Greetings Rotarian and Happy August, from Governor Jayne!

Don’t miss our two Learning & Leadership Development Seminars taking place this month:

  • August 11 – The Rotary Foundation featuring Steven Solomon, RI’s Senior Annual Giving Officer (Registration closes August 6)
  • August 21 – International Service (Registration closes August 16)

Register today at http://rotary5150.org/calendar/

Be sure to register for the Celebrate Summer – A Picnic in the Park at the Foster City Recreation Center on August 26 from 10 am to 2 pm. Delicious BBQ! Games for all ages including bocce ball and free pickleball lessons. Enjoy face painting and a photobooth to capture those memories! It’s going to be great time for all ages! Register at http://rotary5150.org/

Northern California is once again suffering from devastating wildfires. Many Rotarians have lost their homes due to these recent fires. If you would like to contribute to assist those at the Carr Fire (Redding and Shasta County) please visit the following website: http://www.rotary5160.org/carr-fire-redding-ca/. Assistance to those in Lake County can be provided at this website: www.larca5130.org.

Finally, hearty congratulations to our District Rotarian of the Month for July, Suzanne Varacalli with the Rotary Club of San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf.

Thank you for all that you do for your community and around the world through your Rotary service.

Jayne Hulbert
District Governor
Rotary District 5150

DisCon18 Veterans Salute

Memorial Day is the day we remember those service members which made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This tradition began in the 1860’s. Although this video may be more fitting for Veterans Day, this is our tribute to some of our veterans in Rotary District 5150 during our District Conference 2018. Thank you for your service.
“Impossible Dream” sung by Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle, 1967)

Learn More about the Rotary Clubs from District 5150 – Week 6 or 6

Rotary Club of San Rafael Evening

A year in the life of a Rotary Club, from installation, to fun and projects. Upbeat music combined with still images and video.

Rotary Club of Terra Linda

Interview style video of the club president and club member. Why they joined Rotary.

Woodside Portola Valley Rotary Club – We are People of Action

Here is a video of a project in they did in Africa.

Learn More about the Rotary Clubs from District 5150 – Week 5 or 6

San Carlos Club

Showing club projects, fun and fellowship.

Rotary Club of San Francisco West – Montage

Picture collection of club projects.

Learn More about the Rotary Clubs from District 5150 – Week 4 or 6

Rotary Club of South San Francisco – Rotary Plaza

The history and building process of Rotary Plaza, affordable senior housing. Highlighting the recent remodel including solar panels, and their new affordable senior in downtown South San Francisco on Miller Avenue.

The Rotary Club of Pacifica – Rotary Gate Making the Sausage

A rapid time lapse video of a planning meeting for the District Conference. Very funny!

Learn More about the Rotary Clubs from District 5150 – Week 3 or 6

Rotary Club of Belmont and Redwood Shores

Quick short video highlighting club members and projects – People of Action.

Rotary Club of Novato – Nova Ro project

How do you build senior housing project? Some of the history and people involved in providing Novato Rotary affordable senior housing.

Learn More about the Rotary Clubs from District 5150 – Week 2 or 6

Rotary Club of San Francisco

Opening video for their club meeting. Fast moving intro.

Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown

Highlighting some club projects, fun, and fellowship.

Learn More about the Rotary Clubs from District 5150 – Week 1 or 6

Rotary Club ofPeninsula Sunrise – H2Opendoors Tanzanita

A inspiring video of an H2OpenDoors water project in Tanzanita

Rotary Club of Millbrae

A presentation from the club president and member highlighting projects and working with the community. High quality presentation.

Rotary – 4-Way Fest at The Peppermill
May 17 – 19, 2019

Meet Rotarians from Northern California and Northern Nevada!
Exchange Ideas! Celebrate Your Success!
Registration is now open!
Early Bird Special $298 now through May 31, 2018 midnight
General Registration $325 goes on sale June 1, 2018
Late Registration $350 goes on sale March 1, 2019

Peppermill Hotel Reservations:
Call 1.866.821.9996
Rooms $159 plus tax (single or double occupancy)
Group Reference Name: Rotary 5150
A credit card is needed to hold all reservations
If reservations are completed on-line, credit cards will be charged at the time of the transactions
Register Now

Marin IJ
Human trafficking the focus of Rotary Club of Terra Linda presentation

The Rotary Club of Terra Linda shone a spotlight on the topic of human trafficking on Saturday. In partnership with Rotary District 5150, representing Marin County, San Francisco and San Mateo County, hosted a presentation on the hidden problem of human trafficking to a crowd of more than 60 people at the Marin County Office of Education.

“It’s about awareness,” said Laurel Botsford, the Rotary Club of Terra Linda member who organized the event. “We have to get the word out — get it out of the shadows — expose it to the light. That’s why trafficking has been able to flourish for so long. Nobody wanted to talk about it. It was too horrible to face.”

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From Rotary International:
Rotary helps disaster victims

The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs are helping communities battered by severe weather and earthquakes.

The Rotary Foundation is collecting emergency relief funds to help victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma while local clubs are working in their communities.

“The power of Rotary is in the Foundation’s ability to pull help from around the world while local clubs provide immediate relief in their own communities,” says Don Mebus of the Rotary Club of Arlington, Texas.

Two powerful earthquakes hit Mexico, destroying buildings and highways, and killing hundreds of people. Rotarians have set up a fund to help reconstruct schools, housing and medical facilities.

Hurricane Maria is wreaking havoc on the Caribbean and is blamed for nine deaths so far.

In Sierra Leone, torrential rains and a mudslide in August has killed more than 500 people and destroyed nearly 2,000 homes. On the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, an orphanage, where more than 60 children slept, was swept away in the slide. More than 600 people are still missing.

An estimated 40 million people across Bangladesh, India, and Nepal have been affected after massive floods hit the area last month. UNICEF estimates 31 million people in India have lost their homes, and 8 million people in Bangladesh and 1.7 million in Nepal have been affected.

Rotary’s partner, ShelterBox, is providing support to families displaced by the storms.

ShelterBox teams are working with Rotarians to assess the damage and provide emergency supplies and temporary housing in Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

In Texas, hundreds of light privacy tents were deployed to evacuation centers for families to use temporarily.

How to contribute

Earthquake victims

Send donations to:
Fondo Unido Rotario de Mexico A.C.
Bank: City Banamex
Branch: 0844
Account: 9668351
Swift Code: BNMXMXMM

Hurricane victims

Two Rotary Foundation donor advised funds have been set up to accept donations for disaster relief and recovery in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma:

Hurricane Harvey
Account name: Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund
Account number: 608

Hurricane Irma
Account name: Hurricane Emergency Relief Fund
Account number: 296

You can contribute by check or wire transfer or online with a credit card. You’ll need to provide the DAF account name and number listed above. If you would like a credit card receipt, please check the address box to share your address with Rotary.

Learn how you can contribute.

If you have questions about how you can help, contact relief@rotary.org. To see how clubs are helping, go to Rotary Ideas.

 

 

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District 5150 in 2016-2017 Breaking Records in Contributions To The Rotary Foundation

Time for all of us in District 5150 to celebrate our philanthropic spirit to make a difference to improve this world by contributing to The Rotary Foundation (“TRF”) in the 2016-2017 year! District 5150’s giving this year was at a record high.

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Rotarian of the Month – July 2018

July 2018 Rotarian of the Month:  Suzanne Varacalli from Rotary Club of Fisherman’s Wharf  Suzanne is Past President, current Secretary and International Service Chair of the Rotary Club of Fisherman’s Wharf.  She has been a Rotarian since May, [...]

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