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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 Notes by Jim Cochran

November 21, 2017

President-Elect Bert Raphael opened the meeting and welcomed us all.  President Scott is away.
Thought for the Day:  Roger spoke of his travel originally from Korea to the United States of America, and how thankful he is for the welcome he received and the education he obtained here.  He then told us that he was giving $1000 to the club foundation.
We had two visitors from Egypt today.  The mother is a Rotarian and she brought her son.  She exchanged banners with Bert.
Monique recognized Walt and Bob with a cupcake to honor their contribution to The Rotary Foundation this year.
President-Elect Bert reminded us of the club party on December 16th.
Anita told us of the social meeting next Tuesday at her place, 5:30 PM.  The lunch meeting will be dark.
Tori described the auction of time in her house in Santa Fe, NM.  The auction will be December 7 at our club meeting.  The time will be any non-rental time for the house.  Link below:
The Bell Ringing project for the Salvation Army on December 9th now has a full complement of members to staff the bucket for the Saturday.
Bruce reported on our social project last weekend:  Cops and Gobblers.  He said that 400 baskets of food were prepared and delivered to Mountain View families by hundreds of people.
Bruce said that the club ski trip is now scheduled for March 1 to 5.  Individuals and families that want a weekend in the snow at his Tahoe house are invited.  He said the date could be changed if there is a big conflict.
Ken (Cal graduate) came to the meeting wearing a red Stanford shirt.  Stanford won the Big Game last weekend by only 3 points which did not meet the 16 points he had been given. Jim and Fred agreed to pay the club foundation the bet.  Ken also announced that he has a new grandson.
Dick Lubman introduced our speaker:  Mr. Robert E. Lee, board member and founder of the Hope’s Corner.  He gave us an update on how important this service is to the people of Mountain View.
People are hungry in our community.  Even if employed, people earning minimum wage cannot afford both rent and food.  People who are without a home need not only a meal, but a place to feel welcomed.  Hope’s Corner is addressing these needs every Saturday between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. by providing a nutritious breakfast and providing a bag lunch.  They are also providing showers and fresh clothes for homeless people on Thursdays.  They are working to expand services and provide more value to those in need.
Dark - No Luncheon - Rotary Social
Nov 28, 2017
Social @ Anita's house - 5:30 p.m.
Tom Myers and Hart Sutanto
Dec 05, 2017
"Journey to Antarctica"
Pastor Michael Love, Trinity United Methodist Ch.
Dec 12, 2017
"Mountain View's New Winter Shelter for Women and Families"
Maria Marroquin, Day Workers' Center of Mtn View
Dec 19, 2017
"What's New at the Day Worker Center"
Dark - No Luncheon - Holidays
Dec 26, 2017
Dark for the Holidays
Dark - No Luncheon - Post New Year
Jan 02, 2018
Dark - Recovery from New Years Eve :-)
Club Assembly
Jan 09, 2018
Great Club Information and Fun!
Russ Hobbs, Past District Governor
Jan 16, 2018
"Why We Give to the Rotary Foundation"
The Madrigals, Mtn View High School
Jan 23, 2018
Wonderful program by an outstanding youth chorus!
Dark - No Luncheon
Feb 06, 2018
Dark, due to the Crab Feed the previous Saturday
Speech Contest
Feb 13, 2018
Outstanding speeches by competing local students!
Dark - No Luncheon - Rotary Social
Feb 27, 2018
"Mardi Gras" Social @ Paul and Susan's house, Mtn View - 5:30 p.m.
Dark - No Luncheon - Rotary Social
Mar 27, 2018
Social - hosted by Bruce & Suzanne - 5:30 p.m.
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