Welcome to the Rotary Club of Palo Alto!  

"Rotary Serving Humanity" is the motto we are excited to share with Rotary International and District 5170, during our 2016-2017 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 27 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Greg Scharff, Mayor of Palo Alto

Mar 6 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Mary Ellen Hannibal, Writer and Environmentalist: "Grassroots Meets Big Data as Citizen Scientists Help Tackle Environmental Problems"

Mar 13 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

New Member Talks 

Mar 20 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Bill Liberatore and the Gunn Choir: Musical Program 

Mar 27 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Scotty McLennan, Stanford GSB Lecturer in Political Economy: "Finding the Meaning of Life in Novels

April 3 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Don Weden, Retired Principal Planner, Santa Clara County Planning: "Change, Growth, and Planning: Envisioning Santa Clara County 3.0" 

April 8 - Saturday

5:30 pm

Mitchell Park

Annual Crab Feed and Auction, Fundraiser, Guests welcome

$75 per person, Auction items and Sponsorships now being accepted

We Want You to Be in the Room Where It Happens!

April 10 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford: "Roadmaps for Transitioning States and Countries to Wind, Water, and Solar Power for All Purposes" 

April 17 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Yukio Shimomura: "My Two and Half Years Behind Barbed Wire in the US During WWII" 

April 24 - Monday

12:15 - 1:30pm

Thuy Nguyen, President of Foothill College: "What is New at Foothill College" 
   

 


Palo Alto Rotary Club Weekly News 

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Palo Alto Rotary Club

Rotary District 5170

 

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2016 Annual Fundraiser

 

 


 

 

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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!