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Rotary Club of Livermore Valley ~ November 2021 Newsletter


Dear Rotarians,
As I was reflecting on what message I can share with you for this November newsletter, I received an email from Philomena suggesting to share with you why I am grateful to be a Rotarian.
This is a wonderful idea, totally supported by our "Coach” who shared with us in the Grapevine that November is Gratitude month in the Choose Love Program.
To be a Rotarian opened my world and gave me opportunities I otherwise would have never had. What does that really mean, open my world? As a small business owner, wife and  mother of 2 children I was super busy within my own little world. Going to a Rotary meeting every week I was able, through our weekly speakers, to learn about topics, local and international situations, problems and solutions  I would have otherwise not had the opportunity to find out about. 
This new found knowledge often would spur me into action. Just to give you one example: when I found out about the WheelChair Foundation, I was so inspired and wanted to become a part of the solution to provide wheelchairs to the underprivileged world wide. Thus I spearheaded and participated in several fundraisers for the Wheelchair Foundation. 
To be a Rotarian gave me an opportunity to meet people who are action and solution oriented.
People who, when they see a problem, want to help and make a difference!
To be a Rotarian allowed me to make friends not just locally but internationally. As a Rotarian you are joining a worldwide group! Enjoy it! My husband and I have gone to Rotary meetings not only in the USA but in Europe, Africa, and South America, and through that our lives have been enriched. 
To be a Rotarian gave me a tremendous opportunity for personal growth! Not just as your President but also as a group member! The rotary organization gives you lots of leadership opportunities and training!
As the President of the Livermore Valley Rotary Club it is a privilege to serve our club, our local and international community.
Yours in Rotary,
Bennie Le Bourvellec and Pete Patterson were welcomed to Rotary by our District Governor Richard Flanders, during his visit on November 2, 2021.
Pictured, left to right: Eric Dillie, Kevin McCallum, Pete, Bennie, DG Richard, President Angelika Voss Quinn.
International Service Chair Leslie Lemieux presented a check for $6,150 to District Governor Richard Flanders during his visit to our club. Our club donation will purchase 41 wheelchairs to donate to individuals in Mexico and Serbia who lack mobility. We more than doubled our goal!
Our club is partnering with other clubs throughout Area 4 to send wheelchairs to individuals in Mexico and Serbia. You may still send donations to the Wheelchair Foundation using the link below.
Thank you to Sherri Simoni and her team for planning our Chili Cook Off, and thanks to everyone who volunteered time to make the day a success! 
Check out the Chili Cook Off Photo Album to see some of the day's fun!
We will be giving new socks and underwear - sizes 4T - 6T - to 100+ children who will be attending the Annual Children's Holiday Party. Lauren Franzella and Deb Tacker are collecting donations through November 30th. You can drop off or even Venmo Lauren (@Lauren-Franzella) if you don't have time to shop. 
Please click here to email Lauren Franzella for more information. Her phone number and address are in your member directory in ClubRunner.
As we take time this month to be grateful for our own blessings, we are encouraged to share our resources with others by donating to the Rotary Foundation. Each dollar we give helps to improve lives of people throughout the world. From health and safety, to clean water, to education, to fighting disease, to promoting peace, Rotary serves to change lives. We are part of that transformation when we donate to Rotary International. 
In November, we focus especially on making donations to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation. Each donation to the Annual Fund supports Rotary International and our own club's choice of international projects. Half of your donation goes to the World Fund to support Rotary’s humanitarian projects around the world and half comes back to the district in three years as District Designated Funds, which we as a club can decide how to use. In past years we have used the funds for our own clubs International projects and partnered with other clubs on local and international projects.
Thank you to you all who have supported the Foundation for so many years and for your continued support of the great work the Foundation does globally and locally.
Last year was record tremendous year for our clubs donations.  Let’s keep it going!
Please donate this month and help our club reach our goal of being an "Every Rotarian Every Year" club!
It's easy to donate! Choose one of these options to make a difference:
  1. Mail or hand George Wineinger a check made out to “The Rotary Foundation.”
  2. Ask Kevin McCallum, our club treasurer, to charge your credit card monthly, quarterly or annually.
  3. Use the link below to donate directly on the Rotary website as a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation. 
On Wednesday, November 3, club members met at Goodness Village to assemble and set up benches to define a place for residents to gather. Our club donated the benches, as well as the fencing needed to define an area for residents’ dogs to safely be outdoors. We are grateful for this opportunity to make a difference for members of our community!
Upcoming Meeting Programs
Aug 23, 2022
Raya Zion
Aug 30, 2022
Marianna Marysheva
Sep 20, 2022
Sep 27, 2022
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We meet each Tuesday morning, gathering at 7:00 am and ringing the bell to start at 7:15. 

We will be "dark" on Tuesday, November 23
No meeting the week of Thanksgiving.
Members may choose to meet in person or via Zoom.
We meet in person at Homewood Suites, 5400 Wolf House Dr, Livermore. Breakfast is available.
You are also welcome to join via Zoom. Check your email on Saturday mornings for the link from Angelika.
Congratulations to Jordan Knight, our October Student of the Month!
Principal Matthew Hart was proud to introduce her to us as the Senior Class President,  an outstanding student at Granada High School, and the 2021 Homecoming Queen. Jordan has been involved in Leadership, clubs, and the Granada soccer team. She looks forward to attending college and majoring in marketing or sociology. She loves creating and planning events! (We think she will be a great Rotary leader one day!)
Jordan is pictured in her front yard with our congratulatory sign. 
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Aug 23, 2022
August Social: Music in the Orchard
Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort Lawn
Aug 25, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Meeting
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Aug 30, 2022
Club Meeting
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Sep 06, 2022
Club Meeting
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Sep 13, 2022
Area 4 Service Project: Kids Against Hunger
Sep 17, 2022
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Club Meeting
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Sep 20, 2022
Club Meeting
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Sep 27, 2022
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This Month's Celebrations
Member Birthdays
Lori Souza
August 1
Bassant Abdelrahman
August 4
Kathleen Minser
August 13
Suzanne Richerson
August 21
Jerry Hawkins
August 26
Bassant Abdelrahman
Tony Tipton
August 4
Dennis Gambs
Lisa Gambs
August 4
Jeff Bickerton
Peggy Bickerton
August 16
Philomena Rambo
Peter Rambo
August 24
George Wineinger
Shelly Wineinger
August 30