Club News

Charles Erekson

Every year, The Terraces of Los Gatos honors local residents for their volunteer service and outstanding contributions to our community. These individuals receive The Terraces' annual Seniors of Distinction Award. This year there are five awardees and one of them is our Charles Erekson. Kathy Cusick, Joe's widow is also being honored.
 
All club members are invited to attend the award ceremony, which includes a champagne reception. Details:
 
          Thursday, June 22, 2017 3:00 pm
          The Terraces of Los Gatos
          800 Blossom Hill Road. Los Gatos.

TONY JAMES & WELCOMING INCOMING PRESIDENT SUZANNE-BOXER GASSMAN

This is a celebration of President Tony’s work for the Membership this past year. Come honor your President and all those who helped make Los Gatos Rotary the best Club in Rotary.  Don’t miss the “Not For Prime Time Players” poking fun at President Tony.

    Date: June 27, 2017
    Time: Fun begins at 6PM
    Cost: $75 per person
    Includes: Hors D’Oeuvres & Wine with Dinner, both red & white
    Food selections:     
•Chicken Breast Stuffed with Herbed Goat Cheese & Red Wine Demi glace
•Tournedos of Beef Ragusa - Sliced Tri-Tip with Wild Mushroom Forestier
•Chicken Marsala in a Marsala Wine Sauce & Sautéed Mushrooms
•Vegetarian or Gluten Free Meal Available on request
 
    Tickets available at Tuesday meetings beginning June 6th    
Leigh High School recipiants
 
Los Gatos High recipients: First Row:  Sophia Maxfield, Asiyah Rasheed,  Anna Gustafson
Second Row:  Brandon Roul,  Danika Lyle, Caroline Bond,  Lark Breen, Michael Shusterman
Not pictured:  Annie Hall,  Sophie Mortaz  Quin Plischte, Rachel Kulakofsky ,Elina Yon

Rotary invests in our future leaders many ways; today we recognized 16 high school seniors at Leigh and Los Gatos high; providing them with $34,000 collectively to help with college expenses.   

Rotary club of Los Gatos takes great pride in giving, especially to causes that will result in a better future.   The Los Gatos Rotary Scholarship fund was established in 1947.  33% of the money made from the Great Race goes directly into this fund.  Our club provides scholarships to select students from Los Gatos and Leigh High school.  
 
Criteria for recipients include:
- Recommendation from school counselor
- screening from interview process
- GPA
- School participation - especially if they are a member of the Interact club 
- Financial need
 
Applications are collected in the middle of March each school year.  Be sure to stay in touch with your college school counselor. 
Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary club has invited our club members to join in the fun - July 4th Challenging 10K- Fast and Flat 5K Firework fun run. This is a super fun event on July 4 over in Santa Cruz. Come and run or walk and represent our Los Gatos Rotary club in the competition against Santa Cruz and Hollister. Remember all Rotarians get points just for showing up.
 
Promo code is below.
 
** THE 32d ANNUAL FIRECRACKER 10K/5K/KIDS’ 1K. On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. The 10K and 5K courses are both certified. The 5K is flat and fast and the 10K is the classic and challenging “Thrill of the Hill” city and country course through the Pogonip! Register at www.santacruzfirecracker10k.org/register.  
 
Race information is on www.santacruzfirecracker10k.org or call Race Director Jeff Kirk at (831) 359-9635. Enter discount code GR5 to receive $5 discount at registration!
A Message to All Los Gatos Rotarians from Suzanne Boxer-Gassman;
 
Because of donors like YOU, West Valley Community Services can help 98 K-12th graders living in poverty in the West Valley prepare for school with new clothes, shoes, and school supplies.
 
Please consider signing up for the West Valley Community Services Back to School Clothing Program on August 5.  Yes, it is an early Saturday morning (6:30-10 am) but lots of fun and you will leave feeling happy for your participation.
 
You have the option of signing up to work with one child on his/her shopping spree, or volunteer for other needs.  
 
Each volunteer will need to complete an online form in order to participate:
 
Please contact Suzanne Boxer-Gassman if you have any questions or need help with the online form.  Hope our club will have a big turnout.
 
Back To School Clothing Program 2017 Saturday, August 5th
Location: Kohl's in Campbell
Time: 6:30AM - 10:00AM

West Valley Community Services Back to School Clothing Program is an annual event that allows children of low income families to select and receive new clothes for the new school year. Each child is paired with a volunteer chaperone at the event. Each child that participates will receive a 150 shopping credit and a brand new backpack with some school supplies.

 
Club Information

JOIN US FOR LUNCH

We meet Tuesdays
from 12:15 to 1:30 PM 
Los Gatos Lodge
50 Los Gatos - Saratoga Road
Los Gatos, CA  95032-5460
United States
 
 
 
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Upcoming Events
 
 
Guest Speaker
June 27, 2017                                                   
Club Dark - Attend "Debunking"             
President Tony James

July 4, 2017 - NO Club Meeting

enjoy family & friends

 
Community service
Serving at St. Luke's pantry Tuesday
Thank you Rotarian for giving to 6 families; which included 25 children, 6 Mothers, and 2 Dads.  What a blessing it was to see the joy on their faces receiving these gifts. Photo: a few of Santa's helpers. 
 
Silicon Valley Pet Project
- Our rotarians helped make blankets with LGHS Interact Club
 

What is Rotary?

 

What would it take to change the world? Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self. In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

 
 
2016/17 Theme
 
Rotary International President John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary’s unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, Germ believes that “now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world.”