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No Meeting on Oct 24

In anticipation of our very special Partners in Service Reception, our regularly scheduled Tuesday luncheon will not be held on October 24.

It’s busy week in Rotary, so you could also consider joining us for the District 5170 Avenues of Service event on October 19, or our Octoberfest fundraiser October 21-22.

Partners in Service Reception

Join us for a very special International Partners in Service Reception:

Thursday Evening, October 26
Mixing at 6:00 – Dinner at 7:00.

Our social event will be hosted by Doris & Rick Davis
Hosted in their home

We will honor our Partners in Service, Turgut and Birsen Gokyigit and Krishnan Chari … in addition some of our District Dignitaries will be attending.

Please RSVP by October 17, to Mary Arenas or Gary Arita

Turgut & Birsen Gökyiğit

Our club finally had an official opportunity to meet our long-time Turkish Rotarian partners Turgut & Birsen GökyiÄŸit, who are visiting several clubs in our area as part of District 5170’s “Partners in Service” program.

Turgut presented a thorough slide show, sharing historical and cultural highlights of his native Turkey (and the Anatolian Peninsula), and he also provided additional details about the many service projects completed in cooperation with RotaryCSJw and other clubs, including a Family Planning educational project and installations of a Burn Bed and a Neotatal ICU Incubator in a hospital in Istanbul. He also highlighted our most recent project, a $160,000 3-H Grant from The Rotary Foundation for construction of clean drinking water facilities in areas hard-hit by a major earthquake in 1999.

We hope to soon be adding a downloadable version of Turgut’s slide presentation. Check back if you are interested. Continue reading Turgut & Birsen GökyiÄŸit

Solar Cooking Friendship Exchange

—- Forwarded eMail Message —-

From: Ed Krumwiede
Subject: Rotary Solar Cooking project and Friendship Exchange
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 16:03:02 -0700

Fellow Rotarians:

Many of you as representatives of your club have expressed interest in participating in the Solar Cooking project in South Africa, as well as the proposed Friendship Exchange. It is now time to step up to the plate! Continue reading Solar Cooking Friendship Exchange

Holy Land, Whose Land?

Holy Land Whose LandToday we heard from author Dorothy Drummond, whose book Holy Land, Whose Land? discusses the history of religious and political strife in the Middle East.

Dorothy shared her “history through maps” and explained the religious views of the various factions who disagree over the Holy Land.

As Dorothy Drummond takes her readers through four thousand years of history – from Abraham to the present–gradually the realization builds: It is with strong and deeply held feelings that two peoples today are pitted against each other in agonizing conflict over a piece of real estate no bigger than the state of New Jersey.

As readers follow the author in unraveling complex Holy Land threads, they have help along the way: thirty-three maps, nineteen photos, graphs, a side-bar chronology, an extensive glossary, sources, and index.

Dorothy has also authored or co-authored a variety of other books, including a few “World Cultures” textbooks. … Dorothy’s other books on

South Bay Preparatory Charter School

Mike Bollhorst and Kelly Lambert introduced our club to the growing support for the South Bay Preparatory charter school, envisioning a “true community school” created by and for community of Campbell.

They discussed the mission and goals of South Bay Prep, and asked for our support as they pursue sponsorship from the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

Octoberfest: Oct 21-22

Join the Rotary Club of Campbell & San Jose West for our annual participation in the Campbell Chamber of Commerce’s “Octoberfest” on the weekend of October 21-22, 2006:

Garlic Fried
Parmesan Fries
Cheesy Fries
Roasted Corn

Our Club will be selling a variety tasty delicacies to accompany the fancy sausages available from other vendors. Proceeds from the Rotary food booth will benefit our Club’s community and international service programs.

Please join us to help prepare and serve Octoberfest’s best food! To sign-up for your shift, please contact Bill Ellington.

D5170 Avenues of Service

District 5170 hosts its annual “Avenues of Service” event on Thursday, October 19, in Hayward.

The Avenues of Service is a mid-year event which is held for all Club Officers, Directors, Committee Chairs and Rotarians. The purpose is to inform all District 5170 Rotarians about the four Rotary Avenues of Service: Club, Community, International and Vocational Service … plus Youth Services, Membership, and the R. I. Foundation. This year there will be a special session covering Abuse & Harassment, which is fast becoming mandatory training for all Rotarians.

Rotary CSJw pays for its member to attend, if you sign-up prior to the October 13 registration deadline. If you are interested in attending, contact Derek Fujikawa.