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We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM

Quinlan Community Center

10185 North Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
United States

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Make a Tax Deductible Donation to the CREF Permanent fund to help us reach our 60 year anniversary goal. . Click here or on the Logo above. You may also send a check in to:

CREF Perm Fund
PO Box 1101
Cupertino, CA 95015

Upcoming Special Events
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Sept 13 Fall Festival
Sign up to Volunteer

October 15th. 
District Avenues of Service
Doubletree Hotel

Upcoming Activities
Day at the A's Sep 20, 2014
Gourmet Globe Trotters: SUNDAY GARDEN BRUNCH Palacio Restaurant
Sep 21, 2014 10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Rotary Book Club Northwest YMCA
Sep 22, 2014 07:00 PM
Vocational Services monthly meeting Quinlan Community Center
Sep 24, 2014 11:00 AM
BOD monthly meeting Hung Wei's house
Sep 25, 2014 05:00 PM
Sept Fellowship through Golf Spring Valley Golf Course
Sep 26, 2014
Leadership Conf. Independence High School
Sep 28, 2014 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
World Community Service Committee St. Jude's Episcopal Church
Sep 30, 2014 07:15 AM
Club Service Committee Quinlan Community Center
Oct 01, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Levi's Stadium - Join Us for Our Own Private Tour of Levi's Stadium Oct 17, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rebuilding Together 22030 Hibiscus Dr, Cupertino
Oct 25, 2014 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Thank you Sponsors

Support our community and show your patriotism, Sign up for the Rotary Flag Lease program. Learn more here or sign up here.

Enjoy this video celebrating 20 years
of Rotary Women.

We have a great group in our club!

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President Hung Wei
President Elect Cecelia (Suzi) Blackman
Secretary Judy Wilson
Assistant Secretary Karen Morris
CFO Tom Hall
CREF President Kathy Nellis
Strategic Development Officer Richard Lowenthal
Director Marj Mancuso
Director John Bruzus
Director John Giovanola
Director Jerra Rowland
Director Wendell Stephens
Director Eva Martin-Long
Immediate Past President Savita Vaidhyanathan
Posted by Pallavi Shah on Sep 14, 2014

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Edward Jellen, District 5170 Governor for 2014-15, will make his club visit for this meeting. Governor Jellen is a member of the Oakland 3 Club.

Edward Jellen, who teaches bankruptcy law, served as a US Bankruptcy Judge in the Northern District of California for 25 years before his retirement from the bench in 2012.  For seven of those years, he was the court’s Chief Judge. Judge Jellen is also a past chair of the Ninth Circuit Conference of Chief Bankruptcy Judges and the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Judges’ Education Committee. He co-authored Recent Developments in Business Bankruptcy, which appeared in the California Bankruptcy Journal annually from 1996-2006. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Jellen was in private practice in San Francisco, during which time he served as Chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy section of the San Francisco Bar Association.

Judge Jellen received his J.D. from UC Berkeley, School of Law and his undergraduate degree in economics from UC Berkeley.

Posted by Barbara McArthur on Sep 17, 2014

Well done to  all Rotarians who helped plan and/or volunteered at the successful Fall Festival. Fun was had by all. Check out the pictures  by clicking here (or on the picture below)

Posted by Pallavi Shah on Sep 14, 2014

In keeping with the By-Laws of the Rotary Club of Cupertino, this is the advanced notification of a change to the By-Laws to be voted on at the Club Meeting September 24th. The proposed change will be announced at the Club meeting September 17th as well.

The change to the By-Law is noted in BOLD below

Article II - Board of Directors

Section 5 — The Secretary, Chief Financial Officer and Strategic Development Officer are each

elected to one-year terms and may be re-elected to serve more than one consecutive term of office, but no more than three consecutive terms of office. These terms may be extended for one year, one time only, providing the Nominating Committee determines the one-year additional term is necessary.


Posted by Pallavi Shah on Sep 14, 2014

ImageIn memory of Sept 11, Lisa  share a Hawaiian proverb translated means, no task is too big when we do it together. It's very similar to united we stand. She thanked Rotarians for the inspiration and for all the work that everyone does.

Posted by Pallavi Shah on Sep 14, 2014

ImageHappy Birthday to: Ashish Basu, Jeanne Bradford, Larry Dean, Jerry Fitzgerald,John Gatto, Pete Goodell, Wendy Gudalewicz, Bob Harrison, Basant Kedia, Gigi Lam, Michael Lashen, Marj Mancusao, Jeff Moe, Reena Rao, Vicki Ratner, Stuart Rosenberg, Frances Seward, and Ron Sykora!


