Speaker Date Topic
William Santana Li Dec 02, 2020 12:00 PM
Autonomous Security Robots
Autonomous Security Robots

William Santana Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

  • Seasoned entrepreneur, intrapreneur and former corporate executive at Ford Motor Company
  • Founder and COO of GreenLeaf, which became the world's 2nd largest automotive recycler (now part of NASDAQ: LKQ)
  • BSEE from Carnegie Mellon University and MBA from University of Detroit Mercy

 

Topics to discuss (all related to his personal journey):

  • Autonomous vehicles and their potential global impact
  • Knightscope and the role it plays in spearheading that impact
  • How emerging technologies like Knightscope are seeking non-traditional funding in Silicon Valley
Holger Knaack Dec 09, 2020 9:00 AM
RI President
RI President

For this special meeting, we will hear from our Rotary International President, Holger Knaack. He will join us via Zoom, from Germany. Please note this is a 9am meeting time. Registration will be required in advance.  Click here to register  (tinyurl.com/RIPresidentCupertino)

Various Dec 16, 2020
Holidays Around the World
Holidays Around the World

For the last meeting of 2020, we will learn how holiday traditions are celebrated around the world, and enjoy some seasonal treats.

There will also be seasonal music from the Mountain View High School, directed by Jill Denny.

 

Jon Nakamatsu Jan 06, 2021 12:26 PM
An interview with Jon Nakamatsu
An interview with Jon Nakamatsu

Since winning the Gold Medal at the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Jon Nakamatsu tours year-round, workng with many of today's leading conductors and orchestras, and appears in recital and chamber collaborations at festivals and music centers worldwide.

Jon is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a bachelors degree in German Studies and a master's degree in Education. He has served on multiple international piano competition juries and has also been invited as guest speaker at numerous institutions, including the Van Cliburn Foundation, Stanford University and the Julliard school.

 

Diana Ding et al Jan 13, 2021 12:00 PM
Lunar New Year celebration
Lunar New Year celebration

 Diana Ding and Hung Wei will present a fun and informative program, to celebrated the Year of the Ox. 

Host -Darryl Stow Jan 20, 2021 12:00 PM
Coming to America

Darryl Stow will lead another addition in the popular series of "Coming to America" programs, the club has held over the past few years.  Three Cupertino Rotarians will tell their personal stories of how they came to America and some of the challenges and opportunities they found in their journey. Telling their stories will be Rayne Liu, Shyamoli Banerjee and Janki Chokshi.

Jack Broadbent Jan 27, 2021 12:00 PM
Bay Area Air Quality
Bay Area Air Quality

Jack Broadbent is CEO/Air Pollution Control Officer for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Under his direction, the air district strives to provide a healthy breathing environment for every resident in the San Fransisco Bay Area. 

High School Students Feb 03, 2021 12:00 PM
High School Student Speech Contest
High School Student Speech Contest

Local high school students will be presenting speeches focused on this year's Rotary Speech contest theme. The winner will move on to the Rotary District Area Contest. The students are always amazing. Don’t miss being inspired by our youth!

Sam Grinels et al Feb 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Food and Wine Paring
Food and Wine Paring

Sam Grinels will educate us on some great local wines and how to pair them with delicious eats. Come and enjoy this fun event with a few surprise thrown in!

Chris Funk Feb 17, 2021 12:00 PM
Linked Learning
Linked Learning

Chris Funk, a native of San Jose, received his MA in Social Science from San Jose State University in 1991. His career in education started in the classroom as a teacher with the East Side Union High School District at Yerba Buena High School. Eighteen of his 22 years in education were with the San Jose Unified District where Chris served for five years as the Principal of Lincoln High School.

Chris resides in San Jose with his wife Leslie, a chemistry teacher at Leland High School and their two sons, a freshman and senior at Lincoln High School.

Lisa Morehouse Feb 24, 2021 12:34 PM
California Foodways-agriculture inour state
Eugene Whitlock Mar 03, 2021 12:00 PM
How to Talk about Race
How to Talk about Race

Eugene uses a unique blend of humor, neuroscience and data-driven analysis, to help people in both the private and public sector (primarily education), create and sustain inclusive workplaces and classrooms. He has extensive experience in HR departments at top colleges, school districts and as a corporate attorney in US and abroad.  Eugene earned his J.D. cum laude, from University of Michigan Law School, and a B.S in Biological Sciences from Standford University. When Eugene is not working, you can find him spending time with his wife and three children, who feature prominently in his colorful anecdotes. 

Dr Joel Parrott Mar 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Oakland Zoo Conservation Projects in the time of Covid
Oakland Zoo Conservation Projects in the time of Covid

Joel Parrott, DVM, President & CEO and Staff Veterinarian of the Oakland Zoo. Received BS and DVM degrees from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, ColoradoBorn in the Adirondack region of New York State, Dr. Parrott spent his high school years in Miami, Florida before moving to Colorado for his college education. Upon graduation from veterinary school, he completed an internship at the Denver Zoo and then went into private practice in Castro ValleyHis specialty was exotic animals and he was a consulting veterinarian for the Oakland Zoo until 1984, when he became the Staff Veterinarian and Assistant Director. A year later, he became the Executive Director at the Zoo. In 2011, he became the President & CEO of Oakland Zoo.  Dr. Parrott has overseen many, new developments at the Zoo in the past twenty plus years. An avid conservationist and naturalist, he views the role of zoos as instrumental to environmental education. 

Married to Laura Becker, a practicing veterinarian. They live in Montclair and have two children, Tyler and Lindsey.

 
Party Team Mar 17, 2021 12:00 PM
CREF Annual Meeting/St Patrick's Day
CREF Annual Meeting/St Patrick's Day
Nick Ciardella Mar 24, 2021 12:00 PM
California Wildfires
Stuart Rosenburg et al Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM
Passover celebration