Again with the timely Luncheon Speakers!
Days after the Governor announces the emergency drought declaration for California, Campbell Rotary welcomes Michael Frost, vice president of the steering committee for Restore the Delta, to discuss Restore the Delta’s concerns with the proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan.
Frost argues that several elements of the BDCP are too risky and are irresponsible for future allocation of water resources across California. He is especially concerned about the role of some water districts and valley farmers spread across the San Joaquin Valley.
The draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and associated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) has been made available for public review, with the public comment period running through April 14, 2014.
Restore the Delta is a grassroots campaign committed to making the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fishable, swimmable, drinkable, and farmable to benefit all of California. Restore the Delta – a coalition of Delta residents, business leaders, civic organizations, community groups, faith-based communities, union locals, farmers, fishermen, and environmentalists – seeks to strengthen the health of the estuary and the well-being of Delta communities.
Several West Valley Rotary Cubs have jointly launched the 5th annual Enterprise Leadership Conference, and are now recruiting high school juniors for next year’s three-day training program at the Asilomar Conference grounds in Pacific Grove.
Rotary Club are joining forces to recruit some 60 students who will be divided into 10 teams (three girls and three boys) from 20 high schools in Santa Clara Valley. Deadline for applications to the program is December 20, 2013.
Business leaders drawn from Rotary membership present key business concepts: management structure, finance, marketing, product/service development, human resources etc. to help the students to develop a virtual company with a
The three-day conference will begin with a keynote address by Clint Severson, founder of the Severson Entrepreneurship Academy at Minot State University and CEO and President of Abaxis, a medical devices company in Union City, CA. Helen Pastorino, founder of Alain Pinel Realtors will also be speaking. This past year’s conference held in March featured Richard Lowenthal, former mayor of Cupertino and co-founder and CEO of ChargePoint Technologies, who is also a Rotarian.
“The students really take to this program,” Michelle Lewis & Shane Jacksteit, program coordinator’s for the Sunnyvale Rotary Club reports. Following this past year’s conference, one student attendee stated: “I learned lessons you can’t be taught in a classroom. It’s an experience I will never forget.”
To learn more, please visit the ELC West website.
Santa Clara County was an early home of the EMQ mental heath and foster care services, and continues to be the central customer service center for all of EMQFF, which now provides services in 33 counties across the state.
Sarah announced plans for a psychiatric bed facility on the northwest corner of the Campbell campus. At the moment, there are not enough county-wide beds for children in stressful psychiatric holds, who currently end up in adult hospital rooms at Valley Medical Center, although most remain in crowded rooms with multiple adult roommates. Last week, the Campbell Planning Commission voted to grant EMQ FamiliesFirst a change of use permit so a building on campus can be converted to a crisis stabilization unit for youth at risk for suicide.
Assuming the Planning Commission’s ruling is not appealed, EMQFF expects to provide youth services in the refurbished facility by April 2014.
Most of EMQFF’s ground-breaking services are provided in Santa Clara County, and the new facility will expand the excellent care already provided to children at risk in our community.
|Copyright © 2014 Campbell Rotary - All Rights Reserved|