Barry Rassin, President

Rotary International 


At the Rotary Club of Palo Alto, you have the chance to:

Connect with leaders to expand your network

Exchange ideas and foster understanding

Make an impact here at home

Join 1.2 million other Rotarians taking action on a global scale

We meet Mondays from 12:15-1:30. In this congenial setting, over lunch, we get to know each other, conduct a little club business, and hear excellent speakers. 




        Ginny Lear  Club President




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.


Sept. 24 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30 pm 

Palo Alto City Council Candidates: Pat Boone, Tom DuBois, Eric Filseth, Alison Cormack, Cory Wolbach 

Oct. 1 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30 pm

Nadia Naik, co-founder of CARRD, Californians for Responsible Rail Design: "Caltrain Considerations for Palo Alto"

Oct. 8 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30 pm

Gloria Hom and Liz Kniss: "Election Program - The California State Propositions" 

Oct. 15 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30 pm

Ben Threlkeld, Optometrist: "The Aging Eye" 

Oct. 22 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30 pm

Timothy Lundell, Rotary District Governor: "Rotary"

Oct. 29 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30 pm 

Steve Smith, Astronaut and Director of Space-related Enterprises: "Lessons Learned in Space" 


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




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

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. 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 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


Professor Joshua Teitelbaum, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History  at Bar-llan University, near Tel Aviv. Visiting Professor at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute and Hoover Institution

Sept. 17 - Monday