Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary https://dsvrotary.com Together we build community near and far Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:54:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 https://dsvrotary.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/cropped-Rotary-Wheel-32x32.jpg Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary https://dsvrotary.com 32 32 Devote Rotarian Mary Tuttle passes away at 86 years young! https://dsvrotary.com/750/ https://dsvrotary.com/750/#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2015 02:17:11 +0000 http://dsvrotary.com/?p=750       Mary Alice Tuttle has lived her life as a true Rotarian.   Our beloved Danville Sycamore Valley Rotary member, Mary Tuttle, left us Sunday evening August 9, 2015. The mission of Rotary International, a worldwide association of Rotary clubs,…

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Mary Alice Tuttle has lived her life as a true Rotarian.  

Our beloved Danville Sycamore Valley Rotary member, Mary Tuttle, left us Sunday evening August 9, 2015.

The mission of Rotary International, a worldwide association of Rotary clubs, is to provide service to others, promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.

Mary embodied the spirit and meaning of this mission.  Through her support of the Girls Group Home, involvement in her local business community and her commitment to making a difference. Her endless energy and smile and love of people and of course her love of dancing brought joy to our world!  At 85 years young Mary was Citizen of the Year in Danville in 2014.

 

Danville Patch – 4/3/2014

Mary Tuttle, Citizen of the Year: “Mary has been involved in the whole (Interstate) 680 corridor since the late ’80s,” said Shelby McNamara, president of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce. “She’s been involved in every aspect of the chamber and always shows up.”

An elementary schoolteacher for 25 years in five states, Tuttle still tutors first- and second-graders. Now 85, she continues to be active with the chamber, the Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary, a local girls’ home and a rehabilitation center.

“I call on shut-ins, take Easter baskets around and food baskets that the church puts together,” she added. “I really enjoy all that … I love doing things. I have to be involved; a little here and a little there.”

 

“We all join with  Mary’s family in this expression of great sadness at the loss of someone who has brightened all of our lives and provided such a wonderful model for service and caring for the less fortunate.  Nothing will seem quite the same without her.”  Steve McKae, DSV President  2015-16

 

Mary you brought a smile to everyone who met you and you touched all our lives in a way that made each and everyone of us want to be a better person.  We will miss you and strive to honor you through our continued commitment to building community near and far as Rotarians.

Mary we love you!

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2015-16 Rotary International Theme https://dsvrotary.com/2015-16-rotary-international-theme/ https://dsvrotary.com/2015-16-rotary-international-theme/#respond Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:30:52 +0000 http://dsvrotary.com/?p=720 Every year the Rotary International President selects a theme for the year in Rotary.  For 2015-16 President K.R. “Ravi” Ravidran introduced his theme and invited all Rotatians to Be a Gift to the World. “All of you have been given…

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Every year the Rotary International President selects a theme for the year in Rotary.  For 2015-16 President K.R. “Ravi” Ravidran introduced his theme and invited all Rotatians to Be a Gift to the World.

“All of you have been given so many gifts. And you have now been given this great gift: one year to take all your talents, all your gifts, everything that you are and can become — and Be a Gift to the World” – Rotary International President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran

 

Learn more about Rotary International at Rotary International.

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Welcome to the New Rotary Year https://dsvrotary.com/welcome-to-the-new-rotary-year/ https://dsvrotary.com/welcome-to-the-new-rotary-year/#respond Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:15:12 +0000 http://dsvrotary.com/?p=697 Here is our new year theme – Light Up Rotary! RI President Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang is urging club members to Light Up Rotary by hosting a Rotary Day in their community, continuing our fight…

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Here is our new year theme – Light Up Rotary!

Light Up Rotary

RI President Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang is urging club members to Light Up Rotary by hosting a Rotary Day in their community, continuing our fight against polio, and increasing club membership. “Light Up Rotary is more than our theme. It is how we make a difference — every day, in every club, and every country we serve.”

Keep in touch with our club on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/dsvrotary

Have a great year!

Del Chandler – Club President 2014-2015

 

 

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Here comes our 24th Annual Blackhawk Food, Wind & Film Festival https://dsvrotary.com/here-comes-our-24th-annual-blackhawk-food-wind-film-festival/ https://dsvrotary.com/here-comes-our-24th-annual-blackhawk-food-wind-film-festival/#respond Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:48:22 +0000 http://dsvrotary.com/?p=690 Considered one of the premier and most fun private events of the Tri-Valley.  We will start at 5:30 pm on May 15, 2014 at the Blackhawk Auto Museum.  Come join us with great Livermore wines, local restaurants, silent and live…

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Considered one of the premier and most fun private events of the Tri-Valley.  We will start at 5:30 pm on May 15, 2014 at the Blackhawk Auto Museum.  Come join us with great Livermore wines, local restaurants, silent and live auctions and great live entertainment.  This year’s film will be “Top Hat” starring Fred & Ginger!

