Acta Non Verba: Deeds Not Words

This is the meeting for the week of January 29, 2018 through February 4, 2018

This Meeting at a Glance:
Program: Acta Non Verba: Deeds Not Words
Program Description: This week our guest will be sharing with us what ANV is and where we hope to go as an organization in the future.
Speaker: Kelly Carlisle, Founder and Executive Director of Acta Non Verba (ANV)

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 Stephen:

Hello E-Club Rotarians,

I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year. Wanted to let everyone know that we are looking to have new positions filled within our club for President Elect Andrew Taw’s Year. We are currently still reaching out to everyone to see who might be interested in getting more involved with the different committees we have such as, Service Committee, Membership Committee, or Programs Committee. If you would like to learn more about these different committees or just even more ways to get involved with the club, please feel free to reach out to Andrew or myself, and we will work together with you to find the right committee for you!

Yours in service,


Stephen Zhou, 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!”

From Yvonne: “This week’s jokes are courtesy of our very own Chris Cochrane! He sent me a video full of dad jokes, and I was absolutely tickled.”

What do mermaids wash their fins with?
Tide.

What was the foot’s favorite type of chips?
Dori-toes.

If spaghetti made an action movie, what would it be called?
Mission: Im-pasta-ble.


Weekly Inspiration: The Taxi Service Fighting for Indonesia’s Disabled Community

Every week we start our meetings with a short video highlighting innovation, inspiration, entrepreneurship, or social change. This week we are featuring a video from Great Big Story about service through entrepreneurship: a taxi service for Indonesia’s disabled community.

After a childhood bout with polio left him in crutches, Triyono understood firsthand how difficult it could be for those with disabilities to access public transportation. He wanted to do whatever he could to help mobilize Indonesia’s disabled community and thus founded Difa City Tour and Transport. The taxi service is entirely staffed by those with disabilities, and is devoted to serving disabled passengers. Passengers contact the service with their time, place and special need, and a motorbike is sent to pick them up. Along with his employees, Triyono is building a world built for everyone.

It’s incredible to see people helping those in need who are often overlooked. Have you thought about an underserved group in your community that needs more services?


For Members Only: Updates

This segment of the meeting is dedicated to our club members. This section includes announcements and new initiatives. Guests, you are welcome to read this section or just skip it.

Club officer elections for the 2018-2019 Rotary year coming soon!

Past Member Announcements:

  • Member namebadges delayed but will be shipped out in February
  • Active members now have [email protected] email forwarders! Your forwarder should be your full first name plus the first initial of your last name. Emails going to your @siliconvalleyrotary.com email will be forwarded automatically to the email you have on file with our club. If you want your email forwarder changed to a different variation of your name, please email Webmaster Mitty at [email protected]
  • Members Only Facebook Group: If you haven’t joined our members-only Facebook Group, consider joining! Request an invitation from [email protected]
  • Service Blotter Submissions: Click here to fill out The Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley Service Survey

Our Events & Projects

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

Rotary E-Club of Silicon Valley

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Upcoming Events:

All times are Pacific Time! (San Francisco time)

THIS WEEK: Saturday, February 3, 2018 – 2PM to 3PM: Networking Coffee Social with Young Professionals in Fremont

Collaboration with like-minded people has always been the basis of Rotary. This Saturday, you’ll get a chance to meet local, service-minded young professionals and college students over coffee as we join the Rotaract Club of Greater Fremont’s meeting this coming Saturday, February 3 at Slap Face Coffee & Tea in Fremont from 2PM to 3PM.

Other Upcoming Club Events:

  • Saturday, February 28, 2018 – Save the date for a club skydiving event (Details TBD)

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!)

Last week’s happy dollar contributions went towards our club projects. Here are some of the happy dollar messages from last week:

 Thank you to member Monique Ziesenhenne for her generous $20 donation. Monique had this to say:
“Towards club fund, please!”

Thank you to member Brian Liddicoat for his generous donation! Brian had this to say:
“Pushing through a week of stomach flu shows me, once again, that I really married way over my station in life. Wouldn’t have made it without my selfless wife taking on 300% of her normal workload without a single complaint.

Thank you to member Rory Olsen for his generous $15 donation. Rory had this to say:
“Lived through the hard freeze. Please apply my gift to Polio Plus.”

Thank you all for your donations last week!

Happy dollars is also a great opportunity to share with the group about something good that has happened to you, while giving back to a great cause. Next week’s happy dollars will go back to powering our club’s projects locally and globally.

So what are you happy about? Share with us below to help with doing good around the world.

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Selected Six

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 six comments every week from last week’s meeting to be featured during this week’s meeting.

Here are six comments selected from last week’s meeting featuring the program on Working in the Malaria Sphere in Southern Africa:

Member Raquel D. Juncal (Mexico) had this to say:
“Kelly, thank you for taking the time to speak to our club! I would love to connect with you sometime about collaboration opportunities. I have a project about malaria, and perhaps we can chat more about it! Keep up the good work!

Member Shags Shagrin (California, USA) had this to say:
“Great program, Kelly! And the humor this week was a little ruff…(wink wink). Hey, Yvonne — where do noisy dogs get sent? To the barking lot!!! What do you do with a dog that has no tail? Take it to a retail store!!! Sniff sniff sniff…

Member Nathan Gildart (Japan) had this to say:
“Kelly, thank you for teaching us more about malaria and the work you are doing. I think your point on using language and offering information that reduces assumptions is important. You and your organization are doing wonderful work. Laundriod. It’s amazing how laziness leads to innovation. I’m in! ;)”

Member Brian Liddicoat (California, USA) had this to say:
“Husbands are cheaper than a $16,000 robot. If you choose carefully, they are usually easier to train. Constant encouragement may be necessary and results will vary. Very interesting presentation about malaria. Conquering/Managing this awful disease is critical to helping equatorial nations lift themselves out of poverty. My younger sister worked on malaria control as a doctor in Congo DRC.

Member Chris Cochrane (Toronto, Canada) had this to say:
“When a robot learns to wash, dry, fold or hang my clothes while cleaning my nest, ordering food and cooking it for dinner then doing the dishes and placing them in cupboards, then you’ll have an item I might buy. But a $16,000 robot to fold only bright coloured T-shirts ? Good demo of future possibilities but still a long way from marketable.

Member Monique Ziesenhenne (California, USA) had this to say:
“Fascinating presentation – I’ve learned a lot. Thank you both for such an interesting discussion. Malaria treatment has been in the news this week, so good timing. I’m glad that the recent discoveries to help with drug-resistant malaria were aided by a robot (https://www.sciencedaily.co…. One robot folds laundry, one assists in the science of malaria!”

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: Acta Non Verba: Deeds Not Words

Every week we bring to you a new program on innovation, education, technology, and humanitarian service. This week our guest speaker is Kelly Carlisle, Founder and Executive Director of Acta Non Verba.

Kelly D. Carlisle, Founder and Executive Director of Acta Non Verba, is a veteran of the United States Navy and has been the recipient of many awards, including the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. She is an avid gardener and is an Alameda County Master Gardener Trainee. She is an active member of the Farmer Veteran Coalition.

Ms. Carlisle was selected as one of 200 U.S. Delegates to Slow Food International’s Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto in 2012 and 2014. Ms. Carlisle is the December 2011 Bon Appetit Good Food Fellow. She has worked with and mentored pre-teen and teenage youth since the age of 14. A native of East Oakland, California, she is committed to creating positive change in her childhood city.

Most recently, Kelly’s work has been honored at the White House by President Barack Obama as well as locally by Congresswoman Barbara Lee and California Assemblyman Rob Bonta.

Members and guests, please welcome Kelly to our meeting!

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Share with us your thoughts in the comments at the bottom of this meeting page! If you have questions for Kelly, feel free to ask in the comments!


Upcoming Program 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.

Upcoming Recordings:


If you would like to join us for any of the live recordings, you are welcome to join us. Our online video conference room link for these recordings is always https://zoom.us/j/5104080000. 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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  • Nathan Gildart

    Kelly, thank you for sharing such a great organization. You have a robust range of programs it seems that your constituents are learning a broad range of things. Fantastic!

    Another awesome Great Big Story – I tweeted out to my mates in Jakarta. Loved the jokes Yvonne and Chris. (I had a good chuckle)

  • Rory Olsen

    Kelly, thank you for sharing your story with us. Good job!

  • Tzviatko Chiderov

    Kelly, I really liked your story of what inspired you to start your organization. Such a good example of a leader not standing by the sidelines but truly identifying an important issue and doing something about it. Well done! Wishing you continued success.

  • Loved the video about the Difa City Tour folks, and any story of those who see possibilities where others see problems. Kelly, ANV is a really impressive program. I love the orientation to healthy foods in your summer programs, and know that this is giving those kids so many ingrained lessons that will be valuable to them for many years to come. Thanks for all the heart and soul you put into it!

  • Celine Neal

    I enjoyed the video about the Difa Tour amazing idea Triyono.
    Awesome project Kelly!
    I am glad you took on the intiative to bring a positive change in your community. Continue to promote a healthy environment for the children.

  • BDL

    Kelly, thank you for a great program!

  • Megan Breyer

    Kelly, thank you for your service to this country! And thank you for sharing your amazing work with our club. Truly inspiring!

  • Kelly, thanks for sharing. Amazing work.

  • Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne

    Such a great project, Kelly! Thank you for your presentation.

  • Catherine A

    Really enjoyed your presentation, Kelly. What a wonderful service project and super experience for kids. You might enjoy connecting with a former neighbor of mine, Gopal Dayaneni, at: https://www.storybasedstrategy.org/board
    Thanks for your service to our country and for your enterprising dedication to inner city youth.

  • mahmood khan

    Kelly, thanks for the great kids program.
    cheers

  • Angela Hoang

    Awesome talk this week, kids (and adults) need to have some time in the great outdoors, it’s the best learning environment and I’m sure many of the kids will look back and happily reminisce about their time in the program – what a rewarding experience to be part of!! Thanks Kelly!

  • Brett Sham

    Hi Kelly, thanks for a great program. I went to an agricultural high school (along with fellow club member Angela), where a core part of the curriculum was spending time on the farm planting a variety of crops. I really enjoyed this time and found it so very beneficial, so am glad that you’re able to offer your program to the children of Oakland. Coincidentally our school’s motto is really similar to your name as well – “Gesta non verba” which I believe also translates to deeds, not words. Keep up the great work.

  • Kelly I really appreciate this project on so many levels. Besides the savings program and brighter future outlook for your participants, you are supplying them with valuable nutrition that so many youth do not get. Also they will actually recognize what real food looks like and have the skills to know how to prepare it. Thanks for sharing your gifts to benefit our youth!

  • Richard Knaggs

    I love the Indonesian taxis for the disabled. UBER should offer such a service. Thank you for your program Kelly. I wish I had green fingers, I always seem to kill what I try and grow. Being able to grow food is practical magic indeed!

  • Nicole Pham

    Thank you, Kelly, for your interesting program! (:

  • Mark Dohn

    Kelly, having grown up a farm, I really appreciate the positive message you bring to the kids through farming. It teaches nurturing and growth, where the results of your effort can be seen. I think I’m going to have to connect with Brett and Angelea to swap some faming stories too! The story of taxis for the disable is a great example of action over policy; sometimes is better do first and then to legislate.

  • Ferheen Abbasi

    Kelly, thank you so much for your informative presentation!

  • Maxi Bustos

    Thank you Kelly for presenting to our club! I hope you project keeps growing.

  • Andrew Taw

    Thank you for all you do, Kelly!

  • john lozano

    Kelly, thank you for your presentation.

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