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Quinlan Community Center
10185 North Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA  95014
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Our Club Meeting with be at Monta Vista High School Cafeteria on July 26

Parkinson's Institute and Clinical CenterCarrolee Barlow, MD, PhD—renowned expert in neuroscience and neurodegeneration—joined the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in February 2014. Dr. Barlow is the second CEO in the Institute’s 25 year history. She takes the reins from Dr. J. William Langston, who founded the organization in 1988.


Dr. Barlow’s previous work has spanned clinical care, laboratory and clinical research, academia, and industry.


Register now and buy your tickets for Global Elegance 2017, Sunday August 27, at a fabulous setting overlooking all of Silicon Valley. 
Come together to contribute to Cupertino Rotary's world Community Service projects that address community needs around the wold.  Tickets are $175, $100 of which represents a charitable contribution after deducting $75, the fair market value of your meal and services provided. 
To learn more and for complete details open the GE17 Flier.  Parking will be at Monta Vista High School with shuttles taking us to the venue with 360 degree views from Stevens Creek reservoir around to the valley and bay.  
A reminder - all Rotarians are welcome to the World Community Service meeting at 7:15 AM this Tuesday - Holder's Country Inn 998 South De Anza Blvd, across from Home Depot.   
Pledge: Craig Cummings
Inspiration: Tess Chandler presented a story she had seen about two boys from Louisville, Kentucky.  Jax, a young white boy, asked to get the same haircut as his best friend Reddy, who is black.  He told his mom that if they had the same haircut, people would not be able to tell them apart.  After Jax got his haircut, their teacher, who was aware of Jax’s wish, went along and pretended that he could indeed not tell them apart.   Tess said the story inspired her as a wonderful representation of a pure heart.

Visiting Rotarians: Bob Buchser from Santa Clara, Nick Leon from San Jose East, Bob Pfahnl from Oakland Uptown, Russ Hobbs from Santa Cruz
Rotarians with Guests: Victoria Bracha guest of Hung Wei, Donna Beres guest of Susan Latshaw, Chuck Thompson guest of Susan Latshaw, Parth Bharwad guest of Orrin Mahoney,Shari Kerr guest of Bill Kerr
Brandon Lee guest of Stuart Rosenberg, Hannah Rizk guest of Sabrina Rizk, Amy Rizk guest of Sabrina Rizk, Neil Kitson guest of Rick Kitson, Elisa Gerston guest of Darryl Stow, Larry Gerston guest of Darryl Stow, and Corinna Chang guest of Hsing Kung

President’s Club:
Vardy Shtein joined to express his admiration for Hung Wei and her efforts to help our community.  He said that Hung recently brought him a large collection of precious and semi-precious stones to be made into jewelry that could be used for fund raising for local non-profits.  Vardy asked for input on what type of jewelry non-profits would find most useful for their fundraisers.
Hung Wei joined to say that she had collected the stones in the past and wanted to find a way in which they could be used to make a positive contribution to the community.  She expressed her appreciation for Vardy using his time and talent to turn them into beautiful jewelry.  She then showed the first item Vardy had made and said she would donate it to Chefs of Compassion to help support West Valley Community Services.
Tom Dyer joined to celebrate the recognition he was given at a recent meeting of the Fremont Union High School District Board of Trustees for the many projects he has championed to help FUHSD. 
Larry Dean said he was unable to attend President John’s kick-in meeting last week since we was visiting the Midwest, but he wanted to welcome John as incoming president and say he is very much looking forward to the new Rotary year.

July  Birthdays:
Peter Halpin led club members in singing happy birthday to Cupertino Rotarians with July birthdays.

Hung Wei announced that many club members participated in the Relay for Life last weekend.  Although it was very hot, members walked many laps to enjoy each other’s company and raise money to fight cancer.
Susan Latshaw announced that Our Daily Bread will have a volunteer day on August 21.  Volunteers can help out for a couple of hours and see how Our Daily Bread provides meals to many residents in need.  Susan and Chuck Thompson, president of the board of Our Daily Bread, then announced that they had awarded their special annual Bread Winner award to Henry Buffalow and Cupertino Rotary.  They expressed appreciation for the Golf Tournament funds that made it possible to get a much needed new walk-in refrigerator.
Leon Davis encouraged member to participate in the upcoming blood drive at the Northwest YMCA from 1:30-5:30 on August 2.
PP Wendell Stephens announced that the gold fellowship originally scheduled for July 27 has been cancelled but there will be a golf fellowship on a new date in August.
April Bignell described Operation Care and Comfort to provide care boxes to troops stationed overseas.  From now until August 23 she will be collecting supplies on a shopping list available at club meetings.  Members can also participate by writing a note to go with the supplies or volunteer for the package assembly at Avaya stadium on August 27.  For more information, contact April.
PP Orrin Mahoney announced that the annual Global Elegance fundraiser for international projects will be held on the evening of August 27 at a beautiful venue with spectacular views of the bay area.  Members can register on Clubrunner.

Presidents Report:
President John said that he appreciated the support members showed in his first meeting and especially the induction of four new members.  He also reminded members that his theme is “Let’s Make a Change.”  In line with this theme, club members can bring their extra change to each meeting and place it in a special receptacle.   The money that is collected will be divided between the CREF Permanent Fund and members who can correctly answer trivia questions about fellow club members.

Darryl Stow introduced the speaker Larry Gerston, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at San Jose State University.  You can see the full presentation by clicking here.
 Larry gave a brief overview of his analysis of the first six months of the Trump Presidency.  He noted that President Trump started with low approval ratings and then outlined some areas where the president has achieved results he promised during the campaign
Larry discussed other high profile areas such as jobs and healthcare.  He then discussed international relations during the first 6 months of President Trump’s tenure as well as commenting on the recent investigations.
To see the full speech with all the details, click here

The following information is for club members with articles to submit to the Rotator.
Deadline for Article Submission: To help the editors in the work they do, please plan to make your submissions by the end-of-the-day Thursday. Please email them to Later submissions might be deferred to the next week's Rotator, depending on how far along the editor is in processing the meeting and program staff reporting for the current week.
Our outstanding editors are assigned as follows: First Wednesday - Gary Latshaw; Second Wednesday - Eleanor Watanabe; Third Wednesday - Stuart Rosenberg ; Fourth Wednesday - Padma Chari Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop. Backup- Chris Zhang
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday - Julie Griswold; Second Wednesday -Tess Chancler; Third Wednesday - Bill Wilson; Fourth Wednesday - Josh Selo;; Fifth Wednesday Byron Rovegno

Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
Carrolee Barlow, MD
Jul 26, 2017
Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center
Ro Khanna
Aug 02, 2017
United States Congressman
Aug 09, 2017
Gary Richards
Aug 16, 2017
Mr. Road Show

ImageWatch some of our recent speakers.

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Global Case Watch

Year-to-date 2017:  8

Full Yr 2016:       38
Full Yr 2015:     106
Full Yr 2014:     359