Learn our club’s World Community Service Projects and listen to true stories that touch your heart! We will kick off our annual The Rotary Foundation (TRF) campaign that helps fund these projects.

Inspiration – Tina Kapoor
Tina spoke about a Workforce development program during the pandemic where 100% of those that participated in the program to train unemployed workforce found placements. 
 
Affinity Moments - Jean Gasperini
The trailblazers met for Wine tasting at Picchetti winery on Sep 12 

Silicon valley day and night fun fest 
Call to promote the event online locally. 
 
Upcoming Fundraisers
 
Levi Stadium Concession 
  • Sun Sep 18 – v Seahawks 
  • Mon Oct 3 – 
  • Elton John – Oct 8 and Oct 9.
Friends and family are welcome. Sign-up on club runner to take over a stand and serve beer and hot dogs. Club earns atleast $250 per person.
 
 
 
 
 
Membership moments 
Our Newest Members
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Cupertino City Council Candidate Forum
Wed Sep 21st 2022 @ 11:45AM at the Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino. Registrations open to Rotarians and General Public. Register via the link on Clubrunner. Register soon to reserve one of 120 seats available.  
Registration is required for this event. Use the following URL to register:
Once you access the registration page you will be given the option to order a lunch.
 
 
Saltalk for Work
Steven from Saltalk provided an overview of the virtual kitchen service to connect food entrepreneurs and customers.  Saltalk will be the new caterer for Cupertino Rotary events.
 
 
Rotary Board nominations
 PP Helene Davis went over the process for nominations and reviewed the slate for voting at our annual meeting on September 28th. For year 2023-24, Jeff Moe is proposed as President Elect, Craig Cummings as CFO and Lloyd Holmes and PP Steve Rudd as board members. They will join the current board- what a great team.
 
District News
Avenues of Service event, Sat Oct 15, 9am-2:30.
 
When:Saturday, Oct 15, 9 am–2:30 pmWhere:Mission College (3000 Mission CollegeBlvd)Who:Everyone (Rotarians)Cost:$30 (Free for Red Badgers andRotarians who work a shift at the Project Fair–email Steve Onishi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
President’s Corner
Steve Onishi shared takeaways from at the Green Transportation and Clean Energy event. 
 
Sam Licardo’s talk 
A failing electric grid makes it critical to look for new alternatives to scale power distribution, along with massive investments in the grid and power storage. Reduction of green house gases that account for 60% of the emissions, through rapid transit corridors, high-density housing, efficient transportation networks.
 
Varum Sivarum, MD Clean Energy & Innovation mentioned that Solar energy is the most effective clean energy source and solar farms are the cheapest source of energy. Green Hydrogen is being explored as a means to decarbonize heavy industry, long haul freight, shipping and aviation.
 
This Week’s Speakers 
 
 
Josh and Ramona from San Jose Spotlight, a non profit news agency,
 
Launched in Jan 2019, focusing on business and political reporting, educates our citizens and strengthens our democracy.  Found a gap in coverage of this news, and was inspired by Ramona’s stint at the Nevada Independent. 10 employees and $1M budget with a monthly readership of 250000. 
 
Civic engagement and purpose, along with a quest for truth drives the organization. 
 
 
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Tune in to bi-monthly podcat, The Podlight at https://sanjosespotlight.com/the-spotlight/ 
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Write an Op-Ed on an issue that’s important to you.
 
 

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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 - Dana Drysdale;  Second Wednesday - Kalpana Aroda;  Third Wednesday -OPEN ;  Fourth Wednesday -Open;  Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday Kathy Yates-; Second Wednesday  Ranga Nathan- Third Wednesday - Manish Puranik Fourth Wednesday - Dana Stern;; Fifth Wednesday Open

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School Boards Candidates' Forums
Oct 12, 2022
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Veterans Day Program
Nov 09, 2022
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Terrance Gelenter
Nov 09, 2022
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Climate Action Committee
Check out the latest on what your fellow Rotarians are doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save the planet.

Enjoy this video celebrating 20 years of Rotary Women.

We have a great group in our club!