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The recent discovery of a 13 million-year-old fossil infant ape skull has offered a rare glimpse of what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like. The fossil, nick- named “Alesi,” belongs to a newly named species called Nyanzapithecus alesi. Alesi was discovered in a place called Napudet in Turkana, Kenya, by John Ekusi, a member of Dr. Isaiah Nengo’s research team. Alesi was scanned with high powered x-rays at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France, revealing the skull’s internal structures in stunning detail. In this talk, Dr. Nengo will share the story of finding this rare fossil and discuss the secrets that cutting-edge technology has uncovered about the life of this ancient infant.

Dr. Isaiah Nengo was born in Nairobi, Kenya. He is an associate director and research professor at the Turkana Basin Institute, Stony Brook University. He holds a BS in zoology and botany from the University of Nairobi and a PhD in biological anthropology from Harvard University. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the National Museums of Kenya and the University of Nairobi in 2012/13. Dr. Nengo’s research focuses on the search for the ancestors of apes and humans in Africa. He is the recipient of five Leakey Foundation Research Grants.

 

Dr. Isaiah Nengo
Dec 19, 2017
 
No Regular Club Meeting This Week
Dec 26, 2017
 
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Happy new year to all members at the start of 2018.

 

This meeting will be a club assembly with no guest speaker. President Suzanne will update the membership on recent changes in the club's handling of philanthropic issues. Member Marty Fishman will be presenting an update on his Seeing Again Guatemala project.

Club Assembly - No guest Speaker
Jan 02, 2018
 
Happy Hour all evening so stay as long as you want.
Room behind the bar. (Mike B. Manager)
408 356 4902
Jan 04, 2018 5:00 PM
 
Happy Hour all evening so stay as long as you want.
Room behind the bar. (Mike B. Manager)
408 356 4902
Jan 04, 2018 5:00 PM
 
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Overcome the Wealth Gap: Best Kept Secrets to Financial Freedom.
Why is it that some people achieve massive wealth while others do not? And why is it for many that once they have money, it doesn’t always make them happy? Some people spend their lives nose to the grindstone, working, saving, and hoping they’re doing everything right. But the truth is that the secret to unlocking the wealth and fulfillment you truly desire is hidden in your own wealth psychology.

In this groundbreaking presentation Hilary shares with us
 

  • The findings of her extensive research first presented in her TEDx talk, The Surprising Power of Language to Make You Rich, which explores the impact of beliefs on a person’s ability to acquire wealth and happiness.
  • How they can identify their own self-imposed money limitations and bring awareness to the unconscious systems of behavior that are keeping them stuck.
  • The steps they should take to cultivate a wealth mindset, so they can achieve their wealth goals.
  • Time tested secrets to financial freedom that, if you internalize and adopt, your financial success is nearly a foregone conclusion.

Hilary Hendershott (HilaryHendershott.com) is the founder of Hilary Hendershott Wealth Management, a leading financial advisory firm, where her mission is to motivate people and their loved ones to be financially empowered.

 

Hilary hosts Profit Boss Radio, a weekly podcast where Hilary and her guests offer inspiration and actionable advice to support individuals in their financial journey.  She’s also a TEDx speaker, and has been featured in Wall Street Journal, NBC, ABC, FOX, DailyWorth, Forbes and Investopedia.

In 2014, Hilary was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. With more than 30 television appearances, she’s considered the go-to personal finance expert in Silicon Valley for NBC, where they have nicknamed her "The Investor's Voice of Reason."

Hilary has an MBA from Santa Clara University, and is a Certified Financial Planner.

Hilary Hendershott
Jan 09, 2018
 
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Jan 15, 2018 5:45 PM
 
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  • Memory is absolutely fundamental to learning, so improving one’s memory has a profound positive impact on one’s career and personal life. In this fun and entertaining presentation, U.S. Memory Champion, Chester Santos, will teach attendees the basics of memory improvement. Attendees will learn a number of memory boosting methods that will exercise their imagination and awaken their creativity. Participants will be shown how to utilize both sides of their brain in order to make information stick and become unforgettable. Attendees will participate in enjoyable exercises and will actually be able to feel their memory ability improving throughout the presentation. Everyone will leave this interactive session with sharper minds and a solid foundation in exercises and techniques that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.


 

Chester Santos
Jan 16, 2018
 
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Aaron Nicholson is Director of Marketing & Development, Opera San Jose. Aaron's presentation to us will include some history of the Opera San Jose Company and it's impact on the community. Also, the economic impact of the Arts on San Jose and the South Bay Area will be discussed. Aaron has addressed numerous Rotary clubs on this and similar opera-related topics. The session may include a demonstration of opera singing.

Information will be provided on the current and upcoming Opera seasons.

 

Aaron Nicholson
Jan 23, 2018
 
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Jan 27, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
 
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Amity Wood is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

 

In this role, Amity guides the sanctuary’s education team in the implementation of strategic and annual planning for education programs, including overseeing the development, dissemination and evaluation of education and outreach activities, products, signage, and exhibits for visitor centers that promote stewardship and protection of sanctuary resources.

Amity holds over 20 years’ experience in the development and delivery of science education and teacher training programs across a wide spectrum of organizations. Prior to working with MBNMS, Amity served for ten years as the Director of Camp SEA Lab, a youth marine science program at Cal State University Monterey Bay. In addition, Amity worked to implement education programs at USC Wrigley Marine Science Center, Catalina Island Marine Institute, and Farallones Marine Sanctuary, building ocean knowledge and stewardship for future generations.

