The Pinion
July 2022
President's Message: YouMeRotary

My Fellow Rotarians:

I have always loved John F. Kennedy. If you visit the John F. Kennedy Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, you will be amazed by the well-thought-out and intelligent perspectives offered by both John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy. 
I began my tenure as Niles Rotary President on July 7th and a year of challenges for my friends and fellow Niles Rotarians (and me) has begun! I wish to thank those that came to me – long before being asked -- to serve in my year. I am also grateful to our members who have agreed to stay on in various capacities to help steer this ship.
You may wonder what I see as I look across our in-person Rotarians at our meetings. You may also wonder what I see as I view the screens of those who join us online. Well, what I see goes far beyond what is right before my eyes.
When I joined Rotary 11 years ago, I joined with a heart that longed to serve. I was seeking to connect with other community members who had the same mindset: a desire to serve. I have not been disappointed. Since I joined Rotary I am grateful for all that we have accomplished yet I see that our work is not done. Not by a long shot.
This year I ask you to review what is in your heart. I ask that you take a fresh look at what inspired you to join Niles Rotary -- whether that was decades ago or just months ago. I know that you like me, had a desire in your hears to give give more...and to give fearlessly.  As Kennedy said, "...there are no promises, but challenges." 
I will ask more of you this year and expect more of you this year. And throughout the year and throughout our efforts, I know that we will have the best time. Why? Because we are Niles Rotary and there is only one way all of this happens: YouMeRotary!

President John

President John Dutra
July Meetings - Join Us!
Our weekly meetings are wonderful opportunities for fellowship and learning. Please join us in person or virtually via Zoom!
L to R: Louis Chicoine (Abode Services) and Toni Shellen (Tri-City Brady/United Against Gun Violence)
July 14:

Speaker: Louis Chicoine, Executive Director of Abode Services
Location: Fremont Flowers; bring your own lunch

July 21:

Speaker: Toni Shellen, Tri-City Brady/United Against Gun Violence California
Location: Fremont Flowers; bring your own lunch

July 28: To Be Announced.

To attend virtually, please use our Zoom link. Questions? Email
Thank You, Weekly Meeting Sponsors!
Fremont Flowers
4050 Alder Avenue, Fremont, CA 94536

Thank you, Dirk Lorenz!
Dutra Enterprises, Inc.
43360 Mission Boulevard, #230 Fremont, CA 94539

Thank you, John Dutra!

Capital Eye Care Center
38069 Martha Avenue, #200

Thank you, Stella Levin!
DRYCO Construction, Inc.
42745 Boscell Rd, Fremont, CA 94538

Thank you, Daren Young!
Fellowship Fridays - a message from Past President Dirk Lorenz

  • July 15 - No Fellowship Friday; join our Demotion Party instead (see below)
  • July 22 - Chuck Canada
  • July 29 - Chris and Bev Louie
  • August 5 - Rich and Nancy Godfrey
  • August 12 - OPEN
  • August 19 - Tim and Regina Gavin
  • August 26 - Paul and Gail Myers
  • September 3 - Saturday Pool Party at Steven Lloyd's (details TBD)
  • September 9 - OPEN
  • September 16 - OPEN
Reminder announcements will be made at weekly club meetings and in our weekly eBulletin. If you wish to host one of the open dates please text, email or call
Dirk Lorenz.
It's Demotion Time! Join us Friday, July 15th!
Past President Audrey's Demotion will take place THIS Friday, July 15, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the home of Daren and Sandra Young. Cost is $60 per person. If you have not yet registered, contact Dirk Lorenz:

Date: Friday, July 15 - 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Suggested attire: Tacky Tourist (think: sandals with socks, fanny packs, clashing prints, and zinc on your nose) -- apologies if this is your daily look

What to bring: an appetizer to share

Arrive: no later than 6 pm; we'll welcome PP Audrey at 6:30 pm

Location: Young Residence -- 1450 Country Club Drive, Milpitas, CA
Show Your Niles Rotary Club Spirit!

Wear your love of our Club and share your Niles Rotary spirit with the world!

Purchase a beautiful Niles Club Rotary polo shirt for just $35. Available in blue or purple.

