Our joint project with the Mid-Town Sacramento Rotary Club to collect school supplies for donation to the Mustard Seed School and Wind Youth Services was a success.  These schools provide education and assistance to homeless children and youth.  
On August 17, we delivered the school supplies.
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District 5180 Conference, May 11-13, 2018, Hyatt Regency, Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, Incline Village

For registration information, check district website at www.rotary5180.org

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International Projects

If you’re wondering what it’s like to be involved in Rotary International Projects and you like to travel, the Rotary Club of Cupertino has the following two trips/projects scheduled.

In the near future, we would like to plan our own international projects for our club.  If you have ideas for international projects, please let me know.  Thanks!

India Oct 11-24, 2017  The Cupertino Rotary Club is the International sponsor of various TRF Global Grant projects in India all in conjunction with Host Rotarians in India.  Traveling in India on a Rotary project trip introduces travelers to gracious Rotarian hosts and the chance to build fellowship around our shared efforts to address community needs.  The two week trip will visit Kerala and Mumbai.  It will then carry-on to Cupertino's sister city Bhubaneshwar, Orissa as part of an official visit by the City of Cupertino.

China Oct 14-28, 2017  Cupertino's recent projects in China have been with the Shin Shin Education Foundation.  A trip this October will visit schools in GuiZhou.  Teachers at these schools are among those who attended Cupertino Rotary sponsored training in how to teach English to their students.  The 14 day trip will also tour Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai.  A wheelchair distribution is also being planned.

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October 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:15 p.m., Aviator’s Restaurant, 6151 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento.  RSVP due Monday, 10/2, noon.  Cost is $20 for buffet dinner.

Landon Tymochki, Certified Financial Planner (CFP) will discuss retirement planning and strategies to maximize charitable giving including strategies that maximize the benefit to both the donor and charity


Saturday, October 28, 2017, 6:15 p.m., Rotary Foundation Dinner, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Citrus Heights Community Center.  For additional details, visit our district website at www.rotary5180.org

Instead of our regular second meeting, this is considered our second meeting for the month of October.  

Rotary International Foundation Chair Paul Netzel will be the keynote speaker.  Mr. Netzel is a member of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles, CA.   

Paul A. Netzel is founder and chair of Netzel Grigsby Associates Inc., a leading management consulting firm specializing in work with nonprofit organizations and institutions throughout the western United States. He served as mayor of Culver City, California, and president of Culver City's Board of Education. He has held leadership positions in numerous local and national professional societies and not-for-profit boards, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Boy Scouts, Goodwill Industries, United Way, YMCA, and the Auto Club of Southern California Advisory Board.


November 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:15 p.m.  Aviator’s Restaurant, 6151 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento.  RSVP due Monday, 10/30, noon.  Cost is $20 for buffet dinner.

Presentation on Norway and Copenhagen.  Mary Yip and Scott Waksdal will present a slideshow with many beautiful pictures of Norway and Copenhagen.  Information will be shared on how to plan the trip, best modes of transportation to each destination, how to save money during your travels, and cultures/food of Norway and Denmark.


Our second meeting in November will be our first fundraising event for the fiscal year.  More information will be provided once we have the details finalized.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6 p.m., Badminton Night at the Northern California Badminton Club, 2421 Mercantile Drive, Suite D, RanchoCordova.  RSVP due by Tuesday, 9/12, noon.  

Instead of our regular second meeting, this is considered our second meeting for the month of September.  

Cost is $15 per person and includes facility fee, BBQ Pork Banh Mi Sandwich, pickled salad, and drink.  

Please bring your badminton rackets, birdie/shuttlecock, water, and towel.  We will meet in the meeting room at the badminton facility after the game for food and social. 

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Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6:15 p.m., Aviator’s Restaurant, 6151 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento.  RSVP due Monday, 9/4, noon.  Cost is $20 for buffet dinner. 

During this meeting, professor Yeh will be doing a presentation on Chinese Poetry, Calligraphy, and Painting.  This will surely be a very interesting and informative presentation.

Michelle Yeh received her PhD in comparative literature from the University of Southern California. She is currently Distinguished Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California at Davis, where she also serves as Director of Confucius Institute. Her primary research interests are classical and modern Chinese poetry, East-West comparative literature, and translation.

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On Saturday, July 8, we held our first meeting of the month at Angel Island State Park. It was a beautiful day with perfect weather, light breeze, and panoramic view of San Francisco.

We checked out the farmer's market at the Ferry Building, tasted delicious food from various vendors, and got on the ferry at Pier 41. We hiked around the island and toured the Angle Island Immigration Station. Several members had dinner at a Taiwanese restaurant. It was nice to get away from the heat in Sacramento for a day, enjoy the great company, and view.
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Dear Rotary club members and friends,
Hope all is well and you're all enjoying the summer.
Here is the update on meeting date changes for the month of August and new meeting date starting in September.
For August, instead of meeting on the first and third Friday, we will have a join meeting with the Mid-Town Rotary Club on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Cafe Bernardo, 2726 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA 95816. Speaker information will be announced soon. Also, our District Governor Sandi Sava will be visiting both clubs and getting to know our members. Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 26.
Our second meeting in August will be (Sunday, August 27, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.) the District 5180 Family Picnic at Discovery Park, Redbud Group, 200 Jibboon Street, Sacramento. There will be music, fun, and fellowship. We will have a potluck. Tickets are $7 per person and parking is $5. Please RSVP by Friday, August 18 and let me know what you're planning to bring for potluck so we can have a variety of food.  Payment is due to Amy Zhou, treasurer on the day of the event.  See below for details:
Regarding the best day of the week for our members to attend meetings, it appears that Friday does not work well for many members.  Therefore, several weeks ago, I sent an e-mail to all members to get input on the best day of the week for meetings.  Based on the responses I received, Thursday is the best day for most respondents.  Therefore, starting September 2017, our meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month at the Aviator's Restaurant.  The second meeting of each month will be a flexible meeting and will be announced each month
For those of you who couldn't join us for the meeting yesterday, please let me know if you would like to have more information on the meditation classes offered by the Art of Living.
We felt so relaxed after the guided meditation practice yesterday.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Best regards,
August 2017 meetings & Picnic Mary Yip 2017-07-22 07:00:00Z 0

Thanks To Rotary Club of Twin Rivers Sacramento, CA

Deepest thanks to Rotarian Mary Yip, President Paul Chow, and club members for their generous donation of $250 to our EndLocalHunger program. This donation will help us provide 500 delicious and nutritious GrandHotCereal meals to those facing hunger in our community. Most appreciated.


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Several members from our club volunteered at the Stop Hunger Now/Rise Against Hunger food packaging event at Citrus Heights on Thursday, May 11. Over 100 volunteers packaged 25,764 meals in about two hours. We can make a difference when we come together and do event like this. We are one of several sponsoring clubs for this event.
Stop Hunger Now (Rise Against Hunger) food packaging event Mary Yip 2017-05-15 07:00:00Z 0
President Paul Chow, his wife Amy Zhou, and member Bob Chow with his family, along with Assistant Governor Angela Spease, attended the annual District Conference in Santa Clara.
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On Monday, May 1, Mary and Keely joined the Cupertino Rotary Club for a tour of the State Capitol. There were many beautiful stained glass windows, carved stair handrails, and magnificent dome. If you have not seen it, it's a must see. The group also had lunch with Assembly Evan Low at Chops Restaurant nearby. We shared many interesting stories and formed new friendship.
California State Capitol Tour Mary Yip 2017-05-02 07:00:00Z 0
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I am looking forward to leading our club starting July 1, 2017.  I have learned so much from this conference.  In the coming months, I'll be working with the new board and committee members to develop our club goals and foundation plan for the new fiscal year.  Also, we will try to partner with other clubs on service projects.
Far-West President-Elect Training (PETS) Mary Yip 2017-03-12 08:00:00Z 0
District 5180 Foundation Dinner Mary Yip 2016-10-28 07:00:00Z 0
On April 6th, the Rotary Club of Twin Rivers Sacramento was chartered as the latest club in District 5180.  The Charter Dinner was held at the Mizu Asian Buffet (3636 N Freeway Blvd in Sacramento). Our whole group is shown in the following picture.  
President Paul Chow took the microphone and spoke to us. 
Our charter night was even published in the World Journal.   smileysmiley
Club Charter Dinner Art Deardorff 2016-04-05 07:00:00Z 0