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The Rotaract District Council has designated Sunday, September 27, 2009, as District 5170 Rotaract Leadership Development Day aka District Leadership Seminar.  This event is sponsored by the District Council for the exclusive development of current and future Rotaract leaders in District 5170 and is absolutely mandatory for all leaders or members intending to seek leadership positions.  The event is being hosted by the Rotaract club of Santa Clara University and will be held on the campus of the University.
 
The program is specifically being designed for all current Rotaract club officers and members of Board of Directors.  It is also intended for all aspiring Rotaract club officers and /or Directors, or any member who has either an interest or need for leadership training for whatever personal or professional purpose they may have in mind.
 
The program will be from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  Lunch will be a part of the event, and will be held on campus.
 
The program is designed for a maximum amount of interaction, small group activity work, and a minimum amount of listening. 
 
Who Should Attend:  Each Rotaract club officer and member of the Board of Directors.  Each Rotaract club member who would like to serve as an officer or Board Member.  Any club member who would like to experience a leadership development workshop for their own professional or personal growth.  Each Rotary club Rotaract Advisor.
 
Any questions or concerns, please direct them to Donn Wadley, Rotaract Chair, at dwadley@netloans.com. More...

Rotary's Annual Fishing Event for Third Graders is Saturday, April 25th at Sandy Wool Lake at Ed Levin Park in Milpitas. We need volunteers to help the kids set up tackle, bait hooks (no worms!) and net fish. Volunteers need not be Rotarians. There will be approximately 300 kids and their teachers from three local inner-city schools.


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The Rotaract District 5170 Professional Development Event took place on Saturday April 11th at Santa Clara University. More than 40 Rotaract members in the Bay Area participated in the event including those from Stanford University and UC Santa Cruz. With speakers coming from a wide a variety of backgrounds (law, health, biotech, consulting, and entrepreneurism), Rotaracters were able to experience an afternoon filled with advice and discussions on today's most pressing issues in career and professional development.
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An Introduction to Rotaract District 5170

Rotaract is a Rotary International program for young adults, ages 18-30.  More than 7,800 Rotary clubs sponsor Rotaract clubs.  There are approximately 180,000 Rotaractors in 158 countries.

In district 5170, there are currently four Rotaract clubs. A new club is under development in the Santa Cruz Area.  More than 425 young men and women are registered Rotaractors in this District.  The majority of Rotaract clubs are college/university based.  However, in District 5170, the effort has been to develop community based clubs, or clubs that are both community-based and college/university-based.  The blending of both professional and student members has proven to be successful in our District, although we lean toward building successful community-based clubs as direct stepping stones to Rotary club membership.
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In March 1968, the Rotaract Club of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, USA, received the first Rotaract charter. To commemorate the event, the new club planted a tree on its campus.

Rotaract is now one of Rotary's fastest-growing service programs, with more than 7,000 clubs worldwide.

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Looking for an easy way to improve education for children affected by HIV/AIDS, and/or know anyone who likes discounts on presents, clothes, shoes, home furnishings, etc.? Please take 30 seconds to read on:

Mathare is one of the largest slums of Africa, filled with children orphaned through the AIDs epidemics in Nairobi, Kenya.  The Dignitas Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access, retention, and quality of education for the 600,000 residents of this informal settlement.

Sponsored by Macy's "Fashion & Compassion" Event on October 3-4, The Dignitas Project is offering valuable Macy's Discount Tickets until the morning of October 4.  This is a critical and yet easy opportunity to help bring the basic human right of education to the children of Mathare.

Why are tickets $10?
  • 100% of the proceeds go to education programs in Mathare.  
  • You receive $10 off any purchase over $25 and 20% off all day for the Macy's of the Bay Area.
  • Dignitas gets an additional $3 from Macy's if you enter to win a $1000 shopping spree.  (If you win please proudly share the news). 
  • Macy's will have big celebrations in SF and Valley Fair (San Jose) as well as smaller events at Stanford, Walnut Creek and Pleasanton stores. 

Feel free to buy additional tickets for your friends who enjoy shopping or need a discount on furnishings, career clothing/shoes, etc.  (You pretty much get back $10 anyway if you go that weekend).

Let's turn some simple shopping into education for one of the largest slums in Africa.

Please reply to stanfordrotaract@gmail.com to meet at your preferred campus location for tickets. Cash or checks written to "The Dignitas Project" are tax-deductible.

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