The meeting was called to order by President Andrew.

Larry J. let the Pledge of Allegiance.

Don Darms (former LG Rotarian) returned for a visit. He currently resides near Mt. Shasta.

Ron Smith read the inspiration for the day – “In 3 words I can sum up everything about life…… It Goes On!” ~Robert Frost

Announcements -
  • Susan & Patti gave some CrabFest announcements. We have 58 tickets left for sale & the Auction Catalog is now online. Click here to view the catalog
  • The mercury news article featuring Marty Fishman was a great article! Click here to see the article online!
  • Gayle announced our next 1st Thursday will be Feb. 7th, at the Toll House in Los Gatos from 5pm – 7pm.
  • Tina gave a Thank you shout out to all those who came to help wrap utensils for the Crabfest!
  • Mike the Greek announced the Grand opening of the 2nd Fisher House will be on Saturday Feb. 16th at 11am. Contact “The Greek” for more details.
  • Lisa Norcia announced Fisher House #1 will be hosting a dinner for the Fisher House Families on Feb. 28th @ 4:30pm. Contact Lisa N. for more details.

Avis presented Mike N. with the Paul Harris Times 8 Award

Hal introduced the guest speaker of the Day – Dr. Edwin Erickson who spend most of his professional career at NASA Ames Research Center. Dr. Erickson gave a very interesting & informative talk on the Highlights of Modern Astrophysics & Cosmology.

President Andrew adjourned the meeting with this quote – “In 5 – billion years the Sun will expand & engulf our orbit as the charred ember that was once Earth vaporizes.”