Meeting was called to order at 12:30pm by Marty Fishman
Pledge of Allegiance
Richard Bobis
Visiting Rotarians
- Les and Jo Toy from Saratoga Rotary
- Brenda Davis from San Jose Downtown Rotary
- Allen from San Jose Rotary
Other Visitors
- John Colwell introduced his friend Ron Gruman
- Doug Brent introduced his friend Mohamed
- Hal Rosen introduced his wife Lydia
Inspiration was provided by Suzanne Boxer-Gassman
Bert Millen: Mark Millen, youngest son of Bert Millen spoke about Bert upon his passing. Mark shared with the group about his Dad’s life and his love of Rotary. Leroy Neider shared his thoughts of Bert and a story about him. John Pencer shared his thoughts on how Bert mentored him on auctioneering and donated $100 to the Club in Bert’s name. Sarita Johnson shared her thoughts on Bert too.
Marty Fishman thanked those who participated in the Villa Vasona Holiday Dessert Party.
Marty Fishman, on behalf of Avis La Grone, announced a reminder about the Mendocino Mahjong Social scheduled for March 10-12, 2020 at the Little River Inn, Mendocino. The fundraiser supports Rotary District 5170 Vietnam Project
Marty Fishman announced the 2018 Impact Results for Rise Against Hunger and that the next event is scheduled for February 29, 2020 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Monte Vista High School Cafeteria. Contact Marty if you are interested in helping out. It is also a wonderful volunteer opportunity for spouses, kids and grandkids.
Philanthropy Applications are available on the Club website and are due February 28, 2020.
Suzanne Boxer-Gassman and Patti van der Burg made a few announcements about our upcoming CrabFest, scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020. Tickets are still on sale. Bring along your crab-crackers and pickers. Sign-up sheets are being passed around for volunteers. We especially need helpers in the parking lot and in the kitchen. The draft catalogs are available – if you donated an item please review the information in the catalog and edit as needed.
Eddie Johnson from Vintage Electric Bike talked about the electric bikes that will be up for auction at the CrabFest.
Tina Orsi-Hartigan announced that the Los Gatos High School Interact Club will be wrapping utensil packets for the CrabFest on January 23, 2020 at 2:00pm. Please see Tina if you are interested in helping out.
Next week’s Speaker will be Botanist, Ann Northrup.
Dr. Joseph DeSimone, PhD. Cofounder and Executive Chairman of Carbon.
Dr. DeSimone gave a very interesting presentation about Carbon, his 3D printing business that utilizes light and oxygen to created 3D parts, instead of molds. His process is used to create numerous products including personalized padding for football helmets, bicycle saddles, performance footwear, automobile parts, dentures,  bioabsorbable medical parts and many more products.
Marty thanked Joseph by donating 50 polio inoculations in his name.
Marty closed the meeting at 1:29pm