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Campbell Schools: Rising Young Authors

Today’s lunch program featured a collection of books and literature written by children at various schools of the Campbell Union School District. An energetic trio of teachers and students presented the program to our Club.

Youth author Miette Ramirez introduced her previously-published book, Children of the Zodiac, and gave us a preview of her latest work, including reading a passage.


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The Rising Young Authors are a select group of students whose short stories and poems were among hundreds entered in the District’s annual Writing Faire. Judges review the entries for technical excellence, focus, structure, use of creative expression, vocabulary, word combinations, and originality in ideas and/or presentation of ideas. Only one author is chosen per school per year, in Grades 3-7.

This year’s Writing Faire will be held on June 3 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Campbell Library.

The books we heard about — and many more — are available online on the Bokemon Books website, which Erin Addison demonstrated.

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We also welcomed new superintendent Eric Andrew as one of our guests.

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Rotary Newsletter Mar 23 2010

SCC Valley Medical System

Continuing our Rotary Club’s outstanding – and timely – speaker series, while the nation responds to a historic health care overhaul, today’s speaker addresses the health care delivery system in Santa Clara County.

We heard from Denise Carr with the Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System, most famously known as the operators of Valley Medical Center. Although she admitted up front that the system did not know exactly how the recent legislation will impact Santa Clara County, Denise recognized its importance in providing care to the under-insured.

The Santa Clara County system includes eight health centers, which provide more than 877,000 patient visits (a 61% increase since 1999), sees 21,7650 mental health patients annually, and works collaboratively with the SCC Public Health Department. Valley Medical also staffs the only pediatric trauma center in San Jose, and one of only two burn centers in the County.

Denise went on to share a few stories of children and families who have received medical care within the county system, including Sofia Delaney, who was diagnosed with a rare congenital breathing disorder.

Club Assembly – March 30 ??

The Rotary Club of Campbell is considering holding the next Club Assembly in the evening to allow more lengthy conversation regarding Club issues.

The Assembly is proposed for Tuesday, March 30, at Mama Mia’s on Hamilton Avenue. … But in order to guarantee the private room, we need to have 20 people in attendance. Please contact Marv Bamburg to RSVP.

Marvin Bamburg, AIA, CSI, LEED-AP

MBA ARCHITECTS
1176 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
408.297.0288

Campbell Veterans Memorial

Today’s luncheon featured Campbell resident Ken Estep, one of the key organizers working to build the Campbell Veterans Memorial on the grounds of City Hall in downtown Campbell:

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Rotary Newsletter Mar 16 2010

Dr. Seuss Tribute at Rosemary School

Rotary Newsletter March 9 2010

Resource Area for Teachers

This week’s luncheon speaker was Mary Simon, founder and Executive Director of the local Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT.

RAFT is a non-profit organization that provides educators with the tools they need to engage their students in powerful hands-on learning experiences. They offer a selection of innovative hands-on activities, educational resources and inexpensive supplies (many donated by local businesses) to enrich pre K-12 education and community programs. RAFT also serves as a professional organization for teachers, providing development workshops and the ongoing support they need to excel in their day-to-day classroom endeavors.