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Board Update

The Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Campbell met last Wednesday evening (Nov. 19th). Below are some of the highlights of that meeting…

Golf Tournament Update

It was reported that our golf tournament netted a profit of $11,661.92 on revenue of $26,902.68 and expenses of $15,240.76. The single largest expense was, naturally, the cost of the golf course for green fees and all the meals, at $12,431.69. It was also noted that there are still a few dollars to be collected.

Funding Requests

The Board approved measures to fund:

  • $3,000 to ELC from the Wells Fargo Grant, bringing the club’s total contribution to this outstanding student event to $6,000 for this year.
  • $500 to reimburse the Home Church for food and supplies supporting Rosemary School’s Fall Festival, in which several of our members also contributed volunteer time.
  • $108 to Sonia Paz for the design and printing of book marks to be used for Books for Treats. Although this year’s BFT was rained out, the bookmarks, touting Rotary’s sponsorship, are not dated, so they will be used for next year’s Halloween event.
  • $500 to the Campbell Community toy Program for this year’s holiday toy drive. Past-President Janine Payton will deliver this check to the toy drive organizers at a kick-off event next Thursday at the Orchard City Banquet Hall.

Based on a request from EMQ/FF, the Board decided to take part in the EMQ Holiday Giving Tree. In the past our members have provided gift cards to EMQ. This year we will select “ornaments from the tree in our meeting room, and shop for the gifts requested by the families served by EMQ/FF.

Future Projects:

  • Renovation of the Garden at the Campbell Museum
  • International Hunger Project for the Spring of 2015

Our next Board meeting will be on January 14, 6pm, at Rock Bottom Brewery in The Pruneyard.

A Special “Thirsty Thursday”

Rotary Valentines DayTwo of the hallmarks of modern Rotary are “having fun” and “building friendships.” Our club’s “Thirsty Thursday” ?ts the bill for both of these goals. And this month’s venue will add a special nostalgic touch to the monthly gathering.

Thanks to social chairs Cindy Method and Cassandra Bowers and with the help of Bill Highley, we will get together at the home of Ginny Miskulin, 2202 Gunar Dr., SJ 95124.

Ginny is the widow of former Rotarian George Miskulin and a long time supporter of our club. For years Ginny provided, among other things, the beautiful camellias for our Valentine’s Sweetheart Luncheon.

George was a revered Rotarian for 50 years, and a Past President of the Rotary Club of Campbell. He was a long time educator in the Campbell Union High School District, the ?rst Principal of Del Mar High School and the namesake of our annual scholarships to high school graduates from Del Mar. This year, the scholarships will also be awarded to a worthy senior at Willow Glen High School as well!

So, mark your calendar and plan to meet Ginny, a most gracious hostess along with her daughter Susan, another long time Rotary supporter as they host Rotarians–new and veteran alike–in their lovely home.

Thank you Cindy, Cassandra and Bill for this special treat!

Upcoming Service Projects

Rotarians at Founders Day 2014Thursday, October 2: Rosemary School Fall Festival/Health Fair

Sign up with Jimmy Zien to help out at this unique annual event at our favorite elementary school. We may help with games and/or with BBQ.

Saturday, October 4: Child Advocates’ Picnic

For over 25 years Rotary has sponsored this annual event at Oak Meadow Park, giving some much deserved recognition to those who look out for the best interest of children in Santa Clara County. Sign up with Marc Wagner.

Monday, October 13: Dinner Service @ Home First

Sign up with Jerry Cummings to serve at the homeless shelter. This service project is a long standing Campbell Rotary Club service opportunity.

Wednesday, October 15: Avenues of Service @ SJ DoubleTree Hotel

This is not an actual community service project, but it is a great way to ?nd out more ways to perform service here in Campbell and around the world as well as learn more about what it means to be a Rotarian. Sign up with Janine Payton.

Saturday, October 25: Willow Glen Beer Walk

Sign up with Peter Allen to help our our partners in downtown Willow Glen as they put on an annual Beerfest.

Friday, October 31: Books for Treats in Downtown Campbell

Sign up with Bob Carlson to bring some joy and literary fun to children on Halloween. Details are forthcoming.

Tee off this Friday!

Rotary GT bugIt’s that time of year for our club — all of our clubs, actually: drivers, nine irons, putters! This Friday, September 19th, our annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held at The Villages Golf and Country Club in East San Jose. Registration will begin at 11am with tee-off at 1pm.

Registered golfers will be treated to a beautiful 18-hole round of golf, carts, practice bucket of balls, a BBQ lunch, gift bags, and beverages on the course, all capped with a delicious buffet dinner and prize presentations.

Tournament Co-Chairs, Jim Neal, Mike Anderson, and Sue Klear and many more Rotarians have done all of the planning and hard work “beating the bushes” to gather prizes, gifts, golfers, and to put all the extra touches on the tournament to make it a premier event.

Members have solicited sponsors, golfers, and prizes for this major fundraising effort, but there is still work to be done. Sign up at today’s lunch to help out at Friday’s tournament. Many hands are still needed to help register golfers, organize the gift bags, give directions, help out at the beverage holes, putting contest, live and silent auction, raf?e, and much, much more.

Speaking of prizes: We have a vacation in Cabo (post-Hurricane), Sharks & 49ers tickets, sports memorabilia, hotel stays, wine tasting parties, golf packages, restaurant gift certi?cates, gift cards… and on and on. Don’t miss a minute!

- President John Shannon

District Governor’s Visit

Ed Jellen

District 5170 Governor Ed Jellen

Mark your calendars! Save the date! Tuesday, September 30, will be a big day for The Rotary Club of Campbell. That is the day of our annual visit from the District 5170 Governor, Ed Jellen. The Governor will meet with members of the club’s Board of Directors prior to the start of our regular lunch meeting to learn about the many projects and programs of which we are so rightfully proud.

During the regular meeting, Ed will be our main speaker. The Governor’s visit is always a big event in the life of a local club and a big day for the club’s President. Like when favorite relatives visit for the Holidays, we want to put our best foot forward.

This annual visit is a good time for the Governor to thank and recognize those members who have pledged or who have already made a contribution to The Rotary Foundation, so help out Dick Garland when he distributes this year’s pledge cards and be one of the “Every Rotarian” who contributes “Every Year!”

The other big event this year is our club’s participation in the annual “President’s Project.” As you know, Governor Ed has challenged all of the clubs in District 5170 to gather school supplies to present to the teachers of a local school. We have selected Rosemary School and have already — thanks to your generosity — gathered many of the items that Rosemary’s Principal, Brian Schmaedick, has suggested would be most appreciated by his staff.

My plan is to have a large pyramid of school supplies on hand for the Governor to present to Mr. Schmaedick on September 30th. We have done well in gathering cases of copy paper for the 25 teachers at Rosemary. All we need is to collect a relatively few more pencils and dry erase markers to make the “pyramid” complete. We will have one last “pass the envelope” opportunity at this week’s meeting.

We will invite the local press, of course, for what should be a golden photo opportunity. The one snag in all of this is that we have been displaced from our regular meeting place on that day. No worries — we will find a suitable local change of venue.

– John Shannon, Club President