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Cupertino

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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Enjoy this video celebrating 20 years
of Rotary Women.

We have a great group in our club!

 

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2015 Golf Classic Kick OffGolf Chair John Zirelli will lead the club in spirited preparation for the annual Golf Classic on May 2, 2015 at the Deep Cliff Golf Course. This event is the Club's main fundraiser for its charitable giving program via the various Avenues of Service. Be sure and come for the special surprise from our designated charity this year, you won't want to miss this heartwarming event.
 

 
Sixteen years ago in 1999, Cupertino Rotarian, Richard Lowenthal, was serving as President of the Fremont Union High Schools Foundation.  The Foundation needed a fund raising event to support a huge summer conference hosted by Monta Vista High School - The National Association of Student Councils (NASC). Cupertino Rotary stepped up and created a second Crab Feed (called Crab Feed II) using De Anza College as its venue. All five high schools, Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead, Lynbrook and Monta Vista combined efforts on behalf of new Crab Feed II.  Crab Feed II has been a huge success ever since , Rotarians continue to donate prizes, purchase tickets and volunteer.  Besides, It's a great party!  We hope to see you on Friday night, April 3 at Crab Feed II.  Sign up here.
 

 
The Cupertino World Services Committee is recruiting for a possible participant in the Faces of Hope Service Trip for July 2015. Faces of Hope is a week long, hands on service opportunity in Antigua, Guatemala. The Faces of Hope mission was established in 2005 to deliver cleft lip and palate corrective surgeries for children in Guatemala. The dates of the trip are July 17 - July 26. If you are interested please contact Helene Davis or Aruna Goradia for more information.
 

 
It is  time again to put in your nominations for the Vocational Service Award. You can download the form here and contact Annie Ho or Gilbert Wong to submit your nomiations.
 

 
 

We met Thursday, March 26th to discuss the book “Behind the Beautiful Forever” by Katherine Boo.  Although everyone  agreed it was a depressing, but well-written and researched book and all were glad they read it.  Our moderator, Judy Wilson, pointed out that every story in the book was based on real events and characters.  The author spent months in the slums with these people and presented their stories in their harsh reality. The harsh realities of slum living was hard to imagine and in addition every person you meet – friend or legal system worker - asks for a bribe. You might want to check out these interviews to learn more about the author and the topic. NDTV interview  or Stephen Colbert Interview
 
The next meeting will be Monday, April 27th at 7 pm at the YMCA.  The book is “Churchill’s Secretary: A Maggie Hope Mystery” by Susan Llia MacNeal..  A nice mystery involving World War II, the IRA, Winston Churchill, MI 5, the London blitz, and, of course, a murder.  A fun book and an easy read.  It is a real page-turner.  Hope to see you there, remember its not required to read the book, we will fill you in.
 

 
Thanks to Rotarian Diana Ding, we have excellent videos capturing our anniversary celebration on March 18th. Click on the images below to watch them if you weren't able to attend or just want to relive the celebration. Check out the interviews with Rotarin members here  and see the highlights of the celebration here. or just click on the pictures below to check them out.
 
 
 

 
 
Pledge: Trudy Yeh
Inspiration: Anjali Kausar provided us an inspiration from Beverly Sills  "You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."
Visiting Rotarians:
Dean Issacs from San Mateo Rotary Club;  Rob Rennie PE from Los Gatos Morning C.ub
 
Rotarians with Guests:
Charlie Wasser, guest of Orrin Mahoney, Elizabeth Ding, guest of President Hung Wei,  and Eddie Cisneros, Julia Malakiman, Oscar Cvuz, Susan Chen and Dunda Jones-Duhina, guests of Larry (Lance) Dean

Announcements:
Kathy Nellis pitched everyone to join March Madness, proceeds go to CREF permanent funds. By now everyone is enjoying their brackets, hope you are winning.
Maria Segal reminded us about Crab Feed II and how important it is to support. See the article in this weeks bulletin and sign by clicking here.
Henry Buffalow told us about the next Rebuilding project on April 25th. Be sure to sign up to help us at this important service project. Contact Henry or Barb or sign up here
Judy Wilson reviewed all the great events coming up at our District Conference  April 17-19 at the Doubletree Hotel. All activities (except food) are free and its a great opportunity to meet other Rotarians, learn more and have a great time. Its a must for Red Badgers, so don't miss it. Contact Suzy Blackman or Judy for more details and to sign up. Learn more at the district website by clicking here.
Annie Ho and Gilbert Wong  from Vocational Services told us it was time again to put in your nominations for the Vocational Service Award. Contact Gilbert or Annie for a nomination form.
Community Service Bike Award
Larry (Lance) Dean presented a community service award to the De Anza Students in support of their active programs to support biking by De Anza students and the neighboring community. The award will be used to install a bike repair station on the De Anza campus and will be available to all students and Cupertino residents to keep their bikes in top shape.  Another great example of Rotary working with our partners to support the community.
 
