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Quinlan Community Center

10185 North Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
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CREF Perm Fund
PO Box 1101
Cupertino, CA 95015

Upcoming Special Events
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Sept 7 Global Elegance


Sept 13 Fall Festival
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October 15th. 
District Avenues of Service
Doubletree Hotel

Upcoming Activities
Kayak and Apple Trip Elkhorn Slough and Gidzich Ranch
Sep 05, 2014
Membership Committee Orrin's Clubhouse
Sep 08, 2014 04:15 AM
Youth Services Monthly Meeting Cupertino Room, Quinlan Center
Sep 10, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fall Fest Cupertino Memorial Park
Sep 13, 2014
Community Service Committee Meeting Quinlan Community Center
Sep 17, 2014 11:00 AM
CREF Board Meeting Quinlan Community Center
Sep 17, 2014 01:45 PM
Finance Committee Meeting Cupertino Sports Center
Sep 18, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cabinet Meeting Hung Wei's house
Sep 18, 2014 05:00 PM
Rotary Movie Night BlueLight Cinemas
Sep 18, 2014 07:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Day at the A's Sep 20, 2014
Gourmet Globe Trotters: SUNDAY GARDEN BRUNCH Palacio Restaurant
Sep 21, 2014 10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Rotary Book Club Northwest YMCA
Sep 22, 2014 07:00 PM
Vocational Services monthly meeting Quinlan Community Center
Sep 24, 2014 11:00 AM
BOD monthly meeting Hung Wei's house
Sep 25, 2014 05:00 PM
Leadership Conf. Independence High School
Sep 28, 2014 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
World Community Service Committee Holders Country Inn
Sep 30, 2014 07:15 AM
Club Service Committee Quinlan Community Center
Oct 01, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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President Hung Wei
President Elect Cecelia (Suzi) Blackman
Secretary Judy Wilson
Assistant Secretary Karen Morris
CFO Tom Hall
CREF President Kathy Nellis
Strategic Development Officer Richard Lowenthal
Director Marj Mancuso
Director John Bruzus
Director John Giovanola
Director Jerra Rowland
Director Wendell Stephens
Director Eva Martin-Long
Immediate Past President Savita Vaidhyanathan
Posted by Stuart Rosenberg on Aug 27, 2014

No imageOur speaker for this program will be Martin Hellman, a Professor of Electrical  Engineering at Stanford University. Prof. Hellman has published over 75 papers and has received numerous honors and awards, including election to the National Academy of Engineering.

Forty years ago, encryption in this country was essentially the sole domain of NSA. But Hellman foresaw that the marriage of computers and communications would require encryption expertise outside of NSA – for example, for individuals to protect their financial transactions and medical records.

Along with his students Whit Diffie and Ralph Merke he invented public key cryptography, the technology that provides security on the internet. Every time you buy something online with a credit card, or access your bank account, you’re using his technology.

But, there was a collision with NSA, which at first maintained that Hellman’s discoveries were “born classified”, so that he was breaking the law by publishing his papers. His talk is entitled “NSA’s Domestic Spying; Boon or Bane?”

Posted by Stuart Rosenberg on Aug 31, 2014

PP Larry Dean did his best imitation of David Lettermen siting the top 10 reasons to give to the CREF permanent fund campaign, help Larry look good by taking the opportunity to join your fellow rotarians by contributing to our long term ability to serve the community. Any and all donations are appreciated. For those who missed the top 10, click here to see them now.



Posted by Beverly Lenihan on Aug 31, 2014

CRUT! Is this a new way of showing frustration? Not’s an investment opportunity that just might interest you.

CREF is sponsoring another in their series of informational seminars and workshops, at no charge to you, our members and your families.

Wednesday, September 24th , from 1:45-3:00pm in the Social Room at Quinlan, Bob Ericson, Certified Financial Planner (CFP) from Monte Sereno, will give us a tutorial on the Charitable Remainder Unitrust (of CRUT). This tool is a means to benefit the holder in the short term, while providing benefit to your non-profit of choice at the end of your life.

Mark your calendars now for September 24th—no sign-ups required, but if you do plan to attend or have questions, please reach Bev Lenihan at

Posted by Wendell Stephens on Aug 31, 2014

Rotary Book Club set a new attendance record this month.  19 attendees. The book - “Dark Pools” by Scott Paulson – with Rod Sinks moderating - drew a lot of interest and a lot of comments about our investments and their relative safety.  We had an excellent discussion and at the end Chuck Harper surprised us with a picture of one the principals in the story.  He was a cousin of Chuck’s.  

