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District 5170
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District 5170 2005-2006 District Governor


Issue 10 • April 2006

Arlene Greenberg

District Conference
What is a District Conference?
The District Conference is a Conference of Rotarians. It is an annual week-end event, planned for everyone in our District. It is an opportunity to experience Rotary outside of the club to participate in Forums with a variety of topics to hear outstanding inspirational and motivational speakers to be entertained to enjoy the fellowship of Rotary Who goes to the Conference? You! This is for every Rotarian in our District. Partners and families are welcome. There is a reduced rate on Sunday morning for youth 18 years and younger. A perfect day to bring the family! Why should you attend? There is something for everyone, including You! The week-end events begin Friday, April 28 with: A Business Meeting, which this year will include voting on items for the Council on Legislation Friday lunch will feature Major Tammy Duckworth, an extraordinary individual who fought to recover after being shot down in Iraq Forum #1 will bring us the GSE team from Japan Training session for new Youth Services Policy Pre-dinner Hospitality Rooms will be hosted by the Areas Friday dinner will be our District 5170 Cabaret with the outstanding talent of our Rotarians

(Arlene & Steve)

Governor’s Letter District Conference Forums Forum 1 and 2 Forum 3 and 4 Forum 5 and 6 Forum 7 and 8 Hospitality Suites Studio 5170 Cabaret Peace Scholar Seminar Membership Technology Foundation Update Foundation Contributions Double Sustainers Paul Harris Fellows Club Annual Giving Report February Attendance Report Calendar and Corrections page 13-14 page 14 page 15 page 16 page 17 page 5 page 6 page 7 page 8 page 9-10 page 10 page 11 page 11 page 12 page 12 page 1-4

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The week-end continues on Saturday, April 29, with: Saturday Breakfast will feature Nikki Stone, Olympic Gold Medal winner for aerial skiing, after suffering an injury and being told she would never walk again Forum #2 will discuss Business Networking – sometimes a taboo subject! Forum #3 is an interactive hour for Rotarians who became a member after 2001Embracing the Rotary Experience Forum #4 will be sharing an learning fundraising tips Forum #5 will be led by our Rotaractors – the fastest growing area of Youth Services Saturday lunch we will meet our Youth Exchange Students and hear from our RI. President’s Representative, Yvette Palmer, a dynamic Rotarian and business woman. Forum #6 presents our Youth Exchange and Interactors. Bring your family to learn more about the programs Forum #7 is for the Presidents-Elect Forum #8 will be former and current Ambassadorial Scholars who will share their adventures and plans Governors Reception will precede dinner Saturday evening will be in honor of all Club Presidents and Partners. Following dinner we will be entertained by the comedy and satirical group, The Reduced Shakespeare Company The week-end will close on Sunday, April 30, with Brunch which will include Celebration of Life Finals of the District Speech Contest Interact Showcase At 3:30 pm the Interact Spring Banquet will commence and all are invited. For registration information for the Conference see the Technology article on page 12.

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SPECIAL RECEPTIONS AT THE DISTRICT CONFERENCE On Saturday, April 29, there will be two special receptions at the District Conference. There will be a reception for all Foundation Alumni which includes Ambassadorial Scholars, GSE Teams and Team Leaders, Rotary Volunteers and recipients of Grants for University Teachers and Carol Miller Discovery Grants. For more information contact Chairman Richard Flanders, Pleasanton North, at Also, on Saturday April 29, there will be a reception for all Paul Harris Society Members for 2005-06 as well as all Major Donors. For further information contact Chair Luise Roke at GOLF AT COYOTE CREEK Join the duffers on Thursday, April 27 at Coyote Creek Golf Course for the Walter B. Schulze Tournament. Check in is 10:30 am. There is a shotgun start at 12:00 pm following lunch. Dinner is included with your entry fee. This year we will have a radio and sports personality joining us. Mitch Juricich is an 18 year veteran of the local sports media. Experienced in both print and electronic mediums, he has covered many sporting events in the Bay Area at both the professional and amateur levels. He is well established in the golf industry. Registration forms are available on the District Conference page of our website. Sign up as a foursome or individually. For spouses who would like to join us for dinner only, you can also make your reservation on the golf registration form.

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TENNIS ANYONE? The Sid Mitchell District Tennis Tournament is set for Wednesday, April 26 at Las Palmas Tennis Center in Sunnyvale. Chair Allan McLeod, Cupertino, has announced that there are a few openings available. To make a reservation contact Allan at DISTRICT 5170 LEADS FOUNDATION GIVING Through the generosity of our Rotarians, District 5170 is a leader in the world in Foundation giving. Thank you to Foundation Chair Carolyn Schuetz, Alameda, Annual Giving Chair Mark Delventhal, Piedmont/Montclair, and to all of you who have been so generous. See article on page 12. However, the year is not over. We have three months to go! We have not yet reached our goal. Contributions to the Rotary Foundation are still needed. Plan on attending the Foundation Cruise on May 21. GREAT AMERICA SPECIAL OFFER Rotarians can purchase tickets for Paramount’s Great America Park for $24.99 for each entry ticket for April 29 and 30 during the District Conference. The code word is ROT101 to get the special pricing. After April 30, Paramount has offered us a special price of $29 for each ticket. The code for that purchase price is ROTARY. Click here: Paramount's Great America | Order Tickets, Passes and Merchandise Online INTERACT

