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True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded. 
 
Eleanor Roosevelt, diplomat, author, and lecturer (11 Oct 1884-1962) 
 
 
 
Michelle Bernal, President & Founder of Hope for Hans. Her humanitarian work includes working with the homeless in San Jose and travelling the world to leper colonies especially in India, helping them with medical treatments and gain a foothold back into society.
 
 
 
 
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Just Amazing - Our Club's Philippines Medical Mission October 2017, Headed by Marissa Otto - The number of people she could reach out to!
 
2 Day Mission Total 3005 Patients treated in the Philippine Medical, Dental, Optical Mission. Couldn’t have done it without partner organizations: MARCH for Christ, Rotary Club of Puerto Princesa, And City of Puerto Princesa. People traveled up to 20 hours to come to the Mission, from other islands.
 
Very Proud of you Marissa - Hats Off
 
 
In Another part of the World - Rotarians Harbinder and Arpita Sikka visit our School in Zimbabwe - The Chamobando School for which Rotarian Richard has been working on diligently, raising funds and supporting the school for the past many years.
 
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Chamabondo Primary School. RotaryProject  Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

 

Closer to home, our Rotarians Cooking Dinner for the Residents of Family Supportive Housing in East San Jose!

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What a Wonderful Group!Cheers!
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Join your fellow District 5170 Rotarians for the
2018 RI Convention in beautiful Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The District is managing a fixed number of rooms at the

Fairmont Royal York via the RI Convention Housing block. Room rate is at $276 USD per night (inclusive of tax) for Single or Double

Occupancy.
Hurry! Reservation deadline is on October 1, 2017, Sunday.

For more information and reservations, visit https://events.rotarydistrict5170.org/ non-event-registrations/2018-ri-convention-toronto-hotel-reservationpage6image6448 page6image6608

A Saint was asked -
 
"What is Anger...?"
 
His Answer - 
 
"A punishment we give to ourself, for somebody else's mistake!"
 
October 12, 2017
 
This week's speaker is Michelle Bernal, President & Founder of Hope for Hans. Her humanitarian work includes woirking with the homeless in San Jose and travelling the world to leper colonies. She works with the residents of the colonies assisting them in building microfinance systems.
 
October 19, 2017
 
Camille Llanes-Fontanilla, the Executive Director of Somos Mayfair, will give us an overview of Somos Mayfair. Somos Mayfair is a grassroots organization with 20 years of experience in authentically engaging community residents in the Mayfair neighborhood of east San Jose to be the drivers of change. 
 
October 26, 2017
 
Susan Sayre Batton, Oshman Executive Director at the San Jose Museum of Art will present. Susan will discuss who they are and what they do.
 
 
 
 
Welcome Aboard Eddie! Our Rotary Evergreen family grows again with Richard inducting Eddie Oberoi into the club. Congratulations! Eddie lives in the Silver Creek area and is in the Real Estate Business!
 
 
 
India Currents Publisher Vandana Rajvaidya held us captive with her impromptu talk about the magazine and it's impact on the community here in the bay area!
 
 
Keith Aytch, Interim President for Evergreen Valley College being inducted as the newest member of our club by our President Elect John Goldstein. Welcome Aboard Keith.
 
 
Rotary recognizes Rotarian Ruth Ashford for her contribution to the Rotary Foundation.
 
 
 

 

  1. Viva CalleSJ- September 17th- WALK, SKATE, BIKE AND PLAY! OPEN STREETS IN SAN JOSE! –GOT 7 TICKETS- MEXICAN HERITAGE PARK 12PM-4PM-  WE ARE CONFIRMED

  2. Sunday Friends October 8th Santee Elementary School

  3. Family Supportive Housing Cook dinner - October 17th (We are confirmed!) Club.  We cook dinner for the community (5-10 members needed)

  4. Family Supportive Housing- Deadline October 25th- Halloween Costumes Needed-New or Gentle used costumes (We are confirmed!)

  5. Sunday Friends- November 10th or 17th. SJEE club need to confirm date    One time shopping at Target -$ 10- $20 for shopping

  6. Sunday Friends- November 19th Meadows Elementary School

  7. City of San Jose Seven Tree’s Community Center Breakfast with Santa- Saturday December 9th 2017

  8. Family Supportive Housing December 11, 2017 Christmas Shop- parents and children go shopping (We are confirmed!)

 

 
 
We have several upcoming District
activities for your calendars.

District Avenues of Service Event -
Thursday, October 5th from 5:00 pm-9:00
pm, Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel & Suites.

Interact Fall Leadership Conference -
Saturday, October 8th from 9:00 am-3:00
pm, Independence High School, San Jose.

Toronto Convention Hotel room
reservations - Due by September 29.
Call the District Office - 408-273-4577.
 
We must dissent from the fear, the hatred, and the mistrust.
 
We must dissent from a nation that buried its head in the sand waiting in vain for the needs of its poor, its elderly, and its sick to disappear and just blow away.
 
We must dissent from a government that has left its young without jobs, education, or hope.
 
We must dissent from the poverty of vision and timeless absence of moral leadership.
 
We must dissent, because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.
 
-Thurgood Marshall, US Supreme Court Justice (1908-1993)
 
Club Project in India
 
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Speakers
Camille Llanes-Fontanilla, MPA
Oct 19, 2017
Somos Mayfair
Susan Sayre Batton, Oshman Executive Director
Oct 26, 2017
San Jose Museum of Art
Kelsey Frey
Nov 02, 2017
Presentation from the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society
 
 
Directors/Chair Persons
President
President-elect
Treasurer
Secretary
International Service Chair
Club Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Community Service Chair
Youth Service Chair