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Club News
 
The meeting was held at the Los Gatos Youth Park, near the Los Gatos High tennis courts. A BBQ Luncheon was served by the Scouts group. The BBQ and Wine Raffle benefitted the Los Gatos Youth Park Inc.  This is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that administers and maintains this nature park, along the old Los Gatos Creek behind Los Gatos High School adjacent to the tennis courts, on land donated by San Jose Water Co.  The Youth Park houses a lodge (NeverNeverLand)  and the buildings for Scout Troops 501 and 539, and the Girl Scouts.  Los Gatos Rotary sponsors Scout Troop 501.
 
The meeting was kicked off by Phil Knopf, Los Gatos Youth Park’s President of the BOD. The presentation of Colors and pledge were carried out by the Boy Scout Troop. Thanks were given to Los Gatos Meats, Testarossa and Loma Prieta wineries for the tastings, and the Youth Park Board members.
 
 
President Marty F. called the meeting to order.
 
Doug B. lead the Pledge and announced club visitors and guests.
  • Handeel, a prospective new member.
  • Barbara, Marty’s wife.
John P. did the inspiration message based on some writings by Helen Keller.
 
The July birthday celebration included:  Tom O., Ron C., René F., Sarita J., Dom N., Art R. and Todd T. and Bill.  
 
President Marty asked for people to sign up for committees if they haven’t already done so.
 
First Thursday has been moved because of the holiday.  It will now be a wine/beer tasting on Wednesday, July 10th at Zanotto’s Family Market on Naglee Avenue, San Jose.  Cost is $25 and the start time is 6pm. Let Michelle N. know if you’re planning to attend so she can reserve a table for the club.
 
Our club’s 2019 version of debunking - Roast and Toast - was held at Villa Ragusa on June 25th, 2019. The evening of fun, food and conversation provided the background for recognizing the accomplishments of many Rotarians in the club, with a special focus on President Andrew’s accomplishments and contributions, and then handing the gavel forward to Marty F.
 
President Andrew noted the Board’s hard work during his tenure, and specifically pointed out two accomplishments this year: 1) shifting finances such that philanthropy budgets can be fixed and known each year, and 2) an evolution of the Rotary membership model for families and businesses to further expand the appeal of membership.
 
To recognize Andrew’s contribution, the club gave him a Bay Area sightseeing trip for four in a private plane - piloted by our own Gordon L., and Gordon handcrafted a beautiful wooden trail mix jar for Andrew as well.
 
 
A big portion of the evening was recognizing various Rotarians for their accomplishments. Ron C. was the master of ceremonies, but he got many presenters involved. Presenters included President Andrew, Marty F., and others.
 
 
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
Michael M. Sera, Board President
Jul 23, 2019
Japanese American Museum of San Jose
Japanese American Museum of San Jose
Cindy Chavez
Jul 30, 2019
SCC Board of Supervisors
Chris Garcia
Aug 06, 2019
Computer History Museum
Andrew Gunther, PhD
Aug 13, 2019
An environmental scientist - climate change
 
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.

 

 
Rotary International 2019/20 Theme
 
Rotary Connects the World: RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service. Download 2019-20 theme logo and materials

2019-20 Theme logo - Rotary Connects the WorldMark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA