ABOUT CUPERTINO ROTARY
Service Above Self! That's the motto of 2.1 million members
of Rotary International in over 200 countries throughout the world. We join
under this common bond and pledge to help those in need-with a hand up, a hand
out, or just a welcoming hand. The funds we raise are important to our core
outreach projects, but more than that, there is a hands-on component in each
project we do. It is estimated our members volunteered over 10,000 hours in
just one year working to make our community a better place. Cupertino Rotary’s
members broadly reflect the diversity of our community and come from all
sectors of the community: they are the leaders of our local and corporate
businesses, schools, city staff and our non-profit community organizations. You
are invited to come join us – either in helping us fulfill our mission in the
community – or as a prospective member of our club. We can guarantee that you
will be able to do much good, make new friends and realize a level of personal
fulfillment that is hard to find elsewhere in our community.
Service Above Self, one of Rotary’s most cherished axioms
is clearly demonstrated through Community Service. In 2012-13 thousands of
hours of volunteer work hours and over $100,000 were devoted to projects that
made seniors homes safer, delivered turkey and trimmings to more than 400
community residents, built a play room for children with disabilities, and
renovated a home for autistic children. Rotarians utilized their skills as
pumpkin carvers, painters, builders, planters and cheer givers to make sure
that our local community benefited.
Building confidence, self-esteem, and leadership skills is
fostered through the programs of Youth Service. The high-school students,
called Interactors, are mentored through Rotary Advisors. They raise money and
do projects of their own design. Events such as our Kid’s Fishing Day, Kid’s
Shopping Day and Dr. Seuss Reading Day connect our Rotarians with the younger
children of our community-brightening their days, and building their skills.
Through our Vocational Service activities, we run a Job
Search Support Group, grant funds to teachers to let them add technology, fund
field trips and purchase software to inspire Cupertino high school students to
explore our ever changing world.
One of the strengths of Rotary is its worldwide scope. It
operates in over 200 countries and territories around the world. The Rotary
Club of Cupertino partners with a wide variety of organizations to deliver
services to those in need around the world.
ABOUT WORLD JOURNAL
Founded in 1976, the World Journal is the most
influential Chinese-language newspaper in North America. One of the few U.S.
daily newspapers distributed on a national basis, the World Journal is
published in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Vancouver
and Toronto and distributed throughout North America. Our mission is to serve
all overseas Chinese by helping Immigrants Bridge the gap to mainstream
America, keep in touch with their homeland and local Chinese community news and
improve their quality of life.