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… Now With Pictures!

Our website now has the ability to share pictures taken by Rotarians and other people connected with the Rotary Club of Campbell & San Jose West. Here’s how you can join in the fun.

Solar Cooking Update

Rotarian Ed Krumwiede (RC of Rocklin/Loomis BasinDistrict 5180) provided an update of his earlier program about solar cooking (December 20, 2005), and shared his experiences introducing solar cooking to Rotarians in South Africa.

‘Cold Cases’ with Karen Sinunu

At today’s meeting, supervising attorney from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office — and 2006 candidate for DA — Karen Sinunu presented a review of cold cases from Santa Clara County.

“Cold Cases” are investigations where police have investigated all leads, but have not solved the crime. These cases often become prioritized below current cases with active leads. Primarily, Karen provided updates on the Rick Walker wrongful conviction case, the Jeannine Harms disappearance, and another case involving a murder-theft. In each case, new technologies and solid police work resulted in new suspects being identified and charged.

Abuse Prevention Training

In order to assure that Rotary programs continue to deliver outstanding experiences for everyone involved, Rotary International and District 5170 have implemented a new Abuse Prevention policy, which includes mandatory training for members of clubs involved in Youth Service.

A few Rotarians from our club have already attended the training, but we wuld like to have more members participate in this valuable exercise. The next training will be on October 19, as part of the District 5170 Avenue of Service event in Hayward. Please mark your calendars to attend the entire event, including this training.

Rotary Trip to China

In May 2006, Rotarians representing several clubs from District 5170 participated in a travel program to China to review projects completed in collaboration with the Shin Shin Foundation. Sue Klear and Cecelia Babkirk represented our Rotary Club on the trip, which was organized by the Rotary Club of Cupertino. Our 2005-06 “District Designated Funds” were combined with a substantial grant from Cupertino Rotary.

Sue & Cecelia shared their experiences in today’s program, telling us about China, focusing on the region and the children that we helped with our funding. Among other achievements, Rotarians funded 12 school renovations, 400 wheelchairs, and new educational software.

Review the Presentation online (huge download alert … PDF – 24MB)