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Spending Plan & Budget Updates

Campbell Rotary Club BannerThe Board of Directors has approved a revised club budget and a revised Spending Plan for our Club’s Foundation. These are two of the “buckets” of money over which we have local control.

The Club budget, all $50,120, concerns itself with items involved with the day-to-day or week-to-week running of the club. The income portion recognizes such items as our Club Dues, Happy/Sad Dollars, Marble Draw, payments for meals and Miscellaneous Donations Received.

The Expenses of our club include a long list of items, many related to the income, such as Cost of Meals, our District and International Dues, and Marble Draw prize money. Other expenses cover our contributions to the Downtown Campbell Business Association, Chamber of Commerce, Contributions to the RI Rose Bowl Float, the Speech Contest, District and International Conferences, along with such mundane costs as printing, postage, web hosting, and, of course, taxes.

You can click here to view the full Club Budget.

The 2014-2015 Spending Plan covers our charitable projects and expenses. We intentionally did not allocate all available funds because we know that new and important projects or charitable giving opportunities can come up during the year and we did not want to have our hands tied by a depleted giving fund for the year.

If you have any questions, please contact a board member or President John Shannon.

Concert Benefits EPN

D-Squared Concert 2014On Sunday afternoon, member Debbie Davis presented her third annual musical concert to benefit the End Polio Now campaign of Rotary International. Funds received from the happy concert goers and others will be eligible for the double-match grant of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, thus tripling our club’s contribution!

Debbie paired herself with Mezza Soprano Deborah Rosengaus, creating the twosome dubbed “D Squared.” The duo wowed the assembled crowd with hits from Broadway shows featuring hits by Oscar Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, the Gershwin Brothers, Steven Sondheim and others. Debbie, a masterful pianist, played perfect accompaniment to the very talented singer who also shared delightful stories from her musical and personal past.

From “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” through a beautiful bi-lingual version of “Man of La Mancha”, Debbie and Deborah performed magically and left the audience completely enthralled. The show included a couple of crowd friendly “sing-a-longs” ending with “The Sound of Musics” “Edelweiss.”

Adding to the wonderful music was the unmatched hospitality of Rick and Doris Davis at their beautiful Silver Creek home.

Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss next year’s concert!

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!

An Historic Night

John and Pam Shannon with RI President Gary C.K. Huang and his wife, Corina

John and Pam Shannon with RI President Gary C.K. Huang and his wife, Corina

On Saturday night, October 4th, Governor Ed Jellen presided over the chartering of a new club in District 5170. And for the ?rst time in Rotary’s 109 year history, the Rotary International President, Gary C. K. Huang, was on hand to present pins to each of the 42 charter members of the Rotary Club of Huaren in Silicon Valley.

In addition, three Past RI Presidents, Mat Caparas, Cliff Dochtermann, and Richard King, were also in attendance to welcome the new Rotarians. The new club also received congratulatory remarks from Li Peilong, Consul General of the Consulate in San Francisco of The People’s Republic of China.

The evening event, full of pomp and ceremony, as well as live entertainment, was chaired by Richard Flanders, Past-President of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton and advisor to many District Governors. The assembled crowd began the evening with the ?ag salute, recitation of the 4-Way Test and the singing of the National Anthem by Lena Zee, Past-President of the Rotary Club of Fremont.

We enjoyed a sumptuous 7 course feast at Ming’s Restaurant as well as the camaraderie of the many Rotarians from throughout District 5170.

- President John Shannon

Welcome Governor Ed Jellen!

Ed JellenThis week, we are honored to have as our special guest speaker District 5170 Governor Ed Jellen. The meeting will be held at the Orchard City Banquet Hall of the Campbell Community Center on Winchester Blvd.

District Governor Ed Jellen is a California native born in Los Angeles, and a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and of U.C. Berkeley School of Law, also known as Boalt Hall.

After graduating from law school, Ed practiced law in San Francisco for 15 years. And then, in 1987, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals appointed Ed to serve as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge. He held that position for 25 years. Ed served seven of those years as Chief Judge of the nine-judge Northern District Bankruptcy Court. He has also served as Chair of the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Judge Education Committee and Chair of the Ninth Circuit Conference of Chief Bankruptcy Judges.

Additionally, Ed has served as a member of the adjunct faculties of both U.C. Berkeley and Stanford law schools, teaching courses in federal bankruptcy law.

Ed is a member of the Rotary Club of Oakland. He joined the club in 1997, several months after being invited to attend a meeting as the club’s guest luncheon speaker. Ed went on to serve as chair of many of the club’s committees, a member of its board of directors, and President during the club’s Centennial year, 2008-2009. At the District level, Ed has served, among other things, as Asst. Governor for Large Clubs, Asst. Governor for Area 1, and he was Chair of our 2013 District Conference in Napa.

During his years as a Rotarian, Ed has participated in numerous Rotary trips. These include visits to Ghana as part of District 5170’s first polio eradication mission to that country; Vietnam and Cambodia, helping deliver school supplies and clothing to a number of orphanages; and Guatemala, where Oakland Rotary installed sanitary stoves and helped bring clean water to the Mayan village of Chibaquib.

Ed is an avid reader and crossword puzzler, loves American and English history, and also enjoys photography, bridge, and listening to 50’s rock and roll music. He resides in Oakland with his wife, Julie, who works as a paralegal for a San Francisco law firm.