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Quinlan Community Center
10185 North Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA  95014
United States
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Our 24th Annual Golf Tournament is coming soon on April 29th. Check out the details on the Golf Website here.
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Immediate Past President
Judicial Issues in CaliforniaOur speaker will be Stephen Vincent Manley, Jr. (b. 1941)  a Superior Court judge in Santa Clara County and founder of the Mental Health Treatment Court. He has been recognized as a pioneer in the use of "problem-solving" drug courts and mental health courts.  In 1996, Manley founded the Drug Treatment Court in Santa Clara County and in 1998 he founded the Santa Clara County Mental Health Treatment Court. 
At a recent Youth Service Committee Meeting Steve Andrews and DeeCie Denison (from the Rotary Club of Carmel Valley) gave a presentation about the Partners in Service program . Our committee was very impressed with the program and we are looking for a champion (or 2) to lead it.
The Partners in Service program teaches the value of philanthropy and giving to young adults, partnering a local Middle School with our club.  Through the process students learn and practice research, teamwork, presentation experience, analysis, leadership, communication skills, and community needs.  Check out more details here:  Please contact Steve Andrews ( or Meecie Denison ( for more information.  
Contact me (Jeff Moe) if you would like to champion this program.
Image result for rotary vocational award imageTake a moment to reflect on all the great people in Cupertino and nominate one for our annual Vocational Award. This year the award can either go to a Rotarian or a non-Rotarian that exemplifies the attributes of the award. Check out the information about the award here and download the application to send in here.
Our 24th Annual Golf Tournament is coming soon on April 29th. Check out the details on the Golf Website here. We have lots of extra slots for golfers so sign up now and forward to the link to your friends. It will be a great time for all.
Pledge: Henry Buffalow
Inspiration: Darryl Stow inspired us with a talk on excellence in plumbing. Insightful and amusing. Thank you Darryl.

Visiting Rotarian: Don Presia from SJ Downtown Rotary
Rotarians with Guests:  Pat Soul was the guest of Annie Ho, Joy Rau was the guest of Jeff Moe.

A rousing round of Happy Birthday was sung to the April Birthday Bunch led by Peter Halpin

Chuck Harper announced  that the next World Community Services meeting would be held on 4/25 at Rancho Deep Cliff clubhouse (Orrin's place) at 7PM to allow more members to attend. Please RSVP to Padma Chari.
PE John Zirelli and Marguerite Padovani gave us information on the upcoming District Conference May 5-7. Lots of great activities at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, informattive sessions and fun events (lunch on the beach, Railroad trips, Kayaking, etc). Our own President Judy will be moderating the Saturday dinner so lets all show up and support her and DGE  Orrin Mahoney. Learn more by clicking here.
President Judy on behalf of Leon Davis reminded everyone that our next Blood Drive will be May 3rd at the YMCA from 1-5. Be sure and come in to gift the gift of life after our meeting.
Alysa Sakkas provided us some information on the sister city Cherry Blossom Festival on April 29 & 30th. With our Golf Tourney on the 29th, be sure and stop by on the 30th for some fun. Check out more by clicking here.  
This past weekend was a busy one for our club Henry Buffalow announced we would have a record number at our rebuilding event on 4/22 and PP Larry Dean was excited about the upcoming Rotary Tour'd Cupertino. Look for reports on these events in next weeks Rotator.
Roxana Baker gave a short overview of the Vocational Award and encouraged members to nominate Rotarian or Non Rotarians based on their demonstrated Ethics, Service and Benefit to the Community.  Check out the information about the award here and download the application to send in here.
Leslie Hay  announced the date and time of our most popular social event- The Chili Cook-Off. You don't want to miss this on May 17th, this year featuring Vegetarian Chili, non-vegetarian chile, dips and deserts along with featured Sangria along with other fun drinks.  Look for online registration soon.
We were all excited to hear that our own Speech Contest Winner, Amita Mahajan, had won the regional contest and would be competing at the District Conference. We all wish her luck and its just one more good reason to attend the conference and cheer her on.

We had an induction for 2 new members, always a fun event. Welcome to Craig Cummings (sponsor PP Larry Dean) and Bill Mott (sponsor Doug Caruthers). They will both be great members so be sure and say hi when you see them.

Golf co-chair Rachelle Sander updated everyone on the tournament, we need more golfers to  sign up and call any of your golfing friends. She also did the virtual ball-drop (so much fun) to acknowledge new Tee Sponsors and Friends of the Tournament. See you all on Saturday at the tournament.

Rose Ann Woolpert introduced our speaker, Mark Silberstein to speak about conserving, protecting and enjoying the Elkhorn Slough. His presentation was interesting and enlightening; you can see the full presentation here:
Some of the most interesting points from his presentation were:
  • The slough is at the head of the deepest underwater canyon in N.A. (Monterey Bay)
  • There are a tremendous number of species from the deep water to the surrounding hills
  • There are over 120 Sea Otters, the densest population anywhere in California
  • A great video to learn more is called Oaks to Otters from the Elkhourn foundation (
  • There are a tremendous number of challenges in maintaining the environment is a balanced way

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
Congressman Ro Khanna
May 10, 2017
Washington Perspective
Steve Abbors
May 24, 2017
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Joanne Leonard and Rich Abdullah
May 31, 2017
Vocational Services Projects

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