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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
 
Our Next Meeting Is October 6, 2022
Social at San Benito House @ 5:30PM
 

 
 

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 WE'VE BEEN BUSY!
 
And sprucing up a garden for Senior Repair Day are Susan Kealey and Dennis, Liz Schuck, Teri Pickle, Rose Serdy, and Mitone Griffiths.
 
  
 
  
 
See the new pictures from Susan Kealey that show the current flowering and color from all the work back in April.
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks to those Rotary gardeners who showed up for the April 2nd Senior garden project in Canada Cove. (Mitone, Mary, Susan, Dennis, Liz and Terri)  I learned a lot from these experts, especially about the importance of wearing gloves when pulling poison weeds. frown  Your 2020-22 Director of Community Services, Rose Serdy
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A BIG Thank You to Renee Lewis and Rose Serdy for Leading our Club. The total of donations raised as of Sunday, July 17  is $15,224.45 which has far exceeded our goal of $4000.  FANTASTIC!
 
 
 
 
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THANK YOU JOE BRENNAN  He spent part of his vacation time delivering 1300 pounds of children's vitamins to a medical clinic in La Paz.
 
       
Dr NANCY Harris sent photos of distributing them near Cabo
                        
 
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On Memorial Day, four of our Club participated in the installation of a flag at every one of the 137,465 graves at Golden Gate National Cemetery on Saturday - which took about 3 hours what with all the Rotarians and Scouts on hand. It was a moving experience we all benefited from.      image
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Starting off Spring giving, Rose Serdy, Director of Community Services, and  Ginger Minoletti, Chair Small Donations,  present a check of $500 to Eric DeBode, Executive Director of Abundant Grace Coastside Worker, for the drums they need for a new special project.
 
Lunches to Abundant Grace Coastside Worker
Delivered lunches twice a week through the end of June 2022.
 
Rotary Club of HMB doing good work! 
Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay Community Service Projects 
 

1. ALAS - Club contributed $1750 for Thanksgiving dinners to farm laborers.

2. Abundant Grace - Club members prepare lunch for 20 individuals twice a week.

3. Abundant Grace - members completed the west side fence.

4. Adopt a Family with Coastside Hope- adopted 2 seniors this year and Renee Lewis shopped for requested items totaling $300.

5. Some members participated in the California Coastal beach clean up in September. Mitone Griffiths and Warren Barmore continue to organize beach clean ups on a weekly basis.

6. Club provided new incoming teachers to the Cabrillo School district with gift certificates.

7. Coastside Hope Special Delivery program. Mary Rogren continues to shop for personal items for 8 families registered with Coastside Hope with Club members helping deliver.

8. Little Libraries coordinated by Liz Schuck - 8 libraries were completed, and Liz worked with the City of Half Moon Bay on approved locations to install. Club members have begun the installation.

9. Senior Coastsiders - Club members painted the deck of a senior in Canada Cove.

10. Senior Coastsiders - Club members participated in the “Meals on Wheels” program to act as back up relief for volunteers who are unable to be there.

11. Relay for Life with the American Cancer Society- Club team was able to raise over $12,000 for cancer research.

12.  Life Skills at the High School - The Rotary Club provides a series of classes at all three Coastside Schools that help fill some education gaps that may be missing for graduating seniors.  The last session was in November 2021 with another scheduled for Spring of 2022.

Highlights follow:

LITTLE LIBRARIES - They are in place!  Awhile back Club members got together for two "Paint Parties" to paint and decorate the 'Little Libraries' for which we received a District Grant. 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. 

And then we 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. 

And now here they are!  

 
 
 
Still Delivering Lunches to Abundant Grace Coastside Worker Twice Weekly
For more than a year now individual Club members have been preparing/purchasing and donating lunches two times each week to Abundant Grace for the people they help through their programs.  Coordinator Liz Schuck reported that the following members volunteered for February 2022: 
Below is a ABCW staff member at the newly refurbished Coastside Development Center accepting the lunches from one of our members.
 
