Rotary International is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 35,109 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries & geographical areas. At last count there were 1,235,536 members. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service - in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.
The Rotary Club of Ross Valley was chartered on May 21, 1925 and is one of the oldest clubs in Marin County. We are now in our 91st year of service. Our meetings are every Wednesday, 12 Noon until 1:30 PM at Café Arrivederci, 11G St., San Rafael (415) 453-6427
We currently have 32 active members in the Rotary Club of Ross Valley.
Our speaker for Sept. 23 was John Benus, editor and creator of the What's Happening Calendar
Our speakers for Sept. 16 were Renee Marcelle and Bikash Gurung, husband and wife, from Journey Home Foundation. They help the people of Nepal. Both Renee and Bikash are strongly committed to taking actions against human trafficing and slavery in Nepal and Globally.
ON SEPTEMBER 13 OUR CLUB WAS SPONSOR FOR THE FAIRFAX CAR SHOW.
BELOW IS A PHOTO OF GUS STREMME AND HIS VINTAGE (60 YEARS OLD) THUNDERBIRD.
editor's note: The car is 60 years old. Not Gus
Aislinn Miller and Jeremy Leary, 2 Members of the Arete 2015 trip to Europe gave their recounts of events on the trip.
A guest of president Joan was our speaker today. This is Phillip Percy Williams
Singer, Actor, Entertainer
On July 15 our speaker was Gloria Dunn-Violin, "Now What, Life after Retirement"
On the evening of June 26 we held our installation of new officers.
In this photo past president Ted Wight pins the incoming president Joan Capurro
Nick Kerry was our MC
*Photos by John Smith
For our May 27 meeting we had PDG Brian McLeran, speaking on his project "Precious Life in Zimbabwe"
Our speaker for May 20 was Tara Smith of TARA FIRMA of Petaluma
It was also the celebration of our club's 90th Anniversary
Al Flood (one of the 'old' guys) gave a brief history of the club
Don Collins (another old guy) gave more information about the club
*photos courtesy of Kramer Herzog