Speaker Date Topic
Kristine Carey Aug 25, 2017
Discovering & Using Your Super Powers in Your Business and Work
Discovering & Using Your Super Powers in Your Business and Work

Kristine Carey brings enthusiasm, expertise and humor to her work. She has 14 years’ experience coaching and facilitating free agents, tiny businesses, and the otherwise self-employed, empowering them to align their talents and passions with their business goals. She is a trained and Certified Coach, owner of Moxie, Inc., where she is Chief Catalyst, and the Director of Training & Licensing for Get Clients Now!™. She’s a frequent speaker at entrepreneurial groups and conferences.

As a result of her motivational and experiential talks, your audience will walk away with:

A changed view of business and life from an exercise in conformity to one of freedom and creativity.

The resources needed to achieve desired results.

A shift in perspective from one of trade-offs to one of opportunities.

The know-how to stop pushing and create a space for ideal work to flourish; access to more ease, fun and financial success.

An ability to uncover the energy and motivation needed to allow business – and life – to thrive.

Kristine loves bringing her motivational message to groups and would be honored to work with yours. Her natural style translates quickly, putting audiences at ease so they can hear her message and take immediate action on what matters to them most. Audiences walk away with information and inspiration.

DARK Sep 01, 2017
Eric Drew Sep 08, 2017
Father Basil Sep 15, 2017
Life at Villa Infantil

A South African expatriate Catholic Priest who previously ministered at Sacred Heart Church in Saratoga and St. Elizabeth Church in Milpitas before completing his Clinical Pastoral Education at Stanford University and taking up the position of Director, Chaplain Service at O’Connor Hospital.


A Board-Certified Chaplain, he holds Master’s Degrees in both Theology (Urbanianum, Rome) and Pastoral Ministry (University of Santa Clara, California), and a Doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley (SFTS Campus).


He currently is a Spanish-language and Mexican Culture student on the North Shore of Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, where he serves as the Chaplain to the Expatriate English Speaking Catholic Community, and Chaplain to a Benedictine Monastery and the Villa Infantil Guadalupe y San Jose, a home for abused, abandoned and sometimes orphaned children.


He will be talking about the Villa Infantil, the children and the Sisters who run the orphanage.  He will address the various ways the Saratoga Rotary has helped and continues to help this orphanage and the precious children who call it home.

Nikki Lowy Sep 22, 2017
Housing the Missing Middle and Why Homeownership (still) Matters
Housing the Missing Middle and Why Homeownership (still) Matters
Landed is on a mission to help educators (and other essential workers) build financial security near the communities they serve. One of the ways we do this is by investing equity alongside educators when they are ready to buy a home. 
Nikki Lowy is the director of partnerships for Landed where she focuses on making Landed's down payment support accessible to public employees across the region. Prior to Landed, Nikki spent her career in the real estate industry, previously at Project Frog, a provided of green, prefab buildings for schools and at the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit real estate education and research organization. 
She will focus her talk on why middle-income workers have been uniquely impacted by the Bay Area housing crisis (leading to the origins of the term 'missing middle') and how Landed sees it's role as one of many solutions needed to address this challenge.
Operation Care & Comfort

OCC provides support and comfort to "adopted" units of deployed U.S. military service members, serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other conflict regions.
We at Saratoga Rotary will assemble and ship care packages on the 6th of October that will be shipped by OCC to the service members.


District Orrin Mahoney will make his annual visit to the Club to share his vision and goals for District 5170 and Rotary International.


Learn how Senator Beall's accomplishments are Making a Difference in Silicon Valley.

Katie Reid Oct 27, 2017
Unblind My Mind: What are we eating?

We are what we eat, but what are we eating?  Katherine Reid, PhD biochemist takes us on an intriguing journey of diet changes that diminished her daughter’s autistic behaviors.  She reveals an association between a common ingredient in the Western diet and many chronic illnesses that plague developed countries. Katherine tells the story that led to her founding Unblind My Mind, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people improve their health through improved diet.

From this talk you will learn:

·      What, where and why MSG (monosodium glutamate) is in the food, medicine, and our body supplies.

·      How MSG excites the nervous system and contributes to sensory disorders, inflammation, and microflora imbalance.

·      What you can do to avoid MSG and restore balance in your nervous and inflammatory systems. 


An Old Time Radio Adventure Nov 03, 2017
The Lone Ranger

The program would most likely consist of a look back at some of the radio programs, people and commercials (narrative and singing) and a short re-enactment of an adventure with The Lone Ranger……entertainment elements we oldsters grew up with and which we’d like to share and acquaint those of your club for whom this is possibly ancient history with.  It’s great fun.

As you no doubt know, this is Dave Eshleman’s proposal and he will join us since he is exceptionally talented and a vital member of our Old Time Radio Players

Jeff Stoffer Nov 10, 2017
The Psychology of Money,
Viji Dilip Nov 17, 2017

Access Braille- Mission statement-bringing education to the fingertips of the visually impaired in developing nations.


Access Braille (AB) was incorporated in California in 2007. Since then AB has grown into an organization serving the educational interests visually impaired in many ways.


DARK Nov 24, 2017
Josh Selo - West Valley Community Services Dec 01, 2017
The demographics WVCS serve in Saratoga
He Said She Said Who Said What?

Julie Anderson is an in-demand international public speaker; wielding her expertise in brain science to bring solution-based training into organizations for business, communications, team building and leadership results such as increasing productivity, preventing conflicts, and improving organizational cultures.

DARK Dec 22, 2017
DARK Dec 29, 2017
A.J. MacQuarrie Jan 05, 2018
Pivot to Your First Million!

Is it really possible to make $1 million dollars your first year in business – or does that only happen for a privileged few?

A.J. MacQuarrie created his first million dollars in one year based on 7 strategies he applied as a result of his business’s rejection on “Dragons’ Den”, the Canadian version of “Shark Tank”. At first, A.J. was disheartened, but the feedback he received about his healthy vending machine business proved to be invaluable. Their critiques were right on target: he needed to develop something exclusive and make his business scalable.

When A.J. pivoted from his original idea and altered his business model, he landed directly on the right path to exclusivity and scalability – and the success he desired quickly followed. In this talk, A.J. will share the 7 strategies you need to know to get on the path to your first million dollars! 

Carolyn Ross Jan 19, 2018
Help! I'm Addicted to Food
  • Topic:  Help! I'm Addicted to Food. How to Determine if you or Someone you Care About is a Food Addict
    This talk will explore the causes of food addiction and will also address how food has changed in ways that may make it more likely to promote addictive behaviors. The workshop will address food cravings and their relationship to food addiction and will discuss the overlap of characteristics between food addiction and other eating disorders.
Supervisor Joe Simitian Feb 09, 2018
Dr. Mary Papazian Feb 16, 2018