Our Distinguished Speakers
Apr 23, 2014
Ethics Program
Apr 30, 2014
Two Club Members Provide Insight Into Their Lives
May 07, 2014
Fascinating Paths to Careers
May 14, 2014
Interview with a Local Developer
May 21, 2014
Changes in Russia and the Ukraine’s, Insights from an Expert
May 28, 2014
SF 49ers
Jun 04, 2014
Venture Capitalist
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
Sports Report
Jun 25, 2014
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"100 Years of Leadership, Fellowship and Humanitarian Service"

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88 South 4th Street
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San Jose, CA 95112
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Cultivating a Highly Ethical Workplace Based on the Rotary 4-Way Test

Lori Raineri, President of Government Financial Strategies and Certified Fraud Examiner, will present a review of what the most up to date neuroscience tells us about workplace culture and how to motivate ethical behavior, and specifically how the Rotary Four-Way Test, created in 1932 is relevant today as an important tool in this effort.  As a well known public finance advisor, Lori will share insights gained from working with hundreds of government agencies for more than 25 years, financing more than $7 billion of public works projects, and serving as an expert witness in litigation related to securities and government contracting.

Volunteers Needed!


Saturday, April 26, 2014

7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sandy Wool Lake, Ed Levin Park, Milpitas

Famous Rotary Tri-tip BBQ Lunch included

Bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen

Fishing equipment provided

We need volunteers to help kids set up tackle, bait hooks (no worms!) and net fish. Volunteers need not be Rotarians and fishing experience is NOT required! There will be approximately 250 - 300 third grade kids and their parents and teachers from three local inner-city schools.

If you can help, please email or call Carl Honaker (408) 918-7711 or Barry Cristina (408) 938-4932






Fish BGB


 Girl fishing BGB






Fish 3 BGB 

Download Fish Flier by clicking here. 

Golf BGB 

Thursday, May 15 at 1 pm

San Jose Country Club


There will be a shotgun start and shamble format. Each team uses the best drive and the players play their own ball. The top two scorers are entered for the competition. 

Prizes, appetizers, fellowship

The great outdoors! 

To sign up please contact Lynn Devou by clicking here

For more information, download the Golf Event Flier by clicking here.


Major David Yardley was commissioned as a Salvation Army Officer in 1992 and served for 10 years as Commanding Officer in Auburn, Stockton and Eureka.

A career change followed, which utilized David’s abilities to serve as an administrator in the Salvation Substance Recovery Program, known as the Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC). He spent time in Canoga Park and Pasadena as an ARC Administrator. 

In 2008, David was appointed as the Salvation Army Monterey County Coordinator and for the past 9 months, he has been assigned as Santa Clara County Coordinator. 

David is a hard worker and enjoys being of service. He is a family man, who has recently celebrated his 30
th anniversary to his lovely wife Gaylene. Together they have been blessed with 2 children and 3 granddaughters. In his spare time, David loves to fish and enjoy sports. 

David is looking forward to being a part of the Rotary Club of San Jose. 

Lomax BGB 

Karla Lomax is the Manager of Government Relations for San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties for PG&E.  In this role, she oversees a team of five representing the utility’s gas and electricity operations to local government officials in forty municipalities.

Ms. Lomax first joined PG&E in 2009 as the Government Relations Representative and later took on an expanded role in managing the company’s day-to-day relations with the cities of San Jose, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and the County of Santa Clara.

Ms. Lomax serves as the company lead with key organizations like the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Bay Area Climate Collaborative.

Prior to joining PG&E, Ms. Lomax worked for the Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway Company.

Ms. Lomax was born and raised in San Jose – having attended Independence High School and San Jose State University.  She serves on the Board of the Red Cross of Silicon Valley and serves on the Friends of PACT.

Paul King BGB 

Paul S. King, CFP®, CEP®

Paul is President and Private Wealth Advisor for King Wealth Planning.  He is known as Silicon Valley’s “Retirement Guide.”  His goal is to help people realize a higher quality of life through better financial awareness and decision making.

Paul started his career as a Senior Engineer for Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories and Digital Equipment Corporation. He holds a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University.

He is the author of the “Financial Planning for Career Transitions” course and “The Identity Theft Resource Kit” and regularly speaks on such topics as Modern Portfolio Principles, Estate Preservation, and Retirement Income Strategies.  He is past President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the International Association for Financial Planning where he launched the annual “Personal Finance Fair.”

His hobbies include long distance running, triathlons, photography, and golf. 



Prior to this meeting, volunteers and staff had assembled everything needed to conduct today’s agenda.

CAC (01 of 23)

And, beginning at 11:30 AM, some 35+ members emeritus had been invited to the Reunion Wine Reception. No reception line happened today…in its place emeritus members of long standing assembled and enjoyed more than one glass of wine.

Richard Whitney checked-in members as they arrived. Phil Simms, Jim Hummel, and others staffed the ‘Guest Registration table’. CEO John Kennett was available and ensuring that things happened as planned. The atmosphere was relaxed, jovial and positive.

At 12:25 PM President Carl Salas rang the bell to call Meeting 4973 to order; began his welcoming message to all members and their guests.

CAC (02 of 23)

Phil Strong led us all in singing ‘God Bless America’ which was followed by

CAC (03 of 23)

the ‘Thought for the Day’ presented by Todd Trekell which dealt ‘Being Sorry’. Being sorry is not about you, but begs forgiveness and ‘pushes onward’.

President Carl Salas asked the Red Badgers to introduce themselves. Karla Lomax, PG&E and Michael Fulton, Comerica Bank (who is retiring in a few days) conveyed the mobile microphones to members who introduced their guests. 13 guests were introduced.

