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.