24th Annual Blackhawk Food, Wine & Film Fetival

24th Annual Blackhawk Food, Wine & Film Fetival

Our Rotary club participates in many hands-on projects, both local community and international. You participation and support makes all this possible.

To join our private event, click on Blackhawk Film Festival to donate and receive your invitations.

Thank you all for your support in the past.  We look forward to seeing you all May 15, 2014!!!

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Preparing Dictionaries for SRVUSD 3rd Graders https://dsvrotary.com/preparing-dictionaries-for-srvusd-3rd-graders/ https://dsvrotary.com/preparing-dictionaries-for-srvusd-3rd-graders/#respond Wed, 30 Oct 2013 04:55:11 +0000 http://dsvrotary.com/?p=668 29 October 2013 San Ramon, CA Today, members of the Rotary Club of Danville/Sycamore Valley met at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) Warehouse in San Ramon along with members of the other 6 clubs in the area.…

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29 October 2013

San Ramon, CA

Today, members of the Rotary Club of Danville/Sycamore Valley met at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) Warehouse in San Ramon along with members of the other 6 clubs in the area.  Our club members included:

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Michael Torres, Mary Whipple, Marilyn Wheelwright, Jack Worthington,

Carl McBride, Pat Burgess and Del Chandler.

 

The 6-club members put Rotary book plates/labels in the cover of over 2,400 dictionaries which will be distributed to the 3rd Graders within the SRVUSD by the Rotary Clubs over the next few weeks. This is a project that we do every year.  It is fun working with the other clubs, and more importantly, hearing the students’ comments during the distribution is what it is all about for the Rotarians.

In the words of Carl, this year “…it was a fun time and went very fast”.  This from the man who was hoofing all the boxes of new dictionaries onto the tables so the rest of us could sit there and just put on the labels.  Once again, Carl did all the “heavy lifting”.  No, literally, he did all the heavy lifting.

A great time was had by all and now we can’t wait to go to the schools and distribute the dictionaries.

Thanks fellow Rotarians!  Another job well done!

 

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DSV Rotary serves breakfast at 2012 East Bay Stand Down https://dsvrotary.com/dsv-rotary-serves-breakfast-at-2012-east-bay-stand-down/ https://dsvrotary.com/dsv-rotary-serves-breakfast-at-2012-east-bay-stand-down/#respond Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:39:11 +0000 http://dsvrotary.com/?p=608   On Saturday morning, September 15, 2012, a dozen Rotarians from Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary showed up at “0:dark thirty” (pronounced “O-dark thirty”), that would be 05:30, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds to prepare then serve breakfast to over 400 veterans, regulars and…

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On Saturday morning, September 15, 2012, a dozen Rotarians from Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary showed up at “0:dark thirty” (pronounced “O-dark thirty”), that would be 05:30, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds to prepare then serve breakfast to over 400 veterans, regulars and volunteers – over 700 total.  We served OJ, coffee, pancakes with butter and syrup, ham, and strawberries.

                         

As you can tell from the pictures, we had a lot of fun, and felt very humbled to be serving the veterans.  Not sure which was the hardest to prepare, all the ham slices or all the pancakes.  And thank heavens we had some great, experienced leaders who have done this before.  Special thanks to our member Carl McBride for organizing our participation and keeping us all on schedule.

Carl the QA man

Even though Stand Down is only every two years, this is an event our club is always very proud to participate in.  Nice to see other Rotary clubs doing the same for other meals.

Here is to all the Veterans.  Thank you for your service and we will be back in two years.

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Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary is headed back to the Livermore wine country https://dsvrotary.com/danvillesycamore-valley-rotary-is-headed-back-to-the-livermore-wine-country/ https://dsvrotary.com/danvillesycamore-valley-rotary-is-headed-back-to-the-livermore-wine-country/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2012 23:09:46 +0000 http://dsvrotary.com/?p=589 “Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.”  – Ernest Hemingway Hey world, the Rotary Club of Danville/Sycamore Valley is headed back to the Livermore wine country!  Woo Hoo…road trip! This will be our way to say “thanks” to…

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“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.”  – Ernest Hemingway

Hey world, the Rotary Club of Danville/Sycamore Valley is headed back to the Livermore wine country!  Woo Hoo…road trip!

This will be our way to say “thanks” to a number of the wineries that participated in our annual Blackhawk Wine & Film Festival.  We will be touring Sunday August 19, 2012.  Pictures to follow…hopefully not too blurry!

If you are interested in participating, contact Debbie Jensen at debjen14@comcast.net, or Del Chandler at dchandler@leaders-inc.com no later than Saturday, 18 August.  Here we go again!!!