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The members of Interact are having a fantastic year. The clubs in the District have raised over $43,000 for their project, PumpAid, a clean water program. Courtney Han (Governor), Livermore High, Bjay Biscocho (Lt. Governor) Milpitas High, and Shamil Hargovan (International Coordinator for District Council) Lynbrook High have led the campaign. The Interactors were rewarded for their efforts with a cruise on the Bay. The Spring Interact Conference will be held on Sunday, April 30, at 3:30 p.m., following our District Conference. The banquet is at the Santa Clara Marriott and all are invited. Registration is required. For information contact Interact Chair Lee Fort, San Jose East Evergreen at YOUTH EXCHANGE Youth Exchange Chair, Mike Cloutier, North Oakland/Emeryville, has been working diligently to refine our Youth Services Policy regarding Sexual Harassment and Abuse Prevention. This policy is necessary for our District to be certified for the Youth Exchange Program. Through Mike’s efforts, District 5170 has met the necessary requirements and has submitted all paperwork to R.I. We are one of three Districts worldwide that have completed this task. Thank you Mike for all you have done for the Youth Services program! SPEECH CONTEST We are fast approaching the moment when we will have the Final Four – the best of the best, speaking on April 30 at the District Conference. Leading up to that occasion there will be two Regional Contests: Area 1 – 5 will be held at San Jose North on April 7 and Areas 6-10 will be held at Campbell/San Jose West on April 4. I have been to some of the Area contests and have been very impressed by the quality of the speeches as well as the poise and delivery of the students. It’s a real treat! Attend one of the regional contests and see for yourself.

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GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE The mystery or the orient – the beauty of Japan. The GSE team will be arriving on April 15 for a month-long visit in our District. Their itinerary will be posted on the website. Please join them at club meetings and on their vocational days. They will also be attending the District Conference and will make a presentation at their Forum on Friday, April 28. GSE Chair Bob Denebeim, East Palo Alto Bayshore, and Inbound Chair Gene Zambetti, Saratoga, have coordinated this visit to maximize the teams experience in California. If you would like to be a part of this experience, please contact Bob at DISTRICT GROWS TO 60 CLUBS! Congratulations to our newest Rotary Club: GilroySouth County Sunrise. The club was officially chartered on March 13 by Rotary International. Charter President is Gary Bowe, a long time member and Past President of the Gilroy Club. The Club meets on Tuesdays at 7:15 am at Mimi’s Café in Gilroy. All visitors are welcome. Thank you to Jeff Orth, President of Gilroy Rotary, and the club’s entire membership for sponsoring our newest club. Save the date of Saturday July 8th for the Charter Party. Everyone is invited to attend! SPECIAL APPOINTMENT Jerry Hall, Director for Zone 23 & 24 (we’re 24) has been selected to be Vice President of the Board of Directors for Rotary International for the year 2006-07. This will be the second year of his two year term. Congratulations go to Jerry, and what an honor for our Zones!

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SPECIAL DISTRICT EVENT IN COPENHAGEN Tickets to the 14th annual District 5170 Fellowship Dinner to be held at the Rotary International Convention in Copenhagen are now available for sale. The hallmark of this event is that we hold it in an extraordinary venue in the Convention city. This year it will be held at the famous Restaurant Vestauranten, which is ideally located in downtown Copenhagen near Tivoli Gardens and the Central Train station that has service to Malmo. We have taken over the entire restaurant. It is the perfect combination of decor, distinctive food and great location. Its only drawback is that it will be limited to the first 200 people. We hope you will join us and invite your friends from throughout the Rotary World to attend with you. Please follow the instructions on the enclosed to purchase your tickets. For tickets ($80 each) please send a check and self-addressed, stamped, return envelop to: Brad Howard, Howard Tours 516 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610 SPECIAL ZONE EVENT IN COPENHAGEN On Saturday, June 10 there will be a Viking Kickoff Reception for our Zone 24 and Zone 23. This festive event will be held at the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Jerry Hall, our RI Director, is planning a wonderful opportunity for us to gather for fellowship and fabulous hors d’oeuvres prior to the start of the Convention on Sunday. For tickets ($30 each) please send a check and self-addressed, stamped, return envelop to Brad Howard at the address above. Yours In Rotary, Arlene Greenberg

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District Conference Forum #1
Bob Denebeim, D5170 GSE Team Coordinator

District Conference Forum #2
Chip Doyle, Oakland Rotary #3

Group Study Exchange
The Group Study Exchange Forum at the District Conference will be an opportunity to hear the Japanese Team's presentation. Our District GSE Team will be there too. We will share cultural perspectives and personal experiences. All Rotarians who are host families, GSE alumni, and Foundation alumni will want to come celebrate international fellowship.

