All of us at the Fremont Morning Rotary Cub want to wish everyone joy and peace during this holiday season.  This is a time to reflect on and be grateful for the good we have experienced this past year and look forward to the good that can be accomplished in the year ahead.  Because of the holidays, we will have NO MEETING on Wednesday December 27.
Happy Holidays 2017-12-06 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 04, 2017
No, it was not a demonstration or a sit-in or even a boycott.  Rather, students from the Irvington High School Interact service club, which we sponsor, joined us to show off their leadership skills.  They basically took over our weekly meeting.  Qing Huang and Justin Tan (shown at right) gaveled the meeting to order. The students led the Pledge of Allegiance, our Four Way Test and shared a Thought for the Day.
Student Takeover! 2017-11-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 01, 2017
We are approaching that time of year when the holidays and a number of special events will have an impact on our regular Club Meeting schedule.  Just to keep you posted, we are publishing our regular meeting schedule through the beginning of January 2018.  Please see our summary below and Club Calendar and Upcoming Events for details.
Plan For The Season 2017-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
Champagne and Jewelry Reception 2017-10-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 01, 2017
LOOK, WE CHANGED OUR NAME!  You have probably noticed that the name of our Rotary Club has changed from “Fremont Warm Springs Sunrise Rotary” to “Fremont Morning Rotary.”  Thanks for your patience as we transition to our new branding.  Rest assured, we are proud to be the same Club with the same friendly members doing the same great philanthropic work.  So, why change the name?  Simply put, we want everyone to know at a glance where we are located and that we meet in the morning.  In fact, we want to get the message across that we are the only Rotary Club in Southern Alameda County that meets in the morning before the business day begins.  We just want to keep it simple because “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” - William Shakespeare.
A Rose By Any Other Name... 2017-10-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 15, 2017
"Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work we go..."
Members of our Rotary Club painted the interior of the counseling rooms at SAVE headquarters between Monday, Sept 11 and Thursday, Sept 14.    The interior rooms of the counseling center at SAVE were originally painted in egg-yolk yellow and needed a fresh coat of paint.  So we volunteered to pitch in and do the painting project. 
Service Project for SAVE 2017-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 27, 2017
Many of the volunteers, including members of our Rotary Club, gathered to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the Centerville Free Dining Room.  Since 1988, they have been serving hot nutritious dinners to the homeless and hungry of our community every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 -6 pm.  Our Club partners with the Rotary Club of Mission San Jose to purchase, prepare and serve dinner every month with a “Fifth” Tuesday.
Centerville Free Dining Room Anniversary 2017-08-27 07:00:00Z 0
Just 4 Fun 2017-07-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 29, 2017
Outgoing Club President Don Bierman has passed the baton to incoming President Al Atienza for the 2017-2018 Rotary year which begins on July 1.  This annual tradition signifies a continuity of Club governance to serve our community and around the world, and have fun doing it.  Although Al has only been with our Club for three years, he brings impressive credentials.
Changing of the Guard 2017-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 24, 2017
Our Club’s annual project is to distribute useful reference books to about 1,000 local 5th graders in 11 grammar schools in the Irvington and Kennedy High School service area of Fremont.  Each of these students received either a Dictionary, Thesaurus, or World Atlas of their very own to keep to be used at school or at home.  In some cases, these may be the very first book they have to call their own.
 
While books may seem “old school” in this day and age, they are a valuable and convenient tool that students can use to develop increased literacy.  This is most helpful to build the needed skills to express oneself, encourage a curiosity for learning, and succeed later in life.
Books For Kids 2017-06-24 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 27, 2017
 
 
While fun is always a big part of our philanthropic endeavors, we also take time out regularly to enjoy each other’s friendship just of fun’s sake.  This month we gathered for a Special Spring Social and Club Reunion.  We invited past Club members to join us for relaxing games of bocce ball, fabulous food and a good laugh or two.  Social events like these really bring us together with a sense of comradery and in this case, some good hearted competition.
Spring Social and Reunion 2017-05-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 22, 2017
The Grateful Garment Project is an organization that makes a tangible contribution to our community.  They provide new clothing to victims of sexual assault so that they can leave medical facilities after forensic exams with a level of dignity.  Last fall, our Club made a substantial contribution to their organization to purchase needed clothing items.  But we did not want it to end there.  Earlier this month, several of our members spent a Saturday afternoon helping inventory donated clothing and brought some new blankets to add to their list.  Even small gestures make a big difference to someone.
Lending a Helipng Hand 2017-04-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 12, 2017
Alex Huang

