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Ninth ‘Relay’ a ‘First’ for Rotary!

Newsletter July 14 2009

J U L Y 1 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 CHARTERED FEB., 1948 z The week in photos z This past week was a busy one for local Rotarians. Page 2 has some photos of the District 5170 Roast and Toast event as well as the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of which our club was a sponsor! 9th Annual Relay a 1st for Us Twenty-five years ago one man decided he would do something to bring awareness to and raise money for the fight against cancer. He raised a little over $20,000. From that humble beginning, “Relay for Life” events have sprouted up all over the country. One of the biggest and best organized event is right here in Campbell. The Relay for Life walk-a-thon is in its 9th year here. 2009 marked the first year that our club took part in the festivities sponsored by the American Cancer Society. We were Bronze Sponsors of the event which got our logo on the event’s website and on the back of the T-shirt that walkers wore around the track at the Campbell Community Center. For our first attempt at putting together a team, we must say that we were small, but disorganized! But each participant kept saying, “Next year….” followed by an idea for our camp site, or member involvement, or how to set out a bunch of luminarias, how to bring food, etc. Sponsoring the event was the brainchild of Jerry Cummings, and among those who were seen walking the track during the 24 hour event were John, Rick and Ravi (photo), Ravi’s wife, Meera, John’s wife, Pam, Justin Toms, Ann Height and Bill and Emilie Highley. Also on hand were Janine Payton and Ruth Kohan who supported other teams in this very worthwhile effort. Others also took part: more names later. Just as Rotary International is taking on the fight against Polio, so is the American Cancer Society fighting the dreaded disease of cancer. Debunking this Saturday Maybe not as much fun as a circus, maybe more fun!!! This Saturday we will debunk PastPresident John at Mama Mia’s from 12 Noon to 3:00 PM. Good food, good beverages, good fun and a once in a year opportunity to rip some poor hapless fellow who just spent the last year doing all he could to bring peace, love and harmony to the world. Be there or be square! ??????????? July 14: TRF Seminar @ Double Tree Hotel, San Jose, 6-9 PM July 18: President’s Debunking, @ Mama Mia’s; Noon-3 PM Coming Events Jerry says “Hi” to some Saratoga Rotarians Some of the assembled crowd of “Roasters & Toasters.” Mmmmmmmmm….. Roast & Relay

President Rick: “They Profit Most Who Serve Best”

Newsletter July 7 2009

J U L Y 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 CHARTERED FEB., 1948 z Meet The Members z Check page 2 of today’s Newsletter for a new feature, “Meet the Members.” From time to time, we will post articles about our members and their interests both in and outside of Rotary. Be ready to speak to our intrepid reporter when he calls on you! Smile. “THEY PROFIT MOST WHO SERVE BEST” Rotary’s best-known motto is “Service above Self”, and its secondary motto is “They profit most who serve best”. In combination, these two mottos almost define the Rotary experience. Our main purpose is service, and our service is both pleasurable and rewarding. In leads us to great friendships and memorable experiences. It also connects us to powerful resources that we an apply to projects that we ourselves want to start up. Our Club has active work in progress in all of the Avenues of Service, and it it offers each of us the opportunity to participate, to receive training, and to lead. Prominent among our current activities is our first Signature Event, a great fund raiser for Polio Plus. There is a role for everyone in this, and it is important for each Club member to choose a role, great or small, and perform it with an enthusiasm that encourages others. Your Club officers and Committee chairs will continue to inform and encourage all members in a way that makes participation easy. My year of service as president comes at a time when our Club is near a high point in membership and in effectiveness. It is an honor and a responsibility which I do not take lightly. I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you in this way, and I want to thank John Shannon and Jerry Cummings, my predecessors, for their leadership of the good Club that we now share. Board highlights Board meetings will be the 3rd Monday of the month @ The Hick’ry Pit. Board members for 09-10: Rick Davis, Marv Bamburg, Marc Wagner, John Shannon, Jerry Cummings, Bill Highley, Kit Whitney, Judy Armstrong, Bill Ellington, Neil Jacobson, Ravi Chari, Sue Klear, Janine Payton, Carl Middione and Regina Reynolds. ??????????? July 14: TRF Seminar @ Double Tree Hotel, San Jose, 6-9 PM July 18: President’s Debunking, @ Mama Mia’s; Noon-3 PM July 9: District Roast & Toast @ Saratoga Springs July 11, 12: Relay for Life @ Campbell Community Center Coming Events Phil Nielsen Say, “Hello” to long time Rotary member, Phil Nielsen. Phil is an attorney in downtown San Jose who specializes in estate planning (wills and trusts), estate administration (probate and trust administration) and a little business work (corporations, LLCs and partnerships). Phil has been an active Rotarian since 1979 and has served as President (1993-94), Treasurer (many years) and Board Member. Phil is married to his lovely wife, Linda and they have two grown sons, Eric and Jeffrey. Phil is a gourmet who likes to “eat anything that doesn’t eat me ?rst!” He’s a faithful Oakland Raiders fan and enjoys sailing his 19 foot sailboat, “Lucy.” Meet the Members! Adam Beck Emergency Medical Specialist. This selfproclaimed “adrenaline junkie” has a very full schedule. He is VicePresident of Beck’s Shoes, a family operation that has been open for business since 1919. Adam is also a Volunteer Fire?ghter in Ben Lomond and is pursuing certi?cation as an Adam was introduced to Rotary by his grandfather, a Past-President of the Campbell Rotary Club. Adam’s passion to serve others makes for a great ?re?ghter and a great Rotarian. The family shoe business, “Beck’s Shoes” with 10 stores in California, and a new one in Reno, Nevada. He tells his salespeople that “our customers don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

Join the Campbell Rotary Team ‘Relay for Life’

If you would like to support the Campbell Relay for Life and our fight against all types of cancers talk to our esteemed former Campbell Rotary President Jon Shannon about how you can make a donation or join the Rotary Team and collect sponsors.

This is an awesome event that everyone should come down and check out.

We begin at 10:00 am on Saturday July 11, on the track at the Campbell Community Center with the survivors lap- for those of you who have fought cancer you should come down and walk this lap! Then the fun begins with walking, game playing, lots of opportunities to purchase goods and services with all proceeds going to the fight against cancer.

At dusk we begin to light the Lumineria that have been created in Honor or Memory of cancer fighters. These line the track throughout the night and it is beautiful. If you stop by the lumineria table during the day on Saturday you can create your own to add to the walk!
A favorite with many is the young lady that give FREE HUGS all day and all night long.

We don’t stop walking until 10:00am on Sunday. We walk until there is a cure.

Rotary Family Day with the A’s

Bring your Family and Friends!

Rotary Family Day with the A’s
Saturday, August 15, @ 1:05 pm
A’s vs. Chicago White Sox

Parking opens at 10:30am for tailgating!

Proceeds from the tickets sales goes towards sending local kids to RYLA.

You can purchase tickets for yourself, family and friends or purchase and donate to EMQ!

You can email Janine Payton with your order or sign up for tickets at the next club meeting. Checks will be made out to Campbell Rotary.