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Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes by Bert - September 19, 2017

                                                              
President Scott rang the bell, and welcomed us to the club. He announced that there had been a scheduling mix-up and our speaker would need to leave by 1pm—so we will perform our normal weekly activities mostly in reverse order!  
 
We did the
Pledge of Allegiance and then immediately invited Tori up to introduce the speaker.
 
Tori introduced Barbara Dehn, a well-known Nurse Practitioner who has worked extensively with FAME, the Foundation for African Medicine and Education, in Tanzania. Barbara gave a fascinating presentation on “the Miracle of Mistakes”, and how poor African folks struggle to be helped with modern medical technology. Find out more about what Barbara does at her website, www.nursebarb.com.(Paul and Barb may actually be cousins)
 
After the talk, Monique came up to award cupcakes to Tori, Bert, Paul, and Scott, for their recent Rotary Foundation donations. We hope every Rotarian will make a donation to the Foundation, in any amount, each Rotary year. Donation made within the next couple of weeks will make the donor eligible for a drawing prize from the District.
 
We then stood to let Songmaster Phil lead us in singing “Oh! What a Beautiful Morning”, followed by a two-minute “meet and greet” period.
 
Then Bert came up to introduce visitors. We had one visitor, Linda Wang who might be a candidate to be a future member. Tom introduced Gunther again, but since Gunther is an Honorary Member he no longer needs to be introduced as a visitor. Twana introduced visiting Rotarian Anitha Shah, president of the Rotary Club of Bangalore (India), and we exchanged banners with her.
 
Then Bert, as his Thought for the Day, repeated some comments by various personalities about the game of Football.
 
Announcements:
  • Thanks to Bert for being the “4’fer” today! (greeter, thought, meeting notes, and his wife’s brownies for dessert)
  • “An American In Paris” Theater Social, October 7th – update by Twana: Dinner reservations after the show are still up in the air since the restaurant we had selected isn’t sure it will be open.
  • Mtn View Art & Wine Festival service project – Volunteer Appreciation Party, Shoreline Amphitheater, Wed, 9/20, 5-7 p.m. All those who volunteered are invited.
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort?  -  no info yet on what Rotary will do… take the option of doing this on your own.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation has Harvey Relief & Irma Relief funds
  • President’s Club: Thanks to all!   We are presently up to 18 members.
  • Next Board Mtg: Thursday, Sep. 21st, 5:15 p.m. at Villa Sienna.
  • District 5170 Rotary Avenues of Service meeting, Thursday, Oct 5th, 5-9 p.m., Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara.  Members are encouraged to attend.
  • Dick is away at a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force.
  • Thanks to Jim Cochran and Paul for maintaining our club Facebook presence and website. All members are encouraged to be a Facebook Friend of the club.
  • CSMA will be taking sign-ups for volunteer ushers very soon.
  • RI Toronto Convention Hotel room reservations – due by Sep. 29th.   That convention is June 23-27, 2018.
  • Next week no meeting; we will have a social hosted by Tom and Hart at their facility, from 5 to 7pm. The following week, Oct. 3, we will have a Club Assembly (instead of a speaker).
  • Tom announced that Maureen Wadiak, the long-time “neck” of CSA, is retiring soon.
  • Alan wished everyone a Happy [Jewish] New Year!
 
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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
 
 
 
 





 

 
 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Minutes - September 5, 2017 – District Governor Visit
Notes by Ken
                                                              

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.”  

Thank you all for joining us today.  A special welcome to our District Governor, Orrin Mahoney, here for his annual visit to our Club.  Joining Orrin in his visit is Gregory Giusiana, Lieutenant Governor and also Richard Schoelerman, Assistant District Governor Area 9.  

 

Pledge of Allegiance: Walt Joyce led the pledge with gusto. Welcome back Walt.
 
Thought for the Day:   Ken Schwaderer: Modification of a quote from our District Governor Orrin Mahoney: People are like stars; They all don’t shine the same way; But they all have their own special place in the shy.
 
Introduction of Visiting Rotarians & Guests:  Scott Johnson  
            In addition to District Governor Mahoney, Area 9 assistant Governor Richard Schoelerman and LG Gregory Giusiana, we hosted quest Dr. Gunther Wobser, and three prominent Rotarians from India.
 
 
Vocational Minute/Spotlight:  Dick Lubman reviewed future programs in September
 
Foundation Minute & Recognition:  Monique Kane recognized Jack Wong, Jim Cochran, Tom Meyers and Fred Storek for their generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
           
Club Announcements:
  • Villa Siena Social, last Tuesday, August 29th was an unbelievable event as Twana reported. Thank you President Scott for hosting.    
  •  “An American In Paris” Theater Social, October 7th – Looks to be an excellent event. Dinner groups are being organized.
  • Mtn View Art & Wine Festival service project – MV Rotary will staff a ticket and glass booth for the Chamber of Commerce on Sunday September 10th.Rotarians wishing to volunteer contact Dave Cole or President Scott.
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort?  - The District will have a post Hurricane Harvey relief program: Stay tuned.
  • Mentor Tutor Connection – volunteer opportunities and open house, Sep 13th.  Flyers were distributed on tables. Those interested contact Bruce Barsi    
  • President’s Club:  We are presently up to 14 members. Dr. Bob Williams joined today.
  • Next Board Mtg:  Thursday, Sep. 21st, 5:15 p.m.  
 
Other Announcements:
  •  Signup sheet for the District 5170 Rotary Avenues of Service meeting, Thursday, Oct 5th, 5-9 p.m., Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara.  Flyers on table.
  • Interact Fall Leadership Conference – Sat, Oct 8th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Independence High
  • District Grants Training, Sep 1st … virtual online.  
  • RI Toronto Convention Hotel room reservations – due by Sep. 29th.   That convention is June 23-27, 2018.    
 
 
Personal Sharing/Announcements:
  • September Bdays: 6th – Frank; 10th – Tori; 10th – Jerylann; 23rd – Anita; 26th – Phil; 30th - Dennis
  • September  Anniversaries:  10th – Steve; 11th – Bob; 20th - Phil
 
Speaker:   District Governor Orrin Mahoney  
 
  • Introduction by Scott  
 
District Governor Orrin is a graduate of Carnegie Melon University and received a graduate degree from Stanford University. He had worked for HP for 35 years. He presented a very interesting analysis answering his favorite question:” Have you ever thought about Rotary”. He basically presented the financial impact each one of us has as a Rotarian.
 
Rotary is a service organization. The service project is an idea and developed in the local club which will raise a finite amount of money to support the project. The project is presented to the District who in turn may contribute multiple times the initial investment. The project is then present to the Rotary Foundation which could designate again multiple times of the now current investment. An initial worthy investment of $5k could potentially become a $25k, $50k, or even a $100k project.
 
Membership development is a difficult subject to approach. Many of us have been involved to varying degrees of success. This is just one extra trinket in the value of a Rotary Membership.
 
Facts:
The western area had the largest membership growth in Rotary last year. In addition Rotary Club requirements are changing to have more friendly attendance requirements.
Our district 5170 has the largest Interact program in the world. Our other strong youth programs include RYLA, Youth Exchange, and the Speaking Contest.
 
Conclusion: “Rotary Makes A Difference”. “Have You Ever Thought About Rotary?”
 
  • Speaker recognition:   “In lieu of a speaker gift, we are making a donation to our Rotary “Polio Plus” Program on your behalf.   Polio Plus is an effort to eliminate polio from the world.
Future Schedule:
 
September 12th -  Speakers:  Mtn View Police Department – Officer Mike Taber & SGT Wahed Magee              4’fer: Steve
 
September 19th - Speaker:  Barbara Dehn, FAME Hospital in Africa.                                                                       4’fer: Bert
 
And remember…“Make Difference and have Fun!”
 
Bonus Round: Photos from Social Event at Villa Siena
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Agenda - August 22, 2017

Notes by Paul

President’s Greeting:  

Good afternoon!   I’d like to welcome you to the Rotary Club of Mountain View. My name is Scott Johnson, your President for 2017-2018

Our Rotary International theme for this year is “Rotary: Making a Difference.”   Our Mountain View Rotary Club theme is “Mountain View Rotary: Having Fun Making a Difference.”  

 
Pledge of Allegiance: Alan
 
Thought for the Day:   Paul Reinhart (4’fer) Foot Ball references
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil Armi – “God Bless America”
 
Introduction of Visiting Rotarians & Guests:  Scott Johnson - Bob Chamberlain from Bend Oregon Rotary
 
Vocational Minute/Spotlight:  Dick Lubman – Free Little Libraries – there are 1000’s of them!  They were started by a Rotarian from Wisconsin.  Also 91% of youth worldwide are literate.
           
Club Announcements:
  • Thanks to Paul for being the “4’fer” today! (greeter, thought, dessert & meeting notes)
  • “An American In Paris” Theater Social, October 7th
  • Mtn View Art & Wine Festival – volunteers for Sunday, Sep. 10th
  • Reminder to the Board:  there is no Board Meeting in August.  Next:  Thursday, Sep. 21st.
  • President’s Club:   Recognition of new members (present certificates).   Thanks to all!   We are presently up to 12 members for a total of $1,800.  Heather signed up today and Ernie was recognized for joining last week.
  •  Villa Siena Social on Tuesday, August 29th -  BBQ Social
  • Question:  How many will be able to attend the District Governor visit on Sep. 5th?   May re-schedule if not enough Board members can make it.
 
 
Other Announcements:
  •  “Save the Date” for the District 5170 Rotary Avenues of Service meeting, Thursday, Oct 5th, 5-9 p.m., Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara.  Flyer available.  
Personal Sharing/Announcements:
  • August Bdays: 14th – Heather; 22ndWalt; 30thJack W.; 31stBruce   
  • August  Anniversaries:  4thFred & Debbie; 13thTwana & Bruce; 20thDave & Cindy
Speakers:   Ellen Thayn and Candace Bowers, Mtn View Library
  • Introduction by Scott  
  • Lots of stuff going on at the library including monthly activities like story time, speaker program as well as book and eBook check out.  Stop by!
 
Future Schedule:
 
August 29th   -  Dark, Social at Villa Siena, 5:30 p.m.
 
September 5th -  Speakers:  District Governor Orrin Mahoney visit.   10:30 a.m. pre-meeting.  
            4’fer: Ken Schwaderer
 
And remember…“Make Difference and have Fun!”
 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Agenda - August 15, 2017

Notes by Jim S.

                                                              

Ring Bell

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 Mountain View Rotary Club theme is “Mountain View Rotary: Having Fun Making a Difference.”  

Thank you all for joining us today.  Please silence your cell phones.

 
Pledge of Allegiance- LED BY SCOTT JOHNSON
 
Thought for the Day:   Jim Spangler (4’fer)   “PRIDE OF A FATHER”
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil Armi   “MY COUNTRY TISS OF THEE”
 
Vocational Minute/Spotlight:  Dick Lubman - ENCLUSION OF MULTIPLE GENERATIONS
           
Club Announcements:
  • Thanks to Jim for being the “4’fer” today! (greeter, thought, dessert & meeting notes)
  • “An American In Paris” Theater Social, October 7th – update – Jim (38 Rotarian’s going. Still need checks from Sanjay David, Heather Stenshamn and Walt Joyce- Please mail to Jim at 799 Castro St., Mountain View, CA 94041. Information about dinner groups, car pooling and tickets will be provided in about three weeks)
  • Mtn View Art & Wine Festival – volunteers for Sunday, Sep. 10th.  -  Twana (Opportunity to have a “ROTARY” booth, please sign up, need 6 volunteers for Sunday)
  • Reminder to the Board:  there is no Board Meeting in August.  
  • Villa Siena Social on Tuesday, August 29th …. This is where our Month end “Social” will be
  • President’s Club:   Recognition of new members receiving the Millions Dollar Bill from Rotary (Tom Meyers and Hiro Kariya).   Thanks to all!  
  • We are presently up to 12 members for a total of $1,800.
 
 
 
Personal Sharing/Announcements:
  • People taking special trips to see the eclipse next week- Twana heading to Boise, ID, Bert to the Tetons National Park, Tom Meyers to Portland (and Salem to catch the first “Eclipse delayed baseball game), Judy to Nashville, TN and Hal to Bend, OR with his son’s.
 
Other Announcements:
  • District Membership Seminar planned for Saturday, August 19th, 9 a.m. to noon, at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton.  Flyer available.  
  • “Save the Date” for the District 5170 Rotary Avenues of Service meeting, Thursday, Oct 5th, 5-9 p.m., Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara.  Flyer available.  
 
Speaker:   Elaine Lung - Improv to Improve Communication - Introduction by Twana
A Certified World Class Speaking Coach and Distinguished Toastmaster. She is a founder of the first Bay Area Toastmasters club that specializes in applied improv skills. 
 
 
Consultant and Coach on Improving Communication or “How to Speak on your feet.  Speak up under pressure”.  Elaine Lung spoke about and coaches people on applying improv skills to speaking, leadership and team building. She uses techniques commonly uses by Improv performers.  Showed us tools that we can all use.  We had 4 exercises using the “Yes, And…” (always agree and add something to the conversation), how to avoid using the blocking phrase “Yes, but….”  And then how to LISTEN to a speaker all the way through to the last word….. , pause and THINK of the whole thing the other person is trying to relay and finally how to act as “A team, making the OTHER person look good.    These are being taught and used by Google and various Business Schools and presentation was very informative and thought provoking. Her website is ElaineLung.com
 
 
Future Schedule:
 
August 22nd    -  Speakers:  Ellen Thayn & Candace Bowers, Mtn View Library
            4’fer: Paul Reinhart
 
August 29th   -  Dark, Social at Villa Siena, 5:30 p.m.
 
 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes - August 8, 2017 by Tom

President’s Greeting:

President Scott Johnson welcomed us.  The Rotary International theme for this year is “Rotary: Making a Difference.” The Mountain View Rotary Club theme is “Mountain View Rotary: Having Fun Making a Difference.”

Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.

Thought for the Day: Tom Myers, who read Emma Lazarus' poem "The New Colossus" which is enshrined at the base of The Statue of Liberty.

Song of the Day: Songmaster Phil Armi, who lead us in a rendition of "God Bless America."

Meet & Greet

Introduction of Visiting Rotarians & Guests: Bert Raphael.  Tom Myers introduced Haruhito Ema, visiting from Iwata, Japan.  Mr. Ema brought greetings from the Iwata Rotary Club President Ken Fukunaga.  He was accompanied by his son and his son's friend, both of whom were Sister City exchange students.

 

Vocational Minute/Spotlight: Dick Lubman, who introduced Twana KarneyTwana talked about her career, going from Chemical Engineer to working in the nonprofit sector.

Club Announcements:

· Thanks to Tom for being the “4’fer” today! (greeter, thought, dessert & meeting notes)

· Twana & Alan … update on “An American in Paris” outing on October 7.

· Reminder to the Board: there is no Board Meeting in August.

· President’s Club: Recognition of new members (present certificates). Thanks to all! We are presently up to 9 members for a total of $1,350.

 

· Auction: We will be doing auctions again this year to raise funds for our Endowment Fund, so please see President Scott if you have anything to donate. Following up from last year, we are hoping to have a rug from the Rug Center.

Other Announcements:

· Rotary Youth Exchange District Interviews for the future class of 2018-19 will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5th, 9:30 a.m., Bruno’s BBQ, Scotts Valley. (per district newsletter)

· District Membership Seminar planned for Saturday, August 19th, 9 a.m. to noon, at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton. Flyer available.

· “Save the Date” for the District 5170 Rotary Avenues of Service meeting, Thursday, Oct 5th, 5-9 p.m., Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara. Flyer available.

Personal Sharing/Announcements:

· August Bdays: 14th – Heather; 22nd – Walt; 30th – Jack W.; 31st – Bruce

· August Anniversaries: 4th – Fred & Debbie; 13th – Twana & Bruce; 20th – Dave & Cindy

Speaker: Tony Siress, CEO, Mountain View Chamber of Commerce

Twana Karney introduced Tony, who told us about the history of the Chamber, the changes that have happened in the 18 months he has been CEO, and his vision of the Chamber's future.

 

Future Schedule:

August 15th - Speaker: Elaine Lung, “Improv to Improve Communication”

4’fer: Jim Spangler

August 22nd - Speakers: Ellen Thayn & Candace Bowers, Mtn View Library

4’fer: Paul Reinhart

And remember…“Make Difference and have Fun!”

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Mountain View Rotary
Meeting August 1, 2017
Notes by Dick
 
The Mountain View Rotary Club was brought to attention by the ringing of The Bell at 12:30npm by our illustrious president Scott Johnson who led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Song master Phil led us in the song: God Bless America.
 
We had several visitors and guests today.  Rita Yang from the Rotary Club of Beijing Mandarin was here with her daughter Melissa Lu who is also living in Beijing.  Melissa grew up in Mountain View, so as she said, “She has gone full circle.”  Melissa has an equestrian business in Palo Alto.  Kim Copher from Los Altos Rotary joined us.
Guests attending today were: Joerg Dittmer, a guest of Dick Lubman, Vivian Lai from Mountain View, and Nancy Mendelssohn.
Rita Yang commented that restrictions by the Chinese government have made it harder for her club to survive.
 
 
Dick quoted various noteworthy individuals and the one he will mention here is by Mother Teresa:  “Peace begins with a smile.”
 
Four New Millionaires were recognized by President Scott for contributing to the Presidents Club. (See Picture.)
 
Twana announced that we have a good response to  An American in Paris, our club’s social for October 7 at 2 pm.  Tickets are $100 each and checks should be made out to Jim Spangler. 
 
Anniversaries this month: Debbie and Fred
                                                Twana and Bruce
                                                             Cindy and Dave.
 
 
Tori Atwell introduced our speaker, Max Hauser, who reminded those of us of eating establishment that are long gone: Andy’s, Saint James’s Infirmary, Linda’s, Chili and Sandwiches, 101 Club, and others.  The downtown area has about 110 restaurants and the turnover can be fast.  We are soon going to have our first “liquid nitrogen” ice cream parlor.  Max’s talk got many of us that have lived here for many years reminiscing about the “good old days.”
Max, Thank you for a very informative and interesting “talk” down memory lane.
 
 
Next week: Tony Siress: Mountain View Chamber of Commerce.
 
                        4Fer: Jim Spangler
 
BONUS ROUND - Club outing on July 25 at Cascal's
 
 
 
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Mountain View Rotary

Meeting July 18, 2017

Notes by Fred

 
 
President Scott Johnson welcomed everyone to the second meeting of the 2017-8 Rotary Year for which the theme is Rotary: Making a Difference. For the District it’s Rotary: Building Lifelong Friendships, Making a Difference.  For Mountain View Club it is Having Fun making a Difference.
 
We started the meeting with a video from District Governor Orrin Mahoney.
 
We had a guests today – Doris who retired from the Chamber of Commerce and Mountain View resident Irene.
 
Announcements:      
  • Next Board Meeting is July 20, 5.15pm at Villa Siena, 2nd floor.
  • No fines this year. $150 to join the Presidents Club, of which $50 goes to our Endowment and $100 to the Club. Thanks for Tori and Alan for joining last week.  New members this week include: Bruce, Dave, and Twana.
  • We will do auctions again this year to raise funds for the Endowment.  If you have anything to auction, let Scott know.
 
News of absent members:  
  • Walt Joyce was present and he is recovering well from heart surgery and has a new pacemaker.
 
  • Monique, convalescing after surgery, hopes to be back to meetings in August.
  • Ernie plans to move to Mountain View soon and hopes to come to Rotary.
 
District Announcements:
  • Stressing Membership this year, President Scott urged attendance at the District Seminar on August 19 at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton from 9 to noon.
  • Avenues of Service will be on October 5th   from 5 – 9 pm at the Santa Clara Biltmore.
  • Our District Governor. Orrin Mahoney will visit the Club in September.
 
Personal Sharing and Other Announcements:      
  • Evening Social at Cascal’s on July 25 at 5:30
  • Jim Spangler’s son Nick will be performing in SF in “American in Paris”. Twana will try to arrange a Club Outing to see a performance.
  • July Anniversaries Monique and Bill and Bruce and Suzanne
 
Speaker:
Our speaker today was Amy Andonian from Avenidas in Palo Alto as well as Rose Kleiner in Mountain View.  Amy is also a Rotarian from the Palo Alto club.  She discussed the senior programs that Avenidas offers: Lifetime Learning, Health & Wellness, Caregiver services, Handyman services, Door to Door transportation, and Generations Lab.  She also said they are doing a $20 million upgrade project to support the ~ 8,500 people to whom they provide services.
 
 
Next Meeting; August 1 with speaker Max Hauser.  Heather will be our 4 –fer.
 
President Scott closed the meeting with “Make a difference- have fun!”
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Mountain View Rotary

Meeting July 11, 2017 – notes by Sheila

 
 
President Scott Johnson welcomed everyone to the first meeting of the 2017-8 Rotary Year for which the theme is Making a Difference. For Mountain View Club it is Having Fun making a Difference.
 
 
 
 
After the pledge of allegiance, Hal Taylor’s Thought was about the Statue of Liberty and people who lived on Liberty Island, the National Park Rangers and military families.  Tourists could climb to the top of the torch until 1916 when German agents ignited the store of war materials on Black Tom Island nearby and shrapnel hit the statue. The seven spikes on the crown represent the seven seas and continents. The mother of the sculptor, Frederic Bertholdi, was the model for the lady statue.
 
Phil Armi, our song master, followed up with “God Bless America”
 
Visiting Rotarian from Los Gatos Club was Canan Sunok, originally from Istanbul, now working in California on Home Care.
 
Heather introduced her guest, son, Daniel.
 
Announcements:       Hal and Heather had attended the recent RYLA Barbecue where our club sponsored students, two from Mountain View High and two from St. Francis.
 
                        Next Board Meeting is July 20, 5.15pm at Villa Siena, 2nd floor.
 
No fines this year. $150 to join the Presidents Club, of which $50 goes to our Endowment and $100 to the Club. Alan is the first to join.
 
News of absent members:  
  • Walt Joyce is recovering from heart surgery and has a new pacemaker.
  • Monique, convalescing after surgery, hopes to be back to meetings in August.
  • Ernie plans to move to Mountain View soon and hopes to come to Rotary.
 
Recent Collection for the End Polio campaign raised $600.                        
 
Stressing Membership this year, President Scott urged attendance at the District Seminar on August 19 at Castlewood Country Club.
 
Avenues of Service will be in Santa Clara on October 5.
 
President Scott thanked Hiro, Paul and Bruce for their setting up before the meeting which now is a Club Assembly. He had been impressed by his personal meeting with International President Ian Riseley, and a video of Riseley speaking at the Convention was shown.
Our District Governor. Orrin Mahoney, will visit the Club in September.
 
Club Trainer, Tom Myers, hopes all members will have read the current Rotary magazine to learn more of Rotary History and Values and R.I. President Ian Riseley, whose message included “we can do more together than we can do alone”.
 
The new pin which Scott had handed out represents the diversity of Rotary. Scott urges all members to invite new people to join. He himself has been in five different Clubs and knows the importance of being invited. The new Board is a great team and board members came up to speak.
 
Tori, Club Service, passed around a sign-up sheet for organizing and hosting socials, nine this year, the first on July 25. On August 29, it will be at Villa Siena.
 
Dave Cole, co-chair with Jim Cunningham for Club Service, will circulate a list again for helping at CSMA. Later we will help with CHAC parking, Cops and Gobblers and the annual Stevens Creek Trail clean-up.
 
Jerylann and Judy for Membership are making appointments to meet with representatives from organizations like CSMA, and schools.
 
Sanjay will continue with Youth Service, following up with Heather for RYLA.
 
Alan Goodman continues with Interact and the Crab Feed.
 
Dick Lubman, for Vocational Service, hopes everyone wears their pins and knows the Four-Way Test.
 
Anita announced the Rotating Dinner will be April 28, 2018.
 
Bert, as President Elect, is scheduling speakers, needs help for September and January.
 
International Service still lacks a chair-person.
 
Treasurer: Fred announced that fees will not change.
 
Co-Secretaries, Paul and Bruce will keep supporting the Club.
 
Jim Cochran will continue the Facebook connection and the photographs.
 
Next Meeting; July 18, Amy Andonian CEO of Avenidas in Palo Alto.
 
President Scott closed the meeting with “Make a difference- have fun!”
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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
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June 20, 2017 – Notes by Jack

 
Jack – Greeter and Thought for the Day – Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors.  Great Quotes from the players.
 
Doesn’t matter where you come from, what you have or don’t have… All you need to have is faith in God, and undying passion for what you do, what you choose to do in this life, and a relentless drive and the will to do whatever it takes to be a successful at whatever it takes to be successful at whatever you put your mind to.  --- Stephen Curry
 
I’ve learned what it feels like to lose, believe me.  But I think in the end that is just going to make winning that much better.  --- Kevin Durant
 
I know that hard work got me here.  And the day I stop working this can all go away.  --- Kevin Durant
 
You can’t get much done in Life if you only work on the days when you feel good.  --- Jerry West
 
Phil Armi – Songmaster, sang “Let me call you sweetheart” He’s celebrating his 65 year anniversary.
 
Dick discussed why he joined Rotary Asked other members Jim, Burt, Judy, Hal, and Twana told their stories.
 
President reported that we presently have 29 members of the presidents club.
 
Our auctions have added over $2,250.00 thus far.
 
Scott provided us an update on his Atlanta Rotary International Trip.  The theme of the event:  celebrating 100 years of the Rotary Foundation.  Bill and Melinda Gates were present to pledge another 1.2 billion matching to fight polio.  His goal to validate this is 2020.   It was a great learning experience for Scott.   
 
 
District Announcements:
Jerylann – Polio Flash Campaign.  We ask that every member contribute $26.50 to the End Polio Now campaign.   Why $26.50?  That was the amount of the very first contribution to the Rotary Foundation in 1917. 
Speaker for today – Vickie Grove, Executive Director & Marcos Senz, Community Relations Director of Community School of Music & Art (CSMA) (http://arts4all.org), here in Mountain View.  They are celebrating 50 years of service.  Vickie thanked the Rotary for their service for this concert season.  The school provides music and art to everybody from full paid vs non-paid.  The school provides art and music to over 50 schools.  In addition, they provide lessons to businesses such as Google and Intel.  Vickie and Marcos played a concert piece from one of these concerts.  All concerts can be viewed via you tube.  If other businesses, nonprofits, need meeting space, the facility can be rented out. 
Club Announcements:
  • Next Board Meeting is Thursday 6/22, 5 pm at CHAC (It will be a joint board meeting with Scott’s Johnson’s Board. 
  • Kick out at Michaels on June 23 at 6 pm.
  • Dave Cole provided updates on the community services projects.
  • New Board for 2017-2018 was approved last week. 
  • We are dark next Tuesday and the first week of July to celebrate July 4th.  The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 11
Have a great week!
And remember …..”Make the World A Better Place!”
 
 
 
 
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June 13, 2017 – Notes by Bob

 
Bob - Thought for the Day - Discussed some statistics about D-Day.
            Discussed origin of flag day & the school teacher, B. J. Cigrand, known as the father of flag day.
 
Visiting Rotarian - Steve Ross
 
Dick discussed why he joined Rotary Asked other members & Alan, Tom, Jim & Steve told their stories.
 
Tom submitted the list of officers for next year. They were approved with a 100% vote.
 
President reported that we presently have 29 members of the presidents club.
 
Our auctions have added over $2,250.00 thus far.
 
Tom auctioned off two bottles of Champaign today - purchased by Steve Ross for $60.00.
 
Speaker for today - Mike Toy was named 2015 San Francisco Entertainer of the year in comedy magic. He recently published a book "Its Not Magic: Secrets at Performing Your Best". He graduated from UC Davis and decided he want to start a business. After "two setbacks", he realized there are several important things to being successful:
 
1. One needs help  - people work with someone they know they can trust.
2. Show interest in others - they will trust you & help you.  Then they will be interested in you.
3. Words matter. How you talk with someone - must not offend - be positive.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Club Announcements:
  • Next Board Meeting is Thursday 6/22, 5 pm at CHAC
  • Jerylann – continued circulating the signup sheet for monthly Speaker Chairs for next year. 
  • Kick out at Michaels on June 23 at 6 pm.
  • Tom shared the results of the Future of the Club meeting at his place.  Future  club Presidents (in order) are Bert, Tom, Sanjay, Paul and then maybe it will be Jack’s turn.  Great job!  Another take away was that we are a small club so let’s not bite off more than we can chew.
 
District Announcements:
  • Jerylann – Polio Flash Campaign.  We ask that every member contribute $26.50 to the End Polio Now campaign.   Why $26.50?  That was the amount of the very first contribution to the Rotary Foundation in 1917.  A district video was also played.
 
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Meeting Notes for June 6, 2017 by Paul
 
Tom provided today’s thought on D-Day in WWII on June 6, 1944 about remembering those who served and what it means for all of us today.
 
Vocation: - Dick reminded club members that having a diverse membership in our club has advantages.  For example we could benefit from having bankers, lawyers and other professionals join us who we can then get to know and trust. 
 
Guests: - Judy introduced Tom Moran.  Two individuals from Living Classroom, Noelani Hunt and Dan Blueklo were presented a grant from our club by Anita.
 
Club Announcements:
  • Dave Cole– Updates on Community Service Projects. CSMA has 2 more events scheduled in June. 
  • Next Board Meeting is Thursday 6/22, 5 pm at CHAC
  • Presidents’ Club:  We will not be doing fines again this year and I would like to encourage our membership to join the Presidents Club.  27 have already signed up.
  • Jerylann – continued circulating the signup sheet for monthly Speaker Chairs for next year. 
  • Kick out at Michaels on June 23 at 6 pm.
  • Annual golf event has been canceled. 
  • Given we do not have a President-Elect-Elect, Tom volunteered to host a Future of the Club meeting at his place at 6 pm on June 6.  Let him know if you plan on attending.
 
District Announcements:
  • Jerylann – Polio Flash Campaign.  We ask that every member contribute $26.50 to the End Polio Now campaign.   Why $26.50?  That was the amount of the very first contribution to the Rotary Foundation in 1917.  A district video was also played.
 
 
SPEAKER:  Esperanza Phoenix – a talented balloonologist, did very interesting things with balloons.  She works with  BubbleMania …This organization provides educational, entertaining programs on the science and fun of soap bubbles for children of all ages ---that means Rotarians too!
 
Children are naturally interested in science and very curious about the world around them. The goal is to keep them interested for the rest of their lives with a memorable experience and strive to inform them that learning is fun. Rotarian Dave Cole is shown with the speaker.
 
Jerylann in a bubble
 
 
 
Auction:
- Jerylann’s Incline Village Lake Tahoe Timeshare week is still available for 11/25-12/2.  Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath units with a loft, sleeps 6-8 comfortably.  Let Jerylann know if you are interested in the November dates.
- We should have a rug to auction at the end of June.  We are doing these auctions to raise funds for our Endowment Fund. So far we have raised over $2300 so far!
At the start of the meeting, President-Elect Jerylann greeted all:  “Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!!!   Our International theme for 2016-2017 is Rotary Serving Humanity.  Our District Governor’s call to action is   And our Clubs call to action is: Make the World A Better Place!  Thank you all for joining us today.”
Song Master Phil was not present. 
 
 
Next Week:
Next week on June 13, our 4-fer will be Bob Williams
 
Jerylann reminded all to “Make the World A Better Place!”  … and the meeting was adjourned.
 
 
 
 
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Meeting Notes for May 23, 2017 by Paul

 
Phil provided today’s thought:
Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, yet the youngest you’ll ever be. 
Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow is a mystery.  Today is a gift.  That’s why it’s called the present.
Always remember Life is not measured by the number of breathes we take but by the moments that take your breath away.
 
Song Master Phil led is in “Oh What a Beautiful Morning
 
Vocation: - Judy gave her vocational speech.  She went to school in Denver and wanted to be a teacher.  She attended Graduate school at Stanford after which she became Assistant Dean of Students.  Her 3 passions/hobbies are family, community service and education.  She served on the school board for 37 years.  She has 3 children and 7 grand-children.
 
           
Club Announcements:
  • Dave Cole– Updates on Community Service Projects.  June 10 the city is looking for volunteers for the Multi-Cultural Event.  CSMA also needs a volunteer on June 22. 
  • The Rotating Dinner was a success.  Cost should be ~$32 per person.  Photos below.
  • Next Board Meeting is Thursday 6/22, 5 pm at CHAC
  • Presidents’ Club:  We will not be doing fines again this year and I would like to encourage our membership to join the Presidents Club.  27 have already signed up.
  • Twana – continued circulating the signup sheet for monthly Speaker Chairs for next year.  Kick out at Michaels on June 23 at 6 pm.
  • Annual golf and BBQ will be on June 9.  $65 for golf and $35 for dinner.
  • Given we do not have a President-Elect-Elect, Tom volunteered to host a Future of the Club meeting at his place at 6 pm on June 6.  Let him know if you plan on attending.
  • Anita let us know that CSA is turning 60 so there will be a party at CSA on August 19.
  • Steve Ross also visited our club today and thanked us for all of our service.
 
Auction:
- We have auctioned off one of Jerylann’s Incline Village Lake Tahoe Timeshare weeks but 11/25-12/2 is also available. Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath units with a loft, sleeps 6-8 comfortably.  Let Jerylann know if you are interested in the November dates.
- We should have a rug to auction at the end of June.  We are doing these auctions to raise funds for our Endowment Fund. So far we have raised over $2300 so far!
 
 
SPEAKER:  Dan Rusanowsky – the voice of the Sharks on the radio.  He has been with the team since 1991 after moving from Connecticut.  His job is to spread the word about the Sharks hockey and San Jose.  He said the 5 things the team looks for in players are: 1) character, 2) hockey sense, 3) love of the game, 4) make other players better and 5) be at your best when it matters the most. 
 
 
At the start of the meeting, President-Elect Scott greeted all:  “Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!!!   Our International theme for 2016-2017 is Rotary Serving Humanity.  Our District Governor’s call to action is   And our Clubs call to action is: Make the World A Better Place!  Thank you all for joining us today.”
 
 
Next Week:
Next week will be dark.  On June 6, our 4-fer will be John Akkaya
 
Scott reminded all to “Make the World A Better Place!”  … and the meeting was adjourned.
 
Bonus Photos: Rotating Dinner at Paul and Susan’s
 
 
 
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Meeting Notes for May 16, 2017 by Tori
           
Club Announcements:
  • Jim Cunningham/Dave Cole– Updates on Community Service Projects. Living Classroom planting was at Theuerkauf school on May 13 (photos below).
  • There will be a Rotating Dinner this year on May 19 which Anita will be organizing.   The evening will start at Jim Cunningham’s home, then dinner and dessert at Tom’s.
  • Next Board Meeting is Thursday 5/18, 5 pm at CHAC
  • Presidents’ Club:  We will not be doing fines again this year and I would like to encourage our membership to join the Presidents Club.  27 have already signed up.
  • Twana – started the signup sheet for monthly Speaker Chairs for next year.  She sweetened the pot by offering to buy lunch for anyone who signs up.
  • Kick out at Michaels on June 23 at 6 pm.
  • Annual golf and BBQ will be on June 9
 
Auction:
- We auctioned off one of Jerylann’s Incline Village Lake Tahoe Timeshare weeks.  Week of 8/20-8/27 went to Fred for $500!  11/25-12/2 is also available. Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath units with a loft, sleeps 6-8 comfortably.  Let Jerylann know if you are interested in the November dates.
- As you all know we are doing these auctions to raise funds for our Endowment Fund, so please see me if you have anything to donate. So far we have raised over $1800 so far!
 
 
SPEAKER:  Anthony Ross from Outlet.  They work with CHAC and provide counseling support services for people from the ages 10 to 25 who are LBGTQQIA+.  There are 2 levels of services: Direct and Community Education.
 
 
Scholarships:
  • Judy presented the scholarship awards for 2 Alta Vista seniors.
 

At the start of the meeting, President Jerylann greeted all:  “Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!!!   Our International theme for 2016-2017 is Rotary Serving Humanity.  Our District Governor’s call to action is Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done! And our Clubs call to action is: Make the World A Better Place!  Thank you all for joining us today.”

 
Tori provided today’s thought on appreciating your health and being here
 
Song Master Phil led is in “God Bless America
 
Next Week:
Next week will be our 4-fer will be Phil Armi
 
Jerylann reminded all to “Make the World A Better Place!”  … and the meeting was adjourned
 
Bonus Photos: Theuerkauf Living Classrooms volunteer event on May 13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Meeting Notes by Bruce
May 9, 2017
                                                              
Auction:  Two tickets to next Thursday’s Celebrity Form with Astronaut Scott Kelly were auctioned off at today’s meeting.  The tickets were very generously donated by Bert Raphael and the bid was won by Bob Williams.  Next week we will be auctioning a one week stay in a Timeshare resort at Incline Village in Lake Tahoe.  We are also looking for more donations with the proceeds going to the Endowment Fund.  Please see President Jerylann if you have anything to donate.
 
SPEAKER: 
 
Anita Grossman is the Club’s Grant Coordinator and she introduced representatives from the following organizations to receive their awards:
 
  1. Organization Name:  Mountain View Police Officers’ Association (MVPOA)
Accepting Check: Bruce Barsi
Sponsoring Rotarian: Bruce Barsi
Amount Granted: $2,000.00
Project Description: We are seeking to provide 400 Thanksgiving baskets of food to less fortunate families in Mountain View in 2017, as well as additional food staples that will last beyond the holiday.The date for Cops and Gobblers in 2017 is Sunday, November 19th.
 
  1. Organization Name:  Friends of Stevens Creek Trail
Accepting Check:  Ross Heitcamp
Organizational Mission: the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail promotes community pride and involvement
Sponsoring Rotarian: Sanjay Dave
Amount Granted $1,000
Project Description: Trailblazer Race & Trail Walk on September 24, 2017 featuring 5K & 10K Races, 3 mile Trail Walk, and free children's races, face painting, and inflatable games. Discounted prices for youth runners (19 & under) and senior trail walkers.
 
  1. Organization Name:  Day Worker Center Mountain View
Accepting Check: Maria Marroquin
Sponsoring Rotarian: Frank Davila
Amount Granted: $2,000
Project Description: English classes and job skills training for workers at the Day Worker Center of Mountain View.
 
  1. Organization Name:  Community Services Agency of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills
Accepting Check: Nicole Fargo Nosich
Sponsoring Rotarian: Tom Myers
Amount Granted: $1,500
Project Description: New client brochures that reflect the initiatives set forth in the agency’s recently completed Strategic Plan and translated in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Russian.
 
  1. Organization Name:  JustREAD
Accepting Check: Alison Kibrick
Sponsoring Rotarian: Judy Hannemann
Amount Requested: $2,000
Project Description: General Support for JustREAD and Just MATH Tutoring Programs in Mountain View for the 2017-2018 academic year. Funds will be used to deliver remedial literacy and math tutoring services to English Learners in Graham and Crittenden Middle Schools, and at Mountain View High School.
 
  1. Organization Name:  CHAC
Accepting Check:  Margot Harrigan
Sponsoring Rotarian: Bruce Barsi
Amount Requested: 2,500
Organizational Mission: CHAC exists to provide alternatives to self-destructive behavior, and to help create healthy lives for the children and families of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale and surrounding communities. CHAC programs are in four major areas: community, schools, clinic and assessment and training.
Sponsoring Rotarian: Bruce Barsi
Amount Requested: $2,500
Project Description: CHAC graciously requests funding for the Just for Kids (JFK) Program. The JFK program is a "living skills" program for third grade students that teaches healthy ways of coping with family and environmental pressures. JFK teaches and encourages self-awareness, self-confidence and healthy coping skills. This program takes place on the school campus during lunch as "opt in" choice with parental permission.
 
  1. Organization Name:  Hope's Corner, Inc.
Accepting Check: Mike Hacker
Sponsoring Rotarian: Sanjay Dave
Project Description: Funds to support Hope's Corner's hot shower program, which complements their Saturday morning hot breakfast program.
 
  1. Organization Name:  Living Classroom
Accepting Check: They were not here to accept the donation.
Sponsoring Rotarian: Twana Karney
Amount Requested: $2,500
Project Description: Fund to expand our school day and after-school educational programming to the approximately 3,800 elementary and middle school students in Mountain View (Mountain View Whisman School District). 
 
                                                                                                
 
At the start of the meeting, President Jerylann Mateo rang the bell and called the meeting to order with the Mountain View Rotary mantra, “We are a Fun, Enthusiastic and Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the best Rotary Club around!!!”  She reminded us that our International call to action for 2016-2017 is “Rotary Serving Humanity,” our District Governor’s call to action is “Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done,” and our club’s call to action is “Make the World a Better Place.” 
 
Paul Reinhart led us in the Pledge of Allegiance
 
Bruce Barsi shared quotes about the value of philanthropy. 
 
General Club Announcements:
 
  • President Jerylann thanked Bruce for providing dessert today.
 
  • Jim Cunningham updated us about the status of our Community Projects.
 
  • Jim also welcomed back Dennis Kobza who has been under the weather for several meetings.
 
  • Anita Grossman talked about the upcoming Rotating Dinner on May 19th.  There are currently 25 people on the list and we are hoping for more signups.  The event kicks off at 5:30 pm at the Cunningham’s’ home for appetizers and cocktails.  Then we will be off to different homes for dinner (we still need 1 or 2 more volunteers for this).  And we will conclude the evening for dessert at Tom Myers’ home
 
  • Twana Karney continued to circulate the signup list for monthly Speaker Chairs for next year’s meetings.
 
  • Twana also circulated a signup sheet for President Jerylann’s Kickout on June 23rd at Michaels.
 
  • Finally, Twana congratulated CSA for receiving one of the $100,000 Inspire Grants recently awarded to Non Profit Agencies in Mountain View, and noted that Anita had done a great job writing the winning grant proposal.
 
Other Club Announcements:
 
  • The next Board Meeting is Thursday, May 18th, at 5 pm at CHAC.
 
District Announcements:
 
  • Several members of our Club attended the District Conference last weekend in Santa Cruz.  They reported that the Conference was a lot of fun with many interesting speakers.
 
 
President’s Club:  There are currently 27 members in the President’s Club.
 
 
Next Week our meeting is on Tuesday, March 16th.  Our Speaker will be Anthony Ross from Outlet, an organization supporting LGBT teens and young adults in the community.  Our 4-Fer for next week is Tori Atwell.
 
 
Remember to Make the World a Better Place!!!
 
 
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Meeting Minutes – May 2, 2017
Mountain View Rotary Club by Jim Cochran
 
President Jerylann opened the meeting with a warm greeting at 12:30 PM.
 
Heather led us in a pledge of allegiance
 
Jim Cochran gave the thought for the day: “So what will matter?”
 
Phil led us in My Country Tis of Thee
 
Scott, President-Elect, was prepared to introduce visitors but none were present. Scott did tell us that Rotarian Dave Cole was in the hospital for some circulation correction procedures.
 
Club Announcements:
  • Next week, May 9, we will auction off the Club Tahoe Timeshare week (either 8/20 -8/27 or 11/25-12/2. It is a beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 math unit with a loft that sleeps 6-8 comfortably. Rotarians should be prepared to bid to the benefit of our Endowment fund.
  • Our club project working with Living Classroom will meet at Theuerkauf School on May 13, Saturday, at 9 AM. We will be helping prepare planter boxes for the students.
  • There will be a Rotating Dinner this year on May 19. There has been a good sign up of members.
  • District Announcements Several Rotarians will be going to Santa Cruz this weekend for the Annual District Conference.
Speaker: Dr. Ken Schwaderer, as the chair of our Scholarship Committee, introduced Rotary and our club to our guests, scholarship recipients. Members of the scholarship committee were: Judy Hannemann, Bruce Barsi, Jim Spangler, Walt Joyce, and Alan Goodman.
 
The following were given Rotary scholarships: Bruce Barsi introduced Kameswari Potharaju from Saint Francis High School.
 
Alan Goodman introduced Viktoriya Semenina from Mountain View High School.
 
