Speaker Date Topic
Jon Nakamatsu Dec 20, 2017
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

American pianist Jon Nakamatsu continues to draw unanimous praise as a true aristocrat of the keyboard, whose playing combines elegance, clarity, and electrifying power. A native of California, Mr. Nakamatsu came to international attention in 1997 when he was named Gold Medalist of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the only American to have achieved this distinction since 1981. Mr. Nakamatsu has performed widely in North and South America, Europe, and the Far East, collaborating with such conductors as James Conlon, Marek Janowski, Raymond Leppard, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Osmo Vänskä and Hans Vonk. He also performed at a White House concert hosted by President and Mrs. Clinton.

Lieutenant Sam England Jan 03, 2018
The United States Coast Guard
Donn Posner Jan 10, 2018
Insomnia and Aging
Insomnia and Aging

Dr. Donn Posner is  Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor  in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the Stanford University School of Medicine and clinical/research psychologist  at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He spent 25 years serving as the Director of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Rhode Island and  Miriam Hospitals, and was also the Director of Behavioral Sleep Medicine for the Sleep Disorders Center of Lifespan  Hospitals. He worked treating Sleep and Anxiety  Disorders in at Rhode Island Hospital, and contributed to its administrative leadership and research mission.  His work has focused on the assessment and treatment of Sleep and Anxiety  Disorders. 

Most recently Dr. Posner joined Pulsar Informatics Inc. as a medical advisor and has been working with them to  develop an online interactive CBT‐I program to be used in primary care settings and healthcare systems as an entry point  into  a  stepped  care  system  of  insomnia  treatment. In  addition,  he  was  a  consultant  for  the  Veteran’s  Administration roll out of CBT‐I and continues to consult with clinical psychology programs and sleep centers assisting  them on how to set up a Behavioral Sleep Medicine program and how to effectively deliver these treatments.   

Dr. Posner is one of the authors of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia: A Session‐by‐Session Guide, and he also co‐authored Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia  in Those with Depression,  a clinical guide for clinicians working with insomnia in the context of mood disorders.  which he previously consulted, used the book as a model for the clinical intervention protocol. 

Dr. Posner is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a founding member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. ​

Andy Grignon Jan 17, 2018
Inventing the iPhone
Dan Whisenhunt Jan 24, 2018
History of the Apple Campus 2
Cupertino Mayor Darcy Paul Jan 31, 2018
State of the City Address
State of the City Address
Annual High School Speech Contestants Feb 07, 2018
Rotary Speech Contest
TBD Feb 14, 2018
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Hal Hendrickson Feb 21, 2018
Boy Scouts of America
Craig Baker Feb 28, 2018
Cupertino Unifed High School District
Henry Buffalow/Josh Selo Mar 07, 2018
Cupertino Rotary Community Services
High School Students Mar 14, 2018
Area 8 High School Speech Contest
Kathy Nellis Mar 21, 2018
CREF Annual Meeting
Joe Hamilton/Chuck Harper Mar 28, 2018
World Community Services
Cupertino Rotary Annual Golf Tournament Apr 04, 2018
Matt Regan Apr 11, 2018
The Bay Area Housing Crisis
Terrie Williams Apr 18, 2018
Marine Mammal Research
Jeff Moe/Stuart Rosenberg May 02, 2018
Cupertino Rotary Youth Services
Mark Jacobsen May 09, 2018
Update on Renewable Energy
Martha Kanter May 16, 2018
Building Community Pathways to the College Promise


Dr. Martha Kanter leads the College Promise Campaign, designed to increase college access, affordability, and completion in America’s community colleges and universities. She is also a Senior Fellow at New York University’s Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy. She specializes in policy efforts to implement evidence-based interventions, financing models, and behavioral incentives to raise America’s high school and college graduation rates. From 2009-2013, Dr. Kanter served President Obama as the U.S. Under Secretary of Education, overseeing all federal postsecondary statutory, regulatory, and administrative policies and programs for the U.S. Department of Education. She lead the successful implementation of the Direct Student Loan program, resulting in a 50-percent increase in college enrollment for Pell grant recipients, growing from 6 to more than 9 million students. From 1993-2009, she was president and chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. Her education career began teaching economically disadvantaged students in a church basement.

JoAnn Leonard/Steve Onishi May 30, 2018
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