developing connections around the world

Overview:  Rotary Fellowships held participants to make lasting friendships outside their own club, district, or country; They advance Rotary's public image and identity; and They serves as an incentive for joining Rotary and for maintaining active membership.

Organization:  Rotary Fellowships function independently of Rotary International by establishing their own rules, dues requirements, and administrative structure; They are open to Rotarians, their family members, as well as participants and alumni of all Rotary and Foundation programs.

At last count, there were 75 different organized Rotary Fellowships.

[Tentative] Rotary Fellowships
 Feb 28, 2018
 
 Feb 28, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Mar 01, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
 Mar 07, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Mar 13, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
 Mar 14, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM
 
 Mar 14, 2018
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
 
 Mar 17, 2018
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
 Mar 19, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
 Mar 21, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM