Rotary Club of San Mateo Sunrise      

Title Author Date
New member Yung Le
Our newest member, Yung Le, is inducted into our club by Asst. Gov. Dave Bertini and President Jake. He is a relationship banker at City National Bank. Welcome to San Mateo Sunrise.
New member Yung Le wong 2017-04-02 07:00:00Z
3/31/17 Ken Housley - Trip to Nepal
Member Ken Housley tells us about his humanitarian trip with H2Open Doors to Nepal as part of a Rotary Water Project.
3/31/17 Ken Housley - Trip to Nepal wong 2017-04-02 07:00:00Z
Banner for 2017-18
President Elect Gloria Guzman shows of the banner she received at her President's Elect Training. That banner will be displayed during her term.
Banner for 2017-18 wong 2017-04-02 07:00:00Z
Save $5 until Sunday at Midnight
Save $5 until Sunday at Midnight 2017-03-30 07:00:00Z
3/17/17 meeting - Steve Okamoto
Steve Okamoto spoke to our club yesterday about executive order 9066 that forced the internment of Japanese and Japanese Americans.
3/17/17 meeting - Steve Okamoto wong 2017-03-19 07:00:00Z
Thursday night social at Pacific Catch.
Thursday night social at Pacific Catch. 2017-03-19 07:00:00Z
3/3/17 meeting - Nicole Fernandez
Nicole Fernandez, a training and outreach specialist for the Elder and Dependent Adult Protection Team (EDAPT) of San Mateo County tells about elder and adult abuse...signs to look for and what to do about it if we suspect abuse.
3/3/17 meeting - Nicole Fernandez wong 2017-03-03 08:00:00Z
2017 San Mateo Color 5k
Sign up for the 2017 San Mateo Color 5K to benefit JDRF, the SM/FC School District, Peninsula Family Service and the San Mateo Sunrise Rotary Foundation.
https://raceroster.com/events/2017/10977/color-5k-san-mateo
2017 San Mateo Color 5k wong 2017-03-01 08:00:00Z
2/24/17 Meeting - Dawn Sunday
At our meeting today, Dawn Sunday teaches us how to avoid identity theft and protect ourselves.
2/24/17 Meeting - Dawn Sunday wong 2017-02-24 08:00:00Z
Dictionary Project - 2/17/17
As part of our dictionary project, 400 full color dictionaries as distributed to all of the third graders at three local elementary school. We partnered with the noon club on this project.
Dictionary Project - 2/17/17 wong 2017-02-24 08:00:00Z
New Member Induction - Rob Lajoie
Our newest San Mateo Sunrise Rotarian, Rob Lajoie is inducted at our Feb. 17 meeting.
New Member Induction - Rob Lajoie wong 2017-02-24 08:00:00Z
2/17/17 Meeting - Janet Louie
Janet Louie tells us about Fung Shui in the year of the fire rooster.
2/17/17 Meeting - Janet Louie wong 2017-02-24 08:00:00Z
1/27/17 - Bycha Buxton - Aerial Imagery

Rotarian Bycha tells us about drone technology and how he uses them in his business. He also talked about a number of new applications including taking medications to remote areas in emergency situations. He currently is teaching disadvantaged adults drone skills through his non-profit foundation aistudios360.org.

1/27/17 - Bycha Buxton - Aerial Imagery wong 2017-02-01 08:00:00Z
1/20/17 - Ilana Shapiro
Ilana Shapiro tells us about her father and how his passing put her on a journey to raise money and form a charitable fund in his honor.
1/20/17 - Ilana Shapiro wong 2017-01-24 00:00:00Z
1/6/17 Open Mic Event
Here some of the participants of our New Year's open mic event. We heard some stories, learned some new things and generally had fun. The mimosas didn't hurt either.
1/6/17 Open Mic Event wong 2017-01-10 00:00:00Z
12/9/16 meeting - Roxanne T. Jen
Roxanne T. Jen tells us important information about estate planning and how to protect our families and loved ones.
 
