Annual Turkey Donation to Families

 
We shared the Thanksgiving spirit on Saturday, November 19 by giving turkeys and grocery gift cards to 57 families whose children attend CAPE Head Start Preschool in Livermore. Thanks to Sherri Simoni for organizing the turkey giveaway and thanks to all who participated!
 
Pictured is Rotarian James Hays giving a turkey to a CAPE parent.
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Rotarian Foundation of Livermore Invites Grant Applicants

Grant helping hands
Applications are now available for the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore's annual grant program. Community organizations are encouraged to seek support for their ongoing efforts or their special projects that contribute to the health and wellbeing of our community.
 
The Rotarian Foundation of Livermore is the shared foundation of the Rotary Club of Livermore and the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley. This is the 35th year of the RFL serving our community.
 
Applications for awards up to $5,000 are due January 3, 2023.
 
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2nd Annual Chili Cook Off a Success! Philomena Rambo 2022-10-23 07:00:00Z 0
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Our Club Awarded Prestigious Rotary Citation

Rotary Citation Award
 
 
The Rotary Club of Livermore Valley has been awarded the 2021-22 Rotary Citation for outstanding work in serving others to change lives. This honor is reserved for the clubs throughout the world that set goals and achieve success as they contribute to Rotary International.
 
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Demotion 2022 - Thank You, Angelika!

 
 
We celebrated our successful 2021-22 Rotary year and said goodbye to outgoing President Angelika Voss-Quinn at our annual Demotion Dinner on June 22, 2022.
 
Thanks to Jerry Hawkins for leading us in song, to Eric Dillie and Pete Patterson for making us fall off our chairs laughing, to Sarah Palmer for opening up her beautiful backyard to us, and to the Demotion Committee for all of their planning.
 
Click Read More for party pics.
Demotion 2022 - Thank You, Angelika! Philomena Rambo 2022-07-09 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarian Foundation Awards 2022 Grants

 
The Rotarian Foundation of Livermore was proud to award over $94,000 in grants to 22 deserving community organizations. Our club joins with the Rotary Club of Livermore to lead the work of the Foundation, allowing us to enhance our service to our community. 
 
Pictured are the grant recipients, along with Grant Co-Chairs Bassant Abdelrahman and Mary Anne Rozsa, far left.
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The Gift of Reading!

 
We were proud to join with our fellow Livermore Rotarians and the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore to purchase and deliver children’s literature books to each 3rd and 4th grade student in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District! We partnered with Towne Center Books to purchase over 1,900 hardcover books to give to students.
 
 
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Successful Arbor Day Tree Planting!

 
Club President Angelika Voss-Quinn welcomed over 200 volunteers on Saturday, March 12th during the Statewide Amplify the Urban Forest Arbor Day event in Livermore. Everyone worked together to plant 65 trees.
 
Friends, families, neighbors, co-workers, and Daisy Scouts joined with Rotarians to make this day a success. We beautified Livermore and helped to improve our global environment!
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Fellowship at Olivina

 
 
 
On Sunday, February 20th, we enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at the Olivina tasting olive oil, meeting prospective members, and sharing food and fellowship.
 
The Olivina is open to the public from noon - 4:30 on the third Sunday of each month. Come on out to 4555 Arroyo Road any time after noon and enjoy the beautiful weather while meeting some new friends.
 
Rotarian Charles Crohare is on hand to discuss the olive oils.
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Sharing the Gift of Reading - Time to Volunteer! Philomena Rambo 2022-02-05 08:00:00Z 0

Fall 2021 Grants Awarded

We were proud to award almost $6,000 in grants to local schools and organizations during our November 30th meeting. Thanks to the leadership of Grant Chair, Sarah Palmer, we supported the work of seven groups, enabling us to fulfill our mission of serving others.
 
 
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Rotarian Jill Duerig Honored

Mark Maloney, Jill Duerig, Shekhar Mehta
Jill Duerig was recently honored for her generosity to the Rotarian Foundation. She is pictured with Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta (right) and Past President and current Foundation Chair, Mark Maloney (left).
 
