Join us in-person or zoom for a great Halloween fellowship meeting. Order lunch (Mummified Lasagna) by clicking here. We will hear stories about Dia De Los Muertos, learn about the Paranormal and how to carve a skull from sugar. Meet up with fellow Rotarians for some Halloween fellowship.
Join us in person or on zoom for a special Diwali celebration on November 3rd. A unique Indian-Jewish comedian will join us at Quinlan in addition to dancers and a fashion show. And what Indian celebration is complete without a great Indian meal. Click here or on the picture to order your meal to enjoy during the celebration, either at Quinlan or at home if you join by zoom.  Don't miss a chance celebrate happiness, joy and prosperity for the year ahead.
President Rod opened the meeting with a video narrated by PP Richard Lowenthal highlighting today’s meeting. Check out the video here.

Jim Gibson delivered a Citizenship moment as he read the oath to become a US Citizen.
Kiran Varshneya gave us an inspiring talk about the Hindu Navrati Festival that celebrates the Goddess within all women.
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PP Richard Lowenthal joined the Presidents Club in honor of his first Grandchild Siena Marie.

George Tyson presented an update on WCS. We have 9 active projects, and more coming. We also have 15 other projects we support. He talked about our Kenya water project and showed a picture of our members currently visiting our Ethiopia oxygen project
Joe Ribera gave an update on the TRF campaign, we are currently at 65% of our financial goal with just under 50% of members contributing.  Joe covered the different recognitions and congratulated Tom Pyke, Victor Augesteo and Bob Pruitt for becoming Paul Harris Fellows and to PP Hung Wei for becoming a benefactor. Don’t forget to make your pledge here before the campaign ends, we need everyone’s support to hit our goals.
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PP Judy Wilson reminded everyone to continue to collect paper bags to help WVCS, drop them at WVCS or at her house or bring to Quinlan.
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Seema reminded members they can sign up to be trained by SunWork on installing solar panels for future climate change service projects. Contact Seema for details.
Jean Gasperini presented the upcoming service opportunities for pumpkin carving, always a favorite for our members. Contact Jean to sign up for one of the dates on Oct 28 or 29.
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Shyamoli Banerjee presented a new project to get bikes for those in need. You can donate your old bike to help the project. Contact Shyamoli or to arrange to get them your unused bike.
Rod announced that Bocce ball would be canceled due to rain and darkness, see you next year.
PP Judy announced the next Trailblazers hike on Nov 7th, about 5 miles at Huddart park, contact her or Jean Gasperini to sign up.
Upcoming Special Meetings: Rod announced we have 3 special meetings coming up you won’t want to miss.
Seema highlighted the upcoming Halloween meeting a special opportunity to decorate a sugar skull, hear scary stories and learn about supernatural.
Reena, Kiran and Kalpana  gave us a preview of the Diwali meeting on Nov 3rd, including a comedian and dancing and a fashion show, all at Quinlan you can order a special Indian Lunch by clicking here- don’t miss it either in person or on zoom.
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Leslie Hay announced a “Night of Magic” on Nov 17th, a special fellowship evening meeting with food and wine and an in-person magician for entertainment. Mark your calendars.
President Rod shared his work with the Los Altos stage company and showed us a great parody video on the social media of our time. Watch this amazing video (featuring President Rod) by clicking here.
President Rod then thanked Jo Lucey and those who worked on this year’s annual report. A great tribute to our club. You can view it on our website by clicking here.
President Rod introduced this week’s speaker, David Witkowski of Silicon Valley Joint Ventures who gave us an excellent presentation on 5G.  The video of his presentation can be seen here.
Some of the highlights of his talk were:
  • Communications and Networks are critical to our current way of life
  • Mobile Data consumption is growing rapidly, wireless is growing rapidly
  • Cellular Network was important to continue school/telecommuting during the Pandemic
  • There are still concerns (EMF, Real Estate Valuation, Aesthetics), studies and data show there does not appear to be any real issues. Like the fear of Electricity when it started.
  • 5G provides more connections and higher speeds allowing Internet of Things and autonomous driving. We will applications we can’t even think of now.
  • Private industry will invest $275B which is more than the Apollo program and just a little less than the Interstate Highway system.  16M jobs over the next 5 years
  • 5G will replace 4G and will add new communication bands (millimeter wave)

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2021 Yr-to-date:     2

2020 Yr-to-date:   102
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After each board meeting we will post a link to the approved minutes of the previous board meeting. Click here to download the  board  meeting minutes from August 26,  2021