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February 2013 Bulletin
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Governor Laura’s February message
Bringing Peace through Service is what we do. When we teach someone to read, give a warm coat, bring clean water, raise money for disaster victims we bring Peace through our Service. When we help those who hurt, we bring Peace through our Service. When we provide answers and solutions to those looking for help, we bring Peace through our Service. And let us not forget about being at Peace with ourselves. How different would your life be if you didn’t have Rotary?
Remember April 27th is Rotarians at Work day. On that day, volunteer at your local women and children’s shelter. For more information, contact AG Fred Ehler at email@example.com. Peace begins at home.
Give with pride and confidence to The Rotary Foundation. We returned from Kenya with Peace in our hearts. We met with leaders in Kenya who are working hard to make their communities and their country better. We met with Rotarians, teachers, dentists, government officials, social workers, and community leaders who are passionate and committed to bringing a better life to the people of Kenya, especially to the children. Your global grant is a part of that effort. Rotarians, because of your contributions to Kenya Smiles, you are improving the education and health of the beautiful children of Kenya. Over and over again, we heard the children say “Thank you”.
Donate to The Rotary Foundation on February 23rd , Rotary’s 108th birthday. Beginning that day, and until supplies last, make an on-line donation to The Rotary Foundation and get extra Foundation Points. District 5160 will match your donation to The Rotary Foundation, up to 250 points. So on February 23rd, ready, set, go! Simply email your donation confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll credit the points.
Join the Paul Harris Society. Donate $1000 ($84 per month) and pledge to continue to give that each year (to the best of your ability). Join now and be our guest at our Paul Harris Society “Pot of Gold” celebration on March 17th at the Ken Behring estate in Blackhawk. Interested? Send your inquiry to Paul Harris Society Chair PDG Stan Smalley at SSmalley@mce-corp.com
The next Rotary Year will be here before we know it, introducing the 2013-14 Rotary theme. But first……in baseball they call it Spring Training season. In Rotary, we have Spring Training too. It starts with training our next team of Presidents at PETS. It is no small training session and it is like no other. Nearly 600 Presidents will be in the house at Far West PETS, it starts the evening of Thursday Feb 28th in San Jose.
Then it is on to training for Club Leaders, New Rotarians and all involved in making Clubs tick. This year we call them Summits and you can find one of them at a location near you: March 23rd at Butte College, April 20 at Shasta College in Redding and May 4th at the Vallejo campus of Solano Community College.
Dates to Remember:
Feb 23, Rotary’s 108th anniversary—make your Donation to TRF and earn extra points
Feb 28-Mar 3, PETS
Mar 17, Paul Harris Society Pot of Gold Celebration at the Ken Behring Estate
Mar 23, Summit Central (aka Assembly)
Apr 20, Summit North (aka Assembly)
April 27th, Rotarians at Work Day. Peace begins at home, volunteer at your local women and children’s shelter
May 4, Summit South (aka Assembly)
May 10, Million Dollar Dinner
Jun 9-15, Camp Royal
Jun 15-19, Camp Venture
Jun 22-26, International Convention, Lisbon Portugal
Jul 13, Awards and Installation Dinner
Thank you all.
Rotary Club of San Ramon Valley
Attention Please – Barsheep and Fab 5 Rotarians
We are honored to have THREE outstanding candidates to fill your area’s ONE position on
the District Governor Nominating Committe for 2014-2016
BARSHEEP / Fab 5 Nominating Committee Area
Pate Thomson, Berkeley
Bradley Ward, San Pablo
Jose Avelar, Orinda
There will be an email vote for the final selection. Please send your vote to Laura@Rotary5160.org for tabulation.
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Rotarians at Work Day is April 27th!
Big news is here for our next RAWD! Need a club project? Governor Laura Day and Delta Force ADG Fred Ehler have a wonderful Rotarians at Word Day suggestion for us! Check out this great 5160 sponsored project idea here!
YEX – Youth Exchange Students Report from Abroad!
You are going to LOVE these Wonderful reports from our students. Please take the time to open the links!
Global Grant Scholar Jimmy Le reports from France here!
Claire Coleman reports from Slovakia here!
Sarah Guinon reports from Switzerland here!
Lacey Christophersen reports from Columbia here!
Carley Barrett reports from Salzburg, Austria here!
Camp Royal – Registrations in Progress
All clubs received the requested number of spaces, the camp is sold out, and clubs should be choosing their students at this time. There will be some openings from clubs that cannot fill their slots, so if your club wants some extra slots, contact Vic G. Marcy Kiser at Odyssey Teams in Chico will be coordinating the student registrations.
Camp Venture Anyone?
Saturday June 15th through Wednesday June 19th. $620 per camper. Updated info and forms are available from Beri Kasper at: email@example.com First come, First Served….and we only have 40 spots.
4 Way Test Speech Contest – Runoffs?
We’ll get a LAST CALL out early next week for clubs to set up area runoffs. We have two responses in the south, Mountain is planning one, otherwise we have no responses from North or Central. The details are here!
WOWZER! $100 Foundation Points for Susan Lundquist at Woodland Luna Vista
Susan won the drawing from those who found the secret word in the HELP WANTED article encouraging members to take the Expression of Interest Survey She will receive $100 in Foundation points, courtesy Vic G. We still owe Quent Alexander his points from last month. The game’s on hold for the moment. Thanks for participating!
People join Rotary for different reasons. Some join for fellowship, some for business, some join for service opportunities. Our RITS this month was “forced to join” by a woman . . . a woman Rotarian, club president and past Assistant Governor! Who was this “forceful woman” and how and why did she put the “whammy” on this guy? Find out Pittsburg Rotarian Steve Krank’s inspiring story by clicking here!
Rotary International Photo Contest!
Do you have some great photos illustrating a Rotary story or service project? Well, how about submitting it to RI’s photo contest? The deadline for submissions is February 28th and the details are here! Good luck!
Excellent Response to Help Wanted Survey!
Thanks to all of you who responded to the survey. Some of you have already been contacted, others will be contacted going forward. Both DGE Steve Lack and DGN Pam Gray are using the breakout lists as they fill out their organization charts. THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING!
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Our Mt Shasta Bike Ride is June 3. Get in shape and join us there