You are cordially invited to 
                                                                                     
 
 
A Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay and Barterra Winery Virtual Wine Tasting “Fun” Raiser on Thursday, March 4 from 6-7 p.m!   Barterra’s Cellar Master, Chris Minoletti will conduct the ZOOM wine tasting using 3 of their award-winning wines!
 
You will be able to select 1 to 3 bottles of wines in advance of the event – and then sit back and learn more about these amazing wines on March 4!
We guarantee a fun evening whether you choose to partake in the select wines, a beverage of your choice, or just enjoy the fellowship while taking a tour through California’s wine country and various appellations. 
 
Want to join us?
  1. Pay a $20 ZOOM Participation Fee – a Donation to The HMB Rotary Foundation    (Click here to register for the event)
  2. Check out Barterra Winery and purchase wines that we will be tasting at a 15% discount!  (Use promo code “ROTARY2021” to receive the discount.) These wines are only available at the Winery!    (Click here to buy Barterra wines)
Barterra will be donating 10% of the wine sale proceeds to the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay Foundation to support scholarships and local community projects. Wines are available for pickup or delivery in the Half Moon Bay Area or can be shipped in time for the event.
                
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It is ALL about WHAT WE DO  
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SPEAKERS, PROGRAMS and EVENTS
June 20, 2013 Shark Attack Survivor: Jonathan Kathrein, 31, Mill Valley, California

Jonathan Kathrein

A great white shark bit into Jonathan Kathrein's leg and dragged him underwater while he was bodyboarding in 1998 along the Northern California coast. When he grabbed the shark's gills, the animal let go, and Kathrein swam for shore. The major muscles in his leg were severed, requiring more than 600 stitches. After years of physical therapy, Kathrein made a full recovery. 

The experience played a pivotal role in his career as co-founder of Future Leaders for Peace, a nonprofit organization that has taught thousands of young people about life skills, leadership, and how to reach goals. Kathrein uses his recovery as a motivational tale and analogy for dealing with the complex world around us. He is the author of three books, including, with Margaret Kathrein, Surviving the Shark: How a Brutal Great White Attack Turned a Surfer Into a Dedicated Defender of Sharks (2012). 

Today, Kathrein is a political consultant in Northern California with a focus on clean energy, coastal issues, and community environmental projects. As an advocate for sharks, he believes they are an important part of our ecosystem, not the malicious savages they are sometimes portrayed as in movies. Kathrein, a father of two, summarizes his experience through an exchange he had with his two-year-old daughter. “Daddy, why'd the shark bite you?” she asked, giving him a confused look. His response: “It was an accident. We all make mistakes.” 

Click to learn more about other shark attack survivors. 

Remember:  Look for Mary's email with the Zoom link and other login information. If you are not a member but want to attend our meeting, contact President Mary Rogren.  Just click on her name in the list of Club Executives and Directors further done the page and send her a request for the link
 
OF INTEREST
Our recent speaker Tracey Carillo Fecher sent the following message:  
Dear HMB Rotary,
I want to thank you for certificate I received from you all.  I love the work your organization does across the world.  It was such a pleasure to share an update with you about Sonrisas’ services.  With this being our 20th anniversary year and the founding of Sonrisas by HMB Rotary members and other community members on the Coastside, it was particularly special for me.  Here is a link to a video I mentioned in my talk.  It was recorded with Judy Macias last summer.  https://bit.ly/Sonrisas-History I’ve also attached our 2020 annual report, which shows the impact of COVID on our work as well as the high number of individuals were able to serve in these challenging times. 
 
If you would like to support Sonrisas’ mission in a short term volunteer capacity, we’d love to have a few people join our planning committee for our 20th Anniversary Celebration, which will be held virtually on June 5th.  The volunteer time commitment is low but critical in that we want to find some interesting ways to celebrate our 20thanniversary during a time when we cannot meet in person. Our committee currently meets on Friday mornings.  Please email Maura or I if you’d like to talk further about it.  
 
I look forward to seeing you again soon.
 
