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Read this document on Scribd: Newsletter – Aug 26 2008
A U G U S T 2 6 , 2 0 0 8 CAMPBELL Rotary W W W. R O T A R Y C S J W. O R G z If you ordered a new Rotary Club of Campbell shirt, be sure to pick it up before or after today’s meeting. Club Shirts Are Here! z JUST IN TIME FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL 1) Sent 36 kids and staff from EMQ to Rotary Day at the A’s 2) Purchased and packed 150 back packs for EMQ back-toschool 3) Served dinner to over 100 people at the Emergency Housing consortium. 4) Began work to fund our Digital Villages Project in India. So, What Have We Done Lately? Back packs to the left of me, back packs to the right! What a great team effort on the part of our club members to put together 150 Back-toSchool back packs for the children served by East?eld-Ming Quong Family Services Center. Not only did several members stick around after last week’s meeting, but we were able to stuff the packs with pencils, pens, calculators, notebooks, binders, and various other school supplies in less than half an hour! Last year’s Board approved the expenditure of funds for EMQ’s “Cottage Project.” EMQ was able to fund that project through a different organization. Bettina Kohlbrenner, of EMQ and our club asked that the Board consider using the approved funds for this project instead. It was an easy choice. Thanks go to the EMQ staff for doing the shopping and organizing the work crews. Shown in this photo are Felicia and Dakota, handing over a ?lled back pack to John Shannon. nnn Aug. 28: District Governor’s Roast & Toast @ Saratoga Springs Sept. 2: Board Meeting, 5:30 @ Marv’s Of?ce Sept. 8: Dinner Service @ EHC, 4:30 Coming Events Sept. 12: Blood Drive @ EMQ Sept. 21: Area 8 Family Picnic Oct. 1: Town Hall Meeting w/ State Senator Joe Simitian @ Campbell Library. Many Hands Make the Work Light The War against Polio continues…but the Victory is now in Sight! Only four countries are left with a trace of polio, a crippling disease…India is one of them. After 20 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. This is a window of opportunity of historic proportions: Rotary’s US $100 million Challenge. To ensure that we are doing our part, The Rotary Club of Cupertino, is hosting a charity fundraiser event… Ehsaas Hai, “Do You Feel”? also, presenting the World-renowned Flautist Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia and the famous Bay Area Sitarist, Pandit Habib Khan. This concert date is Saturday the 11th of October at the Flint Center, Cupertino. Your gracious sponsorship dollars will be essential to the success of this unique event to help Rotary achieve a Polio Free India. It costs just about one dollar for a two-drop vaccine to save one life. How many lives are you going to save? Visit www.CupertinoRotary.org or contact me directly tferguson@empirebroadcasting.com for more information.

Stuffed: EMQ Backpacks

Usually best know for stuffing our faces with outstanding luncheon food provided by EMQ’s kitchen staff, Campbell Rotarians turned the tables this week, stuffing backpacks for kids in EMQ’s residential treatment program.

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We even had some help from a few actual students — and some preschoolers. School starts next week. Good Luck!

EMQ also prepared a Press Release on the event: Continue reading Stuffed: EMQ Backpacks

Poetry from the Heart

Read this document on Scribd: 81908 Newsletter
A U G U S T 1 9 , 2 0 0 8 CAMPBELL Rotary W W W. R O T A R Y C S J W. O R G z Next Tuesday, 8/26/08, our guest speaker will be Randy Hahn, TV Play-by-Play announcer for the SJ Sharks. Let’s all wear a Sharks jersey, cap or shirt to welcome Randy. Go Sharks! z POETRY FROM THE HEART In Support of our efforts to help Rotary International match the $100,000,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we will auction off the Governor’s recent gift to our club. It’s heavy and it came from Tiffany’s. Bidding starts at $100. Bring your check book!! Governor’s Gift to be Auctioned Off Next Tuesday! nnn Former member Bob Culp treated our club to readings of several of his not-yet published poems and writings. Bob’s poems ranged from the poignant to the whimsical, but always struck a chord with the audience. Bob has the uncanny ability of writing about the human condition in a way that enlightens and entertains. His confession of a crush on a younger woman all fell into place with the ?nal line of “Grandpa, I turned four today.” Bob’s ?nal piece about two long time friends who walked together everyday brought many smiles and chuckles as the two “old fools” relished in the foibles of their advancing years. Aug. 20: Red Badge Breakfast, 7:30 AM @ Mimi’s Aug. 20: Campbell Chamber of Commerce Luncheon @ Villa Ragusa Coming Events Aug. 28: District Governor’s Roast & Toast @ Saratoga Springs Sept. 8: Dinner Service @ EHC, 4:30 Sept. 12: Blood Drive @ EMQ Sept. 21: Area 8 Family Picnic Red Badger James Martinez James Martinez, a native of San Jose, who attended William C. Overfelt High School and San Jose State University was sponsored into the Rotary Club of Campbell by Carl Middione. James is a loan of?cer at The Bank of the West, Winchester/Hamilton Branch. In high school, James discovered a talent for ceramics and a love for art. His pieces have won him awards at the County Fair and other competitions. James is currently assigned to the Fundraising Committee and will be a valuable member to our club. Jamaican Visitors Jeneva Spencer and Kimberly Yapp visited our club on Tuesday, August 12. The two elementary school teachers are in the area as part of the Visiting International Faculty Program. Spencer and Yapp will be teaching 2nd and 3rd grades in the Alum Rock Union School District. They are shown here with Paul Bacosa, Neil Jacobson and visiting Rotarian Paul Uenaka. Vicki Curzon, from Dunedin, New Zealand along with her husband, Derek, sat with Bill Highley and Janine Payton at last week’s regular meeting. The Curzons are here as part of the VIF Program which brings teachers from around the world to the U.S. for a three-year cultural experience. Vicki brings her 8 years of teaching experience to the ?rst grade students at San Antonio School in the Alum Rock School District. Also with the traveling teachers, but not pictured here were Fiona Dew from Australia and Katherine Easson from Scotland. From New Zealand

Annual Patriotic Blood Drive

Campbell Rotary is hosting our annual “Remember 911″ Blood Drive on Friday, September 12, 2008.

Blood is always needed in our community, plus, it’s a positive way to Remember 911. Appointment times are from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, on our regular meeting room at EMQ’s Campbell Campus.

For an appointment, you can call Sue or Maggie at 257-2222 or sign-up online, using the sponsor code: “SJRotary” … Please solicit your friends and neighbors to donate.

Books for Rosemary Replenished

The Rotary Club of Campbell continues it’s speaker recognition program this year, having recently replenished our supply of books for donation to Rosemary School.

Every week, we donate a book to Rosemary School. The donation is made in honor of each weekly luncheon speaker, with the speaker signing the book after their presentation.

If you are curious to see which books we have donated — and which are in the queue for donation — visit our online list. You can also buy more books from the automatic Amazon store hosted in our website.