This week is our annual Senior Holiday Lunch. Once again Colleen Hudgen and her band of elves has done an amazing job of organizing this amazing event.  There will be fun and merriment  and a special performance for all to enjoy. This is a pre-registered event, so be sure you have registered in advance by clicking here.  Please arrive by 11:45 so there is time to be seated before we start.
Sam Grinelsintroduced his daughter, singer-songwriter Jenn Grinels.  Jenn talked about her journey as an artist and about the realities of making it as a writer and performer in today’s music business. In addition, Jenn treated members to wonderful performances of several songs. She has been recently commissioned to write a musical called “Rosetta” about a female soldier for the union army in the civil war.
Jenn has been performing for about ten years.  She said that the idea of just going into the business, being signed by a record company, and becoming an overnight sensation is not the way things really work. VIDEO
Sunil Nethisinghetold members that the next class of Mindful Rotarians will start on Friday January 4.  The class will meet every Friday from 11-12:15 at St. Jude’s Church for twelve weeks.
George Tysoninvited everyone to participate in the Book Club affinity group. The schedule of meetings can be found through the book club link on the club website.
PP Judy Wilsonand Jerra Rowland presided over the fly up for Meenakshi Biyaniwho has graduated from red badge status.  Meenakshi was sponsored by Alysa Sakkas.
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Stuart Rosenbergreminded members of the story of Hanukkah.  He updated the miracle of one day’s oil for the Temple lamp lasting eight days by pointing out how happy we would be if our iPhone with 10% charge kept working for eight days.
Maggie Padovani joined to celebrate the success of her son with his band Balms that got a great review on NPR for their song “Candle.”
April Bignelljoined to celebrate the arrival of her second grandchild and to celebrate a year of renewed health.
PP Savita VaidhyanathanPP Hung WeiDon Sun, Benaifer Dastoor, John Hirokawa, and PP Orrin Mahoney joined to say that although they did not win, they were proud to have participated in the recent election as part of their commitment to public service.  Club members gave them a standing ovation to show appreciation for the efforts of this outstanding group of candidates. 
Leslie Hayreminded members of the December 9 club holiday party.
Colleen Hudgenreminded members of the annual senior luncheon on December 12 and asked for additional volunteers to help with items such as greeting seniors on their arrival.
Leon Davisencouraged members to participate in the upcoming blood drive on December 27 from 1:30-5:30 at the Northwest YMCA.
Rochelle Sandersasked members to submit applications for the beneficiary for next year’s golf tournament.  Applications can be sent to Rochelle or PP John Zirelliand should be submitted before Friday the fourteenth. The application form is available on the club website.
Jo Luceyannounced that the club annual report is now out.  Copies were provided at the meeting
Alysa Sakkas told members about her recent trip to Japan as part of the sister city delegation to Toyokawa.  The delegation attended meetings of the Toyokawa and the Toyokawa Hoi Rotary Clubs.  The delegation included several Cupertino Rotarians, and President Helenehad the opportunity to do flag exchanges with the clubs they visited.
Visiting Rotarians:
Joe Ribera            from the Sunnyvale Rotary Club
Jack Kelly              from the Los Altos Rotary Club
Deidre Alexander from the Campbell Rotary Club
Rotarians with Guests:
Fran Grinels guest of Sam Grinels
Keith Kreft guest of Sam Grinels
Jenn Grinels (speaker) guest of Sam Grinels
Jim Davis guest of Barbara McArthur
Pat Rovegno guest of Byron Rovegno
Benaifer Dastoor guest of Meenakshi Byani
Sarah Slavin guest of Kathy Yates
Kate Beglin guest of Kathy Yates
Susanna Zaraysky guest of Joe Hamilton
Phyllis Sinks guest of Rod Sinks
Eliza Du guest of PPJudy Wilson

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 -Kathy Yates Third Wednesday - OPEN; Fourth Wednesday - Bill Wilson;; Fifth Wednesday Byron Rovegno

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Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
David Rader
Dec 19, 2018
President Theodore Roosevelt
Dec 26, 2018
Gerhard Eschelbeck
Jan 02, 2019
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Bob Roney
Jan 09, 2019
Yosemite Bob

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