Alert Rotary-CSJw members and readers can look back a few weeks after his bold prediction, and see if our own Jerry Cummings was correct. Jerry was quoted on the Front Page of the San Jose Mercury News earlier this month (“Gas prices headed lower — Easing of demand helps drive trend,” September 14, 2006). We’re not sure if he was boasting or prognosticating, but …
“If things don’t change, prices could easily go down another 20 cents or more,” said Jerry Cummings of Rotten Robbie. “Much depends on crude, if it continues downward.”
Continue reading Jerry Cummings: Prices “could easily go down”
Current Campbell Councilperson and former Mayor Jane Kennedy spoke to our club about her work, and she answered questions about Campbell’s past and future.
Since Jane came to Campbell in 1972, Campbell has changed tremendously. She has seen Campbell avenue go from being two-way to one way, and seen it changed in any number of ways. In between running her tax and planning business and helping to raise and family of 7 children, she was proud to have worked with other officials on a number of exciting projects in Campbell, including bringing light rail to Campbell and opening a popular dog park.
Finally, Ms. Kennedy said that we can expect that the new development across from the Sonoma Chicken Coop will include an Aqui restaurant, and a Quiznos among the retail shops on the first floor, and apartments on the second floor. She hopes to continue her work if she is re-elected on November 7.
ROTARY PLAY TIME
Join us for more Wine Tasting, this time at “Good Tastes” in Campbell! … Wine tasting, cheese sampling … How about trying a Belgium Beer or Sake?
Thursday, September 28 @ 7:00 pm
379 E. Campbell Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
Price estimate about $25.00. … Please let Gary Arita or Mary Arenas know if you will be attending.
As a continuation of their program on August 15 (Rotary Trip to China), Cecelia Babkirk and Sue Klear presented Part II of their slideshow at today’s meeting.
Part II focuses on the historical and cultural portion of the trip, including tourist ventures to see a variety of Chinese landmarks, including the Silk Road and the famous Terracotta Warriors.
Review Part II of the Presentation online (huge download alert … PDF – 13MB)
Sue Klear has provided another update on the club’s generous support of corrective eyelid surgery for young Wu, a child that Sue met on her recent trip to China. These are the before and after pictures for Wu’s surgery, which took place on August 30.
For additional photos of Wu, check out RotaryCSJw’s pictures from China … Sue also forwarded this email … Continue reading An Update on Wu in China
We welcomed Robert Kieve, member of the San Jose Rotary Club and the owner of Empire Broadcasting, which includes local station KLIV-1590AM. After being introduced by Marv Bamburg, Bob spoke about his experiences writing letters and speeches in the Eisenhower White House.
He spoke about several ways tha “Ike” led his own writing team for speeches and other messages, thoroughly dispelling the myth that Eisenhower was not well-versed in the English language. Among other stories, Bob relayed the lengthy drafting process that resulted in this famous quote from a speech in April, 1953:
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron. – Dwight Eisenhower, April 16, 1953