Distinguished Speakers

Feb 04, 2015
Tony Kovaleski
News Broadcaster
Feb 11, 2015
Joe Simitian
The System is Broken, But We Can Fix It
Feb 18, 2015
Brian Adams
Academy Awards
Feb 25, 2015
Two Rotarians Share About Their LIves

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Our meeting speakers are on KLIV Wednesday evening at 7 PM the week after the meeting.  Tune in to 1590 AM on your radio.
PrintClick here at CreaTV San Jose's website. Put in "Rotary" in the TITLE window, click on SUBMIT and all our programs will appear. Choose the speaker you want to see/hear. 

You can download Rotary International's "End Polio Now" bimonthly newsletter by Clicking On This Link. It was updated November 2014.

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

Contact the webmaster by clicking on this link: Email SJ Rotary Webmaster  Please do not contact the Rotary Office about the web pages. 

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Tony was born in Michigan and grew up in San Jose, Calif. He graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. He is a faculty member of the National Center for Courts and Media with the University of Nevada’s Reynolds School of Journalism. He is also a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), the professional organization for investigative journalists.


Chuck Toeniskoetter shared with the Club an phone application that was created in honor of Chuck Hoffman who passed away last month. It is usable nationwide if you think your are having a stroke. The FREE application for your phone is available in two "colors:" iPhone and Android.
CLICK HERE for more information and directions about downloading OR go directly to the your download site: Google Play Store and at the Apple App store.


On February 5th the Fun & Fellowship Committee is organizing an evening of fun, fellowship; great food and drink and fabulous local live entertainment. We will meet at Cafe Stritch for no host food and drinks at 6:00pm, and then proceed to City Lights Theater Company for an 8:00pm curtain. It is City Light's newest production, BUILD directed by our own Lisa Mallette. Please purchase your ticket directly from the Box Office - cost is $30. 

To join us, email abray@historysanjose.org for further details. 


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March 28 2015
Rotary Summit Center

5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

To have your name put on a waitlist for tickets, please call the Rotary Office at
408-297-6100 or email Barbara by clicking here.


- President, Sacred Heart Nativity Schools
- Serves low income students and families to create a path from middle school to college prep high school to university study (and beyond!)
- Dedicates her life to ensure low-income students can find academic success
- Born and raised in Marin County. Attended her first Rotary meeting when she was in high school
- She and her husband, Chris Arriola, have two children and live in Willow Glen
- Undergrad at Stanford, graduate school at Harvard
- Grateful for those who open doors of opportunity; blessed to be able to spend her life doing the same for others.

- Is an Attorney, specializing in real estate and probate litigation, estate planning and trust administration; and Real Estate Broker representing developers and owners specializing in residential land
- Member of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, Santa Clara County Bar Association and Santa Clara County Association of Realtors
- Born and raised in San Jose, attended Bellarmine, then LMU and Santa Clara University Law School. 
- Proud of being a third generation San Josean and wants to give back to the community through Rotary.
- Loves to be with his wife and three children, play golf and cook.
- Is an avid Niners, Warriors and Giants fan but would easily convert to the A’s if they came to San Jose.

- President and CEO, The Tech Museum of Innovation
- Former President and CEO of McWane Science Center, Birmingham
- President of Louisville Diversified Services, a non-profit that runs businesses providing jobs for adults with developmental disabilities
- Worked for the James Rushton Foundation, helping it buy a block in inner-city Birmingham for a community garden
- Served as program developer for The Center for Urban Missions
- Clerked for Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
- Completed ten marathons, including 2009 Boston Marathon
- Wife, Christine, a physician, practices in the areas of geriatrics and palliative care 
- Received B.A. from Davidson College; J.D. from Duke Law School; M.P.A. from Harvard.

Jeff Speno and the Habitat for Humanity Committee were stationed in the lobby to welcome members and their guests to the 5,008th meeting.
President Stew Park called the meeting to order at 12:22 and asked Ray Silva to lead the singing of America the Beautiful, with Terry Kane accompanying on piano.
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Acknowledging the 29th anniversary of the Challenger explosion, David Ginsborg quoted then-President Ronald Reagan, “…We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved good-bye and 'slipped the surly bonds of earth' to 'touch the face of God’” for the Thought of the Day.
RedBadgers Susan Ellenberg and Jeanne Serpa chatted with President Stew and then facilitated the introduction of the day’s guests.
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President Stew selected Betim from Kosovo for this week’s Kiva Business Loan. Betim will use the funds to invest in his coffee shop, which he hopes someday to grow into a restaurant.
Chuck Toeniskoetter was called on to provide a eulogy for Chuck Hoffman, who passed away in December. Chuck Hoffman was born in Chicago, married his high school sweetheart, served in the Army in Korea, and worked in the food industry for 50 years. His family was in attendance, as was Dr. Sachdev, who saved Chuck’s life when he had a stroke in 1999. Dr. Sachdev was the first to give t-PA treatment for stroke in the San Jose area, and Chuck H., in appreciation for his recovery, resolved to be a champion for stroke awareness. He subsequently worked with Chuck Toeniskoetter and Pat Dando to create the Stroke Awareness Foundation. 
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To See all the pictures by Paul King CLICK HERE.  


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The Rotary Club of San Jose, California welcomes Rotarians and guests from around the world. Our luncheon meetings are at Noon on Wednesdays. They are held at 88 South 4th Street, San Jose, CA. Our offices are located at 1690 Senter Rd in San Jose, CA which are open M-Th 8-5 and F 8-1.  The telephone is 408-297-6100.
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