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157 Moffett Blvd.
Mountain View, CA  94041
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Opportunity!   That is what comes to my mind as I think about this Rotary year (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018).  Our Mountain View Rotary Club theme is "Having Fun Making a Difference."   What an opportunity we have to serve our community, our region, nation, and the world through Rotary, and have fun doing it together!
 
In 1980 I was invited by a business acquaintance to join Rotary in Southern California.  I joined for the networking opportunities with top leaders in our community who comprised Rotary membership.   I found these connections very beneficial.   But, I stayed in Rotary and developed a strong internal motivation to participate because of opportunities to serve; to serve not only our local community in a variety ways, but to serve beyond local, out to the entire world through this amazing Rotary network.   I also experienced the fun of participating in worthwhile activities with leaders who became my friends. 
 
This year, the Rotary Club of Mountain View has plans to continue making a difference in our community, nation, and world ... and, have a bunch of fun while doing this!  We will continue our proud club tradition of "service above self," which goes back to the founding of our club over 90 years ago.   As Rotarians we stand ready to welcome new members into our club.   Come and check us out!  
 
2017-18:  A year of opportunity! 
 
Scott Johnson
President, 2017-18
Rotary of Club of Mountain View
 

Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes - February 13, 2018

Notes by Jim Cunningham

                                                              
President Scott welcomed all attending 
 
Our Rotary International theme for this year is “Rotary: Making a Difference.”   Our District Governor Orrin Mahoney’s theme is “Developing Lifelong Friendships, While Making a Difference.”  Our Mountain View Rotary Club is “Having Fun Making a Difference.”  
 
Frank led the Pledge of Allegiance; Jim Cunningham shared a thought; and, Phil led the club in a song. 
 
Announcements:
  • Thanks to Jim for being the “4’fer” today!
  • Crab Feed went well.   Alan asked for all remaining money from tickets sales to be turned in.  
  • Club Service  --        Rotary Ski Trip March 8-12
            Mardi Gras Party, 2/27, at Paul & Susan’s
            Rotating Dinner, Sat, 4/28 … chaired by Anita   
  • President’s Club:   Thanks to all!  We are presently up to 25 members for a total of $3,750.        
  • Next Board Mtg:  Thursday, February 15th , 5 p.m. at Villa Siena      
 
 
Program:   Speech Contest    -- Chaired by Sanjay and Judy    
Four outstanding students presented their speeches to the Club.The students, with the place they finished the competition, were:
 
1st Place – Lisa Deng;  2nd Place – Evan Fine;  3rd - Payton Fong; 4th Place – Charles Xu
 
 
Prize checks were presented.Karen Keefer, their Speech Coach, was also congratulated on her accomplishments with the students and regarding her upcoming retirement after 22 years of speech coaching.Jack Kelly, visiting Los Altos Rotarian, was thanked for his ongoing help with the speech contest.
 
 
Future Schedule:
February 20th - Sgt. Armando Espita, Introduced by Bruce
            “Mountain View Police Department Youth Services”     
            4’fer – Jim Cunningham
February 27th --  Luncheon DARK;   Evening Mardi Gras Social at Paul & Susan’s
 
 
Speakers
Sgt. Armando Espita, Introduced by Bruce Barsi
Feb 20, 2018
"Mountain View Police Department Youth Services"
Dark - No Luncheon - Rotary Social
Feb 27, 2018
"Mardi Gras" Social @ Paul and Susan's house, Mtn View - 5:30 p.m.
Clara Roe, Life Moves
Mar 06, 2018
"Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness"
Gary H. White
Mar 13, 2018
"Climate Reality"
Rene Zimmerman
Mar 20, 2018
"New Approaches at the YMCA"
Dark - No Luncheon - Rotary Social
Mar 27, 2018
Social - hosted by Bruce & Suzanne - 5:30 p.m.
Youth Speakers
Apr 03, 2018
Mtn View Rotary Hosts Regional Speech Contest
Club Members - Chairs of Committees
Apr 10, 2018
Club Assembly
Shreyani Shah and Meena Sankaren
Apr 17, 2018
PRERNA - Empowering Refugee Families from Conflict-Ridden Countries
Dr. Deborah Clark, Pacific Hearing Service
Apr 24, 2018
Hearing Loss and the Aging Brain
Dark - No Luncheon - Rotary Social
May 29, 2018
Social - hosted by Alan and Kathleen
 
 
 
 
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