Posted by Pallavi Shah on Sep 14, 2014

ImageBarbara MacArthur and Orrin Mahoney reminded Rotarians to volunteer for the Fall Festival on Saturday September 13, 2014.








ImageLeslie Hay and Gary Jones -The Gourmet Globe Trotters - announced the Brunch on Sunday, September 21 at the  Palaccio Restaurant in Los Gatos from 10:30 AM to 2:00  PM with a choice of 3 entrees. Please sign up, space is limited. 


















Past President Savita Vaidhyanathan and President Hung Wei announced the screening of  The Wisdom Tree at Blue Light  Cinema on Thursday September 18, at 7:15 PM. It is a combination of mystery, mysticism, and quantum physics! Here is the link to the movie trailer

Tickets are $10/person. The producer and director will be there for the Q&A session. Rotarians will get discount on popcorn at the theater.





ImageGolden Paddle Award: Judy Wilson presented the Golden Paddle Award to Wendell Stephens for organizing the Elkhorn Slough Kayak trip/Gizdich Ranch apple picking excursion fellowship.







ImageJerra Rowland sported a scarf with the Rotary logo on sale for $30. It comes in pink, red, and black. All proceeds benefit the Global Elegance fundraiser.

Posted by Pallavi Shah on Sep 14, 2014

ImageLisa talked about how she had never even dreamt of becoming a professor but today, she's the professor of Asian American Studies at UC Berkeley. She shared her parent's story and how that impacted her life and where she is today.

Posted by Pallavi Shah on Sep 14, 2014

ImageWendell Stephens welcomes Dana Stearns Heath








ImageJeremy Nishihara has shed his red badge to become a blue badger!






Posted by Pallavi Shah on Sep 14, 2014

Sgt. at Arms: Al Rezai & Bill Wilson
Pledge:          Lisa Hirai-Tsuchitani
Rotarians and their Guests:  Wendy Godalewicz: Leslie Mains; Gary Latshaw: Susan black, Susan Latshaw; Peter Halpin: Amanda Leonis;  Dave Stearns: Andrea Gung; Leslie Hay: Karen Rizkalla; Pallavi Shah: Varsha Vepa; Judy Wilson:Mat Lindstedt; Hung Wei: Lisa Chen; Sandy James: Anjali Kausar, John Zirelli
Visiting Rotarians: Andrew Knaack- Southeast USA,  Dave Fraser - Mad River. 
Posted by Pallavi Shah on Sep 14, 2014











Did you know that the US is the leading country when it comes to recycling? John shared that and more interesting facts, click here for his presentation.


Posted by Jerra Rowland on Jun 29, 2014

If you would like to be on Hung Wei's Weekly Agenda please contact  Jerra Rowland by the Sunday night before the meeting. Please email her at
If you would like to include slides as part of your announcement, please send them to Jerra Rowland well in advance of the meeting, at least 3 to 4 days, and she will be able to include your info in the flow of the meeting  when you are at the microphone for your one minute of fame. This is particularly important for club chairs who want to announce meetings, accomplishments, or details that are better covered with more than a one minute verbal overview. Send Jerra bullet points and she will do the rest.

Posted by Stuart Rosenberg on Jul 02, 2014

The following information is for club members with articles to submit to the Rotator.
Deadline for Article Submission: To help the editors in the work they do, please plan to make your submissions by the end-of-the-day Thursday. Please email them to Later submissions might be deferred to the next week's Rotator, depending on how far along the editor is in processing the meeting and program staff reporting for the current week.
Our outstanding editors are assigned as follows: First Wednesday - Gary Latshaw; Second Wednesday - Pallavi Shah; Third Wednesday - Chris Zhang Fourth Wednesday - Stuart Rosenberg; Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop.
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday - Janice Chua; Second Wednesday -Calina Thompson; Third Wednesday - Rod Sinks; Fourth Wednesday - Open;; Fifth Wednesday - Laurie Campbell.

Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
Sep 24, 2014
Candidates Forum for City Council Election
Oct 01, 2014
The Rotary Foundation Kick-off
Oct 08, 2014
Evening Program: Norwegain Folk Dancers (NGLS)
Oct 15, 2014
Rotary Foundation and the International Delegation to China
Oct 22, 2014
What Color Is Your Parachute?
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Watch some of our recent speakers  including Author Sharon Tennison on Russia, partner or foe,  Larry Gerstin on the recent elections, Andrew Bales of Symphony Silicon Valley and Nick Jennings on California Agriculture, 

Click here to hear them and many more from throughout the year.


Check out the D5170
newsletter by
DG Ed Jellen  Here


Image Global Case Watch

Yr-to-date 2014:  149

Full Yr 2013:     403
Full Yr 2012:     223
Full Yr 2011:     650
Full Yr 2010:  1,349


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