Distinguished Speakers

Mar 04, 2015
Mar 11, 2015
Gerald F Uelmen
The OJ Trial
Mar 18, 2015
David Cogdill
State Building Industry
Mar 25, 2015
Susan Goldberg
National Geographic

Rotary Information

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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Brienne Ghafourifar co-founder of Entefy

Brienne is a 19-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur on a mission to radically transform the way technology helps people interact. She is the co-founder of Entefy, a Palo Alto tech startup in the digital communication and data intelligence space. Brienne set a world record at age 17 by becoming the youngest college graduate to raise $1 million in venture funding; that figure has since grown to more than $5 million. 


As a leader among young women entrepreneurs, Brienne has been covered by Forbes, Fast Company, CNN Money, NBC, and The Huffington Post. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Santa Clara University.


On Saturday February 21, 2015 our milestone was reached. Our fabulous PlayGarden ribbon was cut and Benefactors, Rotarians and guests entered into the completed facility on time and under budget! What a project. With the help of hundreds of Rotarians, non profits, family foundations, governmental, non-governmental organizations, and contributors we raised over $6,000,000 in honor of our Centennial Year serving the San Jose community and those in need around the world. The PlayGarden is a park where wheel chair bound kids can play along side kids on all of the attractions of the PlayGarden. 
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CLICK HERE to see some of the first photos from the event. The PlayGarden will open to the public in just a few weeks after the City Inspectors complete their work.
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March 28 2015
Rotary Summit Center

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

To reserve tickets please call the Rotary Office at 408-297-6100 or email Barbara by clicking here.
Last date to cancel is March 13. After this date you will still be charged for tickets. 

Starting with a festive receptive featuring
Dixieland music and exquisite wines by Joseph George.
A special themed menu will include a new dessert bar
with multiple delicacies from the Fairmont.
Mardi Gras Madness will be everywhere
with some magical surprises.
The always entertaining silent and live auctions
will be followed by dancing to the popular Garage Band.
It will be an evening to remember.


- Executive Director at Greater Opportunities for the Developmentally Disabled
- Academic brat: grew up in Los Angeles; Mexico City; Princeton NJ; Washington D.C.; Paris; Hot Mineral Spa CA; Palo Alto CA.
- Former Adult Probation Officer and lecturer in at Univ. of Michigan
- Desert rat (loves hiking and camping in the desert)
- Married (Linda), our family includes two Siamese
- Masters in Social Work, and Masters in Sociology (Univ. of Michigan); Bachelors in Psychology (UC Berkeley)
- Dreams of world travel and exotic adventure (27 countries so far, ~ 150 to go)
- Passionate about social justice and equality of opportunity.

- Director, Advancement  at Via Services
- Silicon Valley Business Journal feature story recipient
- Connector of many people
- Studied Abroad and graduated with a BA Sociology Degree
- Married for 22 years 2 children Alec 17 Mia 11
- Our family loves to travel
- Treating others kindly is important to me.

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Rotarians and their guests were greeted in the lobby by the Event Committee, chaired by JASON MINSKY. Many of them were wearing beads, recovering no doubt from their Mardi Gras partying the night before. Of course, it might also have been because the theme of this year’s nearly sold-out event is “Mardi Gras Madness.” There were also plenty of crowds in line waiting for our unusual lunch treat, carved roast beef (though given the program, you might have expected ham).
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President STEW PARK opened the 5,011th meeting at 12:22, and PHIL STRONG and DAVE MITCHELL led us in a rendition of “God Bless America” that had plenty of gusto. DANA BAINBRIDGE took the podium with the thought of the day, which urged us to recognize the humble people sometime soon who have been “making a big splash on the stage of your life.”

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"100 Years of Leadership, Fellowship and Humanitarian Service"

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88 South 4th Street
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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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