Lisa at American Red Cross Blood Drive

May 1, 2020 -- Lisa Akselrad volunteered at the American Red Cross blood drive in Los Altos. The shelter-in-place orders brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted a shortage in blood donations. The local blood drive would fill that critical need. 
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Making Masks for Healthcare Workers

May 1, 2020 -- Our Rotary member Glen W. sent in this wonderful story.  He included photos of his wife, Yen and fellow TheatreWorks costume staff members making masks for local healthcare workers. They were made at their costume shop located at Redwood Shores within the last several weeks. Although all performances have been cancelled for the rest of this season, they have volunteered their time to produce hundreds of masks for Valley Medical staff in San Jose. 
TheatreWorks just celebrated their 50th season and won the prestige Tony Award last year as the best regional theater company in the country! Click here to learn more. 
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Ancestral Festival - Africa and the Diaspora

February 15, 2020 -- Club members attended the Ancestral Festival - Africa and the Diaspora held at San Jose City College.  It was organized by our very own International Services Chair, Patience Awazi.  Through her company, High Society Events and Travels, she partnered with San Jose City College and Evergreen Community College to bring together a celebration of African Ancestry for Black History Month.  The festival had food, fashion show, dance performances, guest speakers and an African exhibition.  Thank you Patience Awazi for organizing this event!  And thank you to those who participated at the booth and/or attended the Festival. 
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Members at Rotary District 5170 International Expo

February 1, 2020 -- Several of our members attended the International Expo which was held at the University of Silicon Andhra in Milpitas, CA.  The event highlighted a variety of club projects to become involved in or support plus we were introduced to some wonderful cultural performances which we all enjoyed!  And of course, there were many opportunities to network, form new friendships, and renew old ones. 
Members at Rotary District 5170 International Expo Amy Menon 2020-02-01 08:00:00Z 0

Lisa at MobilePack

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.  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.
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A New Way To Be a Member of Rotary

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.
A New Way To Be a Member of Rotary Mike Kane 2017-08-24 07:00:00Z 0 Membership