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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!

"Rotary: Making A Difference" is the motto we are excited to share with Rotary International and District 5170, during our 2017-2018 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.


Greetings from 2017/18 President Betsy Bechtel


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.


Dec 11 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Applied Wisdom: An interview with former CEO of Applied Materials, Jim Morgan 

Dec 13 - Wednesday

5:30 - 8:00pm

Holiday Party - Bush Residence

Dec 18 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Palo Alto Players: Musical theater singing 
Dec 25 - Monday DARK - No Meeting
Jan 1 - Monday DARK - No Meeting

Jan 8 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Vocational Long Time Member Talks

Jan 15 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

All Hands on Deck Service Project 

Jan 19 - Friday

5:00 - 9:00 pm

Dinner and Movie Stanford Theatre 

Jan 22 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Bill Neukom, Former Managing General Partner of SF Giants, and Founder and CEO of the World Justice Project: "World Justice Project of the American Bar Association" 

Jan 26 - Friday

5:30 - 7:00 pm

TGIF Schoelerman Residence 

Jan 29 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Lissa Kreisler, Morning Show Co-Host KBAY 1988-2016: "Decades of Sunny Mornings"


Palo Alto Rotary Club Weekly News 






Palo Alto Rotary Club

Rotary District 5170









2017 Annual Fundraiser


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 Rotarians Receive High Honors


Bill Busse

On May 15, 2016, our Rotarian and friend, Bill Busse, was honored by Avenidas senior services agency with their "Lifetime of Achievement" award.  Bill was recognized for his hard work and optimism in both his architect professional and community service.  Bill has served on the Palo Alto Housing Commission, as vice president of environmental affairs for the Chamber of Commerce, as president of the Palo Alto YMCA Board of Directors and as president of our Rotary Club. Four years ago, Busse put his architectural talents to work when Rotary built sun shades for a new picnic area in Greer Park, as well as the Sister Cities directional pole at City Hall. Congratulations, Bill!


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!


Palo Alto Players


Palo Alto Players