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Historic Adobe Building
157 Moffett Blvd.
Mountain View, CA  94041
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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
Mountain View Rotary Club
Meeting Minutes – June 18, 2019
President’s Greeting:
Good afternoon!  I’d like to welcome you to the Rotary Club of Mountain View.  My name is Bert Raphael, your President for 2018-2019.  This is our LAST regular meeting of the 2018-2019 Rotary year.
Our Rotary International theme for this year is “Be the Inspiration.”
Our Mountain View Rotary Club theme is “have fun Being the inspiration.”
Pledge of Allegiance:  Jim Spangler
Thought for the Day:  Steve Nichols
Songmaster:  Phil
Introduction of Visiting Rotarians & Guests: 
Tom reported he received letters of thanks from groups we support.
Scott announced the club will “Fiddle Bert Out, In Style” this Saturday, June 22, starting at 6:00 pm. A concert at Shoreline Amphitheater will impact traffic to the venue so plan accordingly.
Any other announcements?
Foundation Support:  Monique reported all members have contributed.
Guatemala Literacy Project:  The Ohio District has been working with students and teachers in Guatemala.  See Bert if you are interested in participating.
Vocational Talk:
Walt Joyce, past president, was born in Wisconsin, then moved to California where he started selling shoes in Los Altos.  Later, he went into insurance, first in San Francisco, then San Jose.  Eventually he joined Ernie Hawks, another past president, in the insurance industry.  Although he sold the business, he is still licensed and active as an insurance broker.
Program:  Introduced by Bert (Program Chair Jack is absent)
Write and filmmaker, Caroline Cocciardi, has studied the art of Leonardo Da Vinci specifically, knot art.  She started with an examination of the Mona Lisa.  She recognized the embroidery on the bodice of her dress as mathematical, not merely decorative.  Intersecting octagons make up the Mona Lisa “knot”.  In fact, Da Vinci included interlocking knots in all of his paintings and were deeply symbolic.  She studied his use of circles, squares, and octagons.  Her ultimate conclusion:  Love conquers all.
Future Schedule:
June 19:  Rotary Club of Evergreen Valley chartering even at San Jose City Hall.
June 22:  First meeting of Tom’s year.
July 9, 11:45 am:  Endowment board meeting.
Future Board Meeting Schedule:  Quarterly, Third Thursdays, beginning August.
Jun 25, 2019
Club Assembly
Jul 09, 2019
Nicolas Domingo
Jul 16, 2019 12:30 PM
Anti-bullying youth program
Mike Scroggin
Jul 23, 2019
Understanding the Complexities of Aging and Care
Jen Lee
Aug 06, 2019
Personal Debt: The elephant in the room
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