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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.


Aug 24 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Catherine Elvert, City of Palo Alto: “From Sky to Sea – Understanding and Conserving Palo Alto’s Water from Source to End-Use.” 

Aug 28 - Friday

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Rotary Monthly Social: Home of President Katie & Eric Seedman

Bring a bottle of wine or beverage of your choice; Appetizers provided

Aug 31 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Dan Klein, Stanford U. Lecturer in Management and Drama, and dSchool: "Secrets of Status: How to Expand Your Authentic Range for Authority and Warmth"

Sept 7 - Monday

DARK - no meeting

Sept 14 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Richard Held, FBI Retd."NSA, ISIS and Cyber Vulnerabilities: Do We Really Understand the Implications?"

Sept 21 - Monday

12:15 -1:30

Mitchell Postel, President of the San Mateo County Historical Association:  "The Rough and Tumble Political Beginnings of San Mateo County"

Sept 28 - Friday

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Rotary Monthly Social: Home of Helen and Tom Gracon

Bring a bottle of wine or beverage of your choice; Appetizers provided

Sept 28 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Susan Lutter, Chair, Board of Directors, Pan African Sanctuary Alliance: "World Community Service: To Cameroon with Love from Palo Alto" 

Oct 5 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Kate Corcoran: "The Increasing Popularity of Mindfulness and What it Means to You" 

Oct 12 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Bruce Lehnert, Podiatrist:"The International Extremity Project"

Oct 19 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Michelle Quinn, San Jose Mercury News

Oct 26 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Herant Katchadourian: "The Psychology of Guilt"

Oct 30 - Friday

5:00-7:00 pm

Rotary Monthly Social: Home of Jackie & Richard Schoelerman

Bring a bottle of wine or beverage of your choice; Appetizers provided

 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