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Welcome Jim Burgard

Jim is yet another new member, although he’s not brand new to Rotary.

Recruited back byPhil Nielsen, Jim is an environmental engineer and is the President of Environetics Engineering, Inc. His office is in Santa Clara. He resides in Monte Sereno, and his
wife’s name is Helen. Ask him about his hobby … auto restoration!

Istanbul Hospital Projects

Special Burn Treatment BedCecelia has returned from Istanbul with great memoires and some fabulous pictures of the tremendous impact our Rotary Club has had in that community. Our local Rotary CSJw Fund (our own Foundation) contributed money that was matched by Rotary International and combined with efforts of the localclub in Turkey. The result is a new Infant Treatment Bed and a Special Burn Treatment Bed in Haydarpasa Numune Hospital.

More pictures are available, along with the email update she wrote while in Turkey.

The Return of Joe McTaggart

Though only temporarily, the Club was treated to the long-missing wit and wisdom of Joe McTaggart … It’s not clear of his wit was missing entirely, or just from our club.

Joe provided his unique perspective on a number of topics, managing to include stories about Texas, skunks, space flight, and garlic all in one speech (if not all in one vignette).

We wish Joe and his wife Connie well in their recovery from broken hips and childcare, and we hope to see at least one of them again soon!

Rotary & Polio

On the April 12 anniversary of Jonas Salk’s Polio Vaccine, the Wall Street Journal editorialized on the impact the Rotary has made across the globe. Read the story here.

Bill Highley Gives Back!

Bill Highley (one of our newest Rotarians) continues to set a great example for everyone! This week, Bill returned his lucky “Marble Draw” winnings, with significant contributions to our two Rotary Foundations!

The Rotary Foundation (TRF) of Rotary International supports the incredible array of international service projects, including several recently completed activities sponsored by our club.

Our local foundation (the “CSJw Fund”) is our own club’s repository for annual fund raising proceeds and special restricted contributions. It has been the policy of the CSJw Fund to award grants each year, usually a set percentage of fundraising proceeds and investment income.

Bill made $250 gifts to each to TRF and the CSJw Fund. Thank you, Bill!