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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!  

"Be a Gift to the World" is the motto we are excited to share with Rotary International and District 5170, during our 2015-2016 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.


Feb 15 - Monday

DARK - no meeting

Feb 17 - Wednesday

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Rotary Means Business, Channing House, $20 per person

Feb 22 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Keith Devlin, Stanford math professor and NPR's "Math Guy": "Classroom Ed Tech: Hype, Myth, Wishful Thinking—and Some Glimmers of Hope No One Yet Understands" 

Feb 29 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Eduardo Bunge Ph.D., Associate Professor, Palo Alto University: "Using Technology to Strengthen Resiliency in Students" 

Mar 7 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Gary Griggs, PhD., UCSC Director of Marine Sciences: "Climate Change and the California Coast"

Mar 14 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Richard Martin, Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics, Stanford University: "Odysseus in Silicon Valley: Archaic Hero for a Contemporary World" 

Mar 19 - Saturday

Crab Feed - Palo Alto Rotary Annual Fundraiser
Mitchell Park Community Center 

Mar 21 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Nelson Pedreiro, Director, Science and Technology, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center: "Driving the Future Through Innovation." 

Mar 28 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Jerry Kaplan, Entrepreneur and Fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics: "Artificial Intelligence: Transforming How We Live and Work." 

April 4 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author of "The Muslim Next Door: the Qur'an, the Media, and that Veil Thing"

April 11 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Adam Levin, Chairman and Co-Founder, & Identity Theft 911: "Swiped: How To Protect Yourself In A World Full of Scammers, Phishers and Identity Thieves" 

April 18 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Bill Liberatore and the Gunn Choir: Musical Program?

April 25 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Anthony David Wagner,  Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Stanford University: "Media Multi-tasking: Are There Effects on Attention, Memory, and the Brain?" 

 Palo Alto Rotary Club Weekly News


Palo Alto Rotary Club

Rotary District 5170




2015 Annual Fundraiser

Crab Feed at the Mitchell Park Community Center - March 14, 2015




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


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!


Aug 3 - Monday

Enjoy a Rotary Monthly Social:  Home of Gloria Hom

Rotary Monthly Social: Home of President Katie & Eric Seedman

an in-house Hands On/Sleeves Up service event.