Meeting began at 12:30 called to order by Nicholas
Pledge: Randy Cobb

Suzanne Boxer-Gassman: shared a story from Franz Kafka that she found on Facebook; about Kafka’s friendship with a little girl who had lost her doll.  Theme was everything you love will probably be lost, but in the end, will return in another way.
Tuesday Music Track: Leaving on a Jet Plane by Peter, Paul and Mary, in honor of Amy Potts, who will be moving at the end of the month.
Visiting Guests: Michael Lomas who was introduced by Terri Trotter, and Claire Lopp, Rachelle’s daughter.
Spotlight: Erin Hartnett who enjoys many aspects of Rotary but especially the service, as this is her love language.
St. Luke’s: Thank you to all who contribute and especially for the fantastic hard-boiled eggs from Randy and Kathy.
Rotary Foundation: Reminder to contribute to the rotary foundation: Our club has reached $40,000 in donations with 80% of the club contributing.
Days For Girls: Andrew Howard spoke about this charity and it’s work with providing personal hygiene kits for girls. We are in the 6th year of receiving  $2,500 grant from the World Service Committee to continue our support of this cause.
Farewell to Amy Potts: Amy will be moving at the end of the month to Idaho and the club thanked her for her tremendous service through her PR work, branding, and marketing. Suzanne presented her with two of her favorite pictures of the club members. She will be missed.

Virtual Wine Fest and Auction: January 29 at 5:00pm. Please buy your tickets, invite friends and family to attend and share the event on social media. There are 130 auction items available and you do not need to be in attendance to bid!

Congratulations to Ramon Ware who received his Blue Badge today. Thank you for your contributions to our Club.

Twenty for Twenty: 

Patti van der Burg: $80 to the Charities fund in honor of Amy Potts
Doug Brent: $100 to the Scholarship fund in honor of Amy
Avis La Grone: $100 to the Scholarship fund in honor of Amy
Randy Cobb: $20 in honor of his friend who lost their house in the Colorado fires
Mike Frangadakis: $54 in honor of his third grandchild born on 2-21-21
Nicholas: $20 because he likes Mike’s beard.

Club Announcements:

Tuesday, Jan. 18: speaker will be Jennifer Armer, from the town of Los Gatos
Tuesday, Jan. 25 speaker will be Dan Pulcrano, Reflections of Bay Area Journalism
Saturday, Jan. 29: Virtual Wine Fest, 5pm
Tuesday, Feb. 1: No Lunch Meeting: First Tuesday Social Hour: Rootstock Wine Bar 5:30-7:30, RSVP required
Service Project: Presented by Rachelle Lopp
We made fleece blankets to give to children through the organization, Santa Clara County CIC, who work as advocates for children who are in trauma from abusive home situations.  
Nicholas adjourned meeting at 1:30