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Upcoming Special Events
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April 26th
Rebuilding at WVCS

April 26th
Regnart Garden Boxes

May 3
21st Golf Tournament

May 18
Sunday Polio Movie Fundraiser

May 28
Chili Cook Off

June 24th
Savita Kick-out 

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Directors
President Savita Vaidhyanathan
President Elect Hung Wei
Secretary Judy Wilson
Director David Doyle
Director John Bruzus
Assistant Secretary Helene Davis
CFO Tom Hall
Director Colleen Hudgen
Immediate Past President Hsing Kung
CREF President Richard Lowenthal
Director, Fund Development Orrin Mahoney
Director Marj Mancuso
Director Jerra Rowland
Director Wendell Stephens
Posted by Stuart Rosenberg on Apr 13, 2014

Rotarians who went on an international trip to India in February will report back through pictures and commentary on how they represented our club and the charitable work in which they participated.




Posted by Jerra Rowland on Apr 13, 2014

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Posted by Annie Ho on Apr 14, 2014

VSA award nominations are open until May 1st. We encourage you to submit a nominee who can be either a Rotarian or non-Rotarian. The purpose of the VSA award is to encourage vocational excellence, to promote high ethical standards and to use one's vocational abilities for the benefits of the community! Please refer to the Vocational Service Award Guidelines 2014. Click here to down load the criteria for selection and nomination form. During our weekly meeting, you may also pick up the form from each table. 

Posted by Stuart Rosenberg on Apr 16, 2014

Many Rotarians showed up to help plant the trees we dedicated to our speakers this year. Click here (or on the picture below) to see all the pictures. Special thanks to Amy for organizing this event. Well done!

Posted by Hung Wei on Apr 13, 2014

ImageFremont Union High School District would like to invite all Rotarians, family and friends to visit the Annual District Art Show at Sunnyvale Art Gallery (251 West El Camino Real, Sunnyvale) from April 12 to April 26, 2014.  There will be two-D as well as 3-D art pieces from the most talented students in all five high schools.  You will be impressed with the artistic expressions and creative talents shown in these students' art work.  Some of the pieces will be displayed at Cupertino Rotary's 2014 Annual Fall Festival. Click here to see the flyer
Posted by Henry Buffalow on Apr 13, 2014

WVCS is one of our main partners in the community. This month we will be doing a rebuilding project on April 26th, contact Barbara McArthur to volunteer, we also need Rotarians to volunteer at the upcoming volunteer lunch at WVCS on April 16, contact Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto.  Below is a little background information on just a few of the programs at WVCS that help our community

Did you know the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Cupertino is over $3,020? For over 20 years, West Valley Community Services (WVCS) has administered the Below Market Rate (BMR) Housing Program in partnership with the City of Cupertino. The BMR Program offers low-income households the opportunity to live in the city in which they work, with the rent for a BMR, two-bedroom apartment being $1,060!

WVCS also owns and operates a Transitional Housing Program (THU), where single men and single women with a child under the age of six, are provided housing, budget coaching, case management, and access to the WVCS Food Pantry for six months to two years. The rent for THU is 30% of the resident’s income with a maximum rent being $350 per month.

Posted by Hung Wei on Apr 13, 2014

ImageOn behalf of Superintendent Polly Bove and Monta Vista High School Principal April Scott, I extend an invitation for you to attend the upcoming dedication of the new MVHS Campus Center building.

The dedication will take place at Monta Vista on Tuesday, April 22 from 3:30 – 4:15 pm At the dedication staff and students will express their gratitude, MVHS musicians will perform, and students will offer guided tours of the new facilities.  There will also be culinary demonstrations in the new kitchen as well as physics demos in the sparkling new physics labs.

Designed by architect Erwin Lee, a Monta Vista grad, the new Campus Center provides a student-centric facility which includes a new food service and kitchen area similar to a food court, a large gathering space with state-of-the-art audio visual capability, and an amphitheater with large fabric covered shade structures.  

If your schedule permits, please consider attending the MVHS Campus Center dedication on April 22.  It will be a grand celebration!
Posted by Hung Wei on Mar 15, 2014

On Thursday, May 15, 2014

FUHSD be holding our 7th Annual FUHSD ELL Speech Contest at Fremont High School!

This year, we are anticipating over 325 contestants! We need as many adult judges as possible to help out. No experience is necessary and a fun time is virtually guaranteed! 

We would love it if you can judge all 3 rounds, but we certainly understand that not everyone can stay the entire time. If possible, please consider helping out at least during Rounds 1 and 2 when the most number of judges are needed.

Sign up now by clicking here (http://goo.gl/ETu0P4)

After you sign up, more detailed information will be sent to you in late April.

