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Club of Silicon Valley Passport
 
 
OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
 
 
IN THIS ISSUE
 
Rotarian of the Month
Save the date: DG Gregg Giusiana
Our Local Hero: Rini Johar
World Polio Day Oct 24, 2020
Rotary Business Expo

 
 
ROTARIAN OF THE MONTH
 
 
 
In September, after seeing the flyer regarding the Farmworker Caravan (providing emergency supplies to California farmworkers who have to work during this pandemic, heatwave, and wildfires), Meena had decided to purchase food supplies at Costco and donate them to the organization. She said, "I felt drawn to support this project because of how, as Bay Area residents, we are the recipients of the hard work of farmworkers who live near us -- thinking of the families that would be using these everyday necessities."
 
"I was influenced to join Rotary by my dear father, who was a Rotarian in Manipal, a university town on the west coast of India. I had the opportunity growing up to see firsthand the projects and camaraderie that Rotary families shared. It took an opportune meeting with Ramesh Hariharan to learn about the Rotary Passport Club.
 
What attracts me to Rotary is that Rotarians choose to live out the ideal of selfless service. I am thankful I have been able to use my background in financial services to serve as the Club’s Treasurer for the past 3 years. I find it very fulfilling to build partnerships with like-minded people so that we can collectively scale our impact locally and globally.
 
I have been a CPA for almost 25 years. My focus has been in tax compliance and tax planning. For the past 12 years, I have had my own tax practice in Cupertino serving individuals and small businesses in the Bay Area.
 
I am a big fan of visiting and reading about the history of the gems of California - Gold Country, Big Sur, Yosemite. I also love gardening and learning about the plants and trees of California."
 
 
SAVE THE DATE
 
 
 
 
Rotary District 5170 Governor GREGG GIUSIANA will visit our club.
 
 
Saturday November 7, 2020
 
Board Meeting 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Club Meeting 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
 
Zoom Meeting ID will be emailed to all members a week prior.
Questions? Contact Jeetu Lakhotia, Club President
 
 
OUR LOCAL HERO
 
The 6th Annual Community Heroes Award Ceremony was held on Friday October 2, 2020 in Milpitas. Rotarian Rini Johar received her Community Hero Award (certificate and trophy) for her dedicated work with south Asian women.
 
"Rini Johar is the President of Disha Darshan, where she helps south Asian and immigrant women suffering from domestic violence and abuse find necessary resources. During the COVID-19 crisis, the number of women needing assistance from Disha Darshan has increased and Rini's leadership has helped support these women through their crisis."
 
 
 
 
The Community Hero Awards Ceremony is an annual tradition started by Assemblymember Kansen Chu, 25th District (Fremont, Newark, Milpitas, San Jose and Santa Clara). For the last five years, honorees were nominated because they dedicated their time and efforts to make their community a better place to live.
 
 
 
WORLD POLIO DAY
Saturday October 24, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
To watch "Heroes of Polio Eradication - India 2019" please click here.
(Vimeo - 3 mins)
 
Dr. Hemendra Verma of Shahjahanpur, India has worked tirelessly on the efforts to eradicate Polio in India for more than 30 years. These efforts have local and global impact. This story features many of the health partners whose participation is required to manage all the moving parts during Sub-national Immunization Days (SNID). The main goal is to get the vaccine safely from cold storage to the mouths of every child in need of the vaccine.
 
 
 
 
Donate Today!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RSVP by October 31, 2020
 
Click here to register.
 
 
The purpose of the “Shop Rotary” Business Expo is to invite all Rotarians and Guests to support each other with their endeavors.

The keynote speaker will be Oakland Mayor, Libby Schaaf and she will be talking about the state of our local economy, the election, the Covid-19 pandemic that has affected many small businesses, and how Rotary can help.
 
 
Upcoming Events
Board Meeting / DG Greg Giusiana
Nov 07, 2020
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
 
Club Meeting / DG Gregg Giusiana
Nov 07, 2020
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Club Meeting
Nov 21, 2020
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
 
Club Meeting
Dec 05, 2020
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
 
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Amy Menon
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Silicon Valley Passport
 
 
Club Leadership
Club President 2020-2021
 
Immediate Past President 2019-2020
 
Club Treasurer
 
Club Secretary
 
Board Member at Large
 
Board Member at Large
 
Membership Chair
 
Foundation Chair
 
Communications Chair
 
Vocational Services Chair
 
Training Chair
 
Community Services Chair
 
Community Services Co-Chair
 
New Channels Chair
 
Board Member, Strategy
 
International Services Chair
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Russell Hampton
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