Alan Goodman introduced Haley Ecker from Los Altos High School
 
 
 
 
Ken hosting the awards
 
At our meeting on May 09 Anita Grossman will be introducing those from the community that will be awarded Community Grants.
The 4fer for the May 09 meeting will be Phil Armi.
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Meeting Notes for April 18, 2017 by Dave

           
Club Announcements:
  • Dave Cole– Updates on Community Service Projects. Steven’s Creek Trail Clean-up was on April 15th (photos below). Please sign up. Living Classroom, planting at Crittenden on May 13. 
  • There will be a Rotating Dinner this year on May 19 which Anita will be organizing.  
  • Next Board Meeting is Thursday 4/20, 5 pm at CHAC
  • District Conference scheduled for May 6-7 in Santa Cruz. A good group will be attending from MV Rotary.  Twana and Bruce K. will host a reception in their room before dinner (BYOB).
  • Presidents’ Club:  We will not be doing fines again this year and I would like to encourage our membership to join the Presidents Club.  27 have already signed up.
  • Twana – started the signup sheet for monthly Speaker Chairs for next year.  She sweetened the pot by offering to buy lunch for anyone who signs up.
  • Annual golf and BBQ will be on June 9th
 
Auction:
- In May we will auction off Jerylann’s Incline Village Lake Tahoe Timeshare weeks…you may take your choice for the week of 8/20-8/27 or 11/25-12/2. Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath units with a loft, sleeps 6-8 comforably. So start looking at your calendars now!
- As you all know we are doing these auctions to raise funds for our Endowment Fund, so please see me if you have anything to donate. So far we have raised over $1600 so far!
 
 
SPEAKER:  Jack Wong introduced our speaker, Paul Reinhart who spoke about his camping trip to South Africa and Botswana last September.  Susan and Paul, along with their friends from Amsterdam drove 1600 miles over 14 days while getting their 4 WD truck stuck a number of times in the not so friendliest of spots in the game preserves. 
 
 

At the start of the meeting, President Jerylann greeted all:  “Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!!!  Today is Tuesday April 11th, week 41 of our Rotary year.  Our International theme for 2016-2017 is Rotary Serving Humanity.  Our District Governor’s call to action is Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done! And our Clubs call to action is: Make the World A Better Place!  Thank you all for joining us today.”

Scott led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Song Master Phil led us all in singing “Let me call you Sweetheart”

 
Next Week:
Next week will be dark but there will be a club social at 5:30 at Cascal’s on Castro.
 
May 2nd will be our presentation of scholarships to deserving students.
 
Our 4-fer will be Jim Cochran
 
Jerylann reminded all to “Make the World A Better Place!”  … and the meeting was adjourned. 
 
Bonus Round - Stevens Creek Trail cleanup on April 15, 2017
 
 
 
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Meeting Notes for April 11, 2017 by Judy

           
Club Announcements:
  • Dave Cole– Updates on Community Service Projects. Steven’s Creek Trail Clean-up will be April 15th from 9 am – 12 pm. Please sign up. Living Classroom, planting at Crittenden on May 13. 
  • There will be a Rotating Dinner this year on May 19 which Tori will be organizing.   Stand by for more information.
  • Next Board Meeting is Thursday 4/20, 5 pm at CHAC
  • The District Assembly is schedule for April 13th at the India Community Center in Milpitas.
  • District Conference scheduled for May 6-7 in Santa Cruz. A good group will be attending from MV Rotary.
  • Presidents’ Club:  We will not be doing fines again this year and I would like to encourage our membership to join the Presidents Club.
  • Twana – started the signup sheet for monthly Speaker Chairs for next year
 
Auction:
- Sanjay donated Celebrity Forum tickets.  These tickets are for Scott Kelly on Thursday, May 18th, two tickets are very close, row F. A little information about Scott Kelly: As a veteran astronaut, he was selected for a special yearlong mission to the international Space Station. His twin brother, Mark Kelly, also an astronaut and married to Gabby Giffords, remained on earth to serve in the research of the comparative stress of being in space.  Hal was the winner with a bid of $100!
- In May we will auction off Jerylann’s Incline Village Lake Tahoe Timeshare weeks…you may take your choice for the week of 8/20-8/27 or 11/25-12/2. Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath units with a loft, sleeps 6-8 comforably. So start looking at your calendars now!
- As you all know we are doing these auctions to raise funds for our Endowment Fund, so please see me if you have anything to donate. So far we have raised over $1450 so far!
 
 
SPEAKER:  Scott Johnson introduced our speaker, Bruce Karney who spoke about Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE).  SVCE is alternative to PG&E for clean energy.  14 states use the western utility grid SVCE will help 11 communities in Silicon Valley get more energy from clean, renewable sources.  Enrollment will happen from April to July 2017. 
 

At the start of the meeting, President Jerylann greeted all:  “Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!!!  Today is Tuesday April 11th, week 41 of our Rotary year.  Our International theme for 2016-2017 is Rotary Serving Humanity.  Our District Governor’s call to action is Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done! And our Clubs call to action is: Make the World A Better Place!  Thank you all for joining us today.”

 
Roger led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Song Master Phil led us all in singing God Bless America 
 
Next Week:
Next week, our very own Paul Reinhart will present on their camping trip to South Africa and getting stuck in Botswana. 
 
Our 4-fer will be Dave Cole.
 
Jerylann reminded all to “Make the World A Better Place!”  … and the meeting was adjourned. 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes for March 21, 2017 by Scott

 
Dick introduced Bob for a “Vocation Spotlight.”   Bob was born in Alabama, spent 4 years in the Air Force during the Korean War and then graduated from Ohio State.   Bob says the most influential events in his life were the Korean War and tennis.   Through his military service he learned how to take care of himself and he also understood the world better (there were places other than Alabama).  Tennis “opened doors” to his eventual profession:  dentistry and orthodontics.   In addition to significant community service and leading businesses, Bob further distinguished himself through teaching internationally orthodontics for 25-plus years and he opened orthodontic teaching centers in 16 countries.                          
           
 
Auction:
- Roger donated a beautiful Tea Set, which was auctioned off.   Winning bid: Alan.  Thanks Alan!
- Our next auction item which we will acution in April 11th will be for Celebrity Forum tickets donated by Sanjay Dave. These tickets are for Scott Kelly on Thursday, May 18th, two tickets are very close, row F. Little information about Scott Kelly: As a veteran astronaut, he was selected for a special yearlong mission to the international Space Station. His twin brother, Mark Kelly, also an astronaut and married to Gabby Giffords, remained on earth to serve in the research of the comparative stress of being in space.
- In May we will auction off the Club Tahoe Timeshare weeks…you may take your choice for the week of 8/20-8/27 or 11/25-12/2. Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath units with a loft, sleeps 6-8 comforably. So start looking at your calendars now!
- As you all know we are doing these auctions to raise funds for our Endowment Fund, so please see me if you have anything to donate. So far we have raised about $1450 so far!
 
 
SPEAKER:  Jim Cunningham introduced our speaker, Karen Ross, who talked about “HeartFit for Life”.    Her presentation centered on eating in a healthy way.   She spoke to a handout she distributed which included the benefits of a Mediterranean diet.   Additional hints she gave included using smaller plates for meals and remembering that it takes 20 minutes for your brain to register that you are full.   
 

President Jerylann greeted all:  “Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!!!  Today is Tuesday March 21st, week 38 of our Rotary year.  Our International theme for 2016-2017 is Rotary Serving Humanity.  Our District Governor’s call to action is Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done! And our Clubs call to action is: Make the World A Better Place!  Thank you all for joining us today.”

 
Tom led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Steve Ross, visiting Assistant District Governor, presented a thought for the day: promoting the upcoming District Conference in Santa Cruz.    Alan led all in a song. 
 
 
Club Announcements:
  • Dave Cole & Jim Cunningham – Updates on Community Service Projects. Alan volunteered to take a vacant volunteer position for the CSMA service project this Saturday3/25. Steven’s Creek Trail Clean-up will be April 15th from 9 am – 12 pm. Please sign up. Living Classroom, planting at Crittenden, working on date and will advise.
  • There will be a Rotating Dinner this year in April or May.   Stand by for more information.
  • Walt – ELC this week 3/22 – 3/24. Walt will be a mentor and Scott will be a judge on 3/24. We are sponsoring 2 students.
  • Next Board Meeting is Thursday 4/20, 5 pm at CHAC
  • The District Assembly is schedule for April 13th at the India Community Center in Milpitas. Sign up sheet was passed around.
  • District Conference scheduled for May 6-7 in Santa Cruz. Sign up sheet was passed around.
  • Presidents’ Club:  We will not be doing fines again this year and I would like to encourage our membership to join the Presidents Club…we have had great participation so far, 26 members, please join them!
 
 
Next Week:
Next week, March 28th we will be Dark. We will have a Social at Cascal which begins at 5:30 p.m., please just show up, no charge at the door, you will just pay for what you order!
 
Next meeting here will be Tuesday, April 4th, our speaker will be: Barry Eggers, VC Investor talking about VC in the world today & how he convinced St. Francis HS to invest in SnapChat.
 
 
Jerylann reminded all to “Make the World A Better Place!”  … and the meeting was adjourned. 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes by Alan
March 14, 2017
                                                              
 
4fer: Alan Goodman
 
Song: When Irish Eyes are Smiling
 
Dick Lubman informed us about the Rotary Peace Fellowship program. There are 6 programs worldwide with 1 being at Duke University. These programs operate in partnership with several premier institutions of higher learning. The program in the U.S. is through Duke University. The goal of this program is to develop leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict resolution in their communities and around the globe. The program relies on Rotarians to help identify potential candidates with a goal of selecting approximately 50 master’s degree fellows each year.
 
Stevens Creek trail cleanup scheduled for Sat. April 15th
  
Guest Speaker: Neil Bonke – “Silicon Valley: The Secret Sauce
 
 
Neil has been in Silicon since 1986 and has worked at numerous companies and founded his own company which was taken public in the 1990”s.
Neil shared what he believes are the 5 unique combination of things that are available in Silicon Valley which allow for the continued growth of the technology industry.
 
These are:
 
Smart People
World Changing Ideas
Risk Taking Attitude
Connections with educational institutions
Availability of money for capital investment
 
The combination of these elements have allowed for a mindset and economic model that has changed the world.
 
 
Other Club Announcements:
 
  • The next Board Meeting is Thursday, March 16th, at 5 pm at CHAC.
 
District Announcements:
 
  • The District Assembly is scheduled for April 13th at the India Community Center in Milpitas.  Our Club pays for the cost of members to attend this event.
 
  • The District Conference is scheduled for May 6th through 7th in Santa Cruz.
 
President’s Club:  There are currently 26 members in the President’s Club.
 
Auction:  The next Auction item will be a tea set that Roger Kao is donating.  We are also looking for more donations with the proceeds going to the Endowment Fund.  Please see President Jerylann if you have anything to donate.
 
4fer for 3/21 Frank Davila
 
Speaker: Karen Ross “Heartfit for Life”
 
Remember to Make the World a Better Place!!!
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Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes by Bruce

March 7, 2017

                                                              
President Jerylann Mateo rang the bell and called the meeting to order with the Mountain View Rotary mantra, “We are a Fun, Enthusiastic and Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the best Rotary Club around!!!”  She reminded us that our International call to action for 2016-2017 is “Rotary Serving Humanity,” our District Governor’s call to action is “Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done,” and our club’s call to action is “Make the World a Better Place.” 
 
Bruce Barsi shared a quote originally brought to the Club by Past President Dan Alexander which speaks of living life to the fullest. 
 
Songmaster Phil Armi led us in an exciting version of “My Wild Irish Rose.”
 
Julio Nino of Mountain View joined us as a guest at our meeting today.
 
Dick Lubman quizzed us and then gave us insight into the Rotary programs of Interact, Rotaract, and RYLA.
 
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Dave Cole updated us about the following Community Projects:
    • CSMA Concert this coming Saturday, March 11thDave, Cindy, Alan, and Kathleen will be working.
    • CSMA Concert the following Saturday, March 18thTwana and Sara will be working.
    • There is a new sign up sheet circulating for future events at CSMA.
    • Stevens Creek Trail Clean up is on Saturday, April 15th.  A sign up sheet will be forthcoming.
    • A Living Classroom work day will be coming in May
 
  • Heather Stenshamn spoke about the ski trip.  It was a smaller group, but much enjoyed by all who attended.
 
  • Paul Reinhart said that everyone had a nice time at last week’s Marti Gras social.  He said the event made a few bucks and he donated $50 to the Endowment.
 
Other Club Announcements:
 
  • The next Board Meeting is Thursday, March 16th, at 5 pm at CHAC.
 
  • President Jerylann shared the following member events:
    • Happy Birthday to:
      • Sheila Hodgkinson on March 2nd
      • Fred Storek on March 7th
      • Bill Maston on March 10th
      • Jim Cunningham on March 25th
    • Happy Anniversary to:
      • Dick Lubman 35 years
      • Tom Myers 14 years
 
  • Sanjay visited with former Club Member Brodie while he was in Las Vegas recently.  Brodie is doing well and sends his regards to everyone.  He has been promoted to manager with Linked In and he may be returning back to this area.
 
  • Sanjay advised that there is a City Council Meeting tonight (Tuesday, March 7th) to deal with the issue of homelessness in Mountain View if anyone was interested in attending.
 
  • Sanjay also spoke about the Inspire grants which are currently open and available to local Non Profit Organizations.
 
SPEAKER: 
 
Jim Cunningham introduced our speaker R.C. Peck who is a Certified Financial Planner, talking to us about the Investment Diversification Myth.
 
 
Mr. Peck considers himself to be a financial heretic. He was told by financial professionals that managing his investments by himself was much too complicated and that he needed to let them handle it.  He wasn’t satisfied with that and continued to ask why during his development in the financial world.
 
He spoke of the three big myths of investing:
            1) You need to have diversity
            2) You need to rebalance your investments periodically
            3) Never get out of the market
 
In simple terms, Mr. Peck suggested that you learn which direction the market is heading and either jump in or out accordingly.
 
He said that one of the greatest social goods you can do is understand how to protect your wealth…because one of the most important currencies we have is how we affect others.
 
 
District Announcements:
 
  • The District Assembly is scheduled for April 13th at the India Community Center in Milpitas.  Our Club pays for the cost of members to attend this event.
 
  • The District Conference is scheduled for May 6th through 7th in Santa Cruz.
 
President’s Club:  There are currently 26 members in the President’s Club.
 
Auction:  The next Auction item will be a tea set that Roger Kao is donating.  We are also looking for more donations with the proceeds going to the Endowment Fund.  Please see President Jerylann if you have anything to donate.
 
 
Next Week our meeting is on Tuesday, March 14th.  Our Speaker will be Nell Bonke, talking about “Silicon Valley:  The Secret Sauce.”  Our 4-Fer for next week is Alan Goodman.
 
Remember to Make the World a Better Place!!!
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Mountain View Rotary Club

February 21, 2017

Meeting Notes by Jim Cunningham

                                                              

 
Greeter & Thought for the Day:  Jim Cunningham
 
Song of the Day:  ”Row, row, row your boat”
 
Introduction of Visitors:  Heather’s son joined us. 
 
Vocation Spotlight: Jim Cochran – from Iowa State to California making aircraft.  Locally, he went to work at Teledyne where he held various positions including facilities manager which sometimes led to creative problem solving.  He was elected to the MV City Council and became mayor.
 
SPEAKER INTRO: Twana Karney introduced our speakers today: Cindy Murphy and Ken King from El Camino Hospital.  Cindy helped us understand the difference between the El Camino Hospital and the District.  Ken walked us through the construction changes that will be happening in the next few years at and around the El Camino Hospital.
 
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Jim Cunningham for providing dessert today.
  • Dave Cole & Jim Cunningham – Updates on Community Service Projects.  CSMA – we are committed through June and will need volunteers starting on March 25. 
 
Other Club Announcements:
 
  • Board Meeting is on Thursday March 15, 5 pm at CHAC
 
District Announcements:
 
  • District Assembly schedule for April 13th at the India Community Center in Milpitas
  • District Conference scheduled for May 6-7 in Santa Cruz.
 
President’s Club: Scott – led the meeting today.  We will not be doing fines again this year and I would like to encourage our membership to join the Presidents Club…we have had great participation so far, 26 members, please join them!
 
Auction:
We will be auctioning a Tea Set that Roger Koa is donating next meeting.
We are looking for more donations, as you all know we are doing these auctions to raise funds for our Endowment Fund, so please see me if you have anything to donate.
 
 
Next Week’s Speaker:
Next week, February 28st we will have a Marti Gras themed social at Paul and Susan’s
 

President’s Greeting:  

I’d like to welcome you to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!!! 

Our International theme for 2016-2017 is “Rotary Serving Humanity”

Our District Governors call to action is “Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done! And our Clubs call to action is: “Make the World A Better Place!”. Thank you all for joining us today.

 
Thanks Everyone! Have a wonderful week!
 
And remember…“Make the World A Better Place!”
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Mountain View Rotary Club

February 14, 2017

Meeting Notes by Paul

                                                              
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day:  Ernie Hawks – Your presence is a present to the world.   You are unique and one of a kind.  Your life can be what you want it to be.  Take the days just one at a time.
 
Song of the Day:  Let me call you sweetheart
 
Introduction of Visitors:  We had Dick’s wife Patricia and his brother-in-law George as well as Bert’s friend Nancy joining us today.
 
Vocation Spotlight: Anita Grossman – she discussed her journey here from Chicago in the 70’s, her search for a teaching job and working at the City of Mountain View.  She has been working in various fund raising positions for 30 years.
 
SPEAKER INTRO: Twana Karney will introduce our speaker today, Seth Shostak, PhD - SETI
Seth is a national speaker who has been extensively published.  He said there will be 4 areas with big discoveries in the 21st century: 1) Biology – understanding diseases and aging, 2) Space Living – big rotating cans orbiting the planet where people live, 3) Finding proof of other life in space, and 4) Artificial Intelligence – machines that can think.  Very interesting discussion.
 
 
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Ernie for providing dessert today.
  • Dave Cole & Jim Cunningham – Updates on Community Service Projects.  CSMA – we are committed through June and will need volunteers starting on March 25.  Tickets are available for Celebrating a Leader (Rick Myer) dinner on Feb 24.
  • Alan/Bruce – Crab Feed/Art Auction – club raised ~$15,600!  Auction raised ~$1300 of that.
  • Bruce Barsi – Ski Trip on Feb. 23 – lots of snow bring your chains!
  • Read Me A Picture – Books have arrived. Barbara Orth has provided a label template for us to put into each book. Judy will work with School District on when we can deliver the books.
  • Personal Sharing & Announcements:
    • Scott joined the President’s club with the announcement of his new Grand Baby.
    • Paul announced the February Social will be at his home on February 28 at 6 pm.  He also had 4 United Club passes if anyone is traveling this month.
 
Other Club Announcements:
 
  • Board Meeting is this Thursday 2/16, 5 pm at CHAC
 
District Announcements:
 
  • District Assembly schedule for April 13th at the India Community Center in Milpitas
  • District Conference scheduled for May 6-7 in Santa Cruz.
 
 
President’s Club: We will not be doing fines again this year and I would like to encourage our membership to join the Presidents Club…we have had great participation so far, 23 members, please join them!
 
Auction:
We will be auctioning a Tea Set that Roger Koa is donating next meeting.
We are looking for more donations, as you all know we are doing these auctions to raise funds for our Endowment Fund, so please see me if you have anything to donate.
 
 
Next Week’s Speaker:
Next week, February 21st our speaker will be Cindy Murphy & Ken King – El Camino Hospital
Our 4fer was supposed to be Judy Hannemann but she can not make it.  Can someone please volunteer to take her place/switch dates with her? 
 

President’s Greeting:  

Good afternoon and Happy Valentine’s Day! I’d like to welcome you to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!!! 

My name is Jerylann Mateo, your President for 2016-2017.

Our International theme for 2016-2017 is “Rotary Serving Humanity

Our District Governors call to action is “Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done! And our Clubs call to action is: “Make the World A Better Place!” Thank you all for joining us today.

 

Thanks Everyone! Have a wonderful week!
 
And remember…“Make the World A Better Place!”
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club Meeting Notes- February 7, 2017

 
President Jerylann welcomed everyone at 12.30 pm at The Adobe Building with reminders of this year’s themes.
After the Pledge of allegiance, Sheila spoke of the awfulness of war and the need to make peace.
 
Phil  led us with God Bless America.
 
President Jerylann welcomed visitors including Valerie Thys, our past Exchange Student and Rotary Scholar.
 
 
Dave has scheduled helpers for CSMA in June. Alan reported good attendance at the Crab Feed and promised a more full report next week.
 
We are encouraged to see articles in the Voice and The Town Crier reporting Hope’s Corner plans for $300,000 fund to make a larger kitchen and new showers for the increasing number of homeless and needy people in Mountain View.
 
Three Students were present to compete in the Speech Contest. Sanjay explained the rules and time-keeping by Scott. Each student had 5 minutes choosing their subject and relating it to Rotary.
 
3rd place was Alyssa Sun, a junior from Los Altos High School.
2nd was Stephen Lee, King’s Academy home schooling.
1st was Sophia Hwang, junior from Los Altos High School.
 
 
 
Next Board Meeting will be Feb 16 at 5 pm at CHAC.
 
District Conference, May 6-7 in Santa Cruz.
 
Next meeting, Tuesday, Feb 14, the speaker will be Seth Shostak PhD. To talk about the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
 
The meeting concluded at 1.30pm.
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Meeting Notes – January 24, 2017

Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes by Jim Cochran

 
President Jerylann opened the meeting at 12:30 PM with her welcome.
 
Roger Kao was the greeter and gave the Thought for the Day: He is celebrating his 50th year since graduation from high school in Korea and gave thanks for his education and friends here in the USA.
 
Scott introduced Steve Ross, Richard Schoelerman from Palo Alto University Club, Deb Hope, and Duncan MacVicar.
 
Dick introduced Tom Myers for his Vocational Talk:  Tom was educated in communications, but after 3 years in Liberia in the Peace Corps he changed to working for non-profit corporations and is now the Executive Director of Community Services Organization in Mountain View.
 
Dave gave his report concerning CSMA hosting: On Monday evening, January 30, Sara and Judy will be the ushers.  He has signups for the next month.
 
Sanjay reported that he and Judy will be managing the speech contest for high school students at our club on February 7th and will need assistance
 
Alan collected information from all present concerning ticket sales for our Crab Feed fund raiser.  The big event will be held next Saturday (1/28) and all members will be needed to staff the event during the day Saturday.  He recruited Dave to pick up bread on Friday evening and Scott to pick up food from Milk Pail on Saturday morning.  He asked that those coming to work in preparation on Saturday morning to bring knives.  Twana suggested that we label our knives to avoid confusion. 
Tickets can be sold on line up until noon, Saturday.
 
Bruce is managing the art silent auction at the same time as the Crab Feed.  Art will be displayed around the room at the Buddhist Temple and will run from 7 to 8 PM.
 
Bruce also said today is the last day to sign up for the ski trip to Tahoe on 23 to 27 February.  There is a great amount of snow at Tahoe and should be great skiing.
 
Dick announced that J. Gibbons will be speaking on the History of Silicon Valley at the First Methodist church in Palo Alto on February 5, 7 PM.  Gibbons was one of the earliest founders in the semiconductor industry in the valley.
 
Speaker:
The Orphan Train Movement
 
Speaker:  Jeanne MacVicar, Real Estate business, Rotarian in Los Altos, CA
 
 
 Jeanne has a lifelong interest in history which led to extensive research on the Orphan Train Movement. It was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest. The orphan trains operated between 1854 and 1929, relocating about 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children
 
Next Meeting:  February 7, 2017.  The Speech Contest will be held.
 
The 4fer will be Sheila Hodgkinson.
 
 We will be dark on January 31.
 
 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club - January 17, 2017  

Meeting Notes by Walt     

 
Jack gave his vocational speech today.  Jack’s focus has been on giving back which fits very well with Rotary.
 
Club Announcements:
  • Dave gave updates on community service.  The CSMA event this past Saturday was great.  Volunteers for the Community School of Music and Art service project are set for the next 2 months or so.    
  • Next Board Meeting, Thursday January 19th, 5 pm at CHAC to end at 5:45
  • President’s Club: We are not doing fines again this year.  Club members are encouraged to join the Presidents Club
  • The District Conference is scheduled for May 6-7 in Santa Cruz. If you would like information on hotels, please let Jerylann know.
  • Speech Contest for our Club is February 7th (Judy & Sanjay in charge). The Area 9 contest will be hosted by the Los Altos Sunset Rotary Club on March 14.
  • Alan discussed the January 28th Crab Feed.  He needs to know by next week how many tickets will be sold and how many people will be coming.
  • Walt, “4 fer” for the day, shared a thought.  He was thanked for providing the dessert. 
  • Mountain View Rotary golf tournament and BBQ will be held on June 9.
 
Dave Cole auctioned Tori’s generous offer of a night at her Half Moon Bay studio – a $250 value.  After a tremendous bidding war, Roger was the winner with a generous offer of $295.  Way to go Roger!
 
Speaker:
Jim Mobley RN at Stanford discussed CPR and saving lives.  Jim is an expert in CPR and emergency services.  Jim explained the history of resuscitation attempts.  46% of cardiac arrest victims can be helped by CPR without help, only 1% survive.  Good Samaritan laws in California protect people who try to help. 
 
Jim Mobley 864-978-9330 flightnursejim@aol.com
 
Next Meeting:  We will see you on January 24th.    Our 4fer will be Roger.
 

President Jerylann greeted all at the start of the meeting and led them in repeating the slogan:  We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!  She also announced the International theme for 2016-2017: Rotary Serving Humanity, and our District Governor’s call to action: Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done! …. our Clubs call to action is: Make the World A Better Place!

 

 
Meeting Notes - January 17, 2017 2017-01-17 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary

Meeting Notes for 1-10-2017 by Monique

 
President Jerylann greeted the club and said the welcome to the club of MV Rotary. We are fun, enthusiastic & inspiring rotary family---we are the best rotary Club around!!
 
Introduction of guests by ScottPhil’s grandson and a woman called Christina who will be starting a Start-Up incubator program and is looking to rent an inexpensive room locally.  Let Heather know if you know someone.
 
 
Vocation spotlight on Ernie Hawks who spoke of his long career. He said that when he had his insurance office on Castro when there was only one Chinese restaurant!
                                                                                                                                       
Dick L attended the Rotary International President meeting at which he heard a good talk by John Germ.
 
Monique presented Tom M with a Paul Harris pin! She thanked him for his generous gift.
 
Scott presented Sanjay with a 4-way test paper weight as a thank you for his getting the December speakers
 
The speaker this week was Jaqueline Kabat, an Improv comedian and teacher. She did interactive comedy with the club which was lot of fun!
 
 
General Club Announcements:
 
Thanks to Monique for bringing desserts and the thought for the day on compassion.
 
The next weekly auction will be a place to stay in Half Moon Bay
 
Dave said the Community Service Project was going well and had volunteers into March
 
Alan and Bruce spoke about the Crab Feed. Tickets were distributed to sell. Volunteers were asked to sign-up.
 
There will be an Art/Memorabilia Auction at 7 at the Crab Feed
 
Monique will seek volunteers from CHAC
 
Bruce reminded people to sign up for the ski trip
 
The Board meeting on the 19th at CHAC is to start promptly at 5:00 and will be for 45 minutes this month
22 club members have joined the President Club
 
Tori will have the next month speakers
 
Our International theme for ’16-17 is Rotary Serving Humanity
 
Our district Governor’s call to action is “Attract the young, have lots of fun, get more done!” Thanks for joining us today.
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

December 20, 2016

Meeting Notes by Scott

                                                                             

Dick introduced Sheila who gave an interesting and informative vocational speech about her career in architecture.  She and her husband Peter moved from Great Britain to the Bay Area in 1959.  She told about her invitation to join Rotary.  She later served as our Club President in 2008.
 
Club Announcements:
  • Jim Cunningham gave updates on community service.  The CSA project this past Sunday was great.  Volunteers for the Community School of Music and Art service project are set through the New Year.    
  • Next Board Meeting, Thursday January 19th, 5 pm at CHAC
  • President’s Club: We are not doing fines again this year.  Club members are encouraged to join the Presidents Club…we have had great participation so far, 22 members, please join them!
  • Our Auctions are going great…our next auction is in January….please let us know if you have anything you would like to donate as an auction item.
  • The District Conference is scheduled for May 6-7 in Santa Cruz. If you would like information on hotels, please let Jerylann know.
  • Speech Contest for our Club is February 7th (Judy & Sanjay in charge). The Area 9 contest will be hosted by the Los Altos Sunset Rotary Club on March 14.
  • Alan discussed the January 28th Crab Feed.   It was decided that $50 will be the ticket price and Alan will have the tickets ready for distribution at our next club meeting:  January 10th.  This year an art auction will be added. 
  • The RI Internation President’s Dinner is January 3rd at 6 pm at the SJ DoubleTree.
  • Dick made the Club aware of a San Jose Mercury News article about Hopes Corner that includes Dick and Sanjay.    
 
President Jerylann presented Jose and Steve, who support our club meeting each week, with gifts.  
 
 
Speaker:
Jack Wong, Club Member, was our speaker.   His topic was: “Outlook 2017 – Wealth Management Perspectives.”  He presented several “bottom-line” recommendations, among them:  “The old economy recovery has been ongoing all year.  The Trump victory simply ‘turbocharges’ the same trends that were already in place prior to the election – rising inflation and interest rates and cyclically geared sectors outperforming defensive areas like bonds and interest rate- sensitive assets.”      
 
 

President Jerylann led us all in repeating the slogan:  We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!  She also announced the International theme for 2016-2017: Rotary Serving Humanity, and our District Governor’s call to action: Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done! …. our Clubs call to action is: Make the World A Better Place!

 
Judy led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Scott, “4 fer” for the day, shared a Holiday thought.  He was thanked for providing the dessert.  Phil led the club in songs: Jingle Bells and We Wish You A Merry Christmas.   No visitors were present.  
 
Next Meeting:  We will be off for the holidays for the next two weeks… no meetings on 12/27 or 1/3.  We will see you on January 10th.    Our 4fer will be Monique.
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

December 13, 2016
Meeting Notes by Paul
                                                              
Greeter & Thought for the Day:  Hiro Kariya – you’ve heard the expression No Pain, No Gain.  In Hawaii they have a slight twist on that: No Rain, No Rainbows
 
Vocation Spotlight:
  • Dick Lubman what is the objective of Rotary?  Opportunity for service, high ethical standards and Fellowship.
  • Dave Cole enlightened us on his background.  After picking fruit and delivering newspapers, Dave had 3 jobs: 1) Gas Station, 2) Sears, and 3) Custom upholstery which he still does today after 50 years at Sterling Custom Upholstery in Mountain View.  He has 15 employees and upholsteries about 150 to 200 feet per week.
 
Foundation Minute: Monique Kane.
  • Paul Harris pin presentations to: Jerylann, Anita and TwanaJim Cochran received a letter from the Foundation.  Way to go all!
Auction – Dave Cole:
Today we auctioned off a wine rack with 8 bottles of wine to Tom for $150. Thanks Tom!  Please let us know if you have anything you would like to donate as an Auction Item. 
 
 
According to Jim Spangler, the Endowment Fund has grown from $110,000 last year to $137,000 this year.  !   Let’s keep growing the Endowment! 
 
SPEAKER INTRO: Sanjay Dave introduced our speaker today, Michael Fitzgerald from El Camino Hospital who spoke about Mental Health and Addiction Services.  Addiction and mental health issues tend to be stigmatized in our society as well as under treated.  California has been a leader in patient care for these individuals but costs have gone up dramatically.  For example Impatient Care cost $75 in 1973.  Adjusted for inflation, that would be $395 today, but in fact, that service cost $1250 in 2013.  With the reduction in beds for patients, prisons and homelessness are where these people end up today.    Looking ahead, he says we need to: Reduce mentally ill people that are in prisons, homeless, committing crimes, reduce overall costs and improve patient outcomes.
 
 
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Hiro for providing dessert today.
  • Dave Cole & Jim Cunningham – Updates on Community Service Projects: CSA this Sunday.
  • District Governor Partner’s Project…Read Me A Picture – Judy Hannemann, has been mailed for $500.
  • All – Holiday Party was Saturday and was great!!
  • Alan – Crab Feed, January 28th
  • Bruce Barsi – Ski Trip Feb. 23 to 27
  • Personal Sharing & Announcements – Ken wanted to know how much he lost on the Cal/Stanford Big Game.  Estimates were from $2 to $2000!
Other Club Announcements:
  • Board Meeting this week, Thursday 12/15, 5 pm at CHAC
District Announcements:
  • District Conference scheduled for May 6-7 in Santa Cruz. If you would like information on hotels, please let me know.
  • Speech Contest is in February (Judy & Sanjay). The Area 9 contest will be hosted by the Los Altos Sunset Rotary Club on March 14.
  • There is a new Passport Club. Meets the first Saturday of each month in Milpitas. They want to assist other clubs with their projects and are ready to volunteer.
  • The RI International President’s Dinner is January 3 at 6 pm and SJ DoubleTree, cost is $85.
 
President’s Club: We will not be doing fines again this year and I would like to encourage our membership to join the Presidents Club…we have had great participation so far, 21 members, please join them.
 
Next Week:
Our speaker next Tuesday, 12/20 will be: Jack Wong
Our 4fer will be Scott Johnson
 

President’s Greeting:  

Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!!! 

Our International theme for 2016-2017 is “Rotary Serving Humanity”

Our District Governors call to action is “Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done! And our Clubs call to action is: “Make the World A Better Place!” Thank you all for joining us today.

 
Bonus Round - Holiday Party at Don Giovanni's
 
 
 
Meeting Notes - December 13, 2016 2016-12-14 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary

December 6, 2016

Meeting Notes by Dick

 

DICK LUBMAN enlightened us about some significant happenings on this date in history and along with other quotes left us with this one by George Eliot:

 

                       IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN.

    

 The IMPRESARIO, PHIL ARMI, led us in a rendition of “Home On The Range.”

 

VOCATIONAL SERVICE PRESENTATION:  JIM SPANGLER told us how lucky he was to be able to work with his father in the family business for fifteen years.  He values the Rotary club as a respite from his hectic pace at work which he gets from being at the meeting with friends.

 

DAVE COLE reminded us that December 18 is the “Holiday Store” project with the Community Service Agency.  If you can, plan to join other club members for an AM or PM shift for this very gratifying community project.

 

BRUCE BARSI brought to our attention the HOLIDAY SKI TRIP starting February 23 through February 27.  A signup sheet was passed around during the meeting.

 

ALAN GOODMAN told us that the crab he had recently was very good and a great precursor for our ANNUAL CRAB FEED fund raiser on January 28, 2017.

 

PRESIDENT JERYLANN told us that at this time we have 21 members that have joined the President’s Club.

 

SANJAY DAVE introduced our speaker for today, JON HAVEMAN, PH.D.

                                    Topic: City of Mountain View - Income and Poverty

 

Dr. Haveman presented these significant findings:

            US prosperity is anything but shared—Massive transfers are being made from those at the bottom to those at the top.

 

            The United States now has the highest percentage of low-wage workers. 

                        -They make less than two-thirds of the median wage of any developed nation.

                        -Fully 25% of all American workers make no more than $17,576 a year.  This income, as no surprise to those of us living here, is out of line with reality in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

            Federal Poverty Statistics are flawed for the San Francisco Bay Area.  The Federal analysis fails to account for regional differences in the cost of living and also the declining importance of food in household spending.

            He also referenced the long term effects of poverty related to Physical Health, Cognitive  Abilities, School Achievement Outcomes, and Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes.

 

            Policy Options he feels we have are: Providing Direct Assistance, Employment Services, Job Training, Improving Public Education, and Early Childhood Development.

         

Those of you that want more information about this topic can visit the Marin Economic Consulting website at:   MarinEconomicConsulting.com

 

Next week’s program:  Mental Health Needs In Our Community

 

Presenter:  Michael Fitzgerald from El Camino Hospital

 

4fer for next week: HIRO KARIYA

 

Auction Item for next week is displayed below: A wine rack with 4 bottles of Red and 4 of White wine.  Bring your checkbooks!

 

 

 

 

HOLIDAY PARTY THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 (6:00 to 9:00 PM)

LOCATION: RESTORANTE DON GIOVANNI’S

BRING A GIFT FOR THE GIFT EXCHANGE OF $20-25 IN VALUE.

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Notes - December 6, 2016 2016-12-08 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

November 29, 2016

Meeting Notes by Scott

                                                                                 

Scott Johnson, President-Elect substituting for President Jerylann, greeted everyone to the meeting and led them in repeating the slogan:  We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!!!  He also announced the International theme for 2016-2017 is “Rotary Serving Humanity” and our District Governors call to action is “Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done! …. our Clubs call to action is: “Make the World A Better Place!”

 
Speaker:
Dick Lubman introduced our speaker, Renee Zimmerman, Director at the YMCA.  Renee shared the proud heritage of YMCA and of its founding in Mountain View in 1980.   She addressed their current key focus areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.   
 
 
Next Week:  Our speaker next Tuesday, 12/06 will be: John Haverman, Ph.D., Principal at Marin Economic Consulting, who will speak on “Poverty in Silicon Valley.”  Our 4fer will be Dick Lubman
 
Fred Storek led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Dennis Kobza, “4 fer” for the day, gave some appropriate and humorous thoughts.  Dennis was thanked for providing the delicious desserts.  Phil Armi led a song.   Visitors were introduced.  
 
Dick Lubman introduced Alan Goodman who gave an enlightening and entertaining vocational speech.  It was suggested that Alan had enough material that he should write a book.   
 
Monique Kane recognized several club members for their foundation contributions and thanked the club for their generous foundation support. 
           
 
General Club Announcements:
  • Dave Cole gave updates on the Community School of Music and Art service project  
  • Cops & Gobblers went very well.   Bob Williams gave some insights on that day. 
  • Scott Johnson reminded all of the upcoming Holiday Party on December 10th and passed around the clip board for sign up.  
  • Next Board Meeting, Thursday 12/15, 5 pm at CHAC
  • President’s Club: We will not be doing fines again this year and I would like to encourage our membership to join the Presidents Club…we have had great participation so far, 21 members, please join them!
  • Our Auctions are going great…our next Auction will be December 13th….please let us know if you have anything you would like to donate as an Auction Item.
 
District Announcements:
  • District Conference scheduled for May 6-7 in Santa Cruz. If you would like information on hotels, please let Jerylann know.
  • RYLA, we must confirm if we will send our allocated spots, which is 4 by 11/30. Must pay for them by January 30th. (Heather)
  • Speech Contest is in February (Judy & Sanjay). The Area 9 contest will be hosted by the Los Altos Sunset Rotary Club on March 14.
  • There is a new Passport Club. Meets the first Saturday of each month in Milpitas. They want to assist other clubs with their projects and are ready to volunteer.
  • The RI International President’s Dinner is January 3 at 6 pm and SJ DoubleTree, cost is $85.
 
 
Meeting Minutes - November 29, 2016 2016-12-03 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

November 15, 2016

Meeting Notes by Twana

                                                              
Greeter & Thought for the Day:  Twana Karney recognized that Veterans’ Day was on November 11 and took the opportunity to thank veterans at the Club, their family members who are veterans and a general thanks to all our Troops.
 
Introduction of Visitors:  Scott Johnson introduced visitor Jan Carey.
 
Vocation Spotlight: Dick Lubman: Dick reminded us all to wear our Rotary pins to the meetings and when we are out and about, since we never know who we are going to meet! He surveyed the club and found that around 10 club members had Rotary plaques in their office. He then explained that the Rotary 4-Way Test was developed to save a company from going out of business and was adopted in 1934. 
 
Phil Army and Bruce Barsi gave their vocational talks.
 
Briefly, Phil’s grandparents come to this area from Italy at the turn of the 20th century. Phil was the first in his family to go to college and attended SJSU to become a band teacher. He then decided to apply to dental school in Chicago and was accepted. Phil married in 1952 and graduated from dental school in 1954. He took over a practice in Sunnyvale before opening his office in Mountain View. He joined Rotary in 1977 when his friend Jim Cunningham was president. He retired in 1992 after 40 years of practice that he loved. His son Greg became a dentist and took over his practice.
 
Jim Cunningham and Dick Lubman both thanked Phil for covering for them in their own practices and generally being extremely helpful and welcoming.
 
Bruce Barsi knew at the age of 5 that we wanted to be a cop. He grew up in this area. In 1977, he became a police officer in San Mateo, working on traffic tickets, then narcotics and then investigations. He was promoted to Sergeant and started the first gang prevention unit in San Mateo. He went to Millbrae as a Captain. In 1999, he came back to Mountain View as a Captain in the MVPD. His philosophy is not busting heads; he recognizes that there are many good people out there.
 
 
SPEAKER INTRO: Dick Lubman will introduce our speaker today, Greg Unangst, Board Member of Stevens Creek Trail
 
 
Speaker Greg Unangst is retired from Lockheed Martin and now serves on several bicycle/environmental boards. The board that he spoke about was the Friends of the Stephen’s Creek Trail and Wildlife Corridor.   www.stevenscreektrail.org.
 
The concept for the Steven’s Creek Trail was developed as early as 1961 by the County of Santa Clara County. In 1992, building began on the trail, using leftover City paving material near the Mountain View levees. This first segment was 1.5 miles long and was done over a weekend.
 
The Friends of Stevens Creek Trail formed shortly after this. Their mission became to complete a trail and wildlife corridor from the SF Bay to the Santa Cruz Mountains. To date, 5 miles of trail have been completed through Dale Avenue in Mountain View. Approval has been received to extend the trail to MVHS but is awaiting funding.
 
In 2012, citizens from of Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Cupertino and Los Altos started a joint working group and delivered a report in 2015 to recommend the route for the next segments of the trails. The citizen’s group has disbanded and the work is now being done by city staffs.
 
The hope is to ultimately connect to Steven’s Creek Blvd, although at least one neighborhood along the proposed route is opposing the trail.
 
Each year, the Trailblazer Race is held in Mountain View as a major fundraiser for the Friends. Greg thanked Rotary for our support.
 
The Trail also serves as a wildlife corridor, since the creek is one of the more natural creeks in the area. A $50K grant has been awarded to eliminate fish barriers in the creek.
 
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Twana for providing dessert today.
  • Dave Cole & Jim Cunningham – Updates on Community Service Projects
Thanks to Scott, Walt, Tom and Sheila for volunteering at CSMA.
On December 3rd, there is an opening at CSMA – contact Dave if interested.
Hopes Corner is November 19 from 9-11 am.
We are volunteering at CSA’s Holiday Sharing in December.
  • Bruce Barsi – Cops & Gobblers is this Sunday at 9am.
  • District Governor Partner’s Project…Read Me A Picture – Judy Hannemann asked club members to donate money to buy books to donate to the MVWSD. Goal is $700.
  • Scott Johnson – Holiday Party is on Saturday, December 10.
  • Social ideas, would like to get a few people together to plan, anyone what to volunteer to help plan this?
  • Alan Goodman announced that Crab Season is on!!! Typically, it is the last Saturday night in January, which is Jan. 28th this year.
 
  •  Personal Sharing & Announcements
Fred Storek announced that the “Big Game” between Stanford and Cal is this weekend although Ken Schwaderer was not there to place a wager.
 
Other Club Announcements:
 
  • We have a board meeting this Thursday 11/17, 5 pm at CHAC
 
District Announcements:
 
  • District Conference scheduled for May 6-7 in Santa Cruz. If you would like information on hotels, please let me know.
  • RYLA, we must confirm if we will send our allocated spots, which is 4 by 11/30. Must pay for them by January 30th. (Heather)
  • Speech Contest is in February (Judy & Sanjay). The Area 9 contest will be hosted by the Los Altos Sunset Rotary Club on March 14.
  • There is a new Passport Club. Meets the first Saturday of each month in Milpitas. They want to assist other clubs with their projects and are ready to volunteer.
  • The RI International President’s Dinner is January 3 at 6 pm and SJ DoubleTree, cost is $85.
 
Auction:
Our Auctions are going great…our next Auction will be December 13th….please let us know if you have anything you would like to donate as an Auction Item.
 