 
 

 
 
Mar 25, 2015
Coming to America
Rotarians Don Sun, Vicky Tsai and Peyman Sahbaie- Program 2 Hosted By Don Allen
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3794/Speakers/a92284df-3054-4595-a246-3f5e5bab792e#sthash.rzrbs74P.dpuf
Coming to America :Rotarians Don Sun, Vicky Tsai and Peyman Sahbaie- Program 2 Hosted By Don Allen
Mar 25, 2015
Coming to America
Rotarians Don Sun, Vicky Tsai and Peyman Sahbaie- Program 2 Hosted By Don Allen
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3794/Speakers/a92284df-3054-4595-a246-3f5e5bab792e#sthash.rzrbs74P.dpuf
 
Our March 25th program was one of our club’s favorite themes, “Coming To America”. In this program, our own Club members, Don Sun, Vicky Tsai and Peyman Sahbaie, related the stories of how they and their families came to America to start new lives. Check out their stories here if you weren't able to attend.
 
 
 
Our March 25th program will continue one of our club’s favorite themes, “Coming To America”. In this program, our own Club members, Don Sun, Vicky Tsai and Peyman Sahbaie, will relate the stories of how they and their families came to America to start new lives. Club members always find these programs inspiring as well as informative. We learn things about the lives of these members that most of us never knew before. We learn about the problems of adapting to a new cultural environment – an experience that is unfamiliar to most native-born Americans. This is the second in the series of “Coming To America” programs coordinated by Past District Governor and Past President, Don Allen. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3794/Speakers/a92284df-3054-4595-a246-3f5e5bab792e#sthash.rzrbs74P.dpuf
Our March 25th program will continue one of our club’s favorite themes, “Coming To America”. In this program, our own Club members, Don Sun, Vicky Tsai and Peyman Sahbaie, will relate the stories of how they and their families came to America to start new lives. Club members always find these programs inspiring as well as informative. We learn things about the lives of these members that most of us never knew before. We learn about the problems of adapting to a new cultural environment – an experience that is unfamiliar to most native-born Americans. This is the second in the series of “Coming To America” programs coordinated by Past District Governor and Past President, Don Allen. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3794/Speakers/a92284df-3054-4595-a246-3f5e5bab792e#sthash.rzrbs74P.dpuf
Our March 25th program will continue one of our club’s favorite themes, “Coming To America”. In this program, our own Club members, Don Sun, Vicky Tsai and Peyman Sahbaie, will relate the stories of how they and their families came to America to start new lives. Club members always find these programs inspiring as well as informative. We learn things about the lives of these members that most of us never knew before. We learn about the problems of adapting to a new cultural environment – an experience that is unfamiliar to most native-born Americans. This is the second in the series of “Coming To America” programs coordinated by Past District Governor and Past President, Don Allen. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3794/Speakers/a92284df-3054-4595-a246-3f5e5bab792e#sthash.rzrbs74P.dpuf
Mar 25, 2015
Coming to America
Rotarians Don Sun, Vicky Tsai and Peyman Sahbaie- Program 2 Hosted By Don Allen

Our March 25th program will continue one of our club’s favorite themes, “Coming To America”. In this program, our own Club members, Don Sun, Vicky Tsai and Peyman Sahbaie, will relate the stories of how they and their families came to America to start new lives. Club members always find these programs inspiring as well as informative. We learn things about the lives of these members that most of us never knew before. We learn about the problems of adapting to a new cultural environment – an experience that is unfamiliar to most native-born Americans. This is the second in the series of “Coming To America” programs coordinated by Past District Governor and Past President, Don Allen.

- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3794/Speakers/a92284df-3054-4595-a246-3f5e5bab792e#sthash.rzrbs74P.dpuf
 

 
 

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

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
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

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