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
June 8, 2019 -- It was time to celebrate Indra's year as Club President and to welcome Lisa Akselrad as incoming Club President 2019 - 2020.  The event was held at Flavors of India restaurant in San Jose.  Below are photo highlights of the event:
Toast to Indra Desai and Lisa Akselrad Amy Menon 2019-06-08 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
Ramesh Hariharan was our special guest speaker today.  Ramesh has been a Rotarian since 2000.  In 2016, he had this idea to start a Rotary Passport Club and here we are three years later with over 50 members.  This July, Ramesh will become our Rotary District 5170 District Governor, so we decided to show our appreciation in our own way with stories, gifts, and cake.
Ramesh receiving gifts
and Brittany (right) sharing her story about Ramesh.
Indrai Desai, Club President, received the Paul Harris Fellow.
Club Meeting May 4 Amy Menon 2019-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
April 20, 2019 -- Fellow Passport Club member, Truc N. had volunteered alongside San Jose Rotary at Lincoln Glen Manor (community for seniors) in San Jose.  They helped out with crafts, face painting, and Easter egg hunt.
Truc at Lincoln Glen Manor Amy Menon 2019-04-20 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 on Dec 11, 2018
Lisa stopped by the Sunnyvale Community Services and dropped off the donations she collected during our Holiday Potluck Party on December 1st.  (Thank you Lisa!) 
Donations to Sunnyvale Community Services Amy Menon 2018-12-11 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 27, 2018
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley's annual Rebuilding Day was held on Saturday October 27, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Our very own Ziva was on hand to help out.  She joined the Rotary Club of San Jose and the Rotary Club of Santa Clara that day. Their assignment was to repair a house in San Jose owned by Marco and Lois Lopez.  Mr. Lopez had an issue with his foot (many surgeries) and a bad back, so he was unable to work around the house.  That's when Rebuilding Together and their volunteers came in to help.  The Rotarians helped put in a new coat of paint, cleaned up the patio, replaced rotten wood siding, etc.  Thank you Ziva for making a difference and being an inspiration to all of us! 
Ziva at Rebuilding Day Amy Menon 2018-10-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 19, 2018
Festiv’All is one of Silicon Valley’s most celebrated Small Business Resource Fairs and largest multi-cultural networking mixers. An excellent opportunity for members of participating organizations to meet, greet, network and recruit. There were complimentary food samples from various multicultural restaurants as well as ongoing entertainment. We had a great time!  Thank you to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley! 


Festiv'All - Small Business Resource Fair Amy Menon 2018-10-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 22, 2018
Members of our club helped sort, categorize, and boxed surplus medical and surgical supplies donated by local hospitals.  It took a few hours, but in the end about 14 boxes were ready for Monty Shore (Logistics Coordinator for the Flying Doctors) who will deliver them to people in need around the world.  
More Medical Supply Donations Amy Menon 2018-09-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 20, 2018
SV Passport Club is passionate about it's projects to gather surplus medical and surgical supplies from local sources and get them to people in need around the world.
Medical and Surgical Supply Donations Ramesh Hariharan 2018-07-20 07:00:00Z 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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