And remember…“Make the World A Better Place!”
 
Our International theme for 2016-2017 is “Rotary Serving Humanity”
 
Our District Governors call to action is “Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done! And our Clubs call to action is: “Make the World A Better Place!”
 
Next Week:
No meeting next week, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Our speaker for 11/29 will be: Renee Zimmerman, Director at the YMCA and
Our 4fer for 11/29 will be Dennis Kobza.
 
Cops & Gobblers 2016 - thanks volunteers!
 
 
 
 
Meeting Notes - November 15, 2016 2016-11-21 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Thanks to Bill Maston for providing dessert today and also his thoughtful comments about voting in America.

 
Announcements –
Bruce Barsi reminded us of the Cops and Gobblers Thanksgiving packaging later this month. Check with Bruce for the exact dates if you would like to donate your time to that great cause.
 
Judy Hannemann reminded us that additional donations for the district governor’s “Read me a Picture Project” are still needed. Your donations would be greatly appreciated.
 
Burt Rafael gave us an overview of his colorful career. He shared his education in mathematics and sciences and his history with artificial intelligence which brought him to Silicon Valley in its early years. After many years working on very significant projects in the valley, Burt went into semi-retirement to help his wife run compass point travel, again another successful venture. Today Burt enjoys traveling and community service projects.
 

Speaker –
Dick Lubman introduced our guest Reverend Michael Love from Hope’s Corner. Hope’s Corner is right here in downtown Mountain View on the corner of Hope and Mercy Street which is the reason for Hope’s Corner’s name. Reverend Michael explained that Hope’s Corner came about in response to a very important need; feeding and providing limited services to the homeless. Hope’s Corner started barely four years ago and has already served more than 40,200 meals noting that 10,000 of those meals have been served in just the past 9 months emphasizing the need. Hope’s corner averages over 250 meals on Saturday mornings alone. When Hope’s corner was created there was only a partial understanding of how great the community need was. Philosophically, Hope’s Corner believes that in order to have a sustainable community, acknowledging the homeless community and providing their needs is what helps make our community sustainable.  Hope’s Corner has lots of friends in the community including CSA, Second Harvest, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, our Rotary Club, and many others.

 

Homeless people come in many sizes, shapes, and needs. For the most part, what surprised Hope’s corner the most was that homeless people in our community don’t fit the stereotype. Many of them are working but can’t afford the high prices to live here. Many have also been forced out as the local economy has passed them by.

 

In addition to providing food, Hope’s Corner recently started providing a place to take showers. This new service was in response to their patron’s needs. The next big project is the building of a new commercial kitchen that will be certified by the county health department. This will allow Hope’s Corner to make better use of the different food sources that are available to them. However, this large project needs our help. The estimated cost for this new commercial kitchen is approximately $680,000. Contributions totaling over $200,000 have already been committed. They are looking for additional financial help.

 

Going forward, Hope’s Corner hopes to strengthen their relationships with a number of different organizations including our own Rotary. The Mountain View Rotatory will be participating in a Saturday breakfast on November 19 from 8am – 10am. Please consider donating your time and/or your other resources to this valuable community organization.

 

Thank you reverend Michael for sharing with us this valuable service to the community.

Meeting Notes - November 8, 2016 2016-11-11 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

November 1, 2016

Meeting Notes – by Tom

                                                              

Tom Myers provided the thought that, even though the rhetoric and partisanship of this Presidential election has been quite depressing, we should still remember that our participatory democracy is what makes us special among nations.

President-Elect Scott Johnson introduced our visitor, David Simpson  past-president of the BallyMoney club in Northern Ireland. He is in California visiting relatives including his son in Mountain View.
 

Dick Lubman introduced two club members for vocational talks.  The first was Sanjay Dave, who told us about growing up and going to college in Colorado, then coming to California to work in the technology sector.  Later Paul Reinhart told us of his experience going from the Marine Corps, into various start-ups, finally to Genentech and then a leap to the Peace Corps.

Dave Cole and Jim Cunningham talked about volunteer opportunities in the coming weeks.  They include serving breakfast at Hope's Corner, ushering at Community School of Music and Art, and the annual Cops and Gobblers.

Personal Sharing came from members Jim Spangler, who shared that the first reviews of his son Nick in An American in Paris have been great; Bob Williams, who shared that he is back from Xian, China; and Jack Wong, who shared the not so good news of his recent identity theft and the hurdles one must undertake when that happens.

President Jerylann requested ideas for upcoming social gatherings.

Judy Hannemann announced that she is always looking for donations of toiletries and other items for Community Services Agency.  These items are terrific for homeless individuals.

Judy also announced that she is seeking donations for the read me a picture from our District Governor.

The District Conference is scheduled for May 6-7 in Santa Cruz.

The Thanksgiving week in Incline Village is still available, for those who want it.  And next week, we will be auctioning off two Warriors tickets with a $700 value---thank you Jack Wong!!

Dick Lubman introduced our speaker, Mountain View Mayor Pat Showalter.  The Mayor talked about the affordable housing crisis affecting Mountain View and some ways that the city is dealing with it.
 
 
President Jerylann’s Greeting:  
 
Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!!! 
 
Our International theme for 2016-2017 is “Rotary Serving Humanity
 
Our District Governors call to action is “Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done! And our Clubs call to action is: “Make the World A Better Place!” Thank you all for joining us today.
 
Meeting Notes - November 2, 2016 2016-10-28 07:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

October 25, 2016

Meeting Notes – by Steve

                                                              
 
President Jerylann’s Greeting:  
Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!!! 
 
Our International theme for 2016-2017 is “Rotary Serving Humanity
Our District Governors call to action is “Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done! And our Clubs call to action is: “Make the World A Better Place!” Thank you all for joining us today.
 
Vocation SpotlightDick Lubman…Scott Johnson talked about being the marketing director at Villa Siena. He reflected on his experience in The Boy Scouts of America and his interest in fundraising for non-profits. Jerylann Mateo grew up in Mountain View and ultimately became a real estate broker. She particularly enjoys getting people into their dream homes.
 
Foundation Minute:  Cupcakes were given to Jack, Alan, Fred, Scott, Dick, Ernie, and Dennis for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Jeff Orth presented bronze, silver, and gold coins commemorating the hundred year anniversary of the Rotary Foundation to Rotarians making pledges.
 
Monique and District Governor Jeff Orth recognized Jim Cochran for being a Paul Harris+4. 
 
Other Club Announcements:
  • Bruce announced that “Cops and Gobblers” is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 20 at 9am. Over 400 food baskets will be distributed. All are encouraged to help out.
  • Dave recently volunteered at CSMA and announced they are looking for volunteers to serve breakfast at Hope's Corner on Saturday, November 19.
President’s Club: Heather and Steve joined today.
 
Auction:
-We have some great auctions coming up!! Remember if you have anything to donate, please contact Jerylann. The Thanksgiving week 11/19-11/26 is still available at Incline Village, so let me know if you or anyone you know is interested in this great week! Our next Auction will be 11/8 for 2 Sideline Club Plus VIP parking to Golden State Warriors vs. Atlanta Hawks game on 11/28, these are great seats donated by Jack Wong!!
 
SPEAKER INTRO: Steve Ross introduced District Governor Jeff Orth. Jeff awarded pins of the Order Of The Stinking Rose to Bert, Jerylann, Bruce, Paul, Sheila, Hiro, Alan, Monique, and Judy for contributions to Rotary. Jeff joined the Gilroy Rotary Club in 1999, but became a Rotarian when he learned about the cleft palate project at the Salinas club. He was overcome with emotion when a man who had his cleft palate repaired thanked Rotary for giving him the ability to kiss his wife for the first time. Jeff described his trip to Monterey, Mexico when he worked on the wheelchair distribution project. He believes lasting peace will be achieved through organization like Rotary. He praised Mountain View Rotary for its accomplishments and encouraged us to attract younger members. He promoted attendance at the upcoming International Convention in Atlanta and the District Conference in Santa Cruz.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meeting Notes - October 25, 2016 2016-10-28 07:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

October 18, 2016

Meeting Notes – by Bert

 

SPEAKER INTRO: We had an exciting program: …Ken introduced Congresswoman Anna Eshoo.

 
 
 
Ms. Eshoo is a former resident of Mountain View who has served in congress since 1993. Her interesting presentation focused on health issues and innovation. She pointed out that Social Security took many decades to “fine tune”, once the first version was implemented in the 1930s. Similarly, the Affordable Care Act is the first successful implementation of a national health system and has made major accomplishments (such as removal of life-time caps, pre-existing condition exclusions, and sex discrimination), but we should expect it to be tuned by future administrations. We need to invest more in innovation and we need more research to overcome disease.
She said “I’ve witnessed the destruction of the Republican Party”. She lamented the apparent lose of the ability of party leaders to work together across the aisle. “John Boehner did not deserve to be removed.” She also emphasized the need for more investment in infrastructure.
 
Next Week:
Our next meeting here will be Tuesday, October 25th and our District Governor Jeff Orth will be here.
Our 4fer next week will be Steve Nichols
 
 
Thanks Everyone! Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you all next week
 
 
And remember…“Make the World A Better Place!”
Meeting Notes - October 18, 2016 2016-10-22 07:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

October 11, 2016

Meeting Notes by Paul

                                                              

Jerylann - President’s Greeting:  

Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!!! 

Our International theme for 2016-2017 is “Rotary Serving Humanity”

Our District Governors call to action is “Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done! And our Clubs call to action is: “Make the World A Better Place!” Thank you all for joining us today.

Greeter & Thought for the Day:  Paul Reinhart

 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil Armi – “Take me out to the Ballgame” Go Giants!
 
 

Foundation Minute: Monique Kane - Continues to provide cupcakes to those supporting the foundation.  Thanks!

           

General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Paul for providing dessert today.
  • Due to timing for program today, we will not have any club announcements or sharing, so please check out this week’s bulletin for those.
 
 
Other Club Announcements:
 
  • Next Board meeting, Thursday 10/20, 5 pm at CHAC
  • Dave is looking for volunteers for this weekend to usher at CSM.  If you have time please let Dave know.
 
 
District Announcements:
 
  • District Governor Partner’s Project…Read Me A Picture
-Judy will be leading this project.
 
  • Avenues of Service will be held October 22, 9 am – 3 pm, Doubletree in San Jose. Lunch will be served; we will pass around the signup sheet. This is an event that the Club covers the cost and we would like to have a good showing.  
 
 
President’s Club: 15 members so far, please join them!  Newest Member is Dennis Kobza.  Oh wait, Paul announced the birth of his first grand baby – a baby girl named Remy.  He will also join the President’s Club
 
Auction: This week we will be auctioning a Week at Club Tahoe in Incline Village, enjoy Thanksgiving there the week of 11/19-11/26, two bedroom unit that sleeps up to 6.  If you know someone who would like to go, the bidding started at $500.
 
We have some great auctions coming up!! Remember if you have anything to donate, please contact me.
 
 
SPEAKER INTRO: We have an exciting program for you today…Candidate Forum for the Whisman School District Board. I’d like to bring Ken Schwaderer up to introduce them and start the program.  Ken allowed the 4 candidates who are competing for 3 openings to introduce themselves: Tamara Wilson, Jose Gutierrez, Laura Blakely and Peter Darrah.
 
 
 
Next Week:
Our next meeting here will be Tuesday, October 18th and our Speaker will be Congresswoman Anna Eshoo.
October 25th we will have our District Governor here.
Our 4fer next week will be Bert Raphael
 
 
Thanks Everyone! Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you all next week
 
 
And remember…“Make the World A Better Place!”
 
Meeting Notes - October 11, 2016 2016-10-12 07:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary

Meeting Notes by Ken

October 4, 2016

 
12:30 President Jerylann Mateo rang the bell and called the meeting to order.
 
Pledge of Allegiance Led by Tom Meyers
 
Ken Schwaderer’s thought for the day: “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves - and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt 32nd president of the United States
 
Song:   Take Me Out To The Ball Game   led by Phil
 
Introduction of Visitors: Scott Johnson introduced many.
 
Club Announcements and District Announcements were kept to minimal because of the length of the program.
        Thanks to Ken and Tory for providing dessert
 
Foundation Minute: Monique Kane – Foundation Kick off
 
Other Club Announcements:
        Next Board Meeting Thursday 10/20, 5 pm at CHAC
 
District Announcements:
        District Governor’s Partner Project – Read Me a Picture
                Judy will be leading this effort
 
        Avenue of Service at the DoubleTree in San Jose October 22 9 am to 3 pm
 
        Interact’s Fall Leadership Conference October 9 at Independence High School in San Jose (Alan / Heather)
 
Presidents Club:
        14 members so far – please join
 
Next auction October 11 will be for 1 week in Incline Village in Lake Tahoe Nov. 19 - 26
 
Ken presented the candidates for the Mountain View City Council. All eight candidates were present for the forum. They were:
        Margaret Abe-Koga
        Ken Kacey Carpenter
        Chris Clark
        Greg Coladonato
        Thida Cornes
        Lisa Matichak
        John McAlister
        Lucas Ramirez
 
Each candidate introduced themselves and presented why they should be elected to the city council. The forum was well received. There were many issues covered by all of the candidates and they all made excellent presentations.
 
 
 
 
Next Week:
 
October 11 - Candidate Forum for the Mountain View Whisman school district – 4 candidates.  Paul Reinhart will be the 4-fer
 
October 18 – Congresswoman Anna Eschoo
 
Thanks Everyone……
 
The meeting was adjourned by President Jerylann Mateo at 1:30.
 
The candidates remained to answer additional questions.
       
 
Meeting Notes - October 4, 2016 2016-10-06 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Meeting 9/20/2016

 
12:30 Pres. Jerylann rang the bell
 
Pledge of Allegiance Led by Judy
 
Jim Spangler’s thought for the day:
 “The Superior man or woman is distressed by the limitations of his/her ability; they are not distressed by the fact that people do not recognize the ability that they have.”  “ If you are yourself at peace, the there is at least some peace in the world.  Then share your peace with everyone, and everyone will be at peace.”
 
Song: “Home on the Range” led by Phil
 
Visitor: Eric Hawks
 
Club Announcements:
 
  1. Community Service was kicked off at CSMA by Jim Cochran and Jerylann this past weekend.  Everything went smoothly
  2. Hopes Corner: Date for next event was chosen.  November 12th
  3. Next Tuesday, 9/27, No regular lunch.  Evening Social event at Jerylann’s
  4. Next Rotary Board Meeting: Thurs. 10/20 5PM at CHAC
  5. Additional District events announced
  6. Rotary endowment: Jerylann’s donation of $100 was the first winner of the Auctions to be held for the benefit of the Endowment Fund.  Sanjay won the second event held today for 2 Stanford vs. Washington State football tickets for $150.  Next item to be auctioned off will be held Oct. 11th for a week at Club Tahoe in Incline Village during Thanksgiving week- 11/19 to 11/26.  Please consider bidding as well as offering anything to be donated for this cause.
Judy introduced our speaker, Dan Rich, City Manager of Mountain View who spoke on the hot topics concerning Mountain View.  Primarily Housing, or lack of affordable options as well as the complicated transportation issues the City and Region now faces.
 
 
Meeting adjourned.
 
Submitted by Jim Spangler.
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Mountain View Rotary  September 13, 2016                                                   

President Jerylann greeted the club. Heather shared a thought about the outdoors. Phil lead us in an oldie “I’m looking over a Four Leaf Clover”, glad he had sing-a-long sheets.  Visiting Rotarians and visitors were greeted

General Club and District Announcements were shared:

  • Monique shared her appreciation as CHAC’s parking lot fundraiser was successful with earnings of $8700. 
  • Dave Cole reminded Community School of Music and Arts orientation is Wednesday at 5:30pm. 
  • Jerylann shared September birthdays and Rotary Anniversaries: Sheila 18 years, Bruce 16 years and Sanjay of 3 years - Congratulations Rotarians! 
  • Our next Social is September 27th at Jerylann’s home. 
  • Personal Sharing & Announcements: Paul shared he is happy to be home after an adventure to Africa of self-drive and camp. 
  • Next Board meeting is Thursday 9/15 at 5 pm at CHAC.
  • Avenues of Service will be held October 22 from 9 am – 3 pm at the Doubletree in San Jose. 
  • Interact’s Fall Leadership Conference is October 9th at Independence HS in SJ. More than 4000 Interactors are expected to attend. 

Dave was our auctioneer for the first Auction to fund the Endowment Fund. Jerylann was the top bidder for 2 tickets to the Celebrity Forum, October 13th to see George Takai, donated by Bert. 

Next month’s item is a Week at Club Tahoe in Incline Village, enjoy Thanksgiving there from 11/19-11/26.

SPEAKER INTRO: Judy introduced, Jeff Harding from the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District.  Jeff shared a few success stories and various projects that have happened the past year.  He continues to seek solutions to ensure all students have an equal education and fill gaps that the diverse student body has at MVLA.  The growing population is a concern that the school board will be addressing to ensure all students have a high school to attend along with more creative ways to assist teachers to afford housing in the area.  

Next Meeting is September 20th and Dan Rich, City Manager of Mountain View is speaking.  Our 4fer will be Jim Spangler. 

And remember…“Make the World A Better Place!”

Meeting adjourned

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September 6, 2016                                                                                
President Elect Scott Johnson greeted the club. Fred Storek shared a few profound thoughts. Tom Myers stepped up to cheer all with a song.  
General Club and District Announcements were shared:  
  • Dave announced September 14 at 5:30pm is training for those who desire to usher at Community School of Music and Arts events.    
  • Sanjay seeks delivery assistance on Saturdays from 6:30am to 7:30am for Hopes Corner.
  • Heather read a thank you note from Sydney Sheffield regarding her RYLA experience.
  • Heather will be setting up the next Club Social on September 27th, with more details to follow.  
  • Next Board Meeting on Thursday, September 15th, 5 pm, at CHAC.
  • District Governor Partner’s Project…Read Me A Picture is lead for our club by Judy.  Donation request will happen soon and more details forthcoming.
  • District 5170 unclaimed District Designated Funds has provided 22 laptop computers to at-risk youth.  Email from Bob Goetsch that they are accepting applications.
  • Monthly auctions will begin in September to raise additional funds for our club’s Endowment fund to keep scholarship giving strong. Our first auction will be held on September 13th, for 2 tickets to the Celebrity Forum with guest George Takai presenting on October 13th.
    The club seeks additional auction items, let Club President know if you have something to donate.
This week’s speaker was Dr. Ayinde Rufdolph, Superintendent of the Mountain View Whisman School District.  Dr. Rudolph discussed the strategic plan for the district which currently provides education to 5,083 children in grades K to 8.  Scores in the district are continuing to rise in all categories.
The club meeting on September 13th will present Dr. Jeff Harding, Superintendent Mountain View Los Altos High School District and our 4fer is Heather Stenshamn. 
And remember…“Make the World A Better Place!”
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Mountain View Rotary

 August 16, 2016 – Notes by Bob

 
Pledge of Allegiance - Bill Matson
 
2. Visiting Rotarians: Bala Sarma (from Chicago area), Steve Ross (Palo Alto University) District Government.
Visitor: Stewart Roller
 
3. Vocation: Dick Lubman suggested starting next week that members give a very short CV.
 
4. Alan Goodman's mother passed. Our prayers & sympathy.
There are 13 President Club members to date.
 
Next board meeting Thursday 5:00 PM at CHAC.
 
General Club Announcements
 
  • Monique – Update on CHAC parking for Art & Wine Festival.  Volunteers Needed.  Please sign up.
  • Jerylann - Next Board Meeting is Thursday, August 18 at 5:00 pm at CHAC.
    • Next Social Event will be August 30.  Looking for location.
  • Jerylann – Reminded everyone there won’t be fines this year so please join the President’s Club.  Also we want to increase the Endowment so if you have items to auction let her know.
  • Jim – Endowment Meeting before today’s meeting.  Still looking to increase the corpus of the Endowment fund to pay for scholarships.  You can pay more than the $150 for the President’s Club and that will go into the Endowment fund.
  • Dave – Community Service Projects
    • Dave is working to have our club volunteer at concerts.   He passed out a signup sheet for volunteers.
 
District Announcements:  There are 2 more training seminars this summer and you can register on-line.   Let Jerylann know if you are interested in attending.
 
  • Rotary Foundation Grant Training – Saturday 8/20 8:30 – 12 in Hayward
  • Rotary Membership Training – Saturday 8/27 9 – 12:30 at the Milpitas Embassy Suites-
 
 
Program: "Adventures in Swaziland"
 
By: Wendy & Rick Walleigh
 
 
They are retired Silicon Valley executives: Wendy (Marketing) & Rick (Engineer). They asked themselves what to do with their lives now. They wanted to do something that was beneficial to all concerned; they could give back of their talents and enjoy new experiences. They found the answer thru TechnoServe a company that offers business solutions in "third world" countries. They were in Swaziland six months and Kenya one year.
 
Their many talents were put to work helping individuals establish a business, organizing education programs, and working with farmers to improve their business relations. Rick said he never knew that a bride's family had to give the groom's family 17 cows - one of his many learning experiences.
Their objective in presenting this talk was to encourage you to follow your goals - like they did. Help others - feel good about your work and yourself.
 
By: Bob Williams 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

August 9, 2016

Meeting Agenda – notes by Jack W.

                                                            
President Jerylann’s Greeting:  
 
Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family… we are the BEST Rotary Club Around!!!
 
Our International call to action for 2016-2016 is to “Rotary Serving Humanity” Our District Governors call to action is “Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done!”
Our club’s call to action this year is “Make the World a Better Place!”  Thank you all for joining us today.
 
Please silence your cell phones or put them on vibrate.
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Bert Raphael led the pledge
 
Thought for the Day (4Fer):  Jack Wong
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil – “Take me out to the Ball Game
                                                   
Introduction of Visitors: Scott Johnson – We had 1 visiting Rotarians: Uday V Deshpande from Mahim, Mumbai
 
 
 
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Monique – Update on CHAC parking for Art & Wine Festival.  Volunteers Needed.  Please sign up.
  • Jerylann - Next Board Meeting is Thursday, August 18 at 5:00 pm at CHAC.
    • Next Social Event will be August 30.  Looking for location.
  • Jerylann – Reminded everyone there won’t be fines this year so please join the President’s Club.  Also we want to increase the Endowment so if you have items to auction let her know.
  • Paul – Regarding the Stevens Creek Trail Clean up – wanted to see if the club was ok to pursue a Rotary sign on the trail.  Everyone was ok with it.
  • Jim – Endowment Meeting next Tuesday at 11:15 AM.  Board Members are required and club members are welcome to join.
  • Dave – Community Service Projects
    • Dave is working to have our club volunteer at concerts.   He passed out a signup sheet for volunteers.
 
District Announcements:  There are 3 training seminars this summer and you can register on-line.   Let Jerylann know if you are interested in attending.
 
·  Rotary Foundation Grant Training – Saturday 8/20 8:30 – 12 in Hayward
·  Rotary Membership Training – Saturday 8/27 9 – 12:30 at the Milpitas Embassy Suites-
 
Fred introduced our speaker this week, Stacy Dean Stephens, Knightscope Inc.  Advanced Physcial Security Cutting Edge Anomaly Detection Autonomous Presence 24/7. 
 
 
http://knightscope.com/ 
 
 
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Next Meeting of the Year: is Tuesday, August 16
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

August 2, 2016

Meeting Agenda – notes by Paul

                                                            
President Jerylann’s Greeting:  
 
Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family… we are the BEST Rotary Club Around!!!
 
Our International call to action for 2016-2016 is to “Rotary Serving Humanity” Our District Governors call to action is “Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done!”
Our club’s call to action this year is “Make the World a Better Place!”  Thank you all for joining us today.
 
Please silence your cell phones or put them on vibrate.
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Jack Wong led the pledge
 
Thought for the Day (4Fer):  Twana Karney
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil – “God Bless America”
                                                   
Introduction of Visitors: Scott Johnson – We had 2 visiting Rotarians: Klaus Heinemann and Grady Mateen
 
 
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Jerylann - Next Board Meeting is Thursday, August 18 at 5:00 pm at CHAC.
 
  • Jerylann – Reminded everyone there won’t be fines this year so please join the President’s Club.  Also we want to increase the Endowment so if you have items to auction let her know.
 
  • The social at Tori’s was a lot of fun.  Her pig enjoyed it too!  She is looking for someone to host the August 30th social if anyone is interested.   Also there is an ice cream social this Sunday in Old Mountain View if you can come out in your Rotary shirts and pass out info on Rotary.
 
  • Birthday’s this month included: Heather, Walt, Sara, Jack and Bruce.  Rotary Anniversaries included: Twana and Jerylann.
 
Club Assembly:
 
Twana – Past-President’s goals
  • 1) Plan the kick out, 2) Annual Fund raiser (50/50 chance of this), and 3) support Jerylann
 
 
Jim S. – Endowment
  • Endowment fund does not generate enough income to pay for the $7500 in scholarships we give out each year. The fund gets contributions through $50 for new members, $50 for the President’s Club and generous donations such as by Bob Williams
 
Dave – Community Service Projects
  • Dave is working to have our club volunteer at concerts.   He passed out a signup sheet for volunteers.
 
District Announcements:  There are 3 training seminars this summer and you can register on-line.   Let Jerylann know if you are interested in attending.
  1. Rotary Foundation Fund Development – Saturday 8/6 8:30 – 12 TBA
  2. Rotary Foundation Grant Training – Saturday 8/20 8:30 – 12 in Hayward
  3. Rotary Membership Training – Saturday 8/27 9 – 12:30 at the Milpitas Embassy Suites
 
Fred introduced our speaker this week, Jim Colton, a professional photographer discussing his latest trip to Cuba
 
Next Meeting of the Year: is Tuesday, August 9
 
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FLASHBACK: Jerylann's First Club Assembly (seems like only weeks ago! ;>)
 
 
 
 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

July 19, 2016

Meeting Agenda – notes by Paul

                                                            
President Jerylann’s Greeting:  
 
Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family… we are the BEST Rotary Club Around!!!
 
Our International call to action for 2016-2016 is to “Rotary Serving Humanity”
Our club’s call to action this year is “Make the World a Better Place!”  Thank you all for joining us today.
Please silence your cell phones or put them on vibrate.
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Jim Cochran led the pledge
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day (4Fer):  Phil Armi
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil – “Home on the Range”
                                                   
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Phil for providing dessert today.
  • Jerylann - Next Board Meeting is Thursday, July 21st at 5:00 pm at CHAC.
 
  • Sara Tierno was inducted today.  Welcome Sara!
 
  • District Governor here on October 25
 
Club Assembly:
Board Members introduced their goals for this year.
 
Jerylann’s Major Goals as President
  1. Increase Membership
  2. Foundation – 100% participation and $7500 raised
  3. Socials
  4. Community Service every month
  5. Vocational Spotlight
  6. No fines but everyone joins the President’s Club!
    1. So far Bruce, Alan, Dave, Jack, Hiro, Tom, Phil, Twana, Tori, Jim Cunningham
  7. Increase Endowment Fund through auctions every other month
 
Scott – Speakers Program
  • Interesting, professional and inspirational speakers to attract new members and engage our club
 
Dick – Vocational Chair
  • Impart Rotary history, engage members to speak of their backgrounds, increase community service
 
Paul – Secretary
  • Continue to provide superior club administration
 
Sanjay – Membership
  • Grow club to 40 members.  People join Rotary for service but stay for the camaraderie. We can potentially volunteer at the Sept. 10 – 11 Art & Wine festival
 
Tori – Social
  • Next social is next Tuesday at Tori’s theme is Pets (or Animal Planet)
 
Dave Cole and Jim Cunningham – Service Projects
  • Continue to support local projects like Cops and Gobblers, CSA, CHAC, St. Stevens Trail Clean up among others.  We can possibly volunteer at free monthly concerts.
 
Monique – Foundation
  • 100% club participation and a goal of $7500 raised.  Cupcakes for all!
 
Bert – International Service
  • Although we do local projects, Rotary has a global presence with many international projects.  Our club will need to define how we want to direct our funds this year.
 
Tom / Judy – Club Trainers
  • Provide whatever club support is needed
 
Alan – Mr. Crab Feed
  • Lead the annual Crab Feed
 
Ken – Scholarships
  • Lead the annual scholarship program
 
Next week we will have Heather discussing Youth Service, Jim Spangler discussing the Endowment as well as a few words from our Past President Twana.
 
 
 
 
Next Meeting of the Year: is Tuesday, August 2nd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

July 12, 2016 - Notes by Tori

President’s Greeting:  

Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We are a Fun, Enthusiastic & Inspiring Rotary Family…we are the BEST Rotary Club around!!! 

My name is Jerylann Mateo, I’m your President for 2016-2017. I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July holiday.

Today is Tuesday July 12Week 2 of our new Rotary year

Our International theme for 2016-2017 is “Rotary Serving Humanity” (presented the new flag)

Our District Governors call to action is “Attract the Young, Have Lots of Fun, Get More Done! And our Clubs call to action is: “Make the World A Better Place!” Thank you all for joining us today.

 

Please silence your cell phones or put them on vibrate.

 

Pledge of Allegiance: Jack Wong let us in the Pledge of Allegiance

 

Greeter & Thought for the Day:  Tori Atwell…we are a lucky club in a great area!

 

Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil Armi led us in God Bless America

 

Introduction of Visitors:  Scott Johnson introduced our visitors: Assistant DG Steve Ross & Burt Raphael’s wife Anne. Thomas is back for the summer.

 

Vocation Spotlight: Dick Lubman asked if anyone knew the meaning of Rotary…In the beginning meetings rotated to different businesses every week.

 

           

General Club Announcements:

 

  • Thanks to Tori for providing dessert today.

 

  • Tori – Socials. Our next evening social will be Tuesday, July 26th, at Tori’s house. She will provide more information next week.

 

  • Personal Sharing.

 

  • 19 of our members joined in July, we have some very long standing members & this month anniversaries range from 24-59 years of membership!

  • Jack Wong went to DisneyWorld with family.

  • Judy just returned from Africa with 7 women.

  • Hal’s son got married.

Other Club Announcements:

 

  • Board meeting, Thursday 7/21, 5 pm at CHAC

 

District Announcements:

  • There will be three district training seminars offered this summer, you can register online, so please let me know if you are interested in attending:

  1. Rotary Foundation Fund Development Training, Saturday, 8/6, 8:30 – noon, location TBA

  2. Rotary Foundation Grant Training, Saturday, 8/20, 8:30-noon in Hayward

  3. Rotary membership Training, Saturday 8/27, 9 am – 12:30, Embassy Suites in Milpitas.

President’s Club: We will not be doing fines again this year and I would like to encourage our membership to joining the Presidents Club…we would love for you to become part of our President’s Club!

First to Join the Presidents Club…Bruce Barsi, also joined: Alan Goodman; Dave Cole; Jack Wong; Jim Cunningham; Dick Lubman; Twana Karney; Tori Atwell; Phil Armi; Hiro

 

 

SPEAKER INTRO: Scott announced our Speaker this week, Martha Kendall.

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Martha told the story of Steven Foster. She played music that he wrote. He was a song writer, not a performer. He wrote about 200 songs. There are 265,000 videos on YouTube that include his songs. He lived to be only 37 years old, with only .38 cents in his pocket. ASLAP was started in his honor.

 

Martha also displayed her books.

 

 

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 19th

 

We will have our New Year Kick Off Club Assembly next week and I hope you can all make it. You will get to hear from our new Board members and we look forward to reviewing our plans for the year. We will also be inducting our new member Sara Tierno.

 

Our 4fer will be Phil Armi

 

Thanks Everyone! Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you all next week!

 

And remember…“Make the World A Better Place!”

 

 

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Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes by Bruce

June 21, 2016 (week 51)

                                                              
President Twana Karney rang the bell and called the meeting to order with the Mountain View Rotary mantra, “We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!!”  She reminded us that our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World” and our club’s call to action this year is “Being the Best We Can Be.” 
 
 
Ernie Hawks led us to a Pledge of Allegiance to our flag.
 
Bruce Barsi shared some quotes of inspiration from some of our country’s founders. 
 
Songmaster Phil Armi led us in a most enthusiastic version of the “Marine Corps Song.”
 
Ernie’s son Eric Hawks joined us at our meeting today.
 
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Bruce Barsi for providing dessert today.
 
  • Saint Francis High School and Mountain View High School are sponsoring a joint Interact Fundraiser by holding a clothing and household goods drive on Wednesday, June 22nd.  If you have items to contribute, call 844-512-8802 to arrange for a pickup.  Be sure to give them the Donor ID # B0882714.
 
  • The Kick Out Dinner is Friday, June 24th, at Michael’s at Shoreline, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  The attire will be casual, but no shorts.  This is a mandatory event and you need to sign up ASAP.  Call Alan Goodman no later than today if you haven’t signed up and still want to attend.
 
  • We will be dark next week on Tuesday, June 28th, and then again on the following Tuesday, July 5th
 
District Announcements:
 
  • Camp RYLA will run from June 26th to July 1st at Mission Springs in Scotts Valley.  Heather Stenshamn is coordinating with the attendees sponsored by MV Rotary. The concluding BBQ and Graduation will take place on Thursday, June 30th at 5:30 pm. If you are interested in attending the BBQ and Graduation, please let President Twana know.
 
Personal Sharing:
 
  • Alan Goodman shared that former First Daughter Amy Goodman graduated from college and she will be looking for employment in New York.
  • President Twana thanked everyone in the Club for a great year and the privilege of leading the Club during that time.  And she is looking forward to another great year with Jerylann.
  • President Twana held a very rousing auction for some of the Karney Homemade Honey.  After a rather contentious bidding war, Roger Kau emerged with the prize and our Endowment is $30 richer.
 
SPEAKER: 
 
Dave Cole introduced our speaker Carl Honaker, talking to us about the future of Moffett Field.
 
 
Carl reviewed the transition we have seen at Moffett Field since it was established in the 1930’s.  It began as the base for the dirigible, USS Macon.  After that, it housed army aircraft and then served as a base for the coastal patrol blimps during WWII.  Following the war, the base was used for military transport aircraft and it became the West Coast Fighter Town.  That was followed by the P3 Orion era which patrolled the West Coast to maintain national security.  And eventually, the base was turned over to NASA.
 
The new era for Moffett Field started with the base transition in 1994.  In 1997, a master plan was developed to make the base into a research park with an academia element.  Unfortunately, they were unable to attract partners to participate in this endeavor.  The base floundered a bit for a few years after that with no solid direction.  In 2013, the federal government decided to partner with a civilian entity and put out a bid to manage the majority of the base and make necessary renovations.  Google won the bid and has a 60 year lease with another 36 years of potential extensions.  They have already started working on some of the buildings.  The three major projects are reskinning Hanger One, renovating the other two hangers, and making improvements to the golf course.
 
For those who would like to get on the base to play golf, eat at the restaurant, or visit the museum, you just need to present government issued identification like a drivers license at the gate.
 
 
Our next meeting is on Tuesday, July 12th.  Our Speaker will be Martha Kendall and her presentation is entitled “DOO Dah, The Life and Music of Stephen Foster.”  Our 4-Fer for the meeting on July 12th is Tori Atwell.
 
Remember to Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
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Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes by Bruce
June 14, 2016 (week 50)
                                                              
President Twana Karney rang the bell and called the meeting to order with the Mountain View Rotary mantra, “We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!!”  She reminded us that our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World” and our club’s call to action this year is “Being the Best We Can Be.” 
 
Judy Hannemann led us to a Pledge of Allegiance to our flag on Flag Day.
 
Bruce Barsi shared some quotes of inspiration about the LGBT Community, focusing not on the recent tragedy in Orlando, but on the Celebration of Pride during the month of June. 
 
Songmaster Phil Armi led us in a patriotic version of “Anchors Aweigh.”
 
Carl Honaker from San Jose Rotary joined us at our meeting today.
 
General Club Announcements:
 
  • We received two letters of thanks for our Community Grants from Community Services Agency and Just Read.
 
  • Thanks to Bruce Barsi for providing dessert today.
 
  • President Twana thanked Walt Joyce and Phil Armi for organizing the Golf Tournament and BBQ dinner last Friday.  It was a small, intimate affair, but a very nice time was had by those attending. 
 
  • Saint Francis High School and Mountain View High School are sponsoring a joint Interact Fundraiser by holding a clothing and household goods drive on Friday, June 17th, and Wednesday, June 22nd.  If you have items to contribute, call 844-512-8802 to arrange for a pickup.  Be sure to give them the Donor ID # B0882714.
 
  • The Kick Out Dinner is Friday, June 24th, at Michael’s at Shoreline, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  This is a mandatory event and you need to sign up no later than this week.  Call Alan Goodman ASAP if you haven’t signed up and still want to attend.
 
  • There is a Board Meeting this Thursday, June 16th, at 5:00 pm at CHAC.  This will be a Joint Board Meeting with this year’s Board and next year’s Board, let by our incoming President, Jerylann Mateo.  All are welcome to attend.
 
District Announcements:
 
  • Camp RYLA will run from June 26th to July 1st at Mission Springs in Scotts Valley.  Heather Stenshamn is coordinating with the attendees sponsored by MV Rotary. The concluding BBQ and Graduation will take place on Thursday, June 30th at 5:30 pm. If you are interested in attending the BBQ and Graduation, please let President Twana know.
 
Personal Sharing:
 
  • Bruce Barsi told the Club that Suzanne and he had just returned from New York where they attended their son Chris’ graduation from his Medical Residency in Emergency Medicine.  Starting in October, he will be working for Kaiser in Walnut Creek.
 
SPEAKER: 
 
Dave Cole introduced our speaker Captain Tom Spink, USN (ret.), talking to us about the history of Moffett Field and the Moffett Field Historical Society Museum.
 
 
Prior to becoming a military base and airfield, the land where Moffett Field is located was used for orchards.  In the early 1930’s, The Whipple Family sold the land to the Navy for one dollar.  The base was initially called the Naval Air Station in Sunnyvale, but shortly after it was established, the Air Field was named in honor of Admiral Moffett,
 
The first building on the base was Hanger 1 which was constructed between 1931 and 1933 to house the USS Macon.  The dirigible was described as a flying aircraft carrier which patrolled the west coast.  Unfortunately, the USS Macon crashed in the area of Big Sur in 1935.
 
During the Second World War, a squadron of blimps tasked with patrolling the West Coast for enemy ships and submarines was housed at Moffett Field.  During that time, additional hangers were built.  After the war, the base was used for transport aircraft and it later became the Navy’s first master jet base.
 
In the late 1940’s, wind tunnels were built at Moffett Field to test future aircraft.  In the late 1950’s, NASA was established and Moffett Field became a hub for research and development in the space program.  More recently, the base hosted a fleet of P3 Orions which patrolled the West Coast to maintain national security and also performed search and rescue operations when called upon.  The California National Guard, 129th Air Rescue Squadron is also stationed on the base.
 
Much of the history of the base can be found in the Moffett Field Historical Society Museum including several aircraft.  The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
 
 
Next Week our meeting is on Tuesday, June 21st.  Our Speaker will be Carl Honaker, Airport Manager of Moffett Federal Airfield. He will be presenting on the future of Moffett Field.  Our 4-Fer Greeter for our meeting next week on June 21st is Bruce Barsi.
 
Remember to Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
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Mountain View Rotary Club

June 7th, 2016 Meeting – notes by Brodie                      

President’s Greeting: 

Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 

My name is Twana Karney, I’m your president for 2015-2016.

Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World

Our club’s call to action this year is “Being the Best We Can Be.”  Thank you all for joining us today.

 
Please silence your cell phones or put them on vibrate.
 
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Brodie
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day (4Fer):  Brodie Yazaki
 
Unfortunately our club will be losing Brodie and Helen as they move out of the area.  Best of luck!
 
Bye Brodie
 
Bye Helen
 
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil
Take me out to the ball game
 
Introduction of Visitors:  Jerylann Mateo
 
Foundation Cupcake Minute: Monique Kane
Just got back from a trip to Chicago and LA. Cupcake for Walt, yay!
 
General Club Announcements:
 
 
  • Thanks to Brodie for providing dessert today.
 
  • Twana/Walt: The Golf Tournament and BBQ dinner are on!!!: June 10th at Shoreline. Golf begins at 11:00 and dinner begins at 5:30 at Michaels. Golf is $60 and the dinner is $35 per person. Please make your checks payable to Mountain View Rotary Club and give those to Sheila today or on Friday. Walt has all the information.
 
  • Twana/Alan: Kick Out Dinner:  Save the date, Friday, June 24th.
 
  • Scott: Jim Cunningham is going to take the March speaker series spot that we needed, thank you Jim!
 
  • Twana Joint Board Meeting is Thursday, June 16th at 5:00 pm at CHAC.
 
  • Thank you for $2000 grant for living classroom. Introduced new farm to lunch program and have been able to fund all 8 of the programs that are in the mtv/whisman district.
 
 
 
District Announcements:
 
Video: of the Wheelchairs in Monterey, Mexico
 
Shingai Samudzi of the Oakland Rotary club is putting together an exchange similar to Rotary's group study exchange in South Africa this coming October through SeedAfrika (www.seedafrika.com. He is specifically focusing on identifying investment opportunities in early stage South African companies who are providing significant social benefit. If you are interested in participating in this, please do let Twana know.
 
The District is holding an event on June 23 to Toast and Toast the outgoing District Governor Susan Valenta and to welcome the incoming District Governor. All are welcome to attend the BBQ being held at Gilroy Gardens from 5:30 – 8:30 for $37. See the information on the clipboard going round.
 
Personal Sharing: If you share news with us and donate, those donations go to the Endowment and are used to generate scholarships for worthy local students.
 
Jim Spangler- Grandbaby was born Kennedy. Donated $100 do endowment fund.
Jack – Got to meet a few famous people in the past few weeks. 
Monique – Got to have lunch with Marsha Duloria (new CHAC director), great person.
Alan – Going back to little rock for 40th high school reunion.
 
SPEAKER INTRO:  Dave Cole introduced our speaker Candace Bowers of the Mountain View Historical Association, speaking on “Ohlone, Orchards, and Offices: A Brief History of Mountain View.”
 
2015 – 2016 President of Mountain View Historical Associate
If you’re on facebook find them on facebook and like the page, they share a lot of really cool stuff.
If you join association you get a
  • quarterly newsletter
  • Access to quarterly programs
  • Events (Ex: Annual picnic)
  • Great facebook page for reminiscing and reconnecting.
 
Presentation: “History of Mountain View: Ohlone, Orchards, and Offices”
“The Valley of the Hearts Delight”
Ohlone and “Costanoan” tribes were the first known settlers
1769 – 1883: DeAnza expedition came up and started putting down missions.
Crisanto Castro grandfather of Mountain View
Villa Francesca was built on the land where Rengstorff Park is now
The house was burned down in 1967
1849 John Whisman starts a stagecoach service on what is now El Camino Real
“The prune and apricot exposition”
Everything changed when the southern pacific railroad came through.
Businesses moved down to the train tracks and Castro started to get populated
 
Original Disney Rides were manufactured in Mountain View
The Wandermen House is in MTV and is privately owned, but sometimes has tours.
 
Questions:
What Brought People?
Gold Rush
Fertile Lands
Shipping Lanes
 
How do we Join?
$15/year ($25/year for family) – There might be online applications (maybe). Events are for public, even if you don’t join.
 
Date for picnic
Check FB
 
Mountain View History Center
Open Tuesdays 1 – 5 or by appointment
MTV Library 2nd floor
 
Website is basic information
Facebook is “where the action is”
 
 
Next Week our meeting is on Tuesday, June 14th.
 
Speaker: Our Speaker will be Captain Tom Spink, USN (ret.), of the Moffett Field Historical Society Museum. Captain Spink is the editor of the Museum's Newsletter The Sparrowhawk, "From lighter-than-air to faster than sound" –
 
 
Our 4-Fer Greeter for our meeting next week on June 14th is Helen Meeks.
 
 
It’s time to turn your phone back on.
 
 
Thanks Everyone!   Have a nice Memorial Day and see you on June 14th!
 
