Personals: Gary Shara & Teri Chapman ID=77361947 (4)


Gary Shara & & Terri Chapman

Topic:   Personals

Terri Chapman

Gary Shara

TERRI CHAPMAN has been a member of downtown Rotary for a year. She is a founding member and co-chair of the newly formed Paws to Consider Committee and will be the co-chair for next year’s Red Badge Committee. Terri joined the International Service Committee and Enterprise Leadership Committee, where she was a discussion group leader this past March. She is currently the president of the board of directors for JW House, a non-profit that provides overnight lodging and services for families in medical crisis. She believes the end of life to be a sacred time and feels privileged to share this journey with hospice patients at Mission Hospice, where she also volunteers. She has a long history of serving the community and was honored with a Junior League Crystal Bowl Award for volunteerism in 2016. Originally from Maryland, Terri and her husband Jim, live in Cupertino, where they raised their three sons. Her dog Buddy and cat Missy round out the household.

GARY SHARA attended St. Francis High School, Class of 1963; Santa Clara University, B.S.C. in 1967 and Santa Clara University J.D. in 1970.

Gary has three children, Todd, Karen and Craig, and seven grandchildren. He has practiced business and corporate law in San Jose since 1971 and continues to practice on a semi-retired basis. He enjoys teaching and has taught at Lincoln Law School for a number of years and as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at California State University Monterey Bay from which he retired after 18 years.

For many years Gary hosted and produced a half hour weekly interview show on community broadcasting called "Minding Your Business".

Gary joined the RCSJ in 2000 and is privileged and honored to serve this wonderful Rotary Club as President beginning in July. He says that in addition to serving on the Salvation Army Advisory Board and as a Hospice care volunteer for many years with O'Connor Hospice, the friends he has met and the experiences he has enjoyed while participating as a Rotarian are highlights of his life. He met his wife Kay, a Past President of the Club, and he will tell us how he and Kay were "married" during a Rotary meeting at the Rotary Summit Center. He will also tell us how Willie Mays was so instrumental in Gary's decision to pursue a law career.

Location:   The Rotary Summit Center