12/9/16 meeting - Roxanne T. Jen wong 2016-12-10 00:00:00Z
Holiday Gifts to the Staff
We give holiday gifts to our servers at the Crystal Springs Golf Course for their fantastic service throughout the year and their help with our Bacon and Brew event.
Holiday Gifts to the Staff wong 2016-12-10 00:00:00Z
12/9/16 Rotarian of the Month
We honor our Rotarian of the Month, Jerry Grainger, our club's Secretary who does a lot work behind the scenes.
12/9/16 Rotarian of the Month wong 2016-12-10 00:00:00Z
11/17/16 Veteran's Day Event
Honoring our veteran members at our club social at The Melting Pot in San Mateo. Congrats to Ben and to our other vets that weren't able to attend.
11/17/16 Veteran's Day Event wong 2016-12-10 00:00:00Z
12/2/16 meeting - Sergeant Glen Teixeira
Sergeant Glen Teixiera from SMPD tells us the ways to prevent property crimes from occurring to us.
12/2/16 meeting - Sergeant Glen Teixeira wong 2016-12-10 00:00:00Z
11/11/16 meeting - Chris Ritzo RN
Chris Ritzo RN tells about the role that hospice plays in our community. She works with Mission Hospice.
11/11/16 meeting - Chris Ritzo RN wong 2016-11-14 00:00:00Z
11/4/16 meeting - Naxielly Cordoba
Naxielly Córdoba DC explains to us the importance of neurological health In relationship to medical problems and ailments that we might be having.
11/4/16 meeting - Naxielly Cordoba wong 2016-11-06 00:00:00Z
Oct. 28 meeting - Mitone Griffiths
Mitone Griffiths from the Rotary Club of HMB is an Ambassador for Shelterbox. She told us about how they are used throughout the world in times of disaster and crisis to help those affected and in need.
Oct. 28 meeting - Mitone Griffiths wong 2016-10-29 00:00:00Z
Past President Mike's Debunking - Oct. 21
King Michael Wong, Past President of the Rotary Club of San Mateo Sunrise, was put on the spot with "ALL" kinds of questions at his official debunking event last Friday! Thank you King Mike for a great year!!
Past President Mike's Debunking - Oct. 21 wong 2016-10-29 00:00:00Z
October 7 meeting - Asst. Gov. Dave Bertini
At our meeting on Oct 7, Asst. Gov. Dave Bertini tells us about Rotary's focus to attract new members.
October 7 meeting - Asst. Gov. Dave Bertini wong 2016-10-29 00:00:00Z
Bacon and Brew - October 1-2
 
Our club participates in the SM Chamber's Bacon and Brew Festival. We man and operate the Bloody Sunrise (Mary) and Lemonade Sunrise booth. Many members and friends participated and some were working both days. Thank you for your hard work. It was a lot of fun, good exposure for the club and we even made a profit. Special thanks to Piazza's Fine Foods for helping us with supplies. Other photos are in the album here on the website.
Bacon and Brew - October 1-2 wong 2016-10-29 00:00:00Z
9/15/16 Wine Tasting

What a great Rotary evening event. The wine tasting by La Honda Winery was fantastic. Thank you TinaMarie Romo and Larry for opening your home! Jake Bursalyan, Michael Wong, Jim Rochotte, Sylvia Lopez, Teresita Gutierrez Navarro, Monique Beaufort Davis and many others!!

9/15/16 Wine Tasting wong 2016-09-29 00:00:00Z
9/23/16 Diane Borrison
Diane Borrison an advocacy chair for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and a 10 year survivor gave us an overview of one of the most deadly cancers. She let us know what is being done to combat the disease and what we can do to help.
9/23/16 Diane Borrison wong 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z
9/9/16 Richard Wexler
Richard Wexler from Points of Life tells us about Intelligent Aging.
9/9/16 Richard Wexler wong 2016-09-15 00:00:00Z
8/26/16 District Governor's visit
The 2016-17 District Governor, Jeri Fujimoto, visits and addresses our membership.
Dave gets a pin.
8/26/16 District Governor's visit 2016-09-03 00:00:00Z
8/19/16 Beth Weisberg
Rotarian Beth Weisberg tells our members about the DISC system of personality characterization. It was a very interesting and informative presentation.
8/19/16 Beth Weisberg 2016-08-23 00:00:00Z
8/5/16 Kevin Skelly
Kevin Skelly, the superintendent of the San Mateo Union High School District, updates us on the current state of the district.
8/5/16 Kevin Skelly wong 2016-08-16 00:00:00Z
San Mateo Concert in the Park
Thursday San Mateo Concert Series in Central Park. Those that attended had a great time listening to Lost Dog Found.
San Mateo Concert in the Park wong 2016-08-16 00:00:00Z
7/29/16 Jon Kaufman
Jon Kaufman for H2Open Doors tells us about their mission of providing clean water to underprivileged and devastated communities. He also told us about their upcoming projects to Nepal, Cuba, Morocco and Nicaragua.
7/29/16 Jon Kaufman wong 2016-08-04 00:00:00Z
Member of the Month
 
