Kim Lorenz, Rotary Liaison to World Vision
Rotary World Vision

Rotarian Kim Lorenz is an award-winning author, entrepreneur, and visionary who founded two companies starting at age 26. He built and ran them successfully, then sold both to Fortune 500 companies after 20 years. He then became a CEO for a Paul Allen company. Today, aside from writing books, he does Humanitarian work globally with Rotary in more than 16 countries.

He is a 42-year Rotarian, AKS member, Major donor, Bequest Society member, Benefactor, past club President, Paul Harris Society member, active in district.  His Rotary Collaboration projects alongside World Vision will exceed $30 million and growing, bringing water, sanitation, and hygiene to 3.6 million people around the world. As a Rotarian, you can learn a lot from his 20 years of Rotary projects.

He earned his MBA from the University of Washington, Foster School of Business. He is a business consultant, proven leader, public speaker, and motivator.

A pilot for 40 years, he holds a US Coast Guard Master Captains license, Past Commodore of the Seattle Yacht Club. Kim lives with his wife in Bellevue, WA.

His book ‘Tireless’ hit #1 Best Seller on Amazon in 2020 and won First Place last year at the Los Angeles Book Festival.  Kim Lorenz cuts through the noise of fake Facebook “millionaires” having done the tireless work it takes to build multi-million-dollar companies. The book is endorsed by several Global Corporate leaders, including the past GM of The Rotary Foundation, John Osterlund.

Every person can glean valuable insight from his experience, out of the box thinking and recognizing opportunity in front of us all. Tireless leaves readers fired up to seek out unseen opportunities and learn how to use our self-talk, as a force to improve and grow.
Savita Vaidyanathan introduced Wade, past district governor, who is also the recipient of Rotary’s highest award. Wade has volunteered with Rotary, Carpinteria for over 28 years, and also served as Mayor of Carpinteria. Wade is a landscaper, and an avid DMX bike racer. Wade met his wife Debbie at the Toronto Rotary convention.
Wade, as the technical advisor for the rotary foundation, spoke about his experience with Rotary, from the time his wife signed him up to join the Rotary, to a rotary foundation project abroad that worked on a water project, which became a life changing moment for Wade.  Wade went on to work on over 200 projects, including a Polio immunization project in India, and is a Polio survivor. VIDEO
TRF Campaign Kick-off Stuart Rosenberg. 
Donation levels – Minimum $25, Sustainer - $100, double sustainer ($200), Super Sustainer ($500)
Goal for this year is $60000, with a stretch goal of $69000 to celebrate our 69th year. 
Avenues of Service – 9/30/23.  West Valley Community College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA. 9am-1:30PM. 
Isabel Decker – Babies, and bands, and Big Birthdays..   Larry Dean presented his grand daughter Isabel.. and also did a bike ride a distance that matched his age and donate $1/Mile to CREF.
Kathy Nellis – Celebrated her 80th birthday.
Jaggi Shahani – Celebrated his 51st wedding anniversary..
Valerie Hayes was inducted as a Blue Badge Rotarian.  Graduated from San Jose State in Industrial Technology and had a successful career that she retired from to raise her children. Has been working with Cupertino School district post retirement.   
Fall Fest Craft Beer Sales Update – Sold 37 packs of beer, 7 left..  Contact Keith Kreft.
Climate Action California coastal clean-up day – Sat Sept 23rd.  Various options to participate – 
Rio del Mar Beach clean-up 8:45-12.
Register at for community creek clean-up at local parks.
Thanksgiving Meals Sharing – 
The New Drug Talk Presentation – Fentanyl Poisoning Crisis. – Oct 18, 2023. Fremont High School Theater, 7-8:30PM.  Need volunteers to help organize the event. Contact Debbie Textor.
Levi Stadium Fundraiser – Pick a football game to volunteer. You need to be trained to be a volunteer at this event. 
Affinity Moments – 
Field Trip to Wine Country – Please sign up to reserve your spot for a bus ride to Sonoma. Lunch included. Oct 19, Thur 11:30-3PM.  Please see email from Vardy Shtein and RSVP.
Trailblazer Hikes – 7 hikes planned for the year. Contact Jean Gasperini and Judy Wilson. 
First Hike coming up on 29th Sept to Wilder Ranch State park. 
Allan McLeod, past president was interviewed by Jim Walker. Allan was interviewed by Mervin Morris, Founder of Mervyn’s and joined rotary in 1983 to work with the local community. As president of Cupertino Rotary, and later on as district chairman,  he initiated the interact project that works with high schools and extended it across rotary clubs in the district.

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