Amity graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, and earned a Master of Arts in Education from University of San Francisco. When not educating the public about ocean conservation, Amity enjoys spending time kayaking, surfing, and SCUBA diving in sanctuary waters.

 

Amity Wood
Jan 30, 2018
 
Feb 01, 2018 5:00 PM
 
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Rotary District 7610
2017-2018 Youth Speech Contest Overview

Speech Theme:
Rotary Making a Difference

 

Contestants, who must be in grades 9 - 12, will speak on the Rotary theme: Rotary Making a Difference. Each Club should hold a contest and select their winners. Club first place winners advance to the area contest held by Assistant Governors. Each first place winner in the Area contests will advance to compete in the District Final Contest. First, second and third place winners of the District Finals will receive cash awards: $1000 for first place, $500 for second and $250 for third. The District Speech Contest winner must be available to deliver their winning speech at the District Conference on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Assistant Governors should hold area contests with the winners from clubs in their area, and report to the District Youth Contest Chair the winner for their area no later than March 30, 2018. Finals for the District 7610 Speech Contest will be Saturday, April 7, 2018. Location to be announced, but it will be in Fredericksburg area.

 

Master Of Ceremonies Bob Mistele
Feb 06, 2018
 
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Barbara Marshman has been editor of The Mercury News Editorial Pages since 2008, having joined the paper 20 years earlier. She grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania, graduated from West Chester State University and worked for small daily papers in the Philadelphia area until 1987, when she won a John S. Knight Fellowship to Stanford University. She never went back.

Barbara Marshman
Feb 13, 2018
 
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Feb 19, 2018 5:45 PM
 
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Chad Bojorquez is Director of Employment Strategies for The Health Trust's Destination Homes program. He is a mission-driven change agent dedicated to ending homelessness. As a volunteer he was awarded the Silver Bowl Award from the Junior League of San Jose, the Community Quarterback Award from the San Francisco 49ers, and Bank of America’s Local Hero Award in 2011. As a case manager at InnVision he crafted his approach while helping women and families toward self-sufficiency through Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing. In his next role, Chad played a critical role in the growth at Downtown Streets Team in terms of size, scope, impact, and geography. Over 5 years, he helped craft a whatever-it-takes approach to case management and employment services, co-founded a social enterprise business as a living-wage job creation platform, and launched an East Bay branch of the organization. The Golden State Warriors and the San Jose Mayor’s Office named Chad as their 2015 Champion in the Community.

Chad is a Senior Fellow of American Leadership Forum, a graduate of Leadership San Jose, a two-time Most Valuable Player in the international sport power soccer, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Psychology at Palo Alto University.

 

Chad Bojorquez
Feb 20, 2018
 

 

Fariba R, Soroosh

Fariba is the Supervising Attorney at Santa Clara County Superior Court's Self Help Center and Family Law Facilitator's Office, where she has worked for almost 20 years. Prior to that, she was in private practice litigating and mediating family law and probate guardianship matters. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law and was admitted to California Bar in 1993. Fariba has dedicated her career to access to justice, conflict resolution and violence prevention. She has been a Commissioner on Santa Clara County's Domestic Violence Council since 2004 advising the Board of Supervisors on domestic violence prevention and education issues. She has also either written or contributed to drafting 9 family law and violence prevention bills that have been signed into law. She has volunteered as a community issues mediator at Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations since 1995. She has also volunteers for Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department as a victim services advocate since 2011. Fariba has loved living in Los Gatos since 1998 and is the proud parent of three successful adult children who went through the Los Gatos school system. 

 

Fariba Soroosh
Feb 27, 2018
 
Happy Hour for us in the bar.  
Mar 01, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Mr. Steven Campbell's presentation is titled “The Better Angels of our Nature”. He will discuss how our brains are able to deal with tragedies
like the North Bay fires. More importantly, he shows how our brains can actually flourish
by changing the way we think!

Mr. Campbell's focus will not be on the devastation, but on the better angels which have risen like a phoenix around the North Bay and the world.

Steven Campbell
Mar 06, 2018
 
Scott Herhold
Mar 13, 2018
 
Mar 14, 2018 – Mar 16, 2018
 
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Mar 19, 2018 5:45 PM
 

Member Andrew Stearns will be the emcee for this program.

Winning ELC Team
Mar 20, 2018
 

 

Member Tina Orsi-Hartigan will be the emcee for this event  and will be assisted by LGHS teacher Tanya McQuade

Los Gatos High School Students
Mar 27, 2018
 
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Apr 16, 2018 5:45 PM
 
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A resident of Los Gatos since 1997, Rob Rennie was elected to the Los Gatos Town Council in November, 2014. A Bay Area native, Rob spent his formative years in Washington, DC where his stepfather served as a General Counsel of the President's Council on Environmental Quality. Rob’s mother worked in the Energy Department, as an environmental mediator and also dedicated her professional career to advocating environmental causes.

 

Rob holds the following degrees and credentials:  Masters of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1991  Bachelor of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1989  Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Physics (double major), Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 1987; College and Department honors in both majors  Certificate in Engineering Management, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA., 1998

 

Rob returned to the Bay Area in 1992 and spent the next 20 plus years working in the semiconductor industry. He now works to develop products that improve solar energy technology

Rob Rennie-Los Gatos Mayor
Apr 17, 2018
 
 
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
May 21, 2018 5:45 PM
 
Board members meet the third Monday starting at 5:45pm of every month at the Los Gatos Lodge unless otherwise specified. Members are welcome to attend any meeting.  
Jun 18, 2018 5:45 PM