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Quinlan Community Center
10185 North Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA  95014
United States
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Sierra LaMar murder caseSanta Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith is a native of Michigan where she lived until completion of high school. In 1969 she relocated to San Jose, California to pursue higher education and begin her law enforcement career. She graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice, and later received her Master's Degree in Management from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Sheriff Smith will discuss with us how her detectives were able to gather evidence and obtain a conviction in the Sierra LaMar case

President John Zirelli called the meeting to order at 12:10p.m.
Pledge: Amy Chan
Inspiration: Sabrina Risk advised that trees give her center. She read a poem about trees titled “Think Like a Tree”.

Visiting Rotarians: There were no visiting Rotarians.
Rotarians with Guests: Philip Mesa and Webb McKinney were guests of John Stubblebine; Daniel Yow was guest of Don Sun; Kevin Davis and Bob Campbell were guest of Pearl Cheng; Dorian Marquez and Spencer Hau were guests of Hung Wei, Colean Tang was guest of Orrin Mahoney; Fabrizio Vitaggiano was guest of Helene Davis.

President’s Club: Leslie Hay & Larry Dean joined and discussed their trip down to the USC – Stanford game.

Colleen Hudgen – Live Oak Western Night, Saturday, September 23rd, 5:30p.m.-8:00p.m.- come help celebrate and support live Oak
Colleen Hudgen – Animal Assisted Happiness, Monday, September 18th 11:00a.m.-noon, come and visit with the seniors and the animals
Helene Davis – District Avenues of Service: Leaders Keep on Learning, Saturday, October 5, 2017, 5:00p.m.-9:00p.m. If you are interested in attending, please contact Helene. The Club will pay for your attendance.
David Doyle – Fall Festival Thanks (Certificates were given, and a group photo was taken.) It raised over $50K. Check out the pictures from the event by clicking here.


Larry Dean – Proposed Slate of Club Officer and Board Nominations (listed below). In two weeks we will have the official vote.
Padma Chair – President Elect July 2018
Frances Seward – Secretary July 2018
Peter Halpin – CFO July 2018
Sunil Nethisinghe 18 month to serve our Melonie Brophy's term
Leslie Hay 18 month to serve our Helene Davis's termncy)
Amy Chan – Club Board Member Nominee July 2018
Don Sun – Club Board Member Nominee July 2018

Peter Halpin led the meeting in singing for the  September Birthdays. There were 22 birthdays this month, the most of any month.

Personal Talk: Peter Landsberger – was born in LA and lived mostly on the west side.. It was 1960 and he wanted so badly to attend UC Berkeley. He attended first Santa Monica City College to stay home and help his family first. He then attended law school and went back down south again to practice law. He married his childhood sweetheart. In the late 70s, community colleges were hiring their own attorneys as in-house counsel. In 1978 he moved to Los Altos Hills to work for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. By the 80s they had two daughters. He resigned his position and began his own law firm. He was then hired back as a Dean of the Business Division. He then left to work for the College of San Mateo. He went back to LA for a two year position, which turned into six years with the LA CCD. In 2011, he turned his attentions to serving non-profit boards. He then ran for the FHDA CCD Trustee seat and won in 2015 and currently serves in this position. Check out the full presentation by clicking here.

Fly-Up: Maggie Padovani – glad to have you as a full blue badger.

President’s Report: John Zirelli – He discussed the trivia contest last weeks Rotarian was Pearl Chang- no one guessed it.
This week’s question is "I competed in three sports in college: basketball, gymnastics and field hockey"

This weeks speakers were introduced by: John Stubblebine
Program: History of Hewlett Packard by Webb McKinney and Philip Mesa. They discussed how they came to write the book and portions of the history that are referenced in the book. HP used to be based upon the “HP Way”, which was based on trust and respect in your people, unquestioned integrity in all things they did, and giving back especially in the area where do business. However, that “HP Way” went by the wayside due to major changes that came about during periods of growth. The speakers took questions. Management by wondering around was asked about. Of course, in the current environment, this style of management is not as possible. HP changed over time due to many forces and did not take place under any one leader. View the full video by clicking here


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 - Eleanor Watanabe; Third Wednesday - Stuart Rosenberg ; Fourth Wednesday - Padma Chari  Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop. Backup- Chris Zhang
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday - Julie Griswold; Second Wednesday -Tess Chancler; Third Wednesday - Bill Wilson; Fourth Wednesday - Josh Selo;; Fifth Wednesday Byron Rovegno

Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
Orrin Mahoney
Sep 27, 2017
District Governor's Presentation
Diwali Celebration
Oct 04, 2017
Festival of Lights
Clyde Beffa, Jr.
Oct 11, 2017
History of Wine/Columbus Day Celebration
Paul Michel
Oct 18, 2017
Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary

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Global Case Watch

Year-to-date 2017:  9

Full Yr 2016:       38
Full Yr 2015:     106
Full Yr 2014:     359