 

Each year, the Richard D. King Rotary District Speech Contest stretches from February to late April to reward the best high school speaker from our district’s 55 clubs.  This year’s theme is “Rotary Serving Humanity”  Irvington High School Senior Austin Huang, won first place in our Club’s contest with a simple but inspiring message he called "Empathy".  As a clerk at In-N-Out Burgers, he makes a point to cheerfully greet each customer and then actively listens to how their day is going.  In this way, he conveys that someone is interested in what they are doing and tries to help each of his customers feel just a little bit better.  Austin will advance to the Rotary Area level speech contest in a few weeks.    

2017 Annual Rotary District Speech Contest 2017-01-12 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 04, 2017
Lisa Blanchard - Director
Grateful Garment Project
 
The Rotary Club of Fremont Warm Springs Sunrise is starting off 2017 right.  Beginning January 4, we are proud to award cash grants to four community organizations that make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.  This year’s grants are awarded to the Grateful Garment Project for $6,600, SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments) for $3,000, Life ElderCare (Meals on Wheels for seniors) for $1,000, and the City of Fremont Senior Center for $1,000.  Each of these community organizations provides a much needed helping hand to vulnerable populations in our area who often require extra care and a sense of dignity.
Community Grants Awarded 2017-01-04 08:00:00Z 0
2017 2016-12-31 08:00:00Z 0
Our special guest at our meeting on December 7 is Richard D. King.  He is a Past President of Rotary International presiding over the worldwide organization.  He is also a dynamic and exciting speaker who can put the fire in the belly of anyone who aspires to the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self".  His visit is a special treat for our Club and an inspiration for anyone who may wish to join us at our meeting.  For this reason, anyone, Rotarian or not, is encouraged to attend our Wednesday morning meeting at the Fremont Senior Center.  Meeting details and directions are available in the right hand column of this page.
A Very Special Guest 2016-12-01 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 03, 2016
 
An Evening of Sparkles, our premier fundraiser on October 29 was a huge success and a great deal of fun. We would like to share some of that fun with you.
An Evening of Sparkles 2016-11-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 31, 2016
We will have a special Club meeting schedule for the month of November:
  • November 1: We will have our monthly social meeting at Little Madfish Restaurant in lieu of our regular Wednesday meeting. See our event details in the right column.
  • November 10: We will have a special Veterans Day event in lieu of our regular meeting on November 9.
  • November 16: Due to renovations at our regular meeting place, will meet at the Original Pancake House, 39222 Fremont Blvd.  Follow this link for map and directions.
  • November 23 and 30: We will meet at our usual location, the City of Fremont Senior Center.
Check back to our website for meeting locations as they are determined.  As always, guests and visitors are welcome to each of these meetings.
Special November Meeting Schedule 2016-10-31 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 21, 2016
 
On November 10, we will join the other Rotary Clubs in our area to commemorate Veteran's Day and honor all who have served in the armed forces for our Country.  We will meet at Washington Hospital, West Building, Conrad E. Anderson Auditorium, Conference Room A located at 2500 Mowry Ave, Fremont, CA.  This event is truly a moving and special occasion which allows us to demonstrate our appreciation for this great country we live in.  Our regular breakfast meeting on November 9 will be canceled.
 
Veterans Day 2016 2016-10-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 15, 2016
Rotary District 5170 Governor Jeff Orth will visit our Club at our regular meeting on August 17.   The purpose of this meeting is to see how things are going with our Club, to talk about projects, events and the accomplishments that our club is proud of, and to recognize our member's pledges to support The Rotary Foundation.  He will discuss central priorities of the District for this year so that we can plan our activities to be consistent with them.   Finally, he will inform us about how District and RI resources may be of assistance in accomplishing these goals and overcoming obstacles.  These visits help our club to participate as a team with the many other clubs in our district to achieve a productive year.
Rotary District Governor To Visit 2016-08-15 07:00:00Z 0
Join Us This Fall 2016-07-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 01, 2016
2015-16 Club President
Geeta George
2016-17 Club President
Don Bierman
 
