Posted by Rayne Liu

Introduction : PP Liz Gallegos introduced the meeting topics with another interesting video, you can view it here if you weren’t at the meeting.

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Citizenship Moment : Mauri honored Pauline Newman, 1887-1986




September Birthdays were celebrated, over 21 during September, wow, that is sure quite a few Rotarians celebrating this month.

Service Announcements

  • Club Service: Anne Ho and PP Helene are the co-chairs.  Still defining process and roles for Hybrid meetings. In need of Sgt at Arms to help setup the room before meeting and someone to handle the Roving Camera. If interested, please contact or Helene Davis at 

  • Nominating Committee:  PP Wendell Stephens. The vote will be on 9/22. Nominees up for election are Jean Gasparini as Secretary, Alysa Sakkas as President Elect (PE), PP Padma Chari as Strategic Development Officer (FDO) and Louisa Roberts and Dana Drysdale as at-large Board members. What a great slate.

Inspiration: by Josh Selo  who shared a quote from Octavia Butler, McArthur science fiction writer on leadership. “Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought. To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears. To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool. To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen. To be led by a liar is to ask to be lied to. To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.”


Silicon Valley Day n Night Fun Fest was on this weekend, hope everyone had fun. Check out the pictures from the fun event here.



Career Conversations with adult students, Network lunch will be on 9/25, 10:15 – 2:45, at Vallco adult school main campus.  Contact Adrienne Moberly to volunteer.

Crab Feed 2021, Oct 2, 2021, Meet at Linda Vista Park to eat with friends  or your own home, $50pp  Order online here.  

Golf fellowship at Pebble Beach, Oct 29, with 3 options:  Contact PP Wendell to sign up.

  • Play the short course, 9 holes, $65
  • Play the 18-hole putting green for free
  • Late lunch/early dinner at Stillwater

Knots & Needles, Kalpana Aroda introduced this new  affinity group. 

Where are our Rotarians living at?  President Rod shoed a Map revealing that the member lives as south as San Diego, and as north as Spokane, WA. He then interviewed Rich Abdalah a member who now lives in Roseville, CA


PP Stuart Rosenberg introduced everyone to the Jewish New Year (5782) holiday called Rosh Hashanah. Check out the video he showed that explained the holiday in simple terms by clicking here. 



Program: Congressman Ro Khanna: He spoke for a while and then answered many questions.  Check out the video of his presentation here.

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Ro invited us to visit his office in Washington after the COVID. 

Update on Afghanistan, he agrees that US should withdraw from there. But we did not anticipate the rapid fall out. The Congress has been focusing on the Afghanistan event, and the congress continues monitoring the situation. 

On infrastructure, more progress on the funding for transportation, library, expanding EV, climate issues, etc. $3.5 trillion over 10 years. Medicare will cover dental, vision, etc. if this budget proposal passes

He is chairing the environment subcommittee. Questioning big oil companies why they want to kill the environment and introducing bills to protect their interest. 

It seems the country is more divided than when Trump was in office. 

The latest abortion legislation in Texas is a new challenge to the constitution. 

Although he has been voting yes on all past defensive budget increase, he is against the latest defensive budget increase as the defense budget is now higher than that during the cold war. 

On the California wildfire, he thinks we need to have more preventive burns, more funding, and he is open for more suggestions. 

He thinks we need to have the internet bill of rights, more regulation on the giant tech companies like Facebook.

He does not know much about projects such as the E-bikes.

He has the bills he passed to display on the office wall.

Incentive on Solar will be there. 

He thinks Medicare should cover the long term care, and lower the cost. 

He is reading news from different platforms, form the left and from the right.