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SPEAKERS, PROGRAMS and EVENTS
Next Meeting 
October - Note: NO meeting next Thursday, October 22.  There is a Special Event on October 23,
Friday Evening 6:30 
                                          
So do you have your costume yet?
Let's party and enjoy a social evening on Zoom -- Friday Night 10/23 - 6:30 to 7:30 -- Invite your spouses and friends!                                 
                 There will be prizes for . . .
                            * Best Costume (Only your head needs to show!)
                                      * Best Scary Story or Brainteaser/JOKE or Limerick!
                                                                                                     * Halloween TRIVIA Night!          
 
Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
‘Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,’ I said, ‘art sure no craven,
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore –
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!’
Quoth the Raven, ‘Nevermore.'”  Edgar Allan Poe
           For ZOMBIES -  Enter if you dare!                 
 
 
Remember:  Look for Mary's email with the Zoom link and other login information.
In addition for those who cannot participate, send your news and pictures to Dianne to add into the weekly FogHorn so we can stay in touch.
Look for her email messages and just respond directly to her.
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News and Views
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
October 8,  2020
 
Kathee Tyson
League of Women Voters
Planning Your Voting Experience
Article by Susan Kealey
Photos by Dianne Bobko
Ginger introduced our speaker, Kathy Tyson. Kathy is a  Past President of the North and Central San Mateo County League of Women Voters (LWV). She is also a prayer leader with the Methodist Church, wife, mother, grandmother and part of the Strawflower Electronics family. Her current LWV duties include contacting candidates (160 this year) and loading their information into the Edge system. 

The LWV, voter education division is a non-profit, 501c3, organization and is non-partisan. By now, we should have all received our mail in ballots as well as our Voter Guide. San Mateo County has been in a mail in ballot pilot program for years. 

A few notes to help you plan your voting experience:  

October 19 is the last day to register to vote

Coastside Drop Boxes—City Hall and inside New Leaf

Mail your ballot by Election Day

Early vote in person at 40 Tower Road or the County Government Center in Redwood City

Vote in person on Election Day at the Emergency Station in HMB or at the LDS church in Moss Beach

 

    

 

    

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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
October 1,  2020
 
Philip Chapnick
China in the 21st Century -
What I Learned Living and Working in China
     
Article by Stacy Trevenon
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
Joe Brennan introduced speaker Philip Chapnick, whom he regularly sees on his excursions out on the Coastside Trail. He is a retired (as of 2016) senior executive for global business media company Informa,  currently among the largest trade show and exhibition companies in the world. His last six years were spent as the company's most senior executive in China. He had been invited by Joe to speak to the club about China.
 
Philip initially knew little about the country but eventually "fell in love with all things China." The history of the country, he said, is rich, deep and old, with 3,500 years of culture, good food and large number of people. Since "China is a huge country -- and a huge topic," he said, he would structure his talk from three perspectives: history, scale and coherence. He humorously added that he would try to present it like a Reduced Shakespeare production.
 
A takeaway from those six years, he said, was in viewing the 19th century as the "British century," the 20th century as the "American" century and the  21st century as the "Chinese" century. As he put it, the Chinese are "reasserting hegemony over their natural sphere of influence the greater Asia Pacific realm," becoming an alternative development and ideological models. "They themselves believe this, as their increasingly forthright stance in world affairs seems to suggest." He gave his own story, not as an expert but as an "interested and engaged observer." 
  
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
September 24,  2020
 
Joint Meeting with Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay, New Zealand
   
Article by Steve Wilson
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
Our September 23 meeting began at 12:30, a little later than usual in order to better coordinate with our meeting partner, the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay, New Zealand.  What a fun meeting!  We shared information, pictures and experiences over the course of the meeting and we definitely want to do this again.  Our pre-meeting informal introductions moved right into the normal meeting time, the conversations were so interesting. We were joined by guests Giade (former Exchange Student from Italy) and Katherine Yaque (former member) from Spain.
 
We started by comparing our fund-raising activities.  The NZ club sponsors a car rally going from end to end of NZ (about 2500 km !)  In this case, a "banger" isn't a British sausage, it's a beater car which is bought or contributed for the rally.  Covid prevented a rally this year, but last year there were 22 cars, including a Russian Lada (NZ used to trade its butter to the Russians for Ladas, which are Russian- built Fiats;  your scribe comments that  the Russians snockered the Kiwis pretty badly on that one !).  The cars are auctioned after the event.  Next year they aim to raise about NZ $ 65,000.  Their past history of fund-raisers included a major yacht tournament and golf tournament.  Recipient organizations have included Polio Plus, emergency relief kits (cyclones in that region), Trees for Survival, the Life Education Trust, Alzheimers NZ, MS NZ and the Stuttering Association NZ.
 
Where is Half Moon Bay, New Zealand?
They are near Auckland.  The map below shows the route of their car rally fund raiser.\
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
September 17,  2020
 
Creating Self Awareness and Changing Inappropriate Behaviors
 
  
   
Article by Joe Brennan
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
Krystlyn Geidt who is our Youth Services Board Member is our speaker today. She advises us that she will speak to a sensitive but vitally important subject. She mentions that she has been trained and cleared with the government to work with children as all Rotarians soon will have to do. Watch for the roll out of the new training in the coming year.  Today she will focus on Sexual Harassment specifically.

We need to be mindful of our comments in meetings. Not just for their political correctness but for their potential emotional effect on others. Words land on different people in different ways based on their pasts which we cannot know. Be sensitive to their differences.
 
 
October Speakers
October 22 NO LUNCH MEETING BUT... 
Friday Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. 
Club Social Celebrating Halloween
October 2020
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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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