Well, it is that time of year when our Club elects new officers.  Geeta George has reached the end of a successful year as Club President.  Under her leadership we continued to our service programs for youth in our area and provided grants and hands-on service to a number of local organizations that make our community what it is.  We also engaged in a new project as well.  Partnering with the Rotary Club of Mission San Jose, we committed to serve dinner to the hungry at the Centerville Free Dining Room on an ongoing basis every fifth Wednesday of the month.  To celebrate Geeta's year and install Don Bierman as our new Club President, we gathered for a dinner and roast.  We are serious about having fun, so Fenton Kremer kindly memorialized this event with a photo album that can be viewed here.
Changing of the Guard 2016-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 13, 2016
Rotary Clubs in southern Alameda County have joined forces to implement our latest international service project.  We will be partnering with the Rotary Club of Castro Valley and the East African Medical Relief Foundation over the next two years to purchase an oxygen generator to be installed and maintained at Nejo Hospital in the rural Oromia region of Ethiopia.  The oxygen generator will supply 6 smaller hospitals in the area and is key to treating over 8,600 patients with respiratory diseases and other acute and chronic ailments.
Area Clubs Select New International Project 2016-06-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 18, 2016
As part of Meals on Wheels Month, The Alameda County Board of Supervisors and Congressman Mike Honda presented a proclamation to LIFE Eldercare for their work to deliver nutritious meals and safety checks to our homebound seniors.  Our Club has been a longtime supporter of LIFE Eldercare and our member Jeboy Koshy (pictured in the red Rotary Club shirt) has been a Meals on Wheels volunteer for over 10 years.  He is accompanied by Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty, Newark Mayor Al Nagy, LIFE Eldercare Executive Director Patricia Osage, and Life Eldercare Volunteer of the Year Larry Roberts.
March 4 Meals 2016-03-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 10, 2016
The April 2015 Nepal Earthquake destroyed the D.S.E.T. Public School in a remote area near Ballia, India not far from the border of Nepal.  This school was founded in 2012 by Dr. Vijay Tiwari, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Fremont, Union City, Newark.  The Rotary Clubs in southern Alameda County have pooled their resources to help rebuild the school. 
 
Rising From the Rubble 2016-03-10 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 25, 2016
Club President Geeta George presented the Paul Harris Fellow award to members Don Bierman, Jeboy Koshy and Greg Bogdanoff for their contributions to The Rotary Foundation.  Members earn this award for each cumulative donation of $1,000 to Rotary’s non-profit foundation which is used to fund all of Rotary’s worldwide projects to foster world peace, provide clean water, eliminate hunger and combat illiteracy to name a few.  It is noteworthy that each of these members have received multiple Paul Harris Fellow awards over the years.
Club Members Honored 2016-02-25 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 04, 2016
 
Each year, the Richard D. King Rotary District Speech Contest stretches from February to late April to reward the best high school speaker from our district’s 53 clubs.  This year’s theme is “Be a Gift to the World.”  Irvington High School Student Kitty Hu, pictured right, won our Club’s contest with an inspiring account of how she learned the value of service above self so that she, in turn, can aspire to become a gift to the world in her own way.
 
Tis the Season For Speeches 2016-02-04 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 28, 2016
About 14 students from Kennedy and Irvington high school Interact Clubs attended our January 27th meeting.  It is always a pleasure to have them visit to build our ties and share their enthusiasm for service.  We thought that we would use this opportunity to have a little fun.  Instead of just being visitors, we turned the table on them by having them conduct our meeting, as if we were the visitors.  And, they came prepared!
Turning the Tables 2016-01-28 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 23, 2016
 
Good friends and good food; the perfect combination for a good time.  We shared great times with area Rotarians at the annual Newark Rotary Crab Feed on January 23.  You can view more photos of this event and others on our Facebook page.
 
