District Newsletter

December 2023 

A Message from District Governor Hung Wei
Dear fellow Rotarians and family,
As the Year 2023 draws near its last day, I am grateful that Rotary District 5170 continues to champion service projects, giving back to the communities locally and globally.
Thank YOU for being that "invisible" person who changes lives! 
The sunset of 2023 brings the beautiful sunrise of 2024. Every day we wake up in 2024, it's another day for us to do what we love to do, to create HOPE in the world, in our communities, in our Clubs, and in ourselves. Because we live everyday!
Here are upcoming 2024 fellowship opportunities for us to learn and grow together:
District Mid-Year Reflection on Saturday January 13, 2024 from 9am-11:30am at Cupertino Community Hall  - free with light breakfast. Register here
New Club Chartering Celebration following the above Mid-Year Reflection on Saturday January 13, 2024 from 11:45am-1:15pm at Cupertino Community Hall  - join us to meet and hear from members of the newly chartered Rotary Club of San Francisco Bay Area and welcome our new Rotarians - $35 including Lunch. Register here
*You can register for just the Mid-Year Reflection, or just the New Club Chartering Celebration, or both events.
Save the Date 2024 District Conference at Hayes Mansion San Jose:
Friday April 26 Evening;
Saturday April 27 All Day; and Sunday April 28 Morning 
As a limited time offer we're featuring a promotional free $10 credit for anyone who pays the initial pre-registration deposit of $50 for the conference. Register here
As we enjoy this holiday season with family and friends, remember to "Be a Happy Rotarian - smile through 2023 into 2024"!
Your best cheerleader,
Hung (Wei)
District Governor 2023-2024
Past President and Member of the Rotary Club of Cupertino 
District Mid-Year Reflection & Charter Celebration
2024 District Conference
Tribute to an Uncommon Man
Rotary has lost a treasure with the passing of a friend, Past Rotary International President Richard “Rick” King who died this past October 11, 2023. I am honored to be called one of his three sons. A Rotarian since 1968, Rick was a member of the Rotary Club of NilesFremont, California USA. He served as Rotary International President in 2001-2002, Rotary Foundation Trustee in 1996-2000, Rotary International Director in 1989-1991, and District 5170 Governor in 1982-1983. He also served Rotary as chairman of the executive committee of Rotary International’s board of directors, an international assembly instructor, and an official representative of the president of Rotary International. He chaired and served on many Rotary International committees, task forces, and special assignments.
One of Rotary's most popular speakers, Rick addressed Rotary International Conventions, Assemblies, Institutes, Seminars, Conferences, and Rotary Clubs in every state in the USA and more than 130 countries. He had a remarkable ability to make us laugh, move us to tears, and touch many with his speeches. Many of us have been motivated by his speeches for more than fifty years when he inspired us toward a common goal or objective for the good of the Rotary organization.
Silicon Valley Rainbow Rotary Short Stacks for a Tall Cause
Saturday, January 20, 2024
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Applebee's, 555 Saratoga Ave/280 San Jose
Sunnyvale Rotary Crab Feed
Saturday, January 27, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
St. Cyprian Church, 1122 W. Washington Avenue, Sunnyvale
Los Gatos Rotary 21st Annual Crabfest & Auction
Saturday, February 3, 2024
5:00 PM
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 13601 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga
Fremont Bridge Rotary Bollywood Fundraiser
Saturday, February 10, 2024
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fremont Downtown Event Center, 3500 Capitol Avenue, Fremont
District Wheelchair Distribution in Mexico in the Spring of 2024
Click HERE for donation form
Upcoming Events
District Mid-Year Reflection
Cupertino Community Hall
Jan. 13, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
New Club Chartering Celebration
Cupertino Community Hall
Jan. 13, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
DRYCO Construction
Feb. 03, 2024
District Fellowship-Leadership Meeting
TBD/ZOOM Meeting
Feb. 07, 2024 5:30 p.m.
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