Serving our Local community
Just a few ways we gave & served...
Provided built-in BBQ for Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad (click for photos of event)
Raise money to give to Ronald McDonald house and dozens of other non-profit organizations; see our Philanthropy. Funds raised from A Bocce Blast - (see photos)
Prepare and serve food for the homeless once a month through St. Lukes Pantry Program. (click here to see photos of this event)
Team up with our High School Interact clubs at Los Gatos High and Leigh High to serve in the community. Made blankets for Homeless Pets & Sunday Friends (click to see photos of Sunday Friends event)
Rotary Motto is "Service Above Self"
The Portland convention also inspired the motto Service Above Self. During a convention outing on the Columbia River, Ben Collins, president of the Rotary Club of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, talked with Seattle Rotarian J.E. Pinkham about the proper way to organize a Rotary club, offering the principle his club had adopted: Service, Not Self. Pinkham invited Paul P. Harris, who also was on the boat trip, to join their conversation. Harris asked Collins to address the convention, and the phrase Service, Not Self was met with great enthusiasm.
At the 1950 RI Convention in Detroit, slightly modified versions of the two slogans were formally approved as the official mottoes of Rotary: He Profits Most Who Serves Best and Service Above Self. The 1989 Council on Legislation established Service Above Self as the principal motto of Rotary, because it best conveys the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service. He Profits Most Who Serves Best was modified by the 2004 Council to They Profit Most Who Serve Best and by the 2010 Council to its current wording, One Profits Most Who Serves Best.