Club News

Speaker Highlights

District 5170 Governor Orrin Mahoney was our feature speaker.  If you missed his fantastic presentation please click on this link to view it. (DG Visit Slides)

Mahoney shared 6 magic words... "Have you ever thought about Rotary?"  It was the question someone asked him and he encourages all members to ask them when we talk to members in our community.  He has sponsored about 1 new member every year he has been in Rotary, which is a good goal for all Rotarians.  Our District is the FASTEST growing district in the country and has the largest INTERACT membership.  

Mahoney shared his priority as this year as District Governor: The mission of Rotary District 5170 is to both INSPIRE and SUPPORT the clubs of the District through the use of multiple communication tools, training programs, motivating events, and supporting infrastructure.   The top secret questions is where will the District conference be held June 2, 2018? Wait and see... it will be very exciting. 

*45 members were recognized for their donation to the Rotary Foundation, including Avis who received a beautiful engraved crystal award for being a Level 2 Bequest Society Member. When a Rotarian gives more than $25,000 to the foundation.  Rotary International thanks all of the generous donations from our club as they are essential to securing and growing Rotary's programs throughout the world. 

speaker highlights

Our speaker was Lissa Kreisler, long time DJ with KLOK and KBAY, now retired. She was inducted in the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame, and was known to share her life with her loyal audience daily. Her talk was titled "Decades of Sunny Mornings" and included many witty anecdotes as well as how she covered serious news such as the 9-11 tragedy. She currently conducts interviews of people doing good deeds in our community at KCAT. For more info go to www.kcat.org
 
 

Two Rons Make a Right - Present Philanthropy Funds

Written by Ron Cassel: Presentation of Financial Support to FRC Robotics Team #972 Ironclaw at Los Gatos High School

Left to right:  Ron Cassel, Justin Quan, Ron Smith, and Rodrigo Coppelli 

Rotarians Ron Smith and Ron Cassel presented a $1,000 check to the First Robotics team, represented by Justin Quan, Co-Team Captain, and LGHS instructor Rodrigo Coppelli. Justin is a junior this year at Los Gatos High and will be one of the leaders of the robotics team as it enters competition. Rodrigo Coppelli is a mathematics and engineering instructor on campus. Aaron Payne, not pictured, is the Manufacturing and Wood Technology instruc- tor in the Industrial Technology department at LGHS.

Los Gatos Rotary’s philanthropic grant will be used by the First Robotics team in upcoming competitions. Any interested party may go to a computer browser and type in “First Robotics – Steamworks” and view a video regarding last year’s competition.

A note of interest: Very few Industrial Technology programs remain in our state and nation, but Los Gatos is blessed with a continuing program. Aaron Payne, Los Gatos High School graduate of 1995, is now the instructor that oversees Manufacturing, Wood Technology and the First Robotics program. He is doing an outstanding job in his teaching position. Considerable new equipment is coming to the Manufacturing lab courtesy of federal funds, and this is a real praise to Mr. Payne and the program. He is well liked and sincerely appreciated for his service by all who know him. From his program will come skilled craftsmen and engineers for the future.

 

 

Las Vegas Rotary Club are running a fundraiser to help cover the cost of funerals/medical expenses of the victims of the terrible Las Vegas shooting.
 
Please consider supporting them. 

Over 4,000 students will be coming together to hear what the International project will be.  

Volunteers are essential to the success of the Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) - whether aiding District Council members in facilitating workshops, leading attendees around the Independence High Campus, passing out lunch, ensuring we go green and recycle, etc.

The more volunteers, the more smoothly the day will run. For those of you who have always wanted to learn more about Interact, see what makes Interact 5170 the most celebrated youth District in the world.

Please register to volunteer through the following:

Click here

There is an event fee of $13 for all attendees, which includes
lunch. Payment and registration is through interact Clubs. Please contact an Interact Club in which your Rotary Club sponsors to sign up. 

 
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
Laurabeth Messimer
Oct 24, 2017
GI Josie
GI Josie
Brie Mathers
Oct 31, 2017
Love the Skin You Are In
 
Community service
Serving at St. Luke's pantry Tuesday
Thank you Rotarian for giving to 6 families; which included 25 children, 6 Mothers, and 2 Dads.  What a blessing it was to see the joy on their faces receiving these gifts. Photo: a few of Santa's helpers. 
 
Silicon Valley Pet Project
- Our rotarians helped make blankets with LGHS Interact Club
 

Join us - we are people of Action

We meet every Tuesday 12:30-1:30pm 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.  We raised enough money in 2016/17 to give $128,000 to both local and International charities.  

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.

 

 
2017/18 Theme
 

The theme for the 2017-2018 Rotary year, Rotary Making a Difference, was recently announced by RI President Elect Ian Riseley. Ian is a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia.  Read more (click here)