Event Types
Oct 05, 2017
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Oct 05, 2017 5:00 PM
Oct 08, 2017
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Every Rotary year, July 1 through June 30, District Governors visit all the clubs in their District. Our club is in District 5170 and our Governor this year is Orrin Mahoney; he will be our guest at the October 10, 2017, meeting. Orrin will be handing out some awards and he will give us his perspective on the state of the District.

District 5170 has 50+ clubs so Orrin will be a busy District Governor

Orrin is a long time resident of Cupertno, California. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1967, he came to California to work  at Hewlett-Packard and received a Master's degree from Stanford while working there. After a 35 year management career at HP, he retired and devoted his time to community activities. He is a former member of the Cupertino City Council and has served twice as mayor.

In addition to many other community groups,he is an active member and past president of the Rotary Club of Cupertino. As part of the Club's International Service activities, he has participated in eleven project trips to Mexico, China, India, and Central and South America. He was the Area 8 Assistant Governor in 2014-2015 and the District Membership Committee Chair in 2015-2016

District Governor Orrin Mahoney
Oct 10, 2017
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Oct 16, 2017 5:45 PM

The speakers will give us an  overview of The 1040 Initiative (1040i) The mission of 1040i is to change the lives of 1 million children and adults each year through water, health and education in Morocco and Ivory Coast.

104 creates opportunities for volunteer teams of medical professionals to provide surgeries (e.g. cataorthopedic, d adults in areas where medical care is basically non-et or the specialties we can provide do not exist.

Bruce and Mae have been going to Africa with medical teams from The 1040 Initiative for over 10 years. Mae is a Pharmacy Technician and runs the pharmacy that is set up each February in the hospital at Doropo in the country of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Bruce is a retired police officer and is currently Funeral Director at Darling Fischer.  When in Africa, he does a little of whatever needs to be done. This includes sterilization,  circulating for surgeons and cooking breakfast for the team. 


Bruce and Mae Wood
Oct 17, 2017

Laurabeth Messimer is CEO of GI Josie Heal Center. This is an organization which helps female veterans deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST). 

The presentation will describe how the organization came to be and the programs it provides. Laurabeth will also describe their plans for the future.

Laurabeth Messimer
Oct 24, 2017
Oct 26, 2017
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

In our connected age, adolescent girls are confronted daily with media idealizations about what it is to be a woman that are limiting and frequently hazardous to their health. Studies show that many  young women would rather be called "sexy" than “smart."  This leaves them at a disadvantage in the journey to becoming leaders of a better world, a loss that affects all of us. Love the Skin You’re In is a transformative presentation that invites young women to question the socioeconomic underpinnings of how they are falsely represented, inspiring them to reinvent inclusive beauty notions and remember the value of self worth, empathy, and community.

Since graduating from McGill University in Women’s Studies and Humanistic Studies with Distinction, Brie has spoken to 100,000 teen girls worldwide with her multi-media event Love the Skin You’re In. Inspiring young women to find compassion within themselves and for one another, and to lead a new conversation about their bodies and beings, she conducts connective school-wide body image events about media literacy, mindfulness, and partnership.
Brie speaks regularly at the Franchise for Humanity Conference at Stanford University’s Global Innovation Summit and has collaborated with National Youth Week New Zealand, Bay Area TEDx, University of Rochester Medical Center, YWCA, and Center for Partnership Studies. Her work has been featured in The Toronto Star, The San Jose Mercury News, and Coastal Living Magazine. Author of Freedom to Blossom, Brie wakes up in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada inspired by the teen social media activists that form her core team.
For more information, visit Brie's website


Brie Mathers
Oct 31, 2017
Nov 02, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Nov 02, 2017 5:00 PM
Chris Nance has been the chief communications officer for the not-for-profit
California Earthquake Authority (CEA)—the largest earthquake
insurance provider in the United States, and one of the largest in the
world—since 2008. Chris is responsible for CEA’s consumer advertising,
media relations, public affairs, and community partnerships.
Since joining CEA, Chris has created the Marketing Value Program
(MVP) that offers CEA policy training and sales support for more than
20,000 home insurance agents, and the annual Get Prepared, California!
Auction that has raised more than $1 million to benefit American Red
Cross. Chris also created the California Residential Mitigation Program
(CRMP) that offers $3,000 financial incentives to retrofit foundations of
older houses, and led statewide adoption of the first California Building
Code for the seismic retrofitting of existing residential structures.
Prior to joining CEA, Chris was a consultant for Ogilvy Public Relations
Worldwide, FleishmanHillard, and Hill+Knowlton Strategies; a deputy
secretary for the California Business, Transportation and Housing
Agency; a senior consultant for the California Legislature; and a press advance
representative for The White House.
Chris’s presentation encompasses CEA’s strategic plan to Educate,
Mitigate and Insure. Attendees will learn their region’s risk for
earthquake damage, ways to prepare themselves and their families for an
earthquake, and about the expanded coverage choices and deductible
options CEA offers.
Chris Nance, Chief Communications Officer, CEA
Nov 07, 2017