No Time To Be Crabby 2016-01-23 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 17, 2015
 
One of Rotary International’s major initiatives is to promote literacy worldwide.  Promoting literacy is not limited to third world countries or impoverished areas.  Rather, it is a universal need that helps anyone improve their chances for a better life.   Our Club is doing our part to bring a useful literacy tool to our local area.  This month, we presented a thesaurus to every fifth grade student in the Irvington and Kennedy High School service areas.  We visited 10 elementary schools and gifted over 1,100 students their very own thesaurus to keep as their own to expand their vocabulary and learn more expressive ways to communicate.  While students can find similar resources online, they were truly excited to get their very own book to keep at school or take home and each student took time to write their names in the cover plate of the book.
A Gift of Learning 2015-12-17 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 10, 2015
 
 
All of us at the Rotary Club of Fremont Warm Springs Sunrise want to wish everyone joy and peace during this holiday season.  During this season we will have NO MEETING on Wednesday December 23.  Our meeting on Wednesday December 30 will be an informal meeting at the Original Pancake House on Fremont Blvd.  ​Please check our calendar for location details.
Our Holiday Schedule 2015-12-10 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 19, 2015
Our Club promotes community service by students by sponsoring Rotary Interact Clubs at local high schools and supporting their serivce projects.  This month, we are contributing $250 to the Irvington High School Interact Club’s “Survival Sacks” project. This project is part of their goal to dispel the notion that the homeless are untrustworthy, uneducated, scary, or dangerous.  They are assembling and distributing survival sacks containing a tooth brush, toothpaste, small towel, a blanket, soap, disposable hand wipes, and other basic needs.  These items will be particularly useful as we approach the winter weather. The kits will also include a cheer-up note from the Interactors to let the homeless know that people do care and are willing to lend a helpful hand.
Lending a Helpful Hand 2015-11-19 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 01, 2015
One of the community organizations our Club is proud to support this year is the Centerville Free Dining Room.  It is operated by the Centerville Presbyterian Church to feed the hungry and homeless a hot dinner each Tuesday and Thursday. They also offer selective take-home packaged food items and other needed items such as toiletries.  Not only are we making a financial contribution to this needed service, we are also making it personal by having the honor to join their volunteers several times this year to help serve the meals.
Making It Personal 2015-10-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 22, 2015
Our Club sponsors Rotary Interact high school service clubs at Irvington and Kennedy High Schools in Fremont.  Interact clubs offer students firsthand experience in the value, reward and joy of Service Above Self so they may become leaders of their generation.  Kitty Hu, a senior from Irvington High School, (pictured at left) is one of our exceptional Interact students who will be attending Rotary’s Interact Fall Leadership Conference on October 11 at Independence High School, in San Jose.  She is currently serving her second term as Club President and she is also the International Projects Coordinator for the entire Rotary District.  Last year, the District Interact Clubs raised over $100,000 to provide medical supplies and skill training for families in Kenya.
Building Next Generation Leaders 2015-09-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 14, 2015
 
 
Who says you can't have fun and accomplish a lot of good at the same time? On Saturday, September 12 the southern Alameda County Rotary Clubs hosted the 24th annual Beer & Chili Fest at Newpark Mall in Newark.  This was our major annual event to benefit local Rotary Club philanthropic projects and other charitable organizations.  About a dozen organizations prepared samplings of their best chili and 9 local breweries were on hand to provide tastes of their beer to wash it all down. Add live music, arts & craft and vendor booths and a Kid Zone to keep the little ones entertained, and you end up with an afternoon of fun that will help a whole lot of people in need. 
Having Fun for a Purpose 2015-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
New 2015/16 Presidents at July 8 Cabinet Meeting Gregory Bogdanoff 2015-07-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gregory Bogdanoff on Dec 10, 2013

Dave and Connie Clayton purchased and delivered 2 complete sets of Welcome Home Baskets for Military Returning Veterans settling in the Bay Area.  A lengthy list of new home supplies including blankets, towels, dishware, kitchenware, and other necessities were purchased by Dave and Connie which they delivered to Jean Morgan at Abode Services on Dec 5th this year.   Abode Services manages the Welcome Home Basket program and makes sure that returning members of the military have needed household supplies to start their new home in the Bay Area.

Thanks Dave, Thanks ConnieImage 

Welcome Home Baskets for Veterans: Round 2 Gregory Bogdanoff 2013-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrey Kearns on Jul 25, 2012
Fremont Warm Springs Sunrise Rotary is working with ABODE to provide Welcome Baskets for those military veterans who have been helped in acquiring a home thru the "Every Vet Home" program.  These baskets provide some much needed items as bedding, kitchen supplies, toiletries, etc. for those families or individuals moving into their new home.

