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and last year they contributed to replacing the old lights with new LED lights for that tree. The tradition carries on: in 2008, they collected food and toiletries for a unit in Iraq whose commander was from Los Gatos. There are some members that have been involved for decades and have watched the club culture establish. “Membership always rises to the occasion. Whenever called upon, they always make it work! Our motto is ‘He who will, can’. You can’t buy the comraderie we have,” shares member, Fran Alfson who is 97 years old. Fran once held the History Club President position, chaired the Garden Committee for a period, and still helps out in the gardens planting new plants, weeding, and deadheading roses. Rosalie Thimann has been a member since 1958, “I love Los Gatos. I have lived here since 1953. The History Club is a wonderful way of supporting the community and is a place to make life-long dear friends.” They rebuilt the current facility in the 1950’s. The net profits from renting out their clubhouse are distributed to the community in the form of grants. Their primary focus is supporting the welfare of women and children, with an emphasis on health and education. The building is rented for weddings, parties and other group events. Joanne Brice, a History Club member since 1983, has held position of rental chair since 1993. “The Clubhouse is a large, modern air conditioned facility. As Rental Chair I work with many caterers and individuals arranging for the rental of our facility for a wide range of events - weddings, parties, meetings, etc. The main room, with beautiful hardwood floors and stage, seats 150 (or 200 for standup events) for stand up events. We have a large covered patio, a lovely landscaped garden and a redwood deck and gazebo. Proceeds from our rentals support the many and varied philanthropic efforts of our Club.”


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1. Club membership has spanned generations in some families. There are some second-generation members.

3. “Jubie” is a nickname for Jubilee, which was a 1937 celebration called the Golden Jubilee of Los Gatos. The men shop owners had to grow beards as part of the celebration. Paul Arnerich, Jubie’s father, enjoyed the celebration. Neighbors came by after the event and asked “How was your Jubilee?” The name was catchy and Paul began calling his infant daughter (born that weekend), “Jubilee” and the nickname took. “After retiring as an elementary school teacher in Los Gatos, I felt I now had the time to join a community organization. The History Club just suited my needs— a philanthropic and social group with an emphasis on helping women and children. The bonus of this group is that I’ve met and worked with so many wonderful women.” Jubie Jaramillo, Club member

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“We (LGMRC) began to fly the lobsters out from Maine the Friday prior to the party, through Saturday morning. We loaded them into trucks, then took the live lobsters out of the back of the trucks, and the cooking began. During that first dinner we had 2,000 lobsters, and it was really an experiment. Mark brought large pots and gas burners and somehow we made it through. When Mark and I thought of this gathering, we had no idea it would turn out to be a great town event, raising sufficient funds for local non-profits and high school scholarships.” (Collectively, this event allowed over a quarter million dollars to be donated to local charities, scholarships and events.) The event is so renown that rotary groups from other locations now visit this Los Gatos bash for input and to mimic it. The Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce recently awarded Darrell the 2011 MVP-Most Valuable Professional at their Annual Dinner on July 20th, 2011. The event was held at the La Rinconada Country Club. Darrell was recognized for his tireless volunteer work benefitting the community through the many service organizations of which he is a member, such as the Los Gatos Morning Rotary and the Los Gatos Community Foundation. Although Darrell is still tightly entwined with the event, Diana Pleasant is the current Chair, and this is her second year running the show with her dedicated team. “This is an all-hands event with every member of our cool cat morning rotary club involved,” adds Diana. All 75 members of the LG Morning Rotary Club – Cool Cats of Los Gatos will be on deck. The motto is “Stray Cats United, Cool Cats Forever.” We have to thank the owners of C.B. Hannegan’s (best known for their annual St. Patty’s Day celebrations) of course. “It has been our pleasure to host this wonderful party for the last six years, and we look forward to hosting it again this year. The Los Gatos Morning Rotary club has put together the #1 community fundraiser with the Claws for a Causeall you can eat Lobster Block Party.” Says Johnny Hannegan.


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Sponsors: Darrell is Sponsor Chair this year. Star One Credit Union, Los Gatos Meadows, Lunardi’s Los Gatos and other local businesses have been generous, but he is always looking for more. Ed Stahl from Travel Advisor’s of Los Gatos provided a $2,500.00 cruise for two to the Mexican Riviera with multiple stops, for instance. There are many fabulous prizes and many raffle tickets will be purchased in anticipation. They thank their media sponsor Los Gatos Weekly, who has been very kind. According to Monda, the LG Weekly editor Dick Sparrer, said, “This (Claws for a Cause) is the best annual party that Los Gatos holds.” Recipients: The original recipient was the Los Gatos High School Theatre Improvement Project. The adults involved volunteered to help out at the event. This synergy still continues. Since then, the Los Gatos Education Foundation has been a beneficiary for four years. Los Gatos Morning Rotary Foundation supports grants to local non-profits and scholarships to the three high schools with residents of Los Gatos. Clean Up Crew At 10:30pm when the last song is squeezed out of the band, and they are finished with their encores, the crowd slowly dissipates, except the Rotarian’s and their volunteers as they clean up until about midnight. They then return at 7:00am Sunday morning to continue the big clean up job - disassembling ramps, cleaning utensils and pots, and spray down the whole building. They usually finish about noon, at which time Johnny Hannegan has a hearty breakfast waiting for them, so they can eat and reflect on the excitement of the previous night, the wondrous contributions they are now able to make, and the great feeling throughout the community. To get involved, donate time or funds, or get more information, contact Darrell Monda at (408) 370-3801 or email dlmonda@earthlink.net. LG Almaden Lifestyle Magazine

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November 3 San Jose Assistance League Fall Floral Fantasy 10am at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club Email Jerri Kazmierczak: jerrijkaz@yahoo.com

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September 10 Claws for Cause (7th Annual) 5:30pm to 10pm at C.B. Hannegan’s. Hosted by Los Gatos Morning Rotary CoolCats and C.B. Hannegan’s. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FRESH MAIN LOBSTER, TRI-TIP along with C.B. Hannegan’s famous sides, libations, live music, and dancing the night away. Purchase tickets at www.lglobsterparty.com.

October 27 Witchy Women Rides Again! San Jose Fairmont Hotel Time: 10:30am-2:30pm, Cost: $95pp Email: cbailey676@aol.com

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A % of Proceeds to Benefit The New Almaden Mining Museum Miner: $500 • QuickSilver: $1,000 • Grande: or Purchase a booth or table space: $250

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September 3 Bandstand Boogie Los Gatos Community Foundation Saturday, (Labor Day) September 3rd Lyndon Bandstand, Oakmeadow Park. Bands all day. Proceeds from vendor sales to benefit the new Los Gatos Youth Sports Park snack shack. From 2pm to 10pm.

September 18 35th Annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival, Almaden Lake Park www.almadenwine.com

August 21 1st Annual “Grande-Licious!” Family Festival, 10am - 5pm

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August 27-28 Italian Family Festa 31st Annual Italian Family Festa at the Guadalupe River and Gardens Park (bordering “Little Italy” Julian and St. John, Downtown San Jose. Authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, family fun, bocce ball contests, and fabulous entertainment. (408) 293-7122, www.iahfsj.org Aug. 27, 12pm to 9pm Aug. 28, 12pm to 6pm


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