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Rotary Club of Livermore Valley ~ September 2021 Newsletter


We are continuing to navigate through our Rotary year with determination and grace. Loved seeing so many of you at our last two meetings in person! I'm so grateful to Dick Quigley and his committee for finding a meeting place for us. It is super nice and the breakfast is good. And thank you to Kevin McCallum for managing Zoom so our meetings can be hybrid and available to all members!

As you might remember, August was Rotary's membership month, and our club rose to the occasion, bringing a total of 4 guests to meetings. Let's continue that trend - remember, all are welcome!

We had lots of fun participating in our first service activity this year, packing food for Kids Against Hunger. This organization ships highly nutrition, life-saving meals to starving and malnourished children in developing companies as well as in the United States. On September 35, we will have another opportunity to participate in a Kids Against Hunger food packing activity. Join in the fun and fellowship, getting to know Rotarians from throughout Area 4.

We also hit the ground running on our Wheelchair Foundation project. 14 wheelchairs have been donated so far! This project shared by all of District 5170. We are going to ship at least one container, hopefully two, to Mexico. Each container carries 280 wheelchairs that positively impact not only the recipients, but also their family members, friends, and community. It is so rewarding to serve to change lives.

The Rotary theme for September is Basic Education & Literacy. How do we help with that? As most of you know, for many years our club has partnered with the Noon Club and the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore to provide dictionaries to third graders in Livermore. This year we will all launch the Third Grade Literacy Project, providing a book of their choice to each third grader in the Livermore School District.

We are always excited to learn about new ways of serving our community. Kim Curtis, from Goodness Village, shared a service project we could consider: building a dog run for Goodness Village. Let me know your thoughts.

Yours in Rotary,


Please email Dick or Darlene to let them know you'll be there and what you'll bring.
(Click on "September Club Social" in Upcoming Events for complete details.)
Having fun at our first social!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 23rd and plan to participate in our First Annual Chili Cook Off! More information coming soon. Please contact Sherri Simoni if you'd like to help.
International Service Project for 2021
Please consider donating to the Wheelchair Project to support providing mobility to individuals in need. Our club joins with other clubs throughout Area 4 to send wheelchairs to Mexico. When you donate, please let Leslie Lemieux know so that she can track our club's participation in this international service project. Watch for an email this weekend from Leslie with more information.
District Event: October 2, 2021
Our District Governor Richard Flanders invites us to participate in this special Avenues of Service Event! Visit the District 5170 website to register.
Upcoming Meeting Programs
Sep 07, 2021
John Coleman
Sep 14, 2021
Kari Rayford
Sep 21, 2021
Chief Jeramy Young
Sep 28, 2021
Dawn Argula
Oct 05, 2021
President Angelika Voss Quinn & Club Members
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We meet each Tuesday morning, gathering at 7:00 am and ringing the bell to start at 7:15. 
We are able to meet in person for breakfast at Homewood Suites, 5400 Wolf House Dr, Livermore. 
You are also welcome to join via Zoom. Check your email on Saturday mornings for the link from Angelika.
Members in the room and tuning in via Zoom learned about Goodness Village from Kim Curtis at our August 31st meeting.
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.
September Celebrations
Member Birthdays
Khabira Hartwig
September 6
Sherri Simoni
September 11
Lauren Franzella
September 20
Roy Porfido
September 22
Frank Vallejo
September 3
Javier Perez
Martha Bustos-Perez
September 5
Roy Porfido
Sally Porfido
September 5
Angelika Voss Quinn
Peter Quinn
September 24
Peter Quinn
Angelika Voss-Quinn
September 24
Please plan to join with other Area 4 Rotary Clubs on Saturday, September 25th to pack food with Kids Against Hunger. (Click below on "Kids Against Hunger" for detailed information.)
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Sep 07, 2021 7:15 AM
Board Meeting
Sep 10, 2021 7:30 AM
Club Meeting
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Sep 14, 2021 7:15 AM
September Club Social
Dick & Darlene Quigley's Backyard
Sep 18, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Sep 21, 2021 7:15 AM
Kids Against Hunger Service Project
Sep 25, 2021
Club Meeting
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Sep 28, 2021 7:15 AM
Club Meeting
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Oct 05, 2021 7:15 AM
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