Speaker Date Topic
District Attorney Jeff Rosen Nov 14, 2018
Recent Criminal Justice Reform Efforts and Cases
Recent Criminal Justice Reform Efforts and Cases

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is a nationally-recognized leader in criminal justice reform.

As District Attorney, Mr. Rosen created an innovative and nationally acclaimed Conviction Integrity Unit to investigate innocence claims and implement the most professional practices in criminal prosecution.  

Mr. Rosen established a Cold Case Unit to investigate unsolved murders and a misdemeanor diversion program for low-level offenders. He created a series of Family Justice Centers throughout the county, making sure domestic violence survivors had easier access to legal help and other resources. Inspired by the Brock Turner conviction, Mr. Rosen helped change the law in California to ensure prison sentences for those convicted of sexually assaulting unconscious and intoxicated victims.

Mr. Rosen joined the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office as a prosecutor in 1995.  During his career, he successfully prosecuted some of the most difficult, complex and high profile criminal cases, including drug trafficking, burglary, robbery, rape, child molestation, gang violence, and murder. In his last remaining case before taking Office as District Attorney, he obtained first degree murder convictions and life sentences against the defendants whose murder-for-hire scheme resulted in the slaying of Los Gatos businessman Mark Achilli.

Mr. Rosen received his undergraduate degree from UCLA where he majored in Philosophy and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also won the prestigious Truman Scholarship and the Outstanding Senior Award. Mr. Rosen received his law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law, where he served on the Moot Court Board and taught English to immigrants.

 Mr. Rosen's wife serves as a Superior Court Judge for the State of California.  They have two daughters.

Mr. Rosen enjoys playing sports, reading, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers.



DARK Nov 21, 2018
Mitone Griffiths Nov 28, 2018

Since joining the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay in 2005, Mitone served as president in 2013-14, District 5150 Assistant Governor 2017-2019, a number of District Conference committees and is preparing for her District 5150 Chief of Staff position for 2019-2020. She serves as a local ShelterBox Ambassador since 2014.

As a wife and mother of two with a full-time job as General Manager and Chief Compliance Officer for Vantage Wealth Management, she has melded Rotary into her family life. Often she brings her daughters to different Rotary club events and service projects.

When not living and breathing Rotary, Mitone enjoys hikes, walking her dog Gracie, and travelling with her family.

Jenn Grinels Dec 05, 2018
Performing Artist Jenn Grinels
Performing Artist Jenn Grinels

Jenn Grinels is nationally touring singer/songwriter, recording artist and composer. The Nashville based musician has spent most of the past eleven years performing nearly 1500 concerts in venues ranging from Villa Montalvo to Lincoln Center, performing arts centers to listening rooms, living rooms and universities.  She has shared the stage with artists including the 10,000 Maniacs, Christopher Cross, Marc Broussard, Edwin McCain, and Marc Cohn.  


Raised right here in Cupertino, CA, Grinels' path to music started with local musical theater productions, school and choir choirs, and a garage band that consisted of jazz students from Monta Vista, Fremont, and Homestead High school. After studying musical theater at UC Irvine and working steadily in professional theaters around Southern California, Grinels completed her first studio album of original music in 2007 and set out on what was initially planned as a 6-month tour across the country. That tour turned into 10 years. In that time she has completed a second studio album and a sold out, limited release live album. Recently, Grinels was awarded a commission from B-Side Theatricals in New York City and is composing her first theatrical musical.   


Grinels considers herself a grassroots independent artist, initially building her career through non-stop touring, CD sales, and word of mouth. But with the upheaval of the music industry, she and her supporters have learned to adapt, finding new business models and creative paths to make music.


Last year, Grinels’ fans supported her creative process using a website called Patreon.com. With that support, she was able to take a break from a hectic touring schedule and went abroad to focus on writing. At the end of this year, Grinels will release her third studio album thanks to a successful fundraising effort using Kickstarter.com

David Rader Dec 19, 2018
President Theodore Roosevelt


Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth President of the United States, is often considered the first “modern president”.  More than any other national leader or individual American, he is responsible for America’s rise to world leadership status. Conservationist, soldier, statesman, scholar, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Medal of Honor recipient, he remains one of America’s best models of presidential, global, and executive leadership. Visionary, crisis manager, charismatic communicator, strategic thinker, negotiator and decision maker, he was the most distinguished and accomplished transformational leader of his age. As we examine and evaluate our presidents and other national and global leaders, it will be helpful to see how they compare with TR. He is the model of presidential and global leadership for modern times. 


Instructor: David S. Rader, (daverader@me.com,) teaches for academia, business, government, and the military. He served in the United States Air Force from 1967-1971. He has taught as an adjunct instructor at numerous colleges and universities (forty years) in several disciplines (History, Political Science, International Studies, International Business). He has taught in the United States and abroad and has worked in the securities, real estate, high tech, and defense industries. 

DARK Dec 26, 2018
Gerhard Eschelbeck Jan 02, 2019
Cyber Security
Cyber Security

Gerhard Eschelbeck is a Cupertino resident, volunteer and community leader, and is an active member of Sunnyvale Sunrise Rotary. He is Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering at Google where he leads the teams that ensure data and systems security, as well as user privacy.  Gerhard has a passion for championing new technologies and is a trusted advisor to a number of early stage startup companies. He published the “Laws of Vulnerabilities” and is one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), and holds numerous patents in the field of managed network security.  Gerhard has a Ph.D in computer science from University Linz, Austria.

Bob Roney Jan 09, 2019
Yosemite Bob
High School Speech Contestants Jan 16, 2019
High School Speech Contest
Cupertino Mayor Jan 30, 2019
State of the City
TBD Feb 06, 2019
Chinese New Year
Jerry Baral Feb 13, 2019
Ghiradelli Chocolate
Yoshiko Kanazawa Feb 20, 2019
Life in a WWII Concentration Camp
Pat Wadors Mar 06, 2019
Women in Technology Careers
Women in Technology Careers


Chief Talent Office and Chief Human Resources Officer

Pat Wadors joined ServiceNow in September 2017 and serves as the Chief Talent Office and Chief Human Resources Officer for ServiceNow. Prior to joining ServiceNow, Wadors was Senior Vice President Global Talent Organization at LinkedIn where her focus was on recruiting and developing top talent, driving organizational transformation, supporting a highly engaged workforce and growing LinkedIn’s global footprint. Additionally, Wadors held human resources leadership positions at Plantronics, Yahoo!, Align Technology and Applied Materials. Wadors earned her B.S. in business management with a concentration in human resources management and a minor in psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey.