Speaker Date Topic
[NO MEETING TODAY] Nov 22, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving!
Aaron Nicholson Nov 29, 2017
San Jose Opera
Sam Bozzo & Gene Sakahara Dec 06, 2017
Two Guys and Their Garlic (and mushrooms too!)

Gene was principal for three schools as well as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Human Resources with the Gilroy Unified School for 30 plus years.  He was voted Outstanding Educator and then Volunteer of the Year nominated on both occasions by the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce.  Sam was Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources with the Monterey County Office of Education and Adjuct Faculty with Chapman and Brandman University in the Graduate Program in School Administration.  Both Gene and Sam are Past Presidents of the Gilroy Garlic Festival and have cooked on the demo stage for 25 years.  They wrote a cookbook "Any Bozzo Can Cook" that went through six printing.  They are finishing their second book which will be in time for the 40th Anniversary  of the Garlic Festival.  They have appeared on National and Regional TV.  They had 17 cooking shows through Gavilan and  CMAP (local access Telivision)  They have traveled to Japan Canada as well as the Artichoke Festival, Garlic Festival, Rice Festival, Olive Festival and Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Grau.  They have a scholarship through the Gilroy Foundation for graduating seniors going into teaching  or the culinary arts. 

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen Dec 13, 2017
The Prosecution and Conviction of Antolin Garcia-Torres for the Kidnap and Murder of Sierra LaMar

Sierra Mae LaMar was last seen at approximately 6:00 a.m. on March 16, 2012, in the area of Santa Teresa Avenue and Dougherty Avenue in Morgan Hill, California. At that time, Ms. LaMar, who was a 15 year old student at Ann Sobrato High School in Morgan Hill, was preparing to leave her home on foot on her way to catch the bus to school. Sierra never made it to the bus or school that morning and has not been heard from since that time.  Despite her body not being found, Antolin Garcia-Torres was arrested and charged with the kidnap and murder of Sierra LaMar.  Mr. Garcia-Torres was also charged with trying to kidnap three women in the parking lots of two Morgan Hill Safeway stores in three separate incidents dating back to 2009.  On May 9, 2017, Antolin Garcia-Torres was convicted on all four counts.  Although the prosecution requested the death penalty in this case, on June 5, 2017, the same jury that convicted Mr. Garcia-Torres recommended that he be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

TBD Dec 20, 2017
[NO MEETING TODAY] Dec 27, 2017
Happy Holidays!
[NO MEETING TODAY] Jan 03, 2018
The Community and Cultural Center will be closed for cleaning.
TBD Jan 10, 2018
Marc Landgraf Jan 17, 2018
Open Space Authority
2017-18 Richard D. King High School Speech Contest Jan 24, 2018
Dan Makinster
TBD Jan 31, 2018
Student Achievement Awards - Middle & High Schools Feb 07, 2018
Leonette Stafford
[Tentative] Rotary Fellowships Feb 28, 2018
The RCMH Fun Committee

Rotary Fellowships consist of members who share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies, or professions.   These groups help expand skills, foster vocational development, and enhance the Rotary experience by exploring interests while developing connections around the world

Overview:  Rotary Fellowships held participants to make lasting friendships outside their own club, district, or country; They advance Rotary's public image and identity; and They serves as an incentive for joining Rotary and for maintaining active membership.

Organization:  Rotary Fellowships function independently of Rotary International by establishing their own rules, dues requirements, and administrative structure; They are open to Rotarians, their family members, as well as participants and alumni of all Rotary and Foundation programs.

At last count, there were 75 different organized Rotary Fellowships.

Eric Mindling, Author and Photographer (TBC) May 02, 2018
Oaxaca Stories in Cloth

Since 1992, Eric Mindling (TraditionsMexico.com + EricMindling.com) has lived in Oaxaca, Mexico working with traditional artisans, researching and creating markets for indigenous pottery, writing articles and books about pottery and textiles, forming an exhibit highlighting indigenous pottery and knowledge, running a cultural tour company and doing photography that shares the strength of these people and their ways.

Eric has two books to his credit...Fire and Clay: The Art of Oaxacan Pottery, a panoramic vision of the past, present and future of Oaxacan pottery. And his newest work...Oaxaca Stories in Cloth which includes more than 175 sensitive, intimate, full-color portraits of traditional people of the Oaxacan hinterlands who continue to wrap themselves in the clothing that expresses their ancient, living culture. This book has earned Eric two very prestigious awards: 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, Gold, Multicultural and 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, Silver, Art & Photography.

Eric's work has always been driven by a respect and admiration of traditional people and the quiet wisdom of their ways. “Without trying they teach us things we truly need to know, things that we forgot so long ago we don’t even know they’re gone.”