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Cupertino, CA  95014
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It’s time to kick-out President Judy. Come and help her celebrate a year well done!!! Wednesday, June 28, 2017  21840 McClellan Rd; Cupertino 11:30 – 1:30 PM. Don't miss the fun and lets give her a great send-off.
Rotator Notes - 6.21.17
President Judy Wilson called the meeting to order at 12:10pm, and thanked Jerra Rowland for putting together the slideshow, Sergeant at Arms George Denise, photographer Alex Verstak, greeter Vivian Wong, reporter Josh Selo, cashiers Maria Segal, Susan Black, and Marj Mancuso and secretaries Karen Morris and Joe Hamilton.
Pledge: Rich Abdalah
Inspiration: Julie Griswold
Visiting Rotarians: Maneesh Merwade, Srinivas Setty
Rotarians with Guests: Stella Su introduced Victor Chang, Annie Yamashita introduced Robert Yamashita, her husband, Doug Carothers introduced Ali Arbabi, Hung Wei introduced Thomas Fox and his sister Hing Hing, and  Kyle Pi and his wife Min Yang, Orrin Mahoney introduced Janel Alimboyoglen and Andrew Lin, Kay Lohmiller introduced Heidi Hagenlocher and Nancy Harper.

Flag Exchange:
President Judy Wilson exchanged Rotary flags with Maneesh Merwade.

President’s Club:
Annie Ho joined the President’s Club to thank our President Judy Wilson, who supported her when she was a red badger.  That is one of the reasons Annie flew up within four months.

Tom Scannell reminded the club that the fiscal year is coming to an end, and expense receipts need to be turned in for approval before the end of the year.
Karen Morris reminded club members that dues were due June 8 - 53 people still need to pay their dues.   Karen thanked the membership committee for their help with collecting club dues.
PP Wendell Stephens encouraged club members to attend next week’s kick out of President Judy Wilson, scheduled for June 28 at Monta Vista High School.  Pre-registration by June 25 is required. (click here)  The cost is $35 per person.  April Bignell asked for help at 10am to set-up for the event.
PP Bev Lenihan invited club members to Bocce Ball on Friday night at 5pm at the Bocce Ball Court at Blackberry Farm.  Bring an appetizer or dessert to share - and a beverage of your choice.  Family members 18+ are invited to join in the fun.
April  Bignell is seeking help with the JW house storage shed construction, scheduled for Saturday, June 24 from 9am-4pm.  Snacks and lunch will be provided.
PP and DG Orrin Mahoney asked club members to save the date for the annual Global Elegance dinner, scheduled for August 27 beginning at 6pm.  More information and registration details are coming soon.  This event is our main fundraiser for our international projects.

New Member Induction:
Kyle Pi and Thomas Y. Fox were inducted into the club.  They were joined by their sponsor, membership chair PP Hung Wei.  These are the last two inductees of the current Rotary year.

President Judy Wilson recognized the Red Badge class of 2016-2017, and thanked them and their sponsors.  There were 26 new members over the last 12 months.

Liz Gallegos gave an update on the results of the Rotary Foundation 2016 Campaign.  The Rotary Foundation Drive, which we all commit to support, occurs in September. 
Our twin goals were 100% participation and to raise $60,000.  We are proud to announce that we achieved 89% participation and raised $65,270
Liz Gallegos explained the Paul Harris Fellowship, which is awarded to people who donate $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.
Kay Lohmiller presented the Paul Harris Community Fellow Award to Josh Selo.
Liz Gallegos thanked all the donors who participated in the 2016-2017 campaign - this enables us to do good in the world.  43% of our campaign contributions came from members that made a gift of $1,000 or more.  This is critical to the success of our campaign - thank you so much for your participation and support.
Jim Jackson awarded the Jim and Pat Jackson CREF Scholarship to Diego Gomez.  This scholarship is awarded to a De Anza student who intends to become a teacher.  Diego will be attending San Francisco State College in the fall.  He will also be the De Anza commencement speaker next week.

President Judy Wilson presented awards and shared her thank yous for the last year. Check out the video of all the awards by clicking here
Eisenhower’s Catering and Alberto for the delicious food.

George Tyson, her Rotary sponsor 11 years ago (away on a trip)
The Club Board of Directors, the Club Cabinet, and the Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Board for 2016-2017

President Judy Wilson presented the Annual Rotary Awards
Membership - Joe Hamilton

Rookie of the Year - Maggie Padovani

Fundraiser of the Year - The CREF Matters team: Hung Wei, Bev Lenihan, Kathy Nellis, Jerra Rowland, Maggie Padovani

Vocational Award - Henry Buffalow

President’s Award - Tom Scannell

Rotarian of the Year - Frank Tsui

Its Uenaka Award - Jerra Rowland (who was also given a special recognition award for all her tech support over the years to more than 5 presidents- a gift of a new computer- well deserved Jerra)
Additional awards were given in the following categories:
Partner in crime award - Karen Morris

Person who came to my aid award - PP Wendell Stephens

Making magic award - Leslie Hay and April Bignell

Everything with a smile award - Stuart Rosenberg

Who do you call award - Marj Mancuso and Kathy Nellis

Behind the scenes award - Amy Chan

When you need help at home award - Bill Wilson

Always come through in a pinch award - Hung Wei

Red Badge Superstar - Alysa Sakkas (away on a trip)
Don’t give up on a Rotarian award - Steve Onishi

President Judy also announced that our club members won 2 District Awards this year - PP Hung Wei & Jim Gibson
Thanks to all of our project partners - nothing gets done without the work of our partners

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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 - Open; Third Wednesday - Open ; Fourth Wednesday - Open Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop. Backup- Chris Zhang
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday - Byron Rovegno; Second Wednesday -Open; Third Wednesday - Bill Wilson; Fourth Wednesday - Josh Selo;; Fifth Wednesday -Open

Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
John Zirelli, President
Jul 12, 2017
Incoming Club President John Zirelli Kicks Off the New Rotary Year
Larry Gerston, Phd
Jul 19, 2017
President Trump at 6 Months
Carrolee Barlow, MD
Jul 26, 2017
National Parkinson's Institute
Ro Khanna
Aug 02, 2017
United States Congressman

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Year-to-date 2017:  6

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