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Joe McTaggart’s Medical Field Trip

As promised by President Jerry, the letter describing Joe McTaggart’s brush with medical insanity has been scanned and uploaded to the website: In Joe McTaggart’s Own Words

TRF Fondue Set

Speaking of Rotary fundraising Auctions;-)

At today’s meeting, John Shannon outbid Bill Ellington for the rights to open the District Governor’s mystery gift presented to the club back in September.

It turned out to be top-of-the-line All-Clad Fondue Set, which John certainly appreciated. Special thanks to visiting Rotarian Rob Slawinski from the Rotary Club of Scotts Valley! Rob parlayed his professional expertise as an auctioneer into a hefty donation to The Rotary Foundation! Thanks, Rob … Thanks, John!

Holiday Party 2007

The RotaryCSJw annual Holiday Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2007, at the Rinconada Hills Club House, off of Pollard Road in Los Gatos.

Join us at 6:00 for cocktails; Pot Luck dinner at 7:00 pm.

Please sign-up to bring a dish (coordinate with Kit Whitney), and plan to bring a gift for our traditional Gift Exchange (the highlight of the evening). Maximum $15 value. If you bring one gift, you will go home with one gift; bring two … go home with two, etc.

Directions: Continue reading Holiday Party 2007

Collecting Books for Women Inmates

Donations accepted through January 2, 2008.

Bettina Kohlbrenner is leading a “Book Collection” effort on behalf of the Commission on the Status of Women, as a collaborative between Cisco, Foothill Collage, EMQ and a few other community members.

The Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) and EMQ’s First 5 Program is supporting a holiday book drive for women in our jails, many of them mothers of young children. They are in need of books for education and entertainment.

The coalition is collecting need easy-to-read books on the following topics:

  • recovery and self-help
  • women’s health
  • prenatal care, parenting
  • romance novels, fiction and non-fiction

In the spirit of the holiday season, please drop off new or almost new paperback books (in good condition) at 251 Llewellyn Ave (at the reception) in Campbell or at my office or home.

Generosity Abounds!

News - Nov 27 2007At last week’s meeting, Jerry “passed the hat� for contributions to Sacred Heart Community Services to help hem with their Thanksgiving programs. CSJW donated $434 in the effort!! Thank you, Rotarians!!

Newsletter Updates

Check the club roster on page 2 of today’s newsletter and let John know of any changes or corrections you’d like to see to your name, business, phone or email contact info.

Thanks to Marv Bamburg for suggesting that we include the roster in the newsletter. Keep it handy for easy contact info on your fellow Rotarians.

Thank you, Jim Morelan for suggesting we add the web address to the top of this newsletter. Keep those suggestions coming!!

You can also print out the complete November 27 Newsletter in PDF. If you are looking for a more recent Newsletter, every RotaryCSJw Newsletter is now online.