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.

Betsy

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.

   

August 21 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Dan Gordon, Gordon Biersch and Dan Gordon's Restaurant: "Beer: Oktoberfest to Gordon Biersch" 

August 25 - Friday

5:30 - 7:00 pm

TGIF Kalar

August 28 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

All Hands on Deck In-house Service Project 

Sept. 4 - Monday


DARK - No Meeting

Sept. 4 - Monday

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Labor Day Flag Removal

Sept. 8 - Friday

5:30 - 7:00 pm

President's Reception

Sept. 11 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Jim Sheehan, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute

Sept 18. - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Orrin Mahoney, Rotary District Governor: "Rotary" 

Sept 25 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Tim Watson: "Our Club's World Community Service Projects" 

Sept 29 - Friday

5:30 - 7:00 pm

TGIF Shambora

Oct 1 - Sunday

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Palo Alto Players 

Oct 1 - Sunday

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Reception after the play 

Oct 2 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Dr. James R. Doty, Stanford neurosurgeon and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE): "Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart "

Oct 9 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Linda Bidrossian, Senior Vice President of Policy, Bay Area Council: "Workforce of the Future" 

Oct 16 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Jean McCown, Associate Vice President, Government and Community Relations: "Stanford's Updated General Plan" 

Oct 23 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

New Member Talks 

Oct 27 - Friday

5:30 - 7:00 pm

TGIF - Lear 

Oct 30 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Okke Schrijvers, Recent Graduate Student, Stanford University: "Artificial Intelligence" 

 


Palo Alto Rotary Club Weekly News 

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Rotary District 5170

 

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Sponsors

 

 


 

 

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

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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