2004 Quota Cares Month Winners

Barbara and Pat Rogers, Quota International of Cupertino, CA

Barbara and Pat Rogers

Quota International of Cupertino, CA

Pat Rogers, who joined Quota International of Cupertino two years ago, is the club’s service director this year. He has always supported Barbara Rogers, his wife, in her Quota activities. Barbara worked to achieve the club’s chartering in 1985 and is the current club president, serving her second consecutive year. Under her leadership, the club has flourished with many new members from diverse backgrounds, whom she has mentored. Fund-raisers have gone very well and the club is financially stable and balanced. Barbara was the City of Cupertino’s first woman mayor and served three terms as councilmember and three terms as mayor. During her council tenure, she supported many other competent women candidates, was president of Women in Municipal Government of the National League of Cities, and chairman of the Public Safety Commission for the League of California Cities. As a Cupertino Public Safety Committee member she inaugurated home safety audits and conducted seminars for women’s safety. After her tenure on the city council, she chaired Leadership Cupertino, a one-year course developed to inform citizens interested in city government. Barbara presently volunteers as a board member of the Euphrat Museum of Art Board on the campus of De Anza College in Cupertino, and she chaired a recent Fund-raising Gala at which over $20,000 was donated to benefit the museum. She is a past president of the Sunnyvale-Cupertino Branch of the American Association of University Women. She also chaired the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Advisory Committee, San Jose Crime Stoppers, and the Vietnamese Cultural and Social Council in San Jose. Cogswell Polytechnic College, where Barbara chaired the Board of Trustees, has honored her with a scholarship in her name for women engineers. She was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow by Cupertino Rotary and was named Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. Pat Rogers is the current president of the Cupertino Library Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to enhance the library’s capabilities. Barbara chairs the fund-raising campaign for the Cupertino Library and raised more than half a million dollars this year. Pat served in the Army in Korea and the U.S. for five years. He later worked on the early Atlas program and helped develop the Saturn engines for NASA’s Lunar Landing Program. He also helped develop the Trident submarine program. He volunteered to teach elementary school children about the space program. His expertise and knowledge in martial arts led to his teaching many self-defense classes for women. Pat is a well-known author of books and magazine articles about military history and the development of weapons as well as “techno-thrillers.” His wife, Barbara, enjoys editing his many works. Barbara and Pat are the parents of two grown sons, and they enjoy bonsai and traveling. For their combined contributions to Quota and their community, Quota International of Cupertino honors Barbara and Pat Rogers as “Volunteers of the Year.”

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