Our very own Alysa Sakkas, will educate us on the traditional and modern art of Origami, and the story of Sadako and 1000 paper cranes. In the season of Cherry Blossom festivals, we will join a virtual "Hinami" party. Don't forget to order a Japanese style lunch this week,  to complete this cultural experience.

Louisa Roberts welcomed Kate Cowan (Director of Institutional Giving  and Michelle McCormick (Chief Mission Delivery officer
from the Girl Scout organization to present about the beneficiary organization.
 
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Check out the full program at this VIDEO LINK
 
Girl Scouts in Northern California serves 19 counties, and about 35,000 scouts.  Summer camp is a major part of the scouting program (there are 11 camps in Northern California). One camp facility was severely burned in the CZU fire, and will not be able to be reopened for several years. So the organization is moving activities to Hidden Falls. 
 
Hidden Falls is a 92-acre camp nestled in the hills outside Soquel. Built initially in 1957, the camp ground is small by GS standards, but has some unique features: dining hall there is an open air structure, and the campers sleep in tents or hammocks, or under the stars (not enclosed buildings). 
 
Hidden Falls had being closed to extended camping recently, but is now being re-opened for “adventure pods”--- of several weeks’ duration. The program will use closed/stable pods and daily testing to observe safety protocols. 
 
The campground are being overhauled in preparation:  everything from the fire circles to the bathroom houses is being refreshed/updated.  The swimming pool has been converted into a pond. A climbing wall is being built and the roads are being repaired. 
 
Our club’s donation will be used to renovate the kitchen with a new sink, a new walk-in refrigerator, and a redesigned “pack-out room” that will allow centrally-prepared  food to be distributed to the pods for serving and consumption. 
 
There will be work parties to help with the refurbishing as well: painting, trail work, repairs and maintenance. Come join in for some hands-on fun! Dates will be announced. 
Clari Nolet  from Los Altos RC  spoke about a new Carbon Calculator which is designed to measure the carbon footprint of different activities—this one is designed specifically for Rotary meetings and events.  It is being spearheaded by a multi-national coalition of Rotary Clubs, including Los Altos. San Jose and Sunnyvale Clubs have also signed on to use it, and the hope is that Cupertino will, as well. 
 
From a hi-tech career to leading her own organization that mentors women returning to the hi-tech field after a hiatus, and specializing in Indian dance arts, Sudha is an active and inquisitive leader, spouse, mother. She’ll be a great addition to our club!
Kindness Counts Jean Gasparini inspired us with 3 stories. Check out the details on our KC page here.
6-year old Skylar Wharton—Locks of Love donation of her very long hair 
Cupertino Public Works---7 Rotarians greeted the Public Works  workers with luscious Baked goods
Isabelle—posting uplifting messages on her fence near McClellan Ranch Park to “feed” the passersby with words of wisdom and inspiration.
Steve Andrews —in thanks to the Cupertino Rotarians who supported the Carmel Valley club fundraiser—a non-attendance gala to benefit those impacted by the Carmel fires. Thanks so much!
Rod Sinks—to recognize and celebrate our club’s Affordable Housing initiative, which is proposing an affordable housing facility on Mary Ave. And yesterday the County approved the acquisition of a parcel of land where Outback Steakhouse used to be, for development of another affordable housing facility there. Special shout-out to Josh Selo. 
This is our Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This year’s Beneficiary is Girl Scouts of Northern California—Hidden Falls Kitchen Remodel.
There are many ways to participate—whether or not you are a golfer. Be a tee sponsor( $500/single; $250 to share)! Score a deal through the Auction!
 
15 sessions over 6 days (April 24-May 6)
No cost, no travel, no dress code! Lots of opportunity to learn and multiple time slots for each topic. This is especially helpful for new members. 
Registration is encouraged at the District 5170 website. 
  • Book club---April 26, reading Caste
  • Cooking with Friends double header: Vegan 4/9;  Japanese 4/16
  • Koffee Klatch (zoom-based) — next one is April 12th (2nd and 4th Mondays) @ 10am. Just join in!       
    • https: //tinyurl. com/CRcoffee21 
  • WVCS: bags still needed! Drop bags at homes of Judy, Hung, or Sudha
  • Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley---4/17-4/24 (Bill Allen)
  • Bike Clinic at WVCS—4/19 1-4pm. 3 Volunteers needed—contact Josh Selo.
  • Stanford Blood Drive at NWYMCA—4/21 1:30-5pm (sign up at sbcdonor.com)
  • Solar Install Training 4/17 9-12—contact the Climate team (Gary and Kiran) 
Visiting Rotarians:  
Steve Andrews –Carmel Valley Rotary club (formerly a Cupertino Rotary)
Clari Nolet  from Los Altos Rotary
 
Rotarians with Guests:
Tom Avvakumovits—Melissa  Duran---
Joe Hamilton—Subashree Rajagopal—prospective new member 
Hung Wei—Sudha Kassamsetty (being inducted today)

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
cupertinorotary@gmail.com. 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 - Rachelle Sander;  Third Wednesday - Reena Rao ;  Fourth Wednesday - Dana Drysdale  Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday Kathy Yates-; Second Wednesday  Ranga Nathan- Third Wednesday - Julie Griswold; Fourth Wednesday - Manisha Puranik;; Fifth Wednesday Byron Rovegno

 
 
Check out our 28th Annual Golf Classic Website here for info and sponsorships.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Climate Action Committee
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Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
Erin Cooke
Apr 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Sustainability and the environment
Polly Bove et al.
Apr 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Update from local Educators
Padma Chari, Louisa Roberts
May 05, 2021 12:00 PM
Golf Tournament wrap up
Marico Sayoc
May 12, 2021 12:00 PM
Teen Mental Health

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Enjoy this video celebrating 20 years of Rotary Women.

We have a great group in our club!

Vision2020
This is NOT TRF- this is for the Permanent Fund (CREF)
 
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Global Case Watch

2021 Yr-to-date:     2

2020 Yr-to-date:   34
Full Yr 2020:     140
Full Yr 2019:     176


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After each board meeting we will post a link to the approved minutes of the previous board meeting. Click here to download the  board  meeting minutes from February 21, 2021