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We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM

Quinlan Community Center
10185 North Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA  95014
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California Education - A Futuristic Snapshot

 California Education - A Futuristic Snapshot
 
California Education - A Futuristic Snapshot
 
John Danner is the co-Founder and CEO of a new online learning company to make personalizing learning simple to manage for teachers and engaging and effective for students, focusing in particular on “the other 99%” of students for whom the current education system is not working.  John’s first partner in this venture is Rocketship Education, where John was co-Founder and CEO for the previous eight years.  Rocketship is the highest performing school system for low-income students in California and the first blended school system in the country, currently serving 3700 students.  John was a fifth and second grade public school teacher before starting Rocketship.  John’s first startup was NetGravity, the first Internet adserver company, where he was co-Founder and CEO.  John took NetGravity public in 1998 and sold the company in 1999.  John has a B.S. and M.S. Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a M.Ed. in Education Policy from Vanderbilt University.  He is an Aspen Institute Crown Fellow, Ashoka Fellow, and was the 2010 winner of the McNulty Prize for Social Entrepreneurship from the Aspen Institute.
John Danner is the co-Founder and CEO of a new online learning company to make personalizing learning simple to manage for teachers and engaging and effective for students, focusing in particular on “the other 99%” of students for whom the current education system is not working.  John’s first partner in this venture is Rocketship Education, where John was co-Founder and CEO for the previous eight years.  Rocketship is the highest performing school system for low-income students in California and the first blended school system in the country, currently serving 3700 students.  John was a fifth and second grade public school teacher before starting Rocketship.  John’s first startup was NetGravity, the first Internet adserver company, where he was co-Founder and CEO.  John took NetGravity public in 1998 and sold the company in 1999.  John has a B.S. and M.S. Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a M.Ed. in Education Policy from Vanderbilt University.  He is an Aspen Institute Crown Fellow, Ashoka Fellow, and was the 2010 winner of the McNulty Prize for Social Entrepreneurship from the Aspen Institute. - - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3794/Speakers/d5140642-651f-4810-b188-246df030fbdb#sthash.Nof0VkqD.dpuf
 

 
 
We may have had our most interesting meeting ever last night as we discussed the book “My Promised Land” by Ari Savit.  Gary Latshaw was the moderator and he did a masterful job.   There were 18 people in attendance and at least four were guests.    Israel is always an interesting topic and armed with a little new information from the book and our previous misconceptions of what we already knew about Israel we were in good shape to discuss the topics. It was wide ranging discussion with a nice feeling at the end. 
 
For next month we have a book on India. Amazon says  "In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport ". Come join us on Thursday March 28th at 7PM  to discuss,Behind the Beautiful Forevers, We hope to see you then.
 
 
 

 
 

March 18 - Mark your calendar to come and celebrate our Club's 60th Birthday and to find out the answer to that all-important question:  Do we now have $1,000,000 in CREF's Permanent Fund?  Did we meet our goal?  What if we did?  Well, now THAT would be exciting!  With it, we could fund magnificent projects far into the future, projects like those we do now in community, international, youth and vocational services, and  fund many, many new ones, as members bring innovative ideas our way.  The possibilities are endless!  Come celebrate the good we've done and the good to come!

 

 
Join the Inner Wheel for a fun night of Bocce Ball and Dinner on Sunday April 12th starting at 4:45 PM with dinner at 6:30 PM
 
 
$60 per person includes Buffet Dinner & Bocce Ball, Campo di Bocce, 565 University Ave., Los Gatos
 
Please make your check payable to “Inner Wheel Club of Cupertino” and mail to Rita Witmer.161 Via Campana, Aptos, Ca  95003 
Reservation & Check MUST be received by March 31  
 
Check out all the details here.
 
 

 
 
This year's Crab Feed was another success. Great job by the entire team. So many Rotarians and friends were there having such a good time, it was hard to get them all to leave at the end. Thanks as well to all the Interact students who volunteered to help, they were amazing. Check out some pictures here.
 
