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Most Tuesdays at 12:15 pm; see calendar for monthly socials.
Historic Adobe Building
157 Moffett Blvd.
Mountain View, CA  94041
United States
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2018 – 2019 Message from President Bert
 
Thank you for visiting our website! Now, how about visiting our club? We are a group of local business, professional, and civic leaders. We meet regularly, listen to and interact with interesting and inspiring speakers, and we participate in worthwhile projects both within our local community and throughout the world.
 
In 1990 I left a position at Hewlett Packard to help my wife operate a small business in Mountain View, and I quickly joined Rotary to learn more about our community. Since then, Rotarians—in Mountain View, and throughout the world! --  have become some of the key people whom I trust, am friends with, do business with, and am inspired by. Through Rotary, I have personally experienced feeding the poor in Mountain View; delivering wheelchairs to folks who couldn’t afford them in Belize; and helping to eliminate polio in India and Africa.
 
Our club theme this year is “Have Fun Being the Inspiration.” We organize and participate in fun projects, through which we accomplish significant tasks—but we need more members to help us succeed. Come to any meeting and check us out!
 
Bert Raphael
President, 2018-19
Rotary of Club of Mountain View
Meeting Notes – December 4, 2018
                                                              
President’s Greeting - Bert called the meeting to order at 12:34 and reminded everyone of Rotary International’s theme, Be the Inspiration and our club’s theme, “Have Fun Being the Inspiration.”
 
Pledge of Allegiance - Jack led us in the pledge.
 
Thought for the Day:  Anita shared some inspirational quotes from the late George H.W. Bush
 
Song – Phil led us in a spirited rendition of “Jingle Bells.”
 
Visiting Rotarians and Guests – President-elect Tom introduced Bill from Pittsburgh who is in town visiting his son. Visiting guests included Leslie, a friend of the speaker, and Nirvana., who is looking at club membership.
 
Announcements etc.
Frank and Ernie were celebrated as new honorary members of the club.
Bob is the newest member of the Presidents’ Club.
The Holiday Party is next Tuesday, December 11th at Giovanni’s. The event starts at 6:00PM.
We will be “dark” through the end of December. Our next lunch meeting is on January 8, 2019.
Rotary International is offering a $30K Year Abroad Scholarship for recent college graduates.
We still need a speaker chair for March; see Tom if you are interested.
Dave still has volunteer slots for the CSMA concert series; thank you to Twana for representing the club this past weekend.
Judy and Monique are celebrating birthdays this week; former Rotary International President Matt C., an honorary member of our club, turns 95 on December 28th.
 
Vocational Talk: Jim Cochran shared highlights from his professional experience as an industrial engineer, facilities manager for two local companies and health/safety/environmental consultant. During his tenure on the MV City Council, the city build the new town hall, revitalized the downtown area and brought the light rail to Mountain View. Jim currently volunteers at the Veterans Administration which he described as “very pleasant and you get paid with a smile.”
 
Speaker: Relationship Marketing expert Sue Brooks provided some great tips for building a business/customer base by going back to the basics of relationship building. “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” Her website is https://suebrooke.com.
 
 
Speakers
Club Assembly
Jan 08, 2019
Review plans and activities for the next half year.
Bobbi Emel
Jan 15, 2019
“Stuck: How to create choices when it feels like you can't move.”
Ann Chasson
Jan 22, 2019
The Dancing Cat, a cat adoption lounge in San Jose
Chester Santos
Jan 29, 2019
"The International Man of Memory"
 
 
 
 
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