Distinguished Speakers

Apr 29, 2015
Bob Rucker
Ethics and TV News Truth-Telling
May 06, 2015
Job Shadow Day Panel
Job Shadow Day
May 13, 2015
Two Rotarians Share About Their Lives
May 20, 2015
Sam Liccardo
Mayor of San Jose

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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 March 2015.

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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Robert “Bob” Rucker is Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications for San Jose State University who will present:

Ethics and TV News Truth-Telling – How the recent scandals of NBC’s Brian Williams and Fox’s Bill O’Reilly affect public perceptions, trust and the future convergence of journalism and higher education.

Bob is a 38-year professional journalist who served as the San Francisco Bureau Correspondent for CNN, Weekend Anchor, Reporter, New Jersey Bureau Chief and Chief Medical News Correspondent for NBC affiliate KYW in Philadelphia where he received the first of his two Emmy nominations.  Bob also served as a National News Producer/Reporter for Newsweek in New York and TV News Anchor and Reporter for WHO-TV in Des Moines, Iowa.

Prior to SJSU, Bob served in a number of teaching and leadership roles at the University of Illinois including serving on the Board of Directors for the Daily Ilini campus newspaper.

Bob was born in Chicago and received a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University where he graduated with honors in 1976 and a Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois in 1990.


The Fun & Friendship Committee invites you to participate in the upcoming Spring Firesides. If you’ve attended a Fireside before, you know how much fun they are; if you have never been, you can expect to have a wonderful time. Firesides are social events—open to all members, which are hosted at a Rotarian’s home or business. The goal of the Fireside program is to meet new people and promote Rotary fellowship.  Red Badgers are encouraged to take part, and this is a great opportunity to introduce potential new members to Rotary. Party themes are as varied as the hosts. It’s first come, first serve—so look for a signup sheet in the lobby, or contact Alida Bray directly if you would like to host or attend a Fireside. 
Fireside Schedule for the Month of May!
May 9 (Sat.): Hosts Fred & Shari Begun: Sangria & Tapas Tasting
May 13 (Wed.): Hosts Dick Campisi & Doug Smith: Whiskey Tasting in the Rose Garden
May 15 (Fri): Hosts Elizabeth & Dave Money: An Elegant Garden Party      
May 16 (Sat.): Hosts Karen Philbrick & Alida Bray: Party at the Historic Fallon House
May 28 (Thurs.): Hosts Lisa Jafferies & Leslee Hamilton: Evening at the Rotary Playgarden

- Born in India
- Followed her heart, her mind and her Mom's advice and earned her MD degree in India
- Arrived in San Francisco as a newlywed 32 years ago and fell in love with the city's cold foggy summers
- Completed her residency in Pediatrics at Mt Zion Hospital
- Has worked as a Pediatric Hospitalist at St Luke's Hospital in San Francisco for the last 26 years.
- Volunteers as a pediatrician on medical mission teams such as Rotaplast and Alliance for Smiles, finds these missions deeply rewarding
- Loves traveling and exploring various cultures
Her personal goal for 2015 is to learn to use her new camera!

- Owner of Accounteam
- Was a Student and earlier a model in France
- Avid runner, completing several ½ marathons
- Loves traveling to exotic parts of the world
- Two young sons, Louis 13 and Arthur 11
- Bachelors in Accounting
- Values giving back to the community, volunteering with the San Carlos Masterworks Choral and Code for Fun.

- Principal Owner , Asero Insurance Services
- Worked for an SF based dot com in the late 90s
- Sits on the board of the Independent Agents/Brokers, Silicon Valley chapter
- BA in History from UC Santa Cruz – Go Slugs!
- Enjoys road cycling and one day hopes to see the Tour de France live
- Wife and best friend Maureen, daughter Francesca, son Charlie, and dog Rosie
- Working on the right balance in his life between family, career, helping others, and some time for himself.

- Of Counsel at the Deckard Law Firm
- Former Partner at Olimpia, Whelan & Lively
- A recovering “renovatoholic,” he has renovated six properties, including a 1908 Colonial Revival house and a 10.5 acre, 45-horse, riding, boarding and training facility
- He and his life-partner, Jenny, each have a beautiful boy and a beautiful girl—all within two years of age
- Philosophy degree from UC Davis; Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University
- Things he looks for in people:  A kind heart, a curious mind and a sense of humor. 

Photography By Michael Riese
To See All The Photos CLICK HERE.   


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