Event Types


Some Golden Oldies


The Old Songs you remember from your youth, or your dad and mom... or your grandparents. And the "New" old songs of the '50's and '60's. Boomerang brings you beautiful, melodic and exciting songs in the acapella tradition of Barbershop Harmony.

May 08, 2018

Innovations Occurring at LGHS

Ms. Kristina Grasty is the Principal at Los Gatos High School. The focus of her presentation to us will be to describe innovations that have been happening at the school. This will include a summary of curricula innovations that they are proud of. Ms. Grasty's presentation will also include slides of the new buildings on the campus.

May 15, 2018
May 18, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fisher Middle School Music Recital

Fisher Middle School Principal Lisa Fraser will introduce the school's  band together with their teachers. This band has played for us several times over the past few years and their performances have always been very well received by the membership. 

May 22, 2018

Clean Energy From Ethanol

Tom Quinn has had a long career as an entrepreneur. He recently launched an alternative energy company E-Fuel Corporation.The company makes generators powered by different types of ethanol. This is a bio-fuel that the company says burns cleaner than diesel and allows users to make their own fuel.

E-Fuel has established a foothold in the agricultural sector, selling to farmers and growers wanting an alternative generator that can use ethanol fuel cheaply manufactured using farm waste.

In January 2018, the company introduced a new generator aimed at home use. Tom says this product allows homeowners to go completely off-grid.

Tom's presentation will describe the E-Fuel story and cover the benefits of using ethanol for power generation.

May 29, 2018
Jun 03, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Awarding of the 2018 Scholarships

The meeting will involve awarding scholarships to 20 high school seniors. Each recipient will tell us a little about themselves and their hopes for the future.
The Rotary Club of Los Gatos has a Scholarship Fund which currently has a corpus in excess of $1 million. Fund income is used to provide typically 20 scholarships a year to high school seniors from the Los Gatos and Leigh schools.  Each year the Club awards scholarships totaling approximately $34,000.   The Fund was established in 1947 and every year one third of the net proceeds from the Great Race goes directly into this fund.
Scholarship recipients are selected by the club's Scholarship Committee. The applicants are evaluated using the following factors:
          - Recommendations from school counselors
          - All applicants are interviewed
          - GPA
          - Participation in school activities - especially if they are a member of the Interact club 
          - Financial need
Jun 05, 2018

A Human Trafficking Survivor Finds Life

Jabali Smith is the Executive Director of The Well Child Foundation. Jabali says the vision of this organization is to heal and empower the lives of children and to inspire a new generation of young people to discover  their inner strength and to create the ability and desire to live healthy, happy and successful lives.

I believe it is my duty, and our duty as a society and for humanity as a whole, to break the chain of suffering, silence and shame. And not just child abuse, molestation and human trafficking specifically but all forms of abuse. I hope that by sharing my story I will be able to help other people who have suffered in silence, and give him and her a voice. A voice of confidence, a voice of joy, a voice of self-expression. 



Jun 12, 2018

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


The purpose of Sundace's presention is to educate and raise awareness on the trauma and critical stress our first responders endure on a daily basis

Sundance's Biography

Sundance Scardino was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Raised in Northern California. Joined the United States Air Force after high school. Served during Desert Storm. Deployed to Saudi Arabia for Operation Southern Watch. Worked with NASA on multiple launches as part of the Space Shuttle recovery team. Completed his first active duty enlistment and became a traditional guardsman in the California Air National Guard 129th Rescue Wing out of Moffett Federal Airfield. He successfully navigated the year long hiring process for Los Angeles County Firefighter Department and served the citizens of Los Angeles for 8 years. Eventually returning to the Silicon Valley Sundance and became a firefighter/paramedic for The City of San Jose. After his family situation changed he came back to the California Air Guard after a 13 year break. Taking a military leave of absence from the fire department Sundance attended the Pararescue apprenticeship course. 3 months after graduation Sundance deployed to Afghanistan conducting combat rescue and recovery missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Sundance sustained a career ending back injury while parachuting into the Pacific Ocean over 950 miles off shore during a civilian rescue mission. Now Sundance is medically retired from the military after serving for over 14 years. Sundance returned to the fire department and is on modified duty in a special assignment with the fire department serving as the Behavioral Health Program’s Coordinator.


