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Newsletter – Oct 28 2008

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O C T O B E R 2 8 , 2 0 0 8 CAMPBELL Rotary W W W . C A M P B E L L R O T A R Y. O R G z Sharks Pack to be Auctioned Today z Center Ice seats. Club level access. In-seat service. Parking pass. Nov. 6 vs. St. Louis Blues. $260 value. All to help defray our club’s challenge to match the Gates Foundation $100 Million donation to eradicate polio around the world. What will you bid? Argentinean Visits Campbell “Partners in Service” is a unique program in the world of Rotary, It operates only out of District 5170 exchanging members and programs from around the world. Our club was honored to benefit from a visit from Carlos Ojeda of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Carlos shared how he was able to increase the contributions from his District tenfold in just a couple of years. Carlos made it his mission to inform local Rotary Clubs in Argentina of the value of contributing to TRF. By informing the clubs that TRF funds come back to the areas that contribute them, Argentineans not only increased their contributions, but also their use of District Designated Funds (DDF) and accordingly, more local projects which have positively impacted the lives of needy people in the Buenos Aires area. Thanks to the leadership of Bill Ellington and his crew of volunteers, some of whom did double duty, Campbell Rotary’s roasted corn, hot dogs, sausages, french fries, lemonade and water booth netted over $3,000 for the club in this Fall’s downtown event. ????? Octoberfest a Big Success ITFR International Tennis Fellowship of Rotarians (www.itfr.org ) is now present in 46 Countries of the ?ve continents with 542 members. If you are a tennis fanatic or even a casual player and would like to take part in this active international fellowship group, contact Marco Marinaro at chairman@itfr.org. The Fellowship charges no dues and is open to Rotarians, partners, and Rotaractors. Nov. 1: Fall Soiree/Open House @ Mark & Cindy Wagners Nov. 3: Board Meeting @ Coming Events Nov. 4: ELECTION DAY! Nov. 8: STRS Training @ Bay 101 Nov. 10: Dinner Service @ EHC, 4:30 Dec. 6: Holiday Party @ Rinconada Club House

Digital Villages

Campbell Rotarian Ravi Chari presented the evolving idea of “Digital Villages” as part of October’s District 5170 Avenues of Service program. It’s shared here for those who missed it:

Digital Villages (A Project of A Global Network of Rotary Clubs) Connecting the Global Village & Empowering Women October 2008 An international services project of Rotary Club of Campbell 1 Digital Villages A Project of A Global Network of Rotary Clubs • Project Vision – Create Infrastructure in Villages of the Developing Countries for Digital Access to enable: • • • • Ready access to Internet Information Services & Markets. Educational access to Computers & Communication Devices. “Digital Pen-Pal” connection of school children globally. High Tech Jobs exposure – especially for young women in villages • To start with: A Thousand Villages in India in Five Years – India Lead: Rotary Club of Meenambakkam, Chennai (Dist. 3230) – US West Coast Lead: Rotary Club of Campbell, CA. (Dist. 5170) October 2008 An international services project of Rotary Club of Campbell 2 Digital Villages A Project of A Global Network of Rotary Clubs • Rotary Clubs will “adopt” & provision $2500 Per Village – Emphasis is on local need- not Computer hardware • Rotary Club networks will ensure support for 3 years – (US Club) -> (India metro club) -> (India town club) -> Village • Rotary Club networks will sponsor village students – Scholarships, Digital projects • Rotary Club networks will sponsor Global Connection – Digital Pen-Pals between schools October 2008 An international services project of Rotary Club of Campbell 3 Digital Villages A Project of A Global Network of Rotary Clubs • Status of The Project • Project Lead: Rotary Club of Meenambakkam, Chennai. – Three Locations In South India Selected – Chennai, Alleppy, Pudukkotai Rotary Clubs Engaged – Equipment Plan In Progress – Campbell Rotary Committed to One Project. – Need to Enlist Four More in 2008-2009. October 2008 An international services project of Rotary Club of Campbell 4 Digital Villages A Project of A Global Network of Rotary Clubs October 2008 An international services project of Rotary Club of Campbell 5 Digital Villages A Project of A Global Network of Rotary Clubs • Infrastructure Details – – – – – – 2 DeskTop Computers, CRT Monitors : 3 year support contract Tables, Chairs & Storage Cabinet Facility to be Provided by Local Govt. (Panchayat/ Schools) Broadband Internet Connection Oversight & Ongoing support by Town Rotary Clubs. Metro Rotary Clubs to support Computer Literacy Projects October 2008 An international services project of Rotary Club of Campbell 6 Digital Villages A Project of A Global Network of Rotary Clubs • Is this a single Club Project? • How can District 5170 help? – Signature Project – LEAD the Global Network of Rotary Clubs • Showcases Rotary as the premier service organization for Global Infrastructure • Share your ideas – get your club involved. • Join in with CampbellRotary MAKE DREAMS REAL October 2008 An international services project of Rotary Club of Campbell 7 Digital Villages A Project of A Global Network of Rotary Clubs MAKE DREAMS REAL Contact: Ravi Chari, International Services Chair ravichari1@hotmail.com Rotary Club of Campbell, Area 8, District 5170 October 2008 An international services project of Rotary Club of Campbell 8