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Cupertino, CA 95014
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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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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 23, 2014

No imageCity Manager David Brandt is a Cupertino native yet he brings a broad range of skills and experience to the job. He has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Arts degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. He has also received his juris doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. David practiced land-use law in Oakland with a private firm before working for the City of Alameda for 10 years. Immediately prior to coming to Cupertino, he served as City Manager in Redmond, Oregon.

David’s time in Cupertino has been eventful. Completion of the public approval process for Apple Campus 2, is just one of many projects throughout Cupertino. Many of the most important changes he has made have been to how the city organizes its finances and services. Fundamental to the changes to the organization during his tenure has been a significant expansion of the city’s commitment to transparency and accountability.

Posted by Jerra Rowland on Apr 13, 2014

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 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 (

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

Posted by Rod Sinks on Apr 20, 2014

President Savita is in India attending to her father who is ill, so Darryl Stowe, Past President "from the paleolithic era of 1997-98," presided.

Pledge led by John Bruzus
Colleen Hudges gave the Inspiration

Visiting Rotarians
Ed Jellen, Oakland #3 Rotary and DG elect
Deepa Rathi, Thane Rotary
Rob Rennie, Los Gatos Morning


Kelly Zhang and Vicky Hou, guests of Hsing Kung
Pinglan Pee, guest of Hung Wei
Sunil Mehli, guest Gauri Guleria
 Deepa Rathi and Darryl Stowe exchanged Club pennants
Presidents Club
ImageAmy Chan joined to thank 27 club volunteers who planted 12 cherry trees  in Memorial Park.

Gary Latshaw joined to promote Sierra Club events on fracking April 21 & 22.  More info

Rebuilding Together April 26, Henry Buffalo. Signup with Barbara Mc Arthur.

Picking oranges this Saturday morning 4/19 at Stocklmeir Orchard, contact Carol Atwood.

Carol is also recruiting for these projects: Rotating Shelter, Flower Planting in front of Quinlan Center.

Rotary U May 14 in San Jose. Save the Date.

Cupertino Players Alan McCleod & Orrin Mahoney, played tennis until Peter Halpirin & Jerra Rowland straightened them outose, announced Hung Wei

Golf Tournament

  • Judy Wilson and Jerra Rowland filled the container with a ball for each tee sponsor as their names were read.
  • Joanne Mansch explained the hole in one contest
  • Tina Ferguson showed the list of raffle prizes; many were on exhibit in the middle of the room Click here to see the items and bid

Posted by Stuart Rosenberg on Apr 23, 2014

Our guest speaker for April 23rd  was to be David Glynn, Past President Liz Gallegos-Glynn’s stepson but he was called away on business so his dad stepped in and did a GREAT JOB.

A protégé of legendary coach Frank Caroll, David Glynn has established himself as a top-level figure skating coach. Glynn has taught competitive figure skating for 14 years out of Sharks Ice in San Jose, Calif., where he has developed numerous U.S. athletes, including 2014 U.S. Olympic Team member Polina Edmunds.

He began coaching Edmunds when she was 4-years-old. Under Glynn's tutelage, she won the 2013 junior national title, qualified for the 2013 Junior Grand Prix Final, and captured a runner-up finish at the 2014 National Championships to clinch her first Olympic berth at age 15.

Check out the presentation  by clicking here:


Posted by Rod Sinks on Apr 20, 2014

The Cupertino Rotary WCS India Tour was the main program, kicked off by Orrin Mahoney.  The trip spanned 8 cities and 4000 miles!

Participants: Arun Goradia, Orrin Mahoney, Dave and Bonnie Sterns, Amy Chan, Helene Davis, Jayne Ham, Zoe Alameda, Linda Wang (Club friend),  Rob & Isabella Rennie (Los Gatos Morning)

Purpose: Visit RI Matching Grant projects (equip schools with computer labs; transport for eye hospital patients)
Build relatinships for future programs& projects with Indian Rotarians
Learn more about Indian history and culture, and political & economic environment.

Trip Highlights presented by noted participants:
  • Dave Sterns - Navi Mumbai: Pratham School #1 & #2 - 
  • Orrin - Evening event with Navi Mumbai Rotary Club; Sightseeing in Mumbai
  • Arun Goradia - Aurangbad:  Ellora Caves, PACE Center for vocational education
  • Rob Rennie - Pune: Pratham School #1. Imagine going to school with no
  • private bathroom, getting a job never having worked with a computer.
  • Amy & Zoe - In transit. after wheeling luggage over many obstacles,
  • their advice is to hire a porter
  • Orrin - Bhubaneswar, Cupertino's sister city, and environs including Puri, where the delegation relaxed. Konark - Sun Temple. Two Rotary Clubs in one evening, shopping for textiles
  • Delhi: sightseeing.
  • Kanpur:  Shankara Eye Hospital, stayed in Rotarians' homes, Ganges River
  • Agra:  Taj Mahal
  • Jaipur:  sightseeing

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
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 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.
Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
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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