Meeting was called to order by President Andrew Stearns. 
Amy Potts led us in the Pledge.
Doug Brent shared some thoughts from a WSJ article he read on how people’s lives have changed during the pandemic year. One person shared how losing her job and having to help her teach her children at home made her realize she didn’t need all the material things that had been important before, she learned about herself and her priorities. Another was a small business owner that almost went out of business, but through hard work and creativity she was able to save her business and she sees things slowly return to normal. Doug’s thought on this, “My take away from this and some of the other stories I read I that you have got to believe there are tens of millions of stories like these-many in our own club. While you hate to see it takes a pandemic to prove it, humans are persistent, resilient, optimistic and adaptable.”
Greeter Art Rabbitz- No guests. One guest Eric acknowledged at end of meeting.
We Care Art- Charlie Ericson was diagnosed with lung cancer. He will be starting treatment in Portland. Please keep Charlie in your thoughts.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (when everyone is Irish) Don McCleve played When Irish Eyes are Smiling.
Featured Members this week are Judy and Julian Rodriguez. Julian said one of his favorite Rotary memories was hosting nine Russians in 1998. He also mentioned the water fountain in downtown LG we are responsible for. It is wheelchair accessible and has a doggy water bowl. Judy talked about hosting 100 people at a party in San Antonio’s oldest bar during one of the conventions they attended. They both are happy and proud to be members of LG Rotary. Thank you for all you have done for our club and the community.


Speech contest March 17.  Here is the link for the Area 8 Speech Contest happening at 7:30am at the Los Gatos Morning Rotary meeting. Dessy Bonev, the winner of our contest, will be competing. Please join if you'd like to see the contest.
     Topic: LGMR Meeting.- Speech Contest
     Time: Mar 17, 2021 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
Red Badge Schmooze March 18 at 5:00. This is for members two years or less.
Membership Survey- about half the members have replied, thank you. Survey closes this Friday.
Trucks wanted for our bike drive for Good Karma Bikes on March 27. Avis will pick up your unwanted bike. Patti van der Burg asked us to reach out to neighbors and friends who may have bikes they no longer need. Patti shared a great video telling us about the important work this group does with young adults aging out of foster care and at risk youth.  Let Patti know if you have a bike to donate.
Membership Committee is holding their semi-annual meeting on March 29.
Leigh HS Interactors are still offering personal shopper services.
St. Luke’s need paper bags (double bagged, please). You can drop them at Tina’s house.
Thanks to St. Luke’s volunteers.

$20 for 20:

  • Judy and Julian Rodriguez donated $50 in honor of a friend who had just passed away. 
  • $20 for their second vaccine and $30 as a thanks for being honored.
  • Robert Chaykin donated $50 for Georgetown basketball.
  • Ron Cassel donated $50 in honor of Mrs. Yamagami and the artwork she does. She is 93 and still creating. Ron showed us a St. Patrick’s Day mask she had made. 
  • Andrew Stearns gave $20 for an ADA violation lawsuit at a car dealership over the wearing of a mask.
  • Art R. had a scare when the flue in his fireplace closed while they were having a fire. The LGFD were great and he donated $50 as a thanks.
  • Tom Boyce $20 for his granddaughter turning 20. How did that happen???
  • Hal Rosen gave $50 for getting his 2nd vaccine and booking a trip to Hawaii for December. 
  • Gregg Butterfield gave $20 in honor of
  •  Judy and Julian and another $20 for Art R. being the best greeter during the pandemic.
  • Doug Brent gave $20 for his improved grade from his puppy’s trainer. Good boy Doug!
  • Avis La Grone gave $20,  she was at the convention in San Antonio with the Judy and Julian.
  • Wes Sadumiano gave $20 in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day for his visit to Dublin.
  • Patti also gave $20 for St. Patrick’s Day. Didn’t know her maiden name is O’Furniture. 


Today’s speaker was one of our newest members, Jeff Blum. Jeff spoke about the town of LG Community Health & Senior Services Commission. The goal of the commission is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Town Council regarding policies on human service needs in the community. In particular, they help the town determine health needs of LG citizens. Among their responsibilities they review funding requests from nonprofits who provide services. This year they came up with a list of goals, one of the primary ones being reaching out to other communities to see what they are doing for seniors. Jeff invited us to follow them on the Town website and to attend their meetings. They meet the fourth Tuesday, except for August and December.  They always welcome help and input from Town residents. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jeff. Click here to send him an email.
Our guest next week is James Caywood Certified Prosthetist from Give a Child a Hand.