The Rotary Club of Los Gatos, made up of two groups of members who meet early Wednesday morning at 7:15 a.m. and Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Los Gatos Lodge, are joining their international organization in celebrating its 107th anniversary on Tuesday.
Leaders from both groups will attend the Los Gatos Town Council meeting Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. to have Mayor Steve Rice declare Tuesday as "World Understanding and Peace Day.”
Participating in the proclamation will be both Los Gatos Rotary Club presidents, William Piche’, Rotary Club of Los Gatos; and Jane Darwin, Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club.
"Los Gatos is fortunate to have many volunteers, individuals and organizations that support various projects in our town,” said Rice in a written statement. "Service clubs in general, and the Rotary clubs in specific, are great examples of organizations that add significantly to our communities' quality of life."
Rotary members, as volunteers, conduct projects to address today’s humanitarian challenges.
In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, they support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio, while promoting high ethical standards in all vocations.
The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self.”