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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

Meeting August 14, 2018

Notes by Bill

Thought for the Day: Bill Maston – Find the bridge young and old. The elders can share their wisdom with their children and our children can remind us of the wisdom we forgot.
  • Thanks to Bill for being the “4’fer” today!
  • Tom – monthly speaker chairs for next year – still one or two openings?
  • Tori – Monthly social hosts for the year
  • Bert (for Dave) – Sign-up for Art/Wine Service project
  • Bert – District emphasis on membership. Rotaract dual memberships. Bring a friend to Rotary.
  • Bert – Should we sponsor a new Rotaract club? – Los Altos Rotary and Palo Alto University Rotary are looking for a 3rd club to help sponsor a new community Rotaract club. This club would be for members between the ages of 18-30. Three clubs are required in order to sponsor the creation of a new Rotaract club. Please share your thoughts about Mt. View’s participation with Bert.
  • Bert – Membership Seminar Aug. 17: See flyer.
  • Bert – Leadership Academy – See flyer
Personal Sharing/Announcements:
  • Upcoming Anniversaries: Twana& Bruce Karney, Aug. 13, 24 yrs; Dave & Cindy Cole, Aug. 20, 29 yrs
  • Birthday: Heather, Aug. 14; Walt, Aug.22; Jack, Aug. 30; Bruce, Aug. 31.
  • Welcome back Scott
Short presentation by RYLA Guests – Introduced by Sanjay –
Aristotle Vergara II
Ashwini Sarvepalli
Two student participants in the recent RYLA camp included Aristotle Vergara II and Ashwini Sarvepalli They seemed quite overwhelmed by their experience and shared it accordingly. At first, the large crowd of people made them a little apprehensive. Later many of those faces they had seen for the first time became friends. In the big picture, they left with a greater network of fellow students from schools throughout the bay Area. Both students were juniors at Saint Francis High School. The RYLA leadership program included the following group study sessions
1. Justice or Injustice
2. Paths to Success
3. Health and Wellness
4. Practice of their Leadership Skills
5. Service to the community
6. Speech and Debate
7. Understanding Leadership Skills and Individual Style of being a Leader
8. Discussions on Understanding who you are and your net worth as well as understanding how to net work
9. Building relationships through trust and hospitality
 10. Leadership through team sports
Program: Introduced by Jerylann
Dawn Mahler, MV Chamber of Commerce – Dawn joined the chamber in February 2017 after coming from the east coast and also working for the chamber in Palo Alto. Dawn has a very diverse and highly qualified background in private industry prior to joining the chamber. The Mountain View Chamber currently has a staff of 6 with Bruce Humphrey taking over the roll as director of the chamber after Tony Siress recently stepped down to pursue personal interests. Since Dawn has joined the chamber she has been more than doubled the current membership of the chamber to 750 active members. Obviously, she has a special skill set that the chamber welcomes and needs. Dawn shared other aspects of the chamber including upcoming events that include:
  1. Upcoming art and wine festival which needs our help
  2. There is also the upcoming celebration of leaders’ award which is an annual event
  3. There is also is the tech showcase which just happened last week at the Civic Center Plaza
  4. Dawn also discussed a number of scholarship programs that are available through the Mountain View Los Altos school district for high school students. She encouraged all of us to find out what type of scholarships are available and spread the word. There is also a separate high school mentoring program called AVID. It is for families that have a first-time college student. And is specifically formatted to provide opportunities for families who have not had any college experience from any of the family members.
There is so many events and programs in the Chamber that Dawn encouraged all of us to call or visit the Chamber to find out more. Dawn was enthusiastic about the Chambers future. Mountain View is a dynamic city and the Chamber intends to evolve and grow with the city as well. Thank you Dawn for your presentation.
Thanks to our guests for joining us today!
Future Schedule:
August 21: Cynthia Greaves, MVLA High School District
August 28: Social at Twana’s
Next Leadership Meeting: Wednesday August 15, 5:30pm., @ CSA
Have a great week!
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