Today’s speaker, Arya V. Pathria (aka ABC … “Always Be Cheerful”), brought laughter to our meeting for his entire presentation … mostly be just asking us to laugh! He introduced us to “Laugh Away.”
Arya has conducted more than 100 Laughter benefits Workshops and approx. 5000 people participated for the various organizations (i.e. TV program, Radio program, Business Organizations, Senior Citizens Groups, Youth Groups, Private parties in the Restaurants and homes, Community Centers, Missouri School for Blind, and Hospital Heart patients’ etc.). He has a passion to make people laugh and bring the joy of childhood back in their life. He has studied and applied laughter to reduce stress and bring positive energy in his daily life.
Earlier this month, Bettina Kohlbrenner presented her new Rotary Club with a certifcate and thank you letter, describing the impact of our Club’s gift-giving for EMQ Holiday Giving program.Thank you to everyone who participated! We raised more than $750, and purchased gifts and gifcards for 30 people. We even received some donations after the Holidays, which we’ve forwarded to EMQ for year-round sitribution!
Club member Ruth Kohan has asked each of us to consider joining our community in the Silicon Valley Reads program in February. Events are scheduled all over Santa Clara County, including at the Willow Glen Library on February 11.
Each year, our Club recognizes a member as the “Rotarian of the Year,” in conjunction with the Campbell Chamber of Commerce and other local service clubs. This year’s awards dinner is scheduled for March 25.
If you would like to nominate a member of our club, please contact David Keller as soon as possible.
The always-helpful Fred Meyer was pictured on the front page of the Almaden Times Weekly in early January, helping a neighbor clean-up after a downed tree. That’s Fred — acually, Fred’s left side — in the yellow jacket wielding the chainsaw. Go Fred!