Rotary Club
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Morgan Hill
 Service, Philanthropy and Fellowship that Improves the Local and World Community
 
Our Meetings
Wednesdays, 12:15 pm
Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center
17000 Monterey St.
Morgan Hill, CA
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Meeting Speakers
Sep 28, 2016
Leadership Morgan Hill - An Update and a Sample
Cricket Rubino, LMH Board of Directors & Theresa Kiernan, LMH Facilitator
Oct 05, 2016
Rotarians Ideas on a Large Project
Jeff Perkins, Service Projects Committee Chair
Oct 12, 2016
High Speed Railway
Leslie Miles
 
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Businesses That Give Back
 
 
Our Newsletter
2015 - 2016 By the Numbers
Carol Carr
Aug 21, 2016
General
May/June 2016 Issue
Jun 13, 2016
April 2016 Issue
Apr 20, 2016
March 2016 Issue
Mar 23, 2016
 
 
Rotary is all about.....
Service Above Self
 
What's New....

 The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill will be "Dark"

It is that wonderful holiday time of the year to celebrate  the Holiday Season. 
So the Club will be dark ( No Meetings) on ;
 
November 23, 2016 - the Wednesday before Thanksgiving
December 21st, 2016 - the Wednesday before Christmas

December 28th, 2016 - the Wednesday after Christmas

 

 
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The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill    

22nd Annual Golf Classic

Friday Oct 7, 2016

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 22nd Annual Morgan Hill Rotary Golf classic is coming soon.  The tournament will be held Friday October 7th at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Gilroy. The noon ”shotgun” start will kick–off a  great event.  The tournament committee is working hard to put together 120 golfers.
 
We truly appreciate and want to acknowledge our tournament sponsors.  Ladera Grill and Johnson Lumber and Ace Hardware are once again our Title and Eagle sponsors. 
 
The tournament is a scramble format and is designed for golfers of all abilities to enjoy the day.  The event will include a putting contest, hosted driving range, longest drive contest and a hole-in-one contest.  The putting contest is sponsored by Rosy’s at the Beach and Carl Schindler State Farm Insurance Agency will host and sponsor the drving range.  The car for the hole-in-one contest is provided by Stevens Creek Honda.  The final sponsor in this area of contests is Skyline Home Loans who will be hosting the Long Drive Contest.  A little competition and opportunity for golfers of all abilities to win prizes.
 
The golfers will be well taken care of throughout the day.  Pinnacle Bank will sponsor a great box lunch and the golfers will have their cart and sleeve of Titlist balls courtesy of RNP Financial Advisors and Community Chiropractic respectively.
 
The round of golf will include several fun themed holes.  A Black Jack Hole, Buy The Putt Hole and Roll The Dice Hole will throw variety into the day.  Come join us and find out what these holes are all about.
 
The golfers and friends will gather for hors devourers and a no host bar immediately following the round.  Drives and putts made will get longer as tales are told.  The 19th hole is always fun.
 
The evening concludes with a buffet dinner and the presentation of awards.  This is the 22nd year of this fabulous event.  Come join the fun. 
 
 
 

For the past 24 years a group of guys from around the nation meet up for a four day golf marathon. We converge on Scottsdale Arizona, golf two rounds a day, eat heartily, and laugh loudly.  It is one of my favorite times of the year, when all I have to worry about is sunscreen and making three foot putts.

 

Life has a funny way of always balancing out. On a recent Saturday night as I was checking in with my family before I headed out to dinner I was told our family dog of 12 years had taken a sudden turn for the worse. Sad, but not totally unexpected news. Within twelve hours of coming home late Sunday night, I had the chance to say goodbye, shed many tears, bury a member of our family, and head off to the office without having slept.

 

My daughter was very sad and depressed heading to school and is still dealing with the changes at our home. As we talked about life going on, and focusing on all the joyous memories, I thought about a joke among Rotary President Elects. Their first goal is not to break their club.

 

Just like life, Rotary goes on. As a board, we focus on yearly projects and goals, as chair of events we focus on our event’s day. In reality, the strength of Rotary is that we go on, day after day, year after year, and have done so for over 100 years!  Sometimes we get caught up in what is going on NOW, or in the immediate future. Try not to lose sight of the big picture, and always remember those joyous times; because life goes on.

 

Dr. Dave Conragan
2015/2016 Club President

 
 
 
 
Check out what may have been an epic de-bunking of our last years President - Dr Dave Conragan!
 
Be prepared however because this clip is NOT SHORT !
 
 
 
 
Club President Dr. Dave Conragan addresses the Dazzle audience
 
Rotarians and guests enjoyed an evening of fun and great weather at the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill’s 11th annual Dazzle fundraiser dinner and celebration on May 27 at the picturesque Clos LaChance Winery. Once again Dazzle received fantastic support from our Rotarians, guests and our many community partners along with tremendous volunteer support from Rotarians. The event raised a record $52,500, a 12 percent increase over last year’s total for philanthropic purposes.
 
The evening event started with Dazzle’s signature hosted champagne and wine reception. As the guests sipped their wine, they viewed the raffle showcases and new this year the Celebration Giving Tree. Attendees then savored a delicious Italian-theme dinner and were entertained by "The Three Waiters" who provided an amusing night of hoaxing and thrilling operatic singing entertainment.
 
Entertainment was provided by three signing waiters. To view more photos, please visit http://www.fotopher.com/dazzle.

 
 
 

The Fashion Show. Rotary’s annual golf tournament meant that the women were setting up the silent auction items while the golfers were out on the greens. Past President Lou Mirviss had an idea, let’s do something for the ladies meaning the spouses and female Rotarians who didn’t golf. Lou’s idea was to have a fashion show and we put our heads together and decided to put on a fashion show combined with a luncheon. It became the annual “girlfriends” event. Sandy de la Cuesta chaired the events and Carol Carr organized and moderated the fashion shows featuring Doncaster designer clothing. Make-up and hair styling was donated by Cherisse’s Hair Salon and Day Spa.

Then we moved from San Juan Oaks to Willow Heights where we started our Showcases which were very well received. And then onto Clos LaChance winery where there were a few more fashion shows in the wonderful setting at the winery. A professional-style runway and the tables for lunch were set up around the horseshoe stage. We had a lot of fun doing the fashion show, especially the last one which was truly “retro” which involved lots of members.
 
At some point along the way Tracy Newquist became the Chair with Sandy co-chairing and the rest of us working hard on one committee or the other. Every Rotarian was involved in every event.
 
It was decided a few years ago to have an evening event and move away from the fashion show to live entertainment while maintaining our very successful Showcases and silent and live auctions. Well, we didn’t have to worry about umbrellas anymore; some of the daytime events were on very hot days.
 
To learn more about our recent Dazzle events, please check out our 2016 event  where we raised a new club record $52,500 for fund raising, a 12 percent increase over our 2015 event.