We meet Tuesdays at 12:15pm, see calendar for quarterly social
Historic Adobe Building
157 Moffett Blvd.Mountain View, CA 94041United States
President-Elect Bruce Barsi (Judy was out) welcomed everyone. He reminded all (That he was not Judy &) of our Call to Action for 2012-13: “PEACE THROUGH SERVICE.” Our local focus –both District 5170 and MV Rotary - is “Mission Membership”!
Paul Reinhart led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Bruce shared lots of great and funny thoughts about “baseball quotes”.
Phil & our 2 program songmeisters led us in singing "God Bless America” in choir.
There was a visiting Rotarian, Paresh Telang from India w/daughter employed at Google, plus our presenters were the wonderful music group of Narayan & Janet visiting from Seattle. Scott Johnson had a guest from Villa Sienna, and Bert introduced his wife, Anne.
Fine master Bruce:
* Phil paid $20 – Missed “How & Where” is Hardy’s office - Answer was Ken S
* Sheila paid $20 – w/ Daily Double forgiven w/pity ! Best Experience – Trip to South America – Jim in 2004
* Walt paid $40 - w/ Daily Double not forgiven w/pity - Missed where we met, at a mutual friends house – Answer was Dorie
* Hal paid $25 - Most impressive Rotarian and youngest for years with great impression on kids – Right Answer, Jim S
* Hal let us know of his visit to Burn’s Steakhouse in Florida – very expensive and tasty but more importantly that his son graduates from USC (Fight On) with Aerospace Engineering degree - Congratulations
Rotary University – formerly Avenues of Service - Thursday May 16 from 4 – 9pm at the Doubletree. We’d like attendance by all next year’s Board members, all co-chairs, all red badgers, and anyone else who wants to be inspired about possibilities in our Rotary.
Make sure you RSVP to meeting by Monday noon…very important especially if you are not coming or bringing an extra person
Kick-out – will be June 30th @ Michael’s at Shoreline at 2:30 - 5:00 pm Please come, you pay whether you attend or not
Golf Tournament & Barbeque – June 7th at Shoreline includes Los Altos Rotary & Kiwanis – See Walt. Checks due next week.
Live Music on Patio – of Café Venti - Wednesday & Thursday afternoon 4-7 pm…special discount pricing. RSVP at 254-1120
Bert, introduced our visiting Rotarian singing group from Seattle, Narayan & Janet. Their style displays the same values as the Rotary Club of Music for Peace, Goodwill & the Celebration of Life. They played 4 uplifting songs from their recently completed 3rd CD. Great Music and positive vibes, Favorite Song- Leave your stress at the Door!
President-Elect Bruce’s Closing Remarks:
Next Tuesday, May 21st we will have a Special program – the induction of all Red Badgers as (finally) Blue Badgers and a very special speaker – Former RI President and member of our club, M.A.T. Caparas. Don’t miss it!
Our “three-fer” for next meeting, May 21st, will be Twana.
And Remember Judy’s Dream for our Rotary this year: Each member will attend every meeting possible, arriving before 12:15 each week, taking on at least one club responsibility during the year, and bringing in at least one new member this year!! Please make her dream come true! Don’t forget to wear your Rotary Pin!
President Judy opened with a greeting.
This year’s theme is “Peace Through Service” and our local district’s theme is “Mission Membership”
Roger gave the ‘Thought of the Day” by talking of Korea and that there won’t be a war as China does not want one. He said it’s a very nice place to visit.
Phil Armi led us in a patriotic song.
Two visiting Rotarians were introduced, Joe Hamilton, District Governor of District 5179 and Arley Marley, our past District Governor.
No visitors were present except the students receiving scholarships who were introduced later.
Judy thanked everyone for the great time at our Rotating dinner from the appetizers and pink martinis at Walt and Patricia’s lovely home, to main meals at several homes to dessert at Bruce and Suzanne’s nice home.
Announcements: the Kick Out is Sunday, June 30 and it is one of our mandatory events. Anita announced that we will celebrate our outgoing President Judy along with a little bit of a roast as well as welcoming our incoming President Bruce.
Bruce shared his excitement over CHAC’s now being the official owners of the new building at 590 W El Camino. He said CHAC is going form a small building to a larger building that will serve CHAC services for many years to come. In honor of this exciting news Bruce joined the President’s Club.
Bruce than played his Jeopardy game. Fred joined the President’s Club instead of playing the game as he is a new grandfather to a baby boy! Jerylann and Heather were fined.
Program: Ken introduced our program of giving our scholarships to very deserving students. He said that our giving of these scholarships to students is a way that our Rotary Club invests in our future. As we heard their stories it became clear that these students will give back to society when they are adults. To get a scholarship they need to have at least a 3.0, most had 3.5 and up to 4.4. They also have to have done much community service. One student from MVHS wants to become a lawyer to help with immigration. Another Mountain View High student is going to a college in New York to learn to do therapy through music.
One Los Altos High student wants to work from a variety of ways via the media in order to have a positive impact on society. The other Los Alto student was heading to Chapman U to continue his studies in music to become an Opera singer.
The St. Francis student will go to Brown U to study neuro-science and business with the hope of becoming a doctor.
One Adult ED student will attend De Anza then transfer to a 4 year college to become a teacher.
One Alta Vista Student is already at Foothill and plans to become a teacher or counselor.
An Alta Vista student wants to get a BA in Automotive Technology at Sacramento Tech College. The other Alta Vista student wants to be a paramedic and will attend San Mateo College. Some of the stories of the lives of these students were deeply touching. Most of students were in Interact. One of them said that we inspire each other. They are inspired by us and we are inspired by them!
Following the presentations Arley presented Anita with an award for her year as president our club gave 100% to the Foundation!
Following Joe Hamilton praised our club for its rise in membership, our great golfers and that we would again reached 100% goal for Judy’s year! He presented Judy with the Peace for Service Presidential Citation. He also referred to our being #2 of the contest winners.
He also praised and congratulated the students for their scholarships and successes. He told them its important where you end out in life. He said not so much a question of what are you going to do in life as who are you going to be in life?
Judy closed the meeting at 1:30. She asked that we fulfill her wishes for our club and to wear your Rotary Pin!
In addition, at last week's meeting we had a chance to meet our Short Term Exchange student and her parents.
President Judy opened with a greeting:
This year's theme is "Peace through Service" and our local and District 5170 theme is "Mission Membership."
Alan Goodman subbed for our songmister with a rousing rendition of "Doo wa Diddy".
No visitors or visiting Rotarians.
--- Rotating dinner, 4/26/13- start at the Joyces- 274 N Clark- Los Altos/ then to a secret home for dinner/ then to Barsi’s for dessert—email will go out to all who are attending.
---Golf Tourney/ joint event with Los Altos Rotary/ Los Altos Sunset Rot/ some others—pls sign up in next few weeks, June 7- shotgun start at 1pm- Shoreline course with dinner at Michael’s right after and small Texas Holdem poker event after.
--Bruce energetically fined Monique, Fred and Roger on the always entertaining Rotary Jeopardy questions.
--Paul Reinhart gave his Red Badge talk- originally from New Jersey (which we don’t hold against him, while others might)- Marine Corps, interest in veterinary medicine, ended up in business school, became a CPA, worked in IT, then Project Management at Genentech, then own company, then the Peace Corps—now a loyal and local volunteer. A very interesting life to say the least.
--Next week's meeting will be held at Scotts on Castro beginning at 5:00. No noon meeting. Our short term exchange student and her parents will be there as our guests. Her parents are both professors at Stanford and her mother was a long term exchange student to France. They are all excited.
Craig Goldman introduced today's speaker:
Kristin Enriquez, special education teaching coordinator for the Mtn View/Whisman school district. Moved to town 4 yrs ago from Pasadena, enjoys working with pre-school special needs students, gets them started with enough communication skills to make a good start in kindergarten, and beyond. They don’t pretend to cure the children’s ills, but do get them ready to function in the school system. Kristin is a very good speaker, and obviously passionate about the difference that she and her group can make for the children, parents and future teachers. Thanks to April speaker coordinator Craig Goldman.
Our Three fer on May 7h will be Monique Kane.
