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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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Speakers, Programs, and Events
 
 
 
NEXT MEETING  - Thursday, May 20, 2020 at Noon on Zoom  
Don't miss our HMB Rotary Global Grant Scholar Emma Tobin's presentation.  She will be joining us from Oxford University in the UK.  More information coming - watch this space!
 
For our usual weekly Lunch Meetings and 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 down the page to send her a request for the link
 
Community Services Update
Community Services Director Rose Serdy leads our Club's projects.
 
Teresa Adam prepared lunches for our twice weekly donation of lunches to Abundant Grace Coastside Worker for the homeless. 
 
 
Another regular project is the monthly Beach Cleanup.  Here are some pictures including Past President Warren Barmore and his daughter with the Serdy and Overfelt families cleaning Venice Beach one weekend.
 
 
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News and Views
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
May 5 and 6, 2021   
 
Club Celebration on Cinco de Mayo
Beach Cleanup and Gathering
 
Coastside Gives Fundraiser
 
 
 
On May 5th in celebration of Cinco de Mayo some of our Club members gathered at the beach to clean it up and to celebrate with a gathering in the parking lot.  See picture above of those attending.  The weekly Thursday noon meeting was cancelled for the Coastside Gives event.  There will be an update at the next meeting on the funds we were able to raise through the efforts of our Coastside Gives team led by Charise and team members Mary,  Michelle, Liz, Teresa and Dianne.
 
Thanks to everyone who participated in the May 5th clean up and celebration and the May 6th Coastside Gives Fundraiser!
 
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
April 29, 2021   
 
Mayor Robert Brownstone and City Manager Bob Nisbet
The History of HMB
 
 
Article by Steve Wilson 
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
Our guests today were HMB Mayor Robert Brownstone and City Manager Bob Nisbet. 
 
Mayor Brownstone and City Manager Nisbet teamed up for an update of how the city has fared during the shutdown, projects accomplished and now underway, and rethinking of city priorities for the future. When the shutdown occurred, because the effect on the city's budget was unforeseeable, quite a few projects were suspended and the city budget for expenditures was cut back in a number of ways.  Now that the end of shutdown is in sight and businesses are reopening, the city has restored about $700,000 of planned capital expenditures.  Some priorities have been reshuffled.  High points are:  Poplar Beach concrete steps down to beach have been replaced (a safety measure);  Adcock Center kitchen remodel is completed (very attractive); the Highway 1 / Main St. intersection by CalFire at the south end of town is now largely completed;  the blufftop trail will be resurfaced over much of its length.  The Mayor is inspired by the slogan "paint the town" and showed an example from a community in Indonesia.
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
April 22, 2021 
  
Dave Cresson
The History of HMB
 
Article by Mary Rogren and Dianne 
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
President Mary Rogren introduced our speaker and former Club Member (now Honorary Member), former District Governor and President of the History Association of HMB, Dave Cresson.  Dave shared the history of the area with beautiful and informative slides starting years ago to the present of the Coastside.  You can see many of these in our Photo Gallery that follows the meeting notes, just click on 'Read more'.
 
He ended with sharing the invitation for June 19, 2071 sharing the inaugural event of the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay  invitation.)
 

Dave was asked about the HMB Historical Association – and he was pleased to announce the breaking ground of the new building that will incorporate the exterior of the Jail House
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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.
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Secretary
The Rotary Foundation
International Service
Club Administration
Service Projects
Youth Service Director
Communications
Club Foundation Chair
Meeting Donations
Be GENEROUS!
Here's the spot where you can contribute your $'s to Happy/Crappy News, Marble Ticket, Feed the Pig, and Polio Plus: 
 
FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS DONATE TO OUR CLUB FOUNDATION Please make a donation - via our HMB FOUNDATION SQUARE ACCOUNT -- click here:  
 
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Note:  If you are on recurring automatic payment, your dues will be paid automatically, but you can still view your account status here.