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Rotary is a service organization of business and community leaders united worldwide.  Rotarians are making a positive impact in our local and global communities.

The Rotary Club of San Jose

Benefiting the community and our world through action, integrity, service, and fellowship.

The Rotary Club of San Jose is the largest, most active and well-known service organization in the community. We are a leadership organization working together to make a difference. Our members include local business, nonprofit, professional and civic leaders. We form lasting friendships through our shared Rotary experiences including weekly meetings with interesting speakers, committee meetings and projects, social events and group service projects within our community and internationally.

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Having a diverse and inclusive Rotary Club means we value and welcome individuals of all ages, cultures, ethnicities, and races to our Club. We invite younger people, women, and minorities who support Rotary’s values, ideals, and mission to join our members in service to our community, and we strive to give all members equal opportunities to serve as leaders within our Club.

The Speaker for June 16th is Jay Alexander

There's MAGIC in the AIR!

It’s time for some jaw-dropping Rotary laughter and exciting entertainment with Master Magician and Mentalist, Jay Alexander. Imagine your mind being read over the computer screen in a fun-filled session of storytelling, psychology and virtual illusions.
You will question all of your choices. Are they yours? Were you influenced? Enjoy a uniquely unforgettable experience as everyone becomes actively engaged! Prepare to sit on the edge of your seat for an incredible afternoon of amazing magic!

Master Magician and comic, Jay Alexander is one of the top corporate and society entertainers in the country. Some of his many appearances include the Today Show, TEDx Talks, MTV, broadcasts like Good Morning America, and special performances for notables such as Apple founder Steve Wozniak. He also spent three U.S tours performing backstage for the Rolling Stones, and Robin Williams hired him to perform at his private parties for 20 consecutive years.
While Jay has performed for many society events and celebrities, he is best known for creating customized shows for America’s largest Fortune 500 companies. The most powerful corporations in the world have booked Jay to make their meetings and conferences come alive.
Performing online and over a screen is not new to Jay Alexander, either. In 1994 he created a best-selling CD-ROM for Broderbund Software that won him a MacWorld award for creativity. Beyond his two decades of corporate entertainment experience, Jay also produces original magical events and has packed houses for fundraisers, supporting the arts and musical programs at many local schools and raising over $100,000 for school enrichment programs.
The great grandson of the legendary vaudeville performer, Gentleman Ben Darwin, as a child, Jay found a trunk in his grandparent’s attic that was filled with magical apparatus and escape illusions. His interest in magic was born with this discovery. At the age of fourteen, Jay was honored to be the youngest recipient of the Society of American Magicians Gold Medal of Honor. For over 25 years, he has pursued his passion of creating unique live entertainment by mystifying audiences young and old with miraculous effects of the mind and the hands. Jay is currently the star of “Mind Tricks Live” at the Marrakech Magic Theater, the highest rated show on Yelp and Trip Advisor in San Francisco.
 

Next Big Project Announcement

The Next Big Project (NBP) Committee is recommending the creation of the Rotary San Jose Health Center at the HomeFirst Boccardo Reception Center, the region’s largest shelter. The Rotary Club of San Jose’s $500,000 lead gift will be combined with $2.25 million from Santa Clara County for this project.  This Valley Homeless HealthCare Clinic, run by Santa Clara County, serves homeless people, and with this expansion will be able to offer additional wraparound social and psychiatric services. 

Our Rotacare clinic, offering free weekly medical services, has been looking to move, and will relocate from Washington Elementary to this facility.  Rotacare will be able to offer an additional evening of service.

The Foundation has been setting aside funds annually to prefund the Next Big Project.  No additional fundraising is required.

The Club and Foundation boards approved this project unanimously.

Per our bylaws, member approval is needed in order to spend $500,000 for the creation of the Rotary San Jose Health Center at HomeFirst’s Boccardo Reception Center and provide a home there for our Rotacare clinic.  You can vote via a paper ballot that is being mailed with your dues invoice or at the June 9 BBQ.  You can also vote via this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9Q2HMHP.  Voting closes at the end of our weekly Rotary meeting on June 16th.

To learn more, here’s the link to the 5/26 meeting that includes the project presentation: https://youtu.be/1cV2fSZ_OCI


June Birthdays


Calendar

Book Club
June 14th 2021 at 11:30 am
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Club Board Meeting
June 15th 2021 at 7:30 am
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Jay Alexander
Speaker: Jay Alexander
Topic: There's MAGIC in the Air!
June 16th 2021 at 12:15 pm
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Paul Grewal
Speaker: Paul Grewal
Topic: "Social Media:  Is it out of control?  What about self-regulation?  Government regulation"? 
June 23rd 2021 at 12:15 pm
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SJSU Committee Meeting
June 23rd 2021 at 1:30 pm
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Downtown Development Committee
June 24th 2021 at 8:00 am
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Debunking of President Fernando
Speaker: Debunking of President Fernando
June 30th 2021 at 12:15 pm
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No Meeting
Speaker: No Meeting
July 7th 2021 at 12:15 pm
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DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS

Jay Alexander
There's MAGIC in the Air!
Jun 16th 2021 12:15 pm
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Paul Grewal
"Social Media:  Is it out of control?  What about self-regulation?  Government regulation"? 
Jun 23rd 2021 12:15 pm
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Debunking of President Fernando

Jun 30th 2021 12:15 pm
More info