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Fremont

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
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45915 Warm Springs Blvd
Fremont, CA  94539
United States
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ROTARY AREA 3 GIVES THANKS
$64,000 RAISED FOR LOCAL CHARITIES
As Thanksgiving approaches, the Rotary Clubs of Area 3 would like to share thanks for the Rotarians, sponsors, and all the family and friends who contributed to the 2017 Rotary Hot Chili Pepper Challenge. We'd also like to thank our incredible nonprofit partners for actively working with us to make this drive a success.
We have exceeded our $40,000 goal by over 50% because of the generosity of people just like you. We raised $64,000 for local charities - because of the generosity of our wonderful sponsors and individual donors.  Coming together like this is what Rotary is all about, and we are most thankful for your support.
Scroll down to see the list of donors to the Hot Hot Hot Chili Pepper Challenge!
 
It's never too late to give!
 
 
 
Our club's debut event, Rotary Rocks the Holidays,  will be held on 12/16/17 at the Dominican Sisters Center, Fremont. There will be a wine/cheese reception, three courses buffet dinner  - Carved Beef Tri Tips, Poached Salmon and Citrus Glazed Chicken, raffle prizes and "Oldies but Goodies" Classic Rock live dance music by the IdeaBand. We'll also play some of the newer songs for the younger members. Hope you will like our music. 
 
 
 
 
 
Please consider hosting a table of (10) and invite some of your friends/relatives, clients or some of your staff to kick off the Holiday celebration. You can treat your guests or collect  $75/person  (checks payable to Fremont Rotary Club) and forward them to Marlene on or before the event date. 
 
Please note that the table will be reserved under your name and your guests only need to mention your name when they check in and they will then be directed to your  assigned table. This will largely reduce Marlene's ticket collection and registration workload. I am happy to answer any questions that you may have on Wed when we see each other!
 
Thank you very much for your participation and support of the club!
The Lake Area Rotary Club Fire Relief Fund (LARCA) announced today that it has expanded its fire relief efforts to now include the Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino County Fire victims. The fund, established by the Lake County Rotary clubs in 2015 after a series of fires ravaged through thecommunity including the devastating Valley Fire, raised n early $1 Million. These funds have been successfully deployed to the businesses and residents that suffered so much loss as a result of the devastation that occurred in Lake County over the last couple years. The funds raised have covered a multitude of areas of need in the County from work with kids, to seniors, to housing, to shelter support,
to grief counseling services and much more. “The goal of our committee from day 1 has been to find the holes in the system and get the help to where it is needed most and do it with zero overhead costs” said Ron Roberts, President of the Lake Area Rotary Club Association. Their flagship program, the Business Recovery Grant Program, provided over $250,000 in assistance to small businesses affected by the fires.
CONGRATULATIONS! TOTAL RAISED SO FAR: $48,618!
Thank you to the Rotarians of Area 3, our sponsors, and all the community members who are continuing to contribute to the challenge. We have exceeded our $40,000 goal because of the generosity of people just like you. We exceeded our $45,000 goal because of our wonderful sponsors. Why not contribute a little more in our final week so we can raise over $50,000 to donate to our charities. This is what Rotary is all about!
Let's see if we can make it by the end of October! 
How you can help:
Scroll down to see the growing list of donors to the Hot Hot Hot Chili Pepper Challenge!
 
Just Click the Donate Button on the Chili Pepper Challenge Website!
 
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: http://t.e2ma.net/click/etmur/ik6iih/i02mne
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.”

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: http://t.e2ma.net/click/etmur/ik6iih/6m0mne

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN TO END POLIO

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 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?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned