Milpitas Rotary Club members and guests were treated to two programs at their Monday, October 22 meeting.
Joshua Burroughs from the San Jose Rotary Club along with Fremont Niles Rotary Club President Sandra Young presented their PlayGarden project that will be built to celebrate their 100th Anniversary in 2014.
The $2.35 million project, located in the Guadalupe Gardens and Park in San Jose, will be accessible to all children, both able-bodied and those with challenges, offering educational and recreational opportunities. The PlayGarden will feature a unique park entry, an earthen hill, equipment accessible to wheelchairs and handicapped, an ampitheater, and a water and sand play area that will be free and open to all.
Past District Governor Kamal Sanghvi District 3250, India, and Rotarian and former San Jose City Councilmember Shirley Lewis offered their powerpoint presentation of extraordinary efforts to combat poverty, illness, hunger, and homelessness in India and Pakistan.
They described local and Rotary International programs to help provide food and clean water to the poor, extend medical care to polio victims, and Rotary's campaign to eradicate the last few vestiges of polio in the world.
Sanghvi felt Rotary International should receive the Nobel Peace Prize for initiating and continuing their multi-billion dollar 30 year drive to abolish polio from the face of the earth.
The Milpitas Rotary Club meets on Mondays at noon in Brandon's Restaurant at the Beverly Heritage Hotel.