President's Message
It’s the month of November when voting and giving thanks takes center stage. As Rotarians, it’s
time to exercise our civic duty and vote. During our club meeting, we had Mayoral candidates
and information on the measures affecting Livermore. As people of action, I encourage every
member of our club to vote! “Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one
another, this country, and this world," a quote by Sharon Salzberg.
Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of our shared gratitude of prosperity, happiness, community,
family and purposed driven lives. I am personally grateful for friendships and being a member
of this great Rotary community. As Rotarians we are fortunate to have club meetings with
opportunities to acknowledge our gratitude on a weekly basis.
With this heightened sense of  gratitude, it also brings awareness of our shared compassion, sympathy, and empathy for those less fortunate. Thank you for opening your hearts and supporting our annual Turkey giveaway an act of compassion for the community.
Please don’t forget to make your pledge to Polio Plus, annual Rotary International donation and a soon-to-be-announced international club project.
I look forward to seeing everyone at our club meeting on November 15th when we will welcome District Governor Savita Vaidhyanathan and join in a club celebration.
Tuesday, November 15
Regular Club Meeting
All members are encouraged to attend this in-person-only meeting at Homewood Suites, 5400 Wolf House Drive.
on Tuesday, 11/ 22 so that our members can enjoy the week of Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Upcoming Meeting Programs
Nov 29, 2022
Ruby Lopez-Villarreal
Nov 29, 2022
Terri Molano
Jan 10, 2023
President Kevin McCallum & Club Members
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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.
We continue to explore larger venues that will accommodate our entire club comfortably. We have arranged to hold some upcoming meetings in December and January at the SPARC Theater facility on Railroad Ave and at Las Positas College. In the meantime, we continue to meet at Homewood Suites, 5400 Wolf House Drive. And we are still offering hybrid meetings, so please check your email on Saturdays from Kevin with the zoom link. We will have an opportunity as club members to share our input on meeting places.
Check our Upcoming Speakers page to confirm meeting locations.
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. 
When you donate to Rotary International, you can donate to the Annual Fund or you can designate a special focus, such as End Polio Now. 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! And remember that your donations help qualify you as a Paul Harris Fellow.
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 Dick Fields, our club treasurer, to add a donation to your monthly, quarterly or annual club payments.
  3. Use the link below to donate directly on the Rotary website as a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation. 
Meeting Fun!
Hawaiian Shirt Day on October 25th made us all a little silly!
November 19
10am - 1pm
Club members are invited to participate in our annual turkey giveaway. Thanks to the good sports who participated in Football Follies, the World Series Pool, the Super Bowl pool, and March Madness - our fundraisers for turkeys and grocery gift cards for deserving families.
Pictured above: Club members getting ready to deliver turkeys in 2021.
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 is collecting donations through Friday, November 18th. 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.
The Rotarian Foundation of Livermore, our shared foundation with the Noon Club, is now accepting applications for Community Grants.  Please encourage community organizations to apply. Complete information including the application on the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore website.
Club members are invited to gather at Wood Family Vineyards on Tuesday, November 15 for wine tasting and a tour of the winery. Space is limited, so please reach out to our Club Service Chair, Roy Porfido, if you would like to join.
Pictured above is the group at the September Social at Purple Orchid. We rocked out to Tom Petty songs as performed by The Great Wide Open. 
We welcomed our first Student of the Month for the 2022-23 school year at our September 27th meeting, and we welcomed new Granada High School Principal, Clark Conover.
Ian Quindipan is Granada High's Associated Student Body (ASB) President for 2022-23. He is active on campus, as secretary of the GHS Gender and Sexuality Alliance club and co-founder and president of the Students for Social Change club. He's even busier outside of school, where he is a black belt in Kajukenbo, an Etsy store owner who creates metal and wood decor through his blacksmith and woodworking skills, a tea barista, a hockey player and shift lead at Hawaiian Poke. 
At the October meeting, Mr. Conover introduced us to Elle Bowman, Granada's Senior Class President.  She has served her class as secretary and has been active in the Leadership program throughout high school. Elle puts her leadership skills into action by serving as the GHS Cheer Captain and as President of the Shooting Stars. She also serves the community through volunteering with the National Charity League.
Pictured below: Ian (Christian) and Elle.
Both students are shown with the signs that Sherri Simoni has made and that Suzanne Richerson delivers to their front yards.
The Holiday is a local, family-owned business that invites you to add some seasonal decor to your home and office. Stop by their store at 2323 First Street in Downtown Livermore. Or visit them online at The Holiday Designs . Remember to thank them for sponsoring the Chili Cook Off and our club!