The meeting was brought to order at 12:30pm by President Nicholas Welzenbach.
The Pledge of allegiance was led by Randy Cobb.
Our Inspiration was presented by Jean-Marc Blanchard. He spoke about a young man named Austin Hatch who survived not one, but two plane crashes! He persevered through a very long emotional and physical recovery and went on to become a college graduate, father, husband and successful motivational speaker. Message: Go big or go home!
There were neither guests nor visiting Rotarians at the meeting. 
The Song of the Week was “Humble” by Kendrick Lamar, suggested by Patti van der Burg.


Thank you, Kathie Benko and Randy Cobb for the beautifully decorated hard-boiled eggs for St. Luke’s.
There was yet another Welzenbach family trip to the emergency room after Nicholas’ daughter was hit in the head by thrown water bottle. Stitches and staples were the order of the day.
Nicholas presented some self-indulgent random facts about Kansas and Kansas University.
We all cheered the recent win by the Golden State Warriors. They lead the Boston Celtics three games to two in the NBA Finals. 
Rotarian Anniversaries for the month of June:
  • Dan Doore, 28 years
  • George Hall, 23 years
  • Tony James, 13 years
  • Edward Graziani, 21 years
  • Don Kuehn, 32 years
  • Avis LaGrone, 21 years
  • Carol Abela, 8 years
  • Andrew Howard, 16 years
  • David Karwowski, 6 years
  • Norman Snyder, 8 years
  • Judy Rodriguez, 11 years
  • AnnMarie Valle, 7 years
Taking meeting notes for the “Cat Tale” is a great way to get to know the Club. See Kirsten Bridges if you are interested in being part of this team. 
New Red Badge Member, Ane Troger was introduced by Rachelle Lopp. Ane’s husband Fabio will be joining the Club too.
Lisa Cheskin thanked members of the 2021-22 Membership Committee for helping to bring in 17 new members this year. A big thank you to: Karen Anderson, Jeff Blum, Gae La Torre, Marty and Barbara Fishman, Tina Orsi-Hartigan, Suzanne Boxer-Grassman, Grady Jeter, John Colwell and Rachelle Lopp. Lisa thanked them all with coffee mugs and Barry Cheskin did a lovely job helping to hand out the mugs.
Marty Fishman reminded us about the importance of donating to the End Polio Now drive. If you haven’t donated yet, you still can until the end of June. All donations are matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation.
Haryl Pascal is collecting old cell phones to send to Ukraine for use as radios and drone controls. You can bring phones to the weekly meetings or drop them off at the Coldwell Banker office in Los Gatos.
Lydia Norcia announced that 300+ books have been collected so far for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Little Libraries Program service project. We will be sorting and packaging the books at next week’s meeting and we still need more for the 0-3 year age range. We will also need folks to bring doubled, paper grocery bags and ink pens for card writing.
Andrew Stearns announced that the annual Roast & Toast will take place on June 28, 2022 at Villa Ragusa in Campbell from 5:30pm - 9:00pm. Please see Tina Orsi-Hartigan to sign up. 
Avis LaGrone made some Paul Harris presentations for members that weren’t at the meeting a few weeks ago to receive their recognition: Erik Beeson, Jeffrey Barnett, Jack Chevlen, David Hubbard, David Wells, Dan Doore, Ron Smith, Larry Jinks, Tom Dodge, John Colwell and John Pencer.


Mike Norcia introduced Jennifer Sarmento and Rob Moore from the Kyle J Taylor Foundation for Awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The Foundation was started 2018 to honor Jennifer’s son Kyle who passed due to sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 19.
They spoke about the difference between a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart simply stops beating due to electrical or structural abnormalities. It can happen at any age and 1 in 300 youth are at risk. It is the number one killer of student athletes and needs to be detected by an electrocardiogram (ECG), not a stethoscope. One of the main warning signs is fainting or seizure after physical activity.
The Foundation has performed 933 screenings so far. From those screenings, 13 children were identified with a possible heart issue and recommended for further follow-up. The Foundation also buys and donates AED automatic external defibrillator (AED) to youth sports programs.
To get involved with or learn more about the Foundation, you can go to:
Nicholas presented Jennifer and Rob with a certificate noting that 50 children will be inoculated against polio in their honor.
The meeting closed at 1:30pm by Nicholas.