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Congratulations to Cathie Thermond for being named Saratoga's Citizen of the Year for 2023! Fellow Saratoga Rotarians have known of Cathie's passion for service as she chaired the Community Service committee; served as the President and CEO of the Saratoga Rotary Charitable Foundation (SRCF); served as Club President; and is presently serving as co-chair of TRF (The Rotary Foundation) with Jim LeBlanc and co-chair of the Rotary Art Show committee with Sheeba Garg. Outside of Saratoga Rotary, Cathie has also served in leadership and board positions within many nonprofit organizations serving Saratoga and the larger community. The list of these nonprofit organizations include, but are not limited to, the Saratoga Union School District, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga Foothill Club, and TheatreWorks.
 
Cathie was publicly acknowledged as Saratoga's "Citizen of the Year" on Saturday, September 9, by Saratoga mayor and fellow Saratoga Rotarian, Kookie Fitzsimmons, at Saratoga's "State of the City" event, which was held at Wildwood Park. Photos from that event can be found in the "Photo Albums" part of the bulletin.
 
The celebration continues at the Saratoga Country Club on Saturday, October 7, at 6:00pm. This event, sponsored by the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, will include dinner, music, dancing and a silent auction.
Saratoga Rotarians participated in the 2023 Back-To-School event with West Valley Community Services! The  event was a huge success…and that is all because of you, our volunteers, who gave their time, energy and assistance in helping prepare our community’s young people for academic success this fall.
 
Because of you, 295 children were able to receive brand new back-to-school clothes, shoes and a backpack full of school supplies.  But 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.
 
“Thanks so much for all the clothes! Today was one of the best days in my life!” – Jake, age 7
“This event helps so much because I cannot afford to buy my kids new shoes or clothes.” – Bea, mom
 
 
Up Next in Community Service....
Preparations are on the way for our Operation Care & Comfort service project. We will be writing thank you cards & preparing care packages at our October meeting. Shinku Sharma & Lee Ann Payne are leading the efforts for this year’s project!
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 
West Valley Community Service Projects
  • Mobile Pantry/ Park-It Market at Saratoga Fellowship Plaza
    • On the 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesday of the Month from 10:15 AM to Noon
 
Operation Care and Comfort Projects
  • Packing supplies for troops in October for the holiday season
 
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

Dates to Remember

Donate

Doing Good Together

1) TRF (The Rotary Foundation): Show your generosity and dedication to Service Above Self. Your dollars impact globally

2) SRCF (Saratoga Rotary Charitable Foundation) : Your dollars impact locally.

Fellowship

Holiday Gathering

Tuesday, Dec 12 (6:00-8:30PM)

 

 

Volunteer

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
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
Asad L. Asad
Feb 23, 2024
Engage and Evade: How Latino Immigrant Families Manage Surveillance in Everyday Life
Adam Dorsey
Mar 01, 2024
The Science of Happiness
Kyle Santoro
Mar 08, 2024
Documentary Filmaking
Past Speakers
Dark
Feb 16, 2024
Dave Eshleman
Feb 09, 2024
Sara Fashandi
Feb 02, 2024
Memoir of her family growing in Iran
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May 4 - 5, 2024
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