Don't forget to be at as many meetings by 12:15 as possible, take on at least one project, wear your Rotary Pin and invite a visitor!
Jim led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Hiro shared a thought: "Secrets to Staying Young." Tom led us in singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game."
There were no visiting Rotarians nor Visitors to introduce.
* Jim paid $25 - Heather's trip to the emergency room after a Rotary meeting.
* Craig paid $20 - Chuck competed in a race with a missing glasses lense.
* Sheila paid $25 - Walt's favorite activities of traveling, hiking, biking, and golfing.
* Walt paid $30 - Jim's story of meeting Alice picking keys up for a ski cabin.
* Roger paid $30 - Bert's favorite activities of contradance and playing music.
The 5170 Squaw Creek Resort Contest. Our club now has 6 free rooms for Memorial Day Weekend. Sign-up sheet going around . Rotary 5170 will have 22 rooms so there may be some fun activities – besides the fun of Tahoe, and the historic facilities for Olympics at Squaw Valley.
Stevens Creek Trail Clean-Up – Sat. morning, April 20th. Anita will be providing to us more detailed information.
Tom announced that Jerylann lost her Dad last Friday night. Services are tentatively planned for next Saturday. More information will be forwarded out when services are finalyzed.
Dennis had a pacemaker implanted. He seems to be doing fine and should be at the next Rotary Meeting.
Rotating Dinner April 26 – Walt Joyce. Walt said that two more homes are needed to host a meal.
Scholarships have been decided upon. Thanks to everyone who participated in interviewing and evaluating applicants – especially Ken, Jim, Judy and Walt. The Scholarship winners will be invited to our May 7th meeting.
Rotary University – formerly Avenues of Service - Thursday May 16 from 4 – 9pm at the Doubletree. We’d like attendance by all next year’s Board members , all co-chairs, all red badger’s, and anyone else who wants to be inspired about possibilities in our Rotary. Registration is paid by the club.
Invitation from Anna Eshoo – Dedication…Ballard Post Office 1:00 pm Sat Apr.13th
Craig, speaker chairman for the month, introduced Betsy Nikolchev, Director of the Family Engagement Institute (FEI) for Foothill College. FEI works with many families, organizations, and schools throughout Santa Clara County, and part of San Mateo County, in helping children from low income families achieve their full potential. They provide free opportunities and resources to families and their children through existing organizations. Because of their partnership with Foothill College they are able to issue Certificates of Completion for the courses that parents complete. Courses include: parenting classes, family literacy, computer basics, strengthening the home-school connection, college preparation, and much more.
President July's Closing Remarks:
Our speaker next week, April 16, will be MVLA High School District Superintendent Barry Groves – on his winter-break trip with LAHS students to build a school in Haiti.
On the last Tues. of this month – April 30 we will have an afternoon social – 5 to 6:30 at Scott’s (formerly Cantankerous Fish) rather than our regular lunch meeting here.
Our “three-fer” for next meeting, April 16, will be Kevin Chiapello.
And Remember Judy’s Dream for our Rotary this year: Each member will attend every meeting possible, arriving before 12:15 each week, taking on at least one club responsibility during the year, and bringing in at least one new member this year!! Please make her dream come true! Don’t forget to wear your RotaryPin!
President Judy welcomed everyone at 12.30 pm at the Adobe Building.
Hal led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Sheila made us consider the Gender of a Computer and Phil led us in God Bless America.
Visiting from Los Altos Rotary was Hinda Weber, Education Case Manager for Alta Vista High School and Advisor to its Interact Club. With her came four Interact Club members from Alta Vista. Their club had worked hard to support us at the Crab Feed for which they made 500 cup-cakes.
Sign-up sheets were circulated for :- Memorial Weekend at Squaw Creek Resort, Tahoe, where we have six rooms available free, Rotating Dinner on April 26.
Scholarships have been decided. Thanks to everyone who participated, interviewing and evaluating applicants, especially Ken Schwaderer, Jim Spangler, Judy Hannemann, and Walt Joyce. Winners will be invited too our May 7 meeting.
Rotary University, (formerly Avenues of Service) is May 16, 4pm -9pm at the Double Tree Inn in San Jose. Members, especially the new Board and Red Badgers, are urged to attend.
