Posted by Pamela Arnsberger on Oct 12, 2018


The dedication for Leo’s Haven will be Oct 13th.  The address is 1975 Chanticleer Ave and the festivities will take place from 10:00 to 2:00. If you signed up to help set up please arrive by 8:30.

We will be doing weeding at the The Farm Park in Soquel, a project for the restoration of Native Plants. The park is up from Soquel Drive (near Fairway): north on Harden, then to the right on Tee. It will be Saturday November 3 at 9:00 AM. This will replace our usual beach clean-up. 

Friday Oct 26th will be the date for the dinner honoring our own Michelle Bassi, this year’s Woman of the Year. Make checks out to Aptos Seascape for $85 and give them to Doug to reserve our table.



          Our district governor Tim Lundell was our speaker today. He was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and came to California in 1972 to attend law school at Santa Clara University, and to start a law practice which continues today. 



Community service, through schools, sports, local government and now Rotary, have always been a huge part of life for Tim and his wife, Penelope O’Neill.  Tim joined the newly-chartered Los Gatos Morning Rotary in 2004, and served as its President in 2007-08.  Tim is the past recipient of the District’s Rotarian of the Year Award, the Richard D. King Award, and the Carolyn Schuetz Award.  All of Rotary’s Youth Service programs will continue to be a focus of his efforts in District 5170.  He said he joined for business and fellow ship and he stayed to change the world. His goal is to make the world a better and more satisfying place to live.  

Tim reminded us that as Rotarians we are leaders in the community. He said we need to learn and be educated about what Rotary does in the world.  His theme for this year then is learning which leads to leadership which begets inspiration.  He stressed for us presidents that we need to awaken the souls of our workers and that we need to create a vision that will help people to understand the importance of Rotary in the world.

There was a lively discussion.  Tim stressed that we join leaders, exchange ideas and take action. There will be many opportunities for district training in Los Gatos in December and later on in the year at various sites around the Bay area.

John Fisher spoke about foundation giving. $4600 has already been committed for this year.  Tim awarded pins to those who gave to the foundation including especially super sustainers and grand sustainers. Photos of those receiving the awards can be seen on our facebook site!

The meeting concluded with a short video on Rotary District Conference for next year which will be in Alameda on the USS Hornet!