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Thanks to our 2012 Blackhawk Food, Wine & Film Festival Sponsors https://dsvrotary.com/thanks-to-our-2012-blackhawk-food-wine-film-festival-sponsors/ https://dsvrotary.com/thanks-to-our-2012-blackhawk-food-wine-film-festival-sponsors/#respond Wed, 09 May 2012 22:43:25 +0000 http://dsvrotary.com/?p=577 Our primary motivating force, “Service Above Self”, is to give back to the community and to help those in need. The generous participation of our sponsors provides us with the resources to undertake more projects than ever before. Through your…

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Our primary motivating force, “Service Above Self”, is to give back to the community and to help those in need. The generous participation of our sponsors provides us with the resources to undertake more projects than ever before. Through your generous donations we are able to reach out to those in need in our community and make this a better place. Thank you for supporting our community through your Corporate Sponsorship!

2012 Blackhawk Food, Wine & Film Festival Committee

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DSVR introduces Home Maintenance for the Elderly to the San Ramon Valley https://dsvrotary.com/dsvr-introduces-home-maintenance-for-the-elderly-to-the-san-ramon-valley/ https://dsvrotary.com/dsvr-introduces-home-maintenance-for-the-elderly-to-the-san-ramon-valley/#respond Sat, 22 Oct 2011 02:10:57 +0000 http://dsvrotary.com/?p=551 HARD TO REACH LIGHT BULB? LEAKY FAUCET? RUNNING TOILET? SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES “NEED CHANGING?” SCREEN DOOR WON’T CLOSE? The Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary Club is excited to announce the launch of a new program called Rotary HOME (Home Maintenance for the…

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HARD TO REACH LIGHT BULB?

LEAKY FAUCET?

RUNNING TOILET?

SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES “NEED CHANGING?”

SCREEN DOOR WON’T CLOSE?

The Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary Club is excited to announce the launch of a new program called Rotary HOME (Home Maintenance for the Elderly) Team, which will be providing a FREE basic household repair service for Seniors in the local community. This program was originated by the Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club, and is a partnership with the Episcopal Senior Communities (ESC).

The Problem:

Seniors have a difficult time with many common household repairs due to their physical condition or safety issues. In some cases the cost of hiring a handyman or contractor to perform minor repairs is prohibitive, and there may not be any family able or willing to assist. Some of the repairs or maintenance items include:

Replacing light bulbs in hard to reach areas (ceilings, ovens, refrigerators), replacing batteries in smoke alarms (usually on a ceiling), leaking faucets, toilet tank malfunctions, squeaky doors and windows, damaged or torn screens, blown fuses or GFI resets, loose handles or drawer pulls, water heater temperature adjustments, etc.

The Solution:

Rotary wishes to identify seniors in the community who need assistance and to coordinate volunteer Rotarians to visit and make the necessary repairs at no cost to the senior.

With just a phone call or email seniors can request a 2-3 person team of Rotarians to stop by on a Saturday morning to handle the necessary maintenance issue. You’ll be asked for your name, address and phone number, along with a description of the maintenance need. Rotary will coordinate the teams and send them to you on a specific date. If your need is urgent we will do our best to accommodate you, but cannot promise a speedy reply.

When the Rotary HOME Team arrives they will introduce themselves and provide identification. They will review your request with you and ask you to sign a simple liability waiver. They will then determine what is necessary and complete the item(s). In the event the item needs additional expertise or is over and above the scope of our capabilities, Rotary will forward your name to the Episcopal Senior Communities’ senior service coordinator, who will attempt to assist you.

Upon completion of the maintenance item, the Rotary HOME Team will leave behind additional information that you might find helpful for other needs. Of course we would also like to hear from you about the service and we welcome your comments.

If interested in scheduling a visit, please contact Ruth Robeson with the ESC at 925-956-7363, or email your information to rotaryhometeam@hotmail.com.

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Calendars for a Cause https://dsvrotary.com/calendars-for-a-cause/ https://dsvrotary.com/calendars-for-a-cause/#respond Sun, 18 Sep 2011 23:56:38 +0000 http://dsvrotary.com/?p=540 Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotarians met a young artist, Andrea, who has cerebral palsy during a distribution of wheelchairs in Monterrey Mexico in 2008.  For the last 10 years, her drawings have helped raise funds for wheelchairs in Monterrey.  She started producing…

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Calendar Sample 2011Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotarians met a young artist, Andrea, who has cerebral palsy during a distribution of wheelchairs in Monterrey Mexico in 2008.  For the last 10 years, her drawings have helped raise funds for wheelchairs in Monterrey.  She started producing calendars about 8 years ago.  A few years ago, she started working with local Rotarians  to sell her calendars for the holidays to businesses in Monterrey. Last year they printed 12,000 calendars in Spanish.

We have been chosen to distribute the 2012 calendars in english to this area.  Each calendar has a profit margin of about $2.00 that will be directed toward a future distribution of wheelchairs in Monterrey through the Wheelchair Foundation.  The Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary club has gone on several trips to Monterrey since 2003 and hope to go again in early 2013.

Individual calendars are $10.00.  Volume orders of 200 calendars or more are $6.00 each.  Business sponsorships are also available.  For more information, please contact Melanie Prole.

Andrea - Mouth Painting

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