Inspiration/serving the homeless

Mark Twain wrote in the Prince and the Pauper that Hunger is Pride’s Master...  Most of us don’t miss a lot of meals, but we were able to help folks who do when we served at The St. Luke pantry program this morning.  Tina asked for those who volunteered to stand. It was Dave D. first time. Thank you for all of you who helped.



Save the date - community service: 

Rebuilding Together Project day is Oct 27th 8 am to 5 pm
Last day to sign up is Oct. 6th
Suzanne will email the sign-up info. We are looking for volunteers to do electrical, wiring, and tiling work 
The scope of the project is to clean the yard, paint the house and install a new stove. The home is located in east San Jose. The owner lost her husband last year. This year’s project is smaller compared to the previous year

First Thursday:

October 4, 2018 will be Number One Broadway (102 S Santa Cruz Ave # B, Los Gatos, CA 95030) starting at 5pm.  Drinks $5 to 9:00.  Music and dancing at 9:00.  Please bring an appetizers to share.
* Also is anyone willing to host first Thursday at their home in November? Please contact Gae L. 

Red Badge Bio: 

Lisa N. joined our Rotary club July 3rd. She is the daughter of Dom and Lydia and sister of Mike. Lisa retired in 2017 after 35 years of career in the medical device industry.
Other volunteer works- Child advocates of Silicon Valley Lucile Packard Foundation- received $8,000 in grants from LG rotary
She is an active participant of The Great Race, CrabFeast and past Bocce ball Tournaments.

Guest Speaker: Teresa Johnson, Director of HomeTrust - Meals on Wheels

Michele Lew-CEO and Teresa Johnson-Director, Meals on Wheels from Health Trust
Michele- Covered the corporate view
In 1996, The health Trust was formed from the sale of three local nonprofit hospitals.  Their mission is to build health equity in Silicon Valley, over $100 million in assets. 
They provide:
Meals on Wheels
HIV/AIDS Services
Housing Services
Health Education Workshops
Family Jerry Larson FOODBasket

Meals on Wheels provide warm food for elderly and disabled who are homebound and can’t prepare their meal or go food shopping for themselves. 85% of the clients over the age of 60. They Provide hot meals five days per week. They also provide Meal planning assistant to come up with a better menu for their clients.
The program was established in 1974 by visiting nurses’ associations. Later Health trust took over most of the program. County still runs the program, and they deliver frozen food once a week. They are more than a meal, they provide friendly visits and wellness checks, which is very important to their clients. Most of them don’t see anyone else.
Seven years ago, they also started providing food to the clients’ pets such as dogs, cats, and birds.

District Avenues of Service: (Free for all Red Badge members)
"Leaders keep on Learning" Project fair/Training/Networking/Fun
Featured speaker is past RI Director John Blount
WHAT: Connect with Rotary Leaders and leard about the power of service
WHERE: Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
WHEN: Thursday, October 4th from 4:00 – 9:00 pm 

Other News:

Rotaractor Vincent Kloes, Interact 5170, Area 11 Director Adrian Wilcox  co-President (669) 888 6884  They are doing a project to help support Foster youth and provide resources so that the Foster youth can thrive.

Avis L. recognized Tom O., Gary A., Art R., and Colin D. for their contributions to Rotary Foundation 
Bell Ringers:
John C., John P, and Ed B.