Posted by Rod Sinks on Apr 13, 2014

Pledge - Tom Dyer
Inspiration - Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto

Visiting Rotarians: Ro Khanna, Sunnyvale Rotary, Rob Wood, Almaden Valley Rotary, David Fraser, Mad River Rotary

Visitors: Rores and Andrea Olariu, guests of Larry Dean, Stephen Durham, guest of Gary Latshaw, Pinglan Lee and Jean Riederer, guests of Hung Wei, Teresa Lai and Alex Chen, guests of Don Sun, Jackie Cohen, guest of Art Cohen, Kevin Dare and Nandy Kumar, guests of Rod Sinks, Danielle Lynch, guest of Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto, and Robert Yamashita, guest of Annie Yamashita

ImageJeanne Bradford and Polly Bove joined the Presidents Club, celebrating the successful FUHSD Foundation Crab Feed last Friday, and thanking Club members for their support and help, in particular recognizing Judy Wilson. The dinner attracted approximately 470 attendees and netted roughly $45,000.

 


ImageNick Bogdonovich played harmonia leading the Club in a salute to members with April birthdays, and Larry Dean and Karen Morris helped lead an encore. Happy Birthday to : Rich Abdalah, Bob Adams, Jim Babcock, April Bignell, Barry Chang, Art Cohen, Chuck Devine, Diana Ding, Jim Gibson, Ed Grant, Vina Kubeta, Minh Ngo, April Scott, John Stubblebine, Eleanor Watanabe and Kevin Wu.
March Madness winners David Doyle and Jim Jackson were recognized by Jerra Rowland.

Savita thanked Club members who worked at the tree planting in Memorial Park last Saturday, organized by Ro Khanna, Sunnyvale Rotary honoring this year's speakers.

Upcoming Events
Danielle Lynch is looking for more help for the WVCS Volunteer Appreciation Event on April 16. Contact Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto.

Rebuilding Together on April 26 will benefit WVCS and seeks volunteers for shifts 8-12:30, 12-5 or all day, announced Henry Buffalo. There will also be organizing and cleaning service opportunities for non-hammerheads. Pizza for lunch and coffee/pastries in the morning. Contact Barbara McArthur to sign up.

The Chili Cookoff will be held May 28 with a maximum of 10 teams. Contact Leslie Hay to sign up.

Hung Wei invited members to sign up and come to the District 5170 Conference.

Savita announced a Club outing to see the film Million Dollar Arm on May 18.

Golf Tournament

Marc Halberman, Larry Dean and Jerra Rowland offered a skit.

Steve Andrews and Jerra Rowland recognized tee sponsors to-date; buy a whole sign for $500 or a half sign for $250.
Kathy Nellis put out a call for volunteers.
Joanne Mansch described the hole-in-one tournament.
Tina Ferguson reviewed the silent auction. Check out the list and bid by clicking here

Rares Olariu was inducted as a member, transferring from the Buzias Rotary Club he founded in Romania, sponsored by Larry Dean.

Amelia Ho and Art Cohen, having completed their Red Badge program, flew up.

Posted by Rod Sinks on Apr 13, 2014

 

Rod Sinks introduced our guest speakers from Sand Hill Property Company: Kevin Dare, Managing Director, and Nandy Kumar, Partner focused on construction. Over the last 20 years, Sand Hill has developed real estate in the Bay Area valued at over $1 billion. 

Kevin and Nandy took us on a virtual tour of Main Street Cupertino, showing the site plan and elevations of the various buildings, to the great interest of the Club.  

Ideally located on heavily traveled Stevens Creek Boulevard, Main Street Cupertino will be the urban retail and restaurant centerpiece of Cupertino. Sitting adjacent to Apple’s new campus, Main Street Cupertino is destined to become the premier restaurant hub in the South Bay, servicing the midday lunch crowd as well as evening’s casual and gourmet diners.  It will also include a large scale mixed use project on 18 acres of land, including office buildings, retail, loft apartments, and a hotel. Total development cost is $330 million. 
Check out the full presentation by clicking here


Site and architectural plans, and the long history of the project's evolution, may be found here:

Posted by Jerra Rowland on Jul 13, 2013

If you would like to be on Savita Vaidhyanathan's Weekly Agenda please contact  Jerra Rowland by the Sunday night before the meeting. Please email her at jerra95030@mac.com
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 - either as background, or at a critical moment to reinforce your message 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 Annie Ho

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 cupertinorotary@gmail.com. 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 - Stuart Rosenberg; Third Wednesday - Annie Ho; Fourth Wednesday - Open; Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop.
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday - Janice Chua; Second Wednesday -Open; Third Wednesday - Rod Sinks; Fourth Wednesday - Dee Alexander;; Fifth Wednesday - Laurie Campbell.
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Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
Apr 23, 2014
My World of Figure Skating
Apr 30, 2014
What's Going On In The CIty
May 07, 2014
Managing Crisis: Lessons Learned from the Miracle on the Hudson
May 14, 2014
The Road to the Super Bowl; 49er New Stadium
May 21, 2014
From Exchange Student to Teleport
May 28, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
The Mayors of Cupertino
Jun 11, 2014
California's Fruit and Nut Industry
Jun 18, 2014
Rotary Year Wrap-Up
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ImageWatch some of our recent speakers  including Jeff Bryon on Fracking,Professor Stewar on the California Pregrien Falcon and Bill Schlough on information technology and the SF Giants.

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


 

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



 

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