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Today's program, known as "personals" will feature Club members Cindy Faulkner and Sal Pizarro who have been asked to speak about their lives.
Cindy Faulkner is the President Valley Heating, Cooling and Electrical in San Jose. She and her husband Jeff purchased the company from fellow Rotarian Tom Atkinson on April fool’s Day in 2003. No joke! Her time in HVAC started 24 years ago in 1990 at the age of 22 at a local competitor right here in San Jose. Getting that job, learning the ropes, and ultimately becoming a business owner in the heating and air business worked out to be a blessing she does not take for granted.
Cindy was born in the small town of Altus, Oklahoma. Her family traveled around when she was young and lived in Iowa, NYC, and New Mexico then back to Oklahoma before permanently moving to Colorado when she was 13. Her parents divorced and married twice, which is just one of weird stories she has while growing up. Cindy enjoys learning about her ancestors and has some interesting things to share, including details about the discovery that her maiden name should have been Cogsbill not Minor because her GGG Grandfather changed his name when he ran from the law in Virginia back in 1850.
Most know Cindy for serving a long time on the annual Event committee since she joined Rotary in 2003. She has retired this year from that committee, but still serves on Membership, Downtown, Debunking, Hospitality, Ski and plans to judge for ELC again this year. Cindy has served on Contributions, Rotaplast (which she hopes to join again), and is a past board member. She is also looking forward to becoming active again as a VIA Services board member.
Cindy and Jeff have been married for 18 years, and do not have children. They enjoy the snow, camping, and loves to travel a few times a year if possible, including to the Indy 500.
Sal Pizarro has written the Around Town column for the San Jose Mercury News since 2005 and started working for the paper in 1989. Sal grew up in San Jose and graduated with a political science degree from UC-Santa Barbara. Sal, who also writes a cocktail column for the Mercury News, lives in San Jose with his wife, Amy, their two children and their dog, Chickenbone.
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- Born and raised in Panama (Central America); lived in Chicago, Washington, DC and New York City
- MBA from Roosevelt University and BS in Civil Engineering from Bradley University
- Worked in the public and private sectors on highway, mass transit and airport mega projects
- Four years in the Clinton Administration at US Department of Transportation
- She and her husband, Dan have been in the South Bay less than a year
- Enjoys gardening, cycling, hiking, jazz and visiting foreign lands
- Born in London England, grew up mainly in Colorado
- Attended University and Grad school in Oregon
- Worked at HP, Agilent Technologies and TRI Corp
- Lives with his wife in the Los Gatos Mountains
- Has four grown children who are for the most part independent… Yeah!
- Loves Lacrosse and founded the Red Hawks which now has 300 kids
- Hobbies are hiking, camping, skiing, biking and spending as much time at the beach as possible.
Guests and visiting Rotarians were introduced, with traveling microphones handled by SARAH JANIGIAN and PAUL KING. ROD DIRIDON SR. and GAY CRAWFORD introduced our two newest members,
The bottom line is this: As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, all children – wherever they live – remain at risk. You can track the progress on the internet of Polio eradication at this link. There is a Rotary International Link here.
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Gordon HouseOct 24, 2014
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Boy Scout of America OfficeNov 04, 2014
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