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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 Agenda - July 17th, 2018

Notes by Steve

President’s Greeting:   
Good afternoon!   I’d like to welcome you to the Rotary Club of Mountain View for its second meeting of the 2018-2019 Rotary year. My name is Bert Raphael, your President for 2018-2019.  
Our Rotary International theme for this is “Be the Inspiration”.  Our Mountain View Rotary Club theme is “Have Fun Being the Inspiration.”   
Pledge of Allegiance:  Jim Cunningham  
Thought for the Day:   Steve Nichols (4’fer)   
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil
Introduction of Visiting Rotarians & Guests:  Gunther introduced his father and other visitors from Germany.
  • Thanks to Steve for being the “4’fer” today!
  • Tom – Monthly Speaker Chairs for next year – pass around list, if needed
  • Tori – Monthly social hosts for the year – pass around list, if needed
  • BertPresident’s Club plan: $50 Rotary Foundation, $50 Club Endowment, $50 club fund.
  • Bert – District emphasis on membership. Rotaract dual memberships. Bring a friend to Rotary.
Personal Sharing/Announcements:
  • July  Anniversaries: Bruce Barsi & Suzanne, 39 yrs, July 29
  • Alan, Twana and Roger joined the President’s Club   
Observations of Mountain View over 20+ years of public service.”
Mike Kasperzak, Introduced by Bert
Mike Kasperzak, a 42 year resident of Mountain View, talked about his observations during his public service as a Mountain View council member and mayor. He started at the Parks and Recreation Commission in 1994 when housing prices were taking off. At the time, high tech first accounted for 30% of sales tax revenue. This changed when Google became a dominant corporation in the area. He served on the Environmental Planning Commission when downtown parking needed more attention. The Computer History Museum opened in 1996, 11 months after groundbreaking. Don Giovanni changed its facade, the first restaurant to implement the downtown improvement plan. He was elected to the city council in 1998 when new restaurants were opening and plastic chairs were made illegal. He was mayor in 2003 when a new senior center opened. Google was growing and Silicon Graphics was on the way out. High tech companies purchased local methane gas as an energy source. During his tenure he was involved in various housing development plans and construction of trails.
Future Schedule:
July 24th – Leslie Friedman, Artistic Director of the Lively Foundation
“The Lively Foundation is dedicated to presenting the best in artistic and educational projects in dance, music, and related arts. Based in San Francisco since 1984 and on tour throughout the US and the world.
Next Leadership Meeting:  Wednesday July 18th, 5:30 p.m., @ CSA  
And remember…“ Have Fun Being the Inspiration!”
Reef revisited

A giant artificial reef in the shape of a Rotary wheel restores marine life and protects the livelihood of several fishing villages in the

Laura Bush addresses Rotarians

Former first lady of the United States speaks at

International Inspiration

A princess, 3 prime ministers, and a former first lady join 25,000 in Toronto to celebrate Rotary’s good work and plan more of

Canada a champion in polio eradication

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accepts polio eradication award

Rotary world gathers in Atlanta to celebrate 100 years

2017 Rotary Convention offers five days of inspiring speakers, exciting events, and opportunities to connect with club members from around the world