Rotary Meeting Notes 9/17
Pledge: Wendy Gudalewicz
Inspiration: Harvey Barnett
A great thought about never forgetting to feel good.
Ed Jellen DG, Joe Hamilton PDG, Joanna Rafalska East Palo Alto, Andrew Knaaclc EClub SW USA, Debby Rice Saratoga, Charile Wasser Sunnyvale David Sunn and Sean Lyn of HuaRen of Silicon Valley, and Brittany Overbeck District 5170
Rotarians with Guests:
Donald and Emily Chan, guests of Lisa Chan, Chris Jew, guest of Wendy Gudalewicz, Susan Black guest of Larry Dean, Karen Barrett and Kari Barton, guests of Lisa Tsuchitani, Susan Sander guest of Frank Tsui, Rita Shang guest of Ian Greenside, Varsha Veepa, guest of Palavi Shah, Auree Kamga and Ken Blackman
Gauri Guleria joined in honor of her husband’s recent event. (Heart Attack). Harry (our famous chili cook), is doing fun and getting ready for a reduced stress lifestyle. Gauri is thankful for all her friends and support in Rotary.
PP Bev (book on head) Lenihan joined to remind everyone about the 10th Anniversary of the Library fund and ask people to stop by after next week’s meeting to take a picture with a book on their head as well.
Don Sun joined in honor of his 2 friends at our meeting that are starting the new Rotary Club of Silicon Valley.
Leslie Davis joined in honor of her recent promotion. Congratulations Leslie!
David Doyle and Sunil Nethisinghe highlighted what a great event and thanked everyone on the committee as well as all the volunteers. See the slideshow in our bulletin this week.
Gary Jones and Leslie Hay invited everyone to the Gourmet Globe Trotter Brunch this Sunday
Savita Vaidhyanathan announced the upcoming Movie Night on Thursday September 18th
Sean Lin announced the upcoming Charter Celebration of the new Rotary Club of HuaRen of Silicon Valley on Saturday October 4th at Mings Chinese at 6:00PM. Reserve your space and purchase tickets at goo.gl/vW1xK4. There are lots of speakers including RI President.
Tina Ferguson reminded everyone about the upcoming A Sante’ event benefiting RotaCareon Thursday November 13th at 8:00PM at the Old Del Monte Building. See her for tickets to the event or to purchase raffle tickets.
Bev Lenihan reminded everyone that there would be a vote on the changes to the by-laws Article II Section 5 at the next meeting
Liz Gallegos announced the upcoming TRF campaign, Every Rotarian, Every Year, starting in October and in honor of DG Ed Jellen’s attendance reported that we already had commitments for 19% of our goal, with $11, 250 pledged. Those who had already pledged were announced and honored.
DG Ed Jellen then had the honor to present Padma Chari with her Paul Harris Fellow award. Way to go Padma!
Red Badge Fly-up:
Congratulations to Annie Yamashita for being the first in her class to fly up. President Hung Wei is her sponsor and talked about what a great Rotarian Annie had already become. We were all glad to see her fly up to the blue.
New Member Induction:
We were honored to have DG Ed Jellen on hand to induct two new members; Maria Segal, sponsored by Judy Wilson and Lisa Chan Sponsored by Hung Wei. Maria is a returning Rotarian and we are all excited to have her back, her classification is Real Estate- Residential and we are sure she will step right back in to our club with ease. Lisa’s classification is Legal Services and she has already participated in many events. Both members were given standing ovations of welcome.
Donation to CUSD/CEEF:
DG Ed Jellen was proud to present a $1500 check to CEEF to support new teacher at the Cupertino Union School District. The check was accepted by Lisa Tsuchitani of CEEF and Wendy Gudalewicz of CUSD, both Cupertino Rotarians.
Featured Speaker- DG Ed Jellen
PDG Joe Hamilton introduced DG Ed Jellen as our speaker. He explained how Ed’s name provided insight into his nature: He was a Judge, His is an experienced Rotarian, a loving husband, a learned man (UC Berkely), an expert in 50’s music and a driver of doing things new ways.
DG Ed Jellen told us about the chapters of his life and the key messages for each. Check out his full talk at this link: https://vimeo.com/channels/257384