Welcome to the Rotary Club of Silicon Valley Passport

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
Meeting Information

We meet 1st Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon.
Meetings via Zoom
Virtual
Santa Clara, CA
United States of America
Speaker: Cecilia Babkirk
ZOOM Meeting
Saturday June 6, 2020
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
This is our last meeting of 2019 - 2020 Rotary Year.  We hope you can join us!
 
Our guest speaker is Cecilia Babkirk.  Topic: Experiences in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps.
 
Cecelia has been a Rotarian since 1994.  She has served twice as club President and has served in many district positions, including the District Rotary Foundation Chair. She is a member of The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisors, conducting audits and reviews of Global Grants to ensure good stewardship for The Rotary Foundation.
 
In January 2018, Cecilia Babkirk received the Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor granted by The Rotary Foundation, for her service to Rotary District 5170 and The Rotary Foundation.
 
In June 2019, she retired after 45 years in the mortgage business and joined the Peace Corps.  This seemed like a logical extension of her Rotary Foundation grant activities and a great way to kick off the next part of her life.  She served as an 11th grade English teacher in a rural village in Ethiopia until March, when she was part of the first-ever global evacuation of Peace Corps Volunteers.
 
Cecelia believes that the best way to experience the internationality of Rotary is to become involved in a Rotary Grant project that includes travel as a component.
Club Calendar
Our Stories
May 1, 2020 -- Lisa Akselrad volunteered at the American Red Cross blood drive in Los Altos. The shelter-in-place orders brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted a shortage in blood donations. The local blood drive would fill that critical need. 
 
 
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Thank you!
 
We are a 501(c)(4)
non-profit organization.
As such, all contributions are NOT tax deductible but very much appreciated.
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Club Leadership
Club President 2019-2020
President Elect 2020-2021
Immediate Past President 2018-2019
District Governor 2019-2020
Secretary
Membership Chair
Foundation Chair
Community Services Chair
International Services Chair
Youth Services Chair
Website Administrator
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