CAMPBELL, CA, July 10 – Ravi Chari is the new president of the Campbell Rotary Club. His commitment to serve the Campbell community goes back 20 years, when his two children were in Campbell schools and he chaired the Kids Connection program to showcase the rich diversity and international flavor of Campbell.
As an Indo-American with deep roots in the Bay Area and in India, Chari says that “the Rotary service motto: ‘Building Communities, Bridging Continents’ has a special meaning for him.”
An engineer with Oracle, Chari was born in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He graduated from the University of Minnesota and holds an undergraduate degree from IIT Madras, India.
The Campbell Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. for a luncheon program at EMQ’s Campbell Campus on Llewellyn Avenue. The Club participates in Rotary International projects, one of which is nearing its 25 year objective of eradicating polio worldwide. The Campbell Club has its own local projects supporting schools, the homeless and youth at risk. The Club sponsors an international project, “Digital Villages,” which seeks to make computer technology and the internet available to improve life in underdeveloped areas.
The Campbell Club welcomes new members from all sectors of the community whose aim is fellowship and service, Chari noted.
Other new Club officers for the current year are Dr. Sue Klear, a psychologist, president-elect; Steve Salmon, real estate investor, secretary; Marc Wagner, CPA, treasurer; and Rick Davis, engineer, immediate past president.
Other board members are John Shannon, Community Service; Kit Whitney, co-chair Community Service & Retention; Bill Mahan, International Service & Future Visio Janine Payton, Youth Service; Dr. Sue Klear, Vocational Service; Carl Middione, Membership; Bill Highley, Rotary Foundation; Bill Ellington, Fund-Raisers; Judy Armstrong, Club Service; David Keller, Webmaster; and Dave Crowley, Public Relations.
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