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HMB Rotarians Mitone Griffiths and Liz Schuck went to India to participate in the Rotary International End Polio Now Campaign. They were busy in the immunization efforts there.
   
 
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
January 10,  2019
 
SHOP TALK:  KRYSTYTLYN GIEDT

  
 
Article by  Susan Kealey
Photos by EJ Dieterle 
 

Krystytlyn Giedt ( Crystal Lynn Geet), “the one and only”. Our new HMB Chamber Executive Director came from the Carmel Chamber. Before that, she had a graphic design and web design business and volunteered with the Monterey Chamber. Krystylyn got her initial start in the business world as a Longs photo employee. She noticed early on that successful business owners were Chamber members. It worked for her business. She likes the way the Chamber helps the community, not just businesses. Working for the Chamber fills all of her joy buckets and she swears there are no Curmudgeons in this community.

The Chamber is in transition.  It used to be a marketing entity for businesses. It now sponsors parades, and conventions and acting as a catalyst and is a champion of the community.  There is a west coast group which collaborates with training and other activities. The Chamber offers great leadership training, for instance, The Academy program is a 3-year intensive training program which Krystylyn is participating in. ACE is a top-of-class accreditation, Charise was one and Krystlylyn is on track for. 

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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
January 3,  2019
 
Happy New Year
FUN AND GAMES 
Article by  Stacy Trevenon   
Photos by EP
 
President Paul Wrubel began the program by passing out a can of small paper slips. Each one had a little prompt of a topic to speak briefly about, such as favorite things. Questions and prompts on the little paper slips everyone drew included:
  • Bill Johnston set a holiday tone by recalling how, one year, a granddaughter put an elf hat on his head; and he sat on the piano trying to imitate the classic "Elf on the Shelf" figurine. The elf was a mysterious little character who keeps an eye on everyone at  Christmastime. 
  • Joe Brennan: What is your favorite thing to do after a snowfall?  Having been born in Moss Beach and raised where there wasn't snow, he talked instead about the bestselling book he was currently reading, called "Why We Sleep," written by a  Dr. Walker. Joe said that was easy to remember if you think of sleep-walker.
  • Dianne Bobko: A favorite way to spend an unexpected 20 minutes of free time? Picking up from Joe's focus on sleeping her first answer was to take a nap, and then, more seriously, to look out over the ocean or the scenic vista from her house across to the hills while listening to music.
  • EP: This prompt concerned food, and favorite foods at  Thanksgiving time? Pie, pie and more pie, was the answer, with an added scenario of many guests for Thanksgiving with a pie for each.
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
December 20,  2018
 
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AT THE ODD FELLOWS
 
    
 
Article by  Joe Brennan  
Photos by Liz Schuck
 
President Paul Wrubel opened the meeting in the historic Odd Fellows Lodge of 1895. Odd Fellows Diane Haussler, Christine Burns, and Al Ellsworth joined our two joint members, Dave Andrews and Joe Brennan, to welcome Rotary to our Fourth annual joint end of year meeting. The theme was Cowpoke Christmas and Patti provided a wonderful Ranch supper in kind. And he ended the meeting with these thoughts:  "When I first looked at Rotary, I thought it was all about business, and that was not enough for me because I had read a few things that created my ethical requirements.
 
He then quoted from A Christmas Carol  (see below) and explained that, "That is why I joined Rotary."  
 
You know the story and you remember the words:  “But you were always a good man for business, Jacob, faltered Scrooge.  Business!  Cried the Ghost, wringing his hands again.  Mankind was my business.  The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all my business.  The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!”
 
We so easily manage to forget that timeless, illuminating passage in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  How is it we too often condemn ourselves to the figurative fate of Jacob Marley who was only able to see the light in the shadow of his own death?
 
When we embrace the lesson that poor Jacob Marley learned only too late; when we learn that by tending to the betterment of mankind as our “business”, only then we will shed our own chains of indifference and greed and, like Ebenezer Scrooge who had such an epiphany just in time, only then will we have a chance at spending the rest of our days keeping  not only Christmas well but every day of our lives so that in the end it may “…be truly said of us, and all of us!...God bless us Every One!”
 
 
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
December 13,  2018
 
STATE OF THE CLUB
  
 
 
 
Article by  Susan Kealey and Mary Rogren
Photos by EJ Dieterle
 
(Editor's Note:  Both Susan and Mary's write-ups are somewhat similar, and both follow so you can get full details.)
 
Notes by Susan Kealey
 

Our annual meeting started with Past President Warren who spoke about the seamless transition with Paul stepping up and doing a good job. Highlights of our first six months include a change in our meeting location, former member John Parsons and associates joined the club, and we’ve added six members so far. To increase membership Warren recommends looking at the under 40s, club alums, local businesses, etc. Paul thanked Warren for all of his help. 

Question: What is the nature of our agreement with the library?  Paul responded that we are in the process of formalizing our agreement. Side note:  other groups have read about our meetings in the Review and are now starting to meet at the library as well. 

Treasurer Dwight reported that we had record-breaking receipts from the Pumpkin Fest. Our taxes are current, dues reminders go out in a timely fashion, and our budget has gone from dire to tight. 

 
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JANUARY 2019
  • 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
  • 26 Saturday Breakfast Meeting at HMB Brewing Co. with Pacifica Rotary Club (9:00am) 
  • 31 Shop Talk: Patricia Roma
 
 
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We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Half Moon Bay Library
620 Correas Street
PO Box 31 (mail)
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
United States of America
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