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The Rotary Foundation Minute

April 13, 2017


water and sanitation


Clean water.  We take it for granted.  In some places in the world, clean water is more precious than gold.


In Rotary, we believe that clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they simply lead healthier and more successful lives.

When people think of Rotary, they often think of us as people who dig wells.  We don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.
Projects funded by the Rotary Foundation—
  • Enable communities to develop, fund, and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems.
  • Provide equitable community access to safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene.
  • Support programs that create awareness of the benefits of safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.
  • Support career-minded professionals’ studies related to water and sanitation.
  • Create tools and resources that facilitate, measure, and enhance high-quality water and sanitation projects worldwide.
Rotary has issued a global challenge to its members, asking them to work collectively to improve education quality and access—particularly for girls—by working with communities to improve teacher training, curriculum, and water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities.  We can be proud to be a part of this effort.
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Schedule of Greeters
April 20
Hornstra, Mark
April 27
Giles, Ray
May 4
Prilutsky, Michael
May 11
Gayler, Chris
May 18
Gayler, George
May 25
Greco, Guy
June 8
Gross, Paula
June 15
Gunning, Mike
Greeter Protocol
When you are assigned the duty of being our greeter, you should remember the following:

1. You should be at the meeting by 11:45 AM in order to greet everyone as they come to the meeting.

2. You should bring a "Greeter's Gift" for the raffle. The gift should be approximately $20.00 in value.

3. You will be leading the giving the inspiration of the day, leading the salute to the flag, and introducing the visiting Rotarians. It is a good idea to watch the visiting Rotarians sign in, so that you can ask them about any complicated names or classifications.

4. If you cannot attend, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of San Ramon
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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Dr.
Danville, CA  94526
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Meeting Notes for April 13, 2017
By: Tom Port
The “African Queen”, with only a little more than one month to go (she’s skipping town for the final countdown) opened with the, by now, well worn: “R.I. President is John F. Germ and his theme is ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’”.
Greeter: Ed Duarte advised: “ If you are living your life with credibility and integrity nothing else matters; if you are not living your life with credibility and integrity nothing else matters”. Ed, a retired General Contractor, is in his 30th year as a club member. He and his wife Linda, have four children and three grandchildren.
Patriotic Song: Hermann Welm, led us in “My country ‘tis of thee I sing…”.
Demotion Party: As our leader will be traveling abroad in June the Demotion Party will be held May 30th the Gallagher’s. Be sure to sign up. The event will be catered and the price is $50.00 per person including beer and wine.
No June1 Meeting. We are “dark” that day.
100th Anniversary of San Ramon: Dr. Bill Harlan will give a talk on the “Harlan House; is it still standing?”  at the Museum of San Ramon on Sat., May 13 at 10:00 A.M.
Rotary Assembly: Saturday, May 13 at 8:30 to 12:00 P.M.
Blackhawk Food Wine and Film Festival Joyce Feldman, President Elect of Danville Sycamore dropped by to promote their Blackhawk Festival fundraiser. The event will feature the wines of Livermore Valley, food samples from local fine restaurants, silent and live auctions, and their special Fund-a Cause for the Down Syndrome Connection East Bay. Featured entertainment will be: Adam Lasher – American Idol.
The Raffle will offer a VIP Ticket to the Indy race and a ride around the track in a true Indy racecar driven by Mario Andretti. $50.00 Donation.
Canine Companions for Independence was honored with a grant for the second consecutive year. Carol Weldin, from the Board of Directors, May Caplice, Development Director and Mary Pickett of the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, accompanied by “JoJo” , one of their “facility dogs” accepted the award. Canine Companions provides dogs at no cost to those needing them. They can offer “service dogs”, “skilled companion” dogs, “hearing dogs” or “facility dogs” like “JoJo”. Anyone interested to learn more is invited to visit the Training Center at 2965 Dutton Ave.,  Santa Rosa, or try
PROGRAM  California High Stoles and Scholarships. Colette Lay presented stoles to Natalie Lee, Ji Won Kim, Emily Hui and Christina Alejandrino.
Scholarships were awarded to Natlie Lee, James Walker Tippett, Rachel Combs, Hailey Clark, Josh Iversen, Kristen Gao, Alanah Winston.
Top Honors, and $10,000, was awarded to an obviously thrilled and very emotional Ji Won Kim. She will receive $2,500 per year paid directly to her school.  JI has a top grade average, has served as an Inter-actor and has demonstrated exemplary leadership, responsibility and caring.
Mark Hornstra won the Greeter’s Gift and Norbert got a shot at the Progressive, but came up with a blue ball. Next week the prize is worth $170.00!
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