Did you know that Cupertino Rotary has supported the FUHSD Crab feed for nearly 20 years! Check out the history here.Come join the fun with other Rotarian’s at the Foundation’s annual Crab Feed & Vegetarian Feast Fundraiser on Friday, March 30th at 5:30pm Tickets are $55 in advance for either meal, $75 for both menus.  Reserved tables are $100 in addition to 10 tickets. . Visit this link to purchase event tickets.  

Our Daily Bread (ODB) is a non­profit community supported outreach program serving free hot meals three days a week, (MWF), to hungry people without restriction and is a partner of Cupertino Rotary. Occasionally we have the opportunity to serve meals at this great place. Our next chance will be April 6th, 2018 from 10:30 AM –12:30 PM at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sunnyvale.  Please sign up here or contact Susan Latshaw at suslatshaw@aol.com if you would like to come and help. We need about 10 people. It will be both an interesting and fun experience. You are also very welcome to stay for lunch. Use link in column to left (Upcoming Events) to register.

Rotary Meeting Notes – 03.14.2018
President Zirelli called the meeting to order at 12:04p.m. and welcomed all.
Pledge: Sabrina Rizk
Inspiration: Tom Dyer shared with us a bit about wolf pack wisdom. Click here to read the full story.

Visiting Rotarians: Kamal Della from Dublin, Tina Orsi Hartigan from Los Gatos and Naradn Fernando from Sunnyvale Sunrise
Rotarians with guests: George Denise’s guest was Lauie Aeron, April Bignel’s guest was Priseinia Celis, Annie Yamashita’s guests were Robert Yamashita, Mark Yamamita and Hisoji Fukui, Alysa Sakkas’ guest was Meenakshi Biyani, and Jim Walker’s guest was Joan Kari.

Ann-Marie Meacham is selling tickets for the High School Foundation Crab Feed. Click here to purchase tickets.
Jerra Rowland introduced March Madness and that the brackets were on the tables, which needed to be returned today,
John Zirelli mentioned Our Daily Bread and you can sign up online by clicking here.
George Tyson announced a price reduction in the upcoming Rumania trip, contact George if you are interested in going.
President John Zirelli thanked everybody for helping to make these meetings possible and gave a nice update on  PP Judy Wilson. She is getting better and appreciates emails and texts.

Liz Gallegos presented on The Rotary Foundation campaign results. The goal was 100% club participation they ended up at 85% and the exceeded ourfinancial goal with over $67,000 in contributions. She thanked all who participated in making this happen. There were 31 team captains who stood and were applauded. She then discussed how these funds are used. She introduced the new Paul Harris Fellows who were then presented with pins and certificates. And in closing, a video was shared showing, in action, all the great work and projects these funds support.

This weeks program was the Speech contest, check out all the great speeches here.
The Speech Contest introduction was given by Stuart Rosenberg with the topic being Rotary Making a Difference and the Four-way Test. He shared with the group, the process for this contest.
Contest Speaker A: discussed the “forgettable” presidents (i.e. those we don’t remember well) of the United States and how they very well could have helped promote peace and compared Rotary’s work to them.
Contest Speaker B: discussed the differences in his dual heritage. What does it mean to make a difference? No matter your race or culture, you can make a difference
Contest Speaker C: spoke about the homeless in our region
Contest Speaker D: Discussed corporate responsibility, child labor and how the 4 way test applies.
Following fellowship Stuart shared with us the process as to what happens next for the winners. He introduced and thanked the judges: Jim Walker, Debbie Textor and Larry Dean. He also thanked all of those who helped with the contest. He then introduced  the contestants and announced the speech contest winner, Karl Goeltner from MVHS. We wish Karl good luck in the Regional contest and hope to see him at the District finals on April 14th.
John Zirelli thanked all the contestants for participating and wished everyone Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

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 - Stuart Rosenberg; Third Wednesday - Stuart Rosenberg ; Fourth Wednesday - Padma Chari  Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop. Backup- Chris Zhang
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday - Julie Griswold; Second Wednesday -Tess Chancler; Third Wednesday - Josh Selo; Fourth Wednesday - Bill Wilson;; Fifth Wednesday Byron Rovegno

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