Join us for the Senior Holiday Lunch on December 11th. Sign up to sponsor a senior or just attend by clicking here. Entertainment from the Monta Vista Choir! Sing along with Rod Sinks and Peter Halpin.
Jo Lucey, Padma Chari, John Giovanola, and Stuart Rosenberg discussed Cupertino Rotary’s Permanent Fund and how it contributes to our Club’s annual charitable giving.  
The Permanent Fund is Cupertino Rotary’s endowment.  It was established in 1991 to augment charitable giving funds raised by our traditional yearly fundraisers.  
From its humble beginnings, the Permanent Fund has become a major source of funds for Cupertino Rotary’s charitable giving.  Over time, as the endowment has grown, the amount the Permanent Fund generates for charitable giving has also grown.  In 2012, the Permanent Fund generated $19,000 for our charitable giving.  In 2019, it generated $60,000.  
From now until March 18, the Rotary Club of Cupertino will be conducting the VISION 2020 Capital Campaign for Cupertino Rotary’s Permanent Fund.  
The capital campaign goal is to grow the Permanent Fund by $400,000. 
We’re on our way!! Donors have already pledged $330,000. The campaign is asking each individual Rotarian to help raise the remaining $70,000.  Giving is personal.  The campaign goal is 100% participation at whatever level is appropriate for each club member. 
The club doesn’t raise funds for the Permanent Fund every year.  In fact, there have been four capital campaigns in the last 28 years. It will be several years before another Permanent Fund capital campaign takes place. 
She shared her background as the only girl in a family of 5 children. She reported growing up with lots of love and attention. She was married at age 18 to a HS sweetheart. By the age of 21, she had 4 children, now in their 30’s. She is now a grandmother of 6. She worked for Salvation Army as Family Services Director for 16 years.  She experienced what it means to never have to work a day in your life because of loving it so much. 
Hobbies: She has a weekly “Founders night” with her extended family. She loves hiking and regularly hikes Mission Peak—a challenging 2+ hour hike. 
Currently working for JW House. She was divorced, but remarried 3 years ago, to a man with whom she shares her commitment to do community work. She is pursuing her licensing as a drug therapist. She is a believer in the power of personal motivation. She is thankful, grateful and blessed.
Padama and Hung arranged for a drawing. Several very valuable prizes were won by five luck Rotarians.
Senior Holiday lunch will be next week at Quinlan. Sign-ups close on Sunday.  Please come and sponsor a senior for lunch. Make them feel special! Again, signup on line. 
 Next Saturday (16th) at 10am at Gate of Heaven. Wreaths are placed on the gravesites for the Veterans. Volunteers needed to place the wreaths.
December 7 (kids) and December 14 (adults). Please donate your time to do arts/crafts/cookies. Please sign up online or email Leslie Davis
Holiday Party—Leslie Hay—December 8— the Saratoga Country Club.  It will be a great event! With dancing, music, a 3 course meal and lots of fellowship! Registration is still open until $99. Steve Ting will be there! 
Golf Tournament beneficiary–Stuart Rosenberg---Golf Beneficiary application due Dec 13, 2019. Goal is a $25k donation to a worthy organization or project. 
Gourmet Globe Trottermeeting Tuesday Dec 10 at 6pm for a Chinese Dinner –2 spaces available. 
Wreaths Across America: Will Fluwelling. Next Saturday at 10am at Gate of Heaven. 
WestValley Community Services - Client Holiday: Josh Selo. Dec 20—1-3 pm. Please come to help make the celebrations jolly.  
Community Service: Bikes; George Denise—working with Good Karma Bikes to repair or donate 50 bikes. Jan 4, 10-2 and Jan 11, 10-2 (At Good Karma in San Jose). Volunteers to do repairs.
Bikes will be given away –Jan 14 4-6pm. (at West Valley CS) 
Senior Holiday lunch will be next week at Quinlan. Sign-ups close on Sunday.  Please come and sponsor a senior for lunch. Make them feel special! Again, signup on line. 
Steve Rudd made an announcement about Charitable Remainder Trusts as a vehicle for reducing capital gains taxes on appreciated property. He has personally made a donation of his office building to Claremont McKenna college through a charitable remainder trust. 
Inspiration: Paige Zhang- Her-“Grandma”  is 97 years old; last year she fell and broke her pelvis. Only a junior doctor would attempt the surgery to repair it. A year out now, she is completely mobile again. And the junior doctor has been promoted!
Pledge was led by Henry Buffalow
Comments made by President Padma about the turkey distribution 
Visiting Rotarians: Unkown
Rotarians with guests: Leslie Hay: small business owner Ron Hogsett
                        Leslie Davis—introduced Nicolas from Via West

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Dec 18, 2019
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Kavita Gupta, National Geographic Education Fellow
Jan 08, 2020
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