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The Rotary Club of San Jose East/Evergreen was chartered in 1966 under the provisions of Rotary International.

The Rotary Club of San Jose East/Evergreen is part of District 5170, which is comprised of more than 3,700 members covering the counties of Alameda, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito, California. The Club is made up of men and women representing a wide cross-section of local businesses professionals and community leaders.

We are a 53 year-old club involved in International and Local Community Projects. Come, check us out at one of our regular Thursday Lunch meetings or visit our club website.


We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM

The Ranch Golf Club Restaurant

4601 Hill Top View Ln, San Jose, CA 95138

Our flagship local project is to set up 'Self Driving Race Car' high school clubs at East Side Union High Schools. We have already set up clubs at Silver Creek High School and Mt. Pleasant High Schools. We are donating Six SDRC kits to the clubs to get the students to engage in this fun and exciting activity to build Self Driving Race Cars. These teams will compete in our annual SDRC competition to win Prizes worth $1000.

Beside this project our Rotary club also has the following local projects in San Jose East/Evergreen.

1. Our club sponsor scholarships to ESUHSD high school students to attend community college. This year we have supported 7 students and will be supporting same number of students next year too.

2. Our Rotary Club support interact clubs at 6 ESUHSD high schools and sponsors students to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).

3. Our club conducts a speech contest involving ESUHSD high schools with prizes worth $500.

4. Our Rotary Club also cooks burgers/hot dogs at National Night Out hosted by District 5.

5. Our Rotary Club also support 'East San Jose Cub Packs and Troops'.

We have multiple International projects:

1. Philippine Medical Mission

The last 2017 Philippine Medical, Dental and Optical Mission was a Success and we will be doing again this Rotary Year.

3005 Indigent Patients Treated over 500 Teeth Extractions over 800 Reading Glasses Distributed Countless Medications Distributed 45 Boxes of medical supplies shipped to the Island of Palawan 10 Dentists, 5 Pharmacists, 11 Doctors , 2 Ophthalmologists, 1 Nurse Flew into the Island to Volunteer 52 City Workers helped control the crowds 30 more local Rotarian Local Rotary Assistant District Governor was at our Volunteers Appreciation Dinner Local TV station covered the Medical Mission.

2. India Tribal School (Shamayita Math)

The project was started in 2011/2012 by our Club in conjunction with the RC of Calcutta Uptown through matching grants, club grants, and contributions by five or six other Rotary Clubs. There are sixty (60) students in the school. The Project funds and has funded the building of a kitchen, a well with a filter system, teaching supplies, school bags, tiffin boxes, tarpaulins, games both for outdoor and indoor events, school uniforms, toilets, lunches for students, and supplemental school supplies.

A counseling program exists at our school for sixth (6) grade girl students who will be going to 7th and 8th grade. Some families want to marry their daughters off because the cost of going to school in a neighboring village cost money. Parents are counseled and told that the school will provide a scholarship for the girl to go to junior high. Under this arrangement, girls can continue their education and not have to get married.

In addition, there is a village micro-credits project that has a 100% success rate, meaning that none of the women has defaulted. We have given loans to 252 women and in the past two (2) years we have provided loans to ten (10) teachers and women combined.

3. Chamabondo School in Victoria Falls

The project funds school improvements and scholarship towards students tuition. A new project for a library is under consideration but have not been finalized yet.

4. Vietnam Soccer Ball Project for preventing Human Trafficking

Vietnam Soccer Ball Project (VSBP) and to fundraise for the anti- human trafficking component. We are partnering with the Pacific Links Foundation. This year’s project is a “double match” continuation of a project started two years ago when we went to Vietnam and distributed 2400 soccer balls to orphanages and schools in Vietnam. The idea was to ‘Bring Play and To Leave Peace’.

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"Last Thursdays" Meetup

La Perla Taqueria

Last Thursday Monthly Meetups - Informal, No Host Social - evenings - members who can't attend at lunch time-join in! - support local businesses by meeting at a different restaurant each month - social time with Rotarians - bring family & friends too! - learn about our club projects - potential for new members Visit http://www.laperlataqueriasj.com/ to view their extensive menu. "Fantastic little Mexican Restaurant in the heart of San Jose There is nothing to dislike about La Perla. It is a family owned and operated Mexican restaurant with authentic Mexican food. Jose and Anna, the owners, take great pride in the food, service and experience of their customers which shows in every bite you eat. Their Mole is the best I have found anywhere, and I get it on almost everything - just not the salads. If you are in the mood for reasonably priced yet excellent Mexican food, stop by La Perla Taqueria. You won't be disappointed." - Eric Peterson

Past events (10)

"Last Thursdays" Meetup

Round Table Pizza

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