Jill currently serves as a District 5170 Lieutenant Governor overseeing Avenues of Service, and she is a Past President of our club.
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Sharing Thanksgiving Turkeys

On Saturday November 20, 2021 we met at Grocery Outlet where Store Owner and Rotarian Kelli Wiggins (pictured, left, with Roy Porfido) helped us load 52 turkeys into our cars as we set out to deliver them to deserving families in Livermore.
 
Thanks to our fundraising efforts through Football Follies and the World Series & Super Bowl Pools, we raise enough money to purchase turkeys and $50 gift cards to Grocery Outlet that we then delivered to families in time for Thanksgiving.
 
 
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Creating Space for Community

Our club supports the residents and mission of Goodness Village, the tiny home community in Livermore at Crosswinds Church. After hearing from Director Kim Curtis about the need for residents to have some place to gather outdoors, our club member Dave Goulart led us in a community service project to make Goodness Village a true community.
 
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Chili Cook Off A Huge Success!

Chili Cook Off logoOur First Annual Chili Cook Off at Carnegie Park on Saturday, October 23, 2021 was an awesome community event! Over 800 people attended throughout the day, enjoying chili, local beer and wine, and food truck fare. Shoppers visited local vendors and visitors learned about local non-profits. We danced to live music and had a fabulous day all around!
 
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THE DAY A SUCCESS!!
 
For more information on this fun day, please visit the Chili Cook Off at Carnegie Park page and the Chili Cook Off 2021 Photo Album!
Chili Cook Off A Huge Success! Philomena Rambo 2021-10-25 07:00:00Z 0

First Annual Chili Cook Off is Saturday!!!

Chili Cook OffMark your calendars for Saturday, October 23rd and plan to enjoy a fun-filled day of local music, wine, beer, arts & crafts - and, of course the best chili in town! We will be hosting our First Annual Chili Cook Off at Carnegie Park from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
 
Admission is free. All ages are welcome!
 
Funds raised will support our local community grant program.
 
Click here for more information: Chili Cook Off at Carnegie Park
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We Support the Wheelchair Foundation

Our club is proud to support the international Wheelchair Foundation during our 2021-22 club year!
 
On Tuesday, November 2, our International Chair, Leslie Lemieux, presented District 5170 Governor, Richard Flanders, with a check for $6,150 from our club to donate directly to the Wheelchair Foundation!
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Kids Against Hunger Service Project

Kids Against Hunger logo
Members of the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley joined other Area 4 Club members on Saturday, September 25, 2021 to serve our community by packing 38,016 meal kits to provide food for those in need.
 
We enjoyed camaraderie with Rotarians from throughout the Bay Area - Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin,  Castro Valley, Hayward, and San Leandro.
 
Thanks to Kids Against Hunger for welcoming us!
 
 
 
Kids Against Hunger Service Project Philomena Rambo 2021-09-15 07:00:00Z 0

2021 Spring Grants Awarded

 
The Rotary Club of Livermore Valley awarded almost $6,000 to community organizations to enhance our positive impact throughout our community. This year's awards were given in loving memory of longtime Rotarian and Grant Chair, Rosemary Almand. 
 
 
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Livermore Rotarians Award Annual Grants

 
On April 13, 2021, the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore awarded $81,500 to community organizations as part of its annual grant program. Both Livermore Rotary Clubs join together to raise funds for the Foundation grants and to serve on the Foundation Board.
 
 
 
 
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Partnering to Support Students

Check presentation
The Rotary Club of Livermore Valley joined with the Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF),  the Rotary Club of Livermore, and the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore to donate funds to provide Chromebooks to students in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) during distance learning, necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Pictured: Ted Michels presenting donation check to LVJUSD Superintendent Kelly Bowers
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Our Club Helps with COVID-19 Relief

Rotarians donating masks
 
We have not seen a more challenging time than the current coronavirus pandemic, with the emergency creating desperation and needs, both locally and globally. Rotarians are people of action who want to help during such times.  The Livermore Valley Rotary Club was able to serve our community during this challenging time.
 
Pictured: Rotarians Eric Dillie and Frank Vallejo donating masks to residents at Shepherd's Gate.
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