Meeting brought to order at 12:30 by President, Mike Norcia. 
Pledge of allegiance led by Patti van der Burg. 
Inspiration was provided by Jean-Marc Blanchard. He shared a basketball story that focused on doing the right thing and having good sportsmanship. 
Bonnie Cartwright, Caterer from Montebello Market in downtown Los Gatos 
Diane Eriksson 
Visiting Rotarians: 
Julia Anderson from Los Gatos Morning Club 
New Members: Paul Johnson introduced to new Red Badge Members: Amy Liang, Technology Director for the Los Gatos Unified School District and Jason Deppong, Principal at Lexington Elementary School. 
Our First Tuesday event last week was fabulous! It was held at the site of the Old Florentine Restaurant in Los Gatos. Thank you, Nicolette, for opening up the space for us. 
Congratulations Alex Bonev from Leigh High School for winning the District Speech Contest at the 5170 District Conference. All told, he won approximately $4000 in prize money from all the contests. 
Tina Orsi-Hartigan reported that our Interact Auction was a huge success, raising $1950 that will go to Martha’s Kitchen as well as other local and international programs. 
The Town of Los Gatos will hold the Resource Fair for Older Adults on Thursday, May 11 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at 208 E. Main Street in Los Gatos. Over 25 service providers will be attending and plenty of raffle prizes will be won! The website for more information is 
National River Cleanup Day is May 20. Creek Connection Action Group will host a cleanup of Los Gatos Creek along the trail through Oak Meadow Park from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Registration is closed. 
There will be a Rotary Work Party to support Live Oak Adult Day Services reopening in Los Gatos on Wednesday, May 24 at 1:30pm. Location: Live Oak rooms in the building behind Los Gatos Methodist Church, 111 Church St., Los Gatos. Contact Tom Picraux at if you are interested in helping out. 
Our annual Family BBQ will be held on June 2 at 5:00pm at Oak Meadow Park. ● The cost is $12 for adults (13+), $7 for youth (6-12) and free for children (0-5). ● Potluck: Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and plant-based burgers as well as water and soft drinks will be provided. 
We ask that everyone bring a potluck item that serves 6-8 people. Either an appetizer, side/salad or dessert to share. Bring your own alcohol. 
BJWRR train and carousel will be open for our use that evening. 
Please RSVP to Tina Orsi-Hartigan with your number of attendees, what potluck item you will be bringing and if you would like a plant-based burger.
Gracias to Randy and Kathie for the Cinco de Mayo themed hard-boiled eggs for St. Luke’s. 
Paul Christensen provided a summary of our Great Race fundraiser. 
580 Participants (300 in the last 2 weeks). 
Revenue: $43, 169 Cost: $27, 255 Profit: $15, 914. 
Winning times: Men 20:01 (5:00) Female 21:12 (5:18). 
2 age group world records set! 
Ava Padilla, age 13, 23:37 or 5:54 pace 
Charlene Evangelista, age 12, 24:30 or 6:07 pace 
Paul thanked everyone who helped make the event a great success and shared a video made by Suzanne Boxer-Gassman that included pictures from throughout the day. There are leftover t-shirts available for purchase @ $20 each. 
Homemade cards were being passed around each table that were made by the children who received the backpacks that we stuffed and provided at the beginning of the school year. 
30 for 30
  • Dan Snyder, in honor of Patti van der Burg attending the Finance meeting very shortly after her return from the UK…where she had experienced a ruptured appendix! 
  • Judy Rodrigues, to thank the fellow Rotarians that visited her husband Julian to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with him. 
  • Lydia Norcia, in honor of her grandson Nicholas who passed his CPA exam with flying colors! 
  • Nicholas Welzenbach, who accidentally tripped his daughter at the 3-mile mark of the Great Race and also has a new puppy that he is slow to warm up to. Give it time Nicholas - that puppy will have your heart before you know it! 
  • Ramon Ware, in honor of his cousin who survived a shooting in Alabama and is now celebrating life on the basketball court in a wheelchair. 
Michelle Myers-Nelson raffled off some beautiful potted flowers. 
Program: Today we did a service project – we made blankets for Project Linus, a non-profit that provides blankets to children in stressful situations (hospital care, foster care etc…) For more information on Project Linus, visit or email them at 
The meeting was closed at 1:30pm by President, Mike Norcia.