LEAF Community Service Project
August 19th at 1:30pm Come join in with Niles Rotarians – rub shoulders with community leaders in our community service project being led by Manuel Franco as we put in a fence for the LEAF community garden. We will also be helping out with work around the property that is needed. We would love to have 15 – 20 people come to this event. It should last between 2 – 3 hours. The food produced here is to provide healthy food for homeless and those in need in Fremont.
Contact Paul Andrus to confirm your attendance. Niles Rotarians are welcome to bring friends and family to this event.
Project Lead – Manuel Franco, Chair – Paul Andrus, Community Service Chair
Feed the Hungry Community Service
On August 31st, come serve with Niles Rotarians as we feed the hungry at Centerville Free Dining located at 4360 Central Ave. Fremont, Ca 94536. Time to show up and help is from 3:50 to 6:00 – All volunteers must have Food Handlers Certificate to participate. President Rose will have info at the club attached to the sign up sheet beginning August 5, 2017.
Thank you for your service Niles Rotarians!
Community Service Event Lead – President Rose Evernden-Andrade
Ghost House – Candlelighters Community Service Set-Up Day
Join Niles Rotarians on September 9th, 2017 as we support the Candlelighters in their big annual fundraiser, the Ghost House, located at the Fremont Hub in between the Elephant Bar and Chili’s restaurants. This community service activity will begin at 8am sharp and go to noon. There will be some coffee and donuts for a lite breakfast snack and for those who stay to the end – a nice lunch provided by the Candlelighters. Our own Jeff Schinkel is a member of the Candlelighters – if you have any specific questions, please feel free to reach out and ask Jeff.
The take down date will be Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8am to noon as well. Please mark that day in your calendar and please share with friends, family and students to show up and help out. We can use all the help!
Chair Person : Jeff Schinkel / Community Service Chair : Paul Andrus
Niles Roll & Stroll, September 30th, 2017
Come serve our community in the Niles Roll & Stroll as we support people as they ride their bicycles or walk up Niles Canyon. Richard Godfrey is on the organizing committee and has asked if some of our Niles Rotarian Volunteers can assist during the activities that day. This is also a great way to get out and about and share word to the greater community about what Niles Rotary is and invite people to come visit our club. This would be a good activity to bring Rotary cards.
Event Chair : Richard Godfrey & Paul Andrus
Rancho Higuera – Mission San Jose & Niles Rotary Clubs Fencing Project
Over the next few months, Mission San Jose Rotary along with Niles Rotary are taking on the project of building a fence to protect the Adobe building located on Rancho Higuera Road in the Mission District of Fremont. This Adobe building has a rich history of early settlers of Fremont and some connections to many of our members that hail from the Azores. There will be a series of work days where we will need smaller groups to help flag the fence lines, dig post holes (with professional machinery), set the fence posts and finally place the hog wire fencing around the building.
This is needed because the City of Fremont will allow grazing nearby to reduce the fire hazard risk associated with the grasses in this area. The City of Fremont has agreed to fund the cost of the materials in supporting our Rotary Clubs in protecting this precious historical gem.
Anticipated Work Dates:
September 16, 2017 – Measure & Stake Fence Line (Covered)
September 23, 2017 – Post Hole Digging & Post Setting (Need around 12 people total)
October 21, 2017 – Fencing Installation Work Project (Need 20 – 25 people from both clubs)
This is a meaningful project, please come and support. This project is open to inviting non-Rotarians, friends, family, high school students seeking volunteer hours and other community leaders. Please reach out to us to learn more.
Project Chair – Larry Anderson & Paul Andrus