Recent Criminal Justice Reform Efforts and CasesSanta Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is a nationally-recognized leader in criminal justice reform.

As District Attorney, Mr. Rosen created an innovative and nationally acclaimed Conviction Integrity Unit to investigate innocence claims and implement the most professional practices in criminal prosecution.  

Mr. Rosen established a Cold Case Unit to investigate unsolved murders and a misdemeanor diversion program for low-level offenders. He created a series of Family Justice Centers throughout the county, making sure domestic violence survivors had easier access to legal help and other resources. Inspired by the Brock Turner conviction, Mr. Rosen helped change the law in California to ensure prison sentences for those convicted of sexually assaulting unconscious and intoxicated victims.

  • Introduce speaker:  Tina Orsi-Hartigan
  • Dancers: Subhashini Rajgopal, Reeba Alex and Nirmala Madhava (VIDEO)
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    • Subhashini is an exemplary dancer who has performed locally and internationally. She has also choreographed and participated in many productions.  With graceful movements, fantastic expressions, and wonderful stage presence,she creates strong imprints wherever she performs. 
    • Nirmala Madhava, the chief choreographer at PAMPA Dance Academy, is proficient in both Bharathanatyam and Kathak & dance forms.  She graduated from Bangalore University, Karnataka, with a dance major.  Nirmala’s foundation in dance started at the age of either from her guru late Lalitha Dorai and continued with guru late Narmada.  .  
President’s Corner
  • Jim Gibson/Joke of the Month – the buzz around the room is Jim went 1 for 4 on his jokes this week.  One of the jokes told – A soldier who survives mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran. 
  • Josh Selo and Dave Sterns – Pumpkin carving was a huge success at all three locations; The Forum, Sunnyview, and Live Oak.
  • Susan Latshaw – come one, come all! Monday, Wednesday, and Friday’s Our Daily Bread serves meals to those in need.  In fact, participants receive two meals.  Volunteering at Our Daily Bread is a fantastic opportunity and Susan encourages all Rotarians to come help support.
Tim was born in New York in 1969.  His family moved to the Bay Area when he was 5 years old.  He attended Los Altos High School and played Tennis.  Tennis has always been a calling for Tim having extended his tennis career to his college years at Vasser.  Today he spends 3-4 hours a week helping coach his two daughters, Mia and Ana who both attend Eaton Elementary School.  Tim met his lovely wife Kumi in 2001 and they wed in 2003.  After spending some time in New Orleans, Tim and Kumi returned to the bay area.  Kumi previously taught at Lynbrook High School and now teaches at Los Gatos High School.  Both Mia and Ana are fluent in Japanese, reading and writing…Tim shares they put him to shame! The Widman’s have two dogs they adore.  Tim is passionate about immigration law and started his own practice in 2014.  He very much enjoys living and working in the same community, Cupertino.  
  • Golf Fellowship – Wendell: November 15that Moffet Field course.  Contact Wendell if interested in participating
  • Cupertino Rotary Holiday Party – Leslie Hay: 12/9 @ 5:30 at the Saratoga Country Club. The event is sure to be fun, you don’t want to miss.  Ticket sales begin 11/7.
  • World Community Services – Joe Hamilton: A special evening meeting for those who are not normally able to attend.  11/27 from 7-8:30pm @ Deep Cliff Golf Course.
  • Gift of Hope – Josh Selo for Tina Ferguson: great job Josh for ensuring all families requesting help have been accounted for.  If you have adopted a family all items need to be returned to WVCS by 12/5. Please do not wrap your gifts. Volunteers are needed to help sort and get prepared for distribution.  Please see Josh if interested.  
  • Senior Luncheon – Colleen Hudgen: this very special event is being held on 12/12. Colleen is looking for 35 Rotarians to help steward the seniors at the luncheon.  Please connect with Colleen for more information.
  • Veterans Memorial – Sandy James: when in doubt…remember 11/11 @ 11am! Join Sandy and others as we pay tribute to our Veterans.  Meet at Memorial park. Program runs from 11-12:30pm.
  • Thanksgiving Deliveries – Padma Chari for George Denise: 11/22 still looking for 6 more volunteers to help deliver meals to families on Thanksgiving.  Please connect with George if interested.
The annual Inner Wheel Holiday Party is being held on Thursday, December 6, 2018. This is a festive way to bring in the holidays and everyone's generosity helps make the holidays brighter for many clients of West Valley Community Services.
Time: 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
Donations in the form of cash or gift cards will also be accepted for West Valley Community Services.  A representative from WVCS will be at the event to accept the donations.
  • Sgt. @ Arms – John Bruzus 
  • Greeter –  Sabrina Rizk
  • Secretary Assistant –  n/a
  • Reporter – Julie Griswold
  • Editor – Gary Latshaw
  • Meeting called to order:  12:12pm by Padma Chari
  • Pledge:  Bob Pruitt 
  • Inspiration: Anjali Kausar
  • Rotarian Guests:
    • Subhashini Rajagopal – guest of Padma Chari
    • Nirmala Madhava – guest of Padma Chari
    • Reeba Alex – guest of Padma Chari
    • Srikanth Chari – guest of Padma Chari
    • Louise LaFosse – guest of Constantine Lolos
    • Rajesh Ekkalodevi – guest of Aeron
    • Lachmi Khemlan – guest of Judy Wilson
    • Hiten Patel – guest of Kinana
    • Rupal Patel – guest of Kinan
    • Malika Kausar – guest of Anjali Kausar
    • Benafer Dastow – guest of Meenakshi
    • Fariba Nesat – guest of Rick
    • Chloe Morel – guess of Bev Lenihan

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 - 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

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Recent Criminal Justice Reform Efforts and Cases
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Year-to-date 2018:  24

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