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Pacific Bridge Club Takes Youth To Southeast Asia and China

Meeting for the week of July 30 – August 5, 2018

This Meeting at a Glance:

Program: Pacific Bridge Club Takes Youth To Southeast Asia and China

Speaker: Jonathan Guy

Is this your first time to visit us? If so, welcome to our weekly online meeting! To complete our meeting, please continue reading from here to the bottom of this page.

Each Monday our week’s meeting is posted early in the morning, U.S. Pacific Time. These meetings are designed so that you can read and watch what we post anytime during the week. The entire meeting takes about 60 minutes to complete, with the video conference recording of the program being the bulk of the time.

Note that you can easily read this meeting with your favorite device, so feel free to take our meeting on the go with you; read it while on public transit, waiting in line for coffee, or even at the park! Please also make sure to complete the attendance form at the bottom and leave a comment. Enjoy!

Welcome to the Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley!

Here’s a message from President Andrew:

Greetings Rotarians and Guests,

This week we have Jonathan Guy, a high school teacher from Oakland, California who saw a need in his community but didn’t have the resources to bridge the gap so he proactively built connections in order to offer opportunities to travel for high school students. I found talking to him incredibly exciting and inspiring.

As you go about your days this week, let me know: what needs do you see in your community? What are some avenues you have to gather resources, wisdom, or elbow grease to meet these needs? I think Rotary is one of these avenues and, in this e-Club, we’re always looking for more ways to do good work so if you have any new ideas, feel free to drop me an e-mail at [email protected]!


Andrew Taw, President
Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley

Weekly Funny with the Lady of Laughter (LOL)

We believe laughter is an important part of life, and we should all make time to laugh a little. This segment of our meeting is meant to tickle you just enough. These funnies are curated by member Yvonne Kwan, our “Lady of Laughter!”

The weather in California has been scorching recently; I need some cool jokes.

What do you get when you combine an elephant with a fish?
Swimming trunks!

What is a frog’s favorite summertime treat?

What do sheep do on a nice summer day?
Go to a baa-baa-cue.


Weekly Inspiration

Every week we start our meetings with a short video highlighting innovation, inspiration, entrepreneurship, or social change.

Reaching the finish line of a triathlon isn’t easy. No one understands this more than 12-year-old Noah Aldrich. He’s finished more than 15 triathlons by pushing his younger brother, Lucas, in a racing cart in front of him. Born with a rare neurological condition that renders him unable to walk or talk, doctors never expected Lucas to compete in athletic events. But together, the two brothers can cross any finish line.

The Brotherly Love That Conquers Triathlons

World of Rotary

Club innovation: E-club of nomads builds connections

Learn more at https://www.rotary.org/en/club-innovation-nomads-find-home.

Coffee With a Rotarian

A natural part of Rotary is the networking and the fellowship you get out of meeting other Rotarians. Coffee With a Rotarian is a monthly program of our club where we match participating club members for one-on-one virtual (or in some cases in person) coffee meetings, so they can learn more about each other. This program is organized by member Tzviatko Chiderov.

This week we have Nate from Nagoya, Japan reporting on his chat with Yvonne from CA, USA.

Coffee with a Rotarian | Advice from Grade 5 Students for Yvonne

We encourage all club members to participate in Coffee With a Rotarian. You can sign up here!

Service Report

Tell us about service you’ve done recently in your community.
Click here to fill out The Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley Service Survey


On the first meeting of every month, we feature service reports from club members for the previous month. Thanks for your service everyone!

For Members Only

Past Announcements

Our Events & Projects

We hold our meetings online, but we do regular service projects and social events in the Silicon Valley! This section is updated every week with our upcoming events. We welcome guests to all of the events and service projects listed here.

Also be sure to join our Meetup Group for automatic calendar updates and to RSVP for our events! These are open to all guests as well!

Upcoming Events:

All times are Pacific Time! (San Francisco time)

More events coming soon! All events are open to guests, unless otherwise mentioned. Feel free to join us! If you ever have questions, please email [email protected]

What would you like to do?

Hey Members! What would you like to do? We’re working on putting together some exciting socials and impactful service projects for our upcoming quarter’s event calendar. Let us know what you want to do by posting in our members only Facebook Group (if you don’t have access, please request it with Webmaster Mitty). Remember, you’re only taking advantage of the full impact of Rotary when you’re stepping up to get involved.

Happy Dollars: Do Good by Sharing Something Good

Each week we ask our members to share stories with the club and toss in a few dollars to support our efforts. The primary goal of this section is to provide a fun way of getting to know each fellow members and guests, while giving back to a good cause.


Happy dollars is an opportunity to share something positive that has happened in your life whether it is personal or business. Think of it as your opportunity to brag a little, but also put a little bit into a karma jar. The money donated through happy dollars is put to charitable use, and the message that you leave for happy dollars will be posted in our online meeting the following week for the entire week for folks to see! (Pending that it’s appropriate!)

Here are the happy dollars contributions from last week!

Member Rory Olsen made a $20 donation. Here is what he had to say:
Had the last building inspections this week. Hope to be completely done with construction in several weeks.
Please apply my gift to Polio Plus.

Member Monique Ziesenhenne made a $20 donation. Here is what she had to say:
Nothing specific…just happy dollars for the Annual Fund.

Member Rushton Hurley made a $20 donation. Here is what he had to say:
Happy to have some time with my father and stepmother in Austin this week!

Share your happy dollars thoughts with us and help with doing good around the world.

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Selected Comments

Every week at the bottom of our meetings, there is a comments section for members and guests to tell us what they enjoyed about the meeting or to ask questions to the speaker. We select a few comments every week from last week’s meeting to be featured during this week’s meeting.


Here are the comments selected from last week’s meeting.

Ferheen Abbasi said:
Andrew, love the pictures!! #TeamLFG
Bob, thank you so much for your presentation on something so absolutely important. As someone who suffers from bouts of anxiety, I really appreciate how you are supporting young folks’ mental health. What you said is so true – we must support the mental health of youth! I have so much love for therapy and truly believe in the power of counseling. My therapist helped me cope with stress in college and I am so grateful to them! 
Also, shameless plug for my program recording on Wednesday 7pm PDT! Hope to see you all there 🙂

Charlie Tuttle said:
Great presentation, Bob! I particularly enjoyed the part about peer leadership. It’s definitely scalable and allows everyone to give a helping hand to their fellow classmates in need.
It’s also great to see people make the efforts to add more trees to the planet. It brings us back to our roots!

Suzanne Van Stralen said:
Bob, Thank you for your presentation on this important topic. I found myself smiling as I viewed the crumpled beer choir by Dennis Daniels. Very cool!

Be sure to leave a comment at the end of this week’s meeting after you watch the program below, and perhaps you’ll see your comment featured next week!

Program: Pacific Bridge Club Takes Youth To Southeast Asia and China

Every week we bring to you a new program on innovation, entrepreneurship, and education, and how those contribute to service to others.

Jonathan Guy talks about founding the Pacific Bridge Club and how it impacts young men of East Oakland

Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley: Pacific Bridge Club

Additional Resources:

Share your thoughts or ask our speaker a question in the comments at the bottom of this meeting page!

Upcoming Program Recording Schedule

All of our guest speakers and programs are recorded live online over Zoom video conference. We welcome members and guests to join us in one of these upcoming recordings. Recordings are approximately 30 minutes long and are subject to change without notice.

Our online video conference room link for these recordings is always https://zoom.us/j/5104080000. You are welcome to join us! Please note the timezone for all recordings are listed for San Francisco, California, USA time (Pacific Time).

You’re Almost Done! One last thing: The Attendance Survey…

Thanks for reading and watching this week’s meeting. You have two last things to do before you’re done. First, we have a very short attendance survey below for you to fill out to record your attendance.

Visiting Rotarians, this is how you can get an email receipt to pass along to your club’s secretary as proof that you’ve attended our meeting if you need it for makeups.

Non-Rotarian Guests, we would love to see who is dropping by our meetings! This part is optional for you. If you think you may want to join our eClub at some point in the future, we would strongly recommend you fill out the attendance form as it will improve your chances of success for your membership application.

More importantly, for all members and guests — we strongly recommend and ask that you leave a comment below in our comments area below. Tell us how you enjoyed the program. Ask this week’s speaker any questions you might have. Or just stop by and say hello and tell us where you’re from!

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