Jun 19, 2018

Annual Presidential Debunking Dinner

The Rotary year is from July 1 through June 30. This means that on June 30, the club's presidency will transition from Suzanne to next year's President, Andrew Howard. There is a Rotary tradition that there be a dinner at which we celebrate the outgoing President's sucessful year and welcome the incoming president. It is also time to have some fun and typically members put on a skit that features some lighthearted fun at the expense of the outgoing President. This year the skit will review some of the formative experiences that have made Suzanne the person we know today.

This event is for members and their guests only. Members are encouraged to have family and friends join them for what is always a happy event.


          Tuesday, June 26, 2018

          Villa Ragusa, 35 South Second Street. 

              Campbell. CA. 95008. 408 364-1900

          6:00 pm Social Hour, 7:00 pm Dinner, 9:00 pm Event Ends


          Hors D'oeuvres

          Salad and choice of Stuffed Chicken, Tournadoes of Beef Ragusa, Penne Fresco.

          Dessert and Coffee


          $75.00 per person

          On sale at Rotary Tuesday lunches June 5, 12, & 19

          Or contact Tony James, tauntontony@cs.com, C: 408 677-1724

Note: There will be no lunchtime meeting June 26. The Lodge will be dark.






Jun 26, 2018
Jun 26, 2018
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Jun 26, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Carrying on a Legacy of Success

Andrew Howard is to be our club President for the 2018-2019 Rotary year starting July1, 2018. This will be President Andrew's kick off meeting and the theme he has chosen is "Carrying on a Legacy of Success". This will involve Andrew telling the membership what his plans and goals are for his Presidential year.

Jul 03, 2018
Jul 05, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

An Update on Scouting Issues

The meeting this week will be the annual lunch at the boy scout facility next to the Los Gatos High School. There will be no meeting this week at the Los Gatos Lodge. Details later.

Jul 10, 2018

Author: politics and government

Dr. Larry Gerston specializes on the U.S. public policy process at the national and state levels.  He has written twelve books, focusing on a “hands on,” user-friendly approach to politics and government.

Gerston’s most recent book, Reviving Citizen Engagement: Policies to Renew National Community (Taylor & Francis, publisher) examines the loss of political attachment in the United States, explains the costs to society, and offers solutions for making America whole again.

Among his other books at the national level, Gerston has penned Confronting Reality: Ten Issues Threatening American Society and How We Can Fix It (2009) and American Federalism: A Concise Introduction (2007).  His Public Policymaking in a Democratic Society: A Guide to Civic Engagement (second edition, 2008) has been heralded as a breakthrough in hands on/service learning partnerships and referenced in several developing democracies.

With respect to California, Gerston has written Not So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California (2012), which explores California politics in the context of a complicated, contentious socio-economic environment.  His California Politics and Government: A Practical Approach (with Terry Christensen), is now in its thirteenth edition (2015) and the best-selling text in its category.  Previously, Gerston and Christensen teamed up to write other books, including Recall! California’s Political Earthquake, winner of the prestigious CHOICE award.

Along with his academic responsibilities, Gerston appears each week as the political analyst at NBC Bay Area (the NBC television station in northern California).  He has also appeared on NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, CNN, PBS, and BBC.  More than 125 of his op-ed columns have been published in leading newspapers, including the San Jose Mercury NewsSan Francisco Chronicle, and Los Angeles Times.    

A sought-after motivational speaker, Larry Gerston speaks on empowerment, citizen engagement, American elections, contemporary policy issues, and related topics.  He has the unique ability to passionately put complex issues into an understandable perspective.

When not teaching or writing, Professor Gerston consults in media training, crisis management, and strategic thinking.  His Twitter handle is @lgerston.

Jul 17, 2018
Jul 19, 2018 4:30 PM
Jul 23, 2018 10:00 AM –
Jul 24, 2018 3:00 PM

Next Door solutions -

Next Door Solutions Provides proactive and progressive solutions to domestic violence in Santa Clara County. Offers services to individuals in abusive relationships including: crisis intervention, counseling, legal assistance, emergency shelter for battered women and their children, and intervention program for batterers. 234 East Gish Road Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95112

Jul 24, 2018

Rotary is fighting human trafficking with soccer balls.

