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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.