Rotary Means Business
One of the most effective methods I’ve used to build my business while simultaneously supporting my club (Oakland #3) was to promote an informational seminar related to my business (teaching professionals to sell without sounding like a salesperson) in support of the Saroni-Lena Scholarship fund. This unique scholarship program provides financial support to special high school students in Oakland that may not be at the absolute top of their class but still have all the necessary ingredients to be successful in college except for their family’s financial capability to pay. We promoted the seminar in July 2005 as a not-forprofit event for the benefit of this scholarship fund and my business absorbed the marketing costs. In turn, I donated all of the gross proceeds from the event to the scholarship fund. I’ve done many informational seminars in the past but I was pleasantly surprised with the response I received from this particular invitation. The seminar actually sold out and I was able to donate more than $2000 to the scholarship fund. But even from a business standpoint, this event was clearly successful. A handful of the attendees decided they should retain me for additional work. I must admit that because the event supported a worthwhile cause, response and attendance was far better than previous seminars. Additionally, I was able to proudly and openly promote this event within my club because it supported an important project for my Rotary Club. Join Chip and other Rotarians at the District 5170 Conference on Saturday April 29th at 9:40 a.m. to learn insightful tips and share exciting opportunities to support Rotary and your business simultaneously. Learn why “Service Above Self” is fulfilled when you blend business networking with Rotary.

Team Leader
Kenji Ogawa
Kenji Ogawa, 49, is a member of the Higashi (East) Kokura Rotary Club. He is founder of Ken Corp., which exports commercial vehicles, and is a specialist in customs and international trade. He is a wine specialist certified by the Japanese Sommelier Association and the Society of Wine Educators.

Toshihiro Terada

A graduate from Fukuoka Institute of Technology, he is involved in the development and support of eCommerce sites using the ASP business model.

Tamaki Oi

Tamaki majored in home economics and currently works as a sub-leader for a management support team at a waste recycling company in Fukuoka.

Nobuyuki Tanaka

Nobuyuki majored in law, especially the issues related with environment. After graduating from Sophia University in 1996, I started working as a staff writer for the Nishinippon Shinbun Newspaper

Masayoshi Nagamatsu

A graduate from Fukuoka Institute of Technology, he is involved in the development and support of eCommerce sites using the ASP business model.

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District Conference Forum #3
Kay Walker, D5170 Area 51 Assistant Governor

District Conference Forum #4
Kathy Delaney, D5170 Fundraising Chair

Energy - Excitement - Embrace The Rotary Experience
If you have been in Rotary less than 5 years, we invite you to participate with other newer members in a District Conference Forum designed especially for you. Community involvement and service are totally dependent on Rotarians willing and able to serve. This interactive session is designed to energize and inspire new members as well as to gain useful insights for all Clubs on how to promote and sustain new member involvement. After brief panel presentations from members who have been in Rotary 1 to 3 years, the session participants will engage in small group, interactive exercises to share what has worked in terms of their own involvement and to generate new and innovative ideas for engaging new members. All of the information gathered will be compiled and shared with all clubs via the District Newsletter.

Put the “FUN” in Fundraising
Join us Saturday morning for an interactive session on how to put the fun back into fundraising. In our session you'll hear from other Rotarians who have conducted special events that not only have raised a lot of money, but have also informed their community about Rotary's work. Linda Burroughs of the Santa Cruz Rotary Club will share her secrets of their successful black tie gala and auction. Darrell Monda of the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club will tell us about their highly successful “Claw for A Cause” fundraiser that raised $50,000 its first year. We will also hear from the Santa Cruz Sunrise Club about their successful “Firecracker 10K” run. Whether you are a large or small club, you can be a success in fundraising with good planning and the right event for your group. Join us on April 29th!

We want to hear from you! Accept our invitation and sign up today!
District Conference Forum #3: “Energy Excitement - Embrace the Rotary Experience” Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 9:40 a.m. Facilitators: Kay R. Walker, Ed. D., Immediate Past President, Rotary Club of San Jose and Area 51 Assistant Governor, and Mary Hiland, Ph.D., Hiland Associates, and member of the Rotary Club of San Jose.

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District Conference Forum #5
Donn Wadley, Rotaract Chair

District Conference Forum #6
Barbara Render, Youth Service Chair

The Connecting Bridge
We all recognize the value and the importance of constantly renewing the membership of our Rotary clubs. The main ingredient in a healthy Rotary organization is the members. We are all being reminded by our membership chairs, and articles in the Rotarian magazine, to bring our friends and colleagues into the fellowship of Rotary. We have an entire organization in place at our District Staff level specifically for the purpose of membership development, membership reporting, membership retention, new member orientation/information, plus an added cadre of ten (10) membership area representatives; a team of 14 Rotarians to work with individual Club Membership Committees to provide them with resources, leadership and ideas on how to increase membership. WOW! All of this man/women power certainly indicates that membership is essential to the continuation of Rotary, world-wide! Forum 5, entitled "The Connecting Bridge", features ten NEW ROTARIANS. From one of the largest Rotary youth programs in the world, the growth of new Rotaract clubs in our district from zero just a little over two years ago to an active roster of 5 clubs representing over 400 young adults, ages 18 through 30, poses an outstanding resource for renewing the membership of Rotary in our district. Attendance at this Forum will introduce you to these NEW ROTARIANS. Join with them in describing the future of Rotary as carried out through our young adults and their Rotaract programs, projects and activities. This forum, held on Saturday, April 29th at 10:50 a.m., will "bring youth back into your life and that of your club".

Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
Don’t miss an opportunity to meet our next generation of leaders. Visit with students from all over the world and hear how their Youth Exchange experience has broadened their knowledge and perception of the world. Meet also, District 5170’s Interactors and learn about the many projects they are currently sponsoring. You will be impressed with the next generation of miracle-workers. The many youth activities sponsored by Rotary have provided our youth with great opportunities to develop leadership skills as well as promote the importance of “Service Above Self”. You will have an opportunity to dialogue with the students and ask the questions you have wanted answered about their motivation, commitment, and future plans.

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Issue 10 • April 2006

District Conference Forum #7
Ron Sekkel, PDG 5170 2004-2005

District Conference Forum #8
Linda Ricketts, D5170 Foundation Alumni Chair

Closing the Loop
Forum #7 CLOSING THE LOOP is an important, entertaining, don’t miss it session. All Presidents-Elect, Assistant Governors Elect, and Functional Area Representatives Elect for Membership, Foundation, Community and International Service should attend. This session will activate Area Teams. The outcome will be a simplified system you design for providing improved communication and assistance for club chairs while decreasing the workload for Presidents. Have fun while creating an exciting new approach to help clubs be more effective.

Crossing Cultures
You are cordially invited to come and witness your foundation dollars at work! Under the leadership of Governor Arlene Greenberg, and the Foundation Chairwoman, Carolyn Schuetz, the District 5170 Scholarship Committee proudly presents a glimpse into the future through the eyes and experiences of your very own Ambassadorial Scholars and Alumni. After having taken a short break from conference activities last year, the district 5170 Scholarship Committee will host the Scholars Forum this year on April 29th.

Event Speaker Spotlight
Maj. L. Tammy Duckworth A Rotary Hero
Tammy helped District 5170’s effort to return Rotary to Afghanistan when she worked for Rotary International. She was called to active duty in Iraq as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot. In November, 2004, her aircraft was hit, costing her both legs and shattered an arm. With incredible optimism, Tammy has rebounded and is now running for Illinois’ Sixth District U.S. Congressional seat. Tammy will be the speaker during the lunch on Friday, April 28th at 12:00 p.m. Plan on attending this motivational and inspirational talk – reserve your seat online at

This forum continues to be a conference favorite showcasing the best and brightest from many countries throughout the world - our inbound and outbound scholars.
This year’s program will include cross-cultural presentations by current scholars, interactive panel discussions, and a special presentation to some of our most accomplished alumni. Be sure to visit the Scholar’s Booth in the House of Friendship for a first-hand look at an award winning display. Then come and share in the exciting stories of where the scholars have been . . . where they are going . . . where they are coming from . . . and how they have used the Rotary Ambassadorial scholarship to advance the reach of humanitarian service here in the United States and around the world. Come early!!! This forum always fills up fast.

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Issue 10 • April 2006

Celebrating Sweet Success
Mary Caldwell, D5170 Area 2 Assistant Governor

Come Play with Us
Rich Bennet, D5170 Area 4 Assistant Governor

Area 2 has a Sweet Tooth
It will be a sweet occasion when Rotary friends visit the Area Two Hospitality Sweet (Suite). In recognition of District Governor Arlene Greenberg's sweet beginnings and continued sweet success, Rotarians from Castro Valley, Castro Valley Sunrise, Hayward South, Hayward, Hayward Sunset, San Lorenzo and San Leandro Rotary Clubs will greet you and your guests in a room filled with chocolate. As you approach the two chocolate fountains, you will be met with the aroma of warm chocolate. Then as you dip delicious items into the warm, flowing brown liquid chocolate, you will socialize with your old Rotary friends and new Rotary acquaintances. It will be difficult for you to leave the fountain area; but when you do, you will be tempted by the chocolate liquid concoctions created by the friendly Hayward Rotary folks at their chocolate lounge: Chocolate martinis and mudslides. When you finally do leave the Area Two Sweet, you will be given a chocolate covered mint to enjoy later in the evening as you recall your wonderful day spent at the District 5170 Rotary Conference.

It Just May Change Your Life
I joined Rotary on March 29, 1995 and in less then a month I attended to my first District conference with my wife. The first thing we attended was the Hospitality Suites on Saturday night and then we went to the Dinner afterwards. The speaker was Ed Futa, who is now the General Secretary of Rotary International. It was at the Red Lion in San Jose, now it is called the Doubletree. I met my club president there, Ed Coats, and he took us around. He introduced us to someone called a District Governor. He was a little short man, who was a little over weight with white hair. If he had a beard, he would look like Santa Claus. Since then we have become good friends. As I think about it, it seems like it just happened yesterday. I remember that night so clearly and we have been to every District Conference since then. You may be wondering why I am telling you about this. It is because this was my first time at a Rotary event outside my club. This is when I saw what Rotary really was and I wanted to be a part of it. In less then 4 months after that night, I was on a plane to the island of Saint Vincent, representing my club as a guest of the Saint Vincent Rotary Club. Since then Rotary has been a major part of my life and many of you know the rest of the story.

So why attend the Hospitality Suites at the District Conference? Because you find out what Rotary is.
The fellowship and fun we have as Rotarians. What we do in Rotary. Some of the places we go around the world in Rotary. How we as Rotarians change the world. There are not too many places you can go and eat, drink, and have fun with around 4 to 5 hundred people just like you. I have always said if you want to find out who people really are, just go out and play with them. And there is no better way to do that then at the Hospitality Suites. You never know - it just may change your life.

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We’ve Got What You Need
Susan Valenta, D5170 Area 6 Assistant Governor

Food, Fun, Frolic & Fellowship
Don Mackenzie, D5170 Area 10 Assistant Governor

Area 6 Makes “Miracles Happen – Because We Care”
Be sure and stop by the Area 6 Hospitality Suite at this year’s District Conference! There will be something to appeal to everyone – whether you are a sports enthusiast, flag-waving American, or just like to cheer on the underdog. This is one hospitality suite that you will not want to miss! Rotary and Area 6 are doing their best to make sure “Miracles happen . . . because we care.” Come and see how the Morgan Hill, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista, and Hollister Rotary Clubs have teamed up to make miracles happen in our community.

Come One, Come All… to the Area 10 Hospitality Suite
Area Ten would like you all to come to their most outstanding Hospitality Suite on Friday April 28th. You never quite know what you might find there. Will there be frozen margaritas and munchables? Most certainly. Come help yourself to our potables while rubbing shoulders with our notables. We feature Rotarians from such outstanding clubs as feisty East Palo Alto Bayshore, musical Mountain View, loving Los Altos, partying Los Altos Sunset, persuasive Palo Alto and the uppity University Club. Might there be the largest congregation of kilted Distinct Rotarians? It has been known to happen. The four “F’s”: Food, Fun, Frolic and Fellowship are the watchwords for the evening. As home to many of the craziest Rotarians in the District, Area 10 has decided to adopt the lampshade as our new lapel pin. We will be teaching sword swallowing for fun and profit. We will be having a “Name That District Governor” contest using only pictures of the soles of their shoes. We will be releasing our new single “Rotatin’ Roustabouts”. We will be reciting “The Four-Way Test” in Latin. If you have never experienced a Hospitality Suite before, this will certainly be one. You will be amazed that so much sheer pleasure and excitement can be stuffed into one hotel room. Don’t just stroll, but run, run to the Area Ten Hospitality suite before the management starts to get complains and we have to tone it down. We look forward to seeing you there.

Studio 5170 Cabaret
John Giovani, D5170 Area 8 Assistant Governor

Area 8 Presents Its Stars
Area 8 is proud to present four outstanding talent acts at the Studio 5170 Cabaret on Friday night at the District Conference:



DAN & LORRAINE LAWSON (Romantic Dance)


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Issue 10 • April 2006

Peace Scholars Seminar
Linda Ricketts, D5170 Peace Fellows Chair

Mike Wallace, D5170 Membership Chair

Rotary Peace Center UC Berkeley
You are invited to the Annual Spring Seminar on Sunday, April 9th at the University YWCA, located at 2600 Bancroft Way (corner of Bancroft and Bowditch) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is a donation of $15, which includes lunch. The Annual Spring Seminar is an opportunity for you to learn more about the Rotary Peace Fellows Program at UC Berkeley. After an introductory session, the Fellows will divide up for panel presentations and lots of interaction with Rotarians. Orville Schell, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism and distinguished author, will speak during the noon luncheon on human rights and Iraq.
Event Luncheon Speaker: Orville Schell

Getting New Members Into the Flow
So much of our emphasis seems to be on recruiting new members that we sometimes may not pay enough attention to keeping them in the club once they join. Tending carefully to two matters — orientation and early involvement — can make a big difference in the retention of new members. A good orientation session — in which the club president, the proposed member’s sponsor, and other key club members as needed take part — ensures that people know what they’re getting into. Subjects covered should include what Rotary is and does, what the local club does and how it operates, and what financial and time commitments are expected of Rotary club members. The session should be structured so there is ample time and opportunity for the prospective member to ask questions. And, once it becomes clear that the person wants to join and make the commitment, the session can be a good place for determining interests (community, vocational, international) and arranging to get him or her involved in that aspect of the club’s activities.

It’s important to get new members involved in the club early.
Even something as simple as asking the new member to collect fines or lead the Pledge of Allegiance can make the person feel welcome and part of the group. Or, designate a club member as a mentor whose is supposed to take the new member under their wing and help them get acclimated. As quickly as possible, a club should get a new member involved in more serious service work, according to his or her inclinations. When it comes to keeping people in Rotary, nothing does the trick like active participation in a touchyour-heart project.

Reservations are a must. Reservation forms available online. Send check (payable to Rotary District 5170) and reservation form to: Linda Ricketts (510) 701-9747 District 5170 Peace Fellows Chair 2101 Shoreline Drive Alameda, CA 94501

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Gary Citti, D5170 Technology Chair

D5170 Leads the World
PDG Carolyn Schuetz, General Chair, D5170 Rotary Foundation Committee

Register Online Now
Register now to be a part of the District Conference at the Santa Clara Marriott on April 28th – 30th. From our opening lunch on Friday with Major Tammy Duckworth, to our closing brunch on Sunday featuring the Speech Contest Finals and the Interact Showcase of Talent, you will be inspired, motivated and entertained. The GSE team from Japan will be our featured forum on Friday, and Saturday’s forums will range from Business Networking and Fundraising to a special session for Rotarians of less than 5 years, Embrace the Rotary Experience. There is something for everyone…. especially you! Sign up today on line at And consider spending the night at the Santa Clara Marriott at a much-reduced rate. Reservations for the Marriott can also be made through our website. Register for your District Conference Today!

Rankings for Rotary Foundation Giving
Congratulations to the Rotarians of District 5170 for their generous support of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International! In the data reported for July 1, 2005, through January 31, 2006, our District showed fantastic success. Out of the 529 Districts in the World of Rotary International, D5170 currently ranks: #1 District 5170 for Annual Programs Fund (Annual Giving). This is perhaps the most important statistic because this is the category of giving that results in District Designated Funds returning to our District in three years. District 5170 for Total Giving to The Rotary Foundation District 5170 for Restricted Giving to The Rotary Foundation (primarily our contributions to Matching Grants and PolioPlus) District 5170 for contributions to The Permanent Fund

#7 #10

Event Speaker Spotlight
Nicky Stone 1998 Olympic Gold Medalist
At the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, Nikki Stone became America’s first-ever Olympic Champion in the sport of inverted aerial skiing. What made this performance so unbelievable was the fact that less than two years earlier, a chronic injury prevented Nikki from standing, much less walking or skiing off a 12-foot wall of snow that launches aerialists 5 stories into the air. Nicky will be the speaker during breakfast on Saturday, April 29th at 8:00 p.m. Plan on attending this motivational and inspirational talk – reserve your seat online at


We should be very proud of this performance so far in the 2005-06 Rotary Year. We are playing a key role in Rotary’s efforts toward world understanding and peace. However, we should not relax our efforts! There are still Rotarians in the District who have not yet made any contribution to The Rotary Foundation this year. Let’s reach out to those individuals and remind them of our goal of Every Rotarian Every Year! Other districts are still contributing, so we need to make sure that we do not lose our place in the rankings. As Jonas Salk said, “The greatest reward for doing good is the opportunity to do more.”

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RI Foundation Contributors
Double Sustainers
Thank you to the following individuals for their generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation since March 1, 2006:
Richard K. Abdalah C. Donald Allen Harvey Barnett "Gene E., Jr." Bisson John R. Bruzus Barry Chang Cheryl Ching Charles E. Corr Julie Domeny Jaclyn Phuong Fabre Don Fox John T. Giovanola Marc Haberman Gibson Hattery D.D. (Terry) Hughmanick Christine Jeffers Barbara H. Juhl John Kolski Patrick Kwok Richard G. Lohmiller Orrin Mahoney Mark J. McKenna Roberta Murai Ron Richardson Steve Rowley Frances Seward Scott Stauffer Darryl A. Stow Tony Tropea James G. Walker Lihuei Wei Ann Woo John Zirelli Robert A. Adams Steve C. Andrews Sheila P. Barry James W. Black Greg Bunker Steve Chell Lynn Ching "Leon, Jr." Davis Dana Drysdale Tina F. Ferguson Elizabeth Gallegos Christine Giusiana Tom L. Hall Leslie Hay Richard J. Hunter Phil Johnson Jonathan Kaplan Robert L. Koppel Beverly Lenihan Kathy Long Marjorie F. Mancuso Allan D. McLeod Brian Murphy Janet Riddell Stephen S. Rudd Keri Shinn David M. Stearns John Stubblebine George Tyson Kris Wang Paul E. Weiss Lawrence Nai Zer Yao Michael W. Zukin Zoe Alameda-Farotte James L Babcock Charles Bedord Nick Bogdanovich Mark C. Burns Hongze Victor Chen Ann L. Cleaver Lawrence J. Dean Roy S. Dunn Kimberly A. Ferm John Gatto Pete Goodell Charles P Harper Herman Hijmans Patricia R. Jackson Clay Jones Wendell H. Jr. Kerr Uina Kubota JoAnn Leonard Richard Lowenthal Joanne E. Mansch Martin Miller Kathy E. Nellis Jim Rodriguez Peyman Sahbaie Vardy Shtein Wendell B. Stephens Steven Ting Itsuo Uenaka Eleanor J. Watanabe Phyllis Wiener James J. Yglesias Susan Albert Roxana Baker Monika Berecz William E. Bragg Lauralon S.Campbell Pearl Cheng Dino L. Coppe Charles Devine Ronald L. Ellis Michael D. Foulkes James Gibson Richard K. Greif Robert L. Harrison Colleen Hudgen Sandra L. James Gary E.Jones Charles T. Kilian Hsing H. Kung Simon Sai Hou Leong George Luchessi John Lee McCrumb Walter Mueller Gary Niedermier Jerra Rowland Charles M. Schramm Tommy Shwe Mary A. Stone James S. Triolo Bruce W. Ullmann Milton H. Wehrman William D. Witmer Sandie R. Zander

