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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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Rotary International's Campaign to End Polio Now
 
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SUNDAY OCTOBER 31st
Hosted by Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay 
 
We had a wonderful Bay Cruise on the Potomac Sunday to benefit our Club’s Community Projects and the End Polio Campaign. We cannot say it came off without a hitch because delaying it a week qualifies as a hitch. International Polio Day and Jonas Salk’s Birthday, October 24th, set rainfall records throughout the Bay Area so the Cruise was contra indicated for its originally planned date. The weather was fine for the postponed Cruise on Halloween and a good time was had by all. Financially we hit 93% of our goal and got the word out about RC of HMB and End Polio. There is already talk of doing it again next year!
 
                                                   
 
                                                            
                                                                               
   
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Speakers, Programs, and Events
Our Next Meeting is December 2, 2021 -  Annual "State of the Club" Assembly   
 
In my Thanksgiving, allow me to express my gratitude for our Rotary Club and for your role in its existence and success! Thank you one and all for your participation and support this year!
 
Our zoom meeting this week will be our annual Club Assembly, our ‘State of the Club’ at which board members and committees will update us on their activities. We will meet at noon. Please join us for this important meeting.
 
We will also convene our Foundation Board for its business and update.
…and a visit the Granite State, New Hampshire. Look for my email with the login link.
 
Keep on Rotating, JOE
 
We will also convene our Foundation Board for its business and update.
 
 
…and a visit the Granite State, New Hampshire
 
Keep on Rotating, JOE
President Joe
 
Important Reminders 
 
  • We all need to get Live Scan fingerprinting and new training for youth activities, details to follow.
 
EVENTS.       WE'VE BEEN BUSY!'
 
Still Delivering Lunches to Abundant Grace Coastside Worker Twice Weekly
For more than a year now individual Club members have been preparing/purchasing and donating lunches two times each week to Abundant Grace for the people they help through their programs.  Coordinator Liz Schuck reported that the following members volunteered for November: Ginger, Rose, Dianne, Steve/Kathy, Stacy/Doug, Joe, Teresa,  Liz/Teri, and EJ.  Below is a ABCW staff member at the newly refurbished Coastside Development Center accepting the lunches from one of our members.
 
                                                                          
 
 
"End of Summer" Live Gathering at Abundant Grace Coastside Worker
 
    
Eric DeBode, he of Abundant Grace, graciously hosted our outdoor Social Meeting. We met in the recently completed back patio of their facility on Kelly Avenue that we helped build.
 
Attending were Ralph and Christine Ely, Ed Daniels, Sean McPhetridge, Heather Bodmann, Rose Serdy, Stacy and Doug Trevenon, Paul Wrubel, Ginger Minoletti, Mary Rogren, John and Larkin Evans, Joe Brennan, Dave Andrews, Patricia Roma, Bill Johnston, and Kevin O’Brien.
 
We assembled at 6 p.m. as the sun was nearing the horizon lending a rich warm yellow/orange light to the scene of Rotarians reuniting in person after so many Zoom meetings.
 
President Joe Brennan welcomed everyone and thanked Abundant Grace for the use of the wonderfully transformed venue. Then he bid the group to serve themselves before things got cold. The theme of the food offerings was “Good Bye to Summer”, and there was abundant choice and quantity for all.
 
We wore our badges and felt a familiarity we had been missing, especially with the wringing of the Bell. The evening slipped  by in conversation, camaraderie and food fellowship. No official business was conducted, but much hay was made while the sun set. It was generally agreed that we do this again soon. We adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
 
 
WE GOT THE JOB DONE! 
If you haven't seen the entire finished project, just drive by Abundant Grace Coastside Worker on Kelly Ave. It looks great! 
Many, Many thanks to Rotary for doing a wonderful job on the fence at AGCW yesterday! It looks beautiful. 
Blessings,  Eric
 
Great job Rotary, you are a great asset to our community, fence looks great. Bryan Bodas
Bodas Construction.  (We had great help and guidance from Brian Bodas’ man Pablo all day.)
 
Twice-weekly lunches for Abundant Grace Coastside Worker
Individual members are still stepping up to provide lunches for those being supported at Abundant Grace every Tuesday and Thursday. Those signed up for November are Ginger, Rose, Dianne, Steve/Kathy, Stacy/Doug, Joe, Teresa, Rosi (Liz and Teri delivering), and EJ.
 
Senior Coastsiderers
Hope Atmore at Senior Coastside asked us for some volunteers to seal and stain a deck railing.  Here we are!
 
OUR MONTHLY DELIVERY OF ESSENTIALS FOR OUR COASTSIDE HOPE FAMILIES 
Thanks Stacy and Doug for delivering our bags of household essentials this month.
 
  
Caitlen and Claudio from Coastside Hope
 
 
 
 
LITTLE LIBRARIES UPDATE
 
Awhile back Club members got together for two "Paint Parties" to paint and decorate the 'Little Libraries' for which we received a District Grant last year. Liz Schuck had led the effort to get the funding and get the book boxes donated and to hold the "Paint Parties" so the Little Libraries can now be put in place for the community. 
 