Jim Rochotte is the Rotarian of the Month and is awarded by Mari. He receives a bottle of wine for his service for the month of July.
Member of the Month wong 2016-08-01 00:00:00Z
Jerry Grainger honored
Jerry Grainger is honored for being the only remaining charter member since our club was founded 30 years ago. He receives a badge that recognizes him as a charter member.
Jerry Grainger honored wong 2016-08-01 00:00:00Z
7/15/16 Presentation to SM/FC School District
President Jake and recent Past President Mike present a check to The San Mateo/Foster City School District and it was accepted by the Superintendent Joan Rosas. The money for this contribution came from the 2016 Color 5K.
7/15/16 Presentation to SM/FC School District wong 2016-07-22 00:00:00Z
5/27/16 Tina Marie Romo induction
Our newest member, Tina Marie Romo, is inducted into our club. Congratulating her is Asst. District Governor Glen Rojas. She is accompanied by her husband, Larry.
5/27/16 Tina Marie Romo induction wong 2016-06-20 00:00:00Z
San Mateo Color 5K
The 2016 San Mateo Color 5K "Color Explosion" celebration at the end of the race. Close to 1000 participants and attendees enjoyed the sunshine and had fun getting colorful.
San Mateo Color 5K wong 2016-06-20 00:00:00Z
6/3/16 Jessica Huckabay
Jessica Huckabay talks about how "Laughter Yoga" is helping people.
6/3/16 Jessica Huckabay wong 2016-06-20 00:00:00Z
6/3/16 Dan Bergeron honored
We honored our former member Dan Bergeron for his continued support of our club's events. He helped immensely again at this year's Funny Bunny Breakfast with both cooking and bringing his own grills.
6/3/16 Dan Bergeron honored wong 2016-06-20 00:00:00Z
5/20/16 Kyle McBurnie
Kyle McBurnie tells us about his trip in to the Amazon jungle in Peru to work on the documentary The Uncontacted Project.
5/20/16 Kyle McBurnie wong 2016-05-23 00:00:00Z
4/29/16 meeting - Laura Steuer
Laura Steuer talks to us about the topic of Infidelity.
4/29/16 meeting - Laura Steuer wong 2016-05-03 00:00:00Z
4/22/16 - New member Ramiro Maldonado
New member, Ramiro Maldonado is formally inducted into our club with the help of Assistant District Governor Glen Rojas and club member sponsor Sylvia Lopez.
4/22/16 - New member Ramiro Maldonado wong 2016-04-26 00:00:00Z
2016 Community Service Award - Piazza's Fine Foods
A 2016 Community Service Award is given to Piazza's Fine Foods for their support over the years for their donations to the Funny Bunny Breakfast. They are also contributing this year to our San Mateo Color 5K. Accepting the award is Rick Piazza.
2016 Community Service Award - Piazza's Fine Foods wong 2016-04-26 00:00:00Z
4/22/16 - Project Amigo

Jenna Saldana from Project Amigo in Colima, Mexico tells us about the good work that they do for the kids in the community.

Rotary Club of San Mateo Sunrise's photo.
Rotary Club of San Mateo Sunrise's photo.
4/22/16 - Project Amigo wong 2016-04-26 00:00:00Z
4/15/16 - Franchise Business Freedom
Barbara Jones from Franchise Business Freedom tells about the advantages of owning a franchise. She helps individuals connect with possible franchise companies.
4/15/16 - Franchise Business Freedom wong 2016-04-15 00:00:00Z
4/8/16 AddieRose Mayer - Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center
AddieRose Mayer tells us about the services of Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center and answers a lot of our questions. It's a valuable resource for our community.
4/8/16 AddieRose Mayer - Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center wong 2016-04-12 00:00:00Z
4/1/16 Stephanie Mattero - Star Vista
Stephanie Mattero tells us about Star Vista and their programs to help foster kids.
4/1/16 Stephanie Mattero - Star Vista wong 2016-04-12 00:00:00Z
Funny Bunny Pancake Breakfast 3/26/16
Photos from our Funny Bunny Pancake Breakfast at Central Park in San Mateo, part of the city's Easter Eggstravaganza. We served over 500 breakfasts.
See a video of the event - click on the link above.
 
 
Funny Bunny Pancake Breakfast 3/26/16 wong 2016-04-02 00:00:00Z
Wine Tasting Party
Photos from our wine tasting party at TinaMarie's house on March 24. The wine was wonderful and the food fabulous.
Wine Tasting Party 2016-03-25 00:00:00Z
2015-16 Rotary Youth Exchange Students
Mari Hethcoat with Rotary Youth Exchange Students 2015-2016 from Taiwan, Italy, Spain, and Brazil. Taken at Annual Interact Conference in Foster City
2015-16 Rotary Youth Exchange Students wong 2016-03-12 00:00:00Z
3/4/16 meeting - Charlie Weidanz
Charlie Weidanz from Abilities United tells about the organization and the work that they do.
3/4/16 meeting - Charlie Weidanz wong 2016-03-10 00:00:00Z
2/26/16 Business of the Month Presentation
Jennifer Hancox, the general manager at Viognier, receives her Business of the Month award from President Mike.
2/26/16 Business of the Month Presentation wong 2016-02-27 00:00:00Z
2/26/16 Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez addresses our club on topics of Homeland Security, US foreign policy, terrorism and cyber security.
 
 
2/26/16 Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez wong 2016-02-26 00:00:00Z
San Mateo Color 5K
Sign up now for the San Mateo Color 5K to benefit JDRF. 
San Mateo Color 5K wong 2016-02-25 00:00:00Z
Banner Presentation by Pieter
Pieter was on the road again. This time in Daytona Beach Florida.
Banner Presentation by Pieter wong 2016-02-24 00:00:00Z
2/12/16 meeting - Brian Oldham
Vietnam veteran and author Brian Oldham tells us about his latest book and his experiences that led to it's completion. He gives us his personal insight into what veterans face as they try to re-enter society.
2/12/16 meeting - Brian Oldham wong 2016-02-15 00:00:00Z
Tangent - Business of the Month
Tom Holmes from Tangent, a technology sales and service company, is our latest Business of the Month honoree.
Tangent - Business of the Month wong 2016-02-15 00:00:00Z
2/5/16 Mary Albitz - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Mary Albitz tells us about RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) and why it is such an important part of what Rotary does for the lucky kids that get to go.
2/5/16 Mary Albitz - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards wong 2016-02-07 00:00:00Z
Peace Art Contest Winners
Some of the winning art pieces from our Peace Art Contest at LEAD Elementary School.
 
Peace Art Contest Winners wong 2016-02-03 00:00:00Z
1/28/16 Evening with Kathy Garver
On Thursday night, we were entertained with stories and anecdotes about life in Hollywood by actress and author Kathy Garver...Cissy from Family Affair. The food and wine were wonderful thanks to Pacific Catch and Gloria G.
1/28/16 Evening with Kathy Garver wong 2016-02-01 00:00:00Z
1/27/16 Peace Art Contest
Pres. Mike, Skip, Ben and Jerry were at LEAD Elementary School in San Mateo to present the winners of the Peace Art Contest with their certificates and prizes.
 
 
1/27/16 Peace Art Contest wong 2016-02-01 00:00:00Z
1/22/16 meeting - Pcyeta Stroud
Pcyeta Stroud tells us about the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center.
1/22/16 meeting - Pcyeta Stroud 2016-01-25 00:00:00Z
1/15/16 - Pat Mitchell - Silicon Valley FACES
Executive Director Pat Mitchell tells us about the work of Silicon Valley FACES. They are committed to building a community free of bias, bigotry and violence by providing programs for youth that promote empathy, with the goal of improving school climate and community relations.
1/15/16 - Pat Mitchell - Silicon Valley FACES wong 2016-01-17 00:00:00Z
12/18/15 - Joan Rosas
 
