We are the Cupertino Rotary Club - a service club serving Cupertino and nearby areas. We think we are the best Rotary Club on the west coast and have some data that might prove it in terms of service, donations, and time spent in the community. We meet every Wednesday at the Quinlan Community Center on Stelling Avenue at 12 noon. You are welcome to drop into our meetings. The meetings include a hour of business and lunch and then a half hour presentation by an invited speaker. Come find out what we are about and, if you like, join our community service club.
Our Tournament is in its 21st year. It is the ninth year of Recology's role as our major Sponsor. This year the tournament should be better than ever. We have raised approximately $950,000 over these 21 years and expect to get that number close to a million dollars after this year.
This Classic Tournament is played on Deep Cliff Golf Course, the best Executive 18 hole golf course in the state. The tournament event is comprised of several components. It includes a late morning start for an 18 hole best ball tournament, an early morning nine hole scramble, a $1,000,000 dollar Hole in One Contest, and an evening dinner and auction/raffle. All this is augmented with a continental breakfast, small Hole-in-One prize opportunities during the tournament, and an on-course lunch and additional refreshments. We are grateful to Outback Steak-house ,Panera’s Bread, and BJs Brewery for the wonderful food, sandwiches, and beverages either given or donated at wholesale prices.
This tournament is generously supported by our community and our fellow Rotarians. As a result we are able to bless over 40 charities each year with the funds garnered by this Tournament. See xxx2 List of Organizations funded by the tournament.
Each year we pick one organization to receive $25,000 to support some new step or facility they are building to further their mission. This year our beneficiary was selected from a variety of excellent proposals. The beneficiary this year is ???. Of those other proposals we try to give some level of support to at least half of them in addition to our primary beneficiary.
New ideas are tried each year. This year Deep Cliff is once again sponsoring a $1,000,000 prize for our "Hole in One" event – an increase of 10 fold from the past few years. They wanted this to include the entire local golfing community. They have funded the insurance for the contest and have given Cupertino Rotary 300 discounted greens fees for the qualification week of April 23 – 29. We, in turn, are making those tickets available to local charities as a fund raiser. Each charity that sells 10 green fees (at discounted prices) will make and keep a $100. Click here for an explanation of the Hole in One contest.
We invite you to be a part of this tournament by playing in either 9 hole scramble, the 18 hole Best Ball tournament, participating in our raffle and auction, trying to qualify for the $1,000,000 Hole-in-One during the week of April ?????, being a volunteer at the event, participating as charity selling greens fees, or being a tee sponsor, donor or major sponsor. The tournament will be on May 3rd, 2014.