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Club News
The pledge was led by Don K.

Gae L. introduced visitors:
  • Clayton B. from San Jose Rotary
  • Radha’s friend Mrs. Kahn, an IT specialist
  • The Norcia family table included Dom’s wife Lydia
  • David W.’s wife Sonja
  • Michelle R., a  prospective member

Inspiration was by Dan S., and included some wise quotes by Trailblazer Damien Lillard regarding perspective. He said his stress level due to of competitive sports and being a  public figure is nothing compared to the stress of those who are hungry or without shelter.
The meeting was brought to order by Andrew H. and Lloyd G. led the pledge of allegiance.

Hal R. called for visitors and guests, but the only “guests” today were two Red Badge members to be announced later.

Henry V. provided a reflection on what we love about California; it is important to remember why we’re here even with high cost, traffic congestion, long service queues, etc. Henry reminded us of some of the unique California experiences: driving pacific coast highway, visiting Yosemite, benefiting from the diversity in culture and cuisine and the regions’ productivity that provides half of the fruits and nuts to the U.S. and powers the technology industry around the world. President Andrew H. requested a repeat of this reflection on each quarterly estimated tax payment due date.

Andrew H. gave some quick kudos to Andrew S. and Rami W. for all of the behind the scenes work they do on behalf of the club.

Tina O.H. reported out on this morning’s breakfast at St. Lukes. Lots of help from club members was provided, and the food was all appreciatively received.

Rotarian of the Year!

Tina Orsi-Hartigan, from the Los Gatos Rotary, has been announced as “Rotarian of the Year.” Tina was chosen from over 3,600 area Rotarians for her outstanding contributions to the Rotary organization.

Tina has a long history of volunteerism having been president of an education foundation and on the Board of Trustees of the Los Gatos Union School District for over 15 years. Tina joined the Los Gatos Rotary in 2001, serving on a variety committees.  She became its President for 2014-15.  She is currently not only the Assistant Governor of Area 8, but also the Chief of Staff for the Governor Elect of District 5170.

“I’m stunned, humbled” said Tina when receiving the news, “particularly when I think of all the other people in the Rotary doing good work.”  “She certainly deserves it, she is the spark plug of our club” said Greg Smith, a Board Director of the Los Gatos Rotary.

Tina will receive this prestigious award at the District Conference, May 18, aboard the USS Hornet in Alameda.

 

Lamling Vista Elementary School (K-6) - Nagaland, India

Our club has been providing financial support for the last 5 years which has helped construct a school kitchen, pay for teacher housing & salaries, as well as provide school supplies.  In this video the students are receiving new backpacks & supplies.  Approximately 150 indigenous children, home to the Phom Tribe, are now able to live at home instead of being sent off to boarding school to receive an education which provides for a future.  
 
 
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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Guest Speakers
Member Red Badge Bio's
May 28, 2019
Get to know our newest members
Get to know our newest members
Grady Jeter
Jun 04, 2019
Scholarship Presentation & recipients
Tracy Marino, manager
Jun 11, 2019
The Fisher House
Marty Fishman, new club president 2019/20
Jun 18, 2019
Rotary connects the world!
 
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)