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Rotary Club of Livermore Valley ~ March 2022 Newsletter


Dear Rotarians,
During February, Rotarians the world over focus on Peace and Conflict Resolution.
I wanted to share with you Rotary International's message to become aware how much Rotary is doing. Here it is:
"Today, over 70 million people are displaced as a result of conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations. Half of them are children. We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts. Rotary creates environments of peace.
As a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect. By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, our members take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
Our commitment to peacebuilding today answers new challenges: how we can make the greatest possible impact and how we can achieve our vision of lasting change. We are approaching the concept of peace with greater cohesion and inclusivity, broadening the scope of what we mean by peacebuilding, and finding more ways for people to get involved. Rotary creates environments where peace can happen.”
As a Rotarian whenever you contribute to the Rotary International Foundation, you help build peace in the International Community.
But what about the peace within you? Or your family?
I distinctly remember as a child sitting at the dinner table with my parents and my father talked about peace in reference to the Vietnam War. He said, “How can people expect to have a peaceful world, if they can’t even have peace within their families?” Somehow I never forgot that. It made total sense to me, as the family is the smallest building block of society. 
Let’s not forget how our daily actions of communicating positively, showing kindness and understanding - to name a few - will be powerful tools to help promote peace within our families, work settings, Rotary clubs and neighborhoods.
So splurge on these ideas. 
Yours in Rotary,
We were excited to meet Madison Braswell, a true scholar athlete! With a GPA over 4.0, Madison is also a three-sport athlete. She plays volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse. Madison has played on the varsity team for all four years at Granada High School and has served as captain for the past three years. She has earned All League and All North Coast Section (NCS) honors.
Madison plans to attend a 4-year college, majoring in sports medicine or environmental science. She shared that she will treasure the friendships she’s made in high school long after graduation.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming Rotary Events. You can find all of the details for these and all Rotary events on our website under Calendar & Upcoming Events.
MARCH 13, 2022
In honor of International Women's Day, we are invited to attend this Women in Rotary event sponsored by District 5170.
Guest speakers are Aparna Bawa, CEO of Zoom, and Ahmad Thomas, CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group. We will learn of the role of women in business and making a positive community impact.
MARCH 19, 2022

We are all invited to join in this Area 4 Community Service project that supports Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a nonprofit organization that provides beds for children in need. Join the fun work of building bunk beds so no children in our community have to sleep on the floor!

Sign up to help 8-10 am OR 10-12

April 2022
We are proud to join with our fellow Livermore Rotarians and the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore to purchase and deliver hardcover children’s literature to each 3rd and 4th grade student in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District! After months of collaboration by local teachers, librarians, administrators, and Rotarians, we have selected 3 titles at each grade level from which students can select their favorite book. We will provide a gift of reading to students this spring!
Rotarians are invited to deliver books in person to students at their schools, during the second and third weeks of April. 
Upcoming Meeting Programs
Nov 08, 2022
Jim Ott
Nov 15, 2022
Savita Vaidhyanathan
Nov 22, 2022
No Meeting
Nov 29, 2022
Ruby Lopez-Villarreal
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We meet Tuesdays, gathering at 7:00 am and starting at 7:15.

You are welcome to attend in person at Homewood Suites by Hilton, 5400 Wolf House Dr, Livermore or you may attend via Zoom.

Check your email on Saturday mornings for the link from Angelika.
Club members receive The Grapevine following each Tuesday meeting. Please reach out to Kevin Drake if you would like to receive a copy in your inbox.
This Month's Celebrations
Member Birthdays
Bob Tucknott
November 22
Wolfgang Stoeffl
November 26
Graham Scott
November 22
Rich Goldstein
November 22
Charles Crohare
Patty Crohare
November 27
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