Welcome to the Rotary Club of Cupertino

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Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM

Quinlan Community Center
10185 North Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA  95014
United States
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Make a Tax Deductible Donation to the CREF Permanent fund to help us reach our 60 year anniversary goal. . Click here or on the Logo above. You may also send a check in to:


CREF Perm Fund
PO Box 1101
Cupertino, CA 95015

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Upcoming Events


Enjoy this video celebrating 20 years
of Rotary Women.

We have a great group in our club!


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President Elect
Assistant Secretary
CREF President
Strategic Development Officer
Immediate Past President
Tomi Ryba is president and CEO of El Camino Hospital. Before joining the organization in the fall of 2011, Ms. Ryba served as president of United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota and senior vice president of the hospital's parent organization, Allina Hospitals & Clinics. Her responsibilities included oversight of three hospitals, 15 retail and 12 acute pharmacies, and an ambulance company that served over 300 communities

Save the date for another great CREF Seminar presented by Stephanie Allen Lutz.  Ms. Lutz presented a fine financial planning seminar for us a few months ago, and will be speaking about the types of financial records we should be maintaining as we get older.  Join us in the Quinlan Center on May 27, from 1:45 to 3 p.m in the Quinlan Social Room. No charge. Bring friends and family.

Pledge: Kristen Lyn
Inspiration: George Tyson  Thanks to George for giving us an excellent perspective on aging gracefully and being in charge of yourself. Wise thoughts for all of us to consider

Visiting Rotarians: Jama Lindsey and Richard Hantee from Saratoga, Diedre Alexander from Campbell.
Rotarians with Guests: Byron Rovegno guest of Larry Dean, Elizabeth Dig, guest of Hung Wei,  Radim Lernej guest of Auree Kamga, Len and Caleb Greski, guests of Jim Walker  and Elaine Liu, guest of Don Sun

Presidents Club:
PP Steve Ting took the opportunity to acknowledge and thank many of our Rotarians including;  Sharon and Jim for their upcoming wedding,  Leslie Hay for being back at Rotary , PP Savitah on her daughters recent wedding, a special get-well soon to Suzi and a thank you to everyone for their support of Shin Shin Education.  Steve promised more for next week, as he ran out of time.

PP Richard Lowenthal took the opportunity to thank Wendell Stephens for organizing the great golf outings. Richard said that the Rotary golf  items were lots of fun.

Henry Buffalow  reminded everyone of our next rebuilding project on April 25th. Sign up by contacting Henry or Barbara or click here.

Leslie Hay told everyone about the much anticipated Chili Cook Off on Wed May 20th, from 6-8 PM at Linda Vista Park. Should be a doozy with some real rivalries having been built up the last few years and a special chile desert being prepared by red-badger Dana Stern. There are a few slots left to cook so contact Leslie to be one of the chef's and mark your calendar for the best chili in Cupertino.

Wendell Stephens took the opportunity to let us now about some important upcoming activities.  May 2nd is the Golf Tournament, our biggest fund raiser of the year. There are still a few openings so contact Wendell if you want to golf, for everyone else, we need all hands on deck for volunteers- contact Kathy Nellis to get your assignment.
April 27th is the next Book club, a wonderful mystery called "Churchill's Secretary" Join in at 7PM at the YMCA for great conversation, remember you don't have read the book to join in, everyone is welcome. This month there will be a special dinner before hand at 6PM at Peacocks to get everyone going as we support WVCS's taste of compassion. Click here to sign up. See you for dinner and a book!
Following our guaranteed successful Golf Tournament, there will be a Golf fellowship  on May 12th at Seascape, courtesy of Jim Black,, see everyone there.

President Hung Wei reminded everyone we still need T Sign sponsors for the Golf Tournament.  Email Tina Ferguson to get your clever slogan on a sign for all to see.

We were honored to have former Mayor of San Jose, Chuck Reed speak to us about the need for continued pension reform and some of the challenges he faced as Mayor in San Jose. It was startling to learn that unfunded public employee pensions in the US exceed $1 trillion . Check out his full presentation here or click on the picture below.


If you would like to be on Hung Wei's Weekly Agenda please contact  Jerra Rowland by the Sunday night before the meeting. Please email her at jerra95030@mac.com
If you would like to include slides as part of your announcement, please send them to Jerra Rowland well in advance of the meeting, at least 3 to 4 days, and she will be able to include your info in the flow of the meeting  when you are at the microphone for your one minute of fame. This is particularly important for club chairs who want to announce meetings, accomplishments, or details that are better covered with more than a one minute verbal overview. Send Jerra bullet points and she will do the rest.



The following information is for club members with articles to submit to the Rotator.
Deadline for Article Submission: To help the editors in the work they do, please plan to make your submissions by the end-of-the-day Thursday. Please email them to cupertinorotary@gmail.com. Later submissions might be deferred to the next week's Rotator, depending on how far along the editor is in processing the meeting and program staff reporting for the current week.
Our outstanding editors are assigned as follows: First Wednesday - Gary Latshaw; Second Wednesday - Pallavi Shah; Third Wednesday - Chris Zhang Fourth Wednesday - Stuart Rosenberg; Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop.
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday - Janice Chua; Second Wednesday -Calina Thompson; Third Wednesday - Bill Wilson; Fourth Wednesday - Open;; Fifth Wednesday - Laurie Campbell.



Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker

Apr 29, 2015
John Giovanola and Jerra Rowland
Rotary Foundation Awards and Successs Stories
May 06, 2015
Colleen Hudgen
Coretta Scott King; Wife, Mother, Civil Rights Leader, Advocate for World Peace, Accomplished Singer
May 13, 2015
Richard Lowenthal
Electric Vehicles and Starting ChargePoint
May 27, 2015
Jafar Yaghoobi
Iran in the 80's and Today
Jun 03, 2015
Superintendents Polly Bove and Wendy Gualewicz
Report From the Superintendents of our Local Public Schools
Jun 10, 2015
Judge Paul Bernal
Bear Flag Revolt and the Berreyesa Murder
Jun 17, 2015
Zoe Alameda
End of Life
Jun 24, 2015
Goodbye to Hung Wei
Kick Out Party!!
Jul 15, 2015
Alex Filippenko
James Lick Observatory

ImageWatch some of our recent speakers including, the Rotary Choir, CUSD Superintendant Wendy Gudalewicz and Political Science Professor  Terry Christensen

Click here to hear them and many more from throughout the year.

Image Global Case Watch

Yr-to-date 2014:  278

Full Yr 2013:     403
Full Yr 2012:     223
Full Yr 2011:     650
Full Yr 2010:  1,349


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Rotary is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs. Rotarians volunteer locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health, provide education, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto -- Service Above Self


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