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NEWSLETTER: November 2016
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Super Guadalupe River Run
Kick off Super Bowl Sunday with the annual Super Guadalupe River Run at 9 AM on Sunday, February 5th.
Don’t fumble the opportunity to burn some calories. Whether you go long for 6.2 miles or tackle the 3.1 mile quarterback sneak, you’ll earn your game-time guacamole on the Guadalupe. Huddle with family, friends, training partners, neighbors, co-workers to run a 10K or 5K -- cross the goal line to score guilt-free indulgence during the game.
You won’t want to miss the first in our series of collectors’ shirts (graphic above)! Proceeds benefit our education and stewardship efforts.
Click here to register.
Window on the River Park, our annual donor recognition event, was held on Wednesday, October 5th and was generously hosted and underwritten by Adobe Systems, Inc.
We were joined by Councilmembers Raul Peralez and Johnny Khamis. Board Members Erica Carr and Kelly Hattley thanked our sponsors, and President Terry Austen acknowledged the GRPC board.
We greatly appreciate the individuals, corporations, and foundations who provide operating support for our education, advocacy, and stewardship efforts.
Acosta Sheet Metal Manufacturing
Heritage Bank of Commerce
Lewis & Tibbits
Francois & Beth Rodigari
Samaritan Medical Center
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Sharks Sports & Entertainment
Silicon Valley Law Group
A Slice of New York
WHCI Plumbing Supply
Robert A. Bothman, Inc.
Garden City Sanitation
Goodwill of Silicon Valley
Lord & Sons
Norman S. Wright Mechanical Equipment
Old Republic Title
San Jose Earthquakes
San Pedro Square Market
The Schoennauer Company
Seven Flags Automotive Care Network
Jodi & Drew Starbird
Verde Design, Inc.
Santa Clara Windustrial
Bayside HVAC Products
Bellarmine College Preparatory
The Best Electrical
Simon Bloch & Denise Chilow
Evoqua Water Technologies
Feralloy PDM Steel Service
Gloria Duffy & Rod Diridon
Heat Transfer Equipment
Richard Peterson & Sheryl Hinshaw
Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel
Hopkins & Carley
Johanson & Yau
Heather & Andy Lerner
Morgan Franich Fredkin Siamas & Kays LLP
Reed & Graham
Santa Clara Valley Contractors Association
South Bay Piping Industry
Our heartfelt thanks go out to the sponsors, partners, supporters, contributors, and volunteers who made Pumpkins in the Park a great success! Save the Date for next year - October 14, 2017!
Event Sponsors - Cavalia, City of San Jose, Cortese Brothers Farms, First 5, Martinelli's, NBC Bay Area, Whole Foods Market
GRPC Partners - Acosta Sheet Metal Manufacturing, Adobe, Air Filter/Control, Air Systems, Mike & Christy Akatiff, Armanino, Terry & Carol Austen, Barry Swenson Builder, Blach Construction, Boston Properties, BrightView, Cilker Family Businesses, eBay, Eco Bay Services, Heritage Bank of Commerce, Insight Realty, Lewis & Tibbits, PG&E, Francois & Beth Rodigari, Samaritan Medical Center, SanDisk, San Jose Water Company, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Sharks Sports & Entertainment, Silicon Valley Law Group, A Slice of New York, John Michael Sobrato, West Valley Construction, WHCI Plumbing Supply
Event Supporters - Heritage Bank of Commerce, Joan & Sheryl Hinshaw
Rotary PlayGarden's 250,000th
Staff welcomed Veronica and Eleazar, our 249,999th and 250,000th visitors to the Rotary PlayGarden, on Tuesday, October 25th.
Thanks to groups from SAP (above), Brocade, and SJSU for joining us Friday before Pumpkins in the Park to help with setup.
A hearty thanks to all the volunteer groups that toiled to make GRPG a more beautiful place this past September:
California San Jose Mission
Friends of Children with Special Needs
Morgan Autism Center
National Charity League
Notre Dame High School
Piedmont Hills High School Interact Club
Piedmont Hills High School Key Club
And that is only the groups! We also appreciate the scores of individuals who come out weekly to make a difference. We logged over 1,773 volunteer hours in September.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunties
- Rose Garden Workdays
Weds. and Sats. 8:30-11:30 am. More info.
- Historic Orchard Volunteer Workday
Sat. December 3rd, 8:30-11:30 am. Sign up.
- Monthly River Cleanup
Sat. December 17th, 8:30-11:30 am. Sign up.
- Opt Outside Black Friday Workday
Fri. November 25th, 8:30-11:30 am. Sign up.
Meet Volunteer Paulen Llagan
Paulen is volunteering with us while recovering from a work injury. She is a key volunteer in helping to cover our front desk, tidying up around the office, and giving lots of love and care to Patch, our office bunny. When she is not volunteering with us, you will find Paulen walking her German Shepherd and Corgi or reading a romance novel. Everyone at GRPC, especially Patch, would like to give a big thank you and round of applause to Paulen for all the wonderful work she does.