Saratoga Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Fridays at 12:30 PM
Saratoga Community Center
19655 Allendale Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070
United States of America
Upcoming Speakers
Operation Care and Comfort
Oct 07, 2022 12:30 PM
Rotary Club of Saratoga-Community Service
Jay Alexander
Oct 14, 2022
Magician
Rotary Club Of Saratoga
Oct 21, 2022
Diwali Festival Celebration
Past Speakers
Aimee Yan
Sep 30, 2022
Nutrition Consultant for Adult Day Health Centers
Nicole King
Sep 23, 2022
Saratoga Library
Kris Burke
Sep 16, 2022 1:00 PM
Assistance League of Los Gatos - Saratoga
October 2022
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Our club participated in two back-to-school events this summer. These events helped prepare our community’s young people for academic success this Fall.

On August 6, 12 of our members volunteered to participate in the Back-To-School event with West Valley Community Services (WVCS). This event took place at the Old Navy store in the Westgate Shopping Mall. Rotarians from our club joined other area Rotarians and community members at 6:00 a.m. outside the store. There we were paired up with a student to chaperone, to shop for clothes. Each student, kindergarten through grade 12, had between $100 - $150 to spend on clothes at the store. With the help of all the volunteers that morning, 218 students were able to receive brand new back-to-school clothes, shoes and a backpack full of school supplies. As a WVCS representative put it, "This event was more than just shirts and shoes. The children received a gift that will build their confidence and self-esteem as they start a brand new school year.” 

Thank you, Catherine Thermond, Mary Ellen Comport, Sangita Seshadri, Sesh Ramaswami, Julie Herndon, Parul Samdarshi, Sandie Prevot, Renee Paquier, Terrie Creamer, Vijay Subramanyam and Jamie Price, for participating in this event.

Back to School Shopping Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/W8xPN4WUUwK1ezuB7

At our club meeting on July 29, we packed 48 backpacks with school supplies for middle schoolers. These backpacks were delivered to the Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley to be distributed to their members as they prepare for the start for the school year. A grant from the Fatima Villa Foundation provided funding for the backpacks & school supplies. 

Thank you to all our club members who participated in preparing these bags.

Backpacks for Boys& Girls Club: https://photos.app.goo.gl/iumEbsTvkfGxbL1Z7

International Service Projects
  • Kenya and India 2020-2021
    • Deliver easy access to potable water for the villages of Kaikol and Nkudet in Turkana County, Kenya. It will serve a total population of approx. 5000
    • Provide four ventilators to a COVID hospital in Bangalore, India.
  • USA 2020-2021
    • Refrigerated truck for Martha’s Kitchen
    • Sensorimotor room for children with special needs at Franklin-McKinley School 
  • India and Africa 2019-2020
    • Advanced treatment facilities to an Eye Care Hospital to handle Diabetic retinopathy and Glaucoma cases in Bangalore, India. 
    • LEAD Africa (LEAD) Empower Africa’s future leaders through quality education and sports.
  • Africa and Mexico 2018-2019
    • Renovate classroom and toilet facility and modernize the existing cafeteria and hostel facilities for Madonna School for Children with special Needs at Nigeria, Africa. . 
    • Refurbishing the bathrooms in an Orphanage at Mexico, Guadalajara.
Youth Service Events
  • Mentoring Interact Club of local high schools 
  • Enterprise Leadership Conference (ELC) for high school students
  • Scholarships for elementary, middle, high school and Community college students 
  • Speech Contest for the high school students
  • Rotary Youth Exchange Programs
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Fellowship Events
  • Super Bowl Chili and Corn Bread Cook Off
  • Fun at Bocce Ball Court
  • Halloween Spirit
  • Christmas Party
  • Annual Dessert Bake Off

Saratoga Rotary Fine Art Show! 

The 2022 Rotary Club of Saratoga Fine Arts Show was held on April 30 & May 1. It featured more almost 125 artists. Produced since 1957 by members of the Rotary Club of Saratoga, the Fine Arts Show is the primary fund-raising event supporting local and international charities under the guidelines of the Saratoga Rotary Charitable Foundation. To date, the Saratoga Rotary Foundation has granted  over $2.5 million to nonprofits serving the needs of the community. ​

Rotary is dedicated to improving lives, creating a better world and ending polio forever. With fighting disease as one of our causes and the current need in our communities, we encourage you to participate in our 2022 Fine Art Show to support Rotary while also supporting our artists, while enjoying the company of friends, food and entertainment. 

Dates to Remember

Fellowship

1) Autumn TGIF - September 30th 5:30 - 7:30pm 

Volunteer

1) 3rd Monday of the month -  Food Prep at Martha's Kitchen  
2) 2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesday (10am to Noon)  - Food Distribution to Seniors with West Valley Community Services
 
 
Please click on this link for more information

Register

($75 for in-person tickets, or $50 for a virtual all-access pass.More Info at https://rotarysummits.com).

1) People of Action Summit:
Stop Human Trafficking

Virtual and In-Person in San Diego, CA – October 1, 2022

 
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