Join us for our 2nd Candidate Forum on October 17th featuring Candidates for Cupertino City Council.  Guests are welcome. Please come to learn more about the candidates for these important local offices. Please arrive by 11:45 AM.
Rod Sinks presented a video (click here to view it) featuring the high school robotics teams from these years Fall Festival. What a great group of students.
Cupertino Rotary hosted a BBQ at MV to feed hungry students and help recruit new Interact members. Over 160 hungry High School Students were fed thanks to the work of  PPs Judy and Wendell as well as Stuart, Jeff and Interact coordinators Thomas Deng and Menakshi Beyani
Pledge: Alysa Sakkas
Inspiration: Diana Ding reminded us how important it is to stand up for what you believe in, when you do, others will support you.

Guest Introductions:  Guest Rotarians included Enzio Pace of Milano Est , Ron Diridon from Downtown San Jose, and Chris Verrill of Bejing.
Guests of Rotarians were Josh DeVincenzi Melander, Kathy Winklman and Sergio Oliverio, guests of Maggie Padovani, Pia Chiara guest of Fabrizio Vitagliano,  Benafer Dastoor guest of PP Judy Wilson  and Sangereta Ramani  guest of Reena Rau.

President’s Club:  Guest Rotarian Rod Diridon joined in honor of all the support he has received from Frances at all his visits and as an Apple employee he expects to come more often and meet more of our members.
Meredith Smith announced that SV Philanthropy and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) announced 2 winners of their awards this year from our Rotary Club. PP Richard Lowenthal and Nancy Harper. Come and join in the celebration on Nov 16th, details and sign up online by clicking here. Contact Barbara McArthur to join the Cupertino Rotary Table
PE Padma returned from her trip to the top of Kilimanjaro. That is a major accomplishment and she showed us some amazing pictuers. Well done.

October Birthdays: Sam Grinels and President Helene presented the list of October birthdays and led the club in a rousing rendition of song in their honor.

Italian Celebration: In honor of Columbus Day our Rotarian Wine Makers (Sam Grinels, Gary Neidemeyer,  and George Tyson) treated our members in attendance to a toast. Thank you.

Rose Ann Woolpert reminded all that next week is the  City Council Candidate Forum. Please come by 11:45 so we can start on time.
George Denise announced the Thanksgiving Day Dinner Delivery. This is one of the top feel-good service opportunities. Sign up by contacting George.
Henry Buffalow talked about the 3 upcoming pumpkin carving opportunities. Check out the details on our club calendar
Susan Latshaw announced a service opportunity on November 5th for Our Daily Bread, sign up online here or contact Susan.
Steve Onishi and Sherrie Hergott announced the new Vocational Service project that will employ high school interns in STEM careers. They are looking for Rotarians with connections to employers that may be able to employ a high school intern in the summer of 2019. Contact Steve or Sherrie if you know of an opportunity.
Maggie and Henry announced that this year the Rebuilding program on October 27th will be a major Rotary district-wide event. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate and sign up by clicking here or contact Barbara McArthur.
President Helene also reminded everyone that next week is Bike To Rotary. Show the City Council candidates how Rotary is committed to helping reduce traffic and pollution- Bike to the Meeting and join the Royal Order of the Spokes club.

Personal Talk:
Vic Augusteo gave us an excellent talk on his background. He was born in Borneo, attended School in Australia and did philanthropy (orphanage) at a very young age. One interesting fact is his last name comes from the month of August, even though he is of Chinese ancestry. He loves to travel and held 3 wedding parties so everyone around the world could help him celebrate. Besides travel he loves reading (and organized a book club at Apple) and photography and used to participate in Martial Arts, so be careful.

Maggie Padovani introduced our speaker Joshua DeVincenzi Melander, who gave us an excellent presentation on the great work that has been done to bring the SJ Little Italy to life and what’s coming ahead. Check out the full presentation by clicking here. A few key highlights included:
  • This years festival had 25,000 attendees. (check out this video)
  • The area around SAP center (near Henry’s High Life ) is being redeveloped
  • There is an arch that was built with money raised from the community
  • A museum will break ground later this year with lots of great activities including a Pinocchio village

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 - Stuart Rosenberg; Third Wednesday - Louisa Roberts ; Fourth Wednesday - Padma Chari  Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday - Julie Griswold; Second Wednesday -OPEN; Third Wednesday - Josh Selo; Fourth Wednesday - Bill Wilson;; Fifth Wednesday Byron Rovegno

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