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Rotary Grants Available

In September 2005, the Board of Directors for our Rotary Club established a “Strategic Fundraising Plan,� created with significant input from club members. As part of that plan, we set aside at least $1000 to be distributed in June 2006 in response to specific requests from club members.

If you would like to request an award for a person or group, please complete this application, and submit it to the Club President before Tuesday, June 13. Please complete the entire form, even if you think we already have this information. Awards will not be considered without this nomination form.

June 6: Meet at Saratoga Retirement Community

We will not meet at EMQ next week! … We have a Special Field Trip instead … Our luncheon will be held at the Saratoga Retirement Community on Tuesday, June 6, 12:15 – 1:30 (normal time, different place):

Saratoga Retirement Community
14500 Fruitvale Avenue (directions/map)
Saratoga, CA 95070

Spouses welcome. Our usual $10 lunch price applies.

Please arrive by 11:45 am, and park in the first parking lot. A shuttle bus will take us up to the Manor (1000) Building. We will be greeted and shown to the Rebekah Dining Room.

Lunch will include a cheese and crackers appetizer, followed by an elegant salad as the main dish, and dessert.

Gordon Russell: 3 Venture Stories

Rotarian John Shannon intoduced his friend Gordon Russell, a retired general partner of Sequoia Capital, one of the valley’s best-known venture capital funds.

Mr. Russell shared three “venture stories,” each one interesting in its own right. He told us of the speed with which he drew together his VC partners in 1989 to support what is now Cisco Systems. He also discussed the Ravenswood Family Health Center, which he supports as a donor and board member. And he finished with the story of his ownership in the NHL’s San Jose Sharks.

CUSD Thanks Rotary

In late May, RotaryCSJw was awarded a certificate of appreciation from the Campbell Union School District. Our Rotary Club (and several individual Rotarians) support programs across the district, including Science Camp for sixth graders at Campbell Middle School and the volunteer reading program for kids at Rosemary School.

Bill Highley accepted the award on behalf of our Club at the District’s annual community celebration.

Rotary in Beijing, China

Cecelia Babkirk and Sue Klear returned triumphantly from China this week, full of stories and opportunities for Rotary collaborations across the country.

Among many other fantastic experiences, Sue and Cecelia participated in the charter ceremony for the provisional Rotary Club of Beijing, and brought back this souvenir banner.

We look forward to a full-scale program based on their experiences, and we also expect to discuss funding and program opportunities in the coming few months. if you have any questions about their trip, ask them!