Update: Medical Supplies Project

March 24, 2020 - Our District Governor, Ramesh Hariharan sent an update on our Medical Supplies Project.  He said, "Today, Dr. Richard Godfrey from our Niles Fremont Rotary came to our home and picked up 10 more boxes for distribution to various communities / voluntary agencies in the Bay Area. Thank you, Richard."  Last year, several boxes were shipped to India and Haiti. 
Update: Medical Supplies Project Amy Menon 2020-03-25 07:00:00Z 0

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. 
Ancestral Festival - Africa and the Diaspora Amy Menon 2020-02-15 08:00:00Z 0

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.
Lisa at MobilePack Amy Menon 2019-11-24 08:00:00Z 0

Update: Medical and Surgical Supply Donations

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

Our Club is a FRESH idea

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
Our Club is a FRESH idea Mike Kane 2017-08-26 07:00:00Z 0 Membership

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