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SPEAKERS, PROGRAMS and EVENTS
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Next Meeting 
November 19 
I am extremely pleased and excited to welcome a very special guest speaker ---Pastor Sam Nelson – who will provide some inspirational thoughts on being thankful and recognizing how blessed we are during this difficult pandemic time!
 
Sam was raised in Half Moon Bay and graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 2007.  He moved on to earn a Psychology degree from Cal Lutheran University; a Masters degree in Psychology in Washington DC, and then attended the seminary at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He was ordained as a Lutheran minister at the Lutheran Church in Half Moon Bay in 2017 and currently serves as a Pastor at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Encinitas.
 
I personally know Sam (very well) as he and my son Garrett grew up together and remain very close friends.  And in fact, Sam “married” Garrett and my daughter-in-law, Jade in April 2018.  Many of you may also know Sam’s parents, Jim and Nancy Nelson – now living in Pismo Beach. (Nancy was a pastor at the Half Moon Bay Lutheran Church for many years.)    Please welcome Pastor Sam Nelson!
 
PS – Invite your friends who know Sam!
 
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President Mary Rogren
 
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.
 
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
November 5, 2020
 
Toni DeWaal
The Professional Scope of Interior Designers
 
     
Article by Steve Wilson
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
Our speaker was Toni DeWaal, a Rotarian, who provided a very interesting presentation on a little-understood subject:  the professional scope of interior designers and the rank-and-grade system within the interior design and decoration industries.  Toni is an Interior Designer with the highest level of accreditation.  She is a University of Utah grad who has worked in the past for a design-build firm and also for Stevenson House, a Senior Housing organization.  In the latter role, she worked on the team designing and executing much-needed seismic upgrades for the project. It was at Stevenson that she first came in contact with Rotary.
 
The gradations in these professions are lowest to highest: decorator; interior decorator; interior designer, Certified Interior Designer.  Each carries progressively more prestige and better pay. A Certified Interior Designer is required to complete an extensive course of studies and pass accreditation exams.
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
November 5, 2020
 
Michelle DeWolf
How To Get It Together
 
     
Article by Stacy Trevenon
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
Dave Andrews introduced speaker Michelle DeWolf of Menlo Park.  Michelle is a certified health coach with a specialty in nutrition, and the busy mom of three teenagers.  She has a culinary background, and spoke of how health coaching is a thriving business.
 
She urged the listeners to grab a pencil and paper since this presentation would include notes that we'd want to take. She began with addressing "How to get it together" and keep it together, especially in  this time of lockdown. She spoke of the business focus she gives to her work in promoting nutrition, and of the 80 percent success rate her clients report. She cited her client Scott, who had battled cancer and whose doctors gave him a poor and short prognosis -- but when he altered his eating habits, he lived for another six months, and was clear, coherent and happy at the end of his life.
 

 

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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
October 29,  2020
 
Dan Hinde from Silicon Valley Systems, LLC
Computer Security and the Changing World
Taking the Stress Out of Computer Security
 
     
Article by Susan Kealey
Photos by Dianne Bobko

Dave introduced Dan Hinde from Silicon Valley Systems, LLC, established in 2001. He is here to talk to us about computer security. 

Anti Virus

The anti virus tool used to be a simple log aggregator which sent information to firms like  MacAfee, etc.  Now there are too many viruses and they are slippery, think 300-500 daily and they morph. Now anti virus programs can auto lock viruses out a PC from a network. Some firms to consider:  Malware Bytes (EDR behavior based solution); Bytedefender Gravity; Deepinstinct EDR-Artificial Intelligence; and SOC, Security Operation Center. 

Some things to consider:

Backups

Local—Save to a hard drive or your network, can be automated. 

Cloud—This is the rage now, recovery is good, it can be automated or scheduled. 

Virtualization—“Datto” provides a virtual image of your computer which can be accessed from a website, it’s a virtual machine you can work from.

Combo—a combination of local, cloud and virtual. 

Test—Test your backup system. Make sure it works and make sure it is current. Some firms that offer loud-based backups:  Carbonite, iDrive, BackBlaze. 

 

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Club Information

Welcome to our Club! We meet on Zoom at this time, not in person. See information below.

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