In This Issue
October Club Meetings
Community Service Projects
Chili Pepper Challenge
Food Handler’s Card
Mitty Chang Turns 30
Why I Hate Classical Music – A revealing and honest discussion by a nationally recognized conductor about why he thinks everyone has got it wrong when it comes to the performing arts, and why he’s determined to change the industry, including the Fremont Symphony. A New Adventure BEGINS! Don’t miss out on a fantastic season. Mission Statement: INSPIRE JOY! Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Advisor & Conductor said, ” It’s time to revolutionize the symphonic experience. I want to go for the brass ring; to create something that has never existed before.” First Concert was Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3 P.M. at the new James Logan Center for the Performing Arts titled BRAVO! BROADWAY.
Nearly 3 million Americans served overseas in support of the war in Vietnam. Another 3 million have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11. Hundreds of thousands more have served in support of combat operations in Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa and many places in between. For many of our veterans, the experience of coming home from war is stressful and difficult. David’s presentation focused on some of the most common challenges our veterans face, and how we can work together to welcome them home.
The Chinese Bunkhouse sits between a barn and a packing shed at the back of the Shinn Historical Park & Arboretum in Fremont, California. The Bunkhouse was once part of a complex of buildings along Alameda Creek – for sleeping, eating, and washing – for the Chinese workers at the Shinn ranch. Only the Bunkhouse and an outhouse remain now. Janet Barton told us about the full history of this Fremont treasure as well as the goals and vision of the Bunkhouse Project in the future.
Hello Niles Rotarians,
A new season is now upon us. It leads into one of my four favorite seasons. That is right, I have four favorite seasons. What can I say, I like them all.
Please check pages 1 and 2 of the October Pinion for autumnal quotes; I hope you enjoy some of these quotes about Autumn as much as I do.
WCSC stands for World Community Service Committee and is made up of the 6 Area 3 Rotary Clubs and our Rotaract Club: Niles, Fremont, Mission San Jose, Fremont Morning Club, Newark, F.U.N. Sunset, and the Rotaract of Greater Fremont.
In 2013, the Area 3 Rotary Clubs decided to combine forces and to pool their District Designated Funds (DDF) funds so that we would be able to maximize the use of our DDF. Combining our resources would make it easier for our Area 3 club projects to qualify for matching grant funds available from The Rotary Foundation (TRF) for World Community Service Projects. It also makes larger or multi-year projects more achievable, and any club in Area 3 may propose an international project for consideration. However, the WCSC can, at its discretion, support a project that is not suitable for a matching grant from TRF. In a case like this, the group can hold a fundraiser for this purpose, or it can allocate DDF funds without any matching funds.
Each participating club contributes time and effort to the success of the selected project (s), which may require grant writing, research and analysis, project reporting, project oversight and other tasks required for TRF grant approval and project completion. The club that proposed an adopted project generally takes the lead on the grant application and project execution.
Each Club appoints two representatives to serve on the Area 3 WCSC each fiscal year, and each Club has one vote on the WCSC. Generally, one of these representatives is the board member who is responsible for international service. The committee accepts proposals for projects, reviews the budget and plans, and determines which project(s) they will fund and support for the upcoming Rotary year. The following projects reflect some of whom have benefitted from WCSC support: the Melghat Surgical Hospital in Melghat India which was approved for a Global Grant, the DSES Public School in Ballia, India to rebuild the school due to an earthquake, the Matibabu Hospital in Matibabu, Kenya to ship operating equipment and supplies to the hospital and Breathing for Life, in Nejo, Ethiopia a Global Grant Project to fund oxygen tanks and the equipment to refill the tanks in a rural hospital, Sight Now bringing top quality eye care, including cataract removal and glasses to the people of Tamil Nadu, India.
Article Written by Audrey Kearns
Hello Niles Rotarians,
WOW!! What a fantastic end to August. Our District Governor’s (DG) visit is one for the ages. It’s a day that will truly be a memorable day for me. In case you missed it, on August 30, 2018 Niles Rotarians have donated over $1,000,000 to the Rotary International Foundation. YEY!!! That is huge! Thank you to all Niles Rotarians, current and past, in achieving this milestone. I would like to thank our own John de Sousa in helping us break through the $1,000,000 mark. It was an exciting day.
Not only did we break the $1MM mark, we all made the following recognitions:
Paul Harris Fellow (PHF): Larry Day
PHF+4: President Brian Hughes, Merna Morse
Grand 2018/19 Donors ($1,000 in a year): William Arvoy, President Brian Hughes, Martin Spellman, Dolores Viano
PHS (Paul Harris Society – pledge of $1,000/year): Larry Day, Manuel Franco, Aggie Freeman, Brian Hughes, Tammi Sousa – we now have 19 PHS members, the highest in the district!!
Major Donor (cumulative giving of $10,000+): Harry Avila, John de Sousa
Benefactor: Harry Avila
Tim Lundell was very impressed with the support our club gives to Rotary International. Heck, he was impressed with our club in general. There is one person who truly helped put this all together: Paul Iannaccone. His efforts as our chair for RI Foundation have been outstanding. He has brought a new understanding to the board and to our members. Thank you Paul.
BUT…. that is not everything we did! Past President Rose and President Elect Bruce ran two meetings while I was away on vacation. After the first month with y’all I needed a break. Haha – I did miss everyone. I heard both did a great job. Speaking of great jobs….did you hear about our Social Change event? About 40 people attended at the old Niles firehouse for pizza, drinks, and cars. Thank you to Gary and Windy Mills for displaying your car collection for all to see. It was a great evening. Not only did everyone have a great time, we gained two new eClub members because of it!! YEY!! Great job Social Change committee!! Keep it up.
September is now upon us. I hope you enjoyed your summer. I know I did! It was great times and a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to fall and its new adventures. Let’s embrace the new season and Let the Good Times Roll!
Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon – Charles M. Schultz
Hello Niles Rotarians,
WOW!!! What a start to the year. My very own parade with Mouseketeers, FASTPASS to the Teacup, and Mickey and Minnie too! Very cool! Who said this is a Mickey Mouse operation? I don’t know, but we are certainly Goofy! Haha. Thank you all for the nice Welcome that ONLY Niles Rotarians know how to do. It was a special day that I will never forget. Thank you all for such a wonderful induction ceremony into the Presidency.
So, how about that second meeting! Oh, Boy! Nothing like getting ready for a great day then you find out your speaker had a different date. Oops! The one thing I do know how to do is PANIC!! Well, just a little. I drew inspiration for my theme of “Let the Good Times Roll!” and therefore we did. It was wonderful to hear all about the great things Niles Rotarians are doing in our community. Thank you for sharing.
People have asked me about my theme. The phrase is very powerful when you look at it as a whole. My Grandmother and Mom are from Louisiana where this is a very popular phrase. My Grandmother mainly spoke French when she was little and eventually learned English in elementary school. She always had a slight French accent her whole life. The French version of the phrase is “Laissez les bon temps rouler” (Lay-zEh lay bAwn tawm rOO-lay). I figured it would be too hard to get y’all to say it, so I went with the translation “Let the Good Times Roll.” The spirit of New Orleans lives in the phrase. No matter what happens, “Laissez les bon temps rouler” was applied. It reminds you to celebrate life in good times and move on from the bad. Celebrate success and don’t dwell on failures. It’s always there to remind you to enjoy and celebrate life.
The more you celebrate your life, the more there is IN LIFE to Celebrate. – Oprah Winfrey
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