DSV Rotary Meeting Schedule
- Agenda – Terry, event planning for “Amazing Race” in Sept.
- Greeter – John Gardner
- Speaker – TBD
- Greeter – Jack Graham
- Speaker – Bill Kiper (Vietnam Veteran), Honor Flight
- Greeter – Erna Grasz
- Speaker – Paul Cobbe, MLB sports agent
- Greeter – Henry Hon
- Speaker – Geoffrey Kasankaki, Asante Africa Foundation
- Greeter – Daniel Kodam
Black Bear Diner
807 Camino Ramon
Danville, CA 95426
Nate Bradley, the owner of Amphora Nueva, spoke about his experience in the olive oil industry. Amphora is a family owned and operated company that has been in the olive industry for almost a century. Nate is passionate about sharing his knowledge and has given over 300 presentations to various audiences.
Amphora has tasting rooms/retail stores in four Bay Area locations and prides itself on being pioneers of dual Hemisphere olive oil sourcing.
The company partners with top farmers to ensure the freshest, highest quality extra virgin olive oil from around the world is available year-round. Additionally, Amphora offers a variety of barrel aged balsamic vinegars and infused olive oils.
Learn more at: AmphoraNueva.com
Mike Conklin, founder of Sentinels of Freedom (SOF), spoke about his organization. SOF serves wounded veterans in 41 states by providing personal and financial support for their post-military journey, including housing, mentoring, education funding, and job placement.
SOF also recognizes high school seniors who choose to serve in the armed forces. Their services fill gaps left by the GI Bill, and they are working with colleges to provide special rooms for veterans to study and access computers. SOF is dedicated to helping wounded veterans achieve success.
Learn more at: SentinelsOfFreedom.org
Mason Londre (left), Megan Nguyen (middle), Lauren Kral (right), from San Ramon Valley High School impressed us with their exceptional speaking skills at the annual speech contest.
Megan Nguyen took first place, with Lauren Kral and Mason Londre coming in second and third, respectively. The competition was intense, and all three students delivered outstanding presentations.
We would like to extend our gratitude to Janet Willford, the Speech and Debate teacher at SRVHS, for coaching and preparing these students for the contest. Their remarkable performance is a testament to her dedication and hard work. Congratulations to all the students for their impressive work!
Suzanne Rommelfanger and Natalie Hambor, from School the World, spoke about their organization’s mission to build schools and empower communities in Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama.
Over the past 13 years, School the World has built 117 schools, 59 playgrounds, and stocked 635 libraries. They also train teachers and empower parents to be their child’s “first educators.” School the World offers a unique opportunity for high school students from the US to fundraise for and participate in building schools in these communities during their winter, spring, or summer breaks.
Nearly 1,000 high school students, known as World Changers, have traveled with School the World since launching in 2013, with an average return rate of 35%.
Learn more at: SchoolTheWorld.org
Jack and Mary’s
The Danville-Sycamore Rotary Club would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to outgoing presidents Mary Whipple and Jack Worthington for their exceptional leadership and dedication to the club.
The Demotion Party held in their honor was a Saint Patrick’s day filled with laughter, good food, and memories. Attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner catered by Gianni’s Bistro and had the opportunity to share stories and anecdotes about Jack and Mary’s tenure.
It is because of their tireless efforts that we have been able to make a difference in the lives of so many, and we are grateful for the countless hours they have devoted to the club and the community. We appreciate their dedication, enthusiasm, and unwavering commitment to service.
Thank you, Mary and Jack, for your service to Danville-Sycamore Rotary. We are honored to have had you as our leaders and look forward to your continued involvement and support in the club.
Rise Against Hunger
We are excited to share that DSV Rotary recently partnered with Rise Against Hunger to volunteer our time and effort to help pack 20,000 meals for those in need.
Rise Against Hunger is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending world hunger by providing packaged meals to those in need.
The event was a huge success and a rewarding experience for all who participated. By taking an active role in fighting hunger, we made a positive impact on the local and global community and made a difference in the lives of those who needed it most.
We are proud to have been a part of such a meaningful cause and look forward to future opportunities to serve our community.
Learn more about Rise Against Hunger at RiseAgainstHunger.org