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Rotary Club of Livermore Valley ~ October 2021 Newsletter


Dear Rotarians,
Wow what a busy and productive month it has been for us! I’m so proud of our membership for being engaged, excited, productive, and stepping up to the plate when needed. 
It has been fun, while somewhat challenging, conducting our hybrid meetings. It’s great to have everyone participate. I sure like seeing our members in person and hope that as time goes on we will have more Rotarians joining us live.
We are welcoming a new member, Mark Hudson. We look forward to getting to know him and helping him feel excited to be a part of our group!
Thank you, Dick, for hosting a successful backyard social last month. We had lots of fun and definitely were able to get to know each other better! We have an Area 4 October social planned that will be a great way to have fun with our club and meet other local Rotarians.
Our first AREA 4 Rotary Day of Service with Kids Against Hunger was a smashing success! 135 Rotarians, Interactors and Guests of Rotarians participated and packed food for Kids Against Hunger. We packed over 37,000 food packages which will be distributed in Haiti and San Jose. Our Area 4 definitely ROCKS!
Coming up, we need All Hands on Deck for our CHILI COOK OFF FUNDRAISER on October 23rd! Sherri is doing an amazing job getting this event organized, and all of us need to step up to make this day a success. Sherri will update us at our meeting on Tuesday 10/5 and get commitments for $25 gift cards and help on the day of the event. 
We have other great projects in the works:
  • Our Board approved a Service project for Goodness Village. We will build a Community Gathering Place with a dog park, benches, tables and umbrellas. Dave Goulart is in charge and moving this project forward. Be prepared to get a call to help put it all together! Frank and I visited Goodness Village last week and we were  super impressed with what they are doing. I am excited for our club to be a part of this special project and can’t wait until it comes to fruition.   
  • Our Wheelchair Fundraiser is still going on. We have now raised over 15 Wheelchairs, we would love to hit 20. Please remember to let Leslie Lemieux know if you make a donation.
  • Sarah Palmer is working on the Fall Grants with her committee. Please think of any organization which would need support from us. You can sponsor them and email them an application. 
  • Our Football Follies competition is in full swing thanks to Lori Souza and Bill Stevens. We have much fun hearing the standings each week and are excited to see how much money we raise with it. This money will go directly to our Turkey Drop in November, where needy families receive a Turkey and gift certificate, so they too can have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 
Our club is really living the Rotary theme of this year: Service Above Self. 
Yours in Rotary,
Area 4 Rotarians packed over 38,000 meal kits for Kids Against Hunger on September 25, 2021.
with any questions.
All members are encouraged to put on your work boots and show up at the Rotary Bandstand in Carnegie Park at 9:00 on Saturday morning, October 16th. Tools provided. We are looking forward to having some fun and making a positive difference in our community!  
Please contact Frank Vallejo with any questions.
The Wheelchair Foundation: Our International Service Project for 2021
Please consider donating to the Wheelchair Foundation to support providing mobility to individuals in need. Our club is partnering 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.
Our First Annual Chili Cook Off is Coming Soon! Visit our website for complete information!
Invite your friends & neighbors to join the fun on Saturday, October 23, 11-5 at Carnegie Park!
All funds raised support our grants & community service projects.
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. 
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 Rachel Guerra, our September Student of the Month! Principal Matthew Hart was proud to introduce her to us as the Associated Student Body President and an outstanding senior at Granada High School. She is captain of the Cheer Team, and leads the Shooting Stars. Rachel excels as a student, enrolling in both honors and Advanced Placement courses.
Rachel is pictured in her front yard with our congratulatory sign. 
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
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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