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Mary Wadden authored the book Silicon Valley: The History in Pictures as a way of addressing the age-old saying, “You can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you came from.”  This native of Los Altos has spent her adult life as a prominent commercial real estate broker in Silicon Valley.  She recently left her position as a VP at Cassidy Turley to found her own brokerage company, focusing on the special needs of start-ups.  She was nominated by the Business Journal as one of the Most Influential Women of Silicon Valley in 2014.


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Championship Qualifier!
Thursday, October 16 
First Tee Time is at Noon
​Cinnabar Golf Course

123600 McKeon Road, San Jose, CA
PRICE: $105
Consecutive tee times
Players with the top four net scores will compete for the Club Championship
(Date and location to be determined)

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The Rotary Club of San Jose and its sponsored Interact Clubs will be hosting a joint food packaging event.
The goal is to package over 17,000 meals in 3-4 hours!

Saturday, October 18th
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Piedmont Industrial Park - 1555 South 7th Street

To volunteer your time for this valuable effort, please email Elizabeth Monley by clicking here
We will provide refreshments and training! 

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It all started with the Rotary Executive Chefs preparing a dinner for 1000 students and their parents, then the Washington School Moms packing the meal in bags to hand out later, and finally the Rotarians coming to share their careers along with other community organizations with the kids. The Washington School students and their parents were turning out for Back to School Night (B2SN). With the Career Day preceding the B2SN, we were able to impart the goal of completing high school and proceeding on to college or a career.
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The entire family shows up due the event and dinner.  The kids are given career questions to be asked by the Rotarians and others and then signed off by the Rotarians. The kids are so polite. They must look in our eyes, introduce themselves and shake our hands. Maybe a little hard for the younger ones, but by the fourth and fifth grade, they have it down pat. They are a group of beautiful kids! If you did not participate this year, try it out next year, it is very rewarding.
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To see all the pictures from the event taken by Paul King CLICK HERE.

The Rotary Club of San Jose held its 4993rd meeting today at the Summit Center. President Stew Park brought the meeting to order promptly at 12:30. Stew advised that we had a full schedule of events (and, indeed we did) and dispensed with introduction of guests and visiting Rotarians. We were led in song, God Bless America, with the voice of Ray Silva, and piano of David Mitchell.
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There followed the thought of the day provided by Rodney Mayr (Lincoln Law Class of ’13 and a favorite former student of mine). Rodney quoted Sir Isaac Newton:  “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”  He added a fine thought: while remembering   our indebtedness to the people in our past, we need to keep in mind our duties to those in our future. 
Stew gave special thanks to members of the Foundation Board who formally greeted us on our arrival in the Ed Levin Room. The Foundation Board is elected to manage all Foundation funds, and to support the Rotary Club of San Jose's community and international service efforts.  It meets on the Third Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at the Gordon House. Current officers are Vince Sunzeri, President; Elaine Curran, President Elect; and Howard Loomis, Treasurer.
Stew noted we had several special guests, District Governor Ed Jellen, and Area 5 Assistant Lieutenant Governor Ken McLaughlin.
He then introduced Sally Adelus Chairperson of the Career Development Committee.
This Committee serves as the Club’s Vocational Service Committee and administers Job Shadow Day with Rotarians and students; provides awareness of vocational programs for both students and club members; and provides support for club members considering career changes. The committee meets at 11a.m.on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 66 East Santa Clara Street, Suite 230, San Jose 95113.
President Stew provided a report concerning our past contributions to KIVA, the non-profit organization whose mission is to connect people through micro-lending to help alleviate poverty. Our latest loan, the 12th, was to a state-side entrepreneur to enlarge her dance studio.
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 September 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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There are 1,218,200+ Rotarians in 34,196 clubs in 196 Countries around the world.  The Rotary Club of San Jose, CA is in the Top 12 Rotary Clubs in the World. We are entering our 100th year of service. Contact us for membership information. 

"Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities."



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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 1698 Sentor 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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