We will be dark on November 21st. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

ShelterboxShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides temporary shelter and life saving supplies to displaced families.

Since joining the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay in 2005, Mitone served as president in 2013-14, District 5150 Assistant Governor 2017-2019, a number of District Conference committees and is preparing for her District 5150 Chief of Staff position for 2019-2020. She serves as a local ShelterBox Ambassador since 2014.

Last week Ann Cleaver delivered 32 quilts to Legal Advocates for Children and Youth. The social workers and attorneys who accompany foster kids to court give them a choice of a quilt to take with them to their new Foster Home. Quilts are also taken to homes when the Social Workers make a visit.  Another great Service project supported by our Community Services AOS in partnership with QFK and Inner Wheel.
Image result for Happy Holiday imagesAt this time of year our club reaches out to provide Holiday cheer to many others in our community. Check out our special Holiday Page by clicking here to see some of these examples. Our members are proud of the service we provide. If you are interested in learning more about the Cuperitno Rotary club feel free to drop in to one of our meetings or get in touch at cupertinorotary@gmail.com
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Leslie Hay reminded us to sign up for the annual Holiday party on Sunday, 12/9 from 5:30 to 10 PM, at Saratoga Country Club. For $95/person you get a hosted wine bar, three course dinner, and dancing on the deck. Sign up by clicking here.
PE Padma announced there will be a special evening meeting for those who are not normally able to attend.  11/27 from 7-8:30pm @ Deep Cliff Golf Course. Come and learn about our World Service projects.
Colleen Hudgen is once again organizing this year’s Senior Luncheon. This very special event is being held on 12/12 and she is looking Rotarians to sponsor and help steward the seniors at the luncheon. In order to manage the food we need everyone to sign up online ahead of time. Click here to do so.
Leslie Davis introduced the Director of Via West, Irshad Fardan. They spoke about the upcoming Snowflake event, always a favorite for our members. Dec 1st will be for the children with snow and have arts and crafts; Dec 8th will be for the adults with singing (including our own Grateful Dads) and more arts and crafts.  Contact Leslie to sign up or do it online at Via West Services here. Check out the flyer here.
Josh Selo (standing in for Tina Ferguson) updated is on the replacement for Kids Shopping this year. Our club sponsored 34 families via WVCS Gift of Hope and shopped for the full family. Our members have already taken all 34 slots but if you are still interested there are still a few available through WVCS. In addition they need volunteers for the gift sorting and party.  Go to WVCS home page or click here to volunteer.
The annual Inner Wheel Holiday Party is being held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 to benefit WVCS. Details are 5 pm to 8 pm at the home of John Gatto and Pat Dowd - 10641 Madera Drive, Cupertino Cost: $20.00 per person RSVP to Pat Dowd 408-245-6455 or whitlusmanor@mac.com
On Friday November 16th Rotarian  PP Richard Lowenthal and Inner Wheel Member Nancy Harper were honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) at the Philanthropy Day Awards Banquet. Rotarians Meredith Smith was host and MC, Josh Selo was an award presenter and PPs Bev Lenihan and Hung Wei presented one of the awards. Once again our Rotarians were honored for the good they do in our community. Congrads to Richard and Nancy.
Sandy James introduced our speaker this week, Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County DA. Jeff is always one of our favorite speakers and he spoke on the history and current status of Bail in our county. Check out the full presentation by clicking here.
Some of Jeff’s key points were:
  • Reducing the number of  people in jail has become a bi-partisan support (for different reasons.
  • It is important that they bail system maintain the “presumption of innocence”
  • Having access to resources (wealth) should not bias the system, those with less should have the same treatment.
  • Holding the accused in jail should be a result of determining their danger to society, not their financial capability.
  • The County has a tool to help judges with this process
  • The long-term goal is to eliminate bail: release if no threat, hold in detention until trial if a threat to society.
PE Padma presided over todays meeting as President Helene is out of the country.
Pledge: PP Judy Wilson
Inspiration: Coleen Hudgen spoke about the importance of honoring our Vets. What a great message for this week.
Guest Introductions:
Guest Rotarians: Joe Ribera of the Sunnyvale Club
Guests of Rotarians: David Fung guest of Tom Pyke  , Irshad Farda guest of  Leslie Davis , Mike Kalbreir guest of  Milt Werhman   , Payal Srivgu guest of  Tim Widman , Lachmi Kheimlani guest of Judy Wilson,  and Benafire Dastour
President’s Club:
Barbara and Henry joined together in honor of the great article about Rebuilding and Rotary in the recent Courier. Thanks to Maggie for all her hard work in getting the articles published. Check out the full article here.
PP Judy donated in honor of Eva Long who is providing support at the Camp Fire. Judy read a moving account of the situation that was very touching. Our hearts go out to those suffering in this awful tragedy.
Sandy James joined in honor of the recent Veterans Memorial held in Cupertino and thanked everyone in our city for their unwavering support of Veterans.
November Birthdays:
Peter Halpin and PE Padma presented the list of October birthdays and led the club in a rousing rendition of song in their honor. Gauri then came up and made a CREF donation in honor of her important birthday, a fond reminder of Ralph Ottey, who encouraged everyone to donate on their birthday.

Veterans Program
In celebration of Veteran’s day April Scott introduced Cody Owens and Vanessa Nava, teachers who lead the Veterans Project at MVHS. They talked about how meaningful it was to the students and what a great learning experience it was to  have them interview the Veterans. They showed us a couple of example videos that were very touching including one of our own PP Wendell Stephens.
As is our tradition we were treated to a video of Veterans in our club and related to club members. Thanks to Jerra for a great job once again with this video. Check it out here.

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
cupertinorotary@gmail.com. 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 - Stuart Rosenberg; Third Wednesday - Louisa Roberts ; Fourth Wednesday - Padma Chari  Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday - Julie Griswold; Second Wednesday -OPEN; Third Wednesday - Josh Selo; Fourth Wednesday - Bill Wilson;; Fifth Wednesday Byron Rovegno

Senior Lunch Sign-Up
Be sure and sign up for our Senior Holiday Luncheon on Dec 12th. You can sponsor and host a senior or come alone, but you need to sign up in advance. by clicking here
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Senior Lunch Sign-Up
Be sure and sign up for our Senior Holiday Luncheon on Dec 12th. You can sponsor and host a senior or come alone, but you need to sign up in advance. by clicking here
Club Holiday Party
Join us on Dec 9th at Saratoga CC for a fun night of food, fellowship and celebration. Sign up by clicking here.
Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
Nov 21, 2018
Mitone Griffiths
Nov 28, 2018
Jenn Grinels
Dec 05, 2018
Performing Artist Jenn Grinels
David Rader
Dec 19, 2018
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Year-to-date 2018:  24

Full Yr 2017:       22
Full Yr 2016:       38
Full Yr 2015:     106