Events

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Jan 31, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
May 02, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 

Curi-Odyssey Museum

Rachel Meyer is the San Francisco Bay Area - ‎Executive Director of the ‎CuriOdyssey Museum at Coyote Point Museum.  Rachel Meyer, Executive Director, joined CuriOdyssey in April 2007. Prior to joining the museum, she served as the executive director of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo for 12 years, where she led a turnaround effort that included capital upgrades, new exhibits, and new programs. Prior to that, Rachel worked at the Exploratorium in San Francisco for 19 years, nine of which were under the tutelage of Exploratorium founder and renowned physicist Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, serving as Director of Facilities, Director of Programs, and Chief Exhibit Curator. While at the Exploratorium, Rachel advised numerous science and children’s museums, nationally and internationally, on effective interactive educational strategies.            
May 02, 2018 7:30 AM
 

James Reid discusses his Documentary Film 'Minutes to Die.'

The documentary, "Minutes to Die", reveals the under-discussed reality of snakebite. In 26 months, the well-publicized Ebola crisis took as many lives as snakebite does in just one month, every month. The 62-minute film was written and directed by James Reid, and narrated by Mike Rowe. "Minutes to Die" travels around the globe to uncover the harsh reality facing snakebite victims and families. A global health crisis unknown to the world.

May 09, 2018 12:15 PM
 
May 09, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
May 16, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 

Radiology

Karen Malekos-Smith will introduce Dr. Harriet Borofsky is a radiologist in San Mateo, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mills-Peninsula Health Services and San Mateo Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She is one of 30 doctors at Mills-Peninsula Health Services and one of 15 at San Mateo Medical Center who specialize in Radiology

May 16, 2018 12:15 PM
 
May 16, 2018 4:30 PM
 
May 20, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
May 23, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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May 23, 2018
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
May 30, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Jun 05, 2018 7:30 AM
 
 
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Veterinary Cardiology

Dr. Lori Drourr graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She spent 9 years working in general practice prior to returning to academia to pursue her passion for cardiology. Following her residency at Texas A&M University, she achieved board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and became a Diplomate of the ACVIM in the College of Cardiology. As a specialist she has worked in private specialty practice and as an associate professor at the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College. Dr. Drourr has lectured at local and national meetings including the ACVIM, AVMA, AHAA, and the SFVMA. She has facilitated veterinary staff trainings, and participated in building a cardiology webinar that has reached more than 2000 veterinarians worldwide. She also collaborated with the veterinarians at the San Francisco and Oakland Zoos studying dilated cardiomyopathy in meerkats. She continues to volunteer her time at the San Francisco Zoo as needed.

Jun 06, 2018 7:30 AM
 
 
Jun 13, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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State of San Mateo Schools

Skelly is a lifelong educator with more than 30 years of experience and a passion for ensuring every student of every background thrives in high school. He began his career working for a program serving talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Washington D.C. Skelly was also a high school Math and Spanish teacher. In 1993, he began an 11 year stretch as Principal at Saratoga High School in Santa Clara County. From 2004-2007, he was Associate Superintendent of the Poway Unified School District followed by seven years as the Superintendent at the Palo Alto Unified School District. He is currently the Interim Superintendent at the Mt. View Whisman School District where he has served for the past four months. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard, and a PhD in Education Policy and Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jun 13, 2018 12:15 PM
 
Jun 13, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Jun 20, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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Debunking...need we say more?

At the end of every Presidency comes 'The Debunking' - a chance for Burlingame Rotary members to reduce the inflated reputaion of our President for July 2017- June 2018. The debunking meeting is one of the favorite meetings of the year when comedy takes a delight in delighting in the embarassment of our President Mike Horwitz. As every past president of our club can attest - this is the funnest meeting of the year.  

 

Jun 20, 2018 12:15 PM
 
Jun 20, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Jun 20, 2018 4:30 PM
 
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Jun 21, 2018
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
Jun 27, 2018
 
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Jun 27, 2018
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
 
Jul 03, 2018 7:30 AM
 
 
Jul 04, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Jul 11, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 

Comedy

Austin Carr, son of Cheri and grandson of Bob Davidson, is a funny guy. He does what he loves to do, stand-up comedy in some of the great comedy clubs in San Francisco. Austin grew up in Burlingame and now live in San Francisco.

Jul 11, 2018 12:15 PM
 
Jul 11, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Jul 18, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Jul 18, 2018
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Jul 18, 2018 4:30 PM
 
Jul 25, 2018
 
Jul 25, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM