Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise

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Club Officers:

President – Harry Thomas

Secretary – Marie Scully

Membership – John Bartley

Treasurer – Mike Ring



World (International) – Mike Digiorgio

Community Service - Dan Rice

New Generations – Chris Major

Vocations – Carolin Guerrero

Club - Al Mendoza

Public Relations – John Reuscher

President Elect – David Stompe



Club Foundation Treasurer – Joel Louraine

Membership – John Bartley

Public Relations – John Reuscher

Sgt at Arms – Dan Rice, John Bartley

Webmaster – Jay Kuhlman

Newsletter Publisher – Jan Hutchinson

Chief Paparazzo – Jim Macfarlan

Programs – Thomas Augsten

Fun & Frolic – Jodi Fischer

Who Are We?

Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise is one of many Rotary clubs throughout the world. Here is a brief summary of Rotary worldwide.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

Although Rotary clubs develop autonomous service programs, all Rotarians worldwide are united in a campaign for the global eradication of polio. In 1985 when Rotary began it's campaign to eradicate polio There were over a 1000 children a day dying from Polio, in 2001 there were less than 2000 cases for the year.

Our goal is to compleatly immunize the children of the world by 2005, Rotary's centenary year and the target date for the certification of a polio-free world, the Rotarians will have personally contributed US$500 million to this cause. The Escondido Sunrise Club alone has donated over $60,000. In addition, Rotary has provided an army of volunteers to actually give the drops of life in national immunization days in polio-endemic countries around the world.

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes world understanding through international humanitarian service programs and educational and cultural exchanges. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and others who share its vision of a better world. Since 1947, the Foundation has awarded more than US$1.1 billion in humanitarian and educational grants, which are initiated and administered by local Rotary clubs and districts.

For comprehensive Rotary information visit www.rotary.org or contact John Bartley, our local Novato Sunrise membership chair @ 415-883-0800 

Sylvia Barry September 18, 2012 at 07:32 AM
Rotary Club Novato Sunrise Speaker Program: September 18, 2012 "The Memoir of a Political Prisoner in Iran" Speaker, Jafar Yaghoobi, is a resident of San Francisco and the author of “Let Us Water the Flowers: The Memoir of a Political Prisoner in Iran” which is the memoir of his experiences as a political prisoner and an activist in Iran in the 1980s. Jafar was arrested in 1984 for opposition to the brutal regime of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran, and was tortured and imprisoned for more than four years. He was released from prison in 1989 and subsequently escaped to Turkey before joining his wife and daughter in Germany. After settling in the United States, he worked as a genetics research scientist at the University of California, Davis, until his retirement in 2005. Since his retirement, besides writing his memoir, Let Us Water the Flowers: The Memoir of a Political Prisoner in Iran, he has been active in bringing attention to human rights violations and abuses in Iran. Where: Moylan's When: 7:15 AM
Novato Chess Club April 22, 2013 at 10:58 PM
Rotary Club Novato Sunrise Speaker Program: April 23, 2013 Speaker: Dee Johnson / Bessie Martinez - Topic: Novato's Zero Waste Programs Dee Johnson, Solid and Hazardous Waste Coordinator for Novato Sanitary District, has been involved with hazardous and solid waste management for over 14 years. Currently, as project coordinator for Novato Sanitary District, she administers the household and small business hazardous waste programs, manages the District’s Zero Waste programs and provides outreach and presentations at schools, festivals and local businesses. Bessie Martinez, recycling coordinator for Novato Disposal Service, has worked for Novato Disposal Services for several years. In her current position, she provides site visits and information to businesses and schools regarding recycling and food scrap composting programs. Presentation: Dee and Bessie will discuss Novato’s Zero Waste plan and the programs required to achieve zero waste. These include food scrap composting for residential and commercial facilities, mandatory multifamily and commercial recycling, household hazardous waste programs, to include E-Waste, pharmaceuticals, household batteries and overall outreach and public education. Sponsor: Bev James Where: Moylan's When: 7:15 AM
Novato Chess Club April 30, 2013 at 07:13 AM
Club Assembly this morning: No Speaker
NovatoAVID May 14, 2013 at 02:34 AM
Novato Sunrise Speaker Program - May 14, 2013 Speaker: Coke Newell Topic: Project Amigo and International Service Opportunities: Colima, Mexico After a year of full-immersion as associate directors, Coke and Cindy Newell became Executive Directors of Project Amigo on April 1, 2013, replacing the retiring founders of the Project, Ted Rose and Susan Hill. Coke began his professional career as a journalist with expertise in Latin American affairs, then migrated into corporate media relations for 15 years. He most recently spent five years as a college professor of rhetoric and speech communication. Cindy has a Bachelor’s degree in Youth Leadership and Recreation Management, and has developed programs and curricula for young learners for more than three decades. She has also written and produced a number of short films. Sponsor: Harry Thomas. Where: Moylan's When: 7:15 AM
NovatoAVID June 13, 2013 at 06:58 AM
Check the EVENTS on the Novato Patch for our next meeting


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