We are excited to host RI Secretary and Chief Executive John Hewko, who  will address us on Ukraine and Rotary’s response to the humanitarian crisis.

John is a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Kyiv. Early in his career, he founded the Kyiv office of an international law firm and helped draft the Ukrainian constitution in the wake of the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

 

A special  introduction of Space Captain Rod from PP Stuart to start the meeting, check it out here
 
Untitled photoCitizenship Moment:  Jim Gibson read a poem he wrote that is posted at Quinlan about the importance of home and our country;  check it out here. Thanks to Jim for being our club poet Laurette
 
 
 

Inspiration: April Bignell invited Rotarians to join her in being the light. Untitled photoBy showing kindness, caring, and grace in your daily life.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Partners in Community Service: The leadership team from Cupertino Middle School - Serena Fanse, Supriya Agrawal, Rahima, Sai Kulkarni  presented how their class researched nonprofits in the area and selected the Bay area housing corporation (BAHC), that provides housing solutions for people with disabilities, and presented them with a grant of $1000 award provided by Youth Services. These young adults were very impressive. Check out this video with more on BAHC they presented.
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Untitled photoGolf Tournament RecapLouisa Roberts
 
A total of 107 golfers and many volunteers, raised $60,000, surpassing our goal of $50,000, making this event a resounding success. A special tribute to past member John Gatto, who started this event 29 years ago.  It was a great event.
 
 
 
 

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14 volunteers will be travelling to Cuenca, Ecuador, to visit our projects there including a shelter for victims of domestic violence. On our trips, the travelers are always looking for ways to help out locally and Lee McCrumb solicited those at the meeting to donate for Random acts of Kindness. If you missed the meeting and want to contribute. Contact Lee and he’ll make it happen. Thanks to those at the meeting who donated over $400 to make a difference on the trip.
 
Service Opportunities
Operation Care and Comfort on May 14th – 200 care packages for active military overseas. All ages are welcome – May 14th Saturday, 10-1PM. At April’s home, followed by Pizza.
 
Celebrating PDG Don Allen at Saratoga Country Club at 11AM. RSVP at https://tinyurl.comDonAllen2022
 
May 16-19th District 5170 training Assembly – virtual event. Log in and check the schedule here https://rotarydistrict5170.org/
 
Other service opportunities this month are shown below:

Fellowship Opportunities
Trailblazers Hike – Fri, May 20th at Cowell-Purisima Trail, South of Half Moon Bay. Meet at 10AM at Northern Trailhead or meet at Quinlan to commute together..  Contact Maria Segal.  
 
Book Club – Monday, May 23rd 7-8:30PM on Zoom. Taste My Life through Food by Stanley Tucci.
 
Chili Cook off – Linda Vista Park, May 18th, 6-8PM. $25 per person, guests welcome.
 
President Rod announced that our club will be featured at the upcoming RI convention for the Solar Rooftop project, well done to the Climate Action Committee.
 
Special Program Wednesday May 25th  - Rotary International Gen Sec and CEO John Hewko will address us on Ukraine and Rotary’s response to the humanitarian Crisis. 
 
Personal Talk – Doreen Cohen
Doreen was born in Bogalusa, LA, spending her early years globetrotting in Australia, and her first language was Malay.  She went to school in Tallahassee FL. Doreen graduated with a BA in History and MA in Library Science from FSU. She worked at NASA Ames Research Center from1988-2010, leading a team that supported the scientists and engineers, across many different functions from Education and Public Affairs to Human Resources and Acquisitions. Check out her full presentation here.

This Week’s Program: Vertical Farming, Arvind Chari
PP Padma Chari introduced her son Arvind Chari, Directory of Operations at Plenty. Arvind has always been a champion of sustainability and conservation. He grew up in the bay area and studied EE and Mat Science at Cal/MIT.
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Existing food chain is fragile and strained.  Growers face seasonal production challenges exacerbated by Climate change, while transportation and distribution delays reduce nutritional quality and increase spoilage and waste.
 
Plenty, is reinventing agriculture by scaling indoor farming to address these challenges.  Plenty’s farms use a fraction of the land compared to conventional farming, and address the nutritional quality by growing close to consumers to reduce the farm to table times, and also reduce spoilage and waste through a highly automated and predictable process that is closely aligned with consumer demands and preferences.  
 
      

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Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday Kathy Yates-; Second Wednesday  Ranga Nathan- Third Wednesday - Open Fourth Wednesday - Manisha Puranik;; Fifth Wednesday Open

 
 
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