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ROTARIANS ENDING POLIO WORLDWIDE

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HMB Rotarians Mitone Griffiths and Liz Schuck went to India to participate in the Rotary International End Polio Now Campaign. They were busy in the immunization efforts there.
   
 
News and Views
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
January 31,  2019
 
SHOP TALK:  PATRICIA ROMA
           
 
Article by  Joe Brennan and Patricia Roma
Photos by EJ Dieterle 
 
Patricia Roma, a Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay member for over 25 years, wore an antique Rotary Pin on her lapel for the Shop Talk Thursday for good luck. She told us it is easier for her to argue before a judge and jury than to talk before us about herself. Ginger Minoletti pointed out it was the same model pin her father wore to his Rotary.  What follows are the highlights of her amazing career and her very entertaining and informative talk that left Club Members both laughing and very impressed. 
 
First, she mentioned that she is grateful to her mentor, Marin County Civil Rights lawyer, Carl B. Shapiro, without whom she wouldn’t be standing in front of you today, at least not as a lawyer.  Carl died at 100 in 2017. He was an ironworker who studied law and passed the bar then practiced law for 65 years. Patricia has only been practicing 45 years, so far. She is also grateful that she ended up in Half Moon Bay in 1968.
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
January 26,  2019
 
JOINT MEETING WITH THE ROTARY CLUB OF PACIFICA
 
Article by  Bill Johnston
Photos by EJ Dieterle 
 
The program consisted of an icebreaker in which each Rotarian was given a card with a question on it and then given a minute or 2 to answer it and in the process, maybe, let us each learn a little something new about our fellow Rotarians. My question was "if you could change the ending of any movie, what with the movie be and how would you change it?" With a little help from Ayn, our answer was Thelma and Louise and at the end, we would splice in a scene from Back to the Future so that instead of driving over the cliff into the Grand Canyon they would fly off in their DeLorean and live happily ever after.
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
January 107  2019
 
HONORING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Article by  Mary RogrenPhotos by EJ Dieterle 
 
The January 17 meeting was all about Martin Luther King, Jr.  with our club carefully listened to an inspirational film on Martin Luther King and his amazing vision, words, and achievements.
 
After the film, Ralph Ely shared that he was in the honor guard at Washington DC in 1968 and was on the 48-hour watch of the deserted city after King’s death.   The film brought back memories as it featured this 2-day event in DC.
 
Paul Wrubel closed the meeting recalling his days as a government teacher in Connecticut.  His favorite assignment was to have his class read King’s letter from a Birmingham prison.    
 
It should be all of our favorite assignment (and we invite you to read the full text); excerpts follow below:
 
    
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
January 10,  2019
 
SHOP TALK:  KRYSTYTLYN GIEDT

  
 
Article by  Susan Kealey
Photos by EJ Dieterle 
 

Krystytlyn Giedt ( Crystal Lynn Geet), “the one and only”. Our new HMB Chamber Executive Director came from the Carmel Chamber. Before that, she had a graphic design and web design business and volunteered with the Monterey Chamber. Krystylyn got her initial start in the business world as a Longs photo employee. She noticed early on that successful business owners were Chamber members. It worked for her business. She likes the way the Chamber helps the community, not just businesses. Working for the Chamber fills all of her joy buckets and she swears there are no Curmudgeons in this community.

The Chamber is in transition.  It used to be a marketing entity for businesses. It now sponsors parades, and conventions and acting as a catalyst and is a champion of the community.  There is a west coast group which collaborates with training and other activities. The Chamber offers great leadership training, for instance, The Academy program is a 3-year intensive training program which Krystylyn is participating in. ACE is a top-of-class accreditation, Charise was one and Krystlylyn is on track for. 

 
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FEBRUARY 2019
February 14 Valentines Celebration at San Benito House
February 21 RI Mega Polio Campaign, Liz and Mitone
February 28 Shop Talk, Robin Jeffs
 
MARCH 2019
 
March   3 Best Day of My Life, Stephen Martin
March 14 St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Cameron's Inn
March 21 Shop Talk, Steve Wilson
March 28 Prepping for April Fool's Day, Paul Wrubel
 
 
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Half Moon Bay Library
620 Correas Street
PO Box 31 (mail)
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
United States of America
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