Cupertino Rotary Vocational ServicesMember pictureCome and listen to co-chairs Joanne Leonard and Steve Onishi describe the key programs from the Vocational Services team, they have an exciting new program that you will be excited to hear about. Don't miss it.
Image result for random acts of kindnessOur Rotary trip to the hemophilia clinic in Romania will also include visits to an orphanage, disabled children's school, and other medical sites.  If you'd like to help contribute to our "Random Acts of Kindness" efforts, where we give modest financial support to deserving groups that we identify on the spot, please contact George Tyson ( before June 1.  Any amount you can contribute is most welcome!
Please contact Roxana Baker with Nominations by May 30th for this prestigious Cupertino Rotary Award. Check out the form here.
The Vocation Service Award recognizes individuals, not organizations, who conduct their vocations in the Cupertino area. The awardees can be Rotarians or non-Rotarians. The accomplishment can be a major effort or simple, thoughtful acts.
     Bocce Ball is Coming—Mark your calendars now!
    Back by popular demand! The Bocce Ball Affinity Group will be held the 4 th Friday in June, July, August and in September, the third Friday, September 21st. We meet at the Bocce Courts at Blackberry Farm from 5-7PM. No charge.It’s helpful if we know you are coming, but reservations are not required. Bev Lenihan
    Bring a spouse, friend, or child/grandchild. Bring a snack to share and wine, beer, soft drink or water. The version we play is definitely for FUN—with the rules fluctuating all the time. No experience required! Come for the FUN-stay for the FUN! 
    Sgt. @ Arms – Peter Halpin and Fabrizio
    Greeter –  Meredith Smith
    Secretary Assistant –  n/a
    Reporter – Julie Griswold

    Pledge:  Jo Ann LeonardMeeting called to order:  12:13pm
    Inspiration: Meenakshi Biyani
    • Between mother’s day and  father’s day – thank you everyone for inspiring young people
    Visiting Rotarians:  Judy Miner – Los Altos, Dick Henning – Los Altos and Mark Carson.
    Rotarian Guests:Leslie Mains and Dr. Baker of  Cupertino School District – guest of Stuart Rosenberg,  Gabriel Sanchez – guests of Richard Lowenthal, Manisha Puranik, Ragiv Puranik & Sanita PUranik – guestsof Alysa Sakkas, Antonia Zauala – guest  Pearl Cheng, John Swenson – guest of Tess Chandler ,  Qing Bai – guest of Sophie Qian Benajita Dastoor – guest of Meenakshi Biyani, Pyng Liu – guest of Hung Wei, Dorothy Stow – guest of Darryl Stow,  and Lanv Aeron – guest of George Denise

    President’s Club:
    PP Judy Wilson  loves her husband…a big happy birthday to Bill Wilson.!  Judy also joined to honor Anne Marie Mechum, women of  influence  award!

    • Phone found at crab feed, call John Zirelli if you know someone who lost it.
    • District conference: June 1st-3rd Orrin encourages everyone to attend. See you there! Sign up by clicking here.
    • Chili cook-off: Leslie encourages participation next week at the cook-off…. $25 sign up today! Click here to sign up. 
    • Blood drive: Leon Davis encourages participation May 30th 1:30-5:30 @ the Northwest YMCA Please sign up by contacting the Stanford Blood Bank. 
    • Dues are due! Dana Stern let the club know notices went out yesterday.  Deadline to pay is June 8th.
    • Vocational Services Award: Roxanne Baker – only three nominations so far.  Looking for more nominees.
    • Random Acts of Kindness: George Tyson – June 4-15 traveling Romania for hemophiliac project.  Along the way they are going to visit an orphanage, clinic, and school. George asking for small donations CREF or cash to help support the random act of kindness awards.
      • Ann Cleaver announced the  Tech Trek was awarded to two teens for summer tech camp at Stanford.

      Induction: Manisha Puranik is our newest member.  Alysa Sakkas is her sponsor.  Category – college admissions counselor. Born in Mumbai, came here in 1987 after marrying her husband.  Has two daughters.

      Stuart Rosenberg and Harvey Barnett introduced the Partners in Community Service Program  a new Youth Services activity – Middle school students engage in Philanthropy by researching local non-profits and choosing one to receive a $500 grant from our club.  Lawson and Cupertino Middle participated this year. The teachers and students were introduced and gave a great presentation to our club on their work and result.
      • Cupertino Middle School chooses JW House for their work in helping others in need
      • Lawson Middle School chooses JW House for their support in helping keep families together. 
      • Both student clubs appreciate learning about local non-profits in need of support.
      • Stuart and Harvey  presented a $1000 check to rotarian Jill Popolizio of JW House on behalf of the students.
       Pearl Cheng introduced our speaker : Speakers: Dr. Martha Kanter, a renowned expert in education who spoke to us about the impact of college on closing the wealth divide in our country via "The College Promise". Check out the video of her full presentation here.  Dr. Kanter spoke about the rising costs of education, how our country has fallen from 1st to 10th in college graduates and the importance of post secondary education to achieving the American Dream and improving our Society. The College Promise program is spreading across our country and can deliver great results.  Click on read more to see some of her key points were.

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        Our outstanding editors are assigned as follows: First Wednesday - Gary Latshaw; Second Wednesday - Stuart Rosenberg; Third Wednesday - Stuart Rosenberg ; Fourth Wednesday - Padma Chari  Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop. Backup- Chris Zhang
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