 
Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
 
RING BELL
 
 
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Meeting Notes for May 24, 2016

Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Report - notes by Jim Cochran

 
 President Twana opened the meeting promptly at 12:30 with greetings and a welcome
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Heather Stenshamn
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day (4Fer): Jim Cochran
 
Song of the Day:  Song master Phil Armi led us in “Home on the Range"
 
Introduction of Visitors:  Jerylann Mateo introduced guests Helen Meeks and Sarah Tierno
 
General Club Announcements:
 
Presentation to Hope’s Corner, Inc.: Bob Lee from Hope’s Corner Inc joined us today. We are very pleased to be able to present a donation in the amount of $1,000 to his organization to help feed and provide services for individuals who participate in the weekly Saturday breakfasts. 
Pictured:
 
President Twana, Bob Lee from Hope’s Corner.
 
 
Thanks to Jim Cochran for providing dessert today.
Scott: Work Project last Saturday - Living Classrooms: There were 9 of us and we worked very hard. We prepared the raised beds to go from winter crops to summer crops, set up a little outdoor seating area for children to learn, and prepared another raised bed area right outside of a classroom. Sheila impressed us all with her strength and stamina.
 
Pictured is President Twana (left), President-Elect Jerylann, and Paul.
 
 
 
 
Bruce B: If you haven’t paid for the Rotating Dinner yet, the cost of the dinner is $32 per person and we ask that each of you who attended pay $32 per person to Sheila. Checks are preferred and should be made payable to the Mountain View Rotary Club.
Walt: Golf Tournament and BBQ dinner: June 10th at Shoreline. Sign Up sheet.
Alan: Kick Out Dinner:  Save the date, Friday, June 24th
Twana: We will be dark next week, Tues. May 31 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday
Twana: Joint Board Meeting is Thursday, June 16th at 5:00 pm at CHAC.
 
 District Announcements:
 The District is holding an event on June 23 to Toast and Toast the outgoing District Governor Susan Valenta and to welcome the incoming District Governor. All are welcome to attend the BBQ being held at Gilroy Gardens from 5:30 – 8:30 for $37. See the information on the clipboard going round.
 Personal Sharing
Hal Taylor explained his health recovery:  Last year he spent around 2 months in the hospital.  He was told that about 50 other persons had his disease and they were mostly dead.  Hal has made a 99% recovery and is almost through it. He thanked the club for our support for him.
Hal also said that his son Bret is getting married at the end of May, 2016.
 
Bert Raphael told us that he and Ann were celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary.  Bert contributed $100 to the Endowment Fund for this honor.
 
SPEAKER:  Bruce Barsi introduced Manny Martinez, a staff member of the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce.  Manny told us of the purpose and activities of the chamber, along with the task and organization that the chamber has.  He explained that there are many things going on in the city and many of them have implications for chamber members.
Next Week: We will be dark Tues. May 31 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
 
Next Regular Meeting of the Year: is Tuesday, June 7th. Our speaker will be Candace Bowers of the Mountain View Historical Association, speaking on “Ohlone, Orchards, and Offices: A Brief History of Mountain View.”
Greeter and 4fer for June 7th:  Helen Meeks
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club
May 17, 2016
Meeting Agenda – notes by Dave Cole
                                                            
President Twana’s Greeting:  
 
Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 
Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World”
Our club’s call to action this year is “Being the Best We Can Be.”  Thank you all for joining us today.
Please silence your cell phones or put them on vibrate.
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Paul led the pledge
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day (4Fer):  Dave Cole – Yesterday is the past – it’s history, tomorrow is the future – it’s a mystery, today is a gift – that’s why they call it the present!
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil – “America the Beautiful”
                                                   
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Dave Cole for providing dessert today.
  • Twana:   May Community Service Project is Saturday, May 21st from 10am to 1pm. We are looking for volunteers for one of our grantees, Living Classrooms, for several fun “hands on projects.” Location is TBD but most likely at one of the public schools in MV. Projects include setting up a seating area out of log rounds, expanding the native garden, and planting fruit trees.
  • Twana: Golf Tournament and dinner: June 10th at Shoreline. Sign Up sheet.  Maybe can move until June 17.  See Walt for more info.
  • Alan: Kick Out Dinner:  Save the date, Friday, June 24th
  • Twana - Next Board Meeting is Thursday, May 19th at 5:00 pm at CHAC.
 
  • Bob Williams  - was recognized for 3 major accomplishments: 1) He received a pin for being a RI Foundation major donor, 2) a pin for his generous gift to the MV Rotary Endowment, and 3) it’s his birthday this week!
 
 
SPEAKER - Anita:  Grants:
 
Organization
Project Funds
Grant
CHAC
Mental Health Services
$2600
Just Read
Middle & High School Remedial Tutoring
$2275
Cops & Gobblers
Food Baskets
$2000
Enterprise Leadership Forum
Conference Expenses for students
$1000
RYLA
Camp
$1720
CSA
Life lines for low income seniors
$1500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail
Support for Trail Blazer Race
$1000
Living Classrooms
Lesson Kit and Garden supplies
$1000
Day Worker Center
English classes and computer training
$2000
 
 
$15,095
 
 
Next Meeting of the Year: is Tuesday, May 24th
 
Our 4-Fer Greeter for next regular meeting on May 24th is: Jim Cochran
 
 
It’s time to turn your phone back on.
 
 
Thanks Everyone!   See you on May 24th!
 
 
Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
 
*****BONUS ROUND*****
 
RotaCare Recognition
 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

May 10, 2016

Meeting Agenda – notes by Jim Cunningham

                                                            
President-Elect Jerylann’s Greeting:  
 
Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 
Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World”
Our club’s call to action this year is “Being the Best We Can Be.”  Thank you all for joining us today.
Please silence your cell phones or put them on vibrate.
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Bill led the pledge
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day (4Fer):  Jim Cunningham
 
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil – “Take me out to the ballgame”
 
Introduction of Visitors:  Jerylann Mateo
                                                         
  • Visiting Rotarians: Glynis (Vancouver Rotary
  • Guests of Rotary: Sara Tierano – interested in joining our club!
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Jim Cunningham for providing dessert today.
 
  • Scott:   May Community Service Project is Saturday, May 21st from 9am to 12pm. We are looking for volunteers for one of our grantees, Living Classrooms, for several fun “hands on projects.” Location is TBD but most likely at one of the public schools in MV. Projects include setting up a seating area out of log rounds, expanding the native garden, and planting fruit trees.
 
  • Bruce: Rotating Dinner was a success and the Greek food was enjoyed by all
 
  • Walt: Golf Tournament and dinner: June 10th at Shoreline. Sign Up sheet.  Maybe can move until June 17.
 
  • Alan: Kick Out Dinner:  Save the date, Friday, June 24th
 
  • Jerylann - Next Board Meeting is Thursday, May 19th at 5:00 pm at CHAC.
 
SPEAKER:  Dennis Potter Los Altos Rotary was supposed to speak on home security systems but spoke mostly about other things.
 
Next Meeting of the Year: is Tuesday, May 17th and grants will be given to local charitable organizations
 
Our 4-Fer Greeter for next regular meeting on May 17th is: Dave Cole
 
 
It’s time to turn your phone back on.
 
 
Thanks Everyone!   See you on May 17th!
 
 
Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
 
*****BONUS ROUND*****
 
Hopes Corner Service Project
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

May 3rd, 2016

Meeting Agenda – notes by Sanjay

                                                            

President Twana’s Greeting:  

Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 

Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World”

Our club’s call to action this year is “Being the Best We Can Be.”  Thank you all for joining us today.

 

Please silence your cell phones or put them on vibrate.
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Monique led the pledge
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day (4Fer):  Sanjay Dave
 
“The world’s favorite season is the spring.  All things seem possible in May.” Edwin Teale
“Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.” Kahlil Gibran
 
“Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” Prince
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil – Gave a shout out to frank and sang La Cucaracha for Cinco de Mayo
 
Introduction of Visitors:  Jerylann Mateo
                                                         
  • Visiting Rotarians: Dennis Potter (LA Rotary), Bob Adams (LA Rotary)
  • Guests of Rotary: Katie (Ernie’s granddaughter)
 
 
General Club Announcements:
 
 
  • Thanks to Sanjay Dave for providing dessert today.
 
 
  • Twana/Scott:   May Community Service Project is Saturday, May 21st from 9am to 12pm. We are looking for volunteers for one of our grantees, Living Classrooms, for several fun “hands on projects.” Location is TBD but most likely at one of the public schools in MV. Projects include setting up a seating area out of log rounds, expanding the native garden, and planting fruit trees.
 
  • Bruce: Rotating Dinner is set for Saturday, May 7th.
 
  • Twana/Walt: Golf Tournament and dinner: June 10th at Shoreline. Sign Up sheet.
 
  • Twana/Alan: Kick Out Dinner:  Save the date, Friday, June 24th
 
 
  • Twana Next Board Meeting is Thursday, May 19th at 5:00 pm at CHAC.
 
 
 
District Announcements:
 
A good time was had by all at the District Conference Dinner, which included a $1000 prize for a student talent contest and hospitality suites afterward.
 
Dennis Potter – RotaCare Party on Thursday to celebrate 26 years and the restaurants who donated food.
 
SPEAKER INTRO:  Ken Schwaderer will introduce this year’s 7 scholarship recipients for our Mountain View Rotary Club.
 
Scholarship Criteria: Students may select to attend any College and they must enroll to receive the scholarship.
            Community Service and School Community Service
            Academic achievement
            Financial Need
 
Mountain View Rotary Scholarship Winners:
 
Saint Francis HS – Bruce Barsi
           
            Corey Wallace – starting linebacker for Saint Francis.  He will attend Northern Arizona University where he will play football and major in Television & Broadcasting specializing in sports broadcasting
 
LAHS - Walt Joyce
 
            Tatiana Gibson – mother Martha Gomez – Will attend Cal Poly and major in Physics and Astronomy
            Sung-Yaa (Sofia) Guo – mother - Will attend Cal Berkeley and major in Economics
           
MVHS - Jim Spangler
 
            Griulia Martins – Will attend Notre Dame and major in Business and play on the soccer team
           
Alta Vista – Judy Hannemann
 
            Juan Carbajal – mentor Bob Adams – Will attend De Anza and major in Criminal Justice
            Jena Knight – teacher Leslie Schwarz – Will attend De Anza and is undecided
            Eliud Soto – father Sergio Soto – Hasn’t decided where/if he’ll go to college
 
 
Next Meeting of the Year: is Tuesday, May 10th and Dennis Potter will be speaking on Security.
 
Our 4-Fer Greeter for next regular meeting on May 10th is: Jim Cunningham.
 
 
It’s time to turn your phone back on.
 
 
Thanks Everyone!   See you on May 10th!
 
 
Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
 
RING BELL
 
Birthdays: Hiro – May 9th.
 
 
 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

April 19, 2016 – Notes by Alan

 
President Twana’s Greeting:  
Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 
Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World
Our club’s call to action this year is “Being the Best We Can Be.”  Thank you all for joining us today.
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day (4Fer):  Alan Goodman
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil led us in “Oh What A Beautiful Morning
 
Introduction of Visitors: Our visitors included Asst. Dist. Governor Steve Ross from The Palo Alto University Club and Dr. Helen Pillsbury. Dr. Pillsbury shared her fond memories of receiving a Rotary scholarship in high school.  She was then promptly stalked for the rest of the meeting by Past President Alan in an attempt to get her to consider joining the club.
 
 
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Alan Goodman for providing dessert today.   
  • Scott: Community Service for May: Living Classrooms on Sat., May 21st from 9 am to 12pm at Theuerkauf school. Address was provided but I was too busy stuffing my face and didn’t get it. Stay calm….it will be provided in a timely manner.
 
  • Bruce: Rotating Dinner is set for Saturday, May 7th. Save the Date.
 
  • Sanjay: New Volunteer Opportunity with Hope’s Corner delivering food on Saturday mornings.  We still need some more volunteers.
 
  • Twana: Signup sheet going around for an extra community service work opportunity in April to help Hope’s Corner place a new floor. This is not part of our monthly community project but is an extra one. Sign up to help on April 22, 23 or 24th.
 
  • Twana/Walt: Golf Tournament: June 10th at Shoreline. Save the date and more details to come.
 
  • Twana/Alan: Kick Out Dinner:  Save the date, Friday, June 24th
  • Volunteers wanted to perform with the MV Rotary Repertory Players.
 
  • Twana Next Board Meeting Thursday: – April 21st has been cancelled due to poor planning on behalf of President Twana or some such situation. Honestly..once she said it was cancelled I quit listening while I was still ahead.
  • Hate those board meetings……….
 
 
  • Ken informed the group that our club gave out $7000 in scholarships this year and that they will be presented at our next meeting on May 3rd.
 
  • The clip board to sign up to be Speaker Chair for a month was circulated.
 
 
District Announcements:
 
 
District Conference: We will have a table for our Club at the District Conference on Saturday night, April 30th. If you are interested in attending, please sign up. Dinner is $75. There will be a Chinese Dance show, an Interact talent show and Cliff Dockerman speaking that evening.
 
 
Personal Sharing:
 
Fred Storek announced that his son had a baby recently. Father and son are doing well and father looks forward to getting his figure back in time for swimsuit season.
 
Jim Spangler announced that his son Nick will be a lead actor in the nationwide traveling production of A Gentleman in Paris. The show will be in San Francisco in Sept. of 2017 and we hope to plan a club social event to attend.
 
  
SPEAKER INTRO:  Jack Wong introduced today’s speakers, Stephanie Kleinheinz (try saying that 3 times in a row at a rapid speed) & Dr. Angela Bymaster from the School Health Clinics of Santa Clara County. This is a program that is very similar to the RotaCare Health Clinics with the primary goal of providing free or low cost medical care to the low income, uninsured and medically underserved children from infancy to age 19. They currently have 6 clinics throughout the county. For additional information please go to their website:  www.schoolhealthclinics.org
 
 
Our Program on May 3rd will be the presentation of scholarships to high school recipients chosen by our selection committee.   
 
Our 4-Fer Greeter for next regular meeting on May 3rd is: Sanjay Dave
 
Bonus Round
 
Stevens Creek Trail clean up on April 17, 2016
 
 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

April 12, 2016 – Notes by Anita

 
President Twana’s Greeting:  
Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 
Today is our day to celebrate! (Cue background music - “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang). 
 
Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World
Our club’s call to action this year is “Being the Best We Can Be.”  Thank you all for joining us today.
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  Heather
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day (4Fer):  Anita Grossman who shared some funny, insightful comments on celebrating life by Bay Area writer Anne Lamott
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil led us in “Happy Days are Here Again
 
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to so many people for today’s celebration, among them the following: Heather, Sheila, Paul, Alan, Jose and Jerylann.
  • Scott: Community Service for April: Steven’s Creek Trail Cleanup on Sat., April 16 from 9 am to 12pm meeting at Whisman Park, 310 Easy Street. Sign-up sheet.
  • Bruce: Rotating Dinner is set for Saturday, May 7th. Save the Date.
  • Sanjay: New Volunteer Opportunity with Hope’s Corner delivering food on Saturday mornings.  We still need some more volunteers.
  • Twana: Sign-up sheet going around for an extra community service work opportunity in April to help Hope’s Corner place a new floor. This is not part of our monthly community project but is an extra one. Sign up to help on April 22, 23 or 24th.
  • Twana/Walt: Golf Tournament: June 10that Shoreline. Save the date and more details to come.
  • Twana/AlanKick Out Dinner:  Save the date, Friday, June 24th
 
  • Twana shared a slide “11 Reasons to Celebrate” which included the following Club accomplishments: 1) RYLA – sent 6 students to camp; 2) wheelchair drive – chairs for 9 children, 3) CSA toy drive – gifts for 19 children, 4) (virtual) Crab Feed donations - $15,150 to distribute to local nonprofits, 5) Polio Plus Drive - $2,046/$6,128 with matching funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 6) Rotary International Foundation - $9,000 and counting, 7) scholarships – 7 students for a total of $7,500, 8) growing the Endowment, 9) Enterprise Leadership Conference – sent 4 student to participate in this leadership development program, 10) community service events – at least 9 and counting, 11) breakfast for those in need at Hope’s Corner - $1,000. A 12th accomplishment was added – “Taylor’s Trailer” at United Methodist.
 
 
Twana thanked everyone and noted that “We are a mighty Club for our size!” 
 
Club Assembly:
  1. Election of Officers for 2016-17:
President: Jerylann Mateo
President-Elect: Scott Johnson
Treasurer: Sheila Hodgkinson
Secretary: Paul Reinhart
Co-Secretary: Bruce Barsi
Foundation: Monique Kane
Membership: Sanjay Dave
Club Service: Tori Atwell and Helen Meeks
Community Service: Jim Cunningham and Dave Cole
Youth Service: Heather Stenshamn
Vocational Service: Dick Lubman
International Chair: Bert Raphael
Club Trainers: Judy Hannemann and Tom Myers
 
Alan called for approval of the slate “before they change their mind.” The motion carried. Congrats to all!
 
  1. New Member Talk – Helen Meeks: Helen grew up in Sunnyvale and went to elementary and high school with Tori. She moved to Oklahoma where she raised her family. Tori offered her a job and after much consideration, “I’m back!” She enjoys bicycling, the beach and her family.
  1. Paul Reinhart gave an overview of the highlights of this year’s Enterprise Youth Leadership Conference; he and his wife participated as Rotary Team Advisors.
 
  1. Anita presented this year’s community service grant awards and led an initial discussion about the possibility of changing the grant making process over the next few years so that our grants can have more impact. This issue will be taken to the Board and brought back to the Club membership for additional discussion.
Organization
 
2016 Proposed
CHAC
Prevention Plus Services
$2,600.00
Just Read
Middle & High School Remedial Tutoring Programs
$2,275.00
MVPOA (Cops & Gobblers)
Food baskets
$2,000.00
Enterprise Leadership Forum
Conference expenses for 2 students
$1,000.00
RYLA
Camp for 4 students
$1,720.00
CSA
Lifeline units for low-income seniors
$1,500.00
Friends of Steven's Creek Trail
Support for the Trailblazer event t
$1,000.00
Living Classrooms
Lesson kits and garden supplies
$1,000.00
Day Worker Center
English classes and computer training
$2,000.00
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Mountain View Rotary Club

April 5, 2016 – Notes by Judy

President Twana’s Greeting:  

Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 

Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World

Our club’s call to action this year is “Being the Best We Can Be.”  Thank you all for joining us today.

 

Greeter & Thought for the Day (4Fer):  Judy Hannemann
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil led us in “God Bless America”
 
Introduction of Visitors:  Jerylann Mateo. Our visitors included Ellen Kamei who is interested in becoming a member.  Also we welcomed Imelda White, Kim Copher from Los Altos Rotary, Kathy Hall, Thida Carnes and Dennis Potter.
 
Foundation Cupcake Minute: Monique provided an update and also received her 2nd Paul Harris Award.
 
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Judy Hannemann for providing dessert today.  Also to Sanjay for sharing the chocolates he received from our former exchange student Valerie
 
  • Scott: Community Service for April: Steven’s Creek Trail Cleanup on Sat., April 16 from 9 am to 12pm meeting at Whisman Park, 310 Easy Street. Sign up sheet.
 
  • Bruce: Rotating Dinner is set for Saturday, May 7th. Save the Date.
 
  • Sanjay: New Volunteer Opportunity with Hope’s Corner delivering food on Saturday mornings.  We still need some more volunteers.
 
  • Twana: Sign up sheet going around for an extra community service work opportunity in April to help Hope’s Corner place a new floor. This is not part of our monthly community project but is an extra one. Sign up to help on April 22, 23 or 24th.
 
  • Twana/Walt: Golf Tournament: June 10th at Shoreline. Save the date and more details to come.
 
  • Twana/Alan: Kick Out Dinner:  Save the date, Friday, June 24th
 
  • Twana: Next Tuesday, April 12, at our regular time of 12:15 here at the Adobe, we will have a Club Assembly with a theme of Celebration. Please join us – there will be cake and music and lots of fellowship.
 
  • Twana Next Board Meeting Thursday: – April 21st 5:00 pm at CHAC.
 
  • Ken informed the group that our club gave out $7000 in scholarships this year.
 
  • The clip board to sign up to be Speaker Chair for a month was circulated.
 
 
District Announcements:
 
 
District Conference: We will have a table for our Club at the District Conference on Saturday night, April 30th. If you are interested in attending, please sign up. Dinner is $75. There will be a Chinese Dance show, an Interact talent show and Cliff Dockerman speaking that evening.
 
 
Personal Sharing: If you share news with us and donate, those donations go to the Endowment and are used to generate scholarships for worthy local students.
 
 
 
 
SPEAKER INTRO:  Jack Wong will introduce today’s speaker, Vice Mayor of the City of Mountain View, Ken Rosenberg.  He will talk on the “State of the City.
 
 
Our Speaker at our next regular meeting on Tuesday, April 12th: Club Celebration, Anita Grossman will speak about how we are spending our Crab Feed Funds, Helen Meeks will give her new Member talk and Paul Reinhart will talk about Enterprise Leadership.  
 
Our 4-Fer Greeter for next regular meeting on April 12th is: Anita Grossman
 
 
It’s time to turn your phone back on.
 
 
Thanks Everyone!   See you on April 12!
 
 
Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
 
 
Bonus Round
 
Photos of fruit picking last weekend at Bruce’s house
 
 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

March 22, 2016  

Meeting Notes by Paul

 

                                                              

President Twana’s Greeting:  

Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 

Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World”

Our club’s call to action this year is “Being the Best We Can Be.”  Thank you all for joining us today.

 
Please silence your cell phones or put them on vibrate.
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Dick Lubman
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day (4Fer):  Ernie Hawks – his thought was about doing things such as staying in touch today and not waiting.
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil
 
Introduction of Visitors:  Jerylann Mateo:  Mike Fishetti and Betsy McGuire visited our club.
 
End Polio Now Initiative:  Twana: We have completed our March drive to support Polio Plus – I’m very proud to say that as a club, we have donated a total of $ 1,946 which will be matched 2 for 1 by the Gates Foundation. With the match, the amount our club will effectively be donating to End Polio Now is $6,000. Thank you, MV Rotary!
 
           
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Ernie Hawks for providing dessert today.
 
  • Twana: Sheila, Judy and I participated in the tour of the MayView Clinic. As you know, the patients from the closed RotaCare are being transitioned to the MayView Clinic. Instead of being free, it is a sliding scale clinic for payment starting at $20 per visit, but no one is turned away.
 
  • Scott: Community Service for April: Steven’s Creek Trail Cleanup on Sat., April 16 from 9 am to 12pm meeting at Whisman Park, 310 Easy Street. Sign up sheet will be coming.
 
  • Bruce: Rotating Dinner is set for Saturday, May 7th. Save the Date.  Also everyone had a good time on the ski trip.
 
  • Sanjay: New Volunteer Opportunity with Hope’s Corner delivering food on Saturday mornings.
 
  • Twana: Sign up sheet going around for an extra community service work opportunity in April to help Hope’s Corner place a new floor. This is not part of our monthly community project but is an extra one. Sign up to help on April 22, 23 or 24th. I’ve asked the
 
  • Tom: Evening Social, Next Week!!: Tuesday, March 29th is our Evening Social at Tom Myer’s and Hart’s House on March 29th.  Sign Up Sheet to come! $15 per person.  If your birthday is in March, you get in for free. Bali Hai is the theme and grass skirts are optional.
 
  • Alan: Kick Out Dinner:  Save the date, Friday, June 24th
 
  • Twana Next Board Meeting Thursday: – April 21st 5:00 pm at CHAC.
 
  • Mike Fishetti from Hope’s Corner thanked us for the $1,000 our club donated and how the meals they prepared only cost $2.62 so we provided hundreds of meals to our community.  He also said homeless kids sleeping in cars have become a big problem in MV. 
 
  • Phil let the club know Dennis Kobza is now home from the hospital and is recovering. 
 
 
District Announcements:
 
Rotary U (District Assembly): Jerylann: Thursday, March 24th at the India Community Center. Club pays for your attendance at this event which includes dinner. This is an educational event.  All new members, officers and committee chairs are encouraged to attend. Sign Up Sheet is being passed around. The dinner speaker will be Fred Marx, an Oscar and Emmy nominated director and writer of the film “Hoop Dreams.”
 
District Conference: We will have a table for our Club at the District Conference on Saturday night, April 30th. If you are interested in attending, please sign up. Dinner is $75. There will be a talent show and Cliff Dockerman speaking that evening.
 
 
Personal Sharing: If you share news with us and donate, those donations go to the Endowment and are used to generate scholarships for worthy local students.
  • Dick let the club know he had a great trip to Australia and to donate $38 to the President’s fund for the 38 years he has been part of Rotary.
 
  • Heather said she had a great time on the ski trip and donated $20 to the Endowment Fund.
 
 
SPEAKER INTRO:  Tori introduced today’s speaker, Dr. Fabienne Slama, and the title of her talk is FabYOUlicious. She is a life coach, hypnotist and the author of a book.
 
 
 
Next Meeting of the Year:  Evening Social at Tom and Hart’s House: Tuesday, March 29th
 
 
Our Speaker at our next regular meeting on Tuesday, April 5th: Ken Rosenberg, Vice Mayor
“State of the City” Presentation
 
Our 4-Fer Greeter for next regular meeting on April 5th is: Judy Hannemann.
 
 
It’s time to turn your phone back on.
 
 
Thanks Everyone!   See you on March 29th at Tom and Hart’s!
 
 
Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
RING BELL
 
Bonus Round
 
 
Four generations of Spanglers at our club last week.
Meeting Notes March 22, 2016 2016-03-22 07:00:00Z 0

President Twana welcomed everyone at 12.30 pm at The Adobe Building with

reminders about our calls to action.

After the Pledge of allegiance, Sheila expressed thanks for fine weather and all the good things we have in Mountain View.

Phil in a green hat got us singing about Irish eyes.

President –Elect Jerylann welcomed Jim Spangler’s family- Rotarian father, Martin, son, Jake,and grandson, Benjamin. Also visiting the Club was Leslie Dean.

 

President Twana reminded us that donations during March to the “End Polio Now Initiative” will be matched 2 to 1 by the Gates Foundation. Goal is to have every Rotarian give a minimum of $30.

Monique presented Bob Williams and Steve Nichols with cupcakes in recognition of their support for the Rotary Foundation. 

 

General Club announcements:-

Tour of the Mayview Clinic Wednesday , March 16, arranged by Dennis Potter. 4 to 5pm at 900 Miramonte Avenue, above CSAA office.

Community Service, Stevens Creek Trail cleanup. Meet April 16, 9am at Whisman Park, 310 Easy Street. Sign up sheet will be coming.

Rotating Dinner, Saturday, May 7.  

Hope’s corner still needs volunteers for delivering food on Saturday mornings.

Sign-up sheet also going around to get help to place new flooring April 22, 23 or 24.

Exact times to be determined.

Next evening social, Tuesday, March 29, a Bali Hai theme, being arranged by Tom Myers and Hart at their home. Sign-up sheet to come, $15, free for March birthdays.

Alan Goodman announced the Kick-out Dinner will be Friday, June 24, 6pm at Michael’s at Shoreline.

Next Board Meeting, Thursday, March 17 at CHAC, 5pm.

Monique to be away 2 weeks for her daughter’s wedding in Hawaii.

District Events:-

Rotary U (District Assembly), Thursday, March 24 at India Community Center, Club pays for your attendance and dinner. An educational event, all new members, officers and committee chairs should attend. See sign-up sheet.

    District Conference, April 29, 30, 31, in San Ramon. 

Video with District Governor Susan Valenta shown. Our Club will have a table for the Saturday dinner. Sign-up for dinner ($75) a talent show and Cliff Dockerman speaking.

 

SPEAKER:  Jeremy Theil, Sustainability scientist. 

    “Now that we are out of water, what are we going to do about it.”

With a 50% deficit in water and half our food supplies depending on it, our speaker showed details of its use and possibilities for economies and supplies.

Next meeting, Tuesday, Mar 22, speaker is Fabienne Smith, subject FabYOUlicious.

    Our 4-fer greeter for Mar 22 is Ernie Hawks.

The meeting concluded at 1.30pm.

Meeting May 15th, 2016 2016-03-16 07:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

May 8th, 2016 - Meeting Notes by Scott

 

President Twana welcomed all to the Rotary Club of Mountain View – “We’re More Than A Club …We’re a Family!”    She reminded us that Rotary International’s Call to Action is: “Be a Gift to the World;” and, our Club’s Call to Action is “Fun Through Service.”   This year's club focus is "Being the Best We can Be."

 
Helen led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Scott shared his Thoughts for the Day,” and he was thanked for being the Greeter and bringing the treats. 
 
Jerylann Introduced visiting Rotarians and Guests ...    Rotarians:  Kim Copher.   Guests:  Geofe Thompson, Max Hauser, Jeremy Theil, Jan Carey, Tony Siress, Ben Dodson, Mai Ngu, and Ellen Kamei. 
 
General Club Announcements: 
  • Twana announced a "Flash Campaign" for Polio Plus where minimum $30 donations are being sought through March, to be matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation.   Checks can be made out to Rotary Foundation.  An envelope for this will be circulated during March.
  • A sign-up sheet was passed around for a tour of the Mayview Clinic in Mountain View, scheduled for Wednesday, March 16th, from 4 to 5 p.m.  Dennis Potter is the contact for this tour.
  • Scott announced the Steven's Creek Trail Cleanup for Saturday, April 16th, from 9 a.m. to Noon.  A sign-up sheet will be distributed at future meetings. 
  • The Rotating Dinner, being organized by Bruce, is set for Saturday, May 7th, 5:30 p.m.
  • Sanjay announced the new volunteer opportunity for Hope's Corner, delivering food on Saturday mornings.  A sign-up sheet was circulated.
  • Twana asked for a show of hands on who would be interested in holding a luncheon meeting at the Forum, with a tour to be included.  That will probably be set for the 3rd or last Tuesday in June.
  • Tom announced the next evening social to be on Tuesday, March 29th, at Tom's and Hart's house.  Cost will be $15 per person.  If your birthday is in March, you get in for free.  
  • Rotary U (District Assembly) is set for Thursday, March 24th, at the India Community Center in Milpitas.  The Club pays for your attendance, which includes dinner.  A sign-up sheet was circulated.
  • We will have a table for our Club at the District Conference on Saturday night, April 30th.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up.  Dinner is $75. 
  • Twana passed around a sheet for International Piano Competition: Sandra Wright Shen performing, on Sunday, March 20th from 7 to 9 p.m. in San Jose.  General admission is $35.
  • Jerylann reported on the PETS training she just attending for incoming club presidents.  She reported she came back with many ideas to implement during her presidential year.  She is asking everyone to be involved.
 
SPEAKER INTRO & PRESENTATION:   Twana introduced Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County Supervisor. 
 
Joe addressed the group about trust in government and the "small behaviors" or "micro-aggressions" that seem to push people away from their government.  He answered questions.   After the presentation, President Twana announced that “as a token of our appreciation," we will be making a donation in your name to Rotary Polio Plus.
 
President Twana announced next Tuesday's speaker, March 15th, as being Jeremy Theil, a sustainability scientist.  His topic will be "Now that we are out of water, what are we going to do about?"  The greeter for next week is Sheila Hodgkinson.  She then adjourned the meeting.    
Meeting Notes March 8, 2016 2016-03-08 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary

March 1, 2016

Meeting Notes by Walt

 
Pledge by Frank Davila,
 
Walt Joyce thought for the day- political quotes from history-
 
No songmaster-no song, visiting Rotarian John Adams from San Juan Bautista club, & Dennis Potter from Los Altos,
 
Monique Kane reported almost 100% participation in Rotary foundation for this year- if you haven't given, please do so ASAP. 
 
Ski trip on for 3/17-- if you want to participate, contact Bruce Barsi,
 
Sign up went around for tour of the Mayview clinic- contact Twana if interested,
 
Scott Johnson announced Stevens Creek trail cleanup for Sat April 16, see Scott to sign up—
 
Sanjay started a food delivery signup sheet for March, Hope corner breakfast for homeless, see Sanjay to sign up, 6am one Saturday morning, need van- 
 
March 29 will be final Tues PM social at Tom Myer's & Harts condo clubhouse, signup to follow,
 
Board meet 3/17 5pm at Chac, District assembly 3/24, see Twana,
 
 District conference April 29/30-May 1, Sat dinner is $75-
 
New member Helen Meeks inducted, she is a long time friend of Tori Atwell, both realtors at Alain Pinel.
 
 
 
  Speaker for the day Cammie Brodie of PNC bank.  She is a mortgage lender, and described the new landscape of lending since the 2008 financial meltdown and mortgage crisis.  In short, normal
 
loans at very low rates can be made to super qualified buyers only, and consist of max amounts of $620,000.  Jumbo loans to a high limit can be made at higher rates for local multimillion $ home sales.  All borrowers have to meet strict standards, which leaves many potential buyers out.  Banks are making record profits-- system is working, however, restraints may be a bit too strenuous. Many local home sales are to foreign buyers for all cash or nearly so.  Market is being skewed upwards by this activity.  Future outlook is unknown, probably continued tight home mortgage credit. Rates to remain fairly low.
 
Thx Walt Joyce
Meeting Notes March 1, 2016 2016-03-04 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Mountain View, California

February 9, 2016

Notes by Jim Cochran

 
Our President Twana Karney opened the meeting by ringing the bell and greeting everyone.
 
Roger Kao was the greeter at the door today.
 
Ernie Hawks led us in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
 
Phil Armi led us in a rendition of “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” after he was given a “sweetheart” balloon by President Twana.
 
President Elect Jerylann Mateo was not present due to her husband being in the hospital.
 
President Twana introduced two visitors from Los Altos: Jack Kelley and Dennis Potter.
Helen was introduced and she will be inducted as a member on March 1st.
 
 
General Announcements:
 
Thanks to Roger Kao for providing the little custards today, from the Hong Kong bakery in Mountain View.
 
Ski Trip:  We were reminded of the March 17 - 20 dates for the trip to Tahoe.
 
Crab Feed:  Past Chairman Alan Goodman announced that all except 7 members have made their cash contributions.
 
Evening Social:  Our next social will be on Tuesday, February 23rd, 6 PM at Paul and Susan’s house.  Our noon meeting that day will be dark.
Board Meeting:  The next club board meeting will be Thursday, February 18, 5 PM at CHAC.  Jim Spangler will speak on the Endowment Fund.
 
 
District Announcements:
 
The Silicon Valley Peninsula Rotaract Club that we sponsor for Area 9 is looking for a liaison to work with Bill Doyle from the University Palo Alto Club. If you are interested in working with this active group of young adults, please contact Twana.
 
 The Wheelchair Trip to Monterey is happening for sure March 30-April 3. Still room.
 Rotary U (District Assembly): Thursday, March 24th at the India Community Center. Club pays for your attendance at this event which includes dinner. This is an educational event.  All new members, officers and committee chairs are encouraged to attend.  This is an afternoon and evening event.
 District Conference: We will have a table for our Club at the District Conference on Saturday night, April 30th. If you are interested in attending, please sign up. Dinner is $75. There will be a talent show an Cliff Dockerman speaking that evening.
 
Speaker:
Today Sanjay Dave and Judy Hannemann presented our annual Speech Contest.  They have been coaching and encouraging a student club of those giving speeches from the Mountain View and Los Altos High Schools.  Today three of the students were competing in the contest to select the best two to go on to the District Contest.  A number of club members assisted as judges, timekeeper, etc.
 
The club members and several guests heard from the three contestants.  We were amazed at the quality of the presentations.  This made it hard to select a winner.
The winners were: Third was David Xiong, second was Bennett Rosenberg, and first place was Ms. Leah Lam.
_______________________________________
 
Next meeting:  February 16th, Scott Johnson will provide a panel to discuss “Senior Care - Trends and Options”.  The panel will provide three senior care professionals.
 
The 4fer Greeter for next meeting is Monique Kane.
 
Speech contest participants: Left to right: Bennett Rosenberg, David Xiong, Leah Lam, Rotarian Judy Hannemann
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meeting Notes February 9, 2016 2016-02-09 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club Meeting

Minutes of January 26, 2016 – notes by Dick

 

The meeting got off to its start with President Twana Karney calling on all of us to the Rotary International Theme for 2015-2016:

                                                            BE A GIFT TO THE WORLD!

 

Paul Reinhart led us in the pledge to the Flag and Twana filled in for John Akkaya in reading his thoughts for the day. Phil Armi “Our Song Master Supreme” led us in “Somewhere over the Rainbow” with his respects to Judy

Garland.

Visiting Rotarians today were: Narendra Rao from Mumbai and our “Los Altos member in Residence”: Dennis Potter.

 

Guests today were: Subraya Mallya, guest of Narendra Rao;

George Carpenter, guest of Dick Lubman;

Helen Meeks was visiting us again today.

Evonne Morantes; (Communications Director) was a guest of our speaker.

Brenda Taussig: (Government and Community Relations) El Camino Hospital

 

President Twana had a drawing for the President’s Club Members for her home produced KARNEY BEE HONEYAlan Goodman was the lucky person to have his name drawn.

 

ROTACARE CHANGESBarbara Avery, Director of Community Benefits, from El Camino Hospital gave a short presentation on the changing demographics that are impacting the patient base at the RotaCare Clinics here and around the Bay.  The Affordable Care Act has given more people access to their own doctors and also the cost of living has forced people to leave the area.  She and El Camino Hospital are very appreciative of all the efforts that members of our club have done over many years in supporting the RotaCare Clinic.

Patients are being directed to a more comprehensive clinic located in Mountain View in the AAA Building: The MayView Community Health Center.  For more information Google: mayview.org.  Barbara stated that there is still a need for volunteers at this facility.

 

 

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

There will be an Endowment Board meeting at 11:45am prior to next Tuesday’s meeting.

Scott Johnson has graciously agreed to be our Club President for the 2017-2018 Rotary year.  “Congratulations” to Scott from all of us.

The Ski Trip is on for March 17-20.

Alan Goodman made comments concerning the payments that are due for the “Crab Feed.”  Something about the fact that if you don’t call him, he “will” call you.

The Speech Contest will be held at the February 9 meeting.  From past experience, members will be most impressed with the quality of the presentations.

Next Board Meeting; Thursday, February 18 at 5:00pm CHAC.

February Evening Social: Tuesday, February 23 at Paul and Susan Reinhart’s home.

 

Today’s Program:  23 and Me

Ken Schwaderer introduced today’s speaker, Catherine Afrarian, Director of Public Relations at 23 and Me

The company’s name comes from the fact that there are 23 human chromosomes.  The Human Genome Project was completed in 2003.

The sequencing of the human genome holds benefits for many fields, from molecular medicine to human evolution. The Human Genome Project, through its sequencing of DNA, can help us understand diseases including: genotyping of specific viruses to direct appropriate treatment; identification of mutations linked to different forms of cancer; the design of medication and more accurate prediction of their effects and other benefits.

The National Institute of Health was the largest funder of this research.

Understanding your own genetic information can help you to make better health decisions.

23 and Me offers:

Carrier Status reports to find out if you are the carrier of an inherited condition.

Ancestry Reports which can tell you about your family history.

Wellness Reports that can help you make more informed decisions about your diet and exercise.

Traits Reports which explore what makes you unique from food preferences to physical features.

 

Thank you, Catherine, for a very interesting and informative presentation.

 

NEXT WEEK’S PROGRAM, FEBRUARY 2:  HOPE’S CORNER

Leslie Carmichael will be telling us about the great work her organization is doing in Mountain View to help feed those in need.

 

See you next week.  Dick

Meeting Notes January 26, 2016 2016-01-28 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

January 12, 2015                                           Meeting Agenda                                                 Week: 28
                                                              
Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Jim Cunningham
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day:  Jerylann Mateo shared some New Year motivation quotes!
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil: Oh What a Beautiful Morning
 
Introduction of Visitors:  Steve Ross, Assistant District Governor & Dennis Potter from the Los Altos club were visitors today.
 
Foundation Cupcake Minute: Heather Stenshamn was presented with a Paul Harris Certificate & Pin.
           
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Jerylann Mateo for providing dessert today.
 
  • Speech Contest on February 9th: looking for mentors and judges, please let Sanjay or Judy know if you can help.
 
  • Ski Trip – March 17 – 21: Bruce Barsi, there are 13 people signed up so far
 
  • Crab Feed: Alan Goodman: Checks payable to Mountain View Rotary Charities, please give your check to Jim Spangler by end of this month.
 
  • Alan’s band LB Blisters will be playing at Maltby’s this Saturday from 8-11 pm.
 
  • Twana Next Board Meeting Thursday:– January 21st,  5:00 pm at CHAC.
 
  • Twana: We will be meeting on Tuesdays at our regular time all month – there will be no evening social.
 
District Announcements:
 
District Cabinet Meeting will take place on Wed. Feb. 3 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the India Community Center in Milpitas. The theme will be Community Service. Clubs are encouraged to take a table and display their projects. If you are interested in attending, please let Twana know.
 
The District is looking for a person to be the district wide liason with the new Rotaract Club of Silicon Valley Peninsula (SVP). If you are interested, please let Twana know. The club is off to a great start and as their first project, they put together toiletry kits for homeless youth through the Bill Wilson Center.
 
Wheel Chair Project and Trip: Over $116,000 has been raised by Susan Valenta and the trip is scheduled from March 30-April 3. The deadline has been extended to January 15 to sign up. Trip is $999 per person plus air fare.
 
We will have a table for our Club at the District Conference on Saturday night, April 30th. If you are interested in attending, please sign up next week.
 
Jerylann Mateo will be attending Pre-PETs this Saturday as she begins her training to become President on July 1.
 
 
Personal Sharing/Happy Bucks:
 
Scott Johnson joined the Presidents Club.
 
 
SPEAKER INTROKen Schwaderer introduced our speaker Gisela Zebroski.
Gisela spoke of her personal experience with the 1948 Berlin Airlift.
Stalin challenged the West to a showdown between communism & democracy. Berlin set the stage. By blocking all land access routes to the city he took 2.5 million Berliners hostage – doomed to starve to death unless the West surrendered the city to the Soviets. A massive blackmail. Stalin wanted the Allies out. Truman vowed not to surrender what American men fought & died for. Over the following 11 months, the Allies airlifted 4.6 billion pounds of food and coal to Berlin sparing them from Soviet occupation. The candy bomber treated the starving kids to sweets, his kindness got media attention and set off a wave of empathy throughout the US. Donations poured in and treats falling from the sky in little parachutes brought hope to the statrving children. Soon former enemies became friends and allies in the defense of liberty. The blockade was lifted. They celebrate freedom!
Gisela shared two books that she has written: “The Baroness” & “Mephisto Waltz”.
 
   
 
Next Meeting of the Year: Tuesday, January 19th
 
Speaker on Tuesday, January 19h is Tim Dec - Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
 
Our 4-Fer Greeter for next meeting on January 19 is:. Bill Maston.
Meeting Notes January 12, 2016 Bruce Barsi 2016-01-12 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Meeting 

December 15, 2016 - Notes by Steve

 
President Twana opened the meeting with the usual greeting:
Good afternoon and welcome to the Rotary club of Mountain View where:
We're more than a club... we are a family!
 
Our international call to action for 2015–2016 is to "Be a Gift to the World"
 
Greeter and thought for the day: Stephen Nichols
 
Song of the day: Phil Armi not present, no song :(
 
Introduction of visitors: Jerylann Mateo
 
General club announcements:
Tom Myers announced the last day for a CSA toy drive. He requested gifts and cash for seniors be delivered to CSA by 12/23/15.
 
Twana recapped the holiday party. It was a great event enjoyed by all!
 
Ski trip–March 17-20 arranged by Bruce Barsi
Crab feed–Alan Goodman again announced there will be no crab feed this year. Please make out checks to Mountain View Rotary Charities in the amount you committed. Please get checks to Jim Spangler by the end of January.
 
Next a board meeting Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 5 PM at CHAC.
 
We will be dark on Tuesday, December 22 and 29.
 
Wheelchair Distribution Project scheduled March 30–April 3 to Monterey in Mexico. All Rotarians welcome.
 
Round of applause for Jose, our caterer.
 
Sanjay Dave will host a holiday party on Sunday, December 20, 3–6pm, at 435 Kentmere Court, Mountain View. Rotarians are welcome.
 
