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At the Jan 25th Rotary CrabFest & Auction we will be raising the paddle for local youth: ONLY 100 seats left. Get your tickets now & save. 

At Rotary we invest in the future leaders of America. By developing leadership, fostering compassion and service to others, we open doors for this next generation. Your donation will help sponsor a child at one of our Rotary leadership conferences, and help fund other youth-centered and local community service projects. We do a lot, we could do more - help us reach more students.
Meeting was called to order at 12:30pm by Marty Fishman
Pledge of Allegiance
Richard Bobis
Visiting Rotarians
- Les and Jo Toy from Saratoga Rotary
- Brenda Davis from San Jose Downtown Rotary
- Allen from San Jose Rotary
Other Visitors
- John Colwell introduced his friend Ron Gruman
- Doug Brent introduced his friend Mohamed
- Hal Rosen introduced his wife Lydia
Inspiration was provided by Suzanne Boxer-Gassman
Bert Millen: Mark Millen, youngest son of Bert Millen spoke about Bert upon his passing. Mark shared with the group about his Dad’s life and his love of Rotary. Leroy Neider shared his thoughts of Bert and a story about him. John Pencer shared his thoughts on how Bert mentored him on auctioneering and donated $100 to the Club in Bert’s name. Sarita Johnson shared her thoughts on Bert too.
Regular Business
The meeting was called to order by president Marty Fishman, and Riley Barr led the pledge of allegiance and called for Rotarian and visitor introductions.
  • Don McCleve introduced his wife as a guest, noting that they had been married now for 62 years!!
  • Mike, a colleague of Riley’s from Santa Cruz, joined us as a visiting Rotarian.
Suzanne Boxer-Gassman provided the inspiration with a great theme to start off this new year: Why Rotary? Why do I stay? Suzanne noted the pride in the things we do as a team. Also, that we give and raise money, and that we use that money to improve the world. A unique aspect of Rotary is the simultaneous focus on hands-on work on local issues, while still giving towards global needs. And, she expressed pride in our various missions to support youth, including things like ELC, RILA, school clothes programs and Rotary scholarships. And, our Los Gatos club is a good, generous crew to work with!
Dave Downing was at the piano as we celebrated Rotary Birthdays, including that of just-past president, Andrew Howard, whose actual birthday was on the meeting day! Other January birthday celebrants were Dan Snyder, Jeff Barnett, Andrea Lee, Neal Mudgett, Rodg Griffin, Larry Jinks and Paul Johnson.
Ron Cassel informed the club that Rosemary Philips Pierce passed on December 29th. She was the first woman president of Los Gatos Rotary from 2000-2001 - and a great one. For many years, she was city manager of Monte Sereno. Ron noted that Rosemary had a great deal of pride in Rotary, and that a Rotary emblem was displayed at her service.
Red->Blue Badge
Paul Johnson. Has enjoyed going through the steps towards Blue Badge, and Marty noted how well Paul has done connecting the community with Rotary. Paul noted that Rotary’s “Service above Self” philosophy and language made it directly into the district’s strategic plan.
Club Information


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
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1018
Los Gatos, CA  95031
January 2020
Upcoming Events
Guest Speakers
Ann Northrup, Plant Pathologist
Jan 21, 2020
Changing Botany of Santa Cruz Mountains
Changing Botany of Santa Cruz Mountains
Wayne Gregori, President Gregori Group
Jan 28, 2020
Money and Crypto Currencies
High School Students giving their speech
Feb 04, 2020
Rotary Richard D. King Speech Contest
Nan Su, Senior Reporter for the Epoch Times
Feb 11, 2020
Ancient Chinese culture and current issues
Community service
Serving at St. Luke's pantry Tuesday
“For Los Gatos Rotarians, Service and Fellowship are two intertwining themes that drive much of what our club does. Rotary was honored to partner with Rebuilding Together SV to revitalize the home of a local Los Gatos resident."
Seventy 72 gifts purchase to give to Family Giving Tree who are helping families bring joy to Children on Christmas morning.  What a joy it is to give. 
Silicon Valley Pet Project
- Our rotarians helped make blankets with LGHS Interact Club

Join us - we are people of Action

We meet every Tuesday 12:15-1:30pm at the Los Gatos Lodge.  Every month we complete a community service project, host social events, offer networking opportunities that build personal and professional connections.  Our two largest fund raiser are held in January CrabFest and Auction and April The Great Race of Los Gatos.  From the proceeds of our fundraisers, we have created charities and scholarship foundations, allowing us to give approximately $125,000 annually to local and international organizations and award high school seniors college scholarships. 

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.


Rotary International 2019/20 Theme
Rotary Connects the World: RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service. Download 2019-20 theme logo and materials

2019-20 Theme logo - Rotary Connects the WorldMark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA