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Newsletter - Archive Oct 11, 2006
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P.O. Box 620700                                       Mark Flegel                Donna Baranski-Walker

Woodside CA 94062-0700                     District Governor                          Club President

Website: http://wpvrotary.org                                                               wpvrotary@yahoo.com

 


Regular Meeting                                                                                    October 11, 2006

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Wednesday with breakfast by Encore Performance Catering, fellowship, project updates and an interesting speaker from the community.

 

Guild Hall, Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road, Woodside, California

Guests are welcome!

 

This Week's Program:  Holy Land Whose Land? (Meeting Place: Woodside Independence Hall)   Author, Dorothy Drummond, presents an unbiased view of the Middle East conflict.  Dorothy has traveled in over 70 countries and authored four books, the most recent being Holy Land Whose Land?  She has spoken to over 100 Rotary clubs. Drummond taught World Geography for more than thirty years as an adjunct on the faculties of Indiana State University and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

 

Last  Week's Program:   Community Service Chair, Sandie Pugh and International Service Chair, Ken Broome, presented lists of potential projects to be funded by the club.  Members were asked to prioritize the projects.  One community service project that everyone readily agreed to was to establish the "George Calderon Music Scholarship" to help defray the cost of George's music education.  The international service projects are in various stages of development and some are in need of a "champion."  If you are interested in that role please contact Ken B.

 

Next Week's Program:  Cross Country With 3,000 of your Closest Friends 
Gary Anderson, editor of MC2 Mini Magazine, will give a talk entitled  "Cross Country With 3,000 of your Closest Friends."

 

Club News:   George will be playing in a recital on Saturday, November 4th at 5:00 at the Grace Lutheran Church on the corner of Waverly and Loma Verde in Palo Alto.  He would be very pleased to see Rotarians there.   George has also agreed to play for the Community Philanthropy Event the next day.

 

Coming Events:

Kick Out/Kick In Party:  Sunday, October 22nd

Piano Recital:  George Calderon, Saturday, Nov. 4th, 5:00pm, Grace Lutheran Church, PA

Next Board Meeting:  Tuesday, November 7th, 7:30 am Woodside Village Church library

Rotary Means Business:  Wednesday, November 1st, 6:00 pm Encore Performance Catering

Community Philanthropy Forum:  Sunday November 5th,  Guild Hall, Woodside Village Church

2007 District Conference:  April 19-22, Tenaye Lodge, Yosemite

 

Announcements:   Calderon Kids Update  Selena has assumed her legal surname of Garcia having found out that Calderon was (mercifully) not her birth father.  Said birth father who has a history of inflicting physical abuse on both George and his mother lives in the area but shows little interest in either George or Camille.  In spite of the progress of the children their home life remains bleak.  Mom is pregnant again and the latest "prince", Carlos, seems to be a decent fellow but he doesn't show much interest in the kids.  The kids are very aware that mom will have even less time for them when the new baby arrives.  George is in counselling for the abuse issues when his mother finds time to take him.  He desperately needs a male mentor to spend some time with him and give him a decent male role model.  Carlos is moving them to Fremont where he has been convinced by some loan shark that they can afford a $600K house ($20K down which will disappear when they foreclose) and they will have a monthly payment in excess of $3700 (higher than market interest).  Mom just got fired by Draegers and also from her caregiver job.  The school advises the teachers to treat the children as though they were orphans; not to expect anything from their mother.  The work is not done for these kids!   "Auntie Joan" could use your help.