Happy birthday to Ken, he finally turned 40.
 
Jim Spangler introduced our speaker, Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. Established in 1993, this organization brings together area leaders including university presidents, mayors and CEOs in order to spotlight issues and provide innovative solutions. He defined the Silicon Valley as the entire Bay Area. He mentioned the Silicon Valley Index, a publication about the health of our community and the strength of our economy. He said our local economy is as strong as ever, the best in the world. We are seeing the biggest boom ever with record breaking innovations, an increase in the number of jobs, patents and IPOs. Our growth is driving other areas such as construction and education. He did not feel this is a bubble about to burst like the 2000 dot-com collapse. The Silicon Valley led us out of the 2008 financial crisis by being the first to create jobs. The economy is poised to move into new areas: cybersecurity, encryption, data mining and the internet of things. The economy is only going to get hotter. However, there are issues we must tackle. Income inequality stands to gut the middle-class. Wealth is ending up in the hands of engineers, scientists and CEOs. Technology has eliminated support positions. In some respects we are one of the most impoverished regions based on the redistribution of wealth away from blue collar jobs. There is an increase in restlessness and tension in the life of our community for which we have no solution yet. Housing is limited and very expensive. There is a lack of land on which to build; we need to build taller buildings for housing. Finally, transportation infrastructure is not going to grow. Our current transportation system was completed in the 1960s–1970s; it is getting harder to get around. But there is a ray of hope through technology. Drones, self driving cars and more efficient use of roads are examples. Encouraging the use of bicycles may help but the current bicycle network is fragmented.
 
Meeting Notes December 15, 2015 2015-12-17 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

December 8, 2015

Meeting Notes by Bert

                                                              

President’s Greeting from Twana Karney:  

Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 

Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World

 Our club’s call to action is “Fun Through Service.  This year’s club focus is “Being the Best We Can Be.” 

 
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day:  Bert Raphael
In honor of Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday known as the Festival of Lights, Bert read some old Jewish proverbs, concluding with:
“Do not approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any direction!”
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil led “Jingle Bells,” although the words got away from us for a bit!
 
Introduction of Visitors:  Jerylann Mateo
We had three visitors and potential future members: Mandy Andrei, a financial advisor, for her second visit; Frank Reyes, a computer scientist and tutor, who is a past Rotarian; and Lamyle Porter.
 
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Bert Raphael’s wife Anne for providing dessert today—home made Hanukkah cookies.
 
  • Community Service: Scott Johnson reminded us of the CSA Toy Drive. Next week will be the last opportunity for us to bring in toys, puzzles, games, etc., to donate through CSA.
 
  • Ski Trip: Bruce and Susannah Barsi will again host us at their Tahoe cabin from March 17 to 21. Sign-ups needed for planning purposes. You don’t have to ski to enjoy the fun weekend!
 
  • Holiday Party: Jerylann reminded us to mark our calendars! The holiday party is set for THIS Friday, December 11 at Don Giovanni’s here in Mountain View, at 6:30 pm. This is a mandatory event—you will pay, so you may as well come. About 50 people are already signed up. Optional gift exchange:  Wrapped gifts in the $20-$25 range, but not wine or gift certificates.
 
  • Twana: Next Board Meetings will be a brief meeting before next week’s (Dec. 15) regular meeting at the Adobe (come at noon), and  Thursday, January 21st,  5:00 pm at CHAC. No other board meeting in December.
 
  • Twana: Reminder that we will be dark on Tuesdays, December 22 and 29 in observance of the holidays.
 
  • Crab Feed Update: Alan confirmed that, since there is no locally-caught edible crab this year, our annual Crab Feed has been canceled. Since this has been our primary fund raiser, we are asking members to simply make voluntary, tax-deductible donations to the “Mountain View Rotary Charities” account (an arm of the Mountain View Rotary Endowment Fund, a 501(c)3 organization).  These are the funds we need for charitable purposes in our local community—please be generous! Checks should be given to Jim Spangler. Donations made by next week should be deductible in your 2015 tax returns.
 
  • Foundation Announcement: We are trying to maintain our donation record of “every Rotarian, every year”. This is the main source of funding for Rotary’s international projects. Checks in any amount, even if just $10 or $20, made out to “The Rotary Foundation”, should be given to Monique or Twana by next week if you want a tax deduction this year. (Give $100 per year to be a “Sustaining Member” of The Rotary Foundation, $200 to be a “Double Sustainer”, $500 for a “Super Sustainer”, or a cumulative $1,000 for each Paul Harris Fellowship.)
 
  • Special Presentation: Dennis Kobza was presented with a plaque announcing his participation in Rotary, to be displayed at his place of business. The Board will provide plaques to any other Rotarians who have public facilities where they might like to display them.
 
District Announcements:
 
  • Wheelchair Donation Trip: District Governor Susan Valenta invites you to join her in Monterrey, Mexico, March 30-April 3, 2016 for the culmination of the Governor’s Wheelchair Project. Since July 2015, clubs in District 5170 have donated over $100,000 to purchase wheelchairs for those in need. This trip will provide an opportunity to meet those who will directly benefit from the generosity of the clubs in Rotary District 5170. The five-day trip costs $999 plus airfare. Such trips are incredible opportunities to experience Rotary’s impact on the world. For a complete timeline, pricing and information on how to reserve your space, please download a brochure from this link https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000050083/en-ca/files/homepage/wheelchair-distribution-in-monterrey-mexico/Monterrey-MX-trip.pdf
    Many members of our club have participated in similar trips in the past and often describe them as life-changing experiences.
  • Youth Service Project Faire: Heather recapped the Dec. 2 Faire at the District Cabinet meeting. Rotaract and Interact members played major roles.
  • RI President Ravi Ravindran will be speaking at the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose on January 3rd. It is a very special dinner event that will feature the current RI president and three past RI presidents, including MAT Caparas, Cliff Dochterman and Rick King. Sign up through Brittany at the District.
 
SPEAKER INTRO:  Jim Spangler introduced Lt. Commander Cynthia Kirtland, US Navy.
 
After coming to California in 1999, Commander Kirtland worked in nursing positions at Stanford, El Camino and Good Samaritan Hospitals. She was trained as a military trauma nurse at Camp Pendleton in California and at Fort Dix in New Jersey. She has been highly decorated by both the Navy and the Marines. In 2012 she was deployed to the hospital affiliated with Kandahar military base and airport in Afghanistan. Her graphic description of life on a military trauma team in the midst of action in Afghanistan was riveting.
 
 
Next Meeting of the Year: Tuesday, December 8st
 
 
Speaker on Tuesday, Dec. 15st is Russell Hancock
President and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley
 
 
Our 4-Fer Greeter for next meeting on Dec. 15 is: Steve Nichols
 
 
Thanks Everyone! Hope to see you next week.
 
 
It’s time to turn your phone back on.
 
 
Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
 
 
 
Meeting Notes December 8, 2015 2015-12-09 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes by Paul

December 1, 2015

                                                             
President’s Greeting by Twana:   Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mountain View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 
Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World”.  Our club’s call to action is “Fun Through Service" This year’s club focus is “Being the Best We Can Be.”  Thank you all for joining us today.
 
Pledge of Allegiance: by Frank
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day: Paul shared some Thanksgiving and Ben Franklin quotes
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil led us in “Everything’s Going My Way”
 
Introduction of Visitors:  Jerylann led the welcome of visitors to our club: Dennis, Pablo from Argentina, and Helen who will be becoming a new member soon!
           
General Club Announcements:
 
·         Thanks to Paul for providing dessert today: homemade cookies (BTW - he baked them himself)
 
·         Community Service: Scott  In December, the club will assist CSA with their holiday PJ and game drive.  4 bags of PJ’s and games were collected today.
 
·         Community ServiceBruce announced that the Cops and Gobblers event had 250 people who filled 375 food baskets which were then delivered in the community.
 
·         Winter Social and Snow gathering is once again hosted by Bruce is March 17-20 at Tahoe.  A sign-up will be available for the next few weeks. 
 
·         Holiday Party: Jerylann shared the holiday party is set for Friday, December 11 at Don Giovanni’s in Mountain View. Please RSVP as soon as you can.  We will include a gift exchange of $20-25 and it was requested no gift cards or wine.
 
·          Board Meeting is Thursday, January 21, at 5:00 pm at CHAC.  No December Board Meeting – Twana’s gift to the Board.
 
 
Foundation Cupcake Minute: Monique acknowledged Heather’s contribution to the Foundation.  Also District Governor Susan Valenta was on hand to recognize Jim Cochran and Jack Wong who each donated $1000. 
 
 
 
 
Crab Feed Update: Twana announced the Crab Feed will be canceled due to the lack of confidence in having healthy crab available.  The Board voted to cancel at the last Board meeting. 
 
Stanford / Cal Big Game Update: Cal beat the 15 point spread toughly negotiated by Ken.  As a result Jim S. donated $50 to the Endowment fund. 
 
Miscellaneous: Sanjay was traveling when the horrific events happened in Paris.  He said security became tight at airports.  He also said he was in contact with our past exchange student Valerie and she is ok.  With his update, he said he would donate $100.  Twana donated $20 with her announcement that hubby Bruce held a new born baby for the first time.
 
District Announcements:
 
·         District Governor Susan Valenta informed the group that the district raised $15,000 for wheel chairs to go to Mexico.  Rotarians from the district are welcome to come to Mexico when they are delivered March 30 – April 3.
 
·         Youth Service Project Faire: Dec. 2, 4:30-6:00 pm, Interact leads District Cabinet meeting—6:30-8:00pm. India Community Ctr. 525 Los Coches St. Milpitas. Sign Up Sheet going around.
 
·         RI President Ravi Ravindran will be speaking at the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose on January 3rd. It is a very special dinner event that will feature the current RI president and three past RI presidents, including MAT Caparas, Cliff Dochterman and Rick King.
 
SPEAKER INTRO:  Jim S. introduced speaker Matt Ackerman of Kranz and Associated who spoke about the new SEC Regulation A which allows new fund raising options for businesses. 
 
 
Next Meeting is Tuesday, December 8th.  Our 4-Fer Greeter for next meeting on Dec. 1 is Bert Raphael. 
 
Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meeting Notes December 1, 2015 2015-12-01 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes by Heather
November 17, 2015
                                                             

President’s Greeting by Twana:   Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mountain View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 

Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World”.  Our club’s call to action is “Fun Through Service" This year’s club focus is “Being the Best We Can Be.”  Thank you all for joining us today.

 
Pledge of Allegiance: by Stephen
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day: Heather shared a story about thankfulness including “hope”
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil led us in “God Bless America”
 
Introduction of Visitors:  Jerylann gave the floor to Tori who introduced one guest.
           
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Heather for providing dessert today: homemade brownies and fruit salad.
 
  • Community Service: Scott shared last week was a special day assisting with refreshments at the Veteran Day Ceremony on November 11.  November activity is Cops and Gobbler, see below.  In December, the club will assist CSA, date and time details coming soon. 
 
  • Community Service: Bruce announced great weather forecasted for Cops and Gobblers this Sunday, Nov. 22 at MV Police Station at 9am.  Wear your layers as basket filling will be outdoors. Gently used stuffed animals are requested to bring with. 
 
  • Winter Social and Snow gathering is once again hosted by Bruce is March 17-20 at Tahoe.  A sign-up will be available for the next few weeks. 
 
  • Holiday Party: Jerylann shared the holiday party is set for Friday, December 11 at Don Giovanni’s in Mountain View. Please RSVP as soon as you can.  We will include a gift exchange of $20-25 and it was requested no gift cards or wine.
 
  •  Board Meeting is Thursday, November 19, 5:00 pm at CHAC.
 
  • There will be no meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24th, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday.
 
 
Foundation Cupcake Minute: Twana shared November is foundation month and strongly encourages all members to give for the club to reach 100% participation.
 
Crab Feed Update: Alan shared our annual fundraiser is being reviewed due to the health of local crabs. He requested member’s ideas and thoughts to allow the Board to review this week. 
 
District Announcements:
 
  • Youth Service Project Faire: Dec. 2, 4:30-6:00 pm, Interact leads District Cabinet meeting—6:30-8:00pm. India Community Ctr. 525 Los Coches St. Milpitas. Sign Up Sheet going around.
 
  • RI President Ravi Ravindran will be speaking at the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose on January 3rd. It is a very special dinner event that will feature the current RI president and three past RI presidents, including MAT Caparas, Cliff Dochterman and Rick King.
 
Personal Sharing/Happy Bucks: The Cal - Stanford football crew agreed to a 15 point spread.  Twana presented plaques to 5 members who were interested in posting at their place of work. 
 
 
SPEAKER INTRO:  Dick introduced speaker Jack Wong who spoke about the Stock Market and the Outlook for 2016.  Jack quizzed us about the stock prices 7 to 10 years ago (Apple & Disney) and S&P increase since January of this year (which is flat). Jack shared his prediction of areas that will be strong in 2016 and does not foresee the feds will increase interest rates next month.  He reminded us about the new social security provision to end the right to claim the spousal benefit that was part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.  Stay diversified as interest rate increase and slowing economy could affect your portfolio. 
 
Next Meeting is Tuesday, December 1st.  Our 4-Fer Greeter for next meeting on Dec. 1 is Paul Reinhart.
 
Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!  Happy Thanksgiving! 
 
 
Ernie at his 90th Birthday party.  Happy Birthday Ernie!
Meeting Notes November 17, 2015 2015-11-19 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

November 10, 2015 – Notes by Ken

President Twana’s Greeting:  

Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 

Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World”

 Our club’s call to action is “Fun Through Service".  This year’s club focus is “Being the Best We Can Be.”  Thank you all for joining us today.

 

Pledge of Allegiance: Dennis Kobza

 

Greeter & Thought for the Day:  Ken Schwaderer: “All you need is love.”

 

Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil: “If you’re happy with Rotary, Clap your hands”.

 

Introduction of Visitors:  Jerylann Mateo

            Three visitors attended today’s meeting.  Welcome back to Hal Taylor.

           

General Club Announcements:

 

  • Thanks to Ken Schwaderer for providing dessert today.

 

  • Community Service: Scott Johnson –             The Mountain View Veterans Day Celebration on Nov. 11 starts at 10 AM. Ten MV Rotarians have volunteered their time. This year armed forces will be represented including a 2 star General.

 

  • Community Service: Bruce Barsi – Cops and Gobblers is on Sunday Nov. 22 at the Police Station begins at 9AM. The goal is to distribute 375 baskets of food. Please bring anyone who wants to help us in this project.

 

  • Asante:  Thanks to Judy Hannemann for organizing our involvement in Asante. The event was on November 5th at the Elk’s Club in Sunnyvale. It was a successful event supporting RotaCare with many MV Rotarians attending.

 

  • Our next Evening Social: None this month, No meeting on Tuesday November 24.

 

  • Holiday Party: Jerylann.  Mark your calendars! The holiday party is set for Friday, December 11; 6:30 PM at Don Giovanni’s here in Mountain View.

 

  • Twana Next Board Meeting Thursday: – November 19, 5:00 pm at CHAC.

 

  • Twana: There will be no meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24th because of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

 

Foundation Cupcake Minute: Monique: This month is foundation month. The Rotary foundation has moved up 35 positions to 85th on the Chronicle of Philanthropic Panel in the US. They received a 4 star rating and 92% of all donated monies go to the cause.

 

Today Monique recognized three Rotarian contributors with foundation cupcakes.

 

Other Club Announcements:

 In mid March 2016 there is an opportunity to travel to Mexico with the District Governor to distribute donated wheel chairs for those in need.

 

District Announcements:

 

  • Ending Polio is now within our sights. Africa has been polio free for over a year and we have only two countries left where polio is being eradicated. Donations are needed. The Gates Foundation has offered a two for 1 matching donation so that, for example, if you donate $100 through the RI website, it will mean $300 goes toward ending polio. Check out the RI website.

  • Youth Service Project Faire: Dec. 2, 4:30-6:00 pm, Interact leads District Cabinet meeting—6:30-8:00pm. India Community Ctr. 525 Los Coches St. Milpitas. Sign Up Sheet going around.

 

The District Conference on April 29 – May 1 is looking for sponsorships.

 

Personal Sharing/Happy Bucks: If you share news with us and donate, those donations go to the Endowment and are used to generate scholarships for worthy local students.

 

Short Speaker Introduction by President Twana Karney: Elena Pacheco shared her experiences with Rotoplast and Interplast in Latin America over the past 10 years. She has annually traveled and volunteered with missions to many different countries during this time.

 

 

SPEAKER INTRO:  Dick Lubman introduced speaker John McAllister, Mayor of Mountain View,

The Honorable John McAlister presented a very informative 65 year history on the progress and changes in the city.

 

John grew up in Mountain View. He is a Los Altos Rotarian and a professional CPA. He was elected to the MV City Council in 2012. He has personally been part of many of these changes. And since he has been Mayor, he has realized that Mountain View is a premier respected city both state wide and nationally.

 

Since 1950, Mountain View has experienced steady growth with foresight by our city leaders. In 1950, Mountain View was an orchard community with El Camino Real as the main road to San Francisco Airport and a population of 6,563. In 1960, Lockheed came to town, El Camino Hospital and Mayfield Mall were built and the population grew to 30,000.

 

In 1970, North Bayshore was developed and a company Arrow Development, a designer of Disney Land rides, added more jobs. Our past President and District Governor Walter Schultz was a principal executive in Arrow Development. In addition Old Mill Mall and the 12 story 400 Castro Street building were raised. The population was 51,000. During the 80’s, The new City Hall was constructed, the down town renovation project unveiled and Shoreline Amphitheater was opened. In 1990, we experienced the tech boom and the light rail was completed. The population was 67,000.

 

In 2000, Mountain View became the center of high tech as Google moved into North Bayshore including taking over the ALZA and SGI properties. In 2010 a general plan public conference which included MV Rotarians as business representatives, proposed policy on housing, transportation and environmental sustainability. The population was 78,000.

 

Mayor McAllister challenged us as citizens and small business leaders to become and stay involved in the evolving plan for growth and development. Among the issues are protecting small business, minimum wage, transportation including BART, property costs use planning. A quiet voice goes unheard.

 

Thank you to Mayor John McAllister for a most informative and motivating presentation.

 

Respectfully submitted,

KNS

 

 

 

Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 17th.

 

Speaker on Tuesday, Nov. 17th. Dick Lubman will introduce Jenny-Rebecca Saccardo with the Silicon Valley YMCA in Mountain View

 

Our 4-Fer Greeter for next meeting on Nov 17 is Heather Stenshamn

 

Thanks Everyone! Hope to see you next week.

 

 

Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Notes Nov. 10, 2015 2015-11-11 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

November 3, 2015

Meeting Notes by Jim S.

                                                              

President Twana’s Greeting:  

Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 

Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World

 Our club’s call to action is “Fun Through Service".  This year’s club focus is “Being the Best We Can Be.”  Thank you all for joining us today.

 

Pledge of Allegiance: Judy Hannemann

 

Greeter & Thought for the Day:  Jim Spangler- “Next in Line”

 

Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil- “Oh what a Beautiful Morning”

 

Introduction of Visitors:  Jerylann Mateo

#1) Sanjay’s mother, Rama- Her birthday- All sang Happy Birthday

#2) Dennis Potter from the Los Altos Club

#3) Cynthia Newman – spoke to encourage volunteering for the Veteran’s Memorial unveiling

 

           

General Club Announcements:

 

  • Thanks to Jim Spangler for providing dessert today.

 

  • Community Service: Scott Johnson –   Hope’s Corner Recap

    • Veteran Day Volunteering, Nov. 11

 

  • Community Service: Scott Johnson or Bruce Barsi – Cops and Gobblers, Nov. 22 at the Police Station

 

  • Asante:  Judy Hannemann - November 5th from 5:30-8PM at the Elks Club in Sunnyvale. Proceeds support the MV RotaCare Clinic. It’s a great cause and a very fun event. Tickets are $55–

 

  • Our next Evening Social: RECAP Bruce Barsi -, at Fred and Debbie Storek’s home in Sunnyvale.

 

  • Holiday Party: Jerylann.  Mark your calendars! The holiday party is set for Friday, December 11 at Don Giovanni’s here in Mountain View.

 

  • Twana Next Board Meeting Thursday: – November 19, 5:00 pm at CHAC.

 

  • Twana: There will be no meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24th because of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

 

 

District Announcements:

 

  • Ending Polio is now within our sights. Africa has been polio free for over a year and we have only two countries left (Pakistan and Afghanistan) where polio is being eradicated. Donations are needed. The Gates Foundation has offered a two for 1 matching donation so that, for example, if you donate $100 through the RI website, it will mean $300 goes toward ending polio. Check out the RI website.

 

  • Youth Service Project Faire: Dec. 2, 4:30-6:00 pm, Interact leads District Cabinet meeting—6:30-8:00pm. India Community Ctr. 525 Los Coches St. Milpitas. Sign Up Sheet going around.

 

The District Conference on April 29 – May 1 is looking for sponsorships.

 

 

SPEAKER INTRO:  Dick Lubman to introduce speaker Shanna Atherton, City of Mountain View, Environmental Specialist to talk about Shoreline.

 

Shanna gave an in-depth History of the Shoreline area beginning with the Ohlone Indian’s who first inhabited and used the area which transitioned under the Spanish Mission influence beginning in 1776 and then ownership was handled by treaties, land grants and subdivisions up until major flooding occurred in 1955 in the Mountain View area. Prior to the purchase by the City of Mountain View the 750 acres of land was owned by the Rengstorff family, a Germany emigrant who established a shipping port for various South Bay materials.  The City purchased the sight with the primary purpose of flood control for the local area, needing to raise the land twenty feet to protect the area.  From 1970 to 1983 this first every “sanitary” landfill was used under a contract with the City and County of San Francisco for landfill using a unique (at the time) process of layering garbage and clay (bay mud) caps over the top to prevent leakage of toxic materials and gasses.  Once closed in 1983 the City moved to transform the area into more a more public useable area striving to keep the impact to a minimum.  This area is a jewel for our community with miles of trails and open space.

 

 

Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 10th.

 

Speaker on Tuesday, Nov. 10th is John McAllister, Mayor of Mountain View.

 

Our 4-Fer Greeter for next meeting on Nov 10 is Ken Schwaderer

 

Thanks Everyone! Hope to see you next week.

 

 

Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!

 

 

Meeting Notes Nov 3, 2015 2015-11-03 08:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Meeting - Tuesday October 20, 2015

Minutes by Fred

 
President Twana Hancock’s Greeting:  
Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 
Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World
 Our club’s call to action is “Fun Through Service"   This year’s club focus is “Being the Best We Can Be.”  Thank you all for joining us today.
 
 
Fred provided the thought for the day
 
Song master Phil led us in "America the Beautiful"
 
President Twana thanked Fred for providing dessert for the meeting.
 
General Announcements:
  • Scott informed the group that the next Community Service Project will be at Hope’s Corner on October 24.  There will be 2 shifts 7:30 – 9 and 9 to 10:30
  • Judy mentioned that Asante will be on November 5 at the Elks Club in Sunnyvale.
  • We were reminded that the Cops and Cobblers will be on November 22 at the MV Police Station.
  • Next Board meeting maybe either on October 22. 
  • Holiday Party will be on December 11 at 6:30 at Don Giovanni’s said Jerylann.  The Madrigals will be part of the festivities.
 
Brodie gave his Red Badge talk.  He grew up in Maui and is now a web developer after a few interesting changes in careers including financial services.
 
District Announcements:
  • RYLA: We need to reserve for the number of students we want to send to Leadership Camp this summer.  Heather is coordinating.
  • Youth Service Project Faire on December 2 from 4:30 to 6 pm in Milpitas.   Signup sheet was sent around.  This will be followed by the District Cabinet meeting from 6:30 to 8. 
 
Speaker: Judy introduced Jeff Harding, Superintendent of the MVLA High School District. 
 
Next meeting will be an evening social on October 27at Fred & Debbie Storek’s house.
 
Our next speaker on November 3 will be Shanna Atherton from the city of Mountain View and the 4-fer will be Jim Spangler.
 
Alan will be playing at Maltbys in Los Altos on Saturday.  
Meeting Notes October 20, 2015 2015-10-22 07:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

October 13, 2015

Meeting Notes by Nasim

President Twana Karney’s Greeting:  

Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View where: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 

Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World

 Our club’s call to action is “Fun Through Service"   This year’s club focus is “Being the Best We Can Be.”  Thank you all for joining us today.

 

 

Greeter & Thought for the Day:  Nasim Farya
 
Song of the Day:  Song master Phil
 
Introduction of Visitors:  Jerylann Mateo
 
           
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Nasim Farya for providing dessert today.
 
  • Community Service: Scott Johnson – Hope’s Corner, Oct. 24th, two shifts. 7:30 to 9 and 9 to 10:30.
 
  • Asante November 5th at the Elks Club in Sunnyvale. Proceeds support the MV RotaCare Clinic. It’s a great cause and a very fun event. Tickets – Judy Hannemann
 
  • Community Service: Scott/Bruce – Cops and Gobblers, Sun. Nov. 22 at Police Station, 1000 Villa
 
  • Next Board Meeting Thursday, October 22, 5:00 pm at CSA. NOTE: Change of location for this meeting only.
 
  • Our next Evening Social: Bruce - will be Tuesday October 27th, at Fred and Debbie Storek’s home. ( include next week) It will cost $15 per person who attends. Remember, if your birthday is this month, you get into the social for free!  
 
  • Holiday Party: Jerylann.  Mark your calendars! The holiday party is set for Friday, December 11 at Don Giovanni’s here in Mountain View. As you know, John Akkaya who runs Don Giovanni’s is a member of our Rotary club.
 
New Member Talk: Naseem Farya
 
Other Club Announcements:
 
  • Many Rotarians have asked about the best way to help with the Butte and Valley fires. District Governor Susan Valenta has put out a letter with recommendations of organizations inside and outside of Rotary who will help, on clipboard.
 
  • Chamber Mixer – Wed. Oct. 14 from 5 – 7, Allure Salon, 888 Villa Street. See Clipboard.
 
 
 
District Announcements:
 
  • RYLA: A new schedule is out for us to follow. We need to reserve for the number of students we want to send to the Leadership Camp this summer. If you’d like to be involved in RYLA, contact Heather as our Youth Services Director. See the District Clipboard.
 
  • Rotary Means Business – Wed. Morning Oct 21 at 7 am, Featuring Speaker Steve Emslie “Working with Local Government: Effective Business Strategies.”  Channing House, PA
 
  • Youth Service Project Faire: Dec. 2, 4:30-6:00 pm, Interact leads District Cabinet meeting—6:30-8:00pm. India Community Ctr. 525 Los Coches St. Milpitas. Sign Up Sheet going around.
 
  • The District Conference on April 29 – May 1 is looking for sponsorships
 
Personal Sharing/Happy Bucks: If you share news with us and donate, those donations go to the Endowment and are used to generate scholarships for worthy local students.
 
 
SPEAKER – ROTACARE: Barbara Avery, El Camino Hospital, VP Community Relations spoke briefly of why and for whom RotaCare was created.  Also she informed of the services that they provide.
 
SPEAKER INTRO:  Judy Hannemann to introduce speaker Ayinde Rudolph, Superintendent of the Mountain View Whisman School District.
`Dr. Rudolph is an education consultant and former associate director of school transformation for the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood.  Its mission is to eliminate the achievement gab through a “cradle to college” community schools approach that utilizes coordinating all of community’s resources around each child.
 
Dr. Rudolph briefly walked us through the history of how classrooms were formed after the Industrial Revolution in the UK.  He thought that it was time that we change the way education is being taught at our schools.  He wants to revolutionize the education system with technology.   Make it more personalized to each child’s capabilities.
 
 
Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 20.
 
Speaker on Tuesday, October 20th is Jeff Harding, new Superintendent of the Mountain View Los Altos High School District.
 
Our 4-Fer Greeter for next week, October  20 is Fred Storek.
 
Thanks Everyone! Hope to see you next week.
Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
 
 
Meeting Notes October 13, 2015 2015-10-12 07:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Meeting  - Tuesday October 16, 2015

Minutes by Bob Williams

 
Bob Williams thought for the day; “Be Thankful"
 
 
Song master Phil led us in "America the Beautiful"
 
Jerylann introduced visitors:
            1. Joe Vlietstra from Ontario, CA - with Northup Corp.
            2. Dennis Potter - Los Altos
            3. M.A.T. Caparas - former President Rotary International
 
Bruce reported the last social meeting was success. The next social meeting will be at 6:00 PM at Fred & Debbie's home. Theme is Halloween - costume optional.
Monique had the Foundation Cupcake moment - the following received cupcakes:
            1. Jim C.
            2. Scott
            3. Paul
            4. Dick - joined president's club too. Back from 3 week trip to Europe
            5. Jim S.
            6. Twana
            7. Special to Matt
 
President Twana read a letter to club thanking it for wheel chair donations.
 
General Announcements:
  • Scott informed the group that the next Community Service Project will be at Hope’s Corner on October 24.  There will be 2 shifts 7:30 – 9 and 9 to 10:30
  • Judy mentioned that Asante will be on November 5 at the Elks Club in Sunnyvale.
  • Bruce and Scott reminded us that the Cops and Cobblers will be on November 22 at the MV Police Station.
  • Next Board meeting maybe either on October 15 or 22.  More to come.
  • Holiday Party will be on December 11 at Don Giovanni’s said Jerylann.
 
District Announcements:
  • Interact Fall Leadership Conference October 11 from 8:30 to 3:30 pm at the Independence High School in San Jose
  • Youth Service Project Faire – Signup sheet was sent around
 
Speaker: Judy introduced Dan Rich, City manager of Mountain View.
 
Quiz:
            1. How many people used the library in a year = 678,030
            2. Water used per day = 10.5 Million gal/day
            3. Acres covered by trash = 411
            4. Largest source of income = property taxes
He stated that the budget is basically good.
 
Mountain View Key Projects:
            1.  Improve Housing: 34,175 . Rental 58%.  Council looking at new initiatives to increase housing.
            2. Environment: Recycle water - Climate action plans - Increase number of trees - Solar panels & induction lighting - Community choice energy.
            3. Transportation: Traffic is terrible Looking for ways to improve it - today too many cars with one driver - Shuttle services by the corporations - bilked lanes - Transit center.
Major city projects:
            1. Shoreline athletic field to open in November - 461 acres.
            2. Park on Rengstorff Ave. - has community gardens
            3. Community Center - new face lift
            4. Looking at the master plan.
What is going on in Mountain View = A lot. 
 
Speaker next week will be Ayinde Rudolph Superintendent of the MV Whisman School District
 
Next week's 4-Fer is Nasim Farya
Meeting Notes October 6, 2015 2015-10-06 07:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes by Jack

September 22, 2015

President-elect  Jerylann Mateo greeted and welcomed members and guests to the Rotary Club of Mountain View where, “We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!!”
President Twana is out of Town.
She reminded us that our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World.” Our club’s call to action is “Fun Through Service.”  This year’s club focus is “Being the Best We Can Be.” 
Jack shared his thoughts for the day.
“There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age?”
Warren Buffet
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Steve Jobs
Song master Phil Armi led us in singing “Oh what a Beautiful Morning
Thanks to Jack for providing dessert today.
Jerylann introduced our guests.  We had one visiting Rotarian from Argentina, Pablo Gutierrez.
Judy Hannemann introduced Patricia Vorreiter from the Sunnyvale Rotary Club. 
Patricia announced the save the date “Asante will be held Nov 5th (5:30-8:00 pm),” location has changed this year, it will be held at the Elks Club of Sunnyvale.  They would like to have a representative from our club, so if you are interested please let us know.  They are also looking for donations for prizes.  They are looking for help selling tickets and their next meeting will be 9/29 at 545 PM Sunnyvale Elks Club.  The ticket price is $55 a person.          
General Club Announcements:
 
  • We will have a Speaker Chair meeting next Wed, 9/30 from 6:30-7:30 at Mountain View Board Room
  • Foundation –Monique.Contribution has been very strong.You can now use your credit card in making donations  
  • October Community Service Project – Scott Johnson – “Hope Corner – Serving Breakfast to Hungry People) Saturday, Oct 24, 2 shifts:7-9 am or 9-10:30 am.Trinity United Methodist Church – 748 Mercy Street, Mtn View (Corner of Hope & Mercy) Afterward, “Post Service Project Social” @ Le Boulanger, 650 Castro Street at 10:45 am.No age minimum.Kids are welcomed.Please plan on arriving 10 minutes prior to the start of your shift.
  • Evening Social – Our next evening social will be Tuesday, September 29th, at Past PresidentBruce’shome in Mountain View. It will be from 6 to 8 pm and will cost $15 per person. The theme is BBQ Hotdogs with all the fixings.If you are planning to attend, please sign up on the sheet going around to give us an idea of how many appetizers, wine and beer to provide.  If your birthday is this month, you get in free!
    District Announcement
    Interact’s Fall Leadership Conference:  Sunday, Oct 11 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at Independent High School in San Jose.
    President’s Club:  Updated the list, many thanks, and if there is anyone that I have missed, please let Twana or Jerylann know.
    SPEAKER INTRO:  Judy Hannemann to introduce speakers Ruth Patrick who will be speaking on Domestic Violence.
    Next Meeting:  Tuesday, September 29th, we will not meet at lunch time; we will be having an evening social at Bruce Barsi’s home!
    Speaker on Tuesday, October 6th will be Dan Rich the MV City Manager
    Our 4-Fer Greeter for October 6th is Bob Williams.
    Thanks Everyone!  Hope to see you at our evening social next week!
    Be a Gift to your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
Meeting Summary, September 22, 2015 Bruce Barsi 2015-09-22 07:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes by Tori

September 1, 2015

President Twana Karney greeted and welcomed members and guests to the Rotary Club of Mountain View where, “We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!!”

She reminded us that our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World” and our club’s call to action is “Fun Through Service.”  This year’s club focus is “Being the Best We Can Be.” 

 

Tori shared an amusing thought.
 
Songmaster Phil Armi led us in singing “Oh what a Beautiful Morning
 
Jerylann introduced our guests.  We had one visiting Rotarian from Argentina, Pablo Gutierrez.
           
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Tori for providing dessert today.
 
  • Community Service – Monique spoke of the need for volunteers to help staff the CHAC Parking Lot Project at this year’s Art and Wine Festival on September 12th and 13th.  They still need many more volunteers, so please see Monique to sign up for a shift.
 
  • Board Meeting – Thursday, September 17, starting at 5:00 pm at CHAC.
 
 
  • Evening Social – Our next evening social will be Tuesday, September 29th, at Past President Bruce’s home in Mountain View. It will be from 6 to 8 pm and will cost $15 per person. If you are planning to attend, please sign up on the sheet going around to give us an idea of how many appetizers, wine and beer to provide.  If your birthday is this month, you get in free!
 
 
  • Sanjay announced a Phone-A-Thon on September 16 and 17 to support the MVLA school fund with a target of raising $1.6 million.
 
 
District Announcements:
 
  • Membership Workshop – The workshop was on Saturday, August 22nd, from 9:30 to 11 am in Milpitas. Twana and Tori attended. 
 
  • Public Image Seminars – The first in a series of seminars on Public Image will be held on Tuesday, September 22nd, at 7pm at the Santa Clara Police Community Rooms and it is free.
 
  • Interact Presidents’ Meeting – The meeting will be on Saturday, September 5th from 10:30 am to 4:15 pm at the Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino.
 
  • Interact Fall Leadership Conference – The conference will take place on Sunday, October 11th, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at Independence High School in San Jose.
 
International Announcements:
 
  • Bert presented to Susan Valenta the funds our club raised for 9 wheelchairs for children in Mexico.
 
Personal Announcements:
 
  • Ernie had just returned from a trip to Peru.
 
  • Brodie was awarded the Paul Harris fellow from Bodies’ uncle who is the Rotary District Governor of Hawaii.
 
 
Foundation  Announcements:
 
  • Susan Valenta, Twana and Monique acknowledged the following individuals for their contribution to the foundation: Jack, Jim Cochran (both Paul Harris fellows) Bruce, Monique, Dennis, Tom, Bert, Paul, Sheila, Hiro, Jerylann and Ernie.  
 
SPEAKER: 
 
Twana introduced our District Governor, Susan Valenta.  Susan was the former CEO of the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce.  She spoke of all the wonderful contributions being made by District 5170.
 
 
Our Next Meeting is on Tuesday, September 8th, starting at 12:15 pm, at the Adobe Building.  The Speaker is Alba Alamillo, Hypnotherapist.  Our 4fer next week is Kevin Chiapello.
 
Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
Meeting Notes September 1, 2015 2015-09-01 07:00:00Z 0

MV Rotary Meeting August 18, 2015

Notes by Brodie

 
President Twana Karney greeted and welcomed members and guests to the Rotary Club of Mountain View where, “We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!!”
She reminded us that our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World” and our club’s call to action is “Fun Through Service.”  This year’s club focus is “Being the Best We Can Be.
 
I missed who did pledge of allegiance (sorry).
 
Phil Armi lead us in the Song of the Day: Take me out to the ball game, and also shared with the club a fun story about the weekends passed SJ Giants game.
 
Bruce Introduced Randy, a new member from the Los Altos Rotary Club
Judy Introduced Joe, a visiting rotarian from the Los Altos club and speaker for the day, and Kavita, one of the co-speakers for the days meeting.
 
General Club Announcements
 
Alan regaled us with tales of the ball game and Phil’s awesome win, and also wanted to remind the folks that haven’t paid yet to reach out to him directly.
 
RotarCare Clinic Food Delivery sign ups need more people
 
The updated Facebook link for the club is at: https://www.facebook.com/rotaryclubmountainviewca
 
Heather attended the Camp RYLA bbq event where she was the rotarian rep for both our students as well as students from Los Altos. She said the students were awesome, and even started a project that ended in the planting of a new tree at mission springs. They will be reaching out to the board via email with thoughts and feedback.
 
Birthdays and Anniversaries are now set up on the table behind the sign in desk if you want to keep abreast of that information. On that note, if anyone has an extra easel or presentation board that we could mount these announcements on, that would also be very much appreciated.
 
There will be no meeting next week, and instead we will be having the evening social that day, Tuesday Aug 25th.
Where: Chez Karney
Time:   6pm - 8pm (note this is different from the usual 5:30pm start time)
Cost:    $15
 
Next Board Meeting is Thursday Aug 20 5pm at CHAC
 
Tuesday September 1st will be the next meeting with our District Governor Susan Valenta. The board will meet with her before the meeting at 10:30 at the Adobe. We will also be taking more donations for the Wheel Chair Drive.
 
On that note the Wheel Chair Drive has successfully raised enough money to fund 8 chairsThis was in part to a surprise donation by our president Twana. A $100 fully tax deductible donation, will fund a whole chair for a child in need. The district has already filled one container and is trying to fill a second one at this time. Lets help make it happen!
 
Community Service project: CHAC Parking for September 12 and 13th. We still need 45 more volunteers, please speak to Sheila orMonique about signing up.
 
District Annoucements
 
Rotary Business Networking in Palo Alto - “Rotary Means Business”. This event will be held on Wed Aug 19 at 7am at the Channing House in Palo Alto. There will be a talk on crowd funding and lots of networking opportunities.
 
Membership Workshop Saturday Aug 22 from 9:30 am to 11 in Milpitas. See Twana if you’re interested.
 
Public Image Seminars start on Tuesday Sept 22 at 7pm at the Santa Clara Police Community Rooms (it’s FREE).
 
Interact President Meeting Sat Sept 5 from 10:30am to 4:15pm at the Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino. Alan will be attending a portion of this event, but more are welcome.
 
Interact’s Fall Leadership Conference is Sun Oct 11 from 8:30am to 3:30pm at Independence High school in San Jose.
 
International Service Project Faire: Wed Sept 2nd at the India Community Center - 525 Los Coches St. Milpitas Ca. 4pm - 6:30pm
 
Rotaract Group of Silicon Valley Peninsula was made a legal entity; Yay!
 
Speaker
Joe Eyre and Kavita was introduced by Judy Hanneman as our speakers for the day.
 
Joe is a member of the Los Altos Rotary and came to speak to us about the Los Altos Community Foundation. The Foundation served as an incubator for community driven organizations. They were formed in 1991 and “encourage local philanthropy and civic engagement”. The three focuses presented were:
  • Build a stronger community
  • Investing in local programs and nonprofits for youth, women, seniors, and families.
  • Empower and enable Local Philanthropy.
 
The foundation uses a large grant from the Packard foundation to regnant to local organizations. In the Fiscal Year 2014 they were able to grant out $668,000 to community organizations, causes, and students. Through various types of giving:
 
  • LACF sustaining fund
  • Donor Advised Funds (where donors can choose where their funds go)
  • Planned Giving (giving over time or with estate assets)
 
The foundation is able to help local organizations such as Soil and and Water (Kavita’s Organization). As an example of what kind of organizations the LACF gets behind, Kavita gave us a good run down of the Soil and Water organization and their mission to build community through community gardens. They have been gaining traction, and even though they will be leaving their current space, there are a few new spaces that are being looked at to create new gardens. The organization invites all members of the community and offers programs to children, to help them learn about where their food comes from, while they learn to build [good] eating habits. If anyone is interested you can learn more at: http://www.soilandwatergarden.org/. Although they are always looking for more funding, they are also seeking help with advocation and spreading the word within the community of Mountain View.
 
We have some exciting speakers lined up for Sept including: The Whisman School District Superintendent, The Mountain View High School Superintendent, and the Mountain View City manager.
 
Next week August 25th there will be no meeting, instead there will be the Evening Social at Twana’s home. Our Next Meeting is onTuesday, September 1st, starting at 12:15 pm, at the Adobe Building. The speaker will be the District Governor, Susan Valenta. The 4fer will be Tori Atwell. 
 
Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
 
Meeting Notes August 18, 2015 2015-08-20 07:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes by Bruce
August 11, 2015

President Twana Karney greeted and welcomed members and guests to the Rotary Club of Mountain View where, “We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!!”

She reminded us that our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World” and our club’s call to action is “Fun Through Service.”  This year’s club focus is “Being the Best We Can Be.” 

 

Hiro Kariya led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Bruce Barsi shared some amusing thoughts.
 
Songmaster Phil Armi led us in a very competitive round of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.”
 
Dick Lubman introduced four guests attending today’s meeting.  They included President Twana’s friend, Yvonne Dietrich, and her two daughters, Alex and Becky, as well as Bert Raphael’s wife, Anne.
           
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Bruce for providing dessert today.
 
  • President’s Club – Many, many thanks for those who have joined the President’s Club and getting our club off to a strong start. Today Roger Kao and Fred Storek joined the President’s Club.  Fred announced that Debbie and he just celebrated their forty-second anniversary.  Congratulations to both!
 
  • Foundation – Monique Kane thanked Bert Raphael and Bruce Barsi for their contributions to the Foundation and presented them both with a delicious cupcake.  Fred Storek became a Super Sustainer today and is looking forward to his “Super” cupcake at the next meeting.
 
  • Camp RYLA – The BBQ this year was on Thursday, August 6th in Scotts Valley. Heather Stenshamn attended in her capacity as Youth Services Chair. She said, “The RYLA campers made me feel very welcomed and taught me tons about the program. I saw part of the presentations which included one Mountain View student as the spokesperson for the Sport Committee. Mountain View was proudly represented and as the party was to begin, the students shared with me their cheer and then the music began.”
 
  • San Jose Giants Game – The game is this Saturday, August 15th, starting at 6:00 pm at San Jose Municipal Stadium.  Those attending should meet in the BBQ Area between 5:45 and 6:00 pm.  It’s forecast to be hot so bring sunscreen and hats.  Tickets can be picked up at the Will Call Window unless you hear otherwise from Alan.  The cost is $26 per person and Alan will collect at the game.  So far, we have 36 folks attending.  Contact Alan right away if you still need tickets.
 
  • Evening Social – Our next evening social will be Tuesday, August 25th, at President Twana’s home in Mountain View. It will be from 6 to 8 pm and will cost $15 per person who. If you are planning to attend, please sign up on the sheet going around to give us an idea of how many appetizers, wine and beer to provide.
 
  • Board Meeting – Thursday, August 20th, starting at 5:00 pm at CHAC.
 