Below is the first two Welcome Baskets delivered to Jean Morgan at ABODE!
Welcome Baskets for Vets Audrey Kearns 2012-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Tour of the USS Hornet Audrey Kearns 2012-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrey Kearns on Mar 27, 2012

This year's "Evening of Sparkles" fundraiser on May 19th at the Newark Hilton will benefit one of our long time charitable organizations, The Alameda County Blue Star Moms. 

Blue Star Moms, Chapter CA23, is a local San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. serving all Cities of the County of Alameda in the SF Bay Area of California. They are a non-profit charity, a non-partisan, non-political organization.  They are mothers who now have, or have had, children serving in the military. They are a non-profit (501[c]3) service organization supporting each other and their children while promoting patriotism.

The Fremont Warm Springs Sunrise Rotary Club has worked with Blue Stars Mom in the past, sending care packages overseas to soldiers serving our country in places such as Iraq and Afganistan. 

This year our May 19th, Evening of Sparkles fundraiser will continue to donate to this program to send those much needed and appreciated care packages.

Blue Star Moms Audrey Kearns 2012-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrey Kearns on Mar 27, 2012

We have another fabulous item for our Live Auction on May 19th.  A weekend stay at Ridge Tahoe.

Overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, and nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Shuttle service whisks guests 6 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The magnificent hotel resort is located on Heavenly Ski Resort’s Nevada slope, adjacent to the Stagecoach Lodge and ski chair lift. Our 302-unit resort features Deluxe Hotel Rooms, Junior Suites, One and Two Bedroom Condominium Suites.

Ridge Tahoe Audrey Kearns 2012-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrey Kearns on Jan 26, 2012

Mark Your Calendars!  Our 2012 Evening of Sparkles will be May 19, 2012 at the Newark Hilton at 6:00 p.m.  This year's Event will be honoring our Troops!

 

 

 

2012 Evening of Sparkles Audrey Kearns 2012-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Holiday Wishes! Audrey Kearns 2011-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrey Kearns on Nov 17, 2011
This year, our Club President Eva Stone wants to recognize the sacrafices that our military personnel and military families make for our country.  As part of our giving back, the Fremont Warm Springs Sunrise Rotary Club put together 40 care packages for soldiers overseas.  Books, toiletries, candies, food and much more were boxed up and the packages were delivered to Blue Star Moms for labeling and mailing.  Our club would like to thank each and every soldier and their family for their contribution to world peace.
Soldier Care Packages Audrey Kearns 2011-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Don Brown on Sep 19, 2011

We certainly have a great bunch of young adults at the Rotaract of Greater Fremont. This last Saturday, September 17th, from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM we had a total of 9 Rotaract members working along with Luis Lira and Don Brown.

 

They were able to smooth dirt and lay material down to detain weed growth for landscaping.  Luis worked on a water line that was leaking.  We had to shut the water off for about an hour so we could fix the corroded pipe.

 

Alex, our Rotaract Ambassador, took the lead in organizing everything at the Wednesday Rotaract meeting.  Luis and Don facilitated getting tools along with food and water.  Alex really showed his leadership in getting everything facilitated to completion.  We need to commend our Rotaract Team for everything they do in support of our Club!

 

 

Our Rotaracters Don Brown 2011-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Kearns on Sep 19, 2011

We have many youth programs in Rotary: Interact, RYLA, ELC, Youth Exchange, Mentoring, Children at Risk, … It is important that we protect our youth from abuse and harassment. Our District and Rotary International have policies that guide clubs, Rotarians and all adult volunteers involved with youth in any of our programs. The Youth Protection Certification process is designed to ensure that all adult volunteers are aware of potential problems and how to handle them.

 

Our club members need to complete the on-line training and the Life Scan background check.  Our Youth Protection Officer (YPO) is Mike Kearns.  He will be letting each of you know what you still need to complete to be compliant with the Rotary requirements. 

 

Youth Protection Training Michael Kearns 2011-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrey Kearns on Aug 22, 2011

Dr. Dianne Martin has her own private practice in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in Fremont.  She received her Doctor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and her Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at UC Davis School of Medicine.  She is affiliated with the Alameda/Contra costa County Medical Society, East Bay Infectious Diseases Society and the American College of Physicians.

Over 40 million people have diabetes.  It is a very common disease but controllable.  Diabetes is a life-long disease. There is no cure but can be self-managed.  There are two types of diabetes:

Type 1 where the body does not develop insulin and starts in the teenage years.  This type of diabetes is not hereditary but is on the rise in the United States.

