“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
The pledge was led by Marty F., who begins his year as President next week.
 
Guests were introduced by Nicholas W.
  • Dan S.’s daughter Elizabeth
  • President Andrew H. introduced children Olive, Grant, Evelyn, and Jack. Once he was tactfully reminded, he introduced wife Georgia as someone who needs no introduction.
  • Visitor and potential new member Jeff B.
  • Doug B.’s wife Marjory
  • Potential new member Frank B.
  • Anna Maria R. from Saratoga Rotary
 
 
 
 
Leroy N. led inspiration by relating his recent trip celebrating the D-Day anniversary in Normandy. He expressed his appreciation for all branches of the military.
 
David K. presented a club flag he exchanged while visiting a Rotary Club in Granada.
 
We Care announcements
  • Rodg G. is in outpatient rehab and would appreciate a visit or call
  • Irene U. was in the hospital for over a month, after a complication from an appendix procedure
 
John P. announced he just returned from 2 weeks in Germany on business and pleasure. At a Rotary meeting there, an all-male club had an annual job fair for 90 teens. He donated $50 to The Rotary Charities Foundation. He also wants John C. to pay a fine for butt dialing him at 1:30am.
 
Theme
The major program for today was recognition of Los Gatos Rotary Club scholarship award winners.
 
Introductions and inspiration
Hal R. welcomed club guests:
  • Henry V. introduced his wife Mary Jane
  • Mike N. introduced his guest: grandmother of Rotary Scholarship recipient Nick N….not to mention Mike’s mom
  • Don M. introduced his wife Beverly
  • Dan S. introduced his guests Jenny and Kent L.
 
By way of impromptu inspiration, president Andrew H. invited Channy to speak. She is a former scholarship recipient, and currently an engineer and business owner. Since English is not her native language, a member of the community helped her apply for a scholarship when she thought a scholarship was not really possible. She received two: One from the Elks club and another from a local church. While these scholarships weren’t financially huge, they really changed her self-perception, and made an impact on her that both changed her life, and will impact future generations in her family.
 
Dan S. provided the formal inspiration. A student from Williams reached out to Dan, and Dan met with him during this past week. The student initially wanted to find out how Dan got into finance, but instead they had a wide-ranging conversation about the world and current issues. Dan encouraged all of the accomplished students present to excel in their upcoming schoolwork, but also to connect to the world around them.
 
The meeting was called to order by President Andrew H.
 
Gary A. led us in the flag salute.
 
Michelle asked for visiting Rotarians and guests. Larry R. from the Campbell B.C. was our visiting Rotarian. Additional guests were Jeff B. and Heidi O.
 
Dan S. provided inspiration by a touching reflection on the meaning of Memorial Day and the sacrifices that others have made. Remember those who have missed life’s events big and small.
 
Twenty for Twenty:
  • Andrew talked about the great Memorial Day event at Memorial Park yesterday. It is important to remember the cost of freedom.
  • Mike F. said he was on the front page of the SJ Mercury for the first time. He was part of the Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at Oak Hill Park. He also reminded us that the dedication of the Veteran’s Memorial in Los Gatos will be June 15. HR McMaster will be the keynote speaker. It is going to be a great event and he hopes everyone from the club can make it. Mike really appreciates the support the club has given to the memorial.
  • Leroy N. gave 20 for 20 in honor of Mike F. and all he has done for veterans in our community.
 
 
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
Martin L. Fishman, MD club president 2019/20
Jun 18, 2019
Rotary connects the world!
Rotary connects the world!
Club President Andrew Howard
Jun 25, 2019
Roast & Toast (debunking)
Cordelia Willis, Criminalist
Jul 02, 2019
SCC Crime Lab-DNA and more
Meet at Scout Hut - by LGHS tennis courts
Jul 09, 2019
Boy Scouts will BBQ & host meeting
 
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)