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Quinlan Community Center
10185 North Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA  95014
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Ghosts - Images of WarCarrie Zeidman is a digital artist and photographer whose passions are photography, art, travel, and history, all of which are found in her artwork. 

Her paintings start with a mood, an emotion, or a memory of some kind. Using color and figure, she finds a way to transfer that mood, emotion, or memory onto the two-dimensional surface of the painting. When finished, a successful piece is able to evoke the original feeling in the viewer. She likes how opposing elements work off of each other, so she tries to incorporate that contrast into her subject matter.  



 Image result for golf picturesThe 2017 Golf Tournament Committee is actively looking for applications to be the beneficiary of our Tournament. This is a grant of $25,000 we make from the proceeds of our tournament. Please pass this along to any our partners or other deserving organizations in our community. Download the application by clicking here. If you have any questions contact Rachelle Sander or Lynn Ching. 

Hello Blood Donors:
The Cupertino Community fall blood drive hosted by the Northwest YMCA is happening soon. Please come out and give the Gift of Life!
DATE: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
LOCATION: Group Exercise Room
TIME: Appointments are available from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm & walk-ins are also welcome.
As a thank you, each donor will receive a Cinemark movie ticket.
Thank you!
Leon Davis

Those Rotarians traveling to Mexico next week, thanked our club members for the $700 contributed for Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) to be done while they're in San Miguel de Allende (SMA), Mexico. They will visit two humanitarian projects (co-sponsored by our club);  a special education school for deaf youngsters and a factory producing safe, efficient, concrete stoves for poor villagers. We will also identify small, humanitarian projects that can benefit from “Random Acts of Kindness - small, unplanned, random acts (using the $700) that will change and improve the lives of those who could use our help.  


Hung gets the hook!

President Judy reminded members of the District 5170 AOS event Saturday, October 22 from 9am to 1:30pm at the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose.
Josh Selo reported that volunteers are needed to carve pumpkins on October 28th in order to helplocal seniors celebrate Halloween. There are two times to choose from: 9:30am-11am at Live Oak Adult Day Services [project coordinator Josh Selo] and 2:30pm-4:30pm at The Forum [project coordinator Don Sun].


Anjali Kausar reminded members that the November 2 meeting will be an evening program with many activities celebrating Diwali.
Jim Gibson invited members to participate in the distribution of meals on Thanksgiving morning.  Meals will be picked up at the Safeway at the corner of Homestead and De Anza at 8:30 and then distributed by 9:30.  This years 120 meals will be distributed.  Contact George Denise for more information and to sign up.

Update on TRF:
Stuart Rosenberg gave an update on the Rotary Foundation campaign.  The club is making progress on the twin goals of raising $60,000 and 100% participation, but we are not there yet.  With the campaign ending this week be sure to contact your captain with your contribution or pledge.



Program: Warriors Community Foundation
Jose Gordon, executive director of the Warriors Community Foundation described the important work done by the foundation and its history and relation to the
Warriors organization.    The new Warriors ownership group decided in 2012 to establish the Warriors Community Foundation, believing a strong foundation is important to their overall commitment to excellence and their relationship with the community.  Jose joined the foundation in 2013 as executive director.  The foundation focuses on education with particular attention to high school graduation rates, college access, and college success.  However, they realize these depend on strong programs for kids in pre-school and elementary grades as well so they support a wide range of programs.  The foundation will award $1.2 million in grants next month with a goal of increasing to $2-3 million in grants each year in the near future.  Jose pointed out that in addition to the money they are able to raise, primarily through events, the Warriors players and coaches are a real asset in connecting to youth.  The team’s visibility including more than 20 million followers on social media help with the foundation’s impact.  Jose showed a couple of videos to illustrate the work of the foundation.  One video showed a new basketball court for youth dedicated to Nate Thurman.  The other showed an innovative program connecting Oakland youth with science and technology with Warriors players talking about some of the technology the Warriors use, and use of engaging examples to kids started in coding.  Currently the foundation concentrates on Oakland and San Francisco, but may expand to the south bay in the future. Video Link to presentation:

Our campaign to raise funds for The Rotary Foundation is officially ended. Thank you to all the Rotarians who have generously pledged and donated their support.This is a great program that benefits projects around the world and one that our club is proud to participate in as a top contributor.
Our goal is to have 100% participation, with as many Cupertino Rotarians as possible contributing at the double sustainer ($200) level and an overall goal of reaching $60,000. 
Results Update:
  • Rotarian Participation- 80% (160 members)
  • Dollars Committed     -96%  ($56,325)
As you can see, we are still short of our goals so please send your pledge in to your Captain (or email PP Liz Gallegos or Stuart Rosenberg). Don't wait, do it now. You may bring a check to any club meeting, mail it to our PO Box or donate via TRF online  by clicking on this link:  (You can find your rotary number in the directory under your name if you need it)


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
Oct 26, 2016
Carrie Zeidman
Ghosts - Images of War
Nov 09, 2016
Padma Chari and Chuck Harper
International Service Committee Report
Nov 16, 2016
Carla Marinucci
Election Analysis (meeting at Community Hall)
Nov 23, 2016

ImageWatch some of our recent speakers.

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Meet D5170 Governor
Jeff Orth

Check out the recent district newseltter

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Year-to-date 2016:  24

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