Anna Eshoo invites attendance at the Mountain View Post Office on Sat. April 13, 1.00pm for Dedication of the building in memory of Kenneth Ballard, killed in Action. RSVP to Eshoo@gmail.com.
President Judy noted that District 5170 Speech Contest at the District Conference in Napa finished with a win by the student sponsored by Los Altos Sunset Club.
Finemaster Bruce being absent, confessions were extracted from Scott Johnson, glad to be part of our winning Golf Tournament team, Bill Maston for not introducing Laura, teacher from Burlingame. Walt Joyce admitted to having a new Lexus, Jim Cunningham joined the Presidents Club and Ken Schwaderer paid another fine for Cal’s women’t basketball team being in the Final Four.
Stevens Creek Trail Clean-up is Saturday April 20. 9am
Rotating Dinner will be Friday April 26. Walt Joyce has a sign up sheet.
Frank Davilla will not be at the meeting for the next couple of weeks. We need a volunteer to deliver the extra food to the Workers Center after the meeting.
As a Red Badge member, Craig Goldman gave us an outline of his history. Coming from a Mid-West family, his father was in business in Chicago, his mother an elementary school teacher, he enjoyed gymnastics in High School. He left the cold of Chicago to come to Stanford as a student of Human Biology but later went to Law School and worked as an attorney in Los Angeles for five years. He got a teaching credential and a job in Burlingame. He was married and has three daughters. He has been in the MV Whisman District for 15 years, three as Chief Financial Officer before becoming Superintendant.
As Speaker for the meeting. Craig Goldman, told us the MV District started in 1854 and Whisman in 1869. Now combined, they serve about 5000 students in 7 Elementary schools and 2 Middle Schools. There are five members of the Board and Craig is its sole employee. With relentless commitment to the success of students, the District has raised standards and made great progress even with 45 % second language learners. It now compares favorably with Palo Alto even though finances per student are limited. As well as Property taxes, the District receives funds from Parcel tax, Shoreline taxes, lease revenue, several local Foundations and sponsorship from Google, Microsoft, Synopsis and Samsung.
Next Week’s Speaker (April 9):- Betsy Nikolchev, Director of Family Engagement for Foothill College. Hiro will be the Greeter and give the day’s Thought.
If you cannot attend or will be bringing a guest, let us know through ClubRunner or by E-mail to Chuck by noon on Monday the 8th.
Mountain View Rotary Club
March 26, 2013
By Paul Reinhard
President’s Greeting: Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mountain View. Judy Hannemann kicked off the meeting.
Our call to action for 2012-13 is “PEACE THROUGH SERVICE.” Our local focus –both District 5170 and MV Rotary - is “Mission Membership”!
President Judy opened meeting at 12.30 pm at the Adobe Building.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Sheila remembered dates to celebrate, Saint Patrick's Day, which marks this death on March 17,461 A.D. and five centuries before that, the Ides of March, when Caesar was warned not to go to the Capitol.
Phil Armi in his annual shamrocked hat had the Club remember Irish Eyes.
Brad Wardle, Mountain View Fire Chief, was again welcomed as a visitor.
Bruce put more members in jeopardy- Judy, Jim Spangler and Ken.
Ken asked for volunteers to help interview scholarship applicants next week.
President Judy urged attendance at the District Conference in Napa on March 22-24. Rotarian Robert Coultas will speak on Saturday morning. “Rotary changes people..people change the world”. He is inspirational and pertinent to Clubs' efforts to attract and keep members. Dick Henning will speak on Saturday evening.
Go to www.rotarydistrict51170.org to register.
Bill Maston showed the second installment of his video about work in Fiji and told us more about his challenges and achievements in dealing with villagers and their chief. The Club should consider how we might promote an International Rotary project to help improve the lives and environment of people in Fiji.
Next week, March 19, Carole Leigh Hutton will tell us some facts about United Way, Silicon Valley.
Gerry Felix will greet and think and take notes.
President’s greeting – And call to action for 2012 & 2013 – PEACE THROUGH SERVICE. Our local focus in the District and Club is MISSION MEMBERSHIP.
The pledge was led by Anita Grossman
The thought for the day was given ay Pres. Elect Bruce Barsi.
