Event Types

San Jose Museum of Art

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

Oct 26, 2017

Presentation from the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society

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!

Nov 02, 2017

Somos Mayfair

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 

Nov 09, 2017

Yearly Club Visit

Nov 16, 2017
Nov 17, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Have a Great Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2017

State of Evergreen and Interface with Rotary

Nov 30, 2017

Kiva in San Jose South Bay Area

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.

Dec 07, 2017

Club Party at Grace Church December 15

Dec 14, 2017
Dec 15, 2017
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Relax with Family and Friends See You Next Year

Dec 21, 2017

Relax with Family and Friends See You Next Year

Dec 28, 2017

Major Gifts and Estate Planning, From a Rotary Perspective

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

Jan 11, 2018

Vision Zero Program Manager

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. 

Jan 18, 2018

Evergreen Valley College

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

Jan 25, 2018

California K-12 Public Education Finance

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.

Feb 01, 2018

'Rungmunch, theater with a cause'

'Rungmunch, theater with a cause'

Feb 08, 2018

Community Seva

Feb 15, 2018
Feb 17, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Club Level Speech Contest

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

Feb 22, 2018

South Bay Yacht Club overview and history

Mar 01, 2018

San Jose "Goings On"

Mar 08, 2018

Polio Eradication Effort

Mar 15, 2018

San Jose Country Club

General Manager Ed Winiecki will talk about the history and operation of the San Jose Country Club.

Mar 22, 2018

Rotary Club Membership Recruiting

Rotary San Jose East/Evergreen club President Charlie Wasser will be discussing what it takes to locate and recruit new Rotarians. The questions rto be answered are (1) From where do Rotarians come? (2) What is the best way to recruit them? (3) Why do we want to grow a Rotary club? 

Charlie has been a Rotarian since 2004. He has held several club and district positions as follows:

Communication Technologies - Chair 2012-2015; 2017-2018; Polio Plus - Chair 2013-2015; Rotary U - Chair 2014-2015; District Training Assembly - Member 2016-2017; Foundation Resources - Chair 2012-2014; Avenues of Service - Member 2014-2015; 2017-2018; Membership - Member 2014-2018; Rotaract - Member - 2008-2009; Public Image - Member 2012-2014; Membership Functional Area Rep (FAR) 2007-2009; District Conference - Member 2014-2015; Club Extension - Chair 2015-2018; Scholarship - Member 2017-2018; Peace Fellows - Member 2013-2018; RYE interviewer of students 2016-2018

Mar 29, 2018


Mr. Robert Yabes is a Department of Justice fully accredited representative and the Program Director of Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services. He holds a master’s degree in Philosophy, and has received numerous training on immigration law, immigration program management, and immigrant leadership. Before taking the role as program director, he has represented hundreds of clients before the US Citizenship and Immigration Service and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. His nonprofit experience in immigration legal services covers more than 20 years. He does program planning, and works collaboratively with immigration legal services and other community-based organization on issues facing immigrants.  

Apr 05, 2018

Rortary San Jose East/Evergreen Rotary Club's Exchange Student

Emma is the Rotary Exchange Student the Club sponsors 2017-2018.  She is from Italy.  You will be impressed by her command of English and other languages she speaks and the insights she is able to share about our multicultural world.


Apr 12, 2018

Perseverance Prep

Lead Founder and proposed Executive Director of Perseverance Preparatory School, Ms. LeeNatali began working with high school students at Downtown College Preparatory School on the Alameda, then joined Teach For America and taught at Cornerstone Academy Preparatory School (“Cornerstone”) in the Franklin-McKinley School District. Cornerstone, a 2014 California Distinguished School located within the boundaries of San Jose, was also founded by a Fellow with Building Excellent Schools. At Cornerstone, Ms. LeeNatali taught 2nd, 5th, and 6th grades, piloted a leadership curriculum based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, served on the school’s Hiring Committee, and contributed as Master Teacher for the pilot Teacher Residency Program. Bringing a deep commitment to the students and families of San Jose and a regional as well as national network of training and support from Building Excellent Schools, Ms. LeeNatali earned a BA in Law and Social Justice, as well as a BS in Psychology, and Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials from Loyola Marymount University. 

Ms LeeNatali will discuss Perseverance Preparatory School, a 5th-8th grade school for the underserved students of San Jose. Perseverance Prep educates students through rigorous academics, targeted instruction, and service learning for a life of ethical leadership and scholarly success. 

Apr 19, 2018