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Rotarians @ Work Day — Worldwide!

Newsletter April 28 2009

A P R I L 2 8 , 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 Relay for life team grows z The Campbell Rotary Relay for Life team will be helping to conquer cancer in the annual local walkathon July 11 and 12.. Our team grew in the ?rst week from two to ?ve. About 10 more volunteers would be great! More updates and chances to join at each meeting. Rotarians @ Work Day–Worldwide! Speakers Highlight Programs for Women Carla Collins and Esther PeralezDieckman of the Santa Clara County Of?ce of Womens’ Policy, were invited by member, Bettina Kohlbrenner to address the club on programs to help break the cycle of poverty, abuse and incarceration. The information was well presented and many of the facts were real eye-openers. For example, 78% of female inmates are mothers. This greatly impacts families. ??????????? As Rotarians around the world gathered in their local communities to paint schools, pick up litter along highways, plant trees, etc., a dozen generous volunteers from Campbell Rotary spent their Saturday at the City of Campbell’s Volunteer garden. The crew, organized and headed by Community Service Chair, Neil Jacobson, met at 9:00 AM an began weeding the recently neglected garden. They pruned desirable plants, removed undesirable (or unrecognizable) species and turned over soil to make it ready for Spring planting. With much of the gardening done, the volunteers (see photos on page 2) switched tasks and began painting the 75 feet of new picket fence partitions. Setting the fence posts was expertly handled by Fred Meyer, who brought May 11: Dinner Service @ EHC May 16, 17: “Boogie on the Bayou,” Downtown Campbell May 21: District Assembly @ SJ DoubleTree Hotel July 11, 12: Relay for Life his own surveying equipment to the delight of the City workers. Every one of the 30 or so fence posts are not only straight up and down, the tops are all level from one post to the next to the next. In addition to Neil and Fred, members Kit Whitney, Bob Yager, Marc Wagner, Carl Middione, Rick Davis, Janine Payton, Ravi Chari, Regina Reynolds and John Shannon rounded out the crew. The City’s work foreman and head of volunteers were both exceedingly happy with the work of our club. The City also, graciously, provided our crews with a great lunch of sandwiches, drinks and cookies. We may want to make this a quarterly event. ???????? May 2: Free Pancake Breakfast @ Southside Comm. Ctr., 8:00 AM May 4: Board Meeting, Hickory Pit, 5:30 PM Coming Events Members Beautify Campbell Garden The Campbell Volunteer Garden–”Before” Marc Wagner, Kit Whitney and Bob Yager hard at work. The Campbell Volunteer Garden–”After” Ravi Chari and Rick Davis painting up a storm. Master surveyor, Fred Meyer, setting the posts that will encircle the garden. Rick Davis and Regina Reynolds team up to paint a fence post. Janine Payton demonstrates her fence painting technique. Janine, Kit, Marc and Ravi ask, “How many Rotarians does it take to paint a fence?” Lunch Time! Neil Jacobson, Marc Wagner, Rick Davis and Carl Middione get ready to chow down.

Rotary @ Work … April 25

Newsletter Apr 21 2009

A P R I L 2 1 , 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 Enjoying the Celebration z Rotarians @ Work Day Thirteen members attended all or part of the District 5170 Celebration over the weekend enjoying inspirational speakers, free food & drink, great entertainment & friendship. See photos on pg. 2. We are a “Relay for Life” Sponsor On July 11, and 12 the American Cancer Society will host its annual “Relay for Life” walkathon. Our club is a Bronze Sponsor which will give us some much desired public recognition as well as an opportunity to provide great community service. At this writing Rick Davis and John Shannon will each walk for 12 hours!!–so we really need more team members. Stay tuned for more details. ??????????? This coming Saturday, April 25th, the Rotary Club of Campbell will join the thousands of other Rotary Clubs around the world by taking part in an international “Rotarians at Work Day.” This is an outstanding opportunity for all of us to put on our work or garden clothes and report to the main parking lot of the Campbell Library at the corner of Civic Center Drive and Harrison at 9:00 AM. We will spend the better part of the next 5 hours helping to spruce up the City’s Volunteer Garden. Community Service Chair, Neil Jacobson has taken the lead on this event and has been in communication with the City of Campbell to help set up this Saturday’s event. We will be met by Frank, who is the leader of the Ainsely May 21: District Assembly @ SJ DoubleTree Hotel House Volunteers and a work supervisor for the City of Campbell. The work will include planter repair, fence repair and painting and basic gardening chores. We will be provided with direction, all materials and lunch. Wear work clothes and a hat. Bring sunscreen. We will work until 2 PM. Stay for the whole time or for as long as you can. It should be a blast. Meanwhile, other Area 8 Rotary Clubs will be picking up litter along Highway 9 between Saratoga & Los Gatos, and clubs on every continent will be working to improve their local areas. ???????? Apr. 25: Rotarians at Work Day, Coming Events May 4: Board Meeting, Hickory Pit, 5:30 PM May 11: Dinner Service @ EHC Members Enjoy the District Celebration Bill Highley, John Shannon, Rick Davis join Kit & Rob Whitney at the opening lunch. An idea from the Dublin Club on how to track Red Badgers progress toward the Blue Badge. Carl & Helen Middione enjoy the hospitality rooms and the lovely weather. Bill & Emilie Highley enjoy some of the international ?avors offered throughout the hospitality areas. President John and his wife, Pam, were introduced along with the other club presidents in District 5170. Marv and Bonnie Bamburg offer a toast to Presidentelect Rick Davis. Dave and Carolyn Crowley along with Marc Wagner smile in the warm afternoon sun. Regina Reynolds and Janine Payton share thoughts on one of the main speakers after lunch. Steve Salmon & Bill Ellington escort Pam Shannon during the Hospitality hour on Saturday. Also in attendance were Jerry & Patty Cummings, Doris Davis, and Pat Ellington.