                                                                          
 
OUR MONTHLY DELIVERY OF ESSENTIALS FOR OUR COASTSIDE HOPE FAMILIES 
Thanks to all those members who help with the delivery of the bags to Coastside Hope for distribution.
This is Claudio who makes things happen at CH.  He also coordinated the Adopt A Family Coastside Hope program.
 
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!
 
AND Rotary International's Campaign to End Polio Now
 
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SUNDAY OCTOBER 31, 2021
Hosted by Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay 
(Hoping to do it again in 2022)
 
We had a wonderful Bay Cruise on the Potomac Sunday to benefit our Club’s Community Projects and the End Polio Campaign. Financially we hit 93% of our goal and got the word out about RC of HMB and End Polio. There is already talk of doing it again next year!
                                                   
 
   
 
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News and Views
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
September 29, 2022 
          
Speaker - Dr Bonnie Jue DDS
of Sonrisas Dental Health
 
 
 
Article by Joe Brennan
      
Dr Bonnie Jue DDS of Sonrisas spoke to us about Dental health and maintenance. Sonrisas Dental Health, Inc is a non-profit dental center dedicated to providing access to quality dental care and oral health education to our community. They provide these services with dignity, respect and compassion. Begun in Half Moon Bay they now operate out of offices in HMB and San Mateo. She is a long time member of Sonrisas Dental Health, currently serving as Community Engagement Director. She is also in private practice and is an assistant Professor at both the University of the Pacific, UOP, and University of California San Francisco, UCSF, Dental Schools.
 
Dr. Jue enjoys and takes pride in this out reach aspect of her long dental career. We were treated to an informative and entertaining slide assisted presentation about the wonder of our teeth and how to best care for them so they will serve us well. She explained that dental care awareness is critical for dental health and is most important to deliver as early as possible. They reach preschoolers on a regular basis and have infant programs as well. The point is to condition children to being examined and helped by dental professionals before any painful interventions are necessary so that regular dental screening is just part of normal life. Care of childrens’ milk teeth is critical to the later healthy eruption of their permanent or adult teeth. Education is a key element in establishing the healthy dental habits which will serve a lifetime. Their school-based oral health screening and education program identifies children who have had little of no previous dental care and helps too restore their dental health.
 
Secondarily she stressed the continued need for dental health maintenance as we age. She explained the various threatens to our teeth as we age and urges vigilance in their care. Regular biannual dental visits are a must as is a consistent daily dental hygiene habit. We should brush twice a day plus floss and/or water pink our teeth daily. The main threat to our aging teeth is gum or Periodontal Disease which is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal Disease starts by a bacterial infection which attacks the gums, bone and ligaments supporting the teeth and holding them in the jaw. It is usually painless and can develop slowly or progress rapidly. This underscores the need for regular dental checkups as we are not aware of periodontal diseases until our gums and bone have been so seriously damaged that tooth loss is inevitable.
 
Dr. Jue made available three pieces of literature for us to take home:
 
The booklet entitled ‘What to do for Healthy Teeth’, 200 pages of easy to reed illustrated instruction covering the whole subject well.
A pamphlet entitled Periodontal Diseases
A pamphlet entitled Diabetes and Your Dental Health
 
She also provided each of the 15 attendees a take away bag containing a toothbrush, paste, floss and a two minute timer to time your brushing.
 
Sonrisas Dental Health offices are located at:
210 San Mateo Road, Unit 104
Half Moon Bay CA 94019
650-726-2144
And
430 El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94401
650-717-3480
 
For access to fun educational videos about dental care type: https://bit.ly/SDH-playlist
More can be learned about Sonrisas at their website, www.sonrisasdental.org
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In the Q&A following Dr Jue’s talk Rotarian Brennan volunteered a story from his pediatric dentist sister Lisa’s early days at UCSF Dental School. It was the introduction of the orthodontic segment of their curricula; The profession explained that orthodontics was basically the gently pressure on teeth to move them into proper alignment and could be done by merely pressing on them with one’s finger to achieve the same result. He then asked the class why we don’t just fix the problems with our finger? The class offered many reasons including that it wouldn’t be hygienic, people would forget, they could over correct and so on until the professor ended the speculation by telling them why we don’t just fix the problem with one finger: “To date we have not figured out how to bill for the finger!” :)
 
Rotarian Steve Wilson distributed delicious light green apples from his tree in Lake County…an appropriate addendum to today’s presentation as apples are known as “nature’s toothbrush!”
 