12:37 PM John McLeod presented several news items: The Board of Supervisors asked the Sheriff to look into having a collaborative agreement to assist the SJPD in community safety and security services. The SJPD is down to about 900 Officers today when a short time ago some 1400 police provided community safety and security services. And SJSU just appointed Andrew Feinstein as its provost.

CAC (07 of 23)

Former President David Downs introduced David Yardley, Salvation Army as the newest member who had been a member of the Monterey Rotary Club for 8 years.

CAC (15 of 23)

12:46PM….Vic LoBue and President Carl presented graphs which showed that this club has two members who joined back in 1952. Others had been members since 1954; etc. etc. until 1986 when the first woman was provided membership privileges. All in all some 56 Rotarians had been members for more than 30 years. All ‘members emeritus’ were asked to stand up to conclude this segment of this meeting.

To watch the Club's 100 year video click on the picture. 


View the SV Business Journal's Magazine of our 100 Year Celebration by CLICKING HERE. It may take a few moments depending on your download speed. 

Click Here For The Details Of Membership And Our Application! 

Our meeting speakers are on KLIV Wednesday evening at 7 PM the week after the meeting.  Tune in to 1590 AM on your radio dial and enjoy the program speaker once again or for the first time if you missed the meeting. No, it does not count as a meeting make up.  Nice try!

Mike Danberger records the meeting and clips the speaker's talk and our questions for everyone in the valley to enjoy every Wednesday evening.  Tune in! 

CreaTV San Jose's SJSU interns will be recording some of the lunch speakers for playback on Comcast Channel 15 and 30.  "Rotary Presents" will air every Monday night at 7pm on the Silicon Valley Channel 30.
If you are not a Comcast customer but have broadband internet access, you maybe able to view the video on demand here at CreaTV San Jose's website. Put in "Rotary" in the TITLE window, click on SUBMIT and all our programs will appear. Choose the speaker you want to see/hear. This is thanks to member Suzanne St. John-Crane, Executive Director, CreaTV San Jose. 


Rotarians all over the world have been working in unison to ensure that no child will ever again know the crippling effects of Polio. It has been twenty years since the last case was reported in the Americas. India continues to achieve zero polio cases while frantic efforts are underway in polio-endemic countries. Let us all rededicate ourselves to the cause and keep fighting to eradicate Polio from the face of the earth. 

You can download Rotary International's "End Polio Now" bimonthly newsletter by Clicking On This Link. It was updated March 2014.

The bottom line is this: As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, all children – wherever they live – remain at  risk. You can track the progress on the internet of Polio eradication at this link. There is a Rotary International Link here

If you need information included in the web pages, want to comment or need something done on the web page, please contact the webmaster by clicking on this link: Email SJ Rotary Webmaster  Please do not contact the Rotary Office about the web pages. 

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View the SJ Rotary Web Stats Since April 12, 2009 by clicking here.  

There are 1,218,200+ Rotarians in 34,196 clubs in 196 Countries around the world.  The Rotary Club of San Jose, CA is in the Top Dozen of the Rotary Clubs in the World. We have entered our 100th year of service. Contact us for membership information. 

"Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities."

Club Events
7:30AM--Red Badge Mtg. Gordon House
Apr 22, 2014 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
11:00AM--Fun & Fellowship Meeting Summit Center
Apr 23, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:15AM--Public Relations Meeting Summit Center
Apr 23, 2014 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:30AM--Military Care Pkgs Meeting Summit Center
Apr 23, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30PM--Youth Exchange Mtg. Summit Center
Apr 23, 2014 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
8:00AM--International House Mtg. International House - SJSU
Apr 25, 2014 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
11:30AM--Philanthropic Action Meeting Summit Center
Apr 30, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
5:30PM--Rotaplast Meeting Joseph George
May 06, 2014 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
5:30PM--Membership Development Summit Center
May 07, 2014 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
12:00Noon--Book Club Il Fornaio
May 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
7:30AM--Membership Meeting Gordon House
May 13, 2014 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
8:00AM--Downtown Development Mtg. Hopkins & Carley
May 13, 2014 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
11:45AM--Program Mtg. Gordon House
May 13, 2014 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
11:00AM--Leigh Weimer's Emerging Artists Summit Center
May 14, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00AM--Career Development Mtg. Orloff/Williams office
May 14, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:30AM--Foundation Board Mtg. Gordon House
May 15, 2014 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
7:30AM--Los Amigos de Washington School Mtg. Washington Elementary School
May 15, 2014 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
12:00PM Int'l Service Mtg. Gordon House
May 15, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
11:30AM--Philosophy Mtg. Washington Elementary School
May 16, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
7:30AM--Board of Directors Mtg. Gordon House
May 20, 2014 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
7:30AM--Adult Gift of Life Meeting O'Connor Hospital
May 21, 2014 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
11:00AM--Youth Protection Mtg. Summit Center
May 21, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:15AM--Fun & Fellowship Meeting Summit Center
May 21, 2014 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30AM--RotaCare Meeting Summit Center
May 21, 2014 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
7:30AM--Red Badge Mtg. Gordon House
May 27, 2014 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
11:15AM--Public Relations Meeting Summit Center
May 28, 2014 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:30AM--Military Care Pkgs Meeting Summit Center
May 28, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30AM--Philanthropic Action Meeting Summit Center
May 28, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30PM--Youth Exchange Mtg. Summit Center
May 28, 2014 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
4:00PM--Gordon House Mtg. Gordon House
May 29, 2014 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
8:00AM--International House Mtg. International House - SJSU
May 30, 2014 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Rotary Spring BBQ Gordon House
Jun 11, 2014 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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