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Board Meeting March 2

Please accept this personal invitation from the Board to our monthly board meeting at “The Original Hickory Pit” at the corner of Campbell and Bascom avenues across from the Pruneyard.

Rotary Club of Campbell
Monthly Board Meeting
Monday, Mar 2, 5:30pm

We especially would like to see our new members (last 2 years) and any members who have had a difficult tome attending the weekly Club meetings.

This month’s interesting topics include:

  • Our Signature Event.
  • Rotary Foundation pledge contributions
  • April 25th Rotary worldwide workday
  • Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration
  • George Miskulin Scholarship at DelMar HS
  • Feb 28th Club Social honoring past Presidents

See you there! THE BOARD of DIRECTORS

Honoring Ginny Miskulin

Newsletter Feb 24 2009

F E B R U A R Y 2 4 , 2 0 0 9 CAMPBELL Rotary W W W . C A M P B E L L R O T A R Y. O R G z AREA 8 SPEECH CONTEST z Next Tuesday, March 3 Campbell Rotary will be the proud host of the Area 8 Student Speech Contest. As with our own contest, we ask members to arrive promptly at 12:15 so we may have time to enjoy all the presentations. Ginny Miskulin Honored ? Bill Highley, RI Foundation Chairperson, made an eloquent and heart-felt presentation to Ginny Miskulin at last week’s Valentine’s Luncheon. One of Rotary’s highest honors is the bestowing of the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Ginny is a long time friend of Campbell Rotary, having been married to member George Miskulin for many years. Ginny was also active with the Rotary-Annes, an auxiliary organization that used to support local Rotary Clubs in the years Mar 2: Board Mtng @ Hickory Pit Mar 3: Area 8 Student Speech Contest @ EMQ Mar. 6-8: PETS Mar. 9: Dinner Service @ EHC Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Next Monday, several club members will be celebrating the birthday of Theodor Geisel, AKA “Dr. Seuss”, by reading some of his stories to students at Rosemary School. I wonder who will have more fun–the students or the Rotarians!! ??????????? before Rotary opened it’s doors to women. Ginny has been a friendly presence at our club over the years. She and George were responsible for the beautiful camellias that adorned our tables every Valentine’s day. Ginny was touched by the honor and expressed her appreciation to the assembled crowd. Ginny was also joined at the festivities (in photo) by her daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Jim Hughes. Thanks so much to Bill Highley for this great and well deserved presentation. Feb. 28: Club Social: Honoring Past Presidents Mar. 2: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday @ Rosemary School Coming Events ??? Valentine’s Luncheon: Feel The Love ??? Couples Enjoy Special Rotary Meeting The Ellingtons Table Decorations The Morelans Guests: Rian Ramirez, Jennifer Ellington The Davis’ Dr. Sue Klear & Bob The Whitneys ? The Charis Ruth Kohan & Friend The Meyers The Cummings’ Janine w/ son, Eddie The Osborns The Shannons

Student Speakers: Sensational

Newsletter Feb 17 2009

F E B R U A R Y 1 7 , 2 0 0 9 CAMPBELL Rotary W W W . C A M P B E L L R O T A R Y. O R G z All citizens are invited to an Open House with Assemblymembers Jim Beall and Joe Coto at their district office located at 100 Paseo de San Antonio, Suite 300 in San Jose. The Open House is scheduled for Thursday, February 19th from 4:00 to 6:30 P.M. RSVP to 408-282-8920. Legis lators’ Open House z Student Speakers: Sensational! Happy Valentine’s Day! Welcome to all of our special guests and visiting Valentines. ??????????? Our annual Rick King Speech Contest was held last week at our regular meeting. Six students from ?ve different schools participated in this year’s event with the theme, Rotary Pride: Make Dreams Real. The students addressed the theme in their own unique ways giving all of us things to ponder. First place ?nisher, Katie Hawn, of Leigh High School used her enthusiasm to challenge to audience to share their own dreams out loud to help make them come into fruition. Clarissa Demarquez, of Branham, ?nished in second place with an inspirational story of a Mar 3: Area 8 Student Speech Contest @ EMQ Mar. 6-8: PETS Mar. 9: Dinner Service @ EHC Apr. 17-19: District Celebration!!! young woman who has created her own non-pro?t organization helping homeless people improve their lives through running. Jessie Patterson from Westmont touched the crowd with her story of her mom’s battle against cancer. Rounding out the presenters were Vance Phan (Silver Creek), Michael Brendle (Delmar), and Sierra Valenzuela (Delmar). Each speaker was awarded a minimum of $25 with the 2nd place winner receiving $50 and the winner, $100. The Area 8 contest is March 3 here at EMQ. (Pictured: Janine Payton, Clarissa Demarquez, JS, Katie Hawn.) ? Feb. 28: Club Social: Honoring Past Presidents Mar. 2: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday @ Rosemary School Coming Events

