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Club News
Andrew called the meeting to order.

Judy R. led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Erika called for introduction of guests. Visiting Rotarians were Jim H. from the LG Mornin Rotary and Nick L. from the Eastside/Evergreen Rotary Club.

Member visitors:
  • Jack C. introduced Andy
  • Hal R., Art R., and Doug B. each introduced their wives.
  • John P. inspired us with the story of Dr. Pemberton who was the inventor of Coca-Cola.
 

Announcements:
  • We Care, Andrea L. has two cards for us to sign. One was a get-well card for Leroy who hasn’t been feeling well. The other was a condolence card for the wife of Dave M. who passed away earlier this week.
  • Andrew commented on how inspirational Dave was, as a Rotarian, a world traveler or just his personal energy. Andrew made a $100 donation to the Rotary Foundation in his memory.
March is Women's history month and March 8th is International women's day. In 1989, Rotary International council approved women membership in what started as a men's only networking and service club.  Women were embraced and continue to join Rotary and hold leadership positions.  To learn more about the timeline of women in Rotary visit: https://www.rotary.org/en/history-women-rotary
 
Rotary Vision:
“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
 
Women continue to join Rotary; making a difference and changing lives for the better along with all Rotarians around the world.  


Pledge
 
Greg S. led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Visitors

Gae L. introduced visitors. Visiting Rotarians included Brenda D. from San Jose Rotary and Darryl M. Visitors of Rotarians included Hal R's wife and son (who just received an Academy Award for animation!); Don M.'s wife of 60 yrs, Beverly; and two visitors of Andrew H's. - Greg F. and Josh R.

Inspiration
For inspiration, John P. read his favorite poem.
The pledge was led by Michelle M-N. Guests were announced by Hal R. Phil Young, Saratoga Rotary President-elect, visited because he heard our club was great. Brenda D. visited form San Jose downtown club. Doug B. introduced his wife Marjorie. Tom B. announced his college roommate Jeff Evans and donated $62 for their friendship of 62 years. John C. introduced for his second visit Randy Cobb, Ray Cobb’s son, a past member of high esteem. Inspiration was led by Ron S. Andrea L. announced past member Rosemary Pierce lost her son recently and passed around a sympathy card to sign. Also Jack C. told Gae he hopes to be back at meetings soon despite his recent loss.

Gae announced 1st Thursday is next week 5-7 at Travel Advisors. As usual, bring a beverage and if you’d like, an appetizer as well. Morning Rotary will join us. Mike F. announced another Fisher house dinner hosted by our club is this Thursday. Meet him at the lodge at 4:00 sharp if you’d like a ride. Andrew H. announced the annual grant request process deadline is this Thursday 2/28.

New member Paul Johnson was given his new member packet. Present for the occasion were his wife and granddaughter. He has 3 grown children and is Superintendent of LGU School District. He has been in 2 other Rotary clubs and is apparently a puppeteer. More at the Red Badge bio?

Art B. has resigned from the club. He says that though he loves us, he has a new love, rekindled from decades ago in Germany, so spends much time there.
 
Club Information

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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
 
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Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
Guest Speakers
HS students from ELC
Mar 26, 2019
Student will share their ELC business plan
Student will share their ELC business plan
LGHS Interact Auction
Apr 02, 2019
Paddles up, bid to help Interact student raise club money
Megan Alpers-Raschefsky & Caitlin Burns
Apr 09, 2019
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
Jeff Rosen, District Attorney
Apr 16, 2019
Human Trafficking
 
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.

 

 
2018/19 Theme
 

The theme for the 2018-2019 Rotary year, Be the Inspiration, was recently announced by RI President Barry Rassin. Rassin is a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas.  Read more (click here)