Event Types
Nov 02, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Little Big Game - BHS vs San Mateo

Rotary Lunch Meeting, Thursday, Nov. 2nd

CHANGE OF VENUE  to the Lion's Hall, Washington Park, Burlingame

This week we celebrate the local tradition of the Little-Big Game between Burlingame and San Mateo and 2017 at this weeks meeting.

A little history - Kickoff at the historic Little-Big Game between Burlingame and San Mateo is scheduled forSaturday, Nov. 4th at BHS. This annual rivalry game is one of oldest between public schools in the Greater Bay Area. It began in 1927. This year’s game will be the 90th game. Burlingame leads the series. 

Should be a fun meeting - we look forward to your company at the Lion's Hall Washington Park (next to the Parks & Rec Building) - and bring a friend.

Nov 02, 2017 12:00 PM

Advancement in Blood Cancer Treatments.

Dr. Derek C Galligan, MD, will speak about advancements in blood cancer treatments. 

Dr. Galligan received his B.A. in Biology from Reed College and graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed a residency at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics and is a Clinical Fellow at UCSF.

Nov 08, 2017 12:15 PM
Nov 08, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

The Three Amigos

In time for Thanksgiving, we bring our Three Amigos to speak words of wisdom for the season. This is an annual event much loved by Rotary members. Our own Father Mike Mahoney, Rabbi Jay Miller and Pastor Paul Watermulder join together in harmony to let us know what they are thankful for. 

Nov 15, 2017
Nov 15, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Nov 22, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Nov 29, 2017 – Dec 06, 2017 12:00 PM
Nov 29, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Dec 06, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Dec 10, 2017
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Dec 13, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Jan 10, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Jan 17, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Physician Organizations in the Bay Area

Bob Hortop is well known to our Club, having been a member for over twenty years.  He served as an executive with the Sutter Health System for most of that time with a wide variety of responsibilities. After retiring from Sutter in 2013 he was recruited by the Mills Peninsula Medical Group to be their Executive Director. He continues in that role today.

Bob is going to discuss physician organizations in the Bay Area, why physicians choose to join certain organizations, and how insurance companies contract with physicians to create their networks.

Jan 24, 2018 12:00 PM
Jan 24, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Jan 31, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Visit to Edogawa, Japan

Using visuals, including video and photography, and humor our four Japanese Exchange Students, Eoghan (Owen),  Kaili, Parker and Jordan will present a vivid, enthusiastic and exciting narrative of their experiences while living with their host family in Edogawa, Tokyo. During their stay they attended high school, learned some Japanese and were generally immersed in the culture. You will hear their personal reflections, what they learned and how they have grown as people because of the opportunity. They can’t wait to share with us the ways in which the trip has changed their lives.

Jan 31, 2018 12:15 PM
Feb 06, 2018 7:30 AM

Village Movement

Scott McMullin, of Sequoia Village, will inform us about an innovative grassroots movement that has emerged in the last decade in the organizational field of support services for community-dwelling older adults. Started in 2015 as Sequoia Village, is serving members in Belmont, San Carlos and Redwood City. In 2016 he launched Mid-Peninsula Village to serve the communities of San Mateo, Burlingame, and Hillsborough. The Village movement is one of the most viable options to enable our society cope with the upcoming aging revolution.



Feb 07, 2018 12:00 PM
Feb 07, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

History of the San Francisco Airport Author of "Wings of the Phoenix."

Don Shoecraft is a journalist and writer with more than 40 years’ experience writing news, opinion and communications for newspapers, corporate clients, public agencies and nonpro ts. He has been active in the Peninsula community for many years and has served on numerous community boards, including Community Gatepath, the Child Care Coordinating

Council, the San Mateo Police Activities League and several chambers of commerce. He is also past president of the San Mateo Rotary Club. He retired in 2015, then unretired to become founding editor and lead writer for Redwood City’s Climate Magazine, retired again in 2017, then unretired for the most recent time this January to create an association with printers whose services he’d purchased for 25 years. He merged MTK Communications, his company, with Productive Printing and Alpha Press to form Essential Printing Associates, which provides digital and o set printing in addition to resources for clients in many disciplines, from video to advertising to web.

He is author of four o cially commissioned histories, Purple Cow to Purple Qumquat, the centennial history of the San Francisco Boys and Girls Club, Born of Fire, the history of the City of Brisbane, Crossroads Community, the history of the City of San Bruno and Wings of the Phoenix, History of San Francisco International Airport, which is the subject of Wednesday’s presentation. 