 

 
 
Rotary Notes, Wed, February 18, 2015
 
 
Pledge: Boy Scouts from Troop 479
Inspiration: Ken Bower, leader of Troop 479 led attendees in an upbeat and energetic choreographed song that is a favorite with his scouts.
 
VISITING ROTARIANS:
Rob Wood – Almaden Valley
Ray Chang – Taiwan
 
GUESTS:
Numerous visitors came for the recognition of the Boy Scouts and the Chinese New Year celebration.
 

 
PRESIDENT’S CLUB
 
Jim Walker joined in honor of two of his grandchildren who were featured in front page article in the Santa Rosa Democrat for their outstanding success on the basketball court and in the classroom. Congratulations Jim!
 
Zoe Alameda joined to celebrate the upcoming wedding of her daughter in Hawaii.  Congratulations Zoe!
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Savita Vaidhyanathan and Gauri  Guleria -   A series of Bollywood dance classes are available for club fellowship.  You can sign up by sending an email to Gauri.
A poverty simulation exercise will be held from 9:45-12:30 at Quinlan on February 28.  Sign up can be done on Clubrunner or by sending an email to Rod Sinks.
 
Several scout groups supported by Cupertino Rotary were recognized.  
Cub Scout Pack 492 serves 50 Cub Scouts in grades 1-5
Girl Scout Troop 60620 has 7 girls called Ambassadors, the highest level in Girl Scouts.
Boy Scout Troop 479 serves boys from sixth grade to age 17
Venturing Crew 479 is co-ed, serving young people from ninth grade to age 20
All of these groups regularly help out at civic events including Project Snow Flake and Fall Festival
 
Fly-up:
Frank Tsui, sponsored by Larry Dean and Bill Wilson, sponsored by Judy Wilson, were recognized for having completed their Red Badge requirements. Congratulations Frank!
 
Induction:
Members welcomed Susan Latshaw, sponsored by her husband Gary Latshaw, into membership in the club. Welcome aboard, Susan!
 

 
PROGRAM
The program was a celebration of Chinese New Year with various forms of artistry.  Don Sun introduced the program and Diana Ding served as emcee.  The first activity was a demonstration of the art of
calligraphy by PP Hsing Kung.  Lucky members received calligraphy hangings made by Hsing with sayings appropriate to the new year, which were read in English by Don Sun.  The next activity was the playing
of a lively song, “The Horse,”  on the ErHu by Master Xin Zhang.  Yin Wang, founder of the Art of Tea  Group in Beijing performed a Tea Art Demonstration accompanied by her daughter Amy Cui, a Cupertino
High School senior, playing the Zither. The celebration concluded with a song for the new year featuring solos by Diana Ding and Barry Chang with a chorus of many Rotarians.
 
If the embedded video below doesn't work, click here for the video https://vimeo.com/120130861
 
 

 
 

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.

 

 
 
 
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Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker

Mar 04, 2015
John F. Roberts
Today's Secret Service
Mar 11, 2015
Seth Shostak - Evening Program
SETI Institite: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Mar 18, 2015
Mar 25, 2015
Coming to America
Rotarians Don Sun, Vicky Tsai and Peyman Sahbaie- Program 2 Hosted By Don Allen
Apr 01, 2015
John Zirelli, Golf Classic Chair
2015 Golf Classic Kick Off
Apr 08, 2015
Dr. Andy Huang
The Healing of Accupunture
Apr 15, 2015
Mayor Chuck Reed
Pension Reform
Apr 22, 2015
Tomi Ryba, President and CEO, El Camino Hospital
What’s happening in health/hospital care now—challenges and innovations
Apr 29, 2015
Alex Filippenko
James Lick Observatory
May 06, 2015
Colleen Hudgen
Coretta Scott King; Wife, Mother, Civil Rights Leader, Advocate for World Peace, Accomplished Singer
May 13, 2015
Richard Lowenthal
Plug In Technology
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
 

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

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

 

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