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across the globe, in our communities, & in ourselves.”
     
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Club News
 
Mike Norcia called the meeting to order.
 
John Pencer gave the inspiration, reminding us of the importance of simple kindness over worldly success.
 
Visitors: 
Sesh Ramaswami, Assistant Governor from District 5170
Cameron
Joe Aubers
RYLA students: Angela, Hana, and Aki 
 
New member introduction:
Mike Frangadakis introduced Fabio Gianetti, just back from vacation to his homeland, Italy, and presented him with a red badge. Welcome Fabio!
 
Calendar:
Next week is First Tuesday!  Aug 2 5:30-7:30 at Gordon and Judy Levin’s home. Bring an appetizer and a favorite drink.
The annual Club BBQ is Aug 23 at 5pm at Oak Meadow Park. Bring guests and prospective members.
 
Don McCleave is moving to Bellingham. We passed around a card to wish him well.
 
Service Projects:
JFS Backpack Drive service project is full. Thank you!
Pacific Clinics backpack drive on Aug 10 still needs volunteers. You get to stuff backpacks for kids in need. No need to bring anything. Contact Gae LaTorre to sign up.
West Valley Community Services Back to School shopping activity on Aug 6 still needs volunteers. You are given a gift card and you get to take a child shopping at Old Navy at Westgate Mall. Sign up here https://www.wvcommunityservices.org/b2s 
 
Anjana Bose presented about RYLA.
RYLA stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Award and is an annual leadership camp for high school students where they learn about leadership and team building.
RYLA happened in June in Mission Springs in Scotts Valley. It’s a district wide event and students from all over the bay area come. We sponsored 3 students. This year it was smaller and all outdoors but very successful. 
Angela, Aki, and Hana, high school student participants, talked to us about their experiences this year. They spoke of the new friends they made and new skills they developed. 
 
Kirsten Bridges presented thank you gifts to the CatTale committee: those who take notes, Ron Cassell who takes pictures, and AnnMarie Valle who assembles and posts the newsletter. 
 
Meeting brought to order at 12:30pm by President, Mike Norcia.
 
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jean-Marc Blanchard.
 
Mike thanked Gregg Butterfield for the new audio-visual set up for the meetings. 
 
Our Inspiration was provided by John Pencer. John talked about using creativity and support to get yourself out of a tough spot.
 
Guests: Jan Sirkin, guest of Sue Heller and Adam Mayer, guest of Barry and Lisa Cheskin. 
 
Visiting Rotarians: Mary Pacifico Curtis and her husband Michael Miller from the San Jose Club.
 

Announcements:


New Member, Ileana Aguilar was introduced and given her Red Badge by Gae La Torre.
 
Gae La Torre presented a certificate of appreciation to Meghan Burton for her service to the Club.
 
Jeffrey Barnett spoke about the opportunity for members to attend the Rotary Leadership Academy Training. Training covers a wide breath of topics, ranging from local to international Rotary subjects.
 
Events 
Our next First Tuesday event will take place on August 2 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at the home of Gordon and Judy Levin. Please bring an appetizer and beverage of choice to share.
 
The Town of Los Gatos has moved up the date of the Los Gatos Promenade from Thursday, August 4 to Thursday, July 28. We need volunteers to man our Rotary tent on July 28. Please see Rachelle Lopp if you can help out.
 
A celebration of life for Lloyd Grant will take place on Saturday, July 23 at 2:00pm at the First Methodist Church in Los Gatos. 
 
Service Projects
Jewish Family Services Backpack Drive: See the board in the Shir Hadash lobby to select items to purchase for students returning to school in the fall. Please bring the items to our meeting on July 26. The backpack stuffing will take place on July 31 from 1:15pm – 3:30pm at the Los Gatos Jewish Community Center. If you cannot attend our meeting on July 26, please contact Kirsten Bridges and she will pick up your items.
 
Pacific Clinics Backpack Drive: Backpack stuffing will take place on Wednesday, August 10 from 1:30pm -4:00pm at the Pacific Clinics Gym, 499 Loma Alta Avenue, Los Gatos, 95030. You do not need to bring any items, just show up and help stuff the backpacks. Please contact Gae La Torre if you’re interested.
 
West Valley Community Services Back to School Shopping: Do back to school shopping with a child on August 6 at the Old Navy store at Westgate Shopping Center. Please contact Suzanne Boxer-Gassman if you are interested. 
 
Community Profile
Our Annual Club BBQ will take place on Tuesday, August 23 at Oak Meadow Park. Andrew Stearns and Tina Orsi-Hartigan shared some details about the event and some of the event’s history. 
Please contact Tina if you are able to help out on the BBQ Committee. They need folks to set up, clean up, set out food, etc.…
 
Club Information

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See our "Weekly Meeting Schedule" to the right for details.
 
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Upcoming Events
As our 21-22 Rotary Year comes to a close, we are reminded of how
it started back in July 2021
 
 
 
 
 
Our Weekly Meeting Schedule
Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Gold Medalist
Aug 09, 2022
30 Years After Winning the Gold -- The Always Dream Foundation
30 Years After Winning the Gold -- The Always Dream Foundation
Regina Riley, Bay Area Housing Corp.
Aug 16, 2022
Building and adapting special needs homes
Club BBQ
Aug 23, 2022
Christina Enneking & Jessica Eastland
Aug 30, 2022
Lighting for Literacy
Community service
Donating and serving 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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Rotary International 2022/23 Theme