Rotary Club of San Mateo Sunrise

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San Mateo Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:30 AM
Crystal Springs Golf Course
6650 Golf Course Drive
Burlingame, CA , CA  94010
United States
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We learn about the martial art Aikido from Brasse Sensei, who founded Aikido by the Bay in SF.

At our meeting on March 27 our most recent new member Jeff Weaver, was inducted into our club. The official induction was performed by Assistant District Governor Glen Rojas, accompanied by President Jim.

Incoming President Mike, Past President Mari, new member Sylvia, Rotary Peace Fellow Muyatwa Sitali, Jane Maxfield and President Jim at the District Assembly in Larkspur.
With Incoming District Governor Leah Lambrect.

Kim Eva Van Keymeulen tells us about her volunteer work with Clean Tech Open, a non profit that helps fund "green" startups. In just 9 years, they have help get funding for over 1000 startups and have procured over $1 billion for them.

Lily Steinbach tells us about the work that the Silicon Valley Community Foundation is doing in the Bay Area. An upcoming event is Silicon Valley Gives, where non-profits can raise necessary funds.

Congratulations to Gloria Guzman, our newest Rotarian. Inducted by Skip Dahl along with her sponsor Sylvia Lopez.

Our guest speaker, Lisa Lang, who talked to us about her experience as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) working with children without parents.

Dr. Ian Tong tells us about an innovative way to deliver medical care...via your can connect with a live MD and get a diagnosis and care...all for $40 for 15 minutes. Check out Doctor on Demand.

Dr. James Hutchinson tells us of his experiences as the first Black doctor in the San Mateo Hillsborough area and his 52 years of practice.

Marine biology professor Shari Bookstaff talks about how she learned live and strive after life altering brain surgery.

Allen Calvin addresses those in attendance at our meeting on Feb.6 and we were treated to stories and anecdotes about his personal relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King. We learned about things that most people don't know about him. He also commented on the recent movie "Selma". To hear his presentation, go to the videos section and click on 2/6/15. It should not be missed.

Sylvia Lopez was inducted this morning as the newest member of our club. She is the Director of Operations at the San Mateo Area Chamber Commerce. Welcome to our club Sylvia!

A panel of financial experts presented to us this morning. Mari Hethcoat, Ed Elliot, Gloria Guzman, Dave Stormont and Jake Bursalyan. It was moderated by Ken Housley. The discussion with the panel will continue at next week's meeting on January 16 at 7:30am.

Member Sebastian Steinbach talks about his search for classic cars in California. He currently looks for classic german cars to buy and sell to collectors in Germany. Watch the full presentation from our meeting links.

Matthew Anderson talks to us about the subject of human trafficking and how an organization that he is involved with helps victims. Freedom House is a non-profit that helps victims recover and rebuild their lives from this terrible situation. Learn more at

Six of our club members rode in the Indoor Ride to End Polio event on Sunday morning at the 9am "Spin" class at Crunch Gym in San Mateo. It's not too late to make a contribution in the fight to end Polio in the world. Contact us if you would like to donate.

Our club participated in the Annual Bay Area Ridge Trail Service Day by helping to restore and maintain a stretch of the Skyline Trail near Huddart Park.


Taking a break from sorting food at the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Carlos. We helped to finish the shift in record time thanks to Rotarians Mike and Derrick along with friends Dave, Carliza, Ricky and Derrick's son Dre. Come out and join us next time.


Dr. David Anzaldua discusses the advances in stem cell research and the many uses of this new technology.


A reception for In Coming President's was held at the Academy of Art Automobile Museum in SF on Sunday, Sept. 28. It was a chance for the 2015-16 Presidents from District 5150 to meet and discuss their clubs, their challenges and their goals. There was also a presentation by the 2015-16 District Governor, Leah Lambrect and a Rotary International Peace Fellow, Heather Murray. The museum had a fantastic collection of classic cars that we all were able to enjoy.



Kirk Hoefer from the Golub Group talks to us about the current financial markets and the trends today. He also gave us some market predictions based on past market history.

 Join us at a food sorting event on Saturday, September 20 from 9am to noon at the San Carlos facility. Rotarians and Friends of Rotary please join on us on this great opportunity of community giving and fellowship. ‚ÄčRSVP to reserve a spot. Contact Mike Wong at 650-619-6346.  

The completion of the Apostolic Church Playground Project that our club contributed to is this Saturday, September13. Come out and see how fantastic it turned out.

Their volunteers will be putting the finishing touches on the project by installing the chain link fence on the project from 9:00 – 12:00. Thank you to each of our members for your contribution for the Apostolic Church Playground Project.  You can see from the two attached pictures what a change it made.  Please join me at the project Saturday from 10:30–12:00 and see what your generosity accomplished. Guests are invited to attend as well.
President Jim Rochotte
Apostolic Assembly Church, 721 Donahoe St. East Palo Alto, CA
It is directly across from IKEA, to the East.

Past President Nancy was give a rousing "celebratory" debunking today at our meeting. Nancy was a roving reporter for RBS and her task was to ask people what they thought Zumba was. From hair growth to energy drink, the guesses were varied but funny. Everyone had great time. Thank you Nancy for a great year.
Sebastian get inducted at the 8/29/14 meeting and is welcomed as our newest member of the San Mateo Sunrise Rotary Club. Welcome to the club Sebastian. You will be a great addition.



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