Event Types
Oct 05, 2017 5:00 PM –
Oct 06, 2017 9:00 PM
Oct 08, 2017
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Since 1997, Michelle has been instrumental in developing programs designed to assist single parents, low-income families, and senior citizens in the Bay Area with food, clothing and holiday meals. She also leads teams of volunteers in visiting the homeless along the creeks to distribute food, clothing and personal hygiene items. In December 2011, she accepted a commendation by the City of San Jose in recognition “for support of the community and continually making an impact in the City of San Jose. “It was also in 1997 that Michelle made her first trip to India, which became an annual occurrence while she worked on feeding the orphans and building a girls’ home, which opened in 2008. For the past several years, she has taken food and clothing to the dumps and leper colonies in Hyderabad. In 2011, Michelle began micro-financing programs in now fifteen different leper colonies. General stores, goat farms and sewing shops have been started. Other projects include sponsoring children in orphanages and digging wells to provide clean water. Michelle has founded a non-profit organization called Hope for Hansen’s Just for those affected by the disease.

She is currently writing her first book titled: The Untouchables.

Michelle Bernal President & Founder Hope for Hans
Oct 12, 2017

Susan's talk will be a general introduction to San Jose Museum of Art -- who they are and what they do.

Susan Sayre Batton, Oshman Executive Director
Oct 26, 2017

Bio: Kelsey is the Education Programs Coordinator for the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society and teaches elementary school students about birds and the importance of conservation. She graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in psychology and a minor in wildlife, fish, and conservation biology. Before joining SCVAS, Kelsey taught 4th graders about watersheds and native plants followed by a stint in the conservation corps.

Description of Talk: Kelsey will go over the different birds we have in the area, along with details about their habitats and adaptations. She will discuss how to attract birds into your yard, and general information about nest boxes and feeders!

Kelsey Frey
Nov 02, 2017

Camille Llanes-Fontanilla is the Executive Director of Somos Mayfair. She joined the organization in 2010, advancing its nationally recognized leadership development and organizing model. Camille is a skillful bridge-builder, maintaining and expanding relationships with key stakeholders, and securing millions of dollars for the Mayfair community in east San Jose. She has 12 years of experience in nonprofit management, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from San Jose State University. 

Rotary Presentation on 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. In a half hour lunchtime presentation, come and learn more about the work of SOMOS Mayfair; its benefit to the community and how to get involved. For more information visit 

Camille Llanes-Fontanilla, MPA
Nov 09, 2017
District Governor Orrin Mahoney
Nov 16, 2017

The Holiday Shopping Spree of 2017 is scheduled for Friday evening November 10 and also Friday evening November 17 at the Hillsdale Target Store in San Jose. You will be able to choose a 1-1/2 hour shift within the window of 6:30PM to 9:00PM.


Nov 17, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Dark Closed for Holiday
Nov 23, 2017
Council Member Sylvia Arenas
Nov 30, 2017

Kiva is a non-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners raise 0% interest capital. Recently launched in November, our Kiva San Jose & the Peninsula efforts since January have helped over 150 entrepreneurs start or expand their business. As the backbone of our U.S economy, we provide both financial and social capital to small business owners and empower them to thrive in Silicon Valley.

Jake will discuss Kiva's recent move to the San Jose area.

Jake Blas
Dec 07, 2017
Take pictures, serve breakfast, help with arts and crafts! Be a part of the holidays in a special way...
Dec 09, 2017
7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Dark for Christmas Party
Dec 14, 2017
Dec 15, 2017
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Dark for the Holidays
Dec 21, 2017
Dark for the Holidays
Dec 28, 2017
Dark Next Meeting Should be January 11
Jan 04, 2018

Jeff Orth speaking on Major Gifts and Estate Planning, From a Rotary Perspective

Jeff Orth
Jan 11, 2018

The City of San Jose adopted the Vision Zero initiative in May of 2015.  Vision Zero is a traffic safety initiative that aims at eliminating traffic fatalities and significantly reduce severe injuries. Heba will also present information on collisions data and trends, along with the City’s efforts to address safety issues in terms of engineering, education, encouragement, evaluation and enforcement efforts. 

Heba has over 25 years of transportation experience in both the public and private sectors.  Her experience is in the areas of transportation planning, traffic engineering and roadway design including:  complete streets, bicycle/pedestrian improvement projects, safe routes to school programs, traffic calming, ITS, traffic impact analyses, and grant application/administration.  She is also experienced in community outreach, and educational and engagement programs.  She has a Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a focus on Transportation Planning, and she is a licensed Traffic Engineer in California. 

Heba El-Guindy
Jan 18, 2018

Keith Aytch, President of Evergreen Valley College, will discuss things at EVC.

Keith Aytch
Jan 25, 2018

Description: Chief Business Officer Laura Phan will give an overview of California public education finance, including the impact of the new Local Control Funding Formula and fiscal challenges for local school districts.

Laura Phan is the Assistant Superintendent, Business Services Division of Oak Grove School District.  Prior to the current position, she served in the same capacity at San Mateo-Foster City School District, Alum Rock Union School District, and Mount Pleasant School District.  She has more than 15 years of experience in school business management. In addition, Laura is a California Certified Public Accountant with diverse experience in auditing and consulting, and a former owner/operator of two different businesses.  

In addition to participating in various school business associations, Laura is a founding member of the Vietnamese American Professional Women Association of Silicon Valley (VAPW), and an active participant in various charity organizations.  Every year, Laura works with her charity groups to plan and execute large fundraising events. Laura has a special interest in promoting and supporting the advancement of disadvantaged women and children.

Laura Tran Phan
Feb 01, 2018

'Rungmunch, theater with a cause'

Madhav Karhade
Feb 08, 2018
Nathan Ganeshan
Feb 15, 2018
Feb 17, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The yearly club level speech contest component of the District 5170 Richard King Speech Contest

Arpita Sikka
Feb 22, 2018
Johnny Khamis
Mar 08, 2018