Richard K. Abdalah

Ray Arenott Ivan Cornelius Jennifer Frye Robert Jones Pat Padditori Gav Roberts Jim Silva Terry Tinsley Bruce Barnes David Davini Richard Frye Phil Lyons Ken Papierniak Carol Rogers Diane Sawin Robert Tucknott Ronnie Bayduzza Guy Dilling Gary Hunt Bill MaCammon Julian Polvorosa Terry Rogers H.”Tiny” Thomas Karen Wehrman Paul Camozzi Robert Duey Rose Johnson Mike Mehan Ken Pon Mark Rogers Terri Tinsley


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RI Foundation Contributors
Double Sustainers, Continued
Thank you to the following individuals for their generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation since March 1, 2006: SARATOGA
Rene Accornero Dr. Fred Armstrong Roger Austin Bob Barbatti Ken Biester Ernie Brookfield Carol Burnett Gorden Case Simon Chin Dr. Bill Comport Roy Cook Norm Domico Glenn Dick Duffy Elgart Robert Flora Ian Geddes Bill Giannini Beck Grabau Warren Heide John Hoiness Dr. Robert Huntley Bob James Jit Kapur Bill Knysh Jim LeBlanc Joe Long Pearl Mediros Ralph Metcalf Mark Migrone Dr. Heather Owens Connie Palladino Fred Petersen Ed Portrer Evan Rohrbough Dr. Helen Shaw Tom Stoiber Mary Jo Trimble Bill Tubbs Dick Wood Dusty Rhodes Dr. Dan Araldi Sheila Arthur Moe Baniani Lillian Barna Gary Brandenburg Ann Marie Burger Neal Cabrinha Bob Catalano Art Christopher Paul Conrado Jitka Cymbal Genie Dee Maria Drake David Eshleman Jack Garrett Dr. Ron Gemberling Larry Grace Philip Hartley Jack Hickling Wil Houde Reiko Iwanaga Ted Jenkel Kathleen King Ernie Kraule Mark Linsky Carol Mauldin Charles Metcalf Don Miller Jim Oggerino Chuck Page Russ Perry Mark Pierce Mario Ramirez Mervyn Salt Jim Slacke John Tauchi Lane Tronson Barry Wagar Phil Young

RI Foundation Contributors
Paul Harris Fellows
Thank you to the following people for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation since March 1, 2006. Paul Harris Society (PHS) members are noted. CAMPBELL/SAN JOSE WEST
Ravi Chari Jerry Cummings (M)


C. Donald Allen (PHS) Pearl Cheng Jaclyn Fabre Gary Jones Richard Lowenthal (PHS) Mark McKenna Itsuo Uenaka (PHS)

Charles Bedord Cheryl Ching Tom L. Hall (PHS) Hsing H. Kung (PHS) George Luchessi John Stubblebine Paul E. Weiss (PHS)


Don Sullivan (M)


Karen Bernosky (M) Jeff Martin (M)

Joanie Lewis (M) Jamie Rosso


Mona Armistead (PHS) Victor Echevarria (PHS) Jerry Tomanek (PHS)

David Dematteis (PHS) Lee Lynch (PHS)

Manuel Naku (M)


Avis LaGrone (M)

David Davini (M) Ken Pon (M)

Julian Polvorosa (M) Terry Rogers (M)


Ann Marie Burger (M) Dan Floyd (M) Ian Geddes(M) Rob Huntley(M) Paula Kraule Mark Mingrone(M) Fred Petersen Mark Pierce(M) Miles Rankin Jim Slacke (M) Bill Tubbs(M) Phil Young(M)

Peggy Christensen(M) John Fraker Warren Heid (M) Reiko Iwanaga (M) Charles Metcalf(M) Chuck Page(M) Joanne Petersen(M) Mario Ramirez Dean Rhodes(M) Lane Tronson(M) Dick Wood (M)

Marc Winquist

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Issue 10 • April 2006
July 1, 2005 to February 28, 2006
Annual Giving YTD
$12,221 $5,600 $1,860 $9,085 $8,550 $10,860 $0 $32,555 $8,525 $4,100 $1,540 $9,275 $7,191 $5,115 $1,500 $17,405 0 $100 $6,546 0 $6,350 $8,350 $10,200 $24,931 $15,475 $15,399 $3,155 $4,560 $17,256 $6,465 $6,115 $15,240 $4,900 $30,635.50 $2,550 $20,565 $16,365 $3,960 $950 $400 $3,919 $6,350 $1,930 $2,400 $24,435 $2,828 $7,415 $2,520 200 $6,050 $10,190 $19,975 $31,776 $10,100 $2,740 $11,894 $1,430 $3,500 $17,695 From July $523,697

RI Foundation Contributions
Club Name
Alameda Almaden Valley Alviso Campbell / San Jose West Capitola / Aptos Castro Valley Castro Valley Sunrise Cupertino Dublin East Oakland East Palo Alto Bayshore Freedom Fremont Fremont Sunrise Fremont / Union City / Newark Gilroy Hayward South Hayward Sunset Hayward Hollister Livermore Valley Livermore Los Altos Sunset Los Altos Los Gatos Morning Los Gatos Milpitas Mission San Jose Morgan Hill Mountain View Newark Niles / Fremont North Oakland / Emeryville Oakland No. 3 Oakland Sunrise Palo Alto Palo Alto University Piedmont / Montclair Pleasanton Pleasanton North San Jose East / Evergreen San Jose North San Jose Sunrise San Jose / Willow Glen San Jose San Juan Bautista San Leandro San Lorenzo Valley San Lorenzo Santa Clara Santa Cruz Sunrise Scotts Valley Sunnyvale Sunrise Sunnyvale Tri Valley Warm Springs Watsonville TOTALS

