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:
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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:
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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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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.
Rotary Theme for 2016-17 Ninna Chugh 2016-08-04 00:00:00Z 0

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
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
Posted by Rob Goetsch on Mar 18, 2014
ClubRunner makes it easy to publish your weekly Club eBulletin, and send to all members and friends of the club, by incorporating home page stories and events with the push of a button.
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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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Here you can post little tidbits of information, reminders, or anything else!
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