Rotary District 5170 Pre-PETS (President Elect Training Seminar) Callie Chan 2024-04-10 07:00:00Z 0
District 5170, Area 3 representing at the 2024 Pre-PETS Meeting Callie Chan 2024-04-03 07:00:00Z 0

January 4th, 2024 Update!

Posted by Callie Chan on Apr 01, 2024
On January 24th, we had a fabulous presentation by our club member, world traveler, state economic advisor, and representative Henry Yin! He shared some amazing details on his recent Trade Mission to China.
We also welcomed our new member Salvation Army Lieutenant! Special guest Alameda County D1 Supervisor David Haubert joined us!
January 4th, 2024 Update! Callie Chan 2024-04-01 07:00:00Z 0
Find out about Jeboy Koshy! Callie Chan 2024-03-14 07:00:00Z 0
Today's Guest Speaker at the Fremont Rotary Club! Callie Chan 2024-03-12 07:00:00Z 0
Two Paul Harris Awards Go to Linette Young and Henry Yin! Callie Chan 2024-03-08 08:00:00Z 0
District 5170 Mid-Year Reflection Meeting - Mental Health Callie Chan 2024-02-03 08:00:00Z 0
Sponsoring Three Water Fountains! Callie Chan 2024-02-03 08:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker: Lily Mei

Posted by Callie Chan on Feb 03, 2024
The speaker was Fremont Mayor Lily Mei. She shared her passion for climate awareness and the work we need to do to benefit future generations.
Stratford School contributed to our toy drive as their students were looking for a community service project this season🌲. They made an amazing difference by collecting 4 overflowing barrels of toys! We had another amazing donor contribute a huge stack of toys☃️. Our delivery of so many toys to the Salvation Army will bring smiles to so many children's faces 💚❤️.
Guest Speaker: Lily Mei Callie Chan 2024-02-03 08:00:00Z 0
12.20.2023's Festive and Informative Meeting Callie Chan 2024-01-15 08:00:00Z 0

11.29.23 - Learn about today with our visitor Venkatarama Venugopal and more!

Posted by Callie Chan on Jan 15, 2024
Our visitor today was a very active member of the Rotary Club of Navi Mumbai Sunrise, Venkatarama Venugopal. His daughter-in-law who lives locally, and his wife joined him.
Flag exchange and handshakes all around!
Then fun tidbits on SFO volunteer opportunities from our speaker James Lechner, who is a new SFO volunteer!
11.29.23 - Learn about today with our visitor Venkatarama Venugopal and more! Callie Chan 2024-01-15 08:00:00Z 0
All About Our Special Guest Lily Mei, the Mayor of Fremont! Callie Chan 2024-01-02 08:00:00Z 0
The Fremont Rotary Club is proud to support ShelterBox. Callie Chan 2023-12-02 08:00:00Z 0

Discover more about the 11/15/2023 Rotary Club of Fremont, California meeting!

Posted by Callie Chan on Dec 01, 2023
     The Rotary Club of Fremont, California meeting on November 15th, 2023, was great fun, as well as productive: there were donations to the Salvation Army and Centerville Presbyterian Free Dining with lots of food collected and facilitated by James Lechner, and our guest speaker, the outstanding President Bob Shaver, shared his trip to Australia for Rotary International. We had been patiently waiting for what we knew would be a humorous and informative presentation! In addition, Picture 2 includes our club ladies who are also Centerville Pres members and dedicated volunteers.
Discover more about the 11/15/2023 Rotary Club of Fremont, California meeting! Callie Chan 2023-12-01 08:00:00Z 0
11/8/23 Guest Speaker: Diane Shaw Callie Chan 2023-12-01 08:00:00Z 0
Helping Salvation Army! Callie Chan 2023-11-29 08:00:00Z 0
Henry Baum shares the history of the Niles Canyon Railway and future plans for a railroad museum! Callie Chan 2023-11-17 08:00:00Z 0
Find out about Henry Baum from Pacific Railroad Association! Callie Chan 2023-11-07 08:00:00Z 0
Tim Tran tells HIS story - Don't miss it! 2023-10-15 07:00:00Z 0
It's dat time again!! 2023-09-10 07:00:00Z 0

Meeting at Shinn House, May 24, 2023

This Wednesday, 5/24/23 we will meet at the Shinn House for a special private tour by Janet Barton and Al Minard (historians extraordinaire). 
LOCATION: Shinn House 1251 Peralta Blvd.
TIME: 12-1:30pm
WHY: Community engagement
WHAT: Learn about community founders, Chinese history connection, learn about potential projects to support.
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World Polio Day 2020

Earlier this year, the African continent was declared free of the wild Poliovirus. There are only two more countries where Polio remains epidemic, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
While we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, we should not forget the progress the world has made against other diseases like with the Polio vaccination efforts. The fight to eradicate Polio is still not over, but we are very close.
October 24 is World Polio Day
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Run For Rotary

Fremont Rotary member Tim Tran wears many hats, and one hat that he is most passionate about is running. He has been running since middle school (35 years if you're counting). 
Regardless of time, location or weather (fog, rain, snow, ice, heat, day, night, etc), he runs. He runs when traveling. He runs while on vacation. Lake Elizabeth is location of choice.
For year 2020, Tim has set a crazy, audacious goal to run 1,000 miles. For far this year, he has completed 653 miles and is ahead of schedule to achieve the goal.
Tim combines his passion of running with community service, and is raising $5000 for the Rotary Club of Fremont via GoFundMe 
Please donate and support our community.
Thank you in advance for your contribution!

Run For Rotary James Lechner 2020-08-10 07:00:00Z 0

Help for COVID-19

Fremont Rotary Clubs (Area 3) respond to the pandemic with help and care.
Recognitions to Fremont Rotary Clubs fund this area wide mask distribution project from our DDF. There are total of 10 clubs in area 3 located in Tri city area. Captains from different club picked up their allocation and already start distribution. It is truly Rotary in Action. 
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Feb 12 Meeting Recap

-Past President presided at the meeting today.
-Ted Bresler announced that our newest Red Badge Manny donated $1,000 to help eliminate Polio. Thanks and congratulations!
- We received more words of wisdom from Sage Bob Benya.
- Lori Marra from City of Fremont Environmental Services Department was our speaker. She gave us tips to make recycling and composting work easier for us. She also gave us each a pack of 10 certified compostable bags to collect organic in our homes.
Photo Credit: Lena Zee
Photo Credit: Margo Hood
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Welcoming New Members 2020-02-19 08:00:00Z 0

Fun time at Oktoberfest 2019

A great time was had at Fremont Rotary's Oktoberfest 2019.
Please help! One of our guests' prescription eye glasses was lost, and a pair of similar looking reading glasses was found, unclaimed.
If you know who may be missing their reading glasses, or left the event with a pair of glasses not matching their prescription, please contact Hilda Norwalk at the number below.
Thank you all!
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Otkoberfest 2019

Who: Rotary Club of Fremont
What : Fremont Rotary Oktoberfest 2019.
When:  October 19, 2019
Where: Das Brew, 44356 S. Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538
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Chili Pepper Challenge News

Posted on Sep 20, 2017
Listen to the Chili Pepper Challenge Podcast
Local podcaster Remy Fortier's hour-long interview with Area 3 Rotarians and nonprofit leaders is a "must hear" for all Rotarians and especially for any potential CPC sponsors! 

"At the start of this interview, I noticed a gallon size bag of chiles sitting on the table in front of us. My first thought was, I hope they won’t expect me to eat a chili and then give an interview! Of course, they didn’t. They are representatives from all the Rotary Clubs in the Tri-City Area...They are givers, people who get involved and take actions to help out those in need.  Locally and all over the world."

