District Newsletter

September 2019  

A Message from District Governor Ramesh Hariharan
Dear Fellow Rotarians from District 5170,
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”.
We have many things to feel thrilled about the first three months of this year in our District. Here are some highlights for September:
  • The zonal events took place in Denver, and our District walked away with top spots in numerous areas for our achievements last year under the inspiring leadership of PDG Tim Lundell.
  • The Foundation giving is going well, and our District is off to a fantastic start! Brenda Cressey, RI Foundation Trustee joined us in honoring Major Donors at a nice reception!
  • The New Generations celebration on September 11 went well, with over 120 attendees. We heard from Interactors, Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, Youth Exchange students, Speech Contest participants, Rotary Vietnam Project students and Rotaractors. We are world class, without doubt!
  • We are making progress towards forming a Rotary club at a major Silicon Valley company, a first of its kind in the U.S.
  • And there is a lot of interest in forming cause-based clubs, yes uncharted territory!
I have started my visits to our clubs, this month:
    Join Us!
    $10,000 Castro Valley Rotary Challenge Met by Community Donors at Fall Festival
    Thank you, Castro Valley for coming out in force to match the Rotary Club of Castro Valley $10,000 challenge grant to bring a robotic exoskeleton therapy device to Eden Medical Center. This suit helps survivors of stroke, spinal cord injury and other forms of lower extremity weakness to walk again. 
    Youth Service Update
    A huge thank you to everyone who attended – physically or virtually -- this month’s district leadership meeting in support of our New Generations programs. We heard from some amazing young leaders from Interact, Youth Exchange, RYLA, Rotary Vietnam Project, and Rotaract. It’s hard not to be inspired in their presence!

    Save the date for Interact 5170’s largest annual event: Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) on Sunday, October 20 at Independence High School! In past years, FLC has drawn together thousands of Interactors from around the district to learn about leadership, build relationships with other Interactors, and do service. If you are looking to witness the true power of our Interact district, FLC is where you need to be. You can learn more about and register for the Conference at this link: https://www.interact5170.org/fall-leadership-conference-2019/ We are excited to be hosting a few representatives from RI’s Evanston office who are interested in observing the largest annual gathering of Interactors in the world! 
    Rotaract Update
    At this past Rotary District 5170 Leadership Meeting on September 11, we had the pleasure of speaking about Rotaract and the positive impact it has on each and every one of us. Lieutenant Governor Susan Pham and Rotaract Club of Silicon Valley President Alejandro Rivera III, and I enjoyed sharing our personal stories with fellow Rotarians. A huge thank you to all who helped in planning and executing the meeting, especially Youth Services Chair Chris Miller, Chief of Staff Tina Orsi-Hartigan, and our Rotary District Governor Ramesh Hariharan!
    This month is one of our favorite times of the year for our Rotaractors, as it is Basic Education and Literacy Month!
    Club Events
    Friday, October 4, 2019
    Rotary Club of Morgan Hill
    Saturday, October 12, 2019
    Rotary Club of East Palo Alto Bayshore
    Monday, October 14, 2019
    Rotary Club of Sunnyvale
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    Rotary Club of San Leandro
    Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26, 2019
    Rotary Club of San Juan Bautista
    Saturday, October 26, 2019
    Rotary Club of Hayward
    Friday, November 15, 2019
    Rotary Club of San Leandro
    Friday, November 15 & Saturday, November 16, 2019
    Rotary Club of Silicon Valley Passport
    Upcoming Events
    Rotary Business Expo
    Ohlone College of Newark
    Oct 05, 2019
    12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Interact Fall Leadership Conference
    Independence High School
    Oct 20, 2019
    District Leadership Meeting - Focus: Foundation
    Dryco Construction
    Nov 06, 2019
    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    View entire list
    District Links
    District 5170 Rotaract
    District 5170 Interact
    RotaCare Bay Area
    Like us on Facebook!
    Zone 25 26 Information
    Please add mailservice@clubrunner.ca to your safe sender list or address book.
    To view our privacy policy, click here.
    102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7
    Russell Hampton
    ClubRunner Mobile