The History of Granite Rock
The History of Granite Rock

Our very own RoseAnn Woolpert, will tell us about the 120 year history of her family's business. From the very start of the company in 1900, through its growth and changes, to meet the needs of today's construction of highways and engineering projects in the Bay Area. 

Inspiration:  Fabrizio, owner of Enzo’s Cupertino, who has relocated to Milan to be with his mother, shared the history of the Italian Anthem, which was popular during the reunification of Italy, and became the official anthem after the second world war.
Presidents Club:  
PP Savita Vaidyanathan –  Announced the birth of their grandchild, Kailash V Bhatia, named after the sacred Mt. Kailash.
Richard Lowenthal - Thanked PP Hung Wei for making the lunch pick 
Italians who made an Impact:
Maggie Padovani, led us through profiles of Italians who made an impact across different facets of society, from science to sports. Most noted in this list include Enrico Fermi, Joe DiMaggio, Lee Iacocca, Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra to Anthony Fauci.
Service opportunities –
Bags for WVCS – Keep those Bags Coming.. Drop bags off at WVCS, PP Hung Wei’s or PP Judy Wilson’s.
Salute to Police – Kindness Team event on Oct 16th, at 2:30PM.
Rebuilding Together, Fall 2020 –  Oct 24th
Spooky Fun to Seniors – Zoom pumpkin carving event. Oct 29th 2:30-3PM Sunnyview, and Oct 30th 11:15-11:45AM Live Oak Senior Day Program.
Operation Care and Comfort – Nov 6, 7th Contact April.
Fellowship Opportunities -
Diwali Celebration – Nov 4th at Noon. PP Padma Chari is looking for volunteers.  
Cooking with Friends – Hosted by Ranga Nathan on Nov 9th at 5PM. Contact Leslie Hay to sign up. 
Book Club –Oct 26th at 7PM. Judy and George will host.   
Annual TRF Campaign Update – Joe Ribera announced we are currently at $44,000 (75% of goal) and 55% of members, come on everyone - make a pledge.
Speakers:  Kathy Winkelman and Valentina Cirasola
Check out their full presentation here.
Kathy Winkelman, Owner of  Gioia Italian products showcased products from different regions of Italy, from Murano to Tuscany.
Valentina Cirasola, Owner of Valentina Designs, led us through a tour of the houses of Puglia, built in the 11th Century, when it was colonized by the Greek. Her book, The Road to the top of the world: Short Stories in the Land of Puglia is available on Amazon.
 Cupertino Rotary is scheduled for a day of painting on Saturday October 24. Unlike previous projects RTSV limit us to 15 people on site at a time.  To enable as many Rotarians as are interested to be part of this we are planning two shifts of 15:  8am-noon and 1pm to 5. Contact Barbara McArthur if you need the link to sign up.
 Bring Spooky Fun to seniors via Zoom pumpkin carving!  Pumpkins and tools provided, carve from your home to provide physical distance.  Thursday 10-29 2:30PM - 3:00PM and   Friday 10-30 11:15AM - 11:45AM   Contact Jean Gasperini for more info.
Join our partner, the Cupertino Library Foundations, Cyber security series about “Fake News, how it spreads and what you can do”. It will be on October 4th at 2PM online. Check out the flyer here, and register online here . A great training for all of us to learn more.

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
October is our TRF Campaign. We have a goal for all members to contribute this year. Please click here to  make your pledge now so we can reach our goal of $60,000 toward our future International projects.
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We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
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Cupertino, CA 95014
United States of America
(888) 613-5559
Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
RoseAnn Woolpert
Oct 21, 2020 12:00 PM
The History of Granite Rock
Helene Davis, Victor Augusteo and Louisa Roberts
Oct 28, 2020 12:00 PM
Learning New Skills in Lockdown
Team Diwali
Nov 04, 2020 12:00 PM
Festival of Lights Diwali celebration
Wil Flueling, Henry Buffalow et al.
Nov 11, 2020 12:00 PM
Salute to Veterans

ImageWatch some of our recent speakers.

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If you missed the event, check out the recording here.

Enjoy this video celebrating 20 years of Rotary Women.

We have a great group in our club!

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 June 19, 2020.