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Collecting donations for Uplift Family services

All items gently used, clean, free from chips, rips, stains, cracks, etc..
Uplift Family services would like; clothes, linens, NEW unopened toiletries, diapers, dishes, pots/pans, duffle bags, backpacks, sunglasses, toys, etc..
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Club News
 
Meeting was called to order at 12:30pm by Marty Fishman
 
Pledge of Allegiance
Rachelle Lopp
 
Visiting Rotarians
Stuart Rosenberg, President-Elect from the Cupertino club
 
Other Visitors
Maddie Smith introduced her friend Joe. Tom Boyce introduced his wife Carol, Hal Rosen introduced his wife Lydia and Rachelle Lopp introduced her husband Michael.
 
Inspiration
Erika Buck shared a lighthearted poem about aging called “I am not Old.”
 
Announcements
Marty Fishman announced:
  • First Thursday hours will be changed to 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Children will not be included due to the presence of alcohol.
  • The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Los Gatos Lodge.
  • The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund Drive has reached $30,000 from 67% of Club Membership.  We would like to reach $35,000 and 100% Club Member participation.
  • The Great Race is scheduled for April 19, 2020.
  • World Polio Day is October 24, 2019.  Marty shared a “Brief but Spectacular” video about a woman sharing her experience with contracting Polio in India, being raised by an adoptive family in the US and excelling both academically and as a challenged athlete.
  • “Rotarian at Work” t-shirts are for sale at $15 each.
 
Marty brought the meeting to order
 
Visiting Rotarians:
  • Paul Yeadon - Silicon Valley Passport Club
 
Guests of Rotarians:
  • Lydia Rosen
  • Cristall Hernandez 
  • Russel Couch - future member
 
Erika Buck provided a poem for inspiration:
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow-
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out-
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit
Amy Potts, pinch-hitting for Marty Fishman today, called the meeting to order.
 
Introductions and inspiration
Hal Rosen, back from the mountains, led the pledge and welcomed guests:
  • Brian Allen - retired from the Rotary Club of San Jose.
  • Russell Couch - guest of Jack Chevlen; but while still a guest, already donated to The Rotary Foundation!
Erika Buck provided the inspiration. A sweet poem/prayer for a fulfilling October for all.
 
Lots of club business and announcements:
Andrea Lee announced the Rotarians with October Birthdays: Steve Rice, Mike Norcia, Doug Brent, Dick Konrad, Myron Smith, Gregg Butterfield, Tina Orsi-Hartigan, Jack Chevlen, Julian Rodriguez and Charles Goss.  Happy Birthday Rotarians! And happy wedding anniversaries to Edward and Margaret Graziani (25), Tom and Shelly Dodge (43), Art and Gladie Rabitz (53) and Suzanne Boxer-Gassman and Gerry Gassman (17).
 
The nominating committee formally brought the candidacy of Andrew Stearns as president for the July 2020/June 2021 Rotary year forward to the club. After motions and seconds, there was unanimous approval and approbation of Andrew as the new president elect. (There was one voice in the back of the room that sounded like Andrew who may have expressed some doubt ;-)
 
We still have two weeks to donate towels or cash to Uplift Family Services. Please contact Patti van der Burg for a cash donation, or bring your new or very lightly used towels to the meeting next week.
 
Put Crabfest 2020 on your calendar for January 25! The current focus is to meet and beat our sponsorship donation from last year. The entire event brought in $63,000 for out philanthropic grants. This might be appropriate for some of our Rotarian’s businesses to jump on. The deadline for sponsorship is December 15. Also, collection of auction items will begin soon.
 
The District is sponsoring the Rotary Business Expo this Saturday at the Ohlone College of Newark, from noon to 5. In addition to the networking opportunities, there are two interesting sessions: at 1PM, Social Media 101. And, at 3PM William Santana Li will talk about how he started his company, Knightscope, and how robotics are securing America. Tina would love to see some turnout from our club, and it looks like an interesting day.
 
Meeting was called to order at 12:30pm by Marty Fishman
 
Visiting Rotarians
None
 
Pledge of Allegiance
Riley Barr
 
Other Visitors
Jack introduced his friend, Russel
 
Inspiration
Dan Snyder shared some humorous jokes
 
Announcements
Marty Fishman announced:
The Club has raised $25,000 so far for our Rotary Foundation Annual Fund Drive. The donation sign-up sheet was passed around during the meeting for one final time.
 
Two new polio cases have just been diagnosed in Manila.
 
Rotary t-shirts are still on sale in the lobby before and after the meetings.
 
We are still accepting sign-ups for our Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley project scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2019. It was emphasized that the owner we will be helping this time, is very interested in keeping up the work after the project is complete.
 
Patti van der Burg announced that we will be supporting Uplift Family Services with a towel drive. All new and gently used towels for the home will be accepted in addition to cash and checks.
 
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
Dag Spicer, senior curator
Oct 22, 2019
Computer History Museum Collection Highlights and Future Plans
Computer History Museum Collection Highlights and Future Plans
Ann Northrup, Plant Pathologist
Oct 29, 2019
Changing Botany of Santa Cruz Mountains
David Wells-CFO Netflix (retired)
Nov 05, 2019
Streaming TV Wars, An Insider's View of the Streaming Industry
Alan Feinberg, Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce
Nov 12, 2019
Los Gatos Historical Walking Tours
 
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.

 

 
Rotary International 2019/20 Theme
 
Rotary Connects the World: RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service. Download 2019-20 theme logo and materials

2019-20 Theme logo - Rotary Connects the WorldMark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA