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Club News
Mike Norcia called the meeting to order at 12:30 and Henry Vitkovich led the flag salute.


Dan Snyder shared some more dad jokes to give us all a laugh.


Tsovo Massena - She is interested in joining our club. Her mom was one of the first members of Rotary back in Armenia.
Maria Kouzmenka - She heard about us through work and came today to check us out. She is interested in volunteering in the community.

New Member

Lisa Cheskin introduced our newest red badge member, Laura Douglas. Laura says she is ready to roll up her sleeves! Welcome!


  • Rise Against Hunger on April 8 at Saratoga HS  We need a set up crew with at least 5 people who are able to lift 50 lbs from 6:30-8am, other shifts start at 8:00, 10:30 and 12:30 Sign up at http://events.riseagainsthunger.org/SaratogaRotary2023 This is a great event to bring your children or grandchildren.
  • Our First Tuesday Social will be at Double Ds on April 4th 5:30-7:30
  • The Great Race! It’s an all hands on deck event! There are so many tasks to do. Do you have a pickup truck? Contact Paul Christiansen. If you can’t be there Saturday, please sign up for something earlier. We need everyone! Lisa needs people to hand out flyers at the farmers market or the LG Creek trail. Contact her if you can do that.
  • The Los Gatos High School Interact club is making tie blankets for an animal shelter on Wed 3/22 at 2:30. Contact Tina Orsi-Hartigan if interested in helping.
  • Paul Johnson showed a video of a massive shipping container that left LG and is now on the water headed to Guatemala, thanks to our club. It’s filled with student desks and chairs. All the computers for RACHEL are being transported by the US Army. Thanks to the generosity at the CrabFest we added a 6th recipient school in Guatemala! Thank you!
  • Bobbi Bornstein shared info on the big fundraiser for our partner West Valley Community Services: Chefs of Compassion on 3/31 at 6pm. Three chefs make a dinner and guests get to judge who did the best job. https://www.chefsofcompassion.org/
  • March Madness themed eggs for the homeless this week!
  • Inner Wheel update: They raised $570 from our club the other week to provide prosthetic limbs to children in need. Thank you!
  • Marty Fishman gave our Rotary Foundation update: Our club has raised over $38K this year so far, with 102 people contributing. Haven’t yet? Contact Marty. These make the global humanitarian efforts of Rotary possible!
  • The spring Rebuilding Together Day conflicts with our Great Race, but Los Gatos Morning Rotary is asking for our help to do a preparation clean-up this Saturday 3/25. Contact Kirsten Bridges if you can help.
This meeting was brought to order by President Mike Norcia at 12:30 PM, on Tuesday the 14th of March. There was visible excitement in the room despite a rainy day that cast a storm over the Bay Area. There was a packed room, and full attendance, as it was speech contest day.

Pledge of Allegiance

  • Led by Sarita


  • Given by Dan Snyder who inspired by us with bad jokes and being a mediocre father.
  • Among them “Which celebrity is always ready for a cereal” … Reese Witherspoon


  • Emi Eto, Terry Trotter and Marie Rector

Guests at the meeting

  • Sue M guest of Avis La Grone and a Mahjong Teacher 
  • Sergio Guest of Ramon Ware
  • Ron Lykins guest of Tina Orsi Hartigan
  • Naeri Kim guest of Tina Orsi Hartigan
  • Martha Sterne guest of Terri Trotter
  • Alison Snyder daughter of Dan Snyder
  • Lydia Rosen guest of Hal Rosen


New Blue Badger

  • Ann Marie Maria Velenzuela Given by Ramon.
  • Doug Carlen Given by Mike Norcia


  • Community Service Champion Meeting 5PM Thursday 16th.
  • Charities Foundation Meeting 7PM Thursday 16th.
  • Rise Against Hunger April 8th at Saratoga High School in 2 shifts
7am to 10am and 10 am to 1pm.  
4 pm to 7pm. 
  • Rotarians $60.00 Non-Rotarians $30.00
    • At the Rotary San Jose Summit Center: 88 S 4th Street, 7th floor, San Jose, 95112
Club Information


We meet every Tuesday at 12pm and welcome visitors.
See our "Weekly Meeting Schedule" to the right for details.
Meeting Location:
​Shir Hadash
20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos, CA, 95032
Questions? Contact:
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1018
Los Gatos, CA  95031
March 2023
Upcoming Events
  • First Tuesday
    Double D’s Sports Grille
    Apr 04, 2023
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM UTC-07:00
  • First Tuesday
    Old Florentine Village
    May 02, 2023
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Our Weekly Meeting Schedule
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Apr 25, 2023
Community service
We assembled activity kits for isolation patients at El Camino Hospital for our February service project
We helped prep materials for solar kits for Lighting For Literacy at our December service project
We collected a record number of toys for Toys For Tots in 2022!
Above, volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank!
Filling backpacks for Back-to-School drives. The Rotary Club of Los Gatos participated in 3 back to school drives this year: Pacific Clinics, West Valley Community Services, and Jewish Family Services.
Cleaning the Los Gatos Creek
Collecting and sorting books for Stanford Children's Hospital
Donating food to the homeless at St. Luke's Church Los Gatos every Tuesday.
Our Fall 2022 service project with Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley.  
Packing PPE equipment for the elderly at one of our Summer 2022 meetings. 
Our Leigh High School Rotary Interact students volunteering at Second Harvest.
Donating bikes to Good Karma.
Sorting items donated for fire evacuees in Summer 2020.
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