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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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Dr. Parimal Kopardekar will discuss the implications of the proliferation of drones.  Dr.  Kopardekar works as the Principal Investigator of the NASA’s NextGen Airspace Project. Prior to this position, he worked as an Associate Principal Investigator of the Dynamic Airspace Configuration research focus area. In the past, he served as a Project Manager of the Strategic Airspace Usage Project and Sub-Project Manager under Advanced Air Transportation Technologies project. Prior to working at NASA, he worked for the FAA where he conducted research and development activities in the area of air traffic management. He has published numerous journal and conference papers in the area of air traffic management. As an adjunct faculty at Rutgers and Drexel Universities, he taught graduate-level courses.  
Dr. Kopardekar holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati (1995), an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1992); and a B.E. in Production Engineering from the University of Bombay (1989). He is the recipient of the NASA Ames Honor Award for Engineer of the Year (2003), numerous group awards and two best paper awards. He is the author of over 35 publications including technical reports, and journal and conference papers. 

President Wendell Stephens introduced PP and PDD Orrin Mahoney who reported on the recent trip to Taiwan.
Orrin gave a brief history of the island including Japanese oversight for many years followed by Chiang Kai-Shek bringing two million people from mainland China in 1948 to escape the communist government.
The group, a total of 21 Rotarians and friends on this trip, made a complete loop around the island. Activities included a visit to the Taipei Rotary club, Kaohsiung Club, Osaka West Club, 101 skyscraper, dinner meeting with the Overseas Community Affairs Council, celebrity chef demonstration, two mile hike for a scenic tour including a night in a national park, a bicycle trip through a rice field, an aboriginal singing performance, and painting paper umbrellas. They even got to crash a Buddhist wedding.
Aside from delivering wheelchairs, the club is funding Single Mom’s Kitchen which is housed in a church and provides inexpensive lunches to working mothers. The project cost a total of $57K. The club contributed $4K and TRF matched at 50% or $2K. District Designated Funds provided $10K and TRF matched it. The balance was provided by Taiwan Rotary. So for a small amount of money we have made a large impact.
Orrin reminded us that developing acquaintances for a community of service is a purpose of Rotary and that this trip exemplified service above self.
A good time was had by all and he highly recommended that more Rotarians participate in our overseas activities. 

Sherry Hergott spoke about her little dog, Sadie, who was given to her after the death of her husband. The dog has a great personality and loves people. Sherry enjoys the dog and takes her to visit people in the Forum bringing joy to all. 

Leon Davis reminded everyone of the upcoming blood drive at the YMCA right after our meeting on Wednesday, May 11th

Sam Grinels gets the prize for the most flags. He returned from Italy with flags from four Rotary Clubs including our sister city Copertino. 

Jim Walker, PP, greeted attendees
Sargent at Arms was Frank Tsui
The meeting was called to order by President Wendell Stephens at 12:15 PM.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Shirley Lee.
Inspiration was by Jeff Mo who quoted from Richard Rohr’s book, Simplicity: The Freedom of Letting Go. He said that letting go of who you are and what you don’t need will set you free.
Visiting Rotarians:  
John Tang of San Jose
Deidre Alexander of Campbell joined us.
Rotarians with guests:
Tom Pyke was a guest of Rod Sinks
Rachna Tripathi was a guest of Hung Wei
Dave Aune was a guest of Orrin Mahoney
Nancy Harper was a guest of Orrin Mahoney
Maureen Chen was a guest of JoAnn Leonard
Irene Li was a guest of Hsing Apage?
Daphne Wang was a guest of Orrin Mahoney
Alex Agah was a guest of Al Rezach?
Jose Pacilla was a guest of Scout?
Rita Chiang was a guest of Orrin Mahoney

Annie Ho announced an upcoming fellowship event, namely the Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy soccer game at Stanford Stadium on Saturday June 25th. Tickets at $18 each

Jim Walker reminded the club of the upcoming annual Chili Cook-Off. It will be on Wednesday, May 25th, 6-8 PM at Linda Vista Park. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children.

George Denise reported Cub Scout Pack 492 has been re-chartered for sponsorship by our club.

Wendell reported on the District Conference in San Ramon. A 90 year old Rotarian gave a moving talk on the history of the organization that was exceptionally well done. Also our club received awards there.
Wendell reminded Rotarians that the Club Runner could not be used for business or personal reasons.

Larry Dean and April Bignell reported that the Community Services Group donated funds for five bicycles for kids to ride to their volunteer activities at JW House and Our Daily Bread, both beneficiaries of our club..
During fellowship we had a chance to bid on the many terrific auction items on display.


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 - Lee McCrumb; Fourth Wednesday - Open Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop. Backup- Chris Zhang
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 Johnson.


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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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