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Historic Adobe Building
157 Moffett Blvd.
Mountain View, CA  94041
United States of America
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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 Notes May 14, 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. 
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  
Thought for the Day:   Jim Spangler – Jim told us about “Decorations Day,” which became Memorial Day in 1967.  He thanked all who have served to protect this nation.
Joke of the Week – Two atoms and one was positive that he lost an electron!
Introduction of Visiting Rotarians & Guests:  Paul
            Reverend Claire Dietrich Ranna, a new Rotarian visiting from Los Altos
Thanks to Jim for being our 4-fer today
Community Service
Golf Tournament and BBQ – Usually the first Friday in June.  Let Walt know as soon as possible if you are interested.
Membership efforts -- Bring a friend to Rotary!
Foundation and Polio Campaign Report (Monique)
District Conference, May 17-19 on the Hornet, Alameda
Any “Thought for the dinner” suggestions?
June 22: Rotary Club Kick-Out Dinner at Michaels at Shoreline.   Reception/Drinks at 6 p.m., followed by dinner/program at 7 p.m.    More information from Scott to follow.  
Don’t forget to pay your Rotating Dinner bills
We still need monthly speaker chairs for next year
New Member Induction – Congratulations Cathy Merrill!
Program Chaired by Anita: Community Grants
One of our Community Grant recipients was present and received the award:
Living Classroom was founded in 2008 with a mission to inspire children to learn about and value our natural world through garden-based education. They provide programs for most or all of the public elementary and middle schools of Los Altos, Mountain View, and Palo Alto.
May 22: Community Grants (Anita)
June 22: Rotary Club Kick-Out Dinner
Have a great week!
And remember…“ Have Fun Being the Inspiration!”
2019 Mountain View Rotary Community Grants
May 21, 2019
Canopy and Friends of the Stevens Creek Trail
CSA Homeless Prevention Services Team
Jun 18, 2019
Hunger and Homelessness in Mountain View
Nicolas Domingo
Jul 16, 2019 12:30 PM
Anti-bullying youth program
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