Rita Moreno gave a wonderful presentation, she has lived quite a life. Santa Cruz's own American Idol favorite James Durbin showed his amazing musical presence and had the whole room dancing. Noted Rotarians Rick King and Jennifer Jones, as well as Dick Henning, founder of Celebrity Forum at DeAnza College in Cupertino, were among many speakers who kept the entire room engaged.
But the real stars were these children. The group was founded by a mother who wanted a healthy outlet for her sons' creative energy. She came up with the idea to have a choir which had no tryouts, no acceptance criteria other than to be between 5-18 years old, and which was open to all children who wanted to sing. They have been to the White House, performed at the TEDxNapaValley conference, traveled to Africa, sang at halftime at the San Francisco 49ers game, performed at the London Olympic Games, the list goes on and on.
Please give yourself the pleasure of hearing them: http://www.voena.org/Choir/Home.html
You will be moved.