Pictures coming soon
Greeter: Chris Zhang and Jerry Chen
Sgt. @ Arms: Ron Sykora
Pledge: Henry Buffalow
Inspiration: Jeanne Bradford
Jeanne inspired us with the words from Diane Ackerman about living your life well, not just long. "I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to live the width of it as well. "
Diedre Alexander from Campbell (it was great having you back) and Jim Cunningham from San Jose
Rotarians with Guests:
Manny Hommen, guest of Francis Seward, San Ashkinaz, guest of Hung Wei, Kathy Yates, guest of Peter Troop, Graham Clark guest of Polly Bovee, Rita Shang, guest of Ian Greensides, Jeff Foster, guest of Orrin Mahoney, Sharon Riechart, guest of Jim Walker, and Kristen Lyn
Presidents Club: Lots to celebrate this week!
Jeanne Bradford joined in honor of her daughter becoming an IPO (Income Producing Offspring)
PP Jim Walker announced his engagement to Sharon Riechart. Congrats to Jim and Sharon.
PP Liz Gallegos announced the arrival of her new granddaughter Audrey Rose
Tom Scannell showed us the amazing art work from the Distinguished Artist of the Year (which happens to also be his wife)
Polly Bovee told us that the High School District was one of the top 100 employers in the valley as named by Silicon Valley Business. Well Done
President Hung Wei announced that she and fellow Rotarian were sworn in to 4 year terms on the Freemont High School Board after running unopposed. She and Bill love their work on the High School Board.
Henry Buffalow reminded everyone that this Saturday was our next rebuilding. No need for Hammer- head skills, just a desire to help out. Check back next week to see the pictures of this great service event.
Leslie Hay let everyone know that next week (Oct 29th) was our Halloween meeting, you can come in costume to have even more fun. There are 7 categories you can win. See you all there.
Leon Davis announced the next blood drive at YMCA after our meeting on November 5th. Remember a pint for a pint.
Rich Abdalah announced this was Vocational Services month and that the Vocational Services Team was bringing us a new monthly program, get to know your Blue Badgers. This will be a great way for our new members to learn about the interesting background and amazing skills of our members.
Colleen Hudgen told us about the upcoming Pumpkin Carving for Seniors at Live Oak. This hand-on community service project needs Rotarians , to make this a wonderful experience for frail seniors who attend LIVE OAK. Show up at 20920 McClellan Road, Cupertino (St Jude’s Episcopal Church) on Friday October 31st from 12:30 – 2:30pm. Please sign up on ClubRunner by clicking here http://goo.gl/Ho3cmr or by contacting Colleen Hudgen at email@example.com.
Tina Ferguson announced Asante on Nov 13th. Contact Tina for Tickets or for the raffle if you can't attend. Asante supports Rotocare, a great cause. More details on Club Runner: http://goo.gl/9D1l7z
Tina also let everyone know Kids Shopping is coming up on December 4th. This is one of the most rewarding service activities in our club as you get to help kids who are in need buy things with someone els's money. Its a heartwarming service.
Contact Tina or sign up online here. http://goo.gl/MCxTbF
PP Liz Gallegos updated us on the TRF campaign. We are making excellent progress and are at 85% of our goal ($60K to celebrate our 60th year) with over 65% of our members contributing. Please contact your team captian or Liz to make your pledge to get us up to our goals of $60K and 100% participation. The campaign is ending this week.
Program: China Trip
PP Orrin Mahoney MC'd a presentation by our traveling Rotarians (pictured above) that visited China to see our projects there and learn more about the culture. It was an amazing trip with everyone learning more about the importance of our International efforts and seeing the results first hand. Check out the full presentation here: http://goo.gl/XhjSZe. Check out the amazing birthday card that the Chinese students made to honor Francis's birthday.