What's happening at De Anza College
Since 2015, Judy C. Miner has been chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, which is headquartered in Los Altos Hills, CA. She has worked as a higher education administrator since 1977 and in the California Community Colleges since 1979. She has held numerous administrative positions in instruction, student services, and human resources at City College of San Francisco, the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, De Anza College, and most recently Foothill College, where she served as president from 2007 to 2015.
Welcome to Italian Heritage Celebration. Festivities abounded including a fun accordion player and a display of Venetian makes for our members to enjoy.
President Padma called the meeting to order.
Pledge: PP Helene Davis
Inspiration: Maggie Padovani gave a great inspiration, being a 1st Generation Italian American and how the diversity of our club is so inspiring.
Guests: PE Stuart introduced a special guest- Marta Leoni. Marta is a Rotary Exchange student that our club is sponsoring and she is from Sardinia, Italy. What a great day to have her attend her first club meeting.
Presidents Club:  
Tom Scannell joined in honor of his son’s wedding in Portland last weekend.
PDG Jim Walker joined in honor of former PDG Don Allen turning 85 soon and announcing a trip of current Rotarians to visit him. Anyone wishing to donate to Polio in honor of Don’s birthday should contact Jim.
Birthdays: Peter Halpin A rousing round of Happy Birthday was sung to our 16 Birthday Rotarians.
Jean Gasperini announced the upcoming pumpkin carving events. This is always a great service outing to work with seniors. Sign up by contacting Jean or sign up online for October 28th at Sunny View or October 31st at Live Oaks.
Henry Buffalow announced our upcoming Rebuilding project on October 19th. This is one of our biggest hands on events; so don’t miss the opportunity- contact Barbara McArthur, Bill Allen or Henry to sign up.
Don’t forget to sign up for Our Daily Bread to help feed the hungry on October 21st at St Thomas church in Sunnyvale . Hours will be 10:30-12:30. Lunch available after clients are finished. Sign up in through the Rotator. Sign Up Link
Meenakshi Beyani reminded everyone of the upcoming evening Diwali meeting on October 23rd. It's a great time to dress up and if you want to try some Indian outfits just click here. Please purchase tickets in advance so food planning can be done. Register by clicking here now
Golf fellowship: Oct 28—starting at 8:40 at Los Lagos Golf Course ($29 with cart). All are welcome –beginning golfers especially. Let PP Wendell know if you are interested so 
George Denise asked everyone to save Thanksgiving morning to help our with meal deliveries. In partnership with Safeway we feed over 100 families on Thanksgiving. Goble Goble.
Fly-up: It was time for Hongwei Wong to fly up. We all know her as she has been organizing the meeting support for the last year. Congrats to her and her fly-up quote was how  she is always cheered up when working with fellow Rotarians.
TRF Update:  PP Liz Gallegos closed our TRF campaign with an update on progress. We have 73% of our members participating (goal of 100%) and are at $50K (goal of $60K). We still need members who have not pledged to do so, click here and make your pledge now to help us reach our goal.
Lunch Update: PP Hung Wei let us know about our lunch program status. We have a great caterer (Eisenhauer) that provides excellent lunches at a reasonable price. We have to guarantee 60 lunches to make it work but recently only 40 members are buying. That’s a problem. Please consider making Wednesday a brunch day and eating at our meeting so we can continue to have the great food.
Board Update:  President Padma announced that due to his time commitment with Andrew Young Don Sun resigned from the board. The board appointed George Denise to complete his term.  The board also appointed PP Kathy Nellis to fulfill the new job of Fund Development Officer( FDO).  Welcome to the board to both Kathy and George.
Kenya Shoes update:  PDG Jim Walker brought in a large bag of shoes to donate to the ICSV Interact club’s shoes for Kenya Campaign. Thanks Jim for being a role model for our club. Lets hope others follow your lead and bring in shoes for this great international project. Contact Larry Tan if you can help or have questions.

Program: Winemaking and Trip to Copertino
Today’s program in celebration of Italian Heritage featured winemaking by our own PP John Z, Sam G and George T; The merry winemaking trio. It was followed by wine tasting and fellowship, as well as a presentation about a recent trip to Cupertino Sister City Copertino by PP Helene and Louisa R. Click on this link to see the full presentation. A few highlights were:
  • Maggie thanked our winemakers, the accordion player and the mask vendor for making a great event.
  • The winemakers described the process- sounds simple, but it takes practice and skill to do well. The tasting during showed Rotary Winemakers have the touch.
  • PP Helene told us about sister city, Copertino located in the Puglia region, in the heel for the boot and famous for wine and olive oil.
  • Cupertino has adult and student exchanges as well as cultural exchange activities
  • Helene also talked about the great Rotary Club nearby (Nardo) and how hospitable there were to the travelers from Cupertino
  • Louisa showed us some of the sights in the area that were visited including a castle.
She also showed us the great food of the region (fish, cheese) and highlighted a world famous baker.

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Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
Diwali Celebration- Special Evening Meeting
Oct 23, 2019
Indian Cultural Night
Angela McConnell
Oct 30, 2019
Montalvo Arts Center
Jane Grodem
Nov 06, 2019
Sparking Joy - The Kon Mari method of tidying up
Lawson Sakai
Nov 13, 2019
WWII Veteran from the 442nd RCT - the most decorated unit in U.S. military history

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2019 Yr-to-date:  66

2018 Yr-to-date:  17
Full Yr 2017:       22
Full Yr 2016:       38

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