Next meeting, Thursday October 6th, is a Social at San Benito House @ 5:30PM
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
September 22, 2022 
          
Pumpkin Festival Chowder Booth
Club Planning Meeting 
 
Article by Steve Wilson     
 
Pres. Krystlyn opened our meeting with the pledge.  We welcomed Maria Becerra, Branch Manager for Tri Counties Bank, who will be a new member.  Maria is a banking veteran, having been with Tri Counties for 15 years.
 
We did not have a regular program today.  Instead, Pres. Krystlyn turned the floor over to Pres.-Elect Liz, who is Commander-in Chief for this year's Pumpkin Festival chowder operations.  Liz was her usual awesomely-organized self and had pinned up multiple long sheets of paper with every imaginable chowder task  listed, day by day, and spots for names.  Over the course of the meeting we filled most of these, so now we basically know who is doing what. 
 
Volunteers are still needed to staff the booth, take down Sunday afternoon and get things back to storage. 
 
Friday evening 5:00 PM at IDES is the usual all hands on deck and pizza party, so be there or be square. Since the meeting, Liz has sent all of us a recap and reminder, and we expect there to be more followup.
 
After this productive planning session, the meeting adjourned.
 
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
September 1, 2022 
          
Club Planning Meeting 
 
Article by Stacy Trevenon     
 
This was a casual club assembly meeting, devoted to talking about “club stuff” and upcoming events and ideas, including a club social.
 
Upcoming plans include devoting the Sept. 22 meeting to discussion of the Pumpkin Festival and what we will do this year, and focusing the Sept. 29 meeting on Sonrisas or Hop Dogma, perhaps including a tour of one of those facilities.

Guests -The guests for the day included Janet Steele and Drew Gamet, who heads adult education with the Cabrillo Unified School District. He discussed how the district is now providing English language classes, and he further discussed its plans to go larger, perhaps to include an adult-education diploma program, perhaps partnering with the College of San Mateo with classes here, and perhaps offering a certificate program for senior home health care. Also in the discussion of senior home health care, he mentioned an emergency medical technician, and discussion included funding by the state and federal government.

Rosi Fontana articulated a need for bilingual home health aides, and a need to promote and support English language proficiency.
 
Ginger Minoletti further discussed the need for home assistance, senior English speakers, language support and access to community services.
 
Discussion Topics
 
The topic of club service projects, our own projects, dominated the conversation. Ideas included adopting a section of the Coastside Trail; providing Rotary-marked trash cans or developing a picnic area; providing a defibrillator for access by local businesses; and the Senior Coastsiders home repair program, perhaps including gardening.
 
Around a locale, the club discussed the end of Poplar and marking a beach location; but also the difficulties inherent in securing such a location, who would empty the trash cans, and county and state jurisdictions.
 
Warren commented on programs he recalled for putting flotation devices around beaches in Hawaii; Krystlyn remarked that similar programs, already funded, have already started here. Joe recalled a similar program which involved a memorial to fishermen lost at sea already begun at the harbor; Rose Serdy has already spoken to a nurse and gotten a list of items that we could focus on to collect as needed for a project by our club. 
 
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Club Information
Welcome to our Club! We meet in person at the HMB Library or join us on  Zoom. See information below.
We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
HMB Library
620 Correas St
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
United States of America
Any guest who wishes to join us for our meetings at the Library or on Zoom is very welcome! Please contact President KRYSTLYN GIEDT at: hmb.rotary.president@gmail.com for the link to the Zoom meeting or more information about the in-person meeting.
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