District Newsletter

January 2020  

A Message from District Governor Ramesh Hariharan
Dear Fellow Rotarians from District 5170,
Happy 115th birthday, fellow Rotarians and members of the family of Rotary District 5170!
In the 115 years since Rotary was founded, seemingly everything has changed except Rotary values. We began, and remain, committed to our core values of fellowship, integrity, diversity, service, and leadership. While our Service Above Self motto dates to 1911, the ethos behind those words continues to define us.
As the pace of change worldwide continues to accelerate, the need for Rotary service is greater than ever. Rotary projects change lives and connect the world. And over the past six months, I have seen some amazing Rotary projects in action. Every club Sobha, Tina and I have visited, is shining bright in all the avenues of service.
I am delighted to inform you that we have done very well in the areas of membership, and our district has the highest growth in the US. Our New Channels initiative is beginning to touch new frontiers. Watch out for some exciting new club charters in 2020! 
Our Total Giving to The Rotary Foundation is over $6.6M. This puts our District at the highest in the world, yes, the entire world! 
It gives me great pleasure to announce the selection of Savita Vaidhyanathan as our District Governor Nominee Designate. She is from the Rotary Club of Cupertino and will be our District Governor in the Rotary year 2022-23. Cheers!
Please mark your calendars and attend these upcoming events:
  • February 1 – International Expo – We are having over 20 project tables depicting the projects from a dozen countries, plus an electrifying cultural extravaganza!  Location: Silicon Andhra, Milpitas
  • March 14 – Community – Celebrate our outreach and partnerships. Location: DRYCO Fremont
  • April 18  – District Training Assembly. Location: Silicon Andhra, Milpitas
  • May 16 – District Conference – Casa Real Winery – Gorgeous Livermore Valley!
  • June 6-10 – International Convention in Honolulu – Aloha!
  • June 17 – A grand finale!
As we celebrate another great year for Rotary in the world, let us rededicate ourselves to Service above Self. We will make lives better as Rotary Connects the World.
Let’s do it!
Cheers in Rotary service,
Ramesh Hariharan
District Governor
    District International Expo 2020
    District Community Service Project Fair
    District Conference 2020
    Meet our District Governor Nominee Designate - Savita Vaidhyanathan
    The District is pleased to announce that the Nominating Committee, chaired by PDG Ed Jellen, has selected Savita Vaidhyanathan of the Rotary Club of Cupertino to serve as District Governor for the 2022-2023 Rotary year.
    Savita has been a Rotarian since 2007, and served the Cupertino Rotary Club as its President in 2013-2014.  In addition to being President, Savita served as her club's World Community Service Chair, on the club's endowment fund board, club board of directors, and in many other positions.  She has also led teams on various World Community Service projects in India. 
    Rotaract Clubs at a Glance
    Happy 2020, Rotarians and Rotaractors!
    We hope you had a great holiday season, and encourage you to kick off the new year by leading and encouraging good ethics through vocation. As January is Vocational Service month, Rotaract highlights the business and professional development skills of each Rotaractor.
    Club Events

    Rotary Club of Santa Cruz Sunrise Wine 2 Water

    Saturday, February 8, 2020
    Rotary Club of Santa Cruz Sunrise

    Area 4 Rotary Clubs Fundraiser - HEARTy Har Har

    Thursday, February 20, 2020
    Area 4 Rotary Clubs
    For tickets - David Gilpin (Tri-Valley Evening) - davidg@pcseed.com

    Rotary Club of Los Altos 42nd Annual Cioppino Feed

    Saturday, February 28, 2020
    Rotary Club of Los Altos

    Inner Wheel USA - District 517 Founder's Day Celebration

    Sunday, February 16, 2020

    Rotary District 5170 Virtual Blood Drive

    January - May 2020
    Upcoming Events
    District International Expo 2020
    University of Silicon Andhra
    Feb 01, 2020
    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Dryco Construction
    Feb 08, 2020
    8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Far West PETS
    DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose
    Mar 06, 2020 – Mar 08, 2020
    District Community Service Project Fair
    Dryco Construction
    Mar 14, 2020
    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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