Jay is chief development officer at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford and is primarily responsible for planning and leading fundraising efforts in support of the vision, mission and goals of the organization, including a capital campaign to support a multi-year expansion project. Jay brings extensive and successful background in professional development and organizational leadership and before joining the House served as the chief income development officer at the American Cancer Society, California Division, Inc. There he managed the division's $65 million income portfolio and strategically increased both corporate relations and major gift income. Before that he was executive director for TRUST for a Smoke Free Texas and chief of staff for a Texas state representative. Jay attended the University of North Texas at Denton.

Jay McCullough
Nov 14, 2017
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Nov 20, 2017 5:45 PM

Larry Stone

San Jose Magazine named him one of Silicon Valley’s 100 most powerful leaders.  Pulitzer Prize winning author and Washington Post reporter, Haynes Johnson, described him in his bestselling book, Sleepwalking Through History, as “bright, articulate; an American rarity, a proven political success in a time of political failure.”

He’s been a financial manager on Wall Street, served two terms as Mayor of Sunnyvale, co-founded a successful real estate investment and development firm and the Arts Council of Silicon Valley. 

He and his wife, Carmen, spent a night in the White House with the Clintons, President Bill, Hillary and Chelsea, got to know Fidel Castro on a U.S. Conference of Mayor’s trip to Cuba in 1977, and chatted up Muhammad Ali after a chance encounter in an elevator.

He was elected Santa Clara County Assessor in 1994, and has been re-elected by large majorities five times.  He has also been an active and effective civic leader in many fields ranging from the arts, to education, to the environment.

We know him as Larry Stone:  Silicon Valley’s Renaissance man with an impressive personal art collection.  Please welcome the man whose constituency is larger than the governors of 13 states, Santa Clara County Assessor, Larry Stone.

Addendum:  A native of Seattle, he has an MBA from the University of Washington and has studied at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.  He and his wife, Carmen, have lived in Sunnyvale since 1970, where they raised three sons.




Larry Stone
Nov 21, 2017
Basim Jaber is a lifelong South Bay native and freelance photographer
who has researched the history and geography of Mt. Umunhum and the
Almaden Air Force Station since 2006.  He continues to archive historic
images and artifacts from Almaden Air Force Station and gives many slide
show presentations to interpret the history and memories of this Bay Area
Cold War relic.  His relationship with the veterans and dependents who
lived and served on the site has earned him their respect, trust, and
status as their official historian and archivist.  Basim also serves as a
board director on the Umunhum Conservancy, a non-profit organization with
a mission to save and preserve the historic radar tower atop Mt. Umunhum
Basim Jaber
Nov 28, 2017
Nov 28, 2017
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Dec 03, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
No Regular Club Meeting this Week
Dec 05, 2017
 Happy hour. Bring a drink to share
Dec 07, 2017 5:00 PM

The image is of member Dan Snyder with one of the acoustic shells the club donated to the Fisher Middle School using 2016-2017 District grant funds.

Club meeting
Dec 12, 2017
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Dec 18, 2017 5:45 PM

The recent discovery of a 13 million-year-old fossil infant ape skull has offered a rare glimpse of what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like. The fossil, nick- named “Alesi,” belongs to a newly named species called Nyanzapithecus alesi. Alesi was discovered in a place called Napudet in Turkana, Kenya, by John Ekusi, a member of Dr. Isaiah Nengo’s research team. Alesi was scanned with high powered x-rays at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France, revealing the skull’s internal structures in stunning detail. In this talk, Dr. Nengo will share the story of finding this rare fossil and discuss the secrets that cutting-edge technology has uncovered about the life of this ancient infant.

Dr. Isaiah Nengo was born in Nairobi, Kenya. He is an associate director and research professor at the Turkana Basin Institute, Stony Brook University. He holds a BS in zoology and botany from the University of Nairobi and a PhD in biological anthropology from Harvard University. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the National Museums of Kenya and the University of Nairobi in 2012/13. Dr. Nengo’s research focuses on the search for the ancestors of apes and humans in Africa. He is the recipient of five Leakey Foundation Research Grants.


Dr. Isaiah Nengo
Dec 19, 2017
No Regular Club Meeting This Week
Dec 26, 2017

Happy new year to all members at the start of 2018.


This meeting will be a club assembly with no guest speaker. President Suzanne will update the membership on recent changes in the club's handling of philanthropic issues. Member Marty Fishman will be presenting an update on his Seeing Again Guatemala project.

Club Assembly - No guest Speaker
Jan 02, 2018
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Jan 15, 2018 5:45 PM
Jan 27, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Feb 19, 2018 5:45 PM
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Mar 19, 2018 5:45 PM