Listen to Podcast:
Chili Pepper Challenge News Johnny Lee 2017-09-20 07:00:00Z 0

Chili Pepper Challenge News

Posted on Sep 20, 2017
Video Spotlight
Niles Rotarian Sophia Ahmad is launching a new tequila brand called Blue Iguana, and with help from Daren Young they turned a launch party into a fundraiser for the Chili Pepper Challenge and raised $500! Watch and learn.  
How to Participate
We are counting on every Rotarian bringing in a minimum of $75.00, but we also want to build awareness in the community and raise even more money for charity. 
  1. Donate online. Add the appropriate hashtag in the "notes" field.
  2. Write a check payable to the Niles Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. (Tax ID 94-2931147.) Write Chili Pepper Challenge on your check along with the correct hashtag. Give it to your club's Chili Head, or mail it to:

    Attn: Diane King
    c/o DRYCO
    42745 Boscell Rd.
    Fremont, CA  94538

  3. Play the Hot! Hot! Hot! Chili Pepper Challenge with your own video challenge. Check for more tips.

Donations & Hashtags

Beneficiaries will partner with their sponsoring Rotary Club to bring in donations, and Rotary will match them two-to-one up to a $5000 combined amount. Donations above this amount go to the charity without the match.
When you make a donation or post a challenge, use the hashtag for your charity or club. 
The two Rotary charities will be grandfathered in and will receive a donation from the proceeds. Their hashtags are just for fun and to call attention to our work. 

How the Chili Pepper Challenge Works

Modeled after the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, we use video and social media to drive engagement with Rotary. (Detailed instructions.)
  • Post a video on social media that communicates you made a donation and ate a chili pepper. Challenge two more people to do the same. 
  • Each person makes a donation, eats a chile, challenges two more friends, posts the video.
  • Include info about the project and link to the donation page. 
Donate Now:
Chili Pepper Challenge News 2017-09-20 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Theme for 2017-2018

Posted on Aug 09, 2017
2017-18 RI President Ian H.S. Riseley announces his presidential theme, 
Rotary: 'Making a Difference'

Rotary International President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley made the case on Monday that protecting the environment and curbing climate change are essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service.

Riseley, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, unveiled the 2017-18 presidential theme, Rotary: Making a Difference, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.

Environmental degradation and global climate change are serious threats to everyone, Riseley said. “They are having a disproportionate impact on those who are most vulnerable, those to whom Rotary has the greatest responsibility. Yet environmental issues rarely register on the Rotary agenda,” he said.

“The time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary’s concern. It is, and must be, everyone’s concern,” he said.

The president-elect challenged every Rotary club to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its members between the start of the Rotary year on 1 July and Earth Day on 22 April 2018. Trees remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the air, which slows global warming.

“It is my hope that the result of that effort will be far greater than the environmental benefit that those 1.2 million new trees will bring,” Riseley said. “I believe the greater result will be a Rotary that recognizes our responsibility not only to the people on our planet, but to the planet itself.”

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Rotary Theme for 2016-17

RI President John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary’s unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, Germ believes that “now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world.”  Watch RI President John Germ discussing the theme.
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The Four Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships.  The test has been translated into more that 100 languages and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned
The Four Way Test Ninna Chugh 2016-08-03 07:00:00Z 0

The Campaign to End Polio

Posted on Aug 03, 2016


One of the most important aspects of the fight to eradicate polio is detecting where the disease is present. This continuous surveillance is complicated and costly. Ninety percent of people infected with the virus show no symptoms, and those who do usually have mild symptoms such as fever, fatigue, and headaches. Only one in every 200 cases of the illness results in paralysis, which means that for every child with signs of paralysis, several hundred are carrying the disease and may not show it.  Read the entire article in The Rotarian.
The Campaign to End Polio Ninna Chugh 2016-08-03 07:00:00Z 0
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Security and Integrity of Your Data

Posted by Rob Goetsch on Mar 18, 2014
ClubRunner secures all your private information using the latest security technologies. Hosted in a world class data centre with redundant power, Internet backbones and 24/7 security and monitoring, you can rest assured that your club data is safe and protected. Your members' contact information is secured behind unique logins and passwords. Access to information is also restricted, for example, a member can only view the list of members, but can modify his or her own personal information.

Data on the server is protected by TCP/IP filtering, firewall and anti-virus software that protect against any unauthorized intrusion. Backups of data are made daily and stored off-site.
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Welcome to our new website! Rob Goetsch 2014-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
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