Once again our club members stepped up to delivery Thanksgiving Dinners to those in need. A record number this year, over 180!. George and his team did a great job along with everyone who volunteered. What a great way to start the Thanksgiving holiday.
 
 
 
 
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Inspiration: PP John Giovonala
Inspired by a student in a class he appeals to everyone to appreciate the gift of reflection as we approach the holiday season.  For full inspiration click here.
 

President’s Club: 
PP Larry Dean shared city council approval of  two significant bike amenities for Cupertino.  Linda Vista Trail - gift from Richard and Ellen Lowenthal.  Trail should open in the next 3 or 4 months.  Regnart Creek Trail - Rotarians helped bring 50 people to the meeting.  
 
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Service Opportunities 
  • Bags for West Valley Community Services - Drop off at PP Hung Wei’s or PP Judy Wilson’s.
  • Thanksgiving Meals - thank you everyone for helping out!  We still need 2-3 more delivery folks.  
  • Gift of Hope - please send letters to Tina Ferguson by 12/4
 
Fellowship Opportunities
  • Book Club 11/30 @ 7pm
  • Cooking with Friends 12/11 @ 5pm Holiday Cupcakes 
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Fly-up: Julie Griswold-Sahota
 
Julie joined Cupertino Rotary in February 2017 with PP Hung Wei as her sponsor.  Julie has enjoyed many club events and serves as a member of the Community Service Committee and Covid Captain for the club.  Julie is the Executive Director for the Northwest YMCA and has enjoyed non-profit work for 24 years with the YMCA.  Julie says service feeds the soul and is amazed to see how individual Rotarians get opportunity to leverage their passion points to help others. Julie is looking forward to her continued engagement in the club.  Click here to view Julie's fly up.
 
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April Bignell - PP Helene Davis nominated April for bringing a big plate of cookies to a voting center!
Alysa Sakkas presented Project ‘Mission Impossible’: perform a random act of kindness in the community.  You will be provided a gift card and a kindness count business card. Share a report back with the Kindness Counts team.  Contact a Kindness Counts Team Member to participate! 
President Stuart Rosenberg - Francis Steward nominated Stuart for helping her gain technical skills to help better participate in Rotary zoom meetings.  
Thanksgiving Homework: express your thankfulness to fellow Rotarians for all they’ve done to support you.  Click here to view the presentations. 
 

AOS Reports:
Community Service - 10 projects in the last 2 months! 
  • Bill/Rebuilding Together - Rotarians helped paint Vivian’s house and other small repairs.  Vivian first tried to secure a reverse mortgage on her home and learned about the Rebuilding Together program.  37 volunteers helped support the project.  Check out the video of all the work done here.
  • Jean/Pumpkin Carving - virtual pumpkin carving at Live Oak and Sunny View adult day programs.  Thanks to Trader Joe’s for donating the pumpkins.  Thank you Jean G. and Alysa S for helping coordinate
  • Alysa/Puzzle Tables at Sunny View Retirement Community - friend of Rotary, Bill Erdman built these beautiful tables and many Rotarians who donated puzzles and games.  Bill was given a Paul Harris Fellow Award by some of our members as recognition for his support of our club.
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  SPEAKER: Therese McMillian
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Working on a plan to get us to 2050! Heading the Bay Area Housing and Transportation department and was just recently named to Biden’s Dept. of transportation transition team. She said assumptions need to be made regarding what we believe will happen in the area over the next 30 years.  We know housing is a great issue. There is belief the Bay area will grow by 3 million residents by 2050. These factors and others were used to create a draft and then final blueprint that prioritizes the region for development, production areas and transit areas. The final blueprint has 35 strategies. CLICK HERE for her complete speech where she highlights few of the strategies such as more affordable housing, connectivity, diverse and healthy Bay Area, vibrancy in job creation, 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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
cupertinorotary@gmail.com. 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 - Rachelle Sander;  Third Wednesday - Reena Rao ;  Fourth Wednesday - Dana Drysdale  Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday Kathy Yates-; Second Wednesday  Ranga Nathan- Third Wednesday - Julie Griswold; Fourth Wednesday - Manisha Puranik;; Fifth Wednesday Byron Rovegno

 
 
TRF Campaign
October is our TRF Campaign. We have a goal for all members to contribute this year. Please click here to  make your pledge now so we can reach our goal of $60,000 toward our future International projects.
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Cupertino, CA 95014
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Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
William Santana Li
Dec 02, 2020 12:00 PM
Autonomous Security Robots
Holger Knaack
Dec 09, 2020 9:00 AM
RI President
Various
Dec 16, 2020
Holidays Around the World
Jon Nakamatsu
Jan 06, 2021 12:26 PM
An interview with Jon Nakamatsu

ImageWatch some of our recent speakers.

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If you missed the event, check out the recording here.

Enjoy this video celebrating 20 years of Rotary Women.

We have a great group in our club!

Vision2020
This is NOT TRF- this is for the Permanent Fund (CREF)
 
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Global Case Watch

2020 Yr-to-date:   102

2019 Yr-to-date:   84
Full Yr 2019:     125
Full Yr 2018:       33


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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 October 15th, 2020