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Quinlan Community Center
10185 North Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA  95014
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Fund Development Officer
Immediate Past President
Come and join us as one of of favorite speakers, Professor Larry Gersten, PhD joins us for a review of President Trump's first 6 months in office.
Larry Gerston leads two lives as an academic and as a communications specialist.  A professor emeritus of political science at San Jose State University, Larry Gerston examines the public policy making process. His Public Policy Making in a Democratic Society: A Guide to Civic Engagement has been heralded for defining “hands on” citizen participation. 
Larry Gerston appears twice weekly as the political analyst at NBC11 (the Bay Area NBC station). He has been on NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, BBC, NPR, and CNN’s Inside Politics and has been quoted in the major print media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. He speaks several times each year in the U.S. and abroad on civic engagement and political empowerment.
Rotary Meeting Notes - 7.12.17
Many Rotarians and Guests gathered at Monte Vista High School for President John Zirelli's kick in.
[Save the Date slide: July 15th/16th Relay for Life; July 22nd Bocce Ball; August 2nd Blood Drive; August 26th 5K “Run for Great Schools”; August 27th Global Elegance]
President John Zirelli called the meeting to order at 12:15p.m.
Pledge: Stuart Rosenberg
Inspiration: Don Sun being a member of a club is a great honor and great privilege. A leader inspires us to achieve and continue the club spirit. He thanked those leaders who help the red badgers learn service.
Visiting Rotarians: PDG Dhirendara Padhi from Bhubanewwak, India
Rotarians with Guests: Doug Carothers introduced Ali who owns the Rose Cart, April Bignell introduced daughter Rebecca, Don Sun introduced Ken Lo; Hung Wei introduced Tarun Galagali, Catherine Liu and her son Alan, Janelle Alimboyoguen, Andrew Lin, Collin Breen, Patrick Aherns; Kavita Gupta, Michael, Diane Ambrose, and Ann Woo, John Zirelli introduced wife Michele,  Kathy Pelzman, Sharon Bryon, Suzanne  Morrison, and Ann Hoffman , Diana Ding introduced Sandy Wang, Mia lim, Sandra Zhang and Mialcaln Black, Emily Lin also joined us from World Journal

President’s Club:
Tina Ferguson joined the President’s Club in honor of the Avon Walk.
Steve Ting joined the President’s Club as a past president, John has been on top for years and Steve is so happy John will be our new leader to take us to the next level.
President John introduced Its Uenaka, who was in attendance-In Recognition of inspirational leadership to the Rotary Club of Cupertino.

Sunil Nethesinghe introduced the Mindful Rotarians Affinity Group – Developing Mindfulness Living and the benefits of mindfulness practice. He showed a short video highlighting mindfulness and meditation. Contact him for the first meeting
PP Hung Wei-announced the Hope Relay of Life which will take place at Cupertino High School on July 15th-16th from 10:00a.m.-10:00a.m.
PP Bev Lenihan announced the Bocce Ball get together on July 28th at Blackberry Farm from 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
President John Zirelli-asked us to save the date for Global Elegance August 27th.
John Selo is looking for volunteers to assist the Back to School Clothing Program on August 5th from 7:00a.m.-9:30a.m.
Wendell Stephens announced that on July 27th at 9:00a.m. there will be Golf Fellowship at the Spring Valley Golf Course.
Leslie Hay announced that since, we are celebrating John Zirelli, we have door prizes. The basil plants on the tables will go to 14 winners of those in attendance today. The names were drawn and announced.

Hung Wei announced the new member inductions. There were four new members today.
Ann Woo- Non- Profit management (sponsor Diana Ding), Catherine “Cat” Liu  Educational Software Development (sponsor Hung Wei), Janelle Alimboyoguen Operational Analyst (sponsor Hung Wei), Patrick Aherns Governement & Education Policy (sponsor Savita Vaidhyanathan),

July 12th Program: President John Zirelli’s goals for the year.
John stated that it is an honor to serve as your incoming president. He acknowledged the past presidents and asked them all to stand and be recognized. The new District Governor was also in attendance today—DG Orrin Mahoney. John had the privilege of going to Atlanta this year. This year’s international conference is in Toronto on June 23rd-June 28th, 2018.
He mentioned “The Four Way Test”: Is it the Truth? Is it Fair to all concerned? Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendship? Is it Beneficial to all concerned?
“No one Rotarian can do everything but all Rotarians can do something.”
A few changes and/or things he wants to try out this year:
  1. At the next meeting, he will pass around a cart with a large jar atop where people will be asked to donate their change by placing it into the jar. Half of the proceeds will go to CREF and the other half to a Rotarian. But that Rotarian will have to work for it. They will need to guess the question of the week and answer the Rotarian Trivia question accurately. Everyone should send in a bit of trivia on themselves to Dolly Sandaval. For instance, I was a guitar player in a rock band. These will be the types of questions asked.
  2. Speaker’s gifts this year will be either John’s award winning wine or extra virgin olive oil from the vineyard where John obtains grapes for his wines.
  3. Also, this year, there will be a number of mystery guests throughout the year. They won’t be announced ahead of time so you will need to attend to see who they turn out to be.
The new club cabinet and board were introduced.
John loves the Rotary bell but there will be a new bell this year. The Trivia question for the next meeting will be to answer what the new bell is made of. One hint given was that the new bell was indeed of recycled material…but from what?
John introduced his family.
Meeting ended at 1:18, enthusiastic fellowship ensued for the remaining 10 minutes !
The Fall Festival committee gathered after our meeting on July 12th to begin planning the event.  There were many Rotarians there to contribute to the work to make this fundraiser another HUGE success. Set aside the date: September  9th, 2017 and check the official website- for updates. Volunteer requests will be coming soon.

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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
Carrolee Barlow, MD
Jul 26, 2017
National Parkinson's Institute
Ro Khanna
Aug 02, 2017
United States Congressman
John Chiang
Aug 09, 2017
California State Treasurer
Gary Richards
Aug 16, 2017
Mr. Road Show

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Global Case Watch

Year-to-date 2017:  6

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