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Jul 30, 2014
Norm Mineta
Sister Cities Program
Aug 06, 2014
John Danner
California Education-A Futuristic Snapshot
Aug 13, 2014
Dave Davenport
Prospect Silicon Valley
Aug 20, 2014
Ben Field
Labors Role in Silicon Valley: Collaborating on a More Equitable Economy

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Norm Will Speak on Sister Cities

Secretary Norman Y. Mineta is vice chairman of Hill & Knowlton based in its Washington, DC office where he provides counsel and strategic advice to Hill & Knowlton clients on a wide range of business and political issues including expertise in transportation (aviation, surface transportation, and infrastructure) and national security. 


Members of the Rotary Club of San Jose are invited to serve as volunteers at the Sister Cities International 2014 Annual Conference in San Jose at the end of July and the beginning of August. This event will have up to 1000 delegates from all over the country and from over 30 foreign countries in attendance. 

The Rotary Club of San Jose will have opportunities to serve greeting guests at the airport, registering delegates at Fairmont Hotel, ushering attendees between meeting rooms at the Fairmont, directing delegates to different venues outside, and participating in the grand Opening Ceremony "Parade of Flags" at the San Jose City Hall Plaza.  This is a great venue for making connections as you serve.

In recognition of your service we will let you display a placard at the airport welcome desks and at the conference registration desk at the Fairmont hotel identifying Rotary Club of San Jose as providing the volunteers while your group is serving in those roles. 

If you are interested in helping our City serve our visitors, please click here to go to the Conference volunteer sign-up page.


 • A fundraiser and event planner at Archbishop Mitty High School
 • Long-time community volunteer who participated in Community Leadership – San Jose 1990-1991, has served on several city commissions, is the past president of the YWCA of Silicon Valley and the San Jose Public Library Foundation
 • Was president of the board during the planning and construction if the YWCA Villa Nueva building in downtown San Jose.
 • Loves to read and has been in the same book group for 24+ years
 • Born in Virginia and moved to California as a teen.  100% Armenian with a name that is lovingly mispronounced regularly.
 • Married to Scott for 34 years.  Mother of four children, and Oma to two grandsons.  Daughter, son-in-law and father-in-law are all Lutheran ministers.
 • Came to San Jose to attend San Jose State University and never left.  Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Public Administration.
 • Being a compassionate person is very important to me, and is something I hope I project through my actions.

Rotarians and their guests were greeted by several members of the Membership committee, chaired by BRUCE MACKENZIE,, and a costumed cow named Jess, both of which we would learn about later in the meeting. At 12:25 p.m.,
2014-07-16 SJR Mtg FEB (9 of 14)
President STEW PARK called to order the club’s 4,986th meeting. We were then led in a rendition of “God Bless America” by RAY SILVA, accompanied by DAVE MITCHELL.
CARL SALAS -- remember that guy? -- came to the podium to give us a thought for the day, continuing President Stew’s emphasis on club participation through our amazing roster of committees. Noting that it’s through committees that we get things done, he shared a verse of a poem by Edgar Albert Guest entitled, “It Couldn’t Be Done.” For those who were exercising their flexible membership and missed it, the verse goes like this: “Somebody said that it couldn’t be done/ But he with a chuckle replied/ That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one/ Who wouldn’t say so till he tried./ So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin/ On his face. If he worried he hid it./ He started to sing as he tackled the thing/ That couldn’t be done, and he did it!”
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 May 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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