An important reminder- Our meeting on September 19th will be a Cupertino Community Hall and not our normal location. Parking is limited so carpool or better yet, bike as its Bike To Rotary Week.

Ano Nuevo: The Secret Life of Elephant SealsAño Nuevo Reserve Director and UC Santa Cruz Lecturer Patrick Robinson earned his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz, in 2009 and B.S. in Marine Biology, UC Santa Cruz, in 2003. His primary interest is in understanding how marine predators make a living in the open ocean. To do this, he works with a variety of researchers to attach biologging instruments (e.g. time-depth recorders and satellite tracking tags) to free-ranging seals and sea lions.

Cupertino Rotary’s TRF Annual Giving Campaign kicked off on September 5th  with the help of District Governor Tim Lundell. The campaign is earlier this year due to a full schedule in October. This year  our Club goals are 100% participation and $60,000 raised, with a stretch goal of $64,000 in honor of our Club's 64th year.
Please contact your team Captain to make your pledge or just drop a note to Liz Gallegos or Stuart Rosenberg. Contributions can be made online at The Rotary Foundation website or mail in or drop a check at the meeting made out to TRF. Thanks to everyone for helping make this a successful campaign in support of Rotary International and our World Community Services Team.
The League of Women Voters Cupertino-Sunnyvale (LWVCS) will be sponsoring numerous candidate forms and Proposition and Measures seminars between now and the election. Check out the flyer by clicking here to view them. Be an informed voter and attend one with a friend.
President Helene called the meeting to order at 12:12 PM
Pledge: Manisha Puranik
Inspiration: Colleen Hudgen delivered a heartfelt inspiration on reminding us of where we were on 9/11 and reminded us to show love everyday
Rotarians with Guests:          
Loy Oppus –Moe, guest of Jeff Moe, Shelly Gupta, guest of PDG Orrin Mahoney  and Jenny Yuan, guest of  PP Hung Wei

Birthday Celebration:
Peter Halpin and President Helene lead the room in singing Happy Birthday. September is a popular birthday month with 34 Cupertino Rotarians celebrating.

President’s Club:
PP Bev Lenihan gave an excellent tribute to former Cupertino Rotarian Nick Bogdanavich.  Nick passed this last week and he will be truly missed by all of us.
Bev also welcomed Pete Goodell back after being away for a while and asked everyone to sign a special birthday card for him.
Leslie Hay told us about a former Rotarian Sandie Zander and what a great Cupertino Rotarian she was. She still follows all our activities even since she defected to Southern California.  Leslie had us all say hi to Sandie, check out the photo below.

PE Padma presented the upcoming district AOS conference on October 4th.  This is a great opportunity to meet other Rotarians and see projects around the district.  Contact Padma to register, our club pays for your attendance and dinner.
President Helene reminded everyone that next week (9/19) was Bike to Rotary Day, don’t forget to pedal to our meeting on September 19th  at Community Hall
Next week will also be “Talk like a Pirate Day” . There will be a pirate joke contest so send your best one to Helene this week.
PP Bev Lenihan announced the final Bocce Ball event for this summer as September 21st. Come and join the fun and thanks to Dana there will be one more Bocce Ball event on Oct 19th.

PP Hsing Kung presented the candidates from the nominating committee for the 2019/20 year. 
  • Strategic Development Officer (SDO) PP Liz Gallegos
  • Board of Directors: Leslie Hay, Sunil Nethisinghe & Henry Buffalow
  • President Elect: Stuart Rosenberg
  • Secretary: Dana Stearns

TRF Campaign Update:
PP Liz Gallegos reminded everyone that we are in the middle of the campaign to raise funds for TRF. Our international programs depend on the funds from this campaign We are currently at $34,000 and 40% participation  so get your pledges in this week..

Celebrating Success
PE  Padma Chari showed some of the highlights of the recent Global Elegance event. Over 150 were in attendance and a good time was had by all in addition to raising funds for our international projects and recognizing our many partners. Check out all the pictures by clicking here.
Sabrina Rizk just returned from her Faces of Hope trip this summer and gave a great presentation on the program to perform surgery on cleft palette children in Guatemala. While there for 10 days, they served 95 children working with many partner organizations. This is just one example of the great work that The Rotary Foundation does with our donations.
PE Padma introduced our speaker Abishek Agarwal, CEO and founder of Credit Hydra. Abishek gave us an insightful presentation on Block Chain, Cyber currency and Bit Coin. You can see the full presentation by clicking here.  Some highlights from his talk:
  • Block-Chain creates a secure set of data, no changes can be made
  • Hash Function creates a unique translation that cannot be hacked
  • Compared cyber currency to using a digital wallet but more secure
  • Discussed ways to prevent fraud- Proof of Work and Proof of State
  • Small Block Chains support currency like bitcoin
  • Large Block Chains are for contracts like Etherum
  • Generally suggested extreme caution at the moment, lots of experimentation

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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Patrick Robinson
Sep 19, 2018
Ano Nuevo: The Secret Life of Elephant Seals
Tonya Treble
Sep 26, 2018
Peninsula Open Space Trust
School Board Candidates
Oct 03, 2018
School Board Candidate Forum
Oct 10, 2018
Italian Heritage/Columbus Day Celebration

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Year-to-date 2018:  15

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