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“Emeritus” from Latin, meaning having served one’s term honorably and now retired from assigned duties.

The Palo Alto/University Rotary Club is fortunate to benefit from the intellectual capital of distinguished former members who maintain involvement with the Club as Emeriti.

As a first project, the emeriti are organizing and hosting a series of lectures on civil discourse. The inaugural lecture was entitled “The Time for Civil Discourse is NOW,” and featured a keynote address by the general secretary of Rotary International: John Hewko. Almost 250 people from the community and District 5170 attended the event at the Stanford Faculty Club.

John Hewko, Rotary International, General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer & Ken Kaufman.

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