  • District Governor Visit – Tuesday, September 1st, will be the meeting with our District Governor Susan Valenta. The board will meet with her before the meeting at 10:30 am here at the Adobe. When she is here, we will present her with our donation to the Wheelchair Drive.
 
  • Wheelchair Drive – This year, the gift by our club to the District Governor will be a donation for Children’s Wheelchairs. Each $100 we give as a club will provide one wheelchair for a child, thanks to a matching program. The District hopes to fill a container and is halfway there, thanks to the generosity of other clubs in the District. Checks are payable to The Wheelchair Foundation. If you think that you can afford to spend $100 to provide a child with a wheelchair, please do so, and it is fully tax deductible.
 
  • RotaCare Food Delivery – Jim Cochran passed around a signup list to pick up food from local restaurants and then deliver it to RotaCare for the staff.
 
  • Endowment Board – Jim Cunningham advised that the Endowment Board will meet next Tuesday at 11:45 am at the Adobe.
 
  • Club Service – Bruce Barsi talked about plans that have been developed together with Co-Chair Brodie Yazaki.  Social events will include the monthly evening meetings as well as gatherings after our community service projects.  We will continue with popular events such as the Rotating Dinner, Golf and BBQ, and Ski Trip, and we will try to schedule a day of hiking and a theatre event.  In addition, we are looking into a couple of new events which involve a pub crawl and art training with wine.  We are looking forward to a fun year!
 
  • Community Service – Monique spoke of the need for volunteers to help staff the CHAC Parking Lot Project at this year’s Art and Wine Festival on September 12th and 13th.  They still need many more volunteers, so please see Monique to sign up for a shift.
 
District Announcements:
 
  • Rotary Business Networking – One of the reasons to join Rotary is to network with other businesses. Our club has been invited to attend a “Rotary Means Business” event sponsored by the Palo Alto Clubs on Wednesday morning, August 19th beginning at 7 am at the Channing House in Palo Alto. There will be a speaker on Crowd funding and lots of networking. A handout with more details was circulated.
 
  • Membership Workshop – The workshop will be on Saturday, August 22nd, from 9:30 to 11 am in Milpitas. See Twana for more details if you are interested.
 
  • Public Image Seminars – The first in a series of seminars on Public Image will be held on Tuesday, September 22nd, at 7pm at the Santa Clara Police Community Rooms and it is free.
 
  • Interact Presidents’ Meeting – The meeting will be on Saturday, September 5th from 10:30 am to 4:15 pm at the Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino.
 
  • Interact Fall Leadership Conference – The conference will take place on Sunday, October 11th, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at Independence High School in San Jose.
 
  • The District has decided to do away with the Avenues of Service Project Faire that has been held every year in October. Instead, the District plans to allow clubs to showcase their International Projects on September 2nd, at the District Cabinet meeting and all who are interested are invited to attend. A Youth Service Project Faire is planned for the District Cabinet Meeting on December 2nd.
 
 
International Announcements:
 
  • The last country in Africa where polio was endemic, Nigeria, has now been polio free for one year. This means that all of Africa has been polio free for one year thanks to the efforts of Rotary and others. It is a reason to celebrate and also to hope that Pakistan and Afghanistan will soon join Nigeria in becoming polio free.
 
SPEAKER: 
 
Dick Lubman introduced our speaker today, Kayla TruneckKayla spoke about her journey from Rotary to the Peace Corps and some observations about the time she spent in Ukraine.
 
Kayla began her Rotary experience as a Youth Exchange Student in Panama.  When she returned home to Kansas, she started a Rotaract Club while going to college.
 
After graduating from college, she joined the Peace Corps and was assigned to serve in Ukraine.  While there, she worked with children in a boarding school.  Unfortunately, political unrest started in the fall of 2013 and she had to be evacuated out of the country shortly after that.  She had hoped to return, but the continuing instability in Ukraine has prevented that. 
 
Following her Peace Corps service, her professional career has brought her to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she employs the skills she learned through Rotary and the Peace Corps on a daily basis.
 
 
Our Next Meeting is on Tuesday, August 18th, starting at 12:15 pm, at the Adobe Building.  The Speaker is Joe Eyre with the Los Altos Community Foundation.  Our 4fer next week is Brodie Yazaki.
 
Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
 
Meeting Notes August 11, 2015 2015-08-12 07:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

 

August 4, 2015  Meeting Summary

Notes by Jim Cochran

 

President Twana opened the meeting with the 2015 call to action:  “Be a Gift to the World

 
President Twana recognized Tom who led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Jim Cochran was recognized as the Greeter and gave the thought for the day.
 
President-Elect Jerylann recognized visiting Rotarians, Dennis and Paul from the Los Altos Rotary.  A guest Kathy was introduced.
 
Honorary member Thomas Dittler returned from Munich with a banner from his club there which is Munich East.  He told of a project they have for helping young people now in refugee camps.  They helped 50 students get integrated into schools and the culture.
 
General Announcements:
 
Directory Updates: 
We reviewed the directory for correct information.  Paul will be sending you the information that you requested on the signup sheet very soon and will be emailing the spreadsheet for those who would like it. It is always possible for you to update your directory entry yourself by logging onto club runner, but our Secretary Paul is happy to make the changes for you if you send him an email.
 
President’s Club:
President Twana gave many thanks to those who have joined the President’s Club which is getting our club off to a strong start in the new year.
 
Club RYLA:
The BBQ this year will be this Thursday, August 6 at 5 pm at Mission Springs, Scotts Valley. Heather Stenshamn will be attending. If anyone wishes to attend and would like to ride with Heather to the event, please email or call her.
 
Attending the San Jose Giants Baseball Team:
Alan needs all names by Friday.  The game is on Saturday, August 15.  Game is at 6 PM, the barbeque is after 5 PM with most around 5:30.  25 or 30 are expected.
 
Board Meeting:
The next board meeting is Thursday, August 20, 5 PM at CHAC on El Camino.
 
District Governor:
Tuesday, September 1, will be the meeting with our District Governor Susan Valenta. The board will meet with her before the meeting at 10:30.
 
Wheelchair Drive:
This year, the gift by our club to the District Governor will be a donation for Children’s Wheelchairs. Each $100 we give as a club will provide one wheelchair for a child, thanks to a matching program. The District hopes to fill a container and is halfway there, thanks to the generosity of other clubs in the District.
 
Community Service:
We will be volunteering to again help with the parking project for CHAC on September 12 and 13.  Paul Schultz of CHAC was on hand to tell us about this important project.
 
District Announcements:
 
Rotary Business Networking:
 “Rotary Means Business”. One of the reasons to join Rotary is to network with other businesses. Our club has been invited to attend a “Rotary Means Business” event sponsored by the Palo Alto Clubs on Wednesday morning, August 19 beginning at 7 am at the Channing House in Palo Alto. There will be a speaker on Crowdfunding and lots of networking.
 
Membership Workshop:
Membership Workshop on Saturday, August 22, from 9:30 to 11 in Milpitas.
 
 
Our Speaker:
Dick Lubman introduced Mountain View Police Chief Max Bosel.
The Chief lives in Mountain View, has worked for the city for 20 years, and is today celebrating is first anniversary as the appointed Chief of Police.  He is a first generation citizen and his parents were from Munich, Germany.
 
He told us of the size of the police staff and what their duties are. He also spoke of the policies they have and all of the concerns there are while trying to do the job of police with respect and consideration.
 
 
Speaker next week:  Tuesday, August 11th: Kayla Truneck: My Journey from Rotary to the Peace Corps and some Observations about Ukraine.
 
Our 4-fer Greeter next week is Kevin Chiapello
 
Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
Meeting Notes August 4, 2015 2015-08-04 07:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

July 21, 2015                         Meeting Agenda - Twana                            Week: 3
                                                              

Ring Bell & Music: We are Family!

President’s Greeting:  

Good Afternoon & welcome to the Rotary Club of Mtn. View: We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!! 

My name is Twana Karney, I’m your president for 2015-2016.

Today is ___Tuesday_July 21_________     Week _3___:

Our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World”

 Our club’s call to action is “Fun Through Service,  This year’s club focus is “Being the Best We Can Be.”  Thank you all for joining us today.

 
Please silence your cell phones or put them on vibrate.
 
Greeter & Thought for the Day:  Jim Cunningham
 
Song of the Day:  Songmaster Phil
 
Introduction of Visitors:  Jerylann Mateo.
           
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Jim Cunningham for providing dessert today.
 
  •  Directory: If you were here last week, you know that we are updating our directory. I’m going to pass around both the directory pages and the sign up sheet again. Put a check on the page if you have looked at it, even if you haven’t made corrections. I think it is also true that things are just not making it around.
 
  • President’s Club
  •             Thanks to our three newest members to join the President’s Club, last week, my heartfelt thanks: Monique Kane, Dave Cole and Frank Davila.  They join select company, Alan Goodman, Tom Myers and Bert Raphael, who joined the first week. My heartfelt thanks to you for getting the President’s Club, and consequently the club, off to a strong start. You too could become a member of this select club, all you need to do is give the word!
 
  • Donation for Chance to Win Gift Basket:  Our speaker’s company today, Harrell Remodeling, appreciates the work that we do in the community and has donated a gift basket today for us to raffle off to raise funds for our charities account. We are going to raffle off this gift basket for $5.00 a ticket, all the proceeds of which will go to our Charities Account. As an added benefit, if you join the President’s Club today, you will be entered into the raffle for free.  Those who have already joined the President’s Club are automatically entered as well.   Our speaker, Sara Jorgensen, will be picking the winners before she begins speaking today.
 
  • The speaker program committee will meet on Wed. July 22, at 7 pm at Twana’s house. If you are a Monthly Speaker Chair, please be sure to join us and if you have some great contacts and ideas for speakers, please do join us.
 
  • Club invoices: Sheila has reported that sending out our club invoices by email has been a great success so far. She has already received payment for 50% of the invoices sent out. FYI, If you weren’t’ here last week, we are no longer sending out invoices by snail mail, check your email inboxes. You may pay Sheila directly or pay by mail by printing out your invoice and mailing it.
 
  • This month, Tuesday, July 28th, we will be dark and we will NOT have an evening social, due to heavy vacation schedules.
 
  • Our next evening social will be Tuesday, August 25, at my home in MV. More info to come on that.
 
  • Membership Workshop on Saturday, August 22, from 9 to 11 in Milpitas. See Twana.
 
  • Public Image Workshop to be held in September in the evening – See Twana if interested.
 
  • Rotary Business Networking: Palo Alto – Rotary Means Business – details
 
  • Next Board Meeting Thursday, August 20, 5:00 pm at CHAC.
 
  • Tuesday, September 1, will be the meeting with our District Governor Susan Valenta. The board will meet with her before the meeting at 10:30.  This is a week before Labor Day, which falls on Monday, September 7 this year, so there isn’t a conflict. I look forward to all attending.
 
Alan Goodman: San Jose Giants
 
New Member Induction: Today, we have the pleasure of inducting a new member, Naseem Fariya. It is a pleasure that I hope to have repeated many times this year, with the help of all of you bringing in new members. Twana and Tori Atwell
 
 
 
Speaker:  Bruce Barsi: Club Service (5 min)
 
Speaker Dick Lubman: Speaker Program Committee (5)
 
Personal Sharing/Happy Bucks: We will not be bringing back fines as long as the president’s club and club finances are doing fine. However, we do encourage members to make a donation when sharing personal or business news, although it is not required. We’ll call those Happy Bucks. We have two club areas to which we encourage you to donate:
 
            Charities
            Endowment
 
Drawing for Basket:  Sara Jorgensen, Harrell Remodeling in Mountain View
 
SPEAKER INTRO:  Today our speaker is Sara JorgensenDick Lubman will be introducing her but I will give an intro.
 
Next Week: July 28th – dark, no meeting or evening social due to heavy vacation schedules.
 
Speaker on Tuesday, August 4th: Chief Max Bosel of the Mountain View Police Department. Invite your friends!
 
Our 4-Fer Greeter next week is Jim Cochran.
 
Thanks Everyone! See you on August 4th,
 
Be a Gift to Your Club, Be a Gift to the World!
Meeting Notes July 21, 2015 2015-08-02 07:00:00Z 0

Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes by Bruce
July 14, 2015

President Twana Karney greeted and welcomed members and guests to the Rotary Club of Mountain View where, “We’re More Than A Club…We’re a Family!!!”

She reminded us that our International call to action for 2015-2016 is to “Be a Gift to the World” and our club’s call to action is “Fun Through Service.”  This year’s club focus is “Being the Best We Can Be.” 

 
Dick Lubman led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Bruce Barsi shared some thoughts about Rotarian Frank Davila who is an amazing man and tremendous Rotarian.
 
Songmaster Phil Armi led us in several energetic verses of “For She’s a Jolly Good Fellow” in honor of President Twana’s first meeting,
 
President Elect Jerylann Mateo introduced two visiting Rotarian, Sundaram Madurai from the Rotary Club of Mumbai and Larry Lowry who is the current President of the Rotary Club of Richland, Washington.
           
General Club Announcements:
 
  • Thanks to Frank Davila for providing dessert today.
 
  • On Wednesday, July 22, at 7 pm, the next speaker program meeting will be at Twana’s house.
 
  • If you haven’t received it already, you should be getting your invoice for dues by email for the first time instead of by mail. Sheila is the contact for you on this. You may pay Sheila in person or also pay through the mail by printing out your invoice and mailing it.
 
  • There is a Board Meeting on Thursday, July 16, at 5:00 pm at CHAC.
 
  • The District Roast and Toast is tomorrow night, July 15th, for outgoing District Governor Ed Jellen and incoming District Governor Susan Valenta.
 
  • On Tuesday, July 28th, we will be dark and we will NOT have an evening social, due to heavy vacation schedules.
 
  • Our next evening social will be Tuesday, August 25th.
 
  • There is a District Membership Workshop on Saturday, August 22nd, from 9 to 11am in Milpitas. See Twana for details if interested.
 
  • There is a District Public Image Workshop to be held in September in the evening.  See Twana for details if interested.
 
  • Tuesday, September 1st, will be the meeting with our District Governor Susan Valenta. The board will meet with her before the meeting at 10:30.This is the week before Labor Day, so there shouldn’t be a conflict and President Twana looks forward to all attending. President Twana and DG Susan traveled together in Brazil and she will be a great DG.
 
  • We received a request from a Stanford Research Group seeking interested Rotarians to participate in and automated driving study.  See Twana for details if interested.
 
 
President’s Club
 
Thanks to our first three members to join the President’s Club, last week: Alan Goodman, Bert Raphael and Tom Myers. Thank you for getting the President’s Club off to a strong start. New members this week include Dave Cole, Monique Kane, and Frank Davila.  It’s also safe to say that the President is a member of the President’s club.
 
Personal Sharing: We will not be bringing back fines as long as the President’s Club and club finances are doing fine. However, we do encourage members to make a donation when sharing personal or business news, although it is not required. We have three club areas to which you may donate:
 
            Community Service Grants
            Scholarships
            Building the Endowment
 
President Twana started this revelry by talking about her recent trip to New Jersey for a family reunion where they celebrated the 90th birthday of her father who is still going strong. She donated $20 to Community Service Grants in honor of his birthday.
 
CLUB ASSEMBLY AGENDA:
 
This year we will continue with many of the good things that we have already started, with the idea that we will be the best that we can be.  We’ll continue the focus on membership where, under Past President Alan’s leadership, we shone last year. Joining the President’s Club continues to be of tantamount importance to the Club and we’d like to see everyone join. Your name, too, could be up at the podium!
 
Our focus this year will be on attracting members to the club through our family oriented community service programs, a welcoming atmosphere and excellent speaker programs.
 
President Elect Jerylann will be chairing our first formal Speaker Programs Committee to bring us dynamite speakers.
 
Community Service Chair Scott Johnson will be working not only to bring us a family oriented community service event every month but he will be scouting for a club wide community service project that we can take ownership of and be recognized in the community.
 
Our Flexible Club pilot with Rotary International will allow us to try innovative membership methods for 18 to 30 year olds and with other organizations.
 
President Twana asked, “How can you be a gift to your club?
            1)  Join the President’s Club
2)  Go out of your way to welcome every speaker and visitor who comes to Rotary. Each is a potential member. Get up, shake their hand, and introduce yourself.
            3)  Participate in our Community Service Events – we plan to have one each month, including the Crab Feed and Cops and Gobblers. That’s how we get the Rotary name into the community
            4)  Think of potential members and ask them if they have ever considered Rotary. If everyone here brought in one member, we would double the size of the club and it starts with asking. The benefits of this are many and we can still retain the family feel of the club.
            5)  Do you personally know someone who is a giant in their field or community and a dynamite speaker? We want to hear them speak here! Please contact Jerylann or Dick Lubman with their name and perhaps make the first contact for us. They will take care of all the details of confirming, etc.
6)  Personal sharing or “Happy Bucks” will be encouraged. We’ll be providing time for you to share your significant life events and encourage a donation to one of our local causes, Community Grants, Scholarships, or Building the Endowment.
7)  President Twana is going to bring back the opportunity for Vocational talks – all voluntary. She will be passing around a sign up sheet in the future.
 
It has been many years since we focused on our Club Directory, mainly, because everything has gone online to Club Runner. President Twana and Secretary Paul will be working, with your help, to update our directory and to provide those of you who do not use computers with an updated spreadsheet to use as a directory.
 
Service Areas
 
Membership: For the first time in many years, our District 5170 actually increased its membership by approximately 150 last year and it has done so by emphasizing that we are attracting members, not “hooking them.” Rotary is going back to its roots of emphasizing that we are a membership organization first and a service organization second. People join for the community service and stay for the friendships.
 
Community Service: Scott Johnson – There are several Community Service Projects in the works and we hope to have at least one project each month.  We will be doing some of the traditional service projects such as Cops and Gobblers and the Stevens Creek Trail, but we will also be looking at some new opportunities.  Members should feel free to make suggestions for different projects.
 
Our first service project of the year will take place this Sunday, July 19th, at Bruce and Suzanne’s house where we will be picking fruit and vegetables for CSA.  We will meet there at 11:00 am.  Bring boxes and/or paper shopping bags as well as all assorted picking instruments.  The work will be followed by fellowship with snacks and beverages.  We hope that many of you will be able to join us.
 
International Service:  Bert Raphael – The District Governor’s project this year is to supply wheelchairs to folks in need in Mexico.  Donation forms are available for members who wish to contribute.
 
Club Service: Bruce Barsi will speak next week
 
Speaker Program Committee: Dick Lubman will speak next week
 
Speaker next week: Sara Jorgensen from Mountain View’s own Harrell’s Remodeling, speaking on Trends in Remodeling.
 
Our 4fer is Jim Cunningham.
 
Be a gift to your club, be a gift to the world!
 
 
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Mountain View Rotary Club

June 23, 2015 – Meeting Notes by Anita

 
Following a musical introduction of “Hail to the Chief,” President Alan welcomed all to the final meeting of the 2014-15 Rotary Club of Mountain View.  “Today is June 23, week number 52 of ‘Club Held Hostage’ where ‘We’re more than a Club; we’re a Family.’”
 
Rotaract Co-President Jordan Mott led the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a rousing rendition of “God Bless America” led by Phil Armi. Anita Grossman shared some reflections by local author Anne Lamott.
 
Introductions: Twana introduced Jordan Mott and her neighbor Robert Mullenger.
 
Announcements: Alan commented on Monique’s lovely retirement party last Friday, congratulating Bruce on a job well done. Monique expressed appreciation for the many Mountain View Rotary club members who came out to celebrate this milestone event. Hal is out of the hospital and hoping to attend the kick-out.
 
Jordan Mott spoke briefly about the Silicon Valley Rotaract Club for young adults, ages 18-30, and invited all to attend the upcoming mixer on June 30th at Steins Beer Garden. Alan extended an invitation to the Rotaract Club to help out at the Crab Feed in January 2016.
Incoming President-elect Jerylann invited all to attend the Speakers Chair Meeting at Twana’s home on July 22nd.
 
Presentation:  Twana shared photos and anecdotes about her trip to the 106th Annual Convention of Rotary International in São Paulo, Brazil earlier this month, including a weeklong pre-convention tour with other Rotarians offered by Howard Tours.

 
The tour included the following: a morning tour up Corcovado Mountain by railroad to enjoy the magnificent view and the Christ the Redeemer statue, followed by an exploration of Rio and the world famous beaches of São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana and several days exploring the Iguaçu Falls.

 
Twana commented that the Convention was exceptional and thanked the Club for allowing her to be part of this amazing experience. The Rotary International theme for 2015-16 is “Be a Gift to the World.”
President Alan thanked everyone for attending the meeting and capped off his last meeting with a final ringing of the bell. 
 
 
 
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Rotary Lunch Meeting   6-16-15

Notes by Monique

 
·         Alan opened with “We’re more than a club we’re a family” and “Week 51 club held hostage
·         Ernie led for the pledge
·         Phil led the song “You’re a Grand Old Flag
·         Monique gave a spontaneous ‘thought of the day’
·         3-fer for next week in Anita.
·         Twana said she’ll update the club on her trip to the international conference to Brazil soon. She thanked the club for the opportunity of going. There were no visiting Rotarians. Tom introduced Naseem who will be joining the club.
·         Alan thanked Monique for bringing the dessert, Phil for his great job putting on the BBQ last Friday and Walt for organizing the golf tournament.
·         Alan reminded the club that the retirement party for Monique is this Friday, June 19th at 6 p.m.  at the Fremont Country Club in Los Altos Hills. Dress is business casual.
·         Another pending social event is the Kick-Out for Alan the following Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at Michaels of Shoreline-6 to 7 is cocktail hour, dinner at 7 followed by a ‘major production” in honor of Alan’s year as President.
·         Bruce gave an update on Hal who had a stroke and is in rehab and his condition will take some time to hopefully recover from. Bruce will visit him again to give a further update. A card was signed for him by members today.
·         Final Board of directors meeting will take place this Thursday, June 18 at 5:00 at CHAC. It will be a joint meeting of the current board and the incoming board.
·         The club received several thank you letters re the grant received. They were from Living Classrooms, CSA, Day Workers Center and CHAC.
·         Alan reminded the club that there is still time to join the Presidents Club
·         Twana introduced the speaker Budd MacKenzie who gave a presentation of his work in Afghanistan building schools and helping rebuild the lives of victims of the log extended wars. His non-profit organization is called Educating Children in Afghanistan-Trust in Education. They’ve built several schools and started soccer teams. They’ve provided pencils, paper, computers, clothes and for the soccer teams proper shoes. He and his volunteers were able to convince the women in charge of the girls to let them play soccer as well as the boys. Some volunteers have knitted warm socks and hats as this is what is often missing for them.
·         When there were to be town meetings with the Taliban only men were invited. When asked why women could not attend, the man in charge said they have a smaller brain. They’ve got a long way to go regarding women issues. Women are apparently beginning to speak out. Budd reminded us that it took 70 years from the first protest from women in the US to get to vote.
·         Budd said their new president is doing a good job of leading and people fear he’ll be killed.
·         His organization only has one paid employee for 16 hours a week. All others are volunteers.
These are but a few highlights of his very inspiring talk.
·         Alan thanked him and said a donation to RotaCare will be made in his honor.
·         The speaker for next week TBA
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CHAC Update:
As of July 1st the new Executive Director of CHAC will be Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto and her email will be naomi@chacmv.org
 
Monique will then be  mk4444@comast.net as of July 1st.
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Mountain View Rotary Club

June 9th, 2015 - Meeting Notes by Scott

 

President Elect Jerylann welcomed all to the Rotary Club of Mountain View – “We’re More Than A Club …We’re a Family!”    She continued:  “Today is June 9th, week #50 of  ‘Club Held Hostage’!”   She reminded us that Rotary International’s Call to Action is: “Rotary Lights Up Lives;” and our Club’s Call to Action is “Fun Through Service.”  

 

Walt led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Phil led the group in singing: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”   Scott shared some Thoughts for the Day,” which were about sports… with the Warrior’s game in mind.  
 
Introductions:   Heather introduced her son and also Valerie, our Rotary Exchange student, due to speak as part of the program.  Paul introduced Naseem, who has visited the club meeting prior. 
 
The following general announcements were made: 
  • Walt reminded all of the upcoming June 12th Golf Tournament at Shoreline Golf Course.  There are 23 players signed up and Walt is able to take some late reservations.  Phil announced that the BBQ following the golf tournament is all set up.   Checks for both the golf and BBQ can be combined ($100) and given to Walt.  
  • Bruce reminded club members of the Kick Out scheduled for June 26th at Michaels Restaurant.  The sign-up sheet was circulated.
  • Bruce also reminded all of Monique’s retirement party on June 19th.   This Thursday is the last day for reservations online.   
  • The next Board Meeting is on June 18th, 5 p.m. at CHAC.   
 
SPEAKERS & PRESENTATIONS:   
Heather introduced, Valerie, our Rotary Exchange Student for this past year.  Valerie thanked the Club for this experience and shared some highlights.  It has been 9 months since she came on the exchange program.   Last week she graduated from Mountain View High School.   Next week she leaves on a trip with other Rotary Exchange students to New York and the East Coast.   Then, after returning, she departs for Belgium (home) on June 30th.   A definite highlight during her year has been getting to know the other Rotary Exchange students.   As part of the year they have been on trips to:  Santa Cruz, Hawaii, and Florida.  She restated her appreciation to the Rotary Club for the exchange student opportunity and especially was appreciative of the host families, to include Sanjay and his family.  After returning to Belgium she will attend a university and plans to study psychology.    
 
Dick introduced Jack Higgins, Los Altos Rotary Club member and chair of the Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project.   Jack explained how this program has been in operation for 25 years, making progress in prevention of childhood AIDS.   The current focus is mother to child AIDS transmission in Africa.    Through a new partnership with “Save the Children,” program expansion is planned to include 28 clinics, with new programs in Ethiopia.   Jack thanked Mountain View Rotary Club for the great support provided.   After the presentation, Jerylann announced that “as a token of our appreciation, we will be making a donation in your name to our local RotaCare Clinic”… of which Jack is a Board member.
 
Jerylann announced that next week’s speaker will be Bud McKinsey and Monique will be the “4-fer.”  She then adjourned the meeting.    
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Meeting Minutes May 19, 2015

Notes by Walt

 
Meeting opened at 12:32- Pledge started by Jim Cunningham
 
Visiting Rotarians- Bob Adams and Stan Gardini from Los Altos, and Vincent Koenig from Belgium- Vincent told us a bit about his club, same size as Mountain View, and their charitable projects.
 
Visitors were Ria Toolis and Nasan Tarya who had heard about the club and were checking us out, and Kathy Rowls who is the manager of Don Giovanni's restaurant in Mountain View.  She attended as a guest of her boss, John Akaya, owner of Don Giovanni's- who is our newest member as of today!  John gave a brief and inspirational speech about what it is like to come here as an immigrant, and how difficult it is to succeed-- no place like the US for a success story like this.  John will be a great member for our club.
 
 Walt Joyce was this week’s 4-fer, and in keeping with the season, offered 3 quotations regarding politics-- in spite of the clever sentiment, the club seemed depressed to be facing 18 more months of relentless campaigning.
 
  Song master Phil then conjured up the truly awful "Are you happy in Rotary" song, which hopefully has been performed for the final time ever.
 
  Pres Elect Twana reported that the Roteract concept is being reworked so as not to be affiliated with any university, but rather function in an area- this is Rotary for the 18-29 yr old segment of the population- new concept already has 8 members, sounds good.
 
  Walt and Phil announced the MV Rotary golf tourney and BBQ for 6/12/15- at Shoreline, dinner at Michaels of Shoreline-- $65 for golf etc, $35 for dinner-- please sign up soon so that we can get a valid count for the course and dinner.  Contact Walt or Phil.
 
  Bob and Stan from Los Altos Rotary spoke briefly on the Mentor/Tutor program that is 20 yrs old and serves many Mountain View schools- they asked us to consider joining in to assist youth of all ages- 4 of our members have participated in the program in the past.  Contact the Mentor/Tutor program for more info.
 
   Bruce mentioned the Kick-out- last Sat in June at Michaels - be there to thank and razz Pres Alan for another fine year.  Sign up soon.
 
   Scott mentioned that we are dark next Tuesday, with an evening cocktail event at Cascal on Castro St- if you didn't sign up yet, please tell Scott that you are coming for planning purposes.
 
   Twana introduced our fine speaker, Shelly Wolfe or KMVT channel 15, from our own Mountain View cable TV station.  Shelly explained the many activities, and workshops put on by KMVT-- staff seems nearly to run around in circles to accomplish so much.  They have no reliable viewer number statistics, but know that many residents check them out for City Council meets, sporting events, and innovative local programming.  This is a real community resource, be sure to check them out and help if you can.
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Mountain View Rotary Club

May 5th, 2015 - Meeting Notes by Scott
 

President Alan played “Hail To The Chief” music, rang the bell and welcomed all to the Rotary Club of Mountain View – “We’re More Than A Club …We’re a Family!”    He continued:  “Today is May 5th, week #45 of a ‘Club Held Hostage’!”   He reminded us that Rotary International’s Call to Action is: “Rotary Lights Up Lives;” and, our Club’s Call to Action is “Fun Through Service.”  

 
Dave led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Phil led the group in singing a Cinco de Mayo song.   Roger, the "4-fer" for the day, gave a thought and announced he would be donating $500 to the scholarship program.   Roger was thanked for the generous donation and for bringing the chocolate chip cookies!
 
Introductions:   Twana introduced Steve Ross visiting Rotarian from the Palo Alto University Club, who is also Assistant Governor Elect.   Sanjay introduced his guests:  Vasanth Namasivagam, Oh Tempmon, and Broadie Yazaki. 
 
The following general announcements were made: 
  • Scott thanked the recent Rotating Dinner hosts and announced that the price per person for the dinner was $38.     
  • Sanjay explained some information at each table regarding some upcoming local events.   
  • Bruce reminded club members of the Kick Out scheduled for Friday, June 26th at Michaels Restaurant.  A flyer was available at each table.  Appetizers and a No Host Bar starts at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.  Cost is $55 per person.
  • Heather updated the club on the health of Hal.  He is doing better; is resting at home; and, Heather is scheduling visits by anyone who wants to see him.
  • Date reminder:  Golf Tournament & Party – June 12th.   
 
PROGRAM:   In the absence of Ken, Judy explained to the Club the scholarship program.  Then, presentations were made to the students winning the scholarships:  Jim  introduced Alexandra Zaragoza from Mountain View High School;  Walt introduced Rita Villanueva from Los Altos High School; Bruce introduced Cheryl Ratman from St. Francis High School; and, Judy introduced Amarilis Cruz-Ortega and  Rogelio Marin from Alta Vista High School. 
  
President Alan commended the scholarship recipients for their accomplishments.   He then adjourned the meeting.    
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Mountain View Rotary Club

April 21st, 2015 - Meeting Notes by Scott

President Alan played “Hail To The Chief” music, rang the bell and welcomed all to the Rotary Club of Mountain View – “We’re More Than A Club …We’re a Family!”    He continued:  “Today is April 21st, week #43 of a ‘Club Held Hostage’!”   He reminded us that Rotary International’s Call to Action is: “Rotary Lights Up Lives;” and, our Club’s Call to Action is “Fun Through Service.”  

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Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Notes by Scott
 

President Alan played “Hail To The Chief” music, rang the bell and welcomed all to the Rotary Club of Mountain View – “We’re More Than A Club …We’re a Family!”    He continued:  “Today is April 14th, week #42 of a ‘Club Held Hostage’!”   He reminded us that Rotary International’s Call to Action is: “Rotary Lights Up Lives;” and, our Club’s Call to Action is “Fun Through Service.”  

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Posted by Paul Reinhart on Apr 06, 2015

Mountain View Rotary Notes - April 7, 2015

By Bill

As always president Alan played Hail to the Chief along with his “club held hostage” theme. After our pledge of allegiance and thought for the day, President elect Twana, introduced our young guest Valerie Thys.

Valerie is a foreign exchange student from Belgium and spoke of her extensive travels around the United States including her most recent trip to Hawaii. Valerie was adorned with pins that she collected by exchange with other students from around the world. It appeared that she had a hundred or more pins on her vest. Many commented on her enthusiasm about Rotary and international travel.

Announcements

Please keep in mind the following upcoming events:

  • April 11 Friends of Steven’s Creek - If you’d like to participate please meet at Whisman Park at 9:00 am
  • April 17 – 19 Rotary district conference - The theme is on opportunities and friendship. Forums will take place on Friday with the annual dinner Saturday evening. Please consider attending one or more of the functions
  • April 25 Mountain View Rotating Dinner - With additional volunteers today, the Mountain View rotating dinner has 6 locations. Cost should be about $35 per person. Signups will be available starting next week.
  • May 5 - We will have no speaker on this day. We will however, be having a scholarship presentation for those young students who will be receiving scholarships from the Mountain View Rotary.
  • June 12 Annual Golf Tournament - Will be at Shoreline Park with dinner afterwards at Michael’s restaurant.
  • June 19 - Please consider attending Monique Kane retirement party at Fremont Hills Country Club at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $50 per person. RSVP celebratemonique@chacmv.org
  • June 26 - Get ready for the annual Kick Out party which will be held at Michael’s restaurant. Our president Alan is ready to retire. Twana will take the reins. Reserve this date for your mandatory attendance.
  • Month of August – We need someone to volunteer for our speaker series. You only need to organize 3 speakers for the month of August. Please volunteer at our next Rotary meeting.

With the conclusion of announcements, our president Alan, reminded all of us that Nick Spangler (Jim Spangler’s son) is now staring in a new Broadway production of “It should’ve Been You” in New York City. Alan was able to see Nick Spangler in person during his most recent trip to New York and spoke accolades about the performance.

Club member Paul confessed that he had spent a wonderful trip in Ecuador and Peru taking care of a couple of items on his bucket list. From the sounds of his stories we should all add it to our own.

Guest Speaker

Our guest speaker for the day was Missy Zielinski who is part of the public relations team for the Sharks Foundation in San Jose. The mission statement of the foundation is to enhance the lives of youth through education, safety, and character building. Missy gave a wonderful presentation about all of the different events that the Sharks Foundation hosts on a yearly basis. Her overview of the events was quite impressive. Annual events include:

  • Golf tournament
  • Bowling tournament
  • Wine tasting
  • Fantasy Shark game where winners participate in actual hockey game with the Sharks team
  • Sharks Fitness Faceoff Run/Ride/Health event which includes a 5k and 10k run plus a 20k and 50k bike event

Other events staged throughout the year include:

  • Silent auctions
  • Mystery Pucks
  • Signed jerseys for sale
  • Participation in the second harvest food bank
  • Collection of “Share the Warmth Winter Coats”
  • Participation in the “Marine Core Toys for Tots”
  • Gift basket options
  • Participation in “Reading is Cool”
  • Participation in the “Save a Life” blood drive
  • Participation in the “Hockey Fights Cancer Initiative”

It’s amazing to think that the Sharks foundation participates in so many fund raising activities in the course of a single year. In 2014 the Sharks Foundation raised enough money to give out more than $525,000 in grants to local charities and initiatives within Santa Clara County. No wonder Missy sometimes works 15 hour days! At the end of her talk most Rotarians were surprised that the Sharks Foundation is such a well-kept secret and look forward to working with the foundation in the future.

Next Week’s Speaker: Will give us a Polio Plus update and the difficulties of meeting the goals with the unrest in Africa.

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Posted by Alan Goodman on Aug 04, 2014

By Alan Goodman

As a proud member of the Rotary Club of Mountain View since 1990 I am honored to serve as President for the current year.  Rotary has been a great experience which has shaped my life as well as that of my family. Over the years I have met some truly wonderful people, many of whom have become my closest friends.  Together we perform service projects in our community and always find time to socialize. I continue to be inspired by all of the people in Rotary and the work that is accomplished.

The Rotary International Mission for this year is “Light Up Rotary,” and our local Club Mission is “Fun Through Service.”  Upcoming service projects include food drives, work days, clothing drives, youth scholarships and community grants  just to name a few. We are always in search of new ways to improve our community and welcome the opportunity to hear of any projects that may be of interest to you and your family.   Social activities include ball games, dinners, theme parties, ski trip, golf tournament, theatre and more. Most of our projects and social activities are family friendly and we encourage family participation whenever possible.

If you are looking to become part of a great organization with outstanding people that are doing great things in the community and throughout the world and who have a blast doing it then this is the club for you. I invite you to join us as our guest at one of our meetings.  I’m also happy to provide more information or answer any questions.  I can be reached by email at alan@amgenterprises.com.

“We’re more than a club….We’re a Family!!”

 

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Mountain View Rotary Club

Meeting Summary

May 28, 2013

President’s Greeting:   Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mountain View.  Judy shared she is President for 4 or 5 meetings more!

Pledge of Allegiance:   was led by Ken

Greeter and Thought for the Day:    Chuck shared words of wisdom published by a 90 year old woman!

Birthday greetings: In the rush of early May we failed to give proper recognition to a very special BIRTHDAY on MAY 9,  Hiro’s 90th Birthday – so let’s all join in singing a Belated Happy Birthday to him.

Introduction of Visiting Rotarians and Visitors:  many guests were present as grant recipients and introduced during the program, see below.

Finemaster -  three members joined the President's Club: Bill shared his recent travels to Europe; Bert in celebration of his 51st wedding anniversary;  and Ken to announce Cal's golf team's success!     

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Mountain View Rotary Club

       Meeting Agenda

        March 26, 2013

By Paul Reinhard

President’s Greeting:   Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mountain View.     Judy Hannemann kicked off the meeting.  

Our call to action for 2012-13  is  “PEACE THROUGH SERVICE.”  Our local focus –both District 5170 and MV Rotary - is “Mission Membership”!

 


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Club Fellowship Summary and Announcements
February 28, 2012

Our monthly fellowship meeting was held at the Cantankerous Fish preceded by the Board meeting.  A small group enjoyed conversation, including a special welcome to a Guest Rotarian from Malmo, Sweden who is visiting her son who lives in Mountain View.

Announcements:

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Posted by Sandi McDonough on Apr 23, 2011
We would like to Honor the following mothers for sharing the efforts of Rotary to eradicate Polio world-wide.
 
  Julie Ann Wardle
Linda Parker
Sally Wright
Joy Bernstein
Alice Zuehlke
Susan Saccardo
Virginia Cole
Cindy Cole
Virginia Goodman
Joan Myers
Jill Hannemann
Michele Hannemann
Jennifer H. Darkowski
 
Happy Mother's Day to you with love and gratitude!
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Posted by Heather Stenshamn on Jan 23, 2011

Hi MV Rotarians, 

Click on this link to view our Club's newsletter:  Fall 2010 MV Club Newsletter 

 

We hope to make this a monthly or bi-monthly publication, so the webmaster needs your help.  Please share pictures and stories for the January/February issue by February 20th. 

Any suggestions, comments and questions please share with Heather or a board member.

Thank you,

Heather Stenshamn

Webmaster 

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Posted by Sandi McDonough on Jan 06, 2011

President’s Sandi’s Greeting:  Happy New Year and Welcome to the Best Rotary Club Ever!

 

Pledge of Allegiance:  Hal Taylor

 

Thought for the Day:  Walt Joyce

Song of the Day:  Walt Joyce led us in Auld Lang Syne

 

Introduction of Visitors:  Anita Grossman. No guests or visitors except our speaker, Past District Governor Jim Mealy.

 

Presentations:  PHF plus 3 – Roger Kao

President’s Club – Chuck Osborn

 

Club Announcements:

Reminder to those who signed up for the District mid-year meeting, it is this Saturday  January 8, 2011 at the Doubletree in San Jose from 8am – 11am.

 

A new member proposal has been approved by the board for Barry Cook from Peak Laboratories in Mountain View.

If any member has an objection to this proposal please contact a board member in writing stating your reasons.

If no objections are received within 10 days of this publication the prospective member will be elected to membership.

 

Our next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday Jan. 12th at the YMCA at 5pm.

 

Save the Date – Celebration of Leaders to honor Chuck Osborn is Friday January 14, 2011 at the Four Season’s in EPA.

 

Crab Feed – Alan Goodman has passed around the sign up for all hands on deck, January 29th. Please see Alan if you have a specific place you want to help out, otherwise he will assign youJ

Please see Alicia Crank for needed raffle items for the crab feed.

 

The district is looking for Rotary Talent for the District Conference in May. A sign up sheet with audition information was passed around.

 

Bruce Barsi has graciously invited the club to his cabin in Tahoe in March for skiing & winter fun. Please see Bruce and sign up if you are interested.

 

Anita Grossman attended the Round Up with RI President Ray Klinginsmith on Sunday and took along our honorary member Matt Caparas. Anita shared that both of these men were very inspiring.

 

Fine MasterJudy Hannemann questioned several members about their Holiday activities and fined each $10

 

Speaker – Jim Mealey , District Chair – Gates Polio Eradication Challenge Grant

Mountain View’s total contributions since Dec. 7, 2007 are $3786.84 with our Interact Clubs contributing $1946.84 of those dollars.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given Rotary International $355 million to help us and our Partners eradicate polio from the face of this earth. The challenge: Rotary must raise $200 million by June 30, 2012. As of December 31, 2010 Rotary has raised $157 million with District 5170 raising $337, 187

For weekly updates on where and how many polio cases there are, go to www.polioeradication.org/casecount.asp

Download and read the bi-monthly “End Polio Now Newsletter” by going to:

www.rotary.org/en/ServiceAndFellowship/Polio/RotarysWork

More information about the End Polio Now campaign will be available in the coming months.

 

Next weeks Speaker – Lisa Schmidt –Acterra’s  Green at Home Program

 

Next week’s Greeter and Thought Person is – Peter Early

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Rotary power was visible at the Police Station on this sunny morning as we filled baskets, counted stuffed animals, and delivered the baskets to smiling children and parents. Bruce and his team were extremely organized and the largest turnout of community volunteers' assisted this year.  Thanks to all!  

See the photo album here: http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal/Journals/JournalDetails.aspx?accountid=4225&jid=30441

 

 

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Posted by Sheila Hodgkinson on Oct 05, 2010

President Sandi started the meeting at 12.30 pm.

 

Jim Spangler urged us to be grateful for all our blessings.

 

Phil Armi as the hot weather has passed led us to appreciate “What a Beautiful Morning”.

 

Visiting were Barry Cook, electrical engineer, and Heather Stenshamn.

 

President Sandi announced the Rotary End Polio walk on October 24 will be from Pier 39 (Not the Golden Gate Bridge) to the Ferry Building. Note this in sending the letters.

The Board is to meet on Wednesday October 13 at 5pm..

A film, called “The Other City” about AIDS in America, was made by Jose Vargas who was mentored by Los Altos Rotarian, Rich Fisher. It will be shown at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco on Sunday Oct 10 at 1.30pm and 3.45pm. Please attend if possible.

 

Please sign up for Avenues of Service at Double Tree in San Jose on October 21,

 

Dennis Kobza was presented with his 7th Paul Harris pin. He and Jim Cunningham received certificates for joining the Presidents Club.

 

Jim Cunningham is organizing a Tail-gate party for Oct 23 game at Stanford vs Washington State.

 

Carla has tickets ($50.00 each) for the A Sante event in Sunnyvale on November 11 Please contribute a bottle of wine or other items for the auction.

 

Gerry Felix told how effectively Rotary Foundation matches people with money for positive results. 74% of our members have already contributed this year. Join them.

 

Judy called out Chuck who worked at the Giants’ successful game last Sunday. Bill Maston was fined after giving reasons to join our Rotary Club:- Camaraderie, our profile in the Community and the great lunches each week.

Other fines arose after Hal, Phil and Fred tried to state the population of Mountain View and Kim named three members of the City Council.

 

Our speaker was Kevin Duggan, City Manager, bringing us up-to-date on the State of the City, balancing the budget and providing services we all enjoy for people and even for burrowing owls.

 

Next week’s speaker will be Mike Kasperzak, Mountain View City Councilman.

 

Next Week’s Greeter will be Ken Schwaderer.

Meeting Recap October 5 Sheila Hodgkinson 2010-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sheila Hodgkinson on Sep 29, 2010

President Sandi started the meeting at 12.30 pm..