Contact Lisa Lorenz to order:
Feed the Hungry at Centerville Presbyterian
If you're interested in volunteering to help under-served community members, consider joining our Club's efforts to feed the hungry at Fremont's Centerville Presbyterian.

Past President Rose Evernden-Andrade's organization efforts are key to this volunteer opportunity.

Read Rose's informative message about this initiative here. If you'd like to volunteer, complete this Food Safety Course and submit your certificate of completion to Rose. For more info, contact Rose at (510) 304-7703.
Niles Rotary QR Code

Please remember that our club has its own QR (Quick Response) code. Scan the code to the right using your smartphone or similar device's camera. You'll have fast access to fun and fascinating club information, including videos, news, photos, and more.

Share the code with friends and family for an instant and highly engaging way to connect them with all that our amazing club has to offer!
Les Miserables: July 30th Area 3 Social Event
Photo Gallery

Thanks, Mary Lynn Pelican (aka the Ambassador of Fun), for taking photos at the following gatherings:

June 21 Inner Wheel Event:

June 22 District Meeting:

June 23 Weekly Meeting:

June 30 Weekly Meeting:

July 1 Fellowship Friday:

Additional May photos not featured here will be included in our July Pinion.
Thank You, Website Sponsors!
Sponsors' logos link to their websites. Please give back to your generous fellow Niles Rotarians.
Show your appreciation by giving them your business!
REMINDER: If you're a business owner or simply an individual who wants to give back to our club, please consider a website sponsorship.

Complete your sponsorship application form today and submit it to Stella Levin. Questions? Contact Website Sponsorship Chair Stella Levin.
July Celebrations

Bill Arvoy - July 9
Angus Cochran - July 18
Sandi Pantages - July 19
Jeff Schinkel - July 22
Tracy Salvato - July 24
Dr. Raj Salwan - July 28
Pete Wang - July 31

Partner Anniversaries

Audrey & Mike Kearns - 46 years
Tim Gavin & Regina Lin - 12 years
Bill Arvoy & Dolores Viano - 31 years
Steven & Carolyn Springer - 37 years
Gabriel & Jessica Williams - 10 years
Bill & Kathleen Caine - 34 years
Stella Y Henry Levin - 23 years
Club Membership Anniversaries

Bruce Prescott - 27 years
Gwen Cowell - 8 years
Cyndy Mozzetti - 7 years
Bill Caine - 1 year
Kathleen Caine - 1 year
Barb Gorsuch - 1 year
Annette Iannaccone - 1 year
Area 3 Club Meeting Schedule

Attending another Club's meeting is a great way to share Niles Rotary news and make new connections. For the meeting schedule of Area 3 Clubs, go here.
Niles Rotary Club Social:
The Lion King at Broadway San Jose!
Our club has just 30 tickets available for
the Wednesday, August 10, 2022, performance of this spectacular, famed musical -- The Lion King -- as presented by Broadway San Jose.

Winner of six Tony awards, this musical brings the majesty of the much-loved animated film to life.
Cost: $40/seat for back Orchestra.
These tickets will go fast, so reserve now! Register online today via Clubrunner:
Board of Directors & Committee Chairs

President - John Dutra
Past President & Social Chair - Audrey Kearns
President-Elect - Jeff Schinkel
Youth Services - Jasmine Basrai
Rotary Foundation - Daren Young
Parliamentarian - Steven Springer
Club Administration - Paul Phipps
Secretary - Anu Suresh
Treasurer - S. Reshma Inamdar
End Polio Now

Did you know that polio can strike at any age but it mainly affects children under 5 years of age?

Rotary International has been dedicated to fighting this highly contagious viral disease since 1979. Learn how you can help here at "End Polio Now."
Rotary International Convention: May 27-31, 2023

Next year's Rotary International Convention will take place "Down Under"!

Attendees will engage in inspiring Rotary activities in the beautiful coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city's center is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is the site of Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex – and the National Gallery of Victoria, with Australian and indigenous art.

Program highlights may be viewed here; Niles Rotary Club planning meetings will begin soon. Stay tuned for more info!