Jul 31, 2018
Aug 02, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Aug 04, 2018
7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Future in Sight:most important global trends in business, demographics, lifestyles, technology, worl

Barry Minkin, futurist, professional speaker, bestselling author and global management consultant, has been featured on Larry King Live, Tech-Nation, Smart Money, Money Talk, Everybody's Business, The Paula Poundstone Show and The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune and United Airlines Hemisphere. The economic newsletter Critical Factors in proclaimed "Barry Minkin is very much in the running for guru of the decade."


With over 35 years as a global management consultant, including 10 years with Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International), Barry Minkin has consulted with scores of Fortune 500 and growth companies across most industry sectors, as well as government and various trade associations. Barry Minkin's insights into the company specific factors that determine success in the real world have allowed him to accurately develop market forecasts and strategies for his clients.

As his global reputation for accurate forecasting grew, he was asked to publish his forecasts in the Corporate Times in Silicon Valley. Barry Minkin’s regular monthly column contained dozens of specific predictions. For example, he was the first person to predict the decline of the US manufacturing sector in the 1970's, the rise of gold in the 1980's as well as predicting the success of Trivial Pursuit before the first game was sold in the United States.

Hundreds of his accurate published predictions can be found in his best-selling bookFuture in Sight – 100 Trends, Implications & Predictions That Will Most Impact Business Into The 21st Century (Simon and Schuster) provides an amazing record of hundreds of his accurate predictions. The book received critical acclaim and sold very well globally. His book Econoquake (Simon & Schuster) and Ten Great Lies That Threaten Western Civilization (Insight Press) received excellent reviews. His latest book The Great Unraveling – How to Survive and Prosper in the Coming Global Depression (Insight Press) provides a unique real world understanding of the global economy and provides practical advice for businesses, investors, job seekers government and individuals to survive and prosper in the tough times ahead. 20/20 Future Vision is due out in 2014.

Barry Minkin was Professor of: Advanced Marketing and Industry Strategy, Executive MBA Program, St. Mary’s College, a Lecturer in Strategic Planning, University of California at Berkeley, and Marketing Professor at Canada College. He holds an MBA degree from the Bernard Baruch School of the City University of New York. He has received numerous awards, including the American Society for Training and Development Achievement Award, and a Presidential Citation for Innovative Employment Strategies.

Aug 14, 2018
Aug 16, 2018 4:30 PM

Join us for the Club B-Q

Rotarians are encouraged to bring a guest. Join us 5pm Tuesday Aug. 21st in Oak Meadow park for a delicious BBQ. Ride the carousel, train, while meeting and mingling together.

Enjoy a pig roast, tri-tips, salad, side dishes, and drinks; including wine & spirits.  Rotarians are encouraged to bring a guest who is interested in learning more about Rotary.   Tickets are $45.00 per person and must be purchased in advanced at a club meeting or contacting Tina.  

Aug 21, 2018
Aug 21, 2018 5:00 PM

Refugee Crisis

Mindy Berkowitz has been Executive Director of Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley (JFS SV) since 2003 – and still claims it’s the best job she ever had. Mindy earned a BA in Sociology and Certificate in Women’s Studies from Rutgers University, prior to receiving a Masters in Jewish Communal Service from Hebrew Union College and a Masters in Social Work from Washington University. Before working at JFS SV, Mindy enjoyed an extensive nonprofit management career in mental health, camping and youth services. Mindy lives with her husband, Rabbi Allan Berkowitz in San Jose, CA. Mindy and Allan have four children and one grandson.

Refugee Crisis:  JFS SV protects and supports refugees who have experienced persecution due to their religion, ethnicity, political expression or sexual orientation. They come from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Russia, other eastern European countries and various countries throughout Africa. The people we help are fleeing dire and often violent circumstances.

As the second largest refugee resettlement agency in Santa Clara County, JFS SV serves 200+ refugees annually with resettlement, pro-bono legal immigration clinic, vocational English training, job search assistance, case management, and emergency food assistance. Our services to refugees have been funded through HIAS, County of Santa Clara, United Way Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, other foundations and generous individuals.

Aug 28, 2018 12:30 PM
Sep 06, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sep 20, 2018 4:30 PM
Oct 04, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Oct 18, 2018 4:30 PM