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LARAP Timeline

July 1989


Call to Action issued by President Dude Angius after Club is informed his son, Steve, has AIDS

July 1989


Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project Task Force meets, co-chaired by Mary Prochnow & Dick Hasenpflug

November 1989


Filming of The Los Altos Story begins with connections through Hal Hoblit's son Greg (award-winning producer). Written and directed by former NBC news correspondent Robin Young.

December 1989


Walter Singer tells fellow LARC members he contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion.

December 1989


CBS "This Morning" Show

May 1990


The Los Altos Story Premiers at Foothill College

June 1990


The Los Altos Story is distributed to all clubs in District 5170

August 1990


FNN National Telecast of The Los Altos Story

November 1990


Dick Hasenpflug attends Centers for Disease Control sponsored conference in Washington D.C., raises $75,000 for national distribution of The Los Altos Story

February 1991


Cable TV's ACE Award for Best Public Affairs Special

May 1991


LARC becomes first service club to receive the George F. Peabody Award for broadcast excellence.

Spring 1991


The Los Altos Story is distributed to over 7,600 Rotary Clubs in the U.S. and Canada

June 1991


FOX Network broadcasts The Los Altos Story without commercial interruption, introduction by Richard Dreyfuss

June 1991


Rotary International Presidential Award of Honor

March 1992


U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services Commendation presented by Secretary of Health and Welfare Louis Sullivan

April 1992


Rotary Foundation matching grant of $20,000 covers part of the cost of translating The Los Altos Story into six languages

June 1992


Dude receives a standing ovation at the Rotary International convention in Orlando, Florida. View the video.

February 1993


Bay Area MEDIA Award

March 1993


Business Responds to AIDS National Telecast features The Los Altos Story

March 1994


Entertainment Tonight reports The Los Altos Story influences Jonathon Demme's Philadelphia

April 1994


AIDS: The Community Challenge Symposium

December 1995


Making A Difference: The Los Altos Story, a one-hour progress report on the Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project, airs on local cable stations.

January 1996


Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project requests consideration from Rotary International for AIDS Awareness and Education to be established as an officially recognized program emphasis.

August 1998


Billy Spalding Memorial Award presented at UN Palace of Nations in Geneva

September 2000


The Dude Angius Award presented to Dude from Center for Disease Control and American Business & Labor Responds to AIDS

Winter 2000/01


In a joint project with the Rotary Club of Sandown, South Africa, and the Rotary Foundation, obtained $11,000 for a Community AIDS Clinic in South Africa

June 2001


Launch of the Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project website

June 2001


World Rotary AIDS Project (WRAP) launched at Rotary International Convention in San Antonio, Texas

November 2001


Quarterly WRAP Newsletter launched

March 2002


Inauguration of HIV/AIDS Education Book Distribution project to distribute 5,000 copies of HIV, Health, and Your Community, with assistance of $40,000 grant from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

July 2003

Established a relationship Students for International Change in Tanzania, resulting in publication of HIV, Health, and Your Community in Swahili.

June 2004

Established a relationship with the Rotary Club of Dakka Bangladesh, wherein 500 copies of HIV, Health, and Your Community were published locally and distributed to Rotary affiliated clinics in Bangladesh.

May 2005

In a partnership with the NGO PATNEP/Nepal, HIV, Health and Your Community was translated into Nepali and 1000 Books were printed. PATNEP/Nepal and Kathmandu Rotary Clubs distributed books to health care workers in Nepal.

April 2005

In a partnership with the Rotary Club of Dakka Bangladesh, 500 copies of The Los Altos Story DVD and HIV,Health and Your Community were produced locally and distributed at District Conference to introduce the District's AIDS program.

February 2006

RAP became supporting sponsor of FACEAIDS, a nationwide network of college students dedicated to fighting AIDS in Africa.

March 2006

The Los Altos Sory was translated into Russian, the seventh subtitle of the DVD.

August 2006

The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg is collaborating with RAP in the Russian translation of HIV, Health and Your Community.


Launch of Child AIDS Prevention Project designed to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in Africa and save lives.

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