District Newsletter

July 2022 


Savvy Says...

Dear Rotarians of District 5170,
This first month of July went by fast for me. The first Leadership meeting held at Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino, on July 13 was attended by 72 in person and 42 Rotarians on zoom. I was thrilled to have my family and friends in the audience! Thank you so much for bringing your positive energy to this first meeting. We heard from our Presidents, Assistant Governors, Lieutenant Governors, Chairs of Avenues of Service, DGE, DGN and our distinguished group of Past District Governors. I also announced the two projects I am supporting – one is a global project for equipment for rural women to domestically produce sanitary pads for girls in their own villages; the second, is a local community project for food security promoted by our Interact High School students. Here are some photographs from the evening, courtesy of Mary L Pelican. https://link.shutterfly.com/ZD89iLBUErb
Our next Leadership meeting (virtual only) will be on August 3, Wednesday. Register to get the Zoom link at https://bit.ly/D5170LeadershipAugust2022
PDG Gregg Giusiana, our four fabulous LGs and Team did a great job of Roasting and Toasting our Immediate Past District Governor Richard Flanders. He was found “guilty” by a “jury of Rotarians” on 11 counts of achieving great goals for our District. Here are some photographs from the evening at Almost Famous Winery, courtesy of Mary L Pelican. https://link.shutterfly.com/SCiYDHbSKrb

August is Membership month. On behalf of our Membership Chair Camilla Boolootian and Membership Attraction Chair Geeta Kadambi, I am inviting all our Rotarians to attend the in-person Membership Seminar on August 6, 2022 at the University of Silicon Andhra in Milpitas. We ended the year below 4000 members, so it will take the effort of all Rotarians to bring in more people into Rotary. If they are like you, they will make our District stronger, and help us do more good work in our community and in the world. Our PI Chair Maggie Padovani was instrumental in bringing us a phenomenal speaker, Tom Gump. Our Logistics Chair, Tina Orsi-Hartigan is organizing a nice continental breakfast and needs the numbers in advance. Register soon at https://bit.ly/D5170MembershipSeminar before we run out of space, food, and coffee!
Did you know who has the honor of being the Aide to our first lady RI President, Jennifer Jones – our very own Brad Howard, Past RI Director! He is a organizing a Wheelchair trip to Monterrey, Mexico during the period October 19 to 23. More details are available in this newsletter.
Check out our People of Action summits on various topics at www.RotarySummits.com. And stay tuned for information on accommodation at Melbourne for the 2023 RI Convention.
Thank you all for what you do to make our world better!
Salud, Shubkamnayen, Slainte!
Savita Vaidhyanathan
District Governor 5170

District Leadership Meeting on August 3

District Membership Seminar on August 6

Wheelchair Distribution Project - Monterrey, Mexico


Rotary Youth Exchange Class 2022-2023

After 2 years of being on pause, Rotary Youth Exchange has restarted our program. Our class of 2022-2023 has attended 2 Outbound Orientations and the next orientation is scheduled for July, 2022. Our students will be departing the 1st part of September and staying in their host countries for 10 months. The class of 2022-2023 consist of 5 Outbound Students and 7 Inbound Students. For 2022-2023, we are partnering with India, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

Los Altos Rotary Fine Art in the Park

August 13-14, 2022
10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Lincoln Park, Los Altos
Upcoming Events
District Leadership Meeting
ZOOM Meeting
Aug 03, 2022
Membership Seminar
University of Silicon Andhra
Aug 06, 2022
District Leadership Meeting
ZOOM Meeting
Sep 07, 2022
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