Joan Rosas, Superintendent for the San Mateo/Foster City School District, tells us about the current state of the school system and the plans they have for the future. Joining her are staff members Michelle Harmeier and Molly Barton.
12/18/15 - Joan Rosas wong 2015-12-24 00:00:00Z
12/11/15 Meeting - Bill Euchner
Battalion Chief Bill Euchner tells us about the Emergency Medical Services in San Mateo County.
12/11/15 Meeting - Bill Euchner wong 2015-12-09 00:00:00Z
Mike Toy at the 38th Floor Bar
Here some photos from our evening event with Mike Toy presenting "Keys to Success" at the 38th Floor Bar in San Mateo.
Mike Toy at the 38th Floor Bar wong 2015-12-09 00:00:00Z
11/13/15 Meeting - Greg Hawkins from TV Show "Bar Rescue"
Greg Hawkins, owner of the 38th Floor Bar, talks about his experience on the tv show "Bar Rescue". Our next event will be held there on Thursday Nov 19.
11/13/15 Meeting - Greg Hawkins from TV Show "Bar Rescue" wong 2015-11-16 00:00:00Z
Banner Presentation by Pieter
Pieter presents a banner from the Lake Mary Club in Florida to President Mike at Friday's meeting.
Banner Presentation by Pieter wong 2015-11-16 00:00:00Z
11/6/15 meeting - Cuba Trip
Jerry Grainger, Rose Camarena and Robyn Lee talk about their recent Rotary trip to Cuba.
11/6/15 meeting - Cuba Trip wong 2015-11-11 00:00:00Z
10/30/15 meeting - Gloria Guzman
Gloria tells us about how she is able to go on so many fabulous trips and how we can too.
Derrick was our member spotlight person this week. If you missed it, ask him about his experience as a paratrooper.
10/30/15 meeting - Gloria Guzman wong 2015-10-30 00:00:00Z
10/23/15 Meeting - Jayne Hulbert
District Major Donors Chair Jayne Hulbert gave us a presentation on the Rotary Foundation. She gave a very good explanation of how it benefits both the local and global communities.
10/23/15 Meeting - Jayne Hulbert wong 2015-10-29 00:00:00Z
10/17/15 Food Sorting at Second Harvest Food Bank
Sorted cans without labels this morning at the Second Harvest Food Bank.
10/17/15 Food Sorting at Second Harvest Food Bank 2015-10-18 00:00:00Z
Columbus Day Parade
Jake and his family participate and ride the Rotary Float at the Columbus Day Parade in SF on Sunday, Oct 11.
Columbus Day Parade wong 2015-10-14 00:00:00Z
Bacon and Brew 2015
Members volunteered to serve beer in one of the many beer booths at the 2015 Bacon and Brew Festival in San Mateo's Central Park to help the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce.
Bacon and Brew 2015 wong 2015-10-12 00:00:00Z
10/9/15 meeting - Sema Tosun
Sema Tosun talks to us about her organization, Fund a Need, which helps to serve underprivileged senior citizens.
10/9/15 meeting - Sema Tosun wong 2015-10-12 00:00:00Z
10/2/15 meeting - Open Mic Day
See the video of the Open Mic Day presentations: https://youtu.be/i2KzdK0m9JQ
10/2/15 meeting - Open Mic Day wong 2015-10-03 00:00:00Z
9/25/15 meeting - Kathy Diamond
Kathy Diamond, a CSM professor and volunteer with the Trail Center, tells us about the Center's activities and how we can help.
9/25/15 meeting - Kathy Diamond wong 2015-09-29 00:00:00Z
Bay Front Cleanup - 9/19/15
Helping to get rid of someone's discarded recliner at the Bay Front Cleanup in San Mateo near Ryder Park.
 
Bay Front Cleanup - 9/19/15 wong 2015-09-19 00:00:00Z
9/18/15 Meeting - Bernadette McBurnie
At today's meeting, "island style contestants", Ron Visconti from Phase2Careers and our guest speaker Bernadette McBurnie talks about Solutions for a Healthy Balanced Life.
9/18/15 Meeting - Bernadette McBurnie wong 2015-09-18 00:00:00Z
9/11/15 Meeting - Maureen Freschet

San Mateo Mayor Maureen Freschet talks to us about the benefits of Measure S and how it will help the people and businesses in San Mateo.

