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Club News

The meeting was called to order by President Andrew

Diane introduced guests:
  • Tank S. from Rochester, Minn. and his daughter Jane K.
  • Other guest were Randy C., Meaghan B., Mike G., Paul J., and Jane M.

Tina announced two service opportunities:
  • This Thursday at 2pm at Los Gatos HS to make blankets for rescue dogs
  • Helping at a St. Luke’s brunch on 2/19

Andrea and the “We Care” team presented Neal M. with a baby gift

Mike N. announced the Great Race will be on Sunday, April 28 th . All hands needed to help.

Patti V. announced volunteers are needed to take notes at the weekly lunches...
LG Rotarians needed!
  • Every meeting a member takes meeting notes, types them up and emails them the next day, to AnnMarie, our newsletter editor. She adds pictures and links, and publishes it on our website.
  • The team of note takers has been shrinking and this is where we need your help. You would only be asked to take notes once every 6 weeks or so, at a meeting you were already planning to attend. The notes do not need to be very detailed.
  • They are very helpful for those that can’t attend, plus we maintain an archive, and it helps our social media presence and recruiting. It’s important to the club and will only take 30 minutes or so roughly every 6 weeks. LGRotary needs you!
Email Patti if you are able to help us with our meeting notes and thank you for considering!

Richard D. King Annual Youth Speech Contest

The 4-WAY Test
Of the things we think, say or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3. Will it build GOODWILL

and better FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


Each year the RI theme is used.  In 2018/2019 theme  is "Be the Inspiration" 

Students are eligible to enter the District 5170 Contest for only one Rotary Club. Students MUST NOT enter another club’s contest if they have already competed in a different club.

Each student may choose any topic of interest, as long as the content of the speech relates to the theme. All speeches must address the current Rotary theme, and include a reference to at least one principle of The 4-Way Test.

Use of this theme in the speech should be clear and unmistakable. The speech must be the original work of the contestant.

The speech cannot be under 4 minutes or more than 5 minutes in length. Timing will begin when the contestant first speaks, not after the student’s salutation to the chairperson or audience. There shall be NO implicit or explicit identification of the speaker, of the speaker’s school in the content or title of the speech, by the dress of the contestant, or by any other means whatsoever. The speaker shall NOT use props, displays or prompters of any kind. Notes may be used only if they are on one 3” x 5” card.

The Speech Contest is open to all Rotary International District 5170 high school students.

Club Contest Area Contest

Regional Contest District Contest - financial prize money available


Below are the estimated dates for all levels:
  • Club Level to be Completed by February 15th
  • Area Level to be completed between February 18th  - March 8th
  • Regional Level to be completed between March 11th - March 22nd
  • Final District Level on Saturday April 6th at the District Training Assembly.

For more information contact Rotary 5170 district chair: Kamal Della,

REGISTRATION INFORMATION = contact your speech and debate teacher 

Club Information


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
February 2019
Upcoming Events
Guest Speakers
Dr. Martin Fishman
Feb 19, 2019
Seeing Again Guatemala
Seeing Again Guatemala
Tim Elias, Waste connections Inc.
Feb 26, 2019
Sandeep Gopisetty, IBM director and engineer
Mar 05, 2019
IBM Watson- Ethics & bias in the Era of Artificial Intelligence
Jeff Rosen, District Attorney
Mar 26, 2019
Human Trafficking
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.


2018/19 Theme

The theme for the 2018-2019 Rotary year, Be the Inspiration, was recently announced by RI President Barry Rassin. Rassin is a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas.  Read more (click here)