 Type 2 is where the body cannot use the insulin manufactured by the body.  This starts as an adult and is often hereditary.  This is the most common form of diabetes. 

 The risk factors for diabetes is obesity, stress and lack of exercise.

What can you do if you have diabetes or are at risk?

·         Work with your health care team

·         Learn as much as you can about it

·         Keep track of your blood sugar levels

·         Ask questions

·         Understand and remember the advice and answers given to you

·         Use the information to improve your care

 Set Goals for yourself such as maintaining your blood pressure at 130/70, watch your weight, proper meal plan, physical activity and watch your cholesterol which should be less than 180.  Have an Action Plan which include steps to reaching your goals, ways to measure yourself, what to do if you have questions.

Top Ten List for Avoiding or Managing Diabetes:

1.       Watch your carbs

2.       Watch your weight

3.       Get enough sleep – 7-8 hours

4.       Exercise

5.       Manage stress

6.       Say no to salt

7.       Monitor your blood pressure

8.       Stop smoking

9.       Pick proper foods

10.   Set up doctor visits

Diabetes - Partnering With Your Doctor Audrey Kearns 2011-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrey Kearns on Aug 22, 2011

Fremont Warm Sprngs Sunrise Rotary has a close working relationship with the Warm Springs Elementary School.  We have helped on school projects in the past and are back once again this summer working on a courtyard project. 

There has been a continual problem during the wet season where this courtyard and walkway is located.  It is situated next to a small dirt hill and when it rains, the mud washes down onto the courtyard and walkway making a muddy mess for the students.  Fremont Warm Springs Sunrise Rotary has teamed up with Interact Students, Rotaract members to fix this problem.  A drainage ditch and small curb is being installed to direct the water and mud away from this area.  Benches are being installed so students will have more seating between class period.

Work on this project was started the weekend of July 30 and hope to be finished before the school's 75th Anniversary Celebration in October.   A plaque will be dedicated to our Rotary for all our work at this celebration. 

 

Warm Springs Elementary School Project Audrey Kearns 2011-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Arley Marley's Visit Audrey Kearns 2011-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary International Foundation John Blakely 2011-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Thank You Letters for Atlases Audrey Kearns 2011-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
"Citizen of the Year" Award Michael Kearns 2011-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
Beth Jens, Ambassadorial Scholar Audrey Kearns 2011-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Club Donates Largest Check to Polio in the District! Audrey Kearns 2011-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
An Evening of Sparkles Audrey Kearns 2011-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrey Kearns on Mar 05, 2011

Christina Broadwin, mother and parent of three, became involved in 2010 with the grass root campaign, "Save Fremont Students."   School budgets were being drastically reduced.  With 32,000 students in the Fremont Unified School District, a 25 million shortfall was announced.  This meant that all music, art, science and PE teachers would be laid off and programs lost, the 20-1 classroom ratio would be increased to 30-1 in elementary schools and class size increasing to 35-40 students in high schools.  The parents in the district felt this was unacceptable and decided to start a campaign to raise 4.5 million by July 15, 2010.  The group first met over Memorial Day weekend, 2010, two weeks before school was to end, to discuss how they were going to accomplish this.

All the schools in the district participated, teachers, parent and students were involved and the campaign was endorsed by the School Board and the Fremont Education Foundation.  A donation of $475 per family was being asked.  After much research through the Bay Area, they discovered that other school districts who also asked for donations to cover shortfalls, asked for an average of $300 per family.  Families were allowed to designate if they wanted their wanted their donation to go to the elementary, junior high or high school level.

They had multiple donation streams, alumni, future families, small and medium size businesses, current families and corporate matching grants.  They had rallies, held flea markets, Shop for Students Day at certain local stores, set up donation tables around the city.  They tapped into viral messaging (Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Google Groups, bizM3 and Paypal).  Within 10 days of starting the Facebook page they had 2,000 friends.  They promoted via radio stations and newspapers.  Utilization of high school students was essential to their success.  The students organized their own fundraising, managed it and ran it.

At the end of 7 weeks, they presented the Fremont Unified School District a check for $700,000.  They were able to hire back 6 specialty teachers who work at the elementary school level.  Given more time, they feel they could have raised more money.

The unforeseen benefits of the campaign were the friendships made all across the district, created an awareness in the city about the problem which helped to pass Meausre K, a parcel tax of $13 million over 5 years for our schools, and helped to make the teachers feel valued.

There is a possibility that the parent group may work with the school district again this year.

 

Save Fremont Students Audrey Kearns 2011-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Members Give Vocational Talk Audrey Kearns 2011-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Warm Springs Little League and Rotary Audrey Kearns 2010-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrey Kearns on Nov 12, 2010

Before NUMMI closed its door in April, there was approximatey 4,500 wokers employed there.   NUMMI had six (6) months to prepare for the closing. They worked with the Workforce Inforcement Board (WIB).  Two thousand (2,000) dis-placed employees signed up for assistance wih the NRC.  Javiier Contreras is a Business Service Representative at the NUMMI Re-Employment Center (NRC) working with employers with their business needs. 

The NRC's focus is to assist businesses and job seekers.  Some of the services NRC offers businesses are:

*  No Fee Job Lisings

*  On-the-job training

*  Interview Facilities

*  Retraining and Skills Upgrade training programs

*  Workshops and seminars

NRC's goal is to help the dis-located employees find new employment and to assist with any trainin needed.  Everyone is encouraged to seek employment now and not to wait to be called back to work at Tesla. 

The NMMI Worker has a lot to offer.  To name just a few:

*  Specialize in Lean Manufacturing

*  NUMMI was the training model for managers within the US and Canad

*  Job seekers implemented the team concept and comprehended the importance of professional communication

NUMMI Re-Employment Center Audrey Kearns 2010-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrey Kearns on Oct 12, 2010

TEEN CHALLENGE

Teen Challenge is a 12-18 months recovery program that has been in the Bay since the 1960's.  Today there are over 200 homes in the United States alone that provides help to those struggling with any type of destructive and abusive addiction and lifestyles.  Teen Challenge was started 53 years ago to help teenagers and has grown to assisting men, women, teenagers, children and entire families who are on the road to recovery.

Teen Challenge NorWestCal/Nevada has been in the Bay Area for over 30 years.  They have five homes in the Bay Area, two in Nevada and three in Humboldt County.  Worldwide, they have over 1,400 facilities outside of the United States.  In the South Bay, Teen Challenge has two centers for women and the Asbury Center, which is a family center.  The Asbury Center is the only center of its kind in the world within the Teen Challenge organization which takes in families. 

Teen Challenge receives their clients by word of mouth and thru the court system.  Seventy percent (70%) of their funding comes from donors with the remaining thirty percent (30%) made up from their work study program and fundraising.  The cost to the organization is approximtely $2,400/month per client.

Attending the program today was Randy, a young women who is completing the program at Teen Challenge.  She came from a life of abuse and addiction and has learned what a safe home and a family should look like. She has learned self esteem and how to care for herself and her child.  She is leaving the program an entirely different person than the one who entered a year ago.

For more information on Teen Challenge you can go to www.teenchallenge.net.

 

Judy Woodard was our speaker today.  She is the Director at the women's and children's home here in San Jose.

Teen Challenge Audrey Kearns 2010-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Loren Harper on Aug 11, 2010
The following report is from the Rotary Club of Springfield Oregon (D511) who had a spectacular year of bringing in new memers in 2009-2010 and seems well on their way to having another great year.  Read on . . .
Create Outstanding Growth in your Rotary Club! Loren Harper 2010-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrey Kearns on Aug 09, 2010
The Youth Protection Certification training is available online via an organization that does training for Rotary. For those who are interested in getting this valuable training, you need to contact Sandi Pantages thru the District website. She will forward you the link to the training module.
Youth Protection Training Audrey Kearns 2010-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now - The Last Hurdle Audrey Kearns 2010-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
In Art We Unite Don Brown 2010-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gregory Bogdanoff

ImageImageFremont Warm  Springs Sunrise Rotary member Jeboy Koshy,  along with several Rotarians from Rotary District 5170 were in Monterrey, Mexico to distribute Wheelchairs. The group, in partnership with several Rotary clubs from metropolitan Monterrey and the Wheelchair Foundation,  distributed 350 wheelchairs on March 14. This wheelchair distribution was one of the largest undertaken by Rotary. The project was Governor Ed Jellen's idea to give Rotarians a hands on experience in a World Community Service project. Jeboy Koshy is  District 5170 International Service Chair. During their visit our Rotarians had  opportunities to visit several local community projects that Monterrey Rotary clubs have successfully completed. While visiting ts, 5170 Rotarians helped with projects in local schools --  landscaping and light construction. The Monterrey project was well planned and Rotarians had a gratifying personal experience.  Governor-Elect Susan Valenta is considering a similar program in her year as District Governor.