9/11/15 Meeting - Maureen Freschet wong 2015-09-13 00:00:00Z
BBQ at Past President Jim's house
 
Guests and members enjoying food and the great atmosphere at the BBQ at Jim's house. We had a great turnout and everyone had a good time.
 
BBQ at Past President Jim's house wong 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z
August 21 Meeting - Community Choice Aggregation, Kirsten Pringle
Kirsten Pringle from the San Mateo County Department of Sustainability tells us about the Community Choice Aggregation, an alternate energy source for the public.
 
August 21 Meeting - Community Choice Aggregation, Kirsten Pringle wong 2015-08-23 00:00:00Z
August 14 meeting and new member induction
Our District Governor gets to do double duty at our meeting this morning. She inducts our newest member, Pieter Kark, into our club. Then afterwards, she delivers her District Governor's message to our club. This year's theme is "Peace".
August 14 meeting and new member induction wong 2015-08-15 00:00:00Z
Aug. 7 meeting - Ken Housley
Our own Ken Housley tells us about his most recent trip to Spain, France and Monte Carlo.
Aug. 7 meeting - Ken Housley wong 2015-08-09 00:00:00Z
2015 Tour de Peninsula - 7/31/15
Some of our club members volunteer at this year's Tour de Peninsula and with the Interact club from Mills HS.
2015 Tour de Peninsula - 7/31/15 2015-08-02 00:00:00Z
New Member - Bernadette McBurnie 7/31/15
We welcome our newest member, Bernadette McBurnie to our club. A former Rotarian, she is looking to help with our local and international projects.
New Member - Bernadette McBurnie 7/31/15 m wong 2015-08-02 00:00:00Z
Jim's Debunking - 7/31/15
We celebrate Past President Jim's fantastic year with his debunking at this past Friday's meeting. Thank you Jim for a great year for our club.
Jim's Debunking - 7/31/15 m wong 2015-08-02 00:00:00Z
2015 Putt Your Heart Out
Our club members and other volunteers at the 6th Annual Putt Your Heart Out Miniature Golf Tournament on June 26, 2015. We hosted 72 kids from the Mid-Peninsula Boys and Girls Club for a day of mini golf and a picnic at nearby De Anza Park in Sunnyvale. The kids had a great time in the warm sun thanks to sponsors San Mateo Credit Union, State Farm Insurance and Boston Private Bank and Trust.
2015 Putt Your Heart Out 2015-07-08 00:00:00Z
Project Crescendo
Through our club's support of Project Crescendo, 120 recorders were delivered to the entire 3rd grade class at Horrell Elementary School in San Mateo for their music program.
Project Crescendo 2015-06-27 00:00:00Z
6/19/15 meeting
The Berlin Airlift by President Truman to thwart Stalin's blockade is explained by novelist Gisela Zebroski, who has written about this subject and others.
6/19/15 meeting 2015-06-25 00:00:00Z
June 5 meeting
Tracy Hampton presents more photos from her recent trip to Africa.
June 5 meeting 2015-06-25 00:00:00Z
5/15/15 meeting
Sylvia Lopez educates us about the disease and tells us a story about a Lupus sufferer and the numerous challenges she had to face. That person was her.
5/15/15 meeting 2015-05-27 00:00:00Z
5/22/15 meeting
Christine Uwase presents to our club as a Rotary Global Grant Scholar studying here in SF.
5/22/15 meeting 2015-05-27 00:00:00Z
Special Guests at our meeting on 5/1/15
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.
Special Guests at our meeting on 5/1/15 wong 2015-05-02 00:00:00Z
5/1/15 meeting - Samya Boxberger-Oberoi
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.
5/1/15 meeting - Samya Boxberger-Oberoi 2015-05-02 00:00:00Z
Second Harvest Food Bank event
The gang that helped to sort food at the Second Harvest Food Bank on 4/29/15, club members and guests.
Second Harvest Food Bank event 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z
4/24/15 meeting - Tracy Hampton
Tracy Hampton shows and tells us about her many safari trips in Africa. Discusses the "Big 5" animals.
4/24/15 meeting - Tracy Hampton wong 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z
New Member induction - John Frye
We welcome new member, John Frye, to our club. Inducted by District Governor, Chris Gallagher.
New Member induction - John Frye wong 2015-04-17 00:00:00Z
April 10 meeting - Matt Feuer
Matt Feuer from Homework Central talks about the work that they do to help students in the San Mateo area.
April 10 meeting - Matt Feuer wong 2015-04-12 00:00:00Z
Parking Lot Sale - March 14, 2015
Part of our crew manning the parking lot sale.
 