Take Care and Stay Healthy,
 
Tracey Carrillo Fecher
Chief Executive Officer
 
Community Services Update
Community Services Director Rose Serdy leads our Club's project to support Coastside Hope's outreach to families.  Below Rose and Club member EJ Dieterle deliver the first month's bags of supplies for the eight families we have been assigned.  Shown with Rose and EJ are (first picture) Violetta Almaguer who has been with Coastside Hope for many years and heads up the food and supply distribution to families in need. In the second picture is Judith Guerreo the CEO of Coastside Hope.
 
President Mary Rogren (shown at the table with supplies) was our super shopper, researching the best cost for products so we can fulfill all of the needs of each family. 
                 
    
 
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News and Views
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
February 18, 2021
 
Club Evening Social  
Going on a Scavenger Hunt Online
 
 
Article by Joe Brennan
Photos by Mary Rogren
 
The main entertainment of this Social Meeting was a Scavenger Hunt for prizes which Mary Rogren and Rene Lewis had organized and conducted to our amusement. Scoring was based on one’s speed in bringing the item to the screen within the one minute allotted. Also the most unique or funninest article in each round counted for points as well.
 
Examples of the Scavenger Hunt instructions were to find:
Something Red - a red beer can won this round
Something Sharp - knives appeared
Something Fuzzy - we saw multiple cats
Something that makes a Noise - some cats again
Something with Hair-                                  “
Something that Moves-                 “
Something that Tastes
Something Stinky
Etc.
 
A good time was had by all.  For the wi...
 
 
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
February 11, 2021
 
Greg Edwards 
Photographer - On Coastside Sunrises and Sunsets
 
 
Article by Susan Kealey
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
Ginger introduced Greg Edwards as a photographer, teacher and parent of triplets plus one. He says the purpose of photography is to tell a story. Greg is an Administrator for the “We love Half Moon Bay” Facebook page which has 5,000 members. Greg organizes photo contests within the group, in addition to sharing his work and offering advice and encouragement. 

You can see the full presentation at https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/15JVRk-Xw2K7jkeW4jjXANF1d9fKiRq8a?usp=sharing.

Wow, this guy was hard to keep up with!  He was talking fast and skipping through the presentation in an effort to get finished on time. The beauty was, he finished a bit early which left plenty of time for questions, which we all appreciated. 

If one wants to be on Greg’s level and photograph sunrises, sunsets and weather or astronomical photos, you need to have patience, an understanding of weather and astronomy. You need to be familiar with the phases of the sun and moon. It would help to know your cloud formations and the other phenomena like us dogs, halos, sun pillars and rainbows. Extra points for cloud iridescent (failed rain), crepuscular rays and sun bursts.  

 

                                                                

 

  

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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
February 4, 2021
 
Dr. George Rutherford
Chair, Department of Epidemiology at UCSF
Article by Steve Wilson
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
Ginger Minoletti introduced our featured and much-awaited speaker was Dr. George Rutherford, head of the Department of Epidemiology at UCSF.  Dr. Rutherford has a public health focus as his position suggests, and has been a Fellow at CDC, in addition to considerable time spent in less-developed nations where epidemiology is an even greater concern than here.  Previous research and public health program efforts in the field have included such things as HIV, Ebola and the original SARS variant.  He and his department are truly on the cutting edge of Covid research and immunization.  
 
Dr. Rutherford began with an update and overview of statistics, at a level of analysis that was well beyond what we see in media.  the good news today is that we are "on the backside" of the third wave of Covid-19, with a significant drop in the number of U.S. and CA cases and deaths.  the great majority of CA cases are now in LA County and Southern CA generally, with the seven counties with highest incidence all in Southern CA. There is data indicating a significant decline in transmission.  In CA, the rate of positive testing for Covid is now 6.4%, with a case incidence of 41.2 cases per 100,000 population.  ICU use is falling.   The number of secondary cases is falling.  More people have acquired immunity from either infection or vaccination.  As we head into warmer weather and greater vaccination numbers, this should be cause for guarded optimism. There is also evidence that asymptomatic infection (passive carrier) is being reduced.
    
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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
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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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