President Marty Fishman called the meeting to order. Tom Dodge led us in the pledge. Visitors included Brenda Davis from Downtown San Jose Rotary, Avis’s granddaughter Jamie (new member candidate) and daughter, Ron Cassel’s wife Karen, and Hal Rosen’s wife Lydia.
Mike Norcia shared a slide of his big check presentation to Lucille Packard from the move night fundraiser.
3 handsome skiers on an Aspen slope last week were pictured: John Colwell, Gary Allison, and Greg Butterfield, who mentioned it was hard to keep up with the other two.
Suzanne Boxer-Gassman aired a CrabFest thank you video tribute she created, including captions explaining the efforts to pull it all together, all the fun that was had, and finally the cleanup. A real group effort and a fun club tradition.
There is a Live Oak senior day care open house coming up in LG 2/13 4:30-6:30.
There is a  Community Service Project Fair for Saturday Morning, March 14 for clubs that want to display or view projects.
There is a Cupertino Rise Against Hunger Food Packaging event for our Area 8 clubs on 2/29, 10-noon. See Dick Konrad to join in. No fee. Bring friends and family.
Sylvia Whitlock is the upcoming speaker at Cupertino Rotary 3/11. She is an inspirational woman who was Rotary International’s first woman club president.
The Santa Cruz Homeless Garden project has  a volunteer date March 21. Chris Potter and Heidi Owens are participating and looking for others to join.
Nicholas Welzenbach described the rewarding Night to Shine event in Campbell last weekend: a prom night for special needs people. It is held in many cities annually. A tear-inducing video was shown.
The speech contest next round will be at the Los Gatos Morning Rotary meeting Wednesday 2/26 at 7:15am at Los Gatos Lodge. Those interested are encouraged to attend and Marty says there is apparently unlimited bacon and pancakes. Yum. Attending will count a s a Red Badge requirement for those that need it.
Champion forms are due 2/28. Many have been submitted already.
The Myoelectric Limb Project was introduced by Janice Lefevre. She explained the Innner Wheel Club, and promoted raffle tickets for their 6 baskets benefitting the limb project.
Next week’s speaker is our own Sandeep Gopisetty on the Future of Computing.
John Pencer inspired us, though  a tad delayed, with a Paul Harvey tale of a boy who dreamed big to teach at West Point, worked hard to achieve that and many other accomplishments. Turned out the boy was acclaimed singer and songwriter Chris Kristofferson, a man of many talents!
Greg Smith introduced our speaker Nan Su. He is a Civil Engineer from SJSU, and a reporter for Epoch Times. His topic was Wisdom and Humanity from Ancient Chinese Culture. He explained how before the 1950’s, the traditional beliefs of Confucianism and Taoism helped guide Chinese ethics, life, and policies, but with the advent of Communism, it is only the transient self-interest of the government.
The meeting was adjourned.