Vocal Ensemble from De Anza CollegeThe Vintage Singers, at De Anza College, are a select group of singers who sing a cappella music intended for chamber choruses.  Their repertoire includes madrigals, spirituals, jazz, barbershop, pop and more.  The literature reflects the diversity of the student population.  Dr. Ilan Glasman has been their director for the past fifteen years and teaches singing, comprehensive musicianship, music appreciation and songwriting, as well as serving as chairman of the Department of Music, in the Creative Arts Division. 
Irmgard Lafrentz introduced our guest today: Check out the video of the speaker here.(vimeo.com/793420520)
Brady Page was born and raised in the South Bay. He graduated from UC Berkeley before receiving his MD and MPH&TM (Tropical Medicine) from Tulane University, where he was a Ben Kean Fellow in Papua New Guinea, a Fulbright-Fogarty Fellow in Brazil, and a CDC Fellow in Atlanta. Throughout his career, Dr. Page's clinical focus has been on addressing the infections and complications that disproportionately affect those living in communities that are under accessed and under resourced.
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The Story of Polio
Brady practices Infectious Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Stanford and San Diego. His talk focused on polio history, eradication efforts and his role in fighting infection. Polio is a viral disease that affects the GI tract. For most people affected symptoms are mild to none. In less than 1% of people the nervous system is affected causing paralysis. 1953 Jonas Salk created the first polio vaccine using inactivated virus administered in injection. In1961 a second vaccine was developed using live virus administered by drops. These two vaccines were so successful that by the 1970’s there were only 12 cases in the US. Click "Read More" below to read more of Dr. Page's interesting talk
Pledge: Red Badger Luciano Saccani led the club in the Pledge of allegiance.
President’s Club: Rick Kitson joined the President’s Club to announce that Bill Wilson will be receiving the Bridge Award 2023 for Outstanding Individual Achievement in honor of his long service on the FUHSD School Board. Congratulations Bill!
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Inspiration: Annie Ho reminded us of the “newness” of the new year, a chance to refresh our mind and spirits. Our insides will be reflected to our outsides. Annie is inviting anyone interested to join her in studying the bible on the first Friday of the month. Thank you, Annie, for a fresh look for the Lunar New Year.
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Service Corner: Susan Latshaw and Bob Pruitt announced Dr. Suess reading day on February 2nd. Bob read a lively limerick about Dr. Suess honoring his birthday. Use your best Rotarian Voice to read to Cupertino children! Contact Susan Latshaw to sign up.
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Steve Lefevre recapped the LED Bulb replacement project update for West Valley Community Services. It was the first project of the year the Climate Action Committee. This project replaced all the exterior lights to LED bulbs. It took 7 Rotarians to screw in all those lightbulbs!

Announcements: Steve Onishi reminded the club about the Strategic Visioning Day March 1st from 10:00 – 2:00 in place of our regular club meeting. If you haven’t already, please complete the survey – we need your feedback for the planning session! (tinyurl.com/crimagineus)
District News: District Conference will be held April 29th from 8:00 - 10:30pm at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. The cost is $20 to attend the sessions, $150 to include meals if you register this month. To register visit the district 5170 website.
Partner Announcements: Inner wheel – Nancy Harper announced that the 6 Inner Wheel Clubs of our district are holding a fundraiser at the Inner Wheel USA Foundation on February 26th, to benefit the Hanger Clinic. This clinic provides upper body myoelectric limbs for children under age 18. Inner Wheel will be selling raffle tickets at the next two meetings – Feb 1 and 8th, $10 for 6 tickets for a chance to win one of several fabulous baskets.
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Steve Onishi announced the Ukraine benefit is taking place Sunday, January 29th at the Rotary Summit Center in San Jose to raise funds to benefit the Ukraine.
Cupertino State of the City Address will be held on Feb 15th at 5:30pm at Quinlan Community Center. Our own Mayor Hung Wei and our other council members will be bringing us up to date with the city’s vision. Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 with the meeting following. Please register here. (tinyurl.com/stateofthecity23)
Rotary Fun: Leslie Hay foreshadowed the Valentines Day fun on February 8th at our Valentine’s Day meeting. Don’t miss it.
President’s Corner: Steve Onishi showed a DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) video and an important message from Rotary International President Jennifer Jones – making Rotary a more welcoming place for guests and our communities and broaden our understanding of DEI as we move forward in Rotary. Jennifer invites us to deepen our understanding of DEI. Check out the video here
Dr. Seuss Read Across America Day is on March 2, Dr. Seuss's actual birthday.
Join us as a beloved Cupertino Rotary tradition is resumed in person!To volunteer to go into a classroom and read to students, please sign up by email with Susan Latshaw:  suslatshaw@aol.com
Please indicate your choices, or we can assign you to a session. Include your phone number in your email.We will try our best to accommodate your requests!  The books we've chosen this year are The Cat In The Hat Comes Back for 1st and 2nd and I Am Not Going To Get Up Today for TK and K.
  • Times:  half hour sessions between 8 am and 1 pm, please give us a window of time you can be available.
  • Locations:  Cupertino Elementary Schools: Collins, Eaton, Faria, Garden Gate, Lincoln, Sedgewick, and Stevens Creek
  • Classes:  Transitional Kindergarten, Regular Kindergarten, First Grade, and First/Second Grade Combo Classes.
  • Any questions?

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