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The Rebuilding Alliance

We heard from Donna Baranski-Walker and Monica Quinn from the non-profit “Rebuilding Alliance,” which works to build political and social alliances in support of rebuilding efforts in areas of war and occupation, most prominenty in the West Bank and Gaza.

Coincidentally, Donna is the current President of the Rotary Club of Woodside/Portola Valley (RI District 5150).

RotaryDad Visits Roseburg

Rotary Club Festival of LightsOne of our club’s fine traditions is the expectation that traveling Rotarians bring back a souvenir to share with our club. Past RotaryCSJw President David Keller and his family recently visited Roseburg, Oregon, for Thanksgiving, and had the chance to visit the Umpqua Valley Festival of Lights, sponsored by the local Rotary Club.

Read all about it at David’s “RotaryDad” weblog …

Foundation Raffle Deadline

I hope everyone is doing well and you are all preparing for a nice Thanksgiving dinner. I will be spending the day tomorrow with a number of my relatives up in Stockton…eating way too much good food!

I would like to remind everyone that the Foundation Raffle is going to be held at the December 6th district cabinet meeting. If you made a pledge to the foundation but have not yet written a check, we will need it by the next meeting (November 28) if you want to submit your tickets for the raffle.

Please bring your check next week or mail it along with your tickets to Bill Highley.

So far, we have collected roughly $6,000 for the foundation…a great start, but well short of our goal. Thank you to all of you who have already submitted your contribution.

Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the long weekend.

Yours in Rotary,

Derek Fujikawa

2006 Carol of Lights

Join the Rotary Club of Campbell & San Jose West for our annual support of Downtown Campbell‘s “Carol of Lights” on Sunday, December 3, 2006.

Our club will be selling hot dogs and sausages at the event, raising money for our annual charitable giving and community service. To sign-up, please contact Bill Ellington.

Rotary Holiday Party

Join your fellow Rotarians for our annual Holiday Party, one of the social highlights of the year!

Saturday, December 2, 2006
Rinconada Hills Club House
Cocktails begin at 6:0 pm
Potuck Dinner @ 7:00 pm
Dress: “Holidayish”

Kit Whitney is coordinating the event, which will include potluck entrees/salads/desserts, and the traditional gift exchange. You are also invited to support the EMQ Holiday Giving Program by bringing a $25 Target Gift Card to the event in support of an EMQ family.

DIRECTIONS to Rinconada Hills Club House (NOT Rinconada Country Club) Continue reading Rotary Holiday Party