President Marty Fishman is in Guatemala so today’s meeting was led by Amy Potts. 
We had two visiting Rotarians: Greg from Saratoga and Brenda Davis from San Jose Downtown.
Visitors:  Dan Snyder’s guest, Heidi Owens, of Los Gatos Town Council, was introduced by Carol Abela. John Cowell introduced his guest, friend and former doctor, Richard Bulvis. 
Inspiration: Henry Vitkovich asked everyone who had served in a branch of the military to stand so we could recognize and thank them. He reminded us to thank all vets and read a poem about veterans. 
Amy gave us an update on the Rotary Foundation Annual Drive. We are at 80% participation and $31,000 total donations. We’re on our way to making our goal of 100% participation and $35,000. Remember any donation, no matter the amount is appreciated. Amy showed us a short video about the clean water projects. This is one of the six areas of the foundation’s focus. 
Club Runner - Amy gave us a brief overview of Club Runner. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App store or Google play. Your login is firstname.lastname  password is lgrotary it is not case sensitive. We are no longer printing a paper directory so be sure to download the app. If you need help ask a Rotary IT expert such as Amy, Andrew or anyone under 50, they’ll set you up.
Nominating Committee ballots were handed out. Results were announced at the end of the meeting. Andrew Howard, Tina Orsi-Hartigan, Amy Potts, Art Rabitz, and Patti van der Burg will be serving on the committee. Amy and Patti will be co-chairs.
Thanks to everyone who helped out at St. Luke’s this morning. Tina Orsi-Hartigan said the quality of food is so appreciated by everyone. There was so much food today they are freezing it for next week. Sarita Johnson added that this is a special event and you should come by if you haven’t been there. 
Upcoming events:
  • Tina invited everyone to join the LGHS Interact Club this Thursday November 14 to help make cat blankets to benefit Nike Animal Rescue. Interested? Meet Tina in the main office at 2:00.
  • Giving Tree has started. You can go online to purchase a gift through our website or pick up a tag in the lobby. Lisa Cheskin has taken this event over from Judy Rodriguez and she’d like to make her proud! Her goal is 100 gifts. Bring the gifts to a meeting or the President’s Brunch. 
  • Speaking of the President’s Brunch it will be held Dec. 1 10:00 a.m. at La Rinconada. This is a great way to kick off the holiday season, Chair Tom Boyce would love for you to join us. Tickets available in the lobby before the meetings.
  • The town Children’s Holiday Parade is Saturday Dec. 7. Come walk with your fellow Rotarians, this is a great community event. Let’s have a great showing! Gordon Levin is organizing, ask Gordon if you have questions. 
  • Movie Night is Dec. 20 at the Los Gatos Theater, start time is 5:45. The movie is Star Wars-The Rise of Skywalker. They say this is the last in the series. We have the ENTIRE theater this time so it’ll be even more fun. Tickets are available at the meetings or online. This is a great event, benefiting Ronald McDonald House.  Invite your family and friends, dress in costume, don’t miss it! Thanks Mike Norcia for putting this together. 
  • Don’t forget you can get free tickets to the Computer History Museum. This offer is good through Dec. 31. Contact for more info.
  • CrabFest is January 25. Doors open at 5:00, dinner served at 5:45. We will have lots of great auction items and great food! We will also be doing Raise the Paddle again this year. Thanks to Suzanne Boxer-Gassman for chairing this event once again. 
Our speaker was Alan Feinberg who developed the Lost Gatos app for self-guided tours of historic Los Gatos. Lots of did you know that…? Download the app, take the tours, you’ll learn some interesting stories about our town for example: Pictured above on the right is Mountain Charley, who wore his hat low to cover the chunk of skull a grizzly bear took in the mountains above town in the 1850’s.
Our speaker next week is marine biologist Shawn Noren, Ph.D. She will speak on Artic Marine Mammal Vulnerability to Climate Change. 
Have a great week!