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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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District Governor Susan Valenta is guest speaker at our Wednesday luncheon meeting. 
Governor Valenta will share her perspective on the District 5170 and talk about her District 5170 Governors Project for 2015-16, a wheelchair distribution planned for Mexico in 2016.   

Join the Cupertino Rotary field trip to Levi’s stadium, scheduled for November 14.  It will be a Super Bowl 50 Experience.  This is the very first event of the Travel Affinity group.  
The event will start at 1pm, but members should be there 15 minutes early.  The experience will include a behind the scenes tour and several other items.  
To participate in this event, RSVP by October 30. Sign up by clicking here.

Thanks to a generous doantion by our own Cupertino Rotary Organization, The Community Bike Repair station located at the DeAnza College Bookstore is now available for student and general public use.  
As the city continues its programs to make Cupertino safer and easier cycle, Walk-Bike Cupertino hopes to see these systems installed at each of the area’s high schools as a community amenity to promote bicycling in Cupertino.

Come and join our partner organization- Cupertino Chamber of Commerce - at the Divali festival at Memorial Park on October 17th from 10-5. Check out the flyer here.

Greeters:  Vicky Hou and Anne Greski
Flag:  Geoffrey Paulsen
Diana Ding spoke of her father who has been critically ill for over a year.  She said that one year ago, he couldn't move, speak, or eat.  Her mother refused to listen to the doctors who spoke of little hope for improvement in his condition.  Diana thanked everyone for their prayers, love, and understanding for now her father is squeezing hands to communicate.  Diana reminded everyone to live each day as if it were the last.
Karen Owen and Rick Owen from the Rotary Club of Palm Desert, Shao-ying Chen from Huaren, China, and Sbtty Srinivasa from India.
Lynn Ching introduced Rachelle Sander; Hung Wei's guest was Stella Su; Lisa Chan hosted her sister, Susan Diamond; Vicky Tsai introduced Danai Burton; Peter Troop hosted his wife, Kathy Yates; and Joe Hamilton introduced Doug Corrothers.
Our meeting began with a very pleasant surprise to see former Cupertino Rotarians Karen and Rick Owen who presented President Wendell with a banner from their current Rotary Club of Palm Desert.  
Jim Walker joined today in memory of his friend and Honorary Cupertino Rotarian, Buck Cox, who recently passed at the age of 80.  Buck lived in Mountain View but was born and raised in Palo Alto.  Buck was long cherished by our Club and stalwart in leading the kitchen staff for Cupertino Rotary's annual Crab Feeds. (Here, Buck is on the far left, leading the Crab Feed kitchen crew.)
The Northwest YMCA was his life and his family for fifty years.  His was a life of service and he volunteered at West Valley Community Services, JW House, local Crab Feeds, the NWYMCA Blood Drives, and Rebuilding Together.  He will be greatly missed by our club and the community. 
Memorial Services for Buck have been scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 11:00 AM, at First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View, 1667 Miramonte Ave.
Joe Hamilton joined to honor late Cupertino Rotary President, Suzi BlackmanJoe was Suzi's sponsor into Rotary and a clock is being purchased by Sand Hill Properties and CREF which will be dedicated to Suzi at the new Cupertino Town Center development. 
Joe also mentioned that the Walkers and Wilsons are hosting a Romanian choir comprised of abandoned children who were raised by foster families and will perform at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Sunnyvale at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 6th at the Elk's Club in Sunnyvale.
Jim Jackson invited everyone to attend the Celebration of Life of his late wife and dedicated Cupertino Rotarian, Pat Jackson, who recently passed.  The service is to be held at Quinlan Center at 12:30 Oct. 4th.  Jim mused that Pat, who was a teacher for many years, will most likely be taking roll.
PP Hung Wei announced that everyone should have received an e-mail from PP Orrin Mahoney with a link to a member interest survey.  Several years ago  PP Eleanor Watanabe started a program of Affinity Groups which plans fellowship opportunities for members who share common interests.  Hung encouraged all members to fill out the survey and early participants will be eligible to participate in a drawing for a $25 gift certificate.
Don Sun announced that there is an upcoming golf outing on Tuesday, Oct. 27th at Coyote Creek Golf Club.  Tee time is 10:00.  You may contact Don for further information.
Red Badge member, Auree Kamga, shared a little about herself in her introductory talk.  Auree was born in Cameroon.  She attended university until her mother became ill.  Later, she moved to Cyprus and continued her education where she received her bachelor's degree in Travel Management and went on to get her MBA. 
Auree married her husband who is a software professional for Varian.  They have a daughter who is in her junior year at Cupertino High School.  Auree's classification is Community Leader and is sponsored by Colleen Hudgen whom she met through her connection with Live Oak Senior Day Services.  Welcome to Cupertino Rotary, Auree!
PP Liz Gallegos called the club's Annual Meeting to order.  The club unanimously approved the proposed slate of officers and directors for next year.
Liz carried on with the annual kick-off of Cupertino Rotary's campaign to support the Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund.  TRF asks every Rotarian to become a Sustaining Member by giving $100, or more, to the Rotary Foundation every year. 
Cupertino Rotary, asks members to consider becoming "double sustainers" by contributing $200, or more, to help our Club reach its goal of $60,000.
The power of Rotary lies in its global network of community leaders and technical experts who share our mission to improve health, support education, and alleviate poverty. Working as partners we achieve lasting change through the combination of local oversight and the resources of an international organization.

Liz explained how Rotary gives back with service efforts that focus on six areas to maximize our local and global impact: promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local communities.
Cupertino Rotary relies on support from TRF for its many World Community Service projects, from China, to India, Central America and Africa.  Every year TRF allocates a pool of funds for Rotary projects based on our level of giving to the Annual Fund.  District 5170 then decides how much of these funds will be passed through for our Club to use in project work. In recent years, we have received more than 80% of TRF's allocation based on our donations.


If you would like to be on President Wendell Stephens 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 - Open; Second Wednesday -Calina Thompson; Third Wednesday - Bill Wilson; Fourth Wednesday - Open;; Fifth Wednesday - Laurie Campbell.


About Rotary

Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker

Oct 07, 2015
Susan Valenta
District Governor Visit
Oct 14, 2015
Liz Gallegos
TRF Program
Oct 21, 2015
Oct 28, 2015
Michael Kirst
California's Transition to Common Core State Standards
Nov 11, 2015
Dec 02, 2015
Dec 09, 2015
Senior Holiday Luncheon
Senior Holiday Luncheon
Dec 16, 2015
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:  44

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


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D5170 newsletter by
DG Susan Valenta here


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


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