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Thanks Pres. Ed Daniels (2019-2020) for a Great Year

 

 
     The members of the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay are very grateful to President Ed Daniels
for leading us through a year of many accomplishments and new challenges!
 
With our new President Mary Rogren at the lead, the Club held a fun Zoom meeting
that included a video skit for Ed's debunking.  To read about it and see pictures,
find the FogHorn article below for June 25th.
News and Views
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
June 25,  2020
 
Debunking and Celebrating
President Ed Daniels, 2019-20
 
 
Article by Bill Johnston
Screen Shots by Dianne Bobko
 
There was a record Zoom turn out for the ultimate meeting of Ed Daniel' s presidency. Special guests included District 5150 Assistant Governor Rick Chinn, our wonderful exchange student from France, Jade Casiez, our club accountant, Dolores, Pat Roma who we haven't seen since forever and past President Bonnie. Also we were delighted to see Steve and Kathy Wilson who report that they are well on their way toward recovering from coronavirus.

President Ed announced that the Half Moon Bay Rotary club had received awards at the district conference for club administration, youth service and public image. He also reported that we had received thank you messages, including one from the Half Moon Bay Veterinary Hospital as well as from other organizations,  expressing gratitude for the the See's candy that we delivered to those who provide essential services during this pandemic. Acknowledgment was also given to Mitone as our computer zoom whiz. President elect Mary announced that the Half Moon Bay Fourth Of July parade is going to be virtual and she would like to put together a video presentation sometime in the next 3 days and so she is looking for help.

Our President-elect commenced the debunking by pointing out that according to Webster's, debunking in this context refers to exposing Ed's presidency as a "sham". (Of course she claimed she was just kidding). Because of the pandemic restrictions, instead of the usual seat-of-the-pants skit, this year we were treated to a cinematic extravaganza featuring a cast of what were clearly very professional actors and, of course, written, produced, directed and starring the incredibly talented Kevin O'Brien. (You know, of course, that this last sentence is what Kevin told me to write). Hopefully, the entire epic production will be posted on this website and you can determine for yourself whether it is worthy of the award nominations it is almost certainly not likely to receive. This was an interactive production depicting the prosecution of President Ed and at the conclusion the audience unanimously voted to convict.
 
 
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
June 18,  2020
 
Dana Dahl of the Beach House - Update on Process of Reopening
 
 
Article by Joe Brennan
Screen Shots by Dianne Bobko
 
Ginger Minoletti introduces our speaker Dana Dahl of the Beach House:
 
Dana Dahl has lived on the California Coast her entire life and for the past 17 years, in Half Moon Bay. She is the General Manager of the Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay, where she has worked since prior to the hotel’s opening in 1996. At the Beach House, Dana is responsible for overall operations of the hotel, overseeing all the employees and the quality product and services of the Beach House, as well as providing personal and attentive customer service for its guests..  She has served on the board of the Half Moon Bay Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau, Dana has also been on the board of the San Mateo County Visitors & Convention Bureau.
 
She will be talking about the protocols, requirements and steps that were taken to reopen the Beach House – after being shut down for 6 weeks at the start of Covid19.  Very interesting topic today.
                                                 
                                            
 
 
 
 
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
June 11,  2020
 
Staying in Touch Club Meeting
 
JUNE 7, 2020 - Club Meeting
Article by Susan Kealey
Screen Shots by Dianne Bobko
 
The Pledge was enthusiastically led by Paul Wrubel. 

President Ed shared some of his favorite inspirational quotes from Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. 

We discussed the successful candy distribution. Paul had fun going to the firehouse in El Granada, Seaton, New Leaf, Ace, the Water District, HMB Review, Sheriffs’ office, Coastside Clinic (the intake nurse was so tired, she almost teared up). Warren stopped by the Montara Post Office and Coastside Hope. Thanks to everyone who delivered candy, it was appreciated. 

Mary announced that there will not be a regular lunch meeting on June 25. Instead, we will meet at 6 pm for Ed’s debunking. There will be libations, friends and spouses, and food if you like—just stop by your kitchen and liquor cabinet before sitting down for a Zoom gathering. Mary sent an email with the instructions and link. 
                                                         
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
June 4,  2020
 
President Elect Mary Rogren - Planning and Goals for 2020-21
 
 
 
Article by Stacy Trevenon
Screen Shots by Dianne Bobko
 
President Elect Mary Rogren spoke about her preparations for her upcoming presidential year. She modeled her own Rotary T-shirt and said she hopes to make it possible for all  Half Moon  Bay Rotarians to get one too. EJ offered her fashion tips around the shirt. Mary said the shirts cost around $15 and she will get information as to how we can get them. 
 
Mary also shared images from a Powerpoint presentation, including moments from past meetings, memorable club moments, and club visitors she hopes to see again in  person, not on a computer screen. Looking ahead, Bill asked about gathering outside? Thinking of some of those moments, Ed remarked that "Together, we connect, transform, are people of action," which will continue, such as the work we do with Eric DeBode.
 
Discussion revolved around previous Rotary work that did good for the community, like our support of the  Relay for Life, and the  Rotary club's identity in the community and in the world. There was also discussion about the future of our club in Half  Moon Bay, of how we can get others to join, and how to communicate our values.
 
 
                                                         
SPEAKERS, PROGRAMS and EVENTS
DON'T MISS OUR SPEAKER THIS WEEK!  
Bob Nisbet, Half Moon Bay City Manager
We are very pleased to welcome Bob Nisbet, the Half Moon Bay City Manager, as our speaker on Thursday July 9. Bob will speak to us regarding the state of the City in our new COVID 19 world and the challenges that he never expected to face in his role given the pandemic.  Bob joined the City of Half Moon Bay in late 2018.  His background includes most recently serving as Assistant General Manager for the East Bay Regional Park District; Public Works Director for City of Carpinteria; and Director of General Services for the County of Santa Barbara.
 
Please join us via zoom for the following programs:
Thursday, July 9    12:00 to 1:00   Program:  Bob Nisbet – City Manager of Half Moon Bay
Thursday, July 16  12:00 to 1:00   Program:  Judith Guerrero – Executive Director – Coastside Hope
Tuesday, July 21 – 6:15 PM  - NOTE CHANGE OF DAY AND TIME – This will be a joint meeting with the Pacifica Club – Special Guest zooming in from Washington at 6:30 PM – Jackie Speier
Thursday, July 30  12:00 to 1:00   Program:  Club Assembly
 
Pres. Mary will send out a link to our Zoom meeting before the meetings. 
Watch for it in your email. 
 
Remember: Virtual Meetings each week online from: Now Until Further Notice.  
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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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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