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Club News
Inspiration – Gary Ellison
Random Acts of Kindness theme – Happiness
Can be anything: help a friend, thank you note, make a phone call
Gave an example of skiing in Aspen – took the shuttle bus that was packed but two young ladies gave up their seats so they could sit – happy for the seat but not sure about implication.
Encouraged everyone to try something – each of us can.
Visiting Rotarians & Guests
Peggy Heiman – with Jeffrey Blum
She is a long time LG resident, teacher, writer – enjoys quilting, walking & reading
Music: Chariots of Fire
Great Race was acknowledged – played a news clip
Acknowledged Randy Cobbs Birthday
Family & Corp membership – Lisa is taking this on to make sure there are benefits for families
Terri accepted the blue badge for Nancy Consentino
Paul Yeadon received his blue badge
Paul Yeadon is leading the Polio fundraising & showed a video
May is the month for fundraising & will promote the campaign
Family BBQ is set for May 20th at 5pm – hamburgers, hot dogs will be served and BYOB
Lucille Packers Children Hospital needs books for ages 0-12.  Please contribute what you have

20 for 20

Doug Brent & Terri Trotter were at Leigh High for scholarship awards.  3 Interact students received scholarships – gave $100 for the scholarship fund
Jean-Marc Blanchard – was in Ann Arbor for his daughter’s graduation – great experience at Michigan Stadium with Dr. Fauci speaking.  He gave $20 for the YR, $20 for the graduation & $20 for the delay – total $60 for scholarship fund
Nicholas opened the meeting and thanked Gregg Butterfield for the improved sound system.
Tina Orsini Hartigan led us in the pledge of allegiance.
Gary Allison inspired us with quotes and stories about the importance of determination. 
There were no guests.
This week’s featured song was Michelle Myers Nelson’s pick:  Feeling Good by Michael Bublé (original recording by Nina Simone)

New member Stefka Bonev received her red badge.
She was introduced to Rotary through her kids - who were in Interact - but she fell in love quickly with our club and is happy to be here. Welcome Stefka! We are happy to have you too!
Ane Torger’s mom Fernanda presented our Los Gatos Rotary flag (from when she visited) to her club in Brazil. We are happy for the goodwill across the globe.
Mike Norcia gave a report on the Great Race and thanked all the helpers that made it possible. It was an unqualified success, even in a big transition year of moving the race to Vasona.
  • We had over 600 participants. There were over 80 kids at the fun run, including 23 kids from the Daves Ave Cheetah Club Runners. 
  • Two very fast runners averaged under 5 min miles! Two kids set world records for their age group. It was exciting.
  • Thanks to Christies Real Estate Sereno for being our top sponsor and all others: Baracuda, Cornerstone, Darling Fischer, El Camino Health, Physicians Medical Group, Sutter Health, Athletic Performance, The Club Los Gatos, Best Physical Therapy, Athlete, JCC, Juice, Stanford Chidrens Health, X20 Studio, Inikosoft, and ICS. In all, we got $33,000 from sponsors
  • The race results: Total revenue was $56,900 and we netted over $28,000 to give to our charitable causes. That doesn’t include over $3,000 we raised for Ukraine Shelter Box.
The meeting was brought to order at 12:30pm by President Nicholas Welzenbach.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Michelle Myers-Nelson.
Dan Snyder provided our Inspiration. Dan shared a story with us about a recent cross-country trip he took with his daughter to look at colleges. Along the way they met many helpful and very nice people. A simple reminder that even during this chaotic time we find our world in today, there are also a lot of positives out there too. 
Lydia Norcia introduced her sister, Felicia Siggens who is visiting from Boston. She also introduced Fabio Giannetti whom she met at our recent Happy Hour at Rootstock Winebar.
Randy Cobb introduced his friend Jimmie Jost who is visiting from Germany.
Avis LeGrone introduced her friend Kathleen Froess.
Song of the Week:
‘In the Air Tonight’ by Phil Collins, suggested by Anjana Bose.


Lloyd E. Grant passed away on April 21, 2022. Lloyd had 37 years of service with Rotary. The Club joined together in a moment of silence to honor and remember Lloyd.
Nicholas thanked the numerous people who helped to make Sammy L. Davis’ presentation with the Club last week a success: Meghan Burton, Lisa Cheskin, Michelle Myers-Nelson, Randy Cobb and his wife Kathie Benko, Doug Brent, Gregg Butterfield, Mike Frangadakis, Ed Stahl, Andrew Stearns, Mike Norcia and especially Ron Cassell.
Thank you Randy and Kathie for the awesome balloon-dog hard boiled eggs for the St. Luke’s food delivery this week.
The District 5170 Conference was this past weekend. Thank you to everyone who attended including Terri Trotter, Tina Orsi-Hartigan and Avis LaGrone. We are hoping for more representation from our Club next year.
Nicholas read a thank-you note from Riley Barr and his wife Felicia thanking the Club for their gift to them of the ‘Baby’s First Library’ basket of books for their soon-to-be first child.
The Family BBQ will take place on May 20th at Oak Meadow Park at 5:00pm. Family and guests are welcome. Keep an eye out from more information and sign-ups from Tina Orsi-Hartigan.
The Club is collecting books for Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Little Libraries programs. The age ranges for the books are: 0-3yrs, 3yrs-6yrs, 6yrs-8yrs and 8yrs-12yrs.
Club Information


We meet every Tuesday and welcome visitors.
See our "Weekly Meeting Schedule" to the right for details.
Questions? Contact:
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1018
Los Gatos, CA  95031
May 2022
Upcoming Events
As our 21-22 Rotary Year comes to a close, we are reminded of how
it started back in July 2021
Our Weekly Meeting Schedule
Kostas Blimpikis, Associate Prof. at Stanford GSB
May 31, 2022
Capitalism, Innovation and Distribution of Wealth
Shun Kato & Jennifer Taylor
Jun 14, 2022
Kyle J Taylor Foundation - Awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth
In-Meeting Service Project
Jun 21, 2022
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital "Little Libraries"
Community service
Donating and serving food to the homeless at St. Luke's Church Los Gatos every Tuesday.
Our Fall 2022 service project with Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley.  
Packing PPE equipment for the elderly at one of our Summer 2022 meetings. 
Our Leigh High School Rotary Interact students volunteering at Second Harvest.
Donating bikes to Good Karma.
Sorting items donated for fire evacuees in Summer 2020.
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Rotary International 2021/22 Theme