 

Jenny-Rebecca, urged us to “Do the Right Thing” always..

 

Phil Armi, to encourage Giants’ fans, took us “out to the Ballgame”

 

Visitors were Rosanne Macek from the City of Mountain View and Heather Stenshawn.

 

President Sandi announced Los Altos Sunset Club Blood Drive on October 30. hoping for 5 members from each club to help provide 25 pints. More information to come.

Our Club donated $350.00 to the San Bruno Rotary Club Disaster Fund.

Judy Hannemann  is looking for volunteers to help plan a Wine/Cheese/’Flu Shot event at the Rotacare Clinic.

Please sign up for Avenues of Service in San Jose on October 21.

 

For Rotary’s special effort to End Polio Now, each member received a package of letters to send out to friends and acquaintances asking their help with donations.

 

Tickets for the A Sante event in Sunnyvale on November 11 will be available soon for $50.00 each.

 

Bruce Barsi & Kim Castro reported that they had attended the Rock Star Event at Shoreline Amphitheatre where Rotary had a table on the stage. The event raised $39,000.

 

President Sandi reported that the Los Altos/ Mountain View Community Round Table is now working on a Common Grant Application, similar to the common scholarship application. Kiwanis and Lions provided back-packs to students at the start of this school year. Next year Mountain View Rotary will join in this effort.

 

Kristen Dorset is still collecting names of those who will join the End Polio Now Event in San Francisco on October 24.

 

Gerry Felix told us how Clubs in Wisconsin helped by Rotary Foundation Matching Grants improved nutrition for children in Panama through their Power Flour Action Network.

 

Judy H fined herself for losing her glasses AGAIN, but she will still see the Giants play tomorrow. Birthday fines came from Phil, and Dennis (who joined the Presidents Club).

Bruce, Kim, Kristen and Peter also had to contribute. Ken’s recent absences required explanation. Ernie had a celebration for Loraine’s birthday.

 

Our speaker was Nichols French, Real Estate Broker, warning us of things we should know about buying and selling real state. .

 

Next week’s speaker will be Kevin Duggan, Mountain View City Manager.

 

The Greeter and Thought person will be Ken Schwarderer.

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Rotary Foundation Projects Sandi McDonough 2010-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Cochran on Aug 16, 2010
 

Our speaker today was Michelle Chappel, an International Creativity Consultant.

 

Michelle has been teaching and consulting in the business of self improvement.  She wants everyone to become a shining light.  She asked if we have done something that we did because someone else wanted us to, but we were not happy doing it. 

 

She said that we may have talents that are not recognized and we need to bring it out.

August 17th Meeting Recap Jim Cochran 2010-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alicia Crank on Aug 02, 2010
 
Speaker: Bob Johnson – Fighting Psychiatric Abuse in our Communities.

Bob spoke about the over use of psychiatric drugs and sparked much conversation in the group.
 
July 20th Meeting Recap Alicia Crank 2010-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Reinhart

ROTARY MINUTES 9/17/13

These minutes are posted by Jim Cunningham

 President elect Alan Goodman opened the meeting at 12:25pm at the Adobe Building in Mountain View.

 

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Jim Cunningham gave 2 thoughts for the day: “The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart, so be careful with your words.”, and “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”

 

Phil Armi then called for singing “God Bless America.”

 

Judy Hannemann introduced her guest, Jan Carey.

 

Twana Karney re-introduced the District Underwear Program for the homeless.

 

Tori Corbett announced next week’s meeting will be held at Scott’s on Castro at 5pm in sport attire.

 

Note dates:

1.   Friday, September 20th from 5-7pm-CHAC grand opening of their new building, 590 W. El Camino Real

2.   October 17-Avenues of Service for board members at the San Jose Doubletree

3.   October 22-Regular lunch meeting at Moffett Field. Colonel Butow will host a tour. Details to follow.

4.   December 13h-Holiday Party

5.   April 10, 2014-Rotocare to celebrate the 25th anniversary

6.   June 13th-Mountain View Golf Tournament and Barbeque

 

Tom Myers announced information concerning the Community Services Agency breakfast on Friday, September 20th honoring community leaders.

 

Fine Master Dave Cole fined GerylAnn Mateo $50 for her birthday, and Tori Corbett $51 for hers. For Cal’s gallant stand against Ohio State, Ken Schwaderer was fined $50, and Dave Cole was happy to donate for a positive blood test. Go Dave!

 

Program: Judy Hannemann introduced our speaker for the day, Betsy Collard, founder of Children Concern Foundation. This foundation is an orphanage in Tanzania that provides a lovely home for the care and education of 36 orphaned and vulnerable children, ages 4-16. CCF is a registered Tanzanian NGO. It receives no government funds and depends entirely upon donations from visitors and friends. More information can be obtained from

“friendsofccf@gmail.org

 

President-elect Alan adjourned the meeting at 1:30pm

 

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Cunningham

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Posted by Scott Johnson

President Bruce welcomed everyone to the Rotary luncheon and reminded all of the "Engage Rotary - Change Lives," Call to Action and of his Call to Action: “Fun Through Service.” 

 

Walt led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Scott provided a thought for the day on the Rotary Foundation.  Alan led an engaging song.    

 

President Elect Alan introduced guests for the meeting: Sanjay Dave, engineer and on his third visit to the club; and Ally Nguyen, from Interact and Counselor in Training  in the recent RYLA Camp.   Ally thanked the club for "all the Rotary opportunities." 

 

President Bruce made and introduced announcements:

·        Don’t forget to let Paul know (not Chuck or Judy anymore) if you won’t be at a meeting or if you will be bringing a guest.  Please let him know by Monday at noon so he has time to contact the caterer.  Paul’s email is PHReinhart@gmail.com.

·        Also, please don’t combine dues and other payments in the same check.  President’s Club and other contributions are now tax deductible and go directly into the Charities Account.

·        Twana announced the District Governor’s Spouse Project: collecting underwear.  New underwear, needed in all sizes, collected by our club will be given to CSA for distribution to the homeless.

·        Our Crazy hat social meeting is on August 27th, 5:00 pm at Scotts on Castro.   No noon meeting that day.  This social meeting will be followed by a Sports Attire night on September 24th and mask night on October 29th.  

·        Day At The A’s, Saturday, September 7th .  MVPD YSU have requested 15 tickets.  Sign-up sheet circulating.  14 folks signed up mostly for 2 tickets.  They really can only use 15 tickets, so if we can get one more person on the list, we will only need to buy one ticket each.

·        The sign-up list was circulated for CHAC Parking September 7th and 8th.  Bruce Bucks will be given to all participating. 

·        Reminder:  The CHAC Open House is September 20th at 5:30 pm.

·        Flyer was circulated on “Where Do District Governors Come From?”  September 21st, 10 am to12 pm at the Doubletree. 

·        MVPAL “Night of Laughter” on Friday, September 27th, at 8 pm at the Performing Arts Centre.  This will be a social event for the Club.  Flyer and signup sheet were passed around. 

·        Armadillo Willy’s 30th BBQ Birthday Bash will support San Jose Rotary’s Play Garden scheduled to open in 2014 in Guadalupe Park in San Jose.  The BBQ will be on Sunday, October 6th at San Jose’s History Park at Kelly Park.  Flyer passed around.

·        Scott announced that the noon luncheon meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd will be at Moffett Field.   Col Steve Butow, Commander of the 129th Rescue Wing will provide tours of facilities and aircraft on that day. 

·        Reminder of the "Avenues of Service" meeting on Thursday, October 17th, 5-9 pm, at the Doubletree.  Carl Guardino is the keynote speaker.  Flyer and signup sheet on the Board.

·        Alan announced the date of our Holiday Party: Friday, December 13th.   Please mark your calendars.   Location to be announced. 

·        The Poinzer Scholarship Empowered’s Career Empowerment Program is an online education program offered through UCLA Extension.  Courses start in October and January and last 9-12 months.  Normal cost is $8,000.  Flyer on the Board.

·       Remember the "Significant Person Rotary Email List" for bulletin distribution ... on board

·        Bill briefly reported on his recent trip to Fiji and our potential Rotary project there.  The local chief there in Fiji (Jeffery) is willing to collaborate on the project.  More to come on this project in the future.

·        Twana announced the Saturday, October 12th club service project to assist the Trinity Methodist Church in serving a meal to 100-150 homeless.  Volunteers will assist with serving and with clean-up.  The time:  9:15 - 10:30 a.m.    

 

Tom, Foundation Chair, handed out Rotary Foundation pledge information and ask for all club members to consider their annual pledges and to return their completed form to him. 

 

Dave, Funmaster, related a few excellent jokes and recognized some club members.   

 

Alan introduced our speaker Richard Wexler, from Points of Life, LLC.  Richard told how he created Points of Life from personal experiences when he and his wife helped three of their aging parents through crises.  He spoke of the increasing high costs of elder care and of resources his organization has to help preparing for these costs.  His "Elder Care Assistance Plan" provides contacts with any professionals you might need for taking care of aging loved ones or friends.  He encouraged all to maintain a current estate plan. 

 

Reminder:  Next week will be our "Crazy Hat"  Mixer at Scotts on Castro in Mountain View.  No 3-fer is needed for the meeting.

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Posted by Paul Reinhart
Aug. 13 Rotary Meeting
 
3fer: Alan Goodman
 
Guests of Rotary:
 
Elaine Longshore MV PAL
 
Brad Wardle MV Fire Dept.
 
Announcements:
 
Elaine spoke about the MVPAL "Night of Laughter" fund raiser coming up on Sept. 27th at the MVCPA. Pre-events start at 5:30 with main show starting at 8:00. Host this year is local comedian Brian Copeland and the headliner is D.L. Hughley. Ticket price includes open bar ( beer & wine ) & hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auction and raffle. President Bruce attended last year and said it was a great event. Sounds like a great event for Rotarians to support and attend!!
 
Tickets are available online at: www.mvcpa.com
 
 
Bruce Bonus Bucks were distributed to Monique Kane, Dennis Kobza & Paul Reinhart for their admission to the the President's Club as well as to Twana Karney and Jim Cochran for their help in picking fresh fruit for donation to local charity.
 
Funmaster Dave Cole extracted money from Judy Hanneman, Twana Karney, Sheila Hodgkinson and Heather Stenshamm for various and sundry reasons not least of which was their ability to keep their lunch down in spite of his lame jokes.
 
Speaker:  Dan Harding : Retirement Administration Inc. of Los Altos
 
Dan pointed out that 35% of Americans say they don't contribute to a retirement plan. Dan then proceeded to give an informative talk about opportunities available to shelter more of your income from the IRS through various retirement plans now available. Among these are:
Cash Balance Plans, Defined Benefit Pension Plans as well as the traditional 401(K) and profit sharing plans.
 
Speaker for 8/20 meeting:

Richard Wexler, J.D.

Topic: Aging thru a Health and Wellness approach.

President and CEO

Points of Life, LLC

Game Plan for Life

Eldercare Assistance Program

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Posted by Chuck Osborn

President Bruce rang the bell (loudly) at 12:30

Hal Taylor led us in the Pledge to the Flag.

Chuck (substituting for Judy who had an eye procedure and couldn’t drive) gave a thought from Richard Bach, author.

President Elect Alan called on introduction of visitors.  Hal introduced Sunyan who lives and works in Mountain View and is looking for a Rotary home.

Announcements:

*Thank you to those who joined the Presidents Club last week.  This year the Board voted that checks for the President’s Club should be made out to the Charities Account to be fully deductible.

*”Bruce Bucks” are back.  For every $50 contribution or hour worked on a community project, Bruce will give out a Bruce Buck and put it in a pot for drawing of a prize.  The final prize of the year will be a few days for you and 15 friends to spend time in his cabin at Lake Tahoe.

*President Bruce passed around a clipboard for sign-ups for “cookie angels” and for “Friends” who would like to receive the Bulletin and club announcements.

*Chuck passed around a clipboard to sign up for the San Jose Giants trip on Saturday August 10.  The game is at 5PM; arrive by 4 to partake in the BBQ dinner.  Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for youth.  The game is against Bakersfield, a Cincinnati Reds affiliated club whose manager is Ken Griffey Sr.

*Café Venti, our caterer, is opening a full bar.  To celebrate, Thursday, July 25 from 5 – 9PM they will serve free food and drinks.  Reservations are needed.  A sign-up will be available next week.

*Anita and Twana passed around a survey asking for which Community Service Projects we could participate in, any new ones we could think of and times we might be available to participate.

Funmaster;

After firing off a few “jokes”, Dave Cole asked for any confessions, birthdays or anniversaries.  Dennis joined the Presidents Club in appreciation for the cake served last week.  Bill Maston will be gone for a few weeks to Fiji (poor fellow) ostensibly to work on an international project with a local Rotary Club (8 members strong).  Jim Spangler was singled out as the proud father of Nick who had an article in a local newspaper.  Among other things, he took his winnings from the Amazing Race and bought a nice condo in NY (all 900 square feet).

Program

Scott Johnson introduced our speaker whom he met at the Palo University Rotary Club meeting.  Kerry Hargraves gave a very enlightening talk about “Have you played today?

Did you know:  - Kids laugh about 400 times a day?  Adults about 17?

-You are 4 times more likely to die in a hospital where the         nurses are unhappy?

-The opposite of play is depression?

-Play is contagious?

She asked us to think about what you played when you were 8 or 9.  Was it standing on the grass with no shoes?  Was it rolling down a grassy hill?  Was it blowing bubbles?  We have about 25,000 mornings, make the most of them.  (We all blew bubbles with the bubble blowers she gave us.)

Next week will be a club assembly, with our Board telling us what they have in mind for 2013 – 2014.

The three-fer will be Thomas Dittler.

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Posted by Scott Johnson

President Bruce welcomed everyone to the first meeting of the new Rotary year, at 12:15 in the Adobe Building.  He reminded Rotarians of his Call to Action:  “Fun Through Service.” 

 

Dennis led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Scott provided some thoughts on tennis, with July 9th being the first Wimbledon back in 1877.   Phil led us in “God Bless America.” 

 

President Elect Alan introduced guests for the meeting: Royce Cablayor, real estate agent, and Jessica Nuwaski, from the Mountain View Police Department  … both guests of Jerylann.

 

President Bruce made announcements:

·        Dennis was welcomed back.

·        Anita was thanked for the wonderful Kick-Out, honoring  immediate Past-President Judy.   Bruce presented the “Past President Badge” to Judy.

·        District Governor Joe Hamilton’s Roast & Toast will be Thursday, July 18th, at Saratoga Springs.

·        A sign-up sheet was circulated for the San Jose Giants August 10th game.

·        All were invited to join Judy at this Wednesday’s Mountain View Chamber Mixer at Google.  Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.   Location: 1501 Salado Drive, Mountain View.

·        The “Rotary Angel Cookie Sign-up List” was circulated.

·        There will be a short Endowment Meeting after the lunch.

·        A “Significant Person Rotary Email List” sign-up was circulated.

·        Reminder:  if you cannot attend a meeting or will be brining a guest, let Chuck know by email no later than Monday at noon, prior to the meeting. 

 

Tom gave a “Foundation Minute,” describing his pride in Mountain View Rotary Club always being a 100% Rotary Endowment participation club.  He reminded us that we are “this close” to eradicating polio from the world, with endowment donations going towards this project.  He announced the first donation for the new Rotary year had been made by President Bruce.

 

Dave, Funmaster, described his plans for the year, and related some excellent jokes.  President Bruce clarified that even though there will be no fines, there will be a President’s Club - $150.   Alan volunteered for the President’s Club.  Monique  announced that CHAC had occupied their new facility, “Miracle on El Camino,” at 590 West El Camino. 

 

Alan introduced our speaker Lisa Huening, of The Shifting Path.  Lisa spoke to us about The Shifting Path mission of guiding families through changing elder care, with a focus on the whole family.  She shared four critical principles for families as they deal with senior care for a loved one:  1) Your own health  2) A support system  3) Being organized  4) Financial & legal considerations.    She talked of ideas for reducing stress.

 

Next week’s, July 16th, speaker:  Kerry Hargraves.   Topic:  “Have You Played Today?” 

 

The Three – fer next week will be Judy Hannemann 

(Check the 3 fer list on our Home Page for your date)

Meeting Summary July 9, 2013 Scott Johnson 0
Posted by James Cunningham

President’s Judy's Greeting:   Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mountain View.    … 2 meetings more after today!

Our call to action for 2012-13 is  “PEACE THROUGH SERVICE.”  Our local focus –both District 5170 and MV Rotary - is “Mission Membership”!

Pledge of Allegiance:  Bill Maston

Greeter and Thought for the Day:    -   Jim Cunningham,  thanks for filling in for Dennis Kobza.    

Song of the Day:  Phil Armi  -Oh Give Me a Home.        

Finemaster  Bruce.  Fine Free for today.  Just answers for fun!

 

Rotary Moment:             POLIO SPREADS

In looking at the latest data on Polio cases by country, the good news is the number of cases is down from 64 last year to 41 this year comparing similar months.  The bad news is that 4 cases have occurred in Somalia and 2 cases in Kenya. The message is that until polio is eradicated,  it can and will spread to other countries. To date in 2013, Nigeria has 24 cases, Pakistan 9, and Afghanistan 2.

Kevin Chipello was given his Blue Badge.  He is the last of the current crop of Red Badgers to receive it.  He received a standing ovation from all.

Announcements:                                    

Golf, Barbecue and Poker –  last   Friday, June 7 –  Bill Maston, Bert Raphael, and Alan Goodman, all losers in the Holdem Poker Tournament.  Scott Johnson  said he had the most fun playing a new Game – Mexican Train (with all women).

Kick-Out – Sunday June 30th -  Note: the time is 5:30 to 9:00 pm .  A sign up sheet was passed around.  All are encouraged to attend because of you this year was a success.

Remember -  We will be dark  the Tuesday after the Kick-Out -  July 2, which almost coincides with the 4th of July Holiday.  The location of our meeting on the 25th will be determined later.  The Adobe Building has been rented to another group.

June Board Meeting – which will be this year’s Board’s Last Harrah!  and next year’s Board’s Let’s Get Started! – will be at Judy’s house on June 20 at  4:30.

District Governor Joe Hamilton’s Kick Out – Roast and Toast will be Thurs., July 18 at Saratoga Springs.  This is usually a fun event – especially if a group of us go.

Jim Cunningham-  Gave an update on Dennis Kobza.  He is recovering and will be here next week.

Alan – Monthly Speaker Chairs.  August still open.  Scott’s 2nd month is February.  A sign up list was passed around.

San Jose Giants –  Will be scheduled for August 10th.  Cost will be $25 and include  a BBQ meal and game tickets.  A sign up will be passed around soon.

Reminder about RSVP’ing to meetings – if you’re not coming or if you are bringing an extra person.   It is very important for you to indicate that you are not coming to a Tuesday meeting…..on Club Runner or by eMailing Chuck by Monday Noon if at all possible.

The Endowment Board of Trustees nominees are: Jim Cunningham, Jim Spangler, Steve Nichols and Monique Kane.  Elections for this important Board for us will be held next week.  They are responsible for allocating the Net Proceeds from the Crab Feed and selecting our Scholarship Recipients. 

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Program :

Today we are pleased to have as our program  Cindy Wilber telling us about Proyecto Itzaes & Rotary..  She talked to us about educating Mayan people in health.  What they should eat and drink and what they shouldn’t.  The young people, under 15 are the best reciepients of the education.  People 15 – 45 are the most resistant.   Both Los Altos and Palo Alto Rotary clubs have been instrumental in helping fund the educational programs and in actually helping build the needed facilities.

Web sites for this project:

> The Proyecto Itzaes Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Proyecto-Itzaes/150081958284
>
> and the PI basic webpage at http://wp.proyectoitzaesusa.org/

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NEXT WEEK–June 18, rather than Tomi Ryba, the Chief Executive of El Camino Hospital, the speaker will be John Zoglin (son of former MV Rotarian and & Judy’s sponsor!  Mary Lou Zoglin) the president of their Board of Trustees.  Please plan to not only be here but bring someone with you!  Please make a special effort!!

Our “three-fer” for  June 18, will be Bill Maston.

On June 25 – two weeks from today – our program will be our own President-Elect Bruce Barsi and his Board giving us a preview of next year.  If you have any suggestions or comments, this is the time to speak out!

And Remember Judy’s Dream for our Rotary this year:  Each member will attend every meeting possible,   arriving before 12:15 each week,  taking on at least one club responsibility during the year, and bringing in at least one new member this year!!    Don’t forget to wear your Rotary Pin!

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Posted by Paul Reinhart

President’s Greeting:    Judy Hannemann, our President for 2012-13 provided the welcome.   She will be president for 4 more meetings!

Our call to action for 2012-13 is “PEACE THROUGH SERVICE.”  Our local focus –both District 5170 and MV Rotary - is “Mission Membership”!

Greeter and Thought for the Day:    -   Ernie Hawks – provided a quote by Norman Vincent Peale

Song of the Day:  Led by Phil Armi – God Bless America     

Introduction of Visiting Rotarians and Visitors:  St. Francis scholarship recipients Allie (going to Brown) and Nicole (heading to UCLA) were welcomed.    They brought a shirt as a gift for Alan.

Finemaster:   Bruce - Rotary jeopardy snagged Monique for $20, but Burt answered his correctly.  Twana and Jim may already have been at their limits so they played for fun.  If not, then Twana’s fine was $25 and Jim’s $30.  

Announcements:                                     

We also heard from Alan who will be playing at Maltby’s in Los Altos on June 28 from 8 – 11.  That’s PM. Also from Bob who is now working with his 3rd group of doctors in China.  Dave told us he just got back from visiting family in Europe.  Jim recently moved his final child to Manhattan and his other child will be playing the lead in Cinderella in NY. 

The list for the Kick-Out on June 30 at Michael’s is MIA so Anita will be emailing everyone to re-confirm.

Pres Elect Alan is still looking for individuals to find speakers for 4 more months.  Scott signed up for 2 months so Alan would like to actually find 5 people. 

 

Golf and Barbecue and Poker –  Is this  week Friday, June 7 at Shoreline.  Judy will not be attending due to a “prior Commitment”!!  To quote Judy “… while you’re here baking this weekend, I’ll be in cool, colorful Colorado with expected highs of 64º to lows of 34 º!...”

Kick-Out – Sunday June 30th -  Note: the time is 5:30 to 9:00 pm (not the 2:30 – 5 that somehow got in our notes).   There may be a meeting on June 25 but we will be dark on July 2. 

The June District Cabinet and End of Year Celebration and Thank You’s will be Wed., June 5 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose.  If interested, let Judy or Bruce know.

District Governor Joe Hamilton’s Kick Out – Roast and Toast will be Thurs., July 18 at Saratoga Springs.  This is usually a fun event – especially if a group of us go.

Jim Cunningham-  Update on Dennis Kobza – Dennis is doing well and should be back with us in a couple of weeks.

Tornado Damage Relief - Our district 5170  is in contact with Oklahoma City Rotary regarding the collection and sending of funds in District 5170 to assist those in the path of the recent tornado.  These funds would be intended for long-term recovery and not immediate response relief. Just how Oklahoma City plans to utilize funds they collect for the victims will be announced as soon as our District Governor  knows.  In the meantime, they are collecting funds from individuals and clubs.  If someone has a suggestion for a small fund-raiser or passing the hat or whatever, please let me know.

Donations can be sent payable to Rotary District 5170 Foundation to:

Rotary District 5170

2570 N. First Street, Suite 200

San Jose, CA 95131

Judy reminded us about RSVP’ing to meetings – if you’re not coming or if you are bringing an extra person.   It is very important for you to indicate that you are not coming to a Tuesday meeting…..on ClubRunner or by eMailing Chuck by Monday Noon if at all possible.

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Program :

Today our program  featured Annie Zacanti telling us about Avenidas Rose Kleiner where she is the Director.    Annie has 2 children and 2 Master’s degrees. 

Avenidas has locations in Palo Alto and Mountain View.  Avenidas Rose Kleiner is in MV on Escuela next to the Senior Center.  They provide senior care services during the day including: adult day care, health care, nursing, therapies, transportation and lunch.  They also have activities such as music and interaction with animals.   Volunteers help with the back office and other activities.  There are 3 payment groups: private (50%), CBAS Medical (40%) and VA (10%).  For more information go to their website at:

http://www.avenidas.org/

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Judy thanked Annie and let her know that we will make a donation in Annie’s name to the RotaCare Clinic – our local free clinic for low-income, non-insured residents – as a Thank You.

NEXT WEEK– June 11 our program will be  Cindy Wilber   Proyecto Itzaes and

Rotary .

Judy also reminded us that on June 18 our speaker will be Tomi Ryba, the Chief Executive of El Camino Hospital.  Please put it on your calendar – June 18 – and plan to not only be here but bring someone with you!

Our “three-fer” for next meeting, June 4, will be:  Jim Cunningham, who volunteered

Judy closed with, “…And Remember my Dream for our Rotary this year:  Each member will attend every meeting possible,   arriving before 12:15 each week,  taking on at least one club responsibility during the year, and bringing in at least one new member this year!!    Please make my dream come true!   Don’t forget to wear your Rotary Pin!

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Posted by Twana Karney

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Gerry Felix.

The Thought for the Day was given by Twana Karney on the topic of success, to celebrate Rotary's success with Polio Plus. At Rotary U last week, it was mentioned that Rotary may succeed in eradicating polio from the world by 2016 if all goes as planned. The quote for the day was "Strong lives and organizations are motivated by dynamic purposes; lesser ones exist on wishes and inclinations. The most glowing successes are but reflections of an inner fire."

Song of the Day: Phil Armi led the group in everyone's favorite, "If You are Happy in Rotary..."

Introduction of Visiting Rotarians and Visitors: Visiting from Los Altos Sunset were Bill Mayhood and Enos Resmini. From Poona, India, Prakash Telany visited our club once again while he is here visiting family. Paul's wife Susan Reinhart was a guest of Rotary.

Finemaster Bruce fined  Craig Goldman and Jerylann Mateo in Rotary Jeopardy.

President Judy Hannemann shared a Rotary Moment on the topic of Peace Through Service and what it means.

New Members were inducted by President Judy Hanneman. The new members are: Tori Corbett, Craig Goldman, Scott Johnson, Paul Reinhart, and Jack Wong. Kevin Chiapello was not present but was also inducted as well.Image

The Paul Harris Fellowship Presentation was made by Gerri Felix to Kiwanian John Akkaya of Mountain View's Don Giovanni Restaurant for service that exemplifies Rotary values. In particular, John opens his restaurants each Thanksgiving Day to serve 1000 to 1500 people a free Thanksgiving dinner.Image

Announcements:

Squaw Creek at Tahoe: 12 of us will be going this Friday to enjoy the free rooms and amenities won by our Club in the District 5170 Membership and Foundation Giving contest. Among other activities, the group will joining Bruce at his Tahoe home for a barbecue on Saturday night.

Golf and Barbecue and Poker: Friday, June 7. See Walt Joyce for details.

Kick-Out: Sunday June 30th. Anita Grossman mentioned that this is a mandatory event. It is a fun celebration of all that has happened this year.

The June District Cabinet and End of Year Celebration and Thank You's will be Wednesday, June 5 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose. If interested, let Judy or Bruce know.

District Governor Joe Hamilton's Kick-out - Roast and Toast: This event will be Thursday, July 18 at at Saratoga Springs. This is usually a fun event, especially if a group is organized to go.

Pres Elect Alan Goodman passed around a sign-up sheet for organizing speakers for each month of the year. In particular, he asked for someone to take July, since only three speakers were needed to be lined up. Alan also pointed out that the District website has a list of speakers who have been successful at other clubs and would be open to speaking at other clubs like ours if you need ideas. Please contact Alan Goodman to sign up for your month!

Speaker Program: We were honored to have our own member M.A.T. Caparas, former president of Rotary International, as our speaker. He is a retired lawyer and was the Rotary International president in 1986-1987. He has held two positions in government - the first was as a delegate to the constitutional convention and the second as the chairman of a presidential commission. He is an inactive member of the California bar. He once chaired a California bank owned by the Philippine government. He is also a "Pioneer of Polio Plus" awardee.Image

M.A.T. Caparas gave his thoughts on Rotary in his talk. He has been a member since 1970. He considers the Red Badge meeting an important occasion, because nothing is more important than bringing in new members. In 1986, Rotary membership reached 1 million strong. He thought that the growth of 20 percent in membership in Rotary over the 27 years since then was simply not enough. Rotary's goal now is to have 1.3 members by 2014. He mentioned that one idea for increasing the membership might be to offer a pin for Rotarians who introduce new members. He commends President Judy for bringing in 6 new members this year to Mountain View.

M.A.T. then urged all of us to help our Red Badgers learn about Rotary as fast as possible.

Rotary, he mentioned, was started by four lonely men in Chicago. We now have 1.2 million members around the world who would welcome us as a friend. We have $100M in grants per year for International projects. 41,000 students were sent to Universities thanks to Rotary. Rotary has a Peace Program at 6 universities in 6 countries. Our greatest conflict prevention program is Polio Plus.

M.A.T also played a role in bringing women into Rotary. He believes that bringing women into Rotary has been a very good thing.

He closed by saying that the most important Rotarian is the ordinary Rotarian.

NEXT WEEK: May 28 we will introduce our Grant Recipients - Non-profits in the community to whom we are giving grants. They will each give a thumbnail sketch of what their organization does.

Our "three-fer" for next meeting, May 28, will be Kevin Chiapello.

President Judy's Rotary Dream for this year: Each member will attend every meeting possible, arriving before 12:15 each week, taking on at least one club responsibility during the year, and brining in at least one new member this year!

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Posted by Kevin Chiapello

President-Elect Bruce Barsi (Judy was out) welcomed everyone.   He reminded all (That he was not Judy &) of our Call to Action for 2012-13:  “PEACE THROUGH SERVICE.”  Our local focus –both District 5170 and MV Rotary - is “Mission Membership”!

Paul Reinhart led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.   

Bruce shared lots of great and funny thoughts about “baseball quotes”.

 Phil & our 2 program songmeisters led us in singing "God Bless America” in choir.

There was a visiting Rotarian, Paresh Telang from India w/daughter employed at Google,  plus our presenters were the wonderful music group of Narayan & Janet visiting from Seattle.    Scott Johnson had a guest from Villa Sienna, and Bert introduced his wife, Anne.

Fine master Bruce:

            *   Phil paid $20 – Missed “How & Where” is Hardy’s office - Answer was Ken S

            *  Sheila paid $20 – w/ Daily Double forgiven w/pity  ! Best Experience – Trip to South America – Jim in 2004

            *  Walt  paid $40 - w/ Daily Double not forgiven w/pity  - Missed where we met, at a mutual friends house – Answer was Dorie

            *  Hal  paid $25  - Most impressive Rotarian and youngest for years with great impression on kids – Right Answer, Jim S

Hal  let us know of his visit to Burn’s Steakhouse in Florida – very expensive and tasty but more importantly that his son graduates from USC (Fight On) with Aerospace Engineering degree - Congratulations

Announcements:  

Rotary University – formerly Avenues of Service - Thursday May 16 from 4 – 9pm at the Doubletree.  We’d like attendance by all next year’s Board members, all co-chairs, all red badgers, and anyone else who wants to be inspired about possibilities in our Rotary. 

 

Make sure you RSVP to meeting by Monday noon…very important especially if you are not coming or bringing an extra person

 

Kick-out – will be June 30th @ Michael’s at Shoreline at 2:30 - 5:00 pm Please come, you pay whether you attend or not

 

Golf Tournament & Barbeque – June 7th at Shoreline includes Los Altos Rotary & Kiwanis – See Walt.  Checks due next week.

 

Live Music on Patio – of Café Venti - Wednesday & Thursday afternoon 4-7 pm…special discount pricing. RSVP at 254-1120

 

Today's Program:

Bert, introduced our visiting Rotarian singing group from Seattle, Narayan & Janet. Their style displays the same values as the Rotary Club of Music for Peace, Goodwill & the Celebration of Life. They played 4 uplifting songs from their recently completed 3rd CD. Great Music and positive vibes, Favorite Song- Leave your stress at the Door!  Image

President-Elect Bruce’s Closing Remarks:

Next Tuesday, May 21st we will have a Special program – the induction of all Red Badgers as (finally) Blue Badgers and a very special speaker – Former RI President and member of our club, M.A.T. Caparas. Don’t miss it!

Our “three-fer” for next meeting, May 21st, will be Twana.

And Remember Judy’s Dream for our Rotary this year:  Each member will attend every meeting possible,   arriving before 12:15 each week,  taking on at least one club responsibility during the year, and bringing in at least one new member this year!!    Please make her dream come true!   Don’t forget to wear your Rotary Pin!

Meeting Summary May 14, 2013 Kevin Chiapello 0
Posted by Monique Kane

President Judy opened with a greeting.

 

This year’s theme is “Peace Through Service” and our local district’s theme is “Mission Membership”

 

Roger gave the ‘Thought of the Day” by talking of Korea and that there won’t be a war as China does not want one. He said it’s a very  nice place to visit.

 

Phil Armi led us in a patriotic song.

 

Two visiting Rotarians were introduced, Joe Hamilton, District Governor of District 5179 and Arley Marley, our past District Governor.

 

No visitors were present except the students receiving scholarships who were introduced later.

 

Judy thanked everyone for the great time at our Rotating dinner from the appetizers and pink martinis at Walt and Patricia’s lovely home, to main meals at several homes to dessert at Bruce and Suzanne’s nice home.

 

Announcements: the Kick Out is Sunday, June 30 and it is one of our mandatory events. Anita announced that we will celebrate our outgoing President Judy along with a little bit of a roast as well as welcoming our incoming President Bruce.

 

Bruce shared his excitement over CHAC’s now being the official owners of the new building at 590 W El Camino. He said CHAC is going form a small building to a larger building that will serve CHAC services for many years to come. In honor of this exciting news Bruce joined the President’s Club.

 

Bruce than played his Jeopardy game. Fred joined the President’s Club instead of playing the game as he is a new grandfather to a baby boy! Jerylann and Heather were fined.

 

Program: Ken introduced our program of giving our scholarships to very deserving students. He said that our giving of these scholarships to students is a way that our Rotary Club invests in our future. As we heard their stories it became clear that these students will give back to society when they are adults. To get a scholarship they need to have at least a 3.0, most had 3.5 and up to 4.4. They also have to have done much community service. One student from MVHS wants to become a lawyer to help with immigration. Another Mountain View High student is going to a college in New York to learn to do therapy through music.

 One Los Altos High student wants to work from a variety of ways via the media in order to have a positive impact on society. The other Los Alto student was heading to Chapman U to continue his studies in music to become an Opera singer.

 

The St. Francis student will go to Brown U to study neuro-science and business with the hope of becoming a doctor.

 

One Adult ED student will attend De Anza then transfer to a 4 year college to become a teacher.

 

One Alta Vista Student is already at Foothill and plans to become a teacher or counselor.

 

An Alta Vista student wants to get a BA in Automotive Technology at Sacramento Tech College. The other Alta Vista student wants to be a paramedic and will attend San Mateo College. Some of the stories of the lives of these students were deeply touching.   Most of students were in Interact. One of them said that we inspire each other. They are inspired by us and we are inspired by them!

 

Following the presentations Arley presented Anita with an award for her year as president our club gave 100% to the Foundation!

 

Following Joe Hamilton praised our club for its rise in membership, our great golfers and that we would again reached 100% goal for Judy’s year! He presented Judy with the Peace for Service Presidential Citation. He also referred to our being #2  of the contest winners.

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He also praised and congratulated the students for their scholarships and successes. He told them its important where you end out in life. He said not so much a question of what are you going to do in life as who are you going to be in life?

 

Judy closed the meeting at 1:30.  She asked that we fulfill her wishes for our club and to wear your Rotary Pin!

 

In addition, at last week's meeting we had a chance to meet our Short Term Exchange student and her parents.

 

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Meeting Summary of May 7th Monique Kane 0
Posted by Walter Joyce

President Judy opened with a greeting:

This year's theme is "Peace through Service"  and our local and District 5170 theme is "Mission Membership."

Alan  Goodman subbed for our songmister with a rousing rendition of "Doo wa Diddy".

No visitors or visiting Rotarians.

Announcements:

--- Rotating dinner, 4/26/13- start at the Joyces- 274 N Clark- Los Altos/ then to a secret home for dinner/ then to Barsi’s for dessert—email will go out to all who are attending. 

---Golf Tourney/ joint event with Los Altos Rotary/ Los Altos Sunset Rot/ some others—pls sign up in next few weeks, June 7- shotgun start at 1pm- Shoreline course with dinner at Michael’s right after and small Texas Holdem poker event after. 

--Bruce energetically fined Monique, Fred and Roger on the always entertaining Rotary Jeopardy questions.

--Paul Reinhart gave his Red Badge talk- originally from New Jersey (which we don’t hold against him, while others might)- Marine Corps, interest in veterinary medicine, ended up in business  school, became a CPA, worked in IT, then Project Management at Genentech, then own company, then the Peace Corps—now a loyal and local volunteer.  A very interesting life to say the least. 

--Next week's meeting will be held at Scotts on Castro beginning at 5:00.  No noon meeting.  Our short term exchange student and her parents will be there as our guests.  Her parents are both professors at Stanford and her mother was a long term exchange student to France.  They are all excited. 

 Program:

Craig Goldman introduced today's speaker:

Kristin Enriquez, special education teaching coordinator for the Mtn View/Whisman school district.  Moved to town 4 yrs ago from Pasadena, enjoys working with pre-school special needs students, gets them started with enough communication skills to make  a good start in kindergarten, and beyond.  They don’t pretend to cure the children’s ills, but do get them ready to function in the school system.  Kristin is a very good speaker, and obviously passionate about the difference that she and her group can make for the children, parents and future teachers. Thanks to April speaker coordinator Craig Goldman.

Our Three fer on May 7h will be Monique Kane. 

Don't forget to be at as many meetings by 12:15 as possible, take on at least one project, wear your Rotary Pin and invite a visitor!

 

 

 

 

Meeting Summary of April 23, 2013 Walter Joyce 0
Meeting of April 16, 2013 Chuck Osborn 0
Posted by Scott Johnson

President Judy welcomed everyone at 12:30 p.m., at the Adobe Building.   She reminded all of our Call to Action for 2012-13:  “PEACE THROUGH SERVICE.”  Our local focus –both District 5170 and MV Rotary - is  “Mission Membership”!

Jim led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.   Hiro shared a thought:  "Secrets to Staying Young."   Tom led us in singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game." 

There were no visiting Rotarians nor Visitors to introduce. 

Finemaster   Bruce:

            *   Jim paid $25 - Heather's trip to the emergency room after a Rotary meeting.

            *  Craig paid $20 - Chuck competed in a race with a missing glasses lense.

            *  Sheila paid $25 -  Walt's favorite activities of traveling, hiking, biking, and golfing.

            *  Walt paid $30 - Jim's story of meeting Alice picking keys up for a ski cabin.

            *  Roger paid $30 - Bert's favorite activities of contradance and playing music.

Announcements:

The 5170 Squaw Creek Resort Contest.   Our club now has 6 free rooms for Memorial Day Weekend.   Sign-up sheet going around .   Rotary 5170 will have 22 rooms so there may be some fun activities – besides the fun of  Tahoe, and the historic facilities for Olympics at Squaw Valley.

Stevens Creek Trail Clean-Up – Sat. morning, April 20th.  Anita will be providing to us more detailed information.

Tom announced that Jerylann lost her Dad last Friday night.  Services are tentatively planned for next Saturday.   More information will be forwarded out when services are finalyzed.   

Dennis had a pacemaker implanted.  He seems to be doing fine and should be at the next Rotary Meeting.

Rotating Dinner  April 26 – Walt Joyce.   Walt said that two more homes are needed to host a meal. 

Scholarships have been decided upon.  Thanks to everyone who participated in interviewing and evaluating applicants – especially Ken, Jim, Judy and Walt.  The Scholarship winners will be invited to our May 7th meeting.

Rotary University – formerly Avenues of Service - Thursday May 16 from 4 – 9pm at the Doubletree.  We’d like attendance by all next year’s Board members , all co-chairs, all red badger’s, and anyone else who wants to be inspired about possibilities in our Rotary.  Registration is paid by the club.

Invitation from Anna Eshoo – Dedication…Ballard Post Office 1:00 pm Sat Apr.13th

Today's Program:

Craig,  speaker chairman for the month,  introduced Betsy Nikolchev, Director of the Family Engagement Institute (FEI) for Foothill CollegeFEI works with many families, organizations, and schools throughout Santa Clara County, and part of San Mateo County, in helping children from low income families achieve their full potential.  They provide free opportunities and resources to families and their children through existing organizations.  Because of their partnership with Foothill College they are able to issue Certificates of Completion for the courses that parents complete.   Courses include: parenting classes, family literacy, computer basics, strengthening the home-school connection, college preparation, and much more. 

President July's Closing Remarks:

Our  speaker  next week, April 16,  will be MVLA High School District Superintendent  Barry Groves – on his winter-break trip with LAHS students to build a school in Haiti.

On the last Tues. of this month – April 30 we will have an afternoon social – 5 to 6:30 at Scott’s (formerly Cantankerous Fish) rather than our regular lunch meeting here.

Our “three-fer” for next meeting,  April 16, will be  Kevin Chiapello.

And Remember Judy’s Dream for our Rotary this year:  Each member will attend every meeting possible,   arriving before 12:15 each week,  taking on at least one club responsibility during the year, and bringing in at least one new member this year!!    Please make her dream come true!   Don’t forget to wear your RotaryPin!

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Posted by Sheila Hodgkinson

President Judy welcomed everyone at 12.30 pm at the Adobe Building.

 

Hal led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Sheila made us consider the Gender of a Computer and Phil led us in God Bless America.

 

Visiting from Los Altos Rotary was Hinda Weber, Education Case Manager for Alta Vista High School and Advisor to its Interact Club. With her came four Interact Club members from Alta Vista. Their club had worked hard to support us at the Crab Feed for which they made 500 cup-cakes.

 

Sign-up sheets were circulated for :- Memorial Weekend at Squaw Creek Resort, Tahoe, where we have six rooms available free,  Rotating Dinner on April 26.

 

Scholarships have been decided. Thanks to everyone who participated, interviewing and evaluating applicants, especially Ken Schwaderer, Jim Spangler, Judy Hannemann,  and Walt Joyce. Winners will be invited too our May 7 meeting.

 

Rotary University, (formerly Avenues of Service) is May 16, 4pm -9pm at the Double Tree Inn in San Jose. Members, especially the new Board and Red Badgers, are urged to attend.

 

Anna Eshoo invites attendance at the Mountain View Post Office on Sat. April 13, 1.00pm for Dedication of the building in memory of Kenneth Ballard, killed in Action. RSVP to Eshoo@gmail.com.

 

President Judy noted that District 5170 Speech Contest at the District Conference in Napa finished with a win by the student sponsored by Los Altos Sunset Club.

 

Finemaster Bruce being absent, confessions were extracted from Scott Johnson, glad to be part of our winning Golf Tournament team, Bill Maston for not introducing Laura, teacher from Burlingame. Walt Joyce admitted to having a new Lexus, Jim Cunningham joined the Presidents Club and Ken Schwaderer paid another fine for Cal’s women’t basketball team being in the Final Four.

 

Stevens Creek Trail Clean-up is Saturday April 20. 9am

 

Rotating Dinner will be Friday April 26.  Walt Joyce has a sign up sheet.

 

Frank Davilla will not be at the meeting for the next couple of weeks.  We need a volunteer to deliver the extra food to the Workers Center after the meeting.

 

As a Red Badge member, Craig Goldman gave us an outline of his history. Coming from a Mid-West family, his father was in business in Chicago, his mother an elementary school teacher, he enjoyed gymnastics in High School. He left the cold of Chicago to come to Stanford as a student of Human Biology but later went to Law School and worked as an attorney in Los Angeles for five years. He got a teaching credential and a job in Burlingame. He was married and has three daughters. He has been in the MV Whisman District for 15 years, three as Chief Financial Officer before becoming Superintendant.

