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SPEAKERS, PROGRAMS and EVENTS
NEXT MEETING January 28, 2021
Speaker will be Tracey Carrillo Fecher the CEO of Sonrisas.  (More information will be posted later this week.)
 
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
 
Community Services Update
Community Services Director Rose Serdy leads our Club's project to support Coastside Hope's outreach to families.  Below Rose and Club member EJ Dieterle deliver the first month's bags of supplies for the eight families we have been assigned.  Shown with Rose and EJ are (first picture) Violetta Almaguer who has been with Coastside Hope for many years and heads up the food and supply distribution to families in need. In the second picture is Judith Guerreo the CEO of Coastside Hope.
 
President Mary Rogren (shown at the table with supplies) was our super shopper, researching the best cost for products so we can fulfill all of the needs of each family. 
                 
    
 
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News and Views
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
January 14, 2021
 
Gail Evenari
Wayfinders - A Pacific Odyssey
Article by Susan Kealey
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
Mary and Joe introduced our speaker, Gail Evenari.  Gail has worked in the fields of education and media for over four decades. Her background in educational research led to making films about indigenous cultures for public television. She focuses on programs "that deepen understanding of different ways to live in the world, empower indigenous communities to share important cultural and environmental issues, and foster the growth of compassionate, informed and engaged global citizens."  Gail lives with her daughter and dog. She’s a member of the HMB Film Society, accomplished swimmer and cyclist. She lives in a former schoolhouse in Higgins Canyon. 

Gail started by telling us she would like to learn more about us!  I’m sure she’ll get an earful ;-). She has worked as a teacher, educator and textbook writer. During the renaissance of voyaging, she was able to get out on the water during practice sessions and was eventually invited to join a voyage from Tonga to Samoa.

  
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
January 7, 2021
Article by Stacy Trevenon
 
Mary introduced speaker (and former Rotary District Governor) Joe Ramos. Joe holds a bachelor of science degree in physics and a master of science degree in management. He joined the Rotary Club of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., in 2004 following his 2001 retirement as Associate Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Dryden Flight Research Center. (In 2014 it was renamed Armstrong Flight Research Center, in honor of first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong,) and is at Edwards Air Force Base in California. (Armstrong was a flight test engineer and test pilot at Dryden before he became an astronaut.) During his 34 years of service Joe also held senior positions at the Pentagon and Air Force Flight Test Center and was adjunct professor for 10 years at three universities, teaching graduate and undergraduate engineering and management.
 
Joe served as a Rotary club president in 2007-2008 and became District 5330 District Governor in 2013-2014, and continues to be very active in Zone 25/26. In 2018, as chair of the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, he was responsible for turning a financially challenged project around from debt into surplus, while (simultaneously) winning the Rose Parade’s Princess Trophy for the most beautiful float under 35 feet in size. He has been married for 52 years to his wife, Joanne, and they have two children and six grandchildren. They are major donors, multiple Paul Harris Fellows, members of the Paul Harris Society and Benefactors.
 
Joe discussed his work with NASA, beginning with a little about NASA and its role in developing new science. He said the first “A” in NASA, refers to aeronautics. But in 1915, it was called NACA --  National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. His talk centered on human exploration of space, and how it improved and enhanced human life on Earth.
 
Enhancing his talk with photographs, many taken in space, Joe gave an overview of NASA’s four missions: the first being aerospace technology, in which he worked at Edwards Air Force Base. There, the X planes were tested including the X1 which broke the sound barrier with Chuck Yeager on Oct. 14, 1947. Also a focus there was airborne science which looked at the earth’s atmosphere, global warming, polar caps, human exploration and development of space, and NASA in terms of going to the moon, space stations, Mars and beyond, and life sciences, i.e. improving human life on earth which helps us expand into space.
 
 
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
 
December 17, 2020
 
Article by Joe Brennan
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay Holiday Cheer 
 
We convened in the evening rather than our usual midday time.

Inspiration Thought: Stacy opened with an inspirational quote from Martin Luther King Junior:
 
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
 
Happy/Crappy News smiley/crying 
Ginger reported that Cliff Docherman is doing well and recently celebrated his 95th Birthday...adjusting to being around so long. He advised to soften your works because you never know when you will have to eat them!   He also shared that a smile is the easiest way to dress well!
 
It was noted that Eric Shapira had neck surgery recently and is recuperating at home.
 
Dick Charnock has had back trouble and is flat on his back at home.
 
Delivery of lunch to Abundant Grace was made today by EJ keeping up our commitment to deliver burritos or sandwiches to Abundant Grace on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They are much appreciated, especially in this cooler, wetter time of year.
 
The Fence project at Abundant Grace was funded through a local grant and the short fall between our grant ant the lumber costs has been covered by our small grants of around $600.
 
Then the fun began.
 
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