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Join us on a Wednesday convenient to you and experience the fun and friendship of the Rotary Club of San Jose!

Contact our Executive Director, Leslee Hamilton for more details (408) 297-6101.

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Rotary is a service organization of business and community leaders united worldwide.  Rotarians are making a positive impact in our local and global communities.

The Rotary Club of San Jose

Benefiting the community and our world through action, integrity, service, and fellowship.

The Rotary Club of San Jose is the largest, most active and well-known service organization in the community. We are a leadership organization working together to make a difference. Our members include local business, nonprofit, professional and civic leaders. We form lasting friendships through our shared Rotary experiences including weekly meetings with interesting speakers, committee meetings and projects, social events and group service projects within our community and internationally.

Diversity & Inclusion

Having a diverse and inclusive Rotary Club means we value and welcome individuals of all ages, cultures, ethnicities, and races to our Club. We invite younger people, women, and minorities who support Rotary’s values, ideals, and mission to join our members in service to our community, and we strive to give all members equal opportunities to serve as leaders within our Club.

SC Moatti is the Founding Managing Partner of Mighty Capital, a Silicon Valley venture firm, and chairs the Board of Products That Count, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that helps everyone build great products and inspires 500,000+ product managers.

SC earned her reputation as a product visionary and technology investor during the mobile era, when she built products that billions of people use at Meta/Facebook and Nokia, won industry awards and nominations from the Wall Street Journal and the Emmy’s, and wrote an award-winning bestseller on what makes a great product.

She has been called “a genius at making products people love” and named a Top Voice in venture capital on LinkedIn. SC frequently speaks to product and investing trends, including a recent keynote at TheNextWeb, a fireside chat at Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, featured articles in the Harvard Business Review and TechCrunch, and interviews on NPR (Tech Nation) and CNBC (Closing Bell.)

She serves on the boards of public and private companies, lectured on product and investing at the executive programs of Stanford and Columbia Universities, earned a master’s in electrical engineering and a Stanford MBA, and is a Kauffman Fellow and member of YPO.


The Party Helpers will provide lunch ($25) at Wednesday's meeting.  The buffet lunch menu includes: Taco Bar (beef and chicken), Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Mexican Salad and Butternut Squash.

Please order by Monday, March 6th at 12 noon.  Plan ahead and order early!

Important note: If you have a 10-pack, you still need to register so we have enough food.

Click here to place your lunch order. 

Gala tickets are selling fast. Don't miss out - use this QR code to get yours!  

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Brought to you by the Fun & Friendship Committee
Where: Emerald Hills Golfland (976 Blossom Hills Rd.)
When: March 16, 2024; Shotgun Start: 10:00am; Private Lunch & Drinks at 12:00pm
Cost: $35 for Adults; $25 Ages 5 – 17; Free 4 and Under

Venmo:@Douglas-Smith-173    (408-799-6242)                                                                                  

Use the QR code to register

April 20th, 2024

Volunteers Needed! (no fishing experience necessary!)

Date: April 20, 2024
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Ed Levin Park, Milpitas
Please bring: Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
*Continental breakfast, fishing vest and fishing equipment provided
Bonus: Famous Rotary Tri-tip BBQ Lunch

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Todd Trekell

Spend fun District 5170 fellowship time in Santa Cruz on Saturday, March 16, starting with:
*Happy Hour from 4:30pm-5:00pm @ Cruz Kitchen &Taps ($45 includes dinner)
*Followed by Dinner and District Fellowship-Leadership Meeting from 5:00pm-7:00pm - District updates on Membership, The Rotary Foundation, upcoming Projects, "The Family of Rotary" District Conference, Keynote Speaker, and more!
*Then, if you so choose, walk to close-by Kaiser Permanente Arena for extended Rotary fellowship, enjoying a Santa Cruz Warriors game together! (game tickets separate @ various prices)
* The night is not done if you book a nearby hotel for a late-night drink & chat with District Governor. Fellowship Breakfast will be waiting in the morning too 🙂
Please check out the details by visiting the link below. Don't miss the March fun!
Your best cheerleader,
Hung (Wei)
District 5170 Governor 2023-2024
Past President and member of the Rotary Club of Cupertino

President Karen started off Meeting #5426 welcoming Rotarians and guests and thanked the Fish Committee for the greeting line.

