Speaker Date Topic
Rotary Connects Jun 19, 2019 6:00 PM
Building Professional Network for College Success


Join us for an evening with current/graduated scholarship students and representatives/mentors from a College Success networking group of organizations including Pursuit of Excellence, Sacred Heart Prep, Foundation for a College Education, College Track, Peninsula College Funds, and a few more.  We are part of this College Success group that meets once a quarter to collaborate on supporting scholarship students in college and share resources to help one another.  This group, especially Pursuit of Excellence, has contributed a lot to the success of our Rotary Mentoring Program.


The evening will begin with a 15-minute mini-workshop by Dylan Houle, Menlo College Director of Internships & Career Services, who will provide tips for the students to build networking skills and etiquette guidelines for professional events.  This event will provide a great opportunity for the students to  practice their networking skills in a friendly, low-stress environment.


$25 per person.  Students are free.

No lunch meeting, KI-KO on June 27, 6-8:30pm Jun 26, 2019 12:00 PM
John Kaufman Jul 03, 2019 12:00 PM
H2O OpenDoor

As a project of Rotary, H2OpenDoors enjoys the support of Rotarians and others throughout the globe. Fundamentally, the name says it all… water technology and the opportunities that are created when the poor start small enterprises selling the water. Villages and schools can drive significant revenue by using the bottling plants installed by the project. Even at half-capacity, over $100,000 (USD) can be generated for the exclusive use for social services of the community. College scholarships, nutritional programs, construction of proper latrines, classroom expansion and more can be earned through these businesses.

This all leads to the core of what H2OpenDoors tries to infuse into these communities: self-reliance and human dignity. Within the very first year, we like to see self-sufficiency. And while we offer consultation, guidance and friendship going forward, we look towards ending the paradigm of Giver and Taker.

Michael lella ( 45 min) Jul 10, 2019 12:00 PM
son of war hero Pino Lella, the protagonist in the novel "Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark Sullivan
Menlo Park City Manager Jerome-Robinson, Starla Jul 17, 2019 12:00 PM

Menlo Park City Manager Jerome-Robinson, Starla  ( Amy Boggs's new member's talk before guest speaker) 

Christine & Bob Boles, Beausoleil Architects Jul 24, 2019 12:00 PM
Net zero homes ( Cher Rowand's new member talk before guest speaker)
TGIW at Pete Nelson's home Jul 31, 2019
evening - no Wednesday noon meeting that day
Rotary Foundation Report Aug 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Carl Guardino CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership(pn) Sep 18, 2019 12:00 PM
Silicon Valley, details TBA