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Bert is active in local and regional activities of Rotary international. Anne raises funds and promotes activities for both her local club and the national alumnae association of her alma mater.
Rotary International is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary's major activities include coordinating the drive to eliminate polio in the world, and supporting international student scholarship and exchange programs.
Bert belongs to the Rotary Club of Mountain View (the town where Bert and Anne's travel agency used to be). Mountain View Rotary is one of more than 50 Rotary clubs in District 5170, which spans the south and east portions of the San Francisco Bay Area. Mountain View Rotarians:
and carry on many other charitable and social activities (such as the "crazy hat" social pictured above).
Bert has been active with Rotary since 1990, serving in various roles at the club and District level. Bert and Anne have participated in humanitarian Rotary trips to Central America, Ghana, China and India. Bert and Anne have been "host parents" to five Rotary foreign exchange high school students, and short-term hosts to many foreign Rotary visitors. top
Anne is proud to be an alumnus of Mount Holyoke (South Hadley, Massachusetts). As the first of the Seven Sisters-- the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League-- Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Its long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of:
Four hundred of the alumnae live in the area south of San Francisco to the Carmel/Monterey Bay area, which is covered by the Mount Holyoke Club of the Peninsula. The club has a full program of meetings and book discussion groups listed on its web site, and occasionally notes meetings of other organizations that may be of interest for its members.
Anne is a past president of this club, and also serves on a committee of the national Mt. Holyoke alumnae association.
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