Mark McKenna presented on the GoGreenTeam, food and waste, and upcoming events. 63% of the carbon impact of our Club comes from the catering; Leslee and Karen agreed we should have one plant-based meal per month. 

New member Johnny Khamis was introduced; he is sponsored by Catherine Tompkison.
Brenda Swiney provided a district update: conference which is happening in early April and discounts are still available; district training assembly will be happening in early April as well. 

This was followed by Around Town with Sal. Cinequest opens March 7 and continues through March 17; info about Matthew Miodine, silent film, AI, and more is available at Sal visited Urban Putt, a new indoor golf center at the Paseo with South Bay touches. This is a great place to practice for the Brian Adams Mini Masters. Nvidia’s GTC conference around AI is happening next month at SAP Center which coincides with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

During Karen’s President’s Time, Karen shared that the City of San Jose/Mayor Mahan's Office reached out to invite our Club to participate in a March 9th clean-up for Guadalupe, Alameda, and Downtown streets from 9am to 11am. On March 16th, please join us for the Brian Adams Mini Masters. Military Care Committee + Book Club Committee are joining to hold a book drive: hard back books including western, mystery and medical and law books for the Defenders Lodge in Palo Alto are needed. Please bring your books to the March 20th and 27th meetings.

Past President Jerry Silva will be moving to southern California and all wished him a fond farewell.

Finally, President Karen invited Lord Mayor Daithi de Roiste, Dublin’s 355th Lord Mayor, to give an Irish greeting and welcome.

President Karen introduced speaker Brian Adams to deliver his 21st Oscar program. He is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association. Oscar, weighing 8.5 lbs and standing 13.5” tall, made his annual appearance. Brian talked about the voting process. This year’s Academy Awards on March 10th will start an hour early at 4pm instead of 5pm. Brian talked about the two films which are credited to save the movie industry this last year: Barbie and Oppenheimer. He shared anecdotes and facts about the nominated films such as: 3 female directors have earned nominations for their work. Brian predicts: supporting actress will go to Da'Vine Joy Randolph; supporting actor to Robert Downey Jr.; actress to Lily Gladstone; actor to Paul Giamatti; best director to Christopher Nolan; and, best picture to Oppenheimer with nearly 98% of Rotarians agreeing. Brian did a trivia round and gave out swag he received this last year.
President Karen closed the meeting thanking Brian and with a contribution made on behalf to Loaves and Fishes; next week’s speaker will be SC Moatti who is speaking on the Mighty Capital/ELC Program.

Submitted by Michelle Ornat, Meeting Summaries Committee

Photos by Carl Cilker - to see all, click here
To view the recording - click here


Program Committee Meeting

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ELC @ Asilomar

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Unhoused Impact Committee Meeting

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Downtown Cleanup Event with Mayor Mahan
Topic: Downtown cleanup with Mayor Mahan

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Book Club

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Los Amigos Washington School Committee Meeting

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Rotary PlayGarden Committee Meeting

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Rotacare Committee Meeting

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Brian Adams Mini Masters

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Fun and Friendship Committee Meeting

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Refugee Committee Meeting

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International Service Committee Meeting

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Military Care Committee Meeting

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International House Committee Meeting

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2024 Rotary Gala

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Red Badge Committee Meeting

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Rotary Climate Action Committee

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Leigh Weimers Emerging Artists Awards Committee Meeting

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Peruvian Meal
Topic: Join members of the International Service Committee on March 28 for a Peruvian dinner in anticipation of their trip to Lima to distribute wheelchairs. Inka's Restaurant 700 S Winchester Blvd San Jose, CA 95128 @ 6 pm

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ELC Meeting

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Program Committee Meeting

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