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Location: Rubys & Roses, 855 Main St., Pleasanton, CA.
 
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On May 11 the Rotary Club of Pleasanton partnered with the Pleasanton Senior Center, CityServe and Scout Troop 911 to visit nine senior’s homes in the Tri-Valley.  This annual program called, “Rotary Gives Thanks”, involves Pleasanton Rotarians visiting senior’s homes to provide cleaning and light home maintenance tasks.  Due to the amount of rain we received this year, weed abatement, mowing of lawns and the trimming of trees and bushes were the focus of the work this year.
The 9th annual Poker Tournament organized by Pleasanton Rotary is in the books! We are excited to share that everyone who attended had a great time and enjoyed themselves thoroughly, Rotarian Bob Tucknot took home coveted Rotary trophy. If you missed it this year, we encourage you to join us next year without fail! The event raised a significant amount of money, which will be used for much-needed scholarships and local non-profits. The funds will also be used to provide wheelchairs to those who need mobility across the globe. See you next year!   Check out some excellent photos from the event:  https://tlkremer.smugmug.com/Pleasanton-Rotary-Poker-Night-2024/i-ztVDmFs
 
The Rotary Club of Pleasanton has been active with volunteer efforts in the local community. In November we supported a Kids Against Hunger food packing event along with other Rotary Clubs in the area. For the annual holiday One Warm Coat Coat drive sponsored by KTVU we collected coats and delivered to the collection site at the UPS Store on Santa Rita Road. At Rotary Park on Main Street we decorated the park with holiday cheer and lights. Goodness Village in Livermore, we designed and constructed a new chicken coop to house the animals. More to come!
Bob and Joyce Shapiro pose next to the Rotary Club of Pleasanton’s “Hope and Promise” mural while attending the Club’s holiday party.
 
Kids Against Hunger Bay Area (https://kahbayarea.org/) is a caring organization that feeds hungry people. On Saturday, November 4, 2023, some of our club Rotarians were part of a team that packed over 15,000 meals headed to Ukraine. Many Ukrainian men are away fighting the war, and many/most of their wives and children are very poor and do not have enough food.
 
Veterans Stand Down Event - Saturday, September 16, 2023
 
We need volunteers for our upcoming Community Service project! We'll be making bag lunches at the Veterans Stand Down event happening at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 16th.  After the indefinite cancellation of East Bay Stand Down, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors is organizing this new Veterans Stand Down, which is a 1-day event to support homeless or at-risk veterans by providing the necessary social and human services to help them improve their lives.  Rotary will be providing the bag lunches (150) they will be given on their way out.  We need sandwich/bag assemblers from 10am-12pm and bag distributors from 12pm-2pm.  Please use this SIGN UP sheet to sign up for 1 or both of the time slots.
 
RI President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally calls for Rotary to create hope in the world by working for peace and mental wellbeing. He urges members to engage in tough conversations and earn the trust that’s necessary to realize these values. The new theme "2023-24: Create Hope in the World".  Click "Read More" to see the full horizontal logo.  (Smaller logo shown on our homepage in the upper left.)
 
 
Our next club president, Steve Van Dorn, attended the District 5017 Conference today in Mountain View (April 29, 2023) at the Computer History Museum.
 
The Rotary Club of Pleasanton partnered with the Rotary Club (RC) of Accra East in Ghana on this Water & Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) Project, to create a bathroom facility at Agbodekor Primary School in Attiavi, located in the Volta Region. They constructed a 12 toilet  & 5 sink facility for the 500 students & staff, who at present have no bathroom facilities. This Club 2 Club Project will reduce sanitation illnesses, improve school attendance & retention, improve hygiene & cleanliness, and improve the overall sanitation within the village of Attiavl.  (Only 15% of Ghanians have toilets in their homes & there are no public toilets.)  Our club partnered with them for $10,000 while 2 other local Rotary Clubs contributed $3,647, and the RC Accra East contributed $4,100, totaling $17,747. The project was completed on June 11, 2022.
On May 26 & June 1 the Rotary Club of Pleasanton awarded $54,000 to 14 local high school students and on June 21 awarded $22,500 to local college students who needed financial assistance. All students completed the application and interview process. They were rated on a 5 point scale: Financial Need, Presentation, Future Prospects and Community Service/Leadership.  All students were very deserving. Most of the funds for these scholarships were raised through the October Spirit Run held annually in Pleasanton.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Pleasanton was awarded a 5170 District Grant of approximately $4,000 to financially assist with a WASH Project at St. Josephs’ Girls College in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria. Our club partnered with the RC of Eziama Sunrise to construct a new 6 room modern toilet facility with 2 storage tanks. It was completed and handed over to the school on May 26, 2022.
 
 
Sleep in Heavenly Peace  This was an Area 4 project on March 19, 2022 at the Crosswinds Church property in Livermore.  Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a non-profit organization that provides beds for children who need beds.  They are a nationwide organization and we worked with the Alameda County chapter.  This project involved two teams one at 8am and one at 10:30am working on building the component pieces that are used to make the beds.
Goodness Village Mural Project:  Goodness Village is a 28 tiny home community in Livermore on the Crosswinds Church property.  This project on March 12, 2022 involved painting three murals on trailers within the community.  Professional muralists drew the designs on the trailer and the volunteers did essentially a "paint by numbers" project filling in the appropriate color in each of the outlined sections.  After all the background colors were painted, the muralists filled in the murals with the fine detailed designs.
 
Please take a look at the corresponding photo slide show, and thanks to Steve Baker for adding this to our website:
https://pleasantonrotary.org/photoalbums/goodness-village-mural-project
 
 
ROTARY CLUB OF PLEASANTON RECEIVES DISTRICT GRANT FOR WASH PROJECT
 
The Rotary Club of Pleasanton has partnered with the Rotary Club of Eziama-Sunrise In Nigeria to provide a new 6 room modern toilet facility at St. Joseph’s Girls’ College in Aba, Nigeria. It will also build and provide overhead water storage tanks, water distribution and install water fetching points, along with WASH Training for staff and students. The school has 700 girls and the existing toilet facility is too small for boarding and day students. Open defecation is common practice.

Thank you to all who came out to help for Rotary Gives Thanks!!

 

And Thanks to all the Senior Citizens of our community who have done so much for Pleasanton over the years.  It is our pleasure to visit and perform a few odd jobs for you!

 

 

    

      Lee Carlson                                              Peter MacDonald