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SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2021
 
 
IN THIS ISSUE
 
Announcements
Club Meeting Notes 09.11.2021
Community Service
Membership
How I Joined Rotary
Huntington's Disease Fundraiser
International Service
District 5170
Rotary International
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
 
Shreya Jani will assume the role of Public Image Chair 2021 - 2022.
 
Jeetu Lakhotia will assume the role of International Services Chair 2021 - 2022.
 
Club Meeting Notes
Meeting Notes 09.11.2021
 
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE
 
 
The Rotary Club of Silicon Valley Passport is a service club dedicated to improving the lives of others both in our community and around the world. As a Rotary Passport Club we encourage our members to engage in service in ways that fit within their work, family, and life commitments.
 
 
Kids Against Hunger
 
July 18, 2021 - Krishna Reddy and Shreya Jani volunteered at the "Kids Against Hunger" event hosted by the Rotary Club of Silicon Andhra in Milpitas. The mission of Kids Against Hunger is to feed starving children and help end world hunger.
 
Krishna and Shreya helped assemble “fortified soy / rice casserole style meals specifically formulated to meet the nutritional needs of starving children.” The meals are distributed to humanitarian organizations worldwide.
 
The packing event was a success!
 
Total participants: 150
Total Food Packaged: 16,000
Total hours: 1 hour 30 minutes
 
 
 
 
 
Courtesy: Rotary Club of Silicon Andhra
 
 
School Backpacks
 
August 20, 2021 - Empower and Excel donated 230 backpacks filled with essential school supplies to the children from a low-income community in San Jose. Ayesha Charagulla (member / CEO Empower and Excel) said that despite the uncertainty of partial or full school reopening, they are continuing their efforts of (safely) collecting and distributing backpacks to those who need it. President Krishna Reddy joined the distribution event.
 
 
 
 
 
MEMBERSHIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOW I JOINED ROTARY
 
by Maya Rajaram
 
 
     I came to know that there was a thing called Rotary through my neighbor Krishna Reddy. Rotary to me was a very new term when I came to know about it when I was a freshman in high school. As a freshman in high school, I accompanied Krishna Reddy in some Rotary events to get myself familiar with what Rotary does. It took me some time to register. As time went by, I slowly got to know what Rotary does and how I could get involved.
 
     It has just been one month since I have become a Rotarian, I have seen myself grow in a lot of places. Within the last one month, I was able to attend an in person Rotary event: The Gilroy Gardens Rotary District 5170 Conference. Attending this event, I was able to see how different Rotary Clubs in the Bay Area take upon different projects and show different skills that they have. For some projects that I saw during the event, the CPAP Sleep Apnea project was the most interesting one. This project takes these machines and converts them into non - invasive ventilators and sends them to rural parts of India to help with COVID. Now thinking about all this, something that I would love to do in the future as part of the Rotary club is to always be helping out the people who are in need.
 
 
HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE
FUNDRAISER
 
Our member Glen Wong is participating in the San Jose Virtual Team Hope 10K Run / 5K Walk on Saturday September 18, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific).
 
Click here to visit his fundraising page (Glen Wong Page) and donate!
 
Thank you!
 
 
 
Glen Wong and his wife helped the Rotary Club of East Palo Alto Bayshore
prepare the PPE Kits at the EPA Senior Center back in October 2020.
 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
 
 
Community Diabetes Prevention and CKD Treatment
for Dr. T.M.A. Pai Rotary Hospital, Karkala
 
Rotary Global Grant 2121465
 
 
Thank you to our members Viji Bettadapura and Meena Kandukuri for their support.
 
 
 
In the pink and blue is Dr. Jayagowri, President of the Rotary Club of Manipal (Host Club),
RI District 3182.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mission O2
 
Rotary Global Grant 2127704
 
“Breath of Life” project for an oxygen plant in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India was approved by The Rotary Foundation.
 
International lead club: Rotary e-Club of Silicon Valley Smart Village (in partnership with IEEE Smart Village, Rotary District 5170 clubs of Cupertino and Silicon Valley Passport, and Rotary District 3070 clubs from India, including Rotary Club of Manali).
 
This will enable Lady Willingdon (Missionary) Hospital self-sufficiency in catering to the breathing oxygen needs of a population of 500000 in the Kullu, Manali and Spiti area in the Himalayan region during this new wave of pandemic. Once the plant is commissioned, they no longer have to depend on oxygen cylinders sold by vendors 100 miles away, saving on precious time, money and logistic challenges.
 
This project was made possible by contribution made from our District Designated Funds (DDF) allocated by The Rotary Foundation to our Passport Club.
 
 
 
 
DISTRICT 5170
 
 
Don't forget to Register!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
 
 
WORLD POLIO DAY
October 24, 2021
 
 
 
 
Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million each year to support global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to match that 2-to-1, for a total yearly contribution of $150 million. 
 
There will be more information forthcoming from our Foundation Chair about The Rotary Foundation and it's initiatives including End Polio Now.
 
 
 
 
 
 
www.endpolio.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Sep 16, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
District Avenue of Service
Sep 30, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Club Meeting
Oct 02, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
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District 5170 Conference 07.17.2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Club Secretary
 
Member at Large
 
Membership Chair
 
Foundation Chair
 
Vocational Services Chair
 
Environment & Health Chair
 
New Channel Chair
 
Community Services Chair
 
Youth Services Chair
 
International Services Chair
 
Public Image Chair
 
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