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 honor some of the volunteers that helped out at the Funny Bunny Breakfast. With acting President Skip are Tiffany Thich, Jennifer Shimabukura, Kathleen Gamba and Elena Farinas.

Samya Boxberger-Oberoi, author of "The Philosophy and Science of Yoga", tells us about her personal journey from the South West of France to the Silicon Valley to the Himalayas, where she studied yoga.

Tracy Hampton shows and tells us about her many safari trips in Africa. Discusses the "Big 5" animals.

We welcome new member, John Frye, to our club. Inducted by District Governor, Chris Gallagher.

Matt Feuer from Homework Central talks about the work that they do to help students in the San Mateo area.

Part of our crew manning the parking lot sale.


 Our Funny Bunny Pancake Breakfast at San Mateo's Eggstravaganza hopped off without a hitch yesterday as we served over 300 people.


We learn about the martial art Aikido from Brasse Sensei, who founded Aikido by the Bay in SF.

Join us at the San Mateo Easter Eggstravaganza in Central Park on Saturday, April 4. We will be serving a fabulous pancake breakfast. All proceeds benefit our many service projects. We serve from 8-11am. Come out an enjoy the festivities.

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.

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