Annual Giving Goal
$15,150 $8,800 $1,500 $4,800 $6,500 $11,400 $1,125 $22,500 $7,000 $4,000 $1,200 $4,600 $7,920 $3,800 $1,200 $15,950 $175 $200 $17,250 $16,000 $8,100 $17,500 $3,600 $16,400 $10,000 $12,100 $9,000 $7,800 $11,000 $5,060 $10,000 $22,000 $7,000 $50,000 $4,000 $14,300 $13,000 $4,800 $10,000 $10,952 $6,207 $4,200 $2,800 $1,600 $17,200 $4,600 $8,600 $2,000 $3,800 $13,000

Goal % Achieved
81% 64% 124% 189% 132% 95% 0% 145% 122% 103% 128% 202% 91% 135% 125% 109% 0% 50% 38% 0% 78% 48% 283% 152% 155% 127% 35% 58% 157% 128% 61% 69% 70% 61% 64% 144% 126% 83% 10% 4% 63% 151% 69% 150% 142% 61% 86% 126% 5% 47% 120% 80% 159% 144% 171% 59% 59% 83% February88% 28, 92%

RI Foundation Contributors
Santa Harris Fellows PaulCruz Saratoga $8,550 $25,025 $20,000 $7,000 $1,600 $20,000 $2,240 $4,200 $20,001 $570,435

Annual Giving Report
2005 through


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Issue 10 • April 2006
Steve Henderson D5170 Membership Reporting Chair

February 2006 Attendance
Club Name
Alameda Almaden Valley Alviso Campbell / San Jose West Capitola / Aptos Castro Valley Castro Valley Sunrise Cupertino Dublin East Oakland East Palo Alto Bayshore Freedom Fremont Fremont Sunrise Fremont / Union City / Newark Gilroy Hayward Hayward South Hayward Sunset Hollister Livermore Livermore Valley Los Altos Los Altos Sunset Los Gatos Los Gatos Morning Milpitas Mission San Jose Morgan Hill Mountain View Newark Niles / Fremont North Oakland / Emeryville Oakland No. 3 Oakland Sunrise Palo Alto Palo Alto University Piedmont / Montclair Pleasanton Pleasanton North San Jose San Jose East / Evergreen San Jose North San Jose Sunrise San Jose / Willow Glen San Juan Bautista San Leandro San Lorenzo San Lorenzo Valley Santa Clara Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Sunrise Saratoga Scotts Valley Sunnyvale Sunnyvale Sunrise Tri Valley Warm Springs Watsonville TOTALS

# Members
103 37 18 39 59 54 16 159 36 30 12 44 48 19 14 130 125 9 14 97 146 60 158 20 121 56 53 39 80 46 40 107 25 311 21 141 75 23 99 65 424 30 42 12 21 23 43 17 22 71 139 102 117 36 68 15 24 18 88 4061

0 0 0 0 0 4 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 38

0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17

4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 3 4

90.0% 94.2% 61.0% 80.0% 75.0% 69.0% 76.0% 82.0% 73.0% 65.0% 70.0% 68.0% 78.9% 75.0% 68.3% 80.5% 48.0% 36.0% 83.0% 78.0% 60.3% 68.2% 53.7% 73.0% 86.0% 73.0% 58.3% 80.5% 72.9% 65.6% 76.0% 65.0% 43.2% 54.0% 60.4% 77.0% 66.0% 67.0% 76.2% 52.0% 72.0% 58.0% 73.0% 65.2% 75.0% 42.0% 64.0% 77.0% 67.0% 83.6% 67.6% 64.0% 77.5% 85.0% 60.0% 60.4%

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Issue 10 • April 2006

Calendar of Events
March 30th & District Assembly April 1st Doubletree Hotel, San Jose April 4 April 5 April 7 April 15 April 26 April 27 April 28-30 Regional Speech Contest Campbell/San Jose West Cabinet Meeting Regional Speech Contest San Jose North GSE Arrival from Japan District Tennis Tournament District Golf Tournament DISTRICT CONFERENCE Santa Clara Marriott Interact Spring Buffet Cabinet Meeting Foundation Cruise Final Cabinet Meeting District Appreciation Celebration Rotary Day @ Great America RI Convention Denmark and Sweden Camp RYLA Camp Campbell

Please make the following corrections to the 20052006 District 5170 Directory: p. 54 p. 58 San Jose Sunrise direct email: Tri-Valley will now meet on Tuesdays, beginning April 4th 2006. The meeting place remains at Girasole, Pleasanton at 6:30 PM New email for Gerald Sutliff, Castro Valley Sunrise

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April 30 May 3 May 21 May 31 June 3 June 11-14 June 18-23

Greg Stowers
Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club District 5170 Newsletter Editor

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