Update from Rose Serdy, Community Service Director for 2020-21
Look what this club has accomplished in the midst of a pandemic, Zoom communications and local Fire Evacuations. I thought this was worth sharing.
 
1.   Donated $10,745.00 to the Coastside Crisis Fund (Abundant Grace/Coastside Hope & Alas)
2.   Approval of a grant for the Special Delivery program with Coastside Hope. Still waiting for funds.
3.   Approval of a grant for Abundant Grace for landscaping project. Still waiting for funds. 
4.   Relay for Life virtual event we raised over $2,426.00
5.   Abundant Grace 20 lunch deliveries every Tuesday and Thursday since May. 
6.   Abundant Grace toiletry items delivered. 
7.   Abundant Grace - men's clothing items - socks, underwear, pants, etc. delivered.
8.   Coastside Community School Backpack drive - $400.00 from small donation funds. The flyer in the Review
       mentioned Rotary as a supporter.smiley
9.   Sees Candy delivery to the community essential workers.
10. Dictionary delivery to the school for the incoming 4th graders to pick up the day before online classes began.
11. Senior center gardening projects coordinated by Susan and Mitone. 
12. Coastal Beach Clean Up - coordinated by Mitone and the District clean ups will be scheduled, but current clean ups are going on now with Mitone on Sundays.
13. Donated $3,000 to Puente Del Sol for Fire Evacuation Relief. 
 
Club President Mary Rogren Presents Check to Eric DeBode of Abundant Grace Coastside Worker for Fence Project
 
President Mary Rogren, is joined by President Elect Joe Brennan and Club Director and Small Donations Chair Ginger Minoletti to present the check from our DDF request and our Small Donations fund to buy the materials for the construction of a new fence.  A number of Club Members in the late Fall had helped construct and install the fence as well.
 
In The Community and Youth

Coastside Beach Clean Up

Beach and trail clean ups are the 2nd Sunday of each month from 10 a.m. to      11:30 a.m. We meet at Dunes Beach and work our way south to Venice Beach.  Trash on our streets, trails and beaches ends up in the ocean.  We encourage everyone to help whether it's at the Bach or near their home in their neighborhood. See # 12 above.

Gardening for Seniors
We partner with the Senior Coastsiders to help their homebound members tend their yards/gardens. A group of Rotarians and friends prune trees, shrubs and weed gardens several times a year in the spring and fall.
See #11 above.
Home Rehab Day
Together with the Senior Coastsiders, we help to rehabilitate a home or garden for seniors.  See #11 above.
Interact
We support and sponsor the Interact Club at the Half Moon Bay High School. We provide guidance and a insight for their leadership, community service and enrichment projects.
Rotary Student Exchange Program
Each year our club hosts a student exchange from another country. Belgium,  Denmark, Ecuador, France, Italy, Germany, and Italy are among some of the countries from which we've hosted. We have also sponsored students from Half Moon Bay to study in other countries around the world. 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards RYLA
We sponsor several high school students to attend this leadership weekend retreat. It's a program to help emerging leaders develop their skills.
Dictionary Distribution
Each year we distribute a dictionary to each third grader in our community schools both public and private as well as home schoolers. These fully illustrated MacMillan dictionaries are books the kids look forward to receiving.  See #10 above.
Life and Business Skills Program for Coastside High School Seniors
Together with the Chamber of Commerce, we provide a day of training in Life and Business Skills  at the Half Moon Bay High School and Pescadero High School. Among many other topics, we talk to students about how to create resumes, conduct an interview, manage their money and stay safe on the Internet.
 
 
 
 
In The Community

Adopt A Family

At Christmas, we participate in the Coastside Hope's Adopt A Family program. We adopt one or 2 families and purchase much needed gifts.
 
Support for Abundant Grace Coastside Worker
 
 
 
International Service

ShelterBox

Shelterbox provides emergency disaster relief goods such as tents, water purifiers, cooking essentials around the world. Such deployment efforts include the earthquake and super-typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Syrian refugees, tonado relief efforts in Oklahoma and Nigeria to name a few.
Microcredit in Ecuador
Providing small loans to emerging businesses allows individuals to help themselves. In this case, we supported a microcredit project in Ecuador where there is currently a 100% repayment rate and thriving businesses providing support for their families. One example is of a woman who wanted to buy a large sack of rice and sell them in smaller, more cost effective sizes for her neighbors.
Clean Water in Ecuador
We work together with local Rotarians in Guyaquil, Ecuador to provide a clean water well in a remote village.