Rotary
Club of Silicon Valley Passport
 
CLUB NEWS
June 13, 2020
 
 
IN THIS ISSUE
 
Statement from Rotary International
Meeting Highlights
One More Story
Sign-Up for RI Virtual Convention
Reminder: Membership Survey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STATEMENT FROM ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
 
At Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work.
 
We have more work to do to create more just, open and welcoming communities for all people.
 
Click here to read the full statement.
 
 
 
 
MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
 
June 6, 2020: Lisa conducted her last Zoom meeting as Club President with over 20 Rotarians and guests in attendance via Zoom. Aggie Freeman shared a nice photo of Lisa holding her Rotary gift, a silver and gold globe. Thank you Lisa for your leadership in 2019 - 2020 and Service Above Self.
 
 
 
 
New Member: Aggie Freeman welcomed Shreya Jani to our club. We look forward to know more about Shreya in the coming months.
 
Speaker: Cecilia Babkirk shared a video of her journey to Ethiopia as a Peace Corps volunteer. She served as an English teacher in a rural village. In March, the Peace Corps decided to evacuate their volunteers due to COVID-19. Cecilia had to return to the USA, but she would love to return to Ethiopia again.
 
PolioPlus: Orrin Mahoney shared a video and talked about PolioPlus. He mentioned that District 5170 is number one in the zone and the world for the most donations - over $7 million - under DG Ramesh Hariharan's leadership.
 
Economic Impact: Dennis King shared information regarding local businesses. The mood remain "anxious", but they are trying to be optimistic. They are doing outreach / education to connect businesses to local grants, federal funding, and other resources.
 
COVID-19 Town Hall: Aggie Freeman mentioned that they will have another Town Hall on COVID-19. Information will be on the District 5170 website.
 
International Project: President Lisa Akselrad made a presentation on 'Bakery Workshop Center' in Monterrey, Mexico helping in the rehabilitation and self-sufficiency of recovering addicts. 
 
Club's Membership Survey: President-Elect Jeetu Lakhotia and Amy Menon introduced the club's "first" membership survey. They summarized the 10 questions. The feedback will help guide the club in 2020 -2021.
 
Passport Club: DG Ramesh Hariharan mentioned that our club chartered in 2016 was the third Passport Club in the world, and now this club model is being adopted world-wide.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ONE MORE STORY
by Lisa Akselrad
 
My 91-year-old mother lives in a small assisted living facility -- only 6 residents. They all get along so it's a lovely environment. Mom was able to take her dog, Sophie, to live with her. Sophie has become like a family member to the other residents. She helps keep their blood pressure down and she provides an extra level of care, concern, and love.
 
 
The picture of Sophie is when I took her on a walk on a rainy day. I may not be able to see my Mom in person, which saddens me greatly, but from time-to-time -- at least I get to take a walk with Sophie!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
 
Our virtual event is FREE and open to all members and participants of Rotary.
 
Click here to register!
 
 
 
 
REMINDER
 
Our club's Membership Survey is due Sunday June 14 at 12 noon.
 
We thank those who have responded. Your feedback is invaluable. 
 
If you haven't taken the survey yet, this would be a good time to do so.
 
Thank you!
 
Upcoming Events
District: COVID-19 Town Hall
Jun 15, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
American Red Cross Blood Drive: Los Altos
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jun 19, 2020 – Jun 20, 2020
 
RI Virtual Convention 2020
Jun 20, 2020 – Jun 26, 2020
 
District: DG Ramesh Hariharan's Roast N Toast
Jun 27, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
 
No Club Meeting / DARK
Jul 04, 2020
 
Club Meeting
Jul 11, 2020
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
 
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Bulletin Editor
Amy Menon
 
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Silicon Valley Passport
 
 
Club Leadership
Club President 2019-2020
 
President Elect 2020-2021
 
Immediate Past President 2018-2019
 
District Governor 2019-2020
 
Treasurer
 
Secretary
 
Membership Chair
 
Foundation Chair
 
Community Services Chair
 
International Services Chair
 
Youth Services Chair
 
Website Administrator
 
Russell Hampton
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