President Andrew called out all the baby picture Avatars on the Zoom screens. Amy Potts attempted to capture a pic of this, and most were adorable. See larger versions of these photos at the end of this post.
The Pledge was led by Jack Chevlen. Inspiration led by Judy Rodriguez.
Guests were introduced, including District Governor and speaker Gregg Guisaian, Art Testani, and Helene Davis.
Marlon helped us celebrate the September birthdays and Don McCleve accompanied on piano.
Judy Rodriguez showed the photo of the fire on Mt. Hamilton that came close to her and Julian’s house, but thankfully didn’t require evacuation.
Our club continues to help fire evacuees by donating goods and gift cards. See Patti to be added to the Gift Card donation program and your card on file with the club will be charged. Patti reported $1425 has been pledged so far. Thanks to Tina for helping procure the cards. Donated items were initially taken to Prince of Peace in Saratoga, but since they are now full, items can be taken to St. Luke’s in Sunnyvale (hours are S-S: 1-4, M-F: 10-1). Our club sent 5 members to help sort donated items at Prince of Peace Monday 8/31.
Mike Frangadakis’s National Guard Unit has been called up to help with the fires for the next 2 weeks. Good Luck and hearty thanks to the Greek!
President Andrew shared some humorous photos of how we dealt with the last pandemic in 1918…not too different this time around haha.
Many members have agreed to give a donation weekly to the Charities Foundation, in lieu of no lunch fee being charged, in order to make up some of the fund raising losses due to Covid. Thanks for those contributing to the great response so far, and it’s not too late for others to join in.
Leigh High Interactors had a fundraiser at Chipotle and raised $400, as reported by Rachelle Lopp.
Don’t forget the RI Convention in Taipei next summer is taking bookings. Rooms may run out mid September, so book now if going.
You may want to attend the Uplift Family Services virtual auction Sept. 18 12-1. See their website or Gae for details.
The Inaugural Rotary Book Club is getting started. The book is - Wrestling The World, The Life and Times of Rodeo Champion Jack Roddy by Katie Cooney, discussion is September 30, 2020, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Click here for event information.

20 for 20 announcements:

  • Dan Snyder gave $20 for his 20th Anniversary
  • Hal Rosen gave $50 in honor of his son’s family visiting in Tahoe.
  • Paul gave $90 for his time in Arizona away from the smoke, and his 40th Anniversary.
  • Tom O’Donnell was thankful for the company when his daughter’s family stayed with him while evacuating from the fire.
  • Greg Butterfield was appreciative of the club’s ability to do the Covid pivot so well.
  • Tina’s foster cats have a new home but she misses them! Foster mom will get picture updates however.
  • Doug showed his new pup…what a cutie!
  • Avis donated in honor of Leigh’s Interactor fundraiser, as she was at Mt Shasta and not in town for it


Our Speaker

Our speaker was District Governor Gregg Guisiana. He ran the Gilroy Garlic Festival and was Gilroy Person of the Year. He reviewed his 20 years in Rotary, and his motivational moment of being involved in a donor drive that saved a fellow Rotarian’s life. He reviewed his plans for the year.
Meeting was adjourned at 1:30.
Click here to view the slides from this meeting.

Rotarian Baby Photo Avatars