The song for the day was led by Phil Armi – “America the Beautiful.” We also sang Happy Birthday to Bill Maston and Fred Storek.
There were no visiting Rotarians or Guests of the Club.
We were privileged to have Scott Johnson give his Red Badge talk. Things you might not know about Scott: He was a Rotarian in the Newport Beach Sunrise Club; he has 8 grandchildren; he was asked to join our club by Anita Grossman, Jerylann Mateo and others. He is the Marketing Director for Villa Sienna.
Finemaster Bruce asked for confessions: Jim Spangler went to New York and saw the opening night of Cinderella. Bob Williams spent an evening with the Sister City group. Bruce also had several members play Rotary Jeopardy; Jim Cochran, Monique Kane and Heather Stenshamn.
Bert Raphael announced that we were set for a short term student exchange this summer. A girl from Mountain View High School will visit France and bring back a girl from there when she returns. He is looking for a couple of female “counselors” who will be available to speak to the girls if needed.
Past President Anita nominated a slate of officers and Board members for the 2013 – 2014 Rotary Year:
President Bruce Barsi
President Elect Alan Goodman
Treasurer Sheila Hodgkinson
Secretary (Internal) Hiro Kariya
Secretary (External) Paul Reinhart
Board Members: Jerylann Mateo, Tom Myers, Bert Raphael, Tori Corbett, Twana Karney, Hal Taylor.
Nominations were closed and the above were elected unanimously.
President Judy reminded us to register for the District Conference before the price of the rooms increased. The Conference will be held March 21 – 24 in Napa.
The program was introduced by Bill Maston. He showed us the first part of a video about the problems facing the Fiji people. He has been working on a project there for many years. His daughter became interested and first invited some students to spend a week on the island for a biology project and after several years some teachers became interested and have spent some summer vacations there reaching the locals how to pollute less and to help save the coral reefs. Rotarians Fred Storek and Jim Spangler have spent time on the islands to see first hand the problems that exist. Next week he will show part two of the video.
Remember to attend all meetings possible (letting us know if you WON’T be able to attend); arrive by 12:15; take on at least one club responsibility during the year; bring in a new member; and wear your Rotary Pin!
The meeting was called to order by President Judy Hannemann.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jim Spangler
Greeter and Thought for the Day: Anita Grossman
Phil Armi led us in a round of "Oh What a Beautiful Morning”
Bert reported on the MV Rotary Ski Trip, thanking Bruce and Susanne for graciously hosting the gang and sharing that everyone had a wonderful time.
Judy and others attended the “Celebration of Life” service for Mary Marley on Saturday. Our Club has donated $250 to the Rotary scholarship fund established in her name.
The District Conference in Napa is less than a month away, on March 21-24. There will be a special tribute to 25 Years of Women in Rotary. Our Board voted to place an ad in the program, up to $300.
Anita asked club members to review the slate of officers and let her know if there are any changes or additions to the list which will be voted on next Tuesday. Bruce commented that all Red Badgers will be eligible for Board service beginning in July 2013 so have at it!
Speaker: Adam Scow, California Campaigns Director at Food & Water Watch
Adam is responsible for developing strategy for local, state, and national campaigns, and serves on the planning committee for the annual California Water Policy Conference sponsored by Public Officials for Water and Environment Reform.
Adam spoke to us on “fracking in California” – first providing an overview of what fracking entails and its impact on the environment:
● Fracking goes much deeper than traditional drilling, with lots of water and toxic chemicals employed to break up rock (shale) for gas or oil.
● Hazards included leaks, contaminated groundwater, air pollution, explosions and fires.
● There is no safe way to frack.
For more information, please go to the website – foodandwaterwatch.org/California.
Next week’s 3-fer is Frank Davila.
The meeting was called to oder by President Elect Bruce Barsi.
Pledge of Allegience was led by Walt Joyce
Phil Armi led us in a round of "Row, Row, Your Boat"
Bruce was leading the meeting because of Judy's horrific week. She' ll explain at a later time.
Monique Kane reported the Board of Directors approved spending $250 to donate to the Los Altos Rotary club
in the name of Mary Marley for the scholarship fund set up in her name.
