Endless Summer Fundraiser

TONY LINDSAY in Los Gatos Town Plaza!!! 
This Saturday, August 26th
End your summer playing & dancing in Los Gatos
hosted by 
The Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club 
The Hitmen, a local favorite and Tony Lindsay, Emmy Award Winner.
Corn-hole Competition w/ great prizes. 
Fine Art Show featuring 12 Top Bay Area Artists. 
Wine Tastings presented by Santa Cruz’ wineries and
Bistro, highlighting local restaurants' tasters plus beer and wine tastings.
Bring the family and get your tickets today!!!
Endless Summer Fundraiser

Endless Summer Fundraiser

Endless Summer Fundraiser Ging McDonald 2023-07-30 07:00:00Z 0

Spreading the Warmth Gift to Martha's Kitchen

Jeannette McWilliams, Chair of Los Gatos Morning Rotary Spread the Warmth Committee, and her assistant, Diane Brown, delivered two full racks of warm clothing to Mama D of Martha’s Kitchen.  Martha’s Kitchen provides meals and groceries to people in need.   Mama D and her crew are also giving the gift of warmth (jackets, scarves, gloves, socks) and other services to their clients.
Spreading the Warmth Gift to Martha's Kitchen Diane Brown 2022-12-30 08:00:00Z 0

Club Recognition for 2021-22

        Rotarian of the Year - Mags McInerney
Outstanding Service Award - Lisa Sieber, Rhonda
Simon (missing Kelly Aronica, Kevin Camara, JoAnn
Trembath, Patty Humecke, Pam Murphy Joe Pfahnl
& Trevor Schwartz)
      2021 Club Officers (Missing Chris Miller)                                                                                             
Club Recognition for 2021-22 ginger 2022-07-02 07:00:00Z 0
District 5170 Covers Art Competition Ginger Taylor McDonald 2022-05-22 07:00:00Z 0

Doug McNeil Fund

LGMR recently hosted a wonderful meeting honoring the contributions of Doug McNeil and the late Jesse Salem who were founders of Lighting for Literacy.  Throughout his life, Doug McNeil has, literally, brought light to thousands of people around the world. Accepting the Rotary Humanitarian Award for Doug were his parents, Jim and Renee.
Today, Doug remains a dedicated advocate with an unshakable commitment to creating positive change, while living with a diagnosis of ALS. Doug and his family need our support to offset the financial impact of living with ALS. Please consider contributing to our non-profit fund to help support Doug and his family.
We are pleased to provide links to recent Community Newspaper coverage of our event commemorating Lighting for Literacy and its founders.

Doug McNeil Fund 2022-05-16 07:00:00Z 0

LGMRC Hosts Richard D. King Speech Contest

Los Gatos Morning Rotary proudly hosted the quarter-final round of Richard D. King high school student speech contest. The contestants have advanced from the initial round of competition at Rotary Clubs in the West County area. The esteemed judges pictured are Supervisor Mike Wasserman, LG Chamber of Commerce Director Catherine Somers & past Mayor Joe Pirzynski
LGMRC Hosts Richard D. King Speech Contest Mike Kane 2022-03-19 07:00:00Z 0

Teri Hope - Jazz on the Plazz Is Back!

Terri Hope Announces 2022 Jazz on the PlazaTeri Hope is the owner of the Los Gatos Brewing company and a founding member of the Los Gatos Morning Rotary.  Teri grew up in the area of Los Gatos, now Monte Sereno on a farm at that time.  She talked about the Summer of Brubeck which will be a tribute to Dave Brubeck.  The Jazz in the Plazz is back in person starting June 29th with Svetlana and the New York Collective, followed by the Monterey Jazz Festival All-Stars, Paula West, Benny Benak, Marsha Ball (Louisiana Swamp Rock Jazz) Sammy Miler and the Congregation, Brubeck Brothers Quartet, and Tony Lindsey and the Soul Soldiers.  VIP seating is available for $25 to $45.  All the park seating is not charged – bring your own beverage.  Teri is also bringing back the Jazz Gala scheduled for September 19th.
Teri Hope - Jazz on the Plazz Is Back! Mike Kane 2022-03-16 07:00:00Z 0

Thank you Conrado Home Builders

Hat's off to Conrado Home Builders, Saratoga for the generous donation of wine for the club's Roast & Toast as well as the Los Gatos Town's Thirsty Thursday.
Thank you for your sponsorship.
- Members of Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club
Thank you Conrado Home Builders Mike Kane 2021-07-07 07:00:00Z 0
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES Mike Kane 2021-07-07 07:00:00Z 0

You can support mothers and children

Rotary makes health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger. 
During Maternal and Child Health Month in April, you can get involved in these ways:
You can support mothers and children Mike Kane 2021-04-29 07:00:00Z 0

Holiday Spirit in Los Gatos, San Jose and Beyond!

Did you feel like you missed something this holiday season?