High School Speech Contest 2009

Ms. Katie Hawn of Leigh High School was the winner of the Rotary Club of Campbell’s Youth Speech Contest on February 10, 2009.

Her five minute speech on the Theme “Rotary Pride: Make Dreams Real” incorporated Rotary’s 4-Way Test that serves Rotarians as a guide for everyday living.

Rotary Clubs of District 5170 sponsors the Youth Speech Contest each year with three objectives in mind:

  • To help young people know the importance of speaking effectively before a Group;
  • To expand public knowledge, especially among young people, of what Rotary is and does throughout the world;
  • To allow high school students the opportunity to compete for up to $1,500 in prize money.

It was a great contest with 6 contestants from 5 schools. The success of this year’s campbell contest would not have been possible without members stepping into important roles.

I especially appreciate Carl Middione, David Keller and Ann Height for doing the difficult task of judging. I also want to express thanks to Bill Ellington and Bob Yeager for their hard work adding up the scores and recording the winners under the time constraints. Jerry Scott once again took on the task of being the timekeeper and Sue Klear and Delbar Jahanian helped out with greeting our contestants and guests. Thank you.

John Shannon did a spectacular job of entertaining the crowd while we finished up with the scoring decisions.

I look forward to March 3rd when we, once again, host the Area 8 contest. If you are interested in reprising your role or would like to fill in for someone in any of these positions please let me know.

Janine Payton
Speech Contest Coordinator

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Speech Contest Next Week

Newsletter Feb 3 2009

F E B R U A R Y 2 , 2 0 0 9 CAMPBELL Rotary W W W . C A M P B E L L R O T A R Y. O R G z Next week, February 10, our club will host our student speech contest here at EMQ during our regular meeting time. Members are encouraged to arrive a bit early so we can have plenty of time for our guest speakers. This year’s theme is “Rotary Pride, Make Dreams Real.” Club Speech Contest z Slate of Officers is in Need of Your Vote Last night, the Board voted to accept the following slate of of?cers for the 2009-2010 Rotary Year. You will be asked to vote on this slate at today’s meeting. President: Rick Davis President-elect: Ravi Chari President-elect designee: Sue Klear Secretary: Marvin Bamburg Treasurer: Marc Wagner ????? Don’t forget to ask that someone special to join us for our annual Valentine’s Lunch, this year on Tuesday, February 17 at our regular meeting time. This year’s event will feature musical entertainment from Bret Harte Middle School, ?owers, sweets, and a special Paul Harris presentation in honor of past member George Miskulin. We’ll plan on a larger than usual turnout with more tables and more guests. Also on our social agenda is the next no cost social event Feb. 17: Valentine’s Lunch: Bring your Sweetheart Feb. 28: Club Social: Past Presidents Mar. 2: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Mar. 6-8: PETS Valentine’s Luncheon: Feb. 17th planned for Saturday, February 28 at the home of Rick and Doris Davis. Our gathering will be an opportunity to honor our many past presidents and ask them for the main accomplishment or memorable event of their presidency. You never know what we will ?nd out! Finally, make it a point to bring your family, friends and neighbors to Campbell’s “Our Town” production March 13-15. More info to follow. ???????? Coming Events Feb. 9: Serving @ EHC, 4:30 Feb. 10: Club Speech Contest (come early!)