 
 
Parking Lot Sale - March 14, 2015 wong 2015-04-08 00:00:00Z
2015 Funny Bunny Pancake Breakfast

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015 Funny Bunny Pancake Breakfast wong 2015-04-05 00:00:00Z
Funny Bunny Pancake Breakfast - April 4, 2015
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.
Funny Bunny Pancake Breakfast - April 4, 2015 wong 2015-04-03 00:00:00Z
3/27/15 Meeting - Brasse Sensei
We learn about the martial art Aikido from Brasse Sensei, who founded Aikido by the Bay in SF.
3/27/15 Meeting - Brasse Sensei wong 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z
New Member induction - Jeff Weaver
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.
New Member induction - Jeff Weaver wong 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z
5150 District Assembly
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.
 
5150 District Assembly wong 2015-03-23 00:00:00Z
3/20/15 Meeting - Kim Eva Van Keymeulen
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.
3/20/15 Meeting - Kim Eva Van Keymeulen 2015-03-23 00:00:00Z
3/13/15 meeting - Lily Steinbach
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.
3/13/15 meeting - Lily Steinbach wong 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z
New member induction - Gloria Guzman
 
 
 
Congratulations to Gloria Guzman, our newest Rotarian. Inducted by Skip Dahl along with her sponsor Sylvia Lopez.
New member induction - Gloria Guzman 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z
March 6 meeting - Lisa Lang
 
Our guest speaker, Lisa Lang, who talked to us about her experience as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) working with children without parents. www.casaofsanmateo.org
March 6 meeting - Lisa Lang 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z
Feb 27 meeting - Dr. James Hutchinson
 
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.
Feb 27 meeting - Dr. James Hutchinson wong 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z
Feb 20 meeting - Dr. Ian Tong
Dr. Ian Tong tells us about an innovative way to deliver medical care...via your smartphone...you can connect with a live MD and get a diagnosis and care...all for $40 for 15 minutes. Check out Doctor on Demand. http://www.doctorondemand.com/
Feb 20 meeting - Dr. Ian Tong Wong 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z
Feb. 13 meeting - Shari Bookstaff
Marine biology professor Shari Bookstaff talks about how she learned live and strive after life altering brain surgery.
Feb. 13 meeting - Shari Bookstaff M. Wong 2015-02-15 00:00:00Z
February 6, 2015 meeting - Dr. Allen Calvin
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.
February 6, 2015 meeting - Dr. Allen Calvin M. Wong 2015-02-09 00:00:00Z
New Member Induction
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!
New Member Induction M Wong 2015-01-09 00:00:00Z
January 9 meeting - Financial Panel
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.
January 9 meeting - Financial Panel M. Wong 2015-01-09 00:00:00Z
November 21 meeting - Chasing Classic Cars - Sebastian Steinbach
 
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.
November 21 meeting - Chasing Classic Cars - Sebastian Steinbach M. Wong 2014-11-22 00:00:00Z
Indoor Ride to End Polio
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
Indoor Ride to End Polio M. Wong 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z
Nov. 14 meeting - Freedom House
 
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 www.freedomhousesf.org
Nov. 14 meeting - Freedom House 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z
Bay Area Ridge Trail Service Day
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.
 
   
Bay Area Ridge Trail Service Day M. Wong 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z
In Coming President's Reception

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.

In Coming President's Reception M. Wong 2014-10-01 00:00:00Z
Sept. 26 GM Meeting - David Anzaldua - Stem Cell Research

Dr. David Anzaldua discusses the advances in stem cell research and the many uses of this new technology.
Sept. 26 GM Meeting - David Anzaldua - Stem Cell Research M. Wong 2014-09-27 00:00:00Z
Second Harvest Food Bank

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.
Second Harvest Food Bank M. Wong 2014-09-20 00:00:00Z
September 19 GM meeting

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.
September 19 GM meeting m wong 2014-09-20 00:00:00Z
Apostolic Church Playground Project Completion
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.
Apostolic Church Playground Project Completion M. Wong 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z
Nancy's Debunking 8.29.14
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.
 
