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Quinlan Community Center
10185 North Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA  95014
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Fall Festival Highlights
Check out some highlights from this years fall festival
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Enjoy this video celebrating 20 years of Rotary Women.

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 Image result for candidate forum imagesCome and join us on September 21st for a lively forum with Cupertino City Council candidates. We will open the doors at 11:45 AM and start promptly at 12:00 PM to allow time for the candidates. Please also wear Red, White and Blue to show your patriotism.  Cupertino Rotarian Phil Johnson will serve as moderator for this special Rotary program - a forum for the candidates running in the November election for two seats on the Cupertino City Council. In addition to prepared questions from the moderator, members of the audience will have the opportunity via question cards on each table, to pose questions to all the candidates or to individual candidates,


Sunil Nethinsinghe & David Doyle provided a Fall Festival wrap-up.  Thank you to team leaders and major sponsors!  PP Hung Wei thanked all the volunteers, and noted that everyone who signed up, showed up.  PP Hung Wei and Jeff Moe also announced that three of our robotics teams - Monta Vista (senior level) Cupertino & Lynbrook (junior level) - made the National Championship and will be going to India in November for world championships.

Check out all the photos taken here and this amazing video from the drone flyover (featuring the robotics competition) as well as a highlights video here

Cupertino Rotary's next Gourmet Globe Trotter event will be Friday, Sep 23, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Enjoy a home cooked dinner at an Artisan’s. House Space is limited to 20 Rotarians, family and friends The cost is $30 per person including wine, tea, coffee, fruit, salad, steak or lamb chop or vegetarian dish, and dessert.
Location: An artist studio located at the intersection of Scott Blvd. and El Camino Real in Santa Clara. Address -1515 Scott Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95050
Contact: Lisa Chan at for reservation and pre-payment is required.  Please make check payable to the artist hostess Angela Zheng – bring it to Rotary meetings on 8/31, 9/7 or 9/14 or mail it to The Law Firm of Lisa Chan, 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite 100, Cupertino, CA 95014.

Annie Ho is coordinating the next Cupertino Rotary field trip, on October 8 to the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park that will be transformed as the sun sets into a dramatic display of spectacular sights and sounds from ancient China.
You will be whisked away to another time and place as you stroll through colossal light displays that illuminate over 2,000 years of Chinese history and culture.  These incredible displays—some towering as high as 6 stories into the night sky—include giant dragons, mythical Qilin, and playful pandas, as well as historic landmarks like the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, and Terracotta Warriors.
Contact Annie to sign-up for this very special evening.  Cupertino Rotary has reserved an initial block of 15 tickets.  Each person pays $18.00 before Sep. 20th for touring the lumination lights/lanterns and for the show. There will be food stands there people can buy and enjoy. We are also welcome to bring snacks on our own.
We will have car pool at the Quinlan Community Center parking lot from 5 PM to 5:15 PM for the Saturday evening show.  This promises to be great fun.

Rotator Notes - 9.14.16
President Judy Willson called the meeting to order, thanking Jerra Rowland for the slideshow, Al Rezai for setting up, Alex Verstak for taking photos, and Josh Selo for taking notes.
Pledge: Alex Agah
Inspiration: PP Larry Dean donated $100 to CREF in honor of the Rotarians celebrating their birthday this month, and provided inspirational words about enjoying life and friendship

Visiting Rotarians: None
Rotarians with Guests:
Bill Wilson introduced Oliver Klink, our speaker today, Stuart Rosenberg introduced Jo Lucey & Debbie Texter, Janice Yeh introduced Raul Rojas
President’s Club:
April Bignell joined the President’s Club in honor of daughter’s wedding this past summer.

PP Richard Lowenthal joined the President’s Club in honor of Jim Gibson who has helped more than 600 people find jobs through Job Search.
PP Hung Wei joined the President’s Club in honor of Jim Gibson and to welcome Jeff Moe to the Lucky Six Club when he turns 60.

Happy birthday to the following Rotarians with birthdays in September: Ashish Basu Sep 22, Jeanne Bradford Sep 10, Larry Dean Sep 18, Jerry Fitzgerald Sep 23, John Gatto Sep 06, Peter Goodell Sep 21, Sam Grinels Sep 26, Wendy Gudalewicz Sep 18, Robert Harrison Sep 12, Hugh Jacobs Sep 04, Gigi Lam Sep 06, Michael Lashen Sep 06, Marj Mancuso Sep 19, Jeff Moe Sep 30, Geoffrey Paulsen Sep 27, Reena Rao Sep 13, Stuart Rosenberg Sep 25, Frances Seward Sep 26, Ron Sykora Sep 13, Rose Ann Woolpert Sep 13

Colleen Hudgen & President Judy Wilson spoke about the Live Oak Western Night II Fundraiser on Saturday, October 1, 5:30-8pm, St. Jude’s Episcopal Church.  The cost is $50 per person - funds will be raised to support the Live Oak Center.  To attend, RSVP to 408-971-9363.
PP Hung Wei spoke about the Gourmet Globetrotter dinner in an artist’s house, scheduled for Friday, September 23, 6:30-8:30pm.  The cost is $30 per person and will include food and wine.  The limit is 20 people.  To RSVP, contact Lisa Chan,
Annie Ho reminded club members about Gilroy Gardens Lumination Trip, scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 6-10pm.  The cost is $18 per person before September 20.  Email or text Annie Ho for details or visit our website.
PP Bev Lenihan presented the 2017-2018 Rotary Year Board of Directors Slate.
• President-elect Nominee - Helene Davis   
• Secretary - Frances Seward
• Club Finance Officer - Tom Scannell   
• Strategic Development Officer - John Giovanola
• At-Large Director - Stuart Rosenberg
• At-large Director - Peter Troop
Voting will take place on September 21 at the regular club meeting.  President Judy Wilson thanked PP Bev and the nomination committee
President’s Corner:
President Judy Wilson thanked the Fall Fest team, including David, Sunil, and the 26 champions who have been planning this for months and the 80 volunteers who helped out.  President Judy Wilson also thanked all of the partners who supported the program.
Rick Kitson, co-chair of club communications, spoke about Facebook.  All Rotarians are asked to join the official Cupertino Rotary Facebook page.  The page is called Cupertino Rotary - join us and share.

PP Orrin Mahoney introduced today’s speaker, Oliver Klink of Wildlife Beyond Borders.  Oliver has won many awards, and his work has been exhibited in galleries in more than 12 countries, and he has been published in National Geographic, among many other periodicals.  Oliver lives in Los Gatos, and has been living in the US for more than 30 years.  He has an MBA from San Jose State, and worked in high tech for 18 years, before transitioning to a career as a professional photographer, selling images and teaching which he has been doing for more than 12 years.  His work, Consequences, focuses on the various impacts of modernization on society.  He shared images from Asia, which has been impacted the most by modernization, technology and global warming.  He plans to publish a book of his images in 2017.  Check out the full presentation here.
Next week:
President Judy Wilson announced next week’s program, Forum with Candidates for Cupertino City Council.  Wear red, white and blue.  The doors will open at 11:45 for lunch with the meeting starting at noon sharp. Come early!


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.



What is Rotary?

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

Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
Sep 28, 2016
Oct 12, 2016
Jeff Orth, District Governor
District Governor's Annual Visit
Oct 19, 2016

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Full Yr 2015:     106
Full Yr 2014:     359
Full Yr 2013:     403