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Quinlan Community Center

10185 North Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
United States

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Upcoming Special Events
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Upcoming Activities
Pumpkin Carving Live Oak Live Oak Senior Center
Oct 31, 2014 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Membership Committee Orrin's Clubhouse
Nov 10, 2014 04:15 AM
Youth Services Monthly Meeting Quinlan Center, Cupertino Room
Nov 12, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Asante for Rotacare Nov 13, 2014 03:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Community Service Committee Meeting Quinlan Community Center
Nov 19, 2014 11:00 AM
CREF Board Meeting Quinlan Community Center
Nov 19, 2014 01:45 PM
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
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
Adults Snowflake Via West Campus
Dec 13, 2014 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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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 Oct 24, 2014

The Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center in Morgan Hill, CA is both an acute care center for injured and sick wildlife and a nurturing center for orphaned wildlife too young to exist on their own.

Amy Randall Yee, Board President and Doug Greer, Board Secretary, will tell us of the good work done by this agency and share with a "guest" at the Center. Amy is an attorney who has lived in San Jose for 40 years and has been working with wildlife for over seven years. Doug is a retired economics professor from San Jose State and has volunteered at WERC for eight years.

W.E.R.C. operates as a temporary refuge as the organization's goal is not to tame, but to release animals back into their native habitat healthy, wild, and free. W.E.R.C., with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, has been recognized as meeting these requirements.

Posted by Stuart Rosenberg on Oct 24, 2014

On October 18th, the Riding Rotarians celebrated Jayne Ham's purchase of a new bicycle with a fun ride to Los Gaots. Jerra Rowland greeting the "pack" on arrival and everyone shared some pick me up refreshments (high calorie type to prepare for the ride home). Thanks to PP Larry Dean for organizing. Rotarians  Steve Andrews, Stuart Rosenberg and John Stubblebine were joined by Rafael Gomez to make for a true peloton for the ride. Join us next time for fun and fellowship.


Posted by Jerra Rowland on Oct 26, 2014

Thanks to Marge Mancuso for arranging a great outing at Levi Stadium. All who attended learned what an amazing place it is, with hi-tech galore. The group visited the suites, the press-box, the visitors locker room and were able to go down to see the field close up.  The museum at the end of the tour was full of interesting facts and memorabilia. Some Rotarians were even able to make posters with themselves in uniform.  Definitely a fun fellowship event for all.


Posted by Beverly Lenihan on Oct 13, 2014

ImageWednesday, November 12th, Dr. Stephanie Allen Lutz will present a seminar on Estate Planning from 1:45-3pm in the Social Room. There is no charge, and refreshments will be served.

Both medical and financial areas of estate planning will be covered. In the medical arena, Dr. Lutz will cover Advanced Health Care Directive (AHCD) and Physician’s Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST), planning for a good dying process within the broader arena of what Estate Planning is—that is, the main pieces of AHCD, Powers of Attorney for Finance & Health Care, Wills and Trusts.  

She has an informative chart that shows the broader rubric of Estate Planning and how all these legal documents fit in the picture. Dr. Allen is a California Licensed Professional Fiduciary. 

 It is never to early—nor too late—to be informed or reminded of these tools that cultivate the garden of a ‘life well lived.’ Please join us. Invite family and friends.

Posted by Stuart Rosenberg on Oct 22, 2014

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. "

Visiting Rotarians:
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  or by contacting Colleen Hudgen at  


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:

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.


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:​. Check out the amazing birthday card that the Chinese students made to honor Francis's birthday.

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 05, 2014
Diwali Festival of Light
Nov 12, 2014
Veterans Helping Veterans - Paws for Purple Hearts
Nov 19, 2014
Coming to America; Don Allen, Host
Nov 26, 2014
Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving
Dec 03, 2014
The Future of Afghanistan
Dec 10, 2014
Annual Senior's Holiday Lunch Meeting
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