Supporting the Arts in Los Gatos
and Rotary Around the World

Chartered in 2003, our mission is to provide funding for the educational support of youth involved in the humanities, sciences, music and the arts in the greater West Valley area of Santa Clara County; to support international projects in coordination with the efforts and purposes of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International; and for other publicly beneficial projects as the trustees of the charitable foundation may determine appropriate.

Members of our club have traveled to India to fight polio, South America to help burn victims and surgeries for those born with cleft lip and cleft palate, Mississippi to rebuild houses devastated by the hurricanes, hiked the Himalayas to help an orphanage, walked in high heels to support sexual assault awareness and we provide warm clothing and food for those in need. We have given scholarships to students interested in studying architecture, art, science and drama, raised funds for the Los Gatos Theatre Improvement Project and the Los Gatos Education Fund. Our major Club Project is Lighting for Literacy which is featured below. We welcome you to explore what we have to offer and invite you to join us for Breakfast on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. to meet us and learn more about what we do. If you have an interest in serving your community and having an impact for change - we're here to help!

If you are passionate about making a difference and are looking for a group of people who feel the same, we would like to invite you to breakfast.

Contact Us - Please join our Mail List and receive your personal invitation to join us for Breakfast!

Don't Miss our 2015 Los Gatos Plein Air Event

2015 Los Gatos Plein Air Fine Art Exhibit & Sale (LGPA) For 2015, a great line-up of 34 nationally acclaimed juried plein air artists have been selected to paint in and around Los Gatos from June 16th-June 19th. This is the only plein air event in the entire Bay Area and is not to be missed. Several events are planned to provide opportunities to observe the artists on location, meet the artists and view and purchase the fine art.

Support Art and Science Education programs for youth Beneficiaries: The Montalvo Arts Center Education Programs • Los Gatos Music and Arts • NUMU (New Museums of Los Gatos) • Art Docents of Los Gatos • Lighting for Literacy • The Los Gatos Morning Rotary Charitable Foundation

SCHEDULED EVENTS: 

Wednesday, June 17th, all day: For this one day only, all the artists will be painting in the town of Los Gatos. Come and watch the unique beauty of the town be captured on canvas as seen through the eyes of the artists! Locations will be posted on the Los Gatos Plein Air Facebook page.

Friday, June 19, 7-10 p.m.: VIP Artists Choice Reception & Silent Auction, California Cafe, Los Gatos. Ticket price $125, available at www.lgpleinair.org. Meet the artists, enjoy fine wine and small plates specially crafted by the chef for the event. Artists will select one of their paintings from the week. During the silent auction, the painting will be awarded to the highest bidder. Early registration is recommended for this traditionally sold-out event.

Saturday, June 20, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Plein Air Fine Art Exhibit & Sale, Los Gatos Town Plaza Hundreds of Fine Art oils, pastels and watercolors to view and purchase, wine tasting from Santa Cruz Mountain wineries, live music and mini-art sessions for kids 4 years old and up. Open to the public. Free Admission.

 

Proud to Support Our Major Club Project: Lighting for Literacy

Through the exploration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), middle and high school students learn how to build sustainable renewable lighting systems for installation in off-grid communities.

These sustainable, renewable lighting systems then enable students in underserved countries to advance their education while giving students here the opportunity to experience "service above self."

Emphasizing Science, Sustainability and Service Above Self, Lighting for Literacy's ultimate goal is to empower our next generation of humanitarians to make the world a better place.

LG Morning Rotary created and drives this important program which is growing organically in both local communities served by Rotary Clubs and throughout the World where electric lighting has not been available.

 
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2015 Plein Air
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for our next
Plein Air Event - June 16-20, 2015

2015 Claws for a Cause
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for our next
Claws for a Cause - Sat. Sept. 12, 2015