Cyber SecurityRay is presently Chairman and CEO of RedSeal, Inc. an enterprise cyber security company based in San Jose, CA. and has testified several times to Congress, the President’s Blue-Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, and is an invited speaker on venture capital, startup companies, cyber security, nuclear energy, climate change, and energy policy in general.  He will be speaking on the issues and challenges in the Cybersecurity field.

Meeting called to order:  12:13pm by PE Stuart Rosenberg while Padma was out of town.
Pledge:  Scott Austin
Inspiration: Joe Ribera gave an inspiration on a formula for living – live beneath your means, return what you borrow, don’t blame people, admit when you make mistakes, do something nice and try not to get caught, take a 30 min walk, be on time and don ‘t make excuses, be humble, know when to keep your mouth shut, try not to criticize, learn from the past, don’t sweat the small stuff,

President’s Club:
Joe Ribera – celebrating 43rd wedding anniversary!
Irmgard Lafrentz – screening day 3/16 @7pm Aquarius theater, Palo Alto of her nephew’s movie. Its been a long time coming.
Dana Drysdale – celebrating retirement and looking forward to more Rotary moments!

District Training – 4/18 @ University of Silicon Andhra – 8-2pm, save the date- great opportunity for Red Badgers, newer members and old hands to learn more about Rotary.
Dr. Seuss Day is coming   3/2 packet and book distribution will be at our meetings, see Louisa Roberts if you  can’t get it then.
Our Daily Bread will be on 3/9 from 10:30-12:30 volunteers needed to help serve meals to those in need. Sign up online (click here)   or contact Susan Latsshaw.
CS Pace Project Pacific Autism Center for Education on 3/28  from 8:30-4:00pm yard clean-up. Contact Larry Low if interested in helping support.
Personal Talk: Jean Gasperini
She grew up in Springfield MA – Dr. Seuss hometown, with 25 first cousins, including 6 uncles all in the service. In 1958 moved to Miami, Florida with her 3 siblings and attended Florida State University – studied working with blind people and received a Masters in Rehabilitative services. She took care of her siblings after college after her parents had passed away.  Jean shares she learned a great deal of perseverance. In 1978 she moved to Cupertino and had 4 children, and now has 2 grandchildren. Jean and her husband Dick love to travel. It was great to learn more about Jean.

 Internal communications team update. Stuart provided everyone an update on what it takes to prepare the Rotator and website. He pointed out some features such as photos and videos as well as a new link to Upcoming Service Projects  He introduced the team including our new Webmaster Bill Allen.
Most importantly the team is looking for a few member to volunteer for reporting and editing, its just one hour per month, contact Stuart for more details.
Cycling Affinity Group: PP Larry Dean presented the Bike affinity re-boot! Larry is looking to start weekly rides beginning in March perhaps Monday, Thursday, or Friday mornings. He also thanked Mayor Scharf and councilman Sinks for their support in promoting bike safety and access in Cupertino. Larry pointed out that our club has made a big effort in helping improving cycling safety and access in Cupertino ; Over the course of time, we have contributed over  $25k towards bike repair and education.
Our own PP Helene Davis introduced this week’s speaker, Mayor Steven Scharf.  Click here to see his full presentation or if you prefer you can see the unabridged version he made at City Hall by clicking here.  
Following are a few highlights from his presentation at our club:
  • A recent survey listed Cupertino as the 9th best city to live in, we have top rated roads and great schools.
  • Park master plan just approved last night after lots of work by the staff and commission.
  • Working to create ELI Housing Units for Developmentally disabled as a project with Rotary
  • Goals for 2020 include sustainability, improved library parking, more affordable housing and expanding the Via Shuttle pilot
  • He introduced our new city manager, Deb Feng, she grew up in Cupertino  and now is working to keep it a great place
  • Some recent highlights include passing the Regnart Creek Trail and funding a new program room for the Library.
  • In the always asked question about Vallco, currently the SB-35 plan is moving ahead, albeit with some legal hearings coming soon and the Mayor would like to see an agreement with the city and developer that creates a plan that works for everyone.

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 - Rachelle Sander;  Third Wednesday - Louisa Roberts ;  Fourth Wednesday - Open  Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday Kathy Yates-; Second Wednesday  OPEN- Third Wednesday - Julie Griswold; Fourth Wednesday - Bill Wilson;; Fifth Wednesday Byron Rovegno

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Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
Ray Rothrock, CEO of Redseal
Feb 26, 2020
Cyber Security
Chester Santos
Mar 04, 2020
The International Memory Man
PDG Sylvia Whitlock, First woman RI Club President
Mar 11, 2020
A Story Celebrating International Women's Day
St Patrick's Day, Pie Day, CREF Annual Meeting
Mar 18, 2020
St Patrick's Day, Pie Day, CREF Annual Meeting

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2020 Yr-to-date:   11

2019 Yr-to-date:   9
Full Yr 2019:     125
Full Yr 2018:       33

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