Meeting began at 12:30 called to order by Mike Norcia

Pledge: Art Rabitz
Inspiration: Jamie Hekkelman: read from a book of meditations for women who do too much.
Tuesday Music Track: Provided by Jack Chevlen. Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Meatloaf.
Thank you to Shir Hadash Staff: Gary Geller, Cindy Weinberg and Diego Mendoza
Visiting Guests:
  • Tom Rossmeissl by Mike Norcia
  • Ray Azzi by Art Rabitz
  • Allison Carpenter Davis, our guest speaker, by Jeffrey Blum
  • Siddarth Metwale by Marty Fishman
Member Spotlight: Ramon Ware

Club Announcements:

  • Rebuilding Together: Saturday, Oct. 23. Painting the exterior of a home in Campbell
  • Fall Fundraiser: James Bond movie: No Time To Die. Proceeds will go to Stanford’s Children Health Teen Van Mobile Clinic and The Bill Wilson Center Permanent Housing for Homeless Youth. Purchase tickets from Tina Orsi-Hartigan. Click here to purchase tickets.
  • LeRoy Neider:  Shared a newspaper file from a 1974 publication about the Rotary Club

Twenty for Twenty:

  • Mike Frangadakis: $20 for the 9/11 Memorial Service held in Los Gatos on the 20th Anniversary
  • John Pencer $100 to the Charity fund, John Colwell $100 to the Scholarship Fund and Ed Bowen $100 to the Scholarship fund for their fishing trip in Alaska.
  • Andrew Howard: $20 to the club for his fishing trip 
  • Gary Allison: $100 to the Scholarship fund for discovering that the cause of his boat on the Delta not working was a 25-cent steel-retaining pin 

Guest Speaker:

Allison Carpenter Davis. She shared excerpts from her book: Letters Home From Stanford 
The idea to write the book came from her mom’s letters home beginning in 1945 and continuing for 4 years. 
The book is a compilation of student’s writing home from Stanford University from the late 1800’s through present time.
She collaborated with the Stanford Archives, which had 40 pieces already, and in the process of writing the book she collected 40 more pieces. They range from letters, emails and text messages.
The letters illuminate history and the historic events taking place at the time and connect us through the generations with common emotions and experiences.
She will be selling her book online and will donate a portion of the proceeds back to the club.

Sept. 21: Committee Breakout sessions
Meeting adjourned at 1:30 by Mike