We have recently signed an agreement with the City for installation of the libraries at Frenchmen’s Creek Park and Oak View Park. The City requires that we maintain the libraries.     
 
 
 
 
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News and Views
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
November 18, 2021 
          
Past DG Alan Frumpkin
"Service Above Self:  What's In It for Me?"
  
 
 
 
Article by Steve Wilson      
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
Our speaker was Past DG Alan Frumpkin, an inspirational 40+ year Rotary leader who has addressed our club about a half-dozen times. Alan is a lawyer and former teacher.  Alan's theme was "Service Above Self:  What's in it for Me?", and Alan used the occasion to bring a strong note of optimism to our club by calling to mind a number of his own experiences. 
 
The motif of Alan's presentation was that in giving of ourselves to others and to mankind, we reap many times what we have sown. Few if any in our club would disagree with this, but Alan's examples from his own life were uniquely moving.
 
Alan began with a story from his high school years about singing Christmas carols in an Oakland veterans' home and an unexpected friendship with a permanently disabled vet that arose from that experience.  this was followed by an account of lives touched by polio immunization in India and a reconciliation between two young men that happened through a RYLA training.  Alan recounted an impromptu dinner invitation that left him seated between Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev, and his conversations with them. 
 
Finally, Alan turned to the theme of the enduring friendships we develop through Rotary service.  Alan then read a poem he had written after finding out that another Rotary leader had been gravely injured in a plane crash.  The theme might be summarized as "if not me, then who, and if not now, then when?"  As always, Alan left us inspired in our Rotary work and more optimistic about the future of the human species. Alan is now involved for his club with wheelchair projects in Peru.
 
Among the questions answered by Alan, he opined that he didn't necessarily agree that Rotary should give high priority to attracting younger members, but rather that it should continue to emphasize membership recruitment of community leaders, and that we should recruit chiefly through our actions, by example.
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day
          
Patrick Hall
Veteran and President of the Rotary Club of Pacifica
  
Article by Susan Kealey      
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 

“The History of Veterans Day and What it Means to Me” — Patrick Hall is the current President of the Pacifica Club, he is also Past President of that club, 2004. Patrick was an Air Force pilot during the Viet Nam war and is an attorney. 

In 1919 Armistice Day was established the 11th hour on the 11th day in the 11th month, it was a State and Federal holiday. It was changed to Veterans Day in 1954. In 1968 it was changed to the 4th Monday in November. President Ford changed it back to November 11. France, Britain and Canada have similar holidays. 

Regarding the significance of the red poppies, The Flower of Remembrance:  “In Flanders Fields” was the poem written by World War I Colonel John McCrae, a surgeon with Canada's First Brigade Artillery. It expressed McCrae's grief over the "row on row" of graves of soldiers who had died on Flanders' battlefields, located in a region of western Belgium and northern France. The poem presented a striking image of the bright red flowers blooming among the rows of white crosses and became a rallying cry to all who fought in the First World War. 

Patrick graduated from Santa Clara where ROTC was mandatory. Upon graduation, he volunteered for the Air Force and went in as a Second Lieutenant in 1969. Prior to joining up, he had an epiphany while at a concert—realizing that his friend was engaged in battle at that time. As a result, he volunteered for pilot training, a one year course which included a four commitment. He considered making a career out of the military and remained in for six years. He flew refueling planes and did three 90 day tours in Southeast Asia. He also flew DC3s to carry intel officers for a year in Viet Nam. He met his wife, Marilyn, when he got back—she is from Belgium. Patrick is proud that our country reconciles with former enemies. 

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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
November 4, 2021 
          
Club Social at Old Train Depot
 
 
 
Article  and Photos by Stacy Trevenon  
 
Club Meeting - November 4 , 2021
 
This meeting was a potluck social held at the old train depot just south of Half Moon Bay, at 110 Higgins Canyon Road. Club President Joe Brennan suggested an autumnal theme, which meant a selection of hearty dishes that included meatballs in tomato sauce, fried polenta with mushrooms, cheese and chicken casserole, cider braised chicken with leeks, cheesecake, pastries and more. Yum!
 
 
The roughly 15 attendees included guests Shari Teresi, Past President of the Rotary Club of Millbrae (2019-2020), who had been served previously as an assistant governor. During her year she served Half Moon Bay. Other guests included Shari’s friend Janet Collins, who is the sister of Bill Berry, Pat Roma’s significant other, Joaquin Jimenez who will soon be inducted into the Rotary club of Half Moon Bay (and who brought the pastries), and Stacy Trevenon’s husband Doug Mallon.
 
After some fellowship among attendees, President Joe called the meeting to order by rapping on a bottle and introducing the guests. When Shari was introduced she spoke of how in her presidential year she included regular race-to-end-polio updates to her club, a treasure hunt which brought fun to club members following the clues, and naming Super Rotarians among the members. 
 
A black-tie-optional Foundation dinner is planned Nov. 20 at the Green Hills Country Club.
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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 Joe Brennan at: hmb.rotary.president@gmail.com for the invitation to the Zoom meeting.
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