Feb 14, 2018 12:00 PM
Feb 14, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Changes in the Tax Law

Feb 21, 2018 12:00 PM
Feb 21, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Feb 21, 2018 4:30 PM

Presentation by students of the Crowden Music Center in Berkeley, and Cary Koh

Crowden Music Center in Berkeley is a non-profit Arts and Education organization, of which Rotary member, Cary Koh is an alumnus, a former faculty member, and the current Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.  Crowden’s mission is to combine music and education to nurture, develop, and inspire students of all ages, and provides essential support to the musical life of the community. Mr. Eugene Sor and Cary will talk about their experiences with Crowden Music center and then they will introduce one or two small ensembles who will play a movement from the chamber music repertoire. Cary will also play a short movement (possibly from Vivaldi’s 4 seasons) with the ensembles and then discuss the programmatic aspects of the Vivaldi 4 seasons, and how these ideas are considered and  implemented into a performance.  There will also be a Q&A for the all presenters, young and older.

Feb 28, 2018 12:00 PM
Feb 28, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Mar 06, 2018 7:30 AM
Mar 07, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Consumer Investigative Reporting

This morning's speaker is Chris Chmura, investigative reporter. Chris joined NBC Bay Area in April 2016 as Consumer Investigative Reporter. He responds to consumer complaints and advocates on their behalf. Chris joined NBC Bay Area from WTVT in Tampa, where he spent nearly 10 years as a consumer reporter. His stories offered viewers advice for saving money, avoiding scams and traveling smart and were distributed to stations nationwide. Prior to that Chris worked at WFLA in Tampa, and in Washington D.C. at The Associated Press and Conus TV News Service in both Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.  He began his career at WCJB-TV in Gainesville, Florida as a fill-in weekend weather forecaster.

Mar 07, 2018 7:30 AM

Real Estate Review 2018

CAROLE RODONI, President, Bamboo Consulting, provides real estate industry expert consulting to several companies including First American Title Company, Baynet, Vreo, MRL Group Real Estate and CondoServe. She writes a weekly real estate related column for seven Peninsula newspapers and is a guest columnist for the San Francisco Examiner. In her real estate career, she served as President, COO of Alain Pinel Realtor. Inc., Chief Operations Officer, Cornish and Carey Residential Real Estate, Inc  President, COO Fox and Carskadon Residential Real Estate. Carole participates in a regular real estate television series on cable, she is a regular guest on many radio talk shows, she is a guest columnist for among others the Wall Street Journal and she writes her own newsletter.

Mar 14, 2018 12:15 PM
Mar 14, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Mar 21, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch with Italian Exchange Students at BHS

March 21st meeting will be at Burlingame High School Alumni Room and we will be interacting with our 40 Italian Exchange Students. Lunch will be catered by Sapore.

Mar 21, 2018 12:15 PM
Mar 21, 2018 4:30 PM
Mar 28, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Apr 03, 2018 7:30 AM
Apr 04, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Rotary Shelter Box

(ShelterBox was founded by a Rotarian but is independent of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.) ShelterBoxes contain family-sized tents specially designed to withstand the elements and provide people with temporary shelter until they are able to start the process of rebuilding a home.

Apr 04, 2018 7:30 AM

How do your pills get into that bottle?

Wendi Upchurch and Emily Matthews will introduce David Upchurch, VP of Jaguar Health.  He can discuss drug development, launch of new therapies, manufacturing of commercial drugs, and the regulatory environment around pharmaceuticals. He will speak to us about “How do your pills actually get in that bottle?”  

David Upchurch is an experienced pharmaceutical executive with over 25 years in the industry, and joined Jaguar’s team in 2016.  Prior to Jaguar, Mr. Upchurch held positions of increasing seniority in pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply chain management for Agouron Pharmaceuticals and Gilead Sciences.  Mr. Upchurch served key roles in authoring global marketing submissions, securing approvals, launch, and lifecycle management for over a dozen novel pharmaceutical products, and managed international health authority site inspections on a regular basis.  Mr. Upchurch holds a BS from The University of the South, an MS from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and an MBA from the University of San Diego.

Apr 11, 2018 12:15 PM
Apr 11, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

2018 Financial Perspective

James F. Karel joined Silicon Valley Wealth Advisors in December 2012 as a Sub Advisor. Jim previously worked with national brokerage firms in the areas of portfolio management, investment advising, office management, and marketing. He also directed a national training center where he was responsible for the training and development of thousands of New York Stock Exchange registered representatives.

Jim is the co-founder of the Karel-Holderreed Biotechnology Stock Index, the first stock index of biotechnology companies. He previously hosted an investment program for Public Broadcasting Systems and wrote a regular column, “Investment Insights,” for The San Mateo Times newspaper. He has been an acknowledged investment industry resource to San Francisco’s ABC-TV affiliate and has been quoted in such publications as USA Today. Barron’s. New York Times. Technology Magazine. San Francisco Chronicle. San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times. Jim was previously on the Investment Advisory Board for the San Mateo Community College Foundation and served on the Opera Plus Development Board in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He recently served as board president for Mobius Science Center in Spokane, WA, and now remains on the board of directors at large.

Jim received a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology from San Francisco State University in 1978 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ancient History from the University of California, Berkeley in 1976

Apr 18, 2018 12:15 PM
Apr 18, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Apr 18, 2018 4:30 PM
Apr 25, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
May 01, 2018 7:30 AM