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 5150 - for more information about District 5105, open the link in the menu bar above. 
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My name is Liz Schuck, and I am the proud 2nd time President of the BEST Rotary Club in the world.
                                 
I joined Rotary because of my brother. He was a vice president at a bank and shared with me some of the work of his club. One project stuck in my mind, the goal to end polio. I was very taken by a club that not only supported its local community but was working to end a worldwide disease.
 
I decided then and there to join such an organization and I did just that in 1995 when I was principal of a large elementary school in Anaheim, California. I felt the connection between the business world and the education world was critical to the success of both! The club I joined was a very small club of 14 members, and I was one of only two women in the club. Our club’s only focus was showing up for the weekly meetings.
 
In 1999 when I began working for our local school district, Cabrillo Unified, I became a member of the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay. My friend and dentist Eric Shapira was my sponsor. This is where I learned what Rotary is all about! Very soon after being inducted, I joined a team of club members on an international trip to Mexico to provide wheelchairs for people in need. I guess you would say this was my first “Rotary moment”, or what drove me to want to do more for our community and the world. 
 
Another “Rotary moment” came in 2018 when I joined a team of over 50 people from the Bay Area on an international trip to India to participate in the annual polio immunization program. Which brings me back to my brother and why I joined Rotary. With all of the work of Rotary International and local clubs around the world, we have almost eliminated polio. Going to India was a life changing experience!
And that’s one of the examples of the impact of Rotary worldwide!
 
Currently one of our many projects locally is building, installing and maintaining little libraries throughout the Coastside. The Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay has been serving the Coastside for more than 50 years. We are actively involved in a number of ongoing community projects as well as planning another trip to Mexico in 2024.
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Come visit us and see what we’re up to! (To see more about our current projects, just scroll down this page.}
 
     
 
 
 
Helping in Mexico Again This Year
Our club has a team in La Paz, Mexico, Baja California Sur this week supporting a medical clinic. Today they delivered gifts to the director and helped move a donated mobile unit to the clinic property.
Our team in La Paz worked at the Fundacion Astra again today.
We split the work — two club members put activity packets together for the children and three of us started to strip the newly acquired mobile medical clinic in preparation of its facelift. We ended the evening with a farewell dinner for our hosts…. Until next time!!
                             
                                              
 
 
 
Club Information
Welcome to our Club! We meet in person at the HMB Library (or join us on Zoom.)  But check below in case there is a special venue.
We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
HMB Library
620 Correas St
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
United States of America
Any guest who wishes to join us for our meetings at the Library or on Zoom is very welcome! Please contact President Liz Schuck at elizabeth.anne.schuck@gmail.com for the link to the Zoom meeting or more information about the in-person meeting.
 
 THURSDAY, APRIL18, 2024
Club Meeting at Noon
 Half Moon Bay Library
SPEAKER -  Evelyn de Souza
Cybersecurity 
 
Greetings Fellow Rotarians!
Here's our Rotary calendar for this week and the month of April.
 
SAVE THE DATE
APRIL 24TH
Joint meeting with Pacifica, SSF, Millbrae, Daly City
6pm Basque Cultural Center
 
SAVE THE DATE
APRIL 25TH
Field trip to Sam's Castle Pacifica
3pm (in lieu of club meeting)
 
SAVE THE DATE
APRIL 26TH
Coastal Arts League
Reception For Student Art Show/Exhibit
Our exchange student Suzanne has two pieces; let's go show support for her!
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April 24, 2024     6 a.m.  Service    Monthly Breakfast Brigade    Lutheran Church              HMB
April 24, 2024     6 p.m.  Special   Joint Meeting.                           Basque Cultural Club      South San Francisco
April 25, 2024.    3 p.m.  Social      Sam's Castle Field Trip            Sam's Castle                    Pacifica
April 26, 2004.                 Special.   Student Art Show/Exhibit       Coastal Art League         HMB
 
Look for Liz's March 25 email where your'd find the dinner order form for the joint meeting. Please complete this form and return to Mary or Liz by April 11th!  This joint dinner is an annual tradition, do bring your spouse/significant other to. This is our opportunity to meet fellow Rotarians from the clubs that are closest to us!
 
Only 6 spaces left for the field trip to Sam's Castle. Be sure to sign up early. The $30 fee covers the tour and the tea/snack after.
 
MAY
May 2, 2024 12 Noon Speaker Arancha Casal Yoga HMB Library
May 15, 2024 5:00 PM Service Coastside Hope Monthly Supplies Packing Mary's house
May 9, 2024 12 Noon Speaker Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside (Barb) HMB Library
May 16, 2024 12 Noon Speaker Square Peg Joell Dunlap HMB Library
May 23, 2024 5:00 PM Social Barterra Winery Barterra Winery
May 29, 2024 6:00 AM Service Monthly Breakfast Brigade Lutheran Church
May 30, 2024 12 Noon Speaker Bridgett from Puente (Barb) HMB Library
 
Have a great week! I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday!
Busy Lizzie
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Liz Schuck
2023/24 President
Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay
 
   
 
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