Covid-19 definitely threw a damper on our public Holiday traditions in Los Gatos and beyond. Most of our community celebrations were either canceled or curtailed due to our need to stay safe, protect ourselves and our neighbors. Because we have so many traditions in our Communities that we identify with the Holidays, we decided to support other organizations in Town to create a wonderful short documentary that commemorates our "normal" celebrations as a reminder of what was in the past, and what we'll do again as soon as the Pandemic has waned. Even though it's now February, we hope you will enjoy  Los Gatos Morning Rotary Presents, "A Very Merry Holiday Special, 2020". This delightful short documentary for the family celebrates local holiday traditions and the organizations that make it all possible, in Los Gatos, San Jose, and beyond. We hope you enjoy,  and look forward to the real deal next season! Stay safe!
Holiday Spirit in Los Gatos, San Jose and Beyond! 2021-02-10 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Will Mark Historic Progress Toward A Polio-Free World!

World Polio DayRotary District 5170 and Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club will be uniting and taking action on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.   
When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year. We’ve made great progress against the disease since then. 
Today, polio cases have been reduced by 99.9 percent, and just two countries continue to report cases of wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. And we remain committed to the end. 
With polio nearly eradicated, Rotary and its partners must sustain this progress and continue to reach every child with the polio vaccine. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk. 
Please consider a contribution to The Rotary Foundation - PolioPlus.
Rotary Will Mark Historic Progress Toward A Polio-Free World! Mike Kane 2020-10-21 07:00:00Z 0

It's TRF Pledge Time!

Have you made your annual Pledge to TRF?

LGMRC is proud that we have contributed at the 100% level of our membership historically. This has benefitted our local projects tremendously as a portion of your new gift will return to us in 3 years  for new grants. We know that there are challenges during Covid-19, but Rotary's work continues. There is no required amount or minimum - we ask you to give whatever you feel comfortable with. Also, why not signup on My Rotary for a recurring monthly amount, conveniently automatically paid with your credit card?
Thanks to you, Rotary members have been making a difference at a time when communities need our help more than ever. We know that donors like you are people of action, and your support is changing lives where it’s needed most.
Together, we’ve funded thousands of projects around the world. We’ve provided resources for local COVID-19 health and recovery efforts in addition to other initiatives to prevent disease, and of course, our continued fight to end polio. Together, we’ve empowered others by funding sustainable solutions in communities that need clean water, hope for peace, basic education, quality care for mothers and children, or economic opportunity. No matter how large a problem may seem, thanks to you, we can work toward solutions and opportunities for people around the world.  
Thanks to all who have already stepped up! For the rest of you who have not, please consider giving today.
Last Rotary year, we raised more than $408 million for The Rotary Foundation! What we accomplish next will be possible because of your generous support.
Thank you for your dedication to Doing Good in the World.


It's TRF Pledge Time! Mike Kane 2020-09-11 07:00:00Z 0

We Welcome New Members

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end. We invite you to learn more about Rotary, and what your friends and neighbors at Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club are up to. We invite you to join our virtual Zoom meetings during the Pandemic and to consider joining us as a member if you can.
We Welcome New Members Mike Kane 2020-08-26 07:00:00Z 0

Doug McNeil Continues to Inspire

Doug McNeil Receives Jefferson AwardDespite his on-going battle with life, Doug McNeil continues to make a difference.
"It was an emotional moment for the three of us as we took the stage the Herbst Memorial Theater for the Jefferson Awards. Jessica took the podium delivered my acceptance speech for being one of six recipients to receive a silver medal of the 59 recipients. Her beautiful performance connecting with the audience drew a standing ovation, not a dry eye in the place. We will always remember this night as a celebrated family moment and one for the entire Lighting for Literacy team . My name will be submitted at the National pool of recipients. For me, the most rewarding image in my wife and daughter sharing the light. Jessica is standing in front of me beautiful and outlined in the glow of stage Lighting for a proud father beaming. Her voice had become mine!"
Doug McNeil Continues to Inspire Mike Kane 2020-01-19 08:00:00Z 0

The Importance of Singing!

We start our meetings with a song - Why?

The main reason is that it makes us feel good; and at 7:30 am, who can't use a lift? The rest of the day can be better if you just belt a tune!
The Importance of Singing! 2020-01-15 08:00:00Z 0
New Member Handbook Available Elaine Seid 2019-11-16 08:00:00Z 0

2019 RYLA Attendees

Posted by John Hogan
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Congratulations to our 2019 Camp RYLA attendees from June 23-27, 2019. Both the Los Gatos Morning Rotary and Los Gatos Rotary sponsor these students from Los Gatos High, Christopher High, Bellarmine College Prep, Leigh High and Westmont High. We look forward to hearing more from our Westmont and Leigh attendees at a future LGMRC meeting.
2019 RYLA Attendees John Hogan 2019-07-09 07:00:00Z 0
Thanks for Supporting Claws for a Cause! Mike Kane 2019-06-25 07:00:00Z 0

Meeting Recap for May 22, 2019

This bulletin will provide you with some key points and agenda items from our weekly meeting. We are looking forward to seeing you next week.
Javed Ellahie has submitted his application for membership
John Morino will be transferring from the San Jose Rotary
Rotary Minute
Jenny provided an update on this year’s scholarship program, led by JoAnn. Over 20 applications were submitted. 10 scholarships, including the Doug and Jesse scholarship, were awarded to students at Westmont and Leigh.
Open Mic
Pres. Richard congratulated Tim on the excellent District Conference held last week on the Hornet Aircraft Carrier
Pres. Richard invited members to attend Trevor’s Offsite Meeting on 5/24 at the Toll House – 2;00 PM
Moira announced that there are only 3 open slots for the Bocce Tournament – Bocce de Campo – Sunday 6/2 at 2:00 PM. First come first serve.
Mags announced the formation of the Lighting for Literacy Non-profit which will operate separately from LGMR. In the past 2 months, 110 LfL units have been installed in Mexico and the Philippines. An inventory of 100 units is available for immediate deployment.
Plein Air Update
Ginger: Thanks to the many volunteers involved, the fundraiser is ready to go as scheduled on June 18 to 22. Sponsors have committed to $45K in support. This is an All Hands-on Deck project
Carol: 27 artists have signed up. Housing, processing, and orientation are in place.
Jenny/Nicole: Marketing efforts are ongoing – social media, posters, press, and postcards. Members are asked to inform friends and associates. No need to sell tickets this year.
Mags: In place of a gala, there will be a public showing of “artist choice” and “People’s choice” paintings on Saturday evening in the breezeway off 100 Santa Cruz Ave. Funds will be raised via auction and wine sales.
Barbara: All members will be notified of their assignments via email.
Guest Speaker
Cherie Ravel, Dir. Of Adult Programs at JCC gave a moving talk on the Holocaust. Several survivors in this area collaborated to create a Memorial located at JCC. It depicts the destruction of , the arrest, and transportation of Jewish people, the Nazi concentration camps and the tattooing of prisoners. Cherie read the recollections of a local survivor. You had to be here to fully feel the impact of what he and others endured.Synagogues.
Meeting Recap for May 22, 2019 Trevor Schwartz 2019-05-22 07:00:00Z 0

Announcing the 2019 LG Plein Air Event

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We are pleased to announce the return of a Los Gatos Morning Rotary tradition - The 2019 Los Gatos Plein Art Fine Art and Wine Tasting Event.
For the tenth year, nationally renowned Plein Air artists will paint outdoors for 4 days in and around Los Gatos, California.  This fundraiser supports Art, Music and Science Education in Santa Clara County and will be holding events from June 19th - June 23rd which culminate in a fine art exhibition, sale, and festival in downtown Los Gatos, on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
Announcing the 2019 LG Plein Air Event Ging McDonald 2019-03-16 07:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Inspired by A Miracle Mike Kane, Ginger McDonald 2019-01-28 08:00:00Z 0

Help Support 4th Annual K9 Santa Paws Toy Drive

Posted by Mike on Nov 29, 2018
Recently, SCC Sheriff Sgt. Jeremy Jones brought his K9 Partner Raider to our Club for a visit. We were impressed with the special bond between Sgt. Jones and Raider, as well as how Raider lovingly interacted with us as strangers. Sgt Jones told us about how his K9 partner assists him with his law enforcement duties, including sniffing for bombs and apprehending "bad guys". This is a great calling to service that we should all appreciate.
Help Support 4th Annual K9 Santa Paws Toy Drive Mike 2018-11-29 08:00:00Z 0

Donation Opportunity for Fire Victims

Posted by Mike Kane on Nov 28, 2018
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We continue to receive requests for donation opportunities to assist fire victims to the north and to the south, as Rotarians are so willing and generous in their desire to help those suffering in these horrible tragedies. 
Please join us in helping so many folks in need in Paradise and Woolsey who have lost everything. In the spirit of the Holidays, we hope your generosity can help make things a little better for them.
Donation Opportunity for Fire Victims Mike Kane 2018-11-28 08:00:00Z 0

Member Showcase

Posted by Jenny Belser on Sep 07, 2018
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Each month, we will feature a story highlighting one of Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club's proud members. Get to know a little more about the Club, by hearing about our members.
Member Showcase Jenny Belser 2018-09-07 07:00:00Z 0

Get Involved in a Community Service Project

Posted by Scott Savage on Jul 26, 2018
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Participating in “hands on” community service projects can be some of the most rewarding experiences for any Rotarian.  The satisfaction that one receives at the completion of a service project far and away exceeds any time and effort expended. In fact, because the work is done with other Rotarians, the projects prove to be engaging social activities as well.
Get Involved in a Community Service Project Scott Savage 2018-07-26 07:00:00Z 0
Interested in a custom LGMRC License Plate Holder? Mike Kane 2018-07-26 07:00:00Z 2

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2017-03-10 08:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2017-03-10 08:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2017-03-10 08:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2017-03-10 08:00:00Z 0
LGMR Vision and Mission Statement Greg Stowers 2011-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Claws an all-you-can-eat lobster fest Greg Stowers 0
Los Gatos Morning Rotary takes kids our to the ballgame Greg Stowers 0