May 01, 2013
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.
-Epicurus, philosopher (c. 341-270 BCE)
Posted by Sara Calkins on May 08, 2013
We were so pleased to note that Public Relations Chair, Harry Adams had been successful in having our weekly meeting listed in the local weekly newspaper, that we missed something great. When I had time after the meeting to really look at the Evergreen Times I found an article that featured "our own" Thom Harney!
Check it out . . .
Posted on Apr 03, 2013
Why Join Your Local Rotary Club?
A founding principle of Rotary was to meet periodically to enjoy camaraderie andenlarge one’s circle of business and professional acquaintances. As the oldestservice club in the world, Rotary club members represent a cross-section of thecommunity’s owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and professionals– people who make decisions and influence policy.
Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locallyand internationally. Service programs address such concerns as health care,hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and the environment. Rotarians experience thefulfillment that comes from giving back to the community.
With more than 32,000 clubs in over 200 countries & geographical areas,Rotarians gain an understanding of humanitarian issues through internationalservice projects and exchange programs. One of Rotary’s highest objectives is tobuild goodwill and peace throughout the world.
Rotary was founded on fellowship, an ideal that remains a major attraction ofmembership today. Club members enjoy the camaraderie with like-mindedprofessionals, and club projects offer additional opportunities to develop enduringfriendships. Rotary club members who travel have friendly contacts in almostevery city in the world.
Weekly Rotary club programs keep members informed about what is taking placein the community, nation, and world and motivated to make a difference.
Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest youth exchange, educationalexchange, and scholarship programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative trainingopportunities and mentoring for young leaders and involve family members in awide range of social and service activities.
Social activities give Rotarians a chance to let loose and have fun. Every Rotaryclub and district hosts parties and activities that offer diversions from today’sdemanding professional and personal schedules. Conferences, conventions,assemblies, and social events provide entertainment as well as Rotaryinformation, education, and service.
Encouraging high ethical standards in one’s profession and respect for all worthyvocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. In their businessand professional lives, Rotarians abide by The Four-Way Test:
Of the things we think, say or do:
1) Is it the TRUTH?
2) Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3) Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Rotary is an organization of successful professionals. Team building, fundraising,public speaking, planning, organization, and communication are just a samplingof the leadership skills that club members can exercise and enhance. Being aRotary leader provides further experience in learning how to motivate, inspire,and guide others.
Diversity in Membership
Rotary’s classification system ensures that a club’s membership represents avariety of the community’s professional men and women, including leaders inbusiness, industry, the arts, government, sports, the military, and religion. Rotaryclubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
The Rotary Club of San Jose East/Evergreen was chartered in 1966 under the provisions of Rotary International.
The Rotary Club of San Jose East/Evergreen is part of District 5170, which is comprised of more than 4,000 members covering the counties of Alameda, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito, California. The Club is made up of men and women representing a wide cross-section of local businesses professionals and community leaders.
The club meets Thursdays at 12:15pm at The Ranch Golf and Country Club for fellowship, lunch, and interesting and informative programs dealing with topics of local and global importance.
You are graciously welcomed to join us at Rotary. As a member, you access an elite group of 1.2 million members in 32,000 Rotary clubs located in more than 200 countries. You choose from many meaningful service projects directly impacting our local community and the world.
You save one real child at a time, give hope to one real person at a time, complete one real project at a time.
Please Join Us!