We had a special guest - 3 week old Casey Morgan, daughter of Angelique
Meeting was called to order at 12:30pm by Marty F.
Meet 3 week old Casey Morgan, daughter of Angelique - Future Rotarian!
Visiting Rotarians
Joe Sweeney Area 5 Assistant Governor and member of San Jose Rotary Club
Other Visitors
Heidi Owens - Running for Los Gatos Town Council in 2020
Ron C. introduced Clayton B. who is transitioning to our club from the San Jose club
Judy R. introduced her friend Sharon
Dick K. introduced his granddaughter who is visiting from St George Utah
Greg G. introduced his friend Nick who is visiting from Florida
Angelica introduced her 3 week old baby Casie
Marty F. introduced his wife Barbara
Mr. Sweeney from Area 5 spoke about the upcoming: 
  • District Leadership Academy Program on August 10, 2019.  Applications are available online.
  • District Membership Seminar scheduled for August 17, 2019 in Cupertino.
  • Rotary Business Expo on October 5, 2019 in Newark, CA where members can display their business information.
Marty F. announced:
West Valley Community Services Back-To-School Shopping:  This event by our partners in WVCS will take place Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 6:00am-10:00am at the Old Navy Store in Westgate Shopping Center.
Uplift Family Services “Backpacks for Kids”:  Uplift is also now fully staffed by our volunteers who will  assemble back-to-school backpacks August 8, 2019 morning and afternoon, and then will deliver these on August 9, 2019.
Saint Luke’s Brunch on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 9:45am. We will need food donations and helpers. Contact Tina if you can help out. They will also be accepting donations of personal items like disposable razors, personal hygiene items and jeans.
Fisher House Dinner:  The next Dinner Service opportunity at the Fisher House is Tuesday, July 30, 2019 and is now fully staffed.  Lisa is now looking for 8-10 volunteers to help veterans at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto to be wheeled outside for a Car Show in their parking lots. The date is Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 1:00pm-2:00pm.  Contact Lisa Cheskin (lncheskin@gmail.com).
Rise Against Hunger food packaging event on September 14, 2019 at the Los Gatos United Methodist Church, 111 Church Street in Los Gatos. We will need 30 people to meet at 8:30am and food packing will begin at 9:30a. Tina is organizing and she can be contacted with questions. Friends and family are invited to help out too. A video about Rise Against Hunger was shown.
Marty summarized our club Committees, Membership Committee Strategic Planning, updated New Member application process, updated Red to Blue Badge requirements, goals to increase club diversity, New Member Categories, and Corporate Memberships.
First Thursday:  Thursday, August 1, 2019 we’ll be meeting at Gae La Torre’s home for our monthly Social Event. Her address is 304 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos (408 455 2186).  The hours are from 5:00pm -7:00pm and please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Bring your family, friends, and potential members.
Our Club BBQ will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Oak Meadow Park from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Tickets are $45/person and will be on sale soon.
District Leadership Academy Program on August 10, 2019.  Applications are available online.
District Membership Seminar scheduled for August 17, 2019 in Cupertino.
Cindy Chavez, District 2 County Supervisor will speak at next week’s meeting.
Presented “Who are We?” A summary of Rotary from the International level down to the Club level.
Presented all of our Club leaders and committees.
Summarized our Club finances.
Presented a summary on Rotary International goals and programs and showed a video on Rotary Foundation.
John C. introduced Clayton B.  Clayton is retired from the insurance business and is transferring to our Club from San Jose Rotary Club.
Michael Sera, Board President of the San Jose Japanese American Museum.
Michael gave fabulous, detailed presentation about the immigration of Japanese citizens to the United States in the 1930s, the work they did here and their eventual internment in the WRA Internment Camps established by the US Government during WW2. He discussed the background of the San Jose Japanese American Museum. It opened in 1987 and its mission is to collect, preserve and share Japanese culture. He also spoke about Japantown events, their Community Outreach, and their online curriculum for teachers.
He finished his presentation by answering numerous questions from Club members and Marty F. presented him with a document stating that the Club will be donating 50 inoculations in his name to our End Polio Now Campaign.