Upcoming Speakers
Marico Sayoc, Executive Director, CASSY
May 29, 2020
Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Saratoga’s Youth
Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Saratoga’s Youth

Marico is a community advocate that has dedicated her career to making positive impacts on social and environmental issues. She is currently the Executive Director of CASSY, Counseling and Support Services for Youth.  CASSY is the leader in youth mental health services in the Bay Area and partners with local schools to place competent, compassionate therapists directly on school campuses to provide comprehensive mental health services to all enrolled students at no charge.

Marico has also been a Council Member since 2014 and served as Mayor of the Town of Los Gatos in 2017.  Marico represents Los Gatos in regional and state policy issues and serves as the President of the League of California Cities, Peninsula Division and Vice President of the Cities Association of Santa Clara County.  

Marico began her career working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and spent many years in the environmental field also working for the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment and the Natural Resources Defense Council.  Marico holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from U.C. Berkeley and a Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University.

Laurie Fordham
Jun 05, 2020
3 Strands Global Foundation
Carol Woodard
Jun 12, 2020
New Board Committee
Past Speakers
Ken Bower
May 22, 2020
Adventures in Outer Space.
Helena Summer from Live Delicious
May 15, 2020
The Apology Formula
Bill Lee from Martha's Kitchen
May 08, 2020
Martha's Kitchen

Saratoga Rotary help feed the hungry in our communities

Immediately reacting to the immediate needs of the local West Valley Community, the members of The Saratoga Rotary donated $11,000 to West Valley Community Services. The needed funds are for the increased demand for food due to COVID-19.  In addition, the club has donated an additional $1,000 for food to West Valley College students who are food insecure and now effected by COVID-19. In addition, Saratoga Rotarians have also donated $800 for meals that go directly to our medical providers.  
Stay tuned for additional stories of volunteering at kitchens that cater to the homeless. 

Meet Rotarian Renée Kazemipour Paquier.  

A first generation Iranian American, and San Jose native, Renee was a global citizen at a young age:
She was the president of her high school’s Interact Club and District 5170 rep, received a Rotary Scholarship for college, and joined Rotary to serve our Saratoga community.  
Renee currently serves as Dean of the Che School of Professional Studies at West Valley College and as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner for the City of Saratoga. She also serves on the Board of the Saratoga Area Senior Coordinating Council.
As Dean, Renee oversees the following programs: Accounting, Administration of Justice, Business, Court Reporting, Child Studies, Early Elementary Education, Entrepreneurship, Geospatial Technology, Paralegal, Park Management, Real Estate, and Unmanned aircraft system technology (drones).  

Hope you can meet Renee on one of her international service trips, including Rotaplast.

We are very sorry to announce that the 2020 Saratoga Rotary Art Show was cancelled due to COVID-19.

The 2021 Saratoga Rotary Art Show is scheduled for first weekend in May. 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. 

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 and beer, organize the entertainment, welcome the artists with food and beverage, and encourage the community to come and buy!

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