 For our next book Judy Wilson will be moderating - “The Garden of the Evening Mists” by Tan Twang Eng. Its rated with 4.5 stars and should make for great discussions. We will be meeting September 22nd at 7:00PM at the YMCA, come and join us, for great fellowship, even if you haven't read the book, you will enjoy the discussion.   See you there.
Posted by Henry Buffalow on Aug 31, 2014

Fourteen Rotarians, guest, and  a honorary member met Friday August 29th at the preschool . We built a new tree bench, replaced the sand in the sand box, painted a lunch table and an outside door. In the classrooms we install seismic bracing, moved pictures, hung bulletin boards, installed gadget hooks and a door gasket on the shed. The awning we purchased did not arrive so that we will be erected after it arrives. PACE was extremely happy, Recology provided a dumpster for the old sand. Overall this was a great hands on project. Thanks to all that participated

Posted by Stuart Rosenberg on Aug 31, 2014

Pledge:  Orrin Mahoney
Inspiration: President Hung Wei

Visiting Rotarians: Rob Wood of Almaden Valley, Bob Romero of Walnut Creek, Janine Payton of Campbell, Carol Yuan and Katherine Tseng of Saratoga and Ramesh Hanhaven of East Palo Alto

Rotarians with Guests: Shelly Wolfe and Phil Lenehan, guest of Bev Lennihan, Susan Black, guest of Gary Latshaw, Katie Reinhold, guest of Tina Ferguson, Raj Singh and Shirish Sathe, guests of Aruna Goradia, Jann Lo, guest of Henry Buffalow,  Angelie Kausar, guest of Sandy James, Vicki Zheng and Shin Wei, guests of Don Sun,  Kristin Lynn, guest of Hung Wei, Varsha Vepa, guest of Palavi Shah,, Frank Tsui, guest of Larry Dean

President's Club:

Ann Cleaver joined to brag about her grand-daughter, Marion McGuire. She is a nationally ranked swimmer and is well on her way to contending for future Olympic berths.  What a proud Grandma.




PP Steve Ting  announced the arrival of another grand-child, Naomi, pictures were show and there were lots of oohs and ahhs from the audience. Looks like Steve will have his hands full for a while.





Food Festival Report:
Orrin Mahoney gave us an update on the recent SV Food Festival, co-sponsored by Rotary.  Co-Chairs Diana Ding and Gauri Guleria did an excellent job and the Festival was able to donate $650 to CREF as a result of their success.



 Gary Jones announced the next Global Globe Trotters event.  There will be a brunch at Palacio restaurant, on Sunday, September 21st at 10:30. This will be a great fellowship event. Cost is $35 pp and is all inclusive, sign up here to join in the fun.




Barbara McArthur reminded us of the upcoming Fall Festival on September 13th. This is our biggest event of the year and all are expected to pitch in to help.  Invite all your friends to attend. Here is a link to the Fall Festival Website, so you can see what will be happening and here is the link to sign up to volunteer (or contact Barbara directly)





PP Savita was appropriately dressed in a multi-cultural outfit to remind us of the upcoming Global Elegance Event. It will be a chance for fantastic fellowship at Hakone Gardens and an opportunity for you to support our international projects. Sign up here to join in the fun.


Waver Board  Update: Brown is the New Green:

Water district board member Nai Hsueh gave us an update on water conservation and the need to continue to save water because of the current drought.  We can all get signs that say "Brown int he new Green" to show our support.


New Member Induction:

Wendell Stephens introduced new member Frank Tsui to our members. Frank's sponsor was Larry Dean who reminded everyone what a great golfer and fisherman Frank was and that he would be a great addition to our club. Frank's classification is Pharmacy Management Retired. Everyone is looking forward to meeting Frank and working with him on various projects.

Red Badge Fly-Up:

It appears that the record Red Badge Fly up set by current president Hung Wei has been broken by our latest Red Badger turning blue. Ian Greensides. He set a new record for completing all the tasks, no surprise as we have all seen Ian around and about at so many activities.  Ian's sponsor Steve Rudd congratulated him on a job well done.

Posted by Stuart Rosenberg on Aug 30, 2014

Our speaker was Dr. Charlie Bamforth who will explained why beer is the reason humanity (unlike the dinosaurs) still roams the earth as well as a full comparison of wine vs. beer drinkers. He was very entertaining .


Posted by Jerra Rowland on Jun 29, 2014

If you would like to be on Hung Wei'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  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 Stuart Rosenberg on Jul 02, 2014

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 - Pallavi Shah; Third Wednesday - Chris Zhang Fourth Wednesday - Stuart Rosenberg; Fifth Wednesday - Peter Troop.
Our highly esteemed meeting reporters are assigned as follows: First Wednesday - Janice Chua; Second Wednesday -Calina Thompson; Third Wednesday - Rod Sinks; Fourth Wednesday - Open;; Fifth Wednesday - Laurie Campbell.

Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
Sep 03, 2014
NSA Domestic Spying: Boon or Bane
Sep 10, 2014
Recyling and Beyond; The Next Decade
Sep 17, 2014
Annual Club VIsit From The District Governor
Sep 24, 2014
Candidates Forum for City Council Election
Oct 01, 2014
The Rotary Foundation Kick-off
Oct 08, 2014
Evening Program: Norwegain Folk Dancers (NGLS)
Oct 15, 2014
Rotary Foundation and the International Delegation to China
Oct 22, 2014
What Color Is Your Parachute?
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Watch some of our recent speakers  including Author Sharon Tennison on Russia, partner or foe,  Larry Gerstin on the recent elections, Andrew Bales of Symphony Silicon Valley and Nick Jennings on California Agriculture, 

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