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Quinlan Community Center

10185 North Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
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Upcoming Special Events
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October 15th. 
District Avenues of Service
Doubletree Hotel

Upcoming Activities
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
Sept Fellowship through Golf Spring Valley Golf Course
Sep 26, 2014
Leadership Conf. Independence High School
Sep 28, 2014 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
World Community Service Committee St. Jude's Episcopal Church
Sep 30, 2014 07:15 AM
Club Service Committee Quinlan Community Center
Oct 01, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Levi's Stadium - Join Us for Our Own Private Tour of Levi's Stadium Oct 17, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rebuilding Together 22030 Hibiscus Dr, Cupertino
Oct 25, 2014 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
A Sante - Benefit for RotoCare Mt View Free Clinic Nov 13, 2014 03:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Thank you Sponsors

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Enjoy this video celebrating 20 years
of Rotary Women.

We have a great group in our club!

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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 Chris Zhang

Candidates Forum for City Council Election

Attention:  Please note Rotary Meeting will start fifteen minutes earlier than the usual time - Lunch starts to serve at 11:45am and Meeting starts at noon time in order to accommodate Candidates Forum

Location:  Quinlan Center at 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino

Cupertino Rotary will be host to a Candidates Forum for the eight candidates competing for three seats on the Cupertino City Council election on November 4. Our club hosts this event every four years as a community service. Past Mayor and City Councilman Richard Lowenthal will be the moderator for the forum. Councilmen Barry Chang and Mark Santoro are candidates for re-election to a second term on the Council. The other candidates are: Rotarians Savita Vaidhyanathan and Don Sun; and candidates Michael Hunsweck, Robert McCoy, Andy Huang, and Darcy Paul. The event will be held at the Quinlan Community Center.

Moderator: Rotarian Richard Lowenthal

Posted by Stuart Rosenberg

Rotary Meeting Notes 9/17

Pledge: Wendy Gudalewicz
Inspiration: Harvey Barnett
A great thought about never forgetting to feel good.

Visiting Rotarians:
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

Presidents Club:

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 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:



Posted by Barbara McArthur on Sep 17, 2014

Well done to  all Rotarians who helped plan and/or volunteered at the successful Fall Festival. Fun was had by all. Check out the pictures  by clicking here (or on the picture below)

Posted by Pallavi Shah on Sep 14, 2014

In keeping with the By-Laws of the Rotary Club of Cupertino, this is the advanced notification of a change to the By-Laws to be voted on at the Club Meeting September 24th. The proposed change will be announced at the Club meeting September 17th as well.

The change to the By-Law is noted in BOLD below

Article II - Board of Directors

Section 5 — The Secretary, Chief Financial Officer and Strategic Development Officer are each

elected to one-year terms and may be re-elected to serve more than one consecutive term of office, but no more than three consecutive terms of office. These terms may be extended for one year, one time only, providing the Nominating Committee determines the one-year additional term is necessary.


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 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?
Oct 29, 2014
Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center
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DG Ed Jellen  Here


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