Terri Trotter led the group for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Suzanne Boxer-Gassman delivered an inspiration by Pope Francis. “Rivers do not drink their own water; trees do not eat their own fruit; sun does not shine in itself and flowers do not spread their flowers for themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help each other. No matter how difficult it is....life is good when you are happy; but much better when others are happy because of of you.”

There were no visiting rotarians and guests.
Two new prospective members were officially introduced as new members (red badgers). First was Karen Anderson sponsored by Lisa Cheskin and the second was Terri Trotter sponsored by her own sister, Tina Orsi-Hartigan.

Chris Potter presented a proposal for an environmental service project. A poll was conducted among the club members present at the meeting and based on the responses, the club has agreed to take on this service project.

Some membership minute, Tina Orsi-Hartigan encouraged everyone to “bring a friend to rotary” for next week. This is to introduce your friends to what rotary is all about and hopefully recruit new members.
President Andrew made some announcements on the fundraiser for Saratoga Rotary Charitable Foundation on a Door Dash promo. Click on the image to see a larger view.
He also encouraged everyone to participate as volunteers for vaccination in Santa Clara County.

Some additional announcements...

St. Luke’s is in need of brown grocery bags for their to go meals. Please drop them off at Tina Orsi-Hartigan’s place.


  • Doug Bent elevated the cookie challenge that whoever donates $100.00 and up will get at least a dozen of a delicious home made chocolate chip cookies
  • Lisa Cheskin originally pledged $84.00 in honor of her mom’s 84th birthday on 2/24. Her mom Lydia Norcia is also a Rotarian. She went up to donate $100.00 instead so she can get those cookies
  • Lydia Norcia honored and remembered her late husband’s first death anniversary (Dom Norcia, past President of our club). She shared photos and stories of their 50th anniversary cruise/trip where they met with fellow rotarians on board the ship
  • Terri Trotter was so excited that she finally became an official member of the club and that her web cam is working
  • Gregg Butterfield pledged his support of Doug Bent’s cookie challenge
  • Meghan Burton is excited for the athletes’ upcoming spring training
  • Dan Snyder is excited that the county is on its path to total reopening  and the decreasing number of covid-19 cases

The scheduled red badger bio presentations were cancelled so Lisa Cheskin and Doug Bent did a tutorial of the club runner (CR) website and mobile app.