Distinguished Speakers

Dec 03, 2014
Jim Dover
O'Connor Hospital
Dec 10, 2014
Alexa Culwell
Innovative Philanthropy in Silicon Valley: Trends and Opportunities
Dec 17, 2014
Holiday Program
Reservations Required
Dec 24, 2014
No Meeting
Merry Christmas!

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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James “Jim” F. Dover, FACHE has more than 30 years of leadership experience in health care, the last 22 in Catholic health care working for a variety of Catholic health systems. Prior to taking the helm of the Santa Clara County market, which includes O’Connor Hospital in San Jose and Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, he served as the CEO of St. Anthony North Hospital, a member of Centura Health, in Westminster, Colorado.

Dover holds a master’s degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in Bacteriology from the University of Idaho. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce.


There have been only 247 cases of polio in the world this year (October). There have been just 35 cases outside of Pakistan so progress is being made towards the goal of total eradication by 2013. 

- Real estate and land use attorney for almost 30 years
- Enlisted in US Air Force; earned rank of Captain
- BS in Business Management from San Jose State; Masters Degree in Systems Management from USC; JD at Santa Clara Law School
- Assistant City Attorney of Sunnyvale for 9 years
- Adjunct Faculty at Santa Clara School of Law 15 years
- Proud dad of two Eagle Scouts
- Married to my beautiful wife Susan and downtown resident for 28 years
- Volunteers in civic programs, Boy Scouts, Red Cross, Parish
- Loves to BBQ, get outdoors, and teach
- Thankful for many blessings and good friends.

- Serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Santa Clara University
- Born and raised in Los Angeles
- Earned a B.S. degree in chemistry from U.C. Irvine and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University
- For 23 years, he taught chemistry at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN
- In 2011, he was recruited to Santa Clara University and happily returned to California
- He and his wife, Thea, live in San Jose and have three grown children
- He enjoys playing piano, creating abstract expressionist paintings, and working on DIY projects around the house

- Executive Director of the Valley Medical Center Foundation
- Led City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley and serves on many nonprofit boards
- A graduate of San Jose State and Cupertino High School
- Lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with his lovely wife Kate
- Wonders if he is the first vegan Rotarian
- Loves good wine, plays bad golf and rocks a mean guitar
- Ask Chris about his band Legally Blue, and about how joining Rotary has ruined his punk rock credentials once and for all. 

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The RotaCare Committee, under the leadership of David Markham, staffed the Reception line duty for our 5001st meeting. More later on their RotaCare clinics at Washington School.
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President Stew Park called the meeting to order at 12:23, and Ray Silva led us in the singing of God Bless America, accompanied by Terry Kane at the piano.  The mike handlers for the day were Red Badgers Andrew Phillips, a lawyer, and Tom Coombs, a stockbroker.

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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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