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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
 
        IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!!!!  
            See new date, time and details below.
Polio Day Fun and Fund Raiser Cruise on USS Potomac, October 31
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SUNDAY OCTOBER 31st
Hosted by Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay 
Join us for a Bay Cruise aboard the USS Potomac, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht on Sunday October 31st 2021. Proceeds will support both Rotary’s End Polio Campaign and our Club’s local community service projects. 
Details: Boarding at 12:30 p.m. and Sailing at 1 p.m. from Jack London Square for a scenic two-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Address: 540 Water Street, Oakland Park @ Washington Street and Embarcadero E Garage, 101 Washington Street. Report to 540 Water Street for Welcome and Screening. This is the Potomac Visitor Center and in sight of Potomac’s berth.  (See Covid requirements below.)
Sign on now as places there are just 9 left!    Just click here: https://checkout.square.site/buy/3U6XQMRDI6UIONYCP7GSGLCT
(No refunds, your donation is 50% tax deductible via Rotary Club of HMB Foundation.) For more information about the Potomac, see: usspotomac.org 
\Directions: https://www.usspotomac.org/contact/directions.php
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Additionally here are the Covid precautions the Potomac is taking for its cruises.
Due to recent changes in the Covid virus we must take the following actions:
* Every person who comes on board MUST present a CDC Vaccination Report.  You and your guests must bring that little piece of paper you got when you were vaccinated or you will not be allowed on-board.  If you have converted that CDC Vaccination Report onto your smart phone, we can use that to validate your vaccination.
* We will be using a no-touch thermometer to take your temperature at the gate.  If you have a fever, you can’t come on-board.
* Masks must be worn when in enclosed areas of the ship.  You don’t have to wear a mask when you are on the upper deck or bow, or when eating/drinking
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Thank you in advance for your super human efforts, President JOE
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Speakers, Programs, and Events
Our Next Meeting is October 28, 2021 Speaker - Norbu Tenzing, Vice President of the American Himalayan Foundation
 
Our speaker will be Norbu Tenzing, Vice President of the American Himalayan Foundation where he has spent years raising funding and over seeing projects and programs to take care of the people who live in the Himalaya. AHF is based in San Francisco and their programs include; STOP Girl Trafficking, Education, Healthcare, Sherpas and Everest, Cultural Revival and Protecting Tigers. Norbu grew up in Darjeeling and got his college education in New England.  President Joe met him when co-leading a trip with his father Tenzing Norgay trekking above Darjeeling and touring through Bhutan in 1976.
 
Our Agenda will be to meet and greet from 11:50 to 12
12:00 Call to order for pledge and thought of the day
Introduce Norbu for an interview ranging over his life, work, family and goals…set him free by 12:30 for a previous engagement.
Club Announcements and activities
Personal Soap Box
Old Business, New Business and Funny Business
Visit the Old North or Tar Heel State of North Carolina 
Marble Drawing
 
We will have a Social Meeting on Thursday November 4th at 6 p.m. in the Old Train Depot on Higgins Canyon Road next to the Johnston House.
 
Our Speaker for Veterans’ Day, November 11th, will be Patrick Hall. Patrick is a veteran pilot, lawyer and president of the Rotary Club of Pacifica.
Anyone interested in joining our members for this meeting, please contact President Joe Brennan at: hmb.rotary.president@gmail.com for the invitation to the Zoom meeting.
 
Important Reminders 
 
  • We all need to get Live Scan fingerprinting and new training for youth activities, details to follow.
 
 
EVENTS.       WE'VE BEEN BUSY!
 
"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.)
 
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
October 21, 2021 
          
U.S. Marshal Donald O'Keefe
“US Marshals - Their History and How They Fit into the Criminal Justice System"
  
Article by Mary Rogren       
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
How wonderful was it to greet an old friend to many Rotarians (and a former member of our club), Donald O’Keefe!
 
For the last 10+ years, Don has served as a U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of California and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Before that, he served as Police Chief for the City of Half Moon Bay and also became an integral part of the City of Half Moon Bay Management Team. Prior to his tenure in Half Moon Bay, Don spent 27 years with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Don’s education includes a BS, MPA, FBI National Academy, Command College, and West Point Leadership Training.
 
Don opened his talk with showing a video that described what the U.S. Marshals are all about. Key facts include:
  • The U.S. Marshals Service was the first federal law enforcement agency in the United States.
  • Federal marshals have served the country since 1789, often in unseen but critical ways.
  • The Marshals Service occupies a uniquely central position in the federal justice system. It is the enforcement arm of the federal courts, involved in virtually every federal law enforcement initiative.
  • Presidentially appointed U.S. marshals – one for each federal judicial district – direct the activities of 94 districts. (Don is one of them!)
  • Approximately 3,738 deputy U.S. marshals and criminal investigators form the backbone of the agency. 
  • The duties of the U.S. Marshals Service include protecting the federal judiciary, apprehending federal fugitives, managing and selling seized assets acquired by criminals through illegal activities, housing and transporting federal prisoners and operating the Witness Security Program.
Don noted that after being recommended by Senator Dianne Feinstein, he was nominated by President Barack Obama on June 9, 2010 to serve as the US Marshal for the Northern District of California. Don shared that Farmer John Muller accompanied him to Washington DC when he was inducted as a US Marshall.
 
 
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
October 14, 2021 
          
Byron Werner 
Director of Photography and Cinematographer
“Not a Single Day Is the Same"
  
  
 
Article by Susan Kealey        
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
“Not a Single Day is the Same” Byron Werner, aka Charise’s son, shared with us his enviable career. Byron grew up in the Bay Area, began filming home movies at 8 and at 16 he began his career working at Sega studios where he created live action video games. While earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in film and television from Chapman University, Byron shot the first of over thirty feature films. When it came to career, rather than moving up through the ranks, he shot anything and everything he could as a DP. He used the experience to further his education.  Outside of career, Byron’s focus is on his wife, their two daughters and fantasy football. 
 

Byron shared a video with us, a reworked version of a video he prepared for his kids’ career, which included samples of his work.  He also went over his process—the steps he takes to produce a film. From prep, reading the script, meetings with the director and others to planning, making a storyboard, planning lighting, location, more planning, more meetings and shooting. His crew, who he has the utmost respect for, is responsible for operating the cranes, the cameras, the lighting, etc. Basically, he draws and paints with light. Each frame is a painting.

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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
October 7, 2021 
Joint Meeting with HMB New Zealand 
  
Article by Steve Wilson
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
Our October 7 meeting featured a visit from our sister club in Half Moon Bay, NZ.  Both clubs shared.  
 
Our NZ visitors (Stewart MacLaren) did a recap of its 2019 "Bangers to Bluff" road rally fundraiser (in this case, a banger being a "beater car" worth less than $2K NZ).  Charities benefited were one national organization (Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand) and one local charity focused on brain trauma.
 
                                 
 
 
   
                                             
 
    
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Upcoming Events
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.
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Acting Treasurer
Secretary
Membership Director
International Service Director
Public Image Director
Club Service Director
Community Service Director
Youth Service Director
Meeting Donations
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