Wheel Chairs for Monterrey, Mexico Gregory Bogdanoff 0
Posted by Gregory Bogdanoff

On Wed, March 25, Jim Omlid spoke to the FWSS Rotary club at our breakfast meeting.  Jim is 'Program Coordinator' at Mission Valley ROP (Regional Opportunity Program).  Jim gave the club an overview of the projects and activities for students from Fremont, Newark, and Union City pursuing training and careers in fields that are not a regular part of High School nor college curriculums.    The FWSS Rotary club hopes to partner with the Mission Valley ROP and help students get started in blue collar careers that are important to the community, but not part of the usual college offerings.Image

Mission Valley ROP speaker Jim Omlid Gregory Bogdanoff 0
Posted by Gregory Bogdanoff

Isaiah Dario was awarded a new personal computer from the Fremont Warm Springs Sunrise Rotary club.  Dario was selected by the counseling staff at Kennedy HS as a dedicated, and economically deserving, student.   Using a computer from Rotary D5170's 'Computers for Children at Risk' program, the FWSS and the Kennedy HS staff selected Isaiah as the recipient for this year's computer.   Isaiah is graduating from Kennedy HS this spring and plans to attend college at Humboldt State University.   He will be playing on the soccer team at Humboldt State and will use the personal computer to keep up with his school work while on long road trips with the soccer team.Image

Isaiah Dario wins a computer from FWSS Rotary Gregory Bogdanoff 0
Posted by Gregory Bogdanoff

Close to 200 Rotarians and their guests attended the 'Evening of Sparkles at the Taj Mahal' on Feb 7, 2015.    This elegant event was held at Castlewood CC and included a champagne reception, silent auction, wonderful dinner, live auction, and fascinating show of fashion featuring Indian saris.ImageImageImageImage

Evening of Sparkles at the Taj Mahal - Feb 7, 2015 Gregory Bogdanoff 0
Posted by Gregory Bogdanoff

The Rotary clubs of Area 3, lead by the Niles Rotary club, held a Membership Mixer on Oct 28th at Washington Hospital West auditorium.   Over 150 Rotarians and their guests enjoyed a great meal, generous wine, and new fellowship.    In addition to the buffet dinner organized by Niles Rotary, the speakers: Daren Young,  Rick King, and Brad Howard delivered a strong message about the benefits of membership in Rotary.    All presidents of Area 3 Rotary attended the Membership Mixer.


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Membership Mixer Gregory Bogdanoff 0
Posted by Gregory Bogdanoff

Each year, the Rotarians of FWSS (Fremont Warm Springs Sunrise) distribute atlases, dictionaries, or thesauruses to students in FUSD.   This Fall, over 1200 thesauruses are being delivered to 5th grade students.   As a community srevice project, the FWSS Rotarians surveyed the FUSD school principals to understand the students needs for 2014/15 school, ordered, labeled, and then delivered the thesauruses (the principals chose thesaursuses this year to match the new Common Core curriculum being implemented in FUSD for 2014/15.Image

FWSS Rotary and the 5th Grade Students Gregory Bogdanoff 0
Posted by Gregory Bogdanoff

Great fun and Great food for our club's Christmas Party on Dec 17.   Thank you Geeta for opening your home for our club.   Image

Christmas Party 2014 Gregory Bogdanoff 0
Posted by Audrey Kearns

John Blakely will be presenting information on the Rotary Foundation and Gerri Hussey will cover Future Vision.  Be sure to be there for their presentation.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

John Blakely and Gerri Hussey, Speakers Next Week Audrey Kearns 0
Posted by Don Brown

By being a Rotarian you are not only working to help your community and those less fortunate. We are helping our selves with Self Satisfaction and Peace of Mind.

You save one child at a time; give hope one person at a time; and complete one project at a time.

You meet new people and make lifelong friends. You choose from many meanigful service projects in your community and your individual efforts combined with efforts of other Rotarians, have a meaningful impact on your community and the world.

Being A Rotarian Don Brown 0