 
 
 
Nancy's Debunking 8.29.14 Mike Wong 2014-08-30 00:00:00Z
Sebastian's Induction 8/29/14
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.

Sebastian's Induction 8/29/14 2014-08-29 00:00:00Z
SM Sunrise Foundation Supports Local Charities
Our Foundation voted to support these local charities: Phase2Careers, Kids and Art and Project Crescendo. Check our their good work at phase2careers.org, kidsandart.org, projectcrescendo.org.               
SM Sunrise Foundation Supports Local Charities Mike Wong 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z
2014 Tour de Peninsula
2014 Tour de Peninsula
 
 
 
 
2014 Tour de Peninsula Mike Wong 2014-08-10 00:00:00Z
5th Annual Putt Your Heart Out

 
It was a beautiful day down in Sunnyvale for the 5th Annual Putt Your Heart Out Miniature Golf Tournament where we hosted 72 kids from the Mid-Peninsula Boys and Girls Club to fantastic day at Golfland USA. After enjoying the course and all it's fun and tricky features, we all went to a nearby park for a picnic lunch and then prizes for all the kids. It was a wonderful day. Special thanks to San Mateo Credit Union as our major sponsor.
 
5th Annual Putt Your Heart Out Michael Wong 2014-06-21 00:00:00Z
High School Heroes 2014
We honored 60 high school juniors from Aragon, Hillsdale, San Mateo and Serra High School for their community service work at the 2014 High School Heroes Awards Banquet. These students are doing wonderful things in their spare time to help people and projects both locally and internationally. It was our pleasure to honor them for their comittment and dedication.
 
High School Heroes 2014 Mike Wong 2014-05-29 00:00:00Z
Funny Bunny Pancake Breakfast - April 19, 2014
We participated in the City of San Mateo's Eggstravaganza by once again serving pancake breakfasts. On the Saturday before Easter, we held our Funny Bunny Pancake Breakfast. We had numerous club members helping out along with a crew of volunteers. It was a beautiful day and soon Central Park was full of kids and families. We served over 400 breakfasts and those that had one were treated to a fantastic breakfast of hot pancakes, eggs and sausages. We also had coffee, orange juice, hot chocolate and tea available. We had a raffle for some great prizes and it was a lot of fun for everyone. Thank you to all of the members who helped out and to our wonderful volunteers.​
Funny Bunny Pancake Breakfast - April 19, 2014 Mike Wong 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z
Second Harvest Food Bank - May 3, 2014
Food Sorting at Second Harvest Food Bank. We had a group of club members and volunteer friends help out at the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Carlos. We helped sort out canned and packaged food items. We had a great turnout Saturday morning for this important community service event. Mike Wong organized Derrick, Dan, Jim, Liana, myself (Jerry Grainger), along with Helen Park and Dr. Carliza Marcos and her son, Ricky, who volunteered to do a couple of hours of sorting and handling food for the Second Harvest Food Bank, in San Carlos.

The place is a huge warehouse.
They feed over a quarter million people per month.
Less than 5% of these 253,000 people are homeless.
More than 50% of them are low income,
but a great many of them do not qualify for food stamps.
Mostly they are the working poor.

More than 50 volunteers showed up to move and sort donated food for processing and distribution to the recipients.
Additionally, there is a volunteer staff of another dozen or so, to help, guide and direct the participants.

This is real work, and a real and necessary contribution to assisting the less fortunate in our community.
This is the kind of Service Above Self that we, as Rotarians, can take pride in helping to perform.​
Second Harvest Food Bank - May 3, 2014 Mike Wong 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z
Quote of the Week - Who Said It?
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Nancy Kline 2013-08-15 00:00:00Z
Thought for the Week - Who Said It?
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Nancy Kline 2013-08-15 00:00:00Z
Mark Your Calendars!
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Mark Your Calendars! Nancy Kline 2013-08-15 00:00:00Z
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