Welcome to the Rotary Club of Cupertino

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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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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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President Elect
Assistant Secretary
CREF President
Strategic Development Officer
Immediate Past President
Iran in the 80's and Today
Jafar Yaghoobi was born in Iran and raised with 12 other siblings in a large Azari family. He received a bachelor degree in Iran and then moved to the United States were he earned a doctorate degree in genetics from U.C. Davis in 1979.   Jafar returned to Iran after the Shah was overthrown with the hope of being part of a great historical moment and help with the transformation and reconstruction of the country. He soon realized that the mullahs had already hijacked the revolution and were heading towards a theocracy. Jafar joined a left opposition group to fight the new authoritarian regime. As a result of his opposition, he was arrested and sent to prison for some five years. His wife and young daughter settled in the U.S. and later Europe while he was in prison. He was released in 1989 and returned to the US..
 He retired in 2005 to focus on the promise he made to himself in prison that he would let the world know what happened to political prisoners in Iran. The result was the publishing of a book titled: “let us water the flowers; The Memoir of a Political Prisoner in Iran”.

Save the date for another great financial planning seminar presented by Stephanie Allen Lutz.  Ms. Lutz presented a fine seminar for us a few months ago, and now she will be speaking about the types of financial records we should be maintaining as we get older.
Join us from 1:45-3:00 at St. Jude's Church at the corner of McLellan and Stelling in Cupertino.  No charge.  Friends and family most welcome!

Each year the Chili cook-off gets better and better. This year's Chili's were the best ever, the Guacomoles were "Muy Bueno" and  the deserts were to die for. Of course once again the bartenders did an amazing job keeping everyone's glasses full. A great time was had by all as can be seen in the pictures from the event (click here or on the picture below).
All the cooks did great and everyone enjoyed all the wonderful food. Everyone was a winner. Find below the "official" winners:
Guacamole - April Bignell

Best Vegetarian Chile - Pallavi Shah and Padma Chari

Best Non-Vegetarian Chile: It was a tie for 1st!!  John Zirelli and The Hammerheads (Official and unofficial team) : Henry Buffalow,Barbara McCarthur, Jayne Ham, Tom and Joan Dyer, Chuck and Nancy Harper, Mark Long, Steve Andrews, George Tyson, Lund Smith,  Suzi and Kenny Blackman, Eva Martin-Long & Amy Chan 

One last picture courtesy of Red Badger Byron Ravegno, summing up the event:


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.



Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker

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

Click here to hear them and many more from throughout the year.

Image Global Case Watch

Yr-to-date 2015:  23

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


Check out the D5170
newsletter by
DG Ed Jellen  Here



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