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Quinlan Community Center
10185 North Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA  95014
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His Name is TodayPast Rotary International President Richard "Rick" King will give an inspirational speech highlighting the powerful force for good that is Rotary. King graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1959 (where he served as the first vice-president of the student body) and went on to law school. After teaching at BYU and serving in the military, Richard  founded a law firm. His two brothers joined him in the practice of King, King, & King in 1967. He has served in leadership roles in the Rotary Club as a Club President, District Governor, Trustee of the Rotary Foundation, International Director, Chairman of the Executive Committee, and  the world President of Rotary International.  He is known for his inspirational speaking as evidenced by the Richard King Speech contest. Don't miss this amazing speaker.
Image result for inner wheel logoCupertino Inner Wheel is having their annual Bocce Ball and Dinner event on Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 4:45 pm at Campo di Bocce, 565 University Ave, Los Gatos.  The cost is $65 per person and includes a buffet dinner and bocce ball. If you would like to attend please mail a check payable to Inner Wheel Club of Cupertino to Kay Lohmiller, 1191 Stafford Dr, Cupertino 95014. For further information you can call Kay at 408-257-4232 or Rita Witmer 831-661-0707. Check out the flyer  by clicking here
I came to Cupertino in 1964, over 50 years ago.  My children were fortunate enough to attend our excellent Cupertino schools.  I spent most of my adult life in Cupertino.  It has become my home town.  I joined our Club over 25 years ago.  I like what we do and I am proud to say I am a “Cupertino Rotarian.” I want to make sure that Cupertino Rotary can continue doing its good works far into the future. The Permanent Fund is a great way to do just that. The Fund has reached over $1 Million Dollars and is now able to participate in a meaningful way contributing Funds for our Club’s Charitable Projects.  I see the Fund continuing to grow and being able to give even more. I am very pleased that I have been able to participate in building the Permanent Fund. I hope you will join me in continuing to secure the future of Cupertino Rotary’s good works.
Jerra Rowland covering for PP Wendell Stephens announced an upcoming Golf fellowship activity at Deep Cliff on February 28th. Contact Wendell to sign up.
Rose Ann Woolpert covering for PP Wendell Stephens announced an amazing sign up for Golf Lessons. Two groups will be getting started on March 3rd and March 7th at Deep Cliff. Contact Wendell to join in.
President Judy, covering for Helene Davis  announced the upcoming "State of the City" by Mayor and PP Savita on March 1st. You must sign up ahead and pre-pay. Click her to sign up, you won't want to miss an update on our fantastic city.
Harvey Barnett covering for Debbie Textor talked about the Dr. Seuss reading day that will be held the morning of March 2.  Volunteers have the opportunity to read a Dr. Seuss book to a class at one of seven elementary schools in the Cupertino Union School District. Sign up by clicking here or contact Debbie Textor

Ralph Simpson worked in the computer industry for 32 years, at IBM and Cisco Systems. He is now retired and is a volunteer at a local history museum. He is also an avid collector of cipher machines, which you can see on his website at Ralph presented us the history and technology of Enigma Cipher machines.

Some highlights included learning the importance of Cipher machines after radios came into play in WWI, the intricate nature of their functions, the history of their development including many of those involved with their invention and the subterfuge involved in ensuring that the Germans never learned that the Allies had the ability to crack the code

Ralph had one of these rare machines on hand and demonstrated it's complex functioning, many in attendance had a chance to try their hand it at after the meeting.

Sheryl Wong greeted everyone
Frank Tsui was Sargent at Arms

Pledge of Allegiance was led by Maureen Chen
Inspiration was by Jo Lucey. She provided us an interesting quote and insight from Vincent Van Goh giving us a little valentine's day theme. Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

Visiting Rotarians:  Birsen Gokyigit is from Istanbul-Yeşilköy Rotary Club.

Rotarians with guests: Tess Chandler and Chris Jackson, guests of Jim Jackson, Constantine Lolos, guest of Karen Morris, Julie Griswold, guest of PP Hung Wei, Jenny Yuan, guest of Bill Wilson, Dana Grova, guest of Lee McCrumb, Ann Woo, guest of Diana Ding, Jyoti Rau, guest of Jeff Moe

President’s Club: Rose Ann Woolpert joined President’s Club to in memory of Bobby Gill, an employee who was working directing traffic during the recent mud slides.  He is well remembered for making a difference and helping others.

President's CornerPresident Judy took this opportunity to thank a number of members of the club including the club service team for the special Valentines day theme. She thanked the Crab Feed team let by Jeanne and Dana for the excellent Crab feed- great food, great fellowship and excellent fundraising. The publicity team really kicked it into high gear this year as it was a total sellout. President Judy also thanked everyone for turning out for the Orange Harvest at the last minute where 25 rotarians picked over 4500 lbs of oranges for local food banks.

Steve Onishi presented on behalf of his team and the Vocational Service team that after extensive consideration and analysis the job support group  was no longer meeting. The needs of job seekers has changed, and  there are now more and varied services available from others. Steve will be leading a group to pivot rotary in a new direction to help job seekers toward New Collar jobs and is seeking volunteers to help investigate and invent this program. Contact Steve if you are interested.

Birsen Gokyigit from the Istanbul-Yeşilköy Rotary Club thanked us for our past and future support of the Avoiding Blindness project in Turkey, helping many people with corneal disease.

PP Kathy Nellis provided those in attendance some training on the CREF permanent fund, now over $1.1M and a major contributor to our club's capability to service the community. So far CREF has contributed over $275K to our Avenues of Service.  Kathy then introduced the CREF board to a round of applause for the hard work they do on our behalf.

If you would like to be on President Judy Wilson's Weekly Agenda please contact  Jerra Rowland by the Sunday night before the meeting. Please email her at
If you would like to include slides as part of your announcement, please send them to Jerra Rowland well in advance of the meeting, at least 3 to 4 days, and she will be able to include your info in the flow of the meeting  when you are at the microphone for your one minute of fame. This is particularly important for club chairs who want to announce meetings, accomplishments, or details that are better covered with more than a one minute verbal overview. Send Jerra bullet points and she will do the rest.

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 - Open; Third Wednesday - Lee McCrumb; 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 - Laurie Johnson.

Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
Richard King
Feb 22, 2017
His Name is Today
Savita Vaidhyanathan, Mayor
Mar 01, 2017
State of the City Address
Brian Murphy, President of De Anza College
Mar 08, 2017
Update on De Anza
Kathy Nellis, CREF President
Mar 15, 2017
CREF Annual Meeting

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