 

As Speaker for the meeting. Craig Goldman, told us the MV District started in 1854 and Whisman in 1869. Now combined, they serve about 5000 students in 7 Elementary schools and 2 Middle Schools. There are five members of the Board and Craig is its sole employee. With relentless commitment to the success of students, the District has raised standards and made great progress even with 45 % second language learners. It now compares favorably with Palo Alto even though finances per student are limited. As well as Property taxes, the District receives funds from Parcel tax, Shoreline taxes, lease revenue, several local Foundations and sponsorship from Google, Microsoft, Synopsis and Samsung.

 

Next Week’s Speaker (April 9):- Betsy Nikolchev, Director of Family Engagement for Foothill CollegeHiro will be the Greeter and give the day’s  Thought.

If you cannot attend or will be bringing a guest, let us know through ClubRunner or by E-mail to Chuck by noon on Monday the 8th.

Meeting Summary April 2, 2013 Sheila Hodgkinson 0
Posted by Sheila Hodgkinson

President Judy opened meeting at 12.30 pm at the Adobe Building.

 

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Sheila remembered dates to celebrate, Saint Patrick's Day, which marks this death on March 17,461 A.D. and five centuries before that, the Ides of March, when Caesar was warned not to go to the Capitol.

 

Phil Armi in his annual shamrocked hat had the Club remember Irish Eyes.

 

Brad Wardle, Mountain View Fire Chief, was again welcomed as a visitor.

 

Bruce put more members in jeopardy- Judy, Jim Spangler and Ken.

 

Ken asked for volunteers to help interview scholarship applicants next week.

 

President Judy urged attendance at the District Conference in Napa on March 22-24. Rotarian Robert Coultas will speak on Saturday morning. “Rotary changes people..people change the world”. He is inspirational and pertinent to Clubs' efforts to attract and keep members. Dick Henning will speak on Saturday evening.

Go to www.rotarydistrict51170.org to register.

 

Bill Maston showed the second installment of his video about work in Fiji and told us more about his challenges and achievements in dealing with villagers and their chief. The Club should consider how we might promote an International Rotary project to help improve the lives and environment of people in Fiji.

 

Next week, March 19, Carole Leigh Hutton will tell us some facts about United Way, Silicon Valley.

 

Gerry Felix will greet and think and take notes.

 

Let Chuck know before noon on Monday if you are not coming to the meeting.
Meeting Recap of March 12, 2013 Sheila Hodgkinson 0
Posted by James Cunningham

President’s greeting – And call to action for 2012 & 2013 – PEACE THROUGH SERVICE.  Our local focus in the District and Club is MISSION MEMBERSHIP.

The pledge was led by Anita Grossman

The thought for the day was given ay Pres. Elect Bruce Barsi.

 

The song for the day was led by Phil Armi – “America the Beautiful.”  We also sang Happy Birthday to Bill Maston and Fred Storek.

There were no visiting Rotarians or Guests of the Club.

 

We were privileged to have Scott Johnson give his Red Badge talk.  Things you might not know about Scott:  He was a Rotarian in the Newport Beach Sunrise Club; he has 8 grandchildren; he was asked to join our club by Anita Grossman, Jerylann Mateo and others. He is the Marketing Director for Villa Sienna.

 

Finemaster Bruce asked for confessions:  Jim Spangler went to New York and saw the opening night of Cinderella.  Bob Williams spent an evening with the Sister City group.  Bruce also had several members play Rotary Jeopardy; Jim Cochran, Monique Kane and Heather Stenshamn.

 

Bert Raphael announced that we were set for a short term student exchange this summer.  A girl from Mountain View High School will visit France and bring back a girl from there when she returns.  He is looking for a couple of female “counselors” who will be available to speak to the girls if needed.

 

Past President Anita nominated a slate of officers and Board members for the 2013 – 2014 Rotary Year:

                        President                   Bruce Barsi

                        President Elect          Alan Goodman

                        Treasurer                   Sheila Hodgkinson

                        Secretary (Internal)    Hiro Kariya

                        Secretary (External)  Paul Reinhart

                         Board Members: Jerylann Mateo, Tom Myers, Bert Raphael, Tori Corbett, Twana  Karney, Hal Taylor.

 

Nominations were closed and the above were elected unanimously.

 

President Judy reminded us to register for the District Conference before the price of the rooms increased.  The Conference will be held March 21 – 24 in Napa.

 

The program was introduced by Bill Maston.  He showed us the first part of a video about the problems facing the Fiji people.  He has been working on a project there for many years.  His daughter became interested and first invited some students to spend a week on the island for a biology project and after several years some teachers became interested and have spent some summer vacations there reaching the locals how to pollute less and to help save the coral reefs. Rotarians Fred Storek and Jim Spangler have spent time on the islands to see first hand the problems that exist.  Next week he will show part two of the video.

 

Remember to attend all meetings possible (letting us know if you WON’T be able to attend); arrive by 12:15; take on at least one club responsibility during the year; bring in a new member; and wear your Rotary Pin!

 

Next week’s “three – fer” is Sheila Hodgkinson
Meeting of March 5 Recap James Cunningham 0
Posted by Anita Grossman

The meeting was called to order by President Judy Hannemann.

Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jim Spangler

Greeter and Thought for the Day: Anita Grossman

Phil Armi led us in a round of "Oh What a Beautiful Morning”

Announcements: 

Bert reported on the MV Rotary Ski Trip, thanking Bruce and Susanne for graciously hosting the gang and sharing that everyone had a wonderful time.

 

Judy and others attended the “Celebration of Life” service for Mary Marley on Saturday.  Our Club has donated $250 to the Rotary scholarship fund established in her name.

 

The District Conference in Napa is less than a month away, on March 21-24.  There will be a special tribute to 25 Years of Women in Rotary.  Our Board voted to place an ad in the program, up to $300.

 

Anita asked club members to review the slate of officers and let her know if there are any changes or additions to the list which will be voted on next Tuesday. Bruce commented that all Red Badgers will be eligible for Board service beginning in July 2013 so have at it!

 

Speaker:  Adam Scow, California Campaigns Director at Food & Water Watch

Adam is responsible for developing strategy for local, state, and national campaigns, and serves on the planning committee for the annual California Water Policy Conference sponsored by Public Officials for Water and Environment Reform.

 

Adam spoke to us on “fracking in California” – first providing an overview of what fracking entails and its impact on the environment:

 

●        Fracking goes much deeper than traditional drilling, with lots of water and toxic chemicals employed to break up rock (shale) for gas or oil.

●        Hazards included leaks, contaminated groundwater, air pollution, explosions and fires.

●        There is no safe way to frack.

 

For more information, please go to the website – foodandwaterwatch.org/California.

 

Next week’s 3-fer is Frank Davila.

Meeting Recap, February 26, 2013 Anita Grossman 0
Posted by Alan Goodman

The meeting was called to oder by President Elect Bruce Barsi.

Pledge of Allegience was led by Walt Joyce

Phil Armi led us in a round of "Row, Row, Your Boat"

Bruce was leading the meeting because of Judy's horrific week.  She' ll explain at a later time.

Announcements: 

      Monique Kane reported the Board of Directors approved spending $250 to donate to the Los Altos Rotary club

      in the name of  Mary Marley for the scholarship fund set up in her name. 

      Tom Myers also reported that the Board also recommended spending up to $300 for an ad in the District

      Conference Program honoring the past women presidents from our club.

      Alan Goodman said that there were only two people yet to report their crab feed ticket sales but it looks like

      we will net about $15,000.

Tori Corbett gave her Red Badge talk. Tori is a Mountain View native and has been involved in the residential real estate market for more than 20 years. she is also involved with the City of Mountain View mediation program. Tori attended elementary, Jr. and High School in Mountain View and  possesses the dubious distinction of every school she has attended has been shut down following her graduation. So far the only school to escape this curse is Foothill College. YOU GO GIRL!!   If someone could please notify the adult education dept. at Foothill to be on the lookout for Tori's application it would be greatly appreciated.

Vistiting Rotarian and Speaker: John Nadolski from Los Altos Club.

 
John spoke to us about the Living Water International Program that is focused on bringing potable water to developing countries. The program has completed more than 11,000 water projects throughout the world in the last 22 years. John shared some of the following statistics with us:
 
1 Child dies every 15 seconds due to water related disease
 
2.5 billion people are without adequate sanitation
 
783 million people lack acccess to safe water ( must travel at least 30 minutes for access )
 

approx. 2/3 of those without access to safe water live on less than $2 per day

For additional information see:  www.water.cc

Next Week's "Three Fer" is Anita Grossman 

      

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Summary Feb 19, 2013 Alan Goodman 0
Posted by Walter Joyce

Our call to action for 2012-13 is “PEACE THROUGH SERVICE.”  Our local focus –both District 5170 and MV Rotary - is “Mission Membership”!

 

Pledge of Allegiance:   Bill Maston

 

Greeter and Thought for the Day:  Walt Joyce

 

Song of the Day:  Phil Armi       “Happy Birthday”  - Kevin C. the 4th, Jim S. the 1st, Chuck O. today!

 

Introduction of Visiting Rotarians and Visitors:    Hal Taylor introduced a visiting Rotarian from Bolder Colorado, Tina Pierce, who has relocated and is looking for a new club.  Cecelia Babkirk, Cupertino Rotary and chair of the Community Grants program.  Tim Bewely and Carol Fellows (the speaker) from Klamath Falls, OR.

Finemaster - Bruce Barsi - Called for confessions:  Hal Taylor, a new Toyota; Heather Stenshamm a new Tesla; and Bert Raphael, just on principle.  None were able to guess the correct answers in jeopardy.                

                

Announcements:

 

Update on our CRAB FEED!! Alan Goodman.  We served close to 400 people.  Our net proceeds look to be around $14,000.  The InterAct Club from Alta Vista was very excited – made $200!  Turn in your ticket money to him ASAP!  He raffled off some left over wine and beer.

 

Reminder about RSVP’ing to meetings – if you’re not coming or if you are bringing an extra person.   It is very important for you to indicate that you are not coming to a Tuesday meeting…..on Club Runner or by emailing Chuck by Monday Noon if at all possible.

District Conference – will be in Napa this year from March 21-24, 2013…There will be a special tribute to 25 years of Women in Rotary.  And this will be a good excuse for a weekend in the beautiful wine country!    A Fantastic Cave reception only for those members who have donated $1000 to the RF or to Paul Harris Foundation… All of you have donated at least something to TRF so if you planned to give any more, NOW is a good time to do it.!!     

 

 If you want to book your hotel room early, go to tinyurl.com/2013DCHotel.  When District 5160 held their conference at this resort, rooms sold out quickly at our reduced rates.

Los Altos Rotary Cioppino Feed – March 1 – 6 to 10 pm    Shoup Park – Garden House   $70.00     Might be fun to get a group of us to go together!

Feb 26 the Communication Technologies Committee will run a seminar on the use of Social Media.

Note:  We have been informed of the passing of Mary Marley.  She was a past President of the Los Altos Rotary Club and the wife of last year’s District Governor, Arley Marley.  More information may be coming at next week’s meeting.

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Program today – The Speaker was introduced by Cecelia Babkirk.   Carol Fellows, Zone 25 Representative to the Rotary International Centers for the Study of Peace and Conflict Resolution.  She showed a terrific Power Point presentation regarding the process of selecting the Peace Fellows and the Peace Centers (Universities) It has been in existence for only 8 years and already has graduated some important people making a difference in the world.  The Peace Centers program is an exciting endeavor which offers fully paid, post-graduate fellowships to interested students and those working for NGOs in related fields.     ___________________________________________________________________________

 

Our speaker on Feb. 12 will be Fredd Tittle, Chaplain of the VA Hospital

 

Our “three-fer” for next meeting, February 12, will be Craig Goldman

 

And Remember my Dream for our Rotary this year:  Each member will attend every meeting possible,   arriving before 12:15 each week,  taking on at least one club responsibility during the year, and bringing in at least one new member this year!!    Please make my dream come true!   Don’t forget to wear your Rotary Pin!

Summary of Febuary 5th meeting Walter Joyce 0
Posted by James Cunningham

Our call to action for 2012 -20132 is “PEACE THROUGH SERVICE.”  Our local focus – both District 5170 and Mountain View Rotary is “Mission Membership!”

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by Craig Goldman.

Greeter and Thought for the Day was Jim Cunningham.

Phil Armi led us in a rousing rendition of “Oh What a Beautiful Morning.”

 

President Judy called on Hal Taylor who introduced visiting Rotarian from San Francisco Geanette, a lawyer living in Sunnyvale. Alan Goodman introduced a business associate.

 

Paul Reinhart was inducted into membership of our Rotary club.  His sponsor Gerylann Mateo did the honors of pining on his Red Badge.Image

 

Announcements:

 

Alan Goodman, chair of our Crab Feed on Saturday Jan 26th, asked all to give him the number of people they expected to eat as well as collecting money for tickets sold.  He also passed around a sign up sheet calling for all hands on deck for the day.  There are jobs from 9 AM set up to clean up after serving ends at 7:30.  See him, call him, and sign up for one or more positions. 

 

The Baby Blanket project for the District Governors visit, headed in our club by Gerylann, collected a total of 3,733 blankets which were given to the neo-natal department of El Camino Hospital.

 

At last week’s Board Meeting it was voted to contribute $130 for two students from our Alta Vista Interact Club to attend the PRW Camp in February.  It is a Rotary Camp aimed at Presidents and Presidents Elect of Interact Clubs and will be held at YMCA Camp Campbell.

 

The District Conference will be held from March 21 – 24 at the Meritage Resort in the Napa Valley.  All members should get a flyer with the particulars of the Conference.  A fantastic Cave reception for only those giving $1,000 this year to the Rotary Foundation will be held.  If you are going to give to the Foundation, please make sure it is in by January 31 to qualify.   Reduced rates for rooms are available if you book quickly.

 

Squaw Creek Resort Contest.  Our club is in second place now but looks to be in first place by the end of the month.  The first place prize is 10 rooms for 3 nights, second place prize is 7 rooms, and third place is 5 rooms at this resort during Memorial Day weekend.

 

Walt Joyce is looking for some people to fill a foursome for the District Golf Tournament which will be held at the Silverado Resort on Thursday prior to the District Conference.

Program:

 

Steve Nichols introduced Jim Long, a docent for the USS Hornet.  The ship is a floating museum docked in Alameda.  One of 5 ships through out the US from WWII which are now museums.  Jim reviewed the history of the Hornet, its availability for rentals, hours of operation and viewing by the general public.  After his impressive presentation he answered questions from our members.

 

Next meetings:

 

Next week we will have our quarterly social meeting at Scotts on Castro in Mountain View.  No lunch meeting. The meeting will begin at 5PM.  All members, spouses and guests are invited.

 

Our next lunch meeting will be on February 5th.  Our ‘three-fer” will be Gerry Felix.

 

President Judy’s dream for this year:  Each member will attend every meeting possible, arrive before 12:15, take on at least one club responsibility and bring in at least one new member.  Don’t forget to wear your Rotary Pin!

Meeting Summary Jan 22, 2013 James Cunningham 0
Posted by Tori Corbett

Our call to action for 2012-13 is “PEACE THROUGH SERVICE.”  Our local focus –both District 5170 and MV Rotary - is “Mission Membership”!

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by Walt Joyce

 

Greeter and Thought for the Day:  Tori Corbett:  Some people improve the neighborhood by moving IN TO it, and some people improve the neighborhood by moving OUT of it.

 

Phil Armi led us in God Bless America

Bruce President-Elect Introduced Visiting Rotarians from Sunnyvale and Los Altos.

INDUCTION OF NEW MEMBER:  Scott Johnson    and sponsor Anita GrossmanImage

Announcements:

 

*Saturday, January 26 – our CRAB FEED!! Alan Goodman    Sign-ups etc.

New Red Badge, Jack Wong has already sold 18 tickets!

District Conference will be in Napa this year from March 21-24, 2013…There will be a special tribute to 25 years of Women in Rotary.  This will be a good excuse for a weekend in the beautiful wine country!    A Fantastic Cave reception only for those members who have donated $1000 to the RF or to Paul Harris Foundation… All of you have donated at least something to TRF so if you planned to give any more, NOW is a good time to do it.!!

 

 If you want to book your hotel room early, go to tinyurl.com/2013DCHotel.  When District 5160 held their conference at this resort, rooms sold out quickly at our reduced rates.

Squaw Creek Resort Contest.  We are right now in second place, but …..  We plan to have another new member inducted next week   but you can still donate to the Rotary Foundation – before Jan. 31 for this contest -.  Squaw Creek Resort is where last year’s Dist. Conference was held.

-What’s in it for us?  …..The club ending with the highest point total will receive 10 rooms for 3 nights at the Squaw Creek Resort on Memorial Day Weekend in May 2013.   The club having the second most points will receive 7 rooms; the club coming in third will receive 5 rooms.

Reminder about RSVP’ing to our regular club meeting – if you’re not coming or if you are bringing an extra person.  We need to know to let the caterer know how many meals to fix.  Check the events on our club’s Home Page. 

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Program today – The Rotary Speech contest…..Jim Cunningham was the Program Chairman.  Speakers were from the Los Altos/Mountain View Speech and Debate team and from St. Francis.

 #1 Abel spoke on “Peace”; #2 Kyle spoke on “The Power of the Internet”: #3 Ally spoke on her “Definition of Peace”; #4 Riyana spoke on “The Key Characteristic”; and #5 Lily spoke “On Make Your Own Look”.

 

The winners were: Third Place – Kyle; Second Place – Riyana; and First Place -  Ally

All were exceptional youthsImage

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Thank you, to all Speech Contest participants and their coach Karen Keifer and to Jim Cunningham

 

The next Rotary Board Meeting will be this Thursday, January 17 at 5:00 at Spangler’s on Castro.  Red Badgers welcome – in fact everyone is always welcome!!

Next week’s speaker will be Jim Long, speaking about the U.S. Hornet Aircraft Carrier Museum.   And the last Tuesday in January will be our quarterly Social at 5:00 pm at Scott’s Restaurant on Castro St. rather than a lunch meeting.

 

And Remember Judy’s Dream for our Rotary this year:  Each member will attend every meeting possible,   arriving before 12:15 each week,  taking on at least one club responsibility during the year, and bringing in at least one new member this year!!   Don’t forget to wear your Rotary Pin!

Our “three-fer” for next meeting, Jan.22, will be Jim Cunningham

Meeting Summary Jan 15, 2013 Tori Corbett 0
Posted by Chuck Osborn

There is no summary of the meeting but there are three items to pass on to you (the members)

#1 - THE CRAB FEED!   Chairman Alan passed out ticets to all who were present.  Everyone is expected to sell at least 10 tickets as well as help during the day at the Buddhist Temple.  He passed around the sign up sheet for various duties.  BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR SOMETHING!

#2  -  New member, Jack Wong, gave us his 5 minute talk via hand outs.  Included is a summary of what he told us about himself.

Jack has over 19 years of experience in the financial services industry and joined Morgan Stanley in 2011 to open a new Global Wealth Management office in Mountain View, CA.  Prior to joining the firm, Jack served as a Senior Vice President and Sr. Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors since 1994.  Jack oversees all aspects of the Mountain View Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and his primary focus is designing investment strategies and implementing comprehensive financial plans for high net worth individuals and families, business owners, and corporate executives.

 

Jack manages portfolios and delivers exceptional service to clients by way of a “Four Step Investment process”:  1)  Client profiling, determining each client’s needs, financial goals and investment objectives.  2)  Formulating a customized asset allocation based on short, intermediate, and long-term goals.  3)  Investment Selection and management.  4)  Monitoring performance by conducting regular portfolio reviews.

 

Jack has been recognized by local and national publications including Barron’s Magazine as being part of the 2010 Top 100 Financial Advisors (CA) and Top 1,000 Financial Advisors (Nationwide) and San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal 2012 NABCAP Exemplary Advisors.  Additionally, he is also part of the Chairman’s Club at Morgan Stanley and is fluent in Cantonese.

 

Jack graduated with a Masters of Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science. in Economics from California Statue University, Monterey Bay.  He lives in Cupertino with his wife and three young daughters and enjoys watching the New York Giants and Golden State Warriors.

#3 - President Elect Bruce had a message for all:

Getting your input is important to our club’s success.  Therefore, we are inviting you to participate in a short survey about your experience in Rotary and your club so that you can share what you like about your membership and what you think could be improved. 

To take the survey, simply click on this link http://tinyurl.com/MultiDistrictSurvey or type this link into your web browser.

·         We are interested in your honest opinions.   There is no right or wrong answer.

·         Please be assured that all responses are confidential and anonymous.   No one will be able to find out how you answered these questions.  Rotary International is hosting this online survey and will only provide statistical summaries in the survey reports.

·         The survey will only take five to ten minutes to complete.

·         Please complete the survey on or before Friday, February 1.  

We (Bruce & Judy) look forward to sharing the results with you in April.  Together, we will act to make our club better and more successful!



 

 

 

information from Jan 8 meeting Chuck Osborn 0
Posted by Jerylann Mateo

Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Dennis Kobza

Thought for the Day: Jerylann Mateo:  Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either, “I wish I had” or “I’m glad I did”.

Song for the Day: Phil Armi: Happy Birthday to Phil (himself) & Dennis (next week)!

Introduction of Visitors: Judy introduced her friend, Deborah, visiting from Arizona; they have known each other since Junior High School.

Club Announcements/Rotary Thoughts:

-Reviewed the memorial service for Tim Sandis last Friday, 9/21.

-Jim Cunningham will be generously donating 2 tickets to the Stanford-Washington State Football game on Saturday, October 27. They will be auctioned off in a week or 2.

-Asante, Nov 7th. Buy your raffle tickets from Carla Paul.

-Baby Blanket Project: We will be presenting the District Governor baby blankets on Nov 6th. Jerylann will be collecting donations to purchase the blankets or you may choose to purchase your own. We will continue to remind members of this project weekly.

-Rotary Funds (Gerry Felix): We are over 50% to goal. 10 more members to pledge to get to 100% participation. We want to reach this goal by the 11/6 District Governor’s visit.

-Holiday Party will be Thursday evening Dec 13th at 6 pm. The Barsi’s will be hosting the Holiday Party at their home! Please mark your calendars.

 

Fine Master – Bruce Barsi:

-Gerry Felix (she will be a grandmother in April) & Dennis Kobza joined the Presidents Club. Jim Spangler was fined $20 (he will be a grandfather – but not the same person as Gerry)  and Hal Taylor $15. Next Jeopardy board is going to be lots of fun!!

 

Speaker this week:

Oscar Garcia – Mountain View Chamber

Oscar talked about the recent Art & Wine Festival which has a nice increase in attendance & sales!

Reviewed the benefits of the Chamber:

They host over 40 events per year.

Promote the Community.

Leadership Mountain View.

Advocacy.

10 Ways to make your membership work.

The Chamber works with its members so we can work with them to advertise our Crab Feed in their eNewsletter & e-mail blast.

 

 

Next week our program will be the Candidates for Mountain View City Council. Please

Three –fer – Carl Paul


Click on the following link to see the Los Altos Rotary Aids Project which is our International Project for this year.  info@rotaryaidsproject.org]

Sumary of Sept 25 meeting + Los Altos Aids project Jerylann Mateo 0
Posted by Tom Myers

President Judy called the meeting to order at 12:37 pm.



The pledge of Allegiance was led by Walt Joyce and recited by all.



Phil Armi acknowledged the anniversary of 9/11 and led us in singing “God Bless America.”



Tom Myers read a quote off the iPhone of our speaker Young Han, who had googled the quote for Tom.  The quote was about having an important relationship with oneself, which is illegal in many southern states.



President-Elect Bruce introduced visitors and visiting Rotarians.  Jack Wong was introduced.  Jack is a prospective member who works at Morgan Stanley on Castro Street.  Also introduced was Klaus who is a member of the Gualala Rotary Club.  Klaus is from Germany, but Gualala is in California.



President-Elect Bruce played the ever-popular Rotary Jeopardy with us all.  Jerylann was cheered for her birthday and Bob Williams was congratulated on his 57th wedding anniversary.



Announcements:

President Judy talked at length about the opening of school and all the great stuff happening at the high school district.



RotaCare Clinic is (was) having an open house today (last Tuesday) from 5 to 6 pm.  All are (were) invited to see this great program that our club was instrumental in setting up and (and still is) supporting.



A Sante, the fundraiser for the RotaCare Clinic is on November 7.  Tickets are $50 and available from Carla Paul.  Come enjoy wine, food and fun!



Calling all photographers!  Are you an aspiring Annie Leibowitz or Ansel Adams?  Your club needs your talent.  Are you without talent?  We still need you….to take pictures of club activities and meetings.  Contact President Judy if you’re interested.



Our first meeting in October will be a Candidates’ Forum for people running for City Council.  You can submit questions in advance to Twana Karney.



Avenues of Service is Thursday, October 25.  Sign-up sheet and fliers are on the reception table at the meeting.



Monique Kane thanked all for participating in the CHAC parking lot project for the Art and Wine Festival.  A record amount was raised.



President Judy presented a token of appreciation to Fred Storek for hosting our club at his annual tailgate party prior to a Stanford football game.



Geri Felix told us how well we are doing at fulfilling our pledge to the Rotary Foundation.  But we still need more pledges!



Speaker:

Young Han spoke about the new venture GoVoluntr.com.   It is a multilevel platform to encourage and increase volunteers to nonprofit service providers.

Meeting Recap Sept 11, 2012 Tom Myers 0
Posted by Chuck Osborn

President Judy welcomed all to the BEST Rotary club ever.  Our call to action for this year under International President Sakuji Tanaka is “Peace through Service.  Our District focus is Mission Membership.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Tori Corbett.

 

The Thought for the Day was led by Chuck Osborn.  “The best is yet to come.”

 

Phil Armi led us in “If you’re happy in Rotary…..”

 

President Elect Bruce Barsi introduced visiting Rotarian Bill Mahood from the Los Altos Sunset Club and visitor Jack Wong.

 

Bruce Barsi, acting as our fantastic Finemaster visited Bert Raphael for coming in third in last weeks Texas Holdem Tournament.  He mentioned that he won $100 but it cost $175 to enter the tournament.  He got to choose something from the Jeopardy Board.  As did Walt Joyce, Anita Grossman, Roger Kao and Frank Davilla.

Announcements:

            Jim Cochran announced the RotaCare open house next Tuesday, Sept 11 from 5 to 6 PM.  There will be snacks and a chance to see the changes made in their expansion.  “Where did all of our donated money go?”

            We need a club photographer for on-going pictures for the newsletter, weekly Bulletin, etc.

            Don’t forget to RSVP for the next week’s meeting on the Mtn. View Rotary website.

            Looking for housing for a German teenage tennis player for a few months while he attends a local academy.

            Don’t forget to bring in your travel hotel and airline giveaways - lotions, shampoos, conditioners, toothbrushes, whatever.  Just bring them to the meeting

and Judy will take them to CSA for distribution.

            Jim Cunningham will have Stanford football tickets for October 6th to auction at next week’s meeting.

 

Foundation

            Gerry gave us a minute about “every Rotarian Every year.”  We have a goal of $5,000.  The District Governor will be visiting in November and she would like to have all the donations or pledges in by his visit.

 

Program

            Our program for today was the District 5170 Vocational Services Chair, Jim Gibson.  His Power Point presentation was compromised so he spoke about his experiences with the Cupertino Job Services organization. 

 

Next Week

            Our program next week, September 11, will be Young Han speaking about Go Volunteer.  Our Three-fer will be Tom Myers.

 

New Member Proposed:

            We have an application from Jack Wong, proposed by Judy Hannemann.  He is a Sr. Financial Advisor for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Secretary or Membership Chair.  If there are no concerns in the next 7 days, he will be voted on by the Board and given an orientation
Meeting Recapof Sept 4, 2012 Chuck Osborn 0
Posted by James Cochran
President Judy opened the meeting with a welcome and a reading of our call to action for this year.
 
Dennis Kobza gave us the thought for the day.
 
Phil Armi announced that in honor of Walt Joyce’s birthday, we should sing Happy Birthday for him.
 
Bruce Barsi, President-Elect introduced visitors.  Judy introduced her friend Susan Silver.  Our speakers husband, Ken Blackford, was introduced by Bruce.
 
Finemaster:  Bruce took us into the all-new version of MV Rotary Jeopardy.
Twana told us of her 18th anniversary.  She presented us with a bottle of Rotari wine.  She missed her question.
Judy missed her question.
Steve Nichols joined the President’s Club.
Sheila missed her question.
Walt was successful with his answer to the question, “Who met their future spouse at the Police Academy?”
 
 
Club Announcements:
 
There will be a Rotary Board meeting on Thursday of this week at Jim Spanglers office at 5 PM.
 
Gerry was just back from the Rotary Foundation meeting and passed out pledge forms and letters giving us our present giving status.  Our budget is $5000 this year.  The District Governor will be at our club on November 6 this year.
 
Judy reminded us to call or email when we are NOT going to attend a meeting.
 
Save the date:Thursday, October 25 for the Avenues of Service program. For Board members and other interested members.  The club pays for this event.
 
New members of the President’s Club were given certificates: Chuck, Hiro, Alan.
 
Our next quarterly social meeting will be the last Tuesday of August (the 28th) at Scott’s, formerly the Cantankerous Fish, on Castro.  Each member is encouraged to bring a prospect to this meeting.
 
Monica thanked the club for providing many volunteers to staff the CHAC parking team at the MV Art and Wine celebration in September.  We will have another opportunity this year on Sep 8 & 9.  Sign up on the clipboard.
 
 
 
Program
 
Walt Joyce introduced our speaker Liz Blackford.  She spoke about analyzing employee and customer personalities which will benefit your company.
 
 
Next Week
 
Our program will be Ms. Alice McGrath who is an expert on low-vision needs.  She will be here with her dog.
 
Three-fer will be Bill Maston
Meeting Recap August 14, 2012 James Cochran 0
Posted by David Cole

President Judy greeted all Rotarians, visitors and guests.  Our call to action for 2012 -2013 is “Peace Through Service.”  Our District and club emphasis is Membership!

 

Jim Cochran let us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Hiro Kariya gave us a thought to think about, referring to “two old guys….”

 

In honor of the Olympics, Phil Armi led us in God Bless America.

 

Hal Taylor introduced three Camp RYLA attendees:  Roberto Agular, Tony Montoya and JoAnne Mantoban; all from Mountain View High School.  They gave us thanks for sponsoring them to Camp RYLA and told us how they benefited from the experience.

 

Club Announcements:

            Chuck said that we need to know by noon on Monday who will NOT be attending the meeting.  We assume you will be here unless you notify us you won’t.  Previously the time had been noon EDT it has now been changed to noon PDT.

 

            Jerylann said are all invited to the Chamber Mixer on Wed. evening 5 – 7PM. Rotary is a member of the Chamber which means we are all members.

 

            Judy invited all current Board Members and other interested members to attend the Ave of Service meeting on Thursday October 25 @ the Double Tree Hotel.  The featured speaker will be Cliff Dochterman

 

            Our next social meeting will be the last Tuesday in August.  August 28 at Scotts on Castro (formerly the Cantankerous Fish)

 

            Our Board will meet next on Thursday evening August 16th at Jim Spangler’s office; 5 – 6:30PM.

 

            Monique Kane reminded us that our next volunteer opportunity would be the weekend of Sept 8 & 9.  We will be helping with parking lots for a CHAC fundraiser.  She will pass around a sign up sheet soon.

 

Program

Walt Joyce introduced our speaker, Michael Becker, who was supposed to talk to us by phone from Chicago.  However, he was not available when called.  Walt did a good job of filling the time by talking about what the speaker was going to talk about and what future speakers in August would be talking about. 

With the available time remaining we also had a chance to interact with the RYLA campers and ask them more in depth about their experience at Camp.  Hal has them committed to reviving the Interact Club at Mtn View High School.

 

Next Week

Our program next week will be led by Liz Blackford.  She will educate us on Enneagrams.

 

Three-fer will be Dennis Kobza.

Dave Cole filling in for Hiro as the Three - fer  gave us these notes.

Meeting recap August 7, 2012 David Cole 0
Posted by James Cunningham

Past President Anita opened the meeting in President Judy’s absence.

 

Gerri Felix led us in the salute to the flag.

 

Jim Cunningham gave the thought of the day – “Label jars not people.”

 

Phil Armi led us in “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”

 

Guests:

            Tom Myers asked for introduction of Guests.  Bill Mayhood, visiting Rotarian from the Los Altos evening club.  A guest from college who found us on the web site was introduced by Hiro.

Announcements:

            Bert Raphael wanted us to keep in mind an International project that we, our club, could take the lead on.

 

Speaker:

            Deirdre Marlaw from the Peninsula Bridge project.  The project is 23 years old and serves mostly Middle School students.  The reason being that if they can get thru High School Algebra, they can go to a State College.  They serve breakfast and lunch and provide transportation to the sites for nearly 400 students.  The cost is about $1,000 per student.  They have a 95% success rate.  Nearly 30% of the students are from other countries.  Most of their funds come from grants and some come from individuals. Deirdre has been with the program for nearly 2 years.  She used a video and power point presentation with technical help from Bert.

 

An email to our club via Anita:

 

Dear Anita,

 

I would like to take a moment to congratulate you and your team, for the great year you had in Annual Giving. You were at $203 per capita giving; 100% EREY; and 129% of goal. A truley outstanding performance.

 

What a great year, and  your leadership lead the way.

 

For all the people that will be served by the generosity of your members, I thank you and the club again.

 

Yours in Rotary Service,

Roger

--
Roger Hassler
District 5170 Governor 2010-2011

 

 

Next week’s program will be Michael Becker on Mobile Marketing.  Our three-fer person is Hiro.  The meeting will be at 12:15 at the Historic Adobe Building.  Please sign in on our web site if you are NOT going to attend!

Revised recap of meeting July 31, 2012 James Cunningham 0
Posted by Sheila Hodgkinson

President Judy welcomed members and guests at 12:30 PM at the Old Adobe in Mountain View.

Phil led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Thought for the Day: President Judy gave us Emerson’s definition of success.

 

We all sang “God Bless America”.

 

Visiting from Keelung Club in Taiwan was Rotarian Lance Lin.

Tom Myers introduced his visitors: his father, Stan Myers, and his brother–in-law, Dan Myers-Power. Bert Raphael introduced his wife, Anne.

 

Hal Taylor was with three students from St.Francis High school- Nicole Vu, Briant Vu and Alli Nguyen. They all enjoyed camp RYLA, made many friends and thanked the Club for sponsoring them.  They were in the picture sent in last week’s meeting recap.  

Finemaster Bruce being absent, President Judy asked for news or confessions so we learned that Bert Raphael has a new dog and Judy will be absent next week as she will be joining her daughter and family in Tahoe. 

This year our donations to the President’s Club will be $150, of which $100 goes to our Club’s on-going operations and $50 to our local Endowment  fund for scholarships.  Members are urged also to become Double Sustainers, with the money going directly to the Rotary Foundation. 

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President Judy and eleven others together attended the Giants Game in San Jose last Saturday. Judy went on from there to hear music in Los Altos where Alan Goodman was playing.

 







Chuck asked again if you expect to miss a meeting or bring guests you should inform him through our website by Monday morning before the meeting. (The cut-off time has been adjusted as the time was East Coast time.  It will now be noon PST)  We need to know to know for the caterer how many meals should be provided.  You are also urged to consider whom you might invite as a guest and who might consider joining Rotary. 

Save the date- Thursday, October 25 when the annual Avenues of Service program will take place at the Doubletree in San Jose. The Club will pay for members who attend. 

Bert Rafael was our speaker:- MOUNT KILIMANJARO the subject. He and Anne together in 1960 climbed the highest mountain in Maine. Later they climed Mount Whitney and for their 25th anniversary in 1987 went to see Mount Everest. They planned to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a safari in Kenya and Tanzania when Anne suggested climbing Kilimanjaro. Bert’s splendid pictures and account of their trip to the 19,340 foot summit kept us enthralled.  We hope to hear later about the safari.

 

Next week, July 31, will be a regular meeting at 12.15 pm at the Old Adobe conducted by Past President Anita. The Speaker will be Deirdre Marlowe telling about Peninsula Bridge.  

We are looking for a person to be the Three-fer as it was originally scheduled to be a social meeting.

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Posted by Hal Taylor

President Judy opened the meeting at 12:35.

Pledge of Allegiance  by Fred Storek

Thought for today: Hal Taylor

Song: Phil  Armi led us in “Home, Home on the Range”.

Bruce Barsi used up the last of the selections for Rotary Jeopardy on Phil Armi, Jim Cochran and Sheila Hodgkinson.

A clip board went around for signups for finding speakers for our meetings. Only four months remain without  someone to get speakers.

Jim Spangler confirmed a report by Ken Schwaderer that former Member and School District Superintendent  Bill Graft's wife, Marilyn passed away. In addition member Tim Sandis passed away 7/1/12 and Rosemary, the wife of former member Dan Ciernick passed away on 6/17/12.

Chuck Osborn explained in a little more detail about how to decline coming to our lunch meeting so that the caterer will prepare the appropriate amount of lunch. This goes for bringing guests as well.

Once on the Club’s Home page, click on the upcoming meeting, then click on “Members”, after that you will be able to accept or decline or register a guest.  The time for registering closes at noon on the Monday prior to the meeting.

Chuck passed around a sign-up sheet for this Saturday’s San Jose Giants baseball game and BBQ. Game starts at 5PM.  Alan will be playing with his group at the Main Street Bar until 10PM.  One could go to both events.

President Judy suggested that it would be great if more members would go to the events that the district put on as they are really a great opportunity to chat with and get to know more about other members. She went to the roast for outgoing District Govenor Arley Marley and incoming DG Joe Hamilton. It was a great time,  but our club was under represented.

Bruce Barsi introduced our speaker today as Lyle Bickley who was one of the founders of the Computer Museum, the president of his own consulting firm and an active community volunteer.

Lyle explained that the Computer Museum is a repository of the computer industry going back over 100 years. Their Vision is to explore the computer revolution and its ongoing impact on the human experience. Their Mission is to preserve the artifacts and stories of the information age.

They occupy a 25,000 square foot building which they own. It took $19 million to set up and they display about 5% of the artifact that they have on a rotating basis. They have an educational program, catalog search, research database, publish Core Magazine, they restore historically significant computers and hold events. Currently they have 46 full time employees and over 200 volunteers.

ImageA picture of most of the RYLA campers at the recent BBQ held at Camp Campbell.  Our club had 4 counselors at the event (more than any other club).

Meeting Summary July 17, 2012 Hal Taylor 0
Posted by Chuck Osborn

President’s Greeting:  President Anita welcomed us to her last meeting as president.

 

Pledge:  Dennis Kobza led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Thought;  President Anita had the thought for the day.

 

Song:  Phil Armi arrived in the nick of time to lead us in “Oh What a Beautiful Morning.”

 

President Elect:  Judy Hannemann told us there would be a social meeting on Tuesday June 26 and no meeting on July 3.  (This has since been revised to no meeting either day)  Our next meeting will be for lunch on Tuesday July 10th

 

Announcements”

          *The annual Roast & Toast for the outgoing District Governor, Arley Marley, will be held on July 12 at Saratoga Springs.

          *Bruce is passing around a list for speaker sign ups by month.

          *Walt Joyce said there were 24 golfers at Shoreline for our annual golf tournament.  Phil said about 40 people showed up at the Elks Club for the BBQ after.  If you haven’t paid, please do so to Sheila, Chuck, Walt or Phil.

          *There are about 40 people signed up for the Kick Out at Michaels of Shoreline on Sunday evening June 24 @ 6.  See Tom Myers for more information.

          *Hal Taylor is looking for someone to represent us and meet the RYLA campers at the BBQ on Thursday evening at Camp Campbell.  We have seven campers sponsored by our club. 

 

Rotary Jeopardy

          Bruce asked for confessions:  Phil Armi is celebrating his 60th Anniversary.  Fred Storek is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the formation of his company.  Roger, Phil & Dennis got to play Jeopardy.

 

Presentation of Community Grants:

          CHAC – Carrie Carsten reported on their activities and reminded us that the upcoming Art and Wine parking would help raise more money for the organization.

          CSAMegan Perdue, a development director for CSA reported on their activities in Mtn. View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

          Mountain View Education Foundation – Alison Beardsley received their award.  She told us of their expansion plans.

          Partners for New Generations – Sally Meadows of the Los Altos Rotary Club told us of their activities and needs for Mentors and Tutors.

 

The meeting was adjourned.  The next meeting will be July 10th for lunch. 

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Meeting Summary June 19, 2012 Chuck Osborn 0
Posted by Sheila Hodgkinson

ImagePresident Anita welcomed members and guests at 12.30 pm to our second meeting back at the Old Adobe in Mountain View.

 

Roger led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Thought for the Day: Sheila had thoughts about vacations and holidays here and abroad.

 

We had no visitors.

 

Jim Spangler was congratulated for more achievements by his son Nick.

 

Hal Taylor reported meeting past member Hugh Holden and abalone diving in Mendocino. Hugh is keeping fit as Fire Chief in Ashland, Oregon.  Hal also announced that we have 10 students going this year to RYLA.

 

Tom Myers called for volunteers to get together after this meeting to plan arrangements for the Kickout at Michael’s on June 24.  The cost will be $55.00 each and this is a mandatory meeting

Jim Spangler introduced recipients  of our Community Awards and spoke of the useful work done in our local area. Representatives of organizations were guests at the meeting to receive checks:-

 

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm:- $350.00   Joan Lewis spoke of the Educational Programs and Scholarships  which are supported by our donation. The Farm has been open now for 18 years. Joan shared letters from some of the 2500 students who have visited it in the last year.

 

Friends of Stevens Creek Trail:- $250.00   Greg Unangst explained that the award helps to make people aware of the trail and its benefits. Already 20 years since plans were started, it extends now from the Bay through Mountain View to a Bridge over Hiway 85 which will be officially opened on Saturday. Another new bridge over 101 beside Permanente Creek will connect Shoreline to Middlefield Road and Crittenden School.

More studies and plans aim ultimately to make the trail go from the Bay to Skyline.

 

Hope Services:- $1862.00   Suanne Rinta described how this organization provides employment for clients. For 60 years they have had trucks picking up clothing and other items that can be usefully worked over. They now re-cycle E-waste and have tent screening outside for space to work on the mattresses.

 

Just Read:- $2500 Alison Kibrick, President of the Board of Jost Read, told of the direct impact of their program on students needing help with elementary literacy and mathematics to bring them up to grade. Volunteers work in a structured program integrated into school schedules. She is grateful for our donation and for all volunteers.

 

Next week Community Awards will be given to CHAC, CSA, Mountain View Educational Foundation and Partners for a New Generation.

 

The Three-fer person is scheduled to be Monique Kane.

Meeting Summary June 12, 2012 Sheila Hodgkinson 0
Posted by Walter Joyce
Pres Anita opened meet at 12:30-- 2 meetings left, then kickout.
      Walt Joyce led pledge of allegiance.
      Walt gave a short thought for the da y-- "What goes into your
mouth affects only you, however, what comes out of your mouth as
speech affects others-- take extra care in either event".
      Phil Armi led us in song, our all time favorite, clap, stamp, etc.-- YUCK.
      Bruce Barsi was our able fine master, and promised to do so next
year as well.  Jim Cochran lost on a tough Rotary jeopardy question,
Bill Masston paid a fine for his daughter's graduation from SLO (last
one), Bert Raphael volunteered a fine for his and Anne's 50th wedding
anniversary-- congratulations you two!
      Walt announced for final time our upcoming Golf tourney and
BBQ-- 24 for golf, and starting time info handed out-- golf starting
at 10:00AM at Shoreline, BBQ 5pm at the Elks Lodge on El Camino in
Palo Alto.  Big attendance for the BBQ, will be a fine time.
      Jim Spangler announced grant recipients for the next 2 weeks
meetings, and that son Nick will be appearing on the Tony awards TV
program Sunday night, in the first musical number.
      Tom Myers announced the nomination for Club President
2013-2014 -- Bruce Barsi, back for another bite of the apple.  There
also is a list of past presidents willing to serve again, hopefully
interspersed with newer members who are being g