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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
This week - Our Exchange Student Reunion today at noon on Zoom.
We have many RSVP's from our past exchange students so this is an absolute MUST SEE EVENT!!!
 
We are so excited to welcome back many of our past Rotary Youth Exchange Students (including students we hosted and those who went abroad). All of these students are so truly amazing, and we will likely hear wonderful stories of their new adventures in the world and wonderful accomplishments after going on an exchange.

If you want to attend but need an invitation from our President Mary Rogren to join the Zoom meeting, please contact her.  Just click on her name in the list of Board Members as you scroll on down the home page. 
 
Community Services Update - WE HAVE BEEN BUSY!
 
Community Senior Rehab Day Project at Canada Cove.  This was a great effort and what Rotary is about!  Club members taking a break: 
Susan and Dennis (Dennis led the cleanup as the expert),
EJ - Worked on the roof cleaning gutters (with plants growing, etc.) -- a
monumental effort, Mitone, Krystlyn, and Stacy and Doug who provided snacks and moral support plus Mary who took the picture
 
Fundraiser for our Relay for Life Team
Special thanks to Renee, Rose and Ginger for organizing this and all those in Real Estate who supported it and our team! It added $3700 to our previous donations of $3400.  Great job!
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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!
Rose brought donuts; Krystlyn helped but had to miss the photo and lunch; Stacy documented it; and Ginger came by to cheer us all on. The Rotary team, pictured, worked well together; and Eric was pleased with the result. We had great help and guidance from Brian Bodas’ man Pablo all day.
Big thanks to all and especially to Bill for taking the lead, providing the tools and blessing our meal.
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
 
 
 
LITTLE LIBRARIES PAINT PARTIES
 
This month Club members got together for two "Paint Parties" to paint and decorate the 'Little Libraries' for which we received a District Grant last year. 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. Here is a note from Liz with the history of the project:
 
Pre COVID we had a community service project in partnership with the Big Lift Literacy Collaborative and the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.The plan was to build little libraries and install them in neighborhoods where there weren't any. For example, Moonridge Housing was one of the identified locations.
 
Well, one of the teachers at Seacrest offered to have her students help build them. They did that, the fourth graders, and then the world, and all the schools, shut down, and the little libraries were locked up. A few months ago, Kevin, Stacey and Doug, Teri and I finally collected them from the school.  I delivered them to Bill, and he's been restoring them, actually fine tuning and finishing them; and now they are done! He's actually already prepared them to be installed on posts!!
 
Krystlyn offered to let us use the back patio at the Chamber Office for a painting party, and Kevin offered to head up installation.
 
There are a total of seven, five that Bill has been working on, one that we've already posted in Montara, and one that Phil built for Mitone as a sample a few years back.
 
After we are finished with painting, I will work with Kevin on a date and time for installation.
Thank you to all who have already contributed to this project, and to those who will help with painting and/or installation!
 
PAINT PARTY #1
      
The yard cleanup crew, Liz's Teri and their friend Anita, chopped down weeds and cleared the area for the painting.  Krystlyn was most grateful and surprised them with a "Thank You" at the second paint party.
The painters:
          
 
 
 
 
 
PAINT PARTY #2
 
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News and Views
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
June 3, 2021 
  
Angel Island Tour by John Clagett 
State Park Interpreter for the Angel Island State Park and US Immigration Station
 
 
Article by Steve Wilson
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
The speaker for the day was John Clagett,  resident Historian/ Interpreter at Angel Island State Park, who took us on a walking tour of the historic Immigration Station.  The park is open Fridays through Sundays, accessible from Tiburon or SF ferries.  John warned us that service can be sketchy and schedules are subject to change at this time.
 
The focus of John's presentation was the time period 1910-1940, during which period Angel Island served as the primary immigration station for the West Coast.  In 1940 the large Administration Building burned and immigration administration shifted back to San Francisco.  Angel Island features a very thought-provoking Immigration Museum, closed due to pandemic for present but scheduled to reopen in mid-June.  The only larger immigration station in the U.S. was Ellis Island during Angel Island's years of operation.  This immigration facility served in large part to enforce the Chinese Exclusion Act, a retrograde legislative policy that not only severely limited the "classifications" of Chinese eligible to enter the U.S., but also gave license to administrative personnel to deny entry to many who should have qualified to enter. After WWII, the barracks also served to house Japanese and German prisoners of war as well as Japanese "picture brides."'
                                  
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
May 20, 2021   
 
Emma Tobin
HMB Rotary Global Scholar
 
Article by Joe Brennan
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
John Evans introduced Emma Tobin who has lived in Half Moon Bay as well as many other places. She wanted to share a video she had made, but technologically it was not to be; so she launched in it her well crafted PowerPoint describing her lifetime of “Global Citizenship” beginning with this quote:
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” - Neale David Wallach
 
I). She introduced her Iowa farmer and nurse Grandparents and parents who did international service work and were teachers. She was raised on service activities; the world is our service. This was reinforced by an prevalent “Yes, And” attitude of possibilities and a positive approach. She lived in Iowa, Indiana, California, India, CA, Netherlands, Switzerland and Half Moon Bay so she was frequently the new kid and always with the view that there was “More Life to Live”. She was raised as a Global Citizen with wonderful parental support.
                      
                                           
 
II) She took a Gap Year with the goal of ending sex traffic in Asia during which she visited Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Morocco and Finland. She discovered the reality on the ground which was very different from her book learning. She saw the great challenge and realized she needed to educate herself. In Morocco she lived with a  family of seven in two rooms. As an American she didn’t understand the Muslim Arabic world but found it an enlightening experience to appreciate their different perspective.
Especially as she was there at the time of the terrorist bombings in the Netherlands carried out by Moroccans. She worked on Empowerment Projects via a Woman’s non profit; not just showing up but walking the talk.
             
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The FOGHORN 
ROTARY CLUB OF HALF MOON BAY
May 13, 2021 
 
  
Keith Mangold
Quarry Park Fire Storm Danger
Article by Susan Kealey 
Photos by Dianne Bobko
 
Our speaker, Keith Mangold, is retired from a career in systems consulting, primarily for large clients such as Amazon, Microsoft and Citicorp.  Keith is a volunteer at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Devil's Slide, Montara Beach State Park, and is involved in water quality testing for Surfrider. Keith lives in El Granada, and became very interested in the fire potential of Quarry Park after visiting Portugal prior to the devastating eucalyptus fires there in 2017.

Keith was struck by Quarry Park’s resemblance to Portugal—the area is covered with Blue Gum Eucalyptus. In 2017 Portugal looked like El Granada, a month after his visit there was a massive wildfire in the Eucalyptus grove that killed 60. This made him think about the potential for the same thing to happen in El Granada and led him on a two year research project.

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