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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

Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting September 12, 2017 – Notes by Steve


President’s Greeting:   
Good afternoon!   I’d like to welcome you to the Rotary Club of Mtn. My name is Scott Johnson, your President for 2017-2018
Our Rotary International theme for this year is “Rotary: Making a Difference.”   Our District Governor Orrin Mahoney’s theme is “Developing Lifelong Friendships, While Making a Difference.”  Our Mountain View Rotary Club is “Having Fun Making a Difference.”   
Pledge of Allegiance:  Bert
Thought for the Day:   Steve Nichols (4’fer)
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil Armi
Introduction of Visiting Rotarians & Guests:  Bert Raphael
Monique introduced her husband, Bill.
Jerry Hirschfeld, a visiting Rotarian from St. Cloud, MN, presented a banner with a picture of a water fountain built with financial backing from Rotary.
Scott introduced Gunther Wobser as an honorary member.
Foundation Minute:  Monique Kane
Passed out pledges.
Club Announcements:
  • Thanks to Steve for being the “4’fer” today! (greeter, thought, dessert & meeting notes)
  • “An American In Paris” Theater Social, October 7. Twana is arranging dinner at SAMS American Eatery at the theater and at Dirty Water 0.2 miles away.
  • Mtn View Art & Wine Festival service project – volunteers for Sunday, Sep. 10th.  -  Thanks to those who volunteered.   Reports!
  • Tree Planting project, RI President …. Heads up.  
  • Mentor Tutor Connection – volunteer opportunities and open house, Sep 13th, 12:00pm-1:00pm, El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Rd, Mountain View.
  • President’s Club:   Dennis and Ken celebrated an 84th birthday and a CAL win, respectively.
  • Tom announced Hometown Heroes Recognition Breakfast, Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:15-9:00am, Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
  • Next Board Mtg:  Thursday, Sep. 21st, 5:15 p.m.
Speaker:   Mtn View Police Department – Officer Jodie Pierce & SGT Wahed Magee
Tori introduced Wahed Magee and Jodie Pierce from the MVPD.  Officer McGee organizes, coordinates, and presents public outreach activities and programs related to crime prevention. He serves as a liaison with other community outreach organizations, both public and private, as well as other law enforcement partners.  Officer McGee is assigned to the neighborhood and event services unit. He assists those in need and those living in RVs and the homeless. He works with CSA, city council, and neighborhood associations in order to implement compassionate ordinances to address these problems. He identified Rengstorff Park and Shoreline near 101 as particularly troublesome areas for homeless living in RVs.

Future Schedule:
September 19th  -  Speaker:  Barbara Dehn, FAME Hospital in Africa.  4’fer: Bert
September 26th  -  Dark, Club Social      Toyon Farm --  Tom and Hart   
Bonus Round: Volunteering at the Art and Wine Festival


Dark - No Luncheon ... evening Social
Sep 26, 2017
Social - Toyon Farm, hosted by Tom & Hart - 5:30 p.m.
Ayinde Rudolph, Superintendent
Oct 10, 2017
Mountain View Whisman School District Update
Dr. Jeff Harding, Superintendent
Oct 17, 2017
Mtn View Los Altos Union High School District Update
Dark - No Luncheon - Evening Social
Oct 24, 2017
Social - 5:30 p.m. - At Tori Atwell's house, Mtn View
Judy Chow from Symantec
Nov 07, 2017
Digital Security
Leslie Carmichael - Hope's Corner
Nov 21, 2017
Hope's Corner Update
Dark - No Luncheon - Rotary Social
Nov 28, 2017
Social @ Anita's house - 5:30 p.m.
Russ Hobbs, Past District Governor
Jan 16, 2018
"Why We Give to the Rotary Foundation"
Dark - No Luncheon - Rotary Social
Feb 27, 2018
"Mardi Gras" Social @ Paul and Susan's house, Mtn View - 5:30 p.m.
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