Event Types


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
Nov 15, 2018 4:30 PM
Dec 20, 2018 4:30 PM