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Fishing in the City

Future club secretary John Shannon introduced Brian Allen, a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of San Jose, who manages the “Fishing in the City” program for his club.

The program introduces third graders from urban schools to the joy of fishing. Teachers implement lesson plans preceding the fishing trip. Rotarians and other adults are on hand to assist the children in fishing and in preparing a lunch.

Brian hopes that our club will want to sponsor kids from one of our local schools. He assured us that once we put on a fishing day for kids, we won’t want to stop.

Rotary Foundation Training

From Brad Howard … Dear Rotary Foundation Club Chairs, Area Representatives and District Leadership:

In just a few short days, Rotary International will go through our annual change of leadership, and an entire new year of Rotary service will begin. In addition, we will begin a new effort to raise money for the Annual Fund of the Rotary Foundation. Continue reading Rotary Foundation Training

Mel Grant: Career CHP Officer

Rick Davis introduced Mel Grant, a retired officer from the California Highway Patrol. Although he joined the Patrol in 1957, Officer Grant gave us a thorough history and timeline of the CHP, dating back to its founding in 1929.

He traced the evolution of the Patrol, including the increasing demands made of professional peace officers. To become a member of the CHP today, cadets must complete 1100 hours of academy training on 42 different topics, including EMT training, vehicle operations, weapons deployment, language interpretation, and technology.

EMQ Kids at Great America

Forty children, from EMQ Children & Family Services enjoyed a wonderful trip to Great America thanks to Rotary Club of Campbell San Jose West and Rotary International. The kids ages 6-15 had a great time on the rides and especially loved the picnic with unlimited access to hot dogs, chips, soda, and ice cream.

Thirty of the kids were from EMQ’s residential program. Continue reading EMQ Kids at Great America

RotaCare Free Clinic of San Jose

The RotaCare Free Clinic of San Jose originally opened its doors in 1991 and is one of nine such clinics in the Bay Area. This local clinic will be holding an open house on Wednesday, June 28, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. If you would like more information, please visit the RotaCare Free Clinic’s website.