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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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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 Planning Officer
Fund Development Officer
Immediate Past President
Home Page Stories
Judy Miner will speak on the Community College System and its importance for education in California.   Judy Miner was recently named Chancellor of the Foothill DeAnza Community College District.  A San Francisco native, Judy Miner grew up in a family of five children and was the first in her family to attend college. Her father, a boilermaker, was born on Guam and her mother, who worked in the I. Magnin shipping department in downtown San Francisco, was born in Guadalajara, Mexico.  Miner entered college originally because she wanted to teach French at her high school. Since then she has studied five languages, become a voracious consumer of audio books and indulged her passion as a lifelong opera buff. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3794/Speakers/e6161098-9716-43ac-8815-2f9218761749#sthash.WyWl6xa3.dpuf

Several Rotarians spoke on what they were thankful for. This is a link to the video.:
Jim Gibson - Giving Thanks:
 Rotarians will share what makes them thankful this year.
Any Chan: Family - daughter in law and grandson went on vacation to Mexico, they were caught in the category 5
Tornado. Fortunately, their hotel was not hit and they were able to return home safe.
David Doyle: Opportunity- get an education, to move, gain skills, be part of the community, and this club. Activities
happening in the
Doug Carothers: family, successful business,
Padma Chari - who she is today and all she has. Her family, her surroundings.
Marj Mancuso - gift of Vision. Catarock surgery recently and again in Dec.
Frank Tsui - his family.. Being able to celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. And his Golf Instructor for breaking 100.
Mathew Kraker- family and country. Daughter just married, son got a job as a caregiver and a film productioncompany.
Thomas Deng - wife, kids, family and friends, teachers, mentors, community, country, and Cupertino Rotary.
Pallavi Shah - family, friends, health, and wealth. Road construction reminds us of our ability to fix problems.
Peter Halpin - Jim Gibson for introducing to Cupertino Rotary. And the weather.. From Canada
Karen Morris- family, sons, grandchildren. And the family that you find as she found through West Valley community.
Richard Lowenthal - reminds us about our problems are small compared to what is happening to people in Syria.
Rod Sinks - being able to work in the public sector. Very gratifying to serve.
Sam Grennals - that these are the good times that we are living in.
Wendell Stephens - family. For Susie Blackman left her a great cabinet. The board and cabinet are positive people. Susie clock is coming into fruition. Great Boss - Jerra. Serving his term between Hung and Judy, taking care of him. The fundraiser events are fun and successful. Superior workers - Tom Dyer for his help, Henry Buffalow - for organizing rebuild, Auree helping, George Denise, Judy, Marj, Karen, Kathy... Many more

Inner Wheel Holiday Party - December 10, 2015

Hope you can join us on December 10th for our annual Holiday Party.  It is a festive way to bring in the holidays and everyone's generosity helps make the holidays brighter for many clients of West Valley Community Services.

Time: 5 pm to 8 pm

Place: at the home of John Gatto and Pat Dowd - 10641 Madera Drive, Cupertino

Cost: $20.00 per person

Donations in the form of cash or gift cards will also be accepted for West Valley Community Services.  A representative from WVCS will be at the event to accept the donations.



Pledge: Kathy Yates

Inspiration: Tom Dyer - He reminds us to chose life, chose the right thing. Tom reflected openly on his own struggles with cancer.



Visiting Rotarians:

Srinivasa Setty from India

Diedre Alexander - Campbell Rotary


 Rotarians with Guest:

 Steve Manushi - Shirley Lee

 Jim Walker - Pat Furgganan

 Bill Wilson - Bruce Wu

 Annie Yamishita - Robert Yamashita

 Wendell Stephens - daughter Debbie Stauffer

 George Denise - Sanjay Joshi

 Aruna Goradia - himanshu vaishnav


Richard said his former company, which he founded, is doing well. He passed by a charging station and was amazed that it went in without him at the company.



Tina Ferguson - Kids Shopping Day 12/14 Monday 8:45AM - 1PM need volunteers


Colleen - Senior Luncheon 12/9 need sponsors


Leslie Davis- Operation Snowflake 12/5 (kids) 12-4PM and 12/12 (adults) 1-3:30 need volunteersLeslie Hays - Holiday Party 12/12 please sign up


Scott Stauffer/Debbie Stephens- Giving Tree: there's a gift tags that can be fulfilled. Or volunteer Sunday 12/20 12-

3PM where you can sort gifts at the Milpitas warehouse


Operation Snow Flake: As you all probably remember, Operation Snowflake is a joint venture between Cupertino Rotary and Via Services.  For over 8 years Rotarians have brought joy to kids and adults with developmental disabilities on Via’s Cupertino Campus – Via West.  Rotarians are asked to volunteer by placing snow – meadow or sled run, decorating trees, running crafts, serving beverages, stuffing stockings, etc., - it is holiday fun for all.  Sign up for either date – December 5th or 12th online or in person.  December 5th your commitment would be from 1230pm to 330pm or from 1pm to 4pm.  December 12th it would be from 130pm to 330pm.  For more questions, contact Snowflake Chair, Leslie Davis through ClubRunner or (408) 483-0681 (cell). - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3794/Event/e19a526c-d6c9-4682-8719-35e01c883958#sthash.pP42wzAn.dpuf




We had a delightful discussion on Monday (Oct 26), featuring "All the Light We Cannot See", by Anthony Doer.  The large and chatty group was expertly led by moderator Judy Wilson, and people were struck by the complex characters, the vivid imagery, and the engaging story.  Two people even read it twice!
Next up is a little gem:  "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd.  I've only just started it, but I'm already engaged.  Amazon says:  "Inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimké, Kidd paints a moving portrait of two women inextricably linked by the horrors of slavery." We'll meet on Monday, Nov 30, at 7PM at the Y.  You'll have all Thanksgiving weekend to read it!
At our November meeting, we'll also vote on the next six months of books.  So if you have suggestions for us, please send them to Judy Wilson and/or me ahead of time, and we'll pull together the candidates and take it from there.  We'll even allow voting by mail.


If you would like to be on President Wendell Stephens 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 - Anne Greski; Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop.
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday - Byron Rovegno; Second Wednesday -Calina Thompson; Third Wednesday - Bill Wilson; Fourth Wednesday - Open;; Fifth Wednesday - Laurie Campbell.


About Rotary
Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
Dec 02, 2015
Judy Miner
Community Colleges
Dec 09, 2015
Senior Holiday Lunch
Holiday Senior Lunch
Dec 16, 2015
Janis A. Carney
Elder Care Options
Dec 23, 2015
Dec 30, 2015

ImageWatch some of our recent speakers.

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Yr-to-date 2015:  56

Full Yr 2014:     359
Full Yr 2013:     403
Full Yr 2012:     223


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What is Rotary?

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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