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Quinlan Community Center
10185 North Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA  95014
United States
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 Fall Festival
Sept. 9, 2017


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Silicon Valley Leadership GroupCarl Guardino, one of Silicon Valley’s most distinguished business and community leaders, is the President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association that represents more than 375 of Silicon Valley’s most respected companies.  ​
Global Elegance 2017, continues Cupertino Rotary's decades long tradition of celebrating our work with Rotary partners around the world through an evening of fellowship and a wonderful twilight meal at an extraordinary venue.
On Sunday August 27, beginning at 5:30 PM shuttles from parking at Monta Vista High School will take us to the grounds of a beautiful home with a stunning panorama that spans from San Francisco, to all of Silicon Valley, Stevens Creek reservoir and the Santa Cruz Mountains.
To learn more and for complete details open the GE17 Flier.  
Rotator Notes - 8.16.17
President John Zirelli called the meeting to order at 12:10pm.
Pledge: Tom Dyer
Inspiration: Craig Cumming relayed a story with 2 inspirations;  One about how his 93 year old father helped him see things in a new light and the second about the great things available in Cupertino. Thanks Craig for the great inspiration

Vistiting Rotarians:: Bill Host from Gilroy and Kohinoor Charavardy from Los Gatos
Rotarians with Guests:  Rena Hung guest of PP Hung Wei,  Micheal Gotwald, guest of PP Darryl Stow, Allison Lowe, guest of April Bignel, Merideth Smith, guest of Stuart Rosenberg,  Dave Puziol, guest of Jo Lucey,  Anna Weber, guest of Josh Selo,  Kim Chase, guest of Peter Landsberger,  Linda Sanders, guest of Rose Ann Woolpert  and Archana Jha, guest of Frances Seward.

President’s Club- This was a  week with love in the air.
Stuart Rosenberg announced the  marriage of his son, Daryl in Las Vegas, NV on August 6th.
Jeanne Bradford announced the engagement of her daughter Whitnet- the wedding is set for April of 2018.

Padma Chari invited the club to attend Global Elegance, scheduled for August 27 beginning at 6pm.  The deadline to purchase tickets is two weeks from today.
April Bignell shared an upcoming project, Operation Care and Comfort, which provides care packages to the troops.  The project is scheduled for August 27 at 10am.  Item donations are still accepted - please see April or the list on the partner table.  Big thanks to Leon for donating a lot of dental supplies
Susan Latshaw thanked the club for its support of Our Daily Bread and invited club members to volunteer at Our Daily Bread on Monday, August 21 from 10:30-12:30.  Sign ups can be done at by contacting Susan, or online. 
PP Bev Lenihan announced the upcoming CREF seminar by Jim Jackson describing the common mistakes in estate planning. Don’t miss this great seminar on September 27th after our meeting.
PP Wendell Stephen invited club members to Golf Fellowship on August 24, with a first tee time at 8:57 am at Moffett Field, a course that is in great shape due to Google’s efforts.
PP Richard Lowenthal shared information about the upcoming CEEF run and invited club members to participate.  The family event is on August 26 at 8:30am at Memorial Park.
Josh Selo announced the upcoming Chefs of Compassion on Sept 22nd. It should be a great event and will sell out quickly so be sure and get your tickets soon. Go to the WVCS website or contact Josh.
PP Larry Dean, head of the nominating committee,   announced the opening of nominations for club leadership starting in July 2018. If you are interested in joining the board or becoming President Elect, contact Larry.
David Doyle announced the upcoming Fall Festival on September 9th. Lots of great entertainment and events this year. Check out the details at  Jim Gibson will be the volunteer coordinator and it takes our entire club to make this event work so get ready to sign up for one of the slots as soon as Jim sends them out. First in gets the best jobs. See you there.
Anjali Kauser  announced the Chamber of Commerce Food and Wine stroll at Main Street on August 27th from 4-7. Check out all the great food and wine in Cupertino. Don’t miss it.

Maggie Padovani gave us an excellent Red Badge talk- a life of Serendipity. We learned about her youth at Bayside HS  in NJ, where she met her husband. After moving west to California she held positions in many local companies including Atari and Activision to name a few. Maggie described her rols and contributions in two other Rotary clubs and  and she told us about  her many hobbies and bucket list items including travel, skiing, sailing and horses. We are lucky to have Maggie in our club- welcome!

President John provided this week’s Rotarian trivia clue. It is someone who appeared on Art Linkliters “Kids say the darnest things” not just once, but twice. Email your guess to
Last week’s Rotarian trivia answer was Alysa Sakkas. 

Rose Ann Woolpert introduced today’s speaker, Mr. Roadshow himself- Gary Richards. Gary regaled us with interesting storie including a number of “drivers do the darndest things”.  He also spoke about Bart, and the future of SJ transportation, including the Deardon hub. He is very positive on the next 10 years future of 


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
Carl Guardino
Aug 23, 2017
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Traci Bliss, PhD
Aug 30, 2017
Saving Big Basin Redwoods: Heroes and Heroines
Isaiah Nengo, PhD
Sep 06, 2017
Empire of the Apes: Recent Discoveries from Africa
Webb McKinney
Sep 13, 2017
History of Hewelett-Packard Corporation

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Year-to-date 2017:  8

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