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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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Image result for rotary community service logoAt our next meeting we will hear all the great things from our community services team. Its a great time to check out what our club is doing in the community and perhaps pick a project to get involved in for next year. Co-chairs Henry Buffalow and Jayne Ham will lead the team presenting all they do. Don't miss it.
With the upcoming featured program as community services, it seemed appropriate for a little preview, nothing better than an update on the quilts for kids program that our club supports. Click here to take a gander at their most recent report. They do a lot of good in our community and we should all be proud of the support that Cupertino rotary provides to this amazing group of ladies.
Join us for a fun time at our upcoming Crab Feed , February 3rd from 5:30-8:00 at St Joseph's of Cupertino Catholic Church, 10110 N. DeAnza Blvd. Click here (or on the crab) to register or learn more. See you there!
Image result for interact club logoOur Interact clubs are sponsoring a dance at Quinlan Center for Area 12 clubs; this is their largest fundraiser ($3,000-$4,000) and they need our help providing Chaperones. Our Interactors help us at our fundraisers, lets show them how much we appreciate them by helping in return.
If you can help out with one hour or more of time (between 5PM and 10PM) to help these kids out, it would be very much appreciated.  Most duties require very little effort on your part, just guarding doors.  Music is a little loud, but they will provide you with ear-plugs, and this year we will be enforcing dance behavior codes.   Click here  (  to sign up or contact Cathy Tam with any questions.
Our own Jim Jackson will present “Ten Mistakes I Made in Giving to Charity” on Wednesday, February 8th, 1:45-3pm in the Social Room at Quinlan. This seminar is one of three hosted by CREF annually.
Jim Jackson is a long time member of the Rotary Club of Cupertino and a former mayor of Cupertino and the founder of Cupertino National Bank. He has been an attorney in Cupertino for over 50 years specializing in estate planning. Jim has made presentations to a variety of national conferences on charitable giving and authored articles on planned giving in the National Journal of Planned Giving. Save the date—invite family and friends! No charge.
Susan Latshaw invited Rotarians to volunteer at Our Daily Bread at 10:30-12:30 on Friday, 1/27/17. It will be an opportunity to see the new refrigerator funded by our club. Sign up online at
Jeanne Bradford and Barbara McArthur invited members and guests to our annual fund-raiser Crab Feed at St. Josephs Catholic Church on 2/3, 5:30-8:30. There are a few slots left to help with clean up, contact Barbara to volunteer.  Purchase your tickets by clicking here. See you there.
PP Wendell Stephens announced Golf Fellowship at the Villages golf course in San Jose on 1/27.
PP Wendell also mentioned that he is setting up golf training for novices at Deep Cliff Golf Course later this year, lots of interest already. Contact him to learn this fun game.

Annie Ho announced fellowship travel to the Tabard Theater on San Pedro Square in San Jose on Saturday, 2/4 at 3PM to see 10 short plays (10 minutes each) followed by a fellowship dinner. Sign up by 1/26 by paying $28.00 per person. Optional group dinner afterwards will be at your expense. Contact Annie at 408 893 8555 or
Annie Ho also let everyone know of both a social and volunteer opportunity from the Library Foundation.  They are looking for potential board members, if you are interested contact Annie. There is also a free film program on Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 at Blue Light Cinema, you can register at the Library foundation website ( The foundation is also supporting Silicon Valley Reads, see more on this at their website
Pledge: Debbie Textor
Inspiration: pres. Judy took the opportunity of her halfway point as president to give us an inspiration on dignity and respect sighting seven ways to keep respect and dignity in the coming year, closing with the most powerful ; "Do the right thing"

President's Corner:
Pres. Judy reflected on her first 6 months, Reminding us of her theme ;time talent and treasure and encouraging each of the Rotary members to consider donating their time, talent, and treasure to those areas of interest. Judy also pointed out that our current org chart is on the left hand column of our website and suggested members check it out to look for opportunities to donate their time and talent for next year. Click here to view the org chart

President's Club:
Tom Pike join the presidents club to announce his new position as Community Liason for Ro Khanna

Red Badge Talk: Alex Agah
Alex gave us an excellent talk on his background. He was born in 1969 and migrated to the US in 1978 from Iran returning with his parents and studying at Tehran University. His  initial career was in stocks and he then returned to the US in 2000 and is currently manager at the Boston Pvt. Bank.  He inherited his interest in banking from his father who was the head of the central bank in Iran. We all look forward to meeting Alex and working with him in rotary.

State of the City Announcement: 
Helene Davis announced that the state of the city will be held on March 1, at the Quinlan Center in lieu of our normal Rotary meeting. Click here to sign-up, Lunch is $30 in must be paid ahead of time and our start time is moved to 11:15. We are all excited to hear PP Savita  as our new mayor deliver the state of the city

Featured Speaker:
Sam Grinel introduced our featured speaker Dr. Mary Papazian, Pres. of San Jose State University which is the oldest public university west of the Mississippi and has a rich Legacy. There are 33,000 students and it's the 12th most diverse campus in United States. She gave us an excellent overview of her past and her future plans for SJSU. Check out the link here to see her full presentation.

If you would like to be on President Judy Wilson's Weekly Agenda please contact  Jerra Rowland by the Sunday night before the meeting. Please email her at
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 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 - Open; 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 -Open; Third Wednesday - Bill Wilson; Fourth Wednesday - Josh Selo;; Fifth Wednesday - Laurie Johnson.


Crab Feed Fundraiser Friday Feb 3. Click on the Crab for more info...

Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
Dr. Grace Nadolny
Jan 25, 2017
Keys to Healthy Living for Seniors
Amy Chan
Feb 01, 2017
Chinese New Year Celebration
Ralph Simpson
Feb 15, 2017
The Enigma Cipher Machine

ImageWatch some of our recent speakers.

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District 5170
Barbara Orth's project
"Read me a Picture"

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Full Yr 2016:       38
Full Yr 2015:     106
Full Yr 2014:     359