WE ARE ROTARY - 
As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
We Invite You To Join Our Club
We are your neighbors, your friends, your colleagues.  We are committed to "Service Above Self".
It is ALL about WHAT WE DO  
The Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay is in District 5051 - for more information about District 505, open the link in the menu bar.   
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MAJOR FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY
Coastside Gives  -  TODAY -  May 6th
Hello Rotarians!
We want to get a good response for our Coastside Gives campaign.  Our goal is $12,000, so we need to get the word out.  
Please reach out to your colleagues, friends, neighbors, family, - anyone who might be willing to support our good works.
You can use the information below to make your appeal.
 
TO DONATE GO TO https://www.coastsidegives.org/ and type in “Rotary” in the upper right hand Search Bar. It is a simple process to give whatever amount you choose.  You can do this anytime from midnight to midnight today.  It is very fast and easy.
 
Remember all the things we are doing in the community:
 
Scholarships - We give between 2-4 vocational scholarships every year to Coastside graduating seniors.  These are for young adults NOT attending a 4-year college.  They can use it to attend a junior (2 year) college, or a vocational school such as auto mechanic, cosmetology, dental hygienist, bookkeeping, etc.  One of our recent recipients went to truck driving school and is now making a good living for himself and his family.
 
Life Skills @ the High School - The Half Moon Bay Rotary Club provides a series of classes at all 3 Coastside high schools that is intended to help fill some education gaps that may be missing for graduating seniors. The classes were created for the purpose of helping students transition from high school to college or the workplace with as much practical experience as possible. Classes are taught by volunteers all of whom are local business professionals from the Coastside. Students continue to provide positive feedback indicating interest in the course content. Course topics included: 1) Computer Skills; 2) Financial Skills; 3) Resume Writing; 4) Tread Lightly and Avoid the Pitfalls; and 5) Mock Interviews.
 
Supporting Abundant Grace Coastside Worker Lunch Program - At the beginning of the Covid pandemic shutdown, our Club reached out to Abundant Grace to see how we could best support our homeless community members. As a result, we’ve been providing 20 lunches every Tuesday and Thursday since. These lunches are sometimes the only meals our homeless community members may get.  In 2020 HMB Rotarians also built and funded the fence at the Abundant Grace Center on Kelly Ave.
 
Monthly Family Adoptions - Rotary is delivering household supplies and personal items monthly to 8 families designated by Coastside Hope.  Each family receives a bag of $60 worth of goods including laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, disinfectant cleaners, toothpaste, bar soap, body lotions, hand sanitizers, deodorant, baby wipes and more.
 
Senior Rehab Day - Rotary members go to seniors’ homes and help them with repairs and maintenance.  It may be cleaning up and weeding their gardens, repairing fences and gates, fixing windows, painting a room or part of the outside of their house, repairing steps, etc. 
 
Crisis Needs In 2020, Rotary raised funds ($12k) for the Coastside Crisis Fund (Covid assistance) and $3k for the CZU Fire Relief.
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NEXT MEETING  - NOTE Changes
Date: Wednesday May 5.   (we will be "dark" on Thursday May 6 -- Coastside Gives Day)
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Dunes Beach Parking Lot - South End
 
It's May - and time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo LIVE AND IN PERSON!
 
Bring a camp chair, your own beverage of choice and some nibbles to share (if you are so motivated)!
 
We will do a "mini" beach cleanup and then share each other's company in a safe environment and socially distancing!
 
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For our usual weekly Lunch Meetings and if you are not a member but want to attend our meeting, contact President Mary Rogren.  Just click on her name in the list of Club Executives and Directors further down the page to send her a request for the link
 
Community Services Update
Community Services Director Rose Serdy leads our Club's projects.
 
Teresa Adam prepared lunches for our twice weekly donation of lunches to Abundant Grace Coastside Worker for the homeless. 
 
 
Another regular project is the monthly Beach Cleanup.  Here are some pictures including Past President Warren Barmore and his daughter with the Serdy and Overfelt families cleaning Venice Beach one weekend.
 
 
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News and Views
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
April 29, 2021   
 
Mayor Robert Brownstone and City Manager Bob Nisbet
The History of HMB
 
 
Article by Steve Wilson 
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
Our guests today were HMB Mayor Robert Brownstone and City Manager Bob Nisbet. 
 
Mayor Brownstone and City Manager Nisbet teamed up for an update of how the city has fared during the shutdown, projects accomplished and now underway, and rethinking of city priorities for the future. When the shutdown occurred, because the effect on the city's budget was unforeseeable, quite a few projects were suspended and the city budget for expenditures was cut back in a number of ways.  Now that the end of shutdown is in sight and businesses are reopening, the city has restored about $700,000 of planned capital expenditures.  Some priorities have been reshuffled.  High points are:  Poplar Beach concrete steps down to beach have been replaced (a safety measure);  Adcock Center kitchen remodel is completed (very attractive); the Highway 1 / Main St. intersection by CalFire at the south end of town is now largely completed;  the blufftop trail will be resurfaced over much of its length.  The Mayor is inspired by the slogan "paint the town" and showed an example from a community in Indonesia.
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
April 22, 2021 
  
Dave Cresson
The History of HMB
 
Article by Mary Rogren and Dianne 
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
President Mary Rogren introduced our speaker and former Club Member (now Honorary Member), former District Governor and President of the History Association of HMB, Dave Cresson.  Dave shared the history of the area with beautiful and informative slides starting years ago to the present of the Coastside.  You can see many of these in our Photo Gallery that follows the meeting notes, just click on 'Read more'.
 
He ended with sharing the invitation for June 19, 2071 sharing the inaugural event of the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay  invitation.)
 

Dave was asked about the HMB Historical Association – and he was pleased to announce the breaking ground of the new building that will incorporate the exterior of the Jail House
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
April 15, 2021 
  
Zoe Kersteen-Tucker  
Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District
Article by Joe Brennan
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
President Mary Rogren introduced our speaker and newest member Zoe Kersteen-Tucker. Mary asked her about her PhD which she told us was in Neuropsychology studying brain injuries at Veterans Administration hospitals. This was before the great strides in imaging the field has since experienced. Zoe sits on the Mid Peninsula Regional Open Space District Board where she is Vice President and representative of Ward 7 including the North Coast. Larry Hassert (of ACE Hrdwr) represents the South Coast or Ward 6.N
 
Zoe is a long time Coastside resident and environmental advocate. Joshua Higgs is the Board’s Administrative Assistant. The presentation was illustrated by a PowerPoint.
 
Mid Pen’s mission is to preserve Open Space and Working Land. The District was organized in 1972 in Santa Clara County and added San Mateo County in the ‘80’s. Their holdings comprise 26 Preserves which are open and free to the public. Purisima Creek Redwood Open Space Preserve is nearest Half Moon Bay. It was logged in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s and was originally obtained by the Save the Redwoods League.
 
 
                           
 
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Club Information

Welcome to our Club! We meet on Zoom at this time, not in person. See information below.

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Currently Virtual Mtg. on ZOOM
ONLINE
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
United States of America
Any guest who wishes to join us for our Zoom meetings is very welcome! Please contact President Mary Rogren at: hmb.rotary.president@gmail.com for the invitation to the Zoom meeting.
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