The pledge was led by Greg G. Guests were introduced by Dick K. Brenda D. was visiting from SJ Downtown Club, as was Gary G. John H. was visiting and had a guest Robert G. Suzanne BG inspired us on the health benefits of hugging, then President Andrew joked Joe Biden would agree!

Note there is a board meeting this Thursday April 25 at 4:30 at the LG Lodge.

Henry V. announced he has Rotary hats for sale for $15 that can be charged to member’s cards. They will be handy for the race this Saturday.

Mike and Jen Norcia are hosting first Thursday next week, May 2 at their home. See roster for address. Bring a beverage and, if you like, an appetizer to share.

The District Conference is coming up May 17-19. Details and tickets at
Come attend the Saturday dinner and presentation where our own Tina “The Hammer” O-H will receive Rotarian of the Year for our whole District!

There were many 20 for 20 announcements:
  • Ron C. shared his recent Asian country tour with his wife. Favorite stop was Singapore. $100 was donated with Ed S. to designate as Travel Advisors planned the trip.
  • Henry V. shared his recent African safari trip, also planned by Travel Advisors, and donated $100 to the General Fund in appreciation for not being eaten.
  • Ed S. shared his recent Mediterranean cruise and donated $100 for the free advertising received today.
  • Leroy N. returned after a long absence due to illness and 2 major surgeries. He received a warm reception, and donated $100 each for his 3 children who “really stepped up” and helped him through his recovery. He said life was about friends, family, love, and Los Gatos Rotary.
  • Canan S. announced she attended her son’s entry ceremony into the Marines, with a large sign and balloon seen for miles around. She sent letters every day during training. He will spend a month in San Diego, 1 yr in Texas, and 5 years in the Marines. She donated $100.

President Andrew showed a humorous montage of running scenes from movies, to kick off the Great Race planning.
Todd T. introduced the Great Race Presenting Sponsor The Sereno Group, represented by CT Harris and Amy H. This is the 19th consecutive year of sponsorship and the sponsor check was presented. A big thank you to all our sponsors, who together have donated over $33,000 to this event. This is an important community event and is also a sanctioned race this year, with many elite runners competing for prize money.
Mike N. coordinated the T shirts, and thanked Rami W. for the logo design which incorporates the Rotary International theme.
The various teams then broke out to discuss details for race day. Mike distributed an important list of emergency/issue phone numbers.
We are asked to take pictures of groups and tag with #lggreatrace, or send to Amy P.