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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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
Member pictureJoin us to hear fellow Rotarian Cecelia Babkirk's talk on her experience with Navajo Reservation.  This should be very interesting, a presentation not to be missed

 A number of Rotarians took a short field trip to Rancho San Antonio to visit one of our local Projects.  Thanks to PP Steve Andrews, Cupertino Rotary provided a matching grant to Deer Hollow Duck Pond. Including the matching grant over $8K was raised to redo the pond, It is a great resource for everyone in the area. Check out the pictures from their visit by clicking here.

Wendell Stephens (new PE) did his traditionally marvelous job in leading us through a discussion of "City of Thieves", by David Benioff.  This harrowing tale of a young man's odyssey during the Seige of Leningrad in the early days of World War II, was lively, engaging, and we had a wonderful discussion of the characters, the plot, and the times.   I would say it was one of our favorite books of the year.  Joining Wendell were Chuck and Nancy Harper, Joe and Anne Cleaver, Gary and Susan Latshaw, Tom Scannell, Stuart Rosenberg, Laurie Dean, Steve Andrews, co-chair Judy Wilson, and new co-chair replacing Wendell, me (George Tyson).
We selected some fantastic books for the coming year, click here to check out our site page to see the full list. The first one will be on August 24th,   "The Wright Brothers", by David McCullogh (moderator Gary Latshaw). In this thrilling book written by a master historian, the human side of the Wright brother's story is told. This is a great summer read, so plan on joining us for fellowship and great conversation.

Mark your calendar for our next Blood Drive on August 5th. Join us at the YMCA after the meeting (1:30-5:30) to give the elixer of life. See you there.

PP Jim Walker and Honorary Rotarian candidate Bob Walker (yes they are related), recently delivered a mural to brighten the day for the students at the facility, which is a part of the Pacific Autism Center for Education. Bob and Jim took almost a year to create this fantastic mural. The following letter was received to acknowledge their work and the mural is featured below.  For those unaware, our club annually selects community members who have made significant contributions to our Rotary projects, Bob is certainly deserving to be an honorary member, we are lucky to have him work with us.

Henry (Buffalow):
I can't tell you how much we enjoy the new mural and how perfectly it fits on the preschool wall facing the street. The design is just lovely and the Walkers did such a careful and detailed job installing it, with great care and attention. We are very grateful for this tremendous donation of time and energy (and I'm sure funds!) Please convey to all involved how appreciative we are and how much it adds to our appearance and to the pleasure of our students and their families.
I know the students will be sending a little thank you card directly to the brothers, but I also wanted you to know how much your efforts are appreciated--since you helped broker the deal!
All the best,

 President Hung's Kick-out!
It was an amazing celebration of an amazing President. Past Presidents dressed as sailors swept (mopped) Hung and her ships into the celebration.
The pledge was done by our newest member Sam Grinels followed by an inspirational tribute to soon to be Past President Hung We by Judy Wilson  and the kick out began with PP Savita performing flawlessly as MC. (still as stylish as ever). There were numerous guests (too many to list here) to honor Hung, what a tribute to her fantastic year.
Many of the AOS chairs came up to thank Hung for all her support  including Wendell StephensGauri Gulleria, Rich Abdulah, Padma Chari and Bill Kerr.
Past President Liz Gallegos reviewed the fantastic fund-raising under Hung's fantastic cheerleading.  This year our club raised $470,000, what an amazing year. To celebrate the club sang a rendition of Money led by the Rotary All Star Band and the Rotarettes.
To celebrate membership, we then inducted our newest member, Sam Grinels, our 22nd new member under President Hung.
MC extraordinaire Savita pinned Hung to become an official past president.
Now Past President Hung Wei thanked everyone for all their support during the year and for the great party.
The event closed with the presentation of a caracture of Hung by long-time Rotarian Irv Webster.  What a nice tribute for a great year.
Check out the video thanks to Diana Ding here.  You can also view all the pictures from the event here.


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

Jul 08, 2015
Cecilia Babkirk- Experiences on a Navajo Reservati
Experiences on a Navajo Reservation
Jul 15, 2015
Jul 29, 2015
Aug 05, 2015
Susan Valenta - District Governor
Update on District 5170
Aug 12, 2015
Dick Bolles
What Color is Your Parachute?
Aug 19, 2015
Alex Fillipenko
James Lick Observatory
Sep 02, 2015
David Doyle
Fall Festival
Sep 09, 2015
Sandy James
Plans for Vallco
Sep 30, 2015
TRF Kickoff
TRF Kickoff
Oct 14, 2015
Steve Soloman
Rotary International
Nov 11, 2015
Veterans Day Celebration
Veterans Day Celebration
Dec 09, 2015
Senior Holiday Luncheon
Senior Holiday Luncheon
Dec 23, 2015
Children's Holiday Event
Children's Holiday Event

ImageWatch some of our recent speakers.

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Image Global Case Watch

Yr-to-date 2015:  26

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


Check out the final
D5170 newsletter by
DG Ed Jellen  Here



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