The Silicon Valley MobilePack was a two-day event sponsored by Orchard Valley Christian Church and Bridges Community Church. Our Club President, Lisa Akselrad took part on Saturday November 16, 2019. She labeled and packed food for the organization Feed My Starving Children, a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children.
The event was held at Bridges Community Church in Los Altos, CA. Over 207,000 packages of food were packed and would be sent to the Philippines for those in need. The package contained rice, soy, vegetables, and vitamins.
Lisa at MobilePack Amy Menon 2019-11-24 08:00:00Z 0
Members participated in two Rotary events on Saturday October 5, 2019:  Rotary Business Expo at Ohlone College Newark Campus and Oktoberfest Charity Auction with San Jose Silicon Valley Rotary in Saratoga, CA.
Rotary Business Expo
Expo had over 40 exhibitors!  Presentations and panel discussions!  Fun food!  Raffle and prizes!  Photo (left): Tina and Jeetu with speaker William Santana Li, Chairman and CEO of Knightscope, Inc.
Oktoberfest Charity Auction
Kenny an exchange student from Japan standing next to Michael (host) and our member, Patience. This was a fundraiser with Rotary Club of San Jose Silicon Valley. 
Business Expo and Charity Auction Amy Menon 2019-10-07 07:00:00Z 0
June 22, 2019 -- Our medical and surgical supply donations project began last summer 2018.  We gave the donations to Haiti and Hyderabad, India.  Click here to read that story. 
Latest update:
1) We have 14 more boxes of medical supplies for Mexico. 
2) We have 2 boxes which will be delivered to Hyderabad, India by Dr. Sujeeth Punnam.
3) We received 5 more boxes of supplies from a good friend in Roseville, CA. 
We would like to thank our members and friends for organizing the boxes and putting the supplies together.  We would like to thank Dr. Ziva Abraham, Dr. Rini Johar, and Dr. Sujeeth Punnam for their expert guidance. 
Together, let us continue connecting the world and make a difference! 
Update: Medical and Surgical Supply Donations Amy Menon 2019-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
The Mike Kutsuris Membership Development Award will be presented to our club at the District 5170 District Conference on Saturday May 18, 2019 (luncheon) at the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda, CA.  The award is given to an individual or club who has been most successful in membership development during the Rotary year.  From July 2018 to April 2019, our club gained 18 new members thanks to the efforts of Ramesh Hariharan and Manuel Naku.
Mike Kutsuris Award Amy Menon 2019-05-14 07:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Lisa Akselrad, President-Elect, for completing the Far West Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) in San Jose, CA.  Here she is with Ramesh Hariharan, District Governor-Elect 2019 - 2020 and Immediate Past President of our club.
Congratulations Lisa Akselrad Amy Menon 2019-03-10 08:00:00Z 0
January 20, 2019 -- Our club members participated in the very first Red Cross Rotary Boot Camp held at the American Red Cross - Silicon Valley Chapter in San Jose.  The “Ready When the Time Comes” program was free and open to Rotarians, their friends and families.  The program consisted of the following: hands only CPR, smoke alarm installation and fire safety education, blood drives, and more.  “Ready When the Time Comes” certificates were handed out to those who completed the training. 
Rotarians at Red Cross Rotary Boot Camp Amy Menon 2019-01-20 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Kane on Aug 26, 2017
Passport is a new concept in Rotary. An easy way to think of us is that we have a FRESH idea!
F: Flexibility in attendance and fees
R: Retention
E: Exploration
S: Service
H: Harmony
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Our Club is a FRESH idea Mike Kane 2017-08-26 07:00:00Z 0 Membership
Posted by Mike Kane

Join Passport Rotary

Rotary is 1.2 million passionate individuals in 35,000+ clubs worldwide. We are both an international organization and a local community leader. Together we lead change in our own backyards and across the world.

We continue to grow and are collectively and individually passionate about helping to make a huge difference in the world and at home. But, often, we hear from prospective members that they are unable to participate in a conventional Rotary club because of their demanding work or family schedule or perhaps their budget is not able to support Rotary membership. We believe the Rotary Club of Silicon Valley Passport is your answer!

Here are a few of the highlights:
  • Full Rotary Membership Rights
  • No Attendance Requirement
  • Low Monthly Cost
  • You pick which projects/fundraisers you want to help. You will be able to choose from projects at other Rotary Clubs in our District, or perhaps some other organization.
  • You can attend any club's meetings as a visiting Rotarian.
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A New Way To Be a Member of Rotary Mike Kane 2017-08-24 07:00:00Z 0 Membership
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