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The meeting was called to order by Andrew H.

Kamyar N. led all participants in the pledge of allegiance.

Patti V. asked for visiting rotarians and guests to be introduced.

  • Lisa C., introduced visiting San Jose Rotarian Audrey F.
  • Avis L. introduced her guest Heidi O.
  • Mike N. introduced Megan B., a prospective member of the club
  • Randy C.  - A pending new member whose father was a past president of our club many years ago.

Inspiration - Dan Snyder

Dan focused his comments on the importance and meaning of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, given the recent tragic news of a fire there, and that he had just returned from a vacation in France. Notre Dame has been and will continue to be both an architectural and artistic landmark. Consider the perspective of a 13th century Parisian for whom this marvel represented a common place for community, learning and inspiration. These cultural icons matter, and Dan suggested we consider the full impact of these kinds of places.

Colin D. led us in the pledge.
Greg G. announced visitors.
Visiting Rotarians included Stephen G., Los Gatos Living Magazine editor and new member of the club; and a visiting Rotarian from Turkey.
Guests of Rotarians included Mike N.'s wife, Jennifer and mother, Lydia; Dan S.'s. daughters Allison and Elizabeth; and Randy, Ray C.'s son, who has submitted his application to become a member of our club.
Dan S. told a story about the author, Stephen King.
Meeting was called to order by President Andrew

Todd T. lead the Pledge

Diane B. introduced guests:  Ramesh H., Tonia M., Georgia H., David W., Brenda and Randy

Suzanne BG did Inspiration – an April Fool’s poem

  Todd T. gave an update on the Great Race sponsors.  The race is Sunday, April 28th

Amy P. asked members to link to the Great Race on Facebook and Instagram to help create visibility for the event

There will be a World Service team meeting on Wednesday, 5pm, at Fischer-Darling in Campbell

Los Gatos HS thanked the club for our donation to support the “Reality Check” publication

Andrea L. announced birthdays for April – Michelle N. was the only one

Tom B. updated everyone that memorial services for Don A are still TBD.  Andrea circulated cards for members to sign
ELC (Enterprise Leadership Conference) first place winners shared their business plan with us today. (See Program notes)
Mike F. led us in the pledge.
Erica B. announced visiting Rotarians and guests. These included four Rotarians from the San Jose Club; Meghan B., a visitor of Mike N.'s, who has submitted her application to become a member; Lydia, Hal R.'s wife; Sandeep G., a friend of Hal's and was one of our speakers last month and who is planning to become a member of the club; Randy C. and Komiko I. - both guests of John C.; John P., a guest of Neal M., who will hopefully be joining the club soon; and three guests of Andrew H. - the president of the Lexington School Home and School club who thanked our club for our grants to their organization, and Michael R. and Jim B. - both residents of Andrew's neighborhood.
John P. shared words of inspiration on the subject of understanding.

Suzanne B. showed a video of her trip to Australia and New Zealand and rang the bell for $150 in support of the Polio Plus Campaign.

Patti V. announced that First Thursday next Thursday, April 4th, will take place at The Cats at 5pm.
Dan S. indicated that he is working to reconcile unauthorized credit cards and asks members to provide updated card information, as needed.

Andrew H. showed a Rotary Polio video. Then, Dan S. passed around the donation sign-up sheet for the Polio Plus Campaign. A minimum of  $100 per member is requested. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is matching our donations.

Mike N. reminded the club that The Great Race is on Sunday, April 28. See Mike for volunteer opportunities for this event. Full participation is requested. A video was shown promoting this year's race narrated by Michelle M.
Club Information


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
April 2019
Upcoming Events
Guest Speakers
Mike Norcia
Apr 23, 2019
Rotary Great Race Assembly
Rotary Great Race Assembly
Author Channy Chhi Laux
Apr 30, 2019
Short hair detention: the power of love in the face of horror
Kate Angshing
May 07, 2019
Lamling Vista Elementary in rural Nagaland, India
Nima Jafarian, ACI Research Labs
May 14, 2019
Assessing Cognitive Health in Aging Adults: Fixing a Broken System
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)