Speaker Date Topic
JoAnn Leonard/Steve Onishi May 30, 2018
Cupertino Rotary Vocational Services
Cupertino Rotary Vocational Services
Erin Cooke Jun 06, 2018
Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Sustainability

Erin Cooke, Sustainability Director, San Francisco International Airport

Erin Cooke’s full professional career, expanding nearly two decades, has focused on assessing how climate risks affect varied businesses, nonprofits and the publics they serve while building pathways to cut carbon and achieve resilient outcomes.  Currently, Erin serves as San Francisco International Airport's (SFO) first Sustainability Director, where she brokers sustainability and net zero investments across capital projects and develops and implements the Airport's Strategic, Sustainability and Climate Action Plans, including aligned annual reporting. Erin previously served the City of Cupertino as its first Sustainability Manager and, next, first Assistant to the City Manager working to oversee a portfolio of energy, water, and materials programs earmarked in the City’s first Climate Action Plan, including the launch of Silicon Valley Clean Energy, Safe Routes to School Program, Green Business Program, Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project, Green Fleet Replacement Program, Silicon Valley 2.0 Climate Adaptation & Resilience Plan, Community Sustainability Committee, and more. Erin has also supported the diverse environmental-focused initiatives through her employment with the Conservation Law Foundation, Goddard Institute of Space Studies, National Park Service, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, The Nature Conservancy and The Canyon's Ski Resort. Erin is a LEED AP and earned a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University and holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Erin is proud mama of two under four, a semi-tiny house remodeler/gardener, bike/train commuter, community organizer, and the narrator of kids storytelling App, Toontastic

John Zirelli Jun 13, 2018
End of Year Awards
End of Year Awards
Joe Simitian Jun 20, 2018
Understanding the 2016 Election
Understanding the 2016 Election

Joe Simitian was elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in 2012. He represents the Fifth District, which includes Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Saratoga, Stanford, and portions of Sunnyvale and San Jose. 

Joe Simitian was elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in 2012. He represents the Fifth District, which includes Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Saratoga, Stanford, and portions of Sunnyvale and San Jose. 

Public service over the years includes stints as a member of the California State Senate, the California State Assembly, Mayor of Palo Alto, President of the Palo Alto School Board, as well as an earlier term on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. He served as an election observer/supervisor in El Salvador and Bosnia, and participated in refugee relief and resettlement efforts in Albania and Kosovo. 

On the Board of Supervisors, Joe serves as Chair of the Finance and Government Operations Committee and Vice Chair of the Health and Hospitals Committee.


DARK Jun 27, 2018
DARK Jul 04, 2018
Cupertino Rotary Jul 11, 2018
John Zirelli Kick Out/Helene Davis Kick In
Bob Kieve Jul 18, 2018
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Robert S. Kieve has been the President of Empire Broadcasting Corporation since 1967. Mr. Kieve is a radio commentator of KLIV, KARA and KRTY in San José, California. He began his career as an information officer at the American Embassy in Madrid, Spain, during and after World War II. Following several program director and writer positions in radio and television, he was appointed to a position as special assistant and staff writer for President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was a Special Assistant to Deputy Director of U.S. Information Agency before becoming general manager of Radio Stations WBBF and WBBF-FM in Rochester, NY. Mr. Kieve has been a Member Board of Trustees at Regional Medical Center of San Jose since 2000. He served as the President of the Rotary Club of San José, Director of the San Jose Symphony Foundation, Board Member of the San Jose Symphony, Member of the San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee, Board member of the Northern California Broadcasters Association and the California Broadcasters Association. He is the author of El Arte Radiofonico, published in Madrid. Mr. Kieve is a 1943 graduate of Harvard College.

Shozu Kagoshima Aug 01, 2018
Hakone Gardens
Cupertino Rotarians Aug 08, 2018
Coming to America
John Duhring Aug 15, 2018
Re-Calibrating Higher Education
Ray Cosyn Aug 22, 2018
History of Santa Clara County's Interurban Railway
Rotary District Governor Tim Lundell Sep 05, 2018
Rotary District 5170
Patrick Robinson Sep 19, 2018
Secret Life of Elephant Seals
TBD Sep 26, 2018
Peninsula Open Space Trust
School Board Candidates Oct 03, 2018
School Board Candidate Forum
TBD Oct 10, 2018
Italian Heritage/Columbus Day Celebration
City Council Candidates Oct 17, 2018
Cupertino City Council Candidate Forum
TBD Nov 07, 2018
Diwali Celebration