California Foodways-agriculture in our stateLisa Morehouse is an award-winning public radio reporter and editor focusing on food, agriculture, and the people who make both possible. She produces California Foodways, a county-by-county exploration of stories at the intersection of food, culture, history, economics, labor and the environment. The stories air on KQED’s The California Report Magazine, and national shows like All Things Considered, Here and Now, The World, and The Splendid Table. 
Every year the FUHSD Adult school, one of our key partners, sells Pies on Pi Day to raise funds. Our own Tom Dyer was a HUGE supporter. This year we are virtual, but the pies are REAL and there are cookies as well.  You can buy Gizdich Farm pies for $25 (Apricot, Berry, Peach or Dutch Apple)  or homemade Chocolate Chip/Snickerdoodle for $15/ dozen. Its all Yummy and for a great cause so contact Adrienne at to order. Pickup is at the school on March 15 or 17th. See flyer here for full details.
President’s Club:
George Tyson: Daughter, Natalie will be on Jeopardy Feb 22nd. Good luck Natalie!
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PPJudy Wilson - Remembering Sherry Hergott, 1941-2021. Sherry taught middle school for many years and then taught future teachers.  Ann Cleaver brought Sherry to Rotary after her husband passed.  Sherry dug into Rotary activities off the bat.  Sherry recently lost her battle to cancer.  All her Rotary friends share how much Sherry has meant to them. Her spirit, laughter, and kindness will be truly missed.  Both in chat and and sharing during the meeting; you could feel the love for Sherry. April, Steve, Joanne, Jim and Ann also spoke about Sherry, check out this video to hear them.
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Later in the program, Stuart played this video of the Children’s hope choir in honor of Sherry, check it out here.

Service Opportunities
Dr Seuss - 3/1 Please contact Jean G. to send notes to students and teachers
Paper Bags - please connect with Judy, Hung, or Sudha for drop-off

Fellowship Opportunities
Book Club: 2/22 How the South Won the Civil War
Cupertino Coffee Klatch @10am February 22nd
Cooking with Friends - Josh Selo hosted 2/10! Daughters Lexi and Maddie helped us make Gooey Butter Bars, white chocolate mousse with raspberry topping and candied nuts.

Climate Action Committee Report
Gary Latshaw  updated us on an upcoming 3/16 Healthy Soils, Healthy Planet. Contact Gary for more information, and the zoom link. - help fill out the form and earn points for Cupertino Rotary in the community challenge to help our planet.

Kindness Counts - Alysa Sakkas
Agent Mauri’s report - Maria Marcello, from the Healing Grove, check the video here.
Agent Benaifer’s report - Social Service Client, homeless for 10+ years, wheelchair-bound. Was able to purchase some items for his new place he received with rental support
Community Kindness Awards went to :
- Sripathi Raj - trash grabbing of the neighborhood while walking his dog.  He has inspired other neighbors to join in
- DeLeon Family, Shine Bright Holiday Map - stand out house which included choreographed lights to music!
- Sudheer Vemula post - posted about a mom and daughter team helping clean up the neighborhood
- Linda Roy - elderly member at her church needed help setting up his vaccine appointment and taking him to the appointment.
This months KC Challenges
- Who do you know that may need help accessing their vaccine?  Where can you help out?
- Support a Black Owned Business - follow the link to guide you:
This month’s Community Kindness Project supported McClellan Ranch Alpacas, Parker, Teddy, and Max. On 1/21 a mountain lion killed a 4H goat.  As a result, seeking $5000 to install protection.  Kindness Counts helped contribute $300 towards the fencing

PP/AG Helene Davis announced the Saratoga Door Dash fundraiser., 20% of proceeds go to Saratoga Rotary club.  Promo Code: SRC21. Let’s help them out when we order Door Dash
Today’s Program: Career Technical Education as a means to support Workforce Development
Introduction: Peter Landsberg
Speaker: Chris Funk
Chris is a native of San Jose.  He earned his degree from San Jose State University and has been an educator for more than 20 years, teaching  at Yerba Buena High School, and spending the last 9 years as the Superintendent for East Side Union High School District. 
Career Technical education - years ago it used to be referred to as Vocational Education.  Once almost an extinct program, in recent years the ESUHSD has intentionally made Vocational training a priority for the district.  Chris shares college is great, but it’s not a path for every student.  Today’s Vocational training is referred to as Career Technical education.  Click on this link to see his full talk or the more button to see the highlights.

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 - Rachelle Sander;  Third Wednesday - Reena Rao ;  Fourth Wednesday - Dana Drysdale  Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday Kathy Yates-; Second Wednesday  Ranga Nathan- Third Wednesday - Julie Griswold; Fourth Wednesday - Manisha Puranik;; Fifth Wednesday Byron Rovegno

TRF Campaign
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Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
Eugene Whitlock
Mar 03, 2021 12:00 PM
How to Talk about Race
Dr Joel Parrott
Mar 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Oakland Zoo Conservation Projects in the time of Covid
Party Team
Mar 17, 2021 12:00 PM
CREF Annual Meeting/St Patrick's Day
Nick Ciardella
Mar 24, 2021 12:00 PM
California Wildfires

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Enjoy this video celebrating 20 years of Rotary Women.

We have a great group in our club!

This is NOT TRF- this is for the Permanent Fund (CREF)
Global Case Watch

2020 Yr-to-date:   102

2019 Yr-to-date:   84
Full Yr 2019:     125
Full Yr 2018:       33

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After each board meeting we will post a link to the approved minutes of the previous board meeting. Click here to download the   board  meeting minutes from October 15th, 2020