“Together, we see a world where people unite & take action to create lasting change - 
across the globe, in our communities, & in ourselves.”
     
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Club News
 
Greg Butterfield led us in the flag salute and introduced guests.
Brenda Davis visited us from San Jose Rotary.
Sarita Johnson introduced her guest Dr. Matthew Spangler and his son Elliot.
Heidi Owens introduced Kristine.
Hal Rosen introduced his wife Lydia and gave a shout out to the 49ers.
Marty Fishman introduced his wife Barbara.
 
It was announced that John Foley had passed away. Marlon Smith and Don McCleve spoke about John. Services will not be held. Andrea Lee passed a card for us to sign.
 
Chris Potter and Heidi Owen spoke about the Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz. Both volunteered on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. They both enjoyed the experience. Heidi brought her children who also enjoyed the day. The Homeless Garden Project hires homeless residents to train as farmers. The produce is sold in Santa Cruz to fund the project. Volunteers are needed year round, we could consider as a volunteer project.
 
Suzanne Boxer-Gassman shared a Shel Silverstein the poem Somebody Has To. She also quoted Oliver Wendell Holmes to remind us we grow old because we stop playing.
 
Eric Eberle announced the Rotary Ski Challenge. So far only two people have responded. He needs more people if we are going to have a team to compete. Contact Eric if you’re interested. The event is held February 28.
 
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Exciting New Feature: Electronic Pre-bidding. You can enter bids on silent auction items! Whatever the bid is at noon on event day will became the opening bid on the paper silent auction sheet. Here is how you can pre-bid:
 

Open an internet browser and go to the Auction WebSite

If you have already set up an account when you bought tickets, SIGN IN (at

top left of page … see below) using your login id (often your email) and

your password. If you haven’t yet set up an account, you can use the

same link to set up an account. Use the same email you used to buy

tickets (if you did so) to set up your account. YOU NEED TO HAVE A

CREDIT CARD ON FILE WITH THIS AUCTION SYSTEM TO MAKE A

PRE-BID . You can preview the catalog without an account but not make a

pre-bid.

Only Silent Auction Items are available for pre-bidding prior to the event

auction. These items will not close out but the current high bid will be the

starting bid for the silent auction. Happy Bidding.

At the Jan 25th Rotary CrabFest & Auction we will be raising the paddle for local youth: ONLY 100 seats left. Get your tickets now & save. 

At Rotary we invest in the future leaders of America. By developing leadership, fostering compassion and service to others, we open doors for this next generation. Your donation will help sponsor a child at one of our Rotary leadership conferences, and help fund other youth-centered and local community service projects. We do a lot, we could do more - help us reach more students.
 
Meeting was called to order at 12:30pm by Marty Fishman
 
Pledge of Allegiance
Richard Bobis
 
Visiting Rotarians
- Les and Jo Toy from Saratoga Rotary
- Brenda Davis from San Jose Downtown Rotary
- Allen from San Jose Rotary
 
Other Visitors
- John Colwell introduced his friend Ron Gruman
- Doug Brent introduced his friend Mohamed
- Hal Rosen introduced his wife Lydia
 
Inspiration
Inspiration was provided by Suzanne Boxer-Gassman
 
Announcements
Bert Millen: Mark Millen, youngest son of Bert Millen spoke about Bert upon his passing. Mark shared with the group about his Dad’s life and his love of Rotary. Leroy Neider shared his thoughts of Bert and a story about him. John Pencer shared his thoughts on how Bert mentored him on auctioneering and donated $100 to the Club in Bert’s name. Sarita Johnson shared her thoughts on Bert too.
 
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
Wayne Gregori, President Gregori Group
Jan 28, 2020
Money and Crypto Currencies
Money and Crypto Currencies
High School Students giving their speech
Feb 04, 2020
Rotary Richard D. King Speech Contest
Nan Su, Senior Reporter for the Epoch Times
Feb 11, 2020
Ancient Chinese culture and current issues
Sandeep Gopiestty, Director of Al systems at IBM
Feb 18, 2020
The future of Computing
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