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across the globe, in our communities, & in ourselves.”
     
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Club News
 
President Marty Fishman called the meeting to order. Tom Dodge led us in the pledge. Visitors included Brenda Davis from Downtown San Jose Rotary, Avis’s granddaughter Jamie (new member candidate) and daughter, Ron Cassel’s wife Karen, and Hal Rosen’s wife Lydia.
 
Mike Norcia shared a slide of his big check presentation to Lucille Packard from the move night fundraiser.
 
3 handsome skiers on an Aspen slope last week were pictured: John Colwell, Gary Allison, and Greg Butterfield, who mentioned it was hard to keep up with the other two.
 
Suzanne Boxer-Gassman aired a CrabFest thank you video tribute she created, including captions explaining the efforts to pull it all together, all the fun that was had, and finally the cleanup. A real group effort and a fun club tradition.
 
There is a Live Oak senior day care open house coming up in LG 2/13 4:30-6:30.
 
There is a  Community Service Project Fair for Saturday Morning, March 14 for clubs that want to display or view projects.
 
There is a Cupertino Rise Against Hunger Food Packaging event for our Area 8 clubs on 2/29, 10-noon. See Dick Konrad to join in. No fee. Bring friends and family.
 
Sylvia Whitlock is the upcoming speaker at Cupertino Rotary 3/11. She is an inspirational woman who was Rotary International’s first woman club president.
 
The Santa Cruz Homeless Garden project has  a volunteer date March 21. Chris Potter and Heidi Owens are participating and looking for others to join.
 
Nicholas Welzenbach described the rewarding Night to Shine event in Campbell last weekend: a prom night for special needs people. It is held in many cities annually. A tear-inducing video was shown.
 
The meeting was called to order by President Marty Fishman.
 
 
Wes Sadumiano led us in the flag salute and introduction of guests.
 
Larry Reynolds visited us from the Vancouver, BC Rotary Club.
 
Hal Rosen introduced his wife Lydia. Avis La Grone introduced her daughter Jamie.
 
 
 
February birthdays were celebrated with Dave Downing playing When Irish Eyes are Smiling as well as the traditional Happy Birthday.
 
 
 
PLEDGE / VISITORS
Jane Marashian led the pledge and announced visitors and guests
 
Guests included:
  • Audrey Fox from San Jose Rotary 
  • “Charles” from an Oregon Rotary Club
  • “Patty” - a red badger from Los Gatos Morning Rotary
  • Gordon Levin’s wife, Judy
  • Avis La Grone’s granddaughter, Jamie, who will be joining our club as a family member and who is also a Paul Harris Fellow.
 
INSPIRATION 
Suzanne Boxer-Gassman inspired us by showing the Crab Fest Raise the Paddle video on Youth Services.
 
If you were not present for the “Raise your Paddle for Local Youth” at the CrabFest, but would like to donate $100 to our Local Youth Charities, contact Patti van der Burg
 
ANNOUCEMENTS
CRABFEST THANK YOUS 
  • Suzanne Boxer-Gassman also recognized and thanked the Crabfest steering committee.
  • John Pencer sold steaks (donated by the event’s crab vendor) / crab cakes (made by Eric Eberle). Proceeds from these sales are being donated to the LG Rotary Foundation.
Club Information

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We meet Tuesdays
from 12:15 to 1:30 PM 
Los Gatos Lodge
50 Los Gatos - Saratoga Road
Los Gatos, CA  95032-5460
United States
 
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Los Gatos, CA  95031
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Guest Speakers
Sandeep Gopiestty, Director of Al systems at IBM
Feb 18, 2020
The future of Computing
The future of Computing
Josh Zulliger, CA Game Warden
Feb 25, 2020
Protecting California's Natural Resources
Community service
Serving at St. Luke's pantry Tuesday
“For Los Gatos Rotarians, Service and Fellowship are two intertwining themes that drive much of what our club does. Rotary was honored to partner with Rebuilding Together SV to revitalize the home of a local Los Gatos resident."
Seventy 72 gifts purchase to give to Family Giving Tree who are helping families bring joy to Children on Christmas morning.  What a joy it is to give. 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Pet Project
- Our rotarians helped make blankets with LGHS Interact Club

Join us - we are people of Action

We meet every Tuesday 12:15-1:30pm at the Los Gatos Lodge.  Every month we complete a community service project, host social events, offer networking opportunities that build personal and professional connections.  Our two largest fund raiser are held in January CrabFest and Auction and April The Great Race of Los Gatos.  From the proceeds of our fundraisers, we have created charities and scholarship foundations, allowing us to give approximately $125,000 annually to local and international organizations and award high school seniors college scholarships. 

Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self. In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

 

Rotary International 2019/20 Theme
 
Rotary Connects the World: RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service. Download 2019-20 theme logo and materials

2019-20 Theme logo - Rotary Connects the WorldMark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA