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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

Meeting Minutes – March 13, 2018

Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Agenda – March 13, 2018

Notes by Jim Cochran

President’s Greeting:
            President Scott welcomed us all to the meeting, explained the theme for the year and added our club theme.  He also asked us to silence our cell phones during the meeting.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Judy
Thought for the Day:  Jim was 4’fer
            “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”  - Henry David Thoreau
Song of the Day: Songmaster Phil – “=My Country ‘tis of Thee”
Introductions: Bert introduced guest Tom Moran
  •             Bert reported on PETS meeting for new Presidents.  He passed out a roster of proposed officers for the new year.
  •             Our social meeting for this month will be on Tuesday, March 27th, at the home of Bruce and Suzanne.  It will be a pizza party starting at              6 PM.
  •             Rotating Dinner: Anita said the dinner will be on April 28.  She announced some homes that will host dinner and asked us for a couple 
                      more homes.  All food will be furnished by a caterer.  An attendance sign-up sheet was passed around.
  •             CSA Empty Bowls Soup Supper is Sunday, April 15.  A sign-up list was passed around.
  •             The next Board meeting is set for Thursday, March 22nd, 5 P.M.
  •             The Mountain View High School Madrigal Chorus sent a letter of thanks to us. They enjoyed singing for us and appreciated the $200 
                       contribution we made.
  • We received a report on the club snow ski trip this past weekend to Bruce’s cabin at Tahoe.  Three families attended and found that Sunday was a sunny ski day with new snow covering the slopes. 
  • Bert reported on the state of Polio elimination around the world
  • Bob W. just returned from a teaching trip to Chili.  His sessions ran from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM and that pushed his energy limit.
  • Phil returned from two weeks in Mexico to lead our song today.
  • told us about the availability of trees for our homes.  They will have a planting at Crittenden Middle School, 9 to 12 noon on May 5th.  All are invited.
Program: Gary White speaking on “The Climate Reality Project”.
            Gary included slides as he presented an understanding for us of the causes of climate change and discussed some in detail.  He talked of the low-discharge methods of generating power and described what will happen in the future.
Future Schedule:
March 20thRene Zimmerman, “New Approaches at the YMCA”
            4’fer: Bruce Barsi
March 27th – Dark at the Adobe BuildingP.  Pizza Party at Bruce Barsi’s, 6 PM
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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