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Welcome - The Rotary Club of Palo Alto - Chartered 1922
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Palo Alto!  "Light Up Rotary" is the motto we are excited to share with Rotary International and District 5170, during our 2014-2015 year


Fellowship, service and fun are hallmarks of our Club.  Every Monday, from 12:15-1:30 p.m., our meetings are highlighted by thoughtful speakers on a variety of topics, who cap off the opportunity to interact with your professional, business and community peers in a warm and friendly environment.



Upcoming Meetings and Events


Weekly Meeting Location: Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. 

Between Charleston Road and San Antonio Road, opposite side of street from Crowne Plaza Cabana.



Jan 26 - Mon

12:00 - 1:30pm

Arne Croce, Former City Manager of San Mateo and Los Altos: "Community of Bell - What Happened, Corrective Steps, and Current Status"  

Jan 28 - Wed

7:30 - 8:45am

Rotary Means Business

Mitchell Park Library, Midtown Room, 600 East Meadow, Palo Alto

Feb 2 - Mon

12:00 - 1:30pm

Matthew Tiews,  Executive Director of Arts Programs, Stanford

Feb 9 - Mon

12:00 - 1:30pm

Carolyn Hinds,  Guide Dogs for the Blind

Feb 16 - Mon

12:00 - 1:30pm

Dickens Olewe, Knight Fellow:  "Outsourcing Journalism in Kenya: The Increasing Influence of Political Cartoonist and Independent Commentators"

Feb 23 - Mon

12:00 - 1:30pm

Gunn Chamber Choir

Mar 2 - Mon

12:00 - 1:30pm

Jacqueline Fuller, Google:  "Self-Driving Cars"


Mar 14 - Sat

5;30 - 10:00pm


 Palo Alto Rotary Club Weekly News



Slides from Dr. Basri's Presentation


2014 Annual Fundraiser

Crab Feed at the University Club - April 4, 2014




And many thanks to our sponsors of our

Annual Fundraiser Event!


2013 Holiday Party 

at the house of Dick Bush



Palo Alto Rotary Trip to Cameroon

November 2013



Palo Alto Rotary Club Dedicates Our Gift to Palo Alto:

A Directional Pole Honoring Its Sister Cities

Palo Alto City Hall



Sister Cities



Palo Alto Rotary Club

Rotary District 5170

Club Photo


Palo Alto Rotarians Receive High Honors


Annette Glanckopf

Community service has a champion. In January 2014, State Senator Jerry Hill honored Annette for her efforts in organizing the Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN) association, and for her commitment to disaster preparedness. The 13th Senate District Community Champion award is given to residents who have "gone the extra mile" to serve their communities and bring people together, Hill's office said.

  Walt Hays
At the 2014 Rotary District Conference in April, District Governor Angie Hassler presented Walt Hays with the Rotary Foundation Award named for Past District Governor Karl Stucki who served in 2000-2001. Walt was honored for being the driving force for our club's matching grants, and for being our "go to guy" for World Community Service and Global Grants.  He was recognized for traveling to see our projects in action around the world.  Congratulations to Walt!