Tom Myers also reported that the Board also recommended spending up to $300 for an ad in the District
Conference Program honoring the past women presidents from our club.
Alan Goodman said that there were only two people yet to report their crab feed ticket sales but it looks like
we will net about $15,000.
Tori Corbett gave her Red Badge talk. Tori is a Mountain View native and has been involved in the residential real estate market for more than 20 years. she is also involved with the City of Mountain View mediation program. Tori attended elementary, Jr. and High School in Mountain View and possesses the dubious distinction of every school she has attended has been shut down following her graduation. So far the only school to escape this curse is Foothill College. YOU GO GIRL!! If someone could please notify the adult education dept. at Foothill to be on the lookout for Tori's application it would be greatly appreciated.
Vistiting Rotarian and Speaker: John Nadolski from Los Altos Club.
approx. 2/3 of those without access to safe water live on less than $2 per day
For additional information see: www.water.cc
Next Week's "Three Fer" is Anita Grossman
Pledge of Allegiance: Bill Maston
Greeter and Thought for the Day: Walt Joyce
Song of the Day: Phil Armi “Happy Birthday” - Kevin C. the 4th, Jim S. the 1st, Chuck O. today!
Introduction of Visiting Rotarians and Visitors: Hal Taylor introduced a visiting Rotarian from Bolder Colorado, Tina Pierce, who has relocated and is looking for a new club. Cecelia Babkirk, Cupertino Rotary and chair of the Community Grants program. Tim Bewely and Carol Fellows (the speaker) from Klamath Falls, OR.
Finemaster - Bruce Barsi - Called for confessions: Hal Taylor, a new Toyota; Heather Stenshamm a new Tesla; and Bert Raphael, just on principle. None were able to guess the correct answers in jeopardy.
Update on our CRAB FEED!! Alan Goodman. We served close to 400 people. Our net proceeds look to be around $14,000. The InterAct Club from Alta Vista was very excited – made $200! Turn in your ticket money to him ASAP! He raffled off some left over wine and beer.
Reminder about RSVP’ing to meetings – if you’re not coming or if you are bringing an extra person. It is very important for you to indicate that you are not coming to a Tuesday meeting…..on Club Runner or by emailing Chuck by Monday Noon if at all possible.
District Conference – will be in Napa this year from March 21-24, 2013…There will be a special tribute to 25 years of Women in Rotary. And this will be a good excuse for a weekend in the beautiful wine country! A Fantastic Cave reception only for those members who have donated $1000 to the RF or to Paul Harris Foundation… All of you have donated at least something to TRF so if you planned to give any more, NOW is a good time to do it.!!
If you want to book your hotel room early, go to tinyurl.com/2013DCHotel. When District 5160 held their conference at this resort, rooms sold out quickly at our reduced rates.
Los Altos Rotary Cioppino Feed – March 1 – 6 to 10 pm Shoup Park – Garden House $70.00 Might be fun to get a group of us to go together!
Feb 26 the Communication Technologies Committee will run a seminar on the use of Social Media.
Note: We have been informed of the passing of Mary Marley. She was a past President of the Los Altos Rotary Club and the wife of last year’s District Governor, Arley Marley. More information may be coming at next week’s meeting.
Program today – The Speaker was introduced by Cecelia Babkirk. Carol Fellows, Zone 25 Representative to the Rotary International Centers for the Study of Peace and Conflict Resolution. She showed a terrific Power Point presentation regarding the process of selecting the Peace Fellows and the Peace Centers (Universities) It has been in existence for only 8 years and already has graduated some important people making a difference in the world. The Peace Centers program is an exciting endeavor which offers fully paid, post-graduate fellowships to interested students and those working for NGOs in related fields. ___________________________________________________________________________
Our speaker on Feb. 12 will be Fredd Tittle, Chaplain of the VA Hospital
Our “three-fer” for next meeting, February 12, will be Craig Goldman
And Remember my Dream for our Rotary this year: Each member will attend every meeting possible, arriving before 12:15 each week, taking on at least one club responsibility during the year, and bringing in at least one new member this year!! Please make my dream come true! Don’t forget to wear your Rotary Pin!