Saratoga Rotary Art Show
 
Upcoming Speakers
Spencer Christian
Oct 19, 2018
You Bet Your Life
John Feece
Oct 26, 2018
Aircraft Incidents and Accidents
Operation Care and Comfort
Nov 02, 2018
By Patti Workman
Kevin Dowling
Nov 09, 2018
Habitat for Humanity
Channy Chhi Laux
Nov 16, 2018
Surviving the Cambodian Genocide, a teenage girl's perspective
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 

Saratoga Rotary

Saratoga

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
Saratoga Community Center
19655 Allendale Ave.
Saratoga, CA  95070
United States
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Welcome to the 61st Annual Art Show hosted by the Saratoga Rotary Club. Browse, meet or make new friends, enjoy the food, drink and music and generously bid for items offered at the Silent Auction. 100% of the net funds from this event goes to support humanitarian projects and organizations. Over the years, we have distributed over $2M dollars. Outlined below are examples of some of the services, projects and organizations supported by the Club. If ‘Service Above Self” resonates with you, and you would like to grow your network while doing good, please visit our web page, www.saratogarotary.org

 

Youth Services:

Mentor our youth to develop holistically in their high school years and become future leaders.

  1. Enterprise Leadership Conf., 3-day entrepreneurial experience for High School Juniors.

  2. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

  3. Interact and Rotaract: Rotary for High Schools students and Young Professionals respectively

  4. Rotary Speech contest

 

Community Services:

Here’s an opportunity to work with like-minded individuals and give back to your immediate community and also to communities across the world! Here’s a list of our programs:

Hello, Saratoga Rotary! 

Well, we're off and running in a new Rotary Year. Thank you all for the warm welcome, many suggestions and cogent advice!

This year's Rotary International theme is "Be the Inspiration". Our RI President, Barry Russin, picked a good one. Inspiration comes in many ways. When I was younger, I found that inspiration came in the form of "just doing something".

After joining Rotary in 2000, I have found that each of the members of our club have been an inspiration to me at one time or another.

We've got a lot to think about this year: I'm looking into a strategic planning session to create a multi-year plan, we're looking at things to do to beef up the art show, new events - fundraising and fellowship, etc. Key to each of the success of each of the things we undertake will be our inspiration. I have started to ask myself how I can be the inspiration and I know deep down that we each are inspired and inspiring at the same time.

I'd like this to be a year of openness, warmth, creativity and inspiration for our club. We'll welcome new members, shake ourselves up and be thankful every day for the goodness that is Saratoga Rotary! Thank you for entrusting the Presidency to me - I promise you that I'll do my very best. And, at every step of the way, like you, I'll do my best to BE THE

INSPIRATION.

Thank you,

Chuck

More Artists, All Artist Booths on the Grass, A Community Event!

The 2019 Saratoga Rotary Art Show marks it’s 62nd anniversary May 4 and 5 back on the lawn at West Valley College! Our artists and community patrons will be thrilled to be back on the lawn to enjoy exquisite art from 130 artists, strawberry smoothies, along with wine, beer and food trucks. Local entertainment and a Kids Corner add to the fun.

Produced since 1957 by members of the Saratoga Rotary Club, the Saratoga Rotary Art Show raises funds for 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 local and international nonprofits serving the needs of our communities and those worldwide. Go to: www.saratogarotary.org for a list of our recipients.

The Saratoga Art show is produced with 99% support from our club members, family members and friends. We raise the support funds, market the event, serve wine, beer and strawberries, organize the entertainment, welcome the artists with food and beverage, and encourage the community to come and buy! It’s a great day for the club and a  great service to our community.

– James Lindsay, 2019 Art Show Chairperson

 

Assembly of CARE Packages for Operation Care and Comfort at Saratoga Rotary Club

 

Saratoga Rotary Club members assembled care packages for the troops on October 6th during the club meeting. The rotary members assembled around 300 care packages for the active duty members stationed all over the world. The care packages included beanies, hand-warmers, chapticks, dental hygeine items, playing cards, snack bars, and beef jerky. These packages were assembled for an organization called Operation Care and Comfort

 

Operation Care and Comfort provides support and comfort to “adopted” units of deployed U.S military service members, serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other conflict regions. Working with the local community and through donations received from all over the country, OCC assembles and ships care packages to the adopted units every month until they return home.

 

Saratoga Rotary could not have done this without generous donations from some of the club members and also from Community members like Dr. Davie Erickson, DDS, of San Jose and the representative for Colgate, Tabatha Stansberry.