About Us

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.

 Community Service

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.

 Youth Service

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.

 Vocational Service

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.

 International Service

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.