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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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CREF Perm Fund
PO Box 1101
Cupertino, CA 95015

Upcoming Special Events
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Upcoming Activities
Finance Committee Meeting Sports Center
Nov 20, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cabinet and Board combined meeting Orrin's Clubhouse
Nov 20, 2014 05:00 PM
World Community Service Committee Holders Country Inn
Nov 25, 2014 07:15 AM
Vocational Services monthly meeting Quinlan Community Center
Nov 26, 2014 11:00 AM
Thanksgiving Delivery Safeway parking lot -- note new location from last year
Nov 27, 2014 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rotary Book Club Northwest YMCA
Dec 02, 2014 07:00 PM
Kids Shopping Spree TBD
Dec 04, 2014 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Kids Snowflake Via West Campus
Dec 06, 2014 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Holiday Party Fontana's Restaurant
Dec 07, 2014 05:00 PM
Annual Senior Holiday Lunch - December 10, 2014 Dec 10, 2014 11:45 AM - 01:30 PM
Adults Snowflake Via West Campus
Dec 13, 2014 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Golf Tournament May 02, 2015
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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 Stuart Rosenberg on Nov 12, 2014

ImageDon Allen will host one of our most popular programs, Coming to America. Irmgard Lafrentz, Alex Verstak and Savita Vaidhyanathan will relate the stories of how they and their families came to America to start new lives.  Club members always find these programs inspiring as well as informative. We learn things about the lives of these members that most of us never knew before. We learn about the problems of adapting to a new cultural environment – an experience that is unfamiliar to most native-born Americans. 

Posted by Jerra Rowland on Nov 12, 2014

At our meeting on November 12th, it was all about honoring our veterans, both in the club and those related to club members. If you weren't there, check out this amazing video, very heartwarming. We are proud of all that served:  View here. (if you are on the website, just click on the picture below to watch it.



Posted by Bob Adams on Nov 12, 2014

ImagePlease return the shopping bags handed out last Wednesday.  Bring with canned goods, noodles, tuna, shelf-stable milk, packaged nuts and more.  Your generous food contributions go directly to WVCS food pantry  to help feed WVCS's growing client base.  Thanks for your help.



Posted by Leslie Davis on Nov 12, 2014

ImageOperation Snowflake is a joint venture between Cupertino Rotary and Via Services.  For over 7 years Rotarians have brought joy to kids and adults with developmental disabilities on Via’s Cupertino Campus – Via West.  Rotarians are asked to volunteer by placing snow – meadow or sled run, decorating trees, running crafts, etc., - it is holiday fun for all.  Sign up for either date (click on date to sign up online) – December 6th or  December 13th online or in person.  For more questions, contact Snowflake Chair, Leslie Davis through ClubRunner or (408) 483-0681 (cell).

Posted by Pat Dowd on Nov 12, 2014

ImageHope you can join us on the 11th. It is a festive way to bring in the holidays and everyone’s generosity helps make the holidays brighter for many clients of WVCS.
TIME:                          5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
PLACE:                      At the home of John Gatto and Pat Dowd 10641 Madera Drive, Cupertino
COST:                        $20 per person.
 Donations in the form of cash or gift cards will also be accepted for West Valley Community Services. A      representative  from WVCS will be at the event to accept the donations.
R.S.V.P:                     408-245-6455 or
Posted by Calina Thompson on Nov 16, 2014

Sgt of Arms: Al Rezai
Pledge: John Giovinola
Inspiration: Steve Rudd - Shared a poem titled "Spirit of Liberty" written by his Uncle who died 3/10/1943 as a POW 

Guest Rotarians: none

Guest of Rotarians:  Bev Lenihan's guest Stephanie Lutz. Kim Worrall's guest, her mother Flo Dunforth, Steve Moore, and his service dog Chew. Helene Davis' father George Japlan. Raza guest nephew Edward. Tina Furgeson guest Shannon Suranz. John Bruces guest Bretta Westourles. Frank Tsui guest Susan Black. Annie guest Robert Yamashita. Hung Wei guest Kristen.  

PRESIDENTS CLUB:  Barry joined  thank everyone for his successful campaign comeback

Happy Birthday -  Presented by Peter Halpin & Nick B Happy Birthday to our November Rotarians: Don Allen, Henry Buffalow, Padma Chari, David Doyle, Tina Ferguson, Gauri, Guleria, Jayne Ham, Amelia Ho, Alex Verstak, Scott Stauffer, Pallavi Shah, Pyeman Sahbaie, John Nadolski, Allan McLeod, Pat Jackson and Terry Hughmanick.



Rod Sinks: Please sign up for Thanksgiving Day distribution Nov 27 from 8:30- 10 am sign up online or contact Rod.

Tina Ferguson: Volunteers still needed for Kids Shopping, Dec 4th 8:45 to 12:40 pm, 12 slots left please email Tina directly.

HOLIDAY Party:  Dec 7th, Details and sign up online.

Gauri Gauleria : Operation Snow Flake: Dec 6th (kids), Dec 13th (adults). Volunteers please sign up online (click on date) or email Leslie Hays. You can also support the cause by buying raffle, funds supply or donate toiletries. 

April Bignell- CREF – Consider buying Holiday Gift Cards this year, donation towards CREF 


Red badger Talk: Niraj Baxi - Shares his early exposure to serving the community and his path to migrating West. He also had a few good tips to share from his experience in the financial services industry:

1. Do not store your funds in a locker in the bank
2. Have liability insurance
3. If you are not a us citizen: make sure you do you wills & trust property. 

Posted by Gary Latshaw on Nov 05, 2014

Steve Moore, an Army veteran from the Iraqi War, started his own company, Caine Constitutional, as a dog walking service which has blossomed into a full service canine company. He is a graduate of Bergin University of Canine Studies in Rohnert Park, a fully accredited dog training college, with a degree in assistance dog education. 

He told us how he has used his love of dogs to assist in helping war veterans deal with their emotional issues. Should be a wonderful Veterans Day program. See his presentation here. 


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
Nov 26, 2014
Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving
Dec 03, 2014
Dec 10, 2014
Annual Senior's Holiday Program.
Dec 17, 2014
The International Man of Memory
Jan 07, 2015
Google's Ocean Mapping Program
Jan 14, 2015
Get in the Game: Anti-Human Trafficking action and the Super Bowl
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Full Yr 2012:     223
Full Yr 2011:     650
Full Yr 2010:  1,349


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