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Rotary District 7610
2017-2018 Youth Speech Contest Overview

Speech Theme:
Rotary Making a Difference

 

Contestants, who must be in grades 9 - 12, will speak on the Rotary theme: Rotary Making a Difference. Each Club should hold a contest and select their winners. Club first place winners advance to the area contest held by Assistant Governors. Each first place winner in the Area contests will advance to compete in the District Final Contest. First, second and third place winners of the District Finals will receive cash awards: $1000 for first place, $500 for second and $250 for third. The District Speech Contest winner must be available to deliver their winning speech at the District Conference on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Assistant Governors should hold area contests with the winners from clubs in their area, and report to the District Youth Contest Chair the winner for their area no later than March 30, 2018. Finals for the District 7610 Speech Contest will be Saturday, April 7, 2018. Location to be announced, but it will be in Fredericksburg area.

 

Master Of Ceremonies Bob Mistele
Feb 06, 2018
 
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Barbara Marshman has been editor of The Mercury News Editorial Pages since 2008, having joined the paper 20 years earlier. She grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania, graduated from West Chester State University and worked for small daily papers in the Philadelphia area until 1987, when she won a John S. Knight Fellowship to Stanford University. She never went back.

Barbara Marshman
Feb 13, 2018
 
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Feb 19, 2018 5:45 PM
 
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Chad Bojorquez is Director of Employment Strategies for The Health Trust's Destination Homes program. He is a mission-driven change agent dedicated to ending homelessness. As a volunteer he was awarded the Silver Bowl Award from the Junior League of San Jose, the Community Quarterback Award from the San Francisco 49ers, and Bank of America’s Local Hero Award in 2011. As a case manager at InnVision he crafted his approach while helping women and families toward self-sufficiency through Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing. In his next role, Chad played a critical role in the growth at Downtown Streets Team in terms of size, scope, impact, and geography. Over 5 years, he helped craft a whatever-it-takes approach to case management and employment services, co-founded a social enterprise business as a living-wage job creation platform, and launched an East Bay branch of the organization. The Golden State Warriors and the San Jose Mayor’s Office named Chad as their 2015 Champion in the Community.

Chad is a Senior Fellow of American Leadership Forum, a graduate of Leadership San Jose, a two-time Most Valuable Player in the international sport power soccer, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Psychology at Palo Alto University.

 

Chad Bojorquez
Feb 20, 2018
 
 
Happy Hour for us in the bar.  
Mar 01, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Mr. Steven Campbell's presentation is titled “The Better Angels of our Nature”. He will discuss how our brains are able to deal with tragedies
like the North Bay fires. More importantly, he shows how our brains can actually flourish
by changing the way we think!

Mr. Campbell's focus will not be on the devastation, but on the better angels which have risen like a phoenix around the North Bay and the world.

Steven Campbell
Mar 06, 2018
 
Mar 14, 2018 – Mar 16, 2018
 
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Mar 19, 2018 5:45 PM
 
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Apr 16, 2018 5:45 PM
 
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A resident of Los Gatos since 1997, Rob Rennie was elected to the Los Gatos Town Council in November, 2014. A Bay Area native, Rob spent his formative years in Washington, DC where his stepfather served as a General Counsel of the President's Council on Environmental Quality. Rob’s mother worked in the Energy Department, as an environmental mediator and also dedicated her professional career to advocating environmental causes.

 

Rob holds the following degrees and credentials:  Masters of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1991  Bachelor of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1989  Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Physics (double major), Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 1987; College and Department honors in both majors  Certificate in Engineering Management, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA., 1998

 

Rob returned to the Bay Area in 1992 and spent the next 20 plus years working in the semiconductor industry. He now works to develop products that improve solar energy technology

Rob Rennie-Los Gatos Mayor
Apr 17, 2018
 
 
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
May 21, 2018 5:45 PM
 
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Jun 18, 2018 5:45 PM
 
 
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Jul 16, 2018 5:45 PM