Event Types

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
Jan 27, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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

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


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

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

Do you have brain fog, mood swings, weight issues, fatigue, constipation, sugar/food cravings, insomnia, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol? Your symptoms are real and there are natural strategies for you!

 Dr. Sharon Dubner, D.C. & Dr. Allen Dubner, D.C. have helped many people normalize their blood sugar levels naturally so that their MD has taken them off medications. Learn how sugar balance is affecting your health problems, how to eat sweet and still be healthy, breaking the sugar-stress connection, key sugar strategies to lose weight and have abundant energy and prevent disease, and breakthrough easy natural self-help techniques.

In addition to practicing at their Health and Wellness Center in San Jose CA, for over 30 years, Dr. Allen Dubner, D.C. and Dr. Sharon Dubner, D.C. have been providing natural health strategies lectures throughout Santa Clara County at corporations such as Sony Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation, Universities and colleges, school districts and community centers and groups. They have given over 900 of these public self-help wellness/lifestyle strategies talks.

Dr. Allen Dubner, D.C. and Dr. Sharon Dubner, D.C. received doctorates in Chiropractic in 1984 and 1986 respectfully from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West. They have a passion for helping community members achieve greater health and wellness through increasing their awareness of lifestyle choices and believe that when people are educated they will make more responsible, positive choices in regards to their overall wellbeing.


Drs Allen & Sharon Dubner
Mar 06, 2018
Mar 06, 2018
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Scott Herhold retired from the Mercury News last November after 40 years with the newspaper. He  covered a parade of beats -- the Peninsula, county government, general assignment, redevelopment and venture capital. He did stints as an assistant city editor, a magazine writer, a political gossip columnist and a tech stocks writer.  For his last 14 years, he served as the paper's metro columnist, covering politics, crime, history and figures in the news.
Scott is a graduate of Yale, where he found his calling by covering cross-country for the Yale Daily News.  He has four grown children and three grandchildren. He and his wife, Sarah Janigian, live in San Jose's Hanchett Park neighborhood.  In retirement, he hopes to be tour guide and freelance writer.
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.

Third Place 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


Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman


Described as having “a head for numbers and a heart for people,” Supervisor Mike Wasserman was elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in November 2010 – and re-elected in 2014 -- after serving eight years on the Los Gatos Town Council as Mayor and Councilmember. A businessman for more than 35 years, Mike has proven that balancing budgets and maintaining high-quality public services can be done when the focus is on the people you represent.

Mike currently sits on 28 committees, including chairing or co-chairing the Public Safety and Justice Committee, the Habitat Conservation Authority, and a youth task force. He coined the phrase “Real. Life. Help.” to describe the services Santa Clara County provides and he reaches 40,000 residents with this information in his monthly electronic newsletter.

Mike has a degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California and was a Certified Financial Planner for more than 30 years. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Kim, for more than 37 years and they have two adult children.


Supervisor Mike Wasserman
Apr 10, 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

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
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.  
Jul 16, 2018 5:45 PM