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Welcome to the Peninsula Sunrise Rotary website. Please take a moment to learn about Rotary and the wonderful activities and events in which our club participates. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have or just stop by one of our Tuesday morning breakfast meetings at Angelica's Bistro, 863 Main Street, Redwood City, at 7:30 a.m. I hope you will join us for the extraordinary fellowship, friendships, and community that is Rotary.
Yours in Rotary,
Peninsula Sunrise Rotary, Redwood City, California
Rotary Theme 2013-2014
Engage Rotary, Change Lives
Ron Burton - President, Rotary International Eric Schmautz - District Governor District 5150 Jo-Ann Sockolov - President, Peninsula Sunrise Rotary
Andy Frisch - President-Elect, Peninsula Sunrise Rotary
Accomplished Projects of 2013
"The little club that does", Peninsula Sunrise Rotary in Redwood City, California accomplished a staggering amount of projects in 2013. From the installation of 4 water purification systems in Thailand and the Philippines, to putting on the OktoberFest & Run, and several other activities, the small club of 22 celebrates 2013 at it's annual holiday party on January 21, 2014. This video is filled with music, photos and clips in chronological order, and is dedicated to each and every member and their friends and family who support their volunteer work all year long.
H2OpenDoors has installed purification systems in Northern Thailand
February 6, 2013, Northern Thailand
Peninsula Sunrise Rotary, along with Rotary District 3360 in Northern Thailand has finished the installation and training for two Sunspring water purification systems at two hill tribe villages in rural Chiang Mai province. These units are producing a total of over 36,000 liters of pure, safe drinking water from contaminated water sources each day.
Launched in November of 2012 at the inaugural CWENCH Party in San Carlos, CA, H2OpenDoors raised over $100,000 to purchase and ship these units, with actual installation completed three months later. Accompanying the installation team to Thailand were two students from Redwood High School in Redwood City and one of their teachers. Watch a nine minute video at https://Vimeo.com/59659495
This year, over 3.5 million people will die of waterborne disease, mostly children. H2OpenDoors recognizes that there is an abundant supply of contaminated and polluted water, and with the right technology, lives can be saved and enriched. The H2OpenDoors model includes a ten-year commitment from Rotary club partners, along with health assessments, and the establishment of a village-run water business to create revenue from surplus water production.
The second annual CWENCH fundraiser will be held on November 9, 2013, where we expect to raise over $200,000 for installations in Myanmar and other villages in Northern Thailand. Learn more and stay updated at www.H2OpenDoors.org.
TOOLS FOR SCHOOL PROGRAM
We are pleased to introduce you to Cyrus, Astrid and Mohammed. They are 3 students that were chosen from Redwood High School (Redwood City), to receive laptops from the Tools for School Program. They were selected by their teachers, who felt they were hard working and deserving of the laptops. Cyrus entered his senior year with less than 136 credits. He needed 240 to graduate. The ecomonic crisis was tough on his family as both parents were laid off. With the help of great teachers, support of his parents and his will power, he did it. He is now attending San Mateo College. His plan is to be a Neurosurgeon. We will also begin a mentoring program for him with our network of medical professionals. Astrid, her journey is one for the books. Astrid and her father left Mexico for America several years ago in search for a better life. Not just for them but Astrid's baby, she was pregnant at the time of their journey. Astrid was the perfect student, getting good grades while being a single mother. The teachers of Redwood spoke very highly of her for her focus and determination. She is now attending Canada College. Mohammed's journey was a difficult one, but he got there. He began his first week of college at Canada College. Of all our students applicants, he has been the most focused and dedicated of all. He plans to be a Video/Audio Engineer for the entertainment and gaming industry. We will begin a mentoring program for Mohammed with our network of entertainment professionals.